|CBSE Affiliation No. : 1130103||Bal Bharati Public School,Navi Mumbai|
We implement the Montessori system of education at the pre primary stage. Montessori Method is an effective way of ‘learning by doing’. At our school, a sensible, scientific, structured and child centered environment is provided through Montessori methods. This allows the child to develop, his/ her own pace. The children have the freedom to choose their own activities available in class which in turn, makes them enthusiastic learners.
Audio-Video Enabled Smart-Class Rooms make learning an enjoyable process. Activities are given on individual basis, in small groups or collectively. The furniture (tables and chair for students) is accordingly designed .This helps the child to adjust to the new environment. The teacher is also able to learn more about the child and his individual needs.
The Montessori apparatus comprises of Preliminary Activities, Exercises of Practical Life, Sensorial Activities and Arithmetic Activities. Activity sheets are prepared to reinforce the concepts given by the apparatus. Art & Craft is an integral part of the learning process. A number of outdoor activities like swimming, aerobics, cycling and swings are also available for children. Inter and intra class competitions are held throughout the year which help children recognize their inherent talents and develop a competitive spirit.
- At BBPS we believe that learning is not just about teaching, books and lesson, but much more than that.
- The emphasis is on the overall development of the child as schooling is the time in the life of every child, which influences their future.
- To achieve this, students are provided with excellent infra structure facilities and favorable atmosphere, so that they not only learn just academics, but also lessons of life, character, ethics and values.
- The curriculum at BBPS is well integrated. It is concept oriented rather than exam oriented. The curriculum is designed keeping in view the all-round development of the child.
- The curriculum is divided into scholastic and co –scholastic fields. The scholastic area comprises of languages (English, Hindi, Marathi /Sanskrit), Maths, EVS/Science, Social science.
- The co –scholastic areas comprises of computer, sports, art, music, dance, general-knowledge and value –education.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Different tools and techniques followed to evaluate the students in scholastic areas are as follow:
- To test the subject knowledge, four written revision worksheets for 25 marks each in all the subjects are conducted throughout the year.
- The students are awarded grades according to their performance as per the set scale. (Mentioned in schools examination policy link)
- For internal assessment a continuous evaluation process is followed during an academic session. The areas on which the students are evaluated in different subjects are as follows:-
- Languages – a variety of tools like orals, projects, presentation, listening comprehension, reading, debate, speech, group discussion, grammar exercises etc.
- Maths – group/individual projects, maths lab activities, quiz (oral/visual), charts, models, puzzles based on different operation.
- Science and Social Science, information gathering, presentation, experiments, quiz, group discussion, projects, multiple choices, charts, models.
- Computer skills and their aptitude are tested through projects, assignments, quiz, information gathering etc.
A record of progress is maintained with marks and their corresponding grades . To provide an environment, for stress free learning, at the primary level, all the assessments are presented in grades in the progress cards as well as the worksheets.
Secondary school education also is programmed on the guidelines of CCE introduced by CBSE. CCE is an evaluation technique to provide holistic profile of the learner through the regular assessments of scholastic and co-scholastic domains of the learner. This scheme aims at making evaluation an integral part of the teaching learning process. It helps to identify the learning gaps and makes it possible to take remedial and enrichment measures specific to each learner.
Each student is assessed in both scholastic and co-scholastic areas. Entire academic session is bifurcated into two terms. Each term consisting of two formative assessment(FA) and one summative assessment(SA). The weightage of each assessment in a term evaluates the progress of the student.
Assessment of Co- scholastic areas is on various parameters like life skills , work education, visual and performing arts, attitudes and values towards teachers, schoolmates, school programmes and environment. The students are also assessed for literary and creative skills, scientific skills, information and communication technology and organizational and leadership skills. In addition, the students also participate in various health and physical activities and are assessed by the teachers accordingly.
The academic session is divided into two terms:
I Term: April to September
II Term: October to March
In each term the students are assessed on the basis of Cycle Test for each subject followed by Terminal Examinations. Class XII students appear for a pre-board exam before appearing for CBSE board examinations in march.