We believe that group activities help children to develop their communication skills and improve their interpersonal relationships. Collaborative learning techniques are used to improve team-building skills such as organisation, delegation, negotiation, teamwork, cooperation and leadership.
Our teachers encourage learning beyond the prescribed curriculum by conducting various programmes and techniques to create a better classroom environment. Some of these tools include:
Field trips help deepen a student’s interest in a topic by creating a more hands-on, relevant learning experience. They also benefit teachers by giving them opportunities to generate greater attentiveness to a subject. We schedule many field trips in an academic year; they have proven to be a great asset in the learning process.
Students who have shown merit in academics, co-curricular activities or social conduct, are given a place in a ‘class pyramid’. It essentially depicts the collective efforts and achievements of a class, and inspires students to work harder through healthy competition.
Circle Time is a social activity that encourages informal yet meaningful discussions in class, allowing students to exchange thoughts and learn from one another. The circle formation in which they sit ensures that each student can see all the other members of their class. We believe that it raises their self-worth while encouraging them to be more open and trusting.
Star of the Week is a reward mechanism that we use to build our students’ self-confidence. A student is chosen every week to wear the ‘star’; the student’s parents’ visit the school during that week to share their child’s positive attributes with his/her class. Apart from creating healthy self-esteem, this activity also facilitates a strong home-school partnership.