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BLOOMINGDALES PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
A little about us
Ensconced in the suburb of Khar (W), Mumbai, Bloomingdales Pre-Primary is an exclusive early years programme, designed to meet the needs of toddlers, for a joyful and holistic learning experience.
Starting out in 1979, as Dr. Madhuri Shah Nursery & K.G. School, we have been known as Bloomingdales Pre-Primary since 2009.
With learning centres and activity dens, we promote hands-on learning through the play-way method. This encourages toddlers to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, feel emotionally secure, and valued as individuals. The toddlers learn to interact and play with material laid out in our Doer’s Den. This not only fulfils the physical, cognitive, creative and social needs of our little children but also teaches them basic concepts.
Our mascot is AWE. AWE stands for Air Water Earth and was the brainchild of our ex-coordinator, and was first used for Founders Day 2019-20. Students from our middle school were asked to send in their drawings and then the winning drawing was turned into the mascot.
विद्या शीलेन शोभते
Vidya Sheelen Shobhate
Knowledge Adorns Character
From the Principal's Desk
Dear children, parents, and teachers,
They say that “For everything there is a season…a time to be born, and a time to die… a time to rend, a time to sew, a time to plant, a time to pluck up what is planted..” and thus Life continues. The experiences of the last couple of years reflect the same.
Every season brings with it the winds of change, which we humans quickly embrace.
Being Adaptive is a New Age skill that we all had to embrace, for it is only the strongest and the fittest that survive.
The Pandemic, left behind in its trail endless ideas, thoughts, discoveries, and numerous other disruptions– that had perhaps existed, but we had never consciously or collectively attempted to make these changes. However, Nature as always, had the last say. The unusual circumstances finally forced us to incorporate these changes.
In the classrooms, emerged a new breed of learners with very high Tech-IQ, disinterested in the regular and mundane bookish learning, with short attention spans as they were not used to doing one thing at a time, and afflicted with Covid fatigue!
In the staff rooms, the teachers were looking at new ways to solve problems. The entire teacher fraternity raced to master the new ideas thrown in by the NEP, by reskilling themselves, re-structuring methodologies. ‘Hybrid teaching’ is now, the new buzz word! World over, schools and colleges have adopted this system. “Rain holidays” have ceased to exist as schools turn to online classes to ensure that the number of working days is not lost! Homework, assignments, solutions to question papers, notices, circulars, forms, are posted on different applications that are accessible on the smart phones, and some are conveyed through Google classroom platform. Working and busy parents find it convenient to attend zoom meetings! It saves time and energy.
While the world of Technology bloomed, ed tech companies mushroomed, we immersed ourselves in machines—without realizing that we have gradually become insular, inward-looking, and isolated, –shunning society and dissociating ourselves from it. The virtual and the real worlds have merged! Cyber fraud, Cyber bullying, gadget -addiction, are some of the new malaises that have replaced the old ones!
Man is a social animal. It is ironic and while we are completely clued into and connected with the world outside, we are indeed lonely within, and unable handle our emotions, control our actions and thoughts . There is an urgent need to reconnect with our inner selves, be mindful and sensitive to the needs and difficulties of others if we are to evolve and as a society. Compassion, Kindness and Empathy are attributes that must be given top priority.
Scientific discoveries and technical advancements will continue to happen. Using knowledge for what only enriches and enhances our lives, is what we need to lean towards.
The winds of Change will continue to blow, as intelligent creatures we must embrace these– or we will perish. But adapting for the better, adapting to evolve must be done after thinking things over with not just the mind—but also with the heart!
Mrs. Damayanti Bhattacharya.
Parents are an invaluable and integral part of our community. They are our partners in teaching-learning, not only as resource persons for special occasions but also in ensuring the success of our online classes during the pandemic.
We take family collaboration in the school a step further, by involving grandparents and other family members in our celebrations.
Keeping in mind the social and emotional needs of toddlers, the true essence at Bloomingdales.
Playschool lies in the transparency that we maintain with parents. We follow a unique practice of video recording the progress of each child at every stage and sending it to the parents.
Chosen the correct school
The first week of school is most important. This time is meant to create bonding between the teacher and the student (child). I was too apprehensive to leave my kid away from me. But, I really appreciate the way teachers are taking care of my child. I feel that I have chosen the correct school for my child. Thank You.
Big thank you to all
Just thought of writing this. As we have come to an end of a strange yet exciting academic year , just thought of thanking our principal, teachers, other staff, parents, our kids and class representatives. They all have put in extra efforts to deal with online schooling. We all faced many problem but sailed through it. School made great effort in making online schooling successful. Parents too coped up with being always there for kids. Kids managed to remain on screen for longer hours (same goes with teachers too). And I think they all became smarter than ever. So a big THANK YOU to ALL
Efforts are appreciated
It’s sad that we could not meet everyday coz of no physical school and your efforts to keep our kids engaged and deal with all small problems we had is appreciated.
Fun even if it's virtual class
Ma’am, seriously we will be missing you all…. It was fun even if it was virtual class. We are very much satisfied with the efforts you all have taken throughout.