Your Academic Calendar Must Reflect Three Things
Design your academic calendar with “curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities”.
Academic excellence is the prime responsibility of academic institutions, but curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities have become exceedingly crucial for a well-rounded education that should take responsibility of students’ civic attitudes and social behaviors.
Back-to-School season has already begun. Since, we are moving with a philosophy to ensure a student’s valuable contribution in the society, we recommend engaging them in activities that should help them quench their desire to speak their hearts out, to be able to listen to others’ opinion, to exchange dialogue, read insightful works, and invest their energies in creating anything their mind triggers.
Hundreds and thousands of studies have proved the relevance and ever-growing importance of activities that compliment taught subjects, even when they fall completely out of the classroom spectrum. Without a doubt they stimulate learning processes away from mundane, conventional methodologies if you design them smartly. CES has a list ‘ready-made’ for you that you can customize according to the needs of your curriculum.
Curricular activities complement taught courses forming an integral part of CES’ over-all scheme of studies; for example, classroom discussions, open house, documentary showcase, active book readings, class presentations, etc.
Co-curricular activities are an extension to the underway learning experiences of a student. For example, school magazine write-ups, declamations on Pakistan Studies, math contest, science projects, etc.
Extra-curricular activities fall completely outside of the scope of the school’s regular curriculum. For example, sports week, cooking competitions, flower arrangement, etc.
Always believe that a healthy combo of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular actives will greatly improve the academic performance of our students, broaden their perspectives on life and make them excel in their innate potentials with confidence. Hence, your official calendar should represent interesting activities as following:
- In-house Activities (Class Presentations, Scientific Write-Ups, Interactive Talks, etc.)
- Community Gatherings (Eid Milan Party, Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Students’ Assembly, etc.)
- Competitions (Declamations, Spell Bee, Robotics Contest, Story Telling, etc.)
- National Events (Defense Day, Kashmir Day, Independence Day, Iqbal Day, etc.)
- International Days (Earth Day, World Peace Day, Labor Day, Women Day, etc.)