Class 2-3 have spent the first part of the term immersed in the great stories of the Ancient Indian gods, and their relationship to the people – in devotion – ‘I participate with the gods in making a world of order, love, humility, respect; in creating, sustaining and, yes, dissolution as well.’ Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva; Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Parvati; Ganesh, Agni, Yama; Vishnu’s earthly incarnations, including Krishna; the Ramayana…. For good measure, we are following up with stories of Siddhattha during meal times.
We were very fortunate to have parents in the class with a vibrant Hindu connection. Samuel brought his friend, Diviyatma, and together they led us in chanting, a fire ceremony and in dance (I think we lifted the roof off the school!). Serena and Sanjaya transformed the classroom into a temple, and we had ceremony, chanted, sang, danced, and ate together! Thank you so much for these amazing experiences for the children.
At the same time, this was an English lesson, where through dictation and our own writing, we made leaps forward in writing in our own words, phonics and spelling.
SRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM
After 20 years working as a civil engineer, manager and general manager, John joined the School in 2001 and has taken several cycles of primary school students from 1st to 7th class. A founding Director, he has also been the School’s Business Manager and Company Secretary, and currently chairs the Finance Committee.
“Through an education immersed in beauty, imagination and creativity, the growing child can step into the world with independence, confidence and deep social engagement: liberty, fraternity, equality.”