The human brain develops most rapidly between birth and age five, making the preschool years a crucial part of a child’s education. At Innisfree House School, we help children make the most of these years—academically, socially, physically and emotionally.
Each day starts with circle time, an activity that involves sharing feelings, stories and positive affirmations. Learning begins with Montessori activities and exploratory, hands-on learning activities in language, number work and general awareness; pre-reading and reading sessions enhance listening, comprehension, and focus. Play time involves both a structured curriculum for motor-skill development as well as free play in dedicated indoor and outdoor play areas with safe equipment and cognitive/sensory play material. Other activities include art and craft, rhymes and music, and story time with puppet theatre. Preparatory students enjoy computer classes, library, and life skills classes that teach them how to fold and button shirts, lace shoes, brush teeth, eat healthy, and be polite.
We believe that learning should be a joyful experience and that childhood should be about exploration and play. That’s why we do not assign students homework until Class 4. Built on the foundation of quality education, our Primary school program offers students an experiential learning environment that ensures all-round development.
Circle time continues to strengthen the bonds formed at preschool. At the primary level, most learning is activity-based, with students working individually or in groups. Daily fun on the field involves learning the skills required to excel at specific sports and games. Life skills, discussion of news and interesting snippets in NIE classes, and bonding with senior buddies during lunch hour round out the day. Weekly art and craft, computer, and library sessions hone creativity, technology, and informational skill sets.
Our program for Classes 5-7 provides students with real-life experiences and authentic learning opportunities. Whether it’s a classroom-based lesson, differentiated learning, or a digital experience, we ensure that the students are able to engage with purpose in learning experiences that stimulate thought and result in deeper understanding and improved achievement.
The day begins with a morning assembly featuring prayers from different religions. A daily Restorative Justice circle helps build community within the classroom and empowers students to understand, address and repair harm through dialogue. In terms of academics, subject-specific classes are designed to seamlessly integrate the 4Cs of learning. A structured sports curriculum teaches students specific skills required for various team games. Weekly music, cooking, art and library classes keep the school week interesting.
During the high school years, the focus shifts to academic rigour and life skills. we provide students with opportunities to sharpen their leadership skills, offering sufficient guidance programs in career opportunities along with other life skills classes.
Morning assembly features prayers from different religions, followed by a student-led, school-wide presentation (topical, relevant to global issues like sustainability, conservation, bullying, stigma, and more). Subject-wise conceptual learning occurs through interaction, discussion, presentations, peer learning, teacher-led and self-directed initiatives. Restorative Justice circles continue to help them strengthen their mental resolve to face future challenges confidently. High-schoolers have a buddy system where every student eats lunch with their junior buddies in the classroom. These are opportunities for them to bond with their schoolmates and instill healthy eating habits, sort out interpersonal concerns and bullying issues. Fun on the field helps hone their skills in various sports and games to help create the perfect physical and mental balance.