Meaning:Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru
The path of life has many ups and downs and it is always very uncertain what will happen next. That is why we need a Guru or a teacher to lead us to the path of righteousness so that whatever work we do in our life we do it the right way and we do not do any harm to others. Guru Purnima is one such day when the Guru or the teacher is worshipped for the work they have done for their disciples. Every year in the month of Ashadh this festival is celebrated and in RBK Global School,this festival is celebrated with gusto and galore.
The students gathered in the morning assembly on this auspicious day and there were various programs that were hosted. A melodious song was sung by the students.It showed the beautiful relation of a teacher or a Guru with their disciple or student. Our learners prepared colourful cards for every teacher,thereby showering their gratitude and respect for the gurus in their life.The concept of Guru Purnima goes long back but it was really great to see that even now it is celebrated with so much enthusiasm in the schools.
Banking institution is an integral part of the present economic system. To get an insight about the functioning of a bank, learners of Grade IV were taken to RBL bank, Mira road branch. It was an attempt to show kids how math skills apply to everyday life and work when they grow up. We arrived at the branch by 9 am; the Branch Manager addressed the learners on behalf of his staff. He gave students a tour of the various cabins and counters with its functions, i.e. Manager’s cabin, cash counter, server room, locker room, senior citizen’s counter, help desk and customer care services. He explained about his role and operation manager’s role in the bank. The cash counter in charge demonstrated the way cash is counted with the help of digital technology. The branch manager also explained about the usage of lockers and vaults available in bank. The operation manager explained about the help desk and customer care counter, special services provided for senior citizens. Lastly the learners were taken to adjoining RBL’s ATM to demonstrate the way automated teller machine functions with digital instructions. It was a fruitful session, it facilitated in learning about some terms and concepts related to bank as a financial institution.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. A special assembly was organized in RBK Global school to pay tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their life for the country.
The students of Grade VII and Grade IX presented a musical skit on the heroes of Kargil. The students were dressed in army uniform to depict the real characters who lost their life in the combat.
The songs such as “Sandese aatae hai, aye watan , kar chale hum fida”during the skit truly instilled a sense of patriotism among the learners.The students also spoke about the Captains and Majors in kargil war who were awarded the Vir and Param Vir Chakra for their valour. Besides this, 30 seconds of silence was observed to pay tribute to the ones who gave up their life to protect our motherland.The assembly truly highlighted the spirit of valour and sacrifice made by the soldiers. It sensitized the students to remember and appreciate the contribution of the courageous Indian Army in protecting our nation.
As an extension to the French curriculum, RBK Global School, Bhayander (E) celebrated Bastille Day on 14th July, 2017. Many activities were conducted to enjoy the festivities of the day. Learners of Grade II and III made French flags using colour papers. The learners learnt about the history and the culture of France through the beautiful display of the models of monuments, cuisines, specialties etc of France , which was handmade by the learners of Grade VI,VII & VIII . The display was inaugurated by our principal Ma’am Dr. Shitala Prabhu. Thereafter the learners of Grade VI sang a melodious song in French “ j’ai perdu le dos de ma clarinette”. The main attraction of the display was the model of Eiffel tower. It was beautifully made by using only the candy sticks. This model was made by our learners of grade 8 received great appreciation by one and all.
This is an activity which can only be adequately completed as each research group from Grade IV makes publically known what was learned concerning its specific area. The consequential task serves many purposes, including motivation and individual accountability. Grade IV Culminating activity was based on a common theme as balanced diet. Learners had written a poem based on benefits of healthy food in English group, for those in Hindi, Marathi and French group- learners had to stick the pictures of fruits and vegetables and write about it in few lines, for theme group it was 'wind chime making' with the pictures of healthy food items and present it, in Math, they had to draw a food pyramid.
Mahatma Gandhi once said that the Earth is enough for every man’s need but not enough for every man’s greed. Today, this saying of Gandhiji has lot of relevance in our day to day life. With a positive spirit to conserve our natural surroundings, a powerpoint presentation and talk was organised by the students of Grade VIII Ekam and Uno. This presentation was witnessed by the students from grade IV-VIII.The students through their presentation emphasized the importance of 28’th july as the world nature conservation day. This day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and that we all must participate to protect, conserve and sustainably manage our natural resources.
Grade VIII Ekam was given the topic of ‘fauna’ whereas Grade VIII Uno was assigned the topic ‘flora’. Furthermore, the subtopics covered by Grade VIII Ekam under Fauna were as follows:
Mammals,Amphibians,Aquatic animals,Reptiles and Birds
Grade VIII Uno spoke on varied topics covered under Flora. The sub topics under flora were as follows:International Union for conservation of Nature,Mangrove protection in India Conservation of Rainforest,Awareness programme to conserve Flora and Study on endangered Plant life. The powerpoint presentation was backed by informative and picturesque videos. The students spoke confidently about their assigned topics. The presentation was appreciated by the Management Representative , “Mrs Visini Velappan” as well as by our Principal , Dr. Shitala Prabhu. The students received a lot of encouragement from them as well as their teachers.Learners emphasized on these points at the end of the PPT
The presentation truly sensitised the students on the need to conserve our limited natural resources and work towards sustainable development. “Earth is our mother. In spite of our desire to harm our mother, she will always love us forever.” This message was definitely conveyed by the learners of Grade VIII.
Movie review day was observed at Rbk Global School, Bhayander(east) on the 26th of July 2017.The school realized that students needed to take a break from regular studies and re-energise after the First Periodic test. Students came attired in their resplendent best sparkling with excitement, anticipation and jubilation. Our learners watched movie in their respective classrooms between 9:10 to 11:40 am with popcorns and dry snacks.Thereafter, learners shared their reflection by writing a review about the movie they watched. They felt delighted and rejuvenated.Our teachers too enjoyed with their learners.The highlight of the day were the movies ‘Smurfs: The lost village’ and “War horse”,which made the enjoyable day even more memorable for the students.
Education is that which liberates, liberates from fear, liberates from poverty, liberates from conflicts, liberates from ignorance and brings about a change in the capacities and talents latent in learners. To achieve this we need to change the age old teacher centred strategies to learner centred technology.
With this as our objective we at RBK Global entered a new venture, shifting from traditional delivery methods and set path on digital teaching and learning through digitally translated content by either teacher or available e-published content. Thus empowering learners to grasp concepts more quickly, to connect theory and application more adeptly, and to engage in learning more readily. For facilitators it simplifies and saves time with classroom, Gmail, Docs and more, to create paperless assignments and stay organized. Thus moving ahead as the Google School.
After reminiscing the good times spent during the summer vacation, RBK Global welcomed the learners with a bang on 6th June.
Education means learning to think for yourself, learning to make and repair friendships, learning to see other people's points of view, learning not to be frightened of uncertainty or difficulty, learning how to live in society, learning how to be a good citizen, learning how to be self-reliant.
Education needs to prepare children for the real world – children need to learn to problem solve and show initiative, to be able to work as a team and to develop great communication skills.
Developing the ability to think creatively is very important as well as having the curiosity to explore areas of interest and excitement. Our teachers motivated the learners about the challenges they have to overcome in every stage of life. A special assembly was conducted by the teachers, and they motivated the learners to work with diligence and dedication for the academic year. Some enlightening thoughts were also shared with the learners .