ACADEMICS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

It is our goal  to create  an atmosphere of enjoyment and love  for learning  at this level. With this in mind we place emphasis   on the development of “whole person”  or the total personality of every child  in an enjoyable  atmosphere  conductive to  learning.  The programme  at  play school, Nursery L K G & U K G levels combine what is best in the Maria Montessori  Method and  the preschool method.  These are introduced using the most up to date techniques that are used in developed countries.

Children are better able to learn in a friendly supportive Environment. of course with proper  guidance. At this stage a Child’s impression of school as well as the ‘world outside the home’ is being formed for life.  The  curriculum and  activities in the Elementary  Section are therefore very carefully planned with the emphasis of drawing  out the best in each  child  with the view  of developing  each child ‘s talents  and intrinsic skills.

The cognitive, emotional and physical development of each child varies widely within the normal range. Our well experienced teaching  staff as well as  the support staff give  every  possible  encouragement  to each child  to work towards his/her  full potential.  With  directives  within  an ‘open  class room’  framework,  children learn a sense  of self-motivation  as well as  self respect and  develop the fine  motor skills  and hand –  eye co-ordination.  They are encouraged  and  where  necessary stimulated  to give expression  to their  inner-most desires. Child  initiated learning as well as free  play activities are used  to bring  about  the above  mentioned  results.

We naturally expect parents to share  in the responsibility  of their  children’s  development.   Parents are  encouraged  to discuss with the teachers  concerned ,  all matters  pertaining  to the  welfare  of their  children, preferably   by prior  appointment. Educational visits to places of community activities and  amenities will  form  an important part of the  curriculum in  order to widen  the child’s interest,  knowledge and  practical experience.  We welcome parents’  participation  and assistance in  arranging  such visits.

The learning skills  provided  in the Elementary   School are in the  following areas – Social Development – ( Settling down in class,  following simple directions  etc.,)  Communication skills – (expressing one’s feelings, listening  to others express their  feelings)  Inter-personal Relationships – (cooperating  with  others, respecting others property etc.,) Sharing and Caring -  (Sharing educational  toys and books  in the class. Taking care of an  injured class mate etc.,)   Social Graces – Manners, table  manners,  grooming  and personal hygiene)  Attitudes – (Developing positive attitudes  towards school, home , country  and towards  each other)    Physical Education – (Outdoor activities  ,  P E Games  etc.,)  Creative Activities  – (Art and  Crafts )   Mathematics – (Basic skills of  computation )  Language  Skills – (English,  Sinhala  and Tamil from  ……. ) Environment Studies – (our environment , how it supports us how we  should  support it)  General Science – (Basics, mainly in  Biology) Mime,   Drama  Speech , Ballet Art..

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Grades 1 to 5 :  More formal learning takes place from Grade 1 upwards.  In addition,  a broad programme of  activities such as  Inter House Activities (Debating  and Spelling Bee contests)  are planned  in order to help encourage corporation among  students, to develop a sense of responsibility and  self reliance and also encourage  development of leadership qualities.
Subjects  taught at this level are :

    • English (Including English  Literature  from Grade 3)
    • Mathematics
    • General Science (Including Environmental Studies)
    • Social Studies (World History   and World Geography & Sri Lanka    History  & Sri Lanka Geography)
    • Sinhala/Tamil
    • French (From Grade 3) 
    • Computer Studies  (from Grade 1)
    • Religious Studies
    • Pollution and Pollution control
    • Elocution
    • Physical  Education
    • Music (including Theory and History of Music from Grade 3)
    • Singing
    • Ballet
    • Social /Community Service

    JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

                            Subjects taught
    Forms  I, II,  III

      •  English
      • Mathematics
      • Science (Including space & Earth Science)
      •  History
      • Geography
      • Sinhala/Tamil
      • French
      • Computer Studies
      • Religious Studies
      • Elocution
      • Art
      • Music (Theory & History of Music)
      • Life Skills
      • Social/Community Service

      SENIOR SECONDARY

      FORMS IV – VI
      FORMS IV & V :  
      IGCSE ( International General Certificate in Secondary  Education ) (LONDON)

      Students should offer a minimum of 6 subjects.  All students should  offer   English  and Mathematics  and  one subject from  any  of the following  subject groups  (In  exceptional cases permission  may be granted for students to offer as many as 8 subjects)

        • English
        • Mathematics
        • Accounting/chemistry/Geography
        • Economics/Biology
        • Christianity /Buddhism/Hinduism/Islam/Art/English Literature
        • Sinhala/Tamil/French/ICT/Human Biology
        • Commerce/Physics/History/ Peace Studies

          LOWER VI  -  UPPER VI
        G.C.E. ADVANCE LEVEL (LONDON)
        Students  should offer a minimum of 3 subjects and a maximum of 4  subjects – selecting one each from any of the  subject combinations  given below.

          •  Accounting /Chemistry/ Geography
          •  Business Studies/Applied Mathematics Biology/History 
          • Economics/Physics/English Literature/Statistics
          • Pure Mathematics/ French / Law / Combined Mathematics
          • I C T
          • Sociology  /  Peace Studies

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