Learning Environment | Chirag

Learning Environment

The structure of the school day and the approach to learning are child-centric, and there is an emphasis on exploration in the classroom. Our methods are influenced by different theories, mainly the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI). We also use the Montessori method to educate the younger group of students. One of the key roles of our School is to nurture a child’s sense of wonder and curiosity for the world and their ability to relate to other people and nature. The developmental needs of a child are important criteria for planning the curriculum that focuses on health, play, art, rhythm, rhyme, movement, active participation in the group activities, home life, nature, festivals and music.

Our school is equipped with 9 computers, where class 4 and 5 students learn how to use modern technologies. We also have a library, with over 2000 books, in English as well as in Hindi. Every day after lunch, 40 minutes are dedicated to reading.

Whilst it is a Hindi medium school, there is an emphasis on teaching Kumauni and English to the children. Kumauni classes use stories, songs and dance to lay a strong foundation of regional knowledge. English runs throughout the curriculum and is mainly taught phonetically. Teachers are being trained to speak in English so that children are given a greater opportunity to use the language.

To further support teachers in successfully meeting the needs of the children, training sessions, exposure visits, workshops and other activities are organized on a regular basis. The school actively engages the community and parents to raise their awareness of the overall goals that a wholesome education covers.