Sancta Maria International school lives up to its motto - In Omnia Excellentia or excellence in everything. The focus is on making the entire learning process enjoyable. There is equal emphasis on play, extra curricular activities and academics.
Apart from a highly impressive infrastructure, an enviable outdoor play area and the big tree house which is the centre of attraction, the uniqueness of the school is that its staff is driven towards achieving intellectual excellence through practical teaching. For example, the children were encouraged to plant seeds of various common crops and learnt through practical experience to differentiate plants of various vegetables and how long it takes for each crop to grow, etc.
The school is vibrant with colourful displays, most of which are made by the children. The children have a corner of their own in each classroom for them to showcase their talent. I am sure that the world class displays create a sense of ownership and belonging in the children.
It is the first school in Hyderabad to come up with so many events on a regular basis (check its page on Facebook for updates). They have held music concerts, story telling evenings and celebrated world book day, road safety weeks, and Hindi diwas to speak of a few. One of their talked of event was the 10 day summer camp that they organized. Unlike usual activities such as painting or singing, they had a theme called â€˜Around the worldâ€™. The children had their â€˜passportsâ€™ stamped for a new country everyday and learnt about the country, its cuisine, its flag, its culture and heritage. Not only were the chidren actively involved in the process of learning but also gained knowledge beyond the regular curriculum through pretend pay.
By visiting the school even an outsider can tell that the children love the place and this affects the way they learn what they are supposed to learn. In fine, I think Sancta Maria is a wonderful place for a child to study.