Hub of Learning
In order to ensure the enhancement of the quality of education and to promote self-improvement, it has been mandated by the CBSE to form a group of 4-6 neighborhood schools for collaborative growth. These would be Hubs of Learning.
Adhyapana is privileged to serve as the Lead School in the Hub of Learning for 5 neighborhood schools in and around Madurai.
The first meeting was held on 8th July 2019 with the HOL Members – Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV-2) Thirupparankundram, Keren Public School (Checkkanurani), and Maharishi Vidya Mandir (Kovilpapaidi).
The idea of sharing, cooperating and learning from each other is indeed laudable and towards this CBSE’s effort is appreciated. Matters presented in Circular dated 9th March 2019 were dwelt upon and the following points of each of the sub-topics were closely looked into:
- Academic Collaboration
- Resource Sharing
- Professional Development of Teachers/Staff
- Building a Sense of Community to overcome isolation
- Systemic Reforms
The methodology to go about this making sure our HOL achieves its goal was scrutinized and it has been decided that HOL Principals meet on the 1st Saturday of each month at Adhyapana School. For every meeting, each Principal will come forward with at least 2 joint activities to motivate each school team to greater heights.
Along with the aforementioned points, subject enrichment through art integration, invitation of any major program in one school shall be extended to all schools. July 20th Career Fair of BEACON Week invitation was extended to HUB members by Adhyapana School.
The second meeting was held on 3rd August, 2019 with the HOL Members –Keren Public School (Checkkanurani), and Maharishi Vidya Mandir (Kovilpapakudi).
Mrs Aruna M Visvessvar, Senior Principal of Adhyapana School thanked the members for their participation in Career Fair. Informed the schools about the proposal of Board Examinations on February 15 for Stds. X and XII and the Practical Examinations from December 15- early January. Syllabus completion by October was proposed. Keren Public school announced their making of presentation on Penicillin with Stds. VIII & IX.
Mrs Aruna M Visvessvar, Senior Principal of Adhyapana School thanked the members for their participation in Career Fair. Informed the schools about the proposal of Board Examinations on February 15 for Stds. X and XII and the Practical Examinations from December 15- early January. Syllabus completion by October was proposed.
Keren Public school announced their making of presentation on Penicillin with Stds. VIII & IX.
The third meeting was held on 7th September 2019 with the HOL Members – Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV2) Thirupparakundram, Sri Aurobindo Mira Universal School, Keelamathur, Keren Public School (Checkkanurani), Maharishi Vidya Mandir (Kovilpapakudi), and Mount Litera Zee School, Shozhavandhan
This was the first time where all member schools were present. Keren School invited all member schools to participate in their Inter-School Math Mega Quiz competition on 16th October 2019. All the member schools participated. The winners’ trophy was bagged by Maharishi school and the runner’s trophy by Adhyapana school.
Maharishi School proposed participation in their annual Jaivarshini Program a Talent Fest event on 18th October 2019. The event was successful as one of the HOL Projects that was conducted on 8th& 9th November 2019.
Members welcomed the idea of having some programs in Hindi to which Sri Aurobindo Mira Universal School volunteered to plan out some activities related to the Hindi language. Mrs. Aruna M Visvessvar talked about the latest CBSE circulars and Art Integration was discussed at length. All doubts were clarified by and for members.
Orient Blackswan’s English Language Teaching Workshop on the topic “Inclusion and Inclusive Strategies’ was conducted on 23rd November 2019 at Adhyapana School. Teachers from 18 Schools (3 HUBS of Madurai) attended the workshop.
Adhyapana School CBSE invited all member schools to participate in Science activities on August 10th,11th, and 12th, 2020. All the member schools participated on the given topics – Std VI- Magnetism, Std VII- Fun with Indicators, and Std VIII & IX- COVID -19 through the links and presented their works.
Independence Day is the time to recall the famous “Vande Matram”, the chant that gave us freedom. This year, we ensured that the fervor of patriotism lives on, and shifted the celebration online and on YouTube live. Our beloved Dean Sir, M Visvessvar hoisted the national flag and addressed the students as well as the teachers for creating a wonderful atmosphere of joy, patriotism, and enthusiasm on this special festival of freedom. Indeed, it was a day of elation, a day of love and respect for the nation.
Every year our school celebrates Math week-“Infinity” in the month of December. The highlight of this Math week is the D.R.Iyer Memorial quiz which is conducted to pay respect to our Aruna Mam’s father who was a famous Mathematician. This year, it was conducted on 5th December, 2020
Though the host – Adhyapana School won first place, it went to Maharishi Vidhya Mandir
It was a great pleasure to organize an interesting Science Event(ATL- Atal Tinkering Lab) with the HOL Members on 14th April 2021. It is named to commemorate our former PM Mr.Atal, Bihari Vajpayee. The aim of this project was to instill in the minds of young students about experimenting and prove the theory practically. Young children got a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). A team of experts from Centrado was online to explain the techniques involved in the lab and students were highly benefitted.
COVID-19, as a pandemic, has wrecked many families and changed the course of our normal life. On 14th June 2020, we had a special session on “Together we can fight COVID-19” by Dr.Krishnakumar, a Senior Medical Oncologist at Meenakshi Mission Hospital, addressed the students, parents, and teachers through YouTube link on COVID Management, which was the need of the hour. Our speaker stressed to us the importance of vaccination and precaution to be taken during this hard time. Students’ doubts were clarified and awareness was given to lead a safe and happy life.
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21st June 2015. This year, it was themed “Yoga for well-being” – how to practice Yoga and promote the holistic health of every individual. We had a 3-day workshop from 21st June to 23rd June 2021. The Physical Education Department Head, Mr. Sundar, Yoga teacher, trained the students and parents, especially the mothers to take care of themselves and manage their health. It was a triumphant workshop, in which everyone was highly benefitted.