Moral Children Classes
Moral Children Classes Program
Grades 1 (age groups 6-7)
Grades 2 (age groups 7-8)
Grades 3 (age groups 9-11)
Time: 9:00am-10:20am (Monday-Friday)
Intends to nurture spiritually vibrant and healthy young people who will grow up without prejudice and with a positive powerful sense that they are important to God and have a role to play to serve humanity.
Even though children are instructed in the principles, teachings and basic beliefs of the Faith, the emphasis is on learning to think, to reflect and to apply spiritual laws to the life of the individual and society. Especially during the early years of childhood, great attention is given to the development of spiritual qualities and to those beliefs, habits and behaviours that constitute the essential attributes of a spiritual being.
Service is an essential component of the Morals programme. All the components, namely, Moral Children’s Classes, Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme and Preparation for Social Action engage in service activities.
Some of the service projects carried out across the entire school include like making paper bags and greeting cards and presenting them to the Health Centre, Kitchen staff and Maintenance Staff. Students have engaged in weeding in Haden house, teaching smaller children prayers and songs and spreading awareness on shortage of water and how to use water effectively.
2013 NOVEMBER 22-24
The moral educational tour conducted once a year spans over a
weekend, for Primary school students, strikes the right balance
regarding spiritual, social, physical and academic education.
These tours to various parts of India provide an environment
that is conducive for holistic growth. Primary students are also
taken for a two day Moral Camps.
These camps help students to understand their own capabilities,
including the ability to make more friends, to be kind to one
another and to improve their power of expression in English
and understand the virtues that should be practiced. They gain
more knowledge through study of texts, learn to make an effort
and to sacrifice, and discover their talents. Every evening students
spend time together reflecting on their learning of the day. Further,
outings are organized where they get a chance to interact with
knowledgeable people and visit places that expand their horizons.
Other Educational Trips are held every year where students visit farms, factories, art galleries, historical places, planetariums, places of worship, science centres, museums etc.
......where the hand and the heart come together
Creating a work of art or a utility item which is also an object of beauty is an experience in itself. When the hand works in tandem with the heart true beauty is created. Extra-curricular activities or vocationals provide students with the space to be creative and expressive even as they get a rudimentary understanding of a certain art or craft. This gives them an opportunity to learn a new skill and appreciate beauty.
The extra-curricular skills taught in the Primary include, Crochet, Tie and Dye, Cross stitch, Pottery / clay art, Bead art, Emboss painting, Weaving, Embroidery, Mud craft, Dance (Latin American Salsa), Folk Dance, Rangoli, Stocking flower, Gardening, Glass painting, Basic stitching, Nib painting, Fabric painting, Trash to Toys, Sand painting and GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).
Celebrations of Spiritual Values
Bal Melas or Celebrations of Reflections on Moral Values, are meaningful performances that bring home the learning of the Moral Programmes.
The Melas provided apt opportunities to bring to the parents some of the facets of the Morals Programme. Students put up performances which helped parents access the learnings of the moral classes. Parents also got a glimpse of the crafts and objects produced by children in the vocational classes in the Exhibition that was held along with the Mela.
The Bal Mela put up by the Primary School successfully showcases some of the teachings of the Morals programme. The theme of the programme, Love, Unity and Harmony, come through in each item put up by the children. The programme which opens with prayers also includes speeches, songs, dances and skit.
As a part of the Melas, the students put up an impressive display of crafts learned in their vocational (extra-curricular) classes that are a part of the Morals programme.
We should be happy with whatever God has given us and should never forget to thank him.
Shreya: Std 4
Nov. 23, 2013
We should follow God’s law to be a good human being and from now I will also try to improve my behavior.
Om: Std 4
Nov. 23, 2013
Playing the co-operative games was much fun it made us relax and made us concentrate more on the moral lessons we learnt.
Mantra: std 4
Nov. 23, 2013
I have learnt that if you are doing the right thing you should never lose hopes and keep trying whether it is on the ground or in the class.
Luvin - Std 5
Nov. 23, 2013