Curriculum

THE CURRICULUM AT OUR SCHOOL

At Edu ASIA Schools, the curriculum is designed to provide holistic education which motivates our students to become independent learners and seek true knowledge which is experiential and transformational.

Edu ASIA, an English medium, co-educational Secondary School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour. The Board is committed to provide quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation CCE with an emphasis on holistic development of learners. The Board commits itself to providing a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace.

The school advocates the system of integrated curriculum in which a unit/topic is taught across different disciplines using a specific set of methods. This helps our children to make connections across curriculum. Activities, project work, presentations, educational trips, guest lectures are an indispensable part of our curriculum so that the concept formation is strong and lasting. The curriculum is based on the concept of multiple intelligences and is broadly classified into the following categories.

NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN FOUNDATION CURRICULUM

Ideally, a child enters one of our Pre-Primary classrooms as a 3+ and remains in that same environment for two consecutive years. By the time a child has completed a two-year Kindergarten Cycle (encompassing the traditional pre-school and kindergarten ages) the child is comfortable working independently, to complete a complex series of tasks happily. Kindergarten classes are generally divided evenly between 3 year olds and 4 year olds at the start of the School year.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PILLAR CURRICULUM

The curriculum is based on facts about how children develop and learn emphasizing upon: Acquisition of skills, Learning of Concepts, Language skills to express needs, Visual discrimination skills for reading – writing readiness, Sorting and classification skills, Concepts of shape, space, time, measurement and numbers, Gross and fine motor skills to learn to get along with others, Problem solving skills to foster Reasoning ,Decision making and creativity to build a wholesome personality that is well rounded. Teachers, who undergo frequent training for sensitisation towards the psychological, social as well as academic aspects of students, continue to be the best teaching aid. Uniqueness of the primary section in the EAIS are the smart classes, the activity-based teaching for each subject, experiential learning, lab activities, small group activities and a wide variety of co-curricular activities allowing each child the freedom to find his/her areas of strengths and interests.

Our education is modernistic in its outlook, traditional in its values and sensitive to social issues in its approach.

Multiple opportunities are offered to each child for public speaking from the time they enter Grade 1 through Grade 5, making our students confident, self-assured individuals who are not just prepared to get moulded in the ways of the world; they mould the world to their ways.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

The curriculum is designed to support optimal learning for the young adolescent. Specifically, the Sixth Grade program provides its students the opportunity to transition smoothly to the middle school culture. Teachers of this grade focus on helping students in the areas of organisation, study skills, and basic strategies designed to help the students identify their learning style and how they learn best in order to prepare for the future middle school courses. Students are encouraged to become active participants in their learning journey. The Seventh Grade program continues with the development of the whole child as it builds on the foundation begun in sixth grade.

Students in the seventh grade refine and develop skills and strategies learned in sixth grade as they are encouraged to think more critically and more deeply about the material being covered. Class participation and discussion become key skills as students further develop higher order and abstract thinking skills. The Eighth Grade program provides experiences and opportunities for students to develop skills and strategies both to culminate their development in the previous Middle School grades and to prepare for high school. Writing, discussion, project planning, organisation, critical thinking, and creative expression are all emphasised to ensure competency in preparation for their future academic endeavours.

SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Responsible and upright behaviour are an expression of the school culture.

The knowledge and skills gained during the Middle School years equip the students with a firm academic foundation to pursue a variety of educational options in the future. Throughout the curriculum, students are presented with the opportunities to research, solve problems and come to their own conclusions and make decisions.

The late afternoon activity programme provides each child an opportunity to build a spare time interest or hobby and engage in creative and constructive pursuits. Sports and hobbies play a role in drawing out talent and building character and team spirit.