Choosing the Best: Considering Chitkara International School, Panchkula
Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions. Before the parent decides whether a school is a right fit for his/her child, we emphasize that it is essential to understand what a school wants to achieve for its students and how it intends to do that. Following are some of the qualities we envision to instil in our students during his/her educational journey with CIS:
Skills to Succeed in the 21st Century
With the changing education and industry paradigm, it is becoming challenging to teach children everything they will need to succeed when they graduate from school. Digital disruption is changing the way industries used to operate in the past. In an era of Industry 4.0, emerging technologies like – Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing are driving unprecedented digitization and growth across industries. That is why at CIS we focus on equipping our students with a robust skill-set that will allow them to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the world around them and succeed in any field of their choice. Our curriculum is built to give every CIS student the ability to:
- Think Critically
- Work in Teams
- Be Creative
- Collaborate with Others
- Make Global Connections
Learning doesn’t stop when you finish school, or for that matter ever. That is the number one lesson students will learn at CIS. The project & inquiry-based nature of our curriculum work in conjunction to create an open learning environment that fosters curiosity in our students and encourages them to learn independently from the teacher.
Ethics & Values
We recognize that good grades matter, but being a good human being matters more. Our Core Values will act as a guide for the actions of everyone at CIS and in doing so will be imbibed by our students.
Physical Health & Well Being
At CIS we give equal importance to the physical and mental well being of our students. In the modern world, the children are increasingly shut off from the great outdoors and physical exertion. To make our students more open to physical fitness, we have regular sports and outdoor activities during the school and after school hours as well.
Low Teacher-Student Ratios
In order to ensure that individual attention is paid to every child, we are committed to catering to a fixed number of students in a section.
Teachers are the most important in-school factor in a child’s education. In order to ensure that CIS always has the strongest faculty, we not only offer the salaries best in the industry; we’ve also developed the most rigorous recruitment process, that enables us to look beyond just academic merit to a love of children and passion for teaching.
Curriculum Development: R&D Team
Access to Chitkara Education’s repository of curricular knowledge built over 16 years from experience in higher education gives us a great advantage when it comes to developing a curriculum. Chitkara International School has been able to meet the high aspirations of our students with the rich academic curriculum. The R&D team at CIS is subject matter experts who work solely on the curriculum development and ensures that it is relevant and engaging for students.
Virtual connectivity is of paramount importance for Chitkara International School (CIS), and the school’s stakeholders remain well-connected, throughout the year, via the school’s ERP system, SchoolPad.
With online teaching and content delivery being the need of the hour amid the global pandemic, the school made a rapid and hassle-free shift from the physical to digital environment. By dint of devising effective e-learning strategies and employing functional digital learning tools, the school has been able to impart quality education to its students on the digital platform.
Learning Management System
For the purpose of administering, documenting, tracking and delivering educational lessons, the school uses the extremely effective Learning Management System (LMS) – Microsoft Teams, for which students are provided with their Teams IDs and Passwords in the beginning of the session. Additionally, the students also get free access to useful Ms Office Tools that can be employed by them for various academic purposes.
Besides conducting academic lessons, co-curricular activities, health sessions, counselling sessions, notebook checking sessions, celebratory events and squad lessons online, the school also shares with its students, informative resources like Home Timetables, Anecdotes, PPTs (with narrations), Worksheets, Video links, Home Learning Sheets, Textbook PDFs, E-links, Assessment Sheets, Planners, Practice Logs, etc.