The BPPS Curriculum Model is a blend of the Globally Recognised Primary Programme (GRPP) and the Central board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) Programme guided and driven by NCERT which represents the School’s commitment to optimise teaching and learning, and facilitate children’s holistic development and well-being. We ensure a curriculum that is stimulating and creative, and an environment that is safe and child-centred, we enable the learner to explore multiple dimensions of excellence, encompassing intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. There is an equal emphasis on academic rigour and engagements beyond the classroom through a wide spectrum of opportunities. The School’s guiding statements underpin the facts that cherishing one’s own culture and respecting that of others, as well as values-based learning, are pivotal to holistic education. The educational programmes at the School focus on inculcating in the learner five key attributes: creativity and innovation, collaboration, leadership, global citizenship and life-long learning.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The BPPS K-12 curriculum uses a variety of engaging teaching and learning methodologies that challenge and motivate learners to excel. It focuses on nurturing in them knowledge and skills essential for success in the 21st century.
Inquiry-based and application-oriented approaches across all subjects and age groups enable students to learn about and respect a range of ideas, independently and collaboratively with others. It helps them develop new perspectives and take responsibility for their learning.
Our teachers are trained in Curious Classrooms Concept, project-based learning, brainstorming, role play, interactive lab experiments and self & peer evaluation, to make learning more engaging and effective.
KNOWLEDGE IMPARTING MECHANISM
- The teacher’s responsibility lies in nurturing intrinsic motivation in each child.
- In the class room instead of merely chalk and talk teaching, the teacher builds concepts towards an overall idea.
- The teacher also restructures the knowledge by challenging the students’ current ideas.
- Our Teacher use different teaching approaches and personalised learning styles that are appropriate
for each students.
- Understand each student’s strengths and challenges as well as interests.
- Provide different context for students, and use different tools and media to engage student’s different senses.
- Provide students with multiple ways to access content and the curriculum.
- Provide students with multiple ways to demonstrate knowledge and skills.
EARLY YEARS PROGRAMME
EARLY YEARS PROGRAMME (The Kindergarten) inculcates in children the qualities of curiosity, exploration and discovery in a fun-filled, safe and happy learning environment. An individualised approach helps nurture a love of learning; develop social skills, and instil moral values. The emphasis is on developing in students, self confidence and the ability to effectively communicate in English as well as in their mother tongue; teachers ensure this through effective use of language and by encouraging children to express themselves freely. A well-balanced curriculum and theme-based instruction help the young minds integrate their learning smoothly. The emphasis is on exploring, knowing, understanding and forming their own ideas. The principles of learning applied in Kindergarten include Holistic Development and Learning (Aesthetics and Creative Expression, Language and Literacy, Numeracy, Self and Social Awareness); Integrated Learning; Active Learning; Supportive Learning; Interactive Learning and Learning through Play. The curriculum prepares children for a smooth transition to a more formal Primary curriculum.
FOUNDATION YEARS PROGRAMME
THE FOUNDATION YEARS PROGRAMME (The Primary School) encourages inquiry and exploration, and develops children’s competence in various skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking, problem-solving, observation, measurement and use of information and communications technology.
It offers an exciting and creative learning environment, with an inter- disciplinary appreciation of Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, as individual and integrated subjects. Hindi is taught as a Second Language, while Marathi language offered as the Third Language, which helps build a strong foundation in Regional language. The ICT helps students understand Information and Communications Technology and its benefits. Equal emphasis is given to individual, small group and whole-group activities, to improve children’s ability to work across all levels. Physical Education develops sports skills and creates health awareness. Exposure to team and individual sports encourage a sense of team spirit, and individual effort and accomplishment.
GROWING YEARS PROGRAMME (V – VIII)
GROWING YEARS PROGRAMME (The Middle School) is structured to meet children’s varied intellectual and developmental needs. The MSP builds on concepts and skills learnt in the Primary School and ensures progression and continuity across various stages of learning in the School, and incorporates continuous evaluation and review of children’s performance.
The main aims of the Programme are developing skills related to writing, reading, reflecting, critical thinking, public speaking, fostering initiative among students and a desire to acquire knowledge.
Art, Drama, Computer studies, Music, Yoga and Dance are integrated into the mainstream curriculum and are further strengthened as optional cocurricular activities.
Personal, Social, Health Education helps students address their age-specific interests and concerns, builds awareness, and promotes compassionate and ethical conduct. Physical Education is offered in a more formal manner and sports skills are fine-tuned. This prepares students to pursue sports in a more structured and purposeful manner, including studying sports in the Secondary School as a formal subject.