“School bells are ringing loud and clear; session is over and new is here.”
– Winifred C. Marshal
On behalf of Springdales fraternity we are happy to welcome you and your child to Session 2023-2024. We are looking forward to a productive cooperation with you to ensure that our children can achieve their highest potential. We hope that the educational journey this year is a source of enrichment for your child and yourself. We are optimistic that this session will again be a time of new and novel learning- a session of new inception.
The educational programme of Springdales strives to create skilled learners and ethical leaders who will go on to the best universities anywhere in the world, pursue careers of their choice and lead a happy life. The school’s curriculum provides opportunities to develop various skills in students while keeping moral and social development at the foundation.
Springdales School envisions being the best school to coalesce self-motivated lifelong learners. Our vision is 'Our Best Always'
S - Scrupulous
P - Persistent
R - Rigorous
I - Innovative
N - Novel
G - Groomed
E - Efficient
R - Resilient
Some important information to get you started on the new session:
Session 2023-24 will commence from 3rd of April 2023 for classes Pre Nur to 10th.
The school timing during summers is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Monday to Friday) for Kindergarten classes and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) for classes 1st to 10th. 2nd and 4th Saturdays are usually holidays for students of classes 1st to 5th unless informed otherwise.
A School Kit containing Information Booklet, Prayer Book (new students only), Student Diary, Portfolio folder, Fee booklet will be handed over to students after the quarter 1 fee has been paid.
Curriculum: For information regarding Academic Guidelines, Holidays, Syllabus, Examination Calendar, Examination Scheme, Activity/Events Calendar, List of Books & Note books for the academic year 2023-24, kindly refer to the Information Booklet that will be provided to you. It is important that parents go through the Information booklet properly to ensure a good start for the child as it gives all the information about curriculum.
School Rules: Kindly go through the School Diary for Guidelines and Rules concerning various aspects of the school including- Transport, Fee, Uniform, Examination, Discipline & Conduct etc. The same are also available on the school’s website www.springdales.org.
Communication: Circulars for parents will be circulated through WhatsApp Group Messages & School Diary Notes. Parents may also communicate with the teachers or school authorities using the school diary. In person meetings with the Coordinator / concerned teacher can be held on the last Saturday of every month or by prior appointment. Parents desirous of meeting the Principal should seek prior appointment from the administrative office. Following people may be contacted in case of any query: For General Queries & Prior Appointments :Ms. Upasana (Office Administrator, Ph: 9797723761), Fee& Transport issues: Mr. Avinash (School Manager, Ph: 7006343927). To keep yourself updated on the events and activities in the school do visit our Website: https://www.springdales.org/) and like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/springdalesjammu/). For additional content on education, subscribe to the school’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLgpF42DLgbpI6GCrj0ZGzQ/featured?view_as=subscriber
If you have availed transport services for your ward, the details of the vehicle and driver will be shared with you prior to the start of the session.
There will be a Parent Orientation Program held in the school premises on 5th April 2023. All the significant positive changes taking place this year will be expatiated during the Orientation Program.. All parents should attend the same.
Curriculum and Infrastructure Highlights for Session 2023-24:
We want our students to be empowered with not just confidence but also with the desire to create a meaningful change, to find their purpose, passion & place in the world. We want them to utilize their time to acquire new skills & experiences through various scholastic and co-scholastic activities.
School Curriculum at Springdales is designed to encompass different spheres of child’s holistic growth and character building. A team of dedicated and meticulous teachers, teach students in a way which is enjoyable, memorable and educative.
Following are the highlights of the curriculum to excite and challenge the learners in the session 2023-24:
The theme of the year is "Colors of life" as colors influence our emotions and actions , it is the sole instance of life on earth and there will be learning opportunities through out the year to explore this theme.
We have formed Student Clubs namely- Nature & Adventure Club, English Literary Club, Social Science and Heritage Club, Computer Science and Technology Club, STEAM Club. Students of classes 6th to 10th will get a chance to be become members of this club and to perform and plan various club activities independently. This will help students put their learning into practice, hone skills or find real world solutions.
To instill competitiveness and leadership quality, school will conduct Inter House competitions wherein the four Houses namely Tawi, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum will compete for the overall trophy. Student Council is elected every year comprising of Head Boy, Head Girl, House Captains, House Prefects & Sports Captains.
As per the requirements of the 21st century, STEAM learning is introduced in the curriculum. STEAM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths and propagates a hands on, project based system of learning connected to practical life. Through STEAM, students are expected to develop critical thinking and creativity to become the next generation innovators.
Student portfolios have been introduced to keep a record of student’s work and performance. In order to make education more child centric, a concept of student’s self evaluation is introduced. This will help us improve curriculum and identify gaps in students learning so that accordingly teaching can be made more effective.
English Language Improvement Plan is followed throughout the year. Winners are awarded at the end of each term for their performance based on Punctuation, Sight Words, Tell it again, Writer’s unblocked, My Journal, Reading Campaign, Dictionary making. In some of these activities, students require assistance & encouragement from parents at home.
School magazine – ‘The Springer’ will be published thrice in the session to promote creativity and self expression of the students.
To improve skills in a fun manner and to connect subject knowledge with its application in the world special week for STEAM, Health and Physical Education and Literary activities will be conducted in school wherein through special morning assembly events, zero period activities etc. students will immerse in the subjects practically and mentally.
Inter School competition provides an opportunity to children, where they not only share their learning experiences but also enhance their communication and interpersonal skills. The school provides excellent opportunities to the students to take part in an array of Inter School Sahodaya competitions like Extempore, Debate, MUN, Elocutions, Sports, Art, music, dance and Exhibition etc.
A right kind of exposure with proper motivation to the students opens up umpteen ventures to explore and learn. To promote the development of elementary skills and healthy habits, a Development period will be assigned once in a week for classes 1st to 5th. Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Multidisciplinary Learning, Health and Hygiene, Learning Good Habits would be the themes for this period.
SEWA & SHRAMDAAN Activity has been introduced through which students will engage in socially useful and productive work.
Remedial classes will be conducted and students who need to strengthen academically will be assigned on this program from April itself.
We hope that these changes bring out the best in our students. In cooperation with you we will create a culture of school readiness- Ready to grow, ready to learn & ready to succeed. Thank you and have a wonderful year ahead!