Grades 6 to 8

Curriculum

At the middle school level, we follow the CISCE curriculum which is theme-based and child-centered, with a focus on using a wide range of learning experiences that are sequentially arranged with an integrated approach to teaching and learning. A healthy teacher student ratio of 1 : 30 is maintained

  • English
  • Math
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Social Studies (History& Civics and Geography)
  • Second & Third Language

Second and Third Language: Students who have Tamil as the second language, can choose between Hindi, Sanskrit, and French as their third language. Students who have Hindi as the second language will have only Tamil as the third language. The school does not encourage a change of option for second language thereafter at any level. Tamil is a compulsory language either as Second or Third Language. Refer to the Language Policy below for more details.

Language Policy

As per the Tamil Learning Act, 2006 (Tamil Nadu Act 13 of 2006), all students appearing in the board exam from 2024-25, are expected to write Tamil as a compulsory paper in Grade 10. Therefore, Tamil is a compulsory language.

Based on this act, the school offers the languages ensuring that Tamil is compulsory either as a second or third language. However, students who are natives of Tamil Nadu are required to choose only Tamil as their second language.

At the Middle School Level (Grade 6 and 7): Students who have Tamil as the second language, can choose between Hindi, Sanskrit, and French as their third language. Students who have Hindi as the second language will have only Tamil as the third language. Tamil is a compulsory language either as Second or Third Language.

At the Middle School Level (Grade 8): The school offers Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit and French as second language or as third language (only for the year 2021-22).

Computer Science: Technology is an integral part of our lives today. Our middle school students are exposed to the following

  • Grade 6 – Photostory, MS Excel, Flow Chart, QBasic
  • Grade 7 – MS Access, C Programming, Movie Maker/li>
  • Grade 8 – C++

In grade 8, students are also introduced to subjects offered as electives in Grade 9, like Computer Applications, Physical Education, Economic Applications, Art and Commercial Applications in order to help them make an informed decision about their electives in grade 9.

Co Curriculum

Global Citizenship:

The Sanskrit phrase ‘Vasudhaiva kuTumbakam’ means ‘the entire world is ONE family, where every being is interconnected and interdependent’. Our Global Citizenship program encourages children to understand global issues, appreciate the importance of using the earth’s resources mindfully and work towards a sustainable future. Ably supported by our Solver’s Space innova-tion lab, students of all grade levels and teachers are involved in various projects throughout the year to spread the need for sustainable development. Students from grades 9 to 12 also explore the Sustainable Development Goals given by The United Nations. Each grade works on one sustainable development goal through which they are sensitised about global issues by studying it locally.

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Creative Expressions

At the beginning of the academic year, students can choose their desired art form for Creative Expressions, from Music, Art, Dance and Theatre. They present their work in the annual exhibi-tion or annual day.

Music: Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. Music is of-fered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program for Grades 9 & 10.

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Art: Art is offered both as part of Creative Expressions (CE) and as an elective. Under CE, one can choose from Art & Craft/Digital Painting (online) and Sculpture/Painting (in-person). Students doing Visual Art can showcase their work during special occasions and during “Varnajala’’, the very grand annual art festival of Hari Shree.

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Dance: Dance is offered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program. Students get an opportunity to learn various styles and genres under the two main categories of Western & Classical Dance. They are also given a platform to showcase their skill on various occasions during the school year.

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Theatre: Theatre is offered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program. The importance of theatre as a collaborative form of performing art cannot be undermined. A combination of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance, together with elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Hari Shree’s theater program is handled by a professional theatre group.

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Physical Education

The physical education curriculum is structured to give children an opportunity to improve their physical fitness in terms of endurance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, flexibility and bal-ance. Through various physical activities and sports & games, we focus on building physical strength and endurance along with resilience and team spirit.

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Yoga

Yoga is an integral part of the curriculum. Students are taught asanas and breathing exercises and are encouraged to do a routine practice.

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Field Trips and Outbound Trips

Students visit various places of interest during their course to have an in-depth understanding of subjects they study. Outbound trips at Hari Shree focus on experiential learning and team building. Students’ favorite activities are trekking, camping and other team building activities.

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Leader in Me

The Leader in Me programme is a new initiative built on the foundation laid by “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®” by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, the well-known American educator and author. This program is designed to help students build confidence, encourage goal setting and discover their true potential. As each child discovers and develops their unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education, and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grow. They learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best. It will also help them understand that everyone has the potential to lead and make a contribution.

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Circle time

A time to contribute to the enhancement of self-esteem in our students and create a positive school ethos, circle time is followed as an effective strategy with the right blend of structure, enjoyment and learning.

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Guest Lectures

Our students have ample opportunities to interact with experts from various fields, through regular guest lectures.

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Extra-Curriculum

Special Assemblies Assemblies are an integral routine part of our regular working days.

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After School Activities Students can opt for the following after-school activities that are coached by professionals.

  • Basics of Hand Embroidery
  • Bharathanatyam
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton

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Paid Club Activities Students can also opt for one or more of the following paid club activities

  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Aeromodelling
  • Quiz
  • Matte painting
  • Pottery & Sculpting
  • Communication and Personality Development
  • 2-D Design Tools
  • Model United Nations (Grades 7 and 8)

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