Not all students are alike. Based on this knowledge, differentiated instruction applies on approach to teaching and learning so that students have multiple options for taking in information and making sense of ideas. The model of differentiated instruction requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching and adjusting the curriculum and presentation of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify themselves for the curriculum.
Classroom teaching at NGIS is a blend of whole class, group and individual instruction. Differentiated instruction available at NGIS is based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adopted in relation to individual and diverse students in the classroom.
Teachers at NGIS focus on the concepts, principles and skills that students should learn. The content of instruction should address the same concepts with all students but be adjusted by degree of complexity for diversity of learners in the classroom, therefore flexible grouping is consistently used.
At NGIS, we have well developed system of incorporating pre and on going assessment, which allows teachers to better provide a menu of approaches, choices fir the varying needs, interests and abilities that exist in classrooms of diverse students. Our well intact audio visual facilities in all classrooms provide perfect opportunities in applying differentiated instruction and allow students get well trained in researching opportunities. Self-researched learning empowers high thinking skills and abilities to critical think.
While the first two years of a child's life are spent in the creation of a child's first "sense of self", most children are able to differentiate between themselves and others by their second year. This differentiation is crucial to the child's ability to determine how they should function in relation to other people. Parents can be seen as a child's first teacher and therefore an integral part of the early learning process.
Choosing the right school is one of the most vital decisions made by the parents for their child. Each child must be kept in a nurturing and a stimulating environment. Early positive childhood experiences help the child grow mentally, physically, socially, creatively, intellectually and emotionally.
A well-thought designed curriculum for the students is followed based on well-known child development studies. Infant/toddler education, a subset of early childhood education, denotes the education of children from birth to age two.
In the Pre-primary section, the child matures from the kindergarten stage into a more cognitive stage, where he soon learns about the importance of the learning process. The child is moulded into a serious student by specially trained teaching staff, in order for him to move to higher levels of understanding and study, to make him fully prepared to enter the primary stage with confidence and eagerness.
The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy among all pupils. Each teacher builds a close bond with each of the students. The continuity with a teacher and the opportunity to build up a close relationship with the class is a notable feature of the primary education system.
The focus of the Primary years is to lead students through the successive stages of social, emotional and academic development. The aim is to develop a community of responsible, independent and self motivated learners with an international perspective.
The Primary section offers educational programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 based on the English National curriculum and our students are benchmarked against these standards. The Primary Section also provides Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies. Constructive play and exploration in Pre-Kindergarten provides a solid preparation for children moving into the more formal KG2 program where early literacy, numeracy and the development of independent learning skills are the focus. As our students progress through the Primary grades they are exposed to a wider range of learning experiences within the core subject areas.
Learning at New Generation International School is not limited to the classroom. Students participate in regular field trips, aimed at making authentic links between school and the world around them. Regular events and festivals promote our curriculum and are greatly anticipated by students. The comprehensive extracurricular program allows students to develop new interests and continue their learning outside the classroom.
In the middle school stage, New Generation International School prepares the student to appear confidently for the level 10 examinations, adapting fully to the needs of our international student population. We value the uniqueness of every student. We provide a supportive, progressive and international environment where achievement is valued, talent is nurtured, and individuality is given freedom to thrive.
In this supportive and inspiring environment, students learn to become engaged and active members of the community, respecting their alma mater, respecting each other, and respecting the wider world. We strive to create a multicultural, inclusive and progressive community which enables individuals to work with each other and inspire success, and to move on to levels 11 and 12 with confidence and enthusiasm.
NGIS has high expectations from all its learners. In the Primary School we pride ourselves on knowing each child as an individual in order to help him make progress. Learning opportunities are planned so that all students are challenged appropriately, by providing work that is a little too hard and then providing support systems to enable students to work through their difficulties to achieve success.
Above all, we are interested in the learning process - learning how to learn and how to apply skills and knowledge across an ever-increasing spectrum of experience. From the earliest age we ensure that children have an enjoyable experience of school and are motivated to learn and improve. This positive attitude is supported by a team of highly professional teachers who are themselves engaged in lifelong learning and who model effective habits of mind.
Our curriculum is organized under six areas of learning that capture the essential knowledge, key skills, and understanding of a rounded primary education. Organizing learning in this way gives the school greater flexibility to tailor learning to the students' needs and to local opportunities.
In the Early Years and Foundation Stage (Early Learning & Development Centre, Kindergarten and Reception), the six areas of learning are:
In Grades 1 to 6, the six areas of learning are as follows:
School will provide well developed system to support weak students through Individual Educational programs.Furthermore gifted and talented students will enjoy opportunities to explore their talents through Gifted and Talented programs.