During the primary years the approach is enquiry based where children question, enquire, brainstorm and understand by doing things. An increasing number of activities are taken up so that children understand the concept comprehensively. To find out whether it has been well received by the children, a structured work sheet is provided to each student. This is based on the principles of knowledge, recall, comprehension, application and analysis. The child’s level of understanding is indicated afterwards where the parameters are set under, “beginning /approaching /meeting /exceeding”. At the senior level the focus is increased on assignment based studies and activities. Our highly qualified educators too are given ample opportunity to keep themselves updated with the dynamic nature of the profession. Various training seminars aid the teachers to update their knowledge in the ever changing technology and trends.
Sapphire pays utmost care to equip the students with a curriculum that is enlaced with the unique integration of the traditional as well as the modern educational practices. We work tirelessly to provide our young minds a proper channel to allow them to carve a niche out of themselves and face the challenges of the world.
We at Sapphire aim to make learning interesting and activity oriented. The various rhymes and stories are taught to the little ones through actions to ensure long term retention. The use of multimedia, games, music and dance provide the students with a fun-filled learning environment. The communication skills of the students are developed via role plays, dramatizations and activities. We also develop the sense of openness in a child by taking them on nature walks and educational excursions. The curriculum has been designed to address the developmental needs of each child and caters to the holistic development of the child through:
At Sapphire we strive to explore and enhance the competence of the students by working towards their holistic development. We are dedicated in developing their intellectual abilities, aesthetic and artistic skills and also cultivate their social skills and creative and critical thinking. The introduction of the interdisciplinary projects and project based learning further enhance the knowledge of the students beyond what they learn through their textbooks.
Sapphire has adopted an activity based approach to learning, so as to stimulate the development of intelligence inherent in each individual. We stress on the interactive sessions, project based learning and group activities in order to develop a sense of individuality and stimulate the knowledge of the child. Learning is made fun with the aid of excursions and field trips where the children learn sans the monotony and boundations of the four walls of the classroom. At the Junior School level, the focus is on the development of oral as well as written expression, creative writing, critical thinking and mathematical skills. Critical thinking is encouraged through various thinking skill activities.
Our primary aim at the secondary school level is to prepare the students according to the CBSE curriculum. The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced CCE in all affiliated schools for classes IX and X students from October 2009.The CCE in classes IX and X is intended to provide holistic profile of the learner through evaluation of both scholastic and co-scholastic areas spread over two terms each during the two academic years. Apart from the CCE, CBSE also recommends conducting the Problem Solving Assessments (PSA) along with the Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) and Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL).
The Society of Performing Arts
The Robotics Club
The Academy of Sports
The House of Pottery & Sculpture
The present era calls for thinking ‘outside the box’. How can we expect our inquisitive generation to follow the same if we ourselves put them in one ? It is a herculean task to develop independent and divergent thinkers inside the walls of a classroom with the same, obsolete education forms which have been followed for years. Thus, we stress on the ‘Project based learning’ wherein the students learn through the development of hands-on, minds-on and research-based disposition towards teaching and learning. The ‘project based learning’ activities, true to life excavations, educational visits are few examples of the many strategies taken up by us for the same. This fosters deep understanding which in turn ensures long term retention.
'Behes' an international platform for young debaters, which has provided our students with a golden opportunity to bring forth their views on the diverse topics. It presents the students with a plethora of stimulating issues to debate on for both, the seniors and the cubs division. We have been the proud hosts for the same with our students earning various titles and laurels in the same. It is highly motivating to see the students express their views on the diverse topics to the best of their abilities.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Community service is the foundation of societies and cultures.It is the heart of human experience of human relations. We as mentors ensure to stress on the importance of selfless endeavors which foster a sense of responsibility as members of the society. We inspire the young adults to follow the mantra of “be the change you wish to see in the world.” As responsible citizens, students must develop character and integrity through voluntary actions to help the community with magnanimity.
SISMUN is dedicated to providing an understanding of current international affairs through a truly global perspective, as well as fostering the ability and desire to articulate proposed solutions through deliberate and persuasive means. Through this activity, a platform is provided to students to act as delegates and participate in the most dynamic, interesting and thought provoking committees and trained to participate in heightened levels of debate on pertinent international issues.
Languages like French, German and Sanskrit are taught to our students. They are enriched with the knowledge of the grammar, basic conversations etc along with activities like skits, speeches and many more which develop the language skills of the individuals. To equip the students with the correct intonation and articulation pattern, we have the latest softwares in the Language Lab.
"I regard the theatre as the greatest gift of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another sense of what it is to be a human being"- Oscar Wilde
The thrill of being on stage or performing in any capacity in front of an audience is a magical experience. The adrenaline rush before the performance which contributes to its success is the main reason why our students strive to participate in theatre. Theatre aids the students to give up on their inhibitions and learn to express themselves at ease. Students becoming vocally strong, develop proper enunciation and skillful articulation.
It’s not an easy task to speak one’s mind out. It is a harder task to speak about one’s ideas in front of an audience. It is an even harder task to speak one’s heart out in front of an audience in a language which is not one’s first language. Thus, we take this as a challenge and help our students to express themselves by mentoring them and preparing them for the right articulation.
Animation is one of the booming professional sectors in the current epoch. Thus, we make sure we empower our students in the same. The students learn to add motion to static objects, animating virtual characters etc. They have a fun time letting the animators in them to create some amazing characters and relate them to stories too.
At Sapphire one can always find our little engineers creating something new all the time. Be it a motor boat or a propeller, they are keen to create something of their interest. Hence, our teachers merely have the role of being a guide who positively channelize their inner creativity. To reinforce the concepts of Physics and Electronics, this programme is run in collaboration with IIT Bombay and Lego.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine
Travelling unfolds layers of cherishing experiences. Memories of school trips of the formative years remain deeply embossed in the minds of the students as well as teachers. Taking students into a new environment gives them the experience of traveling in a group and teaches them to be respectful of the locations they visit. International, adventure or educational trips, all our excursions are meticulously planned keeping in mind the interests and the development of the scholars.
Education is a dynamic field. The trends are ever-changing according to the changing times. The best professional development is ongoing, experiential, collaborative, and connected to and derived from working with students and understanding their culture. Thusit is ensured that a dedicated team of professionals are involved in research work to bring the best learning practices in the school. The school has also collaborated with educationists across the globe for the same.
Children are very different and it is difficult to find a versatile tool that will be interesting to all. The students should learn in a manner that is natural and interesting for them. The current generation is highly tech savvy, thus, we equip our young adults with the access to the IT lab where they can research for themselves. There is no restriction of time slots for them as the entire education system is planned through the e-learning procedures. The use of such modern technologies quench the desire of the students for a fun, interactive and interesting classroom session where their senses have the freedom to explore and breaks the barriers of the monotonous classroom practices.