First of its kind Teaching & Learning Program at the best school in Hyderabad
The Gaudium has the distinction of being the first school in Hyderabad (and hence the best school in Hyderabad!) to introduce STEM – a hands-on, integrated learning program popular in the USA, UK and East Asia.
Broadly activities can be called as Scholastic and Co-Scholastic Activities. The Gaudium lays equal emphasis on both kinds of activities.
Using Theatre As A Major Educational Tool
As experienced educationists we are fully aware of the positive role and impact that dramatics has in enhancing child development. We thus lay great emphasis on theatre and leverage its vast benefits to nurture children at different levels – making us the best school in Hyderabad. These include:
Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. The confidence gained in drama applies to school, career and life.
Making creative coices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential to drama. Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.
Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance for others’ feelings and viewpoints.
Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body and voice which also helps in other school subjects and life.
Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. it improves voice projection, articulation of worCods, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and observation skills develop by playing drama games, being an audience, rehearsing and performing.
Cooperation / Collaboration
Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants. This cooperative process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing and performing.
Drama brings play, humour and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress.
Pretend play and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions. Agression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment reducing antisocial behaviours.
Students learn how to communicate the who, what, where and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life.
Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical and emotional tension.
The process of moving from ideas to actions to performances teaches the value of practice and perseverance. Drama games and creative movement improve self-control.
The social interction and risk taking in drama develop trust in self, others and the process.
Movement in drama improves flexibility, coordiantion, balance and control.
Rehearsing and performing words, movements and cues strengthen the memory skill like a muscle.
Legends, myths, poems, stories and plays used in drama teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures, past and present, all over the world.
Paricipating in and viewing theatre raise appreciation for the art form. It is important to raise a generation that understands, values and supports theatre’s place in society.
At The Gaudium, the evaluation of students covers all aspects of student’s development including various areas such as Life Skills (Thinking Skills, Social Skills and Emotional Skills) & Attitudes and Values (towards Teacher, School-mates, School Activities, Environment & Value System).
The school will equip students to excel both academically and emotionally and nurture morals, ethics, and human values along with a sense of nationalism and social responsibility.
The following are the core areas to be instilled in students
- Orchestrate the right understanding of success
- Step forward to lead as needed, regardless of position
- Building bond that foster nurturing instrumental relationships
- Conflict management
- Enhance concentration and memory
- Articulate and arouse enthusiasm for championing change
- See diversity as an opportunity
- Right food & exercise for healthy life style
- Handling exam pressure
- Emphasis on attitude of gratitude
- Understand various emotions and their impact
- Importance of communication in leveraging diversity
- Listen openly and send convincing message to others
- Adversity and negative impact
- Power of influence
- How to create an empowered state of mind
- Set challenging goal and to take calculated risk
- Understanding into one’s physiology and posture
- Learning to lead by example
- Craft a personal vision
- Sharing clarity