Circulars:Creating a Healthy School Environment


CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

2, COMMUNITY CENTRE, PREET VIHAR, DELHI-110092

NO. CBSE/EO(L)/ACAD/2008 1st Sept.,2008

Circular No. 33/08

All the Heads of the institutions

affiliated to CBSE.

Subject : Creating a Healthy School Environment

Dear Principal,

One of the lofty aims of education is to shape young individuals into caring, thinking sensitive and value enriched citizens of the country. These are achievable when the schools provide a nurturing environment and create a value based climate within the school.

The schools affiliated to CBSE are seen as powerful resources of Human Resource Development. This is possible and can be ensured only if the schools themselves are convinced of the positive benefits of a value enriched environment.

The conflicting role models thrown up by the social context as well as the explosion of media often result in giving out ambiguous signals to young minds. It thus becomes even more mandatory that the schools serve as agents of change and transformation by bringing out the best from within each child. The inspiration, motivation and upliftment of spirit should go hand in glove with transaction of academic knowledge.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has received feedback about certain schools where the school authorities forcibly keep the children back in Classes IX & XI under various pretexts. This has been viewed very seriously. The Board requires all heads of institutions to reflect on the long term objectives of imparting holistic education in schools. It is impossible to create vibrance and a joyful and friendly learning ambience to ensure there is collaborative synergy between learners, teachers, heads of the institutions, parents and the management of the school.

Unless the heads of schools realize their own responsibility towards all these stakeholders there will be a serious backlash from all these quarters. Cases of indiscipline, rowydism, bullying, smoking and other kinds of drug abuse in some institutions have also been reported to which a blind eye is turned by the school authorities. The Adolescence Education Programme and the Life Skills

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Programme as well as the Comprehensive School Health Programme advocated by

the Board focuses on the growing concerns of adolescence which need to be addressed with an urgency and immediacy and unless stringent action is taken at the right point of time in collaboration with the parents of the adolescents it may become a matter of serious concern. Life Skills Education is an excellent tool for bringing about positive behavioural changes in individuals.

It is essential that all stakeholders involved in imparting value based education within the school environment should come together to find an answer to some of these areas that ultimately concern all of us.

This may be brought to the notice of all teachers, students and parents through staff meetings / assembly meetings, circulars and advisory issued and reinforced from time to time.

Yours sincerely

(VINEET JOSHI)

SECRETARY

Copy with a request to respective Heads of Directorates/KVS/NVS/CTSA as indicated below to also disseminate the information to all concerned schools under their jurisdiction:

01 The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18 Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-110 016.

02 The Commissioner, Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti, A-28, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.

03 The Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Secretariat, Delhi-110054.

04 The Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Union Territory Secretariat, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017.

05 The Director of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim-737101

06 The Director of School Education, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-

791111.

07 The Director of Education, Govt. of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair-744101.

08. The Secretary, Central Tibetan School Administration, ESSESS Plaza, Community Centre, Sector 3, Rohini, Delhi-110 085.

09 All Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads of the affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions.

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10. All Education Officers of the Academic Branch, CBSE

11. All Asstt. Education Officers, CBSE

12. The Library and Information Officer, CBSE

13. E.O. to Chairman CBSE

14. P.A. to C.E., CBSE

15. P.A. to Director (Academic), CBSE

16. P.A. to HOD (EDUSAT), CBSE

17. P.A. to HOD(AIEEE), CBSE

18. PRO, CBSE

SECRETARY


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