The stress at BGIS is on holistic approach to education. Everything that is taught here helps our students develop a well-rounded personality that will stand them in good stead as they embark on their individual journeys through life.
Personal and Social Skills : These essential life-tools include developing self-control, listening skills, public speaking skills, leadership qualities, time management skills, dealing with stress, working in groups, and the ability to set and achieve personal goals. Many of these items are formally taught, especially in the upper grades. They are also "caught" by following the examples set by our teachers. Indeed, this is one of the key reasons BGIS is a residential school: to give students the opportunity to gain insights and develop desirable skills and values by observing teachers who practise what they teach.
Co-curriculum & Sports: With classroom plays and productions performed before thousands, the drama department brings life, colour and energy to the school. Learning through drama has always been effective - voice, movement, teamwork and memorisation are some of the skills learned, not to mention handling the excitement of the performance.
Sports serves as a healthy outlet for the boy's youthful energy. Besides providing excellent physical exercise, it helps develop quick thinking, the ability to work in teams, and the capacity to acknowledge the skills and capabilities of others.The school also holds a yearly Sports Day and participates in inter school and state competitions.
In the music department, we teach traditional instruments like the mrdanga, tabla, harmonium and sitar, along with an understanding of classical tal and raga, chants and songs. Traditional Indian music is a powerful and devotional art form, and we encourage all students to take part in the music program.
Sketching, modeling, paper-mache, painting, mask-making - the children love what goes in the art room. Art is also used in the classrooms in multiple-intelligence learning strategies.
Health and Safety: Living at BGIS means a healthy life - rising early, keeping clean, getting lots of fresh air and exercise, enjoying fresh vegetarian food and pure cow's milk from our own goshala. All drinking water comes from our reverse-osmosis water purifying plant.
In addition, we have a full-time registered nurse in charge of dispensary and infirmary.
The first week of each school year is called Health and Safety Week. We teach water safety, fire safety and general accident safety. The students are also given assertiveness training for personal projection in the event of finding themselves in a dangerous or abusive situation.
Good health is not just a matter of being physically fit. It is the interdependent balance of the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical parts of our being. We strive to create an atmosphere where students feel safe and nourished in all respects.
There is no corporal punishment at BGIS.
|| A day in the life of BGIS - student ||
The boys of each ashram under the supervision of their Ashram Teacher attend the morning mangala arati program in Krishna Balaram temple in Vrindavan 4 days in a week.
wake up, shower, dressing up
japa (4 rounds of Hare Krishna maha mantra) chanted in Srila Prabhupada Samadhi, Srila Prabhupada’s rooms, Krishna Balarama Mandir, ashram temple room, in the garden
puja and arati to ashram Deities (waking up, bathing, dressing, arati)
spiritual class (learning slokas, reading Bhagavat Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam)
Academic classes begin
Students from grades 1-8 have their curriculum consisting of obligatory subjects like: » English » Hindi » Sanskrit » Math » IT » Science » Moral Science » General Knowledge » Environmental Studies Students from grades 9-12, depending on their results and interests, choose one of the two streams (1) SCIENCE, (2) COMMERCE. There are certain subjects within each stream. Also, the students choose from the additional subjects like: » Biology » Math » Music » Sanskrit
Sports & co-curricular activities
variety of activities in groups: - sports (Volleyball, cricket, etc.) - swimming - yoga - computer lab - art - theater - library - music (bhajans, mridanga, harmonium)
cleaning and getting ready for the next day
children back in ashram, bedtime
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare ||