A firm foundation
The role of primary education is to ensure the broad-based development of pupils. This means ensuring that all pupils are able to develop their cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills to the best of their abilities, preparing them for their further school career.
The program focuses on the total growth of the developing child. The curriculum is designed keeping in mind the social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of the growing child. Students are introduced to reading and writing in Tamil, English and Hindi. The trilingual approach encourages effective communication.
Elementary School Programs and Activities:
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Children, for the most part, enjoy their learning, are engaged in the programs, like to be challenged and thoroughly immerse themselves in the many co-curricular activities available at TIMES.
The strong culture for success in the Junior School is reflected in the ‘Have a Go’ attitude adopted by students and encouraged by teachers. Students are challenged to do their best at every opportunity. Teachers structure all activities to allow for individual levels of attainment and progress.
The core academic priorities of Language, Maths, Social Studies, General Knowledge and Science studies are presented in a manner that celebrates understanding, exploration, and skill development and fosters areas of personal interest and growth. A variety of learning strategies ensure that all learning styles are catered for. The use of overhead projectors provide motivation and a variety of learning experiences.
Teaching staff continue to explore new ways to enhance learning with this technology.
The ‘You Can Do It’ program assists students with skill development in the areas of resilience, getting along with others, persistence, confidence and organization. This program helps students to accept responsibility for their own learning and encourages skills and attitudes that lead to greater success and more efficient use of their time.
Our Accelerated Reading Program supports students’ interpretive reading skills, while fostering enjoyment in the reading process.
The profile of Mathematics has been raised during the past few years by extending the regular classroom program. Activities, including Problem of the Month, Maths Competitions, Maths Olympiad, Abacus, Vedic Maths, Maths Problem Solving Day and Chess Club, have complemented the real life, hands on and formal aspects of classroom study.
Our approach presents students with foundation learning in a planned topic and then allows them to explore this knowledge further in ways that interest them.
Teachers plan these sessions using tools such as Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and Bloom’s Taxonomy, developing assessment tasks and extension activities and questions. The school uses this exploratory approach to curriculum areas that include Science, Technology, Civics and Citizenship, Information Technology, Health and Personal Development.