Equitas Gurukuls adopts a block wise structure to ensure appropriate resource allocation for effective implementation of Gurukul holistic curriculum.
The classes are categorised as
Block 1: Kindergarten- LKG & UKG
Age: 3 1/2 years to 5 1/2 years
Learning through their natural experiences.
- Thematic lesson plans that integrates the learning of reading, writing & arithmetic with personal , social & emotional development skills, incorporating art & play.
- Every day, the tiny tots enjoy 6 hours of school time, training them for school readiness.
- A typical kindergarten day consists of circle time, morning assembly, focussed play learning- for literacy & numeracy ,free play- sand and water play, clay moulding, play dough, scribbling , storytelling, games, rhymes, and art.
Our guiding principles:
- Every child is unique, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
- Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between teachers and parents.
- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
- We deliver our curriculum with a set of activities aligned to the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning as below:
- Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
- Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
- Creating and thinking critically – children develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.
Block 2: Class I-IV
Age: 6 to 10 years
- Children in this block learn English, Tamil, Maths, Science, Social science, Computer science and Physical education as their main subjects.
- The co-scholastic activities are Music, Dance, English Language development- Karadi path, yoga, Art & Craft and transcendental meditation.
- Activity based learning, I learn activities and multimedia lessons provide ample inputs to harness the intelligence of the boundless receptive minds of children at this age, and foster in depth conceptual understanding in knowledge, attitude and practice.
- Students are oriented periodically on health and hygiene practices, personal safety – good touch & bad touch as outlined by POCSO act.
Block 3: Class V-VIII
Age: 11 to 14 years
- The approaches used for teaching the subjects, deepens their prior knowledge and provides a continuum to their learning phase.
- Concepts are dealt using subject integration where in children know the significance of each concept in different domains and situations.
- Project based approaches that lead the student into finding the knowledge through appropriate prompts and guidance is the key teaching –learning style here.
- School emphasises in developing life skills & adolescent education through the program of Thalir Thiran Thittam .
- Special programs are conducted for students to ensure their personal safety at home and at school and oriented on POCSO act.
Block 4: Class IX-XII
Age: 15-18 Years
- Innovative teaching methods that include peer-learning, project based learning, case studies, research methodologies, flipped class models, multimedia presentations, ensure interest and engagement of the senior students of the school.
- Goal setting is a key activity for students of this block. Every year the school Correspondent, Mr. Arcot Sravanakumar visits our schools in the beginning of the year and encourage students to set goals and work towards achieving them.
- Competent, well experienced and result oriented teachers deliver lessons through various strategies to ensure in depth understanding of the subjects and train our students through special classes.
- Gifted students and progressive learners are imparted appropriate special coaching to ensure that they both achieve to their fullest potential.
- Students of Block 4 enjoy recreational activities through games, library period, and yoga classes.
- School provides the students with heathy snacks, milk or tea during special classes.
- Special programs on gender sensitivity, personal hygiene, sex education and POCSO act are periodically conducted to ensure that students are safe and healthy at all times at school and at home.
Gurukul Assessment Pattern
“What gets measured gets done! What is done shall be recognised! These two are our key guidelines about performance.
Gurukuls implement the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) assessment model as guided by the Tamil Nadu State Education Department. The academic year consists of three terms —
Term 1– June to September, Term 2– October- December and Term 3– January to April.
- Each term has two formative assessments FA (a) and FA (b) and one summative assessment.
- The term end exams shall be in September, December & April.
- We maintain cumulative records of all the FA’s and SA’s.
- Our main objective to have periodic assessments is to understand our students’ achievement, identify gaps and bridge them with appropriate corrective & preventive measures.
- The Co Scholastic areas assessed are – Physical education, Life skills, attitudes & values. Health and wellness education.
- Parents play a vital role in the successful implementation of the CCE. School conducts orientations to make them understand that healthy competition is necessary for a child’s growth and not unhealthy comparison.