Apex is committed to supporting students as they develop English proficiency. Students who are still learning English have full access to all content area curriculum in a language-rich learning environment. English language teacher’s work with classroom and content teachers across the subjects to provide appropriate language supports for student learning.
Inquiry-based learning in the early years offers flexibility for English learners to explore new ideas, solve problems, and express their learning with minimal language interference. Language development in all four domains of English proficiency: reading, writing, speaking, and listening is encouraged at Apex.
We value the continued growth students’ mother tongue and acknowledge the benefits of multilingualism across the content areas; therefore, we encourage students to read, study, discuss, and build content vocabulary in all the languages they speak at home. We recommend that families engage fully in the on-going development of language and literacy at home and in the community.
The Pastoral Policy is designed to help students attain academic excellence, sensitize them to the environment around them which includes the community, and more significantly - cope with various emotional experiences. Pastoral Care is extended to students with faculty involved in mentoring and supporting the students. The Grade Teachers of each Grade and Section are directly responsible for maintaining discipline while the Teachers also play a significant part in the emotional and psychological well-being of the students. Mentoring is an entrenched part of the culture at Apex; students and teachers build strong, mutually respectful relationships which enhance the learning journey, and student-student mentoring and staff-staff mentoring is also encouraged and embraced.
Students in future would be allocated to three houses at the time of the admission and would remain part of the same family till the time they leave the school. Along with increased sense of identity and belonging, they also provide students with a sense of tradition and leadership opportunities. The multitude of activities, the balancing acts of it with academics and excellent results, it all seems a herculean task, and Apex would manage it all with its ever so vibrant house system. House systems function to foster in a spirit of leadership, co-operation, mutual understanding, tolerance, self-reliance and build up a team spirit. Each House would be headed by a Housemaster who is responsible for implementation of the Pastoral system for the respective House.
Our 21st century students demonstrate amazing creativity when they have the freedom to engage their academic work in motivating and unique ways. Apex believes technology brings richness to the educational environment when implemented at developmentally appropriate levels. Whether it is through blogs, wikis, or digital collaboration, Apex seeks to create an environment that embraces an interactive community, preparing students for success regardless of what future dreams and goals they pursue.
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Students are different from their parents because technology permeates their lives. The depth of these differences goes well beyond environmental factors at the surface. Current research on teenagers’ brains reveals differences in their brain development. Not only are their brains different, but students learn differently. They make meaning, engage, and process their learning in ways that reflect the digital world that surrounds them. An immense amount of information is now available to them as digital media. Apex seeks to maximize the opportunities of technology to enhance the learning community of students and faculty.
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