BELIEVERS CHURCH RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, BRAJRAJNAGAR
ANNUAL REPORT 2020-21
We all are aware that Covid-19 Pandemic raised a very big challenge in front of us to manage our day to activities amidst the lockdown . Though it was very challenging to face the adverse conditions,but not difficult with the extended support of our families ,relatives and friends. Our school also faced the challenges of providing ,good quality education to our beloved students in such times. We were able to overcome this challenge with the support of management and the joint effort of the staff members.
Adopting to the challenges and keeping in mind the educational needs of the students ,BCRS adhered to its mission and vision by maintaining a balance between academic and co-curricular activities in the pandemic times. Classes were conducted in online mode via zoom,googlemeet to bridge the gap between teachers and students.
“ Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear if we believe that tomorrow will be better , we can bear a hardship.” With this thought I indeed feel honoured and privileged to present before you the Annual Report for the year 2020-21.
-The CBSE inspection which took place on September 26 th 2019 was stepping stone towards success for the BCRS Brajrajnagar , as we got the affiliation order from the CBSE for starting the Senior Secondary level classes.
The school has well trained sincere and dedicated faculty for monitoring the curriculum , so that the syllabus can be designed and disseminated to meet the desired learning outcomes .- Planning, implementation, active learning ,motivation ,assessment , evaluation and prompt feed back are the key areas to be focused on , in the teaching learning process .Conducting of online classes during pandemic was a new experience as well as big challenge for teachers. Alternative calendar issued by NCERT and MHRD were also followed for conducting successful online classes. They were also trained in use of various mode of online teaching and testing aids such as PPT presentation, youtube content, googleforms.
BRIDGE COURSE-All students from UKG to Class VIII had bridge course soon after the annual examination. This is intended to reduce the learning gaps of students. The frequency of such classes was 5 periods per week . TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAMME During lockdown the teachers strived hard to keep themselves updated with present educational reform by keeping strict watch on the government reforms and policies made from time to time . During this session the teachers have attended various online refresher courses , webinars and other creative workshops as a part of their professional development . As per the orders of the Directorate of Education and R.O .Bhubaneswar teachers enrolled for the online training programme “Nishtha” on the “Diksha “ platform. The teachers successfully completed various modules, necessary for professional development,which were each supplemented with a course completion certificates. The Principal also attended webinar organized by Sahodaya and MHRD.
ART INTEGRATED PROJECTS:
CBSE board introduced art integrated projects for classes 1to X in the month of May to promote integrated learning in schools to make teaching learning competency based and joyful .As part of this one art integrated project in each subject was taken up by all students of class 1to Xth. It helped the children art based enquiry ,investigation and exploration . Children contributed themselves with creativity and carried out this project with great success. The marks awarded for these projects were considered as a part of subject enrichment activities.
ASSESSMENTS- LEARNERS NEED ENDLESS FEEDBACK MORE THAN THEY NEED ENDLESS TEACHING Periodic assessments ,half yearly examination and Annual examination were conducted similar to regular classes. This helped the teachers to streamline and modify the virtual classes for impaired effectiveness .Progress Cards were also issued to the parents.
- Reading month was observed from June 19 to July 19 th.
- Environment week was observed from from July 21st to 26th of July
- English week was observed from August 23rd to 28th August
- Hindi week was celebrated 7th September to 14th of September
- Maths week will be observed from 6th December to 11th December
- International Yoga day is celebrated on 21st June .
- National Integration is celebrated on 31st of October every year
- Safety week /Social Awareness week will be observed from 17 th January to 22nd January.
- Independence day celebration
- Celebration of Gandhi Jayati
- Republic day celebration
- Teachers day celebration
- Children’s day celebration
- UTKAL DIWAS
Saturdays are allotted for Co-curricular activities .
Following activities are conducted as the part of CCA.
8- Group discussion
10-Fancy dress competition
11-Story telling competition
12- Song competition
Parents teacher meeting /Teachers meeting .
Virtual interaction sessions with parents were conducted by the Principal in order to have better understanding to deal with the unusual situation caused by Pandemic. Online staff-meetings were conducted by the Principal to keep track of the development in online classes and to help teachers resolve their queries regarding academics.
For the session 2020-21 the fees was collected adhering to the guidelines of the Honourable Supreme Court ,that too in instalments.
We hope to move forward with our priorities ,innovation in our programmes,intellectual ambitions and globalization in education.
In the end I would like to quote an exract from “ Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening “ composed by Robert Frost .
This is on behalf of entire BCRS BRAJRAJNAGAR FAMILY.
“The woods are lovely ,dark and deep But we have promise to keep And miles to go before we sleep And miles to go before we sleep.”