‘The innovative curriculum for the Pre-Primary’ published by the Council for Educational and Professional Services (CEPS) is in use to reinforce values, concepts, ideas, skills, and activities. A thematic approach to teaching involves integrating all subject areas under one theme .The curriculum is developmentally appropriate, integrated, play – led and ensures stimulating experiences across different domains to address the needs of a child.

Emphasis is laid on developing the language, numeracy, cognitive, socio-emotional and motor skills. Through creative play and social interactions, the little ones are equipped with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in a truly engaging, innovative and refreshing way.

Due importance is given to Inquiry based learning and exposure to the world beyond textbooks through various activities like class projects, celebrations, stage presentations, trips excursions, dramatization, sensory play etc.

Interactive smart classes, computer aided techniques, audio – visual presentations and practical experiments, broaden the horizon of children.

Hands-on activities that are appropriate for children at this age are planned and incorporated into our daily routines.

Value-Based Education:

Education is knowledge imbued with wisdom and ethics which mould the behaviour and personality of the students. The focus on value education remains strong in Apeejay. The students imbibe the essential qualities of honesty, fair play, empathy, courage, integrity, compassion, loyalty, and courtesy through morning assemblies, the celebration of festivals, and day-to-day interaction with the teachers. The effort is to guide the students towards appropriate behaviour and the development of a strong character.

Assessment Criteria:

A continuous and comprehensive assessment scheme is followed. The student is assessed regularly and evaluation is based on child’s participation and performance in class activities, project work, group work, worksheets, class assessment, class response, reading and communicative skills, morning assembly , individual and group behaviour.

It is our constant endeavour to encourage and inspire our students to think for themselves and pursue their interests through independent reading and research. We facilitate our students to learn to be collaborators, innovators, and creative thinkers who will be ready to take on any challenge. Experiential learning helps students make deep and long-lasting connections with the course material.
To enable the students to acquire academic excellence, emotional development, and sensory experience various subjects are incorporated into the curriculum. The subject content is integrated into the framework and context of students’ lives so that the school education becomes more meaningful & relevant in today’s life.
Classes I, II and III follow a well-balanced academic curriculum with English, Hindi, E.V.S, Maths, as the core subjects and Computer, General Knowledge, Music, Dance, Art, Yoga, Physical Education, as essential support subjects. In classes IV and V there is a segregation of Science and Social Studies, which become two well-defined subjects in place of Environmental studies. Computer Aided Learning also forms an integral part of the teaching learning process.
VALUE-BASED EDUCATION
Education is knowledge imbued with wisdom and ethics which mould the behaviour and personality of the students. The focus on value education remains strong in Apeejay. The students imbibe the essential qualities of honesty, fair play, empathy, courage, integrity, compassion, loyalty, and courtesy through morning assemblies, the celebration of festivals, and day-to-day interaction with the teachers. The effort is to guide the students towards appropriate behaviour and the development of a strong character.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
A continuous and comprehensive assessment scheme is followed. The student is assessed regularly and evaluation is based on child’s participation and performance in class activities, project work, group work, worksheets, class assessment, class response, reading and communicative skills, morning assembly, individual and group behaviour.
However, for classes IV and V, Periodic tests are conducted in each term.

  • Class I-III:

Class I-III have Continuous Comprehensive assessment. Through this assessment, the students are observed on a regular basis regarding their progress in academics.

The assessment of students is done in two areas i.e.

  • Scholastic
  • Co-scholastic
  • Scholastic

 It includes discussions, quizzes, class-work and homework, visual testing, oral testing, projects, assignments, art integrated activities, class test etc.
Conceptual Understanding -Further to assess understanding of concepts, children are assessed through oral discussions fortnightly.
Children are assessed for reading proficiency, dictation, and recitation on regular basis.
Mental ability is assessed through assignments.

The report card of the students reflects only remarks for class I and Grades for class II and III.

  • Co-scholastic

 

For the holistic development of the student, co-curricular activities are observed through participation and students are graded term wise on a 3 –point grading scale.

  • Class-IV and V
  • SCHOLASTIC :

We have two terms
The term includes two types of assessments.
TERM -1
Periodic Assessment -1 (MM-40 Marks)
Periodic Assessment -2 (MM-40 Marks)
Notebook -10 marks
Subject enrichment activities -10 marks
Total -100 marks

 

TERM -2
Periodic Assessment -3 (MM-40 Marks)
Periodic Assessment -4 (MM-40 Marks)
Notebook -10 marks
Subject enrichment activities -10 marks
Total -100 marks

Subject Enrichment Activities:

  • Languages-listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, project work, worksheets, spell bee, elocution,
  • Mathematics- activities, experiments from Mathematics is fun, project work, puzzles, worksheets
  • Science- experiments, project work, quiz, group activities and worksheets
  • Social Science- Map work, project work, quiz, group activities and worksheets

 

  • Co-scholastic

For the holistic development of the student, co-curricular activities are observed through participation and students are graded term wise. The report card of the students reflect marks as well as Grades for class IV and V.

The students of classes VI-VIII learn atleast one extra language in addition to Hindi and English, viz., Sanskrit or French.

The following are the subjects of study in this School for Classes IX and X:

1. Two Languages (English and Hindi/Sanskrit/French)
2. Mathematics
3. (a) Physics b) Chemistry c) Life Science
4. (a) History b) Geography c) Civics d) Economics
5. Work Experience(Fine Arts, Electronics, Music, Dance, Computer Science, Home Science)
6. Health and Physical Education.

It is expected that all students would have studied three languages upto class VIII. This is according to the three language formula of the Govt. of India. However, those students who cannot clear the third language in Class VIII and are promoted to class IX shall be examined by the School at the end of class IX in the same syllabus and text books as are prescribed for class VIII. A student must qualify in the third language before becoming eligible for appearing at the Secondary School Examination of the Board at the end of class X.

The Subjects of study offered for classes XI and XII are :

1. English 2.Physics 3. Biology
4. Chemistry 5. Mathematics 6. Business Studies
7. Accounts 8. Economics 9. Political Science
10. Computer Science 11. Physical Education 12. History
13. Home Science 14. Geography 15. Psychology

Value-based Education

value based educationA child is potentially divine: "The school atmosphere, the personality and behaviour of the teachers, the facilities provided in the school, have a large say in developing a sense of values in him/her."

Our action plan is based on the belief that value development is a psychological-cum-sociological process where children at various stages are guided by imitation, suggestions and identification. The promotion of the programmes in human values in the school has implications for curriculum framing and application of innovative ideas. Conscientious efforts are made to encourage the consciousness of values which permeate the whole school curriculum & our programme of study.

We, in Apeejay School at Faridabad, inculcate in our students a strong value system. We nurture them like saplings, imbibe in them our cultural heritage and instill universal values. Our strategies for inculcation of values in our children are

  • Morning Assemblies, which include 
    1. Prayer 
    2. Thought for the day
    3. Silent sitting
    4. Meditation
    5. Story telling
    6. Group Singing
  • Setting teaching learning objectives that are value based.
  • Being a role model for our children through our reflections of our work and behaviour.
  • Special Projects and Exhibition.
  • Celebration of National and Religious festivals.
  • Interaction with people who can be the role -model for the students
  • Attending Seminars and Workshops. 
  • Study of Literature & Books 
  • Music and Art 
  • Encouraging them to participate in value-based programmes like Awakened Citizen Programme , Vivekananda Study Circle and Awakening Programmes.

Pre-Primary and Primary: The school wants pupil to achieve higher standards. The school has introduced the system of continuous assessment for Pre-Primary and Primary. The assessment is based on the observation of the teachers, the complete work and the progress of the pupil during the year. It focusses on the attainment of an individual pupil on the core as well as foundation areas of development.

Classes VI-IX and XI: The assessment of the students is done through monthly tests, semester exams and Common Apeejay exams.