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RP Sanjiv Goenka Group announces the launch of RP Goenka International School (RPGIS)

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A new school, RP Goenka International School (RPGIS) launched by the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group in Kolkata, will be the first international school offering the IB-PYP program in the East of India, as a candidate school.

The school commences this year with admitting students for classes 1 to 5 and adding class 6-8 next year, i.e, 2024.  Then by early 2025, the expected target is to have students from classes 9 to 12. Visioned by young scions Shashwat and Shivika Goenka, the school campus is located in Diamond Harbour Road off Alipore in the city of Kolkata. As per a statement issued by the company, each class will consist of two sections, with a maximum of 20 students per section. With two teachers and attendants in each section, RPGIS will maintain a healthy teacher-student ratio of 1:5.

As the first international school in the region to provide the IB Primary Years Programme, RPGIS comes with specially designed classrooms foster collaborative learning, encouraging interaction and teamwork among students. Additionally, creative breakout spaces are available for students to engage in collaborative tasks, self-exploration, nurture friendships, and enhance their creativity. The deliberately designed learning spaces enable students to think like scientists, mathematicians, authors, artists, and engineers.

The ten-story school, inspired by the playful stack of Jenga blocks, will set a new standard for educational excellence, boasting state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, innovative teaching methodologies, and a world-class faculty. RPGIS offers a wide range of co-curricular activities to promote personal development among its students.

Shivika Goenka, Founder of RPGIS, emphasizes the school’s holistic approach, stating, “Holistic learning is the idea behind our philosophy at RPGIS. Therefore, it’s very holistic, reflective, trans-disciplinary, and participative. We are on a mission to impart more inquiry-based education, where we allow young minds to arrive at their own answers. The nuanced difference that we are bringing in is that it’s a very international education system backed by a strong ethical system rooted in Indian values. Besides the primary language English, there will be Hindi, Bengali, and regional languages, as well as a host of modern foreign languages, including Spanish and French.”

In line with its commitment to overall well-being, RPGIS offers a vegetarian campus with a dedicated dining hall under the guidance of a nutritionist. The school has also partnered with Woodlands Hospital to provide onsite medical facilities, ensuring the health and safety of its students.

For more information about RP Goenka International School (RPGIS), visit www.rpgis.in.

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