I wish all parents and friends of Chaman Bhartiya School a Happy New Year! We have now opened the school for the 3rd term of this academic year – the first “normal” year. I sincerely hope that we can keep the school open and that a new wave of Covid-19 will not impose new lockdowns. We do, of course, comply with all regulations from the government, including wearing face-masks.
OPEN HOUSE HELD AT THE CAMPUS
We recently conducted an Open House at the campus. Visiting parents were familiarised with the various facets of our educational approach, curriculum and pedagogy. The parents were taken on a school tour and were able to witness the infrastructure first-hand, gain a comprehensive understanding of our integrated Learning Model, experience our engaging learning spaces such as LEGO® Zones, Innovation lab and more.
CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
On Children’s Day, our enthusiastic facilitators put on some remarkable performances including dance, songs, theatre and more, for our young learners. The event commenced with Director Allan Andersen’s address and was followed by a range of performances from the facilitators. Activities included singing, poetry, sketching, mono-acting and a fashion show to conclude the event. The Children’s Day function provided a platform for facilitators to highlight their commitment towards the students at the school and create long lasting relationships.
We had a fine Coffee Morning session with a good number of parents attending. Thank you so much for showing up. I think it is important for the school’s leadership team and facilitators to meet the parents every now and then to discuss issues that are important for our learners’ academic progress as well as social and emotional development. We will do that again in Term 3.
Education on mental health provides necessary awareness and resources for students. Additionally, it can promote efforts for treatment and recovery. Over the last two years, most schools have been conducting classes with a hybrid model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only does it change the way a child learns and stores information, but it also has an effect on the child’s interaction with teachers and peers on a personal level. Therefore, the process of adapting and adjusting to this new way of learning and engaging has had a considerable impact on the mental health of students.
Our Head of Pedagogy and Professional Development, Sandhya Gatti was featured in the Education Times. Speaking on student mental health issues, Sandhya said that it is vital to train teachers at identifying symptoms and empower them with the skills and knowledge to approach each learner’s mental health requirements better.
Our Director and Principal Allan Andersen recently wrote an article for the Times of India on the topic ‘The need for open learning spaces to foster creativity & innovation’. He spoke about the importance of inculcating qualities such as creativity and leadership among students and emphasised on shifting to modern, open, student-centric learning spaces. He has proposed ways to create an environment for students to express themselves and feel confident.