Teachers who aim to excel, know that they must never quell, the thirst for knowledge, that they feel, only then their potential can be truly revealed. here are our educators upgrading themselves by attending the 13th IIT Delhi International K-12 Conference-Educanival 2022. It was a 3-day conference on “Reimaging and Rebuilding K-12 education.
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Joyful Pre Primary Years
The smaller they are the bigger their imagination, so the policy of catch – them – young works very well since the child comes to us as a virtually clean slate The foundations of literacy are laid down in these formative years and it is a mammoth responsibility for educators to nurture a love for learning in the young impressionable minds, a responsibility which we are proud to say is carried out to perfection at EIS. The family-like atmosphere and doting educators ensure that the weaning process from home to school is smooth and fun-filled. The student-teacher ratio is as low as 1 teacher per 13 students. We work in tandem with parents for the simple reason that we are working towards the same goal — the evolution of the children. Education is imparted through concepts and not facts. Children learn and assimilate much more when they do things with their own hands. Keeping this in view we have devised an activity-oriented curriculum.
EIS focuses on six key areas of learning that provide a comprehensive framework for a child’s development at the Pre Primary level:
PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Within a nurturing environment, children are individually supported in developing confidence, autonomy and self- respect. They are encouraged to work and concentrate independently and also to take part in the life of the group, sharing and co-operating with other children and adults. Through activities, conversation and practical example, they learn acceptable ways to express their own feelings and to have respect for the feelings of others. All children are given the opportunity, as appropriate, to take responsibility for themselves and also for the group, its members, and its property.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
A safe and stimulating environment allows children to explore and experiment with a range of natural and manufactured materials. They learn to observe the features of objects and substances, recognize differences, patterns, and similarities and to share and record their findings. Children are assisted in exploring and understanding their environment, both within the group and also in the wider community. A range of safe and well-maintained equipment enables children to extend their technological understanding, using simple tools and techniques as appropriate to achieve their intentions and solve problems.
COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERACY
In both small and large groups, children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening and by hearing and responding to stories, songs, and rhymes. Children are helped to understand that written symbols carry meaning, to be aware of the purpose of writing and, when they are ready, to use drawn and written symbols for themselves. A well-stocked book corner gives the child the opportunity and encouragement to become familiar with books, able to handle them and be aware of their uses, both for reference and as a source of stories and pictures.
A range of equipment and opportunities, both indoors and out of doors, allow the children to develop confidence and enjoyment in the use and development of their own bodily skills. A very high level of adult supervision enables children to safely create and meet physical challenges, developing increasing skill and control in moving, climbing and balancing. At the same time, children are supported in the development of the fine motor skills required to use tools, including pens, and pencils and to handle small objects with increasing control and precision.
PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND NUMERACY
By means of adult supported practical experience, children become familiar with the sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting activities, which form the basis for early mathematics. As they use their developing mathematical understanding to solve practical problems, children are assisted to learn and use the vocabulary of mathematics, identifying objects by shape, position, size volume and number. Songs, games and picture books help children to become aware of number sequences and when they are ready, to use simple mathematical operations, such as adding.
Children are encouraged to use a wide range of resources in order to express their own ideas and feelings to construct their individual response to experience in two and three dimensions. Art equipment, including paint, glue, crayons, and pencils, as well as natural and discarded resources, provides for open-ended exploration of colour, shape and texture and the development of skills in painting, drawing and collage. Children join in with, and respond, to music and stories and there are many opportunities for imaginative role play, both individually and as part of a group.
Empowering Primary Years
Students study the national curriculum of CBSE from grades 1 to 5. It is a comprehensive curriculum that provides broad-based education where students study Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies and Sciences besides Creative and Performing Arts. The CBSE curriculum inculcates diligence and application-based learning. The students are taken towards excellence through theory, experiments, project work, guest lectures and field trips.
The Primary School comprises Grades 1 to 5. The Teaching pedagogy of these years focuses on developing intellectual capabilities. As students move to and through primary school we introduce them progressively to the world of integrated knowledge, while particularly strengthening their aptitude in the core subjects like English, Hindi, Mathematics, EVS.
As stimuli for reading and writing, from Grade 1 our students are introduced to the study of computers, appreciating that computer literacy is essential in the modern world. We encourage students in primary school to do various projects in Environmental Science to create awareness about the conservation of natural resources and the need for a clean and healthy environment. They learn to appreciate history, geography, and the cultural diversity on Earth.
Students have Physical Training classes to develop their agility and fitness. Art and Music classes in the primary school create an interest and appreciation of these creative forms.
Inspiring Middle Years
Students study the national curriculum of CBSE from grades 6 to 8. It is a comprehensive curriculum that provides broad-based education where students study Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies and Sciences besides Creative and Performing Arts. The CBSE curriculum inculcates diligence and application-based learning. The students are taken towards excellence through theory, experiments, project work, guest lectures and field trips. The school follows the three language formula till grade 8 and offer English, Hindi, and Sanskrit.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Life really comes alive with this vivacious and intelligent group of young teens, belonging to Grades VI, VII, and VIII, who are exposed to a host of new experiences and activities, which help them establish their own identities and personalities.
Stepping into the Middle School, our students are ready to face more challenges and do an in-depth study in all subjects. General Science is split into Physics, Chemistry and Biology and Social Science specialize in History- Civics and Geography. English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Computer Science with special emphasis on coding continue to remain as part of the curriculum. Students begin participating in inter-class and inter-school activities, and choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities and offered by the school.
Victorious Senior Years
THE SENIOR SCHOOL
The High School also provides training to enhance communication skills and encourages students to participate in a wide range of inter-class and inter-school competitions in cultural and sporting activities. Innovative and interactive workshops are conducted on issues related to adolescence. Career Counselling also forms an integral part at this level.
Keeping in mind the shifting trends of education, we offer a curriculum, which emphasizes activity oriented teaching and creates opportunities for the children to observe, explore, analyze and conclude thus making them independent learners. Co-curricular activities complement and enhance the academic structure of the school.
The School follows the CBSE curriculum and students use the NCERT textbooks. Hands-on education, student-centric learning methodology, skill-based learning, are some of the concepts that we at EIS have adopted to enrich academics.
Grade IX is a preparing ground for students to take off to the tenth standard where they will face their first significant Board Examination. The subjects include English, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Hindi. Yoga, Work Education as part of the curriculum.
Teaching Kids To Code
PREPARING DIGITAL LEADERS
Euro International School has a tie-up with Codevidhya which is a rapidly growing organization offering creative coding curriculum to students from Grade 4 to Grade 10 to develop coding skills among them and make them ready for future challenges in innovation and technology. It is India’s first Coding Curriculum that is designed for kids, to give them an extra edge in this technology-driven era.
Euro International School and Codevidhya are together preparing digital leaders by honing their
Learning to code is not only a skill, but it is also about creating future creators.
We have this especially designed curriculum that focuses on developing entrepreneurship skills from a very young age. We are giving dimensions to the imagination.