“Folklore says St. Valentine really existed in ancient days.
No one knows whether there’s any further truth in what legends say.
Then why is this day celebrated in this school?
A school, which has its foundation in the Vedantic rules?
Because the values and love hidden within St. Valentine’s Day celebration belongs neither to the East nor to the West,
The value it portrays belongs to every religion and its quest,
It is called empathy, It’s called caring, It’s called Love.
The school, built with immense love and dedication,
Based on the principles of Vedanta and scientific inventions.
The whole structure has been interwoven with love.
Love for learning, love for knowledge, love for each little child herein,
Love for the teachers, love for the staff, love for our real self and the divinity within.
Love brings out the best, without inhibitions or fear
Love can scale walls of hatred and dislike, far and near.
It can ignite young minds for nation building
It empowers noble principles without yielding.
So on this day I thank all of you gathered here,
For spreading your warmth, your radiance and good cheer.
God bless all your endeavors, whether numerous or few.
Bless you every moment and reward each one of you.
Thank you again and love you all!”

Ms. Swapna Ghosh Mazumdar (Teacher and an Examiner for All India Board Examinations)Guest of Honor on Valentine's Day

“When Kruthika decided to move from CBSE Board to IB Board we had a choice of reputed schools out in Mumbai and we had to make a decision between these schools or Victorious Kidss Educares, IB World School at Pune. I knew Victorious for some years as an advisor, but not as a parent. Inspite of a busy schedule I attended the first ‘Three way conference’ which reconfirmed our belief that Victorious is a ‘School With A Difference’ altogether and it does demonstrate that ‘Every Child Matters’.

The entire DP team headed by Bonila Ma’am and others are so experienced, sincere and guide the students so well, it is more like an ‘International University Atmosphere’ where the Professors guide students, instead of hammering the contents of books into the heads of students as is a normal procedure in other schools. I liked the guidance of Mr. Pranav, the Economics Sir that the knowledge of the parent on a subject may be useful but should not be expected of the student because at that stage the student is expected to learn the topics in the curriculum and make projects on their learning rather than on the knowledge of their parents; this is very pertinent, as parents unknowingly think that children can start their understanding at a higher level when they practically cannot as they are at the beginning of the ‘learning curve’. The emphasis of Sarika Ma’am, the English teacher and Madhulika Ma’am, the BM teacher about the ‘criterion based approach’ of writing answers that the IB expects, which is very much different from the CBSE Board and this was a good guiding point as well. I was impressed with Sheeza Ma’am, the French teacher as well who guided correctly about the importance of learning spoken French.

The message that I want to convey is that the DP team is strong on their subject content and fundamentals, conversant with the IB pedagogy and above all, very humble and sincerely wants every student to do the best according to their interests and abilities. Yes, VKE is the right choice, and best wishes to them.”

Parent of Kruthika Ramesh - (Father P.R. Ramesh & Mother Anuradha Ramesh)

“I have been studying IB since 10 years and have also taken up DP last two years. DP has been very important for me as it taught the same concepts that are taught in regular Indian boards, but in a completely different approach. We were never required to mug concepts in DP whereas that is the approach almost always required in other boards. We were always given broad questions that required to think pragmatically, a very useful tool in further ventures. DP has also nurtured my natural inquisitiveness, that has helped me gain more knowledge and even at a greater rate.

Having DP as my curriculum for upper high school has also made my foreign application processes much more easier as it is much more widely known across the world. Overall, DP has helped me shape into a holistic person who can take different approaches and find the most suitable solution in every case”

Suhas Dara (DP Graduate, Class of 20160

“This is a rather informal conveyance of my immense gratitude towards everything you have done and do for me. ‘UNconvention :The Indian Edition’ has been one of the projects in my life that I have been especially passionate about. Victorious Kidss Educares and its faculty, family rather, has been instrumental in framing my life in joy, prosperity and success.
My entire life, concept of education, learning and making a difference in this very world that we live in, was quite bland until Victorious Kidss Educares happened to me. I would like to thank both of you, Ma’am and Sir for granting me the opportunity to set one of my dreams into reality and have me believe that anything pursued with dedication and sincerity would turn to reality. ”

Pranay Jain (Alumni)

“The DP has helped me transition from a teenager to a developing adult. From the stage of choosing the subjects to pursue to the stage of writing our exams, the DP has pushed me to explore my capabilities and ignite the need to comprehend holism. After graduating from the DP, I am more confident about my opinions and I am not afraid to reconsider my thoughts; I suppose a gift from TOK. The skills that I have developed in the last two years, be it time management, organization, thinking, or communication, have given me a head start in my projects at college today. I have always felt privileged to be able to communicate myself through both writing and orating because of the IAs, essays, reports, etc I had written and the presentations I had prepared/participated in. Currently, I am pursing designing whose heart lies in empathy and respect for the community, which I believe have been expatiated with the assistance of CAS. Moreover, I have also received the gift of articulating my thoughts, ideologies, opinions, etc. because of the intriguing and integrative characteristic of the entire curriculum. I am doubly curious than I was before because I am perpetually inclined towards understanding the workings of the world; a conferral for actively participating in the DP. The DP helped me comprehend the meaning of management which is not only driven by academics but by a holistic approach to life. I learnt how to make the most of the time that is in our hands. I learnt how to find what I needed even if it was a simple recipe or an interesting research report. I learnt how to ethically calculate my steps and follow which was most advantageous to me. I learnt how to respect the people that surround. Plus, I also learnt how to maintain balance between the academic and personal life. The DP has molded me into a human being who is open-minded, honest, adaptable, curious, critical thinker, tolerant and self-aware. Today, I am capable of managing my college work and my household chores along with some extracurricular activities. I am capable of looking out for myself and finding my way out of a problematic situation irregardless of it being academic or personal. Thanks to the DP, I am capable of challenging myself, my abilities, my skill set to pursue growth and opportunities; I do not wish to ever stop growing; physically, maybe but mentally, never.”

Saloni Dhoot (DP Graduate, Class of 2016)

“When I talk about real life, real education and real me, I'd say, it all started with IB. When I reflect back to the person I was 2 years ago, I see a significant transformation in my aura, my persona and my approach towards life.
My utterly normal childhood was spent in a small town for years. When parents decide and plan the best for you, you go with it no matter how feared your mind is. I did that. I settled my mind on taking the life's new challenge called IB which I now describe my reality. Not only was this the switching between my education levels (SSE to CBSE to IB) but also it was entirely about relocating myself into a new, challenging, adventurous and a real-world life. These two short years of IB education seem to me the longest and the most productive years I have experienced. Inspite of involving into piles of theoretical work, I was trained to perceive knowledge through the light and power of practicality in life as well. Thus, IB schooling has positively affected numerous horizons of my being like the way I have learnt to appreciate cultures other than my own.
The most resonating and a 'must know' fact is the way I could I tie a knot between my subjects and the real world. Opting for Psychology was the best decision since it's taught me to be open-minded, reflective and a good communicator. IB philosophy inculcated curiosity and a sense of worldliness in me in terms of understanding the psychology of others around me. Especially, new subjects like TOK and Visual Arts guided me to look beyond the actuality and meet the intangible line of thinking.
Patience, time-management and perseverance is what I take with me because of IB.
With the support of all my teachers and mentors, I’ve been encouraged and pushed to go beyond what I thought I could do. And I am not only a better student because of it, I’m a composed, optimistic and a better person today.
A heartily thank you to every mentor of VKE who's put tremendous efforts into helping me grow and learn positively about life. ”

Ishani Pawar (DP Graduate, Class of 2016

“My son has been studying in VKE since he was 15 months old. I found VKE Teachers as well as non-teaching staff, very caring and friendly. As a working mother , I always considered VKE as the best place for my son in my absence. VKE not only focuses on the IQ of the child but nurtures EQ as well. VKE is truly a ‘School with a difference’ where my child loves to go. For us VKE is an integral part of our life. This is the reason why I and my son stayed back to continue his schooling with VKE even though my husband migrated overseas for his job. Though this was a difficult step for which we had to go through the pain of split and sacrifice the joy of living together. As a parent, I think holistic development of the child matters the most which I am confident my son will achieve in VKE.”

Child - Sumiran Khorgade Mother - Kiran Khorgade Father - Sushvin Khorgade

“A small note to express my gratitude towards all the staff and team behind the superb concert. When I saw Aman performing I felt so proud of him. Couldn't really believe it’s him. I could gauge the amount of effort taken to get kids perform so well. In fact all the last Sr.K.G performances were spectacular. The skits were so well coordinated. The live music and vocals was a great idea, it made the whole play come alive. Kids really coordinated it well. Had a gala time! It’s truly a praise-worthy effort. Keep going strong. Bless you all! ”

Meena Mundada

“I am writing to you with a feeling of content for the kind of progress seen in my child Samarth. Samarth is a very loving and a jovial child with lots of potential. VKE is one such school which binds the parents so closely with them like a family. We have a buddy always open to discuss the strengths, weakness or even just talk our heart out. As any parent I had a lot of apprehensions on the child’s academics till last year. But with the kind of confidence and support you and his teacher Swati mam have provided, the progress clearly reflects in my child. VKE is truly a school with a difference and I am sure with your principles will remain the same. I wish lots of best wishes to you and the teachers. Thanks a lot.”

Preeti Chandan Ambarkar

“I am tremendously happy that I chose Victorious Kidss Educares for my daughter. As a working mother I was always worried about my daughter as in who will fill the void of a mother in her life, who will instill good values in her when I am at work. But all these worries vanished when I explored the VKE family. Today my daughter has all the love and warmth and right values. I thank God every moment for giving the best to my daughter in the form of this school.”

Puja Gandhi

“I wanted to thank you for giving all the children in school an opportunity to spend a day with the children from the orphanage in the spirit of “Giving” during this Christmas season. We celebrate Christmas at the orphanage where Bianca celebrates her birthday yearly so they can experience the art of giving and gratitude. This year is more special because they also got to spend time with the children in school. Both Bianca and Divina took time at home to make special cards and also packed their breakfast for their new friends in school. I feel this is a fantastic initiative and what makes VKE so special.

On another note, I think the concept of bring books to school as Christmas gifts is absolutely great! Books are the best gifts that a child can receive and by having the books brought in and distributed is a well thought idea. Thank you for the same.

Also wanted to share that Bianca had a great idea of celebrating Christmas with her friends so we had a small carol singing session during snack time in her class and it was a beautiful event. I would like to thank Ira ma’am for making this special event happen for Bianca and her classmates.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a great year ahead.”

Sonali (mom of Bianca and Divina Salve)