Mrs. Benafer Chauga Pricipal, Udayachal Pre-Primary School

A Welcome
From Our Principal

Mrs. Binaifer Chhoga

Udayachal Pre-Primary and Primary Schools.

The pivotal role that education plays in society can never be undermined. In the words of Swami Vivekananda – “How can there be/any progress of the country without the spread of education, the dawning of knowledge?”

Udayachal has always emphasized the importance of each individual child, allowing the child to achieve maximum potential, no matter what the background. There is nothing that cannot be achieved if there is synergy in the team – curious children ever-willing to learn, concerned parents who support our ventures, diligent staff who go beyond their call of duty and who are safety conscious. Each of them complement the other, bringing goals to fruition.

As with education at all levels, our focus is 3-pronged -knowledge, skills and attitudes (head, heart and hands) are each given their due importance. Character building is part of the role we play. Teachers are allowed to innovate different methodologies in the classroom. Always multi-tasking, my team members motivate each other, allowing talent to bloom.

An area of concern that will impact our future, and which we consciously bring into the classroom, is our contribution to make our children responsible for doing their bit to save Mother Earth. Each child is a green buddy and knows that we have only one planet and we need to do all we can to protect it.

The winds of change are blowing across the country and technological advances are fast entering the classrooms, even in pre-schools. Yet we should not fail to understand the developmental needs of little children and therefore, there must be a greater amount of experiential hands-on learning at a young age.

Udayachal offers myriad opportunities to its students to blossom into wholesome individuals, justifying our vision ‘Nurturing individuals towards everlasting excellence and universal understanding.’ It is with pride that we follow the progress of our little ones as they continue to thrive in our secondary school.

None of this would have been possible without an ever-supportive Management. Mrs. Smita Godrej Crishna is constantly by our side and the Godrej team comprising Mr. Verma, Ms. Kaur, Mr. Prasanna and Mr. Surve are together a buttress in our times of need. It is not without reason that I feel truly blessed to belong to this fine institution.

May each year make us rise to new challenges and allow our students to continually soar and grow strong from within.

The Academic Year
and School Timings

The academic year consists of two terms:

  • Term I

    Early June to
    October /November

  • Term II

    October/November
    to end of April

The primary school has a 5-day week, with Saturdays and Sundays being holidays for children. The Primary school week consists of 50 periods of 35 minutes each. The school timings are from 8:50 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. On Saturdays, co-curricular activities such as badminton, cricket, skating, athletics and gymnastics are offered, which children may opt to participate in.

Activities &
Methodology

To ensure that each child receives individual attention whenever needed and to enable them to participate in activities/games, the strength of each class is restricted to 25-30 students. Our focus is on different competencies and skills and not merely on the content. That is why our teaching –learning process includes integration of the subjects approached thematically with text books being used only as tools.

Udayachal Primary School is coeducational and affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune. English is the medium of instruction and there are three major subjects - English, Arithmetic and Environmental Studies, which is an amalgamation of history, geography and science. Marathi and Hindi are other languages offered. The holistic approach to education in a child-friendly environment is worthy of emulation, which is why teacher-training colleges have Udayachal on their “must visit” list.

The academic curriculum is designed to promote the following faculties in an atmosphere which is conducive to overall growth and emotional well-being:

  1. a.Fluency in speech and communication
  2. b.Encouraging a questioning outlook
  3. c.Fostering independence and confidence
  4. d.Creativity and originality in written work
  5. e.Promoting conceptual understanding
  6. f.Stimulating reasoning and analytical skills
  7. g.Motor development through physical exploration

 

The methodology adopted in pursuing this curriculum is designed to make learning experiential, fun and permanent.

M e t h o d o l o g y

Where learning is age-appropriate
The text book a mere tool
And nature a co-teacher
Oh, what fun to come to Udayachal School!

Curriculum
Activities & Events

Co-curricular activities not only serve as a break from the intensity of the curriculum, but also develop students’ appreciation of creative pursuits, arts and culture. Here are some of the glimpses of the co-curricular activities in our school:

Art & Handwork
P.E. & Yoga

Art & Handwork

Each child is given the freedom to express creatively and encouraged to use materials which are usually thrown away. Students recycle and turn such items into utility based aesthetic articles. Indian motifs and art forms are greatly encouraged. Props and backdrops for all school programmes are made in-house.

Ceramics

Children work sheer magic with their hands and express their innate feelings with clay.

Music & Movement

Children learn songs in different Indian languages and world music which they later perform at the school assemblies and cultural programmes. Our programmes always reflect the variety and richness of our cultural heritage. Children use innovative musical instruments made of waste. Indian folk dance forms are integrated in these classes.

Dramatics

Regular programmes, besides Annual Days are designed to promote self expression, confidence and creativity. Certain topics related to different subjects come alive through dramatisation.

PE & Yoga

A healthy body houses a healthy mind. So, physical education is given its due in the children’s education process. A combination of exercise, traditional games, malkhambh, yoga, gymnastics, aerobics, and lezim are all included.

Music & Movement
Ceramics
Dramatics

Admissions
& Fees structure

Criteria and requirement

Admission to Nursery is given to all children of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd employees and its subsidiaries, associates and affiliates. For admission to Std. 1, the child should be 6 yrs old on or before 1st July. *Only the first two children of any applicant will be granted admission.

Admission Forms are distributed in October / November, before the Diwali vacation. Enquiries related to admissions may be made in the school office. Duly filled forms are collected in December.

Fees

Admission to Nursery is given to all children of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd employees and its subsidiaries, associates and affiliates. The child should be 3 years old on or before 1st July in the ongoing academic year when admission is granted.

Admission Forms are distributed in October / November, before the Diwali vacation. Duly filled forms are collected in December.

There is a parent orientation meeting in April during which, among other key information, parents are given inputs to help children adjust to the Nursery class that commences in June.

Download Prospectus/form (link to the excel sheet form)

Admission to Nursery is given to all children of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd employees and its subsidiaries, associates and affiliates. The child should be 3 years old on or before 1st July in the ongoing academic year when admission is granted.

Admission Forms are distributed in October / November, before the Diwali vacation. Duly filled forms are collected in December.

There is a parent orientation meeting in April during which, among other key information, parents are given inputs to help children adjust to the Nursery class that commences in June.

Download Admission Form

(For Employees only)

Forms will be available from
1st to 10th April.
Office Timings :
8:35 am to 9:35 am & 2:55 pm to 3:55 pm (Monday to Friday)
9:00 am to 10:00 am (Saturday)

Calendar &
Events

World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day

Date: 21th March 2017.Venue: School
+EVENT CALENDAR

Notice Board

Grandparent’s Day

The little Udayachalities of grade 1 will be celebrating ‘Grandparent’s Day’ on 30th September in the school.

CALENDAR & EVENTS

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