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CURRICULUM

Salakya is a Sanskrit term that means Holistic.

Along with education, we give equal importance to arts, sports and life skills. It is not only about making them literate, restricting them to writing and reading but it is also about expanding their mental horizons, broadening their thinking, enriching their experiences, empowering them with knowledge and skills, inculcating values, developing their personal and social skills, making them self reliant, imparting awareness about health and safety, building a sense of physical wellness, igniting their enquiry skills and creating a need for citizenship, in order to make them the prospective leaders of tomorrow.

We nurture them with a rational approach, a progressive attitude and the ability to say YES to life always! We fill them with vigour and enthusiasm to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
In this changing world, where education is evolving every moment and so is learning, it is time to re-examine the teaching-learning process. Every child is unique and has her/his own way of acquiring knowledge, attitude, values and skills. We address every child’s diversified learning need and sense of enquiry, to enable a child to discover, derive and further explore.

The curriculum at the iris Sakalya School is based on the National Curriculum Framework and Central board of secondary education curriculum framework. The curriculum framework includes big ideas, essential questions, vocabulary, concepts and competencies that further define the learning standards. The integrated curriculum of iris Sakalya is a thematic learning that builds the child’s existing knowledge with different domains of learning. This gives the children multiple ways of expressing themselves.

The instruction is based on the following pedagogies and approaches:

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning.
  • Regio Emilia’s Fundamental Principles.
  • Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development.
  • Howard Gardner’s Model of Multiple Intelligence.
  • Erikson’s Theory of Social Development and many more.

 

Fair Assessments: At iris Sakalya School, the children are assessed formally as well as informally. The formative assessments provide information about how children are progressing in the classroom. The assessments are fair and aim at assessing the teaching – learning process and are documented to be used as information to formulate individualized learning plans. The assessments are prepared from extracts of curriculum to ensure that each child gets evaluated on his/her learning capabilities. We design specific plans for development of a child in a particular area to help him/her in coping up with the upcoming learning sessions and others in the class to make the child ready for the next session/grade.

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