We create inspiring, innovative, differentiated learning experiences.
We maximize our academic potential by understanding that balance is essential for a healthy, fulfilling life.
We provide an inclusive, compassionate and a caring learning environment.
We nurture the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development of our students.
We build relationships founded on trust, empathy and respect.
We are citizens of the most diverse country in the world and this spirit is maintained within our students.
We respect each and every culture and tradition and are adaptive to different views and opinions.
Healing Habitat is one of our most special corners of the school that not only helped our students tremendously but gave Seth M.R. Jaipuria a worldwide recognition. Originally it was designed and created by our middle school students but after the school underwent renovation, a completely new and advanced Healing Habitat was created, keeping intact the original ideas of the students behind this concept.
This corner in the school is an outlet to express one’s emotions. In the Healing Habitat students can be their authentic selves without any peer pressure. It addresses the emotional needs of a student and gives him/her the opportunity to face their feelings and let go the burden. It is a symbol of hope, optimism and dedication to achieve the unthinkable.
The Garden of Kindness
“If you can be anything, be kind”. Every time any child or any adult goes out of the way to help the other person in need, then the child/adult gets to plant a sapling in the garden of kindness.
The Tree of Self-Forgiveness
We believe that forgiving yourself is the first step to accepting yourself. The tree of self-forgiveness asks you to write what you forgive yourself for. This space of acknowledging imperfections boosts the person’s self-confidence
The Let It Go Pond
Sometimes as adults we teach children that certain emotions are ‘bad’ and they should be repressed. But the truth is each emotion has in it itself the power to change oneself and thus we ask children to identify one thing they would like to let go off. They can then pick up a marble, write on it and drop it in the pond and see it disappear. This symbolic way helps children realize that the power to improve oneself lies within.
The Gratitude Tree
The tree of gratitude is a gentle reminder to all of us that no matter how busy our lives may be there is always something we can be thankful for. The students and teachers at the end of the day write what they were most grateful for and drop it in the gratitude bank.
The Tree of Silence
The tree of silence provides shade for introspection and meditation. It is especially useful during conflict resolution where we encourage children to reflect upon their actions by observing a moment of silence.
At Seth M.R.Jaipuria, we truly believe in the ripple effect that compassion creates. For junior grades we conclude each day with a ritual of self-hugs- no matter what our faults maybe we still have a spark of Divine within each of us and that makes us kind and gentle beings. Students of higher grades (grades 5 -12) are engaged in writing letters of self-compassion. This internal dialogue and soft-vocalization has helped our students to be more confident and less anxious about their shortcomings.
Moment of Silence
At Jaipuria, we start and end our lessons by observing a minute of silence. We believe this is the first step to nurture young minds that are mindful of their thoughts and actions. For younger children silence is guided and introduced in short bursts during the day. Students of higher grades confirm better memory skills and a longer attention span, when they start every task with a moment of silence.
Lunch With Me
Teacher-student rapport is a cornerstone of effective classroom management at Seth M.R. Jaipuria. Lunch with Me is an effortless way to build a genuine rapport between students and teachers by providing opportunities on different days of the week for them to share to a meal together. Eating lunch together helps teachers see students beyond grades and assignments and form a deeper connect by engaging in heartfelt conversations that express unconditional positive regard for who they truly are. It also helps to connect the less connected – the shy introvert students who in the realm of social-awkwardness may not be able to express themselves in a crowd get a chance to make strong bonds with their teachers.
The mere act of showing up for lunch without an agenda is a powerful proof that in our classrooms everyday is a new day and also shows the value of commitments. The Lunch with Me activity is encouraged right from Playgroup to class 12.
The intent is to help students appreciate and find beauty in their ordinary surroundings. Such an activity also helps students differentiate between Joy and Awe. Researchers define awe as a response to things we perceive as vast and that transcend the way we understand the world. Researches also suggest that experiencing awe not only enhances happiness and physical health but also reduces feelings of entitlement and increases generosity.
The concept and research of Awe was introduced to the staff first through a workshop followed by the Awe walk. Teachers implemented it by introducing the concept of Awe to their students followed by a discussion about what filled them with a sense of awe and why.
Students are given A4 sheets of paper and colour pencils and asked to take an awe walk around the campus in complete silence. They are given 30 minutes to quietly explore the campus and find something that struck them with a sense of awe. Then they are encouraged to journal it down in the form of words or drawing. Students then share their drawings and experiences with each other during circle time. feedback. This exposure has helped students to communicate with greater clarity.
Our school diary has a section to list three things that each student is most grateful for each day. We believe that by remembering and listing three positive things that have happened in our day–and considering what caused them—we tune into the sources of goodness in our lives. It’s a habit that can change the emotional tone of our life, replacing feelings of disappointment or entitlement with those of gratitude. Students from Grade 2 to 5 partake in this initiative. Each class maintains a piggy bank (the ones made out of clay). The front of the class has preset chits with the following sentence printed: I am grateful for…
The teacher introduces the concept of gratitude and how everyday there are moments and things that we can all be grateful for and when such a moment occurs students should write it down on the chits kept in the front of the class and mention what they are grateful for at that moment. Students may or may not write their names on the slips – it’s entirely their choice. At the end of the month during circle time, everyone together breaks open the clay piggy bank and read all the blessings of the month that the class has been grateful for.
When we are able to notice the contributions of one person in our lives we start noticing the contributions of everyone leading us to become more grateful beings.
Ladder of Feedback
Conflicts are a reality and conflict resolution is often spoken about, but we at Jaipuria work towards equipping students with tools to resolve conflicts. The Ladder of Feedback is one such idea. Students in junior school are taught how to use this valuable tool to give constructive feedback. Students are encouraged to follow the communicative sequence – Clarify, Value, Concerns & Suggestions while articulating.
Our meditation room acts as a laboratory for conscious transformation.
Inspired by the teachings of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, this meditation room has motivated both students and teachers for making conscious efforts towards integral transformation.
We are motivated towards imparting education and creating spiritual awareness which would eventually transform our students into aspiring, conscious and willing instruments of the Divine Will.
The room is equipped with a complete collection of the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother which are often used by students as well as teachers for reference.