ROUND SQUARE

Round Square Programmes

Round Square is a world-wide association of more than 80 schools on five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in community service, work projects, exchange programmes and adventuring, which can, and often does, take students half way around the world. For further information about the Round Square please visit the website www.roundsquare.org
Vivek High School is a permanent member of Round Square which is a worldwide association of more than seventy schools on five continents. Students attending Round Square Schools make a strong commitment to achieving excellence, to personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in work projects, exchange programmes and adventure related activities. Round Square is based on the philosophy of the German educationist Dr. Kurt Hahn (1886-1974).



Dr. Hahn’s vision of true education was

1.  Giving children the chance to discover themselves.
2.  Allowing children to experience both success and defeat
3.  Training the imagination, the ability to anticipate and plan
4.  Taking games and sports seriously, but only as a part of the whole
5.  To train students to serve others and lead.

There are six ideals of Round Square

1.  Internationalism
2.  Democracy
3.  Environment
4.  Adventure
5.  Leadership
6.  Service

Round Square aims at taking education out of confines of the classroom to a world of social responsibility, leadership, challenge, service and a spirit of international brotherhood.

There are three levels of RS memberships

1.  Permanent Members
2.  Regional Members
3.  Affiliated Schools

Vivek High began its association with RS in 1998 with participation in the Asia Region Junior Round Square Conference at Chittagong Grammar School, Bangladesh. The School became a permanent member in 2003 wherein the chief patron of Round Square, his Majesty King Constantine of Greece inducted Vivek High into the Round Square fold during the International Conference at South Africa. Since then, our students have been attending Regional and International Conferences in India, Oman, South Africa, USA, Australia, Germany, UK and Canada. In 2000, the Regional Junior Round Square Conference was hosted by Vivek High School.

The Round Square Conferences are held on three levels:-

1.  Senior Level
2.  Junior Level
3.  Sub Junior Level

The Annual Round Square International Conference Eligibility - Only for Class X, XI & XII
The Annual Round Square Regional Junior Conference Eligibility - Only for Class VII, VIII & IX
The Annual Round Square Regional Sub Junior Conference Eligibility - Only for Class V & VI
The Annual Round Square Regional Senior Conference Eligibility - Only for Class X, XI & XII
The Round Square Regional and International Service Projects – Only for students age 16 upwards.

The students also participate in Regional and International Service Projects in India for rebuilding structures in remote villages in Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Orissa and Uttaranchal which were hit by natural disasters like earthquakes, Tsunami, cyclone etc.

Our students have also worked in a tribal area in South Africa and Environment preservation projects in Scotland. Service projects help children from affluent families to come out of their comfort zones to understand the very essence of social responsibility.

All extra curricular activities in Vivek High are based on the pillars of Round Square with the aim of developing the over all personality of the students.

Student Exchange Programme

Each year a number of our students (Class X upwards) go to `Round Square Member Schools for a term on exchange to countries like Australia, Germany, USA, Canada, U K and South Africa. In exchange, we host students from the same schools for the term period October November.