Shaping global leaders of tomorrow: Green Valley National School gets British Council accreditation

Special Correspondent

Daijiworld Media Network

Kundapur, Feb 9: Green Valley National School and PU College (GVNS) is run along the lines of the best schools in the country, following the best educational practices in the world. Green Valley provides a cutting edge academic programme with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for not just the gifted, but also for any deserving student from all over India.

GVNS at Shiroor is nestled in an idyllic setting; in a sprawling campus amidst hills and fields of picturesque Karavali Coast of the Arabian Sea, epitomizing beauty and envisioning the creation of an ideal school where resourceful teaching, cutting edge infrastructure and facilities and a congenial learning environment that together create a sustainable model school of the future. Fine weather and a natural, pollution-free atmosphere satisfy a crucial need in today’s world for students to be able to learn, observe, introspect and contemplate in a most desirable environment.

Over the years, the School has taken several initiatives and introduced programmes aimed at enhancing students' exposure to international learning through direct interaction with students across the globe. Students acquire excellent education in a rich international context, and at the same time grow up rooted in the core values that define humanity and graduate to take on the changing world's challenging demands as they pursue higher studies in top universities in India and elsewhere. This is what sets the school apart in the growing milieu of national and international schools.


A simple, yet distinctive and firm underlying philosophy of the school is to provide an international education while being steeped in the rich Indian educational tradition and core values, and this has been received very positively; it has resulted in the growth of the school to be rated as one of the best schools in India. The ideals enshrined in the Constitution are meticulously observed. To be precise, a deep sense of patriotism, loyalty to the motherland, values of all cultures and the need for practical ethics in public life are inculcated in them right from the time of their joining.

Although a rigorous academic programme is at the core of education at GVNS, the School nourishes an equally outstanding co-curricular and extra-curricular agenda for students and endows them with a much needed holistic education to give them a competitive edge over their counterparts elsewhere.

The quality of students that emerge out of GVNS reflects in the School's mission statement that read: "To empower our students to be compassionate and be responsive to our culture and heritage, excelling academically with holistic development as persons with a scientific temper in an environment of sharing and caring." At Green Valley, every student receives individual and personal attention and the maximum comforts possible.

The management, staff and students are committed to this mission and work together to obtain exceptional results in the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular arenas and be happily productive in their very lives together as a Residential and Day School.

In rendering holistic learning, delivered by highly qualified, professional staff within an outstanding infrastructure, GVNS continues a grand tradition of one-and-a-half decade of successful years and prepares to move dynamically into the future.

British Council International School Award

The British Council International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme that recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. Green Valley National School, Shiroor has accomplished this achievement by meeting the assessment criteria through the combined effort of the ISA team and students. The ISA journey for Green Valley National School, Shiroor commenced in June 2014 and was a great beginning and learning experience for the entire team.

The plethora of activities that encompass students from grade I to X have an international dimension as mandated by the British Council. The ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year and encourage schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experiences for students through the use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning. All activities that were chosen had to be linked to the existing curriculum thereby providing for greater enrichment in learning.

Bonding Internationally

In order to provide a cross cultural exposure and a global perspective to the students, GVNS has developed an extensive International Students Exchange Network. These Exchanges have become increasingly popular with the students and nearly all classes get a chance to spend time with other International Schools via Video Conferencing and exchanging ideas and projects with partner schools.

Students from grade 9 were engaged through Skype conferences with Papatoetoe High school Auckland (New Zealand) to discuss about major mountains of the world. They discussed about mountains of both the countries with powerpoint presentations.

John Paul II School in Poland had several Skype meetings on how festivals are celebrated in India, and both schools had excellent discussions on food, culture, and special days celebrated in both countries.

There were other enriching experiences like when students from Spain and students from Green Valley National School exhanged mails and discussed hobbies and shared ideas and thoughts on music dances etc.

Students have learned through these activities to bridge the cultural divide across the world and have joined in to celebrate the wonderful diversity of the human race.

GVNS plans to include more such activities with overseas schools in the coming academic year thus helping students to understand the world they live in and become truly graceful global citizens.

Efforts are under way to expand the programme further and enable an even larger number of students to avail of this unique opportunity. The students not on the exchange programme benefit through interaction with the large number of overseas students, they learn more about other countries, their geography culture and update on day-to-day life.

IAS, IPS & CIL Service Examination Coaching

Special coaching for IAS, IPS and civil service aspirants is going on at Green Valley. The first Session was conducted at Green Valley National School and PU College by Bengaluru Rural SP Abdul Ahad Puthige. Additional sessions are in the pipeline with an extensive coaching programme for selected students at Bengaluru. These coachings will always be a regular feature at Green Valley.

Trinity College, London 'ESOL' Exams

English is the language of international communication for study, research, business and industry. It is no wonder then that, every year, more and more students are turning to Trinity College, London for an internationally recognized qualification.

Trinity has been setting standards and testing English language for more than 50 years. The certificates are accepted by universities and employers worldwide.

Green Valley is collaborating with Trinity College London to conduct its exams in English Language Proficiency at Green Valley. External examiners from Trinity College will assess and award Green Valley students in their language proficiency. Students of Green Valley will have this opportunity from 2015.

Entrance Coaching (CET, IIT/JEE, AIPMT)

A two-year Integrated Entrance Coaching programme is conducted at Green Valley National School and PU College in collaboration with a leading entrance coaching centre at Green Valley. This caters to CET, JEE , AIPMT etc. Bridge programmes are also conducted ensuring competitive edge for the children preparing for entrance exams.


The Green Valley National School boasts of well-qualified, competent and experienced teachers with years of teaching experience both in India and abroad. The faculty members upgrade their skills and update their knowledge on a regular basis and are often deputed for refresher programmes.

Boarding Facilities

Green Valley National School is an Advanced Boarding School with quality facilities which make it a home away from home for students. Personal attention is given to every detail under the leadership of wardens and dorm parents and arrangements are in place to ensure holistic development of the children.

A considerable part of the school budget is allocated to ensure that boarding students do not feel any shortcoming. Amenities such as 24-hour hot water system, individualized rooms with 3 to 4 students having attached washrooms and bathrooms, fully furnished with wardrobes, individual study tables etc are unique features that make boarding a comfortable experience without compromising on the standard of living.

Wardens and teachers are always available in the student area for necessary assistance. Dorms are also equipped with sepereate modern gym, recreation area and TV room.


A well-balanced, wholesome and nutritious food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, with South Indian and North Indian cuisine, is provided to the students. All the members of staff dine with the students, which further enhances teacher-pupil bond.

Moreover, visiting parents can scrutinize the weekly menu displayed on the notice board in the dining hall and join the students at a meal. The menu is changed frequently for variety. The school caters specially to the needs of children who are under special dietary restrictions. Any special item of food not included in the menu will be provided to the children on the advice of the medical staff.

Educational Facilities


The School is well-equipped with spacious labs in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computing. These labs are extensively used for practicals and research enabling the students to imbibe a scientific temper and excel in practical based subjects.

Computer Centre

The school has an excellent computer centre. The students have unlimited access to computers and the professional software tools that go with them. The teaching laboratories are equipped with multimedia. All computers are networked to common file servers and connected to the outside world via the internet. The learning process in the computer lab is designed in such a way that it sharpens the students' analytical skills as they discover the structures underlying software, enhances their creative talents as they design new concepts, and gives them the confidence to sell their ideas to the waiting world.

Audio Visual Labs and Smart Classes

The audio visual laboratories are tied up with a multimedia company and the school has procured from abroad, specially from BBC, language programmes like BBC Muzzy. It has several state-of-the art multimedia projectors with many accessories which has revolutionized the learning programmes in school at all levels. These labs have facilitated interactive teaching techniques, and has given the opportunity to students to explore the world of interactive learning in smart Class Rooms.


The school has excellent library facilities in both the campuses with over ten thousand books, and it subscribes to over 25 periodicals and magazines. It is equipped with a computerized database enabling the students to have access to the necessary books quickly. Students are encouraged to cultivate good reading habits and use the library as an important centre for learning.

Medical and health care

The school has a full-fledged clinic and a resident experienced and trained staff nurse. The School also has a tie-up with all the hospitals in the vicinity and in case of emergency ambulance service is always available.


Top-class infrastructure is available for students to practise and play sports like football, volleyball, basketball, cricket, throwball, kho-kho, badminton and table tennis. Skating, cross country, field events and track events are practised by students, which help them in maintaining physical fitness. The school offers a wide range of opportunities for co-curricular activities. The students are trained for athletics, and mass PT with trained and professional personnel imparting coaching.

Green Valley - A Model School for the Future

Green Valley National School and PU College is a national institution with international perspectives, holding secular and democratic values. The School aims to develop the best that is latent in children, and to prepare them for the challenges of the changing world by way of encouraging self discipline, high intellectual achievements and physical fitness. The motto of the school is "Virtue Alone Ennobles". The school has built a tradition which incorporates in its milieu all that are universally good in thought, word and deed. The universal ethical values are cherished, and an atmosphere prevails where everyone is allowed to flourish. The students are educated in a way that permits them to grow up without inhibition and prejudice in any form.

If you are looking for a school with good, quality education and wholesome formation of your ward at an affordable cost, Green Valley would be your best choice.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Frazer Town,B'lore.

    Sat, Feb 14 2015

    Really a brilliant positive reform in the education field which is a must required.All the best

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  • Alban D SOuza, Udyavara/Bajjodi/Mumbai/DOha Qatar

    Sat, Feb 14 2015

    Congratulations! School looks impressive ! Hard work done.Good photos, India needs good future leaders. Keep it up all the best .

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  • Helen Furtado, Mangalore/Doha

    Sat, Feb 14 2015

    Congratulations to GVNS Keep it up

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  • Ibrahim Karani, Shiroor/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Great Achievement....!!!
    Green Valley National School is one of the most reputed schools in the region. I congratulate Management team for their continuous efforts in the field of education and shaping global leaders of tomorrow.
    Good going Masha Allah...

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  • sadhan das, shiruru

    Wed, Feb 11 2015

    Great Effort of Mr.Bashu sir it is Proud to Shiruru

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  • Rashmi R Chandra, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 11 2015

    It was my pleasure to visit this esteemed school.Everything written is 100% to the mark. Congratulations to all who are associated with this Institution.This British Council accreditation is a landmark achievement. God's Green Valley(Nature) created beautifully in the form of Green valley (School / College) .

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  • Shobha and Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Congratulations Sir! What an achievement!GVNS has equipped the students to be successful both in terms of their readiness for further study and in terms of their readiness to enter the world of their career in due course. We congratulate the management and students for their hard work and success. We thank you, Sir, for your leadership in continuing the drive towards high standard of educational achievement.

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  • Zahid Hussain, Ganjimut/Dubai

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Masha Allah, Congrats G V N S Nice to see world class school. School looks very impressive with good track record.

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  • Kazi Mohd Ismail, SHIRURU/DAMMAM K.S.A.

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Congrats G V N S Nice to see world class school.

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  • Tousif Ansari, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Miraculous achievement Masha Allah..Blessed are the students and parents who have got an opportunity to utilize these world class facilities provided by GVNS..a few years ago good education in and around Shiroor was just an impossible dream..thanks to the visionary thinking of the Managing trustee

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  • Asif Muktesar, honavar

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    "masha allah " congratulations great efforts and all d best for the institution

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  • Abdul Wahab, Daharan

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Keep it up..very good job

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  • Rosy Mendonca, Kuwait / Perampalli

    Tue, Feb 10 2015

    Yes, I fully agree with this article. Green Vally one of the most reputed schools in the region. I have heard this from quite a few parents. One of my friends son, had an opporutnity to meet president Pranab Mukerjee. No other school provide such opporutnities. Hats off to the school management and teaching faculty

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  • Karani Mohamed Farooq,

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Proud of this school being shiroorian. May Almighty Allah bless this school at all times...

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  • Javed Yusuf, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Bashu bai..Masha Allah..proud of you

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  • Rolwin D'Ameida, Salalah

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    My friend's son is studying in this school, I heard its very professional and lots of extra-curiculum activities. Many congratulations on you bagging British Council International Certificate

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  • Syed Ahmed , Katipalla/ Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Very good , masha Allah.
    All the best to the institution

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  • Shalini souza, Udupi - Dubai

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    When is the admission begins for PU ? School looks very impressive with good track record

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    School looks very impressive ...

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  • Sankaran Shetty, Mumbai / Kundapur

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Heard quite a lot about this school, need to visit there in my next trip. Congratulations on getting British Council award

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  • Chris D'Souza, Dubai / UAE

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Nice to see wold class school and infra at place like Shiroor. Wonderful.

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  • Ahmed Rauf, Dammam / KSA

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Gongrats GVNS- one of the best schools in Karnataka.

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  • Mohammed Ilyas Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E, Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E

    Mon, Feb 09 2015

    Great efforts.,Nice to B.G.Mohandas

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