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FAQs

 Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why and how Arivu school started?

We believe that the children ought to enjoy learning. This is possible only when the children undergo activity based learning and connect themselves to environment around. As there is no school fostering above mentioned aspects, ARIVU was started in the year 2008 in an Organic Farm adjacent to Lingambudhi Bird Sanctuary. ARIVU believes that the learning means exploring and perceiving the world.

2. Who started the ARIVU School?

People working in diverse field (doctors, engineers, government employees, scientists, educationists, Home makers, teachers etc.,) with a commitment towards fostering better sustainable world are behind the initiation of the school.

3. Why ARIVU is a kannada medium school?

It is scientifically proven that a child learns better at Primary school stage in his/her mother tongue. A child is able to express easily and effectively in mother tongue.

4. Why ARIVU does not encourage competition among children? What is the alternative?

Every child is unique. Competition is unhealthy for both the winner and the loser. If one loses in a competition, it is bound to develop inferior feeling that would surely have lasting effect. Winning develops superior feelings that have similar effect.  ARIVU endeavors to foster the unique qualities of every child. It strives to inculcate collaborative spirit in the place of competition.

5. Why does ARIVU  not inflict punishment?

We believe that  a child is prone to commit mistakes while learning new things or getting familiar with newer situations. Hence at ARIVU if a child commits a mistake we strive to understand its unique learning possibilities and lend support accordingly.

(Violence is the weapon of the weak – Gandhiji)

6. How does the evaluation process take place at ARIVU?

The aim of the education is not to mug up the data or information. Instead the aim is to enable the children to think logically and imbibe the learning. In order to make the parents and others to witness the learning of the children, we arrange three ‘Learning exhibitions’ in an academic year. Apart from this, a monthly meeting is also arranged with the parents to meet the teachers in order to keep track of student’s learning curve.

(Children are not empty pots to fill. They are like a fertile land which can grow plants)

 7. From which class Science is taught?

In order to enhance the scientific knowledge, science is taught from the primary classes itself. They are engaged in meaningful conversations regarding their day to day life, environment around them, thus creating the spirit of inquiry in them. Live experiments are organised whenever, wherever possible leading to numerous experiences. Questions arising out of these experiences are appropriately dealt leading to the building up of scientific attitude.

8. How do you foster cultural values in children?

Singing, dancing, drama, and other handicrafts are introduced at the beginning thus channeling their expressions. Singing is learnt in a systematic way. At least three drama shows in an academic year are planned. Various cultural programs are organised throughout the year.

9. How you ensure interest in syllabus / text learning?

When children learn through activities, text book learning does not appear tedious or taxing for the children. It also provides energy to children. Hence at ARIVU we strive to provide activity based learning environment.

10. How you make the children responsible ?

ARIVU asks the children to manage and organise all their learning materials and other materials after every learning session. The children are trained to keep their classes tidy and clean. They are encouraged to grow vegetables and other plants on their own. Values are practiced by all teachers and resource persons to set living examples.  Frequent conversations are encouraged with good personalities. They are exposed to moral stories also.

11. Why is resource centre a part of Arivu School ?

Learning is not limited to schools or to children. Looking at current problems of global warming, climate crisis, unsustainable lifestyles – we feel the need to raise awareness among our students, teachers, parents as well as citizens. Resource centre facilitates learning not only in school but for entire community. Anyone who is interested can participate and learn.

12. What are the affiliations and accreditation of your school ?

Arivu school is recognized by Education Dept. of Karnataka State. The school follows NCF (National Curriculum Framework 2005) and follows the state board syllabus. NCF 2005 is a very useful document that has proven very helpful as it is designed by experts to promote child friendly education.

13. How is involvement of parents helpful for children ? 

Education is not limited to school. Children learn a lot at home. Hence school and home need to go hand in hand. Parents participation proves very helpful for children and for school. Parents know about what is happening in school, what challenges the child is facing and the school knows about the culture at home. This proves very useful when dealing with holistic development of children.

14. What is the idea about  inviting so many “Resource Persons” ? 

While there are millions of things we can learn in life, no school can accommodate more than a small number of teachers. Resource persons help in expanding the learning horizon of children. Arivu invites resource persons from all walks of life and our student get to learn a lot of things from them. This ensure a wide exposure of learning spectrum to the child and it also doesn’t put undue pressure on the teachers to teach all the things that they might not be expert of.

15. How often the resource persons visit the school ?

There are usually two resource person visiting the school everyday. However many more visitors and resource persons are invited from time to time. They teach a variety of things ranging from gardening to dramatics. (see section activities)

16. What about homework ? 

Students do get homework from time to time to enhance their learning or to revise something that has been taught in the school. It is made sure that the homework is some activity that the child can do and does not need assistance or help of the parents.

17. What about co-curricular activities in the school ? 

We do not demarcate various activities as curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular. Instead we try to integrate all subjects through various activities. We do have lot of activities like Tabla, dance, gardening which are regularly undertaken and the attempt is to provide an integrated environment for learning.

18. What are learning exhibitions ?

At Arivu, we are currently following “Theme based Learning” which means we have a theme for a term and the student learn various subjects in relation to this theme. For e.g. we have already finished our last theme of “Water” where students learnt about mathematics of water( measurement), science of water ( types, water cycle) and so on. At end of the term, students share their learning in form of an exhibition. It is called learning exhibition. It usually happens once in three months.

19. How do you teach English ?

English is taught as a language through various activities and games. We make extensive use of multimedia, learning aids like cards and displays to make it easier for the child. English is seen as yet another language not as a passport to prosperity.

20. Why do you encourage use of Khadi in your school ? 

Khadi, apart from being a symbol of independence since time of Gandhi ji, is also a comfortable and humble clothing. It suits the weather of Mysore and provides employment to many traditional workers.

21. What about Donation and Fees ?

We do not accept any kind of donation for admission. The school fee is kept affordable and is kept just enough to incur our expenses.

22. Do you offer scholarships ?

While the school fee is already kept very affordable, we do support students and parents who cannot pay the fee.

Still got a question ? Just write to us at info@arivu.org

9 Responses to “FAQs”

  • sathish says:

    I am really intrested with the school you are running and i would like my son to be a part of arivu

  • Girisha N says:

    Namaste,

    I am impressed with the FAQ and school. It answers most of the questions arise for a parent.

    Regards
    Girish

  • Rashmi says:

    Hi,

    It looks interesting, but just to confirm , we are tamilians ,so will my son be able to fit in as it was mentioned that the medium of communication would be kannada………..

    also, is it a residential school ? please do confirm , thanks!

    Rashmi

    • Arivu says:

      Ms. Rashmi, thanks for showing interest in Arivu. Medium of communication kannada: Yes. There are many children in our school with other languages as their mother tongue, who have adjusted well to our environment.
      Ours is not a residential school. The school timings will be between 10am to 4pm. Thanks.

  • Nandini says:

    I like your school. i would like to involve your activities

  • rohini says:

    In arivu school is there any summer camp, I would like join my 2 daughters.

  • chaithra says:

    i would like to know from which std admission can made and will you admit kids for pre kg

    • Arivu says:

      Mrs. Chaitra, Thanks for showing interest in our school. Yes. We are admitting children for pre-kg. (Child should have completed 2yrs 10 months by June)


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