We hope you and our Baby Walnut students are in good health and spirits. As we gear up for the start of a new academic year, we extend a warm welcome back to school to you and your children.
New year – exciting plans!
At Walnut School, something new and exciting is always brewing for our students! Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to make sure that we are providing our students with a well-rounded education that promotes both academic excellence and personal growth – something which no other educational institution can provide.
As you know, our curriculum inspires and challenges our students. We have a range of programs and activities that help develop skills and interests that help them both, inside the classroom and outside it too! The programs are systematic and meaningful – and you can actually see each child progressing with life skills that are of great value in the long run.
So – What’s going to happen, you ask?!
Oh – so so many things! Details in the communication to follow, but here’s a bird’s eye view.
A new milestone for our Nursery students!
Can you believe your little one is all grown up and ready to go off to school? This is the first of so many more milestones to follow in this schooling journey – and what a journey it is going to be, at Walnut! Don’t forget to capture a lot of photos and videos this year.
As Walnut parents, you know that the events which we have at Walnut School, differentiate us from any other school by a huge margin! Believe it or not, parents never have to go through any hassles for any of our events! We promise you that you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them!
Some interesting competitions planned out in this first unit, as students settle into the school routine. We have the Fancy Dress (Nursery), Poem Recitation (Junior KG) and Shlok Recitation (Senior KG) competitions. Dates and details to follow soon!
We have board game competitions for middle school students and debate competitions for secondary students, which you are most welcome to attend.
Students learn the practical application of concepts in their Hands On periods in school. We would be having demos of these by our KG students. There is a dahi handi party in August and a Ganesh idol making workshop in the second unit too!
We have the STEM-a-fair, our annual science fair, planned in the second unit for students of Std. 3 onwards. We also have debate competitions for middle school students and board game competitions for secondary students.
The unit starts with a grand navratri party with garba and bhondla celebrations.
Learning how to converse in fluent language, and keeping it interesting is a skill that our students learn through their SPEAK periods. We would be having open mic sessions of these, presented by our KG students.
There is also a lantern making workshop arranged for our students and parents, just before Diwali.
Here we have the Christmas party.
Following this, we have special Reading Theatre demos planned here, where they will wow you with their fluent reading skills. Students are taught to read fluently using the Phonics method, in their READ periods. We use Cambridge recommended banded books that have age – appropriate literacy levels.
No way! We are obviously kidding!
Did we miss a really big event?
The Walnut Carnival – our MEGA event happens in the fourth unit. ALL students take part in this eclectic extravaganza, where you can get all your friends and family to see our students perform in a grand arena!
We’re not done!
Then come the “funtrepreneur” fairs where ALL our students from Std. 3 onwards apply the entrepreneurship lessons like marketing, branding, finance, strategies and other ideas that they learn in their regular school hours.
And of course, our sports days, where ALL our students participate in races and demonstrations.
We would also be having a Petting Day and some Fireless Cooking sessions planned after the unit tests are done!
OK, now we’re done with our events list You can find more information and photos of our events on our website and social media channels (have you followed us yet?!)
EVEN NORMAL SCHOOL DAYS ARE GREAT AT WALNUT
Every day in school the students have a day split of 55% core subjects and 45% activities. There are so many things that they do even on a daily basis as a part of regular school. Every day and every period is a step ahead towards making our students tough outside and smart inside – which is the very ethos of Walnut School!
In the course of each quarter, we have two rounds of online PTMs (Parent teacher meetings) with the teachers, and one in-person round as well. This is in addition to the regular updates of what your child has learnt in all subjects, readily available to you via our own Wal-Sh app!
We are also very available on our email address, where we resolve queries and problems quite systematically and effectively. We believe that a strong partnership between parents and educators is essential for the success of our students. Walnut School is committed to providing clear and transparent communication with you throughout the year. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. It is better to ask us directly than discuss it on whatsapp groups – after all, we are the ones with the answers and solutions, aren’t we?
The usual exams
We have practice tests and exams that mark the end of each quarter. Another unique feature of Walnut School, at the end of each quarter, because of our learning system, we have many practice tests before the unit test. This is right up to Std. 10! In fact, Std. 10 has 5 rounds of prelims before the board exam and amazing preparation. Our students absolutely do not fear examinations because of this. Practice takes away all the mental stress, for our students, and you – our dear parents!
Too much to remember?!
Worry not, details of all of these things will be shared with you again over the course of the year – as we get closer to each event.
We encourage you to stay updated and engaged with your child’s education and to communicate with us regularly about their progress and any concerns you may have. We also request you to additionally encourage your child to take part in all the activities that happen throughout the year – as this is how your child will STAND OUT from the rest of the children. They are fun and provide amazing opportunities to learn more and sharpen their skills in front of a different audience and in different settings!
Whoo! So let’s get the year started
We look forward to welcoming all our children back to school and to working together as a team to ensure their success.