Our enriched CBSE curriculum is deep rooted in the Indian culture with the breadth and depth of the international curriculum. Benchmarked against international standards, our curriculum offers a plethora of opportunities to every child to share, innovate and succeed. Such a bespoke international curriculum helps our students, particularly in the UAE context, to apply local and global perspectives and meet the National Agenda Targets as they compete with their counterparts in Singapore, Korea, Japan and Finland, the so called high performing curricula in TIMSS and PISA.
Our students are engaged in life-worthy learning through a purposeful, enquiry driven learning approach based on hands on exploration. The activity and skill based approach to learning supported by the latest ipad technology empowers our students with the 21st century skills required to lead change and innovation. Students at SIS experience an Inter- disciplinary learning approach where they examine concepts from multiple global perspectives of Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math ( STREAM) weaving them into a coherent whole.
With the view of the holistic development of every child deep rooted in the philosophy of educating the Head, Heart and the Hands, learning at SIS is purposefully planned to provide varied, hands on, sensorial experiences in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. The core values encompassed in the value packed acronym ‘SMILE & CARE’ fortified by the four competencies( 4Cs) form the nucleus of the pedagogical pentagon framework of Sabari Indian School.
Our philosophy of education of the heart, head and hands, connects the intellect, body and soul. We at Sabari Indian School provide a secure, caring, inclusive and intellectually stimulating learning environment firmly founded on core values, trust and respect for each other. The wide range of sporting and extra-curricular activities that our children can choose from and the world class coaching offered at SIS nurtures a holistic and well-rounded development of all students, ensuring the happiness and well-being of every member of the school fraternity.
One of the significant features in the early years' classrooms are the learning stations. These stations are specially designed keeping in mind, the learning and developmental needs of a child. It inculcates skills such as independence and decision-making, as they freely move around the classroom choosing from the wide range of resources. Children build a relationship with other children, explore a range of materials and are inspired by the provocations in these learning stations to enquire, explore and discover the world around them in a safe and stimulating environment.
There are eight learning areas within the class: reading station, writing/fine motor station, digital and LEGO station, investigation station, role-play station, art and sculpture station, listening station and free play station. Apart from the designated indoor learning stations there are a range of outdoor learning spaces such as the mud kitchen, music wall, water wall, construction station and the play pen. These learning stations ensure that every child is exposed to a variety of hands on, relevant learning experiences based on enquiry, exploration and experimentation. Children independently use ipads and through the power of touch and motion find out about the world around them and thus become active constructors of knowledge.
These learning stations provide opportunities to the teacher for focused small group instruction, while the teacher assistant provides children with multiple opportunities to reinforce and apply the skills they are learning. The Learning Stations at Sabari engage children in purposeful play and constitute an integral part of learning in the early years