Aiming to be a premier institute of repute, FBHIS has started its operation in June 2012, under the aegis of “Poosha Educational Society”, which was established in 1995. A Vision driven outlook of the Management based on the Philosophy of “Let Noble thoughts come to us from all directions,” together with the shared goals of individuals with passion helped in the initiation of this school. A step towards Liberal Education on multi -disciplinary mode has been attempted. Foster Billabong High International School endeavours to provide a strong foundation for an all-round development of a child, a holistic education and hence, emphasis is on qualitative teaching and learning process so that every child who enters the portals of this school is prepared to meet life head-on. The Foster Billabong High International School management has been ever forthcoming and enthusiastic in setting up an Institution to keep pace with the changing needs of its students.
FBHIS is equipped with infrastructure required to implement the curriculum in its intended spirit. We also ensure that school bags are kept light by keeping resources like textbooks, workbooks, craft articles, etc. in class and letting children take home only required worksheets and reference material.
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Main Teacher & Co – Teacher
Grade I to IV
Main Teacher & Co – Teacher
Grade V to VIII
Subject Teachers & Resource Teacher
OUR FOCUS - THE LEARNER :
FBHIS’s joint venture with Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd (KKEL) begins its designing process with its prime focus – the learner. Hence the first question asked is,
‘Where do we want to see the learner at the end of his journey?’
The answer provided is a well-researched systematically documented profile called.
Our curriculum’s USP is to cater to 3 kinds of learners.
A DAY KANGAROO KIDS
- Circle time
- Concept Time
- Sing along sessions
- Snack time
- Attendance Time
- Support System
- Focus point learning ( display of objects)
- Picture Talk
- Story Time
- Rhyme Recitation
- Program Achieve Module ( Moral values are imparted through regular conceptual teaching )
After every month parent receives and overview of the curriculum implemented and the topics covered. Call and fix and appointment for further detailing on academics.
- Work education: Stitching, Cooking, Gardening, Pottery are taught to enhance skills.
- In the formative assessments, attitude and behaviour are also graded.
Foster billabong International High School is affiliated to Central Board of Education with a Primary Year Programme is incorporated into the syllabus.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme managed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students aged 3 to 12.
Our curriculum’s USP is catering 3 kinds of learners.
- Auditory Learners :– lectures, group discussions, speaking, videos
- Visual Learners: Maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, flow charts, symbols, hierarchies
- Kinesthetic Learners: personal experiences, demonstrations, simulations, videos, movies,
- Integrated Curriculum are pre-prepared to maintain the same discipline in all sections of all grade
- Class sheets and home sheets are prepared by a different team.
- Lesson planning, assessment sheets, teaching aids, reference material,plan of work,home extensions,class extensions are prepared at the start of the year which ensure quality implementation of the curriculum.
- Direct point of contact is the Academic Head, Vice Principal and the Principal/Director.
PYP- PRIMARY YEAR PROGRAMME
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students in classes grade 1 to 5.The same integrated with CBSE syllabus which help students to be challenged on higher order thinking levels.
- PYP includes DIVISION OF CHAPTERS INTO BOOKS.
- ONE FOCUS POINT LEARNING
- Interpreted pre-curriculum
- Field trips / Class activities / Special Days / Guest lectures.
- Culminating Days
VARK – Visual / Auditory / Reading / Kinesthetic
- Project exchange between various cultural networks.
- Each class participate in virtual exchange program with international school from across the world.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
- The curriculum for 6th to 10th grade is CBSE syllabus.
- From grade 6th, Science is divided into
i) Physics ii) Chemistry iii) Biology
- Sports & Performing arts are part of their regular curriculum
- Library, Computers, art & craft, Skill periods, Club periods and the likes are conducted also part of the regular curriculum.
- Language Arts and English Grammar
- Social Science
- Second Language – Hindi /Telugu
- Computer Education
- Art and Craft
- Physical Education
EXTRA COURSES OFFERED
- Science Explanation
SOME OF OUR POLICIES
|Homework Policy||Math (everyday ) Other Subjects (Weekly),Friday – Wednesday Submission.|
|Field trips||Fieldtrips for every Major topic covered pertaining to Social, Science & English mainly.|
|Special weeks||Like Shakespeare week, Cultural week, Skill India week and more.|
|Guest lectures||Specialists in fields, Volunteer parents are called in to give guest lectures to students of all grades in various topics|
|Students Council / Clubs/ Ministries.||Projects are mandatory for students to submit. Evaluated and graded by CBSE. In-house projects.|
|Cultural events||Expressions week, Oriental week ( Haiku, Cooking, Oriental art, origami and more)|
|External exams||Certificates hold value for higher studies. All are optional – can be chosen from.|
|Teacher training programmes||Mandatory CBSE training – thrice a year. Billabong Training – Twice a year
|Curriculum Actualisation||Mock sessions, Class observations, evaluation & grading of Teaching.|
|Inter House Competitions||Spin a yarn , Dance , Music , talent search , Design , Article writing , all sports etc.|
|Inter School Competitions||CBSE katha competitions, sports competitions, Model United Nations.|
FBHIS is an amalgamation of world class globalised sports, labs and resource infrastructure creating collaborative spaces for students of all grades.
FBHIS has a well-stocked library with interesting and informative books on a variety of subjects. Students are encouraged to refer to these books not only for academic purposes but also to discover the pleasure of reading in a serene atmosphere.
Cheerful colours and restful surroundings are to be found in the health bay. It has a soothing, yet vibrant feel to it that can make an unwell child feel better.
Breakfast and Lunch at FBHIS is coupon system. Student can procure some coupons in advance. Whenever student wants to avail breakfast from school has to drop the coupon in the Coupon box in the classroom in the morning, breakfast plate will be given to their respective classrooms. Weekly menu is set.
We also provide healthy and balanced meals to children in the dining hall. High standards of cleanliness are maintained so that children are protected from any harm. Sharing meals also provides the children with a sense of community. We maintain weekly menu. Lunch provided by FBHIS is Optional.
Each school has a computer Lab that helps to develop a deeper understanding of technology and its working in every child.
Tools like audiovisual clippings, presentations, songs and cartoons are used extensively in our curriculum. For this purpose, an exclusive AV centre is allocated with all the required electronic equipment and facilities.
The physical development of each child is an important goal at all our schools. To the extent that is possible, sports infrastructure is provided for a variety of sporting disciplines like Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Tennis, Skating, Aerobics etc.
Sports and Performing Activities
|Sports||Performing Activities||Physical Education / Games|
|Foot Ball||Instrumental Music – (Guitar / Keyboard)||Volley Ball|
|Speech & Drama (HOG)||Shuttle|
Events & Activities
Special days :
Students get to have hands-on experience in accordance to the kinaesthetic learning angle. Parents & students get to experience collaborative learning based on the particular curriculum that is in function.
field trips :
Every grads curriculum has pre-scheduled field trips related to the topics that deem visual learning and experiential knowledge. For example, students visit ISRO to the Pochampally Knitting unit, a chocolate factory, an automobile manufacturing unit and the likes of it through their Billabong years.
Culminating days :
Each year consists four volumes. Apart from the four Parent Teacher meets that happen, the culminating days are scheduled thrice a year portraying all the known academic learning the students underwent in that particular volume. You can expect working displays, prototypes, plays, competitions, Art displays & the likes of it.
Sports Week/Day :
A timeline where students participate, compete and collaborate over different sporting events.
Annual Concert :
Confidence, courage, communication and compassion are some of the common trades within our academic culture. Different segments of FBHIS put up a dazzling performance for parents which helps build all the above mentioned traits and becomes a day to reminisce for the years to come.
Clubs & Ministries :
Each student becomes a member of a club and a ministry where in one academic year they have to finish three projects (individual / team).
Student Council :
The organisation of students, elected by the students, for the students. An opportunity to practice leadership and citizenship. A forum for student expression and faculty students interaction. The Junior Student Council & the Senior Student Council create for a good set of inspiration.
LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME
We at FBHIS believe that people who deal with students today are faced with myriad challenges. The most significant of these is to positively influence them to perform to the best of their abilities. This in turn can be achieved only if they experience social, emotional, and behaviouralwell-being. Extensive research reveals that what fundamentally determines how children achieve and adjust is the mindset they bring with them to life’s experiences. Research indicates that students who are academically successful have positive mindsets as compared to those who are not so successful academically.
FBHIS provides schooling from Pre-School
We as academicians need to ensure that as part of our curriculum, all children are provided many opportunities to acquire a positive mindset that helps them develop their academic, social, emotional and interpersonal potential.
Our Life Skills Programme is cognitive, which means it encourages development of positive habits to maximize learning.
The activities within the curriculum increase the student’s level of awareness of their thoughts and make them understand how their thinking influences their feelings and behaviour patterns. The curriculum also helps them in understanding how they can change negative, irrational thoughts to positive, rational thoughts leading to meaningful outcomes.