Learning

Hoslistic Development

Welcome to The VITS School

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MUSIC

The music sessions are led by Garima. Over the years, she has moulded her classes interestingly enough that students have started paying more attention to the details due to which it has significantly improved their listening skills. The classes are progressively taught on rhythm and tempo and swar. Songs that are from Coke Studio, patriotic, Sufi, classical, folk, Qawwali, and prayers are appreciated on the school grounds for classes IV to VIII. As students reach middle school, they are also introduced to instruments such as Drums, Tabla, Harmonium, Congo, Keyboard.

GARDENING

The visit to green land of the school is facilitated by Preeti Tripathi for classes I, II and III. Students are encouraged to observe their surroundings and make a mental note of it. They are introduced to the varieties of seed and saplings, kinds of soil, different colours of grass, plentiful leaves and the tools used. The benefits of fruits and leaves are specifically discussed about to reinforce the idea of having general knowledge from a younger age. Along with, kids are also acknowledged to learn about birds, insects and their importance.

CREATIVE BOOK CLUB (CBC)

CBC is regulated by Sapna Chhattani. This club is for all the language lovers who find themselves lost in the world of exquisitely composed words. Here, the students are expected to read and go through articles or books routinely to have a healthy informative group discussion later in the class. The club’s objective is to make students imagination self powerful and model their own newspapers and books by the end of year.

GARBOLOGY

With the prevailing issue of waste assemblage and disposal, it is a necessity for every individual to be mindful and to impart the same, garbology is taken by Simran Khilwani. She believes in being a "Conscious Consumer". She keeps the class informative with various activities, games, group discussions and explains the reasons behind the why's, what's, and how's. To practise 3Rs, the students learn how to make best out of waste materials in the course. The curriculum has been designed by Wasteless, INSERT – about wasteless from their website, about Ribhu and Chandrah also briefly.

ART AND CRAFT

The subject is instructed by Deepali Ma’am. In her class, students from all age groups learn and create new objects. Deepali follows a particular pattern wherein she takes alternative classes of ‘Art’ and ‘Craft’ to build a strong base. Junior classes are taught different shapes and sizes, elementary students are directed to draw complex lines, colouring, festival-subjected objects and senior students are introduced to painting, sketching, and shading according to their age and experience and performance. Along with, they are exposed to puppets and greeting cards.

DANCE

The super energetic sessions are taken by Vishal for all the classes in the school. To keep the foundation strong, basics and fundamentals are taught for all the styles to all the age groups. Junior classes learn fun grooves and choreographies on pumping songs whereas the senior classes learn the specifics. Styles like Contemporary, Crumping, Hip-Hop, Freestyle, Bollywood, Urban are instructed and upskilled. Students that deliver interest as they pace up progressively are also taught Advanced Movements.

THEATRE

The classes are directed focussing on activity-based learning. In the hour, students are given an outline and shown a demonstration of how to perform the particular activity followed by observations and discourse. The junior classes are brought down with those exercises or activities that are emotional and moral-centred. Theatre is taken for all and by the end of the session, all the classes collectively choose one day in the calendar to put up performances on stage to celebrate the craft.

DIGITAL SKILLS

The digital class is taken by Umang. The curriculum is designed such that students are not only provided with old traditional and conventional model but also the modern advanced information wherein they learn beyond the nuts and bolts of P.C. It has topics from PiJam Foundation and SCRATCH. Students are acquainted with projects that are based on digital world wherein they create their own games and stories exclusively out of imagination and creativity.

July
2018

Rath Yara (India), PTM (last day of Month)

Aug
2018

15/08/2018 Independence Day

16/08/2018 Post Independence Day (Collector Holiday)

22/08/2018 Id-ul-Juha

PTM (last day of Month)

Sep
2018

3/9/2018 Janmashtmi

21/09/2018 Muharram

Barsha Mangal (Bangladesh), PTM (last day of Month)

Oct
2018

2/10/2018 Gandhi Jayanti

19/10/2018 Dussehra

PTM (last day of Month), Exam

Nov
2018

7/11/2018 Diwali

21/11/2018 Id-e-Miladi

23/11/2018 Guru Nanak Jayanti

Black Necked Crane Festival (Bhutan), PTM (last day of Month)

Dec
2018

25/12/2018 Christmas Day

Lokmela (Pakistan), PTM (last day of Month)

Jan
2019

15/01/2019 Makar Sankranti

26/01/2019 Republic Day

Sports, PTM (last day of Month)

Feb
2019

19/02/2019 Ravidas Jayanti

Countries Meet, PTM(last day of Month)

Mar
2019

4/3/2019 Maha Shivratri

21/03/2019 Holi

Exam

The school has a daily schedule which it follows every day. Just as about how brushing teeth, taking cold showers, washing clothes, etc are important chores to practise and lead a healthy lifestyle, the equivalent are few routines that we find are implicit to practise in school. These include –

ASSEMBLY

Assembly, as it suggests means gathering. It is the first meet-up of all the students and teachers to come together and carry forward their day in full spirits. There are seven days in a week and so are the seven different routines that unfold into a beautiful day. We believe that it is important to stretch muscles, focus for a period of time in silence and start the day with a bright look on the face.

Students begin their assembly with either exercise or yoga and end it with the National Anthem. The whole cycle rotates class-wise and students conduct it in accordance with their turn.

Monday, the first day of the week is constituted with prayers (Hindi and English), news, thought and article of the day. A quiz comprised of three rounds is followed by, for both students and teachers to keep it exciting. Tuesday is reversed and the same is conducted by teachers exclusively. Wednesday proceeds with solo song and solo dance and Thursday ensues with group song and group dance. Friday entails an informative skit performance along with class-wise group songs. Saturday begins musically and so on the last day of the week; students play their preferred instruments and end it with group songs learnt in music class.

SNACKS

We all are aware that our brain keeps us running round the clock. It works hard 24*7, even while we're asleep. This implies that our brain requires a steady supply of fuel and that "fuel" is the energy that comes from the foods we eat which has a significant effect. Put simply, food directly influences the structure and function of our brain and ultimately our mood.

Students get up at six in the morning, get ready and come to school by 7:30 to start their incredible day. As the food is directly linked with our digestive and nervous systems, we believe it is important to not just supply our body with nutrients at 11 o'clock as a standard school time for lunch yet in addition in mid-day as well to keep our students running. Thus, a short 10/15 minutes of Snack break is inserted in the time-table to refresh and recharge mind and body for the students and teachers.

LUNCH

This is the time when all the students get together at the school courtyard, lay out mats and sit in a circle with their respective class teacher. Students share their freshly cooked lunch boxes and their eventful stories during the hour. Vegetarian food and non-packaged food items are expected and appreciated in the premises.

BYE TIME

This is the last meet-up of students and teachers before bidding adieu and heading for home. It’s not as structured and regimented as assembly so this time, students do what they desire for. It could be a presentation made out of any observation as part of their assignment or a session conducted by a teacher regarding sensitive topics, or important announcements of the day or moth or simple playful activities like group songs or group dance.

We believe learning happens everywhere. Physical activity in school or at home primes the brain for learning. Our Physical Education Framework is designed such that it delivers students the chance to not exclusively be physically active today but the opportunity to show aptitude and practices conducive to keep physical activity and learning for a lifetime.

We additionally lay emphasis on Life Skills alongside to sustain sensitive themes. The content is outlined from scratch introducing Life skills to students every year covering topics such as Self-Awareness, Effective Communication, Empathy, Decision-making, Creative Thinking, Interpersonal Relationships and Problem-solving skills. These skills and abilities help students introspect to become a better patient listener, expressive speaker, kind and aware to self and surrounding.

Down below is The VITS School Physical Education Framework, designed meticulously with the assistance from Boston Public School, USA; Akanksha Foundation, Mumbai and The Valley School, Bangalore.

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A crucial aspect of our curriculum is the dialogue class. This is a time when teachers and students focus together on the movement of enquiry and looking inward. We explore together the possibility of watching our fear, joy, anger, greed and hurt, with a sense of open curiosity rather than of judgement. In dialogues with the older students, we explore themes such as sexuality, motivation and resistance, the nature of human relationship and the self. We also have discussions regarding norms on campus and the daily issues of living together.

We believe that a student’s second home is school, and second parents are teachers who look after and nurture such to help them grow in the society. We strive to make a natural and organic environment so that every child feels homely and is able to connect with peers and teachers.

Dialogue is an interactive communication session of students with their respective class teacher wherein they share their ideas, behaviours, issues, etc. This is a time when teachers and students focus together on the movement of enquiry and looking inward. We explore together the possibility of watching our fear, joy, anger, greed and hurt, with a sense of open curiosity rather than of judgement.

With the elder age group, we explore themes such as sexuality, motivation and resistance, the nature of the human relationships and the self. We also have discussions regarding norms followed in campus and the daily issues of living together.

Dialogue is not only an interactive session embedded in time-table yet additionally the school’s powerful medium with which everyone communicate with each other. The teaching staff uses it amongst themselves and with students to convey their objective requests, suggestions and observations.