t is not without a touch of pride that I introduce you to an entire new approach of programmed learning in Indian schools. This has been realised in the Millennium National School – the only school of its kind and truly of the new millennium. Millennium National School has been conceived with the sole purpose of providing effective solutions to your child’s school related issues, and with a conviction of making well-accomplished, responsible and all-rounded personalities of the future. At Millennium National School, academics is neatly integrated with other developmental activities – workshops, performing arts, sports to name just a few general ones. Each student is allowed to explore areas of interest and exploit talents to the maximum potential. The teachers are passionate about their subjects and are committed to pass on their enthusiasm to the students. Each student is ensured special attention to help him achieve confidence – a gift for life. The school is equipped with outstanding educational aids and modern teaching techniques. But its core inspiration is essentially Indian. The wider version of Millennium National School is to cultivate individuals who are not only successful in their professional and personal lives but ones who take upon themselves the challenge of making India a superpower. I trust that when you browse our website, you will find all the information that will root your faith in this project and help you to choose the best for your child. Furthermore, it would be wonderful if you could interact with some of the people behind this unique project, at our campus.
- Day School
- School provides transportation
- English Medium
- Day School
- Co-ed School
- Grades: Nursery, 1-10
- School Day: Monday - Saturday
- Timing: 7:45am - 5pm
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: All
- Principal: Mrs. Radhika Vaidya
- Curriculum: Indian(CBSE)
- Language: English
- Fees: To find out about the fees, please visit the school office. It would be a reason for you to come over, and take a look at our campus too!We plan the fees in such a way, that there are no “hidden” costs involved. The costs which may come up sometim
Computers are an inseparable part of the learning process at Millennium. We have many computers in our lab more than even premier engineering institutes. Students use these computers extensively. They watch lectures, take revision tests and use our widgets on the computer.
There are many advantages to this. Results of a computer test are instantaneous. In practice tests, the child knows immediately whether the answer given is right or wrong. The correct answer to a question is also pointed out to the child.
After the child answers questions on the computer, the teacher gets feedback too. The teacher knows how many students have answered a question incorrectly, what the most popular wrong answers are which questions the children needed more time to answer etc. This feedback is an extremely powerful weapon that helps the teacher with remedial teaching.
Another major advantage is that children can learn at their own pace. A child listens to a part of the lecture and has to answer questions based on it. If the performance is not satisfactory, that part has to be done again. So each child learns at a different speed the computer can simulate one on one learning to some extent. This is also a part of our vision for how education must be.
The software that the children use in the computer labs is a part of our educational revolution. The software has been developed under our guidance and continuous efforts are being put in to improve its features. It focuses more on learning, than the “e”.
With such an infrastructure, it is obvious that we also teach some (cliched) “computer skills”. Traditionally, under the hood of “computer skills”, children have been taught how to use some office automation tools, like Microsoft Office, or even OpenOffice. We, being what we are, treat things a little differently. We expect that children will learn these tools by themselves, while doing projects and creating presentations for Scratch.
Scratch? Scratch is a programming language developed to help students hone their creativity, logical thinking and problem solving skills and most importantly Self Learning Skills. Many students all over the world are having fun with Scratch Programming.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, Nokia, and the MIT Media Lab research consortia.
In 2011, we took the initiative and with help from a volunteer team from Persistent Systems, successfully conducted Scratch training for all 9th standard students. We even conducted a contest to culminate the training program (one of the winner projects was the ‘Brick breaker Game‘). We now teach Scratch from Std. 5 to Std. 9.
This is a compulsory activity for children. Our strong belief is that through this programming activity, the analytical and logical capabilities of students will be greatly enhanced. Not only that, but common problem solving skills of students are greatly enhanced too – which is a very essential real-world skill. The students will be given grades according to their performance (grades will appear in their report cards), and are given regular projects to do at home and school. We even keep the labs available for interested groups to come to the school on Saturdays for developing group projects.
We are also working to popularize this programming activity in other schools. We hope to culminate each academic year with a grand inter-school competition of Scratch projects.
Extra Curricular Activities
Festivals are celebration time for the Millennium family. Being in India, we are all charged up at such times. All the boys and girls right from nursery, do the dahi handi on Gokulashtami, decorate the school and make lanterns and lamps in Diwali, the little ones have a Bhondala, make decorations and sing traditional Christmas songs and mould and paint statues during Ganpati. But that isn’t all that happens at Millennium.
All round exposure and development is what we strive for. We make it compulsory for every child to make an appearance on the stage in the Annual Gathering as that is the only way to tackle stage fright. They anchor the entire annual gathering and present dances and plays on the stage. The props and drapery is all provided by the school and the gathering goes on for almost a week as each child has at least one performance on stage. They are trained to speak on the stage, dance and act during the school year. With our emphasis on Sports, we have a Sports Week too, where there are competitions for all the sports that we teach in the school.
We have grand events such as the Fun Fair, which again, is completely student organized. The students are assigned stalls, and are given a choice of providing games or food. The Science Exhibition is one of a kind, where we have more than 500 students participating, with maximum of them making working models. This again, shows that children at Millennium have a very hands-on approach to everything. We also organize a Diwali Carnival, where we have killa making, rangoli and lantern making competitions.
Excursions and field trips are also planned during the school year. The children are taken to museums, historical places, forts or factories. This helps the children obtain firsthand experience of things that they learn about in the curriculum. It is a fantastic experience and provides for fond memories later on.
For teachers day, each student of the 10th standard chooses a role to play right from attendants and office helpers to teachers and co-ordinators. Students then dress up and take over and manage the entire school for that day. Children of other classes have to treat them as authorities and the staff has to command respect too. It is an interesting experience for the 10th standard no doubt, but we think the real staff enjoys it even more! We also have major activity during elections for the captains and vice-captains of the houses, with political style propaganda. Then, we have inter-house quizzes, with a finale on stage; student conferences; alumni meet mock-ups; career guidance seminars and many smaller events.
There are various competitions during the school year like drawing, craft, posters, handwriting, essay writing, elocution, debate, monologue, fancy dress etc. Children actively participate in these and also help organize the events.
Republic Day and Independence Day are celebrated in the school too. Children march, sing patriotic songs and salute the national flag, which again is in tune with our vision.
All in all, it is a highly charged up scene in the school, at any time. Students handle most of the events, and it is great to watch them learning, organizing, and doing things all the time!
Our idea of education is a very strong component of The Millennium Way. We explore the very basis of why we send our children to school. Why do we?
To get an education, to be educated!
Yes, but what is education? In the broadest sense any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. Here is the dictionary entry for education : The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process.
The learning process should result in growth and development. We want our children to acquire different skills, gain knowledge, build character and develop a strong personality. That is the reason we have developed The Millennium Way of education.
The school is the first formal institution the child joins and becomes part of the community. The immediate family and school are two organizations that interact with the child on a very regular basis and therefore the two have a major influence on the child. Parents of course, want the very best for the children. They are always looking for the choicest opportunities within their scope and sometimes beyond it, for the benefit of their children. One of the opportunities that parents look for is enrolling the child in the right school. And then, with the best intentions at heart, (to give the child a lot of exposure and academic support) parents sign the child up for a lot of extra classes for a lot of different things. What does that result in? We make the childs life a mad rush the child shuttles between school and home with a very heavy backpack, then between tuition classes and home, hobby classes and home, sports ground and home. And finally when the child comes home, there is homework from these activities that has to be done. Can we expect our children to have any enlightening experience when education is presented to them in this way? Absolutely not.The Millennium Way totally deals with these types of situations and many more. We understand that the right to education is not just a right to basic education where information is handed over to the child. It has to be an an informative, enjoyable, wholesome experience.Activity ClassWe try to present education to the child in a way that the child can assimilate it. We develop our own techniques and methods. We observe and evaluate how well the child grasps the ideas. If there is a problem, we work on the educational methods again. The result is an educational method that actually works. The knowledge transfer happens without stressing out the child. The child assimilates the gathered information and understands it. Then, education is a truly enlightening experience.This is also a requirement of the real world. In the age that we live in, information is readily available it is what we can do with it that is important. The days of mugging up information and using the brain as an information storage device are passé. The new age demands application and analysis, good problem solving skills and strong conceptual understanding. The next-gen also needs good communication skills and interaction with the community. And all this is neatly integrated into the constantly evolving program of The Millennium Way.