To bring diversity and rigour to the learning experiences of our students, Aga Khan Schools have a two-fold curriculum approach. First, the syllabi prescribed by the examination boards are enriched, which means that the entire curriculum is reviewed and revised with special focus on certain themes and concepts. The teaching of English is skill-based, focusing on reading and critical thinking, writing skills, oral communication skills, as well as on the ethical and social dimensions of language learning. The Science teaching and learning focuses more on conceptual understanding and exploration. Our approach is inquiry-based and students learn through project work and practical experimentation.
In addition, the School is introducing Physical Education and Health, as well as PrISM — Personal, Intellectual, Social and Moral development — curriculums.
Classroom sessions are student-centered with a focus on interactive teaching that includes discussions, case studies and research projects. For assessment, the School is affiliated with the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB), the only examination board in South Asia to integrate e-marking, or computer-based marking, in its assessment methodology.
Aga Khan School, Garden offers instruction in following areas:
A four-year pre-primary programme facilitates development during the child’s formative years (3 to 7 years).
Children are encouraged to explore their potential in the following areas:
An eight-year junior secondary programme provides several exciting, inspiring and thought-provoking opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:
The national curriculum is followed for grade VIII, however significant enrichments have been made to the syllabus. The prime focus of the grade VIII curriculum is to provide a strong basis in English, Mathematics and Science subjects. Other compulsory subjects such as Urdu, Pakistan Studies and Islamiat are also part of the curriculum.
The School offers science and general group subjects at the secondary level.
Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of student life at the Aga Khan School, Garden.
Training camps are held under the supervision of professional coaches for cricket, football, table-tennis, volleyball and throw ball. Students participate in various inter-school and inter-section events throughout the year.
Athletics Meet is an annual event held by faculty of Physical Education. Students practice throughout the year for track and field events.
The School Choir is designed for the pure love of music. Students learn technical aspects of singing like pitch, rhythm etc. The School Choir plays an important part in all school ceremonies and represents the School at various platforms.
In the First Aid club, students learn to provide first-aid, including dealing with symptoms of chest pain, heart attacks, or resuscitation.
The Student Council constitutes of a Head Boy/ Head Girl from grade X, Head Ground Crew, Head Class Representative, Head Library Representative from grade VII and IX. There is a representation for the Ground Crew, Class Rep, Sports Rep and Library Rep from each section from Junior and Senior Section. Apart from helping maintain discipline, the Student Council organises various school events.
Students from grade III onwards are actively involved in learning modules and activities related to community service. Each club has a distinct objective and aims to instil particular skills in students which help them build their confidence and leadership qualities. Each club and society is facilitated by a Teacher Mentor and a Peer Master Trainer.
Theatre brings the vibrant colours of literature and performing arts into the lives of students. We believe that acting gives you a story to tell, a reason to cry and lets you be someone other than yourself. Social issues are also dealt with through the medium of theatre in this club.
The basic purpose of the Chess club is to enhance mental concentration and to strengthen logical thinking and planning through the game. The skills acquired as a result have helped our students participate in various national level competitions.
This club not only focuses on creativity but also aims to offer a fun and exciting club environment where students explore various mediums of flower making and arrangement. The objective of the club is to help each child reach their maximum creative potential.
Clay work, tie and dye, and screen-printing are the three handicraft options available at the school. The objective of the club is to introduce various handicraft forms and to create limitless opportunities for students to enhance and facilitate their creative talents and artistry.
The gardening club provides opportunities to students to gain hands-on experience of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. Students learn about habitats and the processes of sowing seeds and harvesting crops. This club creates a beautiful spot in the school. The vegetables grown in the garden are shared with the non-teaching staff as a gesture of gratitude.
The cooking club trains students to become young master chefs. Students indulge in cooking while also learning table manners. They learn about nutritional values of various food items along with tips on healthy cooking.