FROM PRINCIPAL'S DESK - NLK’S DISHA
As Mahatma Gandhi said,
Be the change you wish to see in the world
It's absolutely thrilling to be facilitating a school setup which has set out to make a change in the educational landscape of Kanpur.
As I had read somewhere about "What a school needs to be' and it resonates so deeply with me that actually schools need to be emotionally safe spaces for creative and inclusive learning, Schools need to be spaces where children are nurtured, allowed to think, be curious, get inspired, imagine and, most importantly, ask questions. Where they can learn to communicate, collaborate, interact meaningfully, build relationships and communities. Where they can play, laugh, love, make mistakes, style. fall and learn to stand up again. Where they learn about their own selves, their strengths, their vulnerabilities, their feelings. Where their bodies become stronger along with their minds and hearts and they learn the art of living, being courageous, caring for their environment, being change agents and making the right choices.
Equally important is the 'Connect' which a teacher builds up with each of its students. No learning can ever take place without the connect. It's about loving, celebrating, validating and valuing each student in your class. They thrive when they feel they are being appreciated, recognized and valued as human beings.
At NLK's Disha, it is our constant endeavor to put these principles into practice. Here we are committed to create an inclusive school experience where neuro diverse kids study with their neurotypical peers and we ensure that they get the best learning experience through visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile strategies depending upon the child's individual learning.
We believe that parents are an equal partner in a student's growth trajectory and should be holistically involved, understand and be a part of the process.
We are sure with the active involvement of our passionate teachers, constant support from the management and continued cooperation from parents, we will be able to establish NLK's Disha as the best inclusive primary school of Kanpur.
Ms. Ruma Chaturvedi
NLK’s Disha, Azad Nagar, Kanpur
An Ode To Motherhood: The Mother's Day Celebration at our School
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning."
On Mother's Day, our school was awash in a sea of pink, as both mothers and children arrived dressed in their finest pink attire. The theme was a celebration of love and gratitude for the mothers in our lives, a sentiment that was palpable in the love and emotion that filled the air. The day was filled with performances by the children, who sang, danced, and expressed their emotions by thanking their mothers. They even prepared cards as tokens of their love for their mothers. Many mothers were moved to tears by the heartfelt performances.
Our principal, Ms. Ruma Chaturvedi, was also present at the gathering. She expressed her gratitude to the mothers for their overwhelming response and emphasized the pivotal role that mothers play in shaping the growth, personality, and upbringing of a child. She shared her beautiful memories of motherhood and imparted invaluable tips on how to make the most of it.
Later, the mothers also participated in various games and did a ramp walk with their little kiddos. The event was a resounding success, with a convivial atmosphere that was the apotheosis of the spirit of Mother's Day.
From Awareness to Action: Our Journey Towards Pluralism
At NLK's Disha, we are committed to promoting a culture of pluralism and creating an inclusive environment for all students. Our journey towards inclusivity began with the recognition that every student is unique and deserves to be celebrated for their individuality. We are proud to have grown into a community that values and promotes pluralism, with students from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities.
Our "Promoting Pluralism" initiative is a continuous effort to highlight the importance of empathy, understanding, and respect in creating a welcoming space for all students. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and belonging that recognizes the value of diversity in our world.
Our students have exhibited an unparalleled level of creativity and passion, collaborating to create beautiful pieces of art, music, and dance. They have formed deep and meaningful connections with one another, learning to appreciate and recognize the value of pluralism in our society.
As Inclusive education has become an indispensable hallmark of modern pedagogy, as it seeks to provide every student with an equitable and egalitarian opportunity to learn and grow. In this regard, special needs children are no exception. Our school recognizes the paramount importance of catering to the individual needs of children, and we have designed specialized programs to help them socialize and enhance their academic performance.
Our differentiated instruction approach is a quintessential example of this, as it allows us to provide bespoke attention to each child's unique needs in a small group setting. Our pull-out sessions have proven to be particularly efficacious in this regard, as they enable us to focus on specific areas where students may require additional support.
We also place great emphasis on sensitization and training sessions for our teachers, as we believe that it is imperative for them to be well-equipped to handle the needs of special needs children. These sessions are designed to help our teachers gain a deeper understanding of the challenges these children face and equip them with the requisite skills and tools to provide effective support.
We believe that every student deserves to be recognized for their individuality and promoted for their unique qualities. We are proud to be cultivating a culture of empathy, understanding, and respect that will serve our students well throughout their lives. Join us on our journey towards inclusivity and let's promote pluralism together!
From Tokens To Toppings: Kids Learn And Laugh At Summer Ice Cream Soiree
On a sun-drenched day in July, our school hosted an ice cream soiree for all the kids! Everyone arrived attired in their casual finery, ready to dance and revel. The pièce de résistance? Kids were given tokens to procure ice cream, learning the value of money in a fun and engaging way.
As soon as the music commenced, the kids leaped up and began dancing. Everyone was having a great time, and the energy was infectious! When it was time to use their tokens, the kids queued up at the ice cream station. They all enjoyed their ice-cream and were happy to share their favorite topping.
The party was a resounding success! Everyone had a blast, and the kids departed with grins on their countenances and joyous memories of the day. Not only did they have fun, but they also acquired an important lesson about money. What a splendid way to spend a summer day!
Little Green Warriors: Pre-schoolers Learn to Care For Our Planet
Our pre-schoolers celebrated Earth Day in style this year! The children decked themselves out in verdant and cerulean hues, showcasing their love for our planet. Some of the kids even performed a skit with an important message: we don't need to cut down trees, we need to save our earth. It was a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet.
Our principal, Ms. Ruma Chaturvedi, was also present and interacted with the kids. She shared her knowledge and insights about the importance of caring for our planet. The children listened attentively as she spoke, and they were inspired by her words.
After the skit and talk, the kids got to work on a craft project. They created a beautiful earth that looked like a blooming flower. It was a stunning display of their creativity and imagination. Each child had a great time and learned so much about the importance of caring for our planet.
Overall, it was a wonderful celebration of Earth Day. The children left with a newfound appreciation for our planet and a desire to do their part to protect it. What a great way to inspire the next generation of environmentalists!
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way & shows the way.” -John C. Maxwell
Our motto is to create leaders for tomorrow and there is a special ceremony that turns it into reality. For us, Investiture Ceremony is not just about providing titles, but about conferring responsibilities to the students to take charge of the school and take it to the height they desire with their leadership and decision making skills. At the ceremony, a student council board is formed after election and scrutinous interviewing, which gives them a feel of functioning of an official administrative body. The selected students are honored with their respective badges such as Head Boy, Head Girl and House Prefects.
The student council members took an oath to faithfully work for the school. Our Principal Ma’am Mrs. Ruma Chaturvedi also encouraged them to put in their honest efforts for every endeavor and become an inspiration for others.
“When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.” -Norman Vincent Peale.
Playing games makes us feel energized and refreshed. When students get the opportunity to step out from their desk and move their bodies in physical education class, it’s time to gain the benefits of mental health, stress relief and much more. Students, who are engaged in sports, are also proactive in class participation.
Physical education means helping students to tune into their bodies, minds & attitudes in order to strengthen their life skills. Playing games makes them energetic & refreshed. Physical educations help students to imbibe the feeling of sportsmanship. All the activities including yoga act like the stress buster for our children. As Yoga, enhances self-awareness, self- management and efficacy. ‘Physical Education’ is an important part of a student's comprehensive, well-rounded education program and a means of positively affecting life-long health and well-being.
“SAVE TIGER, SAVE OUR NATIONAL PRIDE!”
Let’s raise awareness together about the most endangered species of India.
The International Tiger Day often called ‘Global Tiger Day', is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29th July.
The school also organized art & craft activities & poster making competition for students aimed at generating awareness about the need to save tigers.
To promote the awareness, our little Dishapedians from Gr 1 & 2 made ‘Tiger Puppet’ and students from Gr 3 to 5 made ‘Tiger Theme Pencil Holder’.
Beside this an Interhouse Competition was also held and Dishapedians enthusiastically participated in special activities on the occasion. Students also presented a skit on ‘Save Tigers’ during assembly.
The celebration of International Tiger’s Day, thus contributed to the overall holistic development of the students.
Overall students acknowledged that tigers hold a special place on the planet and for protecting global ecosystem we need to conserve the natural habitat of tigers.
We are overwhelmed with immense pride and joy to share that our student ‘Shreyash Maurya’ of Grade 3 has bagged International, Regional and Zonal Rank- 6 and School Rank- 1 in ‘SOF National Cyber Olympiad’ and he has been awarded with the medal and certificate of ‘Distinction for Performance Excellence at Zonal Level gift voucher worth Rs.1000/-.