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Dear Parents and students of West End Buddhist Dhamma School,

Hope you are all keeping well and safe! I would like to warmly welcome you to 2020-21 academic year and thank you for your interest in learning Dhamma through our online platform this year.

As we adjust to the new normal during these unprecedent times, I would like to bring your attention to some regulations and guidelines that I want parents and students to follow during Distance Learning:

As parents/guardians,

  • We undertake the responsibility of facilitating regular attendance of our son/daughter in Dhamma School online
  • We will make sure that our son/daughter takes part in the virtual Buddha Vandana conducted by Dr. Bhante Saranapala at the beginning of every session
  • We agree not to take any pictures/ videos/screenshots of classwork or interactions, and share classwork with anyone
  • We undertake the responsibility of making sure that our son/daughter completes his/her homework provided by the teachers on time

 As a student,

  • I will attend all the Dhamma school sessions offered on Sunday, and I will give my full attention to the teachings during the class
  • I will ONLY share my account password with parent, or caregivers, and not share with anyone else
  • I will only maintain one Dhamma School account in the system
  • I will not share private information with anyone without my parents' or guardians' permission
  • I will maintain class notes, regularly refer to my schedule for distance learning, and complete any homework or assignments on time
  • I understand it is my responsibility to obtain clarifications on what has been taught in the class if things are not clear, and I will communicate with my teachers for things that help with my progress where necessary

 In online communications:

  • I will be respectful in all my communications with the teachers and peers
  • I will switch on my microphone only when prompted by my teacher
  • I understand that I have the choice of switching on the video mode during online class discussions using Google meet, and will use this feature only if my parents agree
  • I will be a good friend to my classmates by not engaging in any kind of bullying, humiliating, or upsetting anyone through my conduct

 

Thank you very much and many Blessings!

 

Dr. Bhante Saranapala

Principal

West End Buddhist Dhamma School

 

Tentative Dhamma school days for 2020/21

 

2020

October 18, 25

November 8,15, 22, 29

December 13

 

2021

January 10, 17, 24

February 7, 21

March 7, 14

April 11, 18

May 2, 9 ( tentative DS celebration) , 16 ( Children's Sil observation) 

 

Dhamma School Registration Form

Application deadline: SundayOctober 17th, 2020 (Late Registrants are only accepted based on space availability)

Dhamma School Start Date: Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Medium of teaching: English

 

Typical Dhamma School program is as follows, 

3.00 - 3.30 PM: Virtual Buddha Vandana, Meditation, Dhamma Talk, and Announcements

3.30 - 4.30 PM: Classroom based Online Learning

4.30 - 5.00 PM Reserved for additional discussions/quizzes or activity time

If you have any questions about the registration or missed the deadline, please contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see all of you back in Dhamma School for 2020/21!

Principal of the Sunday Dhamma School

Principal of the Sunday Dhamma School

Venerable Dr. Bhante Saranapala

 

Dhamma School Teachers - 2014-2015

Sunday Dhamma School Teachers - 2014-2015

 Sunday Dhamma School Teachers - 2013-2014

Sunday Dhamma School Teachers - 2013-2014

Dhamma School Teachers 2011

Dhamma School Students