Annual Report Of The Session 2018-19
In the session 2018-19 the total strength of the school from Nursery to Class VII stands at 1040 students, 43 teaching staff, 3 non teaching staff, 2 peons and 7 sevikas. This has been a marked improvement over the last session which had 848 students.
Excellence in education and fostering the love of learning is the hallmark of Anekant English Medium School. Our staff of dedicated and sincere teachers are working to improve the academic standards of both the Pre Primary and Primary sections. Efforts are made to promote the holistic development of students encouraging them to participate in both, curricular and co—curricular activities.
Teachers act as the facilitators and explain concepts, facts and provide extra information to the students with a variety of teaching aids. E-learning is an important and essential component in this regard, which makes the teaching- learning process both interesting and interactive. Teachers take good care of the students and assist them to cope with all kinds of problems and challenges.
Student Enrichment Programmes
A number of inter class and inter house competitions are arranged throughout the session to prepare students for future challenges, and to instil confidence among them. These include Spell Bee Competition, Quiz competitions related to different subjects, Singing, Drawing, Rangoli, Elocution, Art and Craft, Cooking, Fancy Dress Competition Poem Recitation etc. Anekant Intra School Competition is also organized once in two years enabling our students and teachers to determine their competency vis a vis students from other neighbouring schools. We also organize lectures and sessions by active and prominent members of the community allowing our students to learn from experts in different fields. An interesting session on Adventure Sports was organised in the campus by Sahas Adventures, Baramati. Dr. Medha Shah, a prominent gynecologist took a session for the parents and the girls of classes IV, V, VI and VII familiarizing them with the problems, challenges associated with adolescence and suggesting ways to handle these situations. A Fire Drill Demonstration was arranged by Baramati Municipal Corporation preparing students for unforeseen circumstances.
Picnics and excursions are organised every year. In this session students of V,VI, VII were taken on an educational trip to Hyderabad. The tour was arranged in association with Marigold Holidays. All precautions are taken for the student’s safety and the consent of the parents is also solicited. Field trips are also part of the learning process. Students of class VI and VII were taken for a field trip to Chhatrapati Sahkari Sugar Factory in Bhavani Nagar so to encourage activity based learning. Students of class IV and V were taken to Bal Kalyan Kendra- a school for the deaf and dumb children to sensitize them to the conditions of the less fortunate, inculcate the essential values of empathy and compassion and make them responsible citizens. Our students also made their small contribution towards saving the environment by interacting with the members of Ela Habitat, who gave them valuable information about owls and helped to break the myths and superstitions associated with owls. Students also actively participated in the drawing, slogan and poster making competitions as a part of the First Indian Owl Festival.
We are committed to inculcate the habit of reading among the students and improve their vocabulary. Library period is a compulsory part of the regular schedule. In association with Scholastic India Private Limited, students are exposed to a variety of books catering to all age groups at affordable prices. Book exhibitions are also organised in the school. Brochures are distributed for the parents and students are given the freedom to purchase books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, puzzles, novels, CDs etc.
Life skills are developed amongst the students through the promotion of Club activities in the school. These include Dramatics club, Music and Dance club, Science and Maths club, Sports Club, Creativity club, Karate club, Handwriting club, Badminton club. Students are trained in different vocations and activities are arranged for them throughout the session.
The school magazine AEMS Elite is a platform which showcases the artistic and literary abilities of the students in the form of articles, poems, stories, riddles, puzzles, brain teasers, sketches and drawings. The annual magazine provides a brief overview of the competitions, activities, achievements and challenges faced by the students in the session. It enables them to put their thoughts into words and gives them a sense of pride and confidence, when they see their contributions in published form.
The Annual Science Exhibition, Art & Craft Exhibition and Sanskrit Exhibition organised on account of Sanskrit Day helps to inculcate the scientific attitude, logical thinking skills and language skills of the students. Children are encouraged to present their innovative ideas to the parents and other guests through working and demonstrative models, charts, time line, best out of waste material exhibits.
In addition to regular morning assemblies, special assemblies based on a particular theme are also organized class wise from I to VII. This includes Festivals of India by Class V, Save forests& Animals by class III, Our Family by class I, Love thy neighbour by class II etc. The main purpose behind organizing these assemblies is to promote team spirit and confidence of the students, and inculcate moral values in them.
Festivals and celebrations like Holi, Christmas, Rakshabandhan, Ganesh Festival, Bhondla etc. are also an integral part of the student’s development. All national, religious and regional festivals are held throughout the year to educate the children about the rich cultural and religious heritage of India. These events sensitize the students towards living in harmony in a diverse society – and encourage them to pay respect to the customs and traditions of all religious communities.
Moral education is an essential part of the school curriculum. In association with Project CACA (Children Against Child Abuse), a series of age appropriate and progressive life skills and value education safety workbooks from Kindergarten to class 7 have been introduced with a focus on child abuse prevention. It includes the academic, psychological and legal aspect of child safety, gender equality and child rights. An awareness session on POSCO Act was organized in this regard by Advocate Supriya Barge, a lawyer by profession and also a parent of the school.
A Pran Yoga session was conducted for the students of class IV to VII familiarising them with various rejuvenation practices like Halasan, Chakrasan, Sarvangasan, Shirshasan. The session was conducted by Dr. Nilesh Mahajan, a Quality Council of India certified Yoga teacher and a parent represent.
Promotion of Sports and other Co-curricular Activities
Along with academics, sports is an integral part of the school curriculum. Students are motivated and guided to be physically fit and mentally alert as a ‘Sound mind resides in a healthy body only.’ Basketball, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Football, Badminton, Karate are the sports activities which are played and enjoyed by all students. Students also do regular exercises, practice self defence techniques and perform drills with rings, dumb bells, lezims etc. Mass P.T. is organized weekly and extra training is provided for the students in badminton and karate preparing them for taluka level competitions. Skating classes are also held twice in a week. Yoga and meditation is an integral part of the sports periods. In addition, there is an active Sports Club which is involved in different games like cricket, kho kho, badminton, kabaddi, Karate.
Sports Competitions are organized annually where inter class and inter house competitions are held with a lot of enthusiasm example throwball, relay, running and kabaddi competitions. Fun races are organised for the students of the pre primary and primary sections. The winners are duly acknowledged and awarded in the assembly. In the session 208-19 our students for the first time participated in various competitions organised at the state, taluka and district levels. A large number of students of class V, VI, VII along with the teaching and non-teaching staff participated in the Sharad Marathon organised by Environmental Forum, Baramati on account of Sharad Pawar’s birthday celebration to keep Baramati clean, green and healthy.
Students Achievements in Inter School Competitions and Competitive Exams
Students participated in various competitive exams throughout the year. The main purpose behind encouraging students to participate in these competitions is to improve their concentration, time management skills, sharpen their mental ability and problem solving techniques. Students from Class I to VII actively participated in the Competitions organized by Science Olympiad Foundation in English, Mathematics, Science, General Knowledge, Computers and Music. Other competitive exams held in the school include Hindi Rashtabhasha Exam, Tilak Maharashtra Exams and Kaprekar Competition.
Our boys and girls have been performing quite well under the able guidance of their teachers and have shown good performance. In the S.O.F. Olympiad, our school won 15 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. In the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth exams conducted in English, Marathi, Maths and Sanskrit, 19 students got first class. In the Hindi Rashtrabhasha Exam conducted at Balbodhini (Class V), Prathamik (Class VI), Pravesh (Class VII) levels, we secured 4 distinctions, 42 first class and 11 second class. Kairavi Vaidya of Class V won the fourth prize in Abacus State Level Competition.
In the field of sports also our students made their mark. Shivvardhan Sapkal of class VII won the First prize in Taluka level Wrestling School Game Competition. Krishna Jadav of class VII won the Third prize in both the district and state level Open Air Rifle Shooting Competition. Kairavi Vaidya of Class VI won the fifth prize in the Swimming Competition at District level. Students of Class V actively participated in Baramati Taluka Badminton competition organsied by Baramati Taluka Badminton Association. Students participated in the Inspiration Cup W.A.S.K.A. National Karate Championship and won 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. Satyam Kshirsagar of Class VI won gold medal in both Kata and Kumite categories.
Students of the primary section actively participated in the Intra School Speech and Elocution Competitions organized at the taluka and district levels. Vedika Godase of class VII won the First prize in Karbhari Smritichasak Taluka Level Elocution Competition. She also won the Third prize in the Primary Section Elocution Competition organized by Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Jayanti Utsav Samiti, Baramati. Vedika brought further accolade to the school by winning the Fourth prize at Sharda Elocution Competition in Marathi language organized at Shardabai Pawar Vidyaniketan, Shardanagar. Students of primary section won the Best Drapery Award in the competition organised by Natraj Natya Kala Mandal, Baramati. Vignesh Jadhav of class VII won second prize in the Drawing competition organised on account of Independence Day.
The session 2018-19 has been one of progress and achievements. It witnessed the formal inauguration of the school by the hands of Shri Ajit Pawar, the former Vice Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mrs. Supriya Sule, member of Lok Sabha, Mr. Arvind Rao Doshi and other dignitaries. The school has been growing from strength to strength since its inception in 2012. It has witnessed an improvement in its infrastructural facilities, academic standards, quality of teaching and learning, assessment pattern and enrolment. We are committed to make our students confident and responsible citizens of the country – and promote their holistic development in all spheres.
Physical instructor, Aarti Ekadpatil won the Third prize in Maharashtra State Level Powerlifting Competition. Music teacher, Priyanka Sarvade was awarded the Innovative Teachers Award by Vande Mataram Organisation, Pune. Music teacher, Ashish Gawade was awarded the Best Music Teacher by Music Association of India.