Early Years Program
Stimulating curiosity and imagination in the K1, K2, Grade I and Grade II students, encouraging academic and a holistic development from an early age. At this stage, we focus on engaging the child through creative teaching methods.
Pre Primary – Curriculum
Education at Sanjivani Academy is an integrated process with a flexible curriculum that takes into account the heterogeneity of the learner and learning styles. Emphasis is laid on acquiring linguistic & logical ability and nurturing multiple intelligences by adopting innovative methods to stimulate interest and attention among the students. This opens up pathways to a holistic and harmonious development of the young learners
- The Pre-Primary Wing of Sanjivani Academy School, Kopargaon, has Nursery and Kindergarten classes.
- ‘The innovative curriculum for the Pre-Primary’ is in use with the objective of reinforcing values, concepts, ideas, motor skills and activities.
- We follow the schedule and programmes with a fair amount of flexibility. Changes are made from time to time as demanded by the environment and the emerging situations in the classroom.
- The students are graded regularly on the basis of participation and performance in class activities.
- Areas of growth and development: Physical, Language, Personal, Emotional, Social, Intellectual/ Cognitive, Aesthetic Development, etc.
Familiarizing the students of III-V with higher learning concepts and knowledge assimilation while they can develop rigorous academic habits and hone their skill sets. Practical learning is emphasized as we believe in ‘learning by doing’.
Primary – Curriculum
The Primary Education module is designed to follow the axiom “Discovering the syllabus is more important than covering it”. We believe that the student should have mental access to assimilation along with physical access to learning. In accordance, the working schedules of classes I and II have been designed in such a way that they have ‘short respite’ periods after every 45 minutes of learning. This helps them to come back ready and refreshed for the next session of classroom learning. The concept of ‘classroom library’ (for classes I to III) gives the students direct access to books in their own classroom. Every day after assembly, 10 minutes of reading time enhances and enriches their language skills. Children idolize their teachers to capitalize on this. Every day there is ‘Bhagwatgita shlokas wherein a teacher expresses his thoughts on any topic etc.
To enable the students to acquire academic excellence, emotional development & sensory experience various subjects are incorporated into the curriculum. The subject content is integrated into the framework & context of students’ lives so that the school education becomes more meaningful & relevant in today’s life.
TEACHING LEARNING STRATEGIES
Teachers are using a wide range of methods to promote interaction during regular class periods. These methods include traditional textbook method supplemented by discussions and practical work. Experimentation and lecture methods are mainly adopted for teaching General Science. Social Science periods are made interesting by making use of project work and frequent use of timeline to correlate events. Language periods are blended with group discussions, etc.
DEVELOPING INTELLECTUAL CLIMATE
The strategy of brain storming is particularly applied for students of classes VI-VIII, who are bright and above average.
To facilitate learning, Science & Social Science workshops, activities in Debate Club and international understanding quizzes are organised.
This includes holistic development of the students such as mental, physical, emotional & psychic and spiritual, as also developing scientific temperament amongst studies, etc.
Every institution has an ideology which is the building block of its system. The motto of Sanjivani Academy School, Kopargaon (part of the Sanjivani Rural Education Society) is ‘Soaring High is My Nature’ which means every student aims to become:
- Progressive by nature
- Strides towards perfection
- Always aims high
Tries to achieve his aims by honesty and integrity
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
Exams are a built-in tool to test the knowledge assimilated by a child. While examining a question paper, the following criteria are considered: Understanding, Knowledge and Application. Continuous comprehensive evaluation is done in classes I to III.
Expanding the horizons of learning and mastery of advanced concepts and skills of students from classes VI to X. Special competition preparations are also a part of the curriculum, as we provide higher platforms to our students.
Senior School – Curriculum
The Curriculum is designed so as to strive to:
- Provide ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students.
- Enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives.
- Uphold Constitutional values such as socialism, secularism, democracy, republican character, justice, liberty, equality, fraternity, human dignity and the unity and integrity of the nation by encouraging values-based learning activities.
- Nurture life-skills by prescribing curricular and co-curricular activities to help improve self-esteem, empathy towards others and different cultures, etc.
- Integrate innovations in pedagogy, knowledge and application, such as human sciences with technological innovations to keep pace with the global trends in various disciplines.
- Promote inclusive education by providing equal opportunities to all students.
- Integrate environmental education in various disciplines, for classes I-X.
- Equally emphasize co-scholastic areas of Art Education and Health & Physical Education.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CURRICULUM
The Curriculum aims to:
- Achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor excellence.
- Enhance self-awareness and explore innate potential.
- Promote Life Skills’ goal setting, decision making and lifelong learning.
- Inculcate values & foster cultural learning and international understanding in an interdependent society.
- Acquire the ability to utilize technology and information for the betterment of humankind.
- Strengthen knowledge and attitude related to livelihood skills.
- Develop the ability to appreciate art and showcase talents.
- Promote physical fitness, health and well-being.
It is a well-known fact that only a healthy child can learn effectively and good health status leads to better learning. Many other activities are necessary for development of the affective and psychomotor domain. Those activities like games and sport, art and music, craft work etc. are termed as co-scholastic activities. Instead of co-curricular activities, the term co-scholastic activities are used as both cognitive and non-cognitive development can take place by exposing the child to the lesson on scholastic subjects and non-scholastic subjects. General Studies, Health & Physical Education, Yoga, Traditional Games, Indigenous Sports, Martial Arts, etc. is an integral part of the curriculum and is in the routine of the school for the holistic development of children.
TEACHING LEARNING STRATEGIES:
- Focus on making classroom sessions interactive and learning an enjoyable process.
- Employing techniques like:
- Group Work
- Project Work
- Class Room Discussion
- Practical (In Science &Maths)
- Using audio-visual aids like computers, tape recorders, LCD projectors, etc.
- Developing love for knowledge.
- Focusing on mathematical skills, language skills and scientific skills.
- Academic performances as well as developing skills like theatre, dance, music, etc.
- Developing social grace and public speaking skills among students.
VALUE BASED EDUCATION:
- Values integrated into main stream teaching.
- Part of day-to-day curriculum through work experience and club related activities.
- By admitting students from under privileged section increases patience and tolerance among others.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
- The CBSE guidelines are adhered to in classes IXand X.
- As and when changes notified by CBSE, are carried out.
- In Class IX, only grades are given as per CBSE guidelines.
- For final promotion in Class IX, 80 and 20 weightage are taken into account.
- Principal – 01
- PGT – 09
- TGT – 09
- PRT – 17
- PET – 00
- Wellness Teacher – 00
- Drawing Teacher – 02
- Music Teacher – 01
- Computer Teachers – 02
- Librarian – 01
- Special Educator – 01
Understanding COVID-19 Pandemic: School Life after Lockdown
June 8, 2020: Sanjivani academy School, organised a Webinar on the topic –‘Understanding COVID-19 Pandemic: School Life after Lockdown’ by Prof. Narendra Rathi
He gave us an opportunity to understand the current COVID-19 health crisis from a scientist’s perspective. He discussed how we can protect ourselves and our children from the novel virus once the lockdown is over. He shared the scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19 in easy to understand terms for the general public. He discussed the daily-life precautions, some dos and don’ts to avoid Coronavirus infection after lockdown is over. He discussed the emerging therapeutics to treat COVID-19. He also discussed about the vaccine development. The specific questions/concerns raised by the attendees were answered at end of Webinar.
June 8, 2020: Sanjivani Academy School, Kopargaon, hosted its first webinar for the parents of new entrants to the School and teachers of the School & sister schools. The topic for the Webinar was ‘Parenting in COVID Times’ by Dr Narendra.
School Principal, MsSundari Subramanian, welcomed all the dignitaries, parents and the teachers to the forum. She talked about the ethos of the School.
Dr. Narendra Rathi also talked about the various changes that were taking place due to the COVID pandemic and how virtual classes were being conducted from the pre-primary to the university level.
Ms. BhagyalaxmiTeli ,Counseling Psychologist, gave an insight into how our lives have been changed due to this pandemic and how to cope up with life positively in the lockdown period. She gave a series of suggestions to make a good use of this lockdown period and learn different life skills which we cannot do during the normal course of life.
Co-ordinators took up the question and answer session. The parents found satisfying answers to their queries.
Co-ordinator Rekha Salunke, proposed the Vote of Thanks.
It was an enriching session taken up by Dr Narendra Rathi and he gave a positive outlook to life in these troubled times.
The School year is divided into 2 terms:
Term – 1 : April to September
Term – 2 : October to March
There are winter and summer holidays.
School Timings are from 8.30 AM to 1.00 PM for Pre-School.
Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary school timings are from 8.00 AM to 3.30 PM.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS
The School emphasizes a high standard of discipline and also demands from the student’s serious application to their studies as well as other pursuits. This also means full co-operation from the parents.
- Students must come to the School punctually and regularly, dressed tidily in the proper School uniform.
- We expect our students to stand out by the way they carry themselves, behave and talk, whether among themselves or with the staff members, visitors and outsiders. Any disobedience, misbehavior, indiscipline will be dealt with very seriously.
- Any act of omission which may harm the atmosphere in the School or affect its image will be treated as serious indiscipline.
- For any act of serious indiscipline, the School reserves its right to expel the student with or without warning.
- Copying or cheating during test and examination will be considered as a serious offence.
- The student’s name will be struck off the rolls if he/she is absent from the School for 6 days continuously without taking valid leave.