The Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai

Curriculum

The Shishu Pahel Paddhati© at the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) level, is a well-researched methodology developed by AKES,I. Based on the High-Scope international curriculum, it has been adapted to local needs.

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 teacher-student Ratio is 1:12 in pre-primary.

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.


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.

Subjects for Class I - V

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Work Experience / Cultural Activities
  • Art and Craft
  • Physical Education
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Cubs & Bulbuls

Secondary

Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum and supplemented by a variety of co-curricular activities, field trips and class projects.

Subjects for Class VI - VIII

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • EVS/ Social Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Music and Dance
  • Art and Craft
  • Physical Education

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination is a two-year course. Regular attendance is a requirement of the Council. The School offers the following subjects for classes IX & X:

Group I (Compulsory)

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Second Language – Hindi
  • History, Civics & Geography
  • Socially useful productive work (SUPW) & Community Service

Group II (any two)

  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Economics
  • Commercial Studies

Group III (any one)

  • Art
  • Commercial Applications
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Application

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Diamond Jubilee High School (ICSE) recognizes the importance of a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom. Students at the School are therefore encouraged to pursue a wide range of intellectual, sporting and social activities. They participate in various inter-school activities such as debates, science exhibitions, creative writing and the arts. Students also participate in volleyball, football, table tennis, carrom, chess, fencing, athletics, karate and taikwando competitions.

The School Band

The School Band, with 25 students, plays at school functions, the annual Sports' Day and participates in various competitions. Students learn to play the drums, flute, bugle and percussion instruments.

Public Speaking

In order to develop their public speaking skills, students of all classes take part in elocution, declamation, debate and recitation competitions conducted in English, Hindi and Marathi.

Visits and Excursions

Regular visits and field trips are arranged to places of educational interest in and around the city. These visits are related to classroom topics and help reinforce learning. Each class also goes camping and hiking at least once a year as a part of their Scouts programme.

The School Gym

The School has a well-equipped gym. Students from grades 8 to 10 and teachers can avail of this facility.

Games and Sports

Various indoor games, including badminton, basketball, table-tennis, boxing, carrom, squash and chess as well as outdoor games like volleyball, football, basketball and cricket are organized by special coaches. Students pick a game for after school activity and are coached twice a week in the game of their choice.

Art

The School encourages students to sit for an Elementary and Intermediate Grade Drawing Examination, held every October. This is an effort to cultivate and develop the latent talents of our children.

Hope (Annual School Magazine)

Students from Class 8 to 10 play a major editorial role in the publication of the magazine, including collating content, editing, designing and coordinating the printing process. Hope features contributions from the students and teachers from pre-primary to Class 10.

DJ Buzz

The DJ Buzz is a student-run quarterly newsletter. Through this newsletter, the school keeps parents updated on the latest activities.