The world is going through some unprecedented circumstances and in such a situation, being responsible citizens, it is our duty to diligently follow Social Distancing Guidelines throughout this lockdown.
During this time, we continue keeping our students engaged with their learning as per their academic curriculum.
We feel so proud of our colleagues, students, and parents what they are achieving together right now to ensure this continuous learning process by our distance learning platform.
Our entire community is making sure that we are in this together collaboratively.
We are Kayal’s parents. This note of appreciation and thanks is long overdue.
It’s been six months since the pandemic has become a part of our lives warranting sudden change and huge shifts. We are all caught in this cataclysmic storm along with our kids. You, every single teacher and staff in the NIS administration teams have toiled hard to get everyone to a reasonable cadence of learning.
We recognise that this is a fundamental uprooting at epic proportions. For kids, the loss of the school is just not a question of physical infrastructure, but an emotional safe space to bond and be. For you it is a bounded safe space, to work with the kids, teach and help them meet their potential selves! The loss of this safe space has upended education beyond imagination.
Kudos to you and to all Kayal's teachers. You have taken on this difficult time and turned it around well. We can imagine the size and scale of the hard work and personal sacrifice that it would have necessitated from each of you. This is no small task and in the melee of getting on with our lives, we missed acknowledging your enthusiasm and efforts. Our sincere thanks and appreciation.
In a blogpost that I wrote a few days ago, I said, "I have seen in close quarters how teachers in my daughter’s school have managed to create an ambiance of interest, curiosity and challenge. It is fantastic. " The full blog in the public domain is here http://www.kaviarasu.com/2020/09/what-does-a-good-teacher-do-a-question-for-the-covid-times/
Just a reiteration that your efforts are valued beyond what you hear as feedback.
We have been comparing notes with colleagues and family from around the world on how schools have functioned at this time. The policies and practices at NIS are right up there, if not better. Its not perfect and we are sure we will all strive to keep getting better than where we are. We recognise that these may perhaps be early days as the fight against the virus continues. If what we have seen is any evidence to go by, we are sure that the NIS family in your trusted hands will do well.
Wishing you the very best as you navigate uncharted waters of the future.
Kavi & Shanti
Since your one on one interaction with Meera I have seen a lot of improvement in her in the class, more importantly she is enjoying the class and looks forward for them.
You and Jyoti teacher have made her very comfortable (couldn't find Jyoti teachers email id). Please convey it to her.
Thank you so much for all your efforts.
Looking forward for a fruitfull year ahead.
Well I didn’t realise if the school doesn’t open In June we won’t be meeting you teachers and due to my roza it completely slipped my mind. A big big Thankyou to both of you for showering so much love, care and affection towards Zahabiya and helping her learn and keeping a close watch on her it really means a lot trust me she couldn’t have got better.
And she loves you indeed as when she would listen to the videos or audio’s given by you as her homework I couldn’t guess who was it but she would recognise both of your voices immediately and that shows how much she loves you too.
Thanks for always being there and guiding us as parents on what to focus upon with her development skills. Will need your help until she is handed over to another teacher until then hope to see you guys soon.
This is to convey that the school's efforts are greatly appreciated in these trying times. From shutting down the school in time to conducting the online classes, it’s good to see right and prompt decision making in an unforeseen situation.
A dedicated team headed by a very good Principal
Kudos and a big Thank You
The 2nd day of distance learning went on well and would like to thank you for your tireless efforts. These are tough days and I think the kids are dealing with this very well. Being cooped up at home cannot be easy for the free-spirited kids. We have found a rhythm with both parents working from home.
Look forward to the rest of the learning days ahead.
Happy Gudi Padwa and stay safe!
Thank you for giving us such wonderful activities this week. Both Aanya and I enjoyed each activity thoroughly. We look forward to more fun activities for next week.
I can wait for the end of term and thank you all but gratitude works best when it is spontaneous. I wanted to congratulate and thank the team of teachers who are working so hard to make sure that the overall development of the kids continues.
Thanks so much again.
Yes, we totally agree that the homework was very thoughtfully created by keeping the child’s interest and engagement level in mind. Most of the activities were designed in such a way that kids can manage independently with the least support from the parent. But there was no compromise on enhancing the child’s creativity level.
I am here in the UK, but I am aware that her Father absolutely enjoyed completing the exercise with her. Looking forward to the upcoming week’s homework.:)
Thank you for sending across activities for home. It is well planned and thought through. Pihu remained engaged for most of the activities. However, documenting them has become a task (need of the testing times I believe)! :)
Thank you for the assignments you are sharing every day - keeping children busy and they are learning. Agastya is completing his homework every day as assigned - are these to be submitted too or how it works.
Good evening and hope you’re doing well.
I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all the efforts which you and your team are taking to keep the students connected and continue with their learning. I do understand the various challenges which you may be facing in creating these lessons and ensuring they reach the children on time.
On my part, I would like to add that Jivika is extremely excited and is up and ready by 9 am waiting for Rekha ma’am’s email. She is extremely motivated and keen to take up the new learning’s sent every day.
We all are facing an unforeseen situation and I hope we are able to tide over these difficult times soon.
Many Thx for few things regarding the Online mode of Education - Its Consistency, Motivated set of faculty and their ability to keep these sets of young fellas engaged so well. I can assure you that the reciprocal energies from the students are equally good, so that is a great win-win !
We can see the steady Progress and the flexibility the students are displaying to adapt, hopefully, these positive traits can help them adjust to the dynamic world we all are entering. They are positive about the utilization of the coming weeks, their curriculum and eventual assessments and predictive scores.
The Pursuit is on...
Thx for your support.
The journey for our daughter Shejuti and for us started little more than two years with Nahar School. I never thought this could be as eventful and beautiful for us. Besides, our daughter, we not only enjoyed the journey but also got many opportunities for learning to pursue for the better. The collaboration, passion & relentless efforts that all the teachers & staffs put together to make the lives of our children are simply impressive. Sometime even, we struggled to find what could be better than this, may be nothing. Our sincere thanks to you, Anjali Madam, Principal Madam and all other teachers.
The last few weeks were unprecedently challenging for all of us and we still evolving around many uncertainties. But the kind of agility and willingness that the entire school has demonstrated was extraordinary. I am sure the kids will move into middle school with lots of learning and memories, which will only cherish them for future endeavour.
Along with Shejuti, I and my wife, Sorpita would like to thank all of you for everything.
I would like to mention one quote of Abraham Maslow- “If you plan on being anything less than who you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life”. I think the school is really transforming all the kids to realize who they are.
God bless you!