Head of Departments at Bethany
Mrs. Bharati Ponnapa, HOD: Pre Primary Department
The Pre Primary department is where our children have many of their firsts, donning a school uniform for the first time, learning a new language, jotting down notes in their books – every experience seems new and exciting. The very foundation of their academic tenure is set in stone within these four walls. These seedlings spread their roots within the nurturing soil of our department. We do everything in our power to enrich their growth. Most importantly, the time here encompasses the journey of a child from dependence to self-reliance. The aim is to create an environment that is both stimulating and exciting and one which enhances learning opportunities, for my firm belief is that a happy child is the best learner.
Mrs. Mona Ryall, HOD: Primary Department
At the primary department we welcome children from the pre primary and usher them into becoming more independent. We instill a love for learning and inculcate daily study habits. Our monthly competitions encourage 100 percent participation and give each child a window into their hidden multiple intelligences.
Mrs. Ashima Kalra, HOD: Middle School Department
Middle school is a bridge which facilitates the walk from the primary school to the high school. The teens here enjoy learning through rich experiences beyond the classroom. Fun-filled activities are our forte. We drive them to achieve their fullest potential through literary and sporting activities. They are also engaged in leadership training.
Mrs. Mallika Dorothy, HOD: High School Department
The high school stands tall with its team of highly skilled and committed teachers. Rich knowledge and long years of service, blended with value-added teaching helps bring out the best in every teen so that they are confident to take on the challenges of an ever changing world.
Mrs. Angeline Theophilus, HOD: Junior College
At the Junior College Department, we welcome students from various schools and integrate them into the ISC stream with serious academic coaching and co-curricular activities with an exposure to a wide array of inter-college events/fests.
With our dynamic teaching pedagogies and exposure to professional fields, we will ensure that you are aptly honed to step into the Indian and International universities of your choice with adequate life skills and emotional quotient required of you to be model future citizens.
Mrs. Mini Koshy, HOD: NIOS
In NIOS, we instill confidence in our students and help them believe that they are capable and strong and if they believe in themselves they can turn their dreams into reality. Our students take part in various co-curricular and vocational activities and also hone their talents in various fields like dance, sports, art, music, tailoring, etc. We help them in their academic climb and allow them to chase their dreams at the same time. They are the future of the world in our classroom today.
Mrs. Anitha Menon, HOD: Bethany Professional Childcare
A spacious villa tucked away in a peaceful little lane in first block Koramangala is home to about sixty little children in the age group of four plus, taking their first steps into the wonderful world that is Bethany. Children here spend two eventful years before graduating to the pre primary department. Our teachers ensure that every moment spent at BPC is memorable, fun filled and packed with little adventures. Making wonderful memories that can be treasured and cherished for years to come.
Ms. Shanti Gnanaolivu, Principal: Bethany Special School
Bethany Special School is home to 70 odd children with special needs. Society says that they have intellectual disabilities. We, at the special school, say they are persons with different abilities. Each one is unique. The team here is dedicated and committed to the vocation we are called for. If you want to know more about us, do visit us at the Special School. Our children love visitors.
Mrs. Shanti Ravindra, HOD: Bethany Junior School, HSR
Ms. Sangeetha Macaden, Headmistress: Bethany High Sarjapur
Bethany High Sarjapur is situated on Sarjapur Road, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in easy proximity to the IT hub of Bengaluru. We just crossed the five-year landmark, but we draw extensively from the legacy of the Bethany institutions that span over 55 stellar years in the field of education. We have received our accreditation from the ICSE Board. Apart from academics, we also engage our students in various co-curricular activities ranging from Abacus, dance, physical education, music, reading and conversation skills. We have several events that provide our children ample opportunities to showcase their talents and abilities.
Mr. Saroop Oommen: HOD – Music & Drama Department
The Bethany High Music & Drama Department is the creative space where the ICSE Drama & Western Music students study, Assembly practices are run, the bi-annual Musical Theatreproduction is curated from infancy to execution, regular Music classes, Prize Day practices, an Audio Recording Studio, Music Clubs & after-school classes, the unofficial jam room for musicians and often a costume & make-up space too for students and teachers too! A creative haven for performing arts aficionados! The Bethany High Auditorium in Koramangala & Sarjapur comes under the purview of the Music Department, so the play-button is ON, always!
Mrs. Smitha Oommen, Assistant HOD: Pre Primary Department
The Bethany Pre-primary Department in Koramangala is a happy place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the adult world outside. A hop and skip from the main school campus.
A typical morning at PPD is filled with welcoming music, sweet voices saying “Good Morning, mam” as children enter, plenty of fist bumps and hugs and stories of what they did last evening or what happened on the way to school. Enter the classroom and it’s a whole new world for the rest of the day – Assemblies, Circle times with the teachers, Language lessons, Shapes and Numbers, Music, Rhymes, games and exercises, celebrations, small and big performances, cutting, tearing and pasting, eating and drinking together, sharing opinions talking about the world around, getting along with each other and more. It must be true then, as a good book title suggests….
‘All you really need to know, you must have learned in Kindergarten’
Some of the best memories and fundamental learning happens here at PPD, and that too so naturally!
Mrs. Ramola Massey, HOD: LEAP and Learning Lab
Learning Lab: The Learning Lab at Bethany High is a space for our children to develop core skills. I lead a team of highly skilled special educators who use various strategies to teach our children with learning challenges. We believe that this unique lab is Bethany’s USP.
LEAP The Learning Enrichment Achievement Program (LEAP) provides an environment for children to master concepts through their strengths and peer learning. One special educator for 5 children makes learning fun for our children who face learning challenges and require curriculum adaptations. I am proud that this new program has shaped well and our children are blossoming in this environment.
Mr. D Peter Soundrarajan, HOD: PE Department
The P.E department is an integral part of the Bethany Institution. It is of primary Importance for a child’s physical development and well being. Activities are carefully planned for different age groups of boys and girls throughout the year which help keep them healthy and fit. These activities offer change from monotony of just academics. Physical activities like sports and games also helps in character building and prepare students mentally for challenging situations in their lives. Bethany is one of the few schools in Bangalore that offers P.E as a subject and I’m proud to be a part of this institution.
Mr. Pankaj Kumar Choudhary, HOD: Computer Department
Computer Dept. is committed to empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. The main aim of Computer Dept. is to equip our young generation to succeed in this digital world of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Skills like Coding will play a strong role in preparing India’s future for the new world of work. The coding curriculum are focused on building critical thinking, computational skills, problem-solving skills, creativity and hands-on exposure to new technologies. It will equip our students with future ready learning skills.
Mrs Maya Jairaj, HOD: Art Department
At the Bethany Art Department, we develop a distinctive multi-dimensional approach to visual development and we are committed to building creative competencies for all our students. We empower students to develop their visual thinking which helps in their confidence and self esteem. This also helps relax and calm their minds down which in turn helps in focus and development. We believe in fostering and nurturing the talents of our children who would be sensing, solving and shaping our world of tomorrow.
Ms. S. Gayathri, HOD: Admin Department
The admin department is the heart of any organization. Here at Bethany, the admin department is a strong team of staff who have been serving with commitment and dedication for the betterment of the school and the safety of our students. Our admin team is well trained and efficient with good communication skills that play an important role in channelling communication between our parents, students, staff, and management.
Each individual in this department displays the highest professionalism in their day-to-day activities that are related to PR skills, financial planning, record keeping and back-end support, personnel, physical distribution, and logistics. Our team is proactive to the changing environments and new technologies.
Eswarappa D G , GM: Finance
Eswarappa D G joined Bethany in 2004 he comes to the team with rich experience from MAA Bozeel. A total of over 35 years in the field of Accounts and Financial Management. He is passionate about every job entrusted to him.
Nigel Brett, PRO, Bethany High, Koramangala
Nigel is everyone’s go-to person for both academic and non-academic related issues. An excellent PRO(Public Relations Officer) who upholds the value of Bethany. Strict where needed,kind, compassionate and caring when needed. Right from preparing the school calendar to organising the books,uniforms and shoes before every academic year. Nigel is always ready to assist others without seeking a pat on his back.
David Pratap George, Admin/Accounts Incharge, Bethany High, Sarjapur Road
Here at Bethany High Sarjapur we understand and review the way the school and all its departments function. In efficient Management of students admission, school security, school transport, caretakers, and other ground staff. Establishing and maintaining good PRO skills and relationship with parents, students, and staff in school. Student’s safety is our priority.
David Pratap and Ravi Dass, Transport Heads
Here at Bethany High Sarjapur, we have a fleet of 25 buses covering a radius of about 25kms catering to most of the areas. The buses are equipped with cameras for additional safety and drinking water for the students during the commute. The buses can be located since they are GPS enabled and a replacement can be sent immediately in case of breakdown. The buses are also equipped with safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and first aid kits in case of emergency. The buses are cleaned on a daily basis and due to the current pandemic situation the buses are also sanitized regularly. We have fully trained and experienced drivers and well trained lady attendants to escort the students in the buses. The management makes sure all the drivers are medically fit by doing periodical medical testing to ensure the safety of the students. The buses are regularly serviced and maintained by our in-house mechanics and have all the required documents including the fitness certificates.
F&B Manager – Mr. Kumar
We at the Bethany Canteen believe that heath is not to be trifled with. Our canteen’s sanitary environment and the fresh, delicious, and healthful menu are sure to cater to the dietary needs of children of all ages.
The canteen not only serves as a place to learn healthy eating habits but also plays an important part in building companionships.
Managing food and beverage operations to the highest standards.
Leading F&B team by training talented personnel.
Arranging of food and snacks for all the events held in the school.
Maintaining discipline in the canteen.
Maintaining the Hygiene in the Canteen Comply with all health and safety regulations.
The food and beverage manager directs the operations of the F&B department.
My aim is to manage all the functions of kitchens, service areas, purchases, stores, and the chef’s in a hassle free environment.