Our mascot is a charismatic and clever bird standing tall and proud ready to spread its wings and plunge into the high fight of creativity, collaboration and innovation for a strong and definite start. It personifies confidence and perseverance that each child represents at Birla Open Minds International School.
Our curated curriculum is drawn on neuroscientific research and is appropriate with respect to integrated and creative development of a child. It aims to instill care for self, for others and for the environment in our children.
We honour the development of the child as whole: intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially across all ages. It also recognizes that all children are intelligent and capable learners and will develop across and within these developmental areas in unique and individualized ways.
We engage learners through creative learning experiences where children are exposed to a dynamic learning environment, challenges and choices in activities, open ended questions, and interactions with peers and teachers. Working with colors and textures, engaging with music and movement and a plethora of other mediums with ample freedom ensure creative nurturing in each child.
Since children learn in different ways and learn better if learning experiences are interconnected or intergrade, our curriculum is suitable and beneficial for them. It is theme based and investigates ideas from multiple perspectives. Our themes combine different areas of learning And become catalysts for developing concepts, skills and attitudes while relating this learning to real life. This learning ensures development of multiple intelligence in children.
Our Learning Environment is a happy place that is cheerful, engaging and designed keeping in mind the needs and requirements of children. The furniture is ergonomic and sage; classrooms are aesthetic, uncluttered and vibrant; the materials and resources used are open ended while being non-toxic; learning is made amply visible through various displays and the whole environment is child compatible. The specially designed curriculum aims to maximize children’s creative potential and build their life skills to ensure that they make good choices and lead meaningful lives. The creative potential is nurtured through a wide variety of experiences and expressions encompassing the creative arts, performing arts, scientific exploration, life skills enrichment, outbound explorations and edutainment.
Learning centres are resource equipped centres set up throughout the classroom where children engage in activities of their choice. The centres for block play, dramatic play, language and literacy, math and manipulatives, exploration, art and music have theme focused material. Play at these centers reinforces conceptual cognisance as well as provides opportunities for differentiated learning.
The centre of the classroom is free and has the celebrated circle. Whole group interactions during circle time, music and movement activities and organized games build community, strong social skills and a spirit of belonging in the learners. This circle enables the teacher to maintain eye contact with every child and gives a bird eye view of the classroom.
Table top activities are teacher guided and provide focused learning experiences for small groups of children. They allow the teachers to have intense interactions with the children and provide individual mentoring. Some of the activities children engage with are scientific exploration, art work theme based fine motor and eye hand coordination activities, concrete math manipulatives and puzzles galore.
The outdoors are resplendent with vegetable patch, lush green garden, trees and flowers aplenty in addition to equipment for play. The outdoors are an extension of the classroom and children with their magnifying glasses and cane baskets can be found exploring, discovering and sharing the mysteries of nature. A lot of activities are conducted outdoors to engage children with nature therapy and to bask in the glory of sun especially during winters.
Care for self begins with building self-esteem through developing self-help skills, providing choices, autonomy, challenges, success affirmations and support to help the children know and flourish in this knowledge of being unique and special. Working collaboratively through opportunities for sharing, waiting for one’s turn, taking the role of the other and resolving conflicts helps children extend this care to others.
The Birla Open Minds International School is an initiative of Birla Edutech Limited. Birla Edutech Limited – a Yash Birla Group company has embarked on a journey to revolutionise education in India, by becoming educational transformers for learners across all educational segments – be it Preschool, K-12 school, continuous education, technological or vocational education.
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