21st Century is uncertain
- The career that was not known in 20th Century now exists; so we do not know for what career we need to prepare our students
- The gadgets that was not known in 20th Century now exists; so we do not know what gadgets our students are going to use in future
In the above context, we understand that our curriculum has to be challenging to teach 21st Century students with 20th Century teachers. We strongly believe that ‘Pre-packaged curriculum’ undermines teachers’ professionalism. So, we have designed our own school curriculum based on CBSE guidelines. Our curriculum is child centered, purposeful, meaningful, relevant, collaborative and enjoyable. It discourages rote memory and encourages project oriented learning. It will motivate students to question ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘when’.
We understand that each student is different, so our curriculum will be
- Inclusive and assist every student regardless of ability
- Reach and cater to student’s potential as learners
- Forward looking and prepare students for future
- Develop student’s competency in areas such as,
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Learning to learn
- Skills to learn independently.
Our curriculum will provide space for teachers to adapt the curriculum to suit the students of a class. It will not demand that every student learn exactly the same content, the same way and exactly the same number of hours. It will provide flexibility for teachers to ensure that treatment of content is appropriate to students’ needs and capabilities.
The curriculum and pedagogy it promotes, will acknowledge that students learn in different and individual ways.
- Some students are very effective and skilled listeners; they are auditory learners
- Some require pictures, slides and videos, they are visual learners
- Other learn best through practical exercises; they are kinesthetic learners.
Some students tread like a tortoise, they move slowly step by step. Others are like rabbits, they hop and skip steps. A good quality curriculum will encourage teachers to get to know their students learning style and behaviors; then direct them towards achieving the best learning outcomes. Our school curriculum provides everything what the students need. It is not textbook driven.
The school timings will be age appropriative. This differential timing may cause some difficulty to parents who have more than a child studying in different classes; yet they should understand the ideology behind it and cooperate with the school.
- Pre KG to UKG 3 Hours from 9 am to 12 am
- LKG & UKG – 3 hours from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
- Class I & II – 4 ½ hours + 30 minutes lunch break; from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
- Class III to V – 5 ½ hours + 30 minutes lunch break; from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
- Class VI & VIII – 6 ½ hours + 30 minutes lunch break; from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm
- Class IX & X – 7 ½ hours + 30 minutes lunch break; from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
The school has a full fledged basketball court, hand ball court and a kho-kho playing area. Students will be divided into four houses and intra-murals will be conducted in all sports and games activities. Annual sports day will be a grand affair where every child will have an opportunity to participate.
Independence day and Republic day will be celebrated to induce patriotism. Farmers day and Education day will be celebrated to make students understand the importance of farming and education. Annual day with cultural programmes by students will be a great treat. The school will ensure that every child participate in one programme or the other.
Every student will be encouraged to develop the habit of collecting materials as a hobby. The hobbies for primary classes are, LKG – Sweet wrappers, Class I – Feathers, Class II – Shells, Class III – Stones, Class IV – Stamps, Class V – Coins. Class VI onwards the choice is left to students.
Each class will jointly do gardening in a specified area and be ready for assessment in February. The flowers and vegetables they produce will be real and provide a sense of achievement irrespective of whether they win or lose.
It is a unique mela conducted in the month of July that will bring out inner talent of a student. There will be independent competitions, paired competitions and group competitions. This will be a week long activity where every student will be eager to participate.
At the beginning of every year, an Expo will be conducted on any one of the following topics
- Social studies
All students will prepare charts, models both static and dynamic showcasing the topics they learnt in the earlier class. This not only strengthens what was learnt but also make them expressive.
Co-curricular activities will be part of the curriculum. Students will learn yoga and life skills where they will acquire knowledge of gardening, cooking, handwork, fish breeding and beekeeping.
Scouts & Guides
Scouts & Guides fosters personality development of the students and help them imbibe a sense of social responsibility. They become disciplined, courageous, mentally and physically strong so that they can make positive contribution to their community and the wider world. A one-day camp will be organized for Cubs & Bulbuls and five-day camp for Scouts & Guides.
Every class will go for a field trip for a day in an academic year. Such trips teach them to be together and get to know about our environment and surroundings.
Educational tours that extend for three to ten days are undertaken from Class VI onwards. It is mandatory, and we except every parent to send their child. Night stays away from parents teach students to be independent.