About Us

bhavans

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s
Narayan Bandekar School
GOA HOUSING BOARD COLONY, UPASNAGAR,
ZUARINAGAR, GOA – 403 726

(Regd. Under Societies Registration Act 1860- no.251/Goa/2005)

Telephone No: 0832-2528233 /55
Email: goabhavans@gmail.com

Founded on November 7, 1938, on the auspicious Kartik Sud Purnima, Samvat, 1995, nearly a decade before the advent of Independence, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi and a co-operation and support of several distinguished stalwarts of India’s freedom movement, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has grown, from small beginnings, into a comprehensive all-India intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It is totally apolitical.

Its founder, Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi, looked upon the Bhavan as an ‘Adventure in Faith’, a faith in India’s past, present and future. It is also a faith in India’s people who have a rich and unbroken cultural heritage.

True to its goals of revitalising Dharma or the Moral Law in its three-fold aspects of Truth, Love and Beauty – Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram – the Bhavan is ceaselessly striving to carry forward India’s ageless message of Faith, Self-discipline and Dedication – Shraddha, Samyama and Samarpana.

The Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knits people together. Its ideal is: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: “The World Is One Family.” Its motto is Aa no bhadraah kratavo yantu vishwatah: “Let noble thoughts come to us from every side.”

During the last seven decades and more of its existence, the Bhavan has blossomed into an ever-growing, voluntary, apolitical national movement with an international outlook, devoted to life, literature and culture.

Bhavan’s programmes cover “all aspects of life from the cradle to the grave and beyond… it fills a growing vacuum in modern life” as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru observed when he first visited the Bhavan in 1950.

BRIEF ON OUR SCHOOL

As a part of Bhavan’s cherished goal of spreading education throughout the length and breadth of our country, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Goa Kendra was started in 2004 in Vasco-da-Gama.

The school will get upgraded every year by adding an additional class.

The medium of instruction is English. Hindi is also taught. The students will appear for the Secondary Exam (Class X) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. As per the board guidelines school will obtain affiliation from Middle School.

Admission to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion and nationality and it is a self-financed school.
Application form for admission should be collected from the school office. Time 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Age limit for PLAYGROUP / NURSERY : Minimum 2 ½ years as on 31st March of the year in which admission is required.
Age limit for CLASS I is minimum 5 years on 31st March of the year in which admission is required.

ACTIVITIES

The school attaches great importance to a varied programme of activities outside the ordinary class routine. These are designed to develop important traits of character like honesty, self-confidence, co-operation and diligence, and to promote talents for leadership and responsibility.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan believes that good infrastructure lays a foundation for good, holistic education. Keeping that in mind, the classrooms are spacious, airy and some classrooms are equipped with e-learning boards. Emphasis is laid on cleanliness in the classroom and around the school.

PRE-PRIMARY

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Pre-primary believes in creating a comfortable, homely, learning environment for the young minds.

Pre-Primary believes in using innovative approach to make learning exciting. The school introduces the concept of “Do and Learn” i.e activity based learning. The skills taught in this school promotes all round development and prepares them for the next class. The school believes in developing the various skills-

Sensory (motor) cognitive, spatial, observation, recognition, vocabulary enhancement, languages (Hindi / English), order and sequence, numerical and social skills.

There is one pre-primary section under Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan:

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s
Narayan Bandekar School
Goa Housing Board Colony,
Upasnagar, Sancoale,
P O. Zuarinagar – Goa 403 726.
Telephone No. 0832- 2528255

Shri Narayan Bandekar, a benevolent benefactor of the society has sponsored the school. On 6th May 2010  Bharatiya Vidya  Bhavan has been renamed as Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Narayan Bandekar School. Mrs. Manda Bandekar has been nominated as the Chairperson.

Catering to the growing need and vision of the school, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has inaugurated its new building in 2010 with a vision to empower the students with life skills and knowledge to be better human beings and value to society. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is focusing on holistic education.

With special designated areas for talent building as well as development of physical skills in the playground adjoining the school, the students have a variety of activities as a part of their curriculum.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan focuses on developing the physical and mental well-being of their children through well thought out extra-curricular activities.

  1. Sports and games: The school believes in physical well-being that supplement mental health, and hence we encourage the children to develop their sportsmanship spirit through team games and sports. The school is registered with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Panaji. Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs regularly conducts various interschool, taluka level and state level competitions where the students of Bhavans are encouraged to take part.
  2. Indian / Western Music and Dance : The school has highly qualified and experienced teachers to bring out the musical and dancing talent in the children. Well disciplined classes provide good opportunity for musically inclined children, and fun learning for all. We have a well equipped Music Room.
  3. Yoga: Inculcating the basics in Indian tradition, yoga classes not only aid the flexibility of the student, but also enhances concentration, posture, physical and mental well-being of the student, while simultaneously inculcating discipline in their daily routine.