Article 2021 - 2022

TEACHERS' DAY

Teachers' Day was celebrated on 5th September to appreciate the teachers for having a tremendous impact on students' life. The most striking feature of the occasion was that the whole programme was organised and conducted by the student's council with guidance from our three dear principals – Sr.Alpana, Sr.Anjana and Sr, Madhuja. Our special children presented a fusion dance with zest and zeal.

WORKER'S DAY

On September 25th, Worker's Day was celebrated in appreciation to the maintenance staff who work behind the curtain and keep our school premises neat and tidy. Sr.Alpana, Sr.Anjana and Sr.Madhuja along with the staff and students of Sophia family expressed their love and gratitude by organizing a prayer service and cultural programme. Our special children mesmerized the audience with their fusion dance in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil songs.

CHERISH YOUR NATURE!

“Everything in Heavens, on the Earth and under the Earth is penetrated with connectedness, is penetrated with relatedness -Hildegarde of Bingen
We are part of a great Living, Whole that had a beginning some 13.8 billion years ago. We human beings are an integral part of this whole creation is not something separate from us. We are created in the form of Humans.
“A Human Being is part of the Whole. To experience ourselves as something separate from the rest of us is a kind of optical delusion. This delusion is a kind of prison for us” -Albert Einstein
Believing firmly in the principles of Notre Dame’s spirit of ensuring the dignity of every individual Sophia Opportunity School strives in providing opportunities to the vulnerable differently-abled children as its main concern of delivering education and various chances to the children that their individual identity is respected. Equal opportunities are provided to every individual to grow and nurture themselves as productive and dignified members of the community.
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere” - Vincent Van Cogh
According to this saying the school enables the love for nature in the young minds and imprints the idea of conserving and preserving nature in their lives by conducting various activities such as encouraging children to grow and maintain small gardens, planting saplings in their respective houses, making homemade compost for the plants by using biodegradable wastes.
The school instructs cleanliness of the environment in the minds of the students, educating them to reduce the use of Plastic by teaching the children to make paper bags, wire baskets. It really made a great awareness of avoiding plastic bags in their homes and surroundings.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. This always echoes in the minds of our children as we teach them how to keep their environment clean and avoid littering in public places. Children themselves engaged in cleaning the house, lawn, and garden, etc.
We suffer the pain of our People, with them, and from this depth, we enter into the Open Heart of Christ, the wellspring that satisfies our thirst. During this time of pandemic and uncertainty, the school reached out to the students through online classes ensuring that there is no break for their development.
We extended our support to the underprivileged students of our school with the help of the Archdiocese of Bangalore supplied the food kits. Adequate awareness about the Covid-19 is given to every student during the online class. From the contemplation of the pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to Justice, Peace and Integration of Creation.

STAFF WEBINAR  2021-2022

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!"- Albert Einstein

A virtual seminar series was conducted by the staff of Sophia Opportunity School from 11th to 23rd June 2021 under the support and guidance of Sr. Madhuja, the Principal of Sophia Opportunity School. Sister proposed various engrossing and intriguing topics on special education such as various teaching strategies, higher-order thinking skills, time management, use of art, color, music, and storytelling for learning, current trends in technology to aid school education, etc.

VIRTUAL EDUCATION

VIRTUAL EDUCATION

The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shutting all across the world. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of E-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

With this abrupt shift from conventional classroom teaching, Sophia Opportunity School initiated online classes for special students on the 30th of June, 2021. Each student has his/her unique set of gifts, skills, and educational needs which collectively play a role in their individual learning process. Their parents naturally want to ensure that their child receives accurate attention depending on their respective needs. Hence, based on the student's Individualized Education Program (IEPs), students receive an education that is tailored to their individual needs. Special Educators conduct online classes for 40 minutes and both Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy classes are conducted for 30 minutes. These classes are taken every alternative day.

As many students have challenges with independent learning, the Special Educators and Therapists are ardent about helping both parents and students feel comfortable and having tasks broken down for them into more manageable ones, so as to ensure that they are on the right track. They encourage the students to become active in their learning processes. The teachers take ample time with each student to identify their strengths, interests and needs to help pursue their future endeavors.


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