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Academic Planning

Creative Teaching Model

What should education aim at? Our engagement with this question takes us first to the more general question: what is the basic goal of education? According to Gandhi, "True education is that which draws out and stimulates the spiritual, intellectual and physical faculties of the children". Implicit in this aim is the belief (that we share) that education has the potential to transform individuals and societies.

We believe that all individuals are creative and to improve the quality of teaching, there is a need to develop creativity in teachers and learners. The action research follows the Creative Teaching Model- CTM of teaching learning.

The classroom teaching is focused on these elements

Sensory – visual, touch, smell, sound and taste – The need to understand that teaching has to appeal to the learners and the trainees. The classroom teaching would involve many aids which would focus the content and appeal to the different learning styles of the students

Emotional- Feelings – No learning happens without the appeal to emotions, all learning will be packaged with emotions of being a leader and the need to be motivated, enthusiastic, positive appreciative and other people centered approaches. The classroom instruction materials would include biographical sketches, inspirational stories, role plays, surveys and case studies.

Intellectual – To build the intellectual capacities of the young minds such as analytical ability, critical thinking and problem solving skills an emphasis on understanding the problems with adapting to change and the ability to be visionaries rather than be firefighting would be addressed as the core areas of knowledge and skills development for educational leaders. The teaching methods used would be presentations, projects, quiz and use of technology in the form of animations, online games and videos.

Spiritual – The value disposition of the leader is of vital significance in their progression as a leader. The focus is on the personal value systems and values that once developed are good for the individual and the society in general.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Class room learning is made interesting and effective by the use of various educational aids like models, specimen, charts, audio systems, slide projector, overhead projector, multimedia, television etc.

Learning process is strengthened by using novel methods like Group discussion, presentation, project work, symposium, thematic discussion, situation analysis, visits to places of scientific and historical importance, field trips, excursions, science exhibitions, wall magazine, interaction with visiting dignitaries, debate, quiz, self-study, etc., rather than depending solely on the traditional chalk and talk method of teaching. Various programmes for drawing the minds of students towards higher values of life are drafted. Regular prayers, celebrations of national and religious festivals, etc, are incorporated as part of the curriculum so as to mould the students into good human beings who uphold the noble principles like non-violence, religious tolerance, cultural awareness, living in harmony with nature and so on. Art and craft and practice of fine arts form an integral part of curricular activities.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-curricular activities are almost as important as academics in molding the all-round personality of the students. SRI School offers plenty of opportunities in this area. Students are involved in Community Services to make them socially relevant.

Mentor Programme

This is a unique scheme to bring excellent rapport between teachers and students as in the ancient Gurukula. About 10-12 students are assigned to the care of a teacher, who acts as the guardian, records the progress and attitudes of his/her wards and attends to their requirements – physical academic and emotional. The Mentor is in fact an effective link between the school, students and their parents.

Counseling and Career guidance service

Apart from teachers, SRI School has the guidance of trained counselors to help students in personal, academic and career guidance. There is also an opportunity to be counseled by trained peer groups.

Based on the aptitude and performance of students, guidance is given to students regarding the courses of study or the University they can join for further studies. The school computer system records and stores every information about each student to have a complete database so that counseling becomes effective.

Study Tours and Cultural Excursions

The school believes that travel is the best teacher. Hence it plans two kinds of tours. First is a short tour of one or two days to near-by places of religious, cultural and historical importance. During the holidays, the school organizes one or two weeks of excursion to various places in India. These excursions are thoroughly planned and supervised. Before the tour, students are given a detailed talk about the places they would be visiting and the entire programme. After the tour, students have to complete a written assignment as a follow up. This activity helps them to get a real feel of our varies culture and customs.

School Schedule

The school reopens in the first week of June every year. The academic year continues up to the end of April in the subsequent year. Mid-term vacation of one month is given during October.

School Discipline

School gives maximum emphasis on the conduct and discipline of the students, which is essential for them to become responsible citizens. It is mandatory that the students should obey the rules and regulations of the school. SRI administration believes in being strict without being harsh. Discipline is neither oppressive nor permissive. Children are taught to understand and differentiate freedom from licentiousness. We believe in positive disciplining of children.

Experience the joy of learning with fun at SRI.

Pre-Primary

The children are observant, bold and curious. School is their first structured exposure to the outside world and a large peer group. The focus is on building their social communicative, gross and fine motor skills while at the same time encouraging their creativity. The academic programme is designed to develop literacy, there being no substitute for reading and books.

Primary (Grades I to V)

As the children progress form Grade II to V, learning becomes more formal. Self-learning, self-expression, asking the right questions, making real life connections, the spirit of inquiry and trans-disciplinary learning become vital. The approach is designed for lifelong learning.

Secondary (Grades VI to X)

Academic rigour increases as the children prepare to become a part of the mainstream. The teacher becomes a facilitator and the children are gently guided towards enhancing their critical thinking and adding to their knowledge only after careful questioning and understanding. The multi-disciplinary approach to learning continues to help them appreciate that learning does not happen in watertight compartments.

Core Values

A thinking mind needs to be complemented by a feeling heart. Ganges seeks to inculcate in its students, certain core values that are universal & timeless.

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Team spirit
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Discipline
  • Responsibility