About The Principal

Mr. Ivan Smith, Principal of Columbia Global School is a post graduate in Commerce and English Literature with a Bachelors degree in Education (B. Ed) from the Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. He brings in a rich experience of over 17 years in the field of Education. He has worked in a residential school at Panchgani in Satara District of Maharashtra. Thereafter he worked for 9 years at The Jain International School, Bilaspur in various capacities as Head of the English Dept\arment, Co-ordinator (Senior School), Vice Principal before leaving in 2015 as the Officiating Principal of the school. He was also part of Pearson Schools, Bengaluru handling their project at Vicon School, Raipur for a brief period of time before joining The Columbia Global School.

Mr. Ivan Smith


Principals Message

I am proud to be at the helm of the Columbia Global School managed by the Columbia Group of Institutions, having a rich legacy of over 14 years in the field of higher education. With a clear vision of imparting quality education in a fun filled and activity based manner, where sports is an integral part of learning and other co-curricular activities are also given equal emphasis, I am sure that we at Columbia Global School will be able to ensure the all-round and holistic development of a child.

Each child is unique, and we strive to tap this uniqueness and nurture the individualism and creativity while ensuring that he does not miss out on anything else which may help ease his life in future. We aim to not just impart knowledge to the students, but also to inculcate in them - wisdom, compassion and a humanitarian spirit. We want a multi-cultural student population; hence we teach children the importance of tolerance and respecting each other’s individuality. Discipline, values and integrity are the very foundation of this school.

The spacious and well ventilated classrooms, high–tech laboratories in the form of Robotics, Maths, Science, Computer and Language labs with a well-stocked library, Music, Dance and Art & Craft Studios, an activity room for the pre primary kids and open playgrounds with a Science & Traffic park will surely make school an enjoyable place for a child.

Today the traditional ‘Chalk and talk” method of teaching will not be able to satisfy the hunger and desire of a child for knowledge and it does not interest them. Today with the vast pool of resources easily available to a child, teaching has become even more challenging for a teacher.

At Columbia Global School, we want each child to experience learning and have a hands-on experience of learning where he can question and think out – of – the box. We want that a child apply his learning to everyday life. Then only will he understand the utility of what he learnt and the child will be satisfied and active in learning. Then only will the knowledge he acquired, be fruitful.

We are confident that this school is the best place for your child. We welcome active interest and involvement of parents in the progress and activities of your child. We look forward to your continuous support.

Welcome to the land of “Happy Learning”.