Holy Cross School

Curriculum Goals

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL follows the CBSE syllabus. Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to foster students' inquiry skills, interdisciplinary learning, communiative skills, self-learning abilities and skills which are much needed for the 21st century's globalized world of work and life. With the stree-free and value-based curriculum provided in the school, our students become confident, optimistic, compassionate, humane and global minded young adults ready to find their place in the world.

KINDERGARTEN
•    An Innovative child-centric approach
•    Emphasis on understanding the child; his concentration levels, memory, reasoning and creativity 
•    A system of “Continuous Informal Evaluation”, based on class work, theme-based worksheets and observation sessions is followed
•    Biannual Results to monitor the child’s development
•    The school follows a non-detention policy in the pre-primary classes.

THE PRIMARY & THE SECONDARY SCHOOLING YEARS

•    Learning structured to empower the student to share their thoughts and ideas
•    The Curriculum is designed to encourage team work
•    Learning through group discussions, projects as well as hands-on activities and experimentation.
•    Emphasis is laid more on ‘learning by doing’ rather than rote-learning.
•    Our Teachers act as Facilitators and Guides throughout the learning process. 

CBSE Vision:        

The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour. The Board is committed to provide quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with an emphasis on holistic development of learners. The Board commits itself to providing a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace.

For details, visit: http://cbse.nic.in        

English is the medium of instruction through our school. Our academic year begins in June and ends in April. The school has classes from Kindergarten to Class XII. 

Degree of Proficiency required in these areas may vary with the profession one, chosses, it is imperative that students are provided the opportunity for development of each of these domains. HOLY CROSS SCHOOL curriculum is designed to ensure this

COGNITIVE DOMAIN COVERS
. Complex thinking skills
. Information gathering and processing skills
. Collaboration and cooperation skills
. Communication skills
. Productive habits of mind (critical, creative and self regulated thinking)

AFFECTIVE DOMAIN COVERS
. Discipline, Responsibility, Values and Leadership
. Emotional intelligence, viz, ability to manage emotions
. Motivation, empathy and managing relationships
. Stages of development, viz, trust, autonomy, initiative, competence and identity.

PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN COVERS
. Physical fitness – the emphasis is on strength, endurance, flexibility, speed and coordination
. Skill at individual and team games
. All round development of students is ensured through two complimentary processes. Each student is assessed on the various parameters of each of the three domains. This ensures that they focus on these areas and produce creditable performances.

PRE-SCHOOL (KINDER GARTEN)

Holy Cross School Kindergarten

The early childhood program prepares children for entry into elementary school and is structured to allow teachers to consider the needs of each child. Emphasis is placed on social development, which is the base of elementary experience. In addition, structured activities that relate to academic skills or concept development are designed and implemented by the teachers.

The methodology at kindergarten is a combination of Montessori, play way and experiential learning approach. The students in Primary and Secondary school pursue a common comprehensive academically oriented curriculum which prepares them for success in Senior Secondary level.

THE PRIMARY & SECONDARY

Holy Cross School primary and secondary school

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL gives impetus to the instructional facility with the application of smart classes. This digital initiative has improve teachers effectiveness and proficiency. It connects abstract and difficult concepts to real life. It makes learning an enjoyable experience for the students and enables multi sensory learning in classrooms. It brings abstract and difficult curriculum concepts to life inside classrooms. This makes learning an enjoyable experience for students and improves academic performance.

Continuous assessment aligned to learning outcomes is carried out through projects, assignments, class test, groups activities, terms test etc., Apart from the subjects taught, the teaching methodology considers a students academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural need while delivering an integrated curriculum. The physical Science, Yoga, Sports, swimming and performing arts as Music, Drama, Dance etc., are integral part of curriculum. 

RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM ETHOS

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL believes in creating a healthy and exhilarating environment that stimulates excitement and delight in learning and mastering new skills and concepts. We practice a student-centered approach to instruction following an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based curriculum. 

Real life simulations are conducted through regular projects and presentations dealing with a variety of topics ranging from environmental awareness to creating a sense of social responsibility.

INTERACTIVE CLASS SESSIONS

The classroom is enriched with interactive and participatory sessions rather than the one way mode of lecturing. This stimulates the young minds and fosters an enjoyable and fun loving way of learning are within the campus. The presence of staff within the campus makes the children feel at home.

MODERN TEACHING AIDS

At HOLY CROSS SCHOOL we are equipped with the latest teaching accessories like LCD & overhead projects, computers, Smart classes and several other E-learning aids.

PRIMARY SECTION

Kindergarten,

. English
. Hindi
. Kannada
. Mathematics
. EVS
. Computer
. Drawing
. Social Science

SECONDARY SECTION
. English
. Hindi
. Kannada
. Mathematics
. Science
. Social Science
. Information Technology

SENIOR SECONDARY SECTION

Holy Cross School Senior Secondary Section
. Mathematics
. Physics
. Chemistry
. Biology
. Physical Education
. Computer Science

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE!

Every evaluation process is objective and continuous for both scholastic and non-scholastic achievements of the students. In the scholastic category, there is a monthly unit test, retest, slip test, term examination, preparatory examination and annual examination in all the core subjects and languages. Grades are given in the non-core subjects such as music, art and craft, computer science and sports. Internal assessment is based on the students’ performance in projects, seminars and assignments. 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Fostering a warm, caring and sharing environment, HOLY CROSS SCHOOL extends its personal, social and emotional support to students through counseling and mentoring. It also offers remedial and enrichment programmes for the slow learners.