Experiential Learning: A Hands-on Approach to Learning
The school encourages hands–on activities so that students are directly involved in creating and constructing effective learning experiences rather than being passive recipients of readymade content delivered through one–way lectures. Experiences, inside and outside the classrooms, are integrated with goals and objectives of the curriculum. Students are required to be actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, problem–solving, assuming responsibilities, being creative and constructing meaning. Experiential learning focuses on developing these important skills within students, helping them better prepare for higher education, life and beyond.
Faculty: Dedicated to Excellence through Rigorous Professional Development
Our faculty members are highly accomplished, experienced and dedicated individuals who are driven by values that place students and their holistic development at the core. We ensure developing a team of teachers who are passionate about the teaching profession, have expertise in their subject matter and the disposition of a perpetual learner. In order to develop our teachers’ professional skills and update their knowledge on the latest teaching and learning pedagogies, we will provide regular on-going professional development workshops and individualized training programs through the KWS Professional Development Centre to ensure quality in our teaching approaches.
The KWS Learning Centre will organize in–house trainings for our teachers periodically to help them assess, reflect on and improve their current practices and to keep them abreast of the latest developments in education. We ensure our teachers inculcate a passion for learning new skills to enable them to nurture our students in the school in the best possible way.
Visionary and Experienced Leadership: Leading the School Forward
The KWS leadership team comprises individuals with a wealth of experience in the management of schools and the varied aspects of education. The team will be responsible for designing, delivering and continuously upgrading high quality education programmes and various services as articulated in the vision and mission of the school.
Our academic advisors comprise practitioners and educators with a wealth of experience in leading international schools, and will provide guidelines and support to the school for better planning and delivery of quality education and related services.
Holistic Development: Connectedness of mind, body and spirit
When Plato wrote about education in The Republic, he proposed a holistic curriculum that requires a balance of training in physical education, the arts, math, science, character and moral judgment. Our school recognizes the connectedness of mind, body and spirit, and focuses on the balanced growth of the learners. The healthy development of physical, social and emotional aspects is as essential as the development of the cognitive ability of a learner. Besides striving for academic achievement, our curriculum emphasizes physical fitness, creativity and social service to lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits and positive social outlook.
Pre–Medical and Pre–Engineering Exam Preparations
The prevailing trend shows that a majority of students pursuing Science stream hope to get entry into an undergraduate course in Medical Science or Engineering for which Plus 2 graduates must qualify in the nation–wide competitive entrance examinations. At KWS, we provide preparation courses for the students who wish to appear for such entrance examinations. The course will be held on a weekly basis from the mid–year of Grade 11 to help students prepare for the qualifying examinations.
Students from the Management stream, who are interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Accountant (CA), will also be provided preparatory classes to prepare them for the CA entrance examinations.
Guidance, Higher Studies & Career Counselling
At KWS, we provide guidance, counselling and learning support to the students who lag behind with their learning and adaptation. Our experienced guidance counsellor will help students to cope with the difficulties they are facing, and help them to adjust to the new situation as well as improve their academics and other areas.
We will also help students make an informed decision on higher education regarding the courses that best suit their interest and career goals. Our students will be counselled by a professional Counselor as to what likely career they should pursue based on their interest and aptitude so that they can succeed in life.
Service Learning: Connecting Curriculum with Community Service
We encourage our students to appreciate their community and to contribute positively to society in general. One of our core values is “compassion” and the students are given opportunities to learn the true essence of “giving”, be it in kind, time or effort. They will be able to participate in charitable activities and programmes that serve not only the local community but also the wider national needs in various areas. Students will collectively be required to brainstorm about needs of the community, plan and organize ways to help, raise funds, implement their plans, and once their work has been completed, reflect and evaluate the efficacy of their efforts.
The goal of community service will thus develop a sense of empathy towards the less fortunate, and foster social responsibility. Students, through other clubs such as, Leadership Club, Environment Club, Debating Club, Book Club, MUN (Model United Nations), etc. will be involved in conceptualizing, organizing and implementing a host of events in the school which will help them develop their self–confidence, a sense of belongingness, organizational and leadership skills.
Our goal is to instill the eastern values of community spirit with the western values of individuality and independence in the minds of young learners. This includes understanding their role in the community. Students learn the value of interacting positively with peers, juniors and elders as well as the community that enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for the rigors of life.
Through value–based progressive education, we intend to create a better learning environment in which students are able to attain better academic results. We also create a better teaching environment in which staff are more fulfilled, and become more productive. We empower students with social capacities that help them work with, and relate to, others effectively that provides them with the self-esteem and confidence to explore and develop their full potential.