Round Square schools share a commitment to character education and experiential learning built around six themes – our IDEALS – International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
The Round Square IDEALS are underpinned by twelve Discoveries that students explore on their learning journey: inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, sense of responsibility, appreciation of diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.
Living the Round Square IDEALS
Round Square schools are characterised by a shared belief in an approach to education built around six themes, our IDEALS, drawn from the theories of the educationalist Kurt Hahn.
The Round Square IDEALS provide a common platform, shared by all schools in our network, around which we can collaborate, swap and share learning resources and participate together in joint activities such as conferences, exchanges and academic projects.
Sanawar has a well-established Exchange Programme since the inception of the Round Square Organisation, with several schools from around the world. The School has had a reciprocal exchange of 4 to12 weeks with countries such as - USA, Australia, South Africa, England, Thailand, Jordan, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Dubai, Columbia, Bangladesh etc.
The students are constantly motivated to develop a sense of equality, fairness, justice and a desire to do what is right.
Homed in an idyllic location, the students enjoy a healthy environment that peacefully nurtures the young minds and bodies and teaches them to live in harmony. They are encouraged to take care of the environment.
Camps, hikes and nature walks are a regular feature that strengthens them to push their limits for greater success in whatever they do.
The students at Sanawar are provided with all opportunities to discover the leadership qualities in them to become global leaders of tomorrow.
The students are instilled with the understanding that great leaders are driven by a desire to be of service to others.
The Lawrence School, Sanawar aims to inspire and draw out every child’s capacity for self-discovery, personal development, achievement and excellence, with an approach that is practical, cross-cultural and collaborative. We encourage and guide our students to:
- seek to discover and embrace similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities in a way that promotes meaningful and lasting understanding and respect.
- develop a sense of equality, fairness, justice and a desire to do what is right.
- understand the significance of mankind’s place in the universe, the forces that shape our surroundings and the impact that they have on those surroundings.
- recognise that great leaders are driven by a desire to be of service to others and to nurture, guide, develop and help them to improve and succeed; and
- celebrate personal development through practical experience that brings sustainable support and benefit to others.
All Round Square Schools
- commit fully at leadership level to the philosophy and values of Round Square including the RS IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service, and promote these principles.
- offer students opportunities to engage with the Round Square IDEALS via (but not limited to): conference participation, service project activity, and exchanges.
- actively connect with other Round Square schools to share good practice, collaborate and accept incoming exchange students and teachers where possible.
- be prepared to share good practice and resources via the RS web site for all schools in the network to use.
- integrate the RS philosophy into the fabric of internal school life and external school engagement, specifically through communication with staff, students, and other stakeholders.
- develop school activities and engagements in line with Round Square themes.
- play a full part in Round Square activities, including thorough participation in, and on occasion taking responsibility for hosting, RS regional and global conferences.
- develop and participate in training and professional development opportunities and staff exchanges with other Round Square schools.
- develop productive communications and connections within the RS Network.
- engage fully with the democratic processes of Round Square as a voting member of the UK Registered Charity.
ON CAMPUS ROUND SQUARE ACTIVITY- 2022
1. Landscaping behind GD dorms
April 24, Sunday
The girls undertook an activity to make a clearance behind the GD dorms to turn it into a hang-out area.
With the help of the engineering department and the 'malijees', they were able to have colourful petunias adding cheerful breeze to the area.
They are still waiting for the engineering department to provide some logs and stumps of trees to add to the place.
2. Planting of Hedge-Cuttings
July 17, Sunday
10 enthusiastic girls took to planting hedge cuttings on the side of the sloping path close to the boiler room. Monsoons will take care!
August 21, Sunday
With monsoons in full swing the weeds in the garden have shot-up. Even after a clearing by the sanitation department the weeds continue to grow at a fast pace. About 15 girls took to weeding along with singing cheerfully on a Sunday afternoon.
|S.No.||ACTIVITY||DURATION OF ACTIVITY||REMARKS|
|1||Giving a new look to the outside of CDH staircase walls.||2 weeks||Painting, Putting up picture frames, Plants
Max. no. of students-10
|2||Planting of Hedge Cuttings||2 days||To fill the gaps between the existing hedges
( during monsoons)
Max. no. of students-10
|3||Landscaping||2 week||GD Area
Max .no. of students-10
|4||Research on Flora and Fauna of Sanawar-(photography, identification and information)||3 months||A compilation
Max. no. of students-10
ROUND SQUARE ACTIVITIES 2021
50 students and 7 staff members participated in nine different Round Square Activities hosted by Round Square Schools around the globe.
- On 14th April, 2021, six students aged 16-18 years participated in a Round Square Postcard hosted by Colgio Los Nogales, Bagota, Columbia. The students from around the world shared the existing stereotypes as practiced in their part of the country. The theme of the event was ‘Debunking Stereotypes’.
Participants : Saanvi Sareen, Himani Thakur, Parul Yadav, Aanchal Chawla, Devika Sharma, Siya Mittal.
Staff : Ms. Himani Chauhan.
- Seven students attended a Collaborative Programme themed-‘ Power of One’ co-hosted by Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai and Sai International School, Mumbai from 23rd-24th April, 2021. The students had an opportunity to interact with a world renowned environmentalist and share their concerns relating to environmental degradation and the need to spread awareness.
Participants - Dia Atal, Tanvi Sood, Jai Mukund, Yashika Yadav, Mahir Gupta, Hrishita Singh, Theodore.
Staff- Mrs. Meenakshi Solomon
3. On May 5, 2021, five students aged 13-15 years participated in a Round Square Postcard hosted by International School, Tanzania. Taking the students on a tour of Tanzania’s unmatched beauty, the theme of the event was ‘Tourism in Tanzania’.
Participants - Naina Grewal, Ranraj Choudhary, Riya Saxena, Vasvi Jain, Veer Devgan.
Staff- Mr. Ranjeev Solomon
4. On April 29, 2021, four students aged 13-15 years participated in a Round Square Virtual Conference hosted by Sunbeam School, Varanasi. The theme was- ‘Let your Inner Sun Shine’.
Participants - Atharv Dogra, Shardul Pujari, Ananya Gautam, Ayaana Dua.
Staff- Mr. Kumar Gautam
5. On 11th May, 2021, six students attended a Round Square Virtual Conference that was hosted by UWCSEA (United World College South East Asia) Singapore. The students had an opportunity to present their imagination of the ‘Future of Our Cities’ which was the theme of the conference.
Participants - Siddharth Choudhary, Arjun Chopra, Adit Goyal, Rishika Vaishnavi, Aarna Kashiva, Aarshia more.
Staff- Mrs. Nitya Chopra.
6. On July 7, 2021, five students aged 13-15 years participated in a Round Square Postcard hosted by Sunbeam School, Varanasi. The theme of the event was- ‘Footprints in the Sand’.
Participants - Bividhita Singh, Anadya Galib, Rudraveer Suri, Arav Garg, Inaaya Kumar.
Staff-Mrs. Meenakshi Solomon
7. On August 21, 2021, nine students attended a virtual symposium hosted by Assam Valley School, Assam. The theme was- ‘Diversity is the Art of Thinking Independently Together’.
Participants : Dia Atal, Veer Devgan, Aafreen Tara Dhillon, Navya Garg, Tanvi Sood, Iknoor Kaur, Jaimukund Bhan, Aditya Das, Anoushka Mukherjee
Staff-Mrs. Samita Mukherjee
8. Five students participated in Nouveau Media Art Meet 2021 jointly hosted by Welham Girls’ and Welham Boys’ School, to celebrate the Spirit of Creativity, Adventure and Internationalism through New Media Art.
The event details :
Theme- ‘Moving Mirrors’- New Art in New Normal.
A pre-event was also attended by the students on the 27th September and the final event on the 2nd October 2021.
1. Himani Thakur Theatre
2. Devanshi Mitruka Drawing
3. Anoushka Dance
4. Sehaj Chandra Digital Art
5. Hrishita Singh Music
Staff: Mrs Ina Mehta
9. Three students participated in The Round Square International Conference from 20th -23rd September 2021.
Participants: Dia Atal, Jaimukund Bhan and Ishika Sen
Staff-Mrs. Meenakshi Solomon