In 2017 we now have 15 classrooms in the main block and six tree classrooms in front of that block and a library and science lab and the school, hall which regularly takes the 130 Montessorisn when thery want to all be together
And remaining low in the pecking order - we shall do a shallow splash pool in the reclaimed corner of our recently extended grounds. Somewhere for the children to cool off in the summer heat will be very popular.
The Holy-man who claims to own the temple across the tank and the surrounding land, has said that he will in due course (don’t know when that might be) 30 yards of the tank next to our wall, to increase the size of the school grounds. To fill that tank space with earth and move the wall would be a major exercise and would require official approval.
The human side has developed well, over the years also, and set a good foundation for future growth. A constant presence in the Montessori section - the engine room for building character and learning English - is much to be desired, and so far we have had more volunteers than we could take.
We need to build on this activity, and so any families with children looking for Gap-year placements are invited to contact us. The minimum time suitable is a month, but three months is much preferred. See latest news for details of their exploits.
As we grow by one class per annum we need more teachers to match; and in years to come, those with expertise in wider traditional areas, like geography, history , science and chemistry will be attractive. Good spoken and written English is a basic essential. Teachers will be expected to live in on site, in order to fulfill our requirement for them to be intellectual, social and moral role models for the village in which they live.
Sheela Bazroy, who took over as the head teacher when Mr Jha left, turned into a real winner, espousing our philosophy and leading from the front. Story telling is the flavour of this year and its effect on fluency is marked. After five years, she also moved on, and Mr Peter Singh took over but never really settled and did not have enough sympathy with rustic villagers to integrate comfortably, and so now in 2017 we have Neesha Yadav back as the head and doing a fine jobinn integrating the school and villaage into ever improving harmony. With no anvient lieage ther is a great need for this.