We as Saint James therefore aspire to nurture the leaders of tomorrow. Through our holistic touch of knowledge on your child’s life, we carefully select the academic elements that include the development of your child on a physical, mental and moral platform of learning experiences. With more than three decades in the service of education, we have summed up our vision statement in these words, “Excellence in education and All-Round Development.”
Life Skills Teaching
We constantly undertake the part of good teaching practices, ensuring that our teachers are well-equipped in coping with the challenges to explicitly include core content. This is made possible by incorporating through teaching skills real world problems that are brought into focus. For this, we also use digital tools and resources to support teaching practices.
Academic training through the right method
‘For every child has the right to education that will help them experience the varied realms of crucial and effective knowledge.’ We have therefore acquired the best of teaching skills for our teachers. The teaching methods applied through communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, through critical thinking and problem solving will positively help your child learn the right way.
- Communication & Collaboration:
By applying the ‘learning to think’ concept, it becomes mandatory for each student to develop and utilize the skills of effectively expressing their thoughts, opinions and perspectives.
By giving your child the freedom to articulate their perceptions, we help your child gain a panoramic understanding of every aspect, pertaining to national and global topics. Thereby, we guide and enlighten your child to a self-building confident approach to every task.
Our teachers encourage every student to effectively communicate ideas and collaborate with fellow classmates through team work. Working with diverse teams to help your child gain a wider perspective, knowledge wise and not just learn to cram up for exams.
- Creativity & Innovation:
Where do ideas stem from and why are they required in the modern world of futuristic technologies and inventions? Helping our students to use a range of techniques that involve the creation of ideas will stimulate and encourage the practice of thinking out of the box. Coming up with radical concepts for every subject matter will help your child toward a better and brighter future.
Expanding your child’s future horizons through elaborating, refining, analyzing and evaluating their own ideas is what we believe can help maximize creative efforts.
Thereafter, implementing those ideas is an initiated responsibility of our qualitatively trained faculty. We therefore boost every student’s morale in both success and failure, viewing failure as an opportunity to learn and incentivize on mistakes or road blocks that open doors to newer concepts and theories never thought of before.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
The doorway to critical thinking is the art of implementing its components in the right manner. As the present times encompass the components of ICT, we envision the future to be shaping up from the minds of the younger generation.
We take our students through the repeated processes of critical thinking in order to imbibe in them the acquired ability to think critically and therefore arriving at the result of problem solving.
This pathway is an elaborate yet simple technique that we as Saint James School would strongly recommend for any child.
Right from research to evaluation, the process of critical thinking will take your child through the journey of knowledge, which is:
Research – Who + Where + What + How & When. These questions will lead us to the next step of acquiring answers, thus gaining knowledge.
Knowledge – Information procured is recalled and recited
Comprehension – The list of facts and ideas are described, retold, rewritten and explained.
Application – The resultant uptake of comprehensive knowledge is then applied through demonstrations, drawings and creations.
Analysis – Another round of research which includes sharing the analyzed information with others to compare and examine the findings.
Collaboration – Ideas that stem from in-depth scrutiny is then converted into ideas with other fellow students as a team.
Evaluation – The final interpretation is built-up with opinions developed and conclusions made.
Ensuring Quality Education
We set sail therefore to further propel the strong foundations of our vision upon which we base our objectives.
Developing the student’s capabilities from a global perspective by instilling self-confidence in order to be able to contribute to community life, build tolerance & accountability.
A student with knowledge, attitude, skills, social and moral values which enhances their personality development, physical and psycho-social capabilities. These qualities are effectively achieved through professional coaching in sports, creative and personality enhancement activities.
The delivery of curriculum by incorporating activities based on the Multiple Intelligences theory of Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard University that leads to literacy, inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking.
The Need For An Inclusive Curriculum
“Education can bring back on track any deviated affair and change the course of the world for the better.”
The Saint way is defined as KASSM: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Social and Moral Values.
To make the world a better place is what we aim to develop in Saint James students. Our approach therefore is to impart education and create a renewed sense of enlightenment. The magnitude of which is well capable of establishing an individual’s development to the highest level. The KASSM approach is a means that has become a guiding example, using the concept of learning out of its old conditioning. We take this concept forward by the gradual unraveling of one’s inner potential through the right mix of academia and other related activities for enriched living.
Hence, Saint James are Kings and Queens in the making. Our institutions provide a learning environment that focuses on all-round development of the child.
Our academic excellence is carried forth by our highly trained and qualified teachers who also deeply identify with our vision. The staff members are chosen after a rigorous selection process. As part of our various skill- training programmers, we also impart special training to our teachers on a regular basis to keep them updated about newer trends in the teaching methodology. We believe that teachers are not only imparting learning but also act as role models who need to display qualities of a leader so that the students are influenced in a positive way.
The teacher selection process at Saint James is an elaborate exercise with various quality measures in place. The candidate is expected to meet the high standards of teaching skills that we follow strictly.
At Saint James we believe that good learning is majorly dependent upon the quality and competency of the staff members. Hence the institution formulates a deeper understanding of the teacher selection process.
A number of guidelines and criteria are carefully put in place to select the best faculty in the teaching industry.
Each application from is looked into with great detail and a thorough background check of the candidate is done.
The shortlisted candidate is called for a screening interview with our selection panel.
The short-listed candidate has to qualify a written aptitude test and demonstrate his teaching skills in order to judge his/her core competencies.
Every selected candidate has to undergo an exhaustive Q & A session with the head of the school.
The selected candidate should possess some invaluable qualities like: good understanding of the instructional methodology, a team player, display leadership skills and should be totally dedicated to the cause of “Excellence in Education and All-Round Development”.