Thanjavur is certainly blessed to have the Yagappa International School, which is successfully envisaged to be: a Learning – specific ambience, a Knowledge – centric environment, a Student – friendly campus.
Its visionary Founder, the late Y. Arul, a scion from a family that has always donated vast extents of land for public development causes, saw his pet project of a great school take shape. In 2006, his educational initiative saw the sprouting of TODDLERS, a lively preschool to start with.
Now this group of institutions has three great schools under their ambit, viz. The International Cambridge curriculum, The Central Board of Secondary Education and The Tamil Nadu State Board curriculum.
- To provide holistic education to the child and to make learning stress-free and enjoyable.
- To enable children to be unique.
- To trigger young minds to ask questions and spark that quest for knowledge.
- To enable them to comprehend and enjoy learning.
- To allow them to explore and discover their talents.
- To facilitate them to be multifaceted persons and face the world.
Triggering Young Minds
A clutch of intra-school activities and competitions keep the Yagappa Campus throbbing with positivity and enthusiasm.
24th June is Founders Day
To commemorate the late. Mr Y. Arul’s birthday, a string of Art and Cultural programmes with all learners, senior and junior and the enthusiastic faculty, is held to everyone’s joy and satisfaction.
The vision of the late founder, Mr Y. Arul, is also recalled to remind students of his prayers, blessings, and spiritual guidance.
A Platform to Showcase Latent Talent
Apart from academics, the school always plans for a mixture of Intra School Competitions and Celebrations every month and ensures that all children participate. These competitions and celebrations are published in the academic planner of the school on the website.
Shades: It is an Annual Art Competition much looked forward to.
Creative Fantasy: Learners enact popular characters, portraying imaginary, or real-life icons, thus validating their ingenuity in style.
BrainStorm: Inter-schools quiz is an annual feature much awaited by neighbourhood institutions. The frisky, zestful, sharp-witted Mr Soosai Michael keeps the competitors and audience ever perked up.
Best Out of Waste: It inculcates in learners the environmentally friendly aspect of reuse, recycle, and upcycling commonplace discards.
The Christmas fervour is very evident as they get up ‘And Here Comes Santa’ evening programmes that mark various vibrant vibes of the festive season.
Vivace: The Annual Inter-house Sports mela inspires all students to get involved and compete in Track and Field.
Melange: It is another yearly feature, ‘The Parents’ Day.’ The Campus is agog with lively, enjoyable programme.
The Carnival: The Funfest of summer is that occasion when parents and learners throng the venue for a jolly good time.
Unlocking Potential with Cambridge Programmes
The CAIE is a part of the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge International qualifications are recognised by the world’s best Universities and employers, giving learners a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not–for–profit organisation, the CAIE [Cambridge Assessments International Examinations] devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.
Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour, and reflect the latest educational research. Cambridge International is committed to providing exceptional quality.
Over 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners prepare for their future with an education from Cambridge International. The Cambridge learners are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged – equipped for success in the modern world.
Yagappa International School imparts the much-challenging Cambridge curriculum to its eager learners. Yagappa School also provides its learners with an Art lab, Language lab, ICT lab, Science lab and well-established Primary and Secondary Libraries to trigger their inquisitive minds.
Different Stages of Learning at Yagappa Toddlers’ Programme:
Ideally, the first step into education is at the age of three. Yagappa has designed the Toddlers Programme such that children can learn about themselves and the world through exploration.
The classroom space stimulates social, emotional, physical, language/communication and cognitive areas of learning. Children have access to a play area, books, puzzles, toys and sensory activities. The school encourages children to move around the room freely and engage in activities that interest them. It also starts introducing language, pre-writing, phonics skills, and number play. Music and creative movement are other activities that appeal to children.
Pre-primary 1 Programme: This module is equivalent to Lower Kindergarten. Yagappa introduces children to reading skills, number concepts and environmental studies at this stage, along with lessons in music and movement. The school strongly believes in the Montessori method of teaching and ensures that children explore and practise various skills.
Pre-primary 2 Programme: This module is equivalent to Upper Kindergarten. Yagappa continues children’s education reading and writing skills, number concepts and environmental studies at this stage, along with lessons in music and movement.
Primary Programme: The Primary Programme consists of grades 1 to 5. It offers a wide range of subjects, including English, Tamil, Hindi, French, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Art and Physical Education.
The school follows the Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for English, Mathematics and Science. At the end of Grade 5, children take up the Primary Checkpoint to assess their learning. This serves as an external benchmark and provides comprehensive feedback to both learners and the school on their skills and competencies in these key curricular subject areas.
Lower Secondary Programme: The Lower Secondary Programme consists of Grades 6, 7 and 8. It offers a wide range of subjects, including English, Tamil, Hindi, French, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Art, and Physical Education.
The school follows the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum framework for English, Mathematics and Science. At the end of Grade 8, children take up the Lower Secondary Checkpoint to assess their learning.