Faculty & Curriculum
The school employs competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of G D Goenka Schools. When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, the school gives primary consideration to the educational qualifications and also attaches great importance to competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, related work experiences in the field, professional degrees and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
Faculty at our school is recruited after a rigorous selection process which is followed by aggressive & continuous training & orientation, remuneration package, designed to attract the best talent and to provide the suitable career-enhancement, job enrichment and increased sense of achievement and belongingness. The management encourages the faculty to upgrade their specialization and pursue any research work to develop their talents further.
Pre Primary and Early Primary School (Pre Nursery to Grade IInd)
At the Pre-Primary and early Primary years, the objective is to facilitate learning by creating a nurturing and stimulating environment for them to learn joyfully.
Teaching Pedagogy is child centric and activity oriented using numerous teaching aids: Power Point, flashcards, pictures, puppets, actual objects, storytelling, dramatization and role-play, etc. The endeavor is to involve the children in the discussions, gently guiding them, eliciting the right answers.
The Foundation Years are developed focusing on 5 core areas of learning: Math, Language, Life Science, Music& Art. Use of technology both by the teacher and student has been emphasized throughout the curriculum, making it a forward-looking document, preparing and developing student thinking for the world of tomorrow. The curriculum provides interesting worksheets, film clips and other resources for the teachers to use. Children learn in large groups and smaller groups. The curriculum also includes a set of varied assessment strategies teachers can use
PRIMARY SCHOOL (GRADE Ist to Vth)
The Primary School aims to inculcate foundational knowledge in various subjects in our young students. The focus is on reading and writing, language comprehension, math, critical thinking and inter-personal skills. The key subjects are English, Hindi, mathematics, EVS, art & craft, computer science and physical education. A third language (German, French, Spanish, Sanskrit) is added in Grade 5.
Learning reinforcement is provided through worksheets in every subject, and activity based teaching. English oratory classes and math lab are ways in which learning is strengthened through practice. Dictations and class tests are taken at regular intervals. In addition, tutorial classes are provisioned during school hours for the extra support that the kids may need.
Teaching is multi-modal and interactive, with smart boards provided in every class. Further, care is taken to attend to the special needs of every child. Children with special learning needs, have the assistance of special educators and counselors.
We emphasize on all round development of children, with multiple opportunities for play and sports, as well as participation in cultural programs. Value education is another feature of our curriculum, to instill the right values at an early age.
THE MIDDLE SECTION (GRADE VI to VIII)
The middle section aims to give a quantum jump to the knowledge assimilated in the foundation years and to further strengthen the basics of the student.
The subjects included in the curriculum in the middle section are :
- Three languages, English and Hindi being compulsory and an addition language French.
- Apart from the languages the other subjects are Social Science, Mathematics, Science and Computer.
We take resource to various strategies to make their stay in the school fruitful and educative.
Structured lesson plans are prepared to impart the knowledge and application in the subjects. These are supplemented with worksheets, smart boards, and activities such as experiments, dramatization, assignments, projects and a multitude of other knowledge enhancing media.
A lot of emphasis is given to spoken English. Activities to polish their oratory skills are held and children are encouraged to think out of the box and enhance their creative abilities.
IT education and use of technology in education is updates so as to keep abreast with the latest in technology.
SENIOR SCHOOL IX-XII
The school follows the CBSE curriculum and the focus is on giving the opportunity to each child in realizing the need of self-assessment& Study. The school encourages the students to explore the various possibilities to learn trough experiments, group discussions, research work & presentations.
Subjects for Science Stream of classes XIth & XIIth :
- Computer Science/Home Science/Physical Education
Any one of the following
Subjects for Commerce Stream of classes XIth & XIIth :
- Business Studies
- Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Home Science/ Physical Education
Any one of the following
Subjects for Humanities Stream of classes XIth & XIIth :
- Political Science
- Fine Arts
Any one of the following
An endeavour is made to develop a sense of responsibility and self culture in the children. Our aim is for pupils to leave GD Goenka Public School as independent, creative, contented citizens who have a desire to be life-long learners
Physical Education is an indispensable element on the continuum where listings of essential pre-requisites for personality development are drawn. The sports activities of Goenkan institution are formulated with a perspective of mass participation with an aim of health and fitness to each and every participant. Besides the aim of instilling sportsman spirit and enhancement of overall personality development, it eyes a larger goal of competitive participation beyond school – at Zonal, State, National and International levels. This purpose is served through regular coaching from grass root level, organization and participation in various inter-house and inter-school sports & games.
Gamut of activities conducted, are briefly described below :
Basketball, Football, Cricket, Swimming, Volleyball, Athletics, Taekwondo, Skating, Shooting, Table Tennis.