The National Curriculum for School Education has fully described the NEP's intended 5+3+3+4 framework. Pre-school (ages 3 to 6) has now become an integral part of the school curriculum under this new system.
Little Columbus includes alphabets, languages, numbers, counting, colours, shapes, indoor and outdoor play, puzzles and logical thinking, problem-solving, drawing, painting, and other visual art, craft, theatre and puppetry, music, and movement. It also emphasises the development of social skills, such as sensitivity, good behaviour, civility, ethics, personal and public hygiene, teamwork, and cooperation. The overarching goal is to achieve optimal results in the areas of physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio-emotional-ethical development, cultural/artistic development, communication, early language, literacy, and numeracy development.
Our children love to come to school. All our teachers plan challenging and creative lessons and are supported by a team of highly experienced teaching assistants and support staff. We offer a range of stimulating extracurricular activities. It is our collective vision for all children to thrive and prosper in an inclusive and caring environment and for every child to be equipped with the social, academic and personal skills to perform well and enjoy life in their later stages of education and beyond. Sports and Arts are also highly valued at GCIS.
A Child learns in many ways; has a unique perspective. Keeping in mind that children have multiple intelligences and that learning is diverse, GCIS has created a learning environment, where a kid explores, thinks and develops holistically.
As one visits the primary wing of GCIS, a strong feeling of joy, focus, happiness and order is experienced. The aim of the school at this introductory stage of schooling is to socialize a child and help him/her in acquiring holistic education and the School promotes learning, development, gives freedom to children to understand concepts through creativity. We tickle the imagination of our children so that they can explore in an innovative environment and a fun way to learn under the guidance of skilled and dedicated staff. These years education is built on the Foundational Stage's play, discovery, and activity-based pedagogical and curricular style, as well as some light textbooks and aspects of more formal but interactive classroom learning, in order to lay a solid foundation across subjects such as reading, writing, speaking, physical education, art, languages, science, and mathematics. There are many examples of all these which we include in our classroom to maximize effective learning with always keeping in mind the active phase of children.
The School looks after the diverse needs of the different children and helps them achieve the best as per their capacity and potential; thus helping Children to move from the known and explore the unknown.
Three unit exams, a half-yearly assessment, and a final examination comprise the academic session's evaluation. Continuous evaluation is meant to create a holistic profile of a student by assessing both scholastic and non-scholastic areas of education over the course of the school year.