Primary & Middle School

Primrose International Schools in Chennai

The main goal of the school is to concentrate on what they have learnt. The Primrose International School in Chennai is very clear about the way of teaching, The student should be strong in the concept and should not mug-up. The teacher keep on monitoring each and every child and take a complete care of the students.

Instructional Hours :

As per the ICSE recommendations, we would to attain minimum instructional hours of 900 hr for classes I to V ,1000 hr for classes VI to X and 900 hr for classes XI and XII.

Home Work

Regulation of Homework :

Every class has a homework timetable that relates to the learning pathway that they are on. Homework is allotted keeping in mind the health and well-being of pupils, and judicious control is exercised by the class teachers, which is reviewed by the Head of the School. The co-operation of parents is essential for holistic development of the child. The amount of written work to be done at home will be controlled and there will be a proper division of written and reading homework.

Type of Homework :

Homework will differ from subject to subject, but reasonable homework would include:

  • Work designed to give children practice in a particular process or operation.
  • The application of principles that are explained in the class.
  • Reading (study) with a view to acquiring principles, essential facts or formulae or illustrative examples.
  • Collecting information relating to specified topics or for debates.

Holiday Homework :

No holiday homework is set for the Lower Primary Classes (I to V). At the Upper Primary stage (VI to X) pupil are required to maintain diaries, take up one or two projects or work on a hobby, suitable to their tastes and abilities and their economic support available from the parents.

Requesting Parents :

It forms an important part of a student’s education since it reinforces the work covered in the classroom. Home assignments aim to develop the responsibility, time management, self-reliance, autonomy and perseverance in the child. It is important for parents to realize that while it is their role to assist their children in establishing a regular time for the purpose of completing home assignments, too much parental participation or involvement in projects/homework, defeats the purpose for which they are assigned.

Promotion Criteria

The School adheres to the following criteria for the promotion of students as per ICSE regulations:

    • Pre-Primary : Promotion will be automatic. There will be no formal examinations and the assessment will be carried out by the teacher on the students’ day-to-day work.
    • Classes I & II : Promotion will be automatic. There will be no formal examinations, but only continuous evaluation of students’ work throughout the year will be considered.
    • Classes III to V : Candidates should reach a satisfactory standard in English, an Indian language and Mathematics. Continuous evaluation of students’ work throughout the year will form the basis of assessment.
    • Classes VI to X : Candidates should pass in English, an Indian language and Mathematics, and attain a satisfactory standard in other prescribed subjects at the examination. The evaluation of the work of the students will be on the basis of both the result of an examination and of the work done during the year.
The two aspects namely the examination and the year’s work will be given equal emphasis, that is
  • Continuous assessment – Year’s Work – 50%
  • Terminal Examination – 50%
  • System of Continuous Assessment : In tune with the National Policy on Education 1986/92, School–based Evaluation shall cover both the scholastic and non-scholastic aspects of pupil’s growth.
  • Scholastic Achievements include performance in Unit Tests and Terminal Exams.
  • Non Scholastic Aspects include performance in Literary or Scientific or Cultural activities.
  • Literary Debates, Recitation, Creative Writing, etc.
  • Cultural Activities : Music, Dance, Drama, Art & Craft, Screen printing, Block printing, Glass painting, Tie & Dye, etc.

Assessment Reports About Child’s Progress

At the end of each term, the teachers will give notes about the students to the parents, not fully based on written test-papers, but also mainly on their behaviour, concentration, regularity and promptness to understand and their openness of intelligence. Teachers will take it as a discipline to rely more on inner contact, keen observation and impartial outlook. For the students it will be the necessity of understanding truly what they learn and not to repeat as a parrot what they have not fully understood. Thus, true progress will have been made in the teaching.