UNICENT recognizes the great diversity in backgrounds, needs, and aspirations of its children and enriches the curriculum that meets these needs while operating within the guidelines established by the CBSE.
UNICENT believes that focusing on excellence in academics alone undoubtedly results in lop-sided development of personality. Therefore; through our Child centric approach to education we place a strong emphasis on Academic skills as well as Life skills in our curriculum. At UNICENT the curriculum facilitates great flexibility in the presentation of subject matter to maintain child’s interest and also address the present needs related to social and academic changes in our society.
The Hands on experience provided through the activities and teaching methodologies in the curriculum helps children to learn actively, learn constructively, learn socially and learn contextually. The teaching methodologies in the curriculum motivate children towards self learning.
The school is tied up with “Butterfly Fields” which provides various science kits emphasising on learning by doing, stimulating real life scenarios, allowing for innovation and converting learning science into fun and excitement.
The school is also tied up with “School Cinema”, which provides learning modules on life skills, attitudes and values, developed through research and taught using short-films and thought-provoking workbooks. Using cinematic storytelling, emotional connect and visual appeal, School Cinema addresses real life challenges.
UNICENT believes that the values children learn in their early years are among the most important lessons of their entire lives. By integrating values in the curriculum and by inculcating them through a whole school approach we ensure to dwindle, train and imbibe deep-rooted values, ideas, attitude, hopes and aspirations among children. The entire school atmosphere is surcharged with positive UNICENT living values “ETHICS” and essential life skills to imbibe and internalize ,thus leading to Holistic development of children’s personality including cognitive, affective and psycho motor domains. Each unit of study in the textbook for different subjects is related to values concerned and life skills concerned through exercises, examples, questions/ discussion, etc. as far as possible in the class and through various co-curricular activities.
UNICENT believes that communication is key to success in life, work and relationships. The curriculum is enriched with “Special modules on communication” which train children to speak and respond accurately, fluently and appropriately for a variety of purposes in academic, social and business contexts.
UNICENT believes that children should update knowledge and Skills as per the needs of present scenario. This leads to rise in awareness and curiosity of learning.
The school has tied up with” IT Wizard” a unique ‘Computer Education program’ for schools from NIIT Foundation. It equips the students advanced computer knowledge and IT skills. The School has also tied up with “Space Adhyaan”. This is an education program in Astronomy, which continuously involves children in process of finding innovative uses of astronomy activities in the positive transformation of an individual. Through a plethora of workshops, services and events SPACEADHYAAN helps students to achieve what they want.
UNICENT also emphasises on the need for Physical education. Physical education curriculum is one of the most crucial programs in early schooling as they can promote good health, Team play, Leadership, Discipline, and Tolerance. The school has tied up with the sports partner “Leap Start” to make the PET periods more enjoyable. Leap Start offers a complete sport and fitness program for children in partnership with the US-based SPARK organization that allows leap start to benefit from the most researched and field tested programs in the world .The sports curriculum offers students opportunities to learn, practice and master a wide range of diverse skills and activities appropriate for children. This is a unique program designed with activities that are inclusive, highly active, integrate academics and wellness concepts and are fun for all the students.
At UNICENT we realise the importance of early years in the child’s life and thus the Pre-primary education at UNICENT is always viewed as an extension of home and the pre-primary teacher as substitute mother. A proper foundation is laid at pre-primary which provides an enriched environment which stimulates the beginnings of his intellectual curiosity and helps him appreciate the world in which he lives and help him to foster new interests through opportunities.
The Pre-primary curriculum at UNICENT is built on the basis of “Principles of Early Childhood Education” which creates a platform for children to explore, investigate, experiment.
Primary, Middle School and High School Curriculum
At UNICENT we recognise that children from primary to High School level are in a state of integration both in terms of development within the individual and of the individual within the social context. Each child at this stage is an individual with his or her own unique abilities, interests, needs, aspirations and expectations. The physical development and the cognitive development of children at this stage is slow and steady. Children in this stage build upon skills gained in early childhood and prepare themselves for the next phase of their cognitive development. The primary and Middle school education at UNICENT builds a platform for children to gain enthusiasm for learning and building competence and self- esteem.
The Primary, Middle and High school curriculum at UNICENT is built on the basis of “Principles Constructivism” which is a holistic approach to teaching and learning. The curriculum creates a platform for children to develop Social skills, Emotional skills, Cognitive skills and self –learning skills by giving them concrete hands-on learning activities. The role of the teacher here transforms from a Mother to a Facilitator.
CBSE curriculum exposes the students to various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities besides comprehensive academic classes. Children are exposed to various activities during the teaching learning process by involving them in
- Group activities
- Field visits
- Brainstorming sessions
- Role plays
- Collage making
- Power point presentations