Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics

We believe in the maxim “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand’ purely because experiential learning is simply learning by doing. The technique is very effective particularly for practical subjects because the learners have the life experience and cognitive ability to reflect on, learn from, and take new action based on their experience. Experiential learning is also possible for literature, history, or philosophy by organizing field trips to relevant locations or museums for better understanding of the topic undertaken during the course of teaching and learning

Experiential Exposure
International Exposure

Resource Persons from Canadian University Application Centre visited ASPAM Scottish and upraised the students about the various career options available to the students. The hour long Interactive session proved helpful to the students in making them aware regarding career prospects in Canada.

Professional Development

Professional development is basically a wide variety of specialized training or advanced professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness.

ASPAM Scottish believes that Professional development is important because education is an ever growing, ever changing field and teachers must update their teaching styles as per the latest teaching pedagogy with each new group of students. Professional development not only allows teachers to learn new teaching styles, techniques, and tips, but also interact with educators from other areas in order to improve their own teaching.

ASPAM organises workshops and seminars for its teachers from time to time. Quality Education Asia (QEA) has been roped in to provide training to teachers regarding contemporary pedagogical practices. The teachers also attend the paid workshops planned at other schools as they  involve hands on activities and interaction. Such trainings allow more questions and discussions to occur throughout the presentation. Several In-house workshops are also organised to equip teachers with the changing education scenario in the world for incorporating differential learning in teaching, Bloom’s taxonomy were undertaken besides trainings for functioning and optimum usage of Extramarks, School Cinema, Math, Science and English Labs.

Trips & Tours/Camp

There are many qualities, habits, attitudes and skills that need to be developed in students to make them adapt to today’s complex and fast-changing world. They need to be independent, open minded, develop long term relationships, to take care of themselves, become good decision-makers, have the right self-discipline, take measured risks, overcome their fears, be adaptable to new conditions and environments and can take up challenges and risks with confidence and enthusiasm.

With the sole purpose of inculcating the above said attributes, trips and tours are organised at ASPAM .They are both educational as well as fun because these tours/trips are de-stressing and far away from the everyday and routine life of the students.

Educational school trips/tours are undertaken with the purpose of taking the students out of the classroom to absorb, interact, be immersed in history, and obtain practical learning information within the brain. Moreover students have the opportunity to see new things and learn about them in a more unstructured way as their learning will be interest driven. They will experience a more holistic, integrated picture of the information that, in the classroom, may have only been presented in a textual and abstract way. Visit to museums, a bio diversity park, visit to place having historical relevance and many other kinds of field trips are multi-media experiences where learning is enriched and reinforced with superimposing sensory and intellectual inputs.

Out station Trips/Tours
The outstation trips/tours give an opportunity to the students to have fun, unwind, develop leadership skills, self- confidence, independence and lasting memories of good times spent together with friends, peers and teachers.

Camps

Camps can be termed as leadership camps which help students develop the qualities that make them a true leader. The students move out of their comfort zones and give themselves an environment where they are made to respond to the challenges that in turn develop their personal leadership skills. They work with each other; develop empathy, understanding of the perspectives of others besides having a lot of fun.

Clubs

Extracurricular clubs are important because they benefit a student through personal, educational, and social means. … Being involved allows the student to learn about the skills and talents they already have and clubs aid in honing those skills. These clubs also teach the students time management, organization, and prioritizing skills.

Clubs classes are the creative sessions that provide fun ways for kids to learn, play, learn new skills and gain fresh experiences beyond the realms of classrooms. In these clubs, students get opportunity to be trained and further develop more creative and leadership skills that will not only be beneficial to them at school but also for the rest of their life.

Participating in these kinds of clubs also  improves non- verbal communication skills of the students. The reason of choosing these clubs is to develop the problem solving ability in students and also strengthen their STEM skills .The child starts thinking outside the box and comes up with creative thinking abilities. Hanging out with like- minded peers is always making the students socially and psychological benefitted. Robotics provides the same opportunity for students to learn the leadership skills, better regulating emotions and learn the high and low of competing. These clubs open the doors to many fun challenges faced by the students. Here the students apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Skating enhances their balance, agility and coordination and also explains them the benefits of health. Aerobics offer fitness of the heart and lungs and is the new age fitness mantra. These are the clubs that are already functional in the School.

Clubs of Aspam Scottish School for Middle Wing (VI to VIII)
OUTSOURCED CLUBS INHOUSE CLUBS
ROBOTICS HERITAGE
ODYSSEY OF THE MINDS LANGUAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE
VEDIC MATHS ENVIRONMENT
COMPUTER
Clubs of Aspam Scottish School for Primary Wing (I to V)
OUTSOURCED CLUBS INHOUSE CLUBS
ROBOTICS SKATING
ODYSSEY OF THE MINDS TAEKWONDO
ABACUS DANCE
AEROBICS
House System

To be taken from the Almanac –Session 2018 & 2019 (Page 17 & 18)

Robotics

As a part of beyond books curriculum, ASPAM has introduced Robotics because it is a great way to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics and Computer Science. It is highly effective in developing team-work and self-confidence. The incorporation of robotics content helps it’s mapping into every subject that will equip the students with necessary skills to bring together knowledge in different fields by combining mechanical, electronic, electrical and programming expertise of Math, information technology, and engineering concepts.

Odyssey of the mind

The association of ASPAM with the Odyssey of the Mind has provided students with international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. The platform has enabled the students to identify the problem, brain­storm ideas, evaluate the ideas, choose the best idea, then develop and evaluate it. Thus it is learn­ing the process of solving new problems using creativity and knowledge.

Abacus

Abacus is the scientific means to increase mental capability of students and abacus classes offer a specialized course that is proven as a “Brain Development Program” for children. ASPAM Scottish has chosen this way of Mathematical learning because it believes that abacus is a boon for kids as it enables them not only to learn to do mental math but also to utilize all functions of both left and right brain. Moreover it helps to develop concentration, thinking and observance abilities in children. With the support of Abacus, Aspamians know how to tackle a particular composite sum by logical application of mind and manage to solve the sum only because of sharpening of mind achieved through rigorous Abacus practice sessions.

Readiness and Training in Disaster Management

ASPAM believes that developing an effective disaster or crisis response program will benefit if ever a disaster should occur. It is always better to be prepared than make preparations after the calamity.

ASPAM’s QRT (Quick Response Team) team comprises of senior teachers and students and is headed by the Principal of the School. The purpose of QRT is to scrutinize and evaluate the evacuation plan on need basis. Regular drills are undertaken to review preparedness for earthquake, fire safety measures etc. Besides pretend drills, regular workshops and training sessions are organized for each and every Aspamian from students to teachers to admin to support staff.

Activity Calendar

List of Holidays

S.NO. HOLIDAY DATE DAY
1 AMBEDKAR JAYANTI 14.04.2018 SATURDAY
2 BUDDHA PURNIMA 23.04.2018 MONDAY
3 EID-UL-FITR 16.06.2018 SATURDAY
4 INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2018 WEDNESDAY
5 EID-UL-ZUHA 22.08.2018 WEDNESDAY
6 RAKSHA BANDHAN 26.08.2018 SUNDAY
7 JANMASHTAMI 03.09.2018 MONDAY
8 MUHARRAM 21.09.2018 FRIDAY
9 GANDHI JAYANTI 02.10.2018 TUESDAY
10 VALMIKI JAYANTI 23.10.2018 WEDNESDAY
11 ID-UL-MILAD 21.11.2018 WEDNESDAY
12 GURU NANAK BIRTHDAY 23.11.2018 FRIDAY
13 CHRISTMAS DAY 25.12.2018 TUESDAY
14 REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2019 SATURDAY
15 RAVIDAS JAYANTI 19.02.2019 TUESDAY
16 MAHA SHIVRATRI 04.03.2019 MONDAY
17 HOLI 20.03.2019

21.03.2019

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

S.NO VACATIONS FROM TO
1 SUMMER VACATION (GRADE I-IX & XI) 19.05.2018 01.07.2018
SUMMER VACATION (GRADE X & XII) 26.05.2018 01.07.2018
*SCHOOL REOPENS FOR ALL THE STUDENTS ON 02.07.2018
2 AUTUMN BREAK – I (DUSSHERA BREAK) 17.10.2018 19.10.2018
3 AUTUMN BREAK – II (DIWALI BREAK) 06.11.2018 09.11.2018
4 WINTER VACATION (GRADE I- XII) 29.12.2018 06.01.2019