News & Updates

A Sankalan of Witpicks 2020-21

Kalka Public School organised an Inter school competition on 28th July in which students from many reputed schools of Delhi participated. There were different themes based on various subjects in the competition .The theme for Social science in the junior category was 'Discovery of an imaginary Island' in which students were supposed to design a digital brochure depicting island with its unique physiographic features, race,species of flora and fauna etc.Sri Ram of 7A and Yukti Sharma of 8c participated from junior category.
Yukti Sharma of 8C secured the
2nd position in the competition with her sincere efforts and dedication.

    LEARNING DISABILITIES

    Collins learning India organized an online session on 10 July, 2020 on the topic ‘Integrating Children with learning disabilities’. Ms Shabnam Aggarwal was the speaker of the webinar.

    She started the session by sharing her experiences and stated that children with learning disability don’t live in isolation, away from the others rather these children are present in the classroom, in the school and are a part of our society.

    She also asserted that these  children are not identified easily because it is a hidden disability, hence they need constant support of their teachers and parents and stressed that formal assessments of children with learning disability shouldn’t be done before 6-7 years of age. Parent’s cooperation in clinical assessment is a must as an educator can identify the student’s areas of need and determine his strengths and knowledge.

    Parents also need to create a space where the child feels safe and they need to show their trust in their child.  Dr. Hornsby’s early warning signs at school and various strategies to help and support of children with learning disabilities were also discussed during the session.

    It was an informative session for teachers and parents.

      Expressions 2020

      The students of Arwachin International School, with their dedication and presentation, have raised the bar of performance by participating in myriad of events held at ‘Expression 2020’ an online series of competitions, hosted by Mount Abu Public School, Pitampura in the month of July.

      Bhoomi Gaba of class VI-A participated in Skill India where students designed a logo along with the tagline of the skill given on the spot. Akshaj Saklani and Annesha Pal of Class IV-A and IV-C, respectively participated in the Bahart Padhe Online – Debate Competition. The topic for the debate was ‘Is Online Learning In Times Of Covid -19, A Boon’. Akshaj spoke against the topic whereas Annesha spoke in favour of the topic. Reyansh Roy of class 1-C participated in Textile India, where he represented Kolkata and dressed up in an ethnic textile styled dress with ‘Kantha Stitch’, a famous ethnic textile style of Kolkata.

      The participation in ‘Expressions 2020’ motivated the children and boosted their morale. It was a great learning experience for them. Also, it infused in them an infectious enthusiasm and made them come out from the cocoon of fear and boredom. It was a commendable performance on a journey of learning and expression.

        Japanese Language Workshop

        Japanese Language Teachers' Association of India (JALSTA) in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, New Delhi (JFND) organized online workshops on successive Saturdays i.e. 18th July, 25th July and 1st August. The objective of the workshops was to create a pool of apps and resources which all the teachers can use for their classes across schools. The workshops also covered important aspects of the new syllabus proposed by CBSE for all classes from grades 6-12 for the academic session 2020-2021.

         A workshop on QUIZLET- an online platform to make quizzes and games was successfully conducted by Ms. Yuki Hamochi, a JICA volunteer on 18th July. Together, the participant teachers created a pool of resources which each one can use to transform their online classroom into an interactive one, keeping the students meaningfully engaged.

        The workshop on 25th July was conducted by Ms. Mami Imoto, Japanese Language Advisor at the Japan Foundation, New Delhi. Certain aspects of Class 10 syllabus were covered by her which have recently been incorporated for the academic session FY2020-2021. Furthermore, she shared important links and resources for conducting exciting and innovative online sessions for the students.

        The workshop in the series on 1st August was also conducted by Ms. Mami Imoto. She talked about a new online Japanese site “Hirogaru” and how to teach Japanese language by using the same.

        Our Japanese language teachers, Mrs. Vandana Jain and Mrs. Charandeep Kaur attended the workshops.

          fganh v/;kido`Unksa gsrq Hkk”kk esa Kkuo/kZu ds fy, o.kZ&O;oLFkk ij vk/kkfjr ^jpuk lkxj izdk’ku* ds n~okjk T+kwe ¼zoom½ ds ek/;e ls fnukad 25 tqykbZ 2020 jfookj dks ,d osfcukj dk vk;kstu fd;k x;kA bl osfcukj dk lapkyu MkW jfo izdk’k xqIrk th ds n~okjk fd;k x;k ftlesa vokZphu baVjus’kuy fon~;ky; ds fganh foHkkx dh v/;kfidk,¡ Jherh iwue oekZ] Jherh xkf;=h dqekj] Jherh ‘khry ;kno] Jherh vfurk iafMr] Jherh eqDrk rksej vkSj dqekjh iwue c=k lfEefyr gqbZaA izLrqr osfcukj esa MkW jfo izdk’k xqIrk th us fganh o.kZekyk ds o.kksZa dk Øe’k% mPpkj.k] mPpkj.k LFkku] /ofu vkSj o.kZ O;oLFkk dk lw{erk ls o.kZu fd;kA vuqLokj] vuqukfld o _ dh leLr vo/kkj.kkvksa dk O;ofLFkr rjhds ls foospu fd;kA fganh Hkk”kk esa iz;ksx fd, tkus okys vU; Hkk”kkvksa ds ‘kCnksa ds iz;ksx o muds mfpr mPpkj.k ds fo”k; esa Hkh Kku iznku fd;k x;kA

          ;g osfcukj v/;kidksa ds fy, ykHkizn] jkspd rFkk Kkuo/kZd FkkA 

            CBSE Online Training

            On 24th July 2020, a  Hindi teacher of Arwachin International School, Dr. Anita Pandit attended an online teachers training program organized by CBSE, Dehradoon titled “Hindi bhasha ke ‘Gadya’ ‘Padya’ ‘Vyakarn’ ka shikshan”. The spokesperson of the session was Dr.Madan Singh Rawat.
            The significant points shared in the session were:

            • Speaking skills of the students should be dynamic and there must be a variation in style, Tone, Voice, Approach …Depending on the situation and timing.
            • He mentioned some important points as to how we can aide to improve the writing skill of the students.
            •  He also threw light upon how we could develop originality and creativity in writing and use words effectively.

             

            The session was very informative and gave a wide insight of all the four language skills.

              Managing Virtual Classes

               Centre of Excellence, CBSE, Chandigarh organized an online training session for the teachers on 21st July 2020 on Managing Virtual Classes’

              It was attended by Dr. Anita Pandit along with 90 other teachers across the country. The resource person of the session was Dr. Yogesh Gambhir who is an innovative administrator

              The main aim of this session was to make the transition from face to face to online teaching as effective as possible through virtual classes..

              Mr.Gambhir was very precise and straightforward while conducting the seminar. He explained all the virtual class management skill via the alphabet series.

              One letter, one method to improve the teaching-learning process, in this time of pandemic. He was also very interactive .He was answering all the Questions being asked.

              Overall , The session provided very useful and interesting information that we actually required.

                Innovative methods for students to teach Ethics and Integrity Centre of Excellence

                CBSE, East Delhi organized an online training session for the teachers on 15th July 2020 on ‘Ethics & Integrity-Innovative methods for students to teach Ethics and Integrity’. Mrs Surya Laxmi attended the session. The resource person was Mr. Parveen Kumar who is an innovative and a great administrator. He started the session with a quote, “ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS’. He further explained that we live in an age where ‘The end justifies the means’ has become the mantra of far too many adults who are the role models for the children. The following were the takeaways of the session:
                 

                1. The best way to teach ethics and integrity to students is by being their role models. When these values are reinforced in the class and connected with subjects and lessons, the assimilation is better. It strengthens their value system.
                 

                • He beautifully explained about the Compass Advantage, which is a model designed for engaging families, schools and communities in the principles of positive youth development. The Compass Advantage has the following 8 parts like integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, empathy, curiosity, sociability, resilience and self-awareness.

                • Making the students believe in themselves. Then dishonesty and disrespect will no longer make sense to them. Living with integrity becomes a way of life. Thus, all in all, the training was highly beneficial and successful in empowering the teachers with the fact that it’s of utmost importance to uphold ethics and integrity in all walks of life and more so in the field of academics if we want to create a safe, secure, prosperous, balanced and happy society.
                 

                  Webinar on Experiential Learning

                  On 12th July’20, CBSE held a webinar for teachers. The topic was- Experiential Learning. The resource person was Ms. Suchitra Shyjinth. It was attended by Ms Natasha Sharma and Mrs. Rumela Roy. As it is well known “Tell me, I forget; show me, I remember; involve me, I understand.”, the same message was the essence of the webinar. Ms. Shyjinth emphasised upon making a classroom a place full of hands-on experience. She said that experiential learning takes place when a person involved in an activity looks back and evaluates it, determines what was useful or important to remember and uses the information to perform another activity. This is so because we do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on the experience. The ability reflect/ evaluate and analyse are most important for learning.
                  She further said that the main mantra should be- ‘Learning from falling’, that is to say that when we fall, we understand our mistake and learn better for the next time. The age of ‘suppose’ is gone. The learners must experience hands-on and not imagine- ‘suppose we had a plant here….’ and so on. And since the teacher is the only source of knowledge for the learner in the class, it is her responsibility to provide him/her with an experience he/she will remember for life-time.
                  She further discussed David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model which involves the following four steps-

                  1. Activity- What happened?
                  2. Reflection- What did I experience?
                  3. Conceptualization- Why did that happen?
                  4. Application- What do I do next?

                  Next Mrs. Shyjinth compared the Bloom’s taxonomy with 21st Century Taxonomy. While Bloom’s Taxonomy Begins with Knowledge and ends with Evaluation, the later begins with Remembering and ends with creating. Which means that one must change with age old techniques owing to the current scenario and needs of the learner.
                  We must remember that while creating a lesson plan in Experiential Learning it is very important to be aware of the link between the learning outcome and the activity planned and further moving into the Kolb’s Cycle.
                  She concluded the session by saying
                  ‘Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’- Albert Einstein.
                   

                    CBSE WORKSHOP ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

                    The concept of classroom management is broader than that of discipline. To enhance the understanding of teachers about classroom management, an online workshop was organized by CBSE on 12th July, 2020 which was attended by Mrs. Leena Sharma. The main objective of the training was to understand the importance of classroom management, its principles and components and the various factors affecting it.
                    The speaker, Mr. B.K. Singh, talked about various managerial skills and techniques which would help the teachers to establish classroom order and discipline. He believed that efficient teachers need to establish an effective learning environment in the classroom that keeps the students engaged and hence they show positive behaviour. Teachers need to create an effective teaching style which would enhance the teaching learning process and also develop a personal plan of action for effective classroom management. HE suggested various techniques like teachers need to be physically and mentally prepared to face various challenges in managing the classroom. They should circulate frequently in the class. They should provide a safe and comfortable learning environment. They need to be creative and imaginative in daily lessons. The class should be interactive to promote learning which leads to enjoyment as well as discipline in the class and keeps the students engaged.
                    The speaker also explained the difference between classroom management and classroom organization and believed that both are equally important. They establish and sustain an orderly environment in the classroom. They facilitate social and emotional growth of students. He also believed that effective classroom management strategies serve both as prevention and intervention methods that promote positive outcomes in students.
                    The session was very informative and ended on the quote “Unplanned teaching and learning is a recipe of wasting time.”
                    Leena Chadha

                      WORKSHOP ON VALUE EDUCATION-MASS MEDIA AND VALUES

                      CBSE organized a session of online training for teachers across the country on 11thJuly; 2020.The topic was Value Education-Mass Media and values. The resource person was Ms. SwapnaNair, Principal of Arwachin International School. Ms. Deepshikha Ghosh along with many teachers attended this session.
                      Mrs Nair explained the difference between values, morals and ethics. She also talked about how value education was introduced.NCERT came out with a whole school approach according to which each teacher is responsible for building values among the students. The six attributes of the whole school approach are: -

                      • Responsibility
                      • Gratitude
                      • Care
                      • Wisdom
                      • Patience
                      • Integrity

                      Mrs. Nair also explained different types of values. She said that a teacher needs to find out the background of the child and then inculcate the values . This can be done with the cooperation of parents. She further talked about the three core values of Integrity, Discipline and Justice.She stressed on the need of Value Education to prepare students to become balanced individuals and responsible citizens. A teacher should be ready to learn, unlearn and relearn. She should be the role model of children. She emphasised upon teaching values through different subjects and the use of different teaching aids/techniques for the same.
                      It was a very fruitful session with wonderful presentations.

                       

                        Online Session on

                        Integration of Arts in Curriculum through Experimental Learning

                         

                        ART has the power to TRANSFORM, ILLUMINATE, EDUCATE, INSPIRE & MOTIVATE.

                        Centre of Excellence, CBSE, East Delhi organized an online training session for the teachers on 10th July 2020 on ‘Integration of Arts in Curriculum through Experimental Learning. Mrs Deeba Rukhsar & Mrs Prabhjyot Kaur, Art & English teachers respectively of Arwachin International School attended the same. The resource person of the session was Dr. Manisha Sharma, the Principal of Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka.

                        The main objective of the training as the name suggests, was to bring quality in the education of schools through the integration of arts into the curriculum. The resource person very well discussed and explained how not only art, but also the local arts can be very well used as a very effective tool in teaching and how all the more important and necessary it becomes when we are the teachers of the students of the 21st century.

                        The resource person made it very clear that Art Integration is not a replacement for Art Education, but is collaboration between the two - teaching of the subject with teaching of Art. Art is a subject that covers all four major spheres i.e. music, dance, visual arts and theatre and it is through all these mediums, the curriculum of the major subjects taught in schools should be integrated with. Various activities for different grades and subjects were discussed and its lesson plans were shared in with the teachers. The session proved to be very beneficial and motivating for the teachers. The teachers learnt that Art Integrated Education when embedded in classroom transactions, not only create joyful classrooms, but also imbibe the Indian ethos through the integration of Indian art and culture in the teaching and learning process at every level.

                          ONLINE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS ON

                          JOYFUL ASSESSMENT OF MATHEMATICS

                          Centre of Excellence, CBSE organized an online training session for teachers on 10th July 2020 on ‘Joyful Assessment of Mathematics’. The resource person of the session was Mrs. Ishita Mukherjee. The session was attended by Mrs. Neenu Handa (TGT Maths), Mrs Neha Sachdeva (PRT Maths) and Mrs. Ritu Aora (PRT Maths) of our school. The session focused on making teaching and learning mathematics more interesting and effective by conducting activities in the digital classrooms.

                          It also emphasized on connecting mathematics to day to day life and explained use of innovative teaching strategies to develop interests of students. The resource person, Mrs. Ishita Mukherjee explained the ways of removing Math phobia from students. She also apprised about some innovations with examples.      

                          The session was very informative and factual.

                           

                             ARWACHIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

                            LIFE SKILLS- MEASURING LIFE SKILLS

                            ‘Learn from the past, live in the present and create your future’

                            CBSE organized an online training on Friday, July 10, 2020 on the topic ‘Life Skills: Measuring life skills’ which was attended by our pre-primary teachers Mrs. Priya Pathak & Mrs. Bhawna Verma. It was conducted by Ms. Bhavika Gidwani who is a Special Educator at Fortis hospital.

                            The session began with the introduction of 7Cs – 21st Century Lifelong Skills For 21st Century Learner

                            • Critical thinking & doing
                            • Creativity
                            • Collaboration
                            • Cross culture Understanding
                            • Communication
                            • Computing/ICT Literacy
                            • Career and Learning Self – reliance

                            She mentioned that life skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. She also focused upon the fact that students must have the basic knowledge of day to day life, before leaving their nest to face this challenging world as they have always relied on their parents to take care of things like: How to pay taxes, how to vote, anything to do with banking & how to buy a car and so on.

                            She also emphasized on elements of Interpersonal Relationships which play a vital role in enhancing life skills in the lives of children like: Effective Communication, Empathy, Managing Emotions and coping with stress.

                            It was indeed a wonderful session, and the key points of the session were:

                            All the skills are interrelated and reinforce each other, they are responsible for our psychosocial competence; build our self-esteem and self –efficacy and nurture holistic development. Life skills are the abilities that facilitate the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of an individual.

                              Integrating Values in Curriculum using Value Education Cards

                              CBSE, Centre of Excellence, Panchkula conducted a teacher training session on ‘Integrating Values in the curriculum Using Value Education Cards” on 8th July, 2020.
                              The session was attended by the teacher of Arwachin International School, Mrs. Surya Laxmi. The resource person of the training,Mrs. Sarita Singh, was very informative. The session began with an important notion that values are not born but grow with age and time. It was explained that children’s behaviour largely depends on the exemplified act of elders rather than on the concepts of values taught to them under a comfortable situation. Several possibilities of inculcating values while teaching language, science and mathematics were discussed. It was suggested that at primary level there is no need to have an exclusive hour for teaching value education rather it could be an integral part of the routine teaching.
                              Values can be imbibed consciously by linking ethics to curricular areas. The following examples related to various subjects were shared:-

                              1. Languages- story and dramatisation on social evils.
                              2.Science-values behind scientific research.
                              3. History-facing historical issues and reacting to them.
                              4.Social Science, Geography – how different living conditions affect cultures, value systems and behaviour.
                              5. Physical Education – competition versus co-operation in sports, sporting/team spirit.

                              The spokesperson stressed on the need of integrating values in the curriculum for the holistic development of the learners.
                              As someone has rightly said, “ It is not that you read a book, pass with an examination and finish with education. The whole life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

                               

                                ONLINE TRAINING SESSION ON HAPPY CLASSROOMS

                                Centre of Excellence, CBSE, East Delhi organized an online training session for the teachers on 8th July 2020 on ‘Happy Classrooms - Strategies for a Happy Classroom’. Mrs Prabhjyot Kaur, an English teacher of Arwachin International School attended the same. The resource person of the session was Dr. Neera Kohli who is an innovative and a great administrator.  As ‘Happy teachers lead to Happy Classrooms and Happy Children’, she guided the teachers as how to remain happy and create conducive atmosphere among the young learners of today.

                                The resource person beautifully explained the teachers what emotions and feelings contribute to happiness and various ways in which every ordinary classroom can be transformed into a happy classroom. The different pathways to happiness – Empathy, Optimism, Forgiveness, Respecting Diversity, Gratitude and Health were discussed upon, along with various strategies that contribute to making our children ‘HAPPY’.  The training was very well able to make the teachers know and understand the learning outcomes of making our classrooms happy.

                                Thus, all in all, the training was highly beneficial and successful in empowering the teachers towards their positive approach and outlook to life. The takeaway of the session was….

                                “HAPPY CLASSROOMS WITH A HIGHER HAPPINESS QUOTIENT CAN BE A REALITY!

                                …..THE ONLY CONDITION IS THAT HAS TO BEGIN WITH US!!”

                                  CBSE WORKSHOP ON MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE

                                  CBSE held a workshop on Multiple Intelligence on 8th July 2020 which was attended by Ms. Deepshikha Ghosh. The speaker,Dr. Sridevi Pradeep Thashnath, discussed about Howard Gardner theory of Multiple Intelligence. She explained about the nine types of intelligences. She said that we cannot force a child to learn in a particular manner so being a teacher we need to explore different methods keeping in mind Howard Gardner’s theory. The session started with Alvin Toffler’s quote“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" Being a teacher, we get an opportunity to nourish children and consider them as sacred beings. But in this pandemic situation, teaching is a challenge as teachers have to present themselves virtually. Nowadays teachers need to work as a facilitator or as a cheerleader who inspire the children. A teacher should make a class active and give importance to life skills. Peer tutoring and hands-on learning methods should be practiced rather than feeding information which they can easily get from the digital platforms. A teacher should always keep in mind that no child in a class is less intelligent but as a teacher she needs to learn, unlearn and relearn the methods of teaching.
                                  It was indeed an informative session which helped the teachers to get answers of many questions which keep arising in their mind.

                                    CBSE Online Training Designing Online Assignments CBSE organized a session of online training of teachers on July 8, 2020. The topic was Designing online assignments. The trainer was Dr. Sneh Bansal. It was attended by Mrs. Priya Grover along with 70 other teachers across the country. The main aim of this session was to make the transition from face to face to online teaching as effective as possible. Also the range of ways, teachers can deliver content online to support student success in a fully remote teaching. Dr. Sneh Bansal shared the best practices, identified strategies to address individual student’s needs to foster a sense of community and belongingness for all. She discussed various tools like Wakelet, Kahoot, Freemind, Openboard, Google Classroom, Nearpod, Meeting pulse etc. She reiterated that web offers a wealth of information which must be put to best use to smoothen the teaching learning process. The session provided useful and interesting information. 

                                      Classroom Management
                                      CBSE Teachers Training


                                      On 7th July 2020, the teachers of Arwachin International School, Mrs. Rumela Roy and Ms. Natasha Sharma, attended an online teachers training program organized by CBSE, titled ‘Classroom Management’. The spokesperson of the session was Mrs. Kalyani Balakrishna.
                                      The significant points shared in the session were:

                                      1. Give more priority to the important work than to the urgent work.
                                      2. Make a to-do list to segregate the tasks in different categories.
                                      3. Divide the work among the group of students according to their abilities.
                                      4. Give success criteria for all the projects assigned to the students.
                                      5. Divide the projects into parts and set deadlines for each part instead of one deadline for the whole.
                                      6. Teach the students how to prioritize their work.

                                      The session was very informative and gave a wide insight of content management in class-teaching style.
                                       

                                        REPORT WRITING

                                        “The purpose of storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon”.

                                        An interactive online workshop on ‘ Story as Pedagogy’ was organized by CBSE on 7th July 2020. The resource person was Mrs. Manisha Sharma ,an experienced English language teacher who discussed about the magic of story telling, how stories change the classroom atmosphere and how the stories enhance the learning environment. The workshop was attended by Mrs. Deepali Dhingra. Mrs. Manisha explained how stories can be used as a method to teach ethics, cultural norms and moral values. She also discussed about the various ways by which the art of  Story Telling can be intergrated with the subjects even at the higher level also. Mrs. Manisha emphasized on  building your own story to improve the imaginative skills of a child.

                                        It was an interesting workshop with the objective of facilitating children’s education holistically.

                                          CBSE Online Training
                                          Emotional Intelligence

                                          CBSE organized a session of online training of teachers across the country on July, 7, 2020. The topic was Emotional Intelligence. The trainer was Ms Bhavika Gidvani , special educator, Fortis Hospital. Mrs Priya Grover along with many other teachers from Indore, Sikkim, Shimla and many other parts of India attended this session.
                                          The main objective of this training was to understand the concept and significance of Emotional Intelligence, differentiate between Emotional quotient and Intelligence quotient, characteristics of emotional intelligence and ways to develop emotional intelligence skills.
                                          Ms Bhavika stressed on the need to recognise one’s feelings and needs of others and use this information in a way that leads to a positive outcome. Se cleared all the misconceptions and myths related to Emotional Intelligence like women are not smarter than men when it comes to emotional intelligence and vice versa. She emphasised on developing empathy to understand others better. She motivated all the attendees to maintain peace with the past, focus on the present without worrying about the future.
                                          It was a very interactive session where the teachers discussed their view points in context with their students. It was a very fruitful session.

                                            Life Skills- "Enhancing life skills-Critical Thinking”

                                             Teachers Training by CBSE

                                            CBSE has provided a platform where the teachers can enhance their understanding on the life skill through critical thinking through its online Teacher training prgramme.
                                            On 7th July, Mrs. Rachna Kaur , Social Studies teacher of AIS attended a training session on “Life Skills- Enhancing life skills-Critical Thinking”. The Resource person, Mrs. Sridevi Pradeep Thashnath was a very vibrant and exuberant speaker who stressed on how to be open to learn new things , unlearn the wrong aspects and re- learn through critical thinking.  She also discussed the importance and significance of learning life skills along with the traits of critical thinkers.  Life skills are the activities required to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of life which were well explained with a wonderful story and examples. It was a  very informative and interesting session.

                                              SUMMER CAMP

                                              Arwachin International School conducted a summer camp for its students to promote interest in recreational activities related to Art & Craft, Sports, Fitness and Music to prevent the feelings of restlessness with directionless energy among the children during the lockdown period. Summer Camp was conducted through Microsoft Teams or the students of classes 1 to 5, from June 3rd to June 17, 2020 between 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. ‘Physical Education sessions were conducted by Mr. Thapa and Ms. Manisha. The goal was to develop mental and physical strength and flexibility. Keeping it in mind, the entire session was split into 3 parts- warm up, core exercises and cool down. Children sweated doing jumping jacks, squats, knee drive, hip squirls, legs up & down, kick back, donkey kick etc.Yoga, cardio exercises, and aerobics were also part of the fitness session. Using FB Live, our teachers conducted meditation, abs workout and weightlifting activities on Sundays. ‘Art and Craft’ sessions were taken by Ms. Aditi Sharma and Mrs. Isha Sachdeva. Art encourages children to develop critical thinking, boost their self-confidence and provides them the space to discover the meaning of beauty, playfulness, and imagination in their lives. The sessions included handmade origami crafts like paper face masks , greeting cards for Father’s Day and paper bags. Children were also encouraged to paint trees by just using their hands. Other activities undertaken were cut and paste with newspaper, nail art, mehendi designs, and other pattern designs using sketch pens. ‘Vocal’ sessions were taken by Mrs. Yogjyoti Rohtagi. Children learnt some great values and shlokas .They also learnt ‘mangalgeet’ and prayed for the safety of the world. They practised Shlokas like “KarageVaste Lakshmi” which brought serenity in students.. This year’s summer camp inherited the success of past years and was satisfactorily accomplished. Its completion boasts about the merits of the whole-hearted dedication of all teachers and participants. Teachers were well prepared for the mammoth task and the students were equally enthusiastic in their participation. The camp was indeed a wonderful experience for everyone alike.

                                                 Webinar – Teaching English to Young Learners

                                                On 3rd July’20, a webinar was organised by Ratna Sagar for primary English teachers. It was headed by an eminent resource person, Ms. Sangita Kanjilal and was attended by Ms. Natasha Sharma, Mrs. Rumela Roy, Mrs. Isha Pandit and Mrs. Leena Chadda.

                                                The agenda of the webinar was to help the teachers understand the basics of teaching English to young learners.

                                                As it was once said by Albert Einstein - ‘I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.’ The same was emphasised upon all throughout the discussion. According to Ms. Kanjilal, no child comes with a manual and therefore every child has an inborn ability to understand everything around him. She further said that learning is an automated process. Children learn from their surroundings. They can be helped, but they cannot be made to learn, therefore they must be provided with such opportunities where they come out of their comfort zones and achieve their goal of life. They should be challenged. They should be made to experience such activities or techniques where they willingly adopt English as their main source of communication.

                                                Ms. Kanjilal also stressed upon the following techniques which may be put into usage for better interaction in an English classroom-

                                                a) Picture composition for preposition.

                                                b) Picture composition for sentence structure.

                                                c) Art integration

                                                d) Usage of synonyms/simplified word formation

                                                The webinar was highly informative and the teachers had a great experience of being a part of such a wonderful session.

                                                  Warm greetings to all.
                                                  We pray for everyone's safety and good health. We are excited to see the smiling faces of our young and enthusiastic Arwachinians after the break. We are ready to begin a new journey of online classes from 6th July in a bigger and better way keeping the holistic development of our children. Get ready to experience some fun filled interactive sessions, Monday to Friday, from 6 pm to 6:45 pm.
                                                  Our committed and ever willing staff has been preparing for the online classes by attending various webinars and training programmes that will definitely contribute to the effective and efficient online teaching.
                                                  Even our parents and students have been involved in various activities. A glimpse of all the webinars, activities and achievements of the school can be followed on the school website and FB page.

                                                  Let us navigate new territories and learn new things. Welcome back.

                                                    Warm greetings to all.
                                                    We pray for everyone's safety and good health. We are excited to see the smiling faces of our young and enthusiastic Arwachinians after the break. We are ready to begin a new journey of online classes from 6th july in a bigger and better way keeping the holistic development of our children. Get ready to experience not only curricular but co curricular activities with 4 periods in a day , six days a week, from 10.00 am to 1.10 pm. 
                                                    Our committed and ever willing staff has been preparing for the online classes by attending various webinars and training programmes that will definitely contribute to the effective and efficient online teaching.
                                                    Even our parents and students have been involved in various activities. A glimpse of all the webinars, activities and achievements of the school can be followed on the school website and FB page.

                                                    Let us navigate new territories and learn new things. Welcome back.

                                                      CBSE ONLINE TRAINING

                                                      Value Education-Integrating Values in the Curriculumn

                                                      Teacher learning is a continuous process that promotes teachers’ teaching skills, master new knowledge, develop new proficiency, which in turn, help improve students’ learning. Keeping this in mind CBSE always tries to impart training to teachers. During this Covid period also CBSE is training teachers by means of online Training Programmes.

                                                       An online training programme for teachers was organised on July 2, 2020 by the CBSE on the topic ‘ Value Education-Integrating Values in the Curriculum’ which was attended by Mrs. Sangita Sharma, Coordinator, Senior wing, Arwachin International School.

                                                      The Resource Person, Mrs. Swapna Nair, Principal,AIS, explained the meaning of values, ethics and moral. She stressed upon the importance of value education and role of teachers in imparting it. Teachers were encouraged to integrate values in their teaching subjects and she also discussed about the manuals and cards provided by the CBSE to help teachers to impart values.

                                                      It was an interactive session where the participants enthusiastically discussed about the ways to inculcate values in different age groups. It was suggested by the Resource person that values should be imparted according to the developmental continuum and role modeling is the best way to inculcate values in children.

                                                        Audio On
                                                        You Are Visitor Number 8246937
                                                        "Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.~ Robert Heinlein "