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“Dream - Explore – Achieve”

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The academic year 2018-19 has begun with a great zeal. One of our students making a mark in the list of city toppers makes all of us feel proud! Our quality results speak volumes about distinct qualities of our students. Success in such examination is not only for Class 10, but the sum total of the efforts put in by all teachers and parents from the beginning. Let me congratulate all DSRBians for such a wonderful achievement!

Moving towards the new academic year, all of us along with our Student Council are ready with PEACE (Positive Engagement And Collaborative Environment) Code. It is an effort in continuation of ‘Creating Positive School Environment’ project; being cognizant of the fact that better learning happens in a happy and peaceful environment.

Our most popular Break Time Activities will facilitate more classes at a time and engage students positively in planning strategies and thus building team spirit. ‘Confluence’, the school assemblies are coming up in a new format wher…

Marching towards 2018-2019…

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The countdown has begun for the new academic year. Families are refreshed with the summer break and waiting for school to reopen. A new academic year is the beginning to a new class, new books, a group of new friends, new activities, new teachers and fresh feelings of joy! Each learner has new hopes and looks forward to the next class with renewed enthusiasm. Along with students, parents are also geared up with all new essentials and of course the set of same old instructions but in a new format😃!
A glance at the last academic year shows the overwhelming participation of our students in all fields. Every opportunity that came their way was fruitful. There were different platforms that included sports, music, oration, art, craft and dramatics. Our students won laurels in Kho-Kho, Basketball, Dodgeball, Handball, Volleyball, Judo, Box- Cricket, Archery, Wrestling etc. They made their mark in the Inter BCG matches, MSSA, DSO and VIVA Tournaments. Out of the total student…

Gratitude – The Healthiest and Powerful Human Emotion!

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One more academic year has come to an end and it’s time to reflect and review! The year began with celebration of International Yoga Day followed by Positive Platter, Digital Safety Sessions, Anubhuti, Effervescence and many more activities. Our annual events were renamed as Crescendo and Momentum. It was a swift and happening year at school.
Each activity and event accelerated our enthusiasm and its success multiplied our energy to plan the next one! Our students have made us proud with a number of winning performances in external examinations and competitions. Our school was recognized and awarded at many platforms and these accolades would act as catalysts for the upcoming ideas and plans.
Many thoughts are flashing at this moment and one of the most important one is to express gratitude… I think this is the right time to stop and thank the people who have made a difference in our lives. The whole academic year is a collaborative effort of all who are involved in making each day sign…

Two Decades at DSRB…

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This academic year has been special for us as we are completing thirty years of Bombay Cambridge Gurukul and twenty years of our school! Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Borivali has grown into an international school as Dr. S. Radhakrishnan International School, Borivali. In twenty years we have made our mark from the local map to the global map. Sixteen batches of students have passed SSC and our first batch of IGCSE students is getting ready!
What makes each school special? I believe it’s the school’sculture that makes each school unique! Over these twenty years, we are learning to learn new ideas and skills every day. Few years back, there was a different set of problems and solutions, but we have labelled those old sets as ‘Obsolete’ and are now ready to evolve with new systems, procedures and solutions every day. Parent profile has changed to a great extent from joint family culture to nuclear families with working and ambitious parents - naturally more demanding! Gradual…

Examination Fever!

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Board examinations are approaching and everywhere we can see this examination fever! Children are geared up for their last minute revision and excited to write their papers now. Enough instructions are being given to them by everyone around, and many phone calls are attended by them. Series of similar questions and answers over all these conversations! Few curious relatives and neighbors may be irritating and making them more anxious. This is the general scenario during examination time.
The hype created for the Board Examinations is absolutely a nuisance. And that’s the reason, parents have the Examination fever! Board examination is just like every examination, but our so called ‘reputation’ in society is unfortunately weighed by the child’s result at the Board Examination! And it becomes truly testing time for parents. Handling child’s anxiety and tantrums on one side and facing pressure by relatives and neighbors on the other side becomes challenging for parents. B…

Positive Parenting

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Recently I came across a short story about a little girl. The girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father asked his daughter, “Please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.” The little girl said, “No, Dad. You hold my hand.” “What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father. “There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl. “If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”
This small story gives a very big message. Most of us will agree that children today are practical, focused and mature than the previous generation. They trust us and follow us on many occasions. They realize many small things that we do or don’t do for them. Parents have a great impact on their children and children do tend to grow up like their parents. Research has shown that parents are powerful role models for their children.
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Smart ME without a smart phone!

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Today’s children are smart, practical and they can do multi tasking very well! Thanks to technology which is ready to make our work faster and easier! 
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This shloka is obsolete now. Our morning starts with “whatsapp darshanam”! Starting from good morning wishes, philosophical images , jokes, invitation for any occasion, birthday wishes, and what not till good night.... everything happens on whatsapp! All updates are available on facebook and or similar media. Many smileys and thumbs up for a wonderful picture or dressing style or a location. In reality when a person in front of us, hardly any appreciation happens! Take any free time activity in any family.. most of the places what do we see? Everybody glued to their smart phone!
In short, today we all are digitally connected but socially and culturally disconnected! The personal touch of human connection is missing and many things are getting mechanical. The fingers are …