The school will operate classes from Nursery to Grade 12 (Science Stream / Commerce Stream).
The Westwood School, Rajkot is promoted and managed by Westwood Education Foundation. Our Mentor Mr. M.P. Chhaya is the Founder - Director for Chinmay Mission and BhartiyaVidhyaBhavan. Our Directors are Mr Rahul Dangar and Mr Bharat Dangar.
No, it is not a franchise school. It is a self-financed school managed by a not-for-profit organization.
All major competitive examinations in India are based on the CBSE syllabus and conducted by CBSE team. (IIT-JEE - Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, AIEEE - All India Engineering Entrance Examination, NEET - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test).
CBSE has regular curriculum updation and support system via NCERT. The syllabus is more application based under CBSE, as the board follows a concentric curriculum.
CBSE has more schools in the country than ICSE.
CBSE has fewer subjects compared to ICSE. Sixth grade ICSE students will face 12-13 subject examinations while CBSE student will face on 5-6 subject examinations. Hence less pressure
CBSE board helps more in engineering and medical field since it focuses more on Maths and Science.
CBSE has more Scholarships and talent search exams and ICSE has got less numbers of scholarship exams.
A certificate from the Central Board of Education is recognized throughout the country, in all colleges and academic centres.
Conceptual understanding not completion of syllabus is the focus.
Personality of the learner is developed.
Rote learning is avoided, experiential learning is adopted.
Learning is through activities, learning not for facts and knowledge but for life.
Attitudes and skills inculcated through activities.
Learning through cooperation and sharing.
Project based learning is included.
Field trips, guest speakers, theme & activity based teaching is used.
Child is involved in the process of learning.
Creative teaching techniques are used.
Individual attention is provided to the child.
Counselling and reinforcement strategies are used.
Extra attention is given to the slow learners.
We have regular interaction with the parent so as keep the parents updated.
No, donations and recommendations are not accepted.
Yes, transport is available from all areas in a radius of 20 kms. of the school campus and to areas decided by the school management.
No, the school does not provide any hostel facility.
Parents play a vital role in the child's learning experience at school. The success of your child and their future greatly depends on the support that they receive from you and the school. Parents have to actively support and encourage their child by attending their sports activities, events and other school programmes. They have to actively participate in meetings and make sure they communicate regularly with the class teacher regarding his/her progress.
The class teacher will address this issue and help to connect to the prior knowledge and concepts to be learnt for the year. Remedial work will be done through the term based on the need and the competency level of the child. Your child would be able to smoothly integrate within the first month of his/her start.
Textbooks of private publications will be followed up to middle school level and NCERT textbooks at senior school level.
The curriculum framework adopted by school is as prescribed by National Curriculum Framework. The curriculum helps students to develop creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
School discipline is based on catch them right.
Peer group counselling, preventive action.
Personal meetings to discuss disciplinary issues.
Student leaders would enforce discipline.
Classes will not be left unattended.
Even lunch and games period would be monitored.
Parents will be notified and counselling will be done in parent/guardian's presence.
Levels of disciplining - warning, written complaint and finally suspension for three days.
Values are not only taught but demonstrated and teachers demonstrate values by being role models
The mentor of the school has a counselling session with the child to know the root cause & then come out with the solution.
We strongly believe in “No corporal punishment” (that is beating, kneel down or stand up for long, etc.)
Diagnostic test are conducted to understand the level of the child in each of the topics. Extra worksheets are provided to revise the concept. Remedial classes would be organized to help the below average learner. Study skills, remedial teaching for students with learning disability would be conducted.
Activity Based Learning is unique and effective way of inducing learning amongst the students through various interesting activities. It increases attendance, growth in self-reliance and increased interest towards learning. It creates opportunities to develop complex skills, such as higher-order thinking, problem-collaborating and communicating.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences mainly focuses on eight basic intelligences namely:
Learning must also focus on these eight intelligence skills. The Multiple Intelligence states that the intelligence level of students vary and so is their learning capacity. MI has empowered every student to specialize and excel in at least one area. Experiential Learning leads to effective learning around such themes as self-confidence, social competencies, judgement and decision making. Experiential learning encourages self-responsible learning, constructive discussion and cooperative problem solving. Also it ensures that each student learns the subject in a variety of different ways.
The class rooms are not air conditioned. It has been scientifically established that the presence of air conditioning harms the students in terms of variation in body temperature caused by movement of students from classrooms to outdoors. Also, the acclimatization of student's body temperature to A.C. environment is not suitable in long term.
As the teachers join the institute, induction training programme is given to them in order to make them acquainted with school's culture and vision. In between the sessions, training is provided on regular intervals on various modules such as:
Class Management and Classroom Management.
Evaluation strategy for children.
Effective teaching pedagogies.
Handling the parents.
Empowering Teachers with Leadership Skills.
Apart from in-house training, teachers are also sent for external modules such as ELT (English language training).
Montessori Method is an educational approach based on the research and experiences of Italian physician and educator, Dr Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori's philosophy valued children and suggested various ways and means to be introduced in the teaching method like storytelling, involvement of play, health & hygiene, activities for development of different skills, table manners, recitation etc. The main objective of Play-way method is to teach the students through various play techniques, activities and field trips etc.
All teachers are trained in identifying and managing learning disabilities. Students with difficulties are then sent for diagnostic test and further action decided upon. A resource room would be established for teachers and accordingly counselling session will be taken to bring these students to a higher level.
In fact, this is one of our primary focuses. Speaking English is compulsory. Teaching will be in English and learners will pick up the nuances of the language. In addition to main library, a digital library is being planned with lot of articles/books that mainly focus on English grammar and fluency.