Technology is all-pervasive, and Hiranandani Foundation School International, Powai is clearly an early adopter. It has embraced diversity to build an international community. It has established itself as a powerhouse of curriculum options to cater to varying interests of its students and parents. Moving just beyond Technology in the form of Smart Classes, HFS International was one of the first Schools in Mumbai to adopt India’s first & largest Cloud-Based Career Guidance Platform- Univariety.
HFS International was clear in its vision that just like Math and Science, Career Guidance is a must-have and not just good-to-have for its students. It has mainstreamed career guidance to ensure that every student gets Guidance at the right age to ultimately make an informed choice of Career & College.
What really sets HFS International apart?
HFS International follows a structured method of Career Guidance with clearly charted Student journeys for each grade (9-12). Students are allocated a series of tasks and activities that help them identify, focus and pursue their best-fit careers and colleges.
Student Journey based on the 4 Pillar Approach to Career Guidance
An Alumni Network that Cares
In line with its ethos of ‘Giving Back to the Community’, HFS International Alumni have imbibed the concept of contributing to their Alma Mater’s Success by guiding their Juniors.
Using Univariety’s platform, HFS International has been able to very effectively enable interactions between its current students and alumni. It was one of the earliest adopters of the system and began tapping into its influential alumni network to guide their students with respect to their career and college/course selection.
HFS International’s Thriving Global Alumni Network
Purva Iyer is a shining example of HFS International’s Commitment to Student Success. Purva joined HFS International as a toddler in KG and was the first student in its earliest IBDP cohort. she is now doing her Ph.D. in Economics at Cambridge University, London with teaching assignments at the London School of Economics!
Principal and Head of School- Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik
Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik- Principal and Head of School- believes in bringing out the best in every student so that they walk out of this institution as caring young people. She wants her students to create a peaceful world based on mutual respect and understanding.
Says Mrs. Patnaik, “Every school has to invest in identifying every student’s aptitude and counsel them to chart a path that is best suited to them. This cannot be achieved without making Career Counselling one of the major components of the school and the educational experience.”
With a strong dream and the desire for many more laurels, HFS International surges ahead, thirty years on. The sole focus is on shaping students into not only global professionals but also good alumni who keep giving back to their community. They believe that there is always a better way of life!