Diversity delineates the different areas of the Aldersgate College elementary School Curriculum. It is an accelerated curriculum which is basically RBEC. But the “information highway” now tells us that a child in Grade 1 is probably more computer wise than his grandparents. Guaranteed to keep our pupils attuned to the needs of the times, Computer as a subject is included in the curricula of the Grades 1-V1. Since School Year 2002 -1001, the pupils were introduced to the Internet, which means that the pupils can now do their research without leafing their books and can gain access to the rest of the world.
This additional feature of our computer subjects offers the pupils to enjoy what used to be the privilege of the few without going to Computer Cafes or buying their own computers.
Since School Year 2008-2009, the school has implemented the on-line examination in English, Science and Mathematics through the Aldersgate College Computer–Assisted Review and Training System (CAARTS).
There are lessons in the simple act of handling their art materials with care in their MSEP classes. By attributing human feelings to children’s art supplies, the school turns this act into a metaphor for treating others with respect and kindness.
While most school curriculum teach the pupils the lessons in life, it is rare one indeed that teaches them how to live it. But that is how AC-ES aspires to in her pupils. In addition to teaching the pupils with the fundamentals of reading, writing, arithmetic and how to operate a computer, the AC-ES incorporates lesson that instills lifelong habits and values.
Class wide projects like stargazing activities in Science.
Chess in mathematics classes, group reports in the HEKASI, role play and choral recitations in the communication arts, cooking and gardening in the EPP become opportunities to show the importance of sharing and cooperation. Group discussions about individual works teach the children to see things from different perspectives and to critique with sensitivity.
Spiced by the integration of e-learning activities to put a little excitement in the classroom are given emphasis.