Pune, Maharashtra - September, 2020 - Early Years Programme / Primary Years Programme Section Page 2
Early Years
Teacher's day celebration

The Early Years learners worked on their social skills by learning to show gratitude towards all the people who cared for them, celebrating Teachers' Day and understanding that their parents, grandparents are their first 'Guru' and remembered to wish them. They made beautiful cards for the teachers to thank them too.

The healthy diet

The next week, saw them learning to understand the healthy diet and how to eat fun food a little less than the fruits and the vegetables. They made their own plate of fruits, vegetables, milk, curd, cereals and some chocolates, ice-cream too. Some felt water should also be a part of the balanced diet! (Action component after the water unit?)

Engineer's day celebration

To appreciate creativity and the contribution of the renowned Engineer, Bharat Ratna awardee, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, we celebrated Engineer's Day. The students love building/ creating things with the objects around them. They had fun finding solutions to problems posed by the teachers and also enjoyed free play time to construct from their imagination. Read More

Primary Years
Celebration of Learning

Celebration of Learning is a key ingredient in the learning journey of a student. A child reflects, enjoys and involves in his or her own learning . PYP celebrates such activities at regular intervals and one such activity is Language-0-mania planned and conducted on 10th and 11th September, where students across the grades exhibited their presentation and language skills. In the process they sharpened their organization, communication and social skills too. Language skills like Debate, Poetry recitation, role plays were planned and presented.

Students enjoyed the debate

PYP 5 : Debate : It was a wonderful opportunity for students to practice their speaking skills, apply their reasoning and quick thinking while also displaying respect for each other’s perspective. Students enjoyed the debate and later made posters to highlight their point of view in the debate. Few of the topics were: Schools should have Unifoms ; Plastic should be banned, physical games are better than video games. Read More .

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MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul | Newsletter | September 2020 | MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME | DIPLOMA PROGRAMME Section Page 3
Middle Years Programme ( MYP )
Hindi Department

Celebrated Hindi Divas.

“हिंदी है तो हम हैं” ‘हिंदी दिवस’ हर साल १४ सितंबर को मनाया जाता है| किन्तु मैं इस पक्ष में नहीं हूँ कि इसे सिर्फ एक दिन मनाया जाये क्योंकि हिंदी विश्व की प्राचीन, समृद्ध और सरल भाषा है व इसी कारण यह एक उत्सव है|देश में हिन्दी भाषा की महत्ता को प्रदर्शित करने के लिये पूरे भारत ‘हिन्दी दिवस’ मनाया जाता है। Read More

Diploma Programme ( DP )
Suicide Prevention Month

The Psychology students of DP 1 and DP 2 are working to create awareness to suicide prevention month. Read More

World Literacy day

International Literacy Day is a day to celebrate being able to read this and understand this. Read More

International Day of Democracy

Gurukulians celebrated the International Day of Democracy with a formal debate organized by a student-run club known as the Future Lawyers of the Globe (F.L.G.) in association with the Department of History. The topic of debate was "Prevention of vaccine Nationalism with regards to COVID-19". Read More

University Placement BuzzFeed 2020

The University Placement Office (UPO) at MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul offers guidance to students to help pick the best career options, based on their abilities. We focus on the diverse learning interests of our students and mentor them to be capable enough of making informed decisions regarding their higher education. To help students in deciding their preferred higher education destination, we expose our DP students to various college application. Read More

Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Understanding CAS

A webinar on 25th July 2020 had been conducted for the parents to help  understand CAS and how it would be achieved virtually in Lock down better. Read More

Have your cake and eat it too!

Summer break was very interesting... while most people started craving food, our DP2 students took the matter in hands and learnt not only a skill but also cooked what they missed... They filled two needs with one deed!

Upcoming Experiences And Projects

DP 1 and 2 students are involved in interesting self initiated projects by the groups to promote Advocacy as Service: Creating awareness regarding LGBTQ, Creating awareness for Gender equality, Creating awareness against animal cruelty, Creating awareness to save the dying culture of India Protecting our roots (Being kind to our senior citizen), Advocating Green Earth, Advocating upcycling and many more....
Keep looking for more updates here.

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The Gurukulian
MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul | Newsletter | September 2020 | Three Pages
From Principal's Desk

It's hard to believe, but we've completed our first quarter of classes! And this is possible because of our students who have worked hard in the online classroom and at home to do their best in this "new normal." Our teachers have worked tirelessly to find ways to develop their curriculum and make good use of all the new tools available to make lessons and evaluations more interactive and engaging.
A major Thank You to the parents of our e-learners for providing their unconditional support while we continue to work out any "bugs" or technical glitches that might arise. I 'm sure that it's getting easier to manage for both our students and our teachers every week. This year, we've all seen more emotional breakdowns, uncertainty, and adversarial conduct that is natural and anticipated under these circumstances. What children need right now is to feel comfortable and secure, cherished, and feel like it's all going to go well, and that means that you might be cheating your perfect routine to plan every single day to enjoy with your children a little more as these memories will remain with them throughout their life. As at the end of all this, your children's mental wellbeing will be more essential than their academic skills.
I would also like to thank our students who were fantastic about wearing their masks, following hygiene protocols and striving to keep their homes and environments as clean as possible! Please continue to do the same
All the best to all of you. Stay healthy, remain in good health and keep learning.

“ The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new ” - Socrates

Mr. Rohit Jain
Principal - Middle School

From PYP Coordinator's Desk

Mrs. Prasuna Vemuri

Change creates opportunities and necessitates oneself to grow, adapt and explore new avenues.

The shift to online teaching learning has tremendously changed the perspectives and prospects of e- learning facilities. The facilitators have adapted new practices in teaching and learning. Students are cherishing the experiences of this new way of learning. The virtual meetings between the parents and the teachers have strengthened the communication and benefitted the process of learning. The online teaching practices have enabled technological advancements and an ongoing updating of tools. Through the past three months of this academic year the PYP has conducted collaborative meetings for the staff to discuss and strengthen curriculum needs. Curriculum evenings have been organized for the parent community to communicate the learning goals planned for the students. Language celebrations, guest lecture sessions, oral and written assessments, feedbacks on Home assignments, along with regular teaching sessions have also been incorporated. This was all possible with the motivated team of teachers, enthusiastic students, helpful parent community and supportive management.
Let us embrace the change and move forward to establish effective systems of learning through online platforms.

From IGCSE Coordinator's Desk

Mr. Anil Ghodake

Students, faculty and Parents may be facing feelings of isolation and challenges with the recent changes that have occurred around the world due to the spread of COVID-19. Adjusting to an online educational format often can make it more difficult to balance roles and responsibilities as students, family members and friends.
Tips for wellness.
Here are some simple tips and suggestions for successfully managing this transition:

  1. Anchor yourself. To best deal with change, you need to be grounded, be real with yourself and find out what works best for you. This will be different for each individual.
  2. Limit the time you spend watching news about the COVID-19 pandemic and limit your exposure to credible sources.
  3. Maintain your daily schedule. Get up and get ready. Wake up at the same time each day, freshen up, drink warm water, exercise, shower, dress, eat healthy breakfast, and relocate to your new workspace at the appropriate time.
  4. Read More

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