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Leadership

It is with immense pride that I participate in the contemporary educational landscape. Having contributed to the establishment of esteemed institutions like Zee School and NPS, where I orchestrated the creation of bastions of wisdom in 2016-17, I found inspiration and encouragement from fellow academicians and my family to embark on the journey of PNC Cognitio School. This institution bears the name of my cherished parents, a name that I proudly share with my students, staff, and all stakeholders, serving as a perpetual reminder that parents are our foremost educators and lifelong guides. It is indeed the sacred duty of every child to hold their parents in reverence.
Over the past decade, Bengaluru has blossomed into a wellspring of global talent, attracting fortune companies and becoming a multicultural haven for over 150 nationalities. This transformation has underscored the need for a school that aligns with the aspirations of modern parents. These aspirations are often shaped by personal triumphs, which in turn fuel their dreams for their children in an ever-evolving world. PNC Cognitio School represents my visionary dream, aiming to restore the “Breathing Space” that today’s generation of youngsters often lack, a sentiment deeply cherished by those who grew up in the 60s to 90s.
Spanning 7 acres, our campus provides a generous expanse for students to relish in the freedom of learning within capacious classrooms, innovative labs, and dedicated research areas. PNC Cognitio School aspires to be the cradle of future Change Makers and Sports Icons. Leveraging the power of technology, we keep parents well-informed about their child’s Learning Milestones achieved at the culmination of each learning phase.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the parents who have entrusted their children’s education to PNC Cognitio School. Our commitment lies in unearthing and nurturing the unique talents of each individual. I am confident that your child will shine as another precious gem, illuminating their path through the educational avenues of PNC Cognitio School and the global stage. I firmly believe that PNCCS embodies “An Indian Mission and a Global Vision.”

Mr. Ramanjaneya S. R. B

- Chairman & Founder

Presenting Mr. Nagesh L.S- A Catalyst for Societal Progress and Educational Transformation, Mr. Nagesh L.S. stands as a driving force behind a profound social revolution aimed at nurturing a harmonious society. With an unwavering commitment to proactive strategies that uplift the underprivileged, he recognizes his resolute social responsibility in effecting positive change. A vanguard of educational advancement, he ardently pursues the expansion of inclusivity in learning, anchoring his vision in the comprehensive expanse of future education.

Embodying a multitude of roles, including advisory positions in educational institutions and a pivotal role in establishing holistic learning environments, Mr. Nagesh L.S. now holds a distinguished position that accentuates his astute leadership and business acumen.
In his capacity as Director, he ardently champions diversity, equality, and integration throughout all aspects of the institution. His mission is to foster an inclusive ambiance that empowers children to fully actualize their potential. He is an avid learner, consistently augmenting his expertise by engaging in international educational forums, particularly within the Cambridge network. This commitment to continuous learning propels him to explore diverse avenues of experience.

Renowned as a pedagogical pioneer, Mr. Nagesh L.S. collaborates extensively with educators worldwide to assimilate and disseminate cutting-edge concepts and theories for curriculum development. His humanitarian endeavours and dedication to uplifting the underprivileged have garnered well-deserved recognition. His establishment and leadership of initiatives geared towards disadvantaged children highlight his profound grasp of the significance of education, teamwork, creativity, and strategic thinking.

Mr. Nagesh L.S.’s visionary aspirations extend to leveraging technology as a transformative tool for learning and growth. With a discernible IT acumen, he envisions a technologically fortified environment that ensures safety while nurturing scholastic excellence. He works closely with the entire learning community, fostering core values among educators and parents alike. Participating in numerous professional development initiatives, he exudes a steadfast commitment to collaborative efforts, granting instructors and students the agency to unlock their full potentials through ongoing education.

The inception of PNC Cognitio School in 2017 marked the dawn of a new era in education, inspired by the renowned Finnish Pedagogy and supported by the Cambridge International School curriculum. A brainchild of the Pilamma Nagamma Chinappa Educational Trust, chaired by Mr. Ramanjaneya S.R.B., the school’s visionary journey has been one of growth and excellence. From its inaugural year welcoming 269 students to its current strength of 900 plus and growing, PNC Cognitio School stands as a beacon of 21st-century learning.
The school’s ethos revolves around nurturing students not only for content mastery but also for the skills, values, and core competencies vital in the digital age. Under the Cambridge Curriculum’s guidance, the school’s philosophy of “Unique You” resonates, fostering students who craft their narratives of achievement and leadership. Embarking on its fourth academic year, the school’s support framework remains steadfast, encompassing the English Language Learner Program, Differentiated Learning Approach for diverse learners, and the Accelerate Program for gifted individuals.

PNC Cognitio School stands as a sanctuary of learning, where each child’s journey is marked by laughter, enjoyment, and comprehensive mastery. Guided by tailored assessment tools, the school places emphasis on the four pillars of Education—Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication. Graduating as confident individuals prepared for the world, Cognition’s carry forth the school’s legacy, embodying the motto “Unique You” in all their endeavours.
In the ever-evolving landscape of education, Mr. Nagesh L.S. and PNC Cognitio School remain luminaries of progress and transformation, shaping a generation of empowered leaders ready to make their indelible mark on the world.

Mr. Nagesh L.S

- Director

Mrs Minni Adhikari is a highly qualified and experienced educator with a passion for teaching and a love for her students. As a founding team member and principal of renowned school, she has demonstrated effective leadership skills and has proven herself to be an excellent communicator and team player.

Minni is a dedicated and passionate teacher who strives to create a positive and challenging learning environment for her students. She is known for being student-friendly and always ready to support and guide her students in their academic and personal development.

With over 23 years of experience in the field of education, Minni is a seasoned educator who has created several effective classroom management tools. She has come with a rich 18 years of experience in Cambridge programs. She is technologically savvy and is always open to new pedagogical changes, which makes her an effective and innovative teacher. She is an effective leader who supports her staff members to try innovations in the classroom.

Minni has won several awards for her teaching, including the Intel’s Master Trainers award, for teaching the latest computing tools to all her faculty members. She is also a lifelong learner who has conducted several teacher training programs on creative teaching pedagogies, using metacognition, design thinking, technology in the classroom, classroom management, and team building.

She believes a great teacher should be respectful, fully equipped to the class and always be ready to upgrade.

Ms Minni Adhikari

- Principal , Cambridge Curriculum

Mrs. Kavitha Chandran is the Principal- ICSE at PNC Cognitio school, Whitefield. She has over 22 years of experience in the education industry. With her inherent skills in operations and a deep passion for academics, she follows a simple principle- “A place for everything and everything in place.” She has had impactful roles with prestigious and renowned educational institutes all over India. A quick summary of her stints includes Cluny Convent (Bangalore), St Anthony’s convent (Jalandhar, Punjab), Global Indian International School (Hyderabad), Red Bridge International (Bangalore), National Public School (Bangalore) and Presidency group of institutions (Bangalore). In short, an expert administrator who is adept at all aspects of administration as well as the heart of an educationist, who constantly strives to enhance the learning experience. The field of education has undergone a tremendous transformation in recent years, with technology playing a key role in enhancing the learning experience for students. However, with the advent of virtual modes of teaching, teachers are faced with new challenges that make delivering a comprehensive curriculum more complex than ever before. To help alleviate these challenges, Mrs Kavitha Chandran and senior faculty at PNCC ICSE have developed an innovative in-house tool called SOAR – a Simplified Organized Agile Roadmap for Classroom Teaching. SOAR is a task-by-task detailed roadmap for each lesson for each class. This innovative tool empowers teachers to impart learning in a precise and consistent manner, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education. This initiative is a small example of her consistent efforts at making the best out of technology and at the same time making it simple for teachers and fun for the students. Embracing the school philosophy that “Every child matters”, Mrs. Kavitha Chandran thrives in defining and implementing tailored attention to each child so that they grow up into happy and successful global citizen.

Mrs. Kavitha Chandran

- Principal, ICSE Curriculum

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    Examinations

    PNC Cognitio School, in its full capacity as a K-12 Cambridge International School also serves as an exam center for private candidates from India and around the globe. We offer a wide-range of subject choices from IGCSE, O Level and International AS/A Level to our private candidates. We cater to them through all three available series for Cambridge examinations: March, June and November making it altogether easier for students to easily manage their exam routines.

    PNC Cognitio School in its sole aim to provide an illuminated pathway for students to reach universities worldwide is an official PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement Test Centre (#: 63838) in association with the College Board, US. 

    We currently offer all the exam series for SAT, PSAT and AP as offered by the College Board allowing students to seamlessly attempt exams at their own comfortable time and apply to universities with ease. From 2023, students will benefit from digital SAT with better exam experiences and faster results all aided by the advanced systems right here at PNC Cognitio.

    With all of the facilities available at PNC Cognitio School, we strive to be a comprehensive package to students, handing over their most powerful passport to quality education around the globe without any hassle in accessibility. 

    New Grade Familiarization Week

    Any new beginning requires mental preparedness , readiness and handling new information by the mind. Kids are no exception to this as they more dependent on parents to assist them in their decisions and actions. With the kids, it is pivotal to make them feel at home to help them ease in to the new surroundings. New Grade Familiarization week is an important stride towards this aspect. This new initiative started with the academic year 2019 -20. These five days are carefully planned and power packed with academic and co-curricular activities to help children start their new academic year on a high note.

    The onboarding process is designed in benefit of new to children build their understanding between newly found friends and teachers. All of them get to know the school culture and get familiar with their environment. Such a program with a caring vision ensures they step into their actual academic periods totally prepared and excited to begin the year long journey. All Grade students were able to start their learning pathway by bonding with teachers and getting valuable insights into their learning objectives for the new academic year. Grade 9 Students for example were able to lay hands on various tools and designs relevant to design and Implementation. It was such an endearing and pleasant sight to watch all young learners get used to the campus and enjoy the program.

    PNC School Culture and values imbibe children with immense moral insights and the program is just providing them a taste of what they are going to experience yearlong within the campus along with their mentors.

    After School Programs

    PNC’s spacious school, a community learning resource, will continue to offer a rich selection of extracurricular activities designed to enhance students’ all-around development. This array of activities is offered during the week and on the weekend. The school strives to earn an excellent State, National, and International reputation for its inter-school sports activities and tournaments.

    Regular sports activities include Swimming, Cricket, Basketball, Skating, Football and more.

    Support classes in a variety of subject areas will also be a key feature of after-school activities to ensure that any student who requires additional guidance will be able to obtain it. Upcoming activities such as Drama, Arts, Environmental Club, and Music Club will be the new features of the after-school programme. A full range of other accredited skills-based courses designed to develop various future skills will be rolled out as part of the “Skills of the Future Cognition”  development plan, which could include Leadership, ICT, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Gen X Skills, and many more.

    Applying learning and developing professional skills are key to our young people’s successful futures.

    Child's Learning Partners

    Education Professionals – Our highly qualified and motivated teachers have been carefully selected for their teaching excellence and ability to actively engage students in the learning process. We implement an ongoing programme of workshops and professional development sessions, often conducted by noted educationists in around the world, to ensure that our teachers are up to date with the latest developments in educational techniques and methods.

    The Senior Leadership Team and a team of Subject Leaders are well experienced and are complemented by professional teachers to meet the needs of our student population.

    Partnership with Parents – Parents play an important role in the learning journey of the child at school. At PNC we provide varied platforms for parents to interact with the students thus giving them the real time application of the subjects. Through a regular communication system – written and data reports, SMS, email, and a programme of consultation evenings – parents are regularly updated on the progress of their children and activities in the school. Parents are welcome to discuss their children’s individual progress with the concerned teacher or school Principal or any member of the Senior Leadership Team at a mutually convenient time.

    Parent Voice including a monthly forum with the Principal is conducted regularly. These meetings provide an opportunity for all our parents to voice any concerns, suggestions, or ideas they may have.

    Child Health & Safety

    The health and safety support network is made up of people such as extended family, friends, and community members who will work together in sync with the school to develop and maintain a plan that will ensure long-term safety, belonging, and well-being of our Children. A healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable, binding upon each other for a productive life.

    The purpose of the School Safety and Health Program are:

    1. To promote a healthy lifestyle among students, by providing them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to take responsible decisions to protect their health and well-being.
    2. To build healthy eating habits through the Wholesome Healthy Lunch – The power of 5 food groups.
    3. To enhance the role of students in contributing actively and positively to the national health situation by following various initiatives at this level like – “Swach”.
    4. To ensure that School Health becomes and continues to be an integral part of the overall education program in all schools.
    5. Ensure health and well-being is a key learning area and healthy practices are key competencies to be instilled as part of our curriculum.
    6. The school has developed a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that involves and communicates with children, young people and their parents/guardians.
    7. We encourage child and parent/guardians involvement and engagement that informs safe school operations and builds the capability of children and parents/guardians to understand their rights and responsibilities.

    Cambridge Pathway School

    Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. Typically for 5 to 11-year-olds, it develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged and includes an assessment that proves and improves learning. Students in this programme follow Stages 1 to 6 of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, which continues to build on the foundations that are established in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Ongoing reviews ensure that each student’s progress and development are continuous and meet predetermined standards.

    We encourage students to think independently, use their initiative, and participate in a meaningful and active manner in the learning process. At the end of Grade 5 (Stage 6), students will prepare for the University of Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics, and Science. The tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report. Feedback reports show how a learner has performed in relation to the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.

    The core academic curriculum includes instruction in English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective (Social Studies & EVM) and Digital Learning. Kannada is taught to all students and caters for native and non-native speakers. In addition, the school offers French and Hindi. The overall educational experience is enhanced and supplemented with an enriched visual and performing arts programme that embraces both western and local culture as well as an excellent school sports provision.

    The Finnish Education Model

    Freedom to choose, express, explore and learn. These are the wings of the learning flight in PNCCS. Our pedagogy adaption to the world’s best education system is to prepare today’s learners for Gen-Z. As a resource school, it is our endeavour in providing an enriching learning environment for our Cognitions to learn.
    The Finnish Adaptation in our school is characterized by the understanding that a student who is happy in the classroom and is comfortable since he/she is free to learn at his own pace, will learn the knowledge that is needed. Finnish teachers have genuine pedagogical freedom, as well as autonomy to teach. Therefore, they are motivated in their day to day activities. Teachers spend approximately 400 + hours of training during a year. This includes a wide range of skills such as Subject Matter Expertise, Classroom Management, Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills, and many more.
    The Facilitators have at their disposal a range of ready-to-use materials in their classrooms. The learning labs and Research Points empower the teacher to promote experiential and active learning.
    Thus a plant rooted in good soil and environment bears fruits that sustains itself and the community. And so is every Cognition.
    Progressing in this pathway, two initiatives that shape our children’s mind is “Speakathon” and “Thoughtcast”. These learning platforms help the learners to reflect on various topics which impact them, the environment, and the community at large. Learners express, debate, and pen down their thoughts. Thus transforming them into confident individuals who can voice their opinions, accept or reflect on critical reviews and collaborate to find solutions.
    The pedagogy promotes mastery of learning through thinking routines. It is a synonym for the layers of soil. Each is different in texture and composition but all are important.