Heartland Academy - Academics



HA - Past to Present

The college section was added in 2015 making it a complete school from 0 to 12. Our classrooms, science and computer laboratories are equipped with provisions for power-point presentations to aid teaching. Putting an end to the old and obsolete teaching methodologies HA has been practicing project based teaching-learning methods. Individual attention ranks high on our list of priorities with planned approach to incorporate career counseling, guidance, interaction classes by experts from different walks of life to mould our students so as to achieve completeness in their individual personalities. Apart from the regular curricula, we aim to incorporate personal development sessions and education in human values encompassing different facets of life. Our courses are designed to maximize productivity and enhance competency through the acquisition of subject knowledge and practical skills. Our curriculum and trainings equip students to face the real world challenges and it guides you to make your mark in a real life world.

Facts About HA

Heartland Academy HSS is governed by CLCR Australia/Nepal and Karuna Private Educational Trust. It receives funding from its partners the LBW Trust - Batting for Change, Global Development Group and Rotary International. The school is supported by Macquarie University, Australia and a number of international schools including Chatswood School and Ravenswood Girls School, Australia.


+2 Science Program

+2 in Science program is designed for those students who have an aptitude and potential for future career in various fields of Science and Technology. This program aims to develop strong foundation in students to pursue higher education related to Science. On completion, students can pursue their further studies in medicine, engineering or other science related studies. Medium of Instruction: English Shift: Morning

Admission Requirement for +2 Science

Students having secured a minimum Grade 'B+' in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) with Optional Mathematics combination are eligible to apply for the Science Stream.

+2 Management Program

+2 in Management program is designed for those students who have an aptitude and potential for future career in various fields of management. This program aims to develop strong foundation in students to pursue higher education related to Management. On completion, students can pursue their further studies in banking, financial institution or other management related studies. Medium of Instruction: English/Nepali Shift: Morning and Day

Admission Requirement for +2 Management

Students having secured a minimum Grade 'C+' in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) are eligible to apply for the Management Stream.

Admission Requirement for +2 Education

Students having secured a minimum Grade 'D+' in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) are eligible to apply for the Education Stream.

Teaching Methodologies

Heartland Academy adopts a democratic approach to support the overall development of students. From Nursery to Grade Three, we have a policy of maximum practical activities and no out of school homework designation. Teachers at Heartland Academy, rather than being completely dependent on textbooks, analyse the schools Australian developed curriculum and use a wide variety of resources to effectively explain core concepts and ideas. The teaching-learning process is largely focused on project-based assessments which allow students to apply their knowledge and gain as many practical skills as possible across all subject areas. From Grade Four onwards, students are expected to manage a workload appropriate for their year level, and this means that they will also start receiving some homework tasks.

Why no homework?

  •   Kids spend almost seven hours in school. Most adults work similar lengths of time at work and come home exhausted. Yet they can’t understand when their kids have trouble focusing at the end of a full day of learning.

  •   It's counter intuitive to make children spend too many hours studying without specific guidance. If an adult has attention problems, that's nothing compared to a child that is considerably younger. Children are still growing, their brains aren't yet fully developed and it's crucial that they get a lot of exercise and free exploration time. Something that they could do in thirty minutes if fully rested and energized could drag on for hours if they're restless and can't focus because they've left seven hours of school to directly jump into three hours of homework.

  •   We believe that seven hours of school should be enough to learn any primary level concept. Sure, let's say that you have recess and lunch--there's still a good five hours where studying and learning occurs. If you can't learn what you need in that time, there's a problem. Rather than giving lots of homework after school to compensate, schools should look at how they can rework teaching systems in class to make the most of the time you have in school and maximize the opportunities for learning in class.

  •   Having a social and family life is important. In short, you should have a balanced life. Many adults get angry if their work life spills over into their personal life. They like to go out after work and spend time with friends. But children should get the same respect. School is a time for learning, and it takes up much of the day. After school is the time for pursuing your own hobbies.

Evaluation Procedure

HA employs a grading system to evaluate the progress of students. Students at HA are evaluated not only on the basis of their textual knowledge, but also on their social skills, participation in team events, creativity and communication skills. These particular areas are assessed through project-based assessments that they are subjected to throughout the academic year. In the overall evaluation process, project-based assessments contribute 50 per cent to the final grade, while the rest will be evaluated through reading, writing, speaking and listening tests.

Scholorship

  •   Scholarship based on merit
  •   Scholarship for dalit/marginalized people
  •   Scholarship for students from remote region
  •   Scholarship for orphans (or if one of the parents is deceased)
  •   Scholarship for the children of disabled parents