New module of learning introduced at Oak Grove School
Oakgrovians young and old, Come join in cheerful song;
The honour of our school uphold, With voices clear and strong.
We leave the plains and heat,
Our homes and friends below;
And on these rugged mountains meet,
Life's purposes to know
Our glorious valley green,
With wooded hills around;
As games we play with vigour keen,
Doth oft with shouts resound. I
n classrooms and in field,
Oak Grove has made her name;
We strive and hope our time will yield,
New glories, wider fame.
We love this school of ours,
We're Oak Grove's children true;
We'll serve her in her darkest hours,
And in her glory too. This place wherein we live,
Fair gem of this earth's crown;
Claims earnest work which we must give;
Regardless of renown.
And when we leave Oak Grove,
Embarking on life's sea;
We'll ne'er forget the school we love,
But loyal to her be. In future years we pray,
God's blessing she may see,
And that her sons and daughters may,
"IN ALL THINGS FAITHFUL BE".
H. P. Watts
MUSSOORIE, 28 Aug: A new method of education has been introduced at Oak Grove School in Jharipani here by the newly appointed, young and dynamic Principal Anurag Tripathi. The changes brought by Tripathi are already showing good results.
Tripathi is a man with a mission. He has already received a President’s award for outstanding performance in Bhopal Division. Oak Grove School is the only boarding public school run by Northern Railways. It was founded in 1888 with 28 students.
The children of railway employees are imparted standard education here. Anurag Tripathi has evolved a methodology of monitoring, assessing and easy learning. Before that, he improved the condition of the mess, dormitories and other services by continuous monitoring. The students are happy with the changes in the system.
Highlighting the methods adopted to improve the standard, he said, “Interactive learning methods through audio-visual means will be introduced. Emphasis on hygiene is being laid so that students receive the best from the institution. The stress is being laid on enjoyable learning and systems of lecture. Cramming will give way to knowledge based education where the child learns via internet and other information sources so that he is kept updated on new methods and thus remain competitive compared to other students of the country. The confidence and character building among the students will be emphasised so that he or she is able to perform in the big league. Feedback in the form of daily progress report has been introduced to keep a check on the services being provided to the students. The introduction of smart cards is also being planned so that their parents also are kept well informed on the progress of the students. Tripathi adds further that education will be imparted to the students, which is beneficial for them in the future.
When asked about corruption in government institutions, he said, “Much depends on the leader. I ensure assured that a check is kept on such problems.” for more go to
As part of the wide spectrum of welfare activities of Indian Railways, Oak Grove School aims at providing quality, modern education - as obtainable in English Medium Public Schools - to the wards of railway employees at a highly affordable cost. The school has successfully adapted to the changing times and lays great emphasis on imbibing the values of Indian culture amongst students. The school aims at achieving the highest standard of excellence in academics, sports and co-curricular activities, as found in the best Public Schools so as to turn out men and women of quality who would do the Railways and society at large, proud of them. Limited seats (25%) are also offered to those not working in the railway system.