Accreditations

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Taktse International School is a project of the Marion Institute

Taktse International School, P.O. Box 90, Gangtok, Sikkim, India 737101 

Ph. No: 011-91-3592-237081, 237139, 237390

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2013 Taktse International School 

Our Curriculum

 

The TIS curriculum is rigorous, interdisciplinary, and holistic. The combination of Indian, British and American curricula along with the unique Taktse approach to classroom management, discipline and school culture promotes high student achievement, encourages independent and creative thinking, and develops a life-long love of learning in all community members.


With small class sizes, TIS teachers know each child well. High frequency interaction, inquiry, and dialogue drive the learning process as students engage real life issues and learn to question, think critically, and find solutions. TIS classrooms are governed by mutual trust, respect, and collaboration. TIS teachers work with students to create an atmosphere of wonder, excitement, and discipline. 

Taktse International School is a part of Cambridge Assessment International Examination, a department of University of Cambridge. At Taktse, we offer Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint for Grades VI through VIII, Cambridge IGCSE for Grades IX and X, Cambridge AS & A levels for Grades XI & XII.  These qualifications are recognized and accepted by Association of Indian Universities s it prepares students for life, helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Please click on the link to know more about Cambridge Assessment International Education http://www.cambridgeinternational.org

FOUNTAS AND PINNELL BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Guided Reading is a model of teaching reading developed by two women - Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, but Mrs. Maria L. Denjongpa, the Upper School Literacy Coordinator, brought it to Taktse in 2007.

 

Guided Reading is a teaching approach that aims at teaching effective strategies that help students process texts independently. It is based on the idea that kids in the same grade read at different levels and that it is important to have them read books at their level for them to grow as readers. The ultimate goal of Guided Reading is to help children learn how to use reading strategies effectively.

 

Taktse teachers take a reading assessment called the Benchmark Assessment at the beginning of the year to determine the approximate reading level of each of the students in the class. Once the teacher determines the reading levels (which go from A to Z) for individual students, they group together all the kids reading at the same level  and get ready for instructions. There will be more than one guided reading group in a class. During the reading workshop, the teacher meets with a different group everyday for 25 - 30 minutes of reading.

 

The teacher chooses a text at the group's level, which can be either fiction or non-fiction. We have a comprehensive Guided Reading library that consists of fiction and non-fiction texts from levels A to Z.  The teacher chooses the books keeping in mind the interest of the kids in a particular group. All the kids read the same book during that session. They may read a different book the next week. The goal of Guided Reading is to teach students reading strategies using a text at their level, so that they can apply these strategies when reading independently. After a particular group of students have had four to five Guided Reading sessions with the teacher, they are tested to see if they are ready to move to the next level. If they score well, they go up to the next level; otherwise, they stay at the same level and have more sessions with the teacher.

X SEED FOR GRADE 1 - 6

With XSEED in classrooms, teachers show significant improvements in areas such as collaborative learning, use of experience and questioning.At the core of XSEED are over 7,000 board-aligned Lesson Plans for teachers.

 

XSEED is a complete academic solution for schools. It raises student performance and builds quality in teaching inside classrooms. Research shows that XSEED delivers significantly higher learning and understanding amongst children compared to regular teaching methods. With innovative learning and assessment products for students, teachers, school management as well as parents, the XSEED way of teaching gives your school a clear edge above others. To know more about the Xseed Curriculum you may download the Xseed Brochure by following the link below. 

 

 

 

Inter House Competitions and Computer Science

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Houses

 

Houses are inter-grade (and inter-generation) groups that act as small family units within the school. Houses work on projects that build self-esteem, teamwork and communication skills. Individual members look out for their house mates’ welfare, both academically and socially. Each house has house teachers who  advises who work together to house activities a success!

 

 


 

 

 

Computer Science

 

All grades have Computer Science several times a week (except KG which has it twice). Each grade concentrates on typing skills: once certain speeds and accuracies are achieved, students are rewarded with a multitude of exciting educational games and programs to increase their computer literacy. Students have designed blogs, and have developed confidence in a wide variety of computer software. This program has already yielded astonishing results. TIS is committed to providing as much “hands-on” computer time as possible to students at all levels.


 

Cambridge IGCSE Grading Explained