Happy Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas

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Happy Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas! We had a wonderful celebration on Wednesday for Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas and the festivities are continuing throughout this four day weekend with fireworks going off in all directions as I write.  We started our day bright and early with our second day …

40 Day Seva Has Begun!

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We kicked off our annual 40 Day Seva this morning at the Golden Temple. The 40 Day Seva is a special time of year for the school where we go to the Golden Temple at 2am each morning for 40 days to help wash the floors of the parkarma. During …

72 Hours with Siri Guru Granth Sahib

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We recently completed an Akhand Path (continuous 72 hour reading from the Guru Granth Sahib) in honour of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan’s passing and Guru Ram Das Dev Ji’s birthday. The Bhog Ceremony to complete the Akhand Path was particularly beautiful. We enjoyed beautiful kirtan played by Cherdi …

Celebrating Guru Ram Das

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The streets of Amritsar were full this weekend with Sikhs celebrating Guru Ram Das’ birthday. On Friday, we joined with the other devotees, our academic teachers and the Sikh Dharma yatra for the annual Nagar Kirtan, where Sikhs parade through the streets of Amritsar stopping frequently to demonstrate their skills. …

Library Refresh

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On Monday of this week, Academic Principal, Kirandeep Kaur, and Librarian, Madhu, spent the day re-organizing the library with the help of student volunteers. It was a big job but well worth it. The library looks energized and refreshed. Many students volunteered their morning off for this activity including Amrit Bani, …

This Week in the Classroom

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Grade 8 – Atoms The Grade 8 students created models of atoms of an element of their choosing and presented them in class.  Grade 9 – Density Grade 9 physics students were asked to create boats made out of aluminum foil that would be tested on water. They were tested …

Journey to Hemkunt Sahib

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The Grade 11s have returned from a fantastic yatra to Hemkunt Sahib in Uttarakhand. This is a special site for Sikhs as it marks the location where Guru Gobind Singh became one with God in a previous life. The Gurdwara is a 15 km hike from Govindghat and rests 4320 …