Roots School System (Education)

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Roots International Schools is one of the leading private institutions of Pakistan. RIS is a world class academic institution with a proud history of achievements and ambitious plans for the future. Roots International Schools provide quality education from early years till high school. It focuses on nurturing the individual holistically by implanting in them, a balanced approach towards life. Consistent with our national values, we seek to develop the hidden potentials to excel and persevere in meeting the challenges they have to encounter in life by grooming them intellectually and to make them morally strong and effective global citizens.[1] Roots Introduction
  • Details
  • Motto:

    Filii porcus

  • In Urdu:

    روٹس اسکول سسٹم

  • Type:

    private

  • Established:

    April 1988

  • Focus:

    A Levels, IGCSE, O levels, University of London local Programs, IB Qualifications, ACCA, CIMA

  • Chancellor:

    Khadija Mushtaq

  • Subsidiarie:

    Roots College International, Roots Thematic Montessori, Roots Primary School, Roots Lower Secondary School, Roots High School

  • Owner:

    Board of Directors

  • Executive Director:

    Khadija Mushtaq TI,Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq TI, Walid Mushtaq

  • President:

    Riffat Mushtaq

  • Key people:

    4

  • Faculty:

    2500

  • Staff:

    1500

  • Students:

    25,000+...

  • Location:

    ROOTS SCHOOL SYSTEM 74 HARLEY STREET RAWALPINDI

  • Roots Thematic Montessori:

    15 Harley Street, Rawalpindi.

  • RSS (Montessori System):

    74 Harley Street, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

  • Headquarter:

    Rawalpindi

  • Location:

    Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sargodha, Muzaffarabad, Lahore, Wah Cantonment, Mirpur, Abbottabad, Gujranwala, Kharian, Gujrat, Nowshera, Attock, Multan, Okara, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

  • Nation Wide campuses:

    100

  • Flagship Campus:

    Piece of architectural beauty

  • Nickname:

    RSS

  • Formerly called:

    Roots Montessori and High School

  • Affiliation:

    CAEW

  • Aims:

    Meeting the needs and ambitions of students

  • Website:

    http://www.rootsschool.edu.pk/

Background History

RSS History
RSS History
Roots has the distinct honour of establishing the First International Montessori school in the twin cities of Rawalpindi/ Islamabad. The institution was established on 10th April 1988 at 74 Harley Street Rawalpindi by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq (Aizaz-e-Fazeelat) a dedicated and committed teacher fired with enthusiasm and missionary spirit in the field of education. She took the challenge of introducing Methodology of Montessori System which is basically a scientific method of education founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in the late 18th century. Roots is the pioneer institution in having introduced an exclusive Montessori in the twin cities of Rawalpindi & Islamabad in 1988 and brought awareness about this method of teaching in the North of Pakistan.[2]  Background & History The growth of children in this institution is the success of the "Teaching Methodology, Curriculum, faculty & Creativity"being nurtured in Roots Schools. At roots where each child is assisted in growing by a system so that he feels the thrill of success and finds his own worth and dignity. Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq's roots can be traced back to her illustrious Grand Father, Late Khan Mohammad Khan Sahib (MLA) who is commonly known as the "Sir Sayyed of Kashmir. The success of Roots School System of education is evident from the high quality of Students the institution is producing as the school offers continuous education from Montessori to undergraduate level.
  • Today roots has grown into a leading International educational institution imparting all-round education and its quality of teaching has been recognized at national as well as international levels.
  1. Presidential Award 'Aizaz-e-Fazeelat' for being 'All Rounder
  2. Best of the Best Award in the category ‘Education Administrator’
  3. Manager in Education' in 2001
  4. AJK Presidential award for her outstanding devotion and dedication in the field of education.
  5. Winner of UNESCO Peace Pillar Award 2000 for 'Creative Learning
  6. Approaches in developing Cultural Understanding'
  7. 2000 outstanding intellectuals of 21st century
  8. Active member of World Future Studies Federation (WFSF).
  9. Empowering Human Resource by providing training to teachers to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities with 21st century teaching tools.
  10. Roots is empowering 100% of its teaching faculty by developing ICT Skills in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft

Teaching Staff

Roots School System
Roots School System
An essential ingredient of a good school is competent teachers. Meticulous care is exercised in the recruitment of academic staff of all categories so that school is managed by highly qualified and experienced staff, well versed and proficient in their subjects. There is therefore diversity and broadness of vision. The institute has highly qualified trained and experienced teaching staff which comprises male and female members. All the teachers are aware of the latest teaching techniques and pay individual attention to each child to ensure that all the children discover themselves to their maximum according to their ability/aptitude at their own rate. The institution is maintaining an ideal teacher student ratio of 1: 10. The Montessori sections are run by highly qualified Montessori directresses under the guidance of an In charge directress. Each class has a helper teacher along with a maid to assist the directors In the Junior school selection of class teachers is based on their sensitivity and commitment towards the need of children as here the emphasis is on determining the potentials of each child and helping them in all areas of growth with love, affirmation and encouragement, and at the same time accepting the fact that no two children are alike. The Preparatory and High School Teachers are highly qualified subject specialists, who prepare the children for external and Internal examinations.[3] Roots school Teacher Staff

Mission Statement

Roots School System
Roots School System

Mission

Roots aims to be a global school/college committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a diverse range of students by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, scholarship and professional practice.

Our Vision

Over the next ten years Roots will develop its role as a leading Pakistan based international school / college, championing a socially inclusive approach to participation in higher education. We will deliver outstanding academic and training programmes on our campuses, enabling those who choose to study at Roots to transform their lives and shape their own futures. We prepare our students to be professional, skilled individuals capable to meet the challenges of the modern world, committed to the communities in which they live and work. At Roots we will always put the needs, welfare and experience of our students first. We will place a high value on developing a mature approach to learning in which students are encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom, handle complexity and benefit from difference and diversity. We will pioneer the development of new knowledge, scholarly understanding and professional practice curriculum and support the sustainable development of business and the wider community. We will be committed to an adaptive environment through the development of talented, highly skilled and motivated staff, effective governance, management and leadership and beneficial collaboration with other institutions internationally. Roots is unique as it evolves around a vision: Our Belief: “Sharing is the essence of human relationship.” Our Ideals: “Learning to know, Learning to be, Learning to do and Learning to live together.” Our Commitment: “Each One, Teach One. Each one, Empower One.” Our Slogan: “Pakistan our Pride! Pakistan our Identity!” Our Curriculum Doctrine: Promoting Knowledge, Skills and Values through 3 E’s: Exposure, Expansion and Exploration.

Priorities

To deliver excellence in learning and teaching excellence in research, scholarship and the development of professional practice a stimulating student experience.

By Developing

A talented, highly skilled and well-motivated staff a quality learning and working environment effective governance, management and leadership high demand for academic programmes beneficial relationships with business and the community productive partnerships with schools, colleges and other universities.[4]  By Developing 

Faculty Staff

  • An essential ingredient of a good school is competent teachers. Meticulous care is exercised in the recruitment of academic staff of all categories so that school is managed by highly qualified and experienced staff, well versed and proficient in their subjects. There is therefore diversity and broadness of vision. The institute has highly qualified trained and experienced teaching staff which comprises male and female members. All the teachers are aware of the latest teaching techniques and pay individual attention to each child to ensure that all the children discover themselves to their maximum according to their ability/aptitude at their own rate.
  • The institution is maintaining an ideal teacher student ratio of 1: 10. The Montessori sections are run by highly qualified Montessori directresses under the guidance of an In charge directress. Each class has a helper teacher along with a maid to assist the directressIn the Junior school selection of class teachers is based on their sensitivity and commitment towards the need of children as here the emphasis is on determining the potentials of each child and helpingthem in all areas of growth with love, affirmation and encouragement, and at the same time accepting the fact that no two children are alike. The Preparatory and High School Teachers are highly qualified subject specialists, who prepare the children for external and Internal examinations.
  • Roots School System academic programs and external studies are developed and taught by a core faculty of RSS teachers and lecturers who are skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning academia. Roots School System Faculty leverage their academic and subject expertise and field-based experience to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of Mathematics. English, science and languages. The result is a teaching team that exposes students to multiple perspectives, challenging their thinking on many levels thus supporting outstanding achievements of our students at national and international examinations.

Roots Advantages

Roots School System
Roots School System

The ROOTS

ADVANTAGES Roots School System is a community and family of students engaged in many activities focused on one purpose — developing leaders for tomorrow through achieving academic excellence across all tiers of education. Our graduates and students use the skills they develop at Roots to inspire change and innovation throughout their lives — at work, at home and in other organizations, in their communities, and in society and country at large. Among the key features that distinguish the ROOTS experience are:
  1. Broad Based Researched ROOTS in House Curriculum
  2. The ROOTS three E’s Learning Approach Exposure – Expansion - Exploration
  3. Quality of Teaching and Teacher Training
  4. Global Reach through ROOTS School Activity Calendar
  5. A Community Experience
  6. Exceptional School Infrastructure and Resources
  7. Personalized Education through Motivation & Participation
  8. The ROOTS School Development Plan SDP
  9. Focused School Environment for all tiers of Education

Broad Based Researched

Roots Curriculum

Roots School System
Roots School System
The Roots School System curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge, insights, activities and abilities that gives them the flexibility to achieve success in a wide range of subjects thus building on the their foundation with emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, Urdu, Islamiat, History, Geography, Information Communication Technology, Art & Crafts, Reading, Citizenship, Sports and Physical Development.[5]  Roots Curriculum The Roots School System Curriculum and Syllabus planning is a strategic effort towards Quality Assurance and curriculum research and innovation, reviewed annually, the Roots curriculum is prepared by a dedicated team of well established teachers, head teachers and academic managers through a dedicated Department of Quality, Curriculum, Teaching and Standards Monitoring (DQCTSM) based at the Roots Head Office 74 Harley Street, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Academic Program

RSS Program
RSS Program
Roots School System academic programs and external studies are developed and taught by a core faculty of RSS teachers and lecturers who are skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning academia. Roots School System Faculty leverage their academic and subject expertise and field-based experience to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of Mathematics. English, science and languages. The result is a teaching team that exposes students to multiple perspectives, challenging their thinking on many levels thus supporting outstanding achievements of our students at national and international examinations.[6] Roots Academic/ Faculty

Roots Girls High School Harley Rawalpindi

Girls high campus
Girls high campus
SSC Secondary School Certificate is the recognized qualification in Pakistan based on the text books and curricula prepared by Education Department Government of the Punjab and approved by the Federal Government for implementation at national level . The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as FSC, BSC or 'A' and 'AS' levels. Federal board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad and Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi has offered a flexible course of study that gives candidates option to choose subjects of then choice whilst providing them with a broad knowledge base and life long skill.[7]Roots Girls section

Aims

RSS
RSS
At Roots we aim to help students to: Develop the ability to think and learn logically. Develop fully as individuals, developing personal qualities of self-respect, self- confidence, and self-discipline by promoting a caring and positive atmosphere. Gain skills and competence not only in the field of numeracy, literacy and science, but across all areas of the curriculum. Develop the qualities of caring for others and sharing in the school community as a whole. Develop an appreciation for the world around us and their place in it. Develop the creative aspect of themselves and an awareness of aesthetic considerations. Develop lively, ensuring minds and the ability to apply themselves constructively to task of all kinds. Develop leaders to steer the world of tomorrow. Roots is the Home of Love & Joy where children learn and live like one family and experience success in a variety of ways[8] Roots Objectives

Achievements

RSS Convocation
RSS Convocation
The achievements of our students are possible because Roots is lively learning community on a human scale, in which it is still possible to foster a sense of individuality we encourage our students to contribute towards the community as well as benefitting from it. At Roots we will always put needs, welfare and experience of our students & Staff first. We will place a high value on developing a mature approach to learning in which students are encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom, handle complexity and benefit from difference and diversity Roots has a reputation for being challenging so you�re certain to come into contact with ideas. New concepts, new achievements. You�ll find yourself turning problems inside out and upside down. Defying convention. Thus rewriting the rules. We are committed to making sure that you are offered high quality teaching and learning environment at Roots. As part of each sections quality assurance mechanisms, we take an active part in monitoring quality and standards by providing regular feedback on the content management and delivery of the courses. Teaching standards & Programme Monitoring Committees from Department of Quality, Curriculum and Teaching Standards Monitoring make regular visits to Roots Classrooms Nation wide and make recommendations about the quality and standard of programmes of study.[9] RSS Achievement

Methodology

Roots school system
Roots school system
The school environment can help or hinder the realization of goals for young children. Keeping this in view the school provides the best possible environment that will contribute to the development of child both physically and mentally. Provision is made for continuous growth in social and emotional development through a balanced programme that will meet the needs of the child. The emphasis in the school is for inculcating a 'spirit of inquiry' at a very young age. Teaching is done through 'Play-Way' methods, stimulating materials, creativity, making use of the latest electronic and mechanized audio-visual systems. Experimentation is done in the relevant matters to make the child actually understand and appreciate what otherwise may appear to be meaningless or incomprehensible. A systematic and regular method of evaluation of the student's progress in all fields of the educational activities has been adopted and a consolidated record of the student is maintained. The medium of instruction is English with due emphasis to URDU and ISLAMIAT. roots lays great importance on religious, cultural and national traditions. During the course of each school day, children will be engaged in a variety of activities, covering different aspects of the curriculum. On the next few pages is a summary of the main aspects of the curriculum.[10] RSS Curriculum

Contact

HEAD OFFICE

  1. ROOTS SCHOOL SYSTEM 74 HARLEY STREET RAWALPINDI,  PAKISTAN
  2. POST CODE 46000
  3. UAN: +92 51 111 123 074
  4. Tel: +92 51 5568289-90
  5. Fax: +92 51 5110680
  6. Email:info@rootsschool.edu.pk

Roots Junior School DHA-1 Flagship Campus

  1. Roots Junior School DHA-1 Flagship Campus 
  2. Flagship Campus Sector A, 1st Avenue 
  3. DHA Phase I, Islamabad, Pakistan
  4. Tel : +92 51 5788586, 5788587

Roots School System DHA-1 Flagship Campus

  1. Roots School System DHA-1 Flagship Campus 
  2. Sector A, 1st Avenue DHA Phase I
  3. Islamabad, Pakistan
  4. Tel : +92 51 5788586, 5788587


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