Language is essential in every aspect of our daily life. It marks communication effectively. Knowledge of language empowers one's character, confidence, presentation and creativity.
Vasishta believes that the skill of communication is very important for every student. If one has to be an effective leader and a social reformer , he/she needs good communication skills. Language is taught with all care and concern to ensure that all students have the maximum benefits. Well trained faculty provides a sound platform for a strong understanding of the subject.
A Proverb/ an adage/ quotes Jam (Just a Minute) Debates Elocution
Seminars Creative Writing Quiz PPTs Live Observation
Presentation Reading and Recitation Skills News Paper in Education The Hindu/ Deccan Chroncle
Role Plays and Simulation Activities
Development of competencies i.e., Listening and Speaking Skills using CD Player.
Languages offered under second and third languages : Telugu / Kannada / Hindi
Vasishta follows the system of 'continuous' and multi mode evaluation. While the system of continuous evaluation tests the 'Knowledge' of a student and ensures his / her constant academic preparedness. The 'Multi mode evaluation system' tests the skills and competencies of student and portrays his / her areas of aptitudes, personality, strengths and weakness etc.,
Oral and written tests are conducted on completion of every topic / chapter.
An examination is held at the end of each term to evaluate the retention capacity of the student and reinforce what has already been learnt during the term. There are two such examinations – one during the month of September/ October and the other during the month of March.
The Salient Features are :
The preparedness of the student and the teacher is optimal as there is no scope for guessing questions. The examination papers do not offer choice between topics / questions. The student is therefore not tempted do omit any portion of the syllabus for study and shall be thorough with the text books.
Papers are Valued Strictly to cover grammatical and spelling mistakes in all subjects. Academic coordinators scrutinize the valued answer scripts of students, to ensure that marks are not awarded liberally.
Classes IX and X have Weekly Tests to enable student tackle questions / problems with varying difficulty levels and those that require analysis. The exercises and test papers are drawn from various external sources to prepare the students for board exams and other competitive exams.
All children are gifted with different abilities, all off which cannot be tested through a written examination at the end of the year. Internal Assessment is aimed to appraise students’ knowledge, skills, initiative, diligence, attitudes and hands on experience etc…
Laboratory practicals and field works in the subject related to Natural Sciences and projects, seminars and workshops, are evaluated on chapter-wise basis. Such evaluation forms part of the internal assessment of each student – done by the respective subject teacher.
Observations on class room learning, group discussions, response to questions, etc are recorded by the teachers – as a part of Qualitative Assessment. Creative abilities and originality of the student are evaluated from the assignments and projects done during the regular class hours/ vacations.
FEEDBACK AND REPORTS
An Elaborate Evaluation Report for each student is available to the parent at the end of each term – in October/November and April. The report reflects the 'Scores Achieved' in internal qualitative assessment and external quantitative assessment of written tests and examinations. Observations made by teachers on students’ participation during classrooms transactions – are also recorded in the anecdotal records.
Students with Learning Difficulties are identified by teachers / administrators and referred to a qualified Counselor with the consent of the parent. Regular counseling are organized usually over the weekends to enable the students to overcome specific learning difficulties.
Vasishta organizes Nature walks and cross country jogging around the year to enable children to enjoy nature. Campfires, moonlight dinners and film shows on weekends create bonhomie feeling.
Vasishta organizes picnics for students. The school takes the students to nearby farms and hillocks. The students are entertained with fun games, treasure hunt and delicious food etc.
At Vasishta, young learners are always encouraged to go beyond textbooks and the walls of classrooms. Vasishtians often visit various industrial units, places of environmental & spiritual importance, schools for special children, historical monuments and museums for their deeper understanding. After coming back home, children get enough support from teachers to go into the details of the project, with their own inputs during their first hand experiences.
Vasishta strives hard to enhance the physical well being of the students and makes them physically fit, strong, healthy and dexterous.
Vasishta prepares them for growth and survival in a competitive world. They will become agile and efficient through the training provided to them.
The basic mental abilities of cognition, concentration, comprehension, recollection, reflection and reflex action would be finely-tuned in this process.
Games and Sports Athletic Runs Throws Jumps Cricket
Foot Ball Basket ball Shuttle Badminton
Volley Ball Kho Kho Chess Tennicoit Caroms Kabbadi
Table Tennis Inter-School Competitions Sports Meet
Adventure and Physical Training
Pranayama Yoga Cross Country Runs Skipping
Martial Arts Nature Walks March Past
Jogging Fitness Exercises
Vasishta trains the students to go beyond the text books. The spirit of enquiry scientific tempered and create critical thinking skills enable them to analyze the how and why of occurrences. They will be able to correlate facts, integrate information, synthesize knowledge, skills and values into applications, filter them by a sagacious judgment. It provides them opportunities to find solutions for the problems through there intuitive insights. This technique enables them to effectively communicate solutions for many problems in their real lives.
Activities important 21st Century Skills
Intellectual Exercises - Life Skills Education Demos & Observations
Classroom Discussions - Memorization Techniques Brain storming sessions
Role plays - Reading and recitation skills- seminars -Symposiums
Newspaper in Education - Multimedia Learning Classroom presentations
Computer-aided Classes- Projects and Surveys- Workshops
Aptitude and Achievement Tests - Institutional Visits- Field Studies -Case studies
Creative and Communication Skills
Debates - Dramatization and Theatre in Classroom -Mock conferences
Interactive Sessions with Experts-Spelling Bee and Word-building Games
Laboratory Practicum -Film reviews - Science Fairs
Creation of Working Models and Scientific Exhibits Creative Writing
School Magazine and News Letters
Vasishta facilitates students to experience the riot of colors, enjoy the melodies in sounds, wonder at the rhythm and symmetry of shapes and to create an aesthetic sense has introduced various arts. It enables them to develop graceful expression through dance, feel the ecstasy of music, emote through drama and express their abstract feelings through painting.
A lot of experiential learning takes place by involving themselves in the celebrations of Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Guru Pournima, Janmastami, Rakhi Pournima etc.,
This exposure of vibrant Indian culture internalize the culture aspects. It reflects their identity, self-esteem and binds them with their fellow men and women in a diverse culture.
Integrating Hands, Head and Heart Painting Pottery Clay modeling Dramatics
Classical Dance Craft – Origami Vocal and instrumental Music
School Band Poetry Composition Weekly Wall Magazines Mehendi Designing
Vegetable Carving Ikebana – Flower Arrangement- Rangoli
Cultural Activities on Campus
Fresher’s Day Investiture Ceremony Guru Poornima Raksha Bandhan
Krishna Janmashtami Independence Day Ganesh Chaturthi Teacher’s Day
Navaraathri Id-ul-Fitr Children’s Day Annual Sports Day
Christmas Celebrations New year Celebrations National Youth Day
(Vivekananda Birth Day) School Cultural Nite Republic Day Shivaratri Holi
Arts and Crafts Exhibition Photo Exhibitions Annual Day Celebrations Valedictory Function
Vasishta refines the students by imbibing empathy training through self-discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem, along with apt etiquette and essential life skills. It inculcates inter-personal skills to foster mutual co-operation, respect for authority, loyalty towards family, friends and fellow citizens with a sense of responsibility that makes them sensitive towards the society and the environment.
Crisis management and disaster management are the demands of the present day. To meet these demands, it promotes self-reliance, diligence, creativity and resourcefulness to appreciate the cultural diversity and adapt himself/herself to live in harmony.
*Social Skills and Awareness *Interactive sessions with reputed Personalities *Awareness Programmes
*Self-reliance Programme *Career Talks *Mock Interviews *Dramatics *Out Station Excursions
*Camp Fire *Morning Assembly Talks *Team-building Games such as Dumb Charades, Fish Bowl etc.
*Talent Search Activities *Mock Parliament & Earth summit *Student Club Activities
*Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) *Campus Maintenance *Gardening *Rural Medical Camps
Leadership Training Programs *Life Skills Training *Adult Education – Each one Teach One
*Green Corps – Environment Programme *Rural Upliftment Programmes *Visit to Old-age Homes
Swacchh Bharath Awareness Campaigns *Eradication of Child Labour
*Environmental awareness *Nature walks *Cross country jogging * Save trees awareness
*Planting of saplings *Ban on plastic usage * Organic farming *Rain water harvesting
*Waste management * Clean Campus Programme *Swaccha Bharath Programme *Mass awareness Programme
*Ozone day Programme *Sensitization Programs *Visits to orphanage and old age homes *Villages Tours
* “ Children love to learn! Learning is instinctive to them They learn by playing, by being inquisitive, and through discovery with concentration and pure enjoyment”.
* "Knowledge is constructed in the mind of the learner" –Bodner.
Primary Classes: Opening their minds to new vistas:
Respecting various theories of constructivism ,Vasishta believes that teachers should do less work than the learners; the learners should always be busy in learning. According to Vasishta Ethos : teaching should not be for transmitting the knowledge but transforming children into well adjusted Global Citizens. Thus they become intuitive, insightful and consolidate their learning.
*Vasishta fosters multiple intelligence concept and addresses all types of learners i.e., Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic.
* Thoughts and Feelings are powerful partners to Vasishtians which enable them to fit themselves in the new world!
Middle Classes: Solving their problems through Creative Thinking:
Psychological studies reveal that: Individuals remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they see, 40% of what they talk or discuss and 90% of what they 'do'!
In this stage emphasis is on 'Doing'. The hand is trained to be skillful and the eye is fixed to observe relationships. In the earlier stages play-way method paves way for an experiential approach, where the child actually encounters the concepts and acquires abilities to work with materials. Learning becomes meaningful through group discussions. Students undertake 'live observations' and undergo a 'hands-on-experience' and develop abilities in the natural environs. The school has full-fledged laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects – where students experiment right from class VI. Teachers follow the students' interests, inspire their originality, accept their ideas and are always available to help them learn from their mistakes and experiences.
Secondary Classes: Developing their Emotional Intelligence:
The intellect comes into play when the student passes through adolescence. The individual travels from polarity to contrast, from analysis to synthesis and so on. Various concepts which were earlier 'analyzed to understand' are now 'synthesized to draw conclusions'. Here, the student is challenged to work independently and learn through observation, surveys, reports, projects, seminars and presentations. This is the culmination of all thinking processes. Here they consider teacher as facilitator and as an ‘Experienced Friend'. Such perception, known as intuitive insight reforms Vasishtians into 'complete individuals'.
Thus Vasishta widens the intellectual horizons like open mildness, problem solving techniques through critical and creative thinking and finally develops the value of integrity through emotional intelligence.
December - 2014 1st Mon Model Exam - I & Unit Test - II begin 6th Sat Unit Test - II end 10th Wed Unit Test - II reports due 11th Thu Model Exam - I end 13th Sat Dumb Charade competition 15th Mon Model Exams - I reports due Annual Day preparations start 20th Sat Fancy dress competition Model Exams - II question papers due 22nd Mon Model Exams - II begin No. of working days - 27 January- 2015 1st Thu New Year Day (Holiday) 2nd Fri Model Exams - II end 5th Mon Model Exams - II reports due 10th Sat Annual Day Parents to take their wards for Pongal holidays (Pongal holidays from 11th Sun to 17th Sat) 17th Sat Staff to report 18th Sun Hostel students to report 19th Mon School reopens after Pongal holidays 26th Mon Republic Day 27th Tue Model Exam - III, Annual examinations for class IX & Unit test - III question papers due No. of working days - 21
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