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Preparing Young Minds

Recent activities started at GIS


Road Safety at Its Best

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Road safety week was celebrated at GIS with the great joy and enthusiasm. Students were encouraged to follow simple road safety measures as a mandate.

During the whole week celebration , variety of educational play cards, safety posters, safety videos etc. related to the road safety were shared with children. The aim of this campaign was to emphasize and accentuate people about the need of safe roads travel by applying just simple rules.

A demonstration of walking on Zebra Crossing, Holder Elders hands , walking on footpath etc, though simple but very important safety rules was done to help them understand from the core,

  • The aim of celebrating the road safety week is to promote the road safety measures in the community, schools, on roads and etc.
  • To encourage all the travelers to follow the traffic rules and wear helmets and seat belts while driving.
  • To aware the people about the speed limit of the vehicles to prevent road accidents.
  • To maintain the speed and required distance from other vehicles
  • To aware people that we should not drive when tired and do not use phones or radios while driving.

In addition to Road & its Safety measure, GIS took opportunity to display various modes of Transportation to help students of Pre-Primary understand transportation as a topic in generalDisplay of Land, Water & Air Transportation was done with toy representing each arena and children were explained in detail.

Wild Life And Wild Fun

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Wildlife Week is celebrated all over the country in the month of October from 2nd to 8th October every year with the view to preserve the fauna means the animal life of the India. It was first started with the great vision of saving the life of the Indian animals and to improve the awareness as well as the consciousness of the Indian people towards the wildlife preservation.

At GIS, we wish to educate the students of Pre-Primary as well about wild animals and its life through a representation. For this we had our little Students come dressed up in any wild animal like Tiger, Lion, Elephant etc. We created a jungle environment with a corner that looked exactly like its original habitat the green Jungle with a Den, A Lake, Natural Flora and Fauna. The wild animal of GIS crawled, jumped and roared just like a real one. Its was just awesome to see all our students absolutely have control of their animal characters.

In addition to this we also took our students from Class 1-7 grade for a educational trip to the Zoo and helped them explore the wild life themselves. It was great fun to see all the animal, birds, reptiles in real and it was definitely a memorable trip.

HEALTHY STUDENTS HEALTHY SCHOOL

GAURS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL celebrated Every Kid Healthy Week. Implementation of wellness initiatives to promote and reinforce healthy eating, physical activity, nutrition education and physical education in order to increase student achievement was the ultimate goal of this celebration. It was a weeklong celebration, along with the participation of family members of the students. Healthy kid has a healthy mind, healthy eating and physical activity improves and increases to create healthier environments, so that they can develop lifelong healthy habits and succeed academically, was the ultimate goal of this initiative. THERE WERE SEVERAL EVENTS ORGANISED TO MARK THIS OSCASSION:

  1. 1. YOGA & AEROBICS SESSIONS: Benefits of YOGA & AEROBICS for students can be manifold. Yoga makes students limber and flexible; helping them remain fit. Yoga not only increases concentration but plays an important ingredient for further academic success. At GAURS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL YOGA will now be way of life . Every Friday the students will practice YOGA from 8.00 TO 8.20 in the morning, within the school PREMISES UNDER EXPERT SUPERVISION thought the year. Even parents ENGAGED themselves in YOGA & AEROBICS SESSIONS ORGANISED BY THE SCHOOL and were overwhelmed.
  2. 2. MASTERCHEF STUDENTS: Health and nutritious food has a great importance for growing children .To initiate this among kids at GIS, cooking without fire challenge was organized. The whole idea behind this was to inclined kids towards healthy eating habits. Children displayed their culinary art with ease. Healthy and tasty recipes were prepared and displayed which were liked by parents, teachers, and kids themselves.
  3. 3. MASTER CHEF FAMILY: Today, fewer and fewer schools teach life skills and value education. Cooking together is beneficial in many ways. Research shows that involving kids in family meals help to foster family togetherness, prevent behavior problems, and leads to better results for children in school. A motivated family is a successful family and research suggests a more healthy family. Master chef family challenge at GIS provided a great platform for students along with their family to imbibe the bonding of togetherness.
  4. 4. HEALTHY TIPS GIVEN BY STUDENTS: All sections at the school initiated healthy food verses junk food challenge. Kids from each section displayed their own ways to avoid them. Grade four presented a skit on healthy food verses junk food habits & their benefits and harm through a powerful and engaging performance which was applauded both by parents and students. The Health week involved providing detailed and thorough training to the children with the aid of Professional nutritionist.
The spirit of Yoga , importance of proper diet , Benefits of healthy diet and significance of Namaskara, various asana and soulful cleaning, pranayama, deep meditation, were the focus of the activities of the week. A huge number of healthy recipes has emerged throughout the week which we will be sharing further.

YOGA

The ancient practice of yoga offers a multitude of benefits to modern-day students at almost every grade level. Yoga's combination of breath and movement can help alleviate social and academic stress, clear the mind and soothe cramped bodies jammed into desks and hunched over computers. The benefits of yoga for students can be manifold. Yoga makes students limber and flexible, helping them remain fit. Some particular asana like sun salutations or surya namaskars increase the blood flow to the brain, helping the brain to function better. Regularly practicing poses also helps students to concentrate better and train the body to do things unconsciously.
AT GAURS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL YOGA WILL NOW BE WAY OF LIFE. EVERY FRIDAY THE STUDENTS WILL PRACTICE YOGA FROM 8.00 TO 8.20 IN THE MORNING WITHIN THE SCHOOL PREMISES UNDER EXPERT SUPERVISION.
Starting yoga as a student will help a lot in the long run. It will build stamina,increase STUDENTS ability to remember and concentrate. SO LETS ENCOURAGE OUR WARDS TO BUILD A FIT AND HEALTHY FUTURE.

Newspaper in Education

At GIS every student , every day is given HT student Edition for enhancing English and current affair. Reading a daily newspaper is now considered to be an essential activity for development. At different academic levels it will be a matter of value to students for enhancing vocabulary and G.K. Thus the importance of newspaper has been increased greatly in the field of education. Students learn best when they are motivated. AT GAURS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL we are determined to inculcate this habit. STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH A SPECIAL STUDENT EDITION OF HINDUSTAN TIMES TO IMBIBE THE HABIT OF READING NEWSPAPER ON DAILY BASIS to sharpen their skills. Newspapers are providing some of the best motivational and timely resources. With today’s emphasis on resource-based instruction, teachers around the world are using newspapers to supplement textbooks and provide relevant resources in reading, writing, math’s, science, History, English,& G.K. One can sharpen one’s communication skills, i.e. reading and writing. By reading newspapers regularly at an appointed time reading and comprehension abilities get enhanced. The more student’s reads, new words and expressions reveal their meaning to the reader’s mind. Automatically the vocabulary gets enriched and the language becomes richer, fluent and more expressive. On the other hand it will also help the students to keep in pace with current affairs as it will be largely required at all levels.
Newspapers are a treasure trove of information for students preparing for competitions and contests. Knowledge coupled with good expression sets the stage for success in any examination. SO LET’S JOIN HAND TOGETHER AND MOTIVATE OUR YOUNG ONES TOWARDS THIS HABIT. To sum up reading newspapers regularly is an extremely gainful activity for the students. It a treasure trove that renews its wealth every day.


REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

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THAT’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT GAURS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL "In this day and age, if we’re not bringing the lens of sustainability to the curriculum, we’re at risk for educating for un-sustainability." Sustainability is at the core of school culture at GIS . Students recycle , compost and plant trees. They operate in a controlled environmental system that allows kids to learn the importance of environment.

Earth Day celebrations at GIS was not only marked for a day, but it was a weeklong festivity that allowed the students to plant trees, both green and fruit plants in and around their school. Reuse and reduce was also preached and practiced during this period, which has become part of daily life at GIS. Each grade had their initiative for green and clean Earth.

"PRAKRITI CLUB" was formed further and students participated with enthusiasm. The idea behind this club will remain in the core of the school, as Earth Day celebrations merely not happen just for a day, but it becomes part of the daily life of students at GIS.

The Earth day event had galvanized more students than any other event. It displayed that more than ever students care and they are concerned about global healing and environmental issues. The whole school was filled with heart-warming and ecologically poignant artworks and displays done by students of various ages over the entire week to mark the occasion.

Students at GIS celebrated the entire week with energized eco-activities. Students used tyres ,trash bottles and other waste materials to prepare dustbins, pots to plant , and many more further to add on. Tree plantation drive was organised. Children learned the importance of preserving planet Earth.

At GIS SAVE EARTH and GO GREEN is part of the life. Gaur city it has been initiated as well. Gaursons has initiated this drive. Rain water harvesting is already in practice, and the waste water of sewage is treated and used further to water trees and plants here. At Gaur City a huge recycling plant is operational. In and around because of this best practice we find the area to be clean and garbage free. Household garbage is turned into manure.

The day Is not far when GIS and the areas adjacent to this will be one of the most prominent areas to be marked as GREEN AREA on the maps. The pupils are motivated all to keep the planet beautiful as ever. Students have pledge for, Planting, gardening, reuse, recycle and create awareness for green and clean environment.

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Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom
Gaurs International School aims at new and innovative teaching methodologies for children. The focus is to holistically guide and support children to learn, grow and thrive. One of the teaching methods adopted is the Montessori Method of teaching the young minds and also building their Gross and Fine Motor skills.

Below are few Montessori aids used by GIS to focus on teaching but with fun:

Wooden Puzzles:
Puzzles are an important educational learning tool for toddlers and young children as they provide many skills and mental learning benefits and opportunities.

Puzzles come in a whole range of themes and topics such as alphabet letters, shapes, vegetables, numbers, pets, transport and colours. It increases their visual spacial awareness and develops a deeper understanding of these themes and topics.

At GIS we want to achieve learning groups that understand these strategies at a very young age. We wish to teach our children very important skills like problem solving, reasoning, decision making, finding solutions etc. which they can use later in their personal/adult life.

Puzzles are a fun way for children to develop and refine their fine motor skills.

At GIS we believe that Puzzles are a great educational tool to enhance and promote cooperative play. As kids work together to complete a puzzle, they will discuss where a piece should go and why, take turns and share which promotes the joy of sharing and finishing the puzzle.

Easel Boards:
An Easel board that is specifically designed for children allows little ones to paint, draw, and play at a comfortable height, giving them the freedom to express themselves in a healthy environment.

At GIS, Easel boards are being used so that it can offer a large inviting space for the child to express his or her creativity, and we prepare them for the next level of writing. Making them eligible to hold pencils and work with precision. The eye level perspective is similar to how children see the world and allows them to capture their worldview more easily. Aside from the cognitive advantages, working with an easel aids the development of the muscles used for writing. This type of exercise improves children's motor skills and prepares them for more detailed tasks that require more control.

Puppets:
Hand Puppet play helps young children to develop creative skills by using their own imagination. Children are often fascinated by puppets and interact strongly with them, which lead to an overcoming of shyness and fear and greater use of speech. It is through imaginative play that children come to understand the differences between fantasy and reality.

At GIS, with the use of hand puppets we inculcate reading skills where children can write their own stories or adapt one of their favourite books into a play, storytelling through puppets helps build their oratory skills and confidence in public speaking.

Abacus:
Abacus has this tendency to design the model for the good development of a child’s brain. The study has shown that the children who have used Abacus in their past are enabled to perform arithmetical calculations more quickly and comfortably when they are grown-ups.

At Gaurs International School we introduce mathematical concepts through Abacus. Abacus enables in developing the fine motor skills of the child, aids in counting, colour & shape recognition. As the toddler goes up the learning curve, Abacus becomes a boon in doing simple arithmetical functions, especially with multiplication and placing of values. Children learn to love mathematics, their concepts and enjoy it overall.

Beading for Children:
Developing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, patience, concentration etc. are very imperative at the early age of learning. To place each of this attribute as a working example for the little minds the technique of beading is used.

At Gaurs International School we focus to build the inner focus of the child with minute details by adopting this very important learning method.

Many components of making a beaded craft increases strength and coordination in the small hand and finger muscles. Various sizes of beads promote different grasps. Larger beads often enhance the development of gross motor muscles that helps them in holding of large pencil or marker. Smaller beads encourage children to use their pincer grasp, thus strengthening the small muscles of their hands.

Dressing Frame (Button and Unbutton):
GIS as school believes in making independent and confident individuals who are self-maintained in very manner. We adopt teaching methods that help a child learn how to unbutton and button themselves. Acquiring coordination of movement. Pulling button through the button hole and how to place the frame so the buttonhole is on the right and start with the top button to work your way down. Tying of shoe laces, bucking the shoe are some more examples to it.

Circle, Rectangle & Triangle Tower-
This methodology enhances recognition of basic shapes, big and small size identification, counting, colour concepts and placement in correlation to each other.
This method of Montessori is very important for the fine motor skill that aids in strengthening the hand-finger muscles and teaches balancing of objects.

Clay:
Used for development of gross motor skills, children enjoy making different types of objects out of it like flower, shapes, birds, tree, ball etc.

Children learn to shape their imagination through clay which help them become dreamers and very creative in nature.

Colours associated with clay make this learning even more exciting for the children. Here at GIS we look forward to nurture such creative skills and bring it to a stage of excellence.

Blocks and Bricks:
This method is very educative, develops creativity, improves retention power, increases concentration and is easy to understand.

At GIS, we ensure that blocks and bricks help learn building methodologies in young minds. Children tend to become very creative while joining the blocks and act as future engineers.

Jodo Cubes:
The Jodo blocks set (also known as Jodo cubes) are an extremely versatile tool for developing mathematics concepts in the little ones. Jodo blocks are very well used for early learning of young minds in introducing tens and one’s concept, multiplication, odd and even numbers.

Rainbow Colourman-
Consist of 7 colours very easy to learn with the help of word VIBGYOR
V- violet, I – indigo, B- blue etc.
Rainbow colours are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, Red.

At GIS, we believe that every child has a very close connection to nature and its lovely colours. This concept helps build colour identification and concatenates the child to nature and their basic/primary colours.

Sandpaper letters and numbers:
Sandpaper letters and numbers help the child to learn the shapes, formation and right way to form the letters by feel. The purpose of Sandpaper letters is to help a child identify the sounds represented in graphic form and to teach a child the correct writing direction of the letter shapes.

As the young tots are still in their tactile stage of development, Sandpaper Letters are an integral multi-sensory learning tool because they are specially designed to integrate letter and phonetic recognition by touch, sight, and sound.

At Gaurs International School, Sandpaper Letters are usually the best in the Montessori material introduced to children that require them to associate a phonetic sound with its written symbol. It is an important stepping stone that lays the groundwork for reading and writing efficiency.

The teaching of the sounds and letters is through a multi-sensory approach. The child will hear the sound, see its representation in the form of a letter, and feel the way it is written as the child feels the letter with his fingers. Since a motor pattern should be learned correctly the first time, it is very important that the child traces properly the formed letters after which we introduce the letters through verbal clues which helps them develop a good pattern for handwriting.

In total the above mentioned are the teaching methods that ignite the power of thinking and learning in young minds.

Excellence in education, education for life and all round development of an individual is the philosophy of our school.

CCE helps in improving student’s performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular time intervals right from the beginning of the academic session and employing suitable remedial measures for enhancing their learning performance. Giving them a chance for formative and summative assessment. A tool that fundamentally helps to bring Quality in the system.

We are all interested in quality in education. The future of our country and the world depends on our children receiving the best instruction. Continuous means regular assessments, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measures, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation, etc. Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development - with both these aspects of the evaluation process being assessed through Formative and Summative Assessments.

CCE has clearly slated areas like Scholastic and co-scholastic. The teacher is expected to grade and also give descriptive indicators for Work experience, Art education, Physical education, Activity, Creativity, Scientific temperament, Performing arts, Life skills, attitudes and values. Also to judge critical, social and emotional skills.

This is not easy and indeed a big challenge. Only a little while ago, CBSE announced the onscreen marking system or OMS for a section of its Class XII answer scripts. It was stated that OMS improves the accuracy and efficiency of marking remarkably. Today we have the various facets of an individual to be evaluated, graded and then reported. The system has turned a new leaf by adding terms like percentile (International testing) instead of percentage. But a lot needs to be done in order to adapt and adopt the system fully.

Our ancient education system had Gurukuls. The responsibility for an all-round development of the pupil lay on the guru. The guru, therefore, was very mindful of his pupil's every disposition and activity. There were proper facilities for education, sadhana, living and food.

The ancient tradition of the gurukul has today become a necessity to harness the potential of a team made of student and teacher.

Children have a right to education - quality education. Quality education includes:

  • Learners who are healthy, well-nourished and ready to participate and learn, and supported in learning by their families and communities;
  • Environments that are healthy, safe, protective and gender-sensitive, and provide adequate resources and facilities;
  • Content that is reflected in relevant curricula and materials for the acquisition of basic skills, in the areas of literacy, numeracy and skills for life, and knowledge in such areas as gender, health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS prevention and peace.
  • Processes through which trained teachers use child-centred teaching approaches in well-managed classrooms and schools and skilful assessment to facilitate learning and reduce disparities.
  • Outcomes that encompass knowledge, skills and attitudes, and are linked to national goals for education and positive participation in society.
This definition allows for an understanding of education as a complex system embedded in a political, cultural and economic context.

“The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”- Alvin Toffler.

Learning, unlearning and relearning ought to be the motto and guiding principle for everyone. Modern literacy is the skill of filtering; being able to decide what is important, nourishing, valuable, and useful and learning to ignore that which isn't. In Japan the practice of "beginner's mind" is one the essential piece of wisdom and reason for overall quality produced by the country. The breakthrough realizations or ideas emerge after the initial learning has been given and everyone is free to explore what better ideas or solutions might be hiding out in the recesses of their minds.

Stake holders in Schools are Management, Principal, Teachers, Students and Parents. In true sense, School stakeholders are not only the school board, parents, staff, and students, but also local business owners, community groups and leaders, professional organizations, potential enrollments, youth organizations, the faith community, media, etc. Anyone who affects or is affected by the school's actions is a stake holder. This itself suggests the wide audience and scope a School has.