academics

The curriculum has been designed keeping in mind our religion and culture. It is based on the National curriculum but is blended with themes emphasized in the international curricula along with activities to promote physical and moral development so as to enhance tolerance and religious harmony. We have focused largely on English, Math, Urdu, Islamiat, Arabic, Fine Arts, History, Geography and the Sciences. We have introduced a system of result oriented exercises that are based on a scientific method. We focus on sensoral exercises, practical life experiences, reading and writing and exploratory talks to enhance the learning process.

Sensoral exercises: this entails building imagination and strengthening concepts with Montessori material to teach children to use their sense of touch, feeling, taste and smell as a key to basic understanding of reality. After the children have been initiated into the process of sensitization, we will reinforce this concept into higher classes.

Practical life experiences: Children learn freely with adult help how to become independent by practically doing small tasks such as buttoning, tying, cleaning, washing their hands, learning to keep things in their proper place e.t.c. They are taught etiquettes and good manners keeping in mind our Islamic values.

Math: Children are taught how to perform counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division exercises with the help of Montessori mathematical material such as rods, beads, spindles, cubes, cards and counters which teach them to visualize the whole structure of the numerical system. The computer is used as a tool to enhance their interest in math and to provide mathematical games and challenges.

English Language: Children are provided with worksheets and work books to encourage reading and writing. Word games, focus on phonetics, pictures and shapes, digital books, computers are used to synthesize the knowledge of English Language and Literature.

Geography: The child's attention is brought on maps and globes. Experiments are conducted to show different natural phenomena like flooding, volcanoes, rain e.t.c. An awareness of different cultures is presented through photographs, maps, folk tales to illustrate the needs and characteristics of different people to help the child appreciate talents and beauty of diverse cultures.

History: The children show a special interest in history and they certainly need to learn lessons from it. We have comprehensive texts that focus on primarily Pakistan's history and also some world history.

Islamiat: We have excellent teachers for Islamic studies who integrate worksheets with duas, ahadith and Muslim stories and songs in the Islamiat curriculum in order to increase the knowledge of children and to motivate them to become good, Muslim human beings.

Urdu: This subject is paid a lot of attention as it is the mother tongue of Pakistan. We try to retain the purity of Urdu and discourage mixing of languages. Special attention is paid to accent and sentence structure.

Arabic: Quranic Arabic is introduced to students from class one to class eight inorder to correct pronounciation and develop language skills.

Music/Art: Poems, nursery rhymes and songs enable the child to learn in a joyful environment. The society of Choti Zereen is art based and the children of this region take a special interest in all art based activities.

TEACHERS TRAINING: As the New vision School is located in a rural town, teachers training has to be given due importance because of non-exposure of teachers to modern teaching methodology and language. Workshops are conducted on a bi monthly basis for language improvement; sentence structure, phonetics and grammar. The Oxford University Press conducts workshops at the beginning of each academic year focusing on curriculum teaching with emphasis on Math, Science and English. All textbooks are accompanied by teachers’ guides in the form of books as well as CDs. A workshop was conducted by ‘Auqaf’ for teaching Urdu to senior classes. Another workshop was attended by our Principal and staff members in D.G.Khan regarding Montessori level teaching of English and Math. A reading program has also been initiated with access to the library so that students and teachers can benefit from modern technology and knowledge.

Following is a list of workshops attended by staff of New Vision School in 20016:

Workshop by AFAQ on classroom management and lesson planning - Sh. Nazir ul Islam

Workshop on teaching English by Faisal Zaidi from Oxford University Press

Worshop on teaching Science by Ms Nigat Sidiq from Oxford University Press

Work shop on time management and class room management by M.Bilal Oxford University Presss

Workshop on teaching Urdu by Fauzia Ahsan Farooqui, Oxford University Press

Workshop on Early Childhood Education by Zafar Islam AFAQ

     
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