The colourful kindergarten at St. Carmel is well known as the ‘CARNATION BLOCK’. It offers a playway method of learning. Emphasis is on nurturing the child’s imagination, creativity and providing him opportunities to express himself freely. We lay stress upon developing basic language skills with the help of phonetics and conversation. A sound knowledge of phonetics helps the child to build spellings independently. The curriculum is child-centered and all the activities are planned according to the needs and abilities of the child. Montessori system and environment is also a part of kindergarten education.
The school has strived to add value to the kindergarten wing, making it one of the best equipped and happy play schools in the region. Nestling in a nature friendly environment, it has evolved with every passing year. It is the finest example of architectural beauty specially designed for the Pre-Primary children of St. Carmel School. It has spacious and imaginative class rooms with all the facilities a child can dream of - a toy train, sand pit, splash pool, traffic park, Montessori equipment and an activity room. The offerings facilitate the toddlers to explore and enjoy, thereby striking a perfect balance between scholastic ambitions and play way methods of teaching.
“Our focus at this level is to make the transition between the secure home environment and formal schooling, interesting and as smooth as possible for the child”
The transition from kindergarten to primary wing is handled with utmost care. At this stage the child is already familiar with the basic skills across subjects and emphasis is now laid on usage and application through the introduction of interactive techniques.
The main emphasis is to establish a strong academic foundation. We put in practice the reading and math curricula that incorporate research-based strategies. We primarily focus on students who are at-risk academically and behaviourally and address their problems before they progress into the upper grades. The staff is trained to note learning problems and help students overcome them.
In addition to above, the extra curricular activities are given a thrust at this level in order to bring out the best in student’s potential. While building self-confidence remains a priority, we strive to help our students identify their strengths and leverage the same through active participation across events held at school.
“Our emphasis at this level is to establish an understanding for students’ perception of their abilities, which will remain with them throughout life.”
Our motto declares that “Knowledge is Power” and at this stage of the student life cycle, we propagate this as the most important mantra of life.
The students enrolled in classes 6th to 10th are offered formal education in subjects like English, Hindi, Punjabi, Maths, Science, Social Studies, General Knowledge, Drawing and Computers adhering to the CBSE structure. Students are exposed to a span of co-curricular activities; Training in sports, creative and performing arts is offered under the guidance of trained staff. Special attention is paid on developing the behavioural aspects in our students at this stage where efforts are directed towards Spoken English, Personality Development and Public Speaking. Students are motivated to showcase their talents by active participation in competitions like quiz, debate, art, craft, music, dance, drama, sports, and others in and outside school. We constantly encourage students to challenge themselves.
School clubs (Dramatics, Editorial, Art & Craft, Music & Dance) continuously organize activities for enhancing skills like reading, handwriting, speech, dance, music, art and craft to foster intellectual growth. To inculcate the sense of social service and concern for environment amongst our students, our Eco club and Social Service club runs activities round the year.
“Our emphasis at this level is based on consistent efforts towards excellence in academics, intellectual wellness, art, athletics, high standards of ethical awareness, sportsmanship and community service.”
SCS Senior Secondary
Through the period of student’s association with SCS, we look into educating the whole child- mind, heart, body and soul. These two years in +1 and +2 are extremely critical in every students life. He/she is now enters a stage of making career related decisions and we take this as our foremost responsibility to help each student make the wisest choice.
At the + 1 level, students have the option of streams viz. Science (both PCM & PCB), Commerce and Arts. The students are admitted into these streams as per their capabilities and scores in Pre-Board and Board Examinations. Academic excellence definitely remains the priority for students here; however the co-curricular activities run in tandem.
Qualities of leadership and discipline are pestered upon by special appointments like school and house captains. A student council exists where students from Sr. Secondary section are appointed to be a part of the daily activities and other events at school. We also highly encourage these students to represent the school in competitions at district, state and zonal levels.
Counselling sessions are regularly organized by school authorities and specialized delegates are invited from institutions that help expose a range of options and opportunities across fields of interest for higher studies.
“While we try to make the stay for all Carmelians a memorable one, we aim to build self sufficient individuals who carry the flare of leadership, inspiration, innovation and excellence”