Sapphire International School
Sapphire International School
Sapphire plays the utmost care to equip the students with a curriculum that is enlaced with the unique integration of the traditional as well as modern educational practices. We work tirelessly to provide our young minds a proper channel to allow them to carve a niche out of themselves and face the challenges of the world.
The curriculum addresses the developmental needs of each child and caters to the holistic development of the child through:
Physical and Physiological Development- enhancing gross and fine motor skills through Montessori activities like beading, folding, buttoning, spooning, etc.
Language Development- through phonetics, auditory games, and storytelling activities.
Pre-writing Skills- established through insets for design, tracing sandpaper letters, making patterns in the sand.
Specific Activities- have also been designed for the enhancement of neuromuscular control, eye-hand coordination, development of pincer and dominant finger’s grip for future writing skills.
Multiple Intelligence Approach- Teaching important concepts in multiple ways thereby teaching more students effectively.
It is an educational approach characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for the child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society.
It succeeds because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child and guides him towards wholesome growth and integrated personality. This uniquely designed curriculum content gives a thorough understanding of the Montessori Method of education through:
Practical Life Exercises
Sapphire follows the philosophy of Multiple Intelligence given by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, who believes that intelligence is a pluralistic phenomenon, rather than a static structure.
Gardner has presented eight intelligences, namely :
Visual/Spatial- Involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space.
Verbal/Linguistic- Involves reading, writing, speaking, and conversing in one's own or foreign languages.
Logical/Mathematical- Involves number and computing skills, recognizing patterns and relationships, timeliness and order, and the ability to solve different kinds of problems through logic.
Bodily/Kinesthetic- Involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities.
Musical- Involves understanding and expressing oneself through music and rhythmic movements or dance, or composing, playing, or conducting music.
Interpersonal- Involves understanding how to communicate with and understand other people and how to work collaboratively.
Intrapersonal- Involves understanding one's inner world of emotions and thoughts, and growing in the ability to control them and work with them consciously.
Naturalist- Involves understanding the natural world of plants and animals, noticing their characteristics, and categorizing them; it generally involves the keen observation and the ability to classify other things as well.