The Aga Khan School, Mundra (AKSM) is a co-educational institution which follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum, offering classes from Nursery to Grade 12. Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum, which is supplemented by a variety of co-curricular activities, field trips and class projects.
AKSM is renowned for its student centric approach, staff welfare, teacher development, modern amenities, innovative academic initiatives, STEAM curriculum, teacher parent engagement and purpose-built infrastructure. The school has aimed to provide quality education to students from diverse backgrounds with the support of the teachers and the community.
The curriculum across the Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Sections is interconnected and is designed to ensure the holistic development of students.
The school follows a learner centered pedagogy using Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This integrated learning approach caters to every child’s learning style and strength. Every lesson across subjects and grades, balances the development of higher order thinking skills with the syllabus and teachers integrate the skills of Blooms Taxonomy in their lesson plans.
Our Pre-Primary curriculum promotes holistic learning through a progressive, well-researched methodology of Shishu Pahel Padhati (SPP). AKESI’s registered pedagogy draws inspiration from the philosophy and practices of the High Scope international curriculum. SPP is a child-centred pedagogy and literally means “child first”. It encourages children to plan and construct their own learning, thus encouraging their natural self-confidence. The pedagogy enables children to develop knowledge, skills, values and attitudes for their current and future needs.
SPP is based on the sound principles of developmentally appropriate practices. The teachers work towards creating a caring equitable community of learners and establishing respectful reciprocal partnerships with families and communities. They plan and implement an engaging curriculum to meet meaningful goals with considerations for differentiation and diversity. SPP focuses on experiential learning through hands-on activities that include opportunities for children to explore, experience, practice, reflect and share their learnings. The preschool follows an teacher-student ratio of 1:15.
Curiosity and creativity mark the activities in the Primary Section. Classroom interactions provide a wide scope to explore, express and engage with the content. Our method caters to the diverse needs of students. Lesson plans aim to address the musical, spatial, kinesthetic, natural, logical, linguistic, inter and intrapersonal intelligence of learners.
The natural curiosity and creativity of students is nurtured through application-based learning methods. Learning is facilitated keeping in mind the appropriate pace and time for the students to learn and revise various topics.
Activities such as Spell Bee, My Dictionary, Wisdom Tree, Book Buffet, Buddy Reading and Puppet shows, create an English Language rich environment at AKSM. A specially created time slot, DEAR – Drop Everything and Read, inculcates the love of reading in students.
Subjects for Grades I - V:
Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum and supplemented by a variety of co-curricular activities, field trips and class projects. The school offers the following subjects from Grades VI to VIII.
At the secondary level, innovative methods and activities are developed to teach the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum. Inter-school competitions, debates and discussions, excursions and visiting faculty add an intellectual dimension to the learning. The election process for the School Cabinet fosters leadership skills in the students, whilst quizzes and dramatics develop their life skills.
To enhance their awareness of current affairs, students read the ‘Times of India’ Student Edition as a part of NIE. News items, talk shows, advertisements are aired by students through the School Radio programme.
Students are given more exposure to the English language during the ‘Grammar Fest’. Students create various pictorial presentations, examples, definitions, activities and games on various grammar topics to demonstrate their technical know-how of the language.
External assessments such as ASSET and Olympiad give students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge at the national level.
The school offers the following subjects for CBSE Grades IX and X:
AKSM offers the following subjects in the Science and Commerce streams:
AKSM has several clubs such as the Eco Club, Language Club, Music Club, Art Club, Sports Club, Math Club and Innovation Club, which provide students supplementary learning experiences through critical research, collaboration, creativity and communication.
To make the students physically fit and develop team spirit s, students are encouraged to participate in all the sports events. The PE department works all year round to provide opportunities for training and competition in sports to all the students. Our students have regular Games and PE periods through the week and use this time to train themselves in yoga and various exercises to develop agility and strength. Students are also educated about the rules of sports and are trained to develop their skills in games including Throwball, Football, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Chess.
Education today is constantly evolving. In an effort to keep up with the changes in the education landscape, the school provides additional exposure to the students by participating in Olympiads with theScience Olympiad Foundation (SOF), INCA Map Quiz (Indian National Cartographic Association) Hindi Vikas Manch, Unified Council and Spell Bee.
Field Trips and Excursions
Regular visits are arranged to areas of educational interest in and around the city. These visits are related to classroom topics and are an effective way to reinforce learning. Students look forward to their field trips and report on their learnings using different mediums such as essays, reports, drawings and projects.
The School Assembly gives students an opportunity to express themselves. Prayers from diverse faiths are recited. Students who are elected members of the School Cabinet manage the activities such as mimes, dance, dramas, group songs, and speeches.
Subject weeks for Math, Science, Computer, Library, English, and Hindi are celebrated. The celebrations include a range of academic activities such as exhibitions, games, skits, songs and presentations.
Picnics are organized for the students annually at locations including theme parks, historic sites and museums such as the Vijay Vilas palace, Vande Mataram memorial, Kalo Dungar, Runn of Kutch and Parle Factory.
AKSM’s qualified and experienced multi-lingual staff nurture and care for students. Our school has spacious classrooms with abundant natural light, outdoor play areas, a well-stocked library and a large indoor gym area. A happy, safe and an engaging learning space has been designed to provide an enriching environment for all learners: