The Black Hearted World

If I had got wings I would fly high in the air,
The water carried all my dreams far away to the ocean
My tears were tired and my body was burnt
But I never learned
I always saw the garden through the window in my room
I felt the long towers call out my name.
My stepbrother always seeks into the house drunk
But never he has thought I was not even able to walk to the main door.
My step sister was good to me, she always spent time with me and got me food to survive
If I would get powers like Potter I will fly fast like the jet
I will get back my dreams from the ocean
And bring back my tears
At nights I light up the candles in my room
And would just fell the warmth
I sew my gowns and paint the pallet and I have none to judge
The Rose smelled sugar
I am still waiting for the day I get my wings

By Vignesh, Grade 7

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Examinations

PNC Cognitio School, in its full capacity as a K-12 Cambridge International School also serves as an exam center for private candidates from India and around the globe. We offer a wide-range of subject choices from IGCSE, O Level and International AS/A Level to our private candidates. We cater to them through all three available series for Cambridge examinations: March, June and November making it altogether easier for students to easily manage their exam routines.

PNC Cognitio School in its sole aim to provide an illuminated pathway for students to reach universities worldwide is an official PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement Test Centre (#: 63838) in association with the College Board, US. 

We currently offer all the exam series for SAT, PSAT and AP as offered by the College Board allowing students to seamlessly attempt exams at their own comfortable time and apply to universities with ease. From 2023, students will benefit from digital SAT with better exam experiences and faster results all aided by the advanced systems right here at PNC Cognitio.

With all of the facilities available at PNC Cognitio School, we strive to be a comprehensive package to students, handing over their most powerful passport to quality education around the globe without any hassle in accessibility. 

New Grade Familiarization Week

Any new beginning requires mental preparedness , readiness and handling new information by the mind. Kids are no exception to this as they more dependent on parents to assist them in their decisions and actions. With the kids, it is pivotal to make them feel at home to help them ease in to the new surroundings. New Grade Familiarization week is an important stride towards this aspect. This new initiative started with the academic year 2019 -20. These five days are carefully planned and power packed with academic and co-curricular activities to help children start their new academic year on a high note.

The onboarding process is designed in benefit of new to children build their understanding between newly found friends and teachers. All of them get to know the school culture and get familiar with their environment. Such a program with a caring vision ensures they step into their actual academic periods totally prepared and excited to begin the year long journey. All Grade students were able to start their learning pathway by bonding with teachers and getting valuable insights into their learning objectives for the new academic year. Grade 9 Students for example were able to lay hands on various tools and designs relevant to design and Implementation. It was such an endearing and pleasant sight to watch all young learners get used to the campus and enjoy the program.

PNC School Culture and values imbibe children with immense moral insights and the program is just providing them a taste of what they are going to experience yearlong within the campus along with their mentors.

After School Programs

PNC’s spacious school, a community learning resource, will continue to offer a rich selection of extracurricular activities designed to enhance students’ all-round development. These array of activities are offered during the week and in the weekend. The school strives to earn an excellent State, National and International reputation for its inter-school sports activities and tournaments.

Regular sports activities includes Swimming, Cricket, Basketball, Skating, Football and more.

Support classes in a variety of subject areas will also be a key feature of after school activities to ensure that any student who requires additional guidance will be able to obtain it. Upcoming activities such as Drama, Arts, Environmental Club and Music Club will be the new features of the after-school programme. A full range of other accredited skills-based courses designed to develop various future skills will be rolled out as part of the “Skills of the Future Cognition” development plan, which could include Leadership, ICT, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Gen X Skills and many more.

Applying learning and developing professional skills are key to our young people’s successful futures.

Child's Learning Partners

TEACHERS & PARTNERS

Education Professionals – Our highly qualified and motivated teachers have been carefully selected for their teaching excellence and ability to actively engage students in the learning process. We implement an ongoing programme of workshops and professional development sessions, often conducted by noted educationists in around the world, to ensure that our teachers are up to date with the latest developments in educational techniques and methods.

The Senior Leadership Team and a team of Subject Leaders are well experienced and are complemented by professional teachers to meet the needs of our student population.

Partnership with Parents – Parents play an important role in the learning journey of the child at school. At PNC we provide varied platforms for parents to interact with the students thus giving them the real time application of the subjects. Through a regular communication system –

written and data reports, SMS, email and a programme of consultation evenings – parents are regularly updated on the progress of their children and on activities in the school. Parents are welcome to discuss their children’s individual progress with the concerned teacher or school

Principal or any member of the Senior Leadership Team at a mutually convenient time.

Parent Voice including a monthly forum with the Principal are conducted on a regular basis. These meetings provide an opportunity to all our parents to voice any concerns, suggestions or ideas they may have.

Child Health & Safety

The health and safety support network is made up of people such as extended family, friends and community members who will work together in sync with the school to develop and maintain a plan that will ensure long term safety, belonging and wellbeing of our Children. A healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable, binding upon each other for a productive life.

At PNC Cognitio School we provide a healthy school environment that is ideal learning place for cognitive, social and emotional development of every Cognition. We initiated this Health and Safety program as children learn best in a safe, healthy and cognitively motivating environment. The program is also designed to facilitate students to make responsible and productive decisions regarding safety and health. Taking this forward are our Heal “O” Well Philia Navarathna Club Students.

The purpose of the School Safety and Health Program are:

  1. To promote healthy lifestyle among students, by providing them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to take responsible decisions to protect their own health and well-being.
  2. To build healthy eating habits through the Wholesome Healthy Lunch – The power of 5 food groups.
  3. To enhance the role of students in contributing actively and positively to the national health situation by following various initiative at this level like – “Swach”.
  4. To ensure that the School Health becomes and continues to be an integral part of the overall education program in all schools.
  5. To ensure health and wellbeing is a key learning area and healthy practices are key competencies to be instilled as part of our curriculum.
  6. The school has developed a safe, inclusive and supportive environment that involves and communicates with children, young people and their parents/guardians.
  7. We encourage child and parent/guardians involvement and engagement that informs safe school operations and builds the capability of children and parents/guardians to understand their rights and responsibilities.

Cambridge Pathway School

Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. Typically for 5 to 11 year olds, it develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged and includes assessment that proves and improves learning. Students in this programme follow Stages 1 to 6 of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, which continues to build on the foundations that are established in Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Cambridge Primary testing structure assess learner performance, inform teaching and report progress to students and parents.The Monthly Learning Milestones Report gives parents a key insight into the child’s learning achievements. Ongoing Reviews ensure that each student’s progress and development is continuous and meets predetermined standards.

We encourage students to think independently, use their initiative and to participate in a meaningful and active manner in the learning process. At the end of Grade 5 (Stage 6) , students will prepare for the University of Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science. The tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report. Feedback reports show how a learner has performed in relation to the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.

The core academic curriculum includes instruction in English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective (Social Studies & EVM) and Digital Learning. Kannada is taught to all students and caters for native and non-native speakers. In addition, the school offers French and Hindi. The overall education experience is enhanced and supplemented with an enriched visual and performing arts programme that embraces both western and local culture as well as an excellent school sports provision.

The Finnish Education Model

Freedom to choose, express, explore and learn. These are the wings to the learning flight in PNCCS. Our pedagogy adaption to the world’s best education system is to prepare today’s learner for Gen-Z. As a resource school, it is our endeavour in providing enriching learning environment to our Cognitions to learn.

The Finnish Adaptation in our school is characterized by understanding that a student who is happy in the classroom and is comfortable since he/she is free to learn at his own pace, will learn the knowledge that is needed. Finnish teachers have a genuine pedagogical freedom, as well as autonomy to teach. Therefore, they are motivated in their day to day.

All our Teachers are regularly trained to give quality education to their students. Teachers spend approximately 400 + hours of
training during a year. This includes a wide range of skills such as Subject Matter Expertise, Classroom Management, Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills and many more.

The Facilitators have at their disposal a range of ready-to-use material in their classrooms. The learning labs and Research Points empower the teacher to promote experiential and active learning.

Thus a plant rooted in a good soil and environment bears fruits that sustains itself and the community. And so is every Cognition.

Progressing in this pathway two initiatives that shape our children’s mind is “Speakathon” and “Thoughtcast”. These learning platforms help the learners to reflect on various topics which impact them, the environment and the community at large. Learners express, debate and pen down their thoughts. Thus transforming them into confident individuals who can voice their opinions, accept or reflect critical reviews and collaborate to find solutions.

The pedagogy promotes mastery learning through thinking routines. It is a synonym to the layers of soil. Each are different in texture and composition but all are important.