Nurturing Global Citizens through Experiential Learning

by BTM

Sat, 06 August 2022

Established in the year 2004, The New Millennium School (NMS) – Bahrain functions under the banner of Knowledge Management Group, led by the honourable Chairman, Padmashree Dr. Ravi Pillai - a visionary entrepreneur, passionate educationist, pioneer par excellence in industry, charity and education. The school has carved a niche for itself with an indomitable progress and an unparalleled track record of excellence under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Mr. Arun Kuumar Sharma, whose foresighted vision, selfless service and innovative guidance in teaching and learning practices is the fruition of the school to be accredited ‘Good’ by the BQA.

NMS is proud to be a school where scholastic and co-scholastic activities are closely interwoven into the holistic curricular fabric blended with experiential connects, thus imparting world class education. Its primary aim is to foster student-led learning that is founded and nurtured by the core values of ‘Honesty, Integrity and Sensitivity’, the cornerstone to learning at NMS. 

The school endorses and commits itself towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring inclusive and quality education through a plethora of innovative Teaching-Learning practices. The teaching methodology at NMS facilitates quality education for developing an equipoise individual with civic sense and social responsibility. The core teaching methodologies include Flip Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Life Connect, Multiple Intelligence Skills, use of VAT (Visual, Auditory, Tactile) skills, Learning Objectives-based worksheets and experiential learning.

Promoting students to think out of the box is a usual practice within the school.  Some of the student-initiated activities include self-scripted class assemblies, commerce kitchens, charity drives and charity book sales. This is in addition to launching campaigns on ‘environmental sensitivity, safety and healthy life style’, maintaining the school garden, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time, CURA (an initiative for recycling paper), Earth Hour, E-magazine, Model United Nations, Technozone, Radio NMS, writing GDBD (Good Deed Bank Deposit) in the Almanac daily, and expression time and wellness time during online classes.

The school’s strong digital infrastructure had been successful in meeting every child’s learning needs and engage the learners enthusiastically during the pandemic. The additional support provided to the students during the smart classes conducted through flip and blended learning featured interactive activities, online assignments, individual projects and enriched learning resources from KG to Grade 12, instilled optimism and flexible learning pathways for the learners during the crisis hour.

NMS has always and shall always continue to ensure a balance between knowledge and its implications, seek to teach solutions in real life situations and groom children to be creative and constructive future citizens.