ASIA ENGLISH SCHOOL is a co-educational English medium school established in the year 1965 by Asia Charitable Trust (registered under the Public Trust Act.1860) in Ahmedabad. The school functions under the guidance and direction of the Chairman and a team of professionals and academicians appointed by the Trust. It is affiliated to CBSE since 01.04.2015.
ASIA ENGLISH SCHOOL has emerged as a well-known co-educational English Medium School in Ahmedabad focussing on holistic education and all round development of its students. It has now about 2000 students and functions from its own building at ASIA Campus, Drive-in-Road, Ahmedabad. The school has spacious and well ventilated classrooms equipped with latest technology and a good playground. Highly qualified and experienced teachers from all over the country manage the teaching-learning system, providing a cosmopolitan feel at the school.
ASIA believes that academic education alone is not enough to be successful in life. Co-curricular activities and life skill education also play a vital role in the overall development of children. At ASIA the students learn and find new ways to express themselves, recognize their own strength and weakness , enabling them to act in their own interest and stand up to face difficult life situations.
Students at ASIA ENGLISH SCHOOL learn their lessons with great zest and enthusiasm, as they are taught in very un- conventional and in the most effective practical ways where in the entire staff is involved in a unidirectional approach ensuring parental touch to each child.
PRIMARY section follows the academic syllabus prescribed by the Central Board. Along with the regular curriculum, co-scholastic activities are an integral part of the curriculum from grade 1. In the present given patterns of curriculum, unique talent of the child can easily be identified before he/she reaches the middle school or upper primary section.
Language plays a key role in the learning process and hence the school follows the three language formula. Apart from English, Mathematics, General Science, Social Studiesand Computer Science children also study the second language i.e. Hindi from class I onwards. From class V children learn the third language Gujarati.
The curriculum also caters to the full and harmonious development of the child through co-curricular activities organised throughout the year.
The school has always seen to it that every child is provided with the best learning environment. Keeping this objective in mind, we have adopted Chrysalis ThinkRoom Programe for grades I to V which will be progressively improved by adding one more class every year till class VIII.
We, at ASIA School recognize that learning experiences at the primary level, lay the foundation for holistic development of children in all dimensions of his or her life. The middle school years (Std- VI to VIII) form a significant part in schooling. As students climb the increasing heights of academic ladder, strong emphasis is placed on developing their ability to question, to analyze, to investigate, to think critically, to solve problems and to interact effectively with peers, teachers and parents.
We also focus on,
- Developing and integrating the use of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
- Instilling care and concern towards the environment.
- Establishing the relevance of school work and its collection to the outside world.
- Leading healthy, systematic and disciplined life style.
- Developing tolerant attitude towards society and people.
We, at ASIA provide a conducive environment to the students which help them to blossom and develop into a complete personality.
The energetic team of facilitators impart education through stimulating tasks, projects, activities, assignments and hands- on experiences. Each and every child is given an opportunity to hone his/her skills in sports, music and art. The students are also encouraged to discover their passion, strength and challenges which are further strengthened at the secondary stage.
Being one of the well known schools of the city for the past 50 years, ASIA School, provides a healthy platform to equip our children with the aptitudes, attitude and skills required to excel in the years to come.
Teaching Learning Frame Work
Education at Primary Level motivates children to build upon their existing knowledge and enthusiasm for continued learning. As they progress through this stage we can practically view their exploratory spirit, search for knowledge, motivated by the constant effort for learning and building up the foundation that they have gained from their acquired skills. At this stage the focus is on the learning and understanding of concepts through the designed curriculum. The primary curriculum reflects on the changing need of young learners and the design to be age appropriate and progressive. The various activities integrated with the curriculum enables the children to explore their multiple talents.
Teaching Learning process is the most important area among all the other activities of the school. The school focuses and believes in practical, innovative and experiential method of teaching.
The learning programme in the lower classes makes use of activity based approaches like illustrations of concepts through projects, models, charts, practical experiences, discussions, role plays, visuals, multimedia, etc. to strengthen the knowledge base.
Children are initiated and encouraged to read books of all types available in the class library as well as the school library. They are helpful in building up their vocabulary, language and various other skills for overall development.
We also focus on stress free learning which will develop confidence, competency, thinking ability and enthusiasm. With stress free learning children are encouraged to develop good learning habits that help in coping up with the academic curriculum and assessment.
To identify and nurture the talents of students we, provide them a platform to exhibit and demonstrate students’ work and accomplishments at Edu Expo every year. Parents as well as students and teachers visit the Expo in large numbers and interact with the students enthusiastically.
They also participate in various state and national level competitions and bring in many prizes.
Best practices for effective learning
Emotional safety -
Teachers work round the clock to create emotionally safe learning environments that trigger curiosity, nurture freedom to express and promote engagement of all learners equally and at the same time.
Learning Outcome based lesson plan -
Lesson Plans are completely based on Learning Outcomes that are mapped to various activities. Lesson transactions based on the activities also give opportunities for low stake and Formative Assessment of the learners.
Thinking centered classrooms -
The constructivist approach and activity based learning opportunities in the classrooms are aimed to foster creative and critical thinking, increase self-awareness, contextualize and develop real life application of the knowledge assimilated.
Reading development & enhancing vocabulary -
The Wordwall in the thinkrooms (all class rooms are thinkrooms) is used extensively to enhance the vocabulary with respect to the terms associated with new topics. These wordwalls also foster reading development and spelling ability of learners.