Why celebrate festivals in the school?
Celebration of festivals is very essential in the kindergarten level because we seek to teach the children the value of doing things together, in a spirit of unity. It also makes them appreciate the beauty of a special occasion and the rituals, be it the colours in Holi or the lights in Diwali. Children get to learn more about their own culture through experiencing these celebrations.
We celebrate a wide range of festivals: Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Ganesh Pooja, Saraswati Pooja, Eid and Christmas. With a day dedicated to each of these, we aim to teach children about not just their culture but that of others as well. Religion is a sensitive topic, and celebrating the festivals of all religions at this tender age makes the child more appreciative and respectful of all other religions in his/her society.
We make it a rule to take some time out every year on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti, to celebrate with children and tell them about the various things that are to love about India. Throughout their stay in our school they learn a lot about patriotic values by seeing these festivals celebrated every year, and participating in them. Patriotism is something we consider most important in our students.
Days dedicated for others
Children, especially at the kindergarten level are surrounded by people full of love and care for them. We try and teach them to give this love back, by celebrating Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents' Day and Teacher's Day in our school. Children make handmade cards, speak some lines, and bring gifts for their loved ones. It is important to us that we teach them to appreciate everything and everyone around them.