Aspiring next level education: Focus on comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum

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“A holistic learning center to produce well-informed and responsible citizens who can represent and establish themselves globally.” You will see these words highlighted as soon as you enter Imperial World School (IWS).

Located at a peaceful vicinity of Hattigauda, IWS has a very spacious compound area with well-equipped classrooms, auditorium and other infrastructures that supports ICT-based learning. At present, as the cases of COVID-19 is growing the school is practicing blended education, which means along with the physical class they are also providing virtual class to those who are unable to attend the class physically.

To those who are interested in sports like Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Badminton the school have enough spaces.

Regarding the curriculum, the school claims it has been educating the students in a way that is distinct from other schools. Along with the government-prescribed curriculum, the school also provides education based on international curriculum.

Suman Lama, Principal of IWS informed, “Our school has collaborated with International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum for students of 5–12 age group.

Likewise, the school also runs the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), a challenging, engaging, concept-focused curriculum designed specifically for 11-14 years old students. The curriculums are UK-based, and it encourages students to “learn with fun”. To make those curriculums more effective and conversant among the students the school has highly skilled teachers. Since inception, we haven’t compromised even a little bit to make our education system effective and healthy.

Though the curriculum is very new in our country we have been getting positive feedbacks from parents about it.

We are the first school in Nepal to introduce these courses, Lama claimed.

There are various reasons and features of the school which captivates the students towards it.

There are specially five different areas known as 5c’s that make IWS different from others. It includes Confidence, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and critical thinking, Lama said.

As an effort for global connectivity the academic institution has participated in various student exchange programs. Couple of years ago the students interacted with the Korean students. Similarly, the students also took participation in a drawing completion held in China. Even during lockdown the students were made to participate in English Proficiency Program (EPP) where they communicated with Australian teacher.

The school is planning to represent in more number of international exchange program in future. Very soon, the school is again planning to participate in a student exchange program where the students will get an opportunity to meet students from over six countries.

Besides education, we also want our students to be active outside the classroom, Lama said. For this, we continuously encourages our students to participate in different extracurricular activities like Music and Dance, Art and Craft, Eco club and various games and sports.

The school has participated in various inter-level school competition and has been awarded with different prizes. It has bagged the title of first runner up in “Idea Presentation Competition” and “Inter School Spelling Competition”.

We are very much satisfied with our teaching methodology, our passed out products have been doing great jobs in their higher education. Numbers of passed out students are pursuing their further education with full scholarship in various well-renowned colleges of the country, Lama shared.

IWS which was established in 2010 have now around 250 students and more than 25 teachers. The ratio of teachers and students is 1:14, which means every one teacher holds responsibilities of 14 students.

In the future, the school has a lot of plans but the most prioritized one is to enhance the quality and service.

Education is the subject that keeps changing, and similarly, the demand of society also changes parallelly. We will collaborate with all of them, Lama said.

Lastly, Lama comments on the curriculum developed by government. He said, the government has already a well-organized curriculum but they still need to focus on introducing those types content that are project-based and includes practical knowledge.