The formative years of schooling are critical. Gurukul has an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program for children between the age of 2 + years and 5 + years.
The entire ECCE curriculum focuses on the all-round development of the child. Learning of languages and gross and fine motor skills are through play, movement and music.
Through this programme, children learn to:
- be independent
- make choices and decisions
- be disciplined
- share and care
Primary & Secondary Section
Gurukul follows the curriculum set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. English is the primary medium of instruction, while Sanskrit is the second language. Environmental Education and Science are taught through project work. This teaching model focuses on development of research, analytical thinking and presentation skills.
A class-wise list of subjects taught is listed in the table below:
I - III English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Environmental Education, Hindi, Marathi
IV-V English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Hindi, Marathi
VI - X English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Hindi
Gurukul is an Inclusive school (there are children with learning varying abilities).
Children often overcome the levels of difficulties with continuous and supervised practice throughout their schooling years.
Children diagnosed with emotional, social and academic problems are counselled and referred for an educational assessment. This enables the School Counsellor to guide the parents and the children effectively.
Life Skills program is designed to encourage children to interact freely on a topic or to address specific concerns. Through this programme, students learn to appreciate perspectives other than their own, develop critical thinking, and decision-making. Modules are undertaken wherein children get opportunities to hone such skills through role-play, teamwork, debates and group-discussions.
Home-work and project-work are assigned to reinforce what is learnt during school hours and to help children work independently. Parent support is also solicited to ensure that the assignment is completed.
Extra Curricular Activities
Apart from academics, extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and theatre play a vital role in the holistic development of children. Therefore, students are given opportunities to select and learn a number of activities.
Class-wise list of activities offered:
I - IV Skating, Games, Global Awareness Programme
V - VII Vocal Music, Tabla, Folk Dance, Craft, Board Games, Marathi, and German
VIII - X Scouts & Guide, Games, Choir, Math Club, and Computers
The list of activities offered are liable to change each year, depending on the availability of the resource personnel.
Students are encouraged to pursue an activity of their choice for a minimum of two years.
It is mandatory for every student to choose at least one sport.
The assessment process at Gurukul is designed to provide feedback to teachers, students, and parents about the effectiveness of the teaching methodology. The purpose is to identify specific learning needs and modify the teaching strategies to meet these needs.
For Pre-primary children, the assessment involves monitoring and keeping a record of relevant milestones achieved in their formative years.
For Primary and Secondary students, all class-work and homework assignments, projects and participation in co-curricular activities are recorded and graded periodically.
Formal testing procedures are followed only for Std. VI to Std. X.
This is done to:
- help children enjoy the teaching-learning process
- reduce the pressure and enable the children to learn at their pace without feeling threatened
The test schedules are notified to parents through the student’s diary ten days prior to the test. A minimum of 40% is required to pass each test.
Any student using unfair means during these tests is liable to be debarred from the examination and face disciplinary action.