A formal system of evaluation is put in place only from class five onwards. Till then the focus is on exploration, experimentation and on building and strengthening conceptual basis. The school follows CCE (Continuous comprehension assessment). The assessment is broadly classified as Summative assessment and Formative assessment. There is one formative assessment per term and the end of each term is concluded by a Summative assessment. As a part of the curriculum reform, the school has child centered and solution based learning to stimulate active learning among students.
The objective of examinations is not to create fear, pressure or stress in students. Exams and tests are seen as means of understanding student achievement and performance.
Our students have consistently made us proud with their extra ordinary achievement at the IGCSE and the SSC Board Exams. Not only do students fare exceptionally well academically, they go on to become successful professionals in diverse fields.
Children today are faced with a stimulating yet challenging environment. The advances in technology have caused easy access to information, and at the same time, changed the framework of social interaction and personal life decisions. Children need to learn appropriate responses that will help them deal with the world successfully, and at the same time keep themselves safe.
The GRASP programme is a rich amalgamation of the Life Skills Education Programme, the Personal Safety Education Programme, value education and awareness of current events. Conducted in school for classes 1-10, the developmentally sensitive life skills and personal safety education progamme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to navigate critical areas of life- managing emotions, handling relationships, building positive self-esteem, and learning healthy responses to life situations. The value systems that help children develop a healthy approach to the environment are integrated into the programme, with the goal of developing responsible and contributing citizens of the world. All sessions are conducted by teachers and trained professionals.
PACE is a programme offered for classes 6 to 10. The programme is designed to help students to become more aware of themselves, their skills, interests, aptitudes and abilities. The programme uses the online Mykensho module, which is a curriculum developed by professionals to help students understand the broad dimensions of the career fields, opportunities for their particular aptitude, and information regarding the world of work. We believe that people who love the work they do, tend to be more secure, committed, happy, and fulfilled individuals. Their ability to make lasting contributions to their environment is high, their attitude is always compassionate and supportive, and their personal character is one of integrity and honesty. It is this ideal we aspire for our students.
Our school is a co-educational English-medium school with a rich history of quality initiatives in Education. Our core objectives expound the all-round development of children so that the values of human dignity and equality are enshrined in the hearts of our children to create a true democratic and secular society.
In Gurukul Kindergarten our school offers both the Cambridge Assessment International Education and the State Secondary Certificate (SSC) curriculum.
The GIKG provides a high level of one-on-one interaction between children and their teachers. Students benefit from individualized attention and well planned learning programs. We strive to provide a healthy environment which is designed to be stress free and age appropriate in order to engage children and encourage them to enjoy learning. Our curriculum also encourages children to have a good character, to be self-confident and to be creative so that they will grow up to be competent global citizens. We foster learning, growth and preparation of our students for future growth and citizenship. We use play way method and expose them to a rich array of learning experiences that focus on specific developmental domains through both outdoor and indoor play. The all-round development of the student is fostered through observation, exploration and discovery. Their progress and development is rigorously documented and shared with parents at regular intervals for best results.
In the early years program at Gurukul Kindergarten we believe in learners’ all round development. Kindergarten experiences develop in the child a world view that guides his/her future interaction with the physical and social world, thus we believe in providing a home-like environment so as to put the children at ease. The curriculum fosters their social skills, creativity and confidence and helps them learn crucial emotional and self-management skills. The warm and caring environment of GKG keeps in mind and provides its students an all-round educational plan that is:
The curriculum is based on the best amalgamation of Western research in Child Psychology and the cultural pattern of our Indian Heritage. A dedicated team of professional teachers make learning fun for children and our students look forward to come to school every day.
Cambridge Primary gives schools a world-class curriculum to develop learner skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science. It enables teachers to assess children's learning as they progress with two optional assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
Cambridge Primary helps identify a learner's strengths and weaknesses and can be used to support learning and development. It prepares learners for a smooth transition to Cambridge Lower Secondary and beyond.
Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Primary has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning.
We at VBSIS, add a touch of BCG spirit/ethos to the curriculum which helps enhance its overall outcome with our learners and sets us apart from the rest.
Besides using the regular textbooks, the SSC curriculum at VBSV primary is delivered through regular off site field excursions, project work, and inhouse designed worksheets which reduce the burden of carrying a heavy bag to school.
The curriculum focuses on developing various skills like for language - reading, writing, comprehension, vocabulary, etc.
Learning art, music, dance along with our concept of 100 percent participation helps build social-emotional confidence in our young learners.
Developing and sustaining a school culture of health and wellbeing during the learner's formative years, encompasses our belief in stress free education.
In the Secondary Section we believe in the following tenets of education:
In our quest to create world-class students who contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research with freedom of thought and expression, we are affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Education, UK. They are part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities, and trusted for excellence in education. This curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. It is a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.
Cambridge Lower Secondary develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.
For learners, Cambridge Upper Secondary or IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.
Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
The key features include a flexible curriculum framework to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science in young learners. The examinations test not memory and speed, but students’ knowledge and reasoning, and problem-solving abilities. Students experience integrated assessments, which provide a valuable indication of the student’s academic progress and achievement in relation to an international benchmark.
Particularly suited for students with a wide range of abilities and who thrive on challenge, the IGCSE certificate provides students with high quality, leading edge qualifications that are recognized worldwide by leading universities and employers as evidence of academic ability. This naturally translates into a world of opportunities, a wide range of courses, and a strong work ethic for their future.
The SSC is as prescribed by the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation for the Primary, and as per the Maharashtra State Board of Education for the Secondary section.
Our philosophy is that education should promote thinking and creativity rather than rote learning. We believe young generation will do wonders if education lets them explore their mind instead of relying on memory. Our learning is inquiry based which nurtures the curiosity and creativity of students. We also encourage them to take intellectual risks and develop critical and independent thinking.
The school ensures that learning becomes stress-free for children. Co-curricular subjects refresh the minds by breaking the monotony of the academic subjects. The syllabus is delivered by qualified and experienced teachers, who use a variety of methods to make learning fun. The teaching methodology uses prescribed textbooks of the Maharashtra Board and includes field trips, project work, and specially designed worksheets that ensure complete learning and inculcate the habit of self-management. Web based instructions and online information sources are used to enhance students’ active learning. This new learning method helps the students to think critically and to learn to become self-directed lifelong learners. We provide remediation to students who require help with academics. The students are bench-marked with the best in the State and participate in various events and competitions organized by the Education Department.
New subjects have been continually added as academic requirement transformed over the years. The learners have exhibited proficiency and continue to excel.
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