The Education policy in this country has perhaps been brought more sharply into focus in the last decade than at any other time in history. Creating a progressive and supportive learning environment which offers every school student the opportunity to explore and develop their potential is a constant challenge. At The Sunbeam School, we are always looking to adapt and evolve our curriculum (The Sunbeam Precept) and teaching to establish a platform for success for all our pupils.
All children inherently love learn. Learning for children is a discovery of the self and a yearning to share that discovery with peers, teachers and parents. To help children become happy and responsible citizens of the world community, Sunbeam Schools provide much more than mere syllabi and examination oriented education. We address the myriad learning requirements of the child.
The Sunbeam Precept, the formalization of our own experiences and adaptations from the progresses made in the outside world is based on the programmes and pedagogy of National Curriculum framework. Sunbeam aims to develop in its students the values, skills and knowledge that will help them become active and responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. The diversity and flexibility of the pedagogical approaches respect the children as active contributors to and participants in the learning process.
Sunbeam’s teaching staff is enthusiastic and energetic and, whilst all being qualified to teach their specialist curriculum areas, attend subject specific workshops and related conferences to ensure that the pedagogical philosophy and quality of the educational delivery are maintained. Continued professional development is a requirement for all staff members.
The Sunbeam KG Section /Junior School Precept
In the Kindergarten and Primary school the children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm form the basis for an inquiry based approach to learning. Using our own well researched KG Programme, teachers create a stimulating and varied learning environment that allows each student to progress according to his or her potential. Children are encouraged to share their diverse social and cultural experiences and to develop the ability to think analytically, see connections among ideas, and be imaginative and creative actors in their own learning.
A variety of assessment methods, including student self-reflection, allows continuous evaluation of the learning process and regular feedback to both the children and the parents. In addition to language (reading, writing, oral communication), mathematics, science and technology, social studies, visual arts, music, drama, and personal, social and physical education, children are exposed to French as a foreign language. The use of computers and technology is an integral part of classroom work.
The Sunbeam Middle School Precept
The Middle School curriculum (6th-8th class) provides for a thorough study of the various disciplines, whilst maintaining the holistic approach of the sunbeam Learner Profile. It encourages students to realize that solutions to many questions often require insights drawn from various areas of knowledge, along with social and interpersonal skills that facilitate cooperation and teamwork. It fosters personal responsibility, sensitivity towards the environment we live in, and openness and tolerance towards different cultural traditions.
The continuous and comprehensive assessment of the students' progress against a set of criteria linked to the objectives of each course informs the teaching and learning process during the year, and students have the opportunity to demonstrate their achievements in final exams. French or Sanskrit is offered as an additional language.
The Sunbeam Senior School Precept
Within the general framework of the CBSE programme and its holistic educational approach, 9th and 10th classes go through the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation program.
Building on the foundations laid in the previous years, they aim to develop the knowledge, the study, research and critical thinking skills essential for a successful participation in 11th and 12th class and appear for the CBSE boards. Children are offered a variety of subject combinations and optional to chart for themselves their preferred future course and professional journey.