PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME MESSAGE

 

A warm Welcome to The Choice School!!

For 29 years, The Choice School has been in the forefront, awakening minds with high standards of academic and co-curricular achievements.

It has been four years since we started this great school in this remarkable historical town of Thiruvalla.

At the Choice School, the pursuit of Excellence is a way of life – a habit. Our school is filled with enthusiastic students willing to learn and a community of dynamic and dedicated staff members who are committed to providing the students with quality education through our core concepts of Knowledge, Character and Health and the results of which are reflected in the overall excellence in the students. As Rabindranath Tagore aptly puts it, “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence”. We are also blessed with motivating and happy parents too.

All this, along with an environment conducive to learning, a goal to empower the students into self – reliant leaders of tomorrow and a social commitment to the less fortunate, is what makes The Choice School, a temple of learning.

Our students have a wealth of programmes that we believe will enrich their appreciation of the arts, music, physical well – being, science and sports.

I invite you to explore our website and discover the wealth of experience we offer. Please feel free to walk into our school at your convenience.

RACHEL IGNATIUS

OUR SCHOOL

The Choice School

In the year 2016, The Choice School, Thiruvalla began its journey in pursuit of meaningful education. Located in Manthanam, Kerala on a sprawling 7.5 acre campus, the state of the art school building with its inspiring architecture and infrastructure comprises the administrative wing, school hostel, cafeteria, spacious and well-equipped classrooms, library, laboratories, special learning spaces, art room, learning lab, recreational room, grand walk-ways, atrium besides the sports facilities for football, basketball, badminton and other games.

The Choice School is a co-educational institution which provides ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students through our core concepts – Knowledge, Character and Health.

A team of highly trained and motivated staff ensure that the school works towards nurturing young minds into proficient and competent individuals. Providing a safe and secure learning environment, our teachers not only unlock the knowledge within books and develop skills required by the curriculum, but also instill the qualities and values that make for an honest, responsible and dignified personality.

The experiential learning creates opportunities for the children to observe, explore, analyze and conclude thus making them independent learners. The school nurtures the Life-Skills in students by prescribing an array of curricular and extra-curricular activities too. This holistic approach in education prepares the children to face the challenges of the world with greater confidence and responsibility thus fulfilling the guiding principles of the school.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

VISION

Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential, so that they make their best contribution to society.

MISSION

We strive:

  • To develop in the student qualities of integrity, honesty and compassion.
  • To promote the spirit of enquiry.
  • To foster scientific temper within the bonds of humanism.
  • To help the students become a meaningful part of their environment.
  • To see that courage and industry get their just rewards.
  • To give every child the opportunity to blossom in a non-judgemental and loving environment that guides them in their pursuit of excellence.

CORE CONCEPTS

                                                   KNOWLEDGE                 CHARACTER                HEALTH

 

CHOICE KINDERLAND

 

We believe that every child is unique and special and ‘we care as much as you do’.

 

We have more than two decades of experience and excellence in the field of education. Our simple recipe for the success of the Kinderland rests on one promise –Safety and Happiness of the child. We aim to create a welcoming environment that promotes free expression, appreciation, enjoyment, discovery and development of individual talents.

We want children to feel safe, stimulated and happy at The Choice Kinderland and to feel secure and comfortable with staff. We also want parents to have confidence in both their children’s well being and their role as active partners with Choice Kinderland.

All pupils learn in different ways; so our curriculum planning incorporates a variety of teaching styles and techniques and includes open ended activities, which encourage all children to start from their own level and to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to take account of individual needs and build on pupils’ own skills and experiences in order for them to achieve their full potential.

A day in the life………

 

ARRIVAL:

Children are welcomed by their class teacher at the entrance of their classroom and are encouraged to greet her with a bright smile and a cheery good morning!This helps to develop confidence, good manners and instil routine.

 

DAILY ROUTINE:

They have a general assembly twice a week with the children getting involved in community singing followed by a ‘show and tell’ time where the children get an opportunity to showcase their talent before their peers and teachers.

Each month there is a new theme/ topic which is explored over four weeks. This provides a consistency to the week’s activities, which also encompass the six areas of learning namely Literacy, Numeracy, Personal,Social and Emotional development, Understanding the world ,Art and Design and Physical education.

CHAT ON THE MAT (CIRCLE TIME)

Self registration: The children are encouraged to register their presence in the school all by themselves.This encourages children to be independent.

Weather board – The children discuss the weather each day, including learning about the days of the week, the months and changing seasons. This helps develop their descriptive communication and observation skills.

Sharing their news – This is wonderful for expanding their vocabulary, learning how to communicate and listen to others, and for building the children’s confidence.

STORY TIME & BREAK:

  • Story time– The children congregate on the mat every day to enjoy a story. The stories are selected to enhance their listening skills, develop their imagination and ability to solve problems

Break –This time is used to teach the children table etiquette, healthy habits such as washing hands before and after eating, visiting the washroom and eating independently.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

The daily activities of the school include

  • Music

  •  Movement(dance)

  •  Sports(indoor and outdoor)

DISPERSAL-GOODBYE TIME:

At 12.45 p.m. children assemble to disperse with the children using school transport being seated first in the vans meant for them, after which those being collected by the parent are allowed to move out of the classrooms. They are encouraged to say goodbye to their teachers before leaving the premises.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

 

Primary Education has been identified as the most crucial stage in the education of a child. The aim of the Choice primary is to provide a sound foundation in the development of a child’s personality and his /her understanding of good and bad.

 

A Regular Day

 

ARRIVAL:

Students of Grades 1 and 2 begin their day at 8.30a.m and disperse with the rest of the school at 3.30 p.m.

The children of the primary begin their day with an assembly. The students are given the opportunity to exhibit their talents and skills through the class assemblies where every student is encouraged to take up a role. This helps them shed their inhibitions and blossom out as confident individuals

CURRICULUM:

The curriculum followed in the primary school aims at:

  • Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness

  • Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning

  • Equipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas.

  • Encouraging diversity and flexibility in teaching methods

  • Providing appropriate forms of assessment and benchmarking.

Thus it aims at developing the children into being independent, responsible, creative, empathetic and curious learners

The range of subjects offered here includes:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Language(Hindi and Malayalam)
  • Social studies
  • Art/craft
  • Sports
  • Music/Dance
  • Developmental Dramatics
  • Computer science

 

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Students of primary school are encouraged to participate in a lot of extra curricular activities .Ample opportunities are offered to them in the form of Class Day celebrations,festivals related programmes,Annual Day celebrations and Sports Day celebrations.These programmes are offered to the students throughout the academic year at regular intervals.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Middle School at Choice School sees the students being readied to face the rigors of the Secondary and the Higher Secondary CBSE curriculum.  Closer supervision and greater support from the teaching community is given to the students and their strengths and weaknesses identified and workedupon during the academic year. Thus regular teacher-parent interactions are augmented and remedies for problems or difficulties faced by students are offered.

 

ARRIVAL: Students report to school at 8.30 a.m. and disperse at 3.30 PM.

 

CURRICULUM: The curriculum of Middle School is based on some common components to be followed and guidelines issued by NCERT.The curriculum thus aims at:

  • connecting knowledge to life outside the school,
  • ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods,
  • overall development of children rather than remain textbook centric,
  • .Equipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas
  • Encouraging diversity and flexibility in teaching methods
  • Providing appropriate forms of assessment and benchmarking

SUBJECTS OFFERED:

English

Math

Science

Language(Hindi & Malayalam)

Social studies

Art/craft

Sports

Music/Dance

Dramatics

Computer science

Student Assessment

  • Students of Classes V-VIII are evaluated on the basis of CCE (Continuous Classroom Evaluation), class tests, mid-term assessments and term exams in a given academic year..

  • Grades are awarded for good performances in Sports and/or Arts activities.

  • Eligibility for promotion is based on the performance in the tests/exams and continuous assessments conducted during the academic year. There will be no retest for any of the term examinations

Co-Curricular activities

At The Choice School, Physical and Arts Education is given due importance and extensive training of each discipline forms an integral part of the curriculum. The main objective of this design is to communicate that sensitivity to both arts and sports is important to become a complete personality.

  • For classes V and VI, the students would be given the opportunity to experience all the options under Major Arts and Sports so that they are able to choose an option of their interest in class 7.

  • Students of Classes VII & VIII will follow the “Dual Major Activity System” where each student is required to enrol for an Arts Major and a Sports Major. (Options will be confirmed only after an aptitude test.)

House System for Classes V and Above

In order to foster a healthy competitive spirit and to create a sense of belonging, all students are divided into four Houses. Each House has student and teacher representatives. The Inter House competitions are conducted with a view to promote learning, entertainment  and awareness . Merit certificates are awarded to the winners and House points are determined based on points awarded throughout the year.

House & House Colours

Cauvery : Blue Gangotri : Green

Narmada : Red Periyar : Yellow

Each House is governed by a House Captain, Vice-Captain and a Junior Captain.

ACADEMICS

 

The School follows the CBSE curriculum . A comprehensive pattern of formative and summative assessments is followed for evaluation. In addition to academics, life skills and values are also assessed.

Hands on education, student-centric learning methodology, skill-based learning, are some of the concepts that we at The Choice School have adopted to enrich academics.

It is a proven fact that the children being born in this digital world are far ahead in their thinking processes and there is a paradigm shift in the trends of education over the past decade.

Keeping in mind these shifting trends of education, The Choice School offers a curriculum, which emphasizes activity oriented teaching and creates opportunities for the children to observe, explore, analyze and conclude thus making them independent learners. Every class from Grade 1 is equipped with SMART boards incorporating the latest electronic technology. The interactive board turns a typical classroom into a fun learning environment. It enriches classrooms by providing hands on collaboration and creating the perfect learning setting.

Co- curricular activities complement and enhance the academic structure of the school.

To break the monotony of conventional teaching methods, the school brings in visiting faculty to teach earmarked portions of the curriculum and expat teachers to add the global dimension to the teaching and learning process.

CO-CURRICULAR DEPARTMENT

The curriculum at Choice is amalgamated with co-curricular activities to realize the all-round development of students. We believe that knowledge in many domains enables to harness the in-depth potential of students. It nurtures students’ ability in co-operation and co-ordination. Our students move towards leadership, socialization, self-identification and self- assessment.

To a great extent, the theoretical knowledge gets strengthened when a relevant co-curricular activity is organized. The CCA at our school mirrors the academic curriculum.

The school organizes regular field trips and excursions for its students. Travelling to various destinations within and outside the country gives our students a taste of world culture.Our students have also been taken to places of historic and educational significance within the country.

SCHOOL BOARDING

WHERE SELF-RELIANCE IS THE GOAL. WHERE WE SHAPE RESPONSIBLE YOUNG ADULTS IN THEIR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The Choice School Boarding is a testimony to the commitment and care we provide to our students who stay on campus.

The Choice School Boarding provides boarding facilities to both boys and girls. A team of well-trained staff looks after the needs of the children giving them a ‘home away from home’. The boarding offers an immaculate and clean environment. During their stay in the boarding, the children are groomed in areas of deportment, personal hygiene, etiquette, academic pursuits, co-curricular activities and the art of living together in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere..

 

CAFETERIA

The Choice School has created a well-planned facility for food production and service requirements of the School. It serves lunch for all students. Dinner facility is offered to the boarders residing on campus. A snack counter ensures that the occasionally hungry youngster gets a bite.

The kitchen is under the strict supervision of Chefs who have experience in working with well-known structured Food and Beverage outlets. The systems and procedures follow the pattern of segregated areas for Food storage, pre-preparation, preparation, dispensing and service. The staff members are attired appropriately for maintaining utmost hygiene in food handling.

The Chefs and dietitian have carefully crafted the menu keeping in mind the nutritional needs of the growing child. Regular Quality checks by our Quality Assurance department ensure that hygiene standards are maintained in the cafeteria, kitchen and wash areas.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Leadership is synonymous with guidance and direction to instructional improvement. Realizing this, The Choice School has brought in a leadership and management structure which demands performance based accountability. Certain accomplished people of the organization have been selected for being capable enough to hold responsible positions for the overall guidance and direction of the organization, and ultimately for its performance.

Thus we have the Principal heading the school with the Vice Principal working towards handling all the academic, co- curricular, administrative and student welfare needs, related to the section of the school they are in charge of.

The General Manager looks into the Operations, Administration & Maintenance. He aids the effective processes that are involved in the running of the school and its facilities. 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Labs

The spacious Science and Computer laboratory designs emphasize flexible use of space and furnishings. The ultra-modern Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Laboratories facilitate practical learning integrating laboratory experiences with real life. 

The well-resourced Computer lab boasts of top quality Intra/ Inter-net facilities that ignite cyber and networking expeditions.

Infirmary

The fully air-conditioned school Infirmary is furnished with two beds and all the necessary equipment and facilities to address the immediate health needs and to attend different health problems that arise throughout the school.

Library- The Atheneum

The double-storied treasure trove of books set in the serene ambience inspires a love for reading. The Wi Fi-enabled treasure room is equipped with computers and e-readers(kindles) to provide information at the young readers’ finger tips. The picturesque spot invites the students to delve into the magical world of words and letters.

Book reviews and reading sessions are conducted regularly promoting students’ written and reading skills. The Atheneaum which houses over 1200 books is the real beauty spot of The Choice School, Thiruvalla.

Art Centre Cum Home Science Lab

The Art Centre sparks the imagination and creativity of the students producing magic with brush and strokes. Diverse art forms are introduced and practiced in the space set to inspire the artistic talents of the young students. It also functions as the Home Science Lab where the students get a hands-on experience to develop their culinary skills.

Smart Classrooms

The spacious classrooms with modern non-toxic furniture provide a healthy learning atmosphere. Interactive white boards and digital boards create the most modern learning space for the kids. The interactive lessons, power point presentations and project-based activities enhance the learning skills.

Staff rooms

A hub between two class rooms adorned with glass walls function as staff room with a vivid view of the attached class rooms. The computerized hub caters to the needs of teachers’ professional development, research and growth.

Play Area

The Play Area is an activity hive which is abuzz with a plethora of activities ranging from Zumba classes to drama sessions.

Sports facilities

Our campus is distinctive as it boasts all the resources required to facilitate all-round development At The Choice, sports and games curriculum is an integral and compulsory part of the education process. We provide our learners with  international standard sporting facilities, such as, athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket and football, to mention a few.

The Grand Walkway

A refreshing stroll through the grand walkway of The Choice School is definitely an aesthetic feast. Traversing through the gleaming exteriors makes one enjoy the original blend of nature with mesmerizing modern architecture.

Math lab

A well equipped Math Lab is set where learning becomes fun. It provides students with the opportunity to understand and discover the beauty, importance and relevance of mathematics as a discipline. The Math Lab comprises of a variety of mathematical teaching aids in the form of models, games, charts, CDs, books etc. useful for effective learning.

The teaching and learning materials available in our Maths Lab help students explore the world of Mathematics, to discover, to learn and to develop an interest in Maths.

Music Lab

At the Music Lab we provide a nurturing environment for children to engage in the finest performing arts education. Experienced educators and professional performers, provide our students with the very best in technical training and performance opportunities.

Students get to practice various percussion/ acoustic instruments under the supervision of experts.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS CLASS WISE

Sl.no Class Section Numbers
1 LKG 2 28
2 UKG 4 40
3 GRADE 1 2 34
4 GRADE 2 2 49
5 GRADE 3 2 32
6 GRADE 4 1 26
7 GRADE 5 1 30
8 GRADE 6 2 33
9 GRADE 7 1 21
10 GRADE 8 1 33

Location and address of our schools:

• The Choice School, Manthanam P. O, Kunnamthanam, Thiruvalla – 689581. 9484 2693033
• The Choice Kinderland, Muthoor – kuttapuzha Road, Railway station P.O, Thiruvalla – 689111
0469 2700033
• The Choice Kinderland, Seminary Road, Vadavathoor P.O, Kottayam – 689010.
0481 2572033

The Choice School - Thiruvalla FAQ

1. Where is the school located?

The Kinderland is at JP Nagar, Kuttapuzha, near The Mar Thoma Residential School and is just a Km away from the Railway station.
Classes I-XII will be at the Main Campus in Manthanam in Kunnanthanam. It is ideally located in a beautiful sprawling campus of about 7 acres and is just 7 Kms away from Thiruvalla town, 7 Kms from Changanassery , 24 Kms from Kottayam, 17 Kms from Kozhenchery , 8 Kms from Karukachal, and around 30 Kms from Alleppey.

2.When is the Main campus going to start its operations?

The first phase is under construction and we will begin classes for Stds I to V in June 2016.

3. How do I register my child?

Please log on to the Choice School website and download the application form, which you can submit online. If you reside in Thiruvalla, please feel free to walk into our Thiruvalla Kinderland and collect the application form and submit it directly at the office.

4. How long is the school day?

The Kinderland timings are from 9.00 am to 12.45 noon. We also provide a special day boarding facility for the students whose parents are working.
For Classes I to V, the timings are from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

5. What is the student strength in each class?

Student Strength :
Kinderland: 15 to 20 students per class
Classes I to X: 25 to 30 students per class

6. Do you provide transportation?

Yes, we do. An efficient transport network comprising of a fleet of modern, well maintained buses handled by efficient drivers and caring staff ensures that students are picked up and dropped off safely.

7. What is the fee structure?

Please log onto www.choiceschool.com for the fee details.

8. What is the syllabus/curriculum that your school follows?

In the Kinderland, we have our own curriculum which is an excellent blend of the British Curriculum and the Montessori methods.
Class I to Class XII – CBSE Curriculum.

9. What are the facilities that you offer?

Housed in a colourful, stimulating and child friendly building, Kinderland offers a programme designed for the development of various Early Learning Skills in an informal setting, full of warmth, acceptance and love. The students are nurtured and motivated to excel in their areas of interest.
In the Main Campus, on completion of all three phases, we will provide Laboratories, Libraries, a Performing Arts Centre with rooms dedicated for all Musical instruments, a Football Court, Aquatic Centre, Basketball Courts, Indoor Badminton Court, Volleyball Court, Gym, Table Tennis Courts , Cafeteria and boarding facilities.

10. Will the school have a Canteen/ Cafeteria ?

Yes. The cafeteria facilities will be available only for students from Class 1 upwards in the Main Campus.

11. What distinguishes your school from the others?

A co- educational institution, The Choice School offers a unique spectrum of Curricular, Co – curricular and Extra – curricular activities with a focus on ‘grooming a complete individual’. We focus on activity based learning, incorporating the latest trends in technology. We inculcate the values that help develop confident, competent, responsible individuals who can demonstrate leadership and excellence in all that they do.

12. How are teachers of Choice School supported professionally?

Over and above the fact that all our teachers are skilled, qualified and experienced, they are trained and groomed by CATD (Choice Academy of Training and Development). They are also offered subject specific training, apart from an exposure to innovative methods of teaching and changing trends in technology.

13. Do you have boarding facility ?

We will have a full – fledged boarding where students have the option of going home every weekend if they so desire. Boarding facility will be offered to students from Class 3 upwards.

LOCATION

ADDRESS

The Choice School,
Manthanam P. O,
Kunnamthanam,
Thiruvalla – 689 581.
Ph: 0469 269 3033

The Choice Kinderland,
Muthoor -Kuttapuzha Road,
Railway Station P. O,
Oppo. Margin Free Super Market,
Thiruvalla – 698 111.
Ph: 0469 270 0033

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