The save-spend-share activity is a simple and powerful way to help students develop good money habits. Teaching them to divide their earnings can lay a strong foundation for a financially healthy future. The students have enthusiastically prepared three boxes to divide their pocket money and know when to use the contents of each box.
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” – Dale Carnegie.
Why should students have all the fun? The teachers of our school are constantly identifying & implementing fun activities, interactive teaching methods and online gamification to engage the students and keep the motivation strong throughout the year.
This initiated the conversation around the well-being of teachers’ mental health during this stressful time. Management and teachers are spending extra working hours to ensure the smooth functioning of online classes, tests, co-curricular activities, implementation of new technology, meetings, discussions and whatnot!
Teachers need a break from schoolwork. Our school’s management came up with the idea of a Fun Saturday, similar to the Corporate Fun Friday. Teachers are encouraged to interact with other colleagues, which has been lost after the schools have been shut down. On Saturdays, the teachers are given a platform to share stories, play fun games or just have a good laugh. It is really heartwarming to see the smiles on our teachers’ faces.
We began with a self-paced Kahoot! quizzes with themes ranging from subjects to movies. This promotes healthy competition among teachers, and their active participation is proof of their enthusiasm towards these activities. Live meetings are organized for early morning Yoga sessions to de-stress the mind or just a fun Never Have I Ever game where many realities were revealed.
Vidyadaan School is proud of creating and implementing a happy workplace for teachers. We hope to continue this throughout the year and make this is a success in every possible way.
Tomorrow, 11 August 2021, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are conducting their nationwide entrance test for the academic year 2021. We, at Vidyadaan, have been preparing our students for a year and a half now, exclusively to attend the JNV entrance test.
Being an educational institution ourselves, why preparing our students and send them to another school?
Well, JNV aims at excellence coupled with social justice, which we also believe in. JNVs are specifically tasked with finding talented children in rural areas of India and providing them with an education equivalent to the best residential school system, without regard to their families’ socio-economic condition.
Serving students from socio-economically underserved backgrounds, we acknowledge the exposure and socio-economical benefits our students receive once they admit to such a schooling environment.
During a time when state control over education is becoming meagre, a well-established state-owned countrywide school network should be promoted for ensuring the educational rights of our kids.
Check out our last year JNV entrance winners – https://vidyadaan.school/2020/09/15/2020-jnv-entrance-exam-achievers/
In simple words, a need is something you must have to survive; like food, water and a home. A want is something that is nice to have, but you can actually live without; like ice-creams or toys.
This economic-financial concept has to be explained to children from a young age in order to bring about a positive change. This knowledge will enable them to take care of their needs before they start thinking about what else they want. The ability to differentiate between necessities and desires is the first step to understand how to prioritize the use of money.
Class 5 students of Vidyadaan School have understood the concept and are practising using this knowledge in their day-to-day life. Their understanding may be raw, but the seeds had been sown.
Check out this video by our dear student Arthi from Class 9 where she talks about loans.
Brief description of the activity – Students talk about their understanding of loans, the problems faced by people due to excess debt and how saving money can help avoid difficult financial situations.
Vidyadaan School in association with Smile Foundation had organised dry ration kit distribution to every student from Grade UKG-10. Smile Foundation is the main sponsor of dry ration kit distribution. Around 400+Kits were distributed on 27 July 2021 between 7am and 12pm. The Kit contained approximately 15kgs of Dry Ration and Hygiene set (Soap, Hand wash, Mask & Sanitizer)
Thanks to Smile Foundation for putting up a smile on our students & their families faces.
Vidyadaan school observed Yoga day on 26th June 2021. It was one hour program wherein the videos and pictures of students across the school were played. Teachers enthusiastically participated in Suryanamaskara and other breathing exercises under the guidance of the Sports team.
A fun element was added to the program wherein Pavitrananda Swamiji explained the health benefits of the same.
Sevak, NGO had organised Online competitions on Drawing, Singing and Elocution on the Occasion of “World Family Day”.
Students brought laurels to our school by bagging several prizes in drawing and elocution competitions. Overwhelming responses from Vidyadaan and teachers’ efforts for encouraging the children to take part in the competition was appreciated by the President and organizers of the event.
There were 30+ entries (across classes 1 – 10) from our school. We are extremely thrilled to see our students bagged several prices in Doddaballapur Centre. A virtual event was organised by the organisation on 26th July, Sunday.
Class 1-6 category winners:
Class 7-10 category winners: 1. Monika. D 2. Ganavi. N 3. Kushal. V 4. Tanisha.G.B 5. Sazia 6. Monica. D
Congratulations to all the participants!
Mr Ravi, President Sevak organisation was delighted with several entries from our school. Vidyadaan thanks Sevak Organisation for providing such an opportunity for our students. This is undoubtedly another feather to the Vidyadaan crown.
Programme co-ordinators – Ms Roopa, Ms Nagarathna and Ms Arpitha