Annual Report Of The Session 2020-21
In the session 2020-21, the total strength of the school from Nursery to Class IX stands at 1294 students, 55 teaching staff, 4 non teaching staff, 2 peons and 7 sevikas. This has been a marked improvement over the last session which had 1040 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.
The academic session of 2020-21 is very special in the history of AEMS as it established our affiliation as a Secondary school till class X with the Central Board of Secondary Education. But the onset of the pandemic Covid 19 forced a total shift in the Teaching learning process from an offline or physical mode to an online mode. It threw before us a difficult challenge of keeping the students connected to school and teachers through Google meet, Google forms, Video presentations, U tube videos and many virtual modes.
Anekant English Medium School accepted this task with confidence and made a smooth transition to the online mode in early April 2020 itself. Teachers started conducting their online lectures with attractive and informative Power point presentations, online activities and even conducted the Periodic tests and Half Yearly Exams through the online medium.
Student Enrichment Programmes
Just like every year, this year too our students actively participated in all school activities and competitions – but with a difference i.e in the virtual mode. These included singing competition, dance competition, Marathi poem singing competition, drawing and poster making competition, greeting card making competitions in the pre primary and primary sections. Our parents too participated with a lot of enthusiasm in the online Rangoli and Poster making competition especially organized for them.
Every year we organise motivational lectures for students seeking to promote various life skills and their holistic development. In the words of Aristotle – Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Hence opening their young minds a series of lectures were organized for the students and parents. Mrs. Sheetal Devidas Parade guided the parents on ways to keep themselves healthy and safe in the Covid Times. A lecture on nutrition- key for healthy life was organised for class 6 to 9 by dietician and clinical nutritionist Miss Radhika Milind Shah. A session on Digital Literacy was conducted by Mr. Rahul Shah, associate professor of Tuljaram Chaturchand College. Decorative kite making workshop was organised by Camlin limited for students of class 1to 4. A Session was also organised in the school by the officers of the RTO encouraging students to become brand ambassadors and spread the road safety rules among each and every Baramatikar. Students took part in the Freedom Run and Fit India School week in December 2020 a grand success. All activities were conducted through online mode.
Anekant Interact Club of Baramati participated in activities organized by Interact Club is a new initiative undertaken by the school in association with the Rotary Club of Baramati. This club seeks to groom the leadership skills of students and make them responsible citizens of tomorrow.
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. 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 Annual Science Exhibition was held in the online mode which showcased the project, models and other activities done by the students throughout the year. 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. All efforts were taken to ensure that no thermocol was used for the projects and each student understood the importance of keeping the environment clean and planting more trees.
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 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. Children are familiarized with the POSCO Act. Health development is stressed upon in the school which includes both physical and mental health.
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.
This academic session all sports activities were conducted virtually like Mass P.T, Yoga and meditation, familiarising students with the rules of both indoor and outdoor games.
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 actively participated in various other competitions held outside the school. Ananya Kamat, Swarit Ahire and Sanskriti Buchade participated in Namdev Patil Sarvajanik Vachnalaya Zila level speech competition and secured 5th,, 6th and 7th prize respectively in the Class group for I to IV. Shivvardhan Sapkal of class IX participated in the Rotary Kala Gaurav organised by Rotary club, Baramati and was selected as one of the top finalists.
In the category of Class 1 to IV our students participated in the online district level Marathi Natyachatha and Katha Lekhan organized by MES school. Swara Palse and Swarit Ahire both students of Class II won special appreciation prizes. Ananya Kamat of class I participated in state level online Dance competition organised by Dr. Kadam Gurukul School, Indapur and won the 3rd prize.
Ananya Magar of class III secured first rank in Baramati, state level 25 and international rank 28 in Log Quids Mental Aptitude Olympiad. Students from class III to IX participated in various online competitions organized by Municipal Corporation, Baramati. Among them Shubha Ahire got second prize in essay writing competition and video making competition in class group of 8 to 10. He also secured the first rank in the drawing competition in the same class group. Arya Tarate secured first rank in drawing competition in class group 1to 4 and Aditya Zende secured second rank in the same category. Srija Tengale got first rank in the elocution competition in class group of 1to 5 and Swarit Ahire got second rank in the same category.
Students actively participated in variuos competitions organsied by CBSE. These included Swacch Baharat Abhiyan, International Adeolescent Summit, Saksham Competition, Reading Challenge, Pariksha Pe Charcha etc
The session 2019-20 has been one of progress and achievements. 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 enrollment. We are committed to make our students confident and responsible citizens of the country – and promote their holistic development in all spheres.
Teachers Training & Professional Development
Our committed staff of teachers are undergoing a process of continuous development by undertaking a number of training sessions on different portals. Eager to accept the challenege of teaching in an onine mode, the teachers have quickly learnt the different online teaching methods and ways of keeping students actively involved in a virtual mode. They are always eager to learn and accept the recent trends in education and ensure maximum learning outcomes in the teaching learning process.