Holistic Learning at GGIS
The aim of education is to provide holistic growth to every child involving the mind, body and the soul. We at GGIS focus on all aspects by providing exposure for all the five investments namely, cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual. The focus on these aspects of child’s development assures that every child has been receiving proper stimulation to grow their heart, mind and soul. This happens in tandem with the developmental milestones of children.
Cognitive development enhances knowledge, skills, problem solving, literacy skills, mathematical thinking, research and inquiry skills and dispositions which help children to think about and understand the world around them. The conceptual understanding and subject related clarity is part of cognitive development. Proper stimulation to develop this aspect helps children instill love for learning, improves confidence and enhances long term learning. It creates an opportunity for children to process their thoughts and ideas in a structured way and increases memory.
Social development is the most important aspect of a child’s life. When they move out from their safe zone of family and their house for the first time, the outside world is a completely alien world for the little ones. They have to learn multiple skills when they come into a setup where they have to interact with other people whom they are meeting for the first time. Social development helps in developing emotional intelligence as it teaches them various vital soft skills that are essential for honing emotional intelligence, such as how to communicate effectively, negotiate, share and work together as a team.
Peer association and the relationship with the adults around, plays a vital role for a child to feel safe in any environment. The social skills teach children to adapt in different circumstances and face new challenges in their day to day lives, which in turn is the most important life skill.
Emotional development is the most sensitive and essential part of growing years. The importance of feeling safe, expressing their feelings, accepting and giving love, being empathetic, curious and confident is what is nurtured through emotional development.
The way a person thinks and feels about themselves and others, their inward thoughts, is key to their emotional development. Developing and demonstrating individual emotional assets such as resilience, self esteem and coping skills is heightened when children get enough opportunities to develop these aspects.
Physical development enhances the coordination, balance, gross-motor skills (large movements like crawling, galloping and walking) and fine-motor skills (smaller movements like picking objects up, holding a pencil or a crayon).
These developments are continuously monitored and recorded for identifying any specific area where a child needs to be given more attention. In today’s sedentary lifestyle, having an active day is a non negotiable. Children must have proper training in developing various physical skills right from early childhood.
|Nursery||LKG||UKG||Grade 1||Grade 2|
|Language Acquisition||Language Acquisition||Language Acquisition||English||English|
|World Around Us||World Around Us||World Around Us||Science||Science|
|–||–||Global Perspective||Global Perspective||Global Perspective|
|Music & Movement||Music & Movement||Music & Movement||–||–|
|Out of the box activities||Out of the box activities||Out of the box activities||Out of the box activities||Out of the box activities|
|Thinking Routines||Thinking Routines||Thinking Routines||Thinking Routines||Thinking Routines|
|Art & Craft||Art & Craft||Art & Craft||Art & Craft||Art & Craft|
Exploring the Key Stage 2 Curriculum
Our enriched international and blended national curriculum gives students a number of opportunities to develop competencies and an understanding of the world and cultures in it. Students will finish Key Stage 2 prepared for entry into the higher levels of learning and be well rounded, intellectual and global learners ready to take on greater challenges. Experiential learning will refine the level of learning in the school system.
Our curriculum throughout all ages encourages students to enquire and develop their critical thinking skills. Development of leadership qualities and skills will be put into practical application in Key Stage 2, providing each student with the opportunity to share class and school responsibilities that nurture organisational skills, co-operation, accountability and team spirit.
Exploring the Key Stage 3 Curriculum
The KS3 builds robust learners who constantly view challenges as an opportunity to grow. The key priorities of happiness, wellbeing and academic excellence are consistently promoted through the holistic development programme. The stakeholders of KS 3 work with passion, professionalism and determination to ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and are prepared for every step of their individualised learning journey. Our communication across the GGIS family is exemplary, transparent and an aspect we continuously pride ourselves on. This is also the grade level wherein academic preparedness for higher education and challenging assessments begin.
Subjects Taught In Ks 3
- CT / TLIM
- Language Arts ( LA)
- Global Perspective ( GP)
- Reading and Library Sessions
- Coding/ Information and Communication Technology ( ICT)
- Maker’s Lab
EXTRA CURRICULARS :
- Chess Club
- Sports and Physical Fitness
- English Language & Literature
- Social Studies
- Physical Health & Education
- First Language English
- Business Studies*
- Information and Communication Technology*
- Physical Health & Education* ( Note – All the subjects with an * are optional in nature)
What can you expect from us in Gr 9 & 10 ?
We offer an exceptional course and preparation for Gr 10. You are joining a community here where excellence for all is promoted, where we facilitate and provide opportunities, subject options and experiences that will stretch and challenge you at all levels. As a dedicated team of educators, our aim is to provide the support that prepares you as students for your next step in education, life experiences, and to encourage you to be valued contributors to the communities you will go on to live and work in.
Your experience in Gr 9 and 10 will be brought alive through:
- Regular lectures and events with celebrated and notable leaders of academia, the Arts, Industry and Education.
- Teaching of the highest quality by subject specialists who will encourage you to think, question and debate in a way that genuinely stretches your mind.
- A curriculum programme examined by gold standard international IGCSE levels and Cambridge qualifications that prepare you for entry to the best university courses worldwide.
- Subject master classes with small group tutorials – industry specific qualifications will also be available for students.
- A bespoke remedial class time provision with a strong focus on your wellbeing and resilience at its core.
- Opportunities to explore outside of the normal classroom realm through industry internships and entrepreneurial skills like Sports Leaders and the Extended Project Qualification, all recognised by further education providers and employers.
There will be openings for you to be exposed to an array of international cultural influences which will help to challenge your attitudes in preparation for the choice of streams you opt for post Gr 10.
Overall, our aim is that you, our young men and women of tomorrow, have the reference points, social skills, resilience and competences necessary for happy lives and fulfilling futures.
Our unique curriculum is designed as an all rounder programme and provides an ambitious, progressive and personalised pathway for all of our students. Our curriculum provides coherence, balance and breadth, generating an appetite for learning and discovery in our students, and encouraging them to develop strong cultural awareness, a determination to be an influence for good, and a capacity for work, leadership and collaboration.
At GGIS, we see it as our responsibility to bring out our children’s gifts and talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we have developed our curriculum and school ethos around our GGIS values. Our GGIS values have helped us to establish an education and ethos which fosters:
- confidence, perseverance and tolerance.
- communication and teamwork skills which encourages children to embrace collaboration, creativity and innovation in the pursuit of personal and collective excellence.
- respect for individuality, difference, the importance of teamwork and the contribution that each child makes to the life of the school and the community.
- an open-minded and outward-looking mentality so that our children are ready to make a really positive contribution to their wider community.
Teaching and Learning at GGIS
Classroom teachers will work to:
- Lead by example and set consistently high standards for the learners in their class.
- Plan effectively and deliver lessons that are individualised for each learner within the group, ensuring challenge and support as appropriate.
- Monitor student progress using a variety of assessment methods.
- Create a secure and stimulating climate for learning that motivates learners and accelerates their learning.
- Support learners in their learning and help them become confident, independent learners, using the GGIS values explicitly and implicitly to enhance the students’ progress towards their targets.
- Use digital technology to enhance Teaching and Learning at all available opportunities.
- Ensure that student work is marked in alignment with the Marking Policy (using our Assessment, Reporting and Recording Processes) with clear feedback given with integrity.
- Adhere to the independent learning structure and policy to enable students to maximise their potentials across their subject.
- Communicate with parents to keep them up to date with their child’s learning and progress.
- All Homeroom teachers and staff will attend Teaching and Learning Professional Development Time.
- Be a positive role model for all learners so that they are exemplary learners and know what is expected of them.