Anubha Goyal, Principal, Royal Global School

By Anubha Goyal, Principal
Anubha Goyal,Principal

Anubha Goyal

Principal

'To be a successful person is one who is kind and compassionate, who has great values and can connect with other human beings. Keeping this in mind, we at RGS have adopted three core values- kindness, respect and gratitude to be imparted to each and every child.'- Anubha Goyal.

A Glimpse into Mrs. Goyal's Career Path
Anubha Goyal was born in the beautiful hill station of Dehradun. At the tender age of 5, she went to Kurseong to study in Dowhill School, and later to the prestigious Welham's Girls School. She then pursued higher education from Loretto College, Darjeeling. She got married to a tea planter and moved to Siliguri where she started her teaching career in 1991, after which there was no looking back. She accompanied her husband to Kolkata and joined Lakshmipat Singhania School. Later she shifted to Coonoor where she taught in a convent school. The Guwahatians were fortunate enough to have her in their city in the year 2003 as the founder Principal of Sarala Birla School where she served for a decade.

Association with Royal Global School
Anubha Goyal joined Royal Global School in the year 2014. The idea of RGS was conceived in the minds of two enterprising businessmen Mr. Ashok Pansari and Mr. A.K Modi that came into being in 2012. RGS is a high-end co-education day-cum-boarding school with a fantastic infrastructure and a congenial learning ambiance. The school
has 17 different disciplines of sports and various other co-curricular activities in which the students are constantly encouraged by the management, administrators and teachers to participate. This ensures a holistic growth with an aspiration to create good human beings embedded with a strong value system. RGS lays stress not only on academics but also on imparting ethical values.

Mrs. Goyal's Philosophy as a Teacher and Mentor
Mrs. Goyal laments that children are constantly pushed to strive for excellence and the approach to education these days is completely performance-based and not purpose-based. She is saddened to see that only those who are high achievers are applauded and acknowledged whereas the average ones are hardly noticed. She reflects upon the fact that if being average becomes the goal of a student, then that's a problem but if it is the result after a lot of attempts, it's perfectly okay. Unfortunately, the prevailing education system teaches us to love success and not what we are doing. Consequently, the result becomes more important than the journey, whereas it is the journey that should be glorified. Mrs. Goyal says 'To be a successful person is one who is kind and compassionate, who has great values and can connect with other human beings. Keeping this in mind, we at RGS have adopted three core values- kindness, respect and gratitude to be imparted to each and every child.' Another philosophy which she has always lived by is 'People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

How Mrs. Goyal deals with children
Over the years Mrs. Goyal has molded fine men and women out of her students. She says 'To me
the ability to make human connections is the highest form of education. So many kids were rebellious but along my journey, I learned that behind every rebellious child, is a child who has been wronged. There were children who couldn't talk to their parents of the wrong habits they had fallen into. They confided in me as I believed that some bad habits do not make one a bad person. I believed in each one of them and brought them to the right path. Of course, discipline is the main principle to be followed while growing up and it should come from within. So, I try to create an atmosphere where children start believing in themselves. I always tell the management as well as the teachers that shouting or screaming instills fear, but a smile can speak a thousand words and can initiate a sense of self-discipline among the students. True learning only takes place when a school is a happy place and that is what we at RGS try to create.'

Balancing Work and Home the Right Way
Like school, Anubha Goyal is equally appreciated for her work at home. "My family has been very supportive of me as they give me a lot of time to concentrate on my work. My husband is a tea taster, who stands by my side in difficult times. My son had an education exactly like me, he stayed in a hostel and completed his education. My daughter was with me till her sixth standard before going to Sriram School Gurgaon. I have learned a lot from them on how to balance home and work, as my daughter used to manage household chores like a grownup. One must remember that you may be head of a school, but at home, you're not the head. You're like any other mother or a wife." says Mrs. Goyal.