Our Curriculum, and Teaching & Learning
Our curriculum strives to nurture each child’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. The core of our curriculum is guided by the national curriculum framework. However, we have enriched our curriculum sufficiently with contents for addressing children’s special interests and needs, and preparing them for the world class citizen of the twenty first century.
We have developed the Pre-school curriculum based on their ability to learn and cognitive level. Accordingly, the curriculum has been developed combining the essence of Montessori / ECD approaches and including the various skills such as social soft skills, language and communication skills, and mathematics and science connecting the students to their everyday life. The Pre-school curriculum also includes visual and performing arts to teach them to live a vibrant and joyful life. Thus, our curriculum is multifaceted in a true sense.
Curriculum at the Junior Primary Level (grade 1 to 3) is based on the government curriculum. However, we have enriched the curriculum with additional skills in the areas of language and life skills. At this level we have included international languages and the basics of performing and visual arts too. Curriculum at this level is designed for integrated approach so that the children could learn to connect their knowledge with different disciplines.
Curriculum at the Senior Primary Level (grade 4 to 8) and at the Secondary Level is complemented by additional skills in languages and arts. At these levels, students are expected to master the skills in performing/visual arts/games through clubs. Specifically, the Senior Primary curriculum is designed to prepare students for secondary school on the basis of their interest and abilities.
School fully relies on the Government curriculum for its Secondary Level. However, the school has included supplementary curriculum for language development. Students are given opportunities to develop their hobbies through clubs and various curricular and co-curricular activities.
Student – Centered (Activities/Project Based) Teaching Learning
We, at KMC, make sure that whatever practice we do puts the child’s learning in focus. We design activities in such a way that the children are provided ample opportunities to lead their teams, learn to value the other viewpoints and opinions, generate knowledge on the strength of their teams and prove their achievements through collaborative, co-operative, project-based and activities-based teaching-learning approaches. Projects/activities (both individual and group) form an integral component of our teaching-learning approach. Our approach of learning enhances the sense of independence, responsibility, cooperation, open-mindedness, etc. in the young learners.
Research and Innovations
We make children independent and self-sustaining to deal with the challenges of this century through research, innovations and problem solving in real life. These activities give our students ample opportunities to work in harmony with their community and contribute to its betterment. School is adopting micro-level researches as curricular and co-curricular activities for testing hypothesis, exploring the subjects, and understanding nature and the communities. The activities are also expected to focus on resolving problems and innovations. KMC also guides and inspires students for connecting their learning to innovations and creations that ultimately foster students’ aptitude to transform their learning for life through these research activities.
Excursion and Educational Tours
We organize regular excursions, field trips and educational tours for intensive learning as per the demand of the contents. Students are guided to observe, explore, investigate, analyze and share their experiences through reports and presentations. This indeed testifies to the essence of KMC’s philosophy of learning through real life experience.
Exhibitions and Fair
Exhibitions help children to plan, create, demonstrate and justify their work and most importantly make them more independent and confident in their own learning process. KMC School organizes a grand exhibition several times a year. Besides this, we also hold intra–class, intra– school and inter– school exhibitions in diverse fields such as Arts and craft, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Language arts, Social science and OBTE etc. School also organizes various exhibitions and fairs such as food fair, art and craft exhibitions, cultural dress exhibitions, fruits and vegetables exhibitions to promote students' creativities and extended learning.
Our children are encouraged to practice and appreciate community works so that they will be able to lead their own communities in the future.
In a global context, we all are supposed to be global citizens, and learning a foreign language is a big step in becoming a global citizen. Besides English, we are also introducing Chinese and French language in order to understand many people and places of the world. Chinese language is very important for trade and tourism, offering our future generation high prospect to benefit from the growing economy of China. Similarly, French is the second most popular language in Europe.
We have adopted Continuous Assessment System (CAS) to avoid fear of examinations/tests and support students for continuous learning. We assess our students continuously and consistently throughout the academic year based on the set objectives, teaching-learning activities, and students’ attainments. Each and every single activity performed by a student, both inside and outside the School, forms the basis for getting due recognition. Students are awarded grades for their performance in key areas such as home and class assignment, classroom interactions and participations, group works, student's projects and creations etc. Hence, at KMC, continuous assessment is given a significant weightage for the student’s final evaluation.
In-House Training and Professional Development
We believe that teacher training plays a key role in improving the quality of teaching and learning activities which, in turn, gets transformed into the learning outcomes of the children. Hence, we have established a regular training and support system for the teachers. Education experts and subject specialists are working as a team with the teachers in improving their quality of classroom instruction, classroom management, materials development, student evaluation, behavior management, and developing KMC as a safe and child-friendly school for the 21st Century. Our teachers have faith in the novel creation through their own efforts in their work places. This is made possible by mutual sharing of best experiences and the best classroom practices among them. We also provide training and orientations for support staff to uplift their professionalism.
We have also focused on developing our administrative teams to make them more efficient and professional in their jobs.
Montessori-based Pre-school Education
Our Pre-school wing is well-liked by our kids and parents due to it separate boundary with safe and child-friendly play stations. The classes are well-equipped with smart TV, sound system and internet access for audio-visual purposes. We have world-class curriculum and instructional resources. We use smart books and taking books developed by Purple-Turtle, a world class producer of educational resources for Pre-school. We completely base on continuous assessment system (no examinations) in the Pre-school.
KMC School connects its Developmental Interactive Approach based curriculum with co-curricular activities. At the beginning of each school year the teaching staff creates a list of appropriate co-curricular activities for the coming year. The KMC School Team supports recommendations for other co-curricular activities from parent/guardians. The following is a list of possible activities:
Speeches, debates, quizzes, spelling bees, slam poetry, Letter/story/poem writing, exhibitions, theatre and music performances, cultural activities, educational tours and hiking.
KMC School promotes the development of student’s cognitive, affective and psycho- motor skills through extra-curricular activities. As in the above section the planning for extra-curricular activities is done at the beginning of the school year and parent/guardians recommendations are welcomed.
After School Clubs
Club activities are very important for students to expand their hobbies and enjoy the activities they like. Joining clubs and volunteering is a great way to:
- Change hobby to proficiency,
- Make new friends,
- Build respect and learn team work,
- Gain self-confidence,
- Relieve stress,
- Learn real world and everyday life skills,
- Develop time management skills and
- Avoid risky behaviors
The School has hired professional coaches and celebrities in their respective fields to conduct various club activities. The clubs which are functional at present are: Basketball, Cricket, Football, Dance, Music, Martial Arts and Public Speaking.
Our Extra-curricular Activity Incharge is fully aware of the need and interest of our children in the ever changing times through efficient management of these clubs. New clubs will be launched as per the need and interest of the students and availability of the resources. The club activities are conducted after school, 4 pm to 5 pm, two days for each club. A student is eligible to take part in one club at a time.
Clubs of Innovative Minds
In order to make students responsible in learning and develop hobbies in the areas of their interest, we have started with various Clubs:
- KMC Music Club
- KMC Sports Club
- KMC Beat Crew Dance Club
- KMC Visual Arts Club
- KMC STEM (Science, Technology and Mathematics) Club
- KMC Bangmaya Nepali Club
- KMC Social Welfare Club
- KMC KQQ (English Language) Club.