Priti Agarwal (Billabong High International School) – Business Sight’s Elite League of Innovators in India 2021

“Leading Entrepreneur and Social Worker in Northern India”

Mrs Priti Agarwal is the founder-promoter of the Kangaroo Kids and Billabong franchise in Kanpur. She is a lawyer, educationist and entrepreneur and she was the first woman to trade on the floor of the UP-Stock Exchange, Kanpur. Entering the world of business and managing her family’s business and legal affairs, Priti was inspired by her daughter’s progress at Kangaroo Kids, Bombay and decided to take the concept to Kanpur, which was formerly known as Manchester of India.

Making significant investments in developing the concept through coaching parents and developing teachers alike whilst also capturing the imagination of young minds, Priti has cut through the century-old rote-system based education system and championed the highest quality international education in U.P. North India. She went on to expand the franchise developing new buildings, infrastructure and extending the school to two new campuses in Kanpur. Affiliated with Cambridge CAIE, Kangaroo Kids Kanpur, Billabong High schools have come to be regarded as one of the best international schools in North India, U.P. Today, it is also frequented by visiting faculty from some of the leading schools in the world.

Priti has also joined the UCAS and is a part of the Global Career network of UCLA, it is this year that she has initiated the RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labelling, expressing and regulating emotions) Programme in her School in association with Yale & Billabong Kanpur has been declared as an SEL School, integrating Social & emotional intelligence into their School.

Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International School

The school is one of the foremost centres of academic excellence in the country- a reputation due only to its pupil's unrivalled examination results but even more because they enjoy academic inquiry, debate and search for explanation beyond the published syllabus.

In addition, the school enhances students’ intellectual and social development by taking full advantage of many opportunities that are offered in sports, music, drama, debating, community service and other forms of civic engagement. The curriculum is geared towards providing real-world skills to the students. Computational thinking is a skill that empowers and develops confidence among students. The school has also integrated iPad learning while teaching programming that helps in achieving more.

Affiliated with Cambridge CAIE, the school has emerged as one of the finest and reputed schools in North India and the UP region. Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International School brings a paradigm shift in the education sector that changed the perspective of the conventional learning process.

The campus of the school has a distinct set of classrooms with grand open spaces where students can speak their minds through creativity and sharpen the much-needed soft skills for life. The senior school delivers its students an option of a national board choice of CBSE along with an International IGCSE and A levels.

Overcoming Challenges

Priti and the teachers at Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International School solely believe that Education should be inclusive and everyone should excel in academics. A well-researched and precisely planned KKEL curriculum that engages students and leads to outstanding outcomes in learning and VARK system of learning to progress from Lower-order thinking skills to Higher-order thinking. The lessons are mainly based on multiple intelligences to engage the students pro-actively.

The school organizes a series of presentations and workshops with parents and students to discuss issues regarding internet safety, emotional intelligence and dealing with the exam and any other adolescent stress students may be facing. Empowering the weaker and deprived sections of society is everyone’s prime duty as a sensible human being and responsible civilian. The school inspires its students to be committed to society through regular visits to Shishu Bhawan and specially-abled children’s organizations to volunteer and engage.

Awards And Accreditation

Billabong High International School, Kanpur has been recognized by various prestigious organizations. Here are some of the recognitions:

  1. Certificate of Commitment by World Book of Records
  2. Ranked as ‘Number 1’ in Uttar Pradesh and Kanpur by Education World India School Rankings 2020-21
  3. Awarded with International School Award 2018-2021 by the British Council
  4. Awarded as National School Award 2021 for Commendable contribution in changing the Education System in Uttar Pradesh

Mrs Priti Agarwal has also been recognized by the eminent organization for her commendable work in the field of education. She has been awarded as the Education Leader of the year in Educational Leadership Awards 2021, awarded as an outstanding and remarkable contribution to the education sector in the 2021 Global Choice Awards and many more.

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