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Our students will be of strong character and have a solid understanding of what constitutes good moral conduct.


From their very first day at LDR, our students will gradually build an increasingly deeper understanding of a core set of principles, based on four important areas of their development:


As a result, our graduating students will be of strong character, have a solid understanding of what constitutes good moral conduct and appreciate the importance of building healthy relationships throughout their lives.

    As a result, our graduating students will be of strong character, have a solid understanding of what constitutes good moral conduct and appreciate the importance of building healthy relationships throughout their lives. Over the course of their study at LDR International School, students gradually build an increasingly deeper understanding of a set of core principles that are based on the four areas of development: physical, social, emotional and intellectual. This understanding characterises our students and is the foundation for moral conduct, healthy relationships and strength of character.

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    Over the course of their study at LDR International School, students gradually build an increasingly deeper understanding of a set of core principles that are based on the four areas of development: physical, social, emotional and intellectual. This understanding characterises our students and is the foundation for moral conduct, healthy relationships and strength of character.

    Physical development

    This entails learning about the physical world in which we live and developing a wise and balanced relationship towards it, starting from one’s own body. In relation to the material world (physical development), a LDR student understands that :

    • Consuming things that keep the body fit and healthy also keeps the mind calm and clear
    • Showing care and respect for the environment enhances the quality of our lives
    • Needs and wants are different and understanding them helps us bring balance to our lives

    Curriculum relevance: Nutrition, physical exercise, sport, biology, time management, computer sciences, geography, environmental studies and life skills.

    Social development

    This entails developing a wise and balanced relationship to the social world. It includes teaching the foundations of Indian morality as a scheme for living together wisely with trust, integrity and social responsibility. In relation to society (moral development), a LDR student understands that:

    • Choosing the right words at the right time and right place leads to healthy relationships
    • Being open to other people’s views helps us grow
    • Good teamwork yields results richer than the sum of the parts

    And the student also Incorporates:

    • Not harming others
    • Right speech (speaking truthfully, agreeably and appropriately)
    • Acting with integrity
    • Responsibility for one’s own learning and development
    • Responsibility towards family members, towards place of work/study and society

    Curriculum relevance: Language and communication skills social studies, performing arts, history and community service.

    Emotional development

    This means developing skilful ways of dealing with negative emotions and cultivating and maintaining positive ones. In relation to the emotions (mind development), a LDR student understands that:

    • Being kind and compassionate generates positive effects for oneself and others
    • Love of learning is created through effort and perseverance
    • We are the only ones who can control our emotions and reactions

    And the student also Incorporates:

    • Emotional balance
    • Love of learning
    • Patience, effort and resilience
    • Concentration and mindfulness
    • Kindness and compassion

    Curriculum relevance: Meditation, Thirteen Enlightening Habits, activities, life skills, art , community service and daily classroom experiences.

    Intellectual development

    This entails training the mind to think with reason and without bias, to think creatively, constructively and to be able to reflect on experience and learn from it. In relation to the intellect (wisdom development), a LDR student understands that:

    • Life is more meaningful when we skilfully reflect on experience and carefully filter information
    • A wise decision is one that is logical, practical and beneficial to both oneself and others
    • Our intentions, words and actions create our own future

    And the student also incorporates:

    • Right understanding (of right and wrong, of what has value and what does not)
    • Right intention (making decisions based on good intentions: logical, beneficial, practical)
    • Development of wisdom at three levels: (reading and listening; creative thinking; learning from experience)

    Curriculum relevance: Maths, science, linguistics, art and design, and all forms of decision making, critical thinking and creativity.

    LDR Areas of Development Enlightening Habits
    Physical 1. Using the senses wisely (lndriya-Samvara)
    2. Knowing the right amount (Santosh)
    Social 3. Not harming (Ahimsa)
    4. Being truthful (Satya)
    5. Being generous (Tyaga)
    6. Being kind and compassionate (Maitrī - Karuna)
    Emotional 7. Being patient and tolerant (Kshanti)
    8. Persevering (Vīrya)
    Intellectual 9. Being enthusiastic (Vipra)
    10. Being mindful and alert (Smṛti)
    11. Being calm and focused (Samadhi)
    12. Applying the mind skilfully (Manasikara)
    13. Sense of Wisdom, understanding and right intent (Vivek)

    Teachers will assess a students’ progress towards these goals on a daily, weekly and termly basis. Assessment of learning is based on two fundamental principles: evaluation for the purpose of developing the learner’s capacity and for appraising their achievements.

    The goal of assessment is to track progress, from whatever point each student starts, and identify learner needs. Ongoing formative assessment, based on observation, informal testing and student self-evaluation, is complemented by some formal testing (summative assessment). Assessment is 20% formative and 80% summative. The latter is partly achieved through the school’s online/offline assessment programme, Measuring Academic Progress.

    Classes Examination
    I-III Weekly Test System
    IV-VI Periodic Assessment – 10%
    Notebook & Portfolio – 5%
    Subject Enrichment Activity – 5%
    Half Yearly / Annual Examination – 80%
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