The students of Gyaan Ghar have completed their exams and will return to school on the 5th of October. During the holidays, they attended lower-intensity morning classes followed by Bollywood dance lessons in the afternoon. Their report cards will soon be issued and we plan to obtain copies of these as well as earlier report cards to track their long-term progress.
Since the 1st of October, we have instituted our first unit of extra-curricular focus, with the Rose Group (Lower Kindergarten to 2nd grade) studying the Body and the Lotus Group (3rd grade to 6th grade) being taught about Health. Radhika and Amanpreet alternate daily in teaching the two age groups. Students enjoy these subjects and appear to be taking them seriously, although they recognize that these topics will not be covered directly on their school syllabi. This is an important sign of progress, as there was some resistance to this initiative before, because parents were skeptical as to the practicality of these topics. Increased communication seems to have promoted a better understanding of the usefulness of these extra-curricular initiatives.