Discovery offers a place of learning experience that contributes to a sense of ownership, safety and security, personalization as well as spaciousness in its students, teachers and the parents. The school building connects more to the visually and kinesthetically natural environment together with transitional indoor and outdoor learning spaces. It also offers the classrooms that celebrate achievement, excellence, excitement, opportunity and discovery in various ways fostering inclusion and 21st century learner skills.
1. E Learning
Use of a variety of digital technological tools in school engage students in active learning and make them digitally literate, immersing them in critical thinking and collaboration in an effective way. In this modern era where students are born with technology, it’s the need of time and space to incorporate resources that children absolutely love to learn with. Discovery is equipped with latest technology in the branch such as latest cameras, tablets, digital science equipment and video conferencing where our students use them as a learning aid with purposeful integration in projects and across all areas of teaching and learning.
2. Library as Learning Resource Centre
Discovery primarily focuses on the reading of students along with writing and other concrete learning experiences. Our library is designed as a collaborative working and learning space equipped with state of the art resources and all kinds of books. Students enjoy their reading and research time in a cozy space under the guidance of their teachers by making use of available resources.
Discovery uses STEM to develop a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. STEM isn’t a standalone class—it’s a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum.
Keeping this approach in mind our students across all classes are involved in some activity or the other where they create their own products and present it to the audience. Through the STEM lessons, students address real social, economic, and environmental problems and seek solutions. The students’ work is hands-on and collaborative, and decisions about solutions are student-generated. Students communicate to share ideas and redesign their prototypes as needed. They control their own ideas and design their own investigations.
4. Activity Clubs
Discovery offers an Enrichment Programme for students in the form of different clubs of their interest such as Pottery/Crafts, Sports, Taekwondo and Music etc. It encourages every student to take part in the activity club as a means of providing avenues for personal growth, developing skills and honing the talents.
5. Classroom Environment
Discovery classrooms are equipped with a variety of latest resources, technological equipment and state of the art learning peripherals that support and facilitate learning in the best manner and help students unlock their true potential to become high achievers and gain the level of academic excellence. Teachers are silent facilitators where students are independent in their engagement through activities and frequent discussions and collaboration. They create intellectually engaging opportunities for students to apply new learning in different contexts. The teachers make conscious efforts to set up their class that is engaging and allows them to communicate with their students non-verbally in a space that is emotionally, physically and academically empowering for them.
6. Extra-curricular activities/Physical Education
Discovery aims to foster physically fit and active students. Extracurricular activities and physical education in school, allows them to pursue interests outside of a standardized academic context which helps them to learn essential skills in management, delegation and complex problem solving. The school arranges various engaging extra curricular and physical activities every year which lays special emphasis on 100% participation of students no matter what their level of proficiency is. Students use these activities to explore interests to expose them to a more diverse range of interests within them.
The teachers are trained to rigorously plan activities and resources that enable the students to prepare for the changes in their lifestyle to succeed. Thus the school prioritizes ongoing, developmentally appropriate and explicit learning about health and movement, from a direct teacher centred approach to an indirect student centred approach enhancing their sense of persistence and achievement.