“Bethany – In Retrospect” By Bharathi Ponnappa, HOD Pre-Primary Department
Bethany – In Retrospect
There hasn’t been a day in the last 40 years of life in Bethany that I didn’t want to come to work because I love my job and enjoy being with children. What a blessing it is to be able to say that. I always feel Bethany and I belong together. My journey with Bethany has been a memorable one. As I served, I also learnt. With its warm atmosphere the institution has given me space to grow. While a healthy routine is maintained there is always something new to look forward to. Bethany has fostered the best educational experience I could have asked for. I was 28 years old when my association with Bethany started in Langford Road. As I go forth on this journey, my source of inspiration and encouragement is our director Dr. Akash Ryall and principal Mr Robert Khin. All my professional growth I owe to Bethany.
Bethany is like a breath of fresh air. While ensuring academic progress, it aims at the holistic development of the children through installing core values coupled with a myriad of extracurricular activities. This strong foundation ensures the students become an integral part of society.
To head the Pre-Primary department has been very challenging .Especially dealing with children in the age group ranging between 3 and 6 years. It is designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school type environment, that is to provide a bridge between home and a school-based environment. Most importantly, the time here encompasses the journey of a child from dependence to self-reliance. It is thanks to the commitment and hard work of all the teachers whose abundant enthusiasm, patience, empathy and love for children results in such a diverse and interesting atmosphere for the children to learn and grow.
None of the above would have been possible without the help and commitment of the whole school community, the management , the teachers the parents and the pupils. My sincere thanks to the parents for their interest and constant support in all our endeavours. Bethany has been and will always be an integral part of my life .
May God bless Bethany for what I am today.
HOD Pre-Primary Department