Curriculum

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

 

What kind of education do we need for this new world of tomorrow? Technology demands strong grounding in the sciences and mathematics. The Financial world needs a strong knowledge of economics and statistics. Environmental concerns must obviously come early in our part of the world, and so a good foundation in physical geography and natural resources must be laid. Language will always be central to communication. In such a milieu the study of the Humanities can hardly be ignored. Literature, history, human rights, ethics, cultural appreciation will be given added focus.

 

 

In Mahatma Gandhi’s words..... “I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet......” Cultural rootedness and a strong anchor in tradition and values in a rapidly changing society is the mainstay of Malpi International School.

 

 

The courses offered stays close to the prevailing curriculum as prescribed by the Secondary Board of Education, but with a big difference--the teaching-learning programme uses a methodology that is child-centered, catering to a child’s enquiring mind.

 

 

The teacher in the Graderoom is the moderator or facilitator who will guide the students to make for themselves projects that links subjects together, thus making all learning a unified whole.

 

 

In this new learning environment, the Library is the hub of all activities where   research and planning both for the teachers and the students takes place. The two languages Nepali and English, receives a lot of focus in learning the skills of the languages along with the literature that goes with it.

 

 

Comprehension of the English language goes a long way in achieving clarity in all other subjects of study. No longer does the teacher stand in the centre of the classroom, pouring in information she or he has learnt long ago.

 

 

At least two extra languages, one ethnic mother tongue and another foreign are taught as extra mural classes, with the option left open for the students to choose from.

 

 

Knowledge has exploded all boundaries, and Information Technology aims to promote the latest in a topic or a particular field to the interested inquirer. Thus, use of IT and mastery of it should be encouraged at all times.

 

 

The child on being exposed to such a wide variety of information, forms his own opinion and vision of the world around him, and the freedom s/he will have to air their thoughts through debates, elocution and drama, will mould the character to the fullest, supported by the firm and encouraging hands of the teachers, and co-operation side by side from home.

 

 

Student evaluation and assessment is a cumulative record of his/her progress through the year shown by the effort to better his/her previous records.

 

 

Unhealthy competition against peer group is actively discouraged, whilst the competitive spirit to excel oneself is promoted strongly.

 

 

Malpi International School strongly believes in “Excellence in All Areas”. The School stands out due to its relevant, modern, varied and challenging academic programmes for its students. In order to compete in the 21st Century world and with the rapidity with which knowledge itself changes, we believe that students in Malpi International School must seek to achieve academic excellence.

 

 

Achieving academic excellence is a process of both formal and informal education. Thus, the academic year has been charted out to accommodate 190 pure class teaching days and a total of 230 working days for the students. This includes several Academic Inter-House Competitions where students have the opportunity to compete for excellence.

 

 

Basic Curricular Structure:

·         The School day consists of eight periods for both the Junior and the Senior sections, with a ‘Preparatory’ time of a minimum of 3- 4 hours each day.

 

·         The year has two terms, i.e. the Mid-Term and the Final Term, of approximately eighteen weeks each.

 

·         After every four to five weeks, a monthly grading period ends, and students get a progress report that shows their results and grades of that particular evaluation period.

 

·         At the end of every term, students receive their Student Assessment Record. This document reports the grades for the term of different academic subjects as well as other activities.

 

·         School students usually take a broad variety of classes which are continually evaluated and graded:

o    Languages:
      Chinese, English, Nepali, Optional English

o    Social Sciences:
      Economics, Office Management & Accountancy, Social Studies,Ethics

o    Mathematics and General Sciences:
      Biology, Chemistry, Environment Population and Health, Health & 
Physical Education, Mathematics, Optional Mathematics, Physics 

o    IT:
      Basic Computing,  Computer Programming, Web-designing

o    The Arts and Others:
     Art and Painting, Craft, Dance, Music, Drama, Reading

 

 

Norms for Promotion:

·         Promotion is granted on the basis of the whole Academic Year’s work; hence the importance of regularity in work and performance in all Monthly Grade Evaluations and Term Examinations.

 

·         A student who stands in the ‘Review List’ twice in the same Grade or who is overage due to Reviews in a different Grade will not be permitted to continue his/her studies in the School.

 

·         Just passing with the minimum marks in all subjects is not enough for promotion. There has to be some progress in the performance of the student.

 

·         A student who has previously been conditionally promoted must pass all subjects next academic year to be eligible for further promotion.

 

·         A student who is very weak in English or Nepali may not be promoted.

 

·         A student who is in the Review in two or more subjects shall not be promoted.

 

·         A student who does not show any progress in ethics and overall personality traits despite several corrective measures, will be requested to look for alternative schools.