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Monthly E-Newsletter - April 2021


CONTENT
  1. Message from Trustee

  2. Message from Principal

  3. Message from Vice Principal

  4. Cover Story

  5. Classroom News

  6. Student's Corner

  7. Teacher's Corner

  8. Parent's Corner

  9. Bookworm's Diary

  10. Connect

 

From Trustee's Desk

Education is a lifelong process that creates an understanding of moral and ethical values to guide one’s life and make our children the future hope of the country. Gajera Schools stand committed to providing comprehensive, holistic, and child-centric education that promotes self-development and creativity.

At Gajera Schools, we provide an educational system that amalgamates the aspirations of the present generation without distorting our traditional value system. We are devoted to character building and all-around personality development, covering areas of intellectual stimulation, physical fitness, social adaptability, emotional independence, confidence building, and leadership qualities.

“A Good School" is the place that not only provides children with formal education but also prepares them to meet global challenges in life. Gajera Trust Schools is the final destination where you will find, the integration of academic excellence with co-curricular activities. While creating a harmonious multicultural learning environment, we give equal importance to students of all backgrounds and nationalities, all races and religions.

Gajera Trust Schools will offer an educational experience that will facilitate a child to play a leading role in tomorrow's society. Our program allows every child to be known as an individual, and to be encouraged and challenged accordingly. While we have high expectations, we believe every child can succeed, as our talented educators encourage students to grow and develop to their full potential.

We believe that a curriculum of excellence with a global dimension is central to the education of children to face challenges of the 21st century with confidence. The selection of the right school is one We value decorum, courtesy, self-discipline, and honesty because the world values these virtues as strengths that will help students rise above the pack and achieve respect in their chosen fields. We believe that children should be encouraged to aim high and be guided to do their best in everything they do. While focusing on their areas of interest, every learning experience should help them explore new possibilities and new ways. We will foster global mindedness through interactions with organizations, institutions, and universities around the world. We nurture the talent in each child to develop them as confident communicators.

Parents aspire to provide the best of learning opportunities to their children with a firm foundation in knowledge, skills, and values. Parents, therefore, are integral to the realization of our goals, and their overwhelming trust in what we do has always been a great inspiration. We look forward to building a culture of excellence and embodiment of values.

We welcome you to Gajera Trust Schools, a world of learning in enjoyable ways, a world where every child is guided and stimulated to grow to his/her full potential. I invite parents and students to be a part of this family, sharing common ideas and aspirations through a proven challenging enriching educational experience for our students.


 

From Principal's Desk


As the new session is going to start after few weeks and I am quite hopeful that children will return back to the school in offline mode. I am quite sure and strongly hopeful that the school and classrooms again are bustling with joy and excitement with the note of happiness and creativity. I and my Team are committed to build a new positive energy and thinking among our learners and all around in our school environment.


“Positive energy offers you a beautiful perspective on life and arms you with the ambition, drive motivation you need to succeed." The Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin instilled the values of clarity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and consistency among the children and Teachers.

I firmly believe that every child is a “winner, unique and born with an ability to do something special”.

If we all keep in mind the principles of six ‘P’s like “Proper planning prevents pitiful poor performance.” That why keeping this view, we at Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin always make sure that the planning must be concrete and compact.

We always respect our parents’ opinion and strive to exhibit learners’ talent through various platforms to excel the heights of success but for that we must focus on 5 ‘P’s

1. Purpose – The aim of life 2. Preparedness – Keep yourself abreast to meet any challenge. 3. Persistence – Keep consistency and believe to work steadfastly.

4. Peace of mind – Stay calm and composed in stressful situation. 5. Passion – Do what you love and love what you do.

The school shares happiness with you all that we got prestigious International Project Award of Handprint Flag Award 2020-21 for the remarkable job in Eco-Waste Management Project (Eco-WAM) by Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) & Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), we are the only school in Surat which became awardees for this project.

I pay my sincere thanks to our Trustee Mr. Chunibhai Gajera and dynamic leader Trustee Miss. Kinjal Gajera for their support and help for the creative and innovative project like Eco School. I would like to congratulate all the teachers and learners participated in this project. As a part of this project the last shot of the activities we had a ‘Go Green’ competition in this month.


In month of April we had an intensive extra writing practice for annual examination in Secondary section. Our boarders also busy in their preparation of board exams and the educators daily helping them out. We are conducting Revision classes during exams. This month I had taken session for the educators on Duties and Responsibilities of a Teacher. Our tiny preschoolers also celebrated World Heritage Day, World Earth Day and World Language Day with full excitement & great zeal.

I am looking forward the support from our esteemed parents and committed staff for exuberant work in Academics and scholastics areas.


 

From Vice-Principal's Desk

Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way. This concept is seen within the greater framework of a team, which is a group of interdependent individuals who work together towards a common goal. Basic requirements for effective teamwork are an adequate team size. The context is important, and team sizes can vary depending upon the objective. A team must include at least 2 or more members, and most teams range in size from 2 to 100. Sports teams generally have fixed sizes based upon set rules, and work teams may change in size depending upon the phase and complexity of the objective. Teams need to be able to leverage resources to be productive (i.e. playing fields or meeting spaces, scheduled times for planning, guidance from coaches or supervisors, support from the organization, etc.), and clearly defined roles within the team in order for everyone to have a clear purpose. Teamwork is present in any context where a group of people are working together to achieve a common goal. These contexts include an industrial organization (formal work teams), athletics (sports teams), a school (classmates working on a project), and the healthcare system (operating room teams.

Even though collaborative work among individuals is very prominent today, that was not the case over half a century ago. The shift from the typical assembly line to more contemporary organizational models that contain increasing amounts of teamwork first came about during World War I and World War II, in an effort for countries to unite their people. The movement towards teamwork was mostly due to the Hawthorne studies, a set of studies conducted in the 1920s and 1930s that highlighted the positive aspects of teamwork in an organizational setting. After organizations recognized the value of teamwork and the positive effects it had on their companies, entire fields of work shifted from the typical assembly line to the contemporary High Performance Organizational Model.

There are certain characteristics that a team must have in order to work effectively. These characteristics are interrelated.

It is imperative that group cohesion is strong within the team. There is a positive relationship between group cohesion and performance.

Communication is another vital characteristic for effective teamwork. Members must be able to effectively communicate with each other to overcome obstacles, resolve conflict, and avoid confusion. Communication increases cohesion.

Communication is important within teams to clearly define the teams purpose so that there is a common goal. Having a common goal will increase cohesion because all members are striving for the same objective and will help each other achieve their goal.

Commitment is another important characteristic for teams. It occurs when members are focused on achieving the team's common goal.

Accountability is necessary to ensure milestones are reached and that all members are participating. Holding members accountable increases commitment within team relations.

 

Honesty is the Best Policy

Mrs. Thakor Priyanka (English Educator)


Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter named Ram. He lived in a small hut on the outskirts of the village. Ram would go in the forest every day and chop trees for wood. He sold this wood to a rich merchant and earned his livelihood. Though poor, the woodcutter was sincere and honest. One day, while chopping a tree near the river, the ax slipped out of his hand and fell into the river. The river was very deep and since that was his only ax, he worried. How would he cut wood and earn his livelihood now? He prayed to God for his ax. He prayed so sincerely that God actually appeared! When He asked Ram what the problem was, he told Him the whole episode. God, then put his hand into the river and took out a silver ax. The woodcutter said it wasn’t his. God continued looking and then found a golden ax. The woodcutter refused to accept it too! What good is a golden ax to a poor woodcutter? He needed his iron ax. God finally smiled and pulled out his iron ax. The woodcutter was extremely happy and thanked God for finding his ax. God was very happy with his honesty. So, he rewarded him by giving him the silver and the golden ax too! The woodcutter was overwhelmed and jumped with joy!

Think Right Moral:

  • No matter what we should always be honest in every situation.

  • Any gain made through dishonesty is very short-lived and will never keep you happy.

  • Honesty is a virtue that is found in very few people, and one must nurture it.

Honest citizens are lag reasons for the development of any nation. Honesty helps to build trust, improve the relationship develop societies. That’s why honesty is really important to live freely, happy, and prosperous in life.

I think Honesty is the highest level of quality in human character But it’s harder to understand, build, and use at a particular time. It is a true commitment between behaviors and relationships with other people. Honesty is very important to live a prosperous life An honest person is tension free. Tension free people live longer. If we know that we have made our commitments and promises with people honestly then we are not worried about the results. If we’re in doubts then there is tension and these are the key causes and symptoms of various types of diseases.

Connect with honest people. Find honest clients. Find honest friends. We know they are there but they don’t like to show they are honest publicly. Whereas dishonest people are always trying very hard to show that they are honest. When something seems too good to be true then there is something wrong. So be careful and just enjoy your life. Do good have good and remember. God, is watching everything.

That’s why honesty is so important in our life. I know you want to say something, then please don’t ignore your great thoughts, share with us in comments. So other people can also learn from you. The more we try to become honest the better this world will become.






 

Handprint Flag Award 2020-21


The Laurrel for Gajera


Rapid population growth, urbanization and industrial growth have led to serve waste management problems around the world. The growth of in the usage of plastics is a major contributor of environment degradation today. We are plastics in virtually every shape and form in our daily life. Humans are consuming resources and producing waste at greater scale, plastic makes our lives incredibly convenient, disposable and easy, but most people rarely think about the effects, it has on the environment. Unlike other materials , it never really goes away. Plastic does break down, but in a landfill it is non-biodegradable.

We at Gajera Vidyabhavan implemented the phrase- Reduse , Reuse and Recycle. The aim of this research dissertation is to identify environmentally sustainable management options for waste plastics. Approximately 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded everyday. Old plastic bottles can make excellent plant containers pots. Old waste bottles are fun and super easy, plus save our money and eco friendly. Our students brought plastic bottles to make it creative. Vertical Garden was created with a lot efforts of students and teachers.

It is our immense pleasure and proud to share the happy moment that Gajera Vidyabhavan school Sachin excel at International Platform by CEE & FEE, Eco-school Project for Waste Management and had the feather in the cap that is Handprint Flag Award winning school. Total 130 schools had been participated across India in that 34 schools declared the winners and Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin stands among the winning schools.

 

Celebrations


World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April. It tells the importance of ancient historical buildings and their reservations across the globe. There are various monuments built in the historical period. For the protection of their infrastructure, World Heritage Day is celebrated.


On this day, there are a number of different events that happened all over the world. This includes a wide range of activities, conferences and visits to heritage sites and monuments for those who are unaware. A heritage site is basically a place that is of cultural significance. It preserves the legacy of intelligible attributes and physical artifacts of a society or a group that is inherited from previous generation.


There are truly some incredible heritage sites and monuments around the world. This includes the Nubian mountains- Egypt, Kathmandu valley- Nepal, Machu Picchu- Peru, Great barrier reef- Australia, Yellowstone national park-USA.

Rani Ki Vav

Rani ki vav was constructed during the rule of the Chalukya dynasty. It is located on the bank of Saraswati river. Udaymati built this stepwell at Patan. Rani ki vav is declared the monument of national importance and protected by the ASI. It was added to the list of UNESCO'S world heritage sites on 22 June 2014.It was named India's "cleanest iconic place"at the 2016 Indian sanitation conference.

Nawab's palace in Sachin

First ruler Abdul Karim Mohammad Yakut Khan 1st (1791 - 1802)

A notable place during the common Era where modern/Africans and Indians co-ernest was in the princely state of Sachin, India. Sachin state was established on 6 June 1791 with majority of Hindu population. The state had its own currency, cavalry and stamp paper. Before it came under the British rule. It was under the protection of Maratha Peshwa. In 1829, the state become bankrupt and was brought under British Control.

Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Mohammad Yakut Khan 3rd, The last ruler of Sachin state signed the agreement to join Indian Union on 8th March 1948 and state become part of Surat district in Bombay prince.

We at Gajera Vidyabhavan, Sachin celebrated this day by showing the videos of Rani ki Vav and Sachin Fort. The educators also explained their historical importance to our tiny tots. All the children enjoyed it very well. Students also shared the experience with teachers.

Our planet is an amazing place, but to thrive, it needs our help! That is why more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day every year on 22 April to protect the planet from pollution and deforestation. By participating in activities such as collecting waste and planting trees, we make our world a happier and healthier place to live.

Electricity does not just happen - it has to be produced from things around us. Many times it comes from fossil fuels (such as coal, oil or natural gas) that contribute to climate change. Researchers estimate that approx. 15 billion trees in the world are felled every year, so help offset this loss by planting your own tree. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen for people to breathe. They also provide shelter and food for animals such as squirrels and owls. Depending on where trees are planted, their shade can even reduce the need for air conditioning in warmer months.


So we explained students how we can preserve electricity and also our little Gajerians planted trees at their houses and made Paper Bags from waste papers.


Our school has planted trees in the School Campus and our little Gajerians had also done the same throughout the year in order to make our planet green and happy life of every living being on the earth.


English language day is celebrated on 23rd April ,the date observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. English language day aims to entertain and inform people about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language. English is the language of international communication. It is also the most common second language in the world.

Educators do different kind of games. By different kind of activities kids take a break from their routine, take a different perspective on the language and dedicate a fun lesson to learn about the English language.



 

Antarctica - Master Patel Yaksh Viralkumar (Std- Sr.kg)

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. It contains the geographic South Pole and is located in the Antarctic region in the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and surrounded by the Southern Ocean. With an area of ​​14,200,000 square kilometers (5,500,000 square miles), it is the fifth largest continent and almost twice the size of Australia. It is by far the least populous continent, with a population of about 5,000 people in the summer and about 1,000 in the winter. About 98% of Antarctica is covered in ice, which is an average thickness of 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft), which extends into all valleys except for the McMurdo Dry Valleys and the far north of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Antarctica is, on average, the coldest and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all continents. Most of Antarctica is a polar desert, with annual precipitation of 200 mm (7.9 in) along the coast and much less inland; However, 80% of the world's freshwater reserves are stored there, which is enough to raise the global sea level by about 60 meters (200 feet) if completely thawed. The temperature in Antarctica has dropped to -89.2 ° C (128.6 ° F) (or even 94.7 ° C (135.8 ° F) as measured from space), despite the average for the third quarter (the coldest part of the year) It is 63 ° C (−81 ° F).

The organisms indigenous to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and some animals, such as moths, nematodes, penguins, seals, and lentils. The vegetation, where it occurs, is the tundra.

Antarctica was the last region on Earth to be discovered, and it was not visible until 1820 when a Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev saw the Vostok and Mirnye Vimpole Ice Shelf. The continent remained largely neglected for the rest of the nineteenth century due to its harsh environment, lack of accessible resources, and isolation. In January 1840, Earth was discovered in Antarctica for the first time, almost simultaneously, by the United States Exploration Expedition, led by a First Lieutenant. Charles Wilkes, and a separate French expedition led by Jules Dumont-d'Orville.


The latter made a temporary landing; While Wilkes' expedition did not land, it remained long enough in the area to survey and map about 800 miles of the continent. It was the first confirmed landing by a team of Norwegians in 1895.

Antarctica is subject to parties to the Antarctic Treaty System. Twelve countries signed the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, and 38 countries have signed it since then. The offer bans military activities, mineral mining, nuclear explosions, and nuclear waste disposal. It supports scientific research and protects the environment on the continent. Between 1,000 and 5,000 people from many countries reside at research stations scattered across the continent.


The name Antarctica is the Romanized version of the Greek compound word, the feminine meaning "opposite to the North Pole", "opposite to the North."

Aristotle wrote in his book Meteorology about the Antarctic in the year c. 350 BC Marinos of Tire is said to have used the name on his unsaved world map from the 2nd century AD. The Roman authors Higienus and Apuleius (1-2 centuries CE) used the Antarctic Greek name polus Antarcticus, from which derived the Old French Pole Antartike (modern pôle antarctique) that witnessed the year 1270, and from there the Middle English polartik in 1391 thesis Art by Geoffrey Chaucer, treatise in the astrolabe, referring to the modern South Pole.





Saalumarada Thimmakka | Mrs. Patel Dipti

Saalumarada Thimmakka, also known as Aalada Marada Timmakka, is an Indian ecologist from Karnataka, best known for her work planting and caring for 385 Banyan trees along the four-kilometer stretch of the Hulikal-Kudur highway. It also planted nearly 8,000 other trees. With her husband's support, she found solace in planting trees.


She had no formal education and worked as a temporary worker in a nearby quarry. Her work has been honored with the National Citizens Award of India. Her work has been recognized by the government of India and awarded the Padma Shri in 2019.

A US environmental organization based in Los Angeles and Oakland, California, is named after Thimmakka's Resources for Environmental Education. The Central Karnataka University announced an honorary doctorate in Thimmakka in 2020.


Thimmakka was born in Gubbi Taluk, Tumukuru county in the state of Karnataka. She was married to Chikkaiah, a native of Hulikal village of Magadi Taluk in Ramanagara district of Karnataka state. She had no formal education and worked as a temporary worker in a nearby quarry. Spouses cannot have children. Thimmakka is said to have started growing banyan trees in place of babies. The name of the word Saalumarada (row of trees in the Kannada language) is how it is referred to due to its action.


Ficus (Banyan) trees were abundant near Thimmakka Village. Thimmakka and her husband began to graft seedlings from these trees. Ten seedlings were grafted in the first year and planted at a distance of 5 km near the neighboring village of Kodor. 15 seedlings were planted in the second year and 20 in the third year. It used its meager resources to grow these trees. The couple was carrying four buckets of water four kilometers to water the seedlings. They were also protected from cattle herding by fencing them with thorny bushes.


Seedlings are mostly planted during the monsoon season so that sufficient rainwater is available for their growth. By the onset of the next monsoon, seedlings had always taken root. In total, 384 trees were planted, and their assets were valued at Rs 1.5 million. The Karnataka state government has taken over the management of these trees.


The 385 Banyan trees that I planted and nurtured were threatened with being cut down to extend the Bagepalli-Halaguru Road in 2019. Thimmakka asked Prime Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy Prime Minister G Parameshwara to reconsider the project. As a result, the government decided to look for alternatives to save the 70-year-old trees. For her accomplishments, Thimmakka has received the following awards and citations:


President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presents the Padma Shri award to Salomarada Temaka, at a ceremony of honor, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 16, 2019.

  • Padma Shri award - 2019

  • Nadoja Award By Hampi University- 2010

  • National Citizen's award - 1995

  • Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards - 1997

  • Veerachakra Prashasthi Award - 1997

  • Honour Certificate from the Women and Child Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka

  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Indian Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore.

  • Karnataka Kalpavalli Award - 2000

  • Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award - 2006.

  • Vishalakshi Award by Art of Living Organisation

  • Vishwathma Award by Hoovinahole Foundation -2015

  • One of BBC's 100 Women in 2016

  • Honoured with She's Divine Award by I and You Being Together Foundation 2017

  • Parisara Ratna award

  • Green champion award

  • Vrikshamatha award

Thimmakka's husband passed away in 1991. Today, Thimmakka is invited to several afforestation programs in India. She also participated in other social activities such as building a rainwater storage tank for the annual exhibition held in her village. She also dreams of building a hospital in her village in honor of her husband, and a fund has been established for this purpose. In 1999, a documentary entitled Thimmakka Mathu 284 Makkalu was produced about her work and was shown in 2000 at the International Film Festival in India. She underwent hip surgery in December 2020 and it was declared a success.





India’s Unique Heritage needs to be Preserved - Mr. Vinod Kumar Patel (Parent of Rishi Patel - Std-VI)

India is a land of diversity and the rich heritage of the country is an enchanting meeting of cultures, customs, traditions, religions, ethnicities, practices, art, architecture, landscapes, plants and animals. The recently concluded International Day of Yoga, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, speaks to much of India's increasing assertion in the global sphere and recognition of its ancient heritage and concurrent processes.

A country of over a billion people, India's heritage has multiple dimensions and layers that have yet to be fully discovered and understood. It is the responsibility of the nation and its citizens to ensure that this "inherited" treasure is preserved, preserved, protected and spread to the next generation in its original form.

The Constitution of India has clearly laid down and delineated the jurisdiction of central and state governments to administer, administer and protect heritage sites, property and monuments in the country, etc. Article 253 of the Constitution of India enables Parliament to legislate to implement any treaty, agreement or agreement with any other state or states, or any decision taken at any international conference, assembly or other body. Article 51 (a) of the Constitution states, "It is the duty of every citizen of India to appreciate and preserve the rich heritage of our complex culture."

There are many implications at the international, national and local levels when a country gradually works in the direction of heritage management and preservation. India, since independence, has been proactive in ensuring that the country's rich heritage is protected, preserved, interpreted in the appropriate light and adequately presented.







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