We strive to achieve excellence in learning both within and beyond the classroom. We wish our students to not only exceed in academics, but also become an all-round performer by excelling in the fields beyond academics too.
To reinforce the academic curriculum and a global vision, a series of talks and workshops are held throughout the year by eminent personalities from the world of Science, Arts, Academics, Technology, Media, Music, Dance & Drama. The topics range from Environment to Substantial Development through Non-violence, Bio-diversity, Elections and Democracy, from life skills to attitudes and values to health and physical education.
We take note of national and international festivals and anniversaries at our morning assemblies and also celebrate them through dance, drama, music, debate, story-telling sessions, painting and other creative endeavours. We try to inculcate knowledge and values through ‘Thought of the day’, Amazing Facts & News regularly. Parents and other family members are regularly invited to school functions
The outdoor activities at Shiv Jyoti Convent School not only offer the optimum opportunity for physical development of the student but also nurtures his holistic growth. The well maintained Basket Ball Court, Volley Ball Court, Clean and Clear Swimming Pools, Delightful Train Ride, Amusing Swings, Cricket Ground, Badminton Court, Skating Court fill students with such energy with which they can do wonders.
The outdoor activities not only give them relief but also hold countless learning opportunities for the student of Shiv Jyoti Convent School. The following are the various sports which we provide to our students for their physical grooming: –
Preschool days are the most important phase for a child’s emotional development; it’s when the child builds his/her confidence and self esteem. It is imperative to give children positive attention, guidance to learn and accept mistakes and help them develop confidence in their
abilities as they work towards building self-esteem, confidence, problem-solving skills and social skills.
To help our children excel in life skills, we organize regular co-curricular activities such as presentations, storytelling competition, fancy dress, poem recitation, etc. Annual Day is a crucial platform where our Prideens across branches come together and mesmerize everyone with their confidence and charisma.
Stage exposure bolsters children’s creative expression, self-esteem and interpretation skills – all of which can go a long way in empowering them.
In SHIV JYOTI SCHOOL children are involved in fun-filled activities to help them recognise various letters and numbers. They also develop vocabulary skills related to letters which contribute to their language. Further, skills like sorting, matching and pairing of numbers are also learnt. Opportunities are created and Prideens are involved in various games and activities to identify, observe and play with numbers throughout the day.
Children are engaged in intellectual activities like solving puzzles and building towers to develop memory and observation skills, problem solving, sequencing and seriation. The approach for the same is simple to complex. ID classes serve as a great medium for children to boost their cognitive and gross-motor skills while learning to manipulate the world around them. When children turn, flip, and turn things, they develop hand-eye coordination in an interesting manner. Through ID classes, Prideens are given the opportunity to become creative thinkers and good learners through a range of fun activities.
We strongly believe that no two child are alike and that every child is born unique and talented. Their innate qualities not only make them special but also go a long way in transforming every child into a confident and happy individual. It is extremely important for
teachers and parents to identify and nurture the talents of little children, and to continuously applaud them for their innate qualities.
Together with a team of early education experts, curriculum experts, child psychologists, and teachers, we at shiv jyoti zeroed in on 30 inherent qualities and talents in children, which are essential for their overall development. These 30 qualities have then been transformed into a set of 30 certificates . With rich, colorful illustrations and interesting headers, every certificate highlights one important attribute in children.
At the end of every month, class teachers, across all the 85 branches, as a token of appreciation and acknowledgement handover these certificates to every child, making him/her feel special and loved about what he/she is born with. The objective is not to compare children with each other, but appreciate and make every child blossom into a confident and happy individual.
Understanding and using basic concepts help children to learn, read and understand their environment. They also help children become more effective communicators. At Shiv Jyoti, children are taught different concepts such as fruits, vegetables, numbers, descriptions, transports, and so on through a range of highly engaging activities. Concepts also boost observation skills of kids and allow them grasp things quickly and actively. All the activities are planned using an integrated approach, wherein the child is encouraged to recognize and learn attributes, colors and shapes of related items through a single concept. It is a wonderful medium of interactive instruction and is a great source of bringing real learning opportunities to little kids.
Circle time is the time when friendship blossoms as children interact, socialize and share their thoughts and experiences with each other. Various activities are designed, creating opportunities for kids to experience the joy of talking and communicating with each other. On a regular day, teacher and children gather together in a circle to create a rich weave of rhymes, games and songs. Developing social, emotional, and personal skills are some of the primary objectives of Circle Time. The activity also fosters problem solving skills, language building and confidence as children are encouraged to express their views freely.
Children have an innate love for stories. They have the power to create magic and a sense of adventure in the classroom. Stories are a great way to teach children about life, about ourselves and others. At Shiv Jyoti, storytelling is a unique way for children to develop an
understanding about the world around them. It creates interest in children as the character comes to live in front of them and captures their attention and imagination. Children learn about good social habits, traffic rules, sharing, etc. through stories. They also develop language and imaginative skills and as they narrate and listen to stories.
Fun activities help build thinking skills in young minds; they also make learning effective too. With this belief, children are taken out on nature walk to a nearby garden to help them understand and comprehend various concepts about nature.
Walking around the garden, children observe and explore the world around them. It’s a wonderful activity that allows children to experience the treasures of nature while learning to connect with it through a range of activities. Before going to the park/garden, teachers set some ground rules for children which they attentively adhere too.
Overall, it’s a fun-filled activity that stimulates curiosity, instils love for learning and creates a long-lasting connection with the nature.
There is no substitute for creative and imaginative play when it comes to teaching. Every child is born with an imagination. Allowing children to exercise their imagination enhances their creativity and creates better social understanding. This is the strength of children – their ability to pretend and fix problems with their imagination.
Play is how children learn and pretend play is an ideal way to exercise their creativity and imagination. At Shiv Jyoti, opportunities are created for our Prideens to blend their skills and knowledge together. To create a better understanding of various concepts, Prideens are engaged in pretend play or role plays. Through this activity, they develop love, respect, and appreciation for the world around them. Imaginary plays also allow kids to develop vocabulary, language and social skills while having loads of fun.
Puppets are toys that fascinate children; they connect as friends. It’s also a great way to draw the attention and imagination of preschoolers and offers amazing benefits in a child’s development. At Shiv Jyoti, we believe learning is fun and it is with this belief that we encourage puppet play as part of our curriculum. It enhances their interest levels and inculcates various concepts like good habits, sharing, caring, etc. It also helps the kids develop vocabulary, and improve communication and listening skills. By organizing puppet plays, we strive to bring stories to life and thus instil valuable skills in kids. Overall, puppet play offers a fun-filled learning experience to our little ones.
Children move naturally. They move to achieve mobility, express a thought or feeling, and because it is joyful.
At Shiv Jyoti, we aim to build a foundation for our children, giving a structure to their movements and introduce our Prideens to the world of dance and aerobics. Children get involved in dance and aerobics to boost their body strength, flexibility and confidence. It’s a great way to help young Prideens learn about body coordination and body awareness while spending quality time with their peers. It also infuses a sense of rhythm, flexibility and co ordination.
THE EARLY YEARS OF A CHILD’S LIFE CONSTITUTE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PERIOD IN LIFE, BECAUSE THIS IS THE STAGE WHEN A SOUND FOUNDATION IS LAID FOR THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
Toddlers are active and curious learners from birth, able to lead their own learning within the context of close and supportive responsive adults. The preschool age is the most impressionable age in one’s life. The rate of development at this stage is more rapid since 50% of a child’s brain develops in the first four years. To aid their development to the fullest, the pedagogy for children is specialized with the following:
No one understands children like we do. We certainly know that the formative years of a child’s life are of utmost importance for development, which is why at Shiv Jyoti, our child-centric approach ensures the perfect holistic development at this tender age. We let children ‘Be’ themselves. They are given the freedom to take their own decisions, discover their own areas of interest and dwell smoothly with the learning process!
At Shiv Jyoti, we not only believe in imparting education of different concepts but also emphasize on inculcating life skills. The teachers nurture the talents of our tiny tots by giving them the perfect exposure through physical activities, stage programmes, music, dance, art and craft. Through the right exposure, the aim of building confidence and self esteem among students is successfully achieved.
Another major area of focus for laying a sound foundation for students is to ensure development of positive-self concept. The children during all times must know that, ‘I-CAN’ is always more powerful than ‘IQ’. They are nurtured in such a way that they can feel competent to do anything they want independently and adequately. The castle of love indeed ensures the ‘Feel Good and Feel Smart’ feeling at all times!
With increasing numbers of children attending preschool, it is vitally important that the latest research be made available to guide the development of practice which can shape these young minds. Being one of the first preschools in India with a Research and Development department, we ensure to be updated with new revelations in the child psychology.
In an endeavor to blossom the personalities of the little ones and to give them an opportunity to develop at their own pace & comfort zone, we provide an ideal stimulating environment for the children. The basic ingredients of this Stimulating Environment include:
INTELLECTUAL & COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
The Teaching Learning approach at Shiv Jyotiis based on the objectives of The Early Childhood Education Programme. ECE is a child oriented programme that follows the activity, integrated or play way approach and aims at providing a stimulating environment for intellectual, language, social, emotional and physical development of the child. It provides school-readiness for the child and prepares him with necessary concepts and skills for later learning of reading, writing and mathematics in primary grades.
The broad objectives of the ECE programme are:
This approach follows the learning by doing methodology. The key principles of ‘Learning by Doing’ are Involvement, Participation and Contribution which certainly have a longer impact on the child’s brain when it comes to development. We provide the children real life experiences through special activities that include thinking, conversation, movement and creativity.
The playway method is essentially child-oriented and caters to individual needs, interests and abilities. Play is second nature to a child. It serves as a natural way for them to explore, express and involve with the world around them. Therefore, this approach supports the all-round development of a child. The experiences in this approach also make the child an active participant and not a passive recipient in the learning process.
Our effective programme is based on the provision of concrete first hand experiences to the child. We understand that at this age, they can perceive things more effectively on a sensory level. A verbal or written description may not make much sense to the children. Which is why we plan our activities in such a way that they can learn by touching, seeing and hearing things. By play, we encourage them to classify and handle a variety of objects. The implementation of all activities take place in the following ways:
For Example: To learn about the fruit apple, they first see, touch and taste it. Then understand it through a 3D picture of it and finally move on to learning the world ‘Apple’ or reciting a story about it.
The childhood of every Prideen should be no less than a carnival of good memories, love and enjoyment and we, at Shiv Jyoti ensure they get ample opportunities to run, play and simply be themselves! Natural growth occurs best when children have lots of fun. And, all that fun happens at our splash pool, rain dance, doll house and the most colourful play area.
Key areas in Physical & Motor Development:
To make them stronger & sharper, a balanced diet is a must. Our in house kitchen helps provide hygienic and nutritious baby friendly food which is tasted by the incharges first, then served to the little ones.
Gross motor skills mean developing control over the movements of the large muscles of the body. Activities like walking, running, swinging dancing, etc ensure that the students can get a good control over their body. Prideens also love their energtic taekwondo sessions wherein they learn perseverance with their kicks and punches. While, they enhance their flexibility during the peaceful yoga time. We also organise an annual Sports Day wherein our budding sportsmen participate in different competitions which include racing, rabbit jump, etc.
Fine motor skills mean developing control over the movements of finer muscles, particularly finger muscles and hand-eye coordination. Activities like art & craft which include drawing, colouring, pasting as well as paper folding, thumb printing, pattern making, clay moulding and beading ensure a control over their fingers and also attain a perfect hand-eye coordination in a fun way.
The IQ of a child just doesn’t depend on the genes alone, but the opportunities he/she gets to use his mind. Children between the age of 2.5 to 5 years are at a stage of cognitive development when their thinking is governed by their perception and they learn through first hand experience of the environment. Children at Shiv Jyoti are given opportunities to learn how to be analytical so that they can successfully deal with life situations.
Key areas in Intellectual & Cognitive Development:
The development of the five senses, i.e, seeing, hearing, touch, smell and taste is basic to the process of knowing and understanding. The more varied and extensive the sensory experiences, the broader will be the child’s base for forming ideas. Our sound boxes, touch & sniff boxes, audio-visual aids, smell tray and tasting kits help the Prideens get a grip on all five senses with ease.
Who doesn’t love puzzles and block towers? At our intellectual development centre, the children learn through an integrated approach with our self designed teaching tools. They are encouraged to find solutions to diverse challenges such as solving picture puzzles, building a serration tower using their own logic, learning tens and units of mathematics through a ‘Ganit Mala’, etc.
For holistic development, it is crucial that different concepts are clear to the students. They should be able to observe, discriminate and categories different objects in their environment and progress from ‘perception bound reasoning’ to ‘logical reasoning’. To achieve this, we host specials days that introduce a particular concept to the students, such as, ‘Colour Blue Day’, ‘My Favourite Cartoon Day’, ‘Introduction to shape Triangle day’ or ‘Introduction to numbers’ as a part of development of prenumber concept. Different activities are conducted on these days to help them match, identify, name, compare and classify the objects. We also follow a monthly theme which are an amalgamation of all these concepts.
What good is knowledge that cannot be expressed! Language learning provides the foundation for all later learning. By the time children enter pre-school, they are already using a language at home. Shiv Jyoti gives them the right experiences and environment to increase their vocabulary steadily and rapidly.
Key areas in Language Development:
We organize a circle time as a part of our daily schedule as well as conduct story-telling sessions and show the students, cartoon movies to develop their listening skills. During these sessions they also learn sound discrimination such as ‘voices of different animals’ or the sound of clapping, etc. To help them develop an ear for phonics, we conduct many activities using our our phonic card box.
The children are indulged in fun conversations and action rhymes to introduce them with the vocabulary related to their body, home and environment. Picture reading cards, role play and dramatization are also used as a medium to enhance their vocabulary when it comes to the socio-emotional scenario.
Free conversation is the first activity after welcome and arrival activities. Children have a lot to express about what happened at their homes after they left school the day before. They are given absolute freedom to share their experiences and talk about anything they want. This way they learn to create sentences and use correct grammar. Show and tell is yet another activity which enhances their oral expression.
Here is when our specially designed curriculum books come into picture. Through the visuals in the books, the children learn to identify objects as well as situations. Special introduction to letters activities are also conducted so that they can gradually identify letters and words mentioned in the book.
Before children write, they need experience in handling crayons and pencils. Thus, initially, they are indulged in drawing and coloring activities wherein they develop the skills of making
controlled visual motor movements. Later on, they move on to joining dots, tracing, copying forms and making patterns similar to the letters of the alphabet.
Each child has his/her own unique ‘Personality’ which is the outcome of inheritance, social/cultural groups, different sorts of interactions, regular appreciation and exposure. Shiv Jyoti provides the right kind of peer group which forms the learning ground for the child about right behavior, friendship, sharing.
Key areas in Socio-Emotional Development:
This is achieved by creating a sense of individuality in them through name cards or even celebrating birthdays in school. Qualities of leadership are gained when they are given responsibilities such as maintaining a straight line. In group activities, they also take on the lead role of reciting a story or while playing a game.
We regularly conduct story-telling sessions and puppet play that carry relevant messages of good habits. Picture cards of good and bad habits are also used to educate the children. As a part of the routine, they are asked to wash their hands before meals, visit the toilet during breaks, organize play material back in the racks after playing, etc.
As a part of the confidence building process, we organize many activities and events such as recitation competitions, fancy dress, fashion show, role play, class presentations and appreciation day. When they get an opportunity to perform in front of an audience, it automatically increases their confidence level.
Our aim at Shiv Jyoti is to create responsible global citizens. To become so, they need to be environmentally conscious as well. We believe that building a connect with nature at this age will go a long way in ensuring a sustainable environment. Thus, they often go for nature walks where they learn about the nature and also participate in tree plantation drives.
Each child has inborn creativity. All we need to do is give them encouragement and opportunities for free play, particularly dramatic and constructive play which will foster creativity in them. We provide children with a stimulating environment where they can discover their talents like dancing, art and craft, music, clay molding etc. Aesthetic Appreciation is a form of development wherein children are encouraged to appreciate their surroundings and also verbalize their appreciation about whatever they like around them. This way a positive energy can be channelized in them, which can help them in their future endeavors.
Key areas in Development of Creative Expression:
‘In every work of art, the artist himself is present’. Art is one of the best ways to explore the inborn creativity of the little minds. We organize many art and craft activities for the students wherein they bring out their most creative sides. A few of them include: Drawing, Coloring, Paper Folding and Clay Molding.
To let the children feel free to express through body movements and expressions, they are indulged in dance & music sessions. Rhythmic movement such as foot stamping, finger clicking, etc, also help the children loosen up and become more free with their movements.
Every child is a dreamer with his/her own world full of imaginations and wonder. We know the value of these imaginations as it is one of the best ways to enhance creative development. During free play, in the Doll house, the little ones create their own stories as to how they want their life to be or how to address a particular situation they are put in. They effectively learning about the 5Ws and 1H through diverse fun activities.