Punjabi is our mother tongue. It enables us to communicate with our grandparents better. We can understand and enjoy Punjabi stories, poems, jokes, songs and culture better. Gurmukhi is the script. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi. It is important for all Sikhs to learn Gurmukhi and Punjabi so that we can understand the message in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Research says that people who are fluent in two or more languages are smarter in solving problems.
“The mission of The Guru Nanak Punjabi School is to prepare good humans through the knowledge of Sikhie.”
The mission is accomplished in two ways:
- By increasing the vocabulary of the students, so that they can communicate better to understand and discuss community related issues. They will then be able to engage in intra-community forums.
- By providing knowledge of Gurbani through a systematic Gurmat program. The main objective of the Gurmat program is to impart knowledge of the Sikh values through teaching of the Gurbani.
Keeping these goals in mind, Guru Nanak Punjabi School curriculum has been developed into a comprehensive document that includes instruction in the fields of reading, writing and speaking Punjabi, memorization and reading of Gurbani. There are different levels of instruction in Punjabi and Gurmat programs. Each level focuses on a number of concepts to be mastered by each student. Students progress through these levels of instructions.
After graduation from this school students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of Sikh way of life
- Read Punjabi and Gurbani fluently
- Write and speak Punjabi with ease
To achieve success, where a dedicated team of volunteers is working hard, parents also play a very big role. We expect parents to help their children to complete the Punjabi school home-work.