The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Delhi International School follows a unique Primary and middle school Programme that is designed to sculpt students into global citizens. This will help them acquire a wide range of essential skills and attitudes that would transform them into self-motivated, sensitive and balanced individuals with healthy moral values, ready to face the challenges of the future positively and comprehensively.
Colourful primary classrooms provide the right environment to captivate the child and stimulate learning. At DIS, we believe that children need not always be taught to do things; instead, they should be encouraged to explore, discover and learn by reflection, under the caring guidance of teachers. At DIS, we believe that every student is unique and we aim to help each student realize his or her true potential. The DIS approach to teaching is one that not only focuses on academic achievement but also on the development of character, capability and creativity.
Tell Me and I Forget, Show Me and I May Remember, Involve Me and I Will Understand.
An education of the highest quality is the greatest gift that parents can give to their children. The next global generation will need exceptional academic and intellectual creativity to take on positions of leadership and address the many challenges that face our world.
Given this, it is vitally important that the leading schools in the 21st Century provide a genuinely holistic international education to prepare learners for the responsibilities they will face in their lives. The curriculum at DIS is tailored to meet the needs of today’s learners and is sensitive to different learning styles. A plethora of academic and co-curricular activities offer the opportunity to all students to discover various facets of their personalities.
“A vision to build, propel and redesign the academia by rethinking – time, talent and technology so that it works for every student, every day.” – David Bayles
At Delhi International School, this is the philosophy that we truly believe in. Catering to the demands of a global society, DIS follows a curriculum that is research based and incorporates the best pedagogical practices from all over the world. Teaching -Learning process is activity oriented and learner centric. The learner is the focus of the teaching –learning transaction and we create experiences that leave long lasting impacts on the life of the child.
The DIS unique curriculum is a blend of the best in National and International Curriculums and is aligned to the current understanding of learning and teaching. It facilitates seamless progress from the formative years through schooling to tertiary education, while ensuring a smooth transition from one curriculum to the other. The curriculum encourages students to be active learners who explore, understand and participate in the world around them. By being exposed to a wide variety of disciplines, both cognitive and non-cognitive, students are prepared for a well-balanced life outside the school.
DIS helps the children to develop a perception on the world around and push their thinking both innovatively and conceptually in many subject areas. Small group instruction, personalized attention for all the learners, flipped classrooms, blended learning, self- directed learning allow teachers to thoroughly assess them during their work.
Inquiry based learning - At DIS we help students trigger curiosity – learning something new. Educators encourage students to question the things as they exist around them. They examine, question, research, collaborate & share their ideas and views.
Project based learning - We encourage project based learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge (Questioning, inquiry and critical thinking.)
Collaborative learning - At DIS we encourage student to work together to solve problems & complete projects which help deepen their learning & collaborative skills. This also brings in a sense of mutuality & social awareness amongst them.
The school offers a three language curriculum that is skill based.
The most important skills of learning a language are LSRW (Listening, reading, speaking, and writing).
These skills are incorporated into various activities which are based on the theories expounded above.Role plays, skits, play readings, debates, discussions, story writing, creating newsletters, brochures and poems form an integral part of the language curriculum.
Books give soul to the universe, wings to mind, flights to imagination and life to everything.DIS is passionate about creating a school wide reading culture that supports independent reading. Literature mirrors life and helps create perspective.
Every grade has a Class Library with the aim to make reading fun, engaging and addictive.
Books are taken beyond the confines of the pages and fiction becomes reality when students enact, debate, discuss, role play the characters and embark on a magical journey.
“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or Algorithms. It is about understanding” -William Paul Thurston
Math at DIS is about developing in students conceptual understanding, strategic competence, procedural fluency, adaptive reasoning and productive disposition. The Math Lab at DIS is a place for students to discover the application of concepts like number systems, fractions and percentages, graphs and data, geometry that develop critical thinking. Using techniques like visualization, identifying patterns, journal activities, riddles and puzzles, mental math, and innovative shortcuts help students develop problem solving skills.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity is the seed of Creativity.” - Albert Einstein
A scientific temper and a curious mind is what we expect to nurture in our students with the science curriculum. The focus of the curriculum is on skills such as collecting information, handling data, creating hypothesis and experimenting on them. Creating global perspectives based on our heritage and value systems help our students to grow up with international ideas and Indian values.
Hands on experiences help students develop the following skills:
Inquisitive & Listening, Observing, Inquiring, Investigating, Gathering Data, And Researching
Organizational: Recording, Comparing, Contrasting, Classifying, Organizing, Evaluating And Analysing
Creative: Planning, Designing, Inventing And Synthesizing Manipulative: Using And Caring For Scientific Instruments, Demonstrating, Experimenting, Constructing And Calibrating Instruments.
“Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of a dynamic and creative intellectual activity” -John F. Kennedy
At DIS, sports and games curriculum is an integral and compulsory part of the education process. Sports help to build character and teach the importance of discipline in life. It inculcates a respect for rules and allows the participants to learn the value to self-control.
The Physical Education Programme at DIS aims to develop the Psychomotor or the Kinaesthetic Domain (Physical, reflex actions and interpretive movements) DIS has sports facilities which are enumerated as below:
Home Assignments establish a link between school and home. We view this as a positive step towards developing good working habits in later years. It is an extension and review of what we do in the class. Assignments are given to children to keep them abreast with what is being learnt at school. A systematic home work schedule is designed with written work given in only two subjects so that children are not burdened .During weekends they write an essay in English and Hindi/Telugu that is graded only on the ideas expressed in the essay
Apart from this general routine, there is always something happening at Delhi International School, Inter-house Competitions, festival celebrations, Grandparents Day, talks by eminent personalities and many more. Children are periodically taken out on field trips and tours to build a connect with the real world.