At G.D. Goenka Public School, Indore the curriculum is structured in a manner that keeps your child in touch with the ever-changing world trends, right from the junior years to the senior level. We provide education with an objective to empower students to make decisions, to find creative solutions and plan effective action strategies.
FOUNDATIONAL (NURSERY – II): PRE-PRIMARY SECTION
The First eight years play a key role in a child’s life as they begin to absorb the world around them and develop. These experiences that children have early in their lives affect their physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. It is here that the foundation of the love for learning is laid and strengthened.
A suitably designed child-centric curriculum, based on phonetics, provides the children a strong base for spelling and vocabulary. The entire course establishes and strengthens vital skills like motor and reading skills, language and communication skills, writing, and number concepts. Needless to say, the school spells flexibility and new ideas and thoughts are encouraged. What stands out in each Goenka is the confidence to think independently and communicate effectively. We believe that the best of human potential can be tapped when people feel safe and are nurtured with care. We imbibe good values in our students by walking the talk and providing immense opportunities for them to grow and evolve.
With experiential learning, our students learn to create knowledge through the transformation of experience to enhance their emotional skills while improving their attitude towards learning. We give our students opportunities to draw, paint, sketch, sing, play instruments, dance, and explore other forms of art, thereby honing their skills and strengths. Our art integrated approach helps to develop communication and social skills. The students also learn about the significance of festivals and are encouraged to imbibe Indian values in their lives.
PREPRATORY (III – V): JUNIOR SECTION
The Preparatory school program creates an engaging and robust learning environment to stimulate curiosity in the learners. They are constantly engaged in observing and questioning. Participation of the students is encouraged through such activities as drawing and coloring, writing, group games, clay modeling, puzzles, flashcards, and conversations. Poems and stories are dramatized using expressive actions. Focus is on developing communication skills and on reinforcing an innate sense of discovery in everything that is taught. Children learn to comprehend through a multi-sensory approach as concepts in Number Work, English, and E.V.S. are made clear with the use of multimedia using Smart Class. Nature walks and regular educational tours to the Zoos, Railway Museums, and Game Parks develop a sense of openness towards the world at this level. Our curriculum is aligned with the NCERT framework and assessments are integrated with the teaching-learning pedagogical approach.
MIDDLE (VI-VIII): MIDDLE SECTION
A thematic approach is designed to stimulate the children through various interactive sessions and activities. The middle wing curriculum creates a robust learning environment to stimulate curiosity in the learners. Goenkans are encouraged to explore new ideas, learn by doing and experiencing thus making the learning relevant and real. The project works in class call for mass participation. An equal emphasis is laid on developing a strong sense of individuality. Field trips and excursions make learning fun. The use of newspaper articles, quizzes, crosswords, and other learning tools to enhance general awareness is a regular feature.
We aim at preparing sovereign self-sufficient citizens who will thrive and contribute responsibly in a worldwide community. The foundation laid here, and spurs them on to outshine and be the brightest!
SECONDARY (IX – XII): SENIOR SECTION
The emphasis is on acquiring in-depth conceptual knowledge. The curriculum is research-oriented and based on teamwork vis-à-vis discussions, group project work, discovery, and exploration. Personality development, value education, and coping with peer pressure are stressed at this stage. Students work in groups and make PowerPoint presentations on subject-related topics. Students have complete access to the various laboratories and library resources, specially designed for them to explore and learn through hands-on experience.
The school provides an opportunity to each and every individual for their holistic development in their scholastic and co-scholastic areas. A systematic and integrated approach to the overall development of a child, which focuses on experiential learning and a better understanding of the concepts are adopted.
The focus under the Senior Secondary Curriculum is on the deeper learning and development of young adults in a manner that builds 21st-century skills of communication, creativity, collaboration, and leadership within the framework of the CBSE Board pattern. There is a conscious effort to transform the students so that they are ready to enter the real world as responsible and aware citizens.