During this stage, our focus is on encouraging curiosity and cultivating children’s basic communication abilities. We help them develop skills, such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening; while also engaging in exploration of their environment to facilitate a deeper understanding of the world around them.
Bridging the gap between a child’s prior learning at home and the new learning at school, our curriculum inspires imagination, and curious exploration of their social and natural habitat, to facilitate wholesome understanding and knowledge.
With the steps already taken towards developing a sense of independence, in the Primary School we aim to foster in our students a sense of purpose, so that their individual talents and traits can be put to good use. We aspire to create an environment in which students are eager to explore, imagine, and learn. The teaching-learning approach takes into account that any concept can be best understood by appreciating how it is linked with others. Our teachers act as guides in this journey of integrated knowledge.
The Maalinyai School urges its students to take on responsibilities, by contributing to the community—within and outside the classroom. Our teachers know how young people learn, and instil in them the necessary confidence and skill to face the new challenges and fresh opportunities that await them in Middle School.
At this age, there occurs a clear shift in students’ social and emotional attitude. There is an increased emphasis on their appearance, individuality, and approach. Our committed teachers identify the abilities of every student, and encourage them to make full use of these heightened abilities. The cognitive level of students of this age allows for performance of complex functions.
Leveraging on the same, our teachers enable them to evaluate, analyse, compare, understand cause and effect, and then decide. Aspects like wellness, nutrition, puberty, developing safe and responsible behaviours are part of our Health Education programme; while our Physical Education programme includes specialised sports, gymnastics, and exercise.
While Middle School is a period where the focus is on the development of independent critical and creative-thinking skills, the emphasis in Senior School is on the independent application of these skills, beyond the boundaries of the School. At this stage, students make choices with respect to subjects they wish to pursue; and also get opportunities to choose and implement the acquired skills in their community through various research projects. This lays the foundation for their disciplinary choices in Grade 11.
During these years, The Maalinyai School also aims to enable its students to seamlessly move forward with self-belief, academic ability, confidence, and the enthusiasm they need to flourish in the next phase of their lives. Our curriculum offers numerous learning opportunities to help them lead their own learning, addresses a wide range of self-directed inquiry, and reflects upon the world around them. The curriculum also goes beyond the syllabus and standards of the CBSE; embedding the philosophy and approach of the School.