Teachers in this Karnataka govt. school go the extra mile

Govt. school in Hassan taluk has raised the bar for SSLC students this time

The Government High School at Attavara in Hassan taluk gives a tough fight to private schools nearby by securing good results in SSLC, besides organising some unique activities to improve the learning ability of students. Unlike many schools in rural areas, the school registered 100% results in SSLC this year. Of the 29 students who took the exams, 27 secured first-class marks.

“This time our target is 100% results will all first class,” said K.P. Narayana, headmaster. Last year, we had 98% results and constant efforts by teachers helped improve the results this year. “There is a notion among the public that rural students do not study hard. We want to prove that wrong. We, teachers, maintain a good rapport with students and their parents and monitor their studies regularly,” he said. Interestingly, teachers take out their personal time to visit their students late in the evening. Sometimes students are surprised to see their teachers on their doorstep. “We go to their place and speak to their parents. The exercise helps us develop a contact with the parents and also see if students set aside enough time for studies at home,” he said.

Recently, the school conducted a rangoli competition for students. It was unique because the students were told to draw the diagrams they study as part of their science syllabus. A student drew an image of the brain, nervous system, and respiratory system using colours provided by the teachers.

Group study

After school hours, students of classes 8, 9, and 10 have to take part in group studies. With the help of villagers, the school has got special benches on the campus for evening classes. All 98 students attend the classes, before leaving for home. H.L. Nagaraj, Assistant Commissioner of Hassan sub-division, has taken a special interest in improving basic amenities in the school. He visits the school regularly and motivates teachers and students for improving results.

The school has a rainwater harvesting system. Making use of the available water, students grow vegetables on the campus as part of their co-curricular activities. The vegetables grown are used for midday meals.

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