A Fresh start, A Fresh You!

The new year has begun and we all ushered into 2018 with a lot of hopes and aspirations. For students who have had trouble in school, or who have had a negative outlook, it is especially important to get the new year off to a fresh start. And for all students, having a positive mindset makes learning much more likely. Now that students are back in school, it’s a good time to help them refocus on learning, their strengths, and the personal and other resources that will help them succeed. Negative thinking is like a giant wall. It closes you in, keeps you from accomplishing goals, and blocks you from moving forward in life—whether it be learning, growing, or obtaining happiness. In the same way, negative thinking can hold a student back from his or her true potential. What’s one way to stop this from happening? By encouraging a positive attitude.

Parents can play a huge role in teaching their children how to think positive. In turn, those same parents can have a front-row seat to witness the amazing transformations that happen when students simply begin to believe in themselves. Optimism is contagious. Positive thinking tends to breed positive results, and if your child sees positive results from your attitude, he or she is more likely to want to experience the same positive results. Show how optimism creates an ideal environment for happiness and how positivity influences the success rate of any goal you may have. Sometimes seeing is believing, and there’s no better model to show it than you.

When you hear your child say, “I can’t do it,” take a step back. Bring this negative verbiage to your child’s attention. Dive deeper into the meaning behind it. Ask questions. “Why can’t you do it?”; “What’s holding you back?”; “How can I help?”; “What do you need to be able to do it?” From there, lay out a plan to remove those barriers. Show your child that you are in this together, and together you can come up with a plan to turn “I can’t” into “We can.”

Learning is the endless quest of life. This learning becomes fruitful when it is built on the premises of positive attitude. Being positive 24/7 is difficult for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try harder to maintain an optimistic attitude. A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life, it would bring constructive changes into your life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful. With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic, and expect the best to happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing.

On this note, the entire team of Bhupindra International Public School wishes each and every parent and student a happy and positive start to 2018.

A Merrilicious X-Mas At BIPS

BIPS, the best CBSE school (LKG- XII), committed to excellence has produced the best in academics, & sports including kids representing the school at an international level.

The bright minds of BIPS outshine in declamation, debates, dramatics, MUN, music & dance & innumerable co-curricular activities. BIPS is committed to providing ample opportunities to the children of the city of Patiala to develop & showcase their talents in various areas which help them unfold themselves & optimize their talents & skills.

 

On 24th December 2017, BIPS hosted the much-awaited Christmas Bash for our brilliant children and supportive parents.  Christmas is the celebration of Jingle bells and carols. At, BIPS, we celebrated Christmas in a pompous manner and the fun didn’t end there! We had our very own in-house Santa who came around with a whole lot of fun & attractive prizes for one and all!

 

All the wonderful parents & children were invited for a whole lot of fun, competitions & contests on the beautiful morning of 24th Dec 2017! With delicious food, interactive games, and lucky draws and prizes for attendees at every corner, we went the extra mile at our Christmas Carnival to bring the magic of Xmas to life. It was a real treat for anyone in the spirit of the season.

 

The little ones entertained us with their rhyme recitation which was a beautifully compiled nursery rhyme session by our junior school children. The middle school students were no less in showing us their talent with their expressive story dramatization, solo dance performance and a group dance act.  We also held a Christmas tree decoration competition later in the day where our enthusiastic students took creativity and imagination to the next level with each tree being no less than a masterpiece on its own. The fancy dress competition was a sight for sore eyes. From Santa, to Christmas tree, to reindeers etc, our kids were dressed up in the best and they carried off their costumes wonderfully well.  BIPS being an environmental friendly campus held a crib making competition out of eco-friendly substances. Amongst other activities, we had theme based flower decoration, poetry recitation, drawing and colouring contest for our budding Picassos and carol singing.  We hosted some fun activities especially for our moms and kids, one of them being cooking without fire with mom and me.  Here, our kids teamed up with their moms and prepared delectable Christmas treats for us all. The other was modelling with mom, here, our kids dressed up with their mums and showed off their style on the ramp.

 

Activities like these at the school not only help our students to learn the traditions of Christmas in a fun environment, but also allow them to make new friends and experience and understand the life and culture of different festivals celebrated around the globe.  Our unforgettable Christmas celebration was nothing less than a winter wonderland where we all gathered together to celebrate the zest of this amazing festival with the colours of fun and fervour. The entire team of BIPS wishes each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Keep Calm and Prep Up For Exams

Exam season is not too far away and we are all aware of the pressure and importance of the 10th and 12th board exams for our students and their parents. We all know that kids get stressed, nervous and anxious and some even end up breaking down before or on the day of their exams. The most essential thing to get past all the nervousness is to keep ones cool and be calm. Some students will feel a growing sense of dread as exam season approaches – while others may appear irritatingly unfazed, you should know that you are not the only one who feels this during examinations. It’s a good idea to talk to class mates and teachers to share fears. You won’t be the only person who is nervous.

A bit of stress can be good in exams. Professionals agree that a small amount of stress can be good. “Normal levels of stress can help you to work and think faster and more effectively, as well as improve your performance. Too much stress however, can stop students from performing as well as they could in exams. Stress is a massive barrier and it’s certainly something that a lot of student are trying to tackling and overcome.

It is imperative for each and every student to keep calm during their exams. It is only an exam. The result is not a reflection of who you are as a person. If you invest too much of your self-worth in studying and exams it can create additional stress and anxiety. It’s important that you feel rested on the day of the exam. Even 4-5 hours of sleep may be enough. It’s hard to produce your best work in the exam if you are feeling exhausted. Some people overeat when they are feeling anxious, while others stop eating at all. Eating a nutritious meal can help you feel physically comfortable and stay alert and focused for your exam, it can easy you mind and calm your senses as well.

Relax yourself during the exam if you notice that you are feeling very anxious or are not thinking well. Stop, close your eyes if necessary, and take several slow, deep breaths. Concentrate only on your breathing for a minute or so and then return to the exam paper. Taking a minute to calm yourself and refocus may be time well spent. During the preparation for your exams spend just 5 minutes each day imagining yourself actually doing the exam, feeling calm, relaxed, well-prepared, clear-headed and confident. See yourself answering all the questions with ease and accuracy.

Don’t waste time worrying, doubting yourself, wondering how other people are doing, telling yourself that you should have studied more. Don’t think about what you should have done, pay attention to what you can do now. Tell yourself “I can be anxious later, right now I’m going to concentrate on the exam”. Avoid thinking of yourself and exams in a negative way. Instead of thinking, “I know I’m going to fail” try and think “I’ll do my best”. The entire staff of BIPS wishes each and every student all the very best for their exams. We have full faith in each of our students and we know that each one is capable of excelling in one way or another.

Self Study – No one teaches you better than your own self

With an increasing number of new technologies and an expanding global population, self-studying is on the rise. Education is no longer confined to just the classroom, and some would argue that the classroom model is outdated and does not meet the intellectual needs of individuals in such an interconnected society. The exam season is approaching and no matter how good your teachers and friends are in terms of helping you with the preparations, the maximum one will learn and grasp is via self study. At Bhupindra International Public School, the focus is on holistic education and we believe that though consulting teachers for doubts and having group study sessions are important but all these are only helpful if a child is thorough with the concepts in his/her mind and that thoroughness only comes once the child has put in his/her individual effort in learning the subject.

Self-study is one of the most important things to do in order to prepare well for an examination. When you are studying by yourself you can actually take some time off and take a break in order to get back to your usual self as an average student gets tired in an hour or an hour and a half.  There are many different ways to learn, and it is important to adjust studying techniques to find what works for your brain. Some students find reading aloud helpful, others like taking handwritten notes rather than typing. Discover whatever works best for you, and stick with it. All you need to do is to, draft a schedule and start working towards your goal in a systematic method. Do not add up sky high study hours in your schedule as you are bound to lose track. Keep it straight forward and allot time to your subjects equally. Instead of treating your study session like a marathon, break up your material by topic into a series of short sessions, separated by short breaks. That way, you won’t be staring at your books or computer for too long while wearing on your focus and your brain can absorb the material more easily. While cramming may seem like a great way to cover a lot of material in a condensed amount of time, studying in short, frequent sessions is a more effective way to learn subject matter and self-study. Self studying may either be through books, online journals or tutorials but it is more effective than the conventional classroom learning for high and senior school students. 

There are various advantages of self-learning, some of them being:

  1. Helps a student broaden their thinking level
  2. Freedom of learning without any restrictions
  3. Students tend to build a sense of responsibility
  4. You can make study material of your own
  5. There’s no fear of criticism
  6. Helps developing good work ethics
  7. Students are able to tackle problems which in turn helps to boost their confidence

The ultimate method of self learning is so much more than just a way of learning. It releases your exclusive ability to tackle virtually any challenge, skill or subject, without regard to your current level of experience, and accomplish your goals even a when a formal instruction is unavailable.

Exams, Stress and How To Cope Up

Examinations are inevitable, and the mere nature of exams is what leads to inducing stress amongst children of all age groups. Since we’re amidst the intense exam season we thought of dedicating a post towards the bundle of stress that comes along with the entire study process.

Year 12 exams – it’s just a two-week period in a student’s life, but it’s a time that can create an enormous amount of stress for students, and consequently the whole family.

Stress is a normal part of human existence; we are built for fight or flight when we encounter stressful situations.

But some find it harder to cope with pressure than others – and research shows that for those people, stress can have a detrimental effect on performance and participation in school. Stress is normal when we engage in something challenging. We feel stressed because we are vulnerable that we may not perform well. Teach your child that this uncomfortable feeling is good because it means you are challenging yourself.

Parents can play a huge role in curbing this stress that the children face during the toughest times of their school days. Don’t protect them from the challenge, or make the stress abnormal, or they’ll think it is something to fear. Teach them to take the day as it comes and not fret over studies. Sure, it’s something that they’re supposed to take very seriously but try to help them get over the fear by making them feel at ease. Ask them how they feel, listen and encourage, but help them to see challenge as a good thing.

Your child can feel like if they don’t succeed at this then it means their whole life is a failure. They need to know there is not one perfect plan but there are multiple pathways to success. And the phrase, ‘Failures are the pillars of success’ was not just said for no reason. Make them realise that scoring poor marks in an examination is not the end of life and that there will always be more opportunities for them to prove themselves. These minor failures can act as stepping stones for something bigger and better that awaits them in the future. Failure (or not getting exactly what you want) is a normal part of life. Great success incorporates great failure. Failure is an event that provides us with choices; it is not who we are.

Everyone learns differently. Work out the most effective environment for your child. Do they like to be alone or study with friends? They may be a visual learner and use lots of pictures, or a verbal learner and need to talk through ideas. Study can be more effective when you space it out over time. So, take a three-hour study session and add a five-minute break every 30 minutes to improve their productivity. Diet is also an important factor as well. Make sure your child is well fed at regular intervals and the diet must follow a healthy routine. It should incorporate foods that stimulate the brain cells to work better.


Rest assured, if you follow the right method of teaching and comforting, your child will perform exceptionally well provided you approach them as a friendly mentor and not a stern parent.

Greetings from BIPS!

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