Classroom sessions are student-centered with a focus on interactive teaching that includes discussions, case studies and research projects.
Established in 1926, the Aga Khan School, Kharadhar is one of the oldest schools in the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan’s network of educational institutions.
The School serves over 1,200 students, majority of whom are females. English is the medium of instruction and the School teaches pre-primary through to primary and secondary grade.
Aga Khan School, Kharadhar teaches an enriched National Curriculum. It is affiliated with the Aga Khan University Examination Board, offering subjects in the Science and General Group. The School is divided into three sections:
Every quarter, the School faculty keeps parents posted on their children’s academic performance, attendance and school participation. The School functions in a friendly environment that supports and encourages an on-going partnership between the school, parents and management. Parents assist by:
The school's orientation programmes give parents and students an opportunity to interact, give feedback and exchange ideas with school management. We encourage parents to be involved in the social and emotional development of their children. Our focus lies in developing parents as critical partners, actively contributing to the effective functioning of the school.
The School Management Team and the Education Office, South, is committed to providing support and facilitation through various interventions. The interventions are pre-service and in-service teacher professional development programmes.
Teacher Induction is a systematic support system for beginner teachers, focusing on improving effective instructional strategies to increase student achievement. The programme has a 20-hour face-to-face training module along with one-to-one support in the field.
The Summer Learning Programme is a 100-hour programme offered by the team leaders of each faculty. It includes face-to-face and online learning modules. The programme aims to deepen teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills in order to meet the needs of our students.
Ongoing support is a salient feature of the professional development programme. Support is provided by school-based Academic Coordinators and includes but is not limited to analysis of student work, co-planning, co-teaching, guidance through the evaluation system, assessing student performance, reflective practices, etc.
In addition, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan regularly organises workshops and seminars for management and teaching staff according to identified needs. Topics include teaching methodology, classroom management and use of information technology in teaching.
Teachers are also nominated for courses conducted by various renowned organizations including the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the University of Karachi.
Staff appraisal or Teacher Performance Monitoring is an integral part of maintaining high-quality teaching in our schools. Aga Khan Schools follow an intensive appraisal system to monitor the progress of its faculty and staff. Staff appraisal takes place throughout the year. Based on the appraisals, the best teachers in the system are identified and appreciated each year.
Q: Why study at an Aga Khan School?
A: The Aga Khan approach provides students with a holistic education (a balanced textbook and co-curricular approach which includes social and moral guidance). Aga Khan students are seen as balanced lifelong learners who can adapt well to both private and public education systems at their current level and as they further their studies. The educators at Aga Khan Schools, all of whom are professionally trained, are on a programme of continuous improvement.
Q: Will my child be able to cope in another Aga Khan School?
A: All the Aga Khan Schools follow similar curricula and schemes of work; therefore, students seeking to transfer to other Aga Khan schools should find it easy to adjust in the new environment.
Q: Will my child be able to cope in any other international or local school?
A: Since the approach involves students in a variety of activities through group work and collaborative learning, it would be very easy for students to adjust themselves to schools that follow similar approaches.
Q: Will my child have to study a local language?
A: As prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Karachi and the Directorate of School Education, it is compulsory for students in Sindh to study the provincial language (Sindhi) and the national language (Urdu). Aga Khan Schools offers a native languages programme to make languages an enjoyable learning experience.
Q: What if my child falls ill during school hours?
A: A trained nurse is available at all times during school hours and caters to the medical needs of students. In cases of emergency, parents are informed immediately.
Q: Do you provide textbooks?
A: the School only provides textbooks and stationery for pre-primary 1 to Class II students.
Q: Does the School provide transport?
A: the School does not offer transport services.
Q: Do you provide canteen services?
A: Open daily, the School canteen offers a variety of hygienic food and snacks at reasonable prices.
Q: How do I enroll my child?
A: Please refer to the Admissions section on the website.
Q: What does the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan do?
A: Please refer to the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan section on the website.
Q: Who do I contact if I need more information?
A: Please visit the Contact Us section.
Q: What are the School fees?
A: Please visit the School Fees section.
Q: How qualified are your teachers?
A: the School carefully recruits teachers through a rigorous selection process. Teachers join the Aga Khan Schools with a minimum Bachelor Education qualification.
Our faculty also regularly undergoes an on-going professional development programme. The Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan regularly organises workshops and seminars for management and teaching staff according to identified needs.
Q: Do you offer Extra-Curricular activities?
A: Aga Khan Schools recognise the importance of a well-rounded education; therefore, the emphasis on holistic education extends beyond the classroom. The schools encourage sportsmanship and team spirit amongst students. Visit the Extra-Curricular section to view the various sports, clubs and societies students participate in.
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kharadhar
Aga Khan Road