My alarm wakes me up at six o’clock on Monday morning. I’m glad to get up from my bed every morning
my mind fresh and ready to face another day. A warm breeze greets me and whispers, good morning.
Soon I brush my teeth, take a fresh bath and get dressed. After breakfast, I get my shoes and
organized and am ready to go. “Bye mom, bye dad!” I call. “Bye dear and have a great day!” they
Bike to School!
My brother and I always ride our bicycles to school together. Every day, we see many hummingbirds,
peacocks, chickens, cows, dogs, goats, sheep, plants, trees and flowers.
Two-wheelers, cars, buses, people and even sheep join us on the road!
Welcome to GPS!
When I enter the school gates, a fresh breeze welcomes me because we have many trees planted in our
school. Everything just seems cleaner and greener at GPS.
Goes the assembly bell. The whole school gathers on the front playground. Our senior students lead
assembly, starting with flag hosting, weekly appreciations and, my favourite, Gotcha! During Gotcha,
you have done something nice during the week, you can win a prize. This week, my friend Jenny won!
Assembly ends with the singing of our national anthem. We stand at attention and sing it with pride.
After assembly, we all walk towards the canteen for our delicious morning porridge. I take my
sit with my friends, and enjoy every sip of it.
Relax and Focus
Every day, our first class is homeroom period. We start with a short meditation to help us improve
thinking power, relax and focus.
After meditation, I ask my friend Venba, “Do we have any tests today, because I don’t see them in my
homework folder?” “Nope,” she answers. I start to read my favourite story book, The Secret Seven,
was able to complete a chapter a few minutes before the bell.
After homeroom today we have English with Punitha mam. English is a fun subject, with stories, poems,
grammar, spelling bee competitions, drama, songs and so much more! I have improved my English
reading and understanding skills a lot over the years. This class is always fun.
About our World
Next is Social Studies. This class is really interesting. Every time my teacher starts explaining a
topic, I feel like it is happening around me because we go so deep into the topic. It is a really
way to learn.
Soon I hear the bell ringing to tell us it’s recess and time for a snack. Chatting and giggling, we
the walk to the canteen. A nice aroma reaches my nose and my mouth starts to water—today is boiled
peanuts and carrots!
“Hey, What Should We Play?”
Asks Selvi. “I have an idea for a game,” Venba says. “Start from the jumping rope, run all around the
grounds, climb the ropes, slide down the slide, go on the swing two times, walk on the rocks, and
on the zip line all the way back to the start.” It was really fun and we had time to do the whole
Next is science class, which is my favourite subject because we do a lot of experiments, research and
practical hands-on learning.
We Are Green
In Biology, we have a Green School Program which includes many creative activities like making
rallies, artwork, planting trees, gardening, composting, recycling, and keeping the school grounds
our community tidy.
Soon it is time for lunch. My school serves a healthy and delicious hot lunch every day. Canteen is
my favourite place at school!
I Love Tamil
Later in the day, we have Tamil class. Tamil motivates me on storytelling, writing and singing poems.
Apart from all the academic classes at GPS, students also have fantastic co-curricular classes to
have discovered that I am really talented in yoga, and I have won many awards.
Sing Our Hearts Out
I am also really good at singing—I am even in the school choir!
Confident and Strong!
Karate, a regular co-curricular activity at GPS, builds up my confidence physically and I have
how to self-defend from strangers.
We Can Dance
Finally, we have a wonderful dance program. Dance refreshes my mind. I will always feel happy and
while I dance.
My Second Family
My teachers and caretakers are really friendly to me. Every day they correct me, teach me good
and take good care of me. They are my second family. That’s why we call caretakers “ammaa,” which
After a full day at school, I pack my backpack with my homework and walk to the canteen to get my
fruit—often a banana, or delicious watermelon—and eat it while I chat to my friends about the day.
At Peace with Books
Then we go to the library and read our favourite books in the calm quiet. Our library is a wonderful
place in our school, with over 10,000 amazing books, more than a student could ever need. “Hey
what books did you guys sign out for the night?” “Nancy Drew,” replied Jenny. “Sarah Plain and
said Selvi. “Holes,” exclaimed Venba. Then we thanked the librarians and left.
See You Tomorrow!
Finally, it is time for us to leave school. I take my bicycle and start my ride back home.
In the evening, I take my time to do my homework and prepare for the next day at school. I know how
I am to go to an amazing school that has so much to offer.
After eating my mother’s delicious dinner and sharing about my day, I’m in my soft, comfy bed. I love
read for a few minutes in bed, so I pull out the book that I signed out of the library. My parents
really happy when they hear my reading style. Within a few pages, I feel really sleepy and put my
aside, pull up my bed covers, and turn off the lamp.
Good Night and Sweet Dreams!
I will soon fall asleep, and I’m sure I’ll have sweet dreams! Can't wait for tomorrow to start a new