About Our Principal

Warm Greetings from Sunrise English Private School

To begin with, let me quote the words of Henry David Thoreau, who said “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

In Sunrise School this is what we instill in the hearts and minds of children. We encourage each one of them to dream; weave and interlace beautiful patterns of dreams and aspiration that would undoubtedly meet with success. Undeniably, dreams are closely associated with success and are like anchors that hold us on the path of success. When you dream something, especially your goal, you find yourself closer to your aim, and thus you strive for it even harder.

Apparently in this un-paralleled educational institution, we encourage our children to dream, aspire and strive to seek triumph. Thus we embark each one of them on the vehicle of education and steer them through a cheerful and pleasant journey of teaching and learning. All throughout the expedition, we guide and pastor them with tender care and affection until they disembark at their destination of accomplishment.

Nevertheless to mention, teaching and learning and churning out academic results are not only our dictum. In addition to encouraging our students to reach their academic potential, we also inculcate in them the virtues of sustainability, morality, and values. We continuously encourage students to develop the values and abilities they need to live meaningful lives as both individuals and members of the global community. To do this, we offer a supportive environment and help them hone their talents using a customized strategy combining the two educational schemas viz. scholastic and co-scholastic. Our pedagogical realm offers a cherishing and reassuring environment that supports each student’s personal development. By flawlessly and impeccably integrating technology into the curriculum, we augment this by offering learners enough exposure to the 21st century competencies of communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skill.

Furthermore, the holistic curriculum at Sunrise English Private School incorporates service to society, life skills instruction, experiential learning, and value-based education. The extremely competent faculty makes a conscious effort to give every student the opportunity to excel and achieve their fullest potential. The instructional strategies used at SEPS are well-researched and specifically designed to accommodate the needs of our learners. With the ultimate aim of scaling the ladder of excellence, we move hand in hand with our parents, whose constructive partnership and support is an inevitable ingredient that goes in accomplishing an all-round holistic education.

We are very grateful to our parents for their sincere involvement and support in all the accomplishments of the school. Indisputably it has to be mentioned, without a collaborative cooperation between the school and home, offering an all-inclusive education for our students would remain an unreachable chase after the wind; worthless and futile. For this reason, the entire community at Sunrise thanks each and every parent and our well-wishers for helping us steal the march over many other educational institutions and continue maintaining our mark of distinction. Consequently, this uniqueness makes us focused and enables us to stay tuned as one of the leading pioneers imparting knowledge and kindling the torch of wisdom in the hearts of the progeny.

Significantly I would like to delve deep into the need of respecting a child’s inborn trait of curiosity and inquiry. We can’t always know what’s behind a child’s question. But if we let a child know we respect the question, we’re letting that child know that we respect him and that would be a powerful way to inspire him and to make him feel that he is cared. This should be a cardinal virtue of each and every teacher and the basic tenet that makes him a quintessence to his students. At SEPS this proactive involvement is well maintained.

Each crew of Sunrise School realize the fact that they leave behind them a trail of footprints in the sands of time; tracks that would obviously inspire and motivate their students. This no doubt would groom each and every student with a cutting edge to thrive in a world beckoning them with its infinite and unending opportunities. Extracurricular activities are viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education because they give students the chance to apply their academic knowledge in a practical setting and serve as a means of reinforcing classroom lessons. Co-curricular activities are planned and carried out at Sunrise School in a way that enables the children to discover their hidden abilities, increase their self-confidence, channel their energy productively, and enable them to imbue positivity in their attitude and personality.

Celebration of various festivals, the commemoration of significant events and national holiday days in schools imprint religious tolerance, respect for those who practice other faiths, awareness of various political and social issues, and a deeper understanding of Indian culture and our illustrious past. In short, our pupils are instilled with a sense of cohesion, consensus and harmony. Our students will not only brighten their future but also contribute to a better world by having an enlightened mind, a kind heart, and a strong character.

Explicitly may I connect with the words of Henry David Thoreau, who said, “Confident dreaming and endeavoring is a vital constituent to achieve success.” As the Principal of this unmatched educational institution and a forerunner in the field of facilitating the posterity, I appeal each student to dream; ignite your dreams and set colors to them; weave plumes to your dreams and entwine them with your diligence and commitment. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for, go forward and make your dreams come true. With these words let me take leave thanking you all once again and wishing each and every one the very best in all your ventures.

Thanks and Regards,
Dr.Thakur .S.Mulchandani,
School Director/Principal,
Sunrise English Private School,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
President- UAE Sahodaya Schools Complex.


Leadership & Management

Budget & Fiscal Administration, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Development and Implementation, Operations Oversight

Program Design and Implementation, Evaluation and Assessment

Education Leadership

Staff Evaluation, Data-Driven Decision-Making

Performance Metrics & Measures, Team Leadership

Relationship Management, Public Outreach

Community Relations.

Examination Roles

  • Maharashtra State Board: Examiner for 9 years, Moderator for 7 years, and Chief Moderator for 1 year in Geometry.

Teaching Experience

  • Ryan Group of Schools, Mumbai: 16 years
  • Rahul Group of Schools: 5 years

Leadership and Achievements

Demonstrated strong leadership acumen in previous designations. Encouraged focus on academic achievement and instructional excellence. Implemented strategies that increased graduation percentages. Provided comprehensive support and guidance to students for post-secondary plans, enhancing preparedness with robust resources and insights.

Addressed educational issues, directed professional development, and increased instructional focus with staff through feedback and evaluation. Currently serving as School Director/Principal at Sunrise School, Abu Dhabi, UAE, since 2013.

I aim to build and sustain reciprocal family and community partnerships and leverage those partnerships to cultivate inclusive, caring, and culturally responsive school communities. Developing trust and creating a sense of transparency and shared purpose with parents, staff, community members, and students is also one of my prime objectives, as it provides opportunities for continual learning and growth.

One of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them.

I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong, and dedicated individuals who are excited about working with children. In our competitive society, it is important for students to not only receive a solid education but to work with someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. I am such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.

As an Educational Facilitator

I also intend to offer professional development opportunities and support services to teachers, as well as create an environment where teachers are able to experiment and innovate. As a visionary, I intend to provide momentum and direction not only for school leaders but for each and every member of the community of schools.

Basically, as a teacher at heart; a teacher of my students, my children, I believe success is achieved when a leader generates inspiration, motivation, and excitement among students, and that is exactly what I, as a Principal, would do, for I strongly believe true learning goes far beyond a curriculum. With this objective in mind, I have confidence that we can win a better future for our posterity. "Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently."

Current Role

Currently the Chairman of UAE SAHODAYA SCHOOLS COMPLEX since June 2022.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Awarded the prestigious ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Outstanding Principal Award-2017’.
  • Conferred GLOBAL GREEN SCHOOL STEWARDSHIP AWARD -2017 at United Nations, New York, USA on 22nd September, 2017.
  • Nomination by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Department, Government of India for National Awards.
  • Presented with School Excellence awards 2016 by Brain feed among top 25 Indian Schools of the Middle East.
  • Chapter Convener of CBSE Gulf council for 2017-2018.
  • Won Econs Education Summit and award for Flagship School and Green initiatives in New Delhi, India on 23.04.2016.
  • Conferred with “Outstanding School Trophy” and cheque of Rs.10, 000/- by Silver zone foundation, New Delhi, India.

Professional Development

Conducted more than 200 continuous professional development training sessions and Webinars on various topics.