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Internationalism

International Policy

To develop a school culture which aims at enabling students to respect differences, collaborate and work towards the integration and inter-linkage of economic, social and environmental sustainability thereby creating global citizens with strong core values and understanding of shared concerns and difficulties.

International Early Years Curriculum: Pre-Primary School

IEYC was launched in 2016 and it is being implemented in over 60 countries worldwide. This (IEYC) curriculum is researched based, flexible and works alongside with our national curriculum, providing holistic development that includes personal, social and emotional development of the child.

IEYC is designed around eight learning principles that are essential for the learning and development of the child. It focuses on developing individual ideas and interests, unlock potential and capture curiosity of the child by providing a unique environment – ‘Learning Spaces’.
IEYC focuses on play-based learning allowing children to learn and develop at their own unique pace. Children are encouraged to voice out their ideas and engage in a variety of activities throughout the process of learning in each Unit of Learning.

We follow five Units of Learning for grades Jr. KG and Sr. KG and four Units for Nursery in a year. Each unit take approximately 5 – 6 weeks to complete. We start with an exciting Entry Point and end it with the Exit Point where learners will get a chance to explain their learning to their parents.

There is no formal assessment. It is ongoing throughout the learning cycle, based on day-to-day observations that are recorded in a journal. Regular interactions happen between teachers, children and parents to achieve a holistic view on the child’s development.

As we are committed to impart quality education and improve learning, we decided to implement IEYC this academic year. In order to implement IEYC in the classroom and to achieve the desired results, all the teachers have completed an intense training program – Implementing the IEYC Online Blended Course.

The training started on 7th April and concluded on 27th April. Teachers have been putting in a lot of effort to learn and implement the curriculum for the holistic development of the children.

We started with our first Unit of Learning – The Weather Wonders on 21st June and it is in progress. It will get concluded by the end of July. So far it has been a satisfying and interesting journey of teaching learning for all of us.

IEYC at a glance

Cambridge Curriculum

Primary School – From the age of 5 to 11 years, when the basic education framework is initiated and outlined, we at SUCHITRA ACADEMY realise the importance of developing the love of learning as well as academic curiosity.

Therefore we bring to our learners, one of the world’s most leading programs of education at the primary level, the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) – PRIMARY curricula which helps develop confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners who learn for life.

Attributes of the Cambridge Learner, focus on nurturing confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners who learn for life . We encourage Cambridge students to reflect on their learning so that they are able to build on experience and plan ahead. Hence, reflection after activities, culmination of topics, special sessions is initiated.

Our facilitators demonstrate an equally strong commitment to life-long learning through furthering their professional development on an ongoing basis through attending workshops and training themselves. This, in turn, helps them bring the programme to life in ways that challenge both themselves and the students continuously.

Through the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) curricula, we offer the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science along with Global Perspectives, Telugu/French Language, Physical Education, Visual Art and Performing Art. With the strong foundation of the core subjects, our students enjoy a flexible choice of cross-curricular perspectives. Our approach supports students in exploring subject areas in depth along with cross curricular integration.

Attributes of a Cambridge Learner

Core Subjects:

English – The 5 strands of English – Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar and Punctuation focus on enabling learners to communicate confidently and effectively as well as develop critical thinking in order to respond to a range of information, media and text with enjoyment and understanding.

Math – This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems and functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic learning of the subject.

Science – Science classes are interactive and engaging. Different science enquiry methods and approaches are followed to make it child centered. The learning cycle includes Experience, Reflective Observation, Conceptualization and Active Experiment.

Why join a Cambridge CAIE School?

Challenging and inspiring students worldwide

The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.

Assessments

Cambridge assessments are designed to be fair, valid, reliable and practicable, so that every exam provides a true picture of a student’s ability, wherever and whenever the exam was taken. This means our assessments have real, lasting value and can be a lifelong passport to further study or employment.

Globally valued qualifications

Cambridge qualifications are globally recognised, accepted by universities and employers at home and around the world. A Cambridge qualification comes with an impressive reputation, and will retain its value for a lifetime of education and employment.

Global community

A Cambridge school is part of a global community. Cambridge teachers are connected. Through professional learning communities – both online and face to face – teachers share views, information and resources, learning from each other. Cambridge schools also set up their own local communities, run by schools for schools. They work together to share knowledge and best practice in areas such as school leadership, curriculum planning, professional development and teaching.

For further information regarding CURRICULUM and ASSESSMENTS please visit:

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/

Cambridge Assessment

International Dimension In Schools Award 2020-23

After a year’s hard work, research and collaboration Suchitra Academy has been awarded with the prestigious International Dimension in Schools Award 2020-23 by the British Council. We celebrate the school’s efforts to include international work as part of our curriculum and help include it within our school’s culture. We are committed to fostering an international ethos throughout the school and embedding it within the curriculum.
International Dimension Award

Teacher/student exchange programme

Being an International School we understand the need to build global citizens who will appreciate the value of international collaboration, develop understanding and empathy. We create avenues that allow our students to interact with students from other countries, understand different cultures and work on international collaborative projects. We have partnered with AFS Intercultural Programs, which helps empower our young minds from all backgrounds with essential global skills—and the passion for making a difference. Three of our students have been a part of the prestigious Asia Kakehashi Project, sponsored by the Ministry of Japan. We have also hosted an Argentinean teacher as part of the teacher exchange programme. She taught Spanish and International Relations to the students.