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Sai Spiritual Education

 

“Unless Knowledge is transformed into wisdom,

And wisdom is expressed in character,

Education is a wasteful process.

If education confers this gift of transformation,

Then life will become peaceful, happy and

Full of mutual help and co-operation. "

Baba

 

The Term dates for 2014-2015 are as follows: 

Autumn First Half Term
7th September 2014 to 19th October 2014.
26th October 2014-----Autumn Half Term Holiday. 
SSE resumes 2nd November 2014.

Autumn Second Half Term
2nd November 2014 to 21st December 2014. 

28th December 2014 and 4th January 2015---Christmas Holidays. 

Spring First Half Term
11th January 2015 to 15th February 2015.

22nd February 2015------Spring First Half Term Holiday.

Spring Second Half Term
1st March 2015 to 29th March 2015.

5th April 2015 and 12th April 2015 --- Easter Holidays.

Summer First Half Term
19th April 2015 to 24th May 2015.

31st May ----Summer First Half Term Holiday.

Summer Second Half Term
7th June 2015 to 12th July 2015.

Exam –5th July 2015.

19th July 2015 to 30th August---Summer Holidays.

   
SSE New Year 2015 to 2016 --Resumes on 6th September 2015.

 

 

Click here for SSE Letter to parents April 2013 re Eashwaramma Day plus other children's programmes.

Click here for SSE End of Term letter July 2011 - Important announcement re new start time for SSE classes

Click here for SSE Year 2011 Dates April 2011

Click here for SSE End of Term letter July 2010

Click here  for SSE Parents' Meeting Letter Easter 2010

Click here  for SSE Newsletter for Autumn 2009

Click Here for SSE Newsletter for Easter 2009

Click Here for SSE Magazine for December 2008

 

Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) is the primary basis of the great movement to restore righteousness in the world. The aim is to guide and mould the children from an early age, so they acquire and practice the right values in life, and learn to live with discipline and simplicity.

 

Leicester Central SSE Classes are held every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at

Soar Valley College,

Gleneagles Avenue

Leicester

LE4 7GY 

Classes start at the age of 4 to 5 years which is our Reception Class and Nursery (Age 5-6 years). They then move on to Group 1 (Age 6-9 years), followed by Group 2 (Age 9-12) and finally complete the course at the age of 15 in Group 3 (Age 12-15). Apart from having normal lessons, we also organise extra activities. They are:

                                                           Workshops

Study Circles

Library

Assembly

SSE Bhajans

 Rehearsals for Celebrations

Fun Days

Sports Day

Service Activities

 

Then they progress to LOTUSS [Life’s opportunity to Understand Self and Spirituality] programme which is for young teenagers aged 15 to 18 years old.

 

Information on Sai Spiritual Education

Where Formal Education caters for:

·        the physical

·        mental

·        and intellectual development of the child.

Sai Spiritual Education caters for:

·        the physical,

·        mental,

·        emotional,

·        psychological,

·        spiritual,

·        psychical

·        and moral faculties of the child.

In other words, SSE was set up to cater for the complete development of the child.

Launched under the inspiring guidance of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sai Spiritual Education is values oriented.

Its main objective is to help children imbibe a system of Values, based on:

                   TRUTH

                   PEACE

                   RIGHT CONDUCT

                   LOVE and

                   NON-VIOLENCE

including the ancient heritage of tolerance and unity of faiths, so they may cultivate and practice the following virtues:

·    Due respect for parents and elders.

·    Proper attention to school studies and respect to school teachers.

·    Good physical orderliness in respect of dress and behaviour at school and society.

·    Courage and Self-confidence.

·    Good moral character.

·    Making good use of time by appointing it in a balanced way between study, work, play and prayer.

·    Spirit of service for those who need their help.

·    Faith in God who expects one to be truthful, honest, good, loving, kind and serviceable to all fellow beings.

Obviously these benefits accrue only when:

The child responds satisfactorily to the instructions. The teacher and parent help and co-operate with each other. To ensure children practice at home what they have learnt in class: The children are made to maintain a spiritual diary which is filled under the supervision of the parents. The teachers and parents should at least once a quarter follow up with the child’s progress in all spheres i.e. home, school and SSE and also to adopt corrective and progressive measures for the child.

To help achieve this objective, it is essential to mould the child’s mind at a very early age, so that slowly and steadily, proper ethical, moral, social, cultural and spiritual values are inculcated into the child’s growing personality. The child’s ‘Character’ has to be moulded just when the ‘clay is soft’.

The Purpose Of Education

Is To Learn How To Live,

Not How To Make A Living.”

- Baba

 

5 Teaching Techniques are used in SSE to effectively impart the spiritual knowledge.  They are:

 

  1. STORY TELLING

The inner significance lies in the Moral Values in each story.

The children are inspired by great men and women.

Emphasises all the 5 Values.

 

  1. SILENT SITTING / MEDITATION

Helps build up concentration, efficiency and devotion.

Awakens the awareness of truth about the Divine Consciousness.

Emphasises Truth, Peace, Love

 

  1. GROUP ACTIVITIES

Teaches co-operation, tolerance, unity and sharing.

Brings out the creative flair.

Emphasises Right Action, Love, Truth, Non-Violence.

 

  1. PRAYERS/ DEVOTIONAL SONGS

Inspires faith and devotion.

Acquaints and builds a relationship with God and gives peace and joy. Emphasises all 5 values.

 

  1. ROLE PLAY

Gives confidence, teaches unity co-operation and team work.

Emphasises Non-Violence, Right Action and Love.

 

 

“When there is righteousness in the heart

There will be beauty in the character.

If there is beauty in the character,

There will be harmony in the home.

Where there is harmony in the home,

There will be order in the nation.

When there is order in the nation,

There will be peace in the world. "

                                               - Baba

 

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