"If failure is not an option, then neither is success"
9 in 10 MBA graduates, engineers in India unemployable: FICCI Report
India is plagued by the problem of educated graduates who are unemployable. Studies have revealed that most professional graduates do not have skills which can be applied in a real time working environment. Additionally, students who will be graduating tomorrow wil inherit a very complex and challenging world.
The scenario was the foundation of our “We Lead” learning model which has been envisioned and developed by internationally renowned educator, Allan Kjaer Andersen. Allan has 44 years of experience in the field of international education and is the founder of Orestad Gymnasium, Europe. The We Lead model consists of three overlapping learning areas.
We Lead Curriculum
The Five Leadership Pillars form the fulcrum of our wholistic approach towards education and the basis of all our learning activities.
Learn to Learn
The core of our efforts is in promoting academic excellence and superior performance amongst students. We want students to be lifelong learners and be motivated to seek knowledge. We have developed an academically rigorous curriculum “We Lead” that focuses on learning through experience combined with classroom teaching. We stimulate each child’s unique style of learning and equip them with concepts, skills and knowledge to face challenges in a rapidly changing, globalized world.
Learn to Act
We want to develop doers as well as thinkers. We want students to realise that through academic excellence and problem-solving skills, they can act positively in their own lives, in their communities and the world we live in.
Learn to Lead
Through engaging learning experiences, the potential in a child is developed so he emerges as a confident individual with high self-esteem. Through self-discovery students will be guided to discover their strengths as well as their talent. Thus, the school aspires to create individuals who can not only lead themselves but also others and make a positive contribution to society.
Learn to Live
We believe that personal well-being and a strong character are the basis for thriving in a rapidly changing world. We will develop character, identity and resilience in every student.
Learning to live together
Man is a social animal. We can only create a better world for ourselves, if we learn to live with our fellow human beings in peace and harmony. Empathy is our core value and we strive to inculcate this in children through learning activities. Students will be sensitized to respect the personal/cultural differences and be able to work together with children that are different from themselves. In today’s interconnected world a global outlook and cultural understanding is crucial. Learning digital empathy is a critical aspect of this framework.
Learning to co-exist with nature and other species is also an intrinsic part of this approach. Being able to appreciate the beauty in every living being, however, small or big it might be, is a value we seek to inculcate in each one of our learners.
The “We Lead” curriculum is an academically rigorous curriculum that integrates elements of the national and international curriculum, focusing on subject knowledge and conceptual clarity. After 8th grade the students can choose which boards they apply for. The school will be applying for affiliation with national & international curricula.
Numeracy, Literary, language, Science and Mathematics are covered by the integration of national and international curriculum under the “We Lead” Model. The “We Lead” curriculum will also cover the following foundational literacies:
- Digital Literacy
- Literacy for Sustainable Living
- Cultural and intercultural literacy
- Civic literacy & Global Citizenship
- Financial Literacy
- Aesthetic Literacy
We focus on the 4Cs- Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity.
Critical thinking contributes to career success, but also success in higher education. Teaching critical thinking and problem solving effectively in the classroom is vital for students.
While education has always emphasised fluent reading, correct speech, and clear writing, there is evidence that students are not mastering the most basic communication skills.
Collaboration is essential in our classrooms because it is inherent in the nature of how work is accomplished in our society and in our lives.
The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathisers, pattern recognisers and meaning makers.
Succeed at school And beyond
Succeed at school, university as well as work
- To drive deeper subject understanding and conceptual clarity.
- To be able to apply real-life knowledge in acquired contexts.
- Empower students to integrate learning across and within disciplines.
- To develop critical and independent thinkers, collaborators and innovators for the future world.
- To nurture holistic (social, emotional, physical, cognitive, emotional and aesthetic) development of the learner at an individual level.
- To equip learners with knowledge, skills and dispositions for them to make informed choices in their lives.
Get Study Guides
If you want to know more about the unique methodology of the school, you can download the study guide for Early Years or Elementary School. These also detail the academic progression plans. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.