Educational Policy

What exactly is our Educational Ideology?
We foresaw the challenges of a new millennium lurking round the corner when the idea of this institution germinated in our minds in the last decade of the 20th century. Conscious of the need for a futuristic and pragmatic outlook and wary of outdated educational role models, we were able to place our vision in a global perspective - a new world order that would emerge by the turn of the century.

Insofar as our endeavour aimed at catering to an expatriate community hailing predominantly from the Indian subcontinent is concerned, we are aware of our responsibility as an instrument of the community per se. However, we not only uphold what is the most cherished for us in terms of values stemming from our ancient civilisation but also visualise its continuum and fusion into a modern world culture that thrives on secularism, universal brotherhood and a common concern for peace and prosperity on the earth.

Our educational ideology, therefore, can be summed up precisely in the form of qualities, capabilities, attitudes and ideals that we aim at inculcating in a child's personality.
In a nutshell, we visualise the child who passes through the portals of our School to be shaped into:
  • A complete rounded up human being with a finely balanced personality in all respects - physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional, social, moral, spiritual and aesthetic
  • An individual fully equipped with skills, abilities and attitudes suited for entering a profession/career and making a success of it
  • An ideal citizen fully conscious of his place in human society vis-a-vis his duties and rights and with a positive attitude towards collective aspirations of the society for peace, equality, justice and freedom
  • A person endowed with all possible communication skills - aural, verbal, reading and written
  • A person with finely honed sensitivities and sensibilities for all things aesthetic - music, dance, drama, fine arts, literature and various other expressions of human creativity
  • An individual endowed with a sharp intellect with abilities to reason, analyse, differentiate, discriminate, compare, contrast, synthesize, juxtapose, justify and deduce coherently and logically
  • A person with a progressive and forward-looking attitude towards life
  • A humane, kind and compassionate person capable of empathizing with human suffering and eager to alleviate it to the best of his/her ability
  • A global citizen, aware of the need for conserving the planet earth and its environment for the common good of all human beings and other creatures inhabiting it
  • A well groomed and trained component of universal human resource in terms of suitability and adjustment to the prospective advancement in science and technology and the resultant emergence of new frontiers of human endeavour in the new century and millennium.

Our Educational Ethos
We invest full faith in the concept of activity-based learning. We constantly orient our teachers to act as facilitators of learning who perform the role of ?guide by the side? as against the traditional role of ?teacher as a preacher?. We try to offer our teachers frequent opportunities for professional growth through in-service workshops and seminars.

We aim at inducing in our students qualities of initiative, exploration, assimilation and analysis. We perceive in them a storehouse of potentials and encourage them to give their questing spirits a free rein to reach out, freely and fearlessly, to the realms of knowledge, perception and understanding. We believe in a holistic approach towards education that covers all the areas of a child?s growth and development ? physical, intellectual, social, moral and aesthetic.

Our Educational Methodology
We adopt ?learning by doing? methodology at the Pre School level. The focus is on the objective of preparing children for formal learning later on. The emphasis is laid on learning the basic skills in significant areas such as gross and fine motor control, social adjustment, cognition and aesthetics.
At the Primary level, we are selective about curriculum in all subjects with the explicit objective in mind that quality rather than quantity is the basis of meaningful learning at this stage. Children are trained to assimilate and internalize knowledge and perceive its relevance in real life situations.

At the Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary levels, we follow the curricula and syllabi prescribed by the NCERT and the CBSE, India. At this stage, we aim at strengthening learning through project work, field visits, seminars and situational dramatization etc. We are on our way to fully integrate information technology with mainstream learning in our effort to take timely steps in view of futuristic parameters of school education. At the moment, we offer education in information technology from the fifth standard onward.

We have a plethora of co-curricular and extra mural activities spread over an academic year to offer children opportunities to explore and sharpen their talents in any field.

We follow the system of continuous assessment in all academic subjects in conformity with the recommendations of the Central Board of Secondary Education, India, to which we are affiliated. We draw out yearly plans in which the syllabus for each class in divided into convenient segments. Each segment, including its revision, is covered within the required period of time. Continuous assessment is done through Unit Tests and due weightage is given to it at the time of a child?s promotion to the next class.

The system ensures planned implementation of instruction and evaluation within a time frame. A child's promotion to the next class at the end of an academic year does not depend on the annual examination alone under the system of continuous evaluation.

Our Educational System
Our educational system operates at two levels, namely,

  • Pre Primary and Primary
The Pre Primary and Primary Wing of the School is the mainstay of our educational system in that it lays the foundation on which the edifice of our educational ideology stands. Our reception class is Lower Kindergarten and is open to children of all nationalities. We receive children who have completed three years of age by March 31 of the year in which admission is sought. This is in conformity with the norms laid down by the Ministry of Private Education, Kuwait.
The education system at the Pre Primary level is child-centered and caters to the growth and development of young children in all areas, namely, physical, psychological, cognitive, social, emotional, communicative, moral and aesthetic. The curriculum covers a wide array of activities designed to use the "Learning by doing" approach to education effectively. The focus is on preparing children for formal learning later on.
Parents are expected to share with us the responsibility of grooming children through processes and practices that are widely accepted in the world as the most appropriate ones for early childhood education.
At the Primary level, we aim at making a smooth transition from acquisition of basic skills at the Pre School level to the achievement of formal learning objectives universally represented by the quartet of knowledge, skills, understanding and application in the process of administering specific inputs/ outputs by way of syllabi and curricula. Whereas "hands on" approach to learning still continues to play a significant role in our system of education at the Primary level, the emphasis now shifts from general to particular in all the essential areas such as language(s), mathematical ability, general awareness, health and hygiene. Children?s learning is assessed through various tests and examinations and their achievement recorded in the form of raw scores and/or grades. Parents get updated information about their children?s performance through frequent interaction with the school and the teaching staff.

  • SeniorSchool
At the Senior School level, the emphasis shifts to preparing children as per the curricula and syllabi prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research & Training and the Central Board of Secondary Education. India. The system of education at this stage is geared towards achieving higher academic goals through all possible means such as effective classroom instruction, remedial work with weak students and special classes for students due to appear in the Board examination.