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February 2014

School Educators – Shilpa Solanki, Principal The Orchid School, Pune

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Shilpa Solanki,
Principal
The Orchid School, Pune

Expectations of parents have surely changed and increased. Parents are more aware and demanding in current times

Pedagogy – We have incorporated project based learning in our school. We have an integrated curriculum where we use XSEED curriculum, by ‘idiscoveri’ from classes 1 to 5.

Infrastructure – We have spacious well designed classroom, auditorium, spacious well designed classroom, open air theatre, multipurpose hall, math and concept lab, Computer labs, Science lab, an art centre, library, conference room and child care support for staff children.

Teachers’ Training – At the beginning of each academic session, we plan a three week orientation and training program for our staff. We also send our teachers for various external workshops and training programs. We arrange a leadership training session every year for the role holders of the school.

Technology – We have smart boards in classes from 6 to 10. We provide internet access to teachers which they can access at any time to obtain latest CBSE related information and educational material. ICT is integrated with all other subjects wherein students see educational videos from internet and make presentations for their projects.

Sports – Our school has introduced a unique sports program from junior KG to Class 5 in collaboration with SPARK through their India partner, LEAPSTART. The program includes delivery of intensive sports curriculum and activities, developing self discipline and sound attitude towards sports. Classes from 6 to 10 have their regular sports program comprising of athletics, basketball, football and cricket. We participate in local, regional, state and national level sport activities.

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