Sudeshna Chatterjee – Head of School- Middle and High School
The Gaudium is not just a school, it’s an experience.
Having been an educator who has watched thousands of young lives unfolding, I deeply respect the philosophy of The Gaudium School. The approach to schooling uses the Happy Minds Model to put ‘joyfulness’ at the centre of learning and growing up.
We offer different curricula to our students, in keeping with both national and international choices — aligned to the preferences of the community. However, our school is deeply and fundamentally rooted in the values of our culture. This includes a robust interface with the realities of progress in the fields of science, technology, and social changes that the present century bears witness to.
In defining success for our younger generations and in our efforts at nation-building and of the citizens of the world, let us start with the premise that a happy child today will be a responsible curator of the future of our nation and of the world of tomorrow.
In doing this noble task of raising our students, I am blessed to be working with a illustrious, socially responsible and benevolent management — and a sincere and dedicated cohort of teachers and non-teaching staff. I am also grateful to the parents who have entrusted their cherished children to our care. And to an environment promoting safety, open-mindedness, clear communication, and respect.
Academic rigour remains the focus of our efforts at The Gaudium School. At the same time, we encourage our students to make the best use of the world-class sporting infrastructure provided by the school. We also provide opportunities for fine and performing arts from highly accomplished masters and want our students to thrive and flourish in the pollution-free, green expanses of their alma mater.
“The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” —Jean Piaget
Let’s together cherish our experience at The Gaudium School.
Ms. Chatterjee graduated from Loreto Convent in Kolkata and started her teaching career in 1994 after earning her B.Ed, where she graduated with top honors as a gold medalist from the University of Mumbai. She went on to complete two masters’ programmes (Master’s in Sustainable Development and Master’s in Education) and is trained in educational management from IIM Calcutta and NMIMS Mumbai. In a dynamic career spanning 29 years, she has diverse experience of leadership roles in prestigious institutions in Mumbai. She was officiated as the Principal of Jamnabai Narsee School from 2009 to 2015, and as the Director Principal of EuroSchool Airoli from 2015 to 2022.