Eligibility for SSC as a Private Candidate

  Some parents have been asking about Homeschooled students giving the SSC state board exams at the tenth level as a private candidate. The Goa board has put this up:   Eligibility of Private candidates for SSC Examination.-       (1) A person who has pursued specified course of studies privately and has completedContinue reading “Eligibility for SSC as a Private Candidate”

National Park Monsoon Picnic 2013

This year the rains have been extra heavy at our annual Homeschoolers National Park picnic which took place in July 2013. Over thirty adults and children enjoyed a splashing time in the stream that rushes past a bridge inside the National Park. Due to workload I could not reach the venue before 330 PM, andContinue reading “National Park Monsoon Picnic 2013”

Indian Homeschooling children’s Identity

As I write this, there has been an interesting discussion going on in our Indian Homeschool email group Swashikshan. As some of you may be aware, Homeschoolers from all over India have formed an association called Swashikshan a few years back. You can find more details on our website is http://homeschoolers.in/ ‘Swa’ means self andContinue reading “Indian Homeschooling children’s Identity”

IGCSE and Homeschool

Some of us parents met with Ms. Tanya Valecha, Principal of Rustomjee School http://www.school.rustomjee.com/ on Tuesday 18th June 2013. We mentioned to her that we are part of an All India body of Homeschoolers called Swashikshan whose website is http://homeschoolers.in/ The main points discussed were: Homeschooled students giving the IGCSE 10th grade exams Handholding partnershipContinue reading “IGCSE and Homeschool”

Visit to a Sculptor cum Artist

A few of us Homeschoolers went to visit a Sculptor today. We saw her use her hands to painstakingly and lovingly make clay into a face. The way she molded it, the care and attention to details, and the way she explained it to us was amazing. She is a student of JJ school ofContinue reading “Visit to a Sculptor cum Artist”

Hypertension in Children?

Hypertension on the rise among children in city ZoomBookmarkSharePrintTranslate MUMBAI: Recently Dr Ajit Menon, a cardiologist at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, treated a 12-year-old boy for hypertension. The child, doctors suspected, was battling “school-related stress”. “He complained of regular headaches. We put him on anti-hypertension pills, asked his parents to change his diet and taught himContinue reading “Hypertension in Children?”