Education should be the Birthright of Every Child.

Borivali is the suburban area located in the north- west section of Mumbai Island. Borivali is a place in Mumbai and Mumbai is a city of high literacy rate. Borivali West has some of the very good and reputed schools. It has schools with all the available affiliations such as CBSE, ICSE, State board and even the international board. The international schools of Borivali west are well recognized and given priority by many of the parents and students. The international schools in Borivali west are SE International School, SJBCN International School, Sailee International School, and Swami Vivekanand International School etc.

SJBCN International School is yet another good school located in Baburao Ranade Marg, Borivali west. It aims at preparing students as developed that they could deal with the roughness of life in future. It is an English Medium co educational school, from class nursery to class 12th. The student teacher ratio of the school is 15:1. This ratio helps the teachers to keep an eye on every student individually. Teachers adopt a friendly way of teaching as the teachers are well trained in terms of teaching.

SE International School is an English medium co educational school. The school prepares students for the Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) examination and is recognized by the Maharashtra Education Dept. and S.S.C. Examination Board, Mumbai. The main focus of the school is to grow each child individually and making them aware of their potential and developing a self confidence in them. One of the best qualities of the school is that not only teachers but even staff members and trustees of the school are on 1st name basis with their students.

There are varieties of schools available but parent’s 1st choice has always been public schools. They are given the priority because these are open for all and don’t discriminate between people regarding anything. The best public schools in Borivali west are St. Rock’s School, St. Lawrence High School, Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Ajmera Global High School, Bombay Cambridge Gurukul Education Trust, Gokhale Education Society, Himalaya High School and St. Francis Assisi High School.Ajmera Global High School located on Ekshar Road is a co educational English medium school from class nursery to class 12th. The school has been awarded International Centre Status by university of Cambridge International Examination (CIE). The school aim is to give quality education to all student and develop them as a sound personality.

The campus of the school is well equipped with the high class infrastructure like spacious, ventilated classrooms, Reference Libraries, Computer lab, Chemistry, Biology and Physics laboratories, Multi-purpose hall, Media Center, Cafeteria, School Bus service, Sick bay/medical room, Swimming pool, Skating rink, Open atrium, Athletic running track, Sports ground, Well equipped music and yoga room. The extracurricular activities that are available in the schools are Swimming, Skating, Dance, Karate, Gymnastics, Athletic running, Cricket, football and tennis, Music and yoga.Almost all the above mentioned schools provide education from class nursery to class 12th and have their separate wings for tiny kids. So it is advisable for the parents to choose any such school after the playschool for their ward as then they will not have to change the school again and again. This will develop a sense of security into the mind of a child and he won’t have to change his environment.

This article has been written by a school guide of OnlineSchoolAdmissions.Com- a portal that provides free of cost consultancy to parents and schools for fast and easy online school admission. Parents can locate Public Schools in Mumbai or Nursery Schools in Mumbai from the authentic list of schools and can apply to the schools of their choice online. Parents can also search for International Schools in Mumbai according to their choice and can fill up school application forms online.

Countries It Has The Best Education System of the World

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London’s basic education system in a country is an important aspect in shaping a country. So, which countries have the basic education system the best in the world? This can be answered from a report issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The composition of the ranking of countries in this report is based on 12 pillars of competitiveness which covers macro-economic, infrastructure, health, labor market efficiency, and basic education such as citing The Independent, Tuesday (11/29/2016).
Based on data from the report Global Competitiveness Report, this is the 11th country that has the best education system in the world.

1. Finladia
This one country often ranked at the top in education. Children in Finland to school with happy because they do not never burdened schoolwork. There is a mandatory testing of school at the age of 16 years.

2. Switzerland
Only about five percent of students in Switzerland who attend private school the rest of the country. Regarding the language used is different in each school depending on its location. So could the use of German, French or Italian.

3. Belgium
System of public and private education available to all children aged four to 18 years in Belgium. Costs incurred for the schools were not many, even some that do not spend. Yes, education funding spent by the Belgian government is high.

4. Singapore
Singapore scores very high in the test PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). This is a test aimed at measuring and comparing the performance of students across the country.

5. Netherlands
2013 UNICEF statistics reveal the Dutch children is one of the happiest in the world. How not, the school never give homework. So while studying, children are not stressed and depressed.

Most schools in the Netherlands belong to the government and only a few are private.

6. Qatar
Countries rich in oil due to this being one of the countries that have the most significant innovation of basic education and supporting research in higher education, such as the BBC reports.

The government offers free education for citizens of Qatar. Massive investment in the education of children in Qatar towards an independent state in 2030.

7.Irlandia
The majority of secondary schools in Ireland owned and managed by the state. But there are also vocational schools. In a recent report, there is a 15 percent reduction in education funding when the financial crisis struck. But the quality of education they remain the best.

8. Estonia, Europe
Estonia allocates four percent of state revenues for education. The aim of education in this country is to create favorable conditions for the development of personality, family and nation.

In the education system, the schools teach Estonian national values, love of nature, and culture. In addition, the school also instill a tradition of lifelong learning.

9. New Zealand
Primary and secondary education in New Zealand runs from age five to 19 years. With compulsory schooling from six to 16 years.

10. Barbados, Caribbean
An island nation located on the border of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean also has a good basic education system. The state government has invested state budget high enough on education. No wonder covers 98 percent literacy rate.

Education at the primary level from the age of four to 11 years, then resumed again at the age of 11-18 years. Most schools are run by the government.

11. Japan
Japan is one country that has the performance of literacy, scientific and mathematical worlds best. The state education system is similar to those in Indonesia. The students underwent six years of elementary school and three years in junior high school and three years of high school before going on to higher education.

Edutainment The Innovative Mix Of Education And Entertainment

Working hard and playing hard are both equally at the same time. This applies to adults as well as our kids.

In this day and age, our fast paced lifestyle means we are constantly forced to multi-task. As such, our attention span on a single task is greatly decreased. Time is also always a rushing factor because there’s just so much to do in so little time!

This fast-paced lifestyle has shortened our kids’ attention span even more and educators are always looking for new and effective ways to reach out to students.

One approach is creating the right mix of education with entertainment and presenting it to the kids; in the form of edutainment.

What is edutainment? What does it do? How does it work? Believe it or not, edutainment is not an entirely new concept. Here’s a simple example of an edutainment activity:

Remember when you were a kid going on school excursions? Instead of spending the day in a classroom, you and your friends took a trip to a farm, the zoo or a discovery centre. You got to see, feel, listen and learn about something new. You might have even watched a skit put up to spread an important message. It made you feel excited about learning. It was even fun!

That’s edutainment!

The term “edutainment” is not new. In fact it comes from the computer industry. It is used to describe CD-ROM programs mainly designed for educating children but also has a fun entertainment aspect to it.

As you can see, edutainment is not restricted to just one form. A school excursion, a computer game, watching a puppet show or even a film can be used as edutainment. TV shows such as Dora the Explorer or the evergreen Sesame Street are great examples of popular edutainment programs.
Edutainment allows children to learn through play. The key thing about edutainment is that it allows children to learn through leisure or play activities. Children naturally want to explore and manipulate their environment to make their own discoveries.

Studies into early childhood development have shown that children at preschool level learn best through their own play activities rather than in a structured setting, such as school classes. As such, many pre-schools are aware that open-ended play is in fact the best approach for children to learn and develop socially, physically and mentally.

Parents and educators can practice edutainment at home and in school by ‘sneaking in’ entertainment or fun into teachings. This can be the form of creating skits, role playing, solving fun puzzles or infusing songs and dance into a lesson.

Edutainment on Stage

One form of edutainment is live stage shows that help to spread positive messages in a fun way. Key messages are customized or incorporated into stage performances that often use creative mediums and interactive tools.

Many multi-national corporations and organizations today are also using edutainment on stage as a tool to spread a positive message to young students. Professional production companies are engaged to create creative shows that are effective and help reach objectives. For example in Singapore, the Health Promotion Board utilized two custom-created puppet & magic shows to spread the importance of good dental hygiene and harmful effects of smoking. The Fire Safety Prevention Council also commissioned a puppet show to highlight to students the importance of fire safety and prevention.

If you are an educator, parent or organization looking to instill positive values or communicate an important message to children, consider edutainment as an innovative approach.