MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul | Newsletter | January 2021 | Early Years Programme | Primary Years Programme Section Page 2
Early Years
Students enjoy humour in the language

Early Years students are like sunshine during winters, imparting pure energy to all who connect with them. We lined up many activities for them to express and share, laugh and spread positive vibes. The ‘Laughter Day’ was celebrated to let the students enjoy humour in the language and they loved sharing funny riddles and jokes.

Republic Day Celebrations

The significance of Republic Day for India and how it is celebrated was also shared with the students. The students were asked if they would like to make some rules for a better world and they expressed from the heart. They discussed about making world better and shared their thoughts. It was nice to see the reflection of their learning from previous units in action, sharing the screenshot.

Units being explored

Beautiful kites were made to welcome the Uttrayan festival and the students learned about the local traditions from our guest speakers, Mrs.Shinde, parent of Devansh, EY2 and Mrs.Choudhari, parent of Abhisha, EY3. They learned about the sweets, and food made for the festival and how to greet on the day of the festival according to the local customs. Read More

Primary Years
Units being explored

PYP 5 Students of PYP5 are currently inquiring about Expressions through Art forms. In the Formative Assessment students completed the task of expressing the Covid situation in all the three Art forms.
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PYP E-exhibition 2020-21

The journey of the most awaited event in PYP-‘The Exhibition’ began on 11th December 2020. The students of PYP5 have been a part of two interactive sessions every week with both the sections.
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MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul | Newsletter | January 2021 | MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME | DIPLOMA PROGRAMME Section Page 3
Middle Years Programme ( MYP )
Project on COVID 19

Ms Parul
Mathematics Facilitator

Students of MYP1 participated in an interesting project in Mathematics in which they had to collect and analyse the data of the number of COVID cases in Maharashtra in the last six months . They applied their knowledge and understanding of Data Handling and Graphs. Students presented their research through PPT and used different ICT tools to collect, record and represent data. They also created awareness regarding the same by designing digital posters.They developed their Media Literacy Skills and Critical Thinking Skills through this project.

Hindi story

writing activity

As part of the monthly class activity, MYP4 students participated in a story writing activity. It was conducted to inculcate the habit of reading and writing among students. This activity was planned and organised with this initiative to groom our students and to contribute to building their talent. They participated enthusiastically and showcased their writing skills and imagination through their work. They scribbled fresh stories in various forms, viz., fiction, biography etc. after reading the given prompts.

MYP2 guest lecture

by Mr. Parag Kathale

Graphs and graphical techniques are an important part of the studies in every sector of education. To enlighten the students more about this concept, Mr. Parag Kathale, parent of Arnav Kathale of MYP 2, was invited as a guest speaker. He informed students how graphs are used in understanding weather, profit and loss, various environmental factors, and monitoring patient’s health as well. He also informed students about different types of graphs used across the world. He shared information about the pictograph and its uses. Students got to know how graphs are used in the IT sector. He said how in the IT sector they have calculated the time it takes to upload pages or open windows using the graph . They have used the graphs to reduce the time to microseconds.It was an informative guest lecture for students to understand the importance of graphs and its uses.

Integrating learning

Chemistry and Design

Learning cannot be unidirectional and in a single discipline. Establishing connections not only enhances the curiosity for learning amongst learners but also promotes inquiry and makes them self-learners. Keeping all this in mind and also to encourage them, a guest lecture was arranged by Mr. Jayanta and Mr. Vishnu for the learners of MYP4 in order to integrate Chemistry with Design Technology for two days. The lecture was to help them understand how to arrange and represent data using a new tool of Microsoft - Microsoft Access. The students were also assigned a task to reflect on their learning in which they had to fetch and analyse data using their knowledge of Chemistry and for the representation of the data they used their new learning of Microsoft Access. As the representation of data is not limited to a subject, they were also guided on the future role of the same, and guidance on the applications of different graphs were also provided.  The session was successful as they learned the new skill and effectively reflected on their learnings in integration with Chemistry.

Online Debate Competition


The Individuals and Societies department in Middle school organised CONFAB- II (An Online Debate competition) on December 17, 2020. The aim of the competition was to hone public speaking skills of the students and teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions. The speakers of MYP-1 to MYP-4 spoke eloquently on the topic ‘Online education can replace the traditional schools. ’ The participants speaking for both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the motion debated enthusiastically. The highlight of the event was that the participants were given the motion on the spot. The question answer round, as a shower of questions were answered confidently by both the sides, inviting counter questions which were aptly answered by witty and vivacious speakers. The session was a kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts, ideas and perspectives that definitely enhanced the knowledge and understanding of the topic among students. Through this activity students cultivated their communication skills, by analysing and composing views and arguments, conversing, disagreeing and resolving conflicts. Read More

Diploma Programme ( DP )
Creativity Activity Service (CAS)

We all have at some point in the last year since March 2020 cursed the forced lockdown we had to live in. However along with all the challenges it also bought forth the importance of being connected. Connection not only with people, whom we took for granted but also reconnecting with our roots.
This gave us an inspiration to revive one of the traditional weaves found in many part of our country and in different form across the globe…….. “Godhali Making” or “Quilt making”
The students of DP 1 and 2 were introduced to the concept of Godhali making which works on the principle of recycling and up cycling old pieces of clothes. The idea is not to waste anything at home and reuse it in a better way. The goal for our students was to learn this beautiful and useful skill and then donate the same to the needy.
Our DP 1 students wanted to be more adventurous in the New Year and we decided to start them off on a cardio dance routine/ exercise routine choreographed and designed by our Dance and Sports team respectively.
The goal was to help the DP 1 students shake off their boredom and become active. We did not just stop there; we also ensured that the students learned to cook at least one recipe per week and the joy it was to see the array of colorful vegetables cut for the salad or the sinful fluffy whipped cream for the tiramisu. They were monitored at each stage and for this activity the joy and satisfaction on their faces were validation enough.

Invited talk for DP1ESS and Biology students

The objective of the seminar was to provide insight and understanding regarding the key concepts of ecology such as climate change and it impacts. It was held on 20 January, 2021; Wednesday for DP_1 Biology and ESS students. The session was presented by MrAnuragKarekar, founder of Naturalist Foundation.
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‘Sustainability- the way of the future’ competition

DP1 students participated in the competition which had the theme of the popular TV series – Shark Tank. The competition was designed for pitching sustainable innovative and novel ideas to the panel of judges.
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UPO BuzzFeed

The University Placement Office has been introduced as a department in MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul (IB World School) to serve as an eye-opener to the various major career opportunities available to the youth of today at different stages of academic life, a journey that starts as early as Grade 8 and continues through Grade 12. At MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul (IB World School), the members of the University Placement Office advise and assist students and parents through the university application process right from subject selection, exploration of colleges, short listings, admission requirements and submission of applications. Read More

Debate competition

Confab was a Debate competition conducted by the Humanities department of MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul on 17th Dec 2020. The event was for students of Diploma programme students and Judged by the DP Coordinator Ms. Evelynn and Boarding Coordinator Mr. Mobin. The topic of the debate was online teaching vs traditional teaching.
The topic was given in advance but the motion was disclosed on the spot which gave the children a very good chance to explore points on both sides and also be well prepared for it. Read More

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The Gurukulian
MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul | Newsletter | January 2021 | Three Pages
From Principal's Desk

“Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King

We at MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul believe in progress in all aspects of life thus providing a safe and conducive environment to encourage learning and growing is our aim. I appreciate the entire team of our close knit Gurukul family, the staff, faculty members, parents, other stakeholders and our dear students for placing their trust in us to welcome our young learner to school to continue the journey towards progress together. We are exhilarated to see our campus come back to life as our grade 10 and 12 students have reported to campus physically. The middle school students are in the midst of appearing for the Summative Assessment – 3 and the assessments are taking place virtually under the supervision and invigilation of respective teachers. The IGCSE board examinations have commenced and with the formidable support of our team and students, the conductions of the board examinations are going on smoothly, following all the norms and standards as per the IGCSE requirements along with the our as well as SOP provided by the government for safety measures and social distancing. We have left no stone unturned to ensure that all the safety measures are followed as per the directives of the government for the safety of our students and staff which is our prime priority. In alignment with the school’s vision and mission we offer the best to our students without compromising as we strongly believe that being healthy and happy is the first and foremost requirement towards the journey of acquiring knowledge.

Rohit Jain
Principal - Middle School

From PYP Coordinator's Desk

Mrs. Prasuna Vemuri

Learn,Explore, Act, Reflect,New understanding - LEARN
These key words speak a lot about the curriculum of primary years. In the process of acquiring subject skills and exploring the new learning concepts, students also develop the art of reflecting on their learning and encouraged to put the learning into practice. Learning process leads to new understanding and slowly, gradually to new explorations. As the students are motivated to nurture their curiosities, this type of learning lays onus on the student and forces to take responsibility of learning. Assessment practices encourage the students to study the performance patterns and rise against challenges. This system helps them to broaden the aspect of self efficacy. Along with these practices, frequent goal setting & reflection exercise, setting of success criteria , writing success stories and Learning journeys help the student to be a lifelong , focused, responsible learner.
This kind of learning journey considers every item around as a resource. Learning happens From, Through and Of various resources. The Connect is strong and so the learning continues for lifelong. The values are weaved consciously in the beginning and slowly becomes a part of the day to day displays.
The byproduct of learning is ‘taking action’. Students are encouraged and supported for taking appropriate choices and apply their learning to mark the action. On the same lines, students of PYP4 have taken up an action to support the animals. After exploring the unit on Ecosystems, students have expressed their willingness to adopt animals and after a long discussion they have concluded that they would be collecting funds and contributing to an organization which takes care of animals. This is the real learning encapsulated with the value Empathy.

Encouraging new students to join our family

Dear Parents,

Greetings of the day from MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, an IB World School!

MITVGS has been making many efforts to create a safe and happy learning environment for our students. It is encouraging that we have received an appreciation of the same from many of you. As a gesture of our appreciation, we are continuing with New Student Referral Programme, whereby existing parents can refer other parents, community, business associates, family, or friends as they ponder on plans for their children’s future. We wish to honor the ‘referrer’ by offering a “Referral Bonus” for encouraging new students to join our family. For new admissions, registration is open for the upcoming academic year 2021-2022. Refer now and earn rewards! Contact us for admissions or enquires at email – or call us / +91 9604029199 / +91 8308804702/ +91 8805640202. Website: - Looking forward to growing our MITVGS community of parents.

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