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Academics:

Academic Features

Academics is the core of most of the activities in an educational institution. More so for a school which lays the foundation for education? Despite much emphasis being given to learner-centric approach to education, the teacher remains at the centre stage. Transaction of curriculum is, therefore, the most important of all activities in a school. What should be our guiding principles? We broadly follow the lead of NCF – 2005 and BCF – 2008.

Guiding Principles
• Relating education to nature, society & life outside schools
• Re-inventing classrooms and examinations to aid the process of learning as desired.
• All round development & helping the child realize her individual potential.
• Nurturing a child to grow into an informed and conscientious citizen imbued with social concerns within the democratic polity of the country.

Strategies
• Making classroom more lively and full of write- ups, poster, charts, news bulletin, etc.
• To emphasis learning by doing to ensue active participation of the learners in he learning process.
• Making innovations in teaching methods.
• Transacting lessons within the overall framework of the curriculum
• Widening learning experience beyond class rooms by organizing field trips, giving project works, etc.
• To facilitate peer group learning.

Language
• Language skills speech and listening, reading and writing- cut across subjects and disciplines. Their foundational role in children’s construction of knowledge.
• Special emphasis on teaching of English
• L 1, L2 & L3 ------ as a resource for the enrichment of School life.

Science
• To engage the learners in acquiring methods and processes that will nurture their curiosity to the environment.
• Awareness of environmental concerns must permeate the entire school curriculum.

Mathematics
• Ability to think logically and formulate and handle abstractions.
• Enhancing children’s ability to think and reason, to visualize and handle abstractions to formulate and solve problems.

Social Sciences
• To focus on conception understanding rather than memorizing facts for exam.
• Equip children with the ability to think independently and reflect critically on social issues.
• Interdisciplinary approaches.

Work
• To recognize the pedagogic potential of work
• To develop values and multiple skill formation

Art
• Arts including clay work, theatre and crafts as integral components of school curriculum.

Health & Physical Education
• Community health and physical education programme including Yoga.

Environment Education
• Awareness of the issues and concerns of the environment – learning skills and participatory activities.

Computer Education
• Making full use of the I.T. by the learners as well as facilitators.

Planning
• Decentralized planning of school calendar and daily schedule and autonomy for teacher professionalism.

Evaluation
• Reducing stress and enhancing success in the Exam.
• A shift away from content-based testing to problem solving skills and understanding.
• A shift towards shorter examinations.
• Comprehensive and continuous evaluation.

Focus Areas
• Teacher education as a tool to achieve a desired process of education.
• Two days seminar in the first week of April 2012
• 7 days orientation programme of teachers during summer vacation.
• 5 days orientation programme during winter vacation.
• A seminar at the end of every month.
• Enriching library and making use of it both by the learners and the teachers.
• A fairly good infrastructure to be made greener a separate building for Hostel, space for staff room and girl’s common room.
• A strong academic support group to support the school from time to time.
• A strong community bond to be further explored and strengthened.
• Dramatics – drama teacher’s pedagogical importance to be utilized.
• Immense physical energy of the learners to be given desired shape by the PTI.