Greenlawns High School has much to exuberate at the recognition, accolades, awards and honours acknowledging its stellar performance in academics as well as co-curricular activities. Our initiatives have been applauded in a survey by the prestigious and leading organization Education Today, where GREENLAWNS HIGH SCHOOL is Ranked no. 1 in India under the top ICSE schools. Our principal, Ms. Caroline Vaz along with the school, in conjunction with its commitment towards academics and co-curricular activities also inculcates values, drives our Gen-Next towards holistic development and embraces technology-based learning. Believing firmly in our mission of ‘Creating an institutional culture of value-based growth and excellence.’
To attain a sense of learning, maintaining social connection, building self- esteem and discipline amidst this pandemic, our school has engaged in various efforts and activities. From organizing constant virtual workshops, fun competitions to webinars – our school has done it all. These activities have not only helped in interactive learning among students but also provided a sense of normalcy and euphoria among parents as well as teachers.
Apart from regular academics, the school also encourages students to look at art and craft, drama, dance and physical education with equal importance. Healthy competitions bring out skills and creativity in a child. Keeping this in mind, numerous inter and intra school competitions were structured to provide a myriad of opportunities to showcase their talent during this trying times. Essay writing, Masterchef competition, elocutions, extempore and debates in English, Hindi and Marathi, chess tournaments, singing, art and craft competitions, flower arrangement, spell bee are few of them. Trophies, medals, plaques and certificates earned by pupils mirror the happy fact and motivate them to do better consistently.
Various joyful and informatory workshops were organized by specialists of different fields for children and parents to lighten the stress and contribute to our wellness. A workshop on ‘Managing fracture and joint pains during COVID-19’ was conducted by Dr. Sachin Rathod, an orthopedic surgeon for parents as well as children of the primary section by explaining to them about the importance of exercise and preventive care necessary for their hip and knee joints. Ms. Krina Shah, an enthusiastic Zumba instructor inculcated fitness in a fun way with her endless energy and zeal by rocking with the children of seventh grade.
Understanding the mental well-being of a mother, Ms. Samal Shah, a charismatic yoga instructor, healer and a therapist inspired all the mothers towards physical and spiritual growth by instilling positivity and self-care ideas. The significance of nutrition for a child and the role of positive affirmations was beautifully explained by a certified nutritionist and an NLP practitioner, Ms. Saloni Kothari. In a dental workshop by the vibrant Dr. Ashni Mehta, called ‘Little smiles for a brighter tomorrow’, parents as well as children learnt basics of dental care, oral hygiene, myths and home remedies.
To honour the keeper of our traditions, our children of Greenlawns engaged with their grandparents in flameless cooking and bond building activities by celebrating Grandparents Day with pomp and enthusiasm. Sargam 2021, a musical extravaganza was hosted by Greenlawns family for the parents of our school. The melodious tracks sung by parents were impressive and revived their forgotten hobbies. A one of its kind contest on Mr. and Mrs. Greenlawns was organized for the parents which witnessed a combination of scintillating performances, attitude and aptitude. A fun-filled Housie game was conducted virtually for teachers to help them rejuvenate, make memories and buoy spirits. The grandparents too hummed to harmonic tunes during Grandparents singing competition and showcased their skills.
The Covid-19 has resulted in a dramatic change in the education system. As we look back at the turbulent year, even with this sudden shift away from the classroom, GHS is a proud institution for contribution towards work integrated learning with innovative approaches and a plethora of opportunities.
All this is possible because of the immense support we get from our benevolent Trustees Mr. Rohit Shah, Mrs. Minal Shah and Mrs. Usha Tushar Gandhi. We are ever so grateful for their trust & love that they bestow on us.
We were blessed to have had guidance from our Guru Sir Tushar Gandhi who is no more and we celebrate Sir’s first death anniversary today. May Sir Tushar continue to shower upon us his blessing in abundance.