Melting Pot Learning Approach
A core belief at Chanakya is that no single method of instruction is all comprehensive. Hence, we have come up with the Melting Pot Approach which uses both - traditional as well as progressive methods of instruction to develop a well rounded curriculum.
Project Based Learning and Implementation
Project based learning provides a platform to the child to showcase his/her latent talents and inventiveness. Projects in 'Math' and 'Science' ensure long term learning and clarification of concepts. It also gives an opportunity to the passive learners and makes learning fun.
Children are required to work on projects from the very beginning of their schooling. The topics are diverse and the complexity level changes as the children grow up.
Holistic Education Delivered in Tech-Smart Classrooms
The teacher is today a “knowledge facilitator” rather than a "knowledge provider". This is possible with the help of videos & other technological means. Chanakya campus is Wi-Fi enabled; the wireless network connects all computers with the internet through a leased line.
Teachers and students have access to research based learning anytime, anywhere. The learning atmosphere created in Chanakya is a sum total, delivering core concepts through the best possible technology. This not only enables effective learning, but also creates technical skills in students at a very young age.
Student Centered Learning Using Multiple Intelligence Theory
We understand that different individuals have different aptitudes. Our faculty utilises the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Dr. Howard Gardner to make its teaching more effective and clear. We understand that every child can be benefitted by the implementation of some or the other intelligence.
By using the strongest aptitudes or 'intelligences' as a starting point, our educators educate more effectively by teaching different students the same topic in different ways, according to their particular 'intelligences'. Through this, each student is given an opportunity to come at par with what is required. Special classes for weaker students, and helping those who need special attention, in one or the other subject, leads to an overall, broad and complete educational experience by the child.
Brain is plastic – it has various stages of development and there is a window for developing a particular capability of brain and therefore our training programs ensure that brain capabilities are developed at the right opportunity because once that opportunity is missed, it is lost forever. Brain Health Training is an active part of our program.
Art & Brain Workshop
School incorporates Art and Brain program in it’s curriculum to ensure that child engages in brain development activities along with a program to develop skills for Art in it’s various forms such as music, painting, sketching, dancing drama etc as these are expressions of life.
The School Cinema Programme teach life skills through an extremely innovative and entertaining medium of movies and role plays.
Life skills training is an efficacious tool for empowering the youth to act responsibly, take initiative and take control of their lives. Life skills include psychosocial competencies and inter personal skills that help children make decisions, solve problems, think deeply, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathy with others and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner.
We use methods like class discussions, story telling, brainstorming, role plays, audio-visual activities etc encouraging young people to learn from their environment by observing how others behave and what consequences arise from their behavior. Thus, teaching outside the classroom becomes as important as that within the walls.
Excursions, field trips and visits to various organizations like old age home, blind school etc. are conducted for this purpose. Learning, thus, becomes not only a fun filled activity, but also enriching one.
An acoustically designed recording and music room for learning music and drama ensures child's creative learning. Fun filled studio & activity rooms with adequate facilities helps in child's overall development. Regular activities are conducted to enhance child’s creativity and physical mental involvement. A specially designed sand play area helps to unleash creativity of the young ones.
We celebrate all festivals and involve all students right from the Nursery. They are encouraged to participate and compete.
We organize different activities to ensure development of multifarious personality of children. We organize Art, Karate, Science , Yoga , Theatre, Western & Classical Dramatics, Creative Dance and Music Classes.
We, at Chanakya, genuinely feel the need to make students aware of their social and environmental responsibilities. We encourage a spirit of togetherness and an altruistic attitude towards the underprivileged sections of our society.
Our students share the responsibility of working towards creating a better world outside their boundaries as well. The school constantly inspires the students to be sensitive and work towards the needs of the environment.
Special activities to inculcate social awareness are conducted. Tree Plantation programs, visiting Old Age Homes, Schools for Visually Impaired and Regular Talks on Social Awareness help students to stay in touch with the reality and induce positive measures for safeguarding the environment.
The Sports Academy
The Sports Academy focuses on both indoor as well as outdoor sports. Karate, Yoga, Gymnastics, Kho-Kho, Cricket & Football are just a few of them. A specially designed sports curriculum helps in boosting self esteem, social skills and team work skills among the young ones.
Books are the doors to knowledge. Reading habit not only widens the ideas of children, it also empowers them to create awareness. The School Library (Resource Centre) has a large number of carefully chosen books and reference books. A well equipped computer lab with latest & adequate fleet of computers with monitored internet access helps the students to explore the world.
Nursery & Primary Section
Well ventilated, spacious classrooms, equipped with audio-visual & facilities make it an ideal place for learning. There are spacious, aesthetically designed & well maintained playgrounds suitable for growing children.
Safety of our students is utmost. They are under continuous supervision. Also keeping in mind, the prevalent uncertain circumstances, well-trained security personnel have been deployed to safeguard the campus.