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Round Square Global Member
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Round Square is a worldwide association of more than 100 member schools on five continents, of which 20 are in India. These schools share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding.
All member schools share a strong underlying belief: this is the view of learning by doing. It is an on-going process of self-confrontation and formation, involving a fundamental objective of the full and individual development of every student into a whole person: academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of their School community.
Ideals - The Philosophy Behind Round Square
The essential philosophy of Round Square is based on these six pillars. Some of the most exciting Round Square experiences come from the Hahnian vision which fuses them together. They are interrelated and all of equal importance
"…an eminent man challenged me to explain what sailing in a schooner could do for international education. In reply, I said we had at that moment the application before us for a future king of an Arab country to enter Gordonstoun. I happened to have at the school some Jews...If the Arab and one of these Jews were to go out sailing on our schooner. . .perhaps in a Northeasterly gale, and if they were become thoroughly seasick together, I would have done something for international education.” …. Dr. Kurt Hahn
Teaching students both the values of democracy and the importance of active participation in democracy is essential to Round Square schools.Freedom of thought and speech is greatly encouraged and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place. Students are also taught to appreciate the importance of self-discipline and are trained and expected to share in the running of the school.
Therefore, student government and a genuine sense of responsibility in the management of the school are goals in all Round Square schools.
"It is the sin of the soul to force young people into opinions -
indoctrination is of the devil - but it is culpable neglect not to impel
young people into experiences.” Dr. Kurt Hahn
The task of modern education is incomplete without bringing about a conscious awareness of the environment that we constitute and our duties towards the same….for it gives us unsparingly and it deserves to be respected, if we respect ourselves and the future!
"Expeditions can greatly contribute towards building strength of character. Joseph Conrad in Lord Jim tells us that it is necessary for a youth to experience events which 'reveal the inner worth of the man; the edge of his temper; the fibre of his stuff; the quality of his resistance; the secret truth of his pretences, not only to himself but others."Dr. Kurt Hahn
Leadership is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness and justice. Opportunities for student leadership in the school's community are fostered. The annual conference is an ideal forum for students to demonstrate leadership skills, both in the planning process and public administration.
"The experience of helping a fellow man in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive.” Dr. Kurt Hahn
Hence, building the body and soul through adventure, meeting the physical challenge and developing an appreciation of the outdoors is essential.Each school arranges outdoor and extra-curricular activities that challenge and strongly engage students, individually and within groups – in ways that promote personal growth and self discovery.
The passion and ability to serve another fellow is of immense satisfaction to the soul "I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion."
Round Square is open to students in various age groups:
- Younger Round Square (Grades V & VI)
- Young Round Square (Grades VII to IX)
- Senior Round Square(Grades X to XII)
Senior Round Square Conference, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girl’s
Date (s): 17th – 21st November, 2013
Theme: ‘The World Beyond Me’
First International Young Round Square Conference, Dainfern
College, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date (s): 4th -10th May, 2014
Each year the South Asia & Gulf Region plays host to at least one Conference in of the above categories and details for the same are updated on ‘Upcoming Conferences’ link or you can also contact
Mr. Sumit M. Dargan
Round Square Representative
Each year the Round Square body comes together for an International Conference to deliberate upon issues of contemporary global concern. This Conference attracts patronage and presence of eminent personalities such as:
- H.M. King Constantine
- H.R.H The Duke of York, CVO,
- ADC Nelson Mandela
- Kevan Gosper, AO
- Craig Kielburger, CM, MSM, OMC
Pathways World School is a co-educational day cum residential school
catering to the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme of
the IBOin the Primary and Middle School respectively, and the IGCSE and
IB – Diploma in the Secondary School.
Our academic year commences in August and we take a mid-year break in December. Our second semester is from January to May. Students interested to explore the possibility of an exchange are requested to get in touch with their schools’ Round Square Representative to find out more.
Pathways World School has more than 150 faculty members on board hailing from
as many as 17 nationalities. Diverse, yet integrated, it provides an excellent
milieu of academic challenge, cultural interaction and much more.
Interested faculty are requested to get in touch with the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
The Round Square schools in the region of South Asia and Gulf are constantly exploring opportunities to extend the aspect of service project participation to a larger cohort of students.
In this endeavour, Schools often pursue collaborative projects or regional service projects. At Pathways successful participation in various Projects, has only led to further demonstration of its commitment and sincerity of purpose towards the movement. Some of our recent accomplishments include:
Round Square Collaborative Service Project 2012, Pathways World School,
June 10, 2012 – June 20, 2012
Senior Round Square Regional Service Project 2012, The Scindia School
September 27, 2012 – October 2, 2012
Round Square Collaborative Project 2013, Pathways World School, Aravali
June 8th, 2013 – June 15th, 2013
International Service Projects are an excellent opportunity to embrace the most from an experience under the RS umbrella.
There are two distinct project periods:
June – July
You could follow the following links for the below mentioned Projects.
December 2012 RSIS Projects
July 2013 RSIS Projects
2012/2013 PAPF Presentation (no music - you'll have to provide your own!)
5-minute RSIS "Marketing" video showing a typical project (also on the RS website)
On more information regarding:
Process of application
You are requested to be in touch with
Pathways have been a regular participant at the Global level in various Conferences organized world-wide. The Conferences attended in the recent past are:
Senior Round Square Regional Conference 2012, King’s
1st – 7th December, 2012
Theme of Conference – ‘Think of Others’
Round Square International Conference 2013, St.Andrews School, Florida
6th -12th October,2013
Theme of the Conference – ‘Waves of Change’
Young Round Square Regional Conference 2013,
Maharani Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur
28th - 29th January, 2013
Theme of the Conference - ‘Fauna Leadership’.
Round Square Conclave, Welham Boys School, Dehradun
331st August - 3rd September, 2013
Theme of the Conference –‘Hum Ahnagi – See Beyond the Seas’
Younger Round Square Conference, Welham Boys School, Dehradun
21st - 23rd October, 2013
Theme of the Conference – ‘Strive, Seek and Serve’
The school is working actively towards the
process of creating committees to carry forward the various opportunities
presented through the Round Square forum.
It is intended to institute these committees along with the Student Council bodies of the Primary, Middle & Secondary School.
Pathways World School
Aravali Retreat, Off, Gurgaon Sohna Road,
Gurgaon – 122 012 (Haryana) India
Phone: +91 – 124 – 231 – 8880
Fax: +91 – 124 – 231 – 8888
Dr. Sarvesh Naidu
Round Square Representative
Location & Address
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