Developing skills in new ways
Preparing the Whole Child for the Whole World
Even though GEMS managed schools consistently attain high standards of academic achievement, proven by external examination results well above national averages, we know that providing what children need to become exceptional adults requires more than just academics.
GEMS schools embrace a philosophy of preparing the whole child for the whole world, and this unique perspective to education provides opportunities for students to develop their potential.
The Millennium School provides a kaleidoscope of extra-curricular activities, community involvement programmes and school events which support our rich education programmes. These activities mould the students into informed, confident and active learners and prepares them for the world ahead.
Parents and other members of the community are invited to witness a whole gamut of events showcasing the diverse talents of our pupils. Events that parents and students look forward to at The Millennium School are The Annual Prize Day celebrations, Sports Day celebrations, The Inter School Elocution Competition for Boys, The Swimming Gala, The Fancy Dress Competition along with a lot of Inter House Competitions.
Extending education beyond the confines of the classroom, the school cultivates in students the values of team spirit, discipline and healthy competition through a variety of sports activities.
The school offers a well-balanced programme of sports and physical education. Special coaching is offered in a variety of games and sports activities.
On-campus facilities include an excellent indoor auditorium, two basketball courts, a tennis court, a football field and two swimming pools. Our sporting facilities also include a separate covered activity area for students of the Primary School.
There are a selection of physical activities offered including:
- Table Tennis
Students who opt for electronic keyboard and theory of music under the syllabus of Trinity College of Music, London receive specialised training.
Music is an integral part of the curriculum, where our students have the opportunity to pursue instrumental and vocal music.
Dance is woven into the curriculum to enable pupils to exercise their dancing skills.The wide range of school events provide a platform to showcase their talents.
Students are encouraged to develop their public speaking and dramatic skills through school plays and theatre. This training provides them an ideal opportunity and platform to discover and showcase their theatrical talents. In December 2004 The Millennium School’s musical production ‘The Hunch Back Of Notre Dame ‘ ran to packed houses for eight consecutive shows and received rave reviews.
Art is a subject that brings out the creativity, novelty, curiosity and the power of imagination of an individual. Our students are exposed to a host of ongoing art and craft projects. Students are encouraged to explore their creative talent through a variety of medium that include clay, fabric, sand, paints, paper and many others.
The Self Enhancement Programme
Our afternoon self enhancement programme is an enriching experience for our students. Special care is taken to ensure that the needs of individual students are met. In the 'prep' session, pupils are encouraged to complete their assignments under the supervision of teachers.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs such as Art & Craft, Clay Modelling, Design Appreciation, Computronix, Robotics, Modern Dance, Science Club, Gymnastics, Yoga, Karate, Aerobics, Elocution, Quiz, Creative Writing, Debate, Dramatics, French Club and Instrumental Music.
The Self Enhancement Programme also offers an exciting variety of games like Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Throwball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket and Swimming.
Every student is encouraged to develop his or her talent and potential through these activities.
The House System is an integral part of The Millennium Schools' aspirations for its students for this fosters a sense of belonging apart from striking a good balance between competition and co-operation. These houses form the basis of many sporting, artistic and intellectual challenges across the school.
Spring, summer, autumn and winter symbolic of the constant process of change, are the names of the four houses.
The system functions with teachers monitoring their respective houses.Each house has a House Captain. The investiture ceremony which symbolises their formal appointment is a solemn ceremony held in the first month of the academic year.
These prefects lead by example take on their mantle of responsibilities seriously and diligently believing us as we do that this is a preparation for future leadership roles.