Nov 24, 2013
INDIAN SCHOOL SOHAR
Annual Cultural Fiesta
24 November 2013
We are happy to inform you that the school is going to celebrate Annual Function on 16th December 2013 (tentatively). Kindly note the following points.
(a) Parents have to bear the cost of costumes and accessories. After the function costumes will be given to the children.
(b)The cost of the costume will be RO 12.
(c)Kindly fill in the tear-off and send it along with the money to the In-charge Ms Francisca Menezes on or before 26the November 2013.
Nov 17, 2013
CBSE introduced Computer teaching in the school curriculum for two reasons; 1) to enable the students to keep up with new trends, and 2) impart know-how of an essential tool like computer to assist in all spheres of daily life. I am not sure if CBSE knew while implementing this subject those computers will penetrate our life so deep that for almost everything we will be dependent on IT. The board has always strived to lessen the burden of by-heart learning on its students and emphasized on practical learning especially in IT and similar subjects. The board wants to inculcate THINKING skills in the students to stimulate RESEARCH and INNOVATIONS and hence wanted to do away with ROTE learning, this was behind implementing CCE too. Teachers were supposed to provide a basic operational / start up guidance and let the students learn, discover and develop their knowledge base on the IT platform. Unfortunately IT skill has turned out to be yet ANOTHER SUBJECT. There is a PERIOD allotted to this subject to learn the theory and handle the computing machine. The burden to learn and remember the definitions and processes of IT are killing the subject and made it THEORETICAL SUBJECT.
Many people including me did not get basic training in IT. I had a computer in my office and loved to fiddle with it though it wasn’t necessary at all to use it in late 90s. I learned to typewrite the text, write documents on word, powerpoint, excel and now I have a BLOG, can design and maintain a web site, optimize web pages and search engines etc…Many of my friends who trained in IT skills aren’t unable to go beyond regular e-mailing, meaning thereby that a leaning is driven by INTEREST and zeal not by marks or theory though both complement and cannot be isolated from subject.
Imagine a Little SACHIN made to learn by heart about different varieties of bats, balls and dimensions of a cricketing ground, why it is played in white dress etc…what if he was to attend a 40 minutes period to learn these and including practice, we wouldn’t have had the honour to watch him make a mark in cricket history today. I bet many a Chef were interested in HOME Science but couldn’t develop it as a subject or hobby as it turned out into a ROUTINE subject, similarly MUSIC, DRAWING has failed to identify and nurture talented students into mastering them.
Educationists need to RE-THINK and apply a strategy similar to sporting skills in imparting education for subjects with practical skills. These HOBBY skills if I could call them, shouldn’t be allowed to turn into THEORETICAL SUBJECTS alone, so that they do not increase the burden of learning instead of lessening any further and make learning a PLEASURE.
Oct 11, 2013
INDIAN SCHOOL SOHAR
10 October 2013
Sub: Eid Al Adha Holidays
We are pleased to inform you that the school will remain closed from Monday 14.10.2013 to Thursday 17.10.2013 on the account of Eid Al Adha holidays. The school will reopen on Sunday, 20th Oct 2013.