Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another School Day...


The path to school runs through a garden with temple trees. This garden is maintained by convent. Near the main hall there are flower pots with flowered Bougainville plants. Children come early in the morning and they clean the path, steps and they clean their classrooms also.

Students collect money and paint walls of their class rooms and decorate windows by hanging lace curtains. They keep flower vases on tables and maintain wallpapers. Therefore classrooms are pleasant.

Children walk in a line silently within the school premises. This helps to keep the discipline. The school day begins with observing ‘pan-sil’ and singing school song and national anthem at 7.30 a.m.

After that children do exercises and then they meditate ‘Maithrie- Bhavana’. This helps them to concentrate their minds on learning.

Most of the children are intelligent and keen on studying. The school provides facilities for students to involve in co-curricular activities like sports, dancing, music etc. An hour from 8-9 a.m. is allocated for these.

After that the first period for studies begins, altogether eight periods per day just like in most schools. The lunch break is given at 11.30 a.m. and that is half an hour. This helps to allocate the time for studies efficiently. The school day ends at 1.30 p.m. and the children retire from the mother school looking forward to walk into her arms again on the next morning.