Ekya brings learning to life. Literally!
Here are some of the things that we really believe in and are proud to showcase.
01. We make every day special.
We explore exciting, unique ways to make every day a memorable learning experience
Our pre-primary children and teachers wear a designated colour for the day on colour days. This encourages the child to identify colours in their environment and gives them a sense of ownership over their learning.
On market days, children visit a mock market set up in the school to get hands-on experience of how a market functions in the real world.
Animal appreciation day is hosted so that all children understand the importance of the animal world to their community
02. Speakers with confidence
Students at Ekya are constantly encouraged to vocalise their questions, doubts, and opinions and express themselves more clearly and thoroughly. Activities like elocution competitions, class discussions, inter-house competitions, debates, and assemblies provide platforms where the students’ oratory and logical skills are honed. Their public speaking skills are enhanced when they articulate their thoughts clearly and confidently in front of any audience; their ability to focus and listen to others is also sharpened simultaneously
03. We're green at heart.
The hands-on gardening programme at Ekya prepares the students to become environmentally conscious, responsible adults of tomorrow. In addition, students gain practical knowledge while maintaining gardens and terrariums. The multifold benefits are
An increase in scientific knowledge and understanding
A heightened sense of responsibility.
We are fostering positive behaviour.
Gardening caters to the needs of different types of learners.
Students are also encouraged to follow the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle, as they learn about recycling material and composting.
04. Making our learning visible
Interactive pin-up boards and student portfolios enable onlookers (students, teachers and parents) to see how lessons are taught and the learning.
The students work on these pin-up boards in groups, enhancing their teamwork and communication skills
Portfolio management is a skill that all our students learn right from Primary School. Students learn to manage their worksheets, assessment sheets, class activities and any projects in a portfolio. This helps them track their learning curve and is a visual reinforcement of their learning.
05. Experts at Ekya
Our ‘Experts @ Ekya’ program introduces students to a kaleidoscope of ideas outside the classroom. Experts who have made their mark in different fields are invited to share their experiences and talk about their ‘offbeat’ careers. Through these interactions, students understand that there is a difference between the underlying passion involved in being in a profession that one likes and one that is forced upon them.
Whether writing a story, making advertisements or short films, architecture, growing up or any topic of interest, success results from the pursuit of excellence, hard work, dedication and commitment.
Through this program, we want to help our students make responsible career choices in the future.
06. The core content is built in-house.
It is the constant endeavour of the in-house curriculum team to create exemplary educational content so that learning is fun-filled, contemporary and meaningful for our students.
The teachers are encouraged to use various tools such as graphic organisers, worksheets, crosswords, and word/ number games in the day-to-day instruction process. Apart from affirming the content taught, this also develops and enhances the learner’s lateral thinking and application skills. In addition, regular in-house training programs are conducted to help refresh the teachers’ knowledge and help them keep abreast of new teaching methods and lines of thought.
07. Encouraging Art
At Ekya, we follow the ‘SEA’ of Art. We want our students to be able to See, Express and Appreciate Art. Through this curriculum, our students are free to create and imagine, be less restricted in expression, understand the use of different art mediums and their effects, speak about their artwork, and think and represent 2D and 3D Art intelligently.
Our students’ artworks are genuinely a form of their ideas and expression.
08. Valuing our values
Value education originates right from the pre-primary classes. The focus is on basic manners and moral values that children imbibe while working in the classroom. Teachers structure this learning through activities like story-telling, games, self-reflective sessions, worksheets and group discussions.
09. Emphasis on reading
The Ekya School library is a warm and inviting space with its age-appropriate furniture, carpeted floors and quiet corners for the children’s reading pleasure. Students can pick their reading preferences by choosing from educational books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
The Ekya Reading Program focuses on literacy development by providing a platform for students to share their reading experiences. The love for reading is taught through quality reading activities and experiences.
10. School of trust and interdependence
At Ekya, students build an agreement of behaviour or a social contract in each grade. Students set expectations of behaviour between teachers and themselves, allowing daily routines to function smoothly. A bond of mutual trust is created through the implementation of the social contract.
Simple routines like ‘Meet and Greet’, where the teacher greets each child with a smile, and a firm handshake, is a way of reassuring and connecting with the students.