Bengal Schools Summer vacation: ‘School should cut summer vacations, start offline classes from June 20’, CNI issued instructions

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In view of the improvement in the weather in West Bengal, the Church of North India (CNI) has issued instructions to private English medium schools in Kolkata to start offline classes from June 20.

Church of North India, which runs several schools in KolkataCNI) cut summer vacations from the heads of educational institutions here (Bengal Schools Summer Vacation) and to start physical classes from June 20 due to improving weather conditions. In a notice to the private English-medium schools run by it, the Bishop of Kolkata, RT Reverend Dr Paritosh Canning asked the heads to reopen the campuses from Monday and in-person classes for students of all classes.Offline Classes) instructed to start. Let us inform that the Education Department of West Bengal had issued an order to extend the school holidays from June 15 to June 26 in view of the heat falling in the state. In view of this, government and aided schools had declared holidays, while online classes were being held in private schools.

In view of the improvement in weather conditions, our Bishop, RT Revd Dr Paritosh Canning, Bishop of Calcutta, CNI of CNI Calcutta (ICSE/ISC/DA receiving and private schools) said in a statement issued by CNI. They have been asked to reopen their respective institutions from Monday, June 20, 2022 and start offline/in-person classes for all classes of students.

Offline classes will now be held in private schools

The schools for girls/boys including La Martiniere, St. James, Pratt Memorial, St. Paul’s Mission, St. Thomas, Scottish Church Collegiate School, Christ Church Girls’ School and others are run by CNI in the city. La Martiniere school secretary Supriya Dhar said campuses for both boys and girls will reopen from next Monday (June 20) as the “extremely hot and humid conditions” will no longer exist. He said, “After the state government issued notice to extend the summer vacation from June 15 to June 26 due to scorching heat and humidity, we had decided to go for online classes for 10 days.”

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Schools took this decision due to low heat

He said that keeping in mind the issue of children’s health, we took it although CISCE did not issue any circular to reduce the summer vacations in West Bengal despite the advice of the state government. But as the heat and humidity ease a bit, and parents of our children are constantly questioning when the schools will open, we have decided to resume classes on the campus from June 20, Dhar said. The West Bengal government had issued a notification extending the summer vacation in schools by 11 days till June 26, citing hot and humid conditions as a compelling reason.