Through athletics at the bridges school, student-athletes will develop character, advance their leadership skills, learn the value of cooperation and teamwork and prove to be good citizens who exude sportsmanship. The athletic program at TBS is intended to be an extension of the classroom and complement the educational experience as many of the lessons learned through athletics simply cannot be taught from a textbook. TBS BOBCATS will be holding its annual Basketball Gala/Sports day on April 12, 2018 Come, encourage our athletes.
Cildren can learn better if taught in classes instead of individual tuition from private tutors.
As far back as the 10th century Islamic society, elementary schools (makateb) were attached to the mosques and were part of the social life, where students came to learn the fundamentals of their societal values and beliefs. 11th Century, Muslim Philosopher,Ibn - e - Sina, citing the value of emulation among pupils and the usefulness of group discussions and debates, wrote that children can learn better if taught in classes instead of individual tuition from private tutors.Around a millennium later, after the destruction of the World War II.Loris Malaguzzi and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy, reached the same conclusion that it is in the early years of development when children are forming who they are as an individual. This led to creation of a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.
Our school provides an orderly, safe, & supportive environment that fosters curiosity, inquiry, excellence and lifelong passion for learning.
The Bridges School is a community of students, parents and staff, dedicated to address each child's need to learn and achieve excellence in education and in life. Collectively, our school provides an orderly, safe, & supportive environment that fosters curiosity,inquiry, excellence and lifelong passion for learning.
Evidence suggests that the experiences, environment and opportunities provided to a child determine his/her strengths and weaknesses.
Today, these views have, in fact, been upheld by scientific evidence. Evidence suggests that the experiences, environment and opportunities provided to a child determine his/her strengths and weaknesses. If a child's world is chaotic, stressful emotionally,cognitively impoverished their potentials will remain undiscovered. On the contrary, if a child's world is safe, nurturing and rich in social, emotional and cognitive opportunities, he/she will flourish.The Bridges School, imparts developmentally appropriate academically competitive, brain - based curriculum that fosters physical, emotional, social creative and cognitive development. Thus our pedagogy not only combines the wisdom of early Islamic scholarship (with strands of Reggio Emilia Approach), it also follows the curriculum guidelines of the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children â€“a US based organization promoting excellence in children's education.
The preschool years, especially the start, is full of excitement while at the same time it can be a source of anxiety for parents.
As parents, early childhood education specialists, and professional care-givers, we realize that preschool is a big step not only for your child but also your family. Please be rest-assured that your child will be very well looked-after, receiving only the best in preschool education and care. The preschool years, especially the start, is full of excitement while at the same time it can be a source of anxiety for parents.We hope that the following information answers any questions or concerns you may have.Should you require any further information about the Bridges Preschool program, we encourage you to get in touch with us.Before your child's first day of school, we ask you to be sure that you have discussed this new and exciting part of your child's life, with him or her. The concept of preschool, and schooling in general, should be discussed in a subtle manner (not making your child overly anxious about this "change" in his/her life), and be gently reinforced several times.
A good night's rest helps, with the child going to sleep early and getting up early in the morning to prepare for the preschool day. A healthy breakfast, before leaving for school, is a must.
If your child finds it difficult to separate from you in a new environment, remain calm, reassuring him or her that you will return soon.
If your child finds it difficult to separate from you in a new environment, remain calm, reassuring him or her that you will return soon. If you and the teacher decide that you should stay in the room, sit in an inconspicuous spot and wait for your child to engage in an activity. You may stress that this is his/her time and place and you will sit quietly and watch.When he/she seems ready say that you are leaving and will return soon.Be low-key but positive, confident and cheerful. After you have left, please know that we will contact you if your child needs you. Do not hesitate to ask the teachers for suggestions.
The school gate opens at 8:00 a.m. Please make sure your child reaches school 10 minutes before classes start.
The school timings for each of the grades are as follows: Playgroup: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Nursery: 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and Kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please make sure your child reaches school on time, and avoids being un-necessarily late. Gate Procedure: The school gate opens at 8:00 a.m. Please make sure your child reaches school 10 minutes before classes start.Parents and care-givers (i.e. maids, drivers etc.)should escort each child to the school's reception area, where one of the school maids or teaching assistants will guide them to their respective classroom.. Should you need to work out some other arrangement, where you would like to drop off your child at the main gate or bring your child to his/her classroom yourself, please have a word with our administration so we can work out the details.At the pickup time, parents or authorized persons are asked to reach the school gate and present identification,
after which the child will be allowed.Absenteeism:We encourage and appreciate children attending classes regularly, so they can benefit from our academic program.
Please avoid excessive absentees or late arrivals.We would appreciate a phone call by 9 a.m. when your child is absent due to illness. If your child is absent for two consecutive days, and we haven't heard from the parents/ guardian, the school will call home to inquire about the child. Late Pick-up Policy:Please make arrangements to have your child picked up promptly.Especially for the very young kids, it can be very upsetting to be â€œleft behindâ€ at school, with all the other students having gone home. To provide security and professional child-care, the Preschool will charge a fee of Rs.50/- for each additional half hour that your child remains on campus. This amount will be billed to your child's next bill. Snacks and Lunches: Snacks and lunches are not provided by the school. As we try to encourage good nutrition, please do not pack candy excessive treats, or caffeine drinks. Please have lunch boxes or bags clearly labeled.Occasionally, with school activities, the school serves small snacks and drinks. If your child has special dietary requirements, please fill out a "Special Instruction Form" so that the school can cater for your child appropriately. Clothing: Comfortable play clothes are most suitable for preschool.Clothing should be easy for children to manage as this increases.
Parents/guardians may enter school premises at any time without prior permission for the purpose of meeting their child.
Close personal communication is encouraged among parents, administration and class teachers. Parents/guardians may enter school premises at any time without prior permission for the purpose of meeting their child. However to meet with teachers or the administrator, we require that you make an appointment in advance. Since the campus is essentially a closed campus for security reasons, grandparents, siblings, and extended family relatives may be denied permission to enter without a prior appointment.
Parent-Teacher Meetings: Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled twice per term (six times a year) for which we require that at least one parent attends.
At the meeting, your child's progress will be discussed with you. If you feel the need to meet with your child's teacher at any point during the school year, please contact the school office to schedule a meeting.
If a child becomes ill at preschool we will call the parents/ guardians to come and pickup their child.
Please let your child restat home, if he or she: > has a known or suspected disease such as measles, chickenpox, mumps, etc. > has symptoms such as a generalized rash, vomiting, diarrhea, chronic cough, or persistent fever - until clear diagnosis is established and /or the disease is beyond the communicable period. > is too ill to take part in regular activities. has an upset stomach. > complains of unusual pain. If a child becomes ill at preschool we will call the parents/ guardians to come and pickup their child. Please be sure to leave a number where you can be reached. We assure you that your child will be looked after till you arrive at the school. Children who do not have a fever, but may possibly have an upper respiratory infection such as a mild cough or cold, do not need to be excluded for the protection of other children. A child with a chronic cough or persistent fever, however should be seen by a doctor to rule out a more serious infection.
Please note that if your child is too sick to go outside to play, he/she is not well enough to be at preschool.
Medication policy:Medications will be administered only when the required "medication form" has been filled out and signed, including information about when the last dosage was administered.A new form is required for each medication.The medication must be handed to the teacher who will place it in the medication box kept out of the reach of the children.Please do not place any medication in the child's back pack.Antibiotics do not need to be administrated at preschool.Please give these to your child before or after preschool.Medication for allergic reaction can be kept at the preschool.These medications require a separate "special instruction form" to be kept with the medication.
On occasion, photographers from local papers cover Bridges Preschool's special schools events.
On occasion,photographers from local papers cover Bridges Preschool's special schools events.Any photograph taken by the photographer becomes the property of the paper and may be used for publishing. Bridges Preschool also takes photographs throughout the school year.These photos can be used in the school's photo album, end-of-the-year video scrapbook and on our website.Photographs used on our website and newsletters can not be copied without prior permission.If you would NOT like your child to be photographed you are requested to fill out a "special instruction form".
It's an outcome of ongoing conversations among faculty, administration, parents and the student body.
TBS carefully considers all aspects of a child's development: emotional, social, physical, as well as cognitive. The Bridges School believes that children can best acquire appropriate knowledge and the needed skills for future learning through a classroom instruction that is complemented by weekly participation in a variety of special subject areas including physical education, music, art, computer, library, & sciences. Thus our curriculum is developmentally appropriate (building upon itself year by year), and is carefully planned,whereby objectives are clearly defined and classroom procedures are sufficiently flexible to allow for attention to variations in developmental levels and for small group instruction.It's an outcome of ongoing conversations among faculty, administration, parents and the student body.
Taking into account the cutting edge educational practices and current philosophical thoughts. TBS curriculum is divided into five "Areas" further portioned into three aspects each.We prepare and benchmark our student's progress around these five "areas" and fifteen "aspects."An overview of these five areas are as follows:
For preschoolers,listening and movement skillsbecome more technically defined in form coordination such as stepping, hopping, and skipping to rhythm.
At TBS, academic growth intertwines with positive social and emotional development.Students from Playgroup through Grade School learn to negotiate and solve conflicts and follow an unwritten contract for living and working together.This sense of community is constantly reinforced through weekly assemblies,rules basedon Islamic and universal human values and through simple techniques like the use of "circle time" that fosters a sense of community by having each student feel recognized and valued, and develop his/her own interpersonal skills and respect for others' points of view.
Students also participate in sports and aerobicsprograms that integrates social emotional development with physical development and activities.For instance, for preschoolers,listening and movement skillsbecome more technically defined in form coordination such as stepping, hopping, and skipping to rhythm.
Creativity is inculcated in the minds of our little scholars through the use of games, song, story, and musical instruments.
The "work" of play includes art, dramatic play,block building, artistic expression, music,problem solvingand multimedia skills. They paint, weave, dye, sculpt, and create relevant crafts.Creativity is inculcated in the minds of our little scholars through the use of games, song, story, and musical instruments, whereby the students work on beat, tempo, rhythm, modulation, sequence, spatial awareness, locomotion, physical control, partnering, group cooperation, timing, and echoing.Main objective is to foster the child's confidence and creativity as an individual and as member of a greater community of peers.
At the Bridges School, in addition to the immersion in literacy skills that began in our playgroup class.
The TBS curriculumbuilds upon the experiences from our lower school program, continuing to immerse the student in a language rich environment, while focusing on the building of phonic skills. The phonetic components of language are taught in an integrated approach involving the use of key words and pictures to represent sounds. The children see the words, say the words, andcwrite them. They also build a list of sight words in their word books, accumulating word cards and practicing their use.In literacy work, the children learn about the history of language and other languages such as sign language and pictographs. They study the alphabet and the formation of letters.
They develop sequencing skills as they discuss the location of a particular letter in the alphabet. They enthusiastically contribute items to fill the beloved "sound box," a container with drawers for each initial consonant. Though early fluency in reading may not seem to be connected to phonic skills, these connections become clear as one sees fluent readers tackle new words.
A solid foundation for the field is provided, with an emphasis on inculcating the scientific ethic - enquiry, evaluation, planning and investigation.
The sciences' curriculum attempts to engage students with the fundamentals of the three natural sciences, namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology, in a manner that develops their interest in scientific knowledge and encourages them to explore their potential as future contributors to the field. A solid foundation for the field is provided, with an emphasis on inculcating the scientific.Athic - enquiry, evaluation, planning and investigation - such that the students view important scientists as masters of a discipline that contributed significantly to their lives and draw inspiration from them as well as enjoy playing the role of school scientists themselves.
Solving problems is an important part of our students' work in math.
Solving problems is an important part of our students' work in math. Math skills are built earlier on as children work with a variety of math manipulatives, including pattern blocks, cubes, geoboards, scales and "teddy bear" counters. They also use a number line to count and mark the days on the calendar. Songs that involve counting and cooking projects encourage children to explore a variety of measurement techniques. They also observe patterns and sequences, and sort and classify objects.The Kindergarteners count the number of days they have attended school, bundle number sticks into tens, and celebrate "Hundred's Day" on their hundredth day of attendance. They also collect data as they survey and graph such things as their birthdays and their means of getting to school.
A range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Bridges students.
Children grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, responsive interaction, and encouragement for exploration. TBS, thus, promotes a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students that foster personal development an engaged community, and a sense of personal connection to Bridges. For this, a range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Bridges students, faculty and parents.Bridges Middle School Electives and Clubs are year-long co-curricular programs with clear educational components.Most electives or clubs meet every Wednesday.
Some electives may extend beyond the school day, meet every other week or find alternate meeting times depending on the nature of the activity and availability of the faculty advisor and students. Examples of clubs include Bridges Bobcats Society; the Art and History Club; Literacy and Language; and the Science and Business Club.
Newsletter may contain details about fieldtrips, for which parrents must sign and return a "permission slip".
A newsletter sent home each month providing you with a calendar for upcoming events, and general news.We request parents to read the news letter carefully each month.Newsletter may contain details about fieldtrips, for which parrents must sign and return a "permission slip".The newsletter may also contain details about planned activities, for which there might ba a need for parent participation.
Bridges is a warm and welcoming school, tucked into a beautifully landscaped campus.
While Bridges prepares its students for a lifelong learning, it's equally known to foster friendships that last a lifetime, teachers who make a difference, perspectives broadened and refined. TBS takes pride in the Academy and loyalty to its tradition: these are the hallmarks of a Bridges education. As a prospective Bridges Parent you probably have a lot of questions. We hope that our website helps you get a sense of Bridges and prove to be a useful tool in seeking admission at Bridges.If you find that your questions are not answered here, please feel free to contact us.We look forward to meeting you.
Bridges is a warm and welcoming school, tucked into a beautifullylandscaped campus. We invite you to experience our world in person through our open houses, campus visits, and several events. We greatly look forward to getting to know each parent as you seek quality schooling that will best suit your child's needs.
Bridges Preschool reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant, without providing a reason.
Students are chosen for both their intellectual and emotional potential. Once selected, students are placed in appropriate grade levels according to age and developmental criteria determined by the school administration. Factors like a child's potential for growth in a social environment, and a child's ability to work in a demanding academic setting are also considered during admissions, and evaluated several times during the academic year.
To compare the performance of our students to their grade-level peers across the world.
By providing a safe and structured learning environment, more time in school, and passionate, committed teachers, Bridgeshas helped students make significant academic gains that are closelymonitored through achievement results.Beginning in Nursery,we track student performance across time anduse a variety of observations and tools to gather data and gauge student achievement.These include classroom observations and tests, evaluations of students'skills against international standards allowing TBS to compare the performance of our students to their grade-level peers across the world.While the TBS curriculum is carefully planned, objectives are clearly defined and classroom proceduresare sufficiently flexible to allow for attention to variations in developmental levels and for small group instruction.We,nevertheless, encourage TBS parents to visit the school, talk to the teachers and stay engaged as we support each student, individually, to form good work habits and to becomeachievers, earlier on in their lives.
Your child's progress and development is evaluated once per term and documented in the form of progress reports. Parents are then invited to parent-teacher meetings, where each child's progress is discussed. This report becomes part of your child's permanent student record. The schools staff brings any special problem or significant developments to your attention as soon as they arise. Your Child's Records:Information contained in your child's record is privileged and confidential. The school staff will never distribute or release your child's student records or your personal family details to anyone, except those directly related to implementing the program plan for your child. You, as parents/guardians, have complete access to your child's records. Please submit an application two days in advance if you wish to review your child's records.