Principal’s Message April 2017

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When the school year started back in June 2016, teachers, staff, and students were all scrambling to make the best of a less than great situation. Construction on the ground floor of our new building hadn’t gone according to schedule and was far from being ready. There was no alternative but to find more space to create temporary classrooms and get on with it. The living room and a bedroom in the guest house were converted into tiny but usable spaces; boxes of supplies were unpacked, whiteboards and bulletin boards were hung, and books were distributed. Classes re-commenced on June 20....

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Journey to Chennai – Winning the Trophy

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We, the grade nine students of Global Pathways School, Samyuktha, Soundariya, Madhumitha, Maruthavarshini, Saravana Kumar, Vishnu Prabhu, Arun, Sudailamani, and Varshini would like to proudly share the experience of our ‘Journey to Chennai’. “Just on time’ would be the statement that sums up our journey. It started out in a traffic jam in Coimbatore on our way to the station. Would we make it on time for the train? We had to hurry but we made it to the train with only minutes to spare. Many of our mothers and fathers were at the station waiting to see us off. Some of us were a little...

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A Year to be Grateful For

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear Friends, As we approach the end of 2016, we find ourselves taking a big breath, and reflecting on the year behind us and the goals we have ahead. This year was particularly momentous for Village Community Schools. We have so much to celebrate. And so much to be grateful for. As we shared in September, we finally – after many hurdles – opened the doors to a remarkable new building that will carry us into the future. The students and staff are thriving with a new energy that is indescribable. Seeing the school recently with my own eyes was truly one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my...

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Children’s Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Children’s Day Teachers dramatization of the Wheels on the Bus. Jim Sir’s Children’s Day 2016 welcoming address Good morning. Today I am going to talk about children as we celebrate Children’s Day. Children’s Day is celebrated on different dates in many countries however, in India, it is celebrated in mid November every year to commemorate the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Mr. Nehru. Actually the 14th of November is the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister and it is typically the day Children’s Day is celebrated in India. But June 1st is also the International...

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GPS workshop at Shanti Ashram

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

On Saturday October 22, teachers, administrative staff, and several moms and dads from Global Pathways School took part in a one day workshop at Shanti Ashram. Shanti Ashram is an organization founded thirty years ago that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of Sarvodaya, the uplift of rural Indian communities through constructive social action. The Ashram operates in four basic domains; – literacy training and education, – preventative public health care, – empowerment programs aimed at skill development and creating opportunities for women, and finally, – youth...

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Big Challenges for Indian Schools

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The other day, Joy and I were shopping for groceries and decided to buy four juice glasses. When we took our purchases to the check out, the young lady at the counter didn’t have a clue about what to do with the glasses. If she put them in with our carrots and potatoes, they were going to break. That, she understood. What she couldn’t figure out, was how to solve the problem. So, she called over another cashier, then a supervisor. The supervisor put the glasses back in the cart and took them over to a couple of saleswomen in a different part of the store. They conferred for about a minute in...

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