As part of our ongoing International Schools Award work and following Mr McEntee and Mrs Olyett’s visit to India in February, we were very pleased to welcome Year 4’s link school Seth Andaram Jaipuria School’s teachers from India to our school. Mrs Kabila Rawat and Mrs Heena Sharma enjoyed their time at our school and commented on how confident and well behaved the children were.
They enjoyed working with Year 4 and especially enjoyed the visit to Neasden temple and learning about how swimming is taught. Mrs Rawat and Mrs Sharma were also very impressed with our school choir’s performance at St Mary’s Church and said we have very talented singers!
The school councillors also asked the Indian teachers questions and shared their answers in assembly. These included:
Q. How many classes are there in your school?
A. There are 150!
Q. What languages do you teach?
A. German, French, English, Hindi and Sanskrit
Q. How long is your school day?
A. It is 8 hours long.
Q. How many teachers are there in your school?
A. There are 250 teachers.
Q. How long have you been a teacher?
A. Mrs Rawat has been teaching for 19 years and Mrs Sharma for 15 years.
Q. What type of punishment do you give the children?
A. We are not allowed to say something to hurt a child’s feelings or hurt a child. But if a child forgets their homework they have to stand up for the whole lesson!
Find out how Mr McEntee and Mrs Olyett got on during their recent trip to India. Chaterconnectionsindia2015 We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded the British Council International School Award, which recognises schools which have excelled in the area of international learning. We wanted to share the school’s success with you and explain what it means for pupils, teachers and the school as a whole.
What is the International School Award?
The Award is an internationally recognised accreditation, awarded to schools which forge links with partners overseas and add an international dimension to the curriculum. Through working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) are given a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it. We will continue with our 4 International link schools in China, Ghana and India.
Follow Mrs Crabtree, Mrs Dawkins, Mrs Khindey and Miss Morris on their travels abroad in Ghana and India. They will try to blog everyday sharing pictures and details of what they have been up to.
As part of our ongoing International Schools Award work and following Mrs Khindey and Miss Morris’ visit to India in February, we were very pleased to welcome 4Ms link school Seth Andaram Jaipuria School’s teachers from India to our school. The principal Mrs Rana, Deputy head Mrs Shekhar and Assistant head Mrs Kholi were very impressed with our school and pupils. They commented that our classrooms were big and liked our school displays.
They enjoyed meeting 4M and gave each child a handmade folder and book mark made from recycled paper which they recycle in their own school! 4M enjoyed asking them questions about their link class.
The school councillors also asked the Indian teachers questions that the school gave to Mrs Khindey in assembly. These included:
Q. What do children eat for their packed lunch/dinners?
A. Sandwiches – lots of children bring British style snacks like wraps, rolls and fruit. All children bring a packed lunch.
Q. When do they have sports day?
A. Annually, it is a two day event as there are about 4000 children in the school. All children participate. There are displays such as aerobics and martial arts. There are also athletic events including relays and hurdles.
Q. How many weeks of summer holidays do you have?
A. One month for the older children and six weeks for the younger children. Also shorter breaks in January and the autumn.
We had a wonderful time with the teachers and enjoyed sharing our outstanding school. The principal Mrs Rana said to Mr McEntee “children are all the same across the world”.