Chairman & Founder’s message

We will inculcate in children a love for learning, a thirst for knowledge and a quest for self-improvement.

From the Chairman

Sanjiv Goenka

It is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to establish a new international school in Kolkata. RP Goenka International School (RPGIS) will be the latest addition to our growing family of educational institutions which share a common ethos of student-centred learning and commitment to academic excellence. The school will reflect and represent the commitment of our Trust to the exciting developments in international education in India, and recognition of their importance in our national prosperity. In the past few years, we have witnessed a quiet revolution in Indian schools. Fresh research-based methodologies which focus on active and enquiry-based learning are rapidly replacing the old instructional top-down teaching models.

What will we expect of our students and how will we nurture them? Firstly, we will inculcate in them a love for learning, a thirst for knowledge and an urge for self-improvement. Our teachers will encourage students to develop habits of personal autonomy and independence, critical and creative thinking, and intellectual curiosity and enquiry. Secondly, they will understand and promote the moral duty and responsibility which knowledge brings, and will desire to help change the world around them by applying their knowledge ethically and compassionately. Thirdly, both in their formal studies and informal enrichment programmes of community outreach, they will learn the importance of active citizenship. And fourthly, they will willingly enhance their learning through the responsible application of digital technologies in this ever-changing modern world.

Our ambition for excellence will be evidenced in the world-class campus which is coming up in Alipore, Kolkata, with facilities and spaces reflecting the extraordinary recent innovations in school building concepts and digital infrastructure. I will be happy to watch RPGIS become a beacon of excellence and innovation. In this task we look forward to your kind support.

Sanjiv Goenka

From the Founder

Shivika Goenka

The RP Goenka International School aims to take forward all that is best in international education whilst also cherishing our deep rooted Indian culture and our strong values. It will be our constant endeavour to encourage our students to dream big, believe in themselves, and be compassionate & confident leaders with a strong value system & strength of character.

We wish to bring out the individuality of each & every child and help them discover their passion. We will nurture our students & encourage them to develop practices of autonomy and develop characteristics of independence, critical and creative thinking, and intellectual curiosity and teamwork. They will also understand the responsibility that knowledge brings, and will try to make a positive difference in the lives of others through their own thoughts & actions.

At RPGIS, we believe teachers are the pillars of strength & our students will have not only the greatest faculty and the best resources, but also role models who will instill the finest values in them. Students will discover the importance of community outreach, & they will learn the value of active global citizenship & foster International Mindedness. Our forward thinking educational approach gives our students opportunities to explore the digital innovations & new technologies the world has to offer, cultivating them to be lifelong learners.

Shivika Goenka