Not since World War II have so many countries around the world seen schools and educational institutions go into lockdown at around the same time and for the same reason. The impact on education centre has been significant with the disruption of academic schedules at schools due to suspension of classes. Educators around the world have been talking about the need to rethink how to educate future generations. As we educators grapple with the new ways of communicating with our students away from our classrooms, it is a good time to reflect on how this disruptive crisis can help us define what learning should look like for generations Z, Alpha and beyond. This generation is defined by technology, where the terms FOBA (Fear Of Being Alone) and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) express their expectations on instant communications and feedback-affected through apps like instant Messenger, Snapchat and Whatsapp that includes from parents and educators, something being amplified with the current remote learning. Needless to say the pandemic has transformed the centuries-old, chalk-talk teaching model to one driven by technology.
It is our hope that for generations Z, Alpha and generations to come these experiences of isolation and remote learning away from their peers, teachers and classrooms will serve as a cautious reminder of the importance of our human need for face-to-face social interaction.STAY HOME STAY SAFE !
The School prepares the students for the All India Secondary School Examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) New Delhi. Using the language of the child as medium of instruction in Preparatory School has undeniable inherent educational advantages. Since globalisation in early 1990s, English has become a tool of empowerment in the world, so the medium of instruction in this school is English. The National language Hindi is compulsory and is taught in all the classes. Learning is joy here as teachers make their lessons very interesting by following various methods of teaching technique viz. demonstration, experimentation, project work, home assignment, play-way method, micro teaching structure method etc.
The Students are divided into four different Houses. The School organises various competitions and contests among the Houses for creating the competitive environment and team spirit among students. Besides conduction of Annual Concert and Annual Sports Meet, the school plans picnics and educational tours for its students. Art & Craft Exhibition and Science Exhibition are held time to time.
The School session starts from April to March, every year.
Boys and girls are admitted to Montessori class at the age of 3 years. The succeeding class is L.KG. and then U.KG. A child seeking admission in Std. 1 should not be less than 5 years and more than 6 years of age. A corresponding scale of age is fixed for the succeeding standards. The Birth Certificate obtained from a competent authority and Transfer Certificate are necessary for admission. Admission is given strictly on merit. The school does not accept any Capitation fee or donation of any kind for Admission.
The academic programme of St. Michael’s School is comprehensive. Regular and adequate assessment of the students is part of the academic programme. Apart from Terminal Examinations, Periodic Tests are conducted throughout the Academic year. Promotions are granted on the basis of the whole year’s work, hence the importance of regular attendance, steady work is necessary. 80% attendance is essential for promotion to the next higher class. A minimum of 40% marks in each subject is required to get promotion. A student who fails twice in the same class or who is above average in age by two years or more due to failure in different class will not be permitted to continue his/her studies in the school.
The motto of the school is ‘Love and Service’. All students are urged to live up to this ideal. Principles of honesty, trust, co-operation, self-reliance, and hard work are inculcated through various school activities. Students are expected to abide and follow strictly the Rules & Regulations set down mentioned in the School Diary as they are guidelines to order his/her life and upon which he/she must live and work. The Disciplinary procedures and sanctions are not only to maintain proper order, but also to educate developing adolescents who are striving for the goal of self-discipline. Students and parents/guardians must read and follow each and every point mentioned under ‘Rules of Discipline’ given in the school Diary.
Summer: Grey-coloured half-pants with school belt and grey striped half sleeves shirt with school monogram and without pockets, white socks with black leather shoes.
Winter: Grey coloured trousers with school belt, full sleeved shirt (optional), navy blue blazer with school monogram or full sleeved navy blue V-necked pullover with school monogram (sleeveless optional), navy blue muffler/Cap.
Summer: White and Grey striped half sleeved blouse, grey coloured box pleated tunic above the knee with school monogram, white socks with plain black leather shoes.
Winter: Same as above except for the following additions – navy blue blazer with school monogram or navy blue sweater with school monogram, navy blue slacks(optional), navy blue scarf or muffler/Cap.
Summer: Grey-coloured trousers with school belt, white and grey coloured half-sleeved shirt with school monogram and without pockets, white socks with plain black leather shoes.
Winter: The same as above except for the following additions – School tie, navy blue blazer with school monogram or navy blue full sleeved V-necked pullover with school monogram, navy blue muffler. (shirt/pullover-sleeveless optional).
Summer: Grey coloured salwar, white grey striped kurta (square necked) with school monogram, steel grey cotton chunni, white socks with plain black leather shoes.
Winter: Same as above except for the following additions – navy blue blazer with school monogram or navy blue cardigan with school monogram, navy blue scarf or muffler.
A Booklet for fees will be kept in the school Business office and issued to each child on the 10th of every month with the amount due written in it. Fees are to be deposited at Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank, Keshopur Jamalpur Branch or through Online Payment gateway between 11th to 20th of the current month. Failing which a late fine will be added in the next month dues. The child’s name will be struck off the rolls without further information if payment is not made for two consecutive months. Re-admission will depend on the availability of seats and payment of all dues in addition to admission fee. Kindly follow the direction/rules given in the booklet as well as in the School Diary regarding the payment of Fees.
The School relies upon the full co-operation of Parents/Guardians regarding the education of their ward. We urge Parents/Guardians who entrust their children to us to share our vision and co-operate with us in making our children a powerful force for good.