Our first Whispers

    8.43 AM 12th June 2013. Our first morning in the farm. As we begin writing a blog for the school, we reminisce our first morning at the farm. Our beginning. And pulled out something from a note we wrote to the parents a month later. Dear Parent, There are whispers in the farm...

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Going Green

After having explored the concept of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’ and what contributes to it, we are now looking at what we can do to stop the global warming in our ‘Go Green’ Project. We are looking at steps everyone as an individual can take, because change starts at a small scale, with one single person....

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Reflections

  Today we found Tom the beggar dressed as Prince alone in the grandeur of the palace. As he admired his finery and the magnificence around him in his heart he also felt fear.. Fear of being discovered and executed without having a chance to explain. When the Prince and the pauper looked alike, why...

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Burning, bright, symmetry, fearful, furnace, night…..

Art Lesson is a time where the children get to rest their academic mind and relax be more creative and expressive. Yet, they like to be guided in their work and not given a free reign to draw whatever they want. Grade 5 had learnt the poem ‘Tiger Tiger burning bright’ with such a descriptive...

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The Prince and the Pauper

  The Prince and the Pauper was the topic in Grade 6. As the children are soaked in the rich language of Mark Twain, they also look and listen in wonder on how this could be?!! The story line is like this, one a pauper living in the slums, one a prince with a lavish...

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The Baobabs

It is art lesson in the afternoon , as a supplement to their text the children of Grade 5 and 6 are also learning ‘ ‘The Little Prince’, a conversational text between the author and the Little Prince. It is a very descriptive text and the imagery it brings about lends itself very well to...

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The Grade Teacher’s Sangha

I want to go as a river Not as a drop of water We learn to live mindfully Truly there for each other We begin the day with this song, it is truly the essence of the Sangha – our daily in-house Teacher gathering creating a mood of reverence and sharing, hope and warmth as...

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Shakespeare’s here

Middle school began with loads of enthusiasm, the children came back as ‘students’ ready to learn new subjects and delve into their work whole heartedly. The class had a wall with many posters, one of them a funny looking man. The question on everyone’s lips was who was he, a new cartoon character? He had...

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