Primary Years :
There’s a difference between curriculum and pedagogy. Curriculum is all about what we teach. Pedagogy is about how we teach it.
Education is the spine of every nation! The better the education, the better the nation! The mediocre the education, the mediocre the nation! And mediocrity is not what we settle for at GSS Jain Gurukul!!!
The Primary Curriculum is one that consistently challenges the pupils, and does not allow a single day to be wasted. The curriculum aims to ensure that all children are provided with learning opportunities that recognise and celebrate their uniqueness and develop their full potential, besides equipping children with essential and important life skills targeted at functional literacy and numeracy. We take pride in saying that we manage a fine line between tending to students with special needs and yet recognising the needs of gifted children too.
The curriculum is presented in several areas comprising a multitude of disciplines with a striking co-existence of scholastic and co-scholastic disciplines. Content based core disciplines like Mathematics, Sciences, and Languages are imparted to ensure students have a good grounding and awareness in all areas of study. Pilot projects like Enquiry Based Learning in EVS and Writing Process in English have been adopted to facilitate learner centric education.
Middle Years :
From the nurturing cocoon of primary years to the opening horizons of middle school, transition for our young adolescents is smooth which ruffles but a few feathers as they glide through the expanding skies of knowledge.
Grades 6-8 students experience tremendous intellectual growth. Their developing skills in deductive reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking and generalizing makes it challenging and gratifying in their deeper understanding of the core subjects like English, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Computer Science.
Participation in myriads of inter-house and extra-curricular activities ushers our young scholars to the avenues of hitherto undiscovered aptitudes and talents.
As they expand their wings and gain greater strength, our vivacious young adults are equipped to meet the demands of advanced levels of academics. The school opens the floodgates of opportunity for them to hone the specific skill sets namely leadership, organization, communication, presentation, team building, independent learning, social skills and many more. Students explore their potential and enhance their competencies through scholastic and co-scholastic activities throughout the year.
These secondary years are some of the most enriching ones when students are evolving into industrious, focused and self-assertive youth who begin to fathom the depths of various subjects. For these progressive young minds there isn’t a single dull day. Hands on experiments, interactive study sessions,enquiry based assignments and analytical collaborative learning leads them to nurture a penchant for the subjects. Off the classroom, they acquire the skills required for different sports; perfect their oratorical or organizational abilities; grow doing projects relating to community, social service and much more.
The subjects offered in grade 9 & 10 include English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Tamil/Sanskrit /Hindi /French. PET, Yoga, Work Education and Visual & Performing Arts are also part of the curriculum.