At Orchid The International School (OIS), our primary school curriculum is planned as an extension of pre primary, focusing on all the developmental areas. The curriculum includes a well structured schedule that mixes learning and play, all carefully orchestrated for inspiring the kids to enjoy and learn, expand their horizons and improve their imaginations and creativity. It is Trans-disciplinary, thus helping students to correlate the learning with the real world scenarios.
The objective is to inculcate self-study skills within the students, an essential element for success in middle and high school. The syllabus is as per NCERT / CBSE/ ICSE, while the curriculum framework is as provided by Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) of the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE, Cambridge Board). It is at par with the top CBSE schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad.
The focus is on developing the basic concepts in core subjects (English, mathematics, sciences, art, music and physical education) through activities, projects, and work-sheets.
Art, Music and Drama activities also have been designed with the objective of inculcating the art of expression using different forms. The curriculum has been designed to nurture imagination which is an innate quality present in all children.
Orchids – The International School has a very strong track record among the top CBSE schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad of outstanding student discipline and behavior, which is reflected at every norm of our operations. Treating every individual with due respect and dignity cultivates self discipline and esteem within every Orchidian.
English curriculum has been divided into the four key areas of – LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). The tools used to foster development in the above mentioned key areas are guided reading program, show and tell, role plays, drama, songs, poetry, story-telling, essays and short story writing. These pave way for self-expression.
Participation in the classroom discussions is a very important tool for language development and it is highly encouraged at Orchids – The International School.
English Language labs
Our schools are equipped with Language labs from BBC and are among the few top CBSE schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to do that. It enables the students to improvise on their pronunciation and vocabulary for an active conversation.
At Orchids – The International School, we try to make theoretical and mundane subjects like Mathematics conceptually interesting and fun oriented. The students are taught and encouraged to go beyond the books and apply the concepts taught to real world problems. By the end of the primary school, children will be very comfortable in handling problems pertaining to numbers, shapes, measurement and data analysis.
The school curriculum lays due emphasis on experimentation as it enhances the understanding power of the students and makes the subject interesting for them. Children spend an ample time in various labs (physics, chemistry and biology) to verify and validate their hypothesis on various aspects on learning. Even equal importance is paid to Social science enabling students to become aware of the community and nation, and duly understand their roles and responsibilities towards the society and community.
Games cultivate a sense of sportsmanship and team. At Orchids – The International School the children are exposed to various sports – cricket, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis etc.(depending upon their areas of interest) for their physical as well as mental well being.