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Punjabi school is focused on providing a foundation in Gurmukhi, Sikh History, Kirtan, and Gurmat. Parents, students, teachers, and the Gurdwara management all work together to achieve it. The teachers strive to enable students to learn reading, writing, and speaking in the Punjabi language, develop awareness of our rich cultural heritage, and instill pride in their Sikh identity. Our ultimate goal is to enable students to read the Sikh scriptures, in particular Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Currently, we have three learner groups based on students’ age and skill:

  • Phulkari (Pre-School)
  • Muharni (Kindergarten)
  • Elementary (Grade 1)

Each level focuses on a number of concepts and skills to be mastered by each student. The Phulkari (Pre-School) Group is all about learning basics; Muharni (Kindergarten) Group learns ………… And, Elementary (Grade 1) Group is ……

Upon graduation from the GBDS Punjabi School, the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of Sikh way of life.
  • Read Punjabi and Gurbani fluently.
  • Write Punjabi with ease.
  • Speak Punjabi in social settings.

Classes mirror the regular school year and are held on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Registration is required, and students are expected to attend all classes on time. Regular meetings are held by teachers to evaluate the progress of the children; the class and homework are evaluated accordingly. Exams are given at the discretion of teachers. Parents are kept abreast of the students’ progress throughout the year.

Several Gurpurabs are celebrated during the school year in which children take the lead. We also organize various competitions during the year, such as the Speech Symposium, Gurbani Recitation, Gurmat Camp, and others events. Children participate in the events every year, which helps build their self-confidence and commitment to the Sikh culture.

Our culture, our traditions, our language are the foundations upon which we build our identity. They gives us spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others. We ought to be proud of it.