Head Of the Department (English)
(M.A, B.Ed, CELTA)
She joined Bhavans Abu Dhabi in May 2011, prior to which she taught at various schools in India. She has been teaching for the past 15 years and finds teaching to be a hobby and a job rolled into one.She has done her Masters in English Language and Literature from S.N College, Kollam, a Degree in Teaching English from N.S.S College, Changanacherry and CELTA (British Council, Mumbai)She reads during her spare time and also spends a lot of time listening to the radio. Storytelling is another of her pastimes. Geography and Chemistry were her favourite subjects when she was in school.She believes that teaching is a job that requires a genuine interest in keeping oneself on par with the future generations. And a person who is rooted in the past does little in the field of education.
Head Of the Department (Hindi)
(MA & B.Ed)
Mr. Suresh is an award winning teacher who stays motivated thanks to his passion for the job at hand. He has been teaching Hindi for the past 16 years. He won the Best Teacher Award instituted by ‘Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Samiti, Mumbai for promoting the National language in non-Hindi speaking areas.He believes that his greatest achievement is the success achieved by his students who have scaled great heights. He has a Master’s in Hindi and a degree in Teaching.He has a strong interest in promoting inclusive education and performing arts. He prepared many children for various stage shows with high appreciation.He was the coordinator of students for promoting them for leadership quality in the title `THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR THE YOUNG’ organized by the south zone award authority, Chennai. He was the member for coordinating summer camp for residential schools and received much
appreciation and honor for its success. He was also given the rare opportunity to prepare the students for public speaking and cultural activities for various competitions, which was also a grand success. He was awarded with certificates for motivating the students to help the weaker section of the society, to assist the elderly and valuable assistance rendered to `THE HELP AGE INDIA’.
Head Of the Department (Arabic)
Etedal Abu Nemeih
Ms. Etedal is a positively motivated educationist. She is a woman of character with good values and an attitude of gratitude. She has attended a number of training programs, workshops and seminars in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She has excelled not only in academics but also in social services. She joined Bhavans Abu Dhabi in April 2012. She has been teaching for the past 23 years.
She has worked at the Children’s Village SOS as the Director and Social Supervisor for the children along with a number of other schools in the UAE and Jordan. She likes to know more about different cultures and societies. Her interests are in arts, sweet making, stories and travelling.
Her message is to be excellent in your work, listen to others, talk to them, welcome the healthy criticism and learn from others who are elder than you. Only then you can reach the summit.
- Certificate of Participation in the Administrative Law Seminar UAE, by the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, 27th Feb. 2012
- Certificate of Participation in the 3rd UITP Mena Congress and Showcase, 26-28 March, 2012
- Certificate of Participation in the Mental Health Awareness Program under the title “Behavioral Problems of School Children”. Behavioral Science Pavilion, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi 02-04-2013
Head Of the Department (Maths)
Jolly, a Mathematics Teacher by professionhas been a teacher for 10 years now. She joined PIES,Bhavans, AbuDhabi in the year 2011. A Post graduate in Mathematics from Calicut University,shehas a passion for teaching, capable ofworking as a team. A friendly approach towards her students and colleagues.
She has a good leadership quality and a positive team leader. Ready to take up responsibility with at most sincerity. She is a multi-tasked as a class teacher, Maths teacher and as a section supervisor.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John Maxwell
Head Of the Department (Science)
B.Sc (Botany Honors) & B.Ed
Savitha Sunil is a science teacher with five years of experience at primary, middle school and high school level.She started her career as a science teacher in Cambridge school in Bangalore. She joined Bhavans Abu Dhabi in April 2011.Savitha Sunil is a graduate in Botany Honors (First class) and B.Ed. from NCERT based College RCE Bhubaneswar, Utkal University.The vibrant RCE campus with its enriching experiences formed a solid base for a career of teaching. An experience of teaching earlier in her own school on teacher’s day and receiving a second prize for teaching helped her discover her passion.A childhood in the IAF campus atmosphere all through has built strong ethics and values. A sport enthusiast in school and an active participant in all activities, she believes that being part of non-academic activity or learning a particular form of art of own choice, gives a fine edge to anindividual’s personality. Teaching to her is as much a learning experience as it is to a student. She also believes that an institute should design its curriculum and its goal in a way that the education sooffered to its pupil brings out the best in them, fine tunes their talent, and helps them become refined individuals, self-reliant and successful in their own right.As an HOD of Science Department,she wishes to bring renewed enthusiasm towards science in children .learning science in school should be more self-learning with the spirit of inquiry,experimentation and research. And she also supports the present age role of teachers as facilitators. The modern learners should and have the tools to accomplish these goals through guided learning.
Jojo Martin C.M
(BA Economics, B.Ed in Social Science)
Jojo Martin is a graduate in Economics with B.Ed in Social Science. He has 14 years of teaching experience in the CBSE curriculum. His students had secured the Merit Certificate in Social Science from the CBSE in his teaching career in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
He believes in the prominence of Social Science in a world which is driven by science and technology. The journey of human race from the past to the present and to the future is keenly followed by Social Science.
He affirms the duty of Social Science to make the students understand the past, observe and analyse the present and prepare for the future.
“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” ― Elbert Hubbard
Head Of the Department (Physical Education)
Mr. Haneesh is a very enthusiastic and diligent physical education teacher ,started his career in sports at the age of 12 and when he was in 8th standard he had completed the cross country event (15km) finishing as the 16th participant . He joined the Calicut University to continue sports as a provision and in the Calicut University Intercollegiate Cross Country competition his team secured the 3rd position. In Calicut University he had represented BPE , Football team, Cricket team, Athletics team, Handball team. He completed his Post graduation from Kannur University and also represented Kannur university Handball team for the intercollegiate tournament held at Annamalai university . He represented the Football team, Cricket team, Handball team, Kho- kho team and Athletics team in the Kannur university also.
He had started his teaching profession from KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA – 2000. Then in 2003, he had joined the BHARATHIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, KOCHI KENDRA, and during his tenure , the cochin Kendra had hosted CBSE SOUTH ZONE Badminton tournament for the first time, and also CBSE Nationals. He had trained the Bhavanites of Kochi Kendra to the CBSE Nationals and the team secred various prizes consecutively for three years. He was one of the organizers who conducted the National integration camp 2009 in the Kochi Kendra under the Shikshan Bharathi. He was in charge of the NCC 21 KERALA Battalion in Bhavans News print Vidyalaya. In 2010, he was deputed to Bhavans Abudhabi as one of the founder teachers who established the new school .
He has qualified as class one national football referee and state badminton referee .He was assigned duty by the All India Football A ssociation during the 60th Santhosh Trophy Tournament as a local manager of services team.He has made remarkable achievements in the Marathon hel in Dubai on January 27, 2012 by qualifying along with popular athlets and secured a medal for finishing 42.195 Kms full Marathon.His skills include good organizing capacities for mega events, an excellent coach and a person with a humanitarian approach . He is married to Mrs.Nisha Haneesh , working in Bharathiya vidya bhavan as a KG teacher and has a daughter Neha Haneesh studying in UKG in Bhavans.
Head Of the Department (Fine Arts)
(Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts)
Janaranjani is a leading Bharatanatyam Teacher, dancer and choreographer, acclaimed for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry.
Janaranjani had early training at the age of six in Bharatanatyam & Carnatic music under legendary Gurus from Kalakshetra, Chennai. It is a tradition that deepened her awareness of the fact that text and music are as inseparably linked ‘as the word and its meaning’. Her approach to sahitya – or the lyrical content of each composition is marked by the impulse to tune into the silences in a stanza, the blank spaces in a text. This ability to relate to poetry as a complex compound of music and meaning also inspires her.
Janaranjani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli, India. With over twelve years of experience as a teacher, Janaranjani joined PIES as one of the founder teachers.
Janaranjani believes Dance gives a spiritual education - not God spiritual or religious spiritual – but to be a good human. She also believes that there is no religion higher than TRUTH and there is no nobler profession than being a true TEACHER.
Department of Special Education
Geeta S. Pillai
One of the pioneers of Inclusive Education in Kerala, she is a Special Educator and teacher trainee in Special and GiftedEducation topics in the school. Her areas of specialty are:
Disability and Giftedness in Early Childhood
- Professional collaboration with parents
- Young children’s social and emotional needs
- Children’s behavioural difficulties.
She has been credited with starting the U-LaBS (Unit- Learning and Behaviour Support) in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi Kendra, Kerala and coordinating the seven schools there since 1997.
For the past sixteen years she has been assessing children to diagnose learning problems, guiding teachers in inclusive setting and parents to modulate teaching strategies for their wards. She has conducted workshops for teachers, parents and professionals in Instructional Strategies for Students with Disability particularly learning disability, emotional disturbance and attention disorders. While in Kerala, she was the coordinator of the National Institute of Open Schooling System of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Schools, Kochi Kendra.
Currently, she is coordinating the Special Education Department in Private International English School, Abudhabi and International English School, Kuwait and is guiding teachers and parents in differentiating instruction for students with learning disabilities in inclusive classrooms.
Mrs. Mary Joseph has done her MSc in psychology and Diploma in Proficiency in Counselling and trained in Pastoral Care from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. She is also a Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) trained by Fr. Richard Mc Hugh S.J. She has also undergone various programmes conducted by National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. As a Family Therapist and a Counselor she has gained vast experience and knowledge across the years.
Mrs. Mary Joseph has almost 14 years of experience in the field of Counseling apart from teaching. She has worked for the education of underprivileged children with an NGO for 9 years at Bangalore and 5 years at Christ College, Bangalore as a Counselor.
Mrs. Mary Joseph is a dynamic and a resourceful person, she has conducted a number of workshops and awareness programmes in schools, colleges and private sectors. She guides and motivates students through workshops and awareness programmes and interactive sessions enabling them to cope with every day situations and alter their attitudes and behaviors to enable them to lead a balanced life.
She helps teachers and empowers them to meet their challenges and sharpen their skills through Personal Counseling and workshops. She also guides parents on Effective Parenting and facilitates parents to improve communication and relationship between them and their children and helps in resolving conflicts.