Wednesday, June 8, 2011

AVM back into the buzz

With a big bang of class 10th’s extraordinary results, the slumber of summer vacation is over……. hence a band slipped, a spring was touched, the gear was adjusted and the wheels of session 2011-2012 revolved in their new orbit ….seemingly unheard click and the rattle of the cogwheels, the AVM campus is back into its daily order of activities.

The first day was a unique experience for almost every student. It's school time again! Students were probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that vacation is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these "new" worries only stick around for a little while. The unease of new students diluted into a pool of activities specially designed for them keeping them consumed and cheerful.

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the term. It is natural for both students and teachers to feel anticipation, excitement, anxiety, and uncertainty. To reduce students' anxiety and uncertainty, all the teachers created a relaxed, open classroom environment conducive to inquiry and participation, letting the students know what is expected from them and how can learning be enjoyable as well as fruitful.

Besides being in strong bond with their own group of students, the main attraction of all the teachers is the Junior Cluster classroom of Std I, no less than a haven in itself with little angels. The youngest group in the school, seeing their innocent faces, no one can avoid spending a few moments of playing and having fun with them. One can see Swayam Madam carrying small kids in her lap giving them an affectionate feel. Having the role of more than a Class teacher, Shreejichintan Ma’am and Bhavna Ma’am are handling these kids with lots of love and care. Their class room walls are lined with eye-catching wallpaper, covered with gothic-inspired motifs, and there’s a cosy feel to the whole place.

No different scene is in Senior Cluster where Vijay Sir, Ashish Sir, Prajval Sir and Pravartak Sir can be seen being with the new students; counselling and guiding them, more than playing a care-giving role, aiming to create a conducive, fun and secure environment for them.

The new activities which are carefully designed and put on the action will add verve to their humdrum hours. There is a bouquet of games and activities lined up especially for our enthusiastic learners which will eventually enhance their academic progress.

Thus the school has resumed its teaching-learning routine. Though some of the students are still having a mixed feeling of nostalgia and pleasure yet with attuned fun and activities; the school is resonating with the laughter and incessant chatter of its lovely students.

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