The Dream Team
The school was started in consultation with renowned educationalist & academicians Mr. Shomie Das, Ex Principal, Mayo College Ajmer & Doon School Dehradun & Ms. Shirin Choksey , Ex Principal, Godrej School Mumbai. The school is now in its 12th year since its inception. It has started attracting the attention of conversant parents who realize the enduring value of an alternative, eclectic system of education which does not depend on the chalk & talk method and where frazzled children are crumbling under the stress of learning for just today.
Late Mrs. Swaran Khaitan (Founder)
A woman with keen business acumen, Late Mrs. Swaran Khaitan had been always interested in espousing the foundations of an alternative system of education for the past 30 years. Her dreams were being realized in the establishment of the Sunshine Worldwide School and with her able guidance the school has continued to go from strength to strength.
Mr. Deepak Khaitan (Managing Trustee)
An ex-student of the prestigious Mayo College, Ajmer, Deepak Khaitan is the mainstay of Sunshine Worldwide School. A businessman with diverse interests, his overriding fervor to provide an exceptional education system in Goa has made him throw his heart and soul into every little detail about the school.-building construction, furniture, teaching methodology and recruitment, teaching aids and curriculum… His mission is to provide a holistic education, where the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains are all tapped through a comprehensive and varied curriculum.
To quote him, "Today's children need real life education skills to help them live a life of significance with a positive attitude of mind. The McCaulay system of education which produced only clerks should have left long ago, along with the British".
Ms. Sapna Khaitan (Trustee)
A compassionate, warm and creative person, Sapna Khaitan is one of the bastions of Sunshine Worldwide School. She is extremely popular with the students and always has a sympathetic listening ear for the problems of students, parents and staff. She strongly believes in updating the school with whatever new methodologies and techniques she learns about.
John Dinakaran (Principal)
Sunita Rodrigues (Vice Principal)
A graduate in Commerce from Bombay University, followed by Teachers Training Course. A keen sportsman in her school and college days, having represented Bombay University and Goa state in badminton for years. Started teaching career in Munyaka Secondary School, Kenya, followed by 13 years in The Rosary School, Miramar. Joined the Sunshine family in 2006 as a teacher, promoted as Coordinator of the Primary section before she became the Vice principal. As a mentor, her purpose lies in guiding her students to reach their goals, through love and understanding. She believes students can be self responsible if given an opportunity. "Nurture them but when the time comes let them fly and explore the world" is her message.
Charlene Farrell (Health and Wellness Coordinator)
Completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology, from S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance, from Nirmala Institute, Panjim Goa. She has also successfully completed a three month course in 'Behaviour Management Training' from Sethu, 'Child and Family Development Centre' Goa, where she started her career as Clinical Psychologist for few months. Also armed with a 'level one' Certificate from the California Hypnosis Institute India, she went ahead to follow her true passion which is Child and Adolescent counselling, With the Archdiocese Board of Education Goa, which saw her moving through a number of schools in various parts of Goa. She finally found herself at the doors of Sunshine in May 2010. As a part of the Sunshine team her Aim is to inspire rather than to educate and to help children realize their own unique potential.