PRE – SCHOOLOpen or Close
At Jamnabai Narsee School, the preschool programme (Nursery, Junior and Senior KG classes) provides activities in its curriculum that stimulate the development of social and emotional skills. We help develop the different potential pathways to learning through the child's interest and multiple intelligences. Lessons learnt from free activities allow children to interpret life from personal experiences. Play combines attention and relaxation, purpose with freedom and rules with independence. Teaching is interactive and often transacted through storytelling, reading books and muppet and puppet shows. The atmosphere is one of joyful play through innovative and energized activities. Organized learning structures intend to exercise the child's senses, limbs, muscles and familiarise him with the environment.
A CHILD CENTRED APPROACH RESULTS IN THE ADDITION OF THE NURTURING INGREDIENT TO THE PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOL.
PRIMARY SCHOOLOpen or Close
In the primary classes (Std. I to IV) we believe 'Direct Experience' is the basis for all learning. Spontaneous activities of a child provide the natural condition for the growth and acquisition of knowledge. 'The Learning by doing approach' based on the child's needs and interests paves way for the project method of teaching. The curriculum in the primary school is organized according to the fourfold interests of the child – in conversation, inquiry, construction and artistic expression.
The curriculum helps develop critical discrimination and reasoning ability in a child. The focus will be on the child's counting and reckoning skills which lead to the development of primary mathematics. Emphasis will be laid on the importance of sound, form and number, providing the child with the opportunity to learn the foundational aspects of all subjects. All the qualities of an intelligent democratic citizen like initiative, independence and resourcefulness will be developed in every child.
Importance will be given to observation; thus preparing the way for the development of a scientific mind.
The child will be introduced to the world of reality, spontaneously and joyfully through periodic fieldtrips to Nature Parks, Conservation centers and eco-friendly destinations which help develop skills and values of love, concern and preservation of the flora, fauna and natural resources. Out bound education starts from Class III. Art, Craft, Yoga, Physical Education, Dance and Music form an integral part of the curriculum in primary education. Emphasis is on co-operation and not on competition.
SECONDARY SCHOOLOpen or Close
We offer the students the following academic Core Subjects: English, Marathi/Gujarati/Hindi (anyone subject), Social Studies and the following optional subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Science), Environmental Science, Commercial Studies, Economics, Computer Applications, Technical Drawing, Mathematics, Home Science, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Art to cater to their individual abilities and interest.
Education in the secondary school aims at stimulating the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical faculties of children. Facts of History, Geography and Environmental Science are studied first-hand from direct sources as far as possible. The distribution of the curriculum is not isolated into branches of knowledge but an inter-disciplinary approach is adopted, thus presenting the subjects in a synthesized fashion. In the middle school (Std V to VII), teachers design the curriculum and select textbooks that offer creative educative experiences. 'Graded learning' provides experiences to the pupils relevant to their strengths, needs and interests. Pupils are prepared for observations in the external environment and taught specific techniques, experiments and other creative activities. 'Project Work' supplements the theoretical acquisition of knowledge, understanding and application in every subject area.
Physical training – Students are given physical training everyday to help keep a healthy mind and a healthy body. Compulsory self-defence classes are offered to every child during the school hours.
Music – Once a week, students from Std. I-VIII are given training in Indian music and its appreciation.
Life Skills – Life skills are imparted to the students though regular weekly sessions of mentoring with the help of trained counsellors.
Extra Curricular Activities – Students are encouraged to take part in the inter-house activities throughout the year.
Sports – A greatest emphasis is given to physical fitness regimes based on NAS PE Standards. Coaching in various games and participation in a large variety of sports at the city, state, national and international levels.