Everyone would agree that international mindedness would to a greater extent characterize the school climate, student body, staff, and curriculum, moving from beliefs into actual practicing.
By bringing Internationalism in curriculum, interacting and exchanging thoughts and ideas with students across the globe, would help students to appreciate the cultural similarities and differences and at the same time help to create new understanding about cultural perspectives and global issues and challenges.
Shri Natesan Vidyasala MHSS., Mannivakkam, introduced internationalism in curriculum with global perspective and local roots, through which the school partnered with close to 15 schools across 11 countries.The whole experience helped the students to explore their own cultures and to understand the cultural elements of other countries that are most clearly visible, such as food, fashion, folklore, famous people, festivals and so on.
The interactions between students engaged in this project, helped to transform the students' perspectives through encouragement to understand their current lives and to imagine beyond themselves.
The icing on the cake was the recent International School Award (ISA), bestowed by British Council, UK, recently in a function held at New Delhi for the school. Dr Gayathri Ramachandran, Principal and Ms. Anandhi Mani Vice Principal (Academics), ISA Co-ordinator, received the award on behalf of Shri Natesan Vidyasala MHSS, from Ms. Susan Doughlas, CEO of Eden Accademy Trust, London National Council for Teaching and Learning - policy advisor and strategic service, in the presence of Mr. Rob Lynes, Director, British Council.
It is pertinent to mention that Shri Natesan Vidyasala, was one among the very few schools, which had got 100 percent points for its international activities and for partnering with more number of countries, as per the norms of British Council for the ISA award.