Ms. Yasmin Contractor, has been the Principal of Summer Fields School since 2006 and has over 22 years of experience as a Principal. A highly motivated educationist, Ms. Contractor was the Secretary and later the Chairperson of GPSC. Her contribution in both the capacities has been noteworthy. Ms. Yasmin Contractor was the Convenor of GPS Conference 2015 and Chaired two GPSC Conferences. She was also the Speaker in two GPSC Conferences. As one of the resource person of Values Education Teachers’ Manual, she conducted training programmes for Values Education in DAV Group of Schools, Rabindranath World School, K.V. Arjan Garh and in DPS Mathura Road besides being a speaker at the NPSC Conference. Ms. Yasmin Contractor has conducted various training programmes for the teachers and students on varied topics including Career guidance. She has been on the panel of NDTV-‘The Big Fight’ and has been a panellist in several education summits. Formerly Secretary of INTACH, she is deeply interested in preservation of cultural Heritage. She has been awarded for her contribution in the field of education and for conservation of preserving cultural of heritage and environment. Recently her article on ‘Thinking Classroom’ was published in the ‘Teachers Magazine.
A pioneer among the premier schools of Gurgaon, Summer Fields School was founded in 1987 under the aegis of the DLF Management. It is an ISO 9001 – 2000 and an ISO 14001 – 2004 certified All India CBSE-affiliated, English-medium school that has been continually ranked among the top 100 schools of India. Summer Fields is also an active member of the Gurgaon Progressive Schools Council (GPSC) furthering its goal of improving the teaching-learning process. The school is a self-sufficient unit, with airy classrooms, well-equipped libraries, separate activity rooms and play areas for sports activities. Well-equipped Science, Mathematics, Social Science and Computer laboratories, A.V. rooms, a seminar room, an auditorium and a Resource Centre also cater to the needs of the students. Furthermore, technological advancements such as TABs and smart classes have been incorporated in everyday teaching. ERP Solutions have helped in the administration and the smooth running of the school. Safety and security of all is maintained with the help of CCTV cameras. Having lady attendants in the buses is another step in this direction. A highly motivated and dedicated faculty is always on hand to guide the students to bring out their full potential. An Intensive Study Programme, organized yearly for the benefit of the underachievers, has borne fruit repeatedly with outstanding results being achieved in the Board Examinations. The school’s standing has been enhanced further by its alumni making a name for themselves in diverse fields. Apart from a strong base in academics, the school is equally adept at winning laurels in a variety of extra-curricular activities, sports and at Inter-school competitions. Active participation in the numerous functions, Clubs, workshops and educational excursions instils in Summerites a sense of patriotism and responsibility towards the environment and the underprivileged, besides boosting their confidence. ‘Service before Self’ is a motto they live by. Teacher Training Programmes are a part and parcel of keeping the teachers up to date with the latest developments and policies in the sphere of education. Additionally, counselling sessions by the Principal, Mrs. Yasmin Contractor, and the school counsellor aid in the character-building and the psychological welfare of the Summerites. Summer Fields School has created a niche for itself on the national platform and continues on this path to excellence.