ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Elementary School (Grades 2 to 6) is a period during which appropriate teaching and learning methodologies seek to foster a love for learning in the school’s younger students.

LEARNING TO LEARN

The Elementary School (Grades 2 to 6) is a period during which appropriate teaching and learning methodologies seek to foster a love for learning in the school’s younger students. These methodologies focus on helping students assume ownership and responsibility for their own learning. The approach to education in Elementary School at RiverDale is participative and enquiry-based, and involves a great deal of activity-based learning that focuses on helping children assimilate key concepts. Children are encouraged to interact freely with their teachers and among themselves.

Excellence in academics being a priority, a wide range of teaching and learning resources are made available to students in order to develop their interest and conceptual clarity in various subjects. After class tutorial and remedial sessions are offered systematically to students who need that extra help in order to constantly improve on their academic performance.

Being at such impressionable age, the school makes sure to expose its Elementary School students to a strong program of moral and value education. In addition to all this, these students are encouraged to actively participate in physical and sports activities, engage in music and arts classes, make liberal use of the library, and participate in extra-curricular activities.

In short, the school's younger students enjoy a plethora of programs and activities aimed to make them aware of different cultures, religious practices and traditions that helps them work productivity with one another, and gain a greater appreciation of the unity in diversity inherent in human beings.

12 REASONS TO COME TO RIVERDALE

1 RiverDale follows an excellent tradition of excellence in academics, supported by an array of approaches that help students in their conceptual learning and cognitive learning.

2 Students are helped to assume ownership for their own learning at RiverDale.

3 Training in sports and games is serious business at RiverDale! A team of trained coaches train students to become more proficient in their choice of sports and games.

4 A wide variety of extra-curricular activities ensure that students develop key skills that will place them on the cutting edge of success and excellence.

5 Training of students in morals and values receives constant attention at RiverDale, a process that is integrated into all avenues of learning.

6 The low teacher-student ratio ensures that all student receive one-to-one attention. No student is ever lost in the crowd at RiverDale. Students are cared for and supervised round the clock by a body of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.

7 Assigned mentors provide additional emotional and other support to students coming to a boarding school for the first time.

8 Every possible facility, be it in the realm of academics, sports, extra-curricular activities and others, is put at the disposal of students at RiverDale.

9 The school’s location, and the fact that it is a pure boarding school (no day-scholars are admitted) offers students a safe, controlled and distraction-free environment conducive to better learning.

10 The school recognizes every child’s need to be heard and thus adopts an open-door policy where every student is free to approach anybody at school to address their issues.

11 Reasoning with students is a culture at RiverDale where instead of adopting a ‘take it or leave it’ approach, students are helped to understand the reason behind every rule or norm at the school.

12 Students are constantly trained, helped and supported to develop good habits and pro-social traits.

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