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At RIS, our curriculum comprises of CBSE, ICSE, and CAIE (IGCSE) boards that guide the teaching and learning methodologies within all our schools. Our curriculum across all boards is crafted to be learner centric in a way that recognises each learner’s potential, and guides them to pursue a path that is right for them. As educators, we provide all our learners with a blank canvas and give them the choice of painting it how they see fit. All our programmes are learner driven, which means that each of our programmes are made flexible enough to accommodate a learner’s skills, virtues and beliefs. If a programme does not meet the requirements of a child, it is then altered to fit the required needs. We have also shaped our curriculum to have a more modern approach, suitable for the dynamic world. Our multi-disciplinary learning approach combines several academic disciplines or professional specialisations in an approach to a topic or problem. We have esteemed guest lecturers of various fields to teach in-depth topics to our learners.
These specialists are revered for being at the top of their fields, and often help our learners understand their professions in absolute detail. This provides clarity and a realistic understanding of different professions the learners might want to pursue. We also provide our learners with a trans-disciplinary approach, which leads to holistic learning, leadership qualities, internship offers and university portfolio building. Counseling sessions with the university placement officer to select a course and university of their choice is provided and the academic calendar consists of various guest lectures, project cycles – a flagship of the RIS education model. Our curriculum also includes the learning of various languages English, Hindi, Spanish, Marathi, French , depending on the board of the chosen school and the grade a learner is in. We believe that fluency in multiple languages prepares a learner for international opportunities and global success.
The RIS curriculum gives its learners the freedom to choose multiple subjects of interest as well as to select subject combinations as per their interest. This enables our learners to gain an understanding in topics they like and want to further seek. We believe education should enhance a learner’s interest and ability and that is what we aim to do at RIS. The STEM module (learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary or integrated approach) is also an integral part of RIS’ curriculum with an aim to develop a future workforce who will lead in innovation and technology. RIS creates an environment that supports successful infusion of STEM in the curriculum while also challenging the students’ mind to find creative solutions to social and environmental problems.
We at RIS understand the importance of holistic learning and the essence of engaging all aspects of the learner including the mind, body and emotion. With an all-round holistic approach, we aim to inculcate respect for knowledge, community, human connection and the environment. It is important to us that our learners grow up to become well-rounded, respectful individuals who are intelligent, kind and care for their surroundings. We aim to help students grow into the individuals they are and reach their full potential. Apart from academic excellence, we encourage open conversations and help students think for themselves by focusing on aspects such as art and design, personal skills, personality development, sports and effective communication to name a few. We think of art and design through various mediums as integral to learning and understanding the world. It gives us colourful lens to view everything that surrounds us and is a skill that uplifts society. At RIS, we teach our learners to appreciate and enjoy art through various mediums.
At RIS, we believe it is also important to focus on building strong personalities of our learners by giving them the right academic and developmental tools, so as to help them excel in all areas of life. We believe that the core of a strong personality is working towards continuous self-improvement, whether it is inside a classroom or on the playground, and setting goals that push your limits and help you grow. Our teachers focus on each learner, giving them individual attention and helping them develop their own personality through educational and co- curricular activities. We also encourage playing sports as it is important for the physical and mental development of a child, and teaches them lessons in leadership, repetition, patience and team spirit. Our sports rooms are fully equipped with facilities for indoor and outdoor games, encouraging our learners to participate in a sport of their choice.
All our study materials, methods and strategies are designed to equip our young learners with all the necessary skills needed for them to succeed. We also focus on vocational competence, encouraging our learners to be multi-lingual in order to be effective communicators. We also focus on community engagement pedagogies or ‘service learning’ within academic modules. We believe that community is important and always encourage learners to contribute positively towards their community. We continually through words and actions teach our learners the importance of community and its care, with the hope that within aspects of our teaching, our learners grow to be well-rounded, empathetic individuals.
At RIS, we believe that is extremely important to incorporate digital teaching and learning within our classrooms as the future is being built on the shoulders of technology, and our young learners are the inhabitants of the future. Our approach towards digital technology and education is unique as we are constantly working towards striking a balance between traditional and digital teaching and learning.
Reading programs through
At RIS, our schools encourage reading programmes through digital libraries to inculcate good reading habits and help reluctant readers. The learners are rewarded to read with positive reinforcements and recognition with titles such as ‘Reader of the month.’ We believe that quality education includes the freedom to explore, question, observe and infer from their surroundings, all of which is accomplished through this programme.
Our schools use visual teaching tools and equipments within class-rooms which enable a better learning experience for our learners. The introduction of equipments such as projectors, makes learning inter-esting as new topics and various subjects are taught with the help of images and videos. This not only makes classrooms interactive, but also helps learners grasp more.
All our schools have facilities to support Google classrooms, wherein the teacher gets their lecture recorded and video is uploaded on the Google classroom portal. This helps learners gain access to classroom study material anywhere in case of absence from school due to various circumstances.
Online Resource materials
Our teachers use online resource materials to expand the knowledge base of our young learners as well as to create curiosity within the minds of learners. We mix digital learning with innovative classroom teaching by adopting new and appropriate technology in order to facilitate the learning process anywhere and anytime.
Integrated Research Based Projects
RIS has adopted numerous innovative techniques for making the learning process easier and enjoyable. Our Integrated Projects encourage students to research on a given topic and present their knowledge in front of their peers. The students think, pair, share and collaborate on the given theme, hence learning teamwork.
Digital Project Based Learning
Project-based learning (PBL) is an integral part of the school curriculum which enhances critical thinking and the application of concepts. Project based learning provides opportunities for students to collaborate or drive their own learning. It helps develop skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management.
R Education App
We have developed the Rahul Education App, which is a unique plat-form for real-time communication and exchanging information. It has cutting-edge technology that enables seamless communication be-tween schools, teachers and parents. This online school app enables users to access multiple functionalities available once they register. It helps parents receive important notices from school while also helping enables learners submit their assignments and projects online.
Google meet and Skype sessions
RIS uses Google meet and Skype sessions to enable live classrooms, discussions and problem solving through video conferences. It also helps provides opportunities for learners to interact with people out-side of the classroom. As the part of ISA activities, the learners of RIS have interacted with the learners of partner schools in Nepal, Bangladesh and Palestine.
Activities & Competitions
At RIS, we provide a platform to all our learners to participate in online school activities and competitions that help in learning creatively while also enabling our learner to think outside the box.
RIS provides its learners with the option of online exams, which not only gives flexibility but also helps with instant evaluation for faster results with greater accuracy. Online assessment is a critical part of the learning process at RIS, as it focuses on the opportunities to develop students’ abilities to make judgments about their own performance and work on their weak subjects.