Principal’s Message on E-Learning
Since the beginning of the pandemic Hayagriva Schools has been in line with the directives of both State and Central Government. Our plan for continuing operation is largely based on their advice and on the experience of our sister concern schools both. Clearly, things will not be back to 100% normality for a long time, but with careful planning and sound advice there is no reason why our children cannot be in school. The information contained within these pages should be used as a working guide to school procedures. Be aware that if the situation changes or guidance is adapted, then we will respond accordingly. The latest information will always be posted here, on Educube portal and via our Facebook page. We are looking forward to continuing teaching and learning and we aim to do so in the safest way possible. We know there are risks involved, but with good practice and sensible precautions we believe we can control them. I ask parents to play their part in keeping our community safe by following the government guidance and observing the school instructions. Of course it is absolutely critical that you, your children or members of your household do not come to school if you have any symptoms and that you inform us of any Covid related medical matters. Working together we can be safe and continue to learn at school.
CURRICULUM WE OFFER
Pre - Primary
Kindergarten Curriculum at Hayagriva Schools is an amalgam of Kindergarten, Waldorf and High scope methods of teaching where children learn actively by having hands-on experiences with their surroundings. Here learning is supported through consistent daily routines and well-organized classrooms. The goal of adopting these methodologies is to develop a child’s senses, character, practical life skills, and academic ability.
We at Kindergarten strive to generate a strong inner enthusiasm for learning and develop children’s innate abilities and talents. With a child centered approach the 3 year kindergarten cycle (Nursery,LKG,UKG) includes Pre –writing strokes, capital letters A-Z, cursive letters big and small, vocabulary building, reading skill, pre-number concepts, shapes, numbers 1-500, environmental science, storytelling, rhymes, other skill building activities, color days and community days.
The junior school curriculum aims to provide a broad learning experience and stimulates a rich variety of approaches to teaching and learning that cater to the different needs of individual children. The junior school curriculum is designed to nurture the child in all dimensions of his or her life - spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical. Considering junior school (Class I-V) to be the foundation years we focus on five core subjects: English, Environmental Studies, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Second Language (Kannada) & III Language (Hindi). Enrichment Subjects include General Knowledge & Life Skills & Value Based Education. Apart from the core subjects the curriculum also focuses on Sports, Music, Art & Dance and Self defense.
Senior - School
The curriculum for the Upper Primary Stage and Secondary stage covers English, Hindi (Second Language),Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (under Science), History & Civics, Geography (under the subject History, Civics & Geography) and Computer Studies Being the medium of institution (first language) the focus of English language learning at this stage is on oral and written expression, in a creative manner. This would help develop a sense of appreciation and critical vision for different forms of literature among children. The emphasis of Second Language learning at this stage is to hone the skills and develop an interest in language and literature. The focus of Mathematics learning at this stage is to consolidate and expand the learning through problem solving techniques.
Schools: Aim and objective of the schools:
Provide a stimulating, enriching and enjoyable learning environment for a child-centered education.
Educate children to become life-long learners who think critically, care deeply and dream expansively.
Provide an innovative curriculum for the child to find a certain degree of joy in learning.
Instill in students a concern for the less- privileged, making them catalysts for social transformation.
Recruit, employ, develop and retain staff that will share and contribute to the realization of our goals.