Echo E-newsletter April (2022)
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future”
The single most important gift we can bestow upon our youth is ‘Education’ and it is our greatest responsibility to do so. We consider it our bounden duty in Gajera Group of Schools to ensure that every pupil in our charge is educated to the fullest extent of their capability and is prepared academically, morally, and socially to take its place in Society with its best prospect of success and fulfillment. It is our task to bring together the influences necessary to make this happen in every case – good teaching, responsible parenthood, caring social leadership – to make sure that every learner is correctly assessed for potential and fully developed. Every effort is made to improve the existing best services to bring out the best for the welfare of our institution and the growth of our learners. With the responsibility of every student to be educated to this standard the members of the staff of this School have a major job on their hands and I look upon it as my job to make sure that they have the facilities and the proper support and encouragement to do it.
Gajera Group of Institutions has been established to provide an inspirational environment to all its learners and to keep our commitment to bringing quality education within easy reach of the people. We take seriously our responsibility to foster and support excellence in teaching and to offer personal attention and care to each member of the Gajera community. We at Gajera Group of Schools desire that our students have, not only well-developed minds and bodies but well-developed hearts, for, ‘What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but suffers the loss of his own soul?’ it is with this philosophy and this attitude that Gajera Group of Schools make an earnest effort to inculcate the basic values of life and the right attitude among learners so they internalize that to achieve ‘anyhow’ and ‘somehow’ is not right. Means are as important as the end.
When the four pillars of a school; enthusiastic learners, responsible parents, good teaching faculty, and caring management, work together we can scale greater heights.
“Education is a shared commitment among motivated students dedicated teachers and enthusiastic parents with high expectations”. After two long years of online classes, all the learners of GGS attended the classes in person today. A warm welcome to the new academic session 2022-2023, this whole month is buzzing with activities for the learners.
We are in a new academic session, and I'm sure our students are looking forward to the upcoming events We had a lot going on in the past month, particularly the three-day 2022 IIMUN Conference of the Surat Chapter held at the Surat Indoor Stadium and Gajera Global School. The conference was organized by the Gajera Trust to give learners an opportunity to learn through active participation in mock sessions as delegates to the UN. They learned about the inner workings of the government and various committees that make crucial policy decisions. The aim of the conference was to encourage the young and the educated to take active participation in politics.
It was graced by the presence of His Excellencies former Ambassadors Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar and Mr. Suresh Goel, entertainers Mr. Cyrus Broacha and Mr. Terence Lewis, and Trustees Mr. Chunibhai Gajera and Ms. Kinjal Gajera along with other dignitaries and experts in their own areas.
The other highlight of the month was the Principal’s Meet at the school in which Principals from around 25 schools come together to discuss NEP, a pristine document on education that maintains a delicate balance between the traditions and inter-disciplinary approach is need of today's time.
We hope our learners have learned what we intended them to learn from the experience. During the vacation, let them rejuvenate and refresh themselves and be back with buzzing energy and enthusiasm.
VISIT TO PLANT NURSERY ○ Learners of GGS went on an educational excursion to Shivoham Greens as part of the school’s policy of creating an environmentally conscious generation of adults. They learnt how small changes in nature can bring about drastic changes to nature.
○ Trips to gardens are regularly organized to educate our learners about the crucial need for preservation and conservation of nature, as the rising population is mounting pressure on the earth’s ecosystem.
VISIT -LAXMI DIAMOND
○ Learners of GGS went on an educational trip to Laxmi Diamonds to gain first-hand exposure to the process and steps through which a crude rock transforms into a sparkling diamond. The trip was organized in tandem with the school’s philosophy of imparting education through experience and activities, which is one of the focus areas of NEP 2020. The process of learning through doing is known as experiential learning. Students are better able to apply ideas and knowledge taught in the classroom to real-world issues when they are engaged in hands-on experiences and reflection.
○ The trip was organized as part of the school’s policy of imparting experiential learning for better learning and understanding. They learned how diamonds start their journey in the mine through the factory to our jewelry boxes.
Back to School, 4 April
○ After two years of online classes, all GGS students, right from kindergarten to twelfth grade, attended classes in person today. Today, everyone gathered on the school grounds to welcome the new session, as well as the new educators and students. Apart from greeting them, the finest athletes at the national and regional levels were also honored to celebrate the start of the 2022-23 session.
Heritage walk at Dutch Cemetery: A Sneak Peek into the Past
○ Monuments and heritage sites are a rich source of cultural diversity and reflection. To get a glimpse of what shaped our culture and heritage, learners of GGS were taken on an excursion to the Dutch cemetery to inform them about the bygone era &their unique identities.
Preserve cultural legacy; it defines a country's national identity— this is the motto with which the trip was organized for the learners. They learnt about how preservation of culture is the key to a nation’s survival and progress . It was a walk down memory lane.
WORLD HEALTH DAY
On World Health Day 2022, WHO invited our attention to critical efforts needed to keep humans and the planet healthy, and build a movement to create societies that focus on the well-being of people, in the face of a pandemic, a polluted planet, and rising diseases including cancer, asthma, and heart disease.
In tandem with the WHO’s declaration and motto, learners of GGS observed World Health Day by drawing attention to the measures we may adopt to create a healthy generation of thinkers and leaders.
The educators at GGS had given their words of wisdom to the learners. Pear to pear yoga learning session was held at GGS.
WORLD EARTH DAY APRIL 22
○ This is the time to change everything: the corporate climate, the political climate ,and the way we deal with climate change. Now is the moment for relentless courage to preserve and safeguard our health, our families, and our livelihoods... we must Invest In Our Planet as a collective. ○ To make our learners understand the critical importance of taking proactive steps to conserve the earth and the environment, learners celebrated this day by studying about different types of renewable energy that can prolong human civilization without harming nature and biodiversity. ○ A pious Havan was organized on occasion of Earth day to create a positive environment and approach in learners towards mother earth.
PRINCIPALS MEET AT GGS
○ More than thirty principals of different CBSE schools met at the Wisdom Hall at GGS to discuss NEP 2020 released by the government of India in 2020 to bring needed changes in the education system. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar and Trustee Ms. Kinjal Gajera. ○ The prime objective of the meeting was to adopt ways and measures to implement the New Education Policy envisaged by the government. They discussed possible reforms and innovations within the modern schooling system.
I.I.M.U.N EVENT 22/04/22 to 24/04/22 OPENING CEREMONY A three-day IIMUN conference was inaugurated at the Surat Indoor Stadium on 22 April attended by Ambassadors His Excellencies Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar and Mr. Suresh Goel, media personalities Mr. Terence Lewis and Cyrus Broacha, Trustees Mr Chunnibhai Gajera and Ms. Kinjal Gajera and several other dignitaries and experts in their own fields. The program was marked by a remarkable performance by the learners of Gajera Vidya Bhavan, Katargam. ○ The conference is held to encourage the young and educated to take an active interest in politics for better governance and faster progress. They deliberated on the socio-political issues that need immediate attention. For two days, they played the role of policy makers and discussed ways to bring about a positive change.
BOOK DONATION BY GGS LEARNERS 23/04/22
In celebration of World Book Day on 23 April, learners of Gajera Global School joined a book donation drive and donated books to a charity based at Shree Gajanand education and charitable trust. The books were collected at school and given away by learners.
The book donation drive was organized by the school to promote reading as a life long habit. Reading is one of the crucial habits that facilitate tolerance and understanding leading to a peaceful co-existence of diverse point of view.
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY 27/4/22to 28 /4/22
○ Learners of GGS were given away prizes in recognition of their achievements over the past three years. As competitions and activities were held online, prizes could not be distributed as pandemics were in force. Learners were given a frame as a memento of their achievements.
○ The frames were given away in appreciation of their efforts and to encourage them to do even better in future. It was also a celebration of life that has come back together after two long years of living and learning online.
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 29 April
Learners of grades 6th through 8th interacted with renowned dance maestro Smt. Pratibha Acharya on the occasion of World Dance Day on 29 April. They discussed how one may take up dancing as a career or hobby for their satisfaction.
The session was organized to encourage learners to take up a hobby to keep themselves occupied in their leisure time.
PEM, 30 April
On 30 April the first Parent-Educator Meeting for session 2022-23 was held at the school. Parents visited the school and discussed the syllabus and the activities that will be conducted at school throughout the assessment year. The PEM was held as part of the schedule decided for the year. Though no examination was held in April, parents were invited to attend the PEM to give them an overview of the coming days.
GUJARAT DAY NIGHT MARATHON 2022 APRIL 30
The first of may marks the foundation of Gujarat state and is celebrated as Gujarat Day. It is celebrated to laud the rich history, traditions, and culture of Gujarat, which was officially formed on MAY 1st 1960. The day is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm across the state. A night marathon was organized on Gujrat day from Rahul raj mall and educators and learners of GGS participated in the marathon race with full enthusiasm. The whole atmosphere was buzzing with energy and people from all age groups participated in the marathon race.
we at GGS celebrate the glory, greatness, and grace of Gujarat together and take the culture, traditions, and customs of Gujarat ahead. May the state thrive, prosper and climb the ladder of progress.
Educator's Corner: Online to Offline I was mesmerized the other day to witness our eight-year-old students doing an activity in class, hopping, laughing and jumping i n joy. I am happy that they are no longer
juggling a tablet and a smartphone at the same time. Their happiness and energy filled me with happiness and satisfaction.
Of course, online education has had its positive effects. Children are more confident, proficient, and at ease with smart devices than most of us in our forties. The Covid-19 outbreak and related lockdowns have accelerated the transformation and revolutionization of online education as we knew it prior to the pandemic. Now once again, we are back on our feet together with renewed energy and enthusiasm. All our learners are now learning and playing together, helping one another. Being a teacher and closely related to children, I could not be happier. I hope we will never have to go back online again. We want to be in touch and connect with one another for mutual spiritual benefits.
(by Mrs. Kamini Patel, Vice Principal)
Solutions for Hot Weather: Stay Hydrated
Summer heat is here and it is important to stay hydrated. The best way to do that is by drinking plenty of water. Water. For all living beings, it is one of the most crucial ingredients. It accounts for up to 60% of the adult human body. It is required for biochemical reactions, the distribution of nutrients throughout the body, the removal of waste, and the maintenance of blood circulation and body temperature. It improves digestion, avoids constipation, cushions joints, maintains heartbeat stability, and protects essential organs and tissues. 1. Make sure you're getting lots of water. Daily fluid intake guidelines vary by age, sex, pregnancy, and nursing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Begin by drinking a cup of water first thing in the morning or a glass before bed. With each meal, have another glass. After your workout, drink one or two cups of water. Drink water gradually throughout the day to avoid dehydration. 2. Know the signs of dehydration. Does your skin feel dry, irritated, inflamed, itchy, or sensitive? That’s a sign of dehydration. Experiencing a headache or feeling dizzy or fatigued? These are signs, too. Muscle cramps, rapid breathing, fainting, and not urinating (or having very dark yellow urine) are others. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, the simple solution is to get out of the heat and drink plenty of liquids. There are small over-the-counter options like Pedialyte and Hydrolyte that balance out electrolytes and sodium with dehydration as well. 3. Check your urine. A good measurement of hydration is the color of your urine. Pale urine, similar to the color of straw, indicates proper hydration while darker urine is a sign that you need more water. A dark yellow or amber color means you may have mild to severe dehydration. Of course, other medication and health conditions could affect this. If you’re concerned about the color of your urine consult with your health provider.
(by Krisha Gabani)
I don’t know what to think I don't know what to think I don't know what to think Something of her globe at my command.Pale in each purple violet again— Drowning the voice for the voice of men. Light as a spell of the voice of the night, Lightest thou not with a violet light? Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
(by Payal Vishwakarma)
The Student and the Musician
Rhyming Couplet Ideas by Anon See the cuddling of the student, I think he's angry at the coolant. He finds it hard to see the petal, Overshadowed by the afraid hotel. Who is swimming near the hamster? I think she'd like to eat the lamster. She is but a compassionate musician, Admired as she sits upon a cognition. Her agreeable car is just a box, It needs no gas, it runs on lox. She's not alone she brings a net, a pet horse, and lots of Joliette horse likes to chase a rock, especially one that's in the poppycock.
The student shudders at the hip wolf He wants to leave but she wants the wolf.
(by Urmi Vedant)
○ Where the Wild Things Are: Max, a rambunctious and mischievous youngster, is sent to bed without supper by his fatigued mother. He fantasizes about sailing far away to a realm of Wild Things in his room. The Wild Things decide to make Max their king instead of eating him.
○ The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a new copy of the all-time classic story is sold! Have you ever shared it with a child or grandchild?
○ The caterpillar hatched from a little egg on a beautiful Sunday. He was starving to death. He ate through one apple on Monday and three plums on Tuesday, and he was still hungry. When he was finally filled, he wrapped himself in a cocoon and went to sleep, only to awaken a few weeks later to find himself changed into a butterfly!
○ The narrative of one of Nature's most ordinary yet beautiful marvels, the butterfly's metamorphosis, has been dramatized by the incredibly imaginative Eric Carle. This audiobook will entertain and educate even the smallest listener.
The Giving Tree: "Once upon a time, there was a tree...and she adored a young boy." ○ So starts a tale of remarkable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein, the gifted and prolific author and illustrator. ○ The boy would come to the tree every day to eat her apples, swing from her limbs, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was delighted. However, as the boy grew older, he began to expect more from the tree, and the tree responded by giving more and more. ○ This is a touching narrative, tinged with melancholy yet brimming with hope. Shel Silverstein has written a stirring parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving as well as a tranquil acceptance of another's capacity to love back.
○ Green Eggs and Ham: In this Dr. Seuss Beginner Book, Sam-I-am asks, "Do you like green eggs and ham?" Do you want to live in a house or with a mouse? Do you want to go on a boat or with a goat? Is it better to be on a train or in a tree? Sam persists in his questioning. Dr. Seuss' popular favorite has earned its place as a children's classic with distinct characters and unique rhymes. The list of venues to eat green eggs and ham, as well as those with whom to share them, grows longer and longer in this most renowned of cumulative tales. Follow Sam-I-am as he claims that this unique snack is a wonderful snack that should be enjoyed anywhere and in any way. ○ Beginner Books, designed by Dr. Seuss enables youngsters to read independently by using simple words and drawings that provide hints to their meaning.
Goodnight Moon: A small rabbit has snuggled away in bed in a lovely greenroom. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon," says the narrator. And the little rabbit says goodnight to all the familiar things in the softly lit room: the picture of the three small bears sitting on chairs, the clocks and his socks, the mitten sand the kittens ,everything one by one.
○ The peaceful poetry of the words and the soothing, lulling images combine to make a fitting book for the end of the day in this classic of children's literature, treasured by generations of readers and listeners.