The Aga Khan School, Sidhpur

Curriculum

The co-educational school follows the Gujarat State Curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 11. Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum, which is supplemented by a variety of extra-curricular activities, field trips and class projects.

Pre-Primary

Our Early Childhood Development Programme (ECD) provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for young learners, while enriching the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of your child.

It comprises of Nursery, Junior K.G and Senior K.G. and is based on the principle that the early years are the most critical for a child’s growth and development. Neuroscientific research suggests that 90% of brain development occurs during the first five years of a child’s life. Additionally, young children learn best in the context of appropriate sensory inputs as well as stable and supportive relationships and interactions. The early years also build the foundations for thinking, language, vision and behavioural attitudes.

Our Learning Environment

A happy, safe and engaging learning space has been designed to provide an enriching environment for young learners:

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces promote active learning
  • Materials are logical and tactile to build autonomy and initiative in children
  • Furniture is ergonomic and safe
  • Classroom spaces are aesthetic, uncluttered and organized

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on contemporary research and principles of early childhood development. It is developmentally appropriate, integrated, play-led and ensures stimulating experiences across different domains to address the needs of the child.


Our school offers the Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSC) programme to students from Classes I and X. Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum and supplemented by a variety of co-curricular activities, field trips and class projects.

Primary

Our child-centred, experiential learning approach in the early years continues as a strand through the Primary years. The natural curiosity and creativity of a child is nurtured, allowing children to investigate their environment create meaning for themselves. At the primary level, teachers plan and design Curriculum Webs to ensure that every topic in the curriculum is related to other topics.

Secondary

At the secondary level, the Gujarat state-prescribed curriculum is taught using innovative methods and activities. Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum, supplemented by a variety of extra-curricular activities, field trips and class projects. Students also participate in number of inter-school activities such as elocution competitions, debates, science exhibitions, creative writing and the arts.

Children learn most effectively through collective reflections shared with peers and facilitators and through group discussions.


Higher Secondary

In 1996, Aga Khan School, Sidhpur, established a Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Section, for students who wish to pursue higher education, in commerce.

The curriculum is designed by Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. The school boasts of Cambridge certified teachers & a well-equipped computer lab. The school undertakes regular field trips and industrial visits, enabling students to understand the practical application of the knowledge imparted in the class room.

The subjects offered are:

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Accountancy
  • Computer Studies
  • Organisational Communication (Business studies)
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Agriculture

Extra-Curricular Activities

Educational Tours and School Trips

Students of class 9 and 10 are taken for an educational tour annually around India. Some of the noteworthy tours have been to Nepal, Sikkim, Tamilnadu and Kolkata. Students are also gone on school picnics to theme parks, resorts, water parks which are organized annually.

Club Activities

Activities such as theatre & drama, art & craft, mathematics, NGC and Literary Clubs are planned to enhance the innate talents of students.

Games and Sports

Various indoor games, including badminton, carrom and chess as well as outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and cricket are organised by our physical educators. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities. Sports day is organised annually.


Departmental Activities-2016-17

Other extra-curricular activities are:

Telugu & Hindi
Hindi Week
Telugu Week
Essay writing & Elocution
Creative Writing
Assembly Activities

English
English Week
Skit Week celebrations
Spelling Bee competition
Literature Day Celebrations
Creative Poem Writing
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Programme
Subscription of "The Indian Express" for High School
Essay writing & Elocution
Assembly Activities- Skits and Conversations

Mathematics
Reasoning Classes (Verbal & Non Verbal)
Abacus classes- 1 to 5 classes
Banking Awareness Programme
Mathematics Day Celebrations

Science
Vanamahotsav celebrations
Diabetes Day
Dental Awareness Programme
Medical & Health Camp
Cancer Awareness Programme
School Level Science Fair
Aids Prevention Day
Science week celebrations
Field Trips

Social Studies
Social Studies Week celebrations
Legal Awareness Programme
Traffic Education
Mock Assembly & Parliament
Mock United Nations General Assembly
Field trip to State Assembly- Telangana
Mock Freedom Movements

Centres (Sports, Music, Art-Craft, Library, Computers)
Sports Exhibition
Sports League Matches
Fire Evacuation Drills
Earthquake shake out drills
Annual Sports Meet
Annual Day Celebrations
Sports & Computer quiz
Mega Music Event
Yoga Event
Library Week
Art & Craft Exhibition
Computer Exhibition

Other Events & Celebrations
My Movie Time (Every Saturday), Debates, Seminars, English Language Development Programme, Field Trips, Educational Tour to Sikkim & Kolkata, Festival Celebrations, Fancy Dress Shows, Fun with Family(preschool), National Days celebrations

School Cabinet

A school cabinet is formed annually to develop leadership qualities and provide opportunities for students to undertake responsibilities.

Modelled as per the Indian democratic elections, students are exposed to the process of filing nominations and contesting for elections. The nominated students campaign to seek votes. All students of class 5 to 10 vote for their chosen candidate through a secret ballot system. The results are declared within a couple of days followed by the Investiture Ceremony.

The Cabinet consists of:

School Cabinet for 2016-2017

NAME
STD
POST

1
Ketani Umang
9A
Head Boy
Captain - Blue house

2
Mirani sonali
9B
Head Girl
Captain – Blue House

3
Patel Bhavya
9A
V. Captain – Green house

4
Shah Franky
9B
Captain – Green house

5
Patel Harshil M
9A
Captain - Yellow house

6
Padania Mayuri N
9B
V. Captain - Yellow House

7
Thaker dattvi Y
9B
Captain - Red House

8
Panchal Maharshi K
9B
V. Captain - Red House

9
Shah sidhi
11
Cultural Secretary

10
Khanchani Hitesh
11
Cultural Secretary

11
Khoja Nurin A
9A
Sports Captain

12
Modh Jay S
9A
Sports Captain

13
Bhandari Khwaish
7B
Discipline Monitor

14
Soni Nisarg
7B
Discipline Monitor

15
Mirani Sonali
9A
Discipline Monitor

16
Ketani Umang
9A
Discipline Monitor

17
Chaudhary Krisha
7A
Line Monitor

18
Bhatt Shurti
7A
Line Monitor

19
Thaker Rajvee
7A
Line Monitor

20
Bhandari Khwaish
7B
Line Monitor

21
Raval Khushi
9A
Line Monitor

22
Modh Arzoo
9A
Line Monitor

23
Patel Parth
9A
Line Monitor

24
Thaker Dattvi
9B
Line Monitor

25
Padania Mayuri N
9B
Line Monitor