High School Activities
Students are welcomed into an environment that is engaging, challenging, inspiring, and nurturing; learning experiences are created that foster inspiration, promote the development of a core set of academic skills and learning habits, and that encourage students to explore and identify their core values and passions.
More than preparing students for high school, our High School program focuses on a whole child approach that supports the special needs of middle years students; students are engaged in learning and community life, challenged intellectually and academically, and supported by passionate, nurturing, and inspired adults.
Our curriculum is strongly rooted in internationally recognised learning outcomes, and we use these outcomes to drive our instruction. Traditional timetables have been replaced by a more fluid schedule to meet the needs of the students and the themes being studied. Learning outcomes include relevant projects and presentations that meet real needs in the local and global community, and can be shared with authentic audiences in school, community-wide, and beyond.
Creative Writing sessions help to make children better writers. Students are initiated to write stories, which are subsequently sent to publishers for publication. Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, as well as help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice. Presently, some of the High School students are working on an anthology to recount their memorable moments in school.
Besides, students are also sent on literary excursions and collaborations. School excursions enhance students learning by providing the opportunities for students to participate in curriculum-related activities outside the normal school routine. It aims to maximise students learning experiences. When students and teachers are together outside the classroom, new educational environments and experiences are possible. Students may have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at school, including exotic wildlife, rare plants and maybe even the stars if the Educational trip is to a planetarium. Discussing the Educational trip beforehand is wise because it allows students to know what they will experience during their time away from school.
Vocal Music is taught under the guidance of experts. Children learn to appreciate the various ragas that comprise the rich heritage of Indian Classical Music. Tabla helps the children to develop a sense of rhythm and play with numbers or beats. Through an extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations, they learn to create a wide variety of different sounds, reflected in the mnemonic syllables or bols. Training in stringed Instruments like Violin, Sitar and Sarod is imparted to students under the guidance of renowned maestro. The genre is Eastern Classical.
Our thematic instruction is supported by a strong arts program that includes visual and performing arts, and the collaboration helps to provide students with rich experiential learning opportunities that are thematic across the curriculum, inquiry-based, and designed to fully engage the multitude of intelligences and learning styles.
• The Art of Story Telling
• Creative Play Making and Acting
• Movement and Dance
• Performance Skills
Whenever the opportunity arises to link together strands of the Creative Arts Curriculum, this is taken – particularly when it comes to being able to celebrate through exhibitions and performance. We believe that when students are provided with opportunities for performance (no matter how simple that is in early stages), a certain level of confidence develops as students mature into young adults.