The International Primary Curriculum is the result of years of development, trialing and improvement underpinned by the desire for rigorous learning, high levels of engagement, international-mindedness and personal development.
It all began in the 1980's with the introduction of the UK National Curriculum to Shell's English-speaking schools located around the world. By the middle of the 1990's Shell was adopting a much more international workforce and that inspired a need for a more internationally-focused primary curriculum. So Fieldwork Education took on the enviable job of travelling the globe to find the best learning-focused, internationally-minded, engaging and skills-based curriculum available. There was nothing in existence that achieved it all.
Necessity led to the creation of IPC which is now running in 80 countries across the globe.
No one can properly predict the nature of work that will be available for today's primary age children by the time they are adults. Many of the jobs they will have simply don't yet exist, especially in the fields of ICT, technology and science. So the principle of the IPC is to focus on personal, academic and international learning that will prepare children, wherever they may live, for the world of tomorrow.
Fundamental to the IPC approach to learning is a clear progression in skill development. This even applies to the personal learning goals which emphasizes adaptability, resilience, cooperation and respect and which, as a result of progressive skill development, help children to become able and inspired learners. As for the international context, it's not just an add-on. International-mindedness is embedded into all IPC learning to ensure that children grow up with a very clear global understanding.
The International Primary Curriculum empowers children to be creative and to initiate and direct their own learning and that of others, encouraging personal and interdependent working to resolve tasks and problems.
We have introduced IPC in Classes I to III.
Junior Achievement programme (JAP) helps students choose the profession of their interest. Teachers help students select the right career. Discussions, activities, visits to factories and industrial plants make the programme interesting.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON INVENTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM-2014 was a unique initiative wherein KPS invited innovations adopted and adapted by teachers in their classrooms (K-12), in different subjects, related to teaching-learning as well as assessments. Various facilitators from Kathmandu, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi, Gwalior, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Noida, Hapur, Tropica City and Ghaziabad participated in this convention on 28th March, 2014. Mr. Sandeep Sethi (Education Officer C.B.S.E.) was the Guest of Honour. The winners of ICIC-2014 were felicitated by Mr. Sandeep Sethi and the Vice Chairman of KPS Mr. Anirudh Khaitan. Our special guests Mr. Venkatraman (Vice- President-HCL Learning), Ms. Vinita Berry (Nurture Child Development Center), Ms. Shivani (Mind Edutainment Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Vardhrajan (ETNA) and Ms. Meghna and Sakshi (Helen O'Grady Drama Academy) graced the convention with their gracious presence.
The renowned judges were Mr. Neelam Yadav (ACER), Dr. Wazalwar (NCERT) and Mr. Rejaul Karim Barbuiya (NCERT) for Mathematics and ICT; Dr. Gagan Gupta (NCERT), Dr. AbhaBhagat (ACER) and Mr. Praful Kumar (Narayana IIT/PMT Academy) for Science; Dr. Kirti Kapur (NCERT), Dr. Sandhya Singh (NCERT) and Mr. Asthmurthy Killimangalam (ACER) for Languages and Dr. MVSV Prasad (NCERT), Dr. Shipra Vaidya (NCERT) and Anuradha Dravid (Selection Search) for Social Science.
Reputed organizations like Aakash Educational Services Ltd., HCL, Helen O' Grady Drama Academy, Mind Edutainment Pvt. Ltd. and Nurture Child Development Center sponsored the event.
The best practices in each category were awarded with tablets.
We were delighted to have the first ICIC-2014 held at Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad. We were privileged to be a part of this convention which gave the participants an opportunity to showcase their artistry, skills and innovations in their respective streams. It was truly an appreciative, insightful and embellishing experience.
Parent Engagement in the Guest Speaker Programmes in Junior, Middle and Senior wings has increased manifold. It is one of the strong pillars of the Khaitan edifice. The number of Parents Teachers Meetings with the Khaitan faculty adds up to six annually. Parents Feedback is also a part of the Khaitan initiative.
To understand the students' aptitude, personality and interests and thereby guiding them in choosing an appropriate stream/career. Students in IX and standard are really confused, although it is the most crucial time for them to decide for their career. To help students and parents with their choices, we do complete IAP (Interest, Ability, and Personality) testing.
Experience as the source of learning and growth
Learning is a process where knowledge and understanding are derived from and continuously modified by the experiences that a learner goes through.
To learn is not a special province of a single specialized realm of human functioning such as cognition or perception. It involves the integrated functioning of the total being i.e. thinking, feeling, perceiving and acting. For effective learning to happen one needs four different kinds of abilities / capacities – concrete experience abilities (CE), reflective observation abilities (RO), abstract conceptualization abilities (AC) and active experimentation abilities (AE). This means, one must be able to involve oneself fully, openly and without bias in the new experiences (CE). He/she should be able to reflect upon and observe his/her experiences from many perspectives (RO). He/she must be able to construct conceptual understanding that integrates his/her observations into logically sound theories (AC) and he/she must be able to use these theories to make decisions and solve real life problems (AE). [Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning]
Children are individuals with different learning styles and dispositions, and, varying learning paces. They have their own preferred way of figuring things out and have different ways of entering into any complex problem and solving it. It is important that we acknowledge and respect the diversity of their learning styles, the differential pace of learning and the diversity of expression in children and thereby, provide them the space to remain and learn differently. This is our effort at Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad to cater to different learning styles and paces with differential teaching strategies.
A two day leadership camp is held every year in the school campus for the students of Class IX and the Prefectorial Board. The camp modules include Interactive sessions on Personal Effectiveness, Time and Stress Management, Empathy, Communication Skills, Leadership, Physical Endurance etc. It helps the students to realize their inner potential & helps them to lead & manage teams. The activities also help them to manage time, solve problems & take decisions.
They are a regular feature at KPS. Children from Classes III – VIII are taken out to various destinations which have both fun and educational importance.
Chail (Shimla), Wagah Border, Camping in Mussorie hills, Manali, Jim Corbett, Dalhousie, Nainital, Chandigarh, Bhopal etc. are some of the memorable trips of Khaitanians.
International trip was organized to NASA, U.S.A. for the Khaitanians.