In their first week back in school, learners of Inventure Academy experience a unique form of learning. One that gently brings them in tune with themselves, their peers and their environment. That seamlessly integrates progressive theories of education with our Core Values, and celebrates the rich and varied way children learn.
Best of all, the process is fun, and forges a strong connection between learners with peers, teachers and with the school’s culture. On our sprawling campus, children build ponds, butterfly gardens, treehouses, and rainforests; they do Multiple Intelligence-based treasure hunts, camp under the stars; they try outdoor adventure games and take part in circle time to share learnings. They have time for reflection and journal writing. Every activity is designed carefully to evolve attitudes and advance personal skills, spark curiosity and get children to ask questions which may have no ready answers.
Inventuring produces outcomes where children learn to discover themselves, their strengths, mindsets and fears. Where they begin to think and understand how they learn and engage with their world; and where they nurture their love for nature and their community. They learn how to work collaboratively. Their attitudes begin to evolve, their personal skills blossom. Observation, research, communication, investigation and higher order thinking get sharpened, all of this forming the foundation of their approach to life and learning in the years to come.
THE SPIRIT OF INVENTURE
At Inventure we are cognizant of our responsibility to mould good human beings who will go on to excel, lead and better the world with wisdom, compassion and a strong moral compass, propelled by our Core Values. Our school’s spirit is enshrined in these principles; and our learners imbibe it in the following ways.
Each child belongs to one of four Houses throughout his or her school life: the Inventors, the Venturers, the Nurturers and the Adventurers. The Houses act as teams for cultural and literary events like the Tournament of Minds, as well as for social outreach initiatives. Learners can win positive points for their House; however the sense of competition is overridden by a collaborative culture where learners from different Houses support each other, play fair, and are gracious in victory and defeat. A House Championship is decided at the end of the year. A sense of belonging, leadership qualities and team skills flower in this system.
A governing body of learners is elected by the entire school to give them a voice, responsibility, and a good sense of democracy at work. The Learner Council’s office bearers are the following: School Captain, School Beyond Academics Captain, School Sports Captain; each House has a Captain, Beyond Academics Captain, Sports Captain, all elected posts. We also have nominated prefects for Academics, Changemaker, and Community Outreach. The Primary School Learner Council consists of a School Captain, School Sports Captain, School Beyond Academics Captain; and each House has a Captain and Vice Captain
Teachers assign ‘buddies’ to new learners in each class to help in the transition to Inventure, and also brings values like sensitivity, empathy and helpfulness to the fore among the children.
Every week, learners can showcase their skills and talents at Assembly. Assemblies are also held for specific lectures or demonstrations or to celebrate festivals and national days, and to present awards and recognition. Togetherness, national and school pride are evident at these events which are compulsory for all learners.
Multiple Intelligences Xplored (M.I.X), Annual Day, Sports Day and Awards Day give children a sense of belonging and working in a team, individual confidence, and friendly contests with their peers.