Bhopal: Schools in the city have organised orientation programmes and one-to-one counselling sessions for students and their parents to make them stress-free before board examinations begin next month. Principal of Bal Bhawan School, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, told Free Press that the school had organised orientation programme from
January 12 to February 8 for students of class VIII to XII in which their parents were present. “In this programme, we told parents how to handle children during board exams. We also told children that exam is part of life.” Sharma who has worked as a counsellor for 10 years in CBSE said that students can also benefit from CBSE helpline. “Besides, we use ROSE method where R stands for revision, O for opportunity, S for specific question, E for experience and experimental and S for speak to someone.”
According to Sharma, school has two regular counsellors. “Syllabus of class X has changed this year. It means 100 percent syllabus will be asked. And due to this, class X students are nervous,” said Sharma. Shailesh Zope, principal of Anand Vihar School, said that school will arrange for live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, to be held on February 16 for students of VI to XII.
“We had organised 5-day orientation session for students and teachers which focussed on personality development. We plan to organise more of such sessions to bridge the communication gap.” The school has also placed a suggestion box in which children drop their written problems and complaints on paper without revealing their names.
Vinita Malik, principal of DPS, Ratibad, said, “It is crucial phase for children. Teachers, counsellors guide them round the clock. They can also call and visit home of their teachers.” Malik said that school holds sessions for parents. “We tell parents to take care of their diet, sleep and general well being.”
St Joseph’s Co-Ed School public relations officer Vasundhara Sharma said that along with students, counsel is given to parents. “We tell parents not to put pressure on their children for scoring high marks. We’ve made WhatsApp group on which students can share problems with their class teachers,” she said.