HOP, SKIP, SING AND LEARN
Entering Kindergarten is an exciting experience for children. It’s their first big step into formal education. We at SYNA International School understand that the formative years of School are of crucial importance. The Kindergarten sets the tone for the entire schooling years of the child. Beginning with the Nursery, the child traverses the KG I and KG II stages in a challenging but unique way of learning.
The building facility has been designed to offer learning and play opportunities for our children that support and enhance their creativity, discovery, and exploration. The kindergarten centre enfolds a separate play area, which is equipped with state of the art play installations such as slides, swings, climbing frames, see-saws etc. Indoors, each classroom has toy shelves and racks. Swimming pool and Music centre for the Kindergarten have been separately planned out. Above all is the sense of security and consistency that is provided to the child in these formative years.
THE JUNIOR SCHOOL (Grades I to V)
The objective of the Junior School programme is to help every child appreciate and understand as much as s/he can of the human achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. Focus is on preparation of every child to face the world of rapid change and unforeseable demands. The teaching and learning methodology being interdisciplinary, the motto behind the programme is to ensure maximum growth of each learner.
The curriculum has been exclusively framed for the School. The curriculum enables every child to acquire the basic skills of learning and mastery over them. High academic levels are maintained right from the lower classes to enable the students to face the challenges of the outside world confidently and competitively.
The striking feature of the curriculum/School is the absence of tests/exams up to Grade IV thus making learning fun. At the same time continuous evaluation and feedback in the learning system has been worked on.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades VI to VIII)
The Middle school comprises grades VI to VIII and is a preparatory stage for the secondary level learning. Learning from this level onwards is not only inter-disciplinary in its approach but also focuses on exploration and journal based learning.
Importance is stressed on independent learning and developing these skills in the learner, apart from emphasis on project based learning.
Children are also involved in hands-on learning and are involved in community development projects, as linked with the other subjects of study like Science and Social Studies.
THE SECONDARY SCHOOL (Grades IX and X)
During these years, the student’s intellectual, aesthetic, physical and cultural growth is strengthened. Students are also offered a foundation course after Grade X to suit students from an international background.
The smooth transition from childhood to adolescence is facilitated by comprehensive, value added education. Students are mentored to follow the particular scheme of study and assessment as described by the CBSE.
At the completion of the Secondary School, students are provided a Comprehensive Evaluation Card issued by the school along with their CBSE final mark list. This card is an assessment of their conduct, outlook and overall performance in sports and extra-curricular activities.
THE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (Grades XI and XII affiliated from session 2011-12)
THE ESL (English as a Support Language) PROGRAMME
Students in the Senior Secondary School will become more focused towards their career choices. The academic focus at this level is to equip students for research based higher education. In these final years of schooling students would be given the opportunity to exhibit their leadership qualities and emerge as responsible world citizens.
The choice of a career is one of the most important decisions in one’s life. Workshops on career counseling and guidance are being organized to enable our students confront the many challenges that the future holds. The school also uses the services of professional career counselors. These workshops help our students realize that there are no ideal careers but only ideal choices.
SYNA International School offers a specialized ESL programme to students whose first language is not English. Students from across the globe whose first language is not English are offered a distinct support programme to develop their spoken and written English. Basic skills of the language are offered to the learner and support in language acquisition and practice is given till the learner is confident in the use of the language. Once the confidence levels of the child reach the desired level of the class, children are mainstreamed with the regular class/level at School.