PRIMARY - Standard 1 to 8
Our Primary School introduces children to the excitement and challenges of independent learning. We try to involve and stimulate all the nine intelligences. At the primary level, children are still 'learning to read' and from Standard 4 onwards, they start 'reading to learn'.
Concepts are taught using audio-visual aids as well as story telling and enacting, to make it more exciting.
In understanding ideas, asking questions and working out answers, children improve skills like reading, writing, researching, reasoning and communicating. In the process, they develop both strong academic skills and lasting self-confidence.
Apart from English, Mathematics, and Environmental Science (EVS), they begin to study a second language. Fine Arts and Physical Education, including swimming, become a part of their curriculum.
As children move into Standard 6 and above, our curriculum and programmes begin preparing them for the challenges of high school. We give them opportunities and support them to meet these needs, against the backdrop of the structure required to be successful in their efforts. In keeping with our philosophy of developing a "complete child", emphasis is placed on imbibing attributes like respect, tolerance, integrity and personal accountability.
Children in this age group have a growing, even if unarticulated, need to shoulder responsibility and be allowed independence.
The focus is on both academic content and the development of essential skills like critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and the ability to speak and write effectively. Children are divided into separate houses and all group activities within the class are done according to house-based grouping. This teaches them to cooperate and work as a group. They soon realise that the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Children are also encouraged to take part in all co-curricular activities and to be actively involved in intramural and inter-school events. The emphasis is on taking part, irrespective of winning or losing. Everybody takes part in everything. 'Growing up' classes are also introduced, along with counselling on a regular basis, depending on individual needs. Yoga is introduced to enhance physical and mental agility.