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Book Reading Event of “Mottainai Granma” series


A team of 18 students & the Japanese language teachers, Mrs. Jain & Mrs. Tiwari participated in the "Book reading event of Mottainai Granma” series on 16th March 2017 at National Bal Bhavan, Delhi. It is a part of Japan-India Cultural Event in the field of literature for kids, organized by Embassy of Japan, JICA & Kodansha publishers, Japan. The series were written by a Japanese writer, Ms Mariko Shinju, and published by Kodansha in Japan. In India, National Book Trust publishes the series in Hindi.

The concept of “Mottainai” is an all- encompassing Japanese term for the four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Respect. It facilitates the promotion of Swachh Bharat.

The main attraction of the event was the presentation of two stories from “Mottainai Granma” series by Dr. Varsha Das, a famous writer. She explained the meaning of mottainai in true sense by her presentation. The students also got the opportunity to draw their ideas about four Rs.

The students enjoyed the event & they were motivated enough not only to adopt the spirit of “Mottainai” in their lifestyles but will share it with their family members & friends as well.



    Grandparents’ Day Report
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    Grandparents’ Day Report

    “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life, and most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani (American lawyer, businessman and public speaker)

    The primary wing of ‘The Arwachin International School’ celebrated “Grandparents’ Day” to express their respect and gratitude and highlight the importance of having grandparents in their lives. A child needs a grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. The vital role that our grandparents play in our lives is unmatched.

    Arwachinians put up an amazing show, tailored to their grandparent’s likes and interests. The event began with Saraswati Vandana and a Ganesh stuti dance, for every good deed should begin with praising the Almighty and asking Him for His blessing and guidance.

    In the two hour event our dedicated children put up programmes that their grandparents would like so that they enjoyed the day that was solely for them.  Their programs varied from Indian to western music event to various dance programs wherein the students danced to old classical songs to different state folk dances. The students also put up a play highlighting the message that all of us should live together and despite our differences try to respect and understand the other.  

    Mr. J. P. Sharma, English teacher of Commercial Sr. Sec. School, Darya Ganj and a retired Principal of Anglo Sanskrit School, Darya Ganj, graced the occasion as our chief guest. Ms. Kanako Seo, Board member of Volunteer Group at the Japanese Association and teaches Japanese language at the Blind Relief Association and Mr. Tasuku Seo, works at the Embassy of Japan in the Culture and Information Section, were the guests of honour. Respected Mr. Arun Sharma, our director and our beloved Principal, Mrs. Gracy Peter also honored us with their presence. 

    Mr. J. P. Sharma was overwhelmed to see the performances of the children. He highlighted the importance of values in a child’s life. Ms. Kanako Seo, expressed her joy to be amongst us and pointed out that in Japan, families are mostly nuclear and was hence impressed with the play that was all about our joint family and living together as a unit.

    Mr. Sharma, our Director, enlightened the audience with his words of wisdom. He stressed upon the fact, that our grandparents play an important role in the shaping of a child’s character. Mrs. Grover proposed a vote of thanks to all present and appreciated the hard work done by the students and the teachers.

    The program was concluded with the singing of the National Anthem. It was a program that was designed to express our gratitude to the most important people who are often forgotten… Hope we were successful and are able to continue this venture in the future also.



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      A workshop was conducted at Arwachin International School, Dilshad Garden by Ms. Ritu Bawa from Jolly Phonics. It has been developed by Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernhamprimary/ elementary teachers, England.

       The workshop began with the introduction of the ‘Synthetic Phonics and the Analytical Phonics.’ The workshop was an eye opener as it revealed that a small child can be taught to read without even first introducing all the 26 letters to him/ her in the conventional manner.

      Ms Bawa talked of the Phonic Stages:   

      ·        Learning the letter sounds

      ·        Learning letter formation

      ·        Blending

      ·        Identifying sounds in words

      ·        Spelling the tricky words

      In Jolly Phonics, the 42 main sounds of English are taught, not just the alphabet. The sounds are divided in seven groups, i.e;

      Group 1:        s,a,t,i,p,n

      Group 2:        ck, e,h,r,m,d

      Group 3:         g,o,u,l,f,b

      Group 4:         ai,j,aaq,ie,ee,or

      Group 5:         z,w,ng,v,oo,OO

      Group 6:         y, x, ch,sh,th,th

      Group 7:          qu,ou,oi,ue,er,ar

      According to Jolly Phonics, once a child has begun to learn the letter sounds, he/she will be able to pick them out in words very easily and then they can quickly and smoothly move on to try and read the whole word/s through blending. The workshop was a great experience into the world of teaching and learning that brought us abreast to the advanced and more enhanced form of effective teaching.

      We thank our respected Principal and the management for allowing us to attend a workshop of this merit.

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