The Learning process is guided by an intricately woven well-formed planning that encourages student-centric, student-paced voyage of discovering new knowledge, with opportunities to relate foundational concepts by continually applying their learning to the real everyday world.
This includes subject integration, Making Learning Visible by sharing individual ideas and work, opportunities to work in groups to promote social and teamwork skills, integrated morals & value based discussions within the topics, hands on learning, digitally empowered class session and R & D, and meaningful bridge activities for home studies.
The learning process focuses on enquiry & skill based learning, catering to learner specific needs. It allows for experiential learning that foster observation, research, discovery, analysis and a deeper understanding of global and local issues. It ensures that teachers and students engage in collaborative learning.
Base Curriculum and Subjects
The learning process is designed around the CBSE cross-curricular approach that defines 5 key learning areas : Languages Social Studies Sciences Math & Technology Personality Development
Grade 9: English, (Hindi/Sanskrit), Math, Science, Social Studies, Work Experience
Download Prescribed Books and Notebooks Grade 9
Grade 10: English, (Hindi/Sanskrit), Math, Science, Social Studies, Work Experience
Download Prescribed Books and Notebooks Grade 10
The elective subject options will be declared later – w.e.f. June 2019.
Hands on Learning
Gandhiji, Maria Montessori, Gijubhai Badheka and many other educational stalwart have always spoken of and laid importance on how children learn best by doing and absorbing with their 5 senses. This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin outlines the scheme of the style of learning at STK IIS –
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Every classroom is equipped with the learning kits, covering core subjects like Math, Science, SS . Each child gets to do and learn the topic even as it is being explained by the facilitator.
The school is a very active participant of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Every day, the students clean their own classrooms before they leave and are trained to intuitively keep their environment within and outside the school, clean as well.
Internationalism and Global Perspective
While the school has continually integrated internationalism in curriculum since its inception, this year the school has applied for the British Council International School Awards programme. This programme connects classrooms and promotes shared learning across nations with linked schools overseas. This helps in preparing students with 21st century skills to succeed and thrive in a globalised world.
Each of the grade-wise ISA Projects are undertaken as a part of the curriculum between August and February.
For details please refer to ‘ISA TOPICS concluded in the past’ under Downloads and PDFs. Do visit the Gallery to see photos and videos of projects as well.
For more details on the British Council International Schools Awards Programme, please visit: www.britishcouncil.in
The school has technology enabled class rooms with LED TVs and speakers that create a virtual world to investigate. Internet connectivity, computers and DVDs offer the perfect setting for explorations into a wider world that aid learning and experimentation. A strict vigil is kept on the content the student is allowed to log into. In addition to this, students are regularly sent links to view, imbibe learning beyond the textbooks as well as research from home. This allows healthy interaction and quality time with care-givers, who are well informed with the ongoing curriculum.
The teachers, students and parents are connected daily through HW emails and digi-circulars. The dynamic SCHOOL The SCHOOL MIS (login available only to active students) is currently under construction and will shortly be available for use. It will allow login access through the Student/Parent/Teacher portals and access to all aspects of the students curriculum and related activities. All circulars, bridge activities, event particulars with photos and notices are also sent vide email to parents on a daily basis.
“The world beyond my classroom” is a curriculum MUST through which every class sets off on a field trip visit to connect classroom learning to the world outside. These are undertaken every month or two months, during the school hours. The tours are teacher-guided with external resource person’s sharing. The students are encouraged to carry their notepads to record their individual observations and queries.
The reinforcement programme is customized to assist students seeking additional intervention in academics. These could be students who:
- Are struggling with academics OR
- Need to catch up on absenteeism work OR
- Need to bridge the gap in the minimum learning outcomes when coming in from other schools or from overseas.
These sessions are conducted during ongoing school sessions as well as on working/non-working Saturdays. In the case of the first scenario, if necessary, the school may refer a child for specialised testing with reputed and recognised testing departments at MS University, Special educators..
Bridge Activity / HW
While many schools avoid giving any HW at all, we believe = Practice makes perfect!
A little bit of HW or bridge activity at home helps to reinforce the learning that one has experienced in the class. Bridge activities of the varied subjects are spaced across the week, with a balance of written, reading, creative thought, finding pictures for projects and research on the Internet.
As an integral part of the Bridge Activity, students are encouraged to read the ongoing lessons (even if there is no guided homework) and engage in Newspaper reading everyday.
While value education is intricately woven into the subject related curriculum, the school has a focused value education programme through which students see short films, discuss, internalize the value, work on thought-provoking activities to cement the learning. These are non-judgemental with room for every student to express his/her own views related to the value based theme.