New computer lab launched

A new computer lab has just been set up at Satsang Vidyalaya! This mini computer lab is just the beginning of a bigger lab in the pipeline.

Internet course for our teachers

A workshop on the basics of the internet for our teachers at Satsang Vidyalaya conducted by a senior manager at a computer chip giant

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sivarathri at Satsang Vidyalaya

The children and students at Satsang Vidyalaya were once again called up to begin the Sivarathri celebrations in Madanapalle with their bhajans and songs!


Along with the teachers, we practiced over 33 different bhajans - and finally sang a select few for an audience of about 300 people from all over India!



Now it was time for us to give our pranams to Sri M!



And get lots and lots of blessings!


We got a lot of sweets!



And this is the whole team who gave this year's sivarathri a stunning start!







Monday, March 18, 2013

Helping kids learn

Yes, that's what our teachers do. They dont "just teach"! Here's a sneak peek into the actual learning systems and grading papers we use at our school!

A behaviour chart which helps track a student's all round behaviour and general interaction. A public 360 degree appraisal system if you must!



The teachers have also taken to using visual systems to help children learn better. It has been proven that using visuals to communicate what you are teaching goes a long way to help children absorb what they need to learn better.


More visuals to help! Learning through images tend to stick far better than learning through rote.


Mixing up fun (coloring the body) and learning (identifying the body parts). What fun!


You can just see kids putting their tongues out to each other to check what color it is ;-)


Ah...a more serious match the following question...



I think the boy's going to go out and splash about in the rain!





Match the following! These question papers have been hand-made!









Satsang Vidyalaya's academic calendar for 2012-13!




ooooo...tricky!




More tricky questions!




My god! Where are those Wharton grad's when you need them?!










A great way to get kids to be attentive of their immediate surroundings!










Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Library!

Yes!

We got our very own new reading library! With a whole bunch of new books from various subjects, like Science, Animal life, Space and the universe, and ofcourse - even comic books! This library and the books was made possible by Mr Ajai Kumar Singh, IPS officer of the Karnataka Cadre and an ardent supporter of Satsang Vidyalaya and our kids here! We love you Sir!

These two seem to be up to some monkey business...


The shelf - indexed, ordered, titled...phew!


Stephen, a kid, and Madhu from the Asha Foundation share a moment together.


 Teachers taking part in the library set up...


The folks from Asha Foundation were here too!


That's the table around which our kids are going to have many adventures with their new found books...


The books being indexed and put in place...


These kids need books!


The library shelf - neatly stacked and waiting to be leafed through!


Ready to be inaugurated!



Sri M, our Founder: Are my books here too?


When do we get to read?!