Tender Babies - First standard children can be more sensitive than other grades,
so we ensure they are most tenderly looked after. We avoid changes of
class teachers, to enable the security and safety young children need. Every teacher is carefully
hand picked and assigned. We provide students with
additional Phonics learning to further strengthen their foundation. First standard is considered one of the most critical years
of formative development.
One notch up - Children have now stepped up the ladder and are becoming acclimatised to the idea of schooling
and learning. The safety net however, is still there for them.
This is a continuation from their first standard, but with the difficulty level of subjects,
instructions and discipline becoming a little higher.
Get the basics right -
By now students have a strong habit of schooling. Third standard builds on the foundation aquired so far.
Fundamentals of language, numeracy and cognitive skills are taught and developed. Four additional subjects: science, history, geography and computers
are added. Children are now beginning to look further beyond themselves with a sense of curiosity and wonder.
Four years down -
The fourth year is a consolidation year, before their final year of primary schooling. Basics are becoming more detailed and understanding of specific concepts more neccessary. Students begin to realise there is a world beyond school as they get involved in their passions and skills inside and outside school.
The final year -
Fifth standard provides a bridge beween primary and secondary schooling.
It is time to begin applying all the basics learnt in the first four years of schooling into real life
situations. SWIS provides a varied set of activities and projects for children to get involved in. The focus is
directed to ensure children are ready to take on the rigour and heavier subject matter content of the secondary years.
Year of Thinking -
Students are encouraged to exercise independent thinking, reasoning and decision making.
It is time to test their knowledge and level
of understanding, especially of fundamental concepts. Students are exposed to real world
projects such as mobile app development and are taught planning and analytical skills through
projects such as DDA planner and Breakthrough (SLPM - student led parent meets).
Exploration Year -
Many children observably find the next two years, years of discoveries.
Students recognise their skills and realise their passions. Thus the focus in sixth standard is to
provide children with 360 degree exposure. Though the possibilities are endless, it is
a year in which we believe a child must explore and be exposed to core career choices.
For those who have developed an interest in sports and extracurricular activities, this is a
year they can represent the school at inter school level competitions.
Try and prove -
Generally students are now able to manage the academic rigour and have realised their passions,
interests and skills. Thus the focus this year is for students to try and challenge themselves. Students are
given the choice to test themselves in various internal and external competitions, in addition to their
regular exams. A plethora of opportunities are available in a variety of fields, ranging from spelling bee competitions, to school
debates, elocution, quizes and sports competitions.
High expectations -
Students are trained to set high expectations for themselves.
For the first time the bar is set beyond their reach.
This is done so that they will strive to reach higher. Every exam and correction is
stringent and tough. Students develop a rigour that will push
their boundaries and ready them for their 10th standard exams.
D Day: Focus on Academics -
This year is the true test of the cumulative years of academic and
character training. 10th standard exams are conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Education.
The results of this exam go a long way to being able to obtain their desired career paths. But more
importantly it is also the first standardized and qualified milestone that generally reflects a
student's academic and aptitudinal capabilities. Most extracurricular projects are cut down and the
focus is centered on academic excellence. Students are encouraged to take on the rigour and work hard
for 8 months.