GIS Primary Section

Inspired Learning for Inspired Futures

          The main goal of the school is to concentrate on what they have learned. The Golden International School in Mundavilai, Verkilambi, Kanyakumari (District) – 629 166 is very clear about the way of teaching. The student should be strong in the concept and should not follow the process of rote learning. The teacher keeps on monitoring each and every child and takes complete care of the student.

          The primary years (7-12 years) of any young child are also very formative years. This is the time when a good primary education looks to the development of cognitive, social, emotional and cultural skills. Here we focus on growing the self-discipline young people need to become the best holistic learners they can be.

          In areas of knowledge (subject areas) the GIS Primary program focusses on the foundations of Maths, Science, and English, regional languages, music, sports and the creative and innovative arts.

         School activities and learner-teacher conversations look to build on qualities and skills around perseverance, analytical thinking, collaboration/communication, and entrepreneurism.

         At GIS, learning is all about inspiring the learner. We just don’t teach here. Instead, we coach, mentor, stimulate, provoke and engage.

OUR FOCUS

  • Child centered learning
  • Active involvement of students in class
  • Providing conducive platform for self-learning and development
  • Close supervision for slow learners
  • Continuous Assessments
  • Close interaction between Parents and Teachers

GIS TEACHERS

  • Are highly qualified and experienced. They are part of the diversity of cultures within the learning community that we embrace.
  • Are passionate and have excellent pedagogical and subject knowledge.
  • Have a special personality that we look for. They are warm and hard-working. Their classroom skills are exemplary.
  • Are focused. They set high expectations of their learners, working with them very closely to achieve the goals set.

HOLISTIC ASSESSMENTS

          As each child learns differently, GIS subscribes to the holistic assessment of each learner to build the desire to reflect, learn and communicate. This includes informal avenues like continuous monitoring in class (observations), informal interactions, parent participation and more formal avenues like score-tracking, semestral assessments, and international benchmarking.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM

          For learners who are still working towards the expectations of the subject, ASIS has an Academic Support Program, where the subject teacher will give individual support and attention to the learner outside of curriculum time. This allows them even greater personalized attention.

PARENTS AND SCHOOLS AS PARTNERS

          We encourage parents to provide feedback on our learner’s experiences and emotions. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning both in school and at home. If you are a parent and would like to be more involved in the learning community.

THE GIS PRIMARY PROGRAM

         The GIS Primary Curriculum focusses on the foundations of Maths, Science, and English and ensures excellent exposure to multiple languages, Music, Sports and the creative and innovative arts. It builds the qualities needed for the 21st  century.

Perseverance

We help our learners to understand adversity and persevere. We coach them very closely on their journey towards their own goals.

Analytical Thinking

Learners are taught to analyse before solving problems. They test predictions and generate solutions. They learn to plan, prioritize and act.

Communication/Collaboration

Learners are given opportunities and guidance in learning how best to collaborate in teams. They learn to apply collaboration and communication skills.

Entrepreneurism

GIS learners will apply their knowledge across many disciplines. They will be able to develop and apply the entrepreneurial spirit in all they do.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GIS PRIMARY PROGRAM

  • Learning multiple languages
  • Music & Creative Arts; exposure to local and regional music and musical instruments as well as developing the confident use of various drawing implements
  • Information Technology – Information technology is an important and integrated part of our curriculum.
  • Exploration weeks – Where languages, inventions, and projects take centre-stage
  • Physical Education – We make sure that physical activity is fun and helps young people understand themselves, their bodies and the importance of good health
  • Health Class – Learners will better understand the human body and factors that promote health.
  • Learning Journeys – Learners will leave the school grounds for different hands-on educational experiences, including working with local communities
  • Homeroom time – Learners use this time to talk and reflect on their personal experiences. Teachers use these moments to extend their pastoral care.
  • Other School Events e.g. UN Day, Independence Day, Bazaars, Sports days and inter-school competitions
  • CCAs – Learners choose from a wide range of after-school activities depending on their interest
  • Learner-directed Learning – as learners develop awareness of their own development, they are given an increasing amount of autonomy to direct their own learning and monitor their own development under the watchful guidance of the teacher-as-coach. This leads to the early development of independent learners.
  • Inter-Disciplinary Project (IDP) – Learners participate in various project-based learning activities that provide an opportunity for our them to learn to connect, synthesise, and apply their learning.

CURRICULUM

  • English / Prose / Poetry / Language / Creative Writing
  • II Language – Any Indian Language
  • Mathematics
  • General Science
  • Social Studies (History & Geography)
  • Environmental Education
  • Computer Science

EXTRA-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES

Art & Craft

Children are given an opportunity to be Creative and Innovative through regular Art and Craft classes.

Swimming

It is a good exercise. It is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person. Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardio vascular fitness.

Dance & Music

Rhythm and co-ordination of movement are brought out through dance. Children are helped to discover their inherent ability to sing. The finer aspects of music is ably trained by the Music Teachers.

Scripture

Scripture classes have been an integral part of our curriculum where children are instilled with high moral values through short stories.