Elements that ensure holistic development of students

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled’-Plutarch. 

That is exactly what we do at Shiv Nadar School. We stoke the fire of curiosity and ignite the passion for learning. With a focus on the holistic development of the child, we fill children with wonder, let them explore, and help them reflect. This perfectly aligns with the collective vision of the school and the parents. 

Student Voice and Choice

Adam Fletcher rightly says, “It is not enough to simply listen to student's voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.” Our school prides itself on the fact that pupils' voice is taken into consideration in every aspect that concerns them. The school council is quite proactive and plays a significant role in voicing students’ opinions and ideas.

Along with academics, a robust co-scholastic program, aptly named AHA sports and AHA arts, is also in place. The structured AHA curriculum helps students find their areas of interest, pursue their passion, and gain finesse with the help of erudite mentors. The Career Guidance Cell helps the senior year students grappling with subject choices and career options to make informed decisions.

Inclusive Education

The counsellors and educators for students with special needs take care of the social and emotional needs of the students by holding regular wellness sessions and providing much-needed counselling. In the wake of the pandemic, and the surmounting troubles facing our world today, it is no wonder that our children are anxious, stressed, and worried. They are often unable to regulate their emotions or express them in a healthy manner. 

Moreover, dedicated spaces have been created for students and educators to engage in reflective practices in ways that help to work on the three key dimensions: Awareness, Compassion, and Engagement. Even students with reserved personalities are engaged and counsellors ensure that no one feels left out.

Social, Emotional, Ethical Learning

In this constantly changing world, our students are exposed to varying beliefs and differences, right from the classroom to the social media platforms that they frequent. To alleviate the risks and provide a platform for safe and positive learning, Shiv Nadar School emphasizes the socio-emotional health of its students. Social-Emotional-Ethical Learning (SEEL) in class helps students better understand their emotions, manage them, and show empathy towards others. 

We incorporate SEEL with the curricula right from elementary classes, all the way to senior school. The focus is on actively working towards inculcating the five social-emotional learning competencies- self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and the ability to make responsible decisions. 

Skills for Life

The academic curriculum is such that it works towards honing the twenty-first-century skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creativity, Character and Leadership. Integration across subjects gives meaning and purpose to what students learn, and knowledge sharing happens in an organic fashion. By exploring with curiosity, developing ideas with ingenuity and sharing with confidence, students gain lifelong learning.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do is in harmony”. How true is that! That is why our students are happy children.

Dec 27, 2021 by Shiv Nadar School Faridabad