It is with a heart full of satisfaction that I am sharing a few words about our Founding Chairman “Kalvi Vallal” Shri. T. Kalasalingam who established the first educational institution in the hamlet town of Srivilliputur, Tamil Nadu - South India. From this beginning, the work has now evolved into a university with a group of other institutions. It all began way back in 1984 and now, yet another impactful contribution in school education - ASIS in Chennai has been added. As a new venture with the ambition of developing a generation of leaders who will lead the world in the coming decades. I am also overjoyed to commend the team at ASIS for the spirit of dedication that is needed to create a school that will affect not only its young people but education itself.
There is always exhilaration in bringing to fruition a much-cherished dream. The dream that was in our minds for several decades that has come to fruition, and I consider it summa laude for the entire team at ASIS now, and yet to come. Society aims at quality higher education but often forgets that the prelude for higher education in any subject is school education. It is therefore vital that our young people have a strong base on which their career can be built. May I welcome all the readers and conclude that the initiative of ASIS has come to bring completion in the education system prevailing in south India.
Founder, SIS Group of Schools
The solution lies in a 21st century program within schools. The Singapore education system has constantly been ranked as number one in the world by OECD’s PISA rankings. Given my Indian roots, I felt it was time to bring this to India. A country full of culture and very warm people who understand what education means for the next generation. I wanted a partner in Chennai who understood that the school we will establish will always have the learner in the centre of whatever we do. When I met the Kalasalingam family, I knew that this was the partnership I was looking for.
…inspired our family to look to establish a progressive school in Chennai, one that will drive 21st century teaching and learning. We looked for an international school group that understands our values, passion, and dreams for our city. In a world that is no longer predictable, we wanted an education system second to none. Having seen the calibre of learners from the SIS Group of Schools from all over the world, who not only excel academically but are confident communicators and are good in sports, we were keen to bring this partnership into Chennai. Our learners must not expect the status quo they see. They must seek out inspiring environments for their learning. I am convinced that this partnership will change the terrain of education in India.
…I deeply understood the importance of holistic education for raising employability. Employers look for skills like collaboration and creativity. Schools in India need to understand this. Today, learners look for learning environments that are fun and inspiring. They want teachers who can act as mentors. A lot of thought went into establishing this institution. We wanted a partner with a worldwide network, one with international best practices. I am confident that the experience and reputation of the SIS Group of Schools will place this school amongst the best in India.
Director, Cambrian Education Limited,
International K-12 education focused not only on academics but other extra-curriculars and sports is essential for every learner. Using Singaporean teaching methodologies, the SIS group of schools intends to provide holistic quality education at ASIS to develop it into the foremost reputable educational institution so as to prepare every young person to be a global citizen.
Director, Cambrian Education Limited,
…India for high quality of education both at the school and college level, with parents inspiring their children to achieve the best in education. I am confident that Anand Singapore International School will meet the demanding expectations of Chennai parents and emerge as the top international school in India in years to come. The Anand SIS Team has developed a world class infrastructure of the highest standards expected by the SIS Group and is well set to prepare learners to aspire to be the best and excel with 21st century global leadership skills.