Seasons and applicable healthcare

“Health is Wealth” is one of the most popular saying we grew up listening to. Here at PICT, we would want to go a step ahead to say “Health is greater than wealth”.

Allow us to take you through these scenarios:
1. Your kids are in a hurry to run out to the playground and you are concerned about their health. Have they worn the proper sports gear? Have they applied the mosquito repellent? | Are they wearing clean and dry shoes and socks?
On the other hand, your children are least interested in taking care of their shoes or clothes. All they wantto do is reach the playground and play.

2. After the game, your children come back home, way past their meal time. Instead of washing their dirty hands, they go straight to the kitchen looking for something to eat. There goes your concern, again, about the safety of your kids from unwanted diseases.

Relatable right?
At PICT, we experience the same concern, when you put your trust in us and leave your children with us in the campus.
With changing seasons, our health habits and meal plans should change as well. Being the second home of your children, we have devised a detailed healthcare plan. We make sure they are in safe environment, eat healthy and learn hygiene habits.

This is how PICT ensures your child’s health during the changing seasons:
1. Specific meal plans for each season
Meal planning is a great way to make sure children are eating balanced diets and fulfilling their nutritional needs. However, as weather changes, so should the diet. At PICT, we include regular fruits and salads in our daily meal plan, which are a rich supply of vitamins and minerals.Our meals are customized according to seasons and health standards. For example, all our food is shallow fried and not deep fried and we use jaggery in our meals in place of sugar. No kind of packaged food is served in our cafeteria.

2. In and outdoor activities
Sports and other activities ensure students’ physical and cognitive development. We at PICT, understand our responsibility towards maintaining good health in students. We arrange different indoor and outdoor games depending on the climate, so that children are not denied the fun because of bad weather, and are also protected against diseases that comes with seasonal change.

3. Disease precaution and prevention
Every season comes with a plethora of viruses and diseases. Rainy season, for example, brings with it ‘the hand-foot-mouth disease’, a mild, contagious viral infection, common in young children. Only with proper care and precaution, can we avoid falling sick and enjoy the changing weather. At PICT, students are taught the basic health habits for preventing diseases and they are encouraged to practice it.

4. Personal hygiene
We inculcate in our learners, various beneficial habits that can help them maintain personal hygiene. We educate the importance of cleanliness and why is it extremely necessary for a healthy living. Be it clothes, or socks, or hair and nails, we encourage students to always observe hygiene in their regular activities.

PICT Model School provides effective healthcare plans for your children. With our dedicated staff and caretakers, healthy meals, and numerous physical activities, we make sure that our campus is filled with healthy, happy and active children.

PICT Model School helps prepare young learners for higher education abroad

Moving abroad can often be a very challenging time for students and parents alike. Around 3 lakh students from India go abroad every year for higher education (Economic Times). The process of flying overseas for higher studies, to a different country is certainly a tedious one. Apart from the immigration complexities, a student has to prepare for various exams to be merely eligible for getting into the college he/she aspires as well as understand the culture of education in the respective countries.

The good news is that, if planned well, moving abroad can be hugely beneficial to students. Studies show that expat children are more likely to develop into confident adults, with adaptable and advanced social skills. Thanks to their experience of moving to a different country, they are likely to cope better with change. They are also more attuned to and tolerant of multicultural differences - a useful skill in today’s diverse world.

We, at PICT Model School, prepare students for foreign education through our rich curriculum and the Cambridge English Certificate.
- Today more and more students are willing to opt for foreign universities and pursue their dream career. PICT Model School with holistic educational pedagogies aims to prepare your learners for whatever field they wish to pursue. We help our learners better understand their skills and interests, taking in consideration all the necessary factors before making a concrete decision.
- We arrange various workshops, informative speeches by educational experts to help our students gain insight on various career options. Our Counselor researches to find out different universities abroad, national and international entrance exams required to apply at those universities, their cutoffs, financial factors, the admission procedures, course duration and many other related elements to help the parents and learners with the process of admission.
- PICT has also been invested with the status of a Cambridge English School. The English curriculum has been tuned as per the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) standards. With this status, learners are able to collaborate with other Cambridge English Schools across the world, hence making it easier for kids to crack International English based exams like GRE, TOEFL or IEFTL, required for foreign education.

With globalization, studying abroad can be a vital part of a well-rounded education. There are some obvious things which you should be aware of before your child plans to move, but you should be ready for more than just a language and culture barrier. With proper planning, studying abroad can be one of the best experiences of your child’s life.


A poem written by learners for their teachers on the occasion of Teachers Day

What a wonderful bliss of bliss
is the unimaginable human known as miss
In our world they are our light,
as living without them is a formidable fright

Darkness from within is brighten from their rays,
from their warm, contently, soothing ways

Even when they are dejected they will open our books,
and teach us with their reasuring looks
Despite of all the work we pile,
they'll come to class with their enchanting smile

What a wonder they are,
A shiny bright pearl
A gift they are
In this wonderful special world

- Learners,
PICT Model School

What are the different career options for your child after High School?

The process of launching a teen into the “real world” can be a season of high anxiety for parents. The decisions teens make at the threshold of college life have lifelong implications. And needless to say, this is also the time, all teenagers encounter tremendous social pressure to follow traditional career options. So, what’s the best path for our teens? And how do we help them navigate their options so that they will be ready for a successful career? 

Having an education in their desired field can be a great start to their career. But having a degree is not enough. There are myriad of people in the society with degrees. Perhaps, what we need for our kids, is to add value to their education.

What are the options?
1. College Degree

A traditional three or four years college degree or diploma in their desired field will prepare the children for a wide range of careers. Opting for a degree or diploma depends on individual goals and interests. For example, if they are planning to pursue masters in a field, theyneed to have at least three or four years graduate degree, however if they want to study for a shorter duration a diploma or a certificate course maybe better.

2. Vocational courses
Vocational courses offer training for a wide variety of skilled careers. Depending on the passions and skills of a student, this pathway can be the most reliable solution for a job.

3. Internship or Job
An internship is a paid, on-the-job training, in which your child will learn the skills required for a job under a professional. Internships provide an individual with an opportunity to learn about many facets of a particular career. They’re also a great way to make contact and develop mentoring relationships. Internships can be pursued along with diploma courses.

4. Military
Joining armed forces allow many teens to discover their skills, serve the country, get job training and travel the world. This can be a good option for students who thrive on structure and physical activities.

5. Gap year
For some teens, taking a year off between high school and college can be beneficial. It gives them time to study their options, revaluate different fields and take an informed decision about what they want to pursue in life. Nevertheless, taking a year gap is always better than being disappointed about wrong career choice in the long run.

How does PICT help?
PICT has always rooted for holistic development and a successful future for our learners. We expose students to different professions since 8th grade through guest lectures or assembly talks. They are encouraged to analyze different fields, ask questions and identify their talents. This helps our students to recognize their skills and the careers which are suitable to pursue keeping their interests and abilities in mind. Hence, they are inspired to start planning and working towards their dream careers and goals from school level itself.


India has among the youngest population in the world, which means it can make a resourceful pool of manpower. A pre-requisite though is that it requires the right form of education, skills and employment. The concept of success has changed and so have the skills required to be successful in the 21st Century. The US Department of Labor states that “65 percent of children entering grade school this year are likely to encounter work profiles that are not even in existence by the time they graduate.”

The big question here is how do we prepare our children for jobs that are not even in existence yet? How do we make sure our children are stable and strong for an uncertain future that await?
Our job as leading educators is to equip children socially and emotionally and make them confident lifelong learners. This will help them to be completely ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Skill development at PICT:
We, at PICT, organize activities which facilitate children to realize their area of interest. Hands-on knowledge about these activities helps students gain confidence and they are further nurtured to excel in their field of interest.
The faculty roles are reversed; they are flipped around in a way that the teacher facilitates the overall learning of students rather than only distributing notes or dictating answers.
Holistic Learning for kids is all about the right mix of knowledge and skills. It helps in improving their abilities and enhancing the competencies. We, as educators certainly want Degrees and Diplomas for our learners to get well-paying, professionally satisfying jobs or to prepare them for meaningful self- employment. To successfully achieve this, we provide skill-based education in school with options to mix and match vocational skills with popular subjects within the scope of the prescribed curriculum.

Awareness about skills-based, solution-centric learning can bring about a positive shift in making students aware of the actual job scenario through real work environment in the industry. If they don’t learn early-on about how their formal education is going to help them get their dream job or the career they aspire for, they will never get an opportunity to realize their dreams. And, of course, skills are dynamic, we need to learn, unlearn and re-learn in order to upgrade our knowledge as technology changes and transforms the workplace requirements.

PICT ensures to oversee the development of all the domains in a child – cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain – the brain, the bodyand theheart. In this way, children will be equipped to deal with diverse situations of the demanding future.

A Cute Poem by PICT Grade 3 Student Ms. Ananya Shirodkar

My School 📑✐👧

PICT Model School is the best of schools,
Despite its strict rigor and rules.
The teachers are caring and kind,
Their teaching helps to improve my mind.
Yoga, badminton and basketball,
Games and sports are liked by all.
The classrooms are tidy and clean,
The snacks and meals are tasty yet lean.
I love to chat with my friend on the bus ride,
and watch the houses, trees and shops by the roadside.

- Ananya Shirodkar
Grade III, Pegasus

Fostering a culture of environmental sustainability in school

In a globalizing world of limited resources and unlimited ingenuity, schools play a vital role in preparing students to meet the sustainability challenges of future. The imperatives of sustainability point not only to new course content, but also to new ways to teaching that content. As a project with relevance across the disciplines, sustainability presents a valuable paradigm for rethinking pedagogy.

Environmental sustainability is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains two key concepts: - The concept of ‘needs’, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given.
- The idea of limitation imposed by state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.

Along with academics and sports, students at PICT are inspired to excel at their responsibilities towards mother nature. · We guide them towards activities like tree plantation, gardening, and teach them awareness and importance of environment.
· What’s more, teaching sustainability could facilitate better learning outcomes for students. Studies show that hands-on civic engagement projects can boost student achievement in reading and science.
· Our educators learn about the community’s vision and strategies for a sustainable future, then bring this larger dialog into the curriculum with a focus that’s appropriate for our students, hence promoting sustainability and environmental learning.
· We encourage young learners to take action to protect the environment and to be the change for sustainability. It begins in the classrooms, expands to school and fosters changes in the community.

PICT Model School presents a unique Kitchen Garden. We have our very own kitchen garden where students are encouraged to grow organic fruits and vegetables and also take care of the plants. For many children, a garden offers the only chance to get close to nature. Some lack access to gardening spaces because of their living situations while others have limited exploratory free time outdoors. At PICT, the kitchen garden provides students’ their first opportunity to dig into soil and watch a plant grow. Also, based on the principle ‘matter can neither be created nor can be destroyed, it only changes forms’ a compost pit allows young minds to observe how we give back to nature what we harvest from it.

The bigger picture The bigger perspective is that fostering environmental sustainability in school enables students to develop skills, empathy and motivation for actions that contribute to their own wellbeing, and that of their community and the planet, in an increasingly interconnected world. In a classroom, on day-to-day basis, sustainability enriches and strengthens students’ learning.

At PICT, we focus on our collective lens of what we think the purpose of environment sustainability really is: to foster thriving students, school and communities, so as to cultivate leaders that are prepared to troubleshoot challenges of the 21st Century.
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