Parent participation is built in our school. When parents register their child for the school, they simultaneously complete a form where they indicate which activities they can and want to do for the school as a volunteer.
Every two months a special meeting is held to discuss items like health, hygiene, unconditional parenting and daily routine/discipline to make bridge between the life at home and the daily school practice. In this way the approach of the school also effects daily life of the entire family and beyond.
Once every two months there is a parent / teacher / student conversation about the development of the pupil. The various developments in social, emotional, skills, behavior and academic field are subject to discussion.
Parents work as volunteers in the vegetable garden, cut the grass, help preparing the lunches and some of them are members of the School Board
The school system is based on child-oriented guidance, in which social and emotional development occupy an important place. Every child discovers the world according to its own nature and aptitude and at its own pace. Through learning from experience, the children develop a wide range of skills and an independent attitude. They are encouraged to choose their own activity in free time and to find solutions themselves. They receive support when they ask for it.
The academic curriculum is based on the National Nepali curriculum. The students are guided in small groups where they can support eachother. The content elements of the subject matter as indicated in the National curriculum of the Nepalese government (developed in collaboration with UNESCO) are embedded in the projects where groups of students work with.
During joint activities in the circle, mindfulness, meditation, conversations in the group, reading aloud and exchanging experiences are important points of interest.
The large fenced playing field of the school is used for games in the group to develop social skills and the children can play safely there. Also in the school kitchen and at the lunch house, the children have the opportunity to master all kinds of skills.
The students' sense of responsibility is stimulated by activities of cleaning up their own things, helping someone else who needs more time, keeping the classroom and the school garden clean and tidying up, helping with the dishes etc. The students like it to help and do this in a natural way.
The pupils get a healthy snack in the morning, a hot meal in the lunch break with lots of vegetables and various legumes and fruit in the afternoon. The vegetable comes partly from the kitchen garden of the school, where parents also provide a helping hand. The pupils in the garden also learn about growing vegetables and taking care of plants.
The children learn everything about hygiene like hand washing and brushing teeth and eating healthy. In addition, a doctor regularly comes to school for a health check.
The school days are from 10 to 3 o'clock, so that after lunch for the youngest children there is time for a nap.
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