Thursday, 9 February 2023

What is The Mann School Finishing School?

Finishing Schools are institutions that provide an education in various social graces and cultural refinements. These schools typically focus on character development, manners, and personal development. The development of skills, employment, and good personality among the people of the nation is the main responsibility of the government and the medium of education is a major deciding factor in achieving this goal. With this objective in mind, the Finishing School Initiative was launched in the year 2016 by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, the Department of Education, and the Government of Gujarat. The objective of the Finishing School is to impart Soft Skills Training and Spoken English Training to the students of India and increase their employability.

History:

 Finishing schools have a long history of preparing young men & women for entry into elite society and improving their chances of a successful life.

Purpose:

 The primary purpose of finishing school is to provide education in various social graces and cultural refinements such as etiquette, fashion, dance, and other skills deemed important in polite society.

A total of 80 hours of training is given to the students under Finishing School which have been divided into a total of 4 components.

 

1. Focus:

 Finishing Schools typically focus on character development, manners, and personal development.

 

2. Evolution:

 Modern Finishing Schools have evolved to include a wider range of subjects and training for both men and women. Finishing Schools in the present day focus on holistic grooming of any individual that also prepares them to be street smart and flexible for the ever-changing world.

3. Outcome:

 The goal of Finishing School is to produce individuals who are well-rounded, well-mannered, and poised for success in society.

As a co-educational day and boarding school, The Mann School plays a role as a modern finishing school, providing education in a wider range of subjects than traditional Finishing Schools while still incorporating some of the traditional elements such as character development, manners, and personal development. Being co-educational and offering boarding options, The Mann School offers a more comprehensive and diverse education compared to traditional Finishing Schools that only served young women. The Mann School aims to produce well-rounded, confident, and cultured individuals who are prepared for success in various aspects of their lives.



Main features of Finishing School:

Character Development: Finishing Schools place a strong emphasis on character development and personal growth, skills such as manners, etiquette, and social graces.

Cultural Refinement: Finishing Schools aim to impart knowledge and skills in various cultural refinements, such as fashion, dance, art, and literature.

Social Skills: These schools also focus on teaching social skills and etiquette, preparing students for success in social and professional interactions.

Personal Development: Finishing Schools strive to promote personal growth, self-confidence, and independence in their students.

Career Preparation: While traditionally focused on preparing students for entry into elite society, modern Finishing Schools also provide training and education relevant to specific careers or industries.

Holistic Approach: Finishing Schools aim to provide a holistic education that encompasses a range of subjects and skills, not just academic subjects.

Evolved Curriculum: The curriculum of modern Finishing Schools has evolved to include subjects beyond traditional finishing school courses, and has included aspects such as leadership, communication, and financial management, to better prepare students for success in the 21st century.



 MSFS:

MSFS with the motto ‘ELEGANCE IS AN ATTITUDE’ believes in the notion of ‘SAVOIR VIVRE’ and is centred around personality development initiatives for the holistic & overall development of the students. Formerly referred to as ‘Finishing Institutions’, Finishing Schools are places where students learn morals, discipline, etc. focusing on teaching social graces and upper-class-cultural rites as a preparation for entry into society. To become well-groomed, one must go beyond high school graduation and aim to make a name.

What age should one attend Finishing School?

Attending Finishing Schools does not have a standard age range. But then, it is mainly attended by young boys and girls preparing for life, even young adults. A year or two is often required to complete a finishing program. It also serves as a bridge between the conclusion of school and the beginning of professional life.



 

What is the Significance of Finishing School?

Finishing Institutions are essential for every child and are an excellent resource for teaching young men & women the proper manners, behaviour, and demeanour expected in society and the skills which are important to balance professional as well as personal life.



What does Finishing School teach?

MSFS teaches you all the aspects that you may need to know to become a well-groomed individual. From teaching how to dress appropriately, to dining, good housekeeping, greetings, and other social etiquette and demeanour, professional & social skills, personality development, etc. It makes a gentleman out of a boy and a lady out of a girl.



 

Why is Finishing School needed in today's time?

Social grace and Etiquette can never be out of fashion. With the rapid speed at which the world is transforming it is essential for everyone to be upbeat with the mannerisms required to survive and excel while dealing with different people. Finishing School polishes one's skills and ensures that you are ready for the challenges of life.

 


How is MS Finishing School (MSFS) different?

MSFS is one of the few finishing schools in India to have self-transformational residential teachings for both boys and girls. The Hon’ble Chairman of the school has specially curated the literature for it which supports both the teachers & students to go through a life-altering transformation during their tenure at The Mann School. Teachings of MSFS go a long with them and help them learn the intricacies of leading a successful and happy life.

Three of the major areas taught in a Finishing School are:

1. Personal Image 2. Soft Skills 3. Social Grace

Research shows that people establish their first opinion of a person based on their looks & personality in less than 5 minutes. Among the many topics covered in Personal Image are:

Elocution and Communication Skills

Body language

Sense of style and grace

Dressing elegantly

Grooming for one's self

Facial expressions & gestures

Management of social media

Dining Etiquette

These are only a few of the many features that MSFS has in store for you. MSFS aims to groom a child in every way possible to prepare a well-mannered individual who may succeed in both professional and personal areas of his/her life in the future.  


Tuesday, 17 January 2023

 The Secret of Success- Discipline

“You cannot change your future but you can change your habits and surely your habits…. will change your future.”

The single most important attribute to becoming successful is self-discipline. It helps you stay focused on reaching your goals, gives you the gumption to stick with difficult tasks, and allows you to overcome obstacles and discomfort as you push yourself to newer heights.


  •  To remember what you need to do each day to accomplish your goals, make a “to-do’’ list. Try using internet tools to create checklists to organize and prioritize your everyday tasks. Checking the small boxes after completing a task makes you feel good, and it might even inspire you to accomplish one more item on your list at the end of the day just for the joy of crossing it off your list. To keep on track, make sure your discipline list and your “to-do” list are both same.
  • Figure out what your barriers to success are.
  •   Tell others about your objectives. When you’ve publicly committed to something, it's simpler to stick with it; the fear of failing in front of others can serve as reinforcement. These people can also assist in holding you responsible.
  •  Stop blaming others. Don’t put it off until tomorrow, Don’t hold others accountable for your situation. Making excuses destroys self-discipline. Develop an attitude of “I can do this” to accomplish more.

The daily routine of The Mann School helps students to develop self-discipline and achieve success in their life. This schedule includes everything from studying to playing, and it also teaches them to complete every task with care and precision. On top of that, someone once remarked that if you complete any task consistently for 21 days, you adapt to it.



It is accurately stated in the book “Let's Pray Before Our Meal”, Life in a Boarding School.

                                                                                       Authored by JS Mann

 

Monday, 26 December 2022

Why your child should attend the Boarding School?

 “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”

Boarding School is a great way for your child to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as well as to develop social, communication, and academic skills. It can also help improve their outcomes in other subjects at school by giving them an opportunity to make friends with people their age and learn new skills such as cooking and cleaning. It is the best option for your child when they start their high school career. Not only do they get to build relationships with a diverse group of peers, but they bond with their host family just as much as they bond with people in their own class. The friendships that are formed will last a lifetime and will be a great support system for your child on college applications and into the grown-up world.



A boarding school provides your child with the opportunity to develop a strong sense of independence and self-reliance. An environment of Boarding School enables this by creating a learning environment where children are free to explore their interests and develop skills. Your child will find friends and enjoy some fun while they grow academically. It is an ideal choice for those students who feel that they have the discipline and leadership abilities to continue in a school setting. Upon their arrival, students will be immersed in a rigorous academic environment and given the opportunity to express their creativity through art, music, sports, or academics.



Many parents are now turning to boarding schools or boarding school programs as a way to help their children socialize, get involved with other students and teachers outside of the home environment, and have some structure in their day.

 

Quite often, children who attend boarding school are far more disciplined, creative, and well-rounded individuals. In this type of school setting, children are encouraged to develop their social skills and leadership abilities. Most boarding schools have a student-teacher ratio of only 1:12 or less. Also, the smaller class sizes allow children to receive personalized attention from the teacher.


The Mann School is a member of the Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC) and is an authorized body for conducting ESOL Examinations for the University of Cambridge and Ranked 𝟏𝐬𝐭 amongst the Day-cum-Boarding School of Delhi by Education Today, Ranked 𝟑𝐫𝐝 amongst North India’s Top Co-ed Residential Schools by The Times Of India and Ranked 𝟕𝐭𝐡 amongst India’s Top Day-cum-Boarding Schools by Education World.

 

 

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Life in a Boarding School

 

There are many reasons to go to boarding school. The academics, the athletics, extracurricular activities, personality development are just a few considerations. Here are the 10 top reasons why you should go to boarding school.

Why should you consider sending your child to boarding school? Wouldn't he/she do just as well at day school? This is a common question for parents to ponder as they review their Boarding School options. You have made the decision to send him to a Boarding School in principle. Now it is just a matter of working out the details.

There are many reasons to go to a boarding school. The academics, the athletics, Swimming, Horse Riding and the extracurricular activities are just a few of the considerations. But there's more. Much more. Here are the 10 top reasons why you should go to boarding school.

                                        


  1. It's cool to be smart.

This is probably the best reason to go to boarding school. In a day school the kids who really want to learn frequently end up being social outcasts. Not so in boarding school. It's cool to be smart in boarding school. With exposure to dining, dressing etiquettes, communication skills, leadership qualities, personality development, EQ, IQ, SQ , clubs, hobbies and sports, they are finishing schools in themselves.                                                 


2. The classes are small.

If you are in a Day School with 50-60 students to a class, chances are that you will just be a number, unless you are very smart or very bad. You will probably get lots of attention either way. In a boarding school, on the other hand, classes typically are 30-35 students. You cannot hide in a class that small. You have to participate. You will get called upon for your response. You will never just be a number in a boarding school. Boarding schools, as a rule, are not very large. Yes, some have a student population in the 350-600 student range.                                          

3. You will learn to be responsible for yourself.

Taking a lot of little steps towards maturity is one of the intangibles of going to boarding school. You have to learn to get along with others because it is a community. You learn to be responsible for your actions because you are bound by an honor or discipline code of some kind. The lessons in life learned in boarding school will lay a solid foundation for adulthood.

 You will make friends for life. Most boarding school graduates look back at their years in school as a time when lasting friendships were established. Coupled with that is the building of a network of friends and acquaintances who know you and care about you. Isn't that what life is really all about? Being surrounded by people who understand you and care about you is affirming and encouraging. We all can do with a dose of encouragement now and then.                                          


4. The libraries/media centers are well-stocked.

The older, more established schools have traditional library facilities which in many cases are better equipped than those at many schools. Libraries have morphed over the years into media centers. The typical boarding school library will have the latest technology available, in addition to all the usual print materials. Apart from school libraries boarding schools have mini libraries in the boarding houses as well.

5. You will be surrounded by classmates who want to be better prepared for life.

Your classmates are in a boarding school because they want to be there. They want to learn. They want to be successful. The reason you go to boarding school is to learn. Most schools are rather selective about who they admit. Being willing to work hard in class and play hard on the playing field is all part of the college prep package boarding schools offer.

                                        


6. You will be stretched by the amount of academic work you have to do.

In a day school, you might read one Shakespeare play in a year if you are lucky and it happens to be relevant to the test. In a boarding school, you will read three or four Shakespeare plays and enact them into dramatics which is a serious activity. Teaching to the test is virtually unheard of because boarding schools only have to be concerned with getting you into a college. As a result, the depth and breadth of the academic courses in most schools is remarkable. This applies to traditional and progressive high schools alike.                                      


7. You will get to live at home away from home.

It's never easy to leave the nest. But, doesn't it make more sense to make the move a few years before college? Of course, it does. You will learn how to cope with life and all its many high and low points within a community of your peers who are going through the same things you are. All of this is happening in pastoral care under the watchful eyes of your teachers who are mentors, not baby-sitters. A regimented life builds character.

                                 

8. You will have great arts & hobbies programs, clubs and hobbies.

Theatre, dance, music, fine arts, in short, anything and everything artistic is part of the opportunity which awaits you at most boarding schools. Several schools have magnificent performing arts centers. Music, bands, orchestras, will give you many opportunities to use your musical talents. Clubs & hobbies like photography, culinary arts, wood crafts, Astronomy, arts & crafts gives exposure for skill development.

              


9. You will have great sports and extra-curricular facilities.

Most boarding schools have amazing sports facilities. The range of sports and teams is mind-boggling. You will find everything from swimming to horse riding, cricket to basketball. So are equestrian facilities. Many boarding school fitness facilities make commercial fitness establishments look tame. The school teams travel regionally and nationally to compete.

10. You will get great teachers who love to teach & provide pastoral care.

Boarding schools traditionally hire teachers with degrees in their subjects. As well a large number of these experienced teachers have advanced experience in their fields. Typically, all are passionate about their subject and love to teach it to young people. Because discipline is rarely a problem in boarding schools, these talented teachers get to teach without having to be traffic cops or paper pushers like their day school counterparts. Apart from teaching, Boarding School teachers are trained and have a big role to play in Pastoral care and personality development of the boarding students.

Don't put off starting the process of choosing a boarding school to the last minute. You will need at least six months before the next session of the year in which you want your child to be in school.

The Boarding school should have a substantial strength in boarding houses to have organized sports and activities, inter-house activities, etc. Even Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC) has changed its constitution of giving membership to IPSC. Now a school has to have not less than 250 students in boarding for IPSC membership.

 


 

It is rightly said in the Book – ‘LETS PRAY BEFORE OUR MEAL’ Life in a Boarding School,   

                                                                                                                      authored by Js Mann

                “Life in a Boarding School starts after Lunch”

 



Tuesday, 14 September 2021

विश्व गुरु बनती हिंदी

निराला जी के निरालेपन की काव्य है हिंदी,

टैगोर जी की चाहत, खुसरो का गान है हिंदी,

गर्वित हैं हम भारतवासी, हिंदुस्तान की शान है हिंदी।

हिंदी संवैधानिक रूप से भारत की राजभाषा और भारत की सबसे अधिक बोली और समझी जाने वाली भाषा है हिंदी विश्व की तीसरी सबसे अधिक बोले जाने वाली भाषा है।

विश्व आर्थिक मंच की गणना के अनुसार यह विश्व की दस शक्तिशाली भाषाओं में से एक है।

मॉरीशस, फ़िजी, गयाना, सूरीनाम, नेपाल और संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में भी हिंदी या इसकी मान्य बोलियों का उपयोग करने वाले लोगों की बड़ी संख्या  मौजू़द है । फरवरी 2019 में अबू धाबी में हिंदी को न्यायालय की तीसरी भाषा के रूप में भी मान्यता मिल चुकी है।

वेब, विज्ञापन, संगीत, सिनेमा और बाज़ार के क्षेत्र में हिंदी की मांग जिस तेजी से बढ़ी है वैसी किसी और भाषा में नहीं। विश्व के लगभग 150 विश्वविद्यालयों तथा सैकड़ों छोटे-बड़े केंद्रों में विश्वविद्यालय स्तर से लेकर शोध स्तर तक हिंदी के अध्ययन अध्यापन की व्यवस्था हुई है। विदेशों में 25 से अधिक पत्र- पत्रिकाएं लगभग नियमित रूप से हिंदी में प्रकाशित हो रही हैं।

यूएई के 'हम एफएम' सहित अनेक देश हिंदी कार्यक्रम प्रसारित कर रहे हैं, जिनमें बीबीसी, जर्मनी के डाॅयचे वेले, जापान के एनएचके वर्ल्ड और चीन के चाइना रेडियो इंटरनेशनल की हिंदी सेवा विशेष रूप से उल्लेखनीय हैं।

गूगल के अनुसार हर 5 वर्षों में हिंदी की सामग्री में 94% बढ़ोतरी हो रही है।

हिंदी में सजाल (वेबसाइट) चिट्ठे (ब्लॉग) विपत्र (ईमेल )गपशप (चैट( खोज (वेब सर्च) सरल मोबाइल संदेश (एस०एम०एस०) तथा अन्य हिंदी सामग्री उपलब्ध हैं। इस समय अंतरजाल पर हिंदी में अभिकलित्र के संसाधनों की भी भरमार है, और नित्य नए कंप्यूटर के उपकरण आते जा रहे हैं।

हिंदी का कोई भी लेख हिंदी सिनेमा के बिना अधूरा होगा बॉलीवुड हिंदी फिल्म उद्योग पर भारत के करोड़ों लोगों की धड़कनें अटकी रहती हैं। हॉलीवुड की अधिकतर फिल्में भी हिंदी में डब करके दिखाई जा रही हैं।

संयुक्त राष्ट्र रेडियो ने अपना प्रसारण हिंदी में भी करना आरंभ किया है। हिंदी को संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघ की भाषा बनाए जाने के लिए भारत सरकार प्रयत्नशील है। अगस्त 2018 से संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने साप्ताहिक हिंदी समाचार बुलेटिन आरंभ किया है।

व्हाट्सएप और फेसबुक हिंदी और भारतीय भाषाओं के साथ सामंजस्य बैठा रहे हैं। हिंदी पत्रकारिता के एक नए युग का सूत्रपात हुआ है जिन्होंने कई जनांदोलनों को जन्म दिया है और यह चुनाव जिताने-हराने में भी उल्लेखनीय और हैरान करने वाली भूमिका निभा रही है। हिंदी और अन्य भारतीय भाषाओं का बाज़ार बहुत बड़ा है जिसके कारण बहुत सारी बहुराष्ट्रीय कंपनियां अपने उत्पाद और वेबसाइटें हिंदी और स्थानीय भाषाओं में ला रही हैं।

दिलों को जोड़ती हिंदी भाषा विचार-विनिमय एवं आत्म प्रकाशन का महत्त्वपूर्ण साधन है। वह सामाजिक संगठन का मूलाधार भी है। भाषा, एकता, राष्ट्र की अखंडता एवं विकास में महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाती है। 

एक सशक्त सर्वसमर्थ राष्ट्र के निर्माण के लिए संपूर्ण राष्ट्र में एक ही भाषा की व्याप्ति होनी चाहिए। उसका आधार एक ही भाषा होनी चाहिए। एक ही भाषा सूत्र में संपूर्ण राष्ट्र को अग्रसर होना चाहिए। इससे विचार एकता के साथ ही सांस्कृतिक एवं धार्मिक एकता को भी बल मिलता है, पोषण मिलता है। 

यह स्वतंत्र एवं समृद्ध राष्ट्र के लिए अपरिहार्य है, इसलिए प्रत्येक समुन्नत एवं स्वाभिमानी देश की अपनी एक प्रमुख भाषा अवश्य होती है, जिसे राष्ट्रभाषा का पद गौरव प्राप्त होता है : उदाहरण स्वरूप रूस, अमेरिका, चीन, जापान, फ्रांस, इंग्लैंड आदि को लिया जा सकता है। 

अनेक विदेशी विद्वान भारत में रहकर हिंदी में शोध कार्य कर रहे हैं अंग्रेजी में उच्चारणों की अनियमितता एवं अनिश्चितता से सभी परिचित हैं। हिंदी की देवनागरी लिपि तो विश्व की सभी लिपियों से अधिक पूर्ण एवं वैज्ञानिक सिद्ध हो चुकी है।

अजय कुमार चुघ

हिंदी विभागाध्यक्ष

'द मान स्कूल' दिल्ली

Monday, 23 August 2021

WE ARE SAME

Give me wings to fly

In the blue open sky

Breaking shackles of hatred

That made me toxic and frustrated

I am also a creation of God

Innocent like him, ‘ O, Good Lord!

Then why my freedom is caged

I can seldom see through the bars of rage

I may be dark, You fair

None is inferior should be in the air

We are equal have no difference

Come together to uproot ignorance

Make the hearts fertile with empathy

Sweeping away fury and melancholy

Let no heart remain barren without care

In the pride of power and chair

No one is low no one is high

We are sharing the same sky

Break rules of being superior 

Map the distance to stay merrier


Kamini S Haldhar

HOD English

The Mann School

Monday, 2 August 2021

OPEN YOUR DOOR TO THE WORLD WITH ENGLISH

 

As we know, English is the language that connects people from different regions, cultures, and nations. Though not intended, it is a common language gifted to the world by the British, which has helped the world share information quickly and precisely without translation. Moreover, English is a worldwide spoken and accepted language, so language is no longer a barrier for people to settle in other countries.

Speaking English allows an individual to broaden his world, from job opportunities to relate to people from every country. Though English originated in Great Britain, its versions change across nations in which it is spoken.

India, too, has contributed a good number of words to the modern English language, which are presently included in standard dictionaries.

English knowledge is an essential employability skill, the most commonly used language in the corporate world. Using it efficiently in both written and oral is vital for one’s professional growth. But, unfortunately, mere domain knowledge won’t guarantee one a good job. It is observed that people voting for regional languages for communication over English believe that English is not a need as long as they communicate effectively to get their job done. The reality is that the companies consider the candidate’s ability or inability to speak fluently in English as a primary selection criterion.

Proficiency in English does not mean only the ability to make grammatically correct sentences. It also requires other related skills for effective communication like convincing skills, presentation skills, negotiation skills, and interpersonal skills. In addition, it is an imperative language online, with more than half the content on the internet written in English.

It is the language used for official communication, whether meeting within or outside, presentations, training conferences, letters, documents, reports, etc.

Gleaning new words day in, day out is an excellent way to widen vocabulary. Keep adding words to your repository. Learning the proper pronunciation of words is essential for excelling in conversations. Be confident and speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can! Do not be shy making mistakes! The more you practice, the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary.

So, polish your skill of expressing yourself in English and open your door to the world.

 

KAMINI S HALDHAR

HOD ENGLISH

THE MANN SCHOOL