TYPICAL ICAP SCHOOL DAY
Our school day is designed to provide our children with
general knowledge of Indian culture, Indian languages with
emphasis on Hindi, Indian history, geography, religions,
festivals, customs, costume, sports, music, dance and arts
and some common Hindu prayers. We respect all religious
beliefs and welcome members of all faiths.
We start our day by sitting together in a circle and
school prayers. Children lead and all members join in.
conclusion of our prayers, host family children are
expected to say a small story or poem with a moral. This
introduces our children to public speaking and encourages
them to inculcate moral values.
The host family members also share an anecdote or
interesting message with the group.
General announcements are
made by the principal and anyone else who has a special
announcement. We also greet all visitors at this time and
(4) Hindi Classes:
Around 10:45 AM all teachers
and students report to their assigned classroom area for
Hindi class. All teachers are parent volunteers assigned
to children of different age groups.
(5) Culture Classes:
Around 11:30 AM all teachers and students report to their
assigned classroom area for the Culture class. Once again,
classes are conducted by parent volunteers.
(6) Lunch Set-up:
While the classes are going all parents who are not
teaching, assist in setting up of tables and chairs
Lunch: Around 12:15pm all
classes are completed and everyone is requested to join in
for the light lunch.
At 1.00 pm school is adjourned and everyone joins in
Indian National Anthem.
When extra practice is needed
for our annual cultural programs, school starts at 10:00
AM and the entire schedule is moved up by 30 minutes.