At its core, the curriculum of MLC frees children to be children.
Our understanding of child development has grown exponentially over the past century, providing a window into the ways in which young students learn. Children are natural risk-takers, bold explorers who question, experiment and create. MUKAF Learning Campus takes advantage of this, encouraging children from Early Years to Senior School level to develop an independent love of learning by using STEAM System and Cambridge Curriculum.
Highly qualified and experienced team has designed our curriculum by which student learning takes place naturally by blending subjects in a holistic approach of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). While gaining a firm academic foundation, children also learn to appreciate their diverse peers, explore new languages and concepts, develop social and emotional balance, and become responsible for their own learning.
The jobs of tomorrow might not have yet been imagined. As the changes in science and technology continue to gather pace, we want to nurture the skills your child needs to succeed in the 21st Century. Our curriculum is centered on our school motto: “Modelling excellence by nurturing innovative minds”. We make some decidedly different choices that we believe will better prepare your child for a globally-connected world. This is not just about technology. Our curriculum is much more powerful. We aim for your child to develop a meaningful international perspective, cultivate a broad range of skills, and have the opportunity to explore the world.
MLC’s main goal is to help our students to develop their intellectual and social skills in an environment that is fun and that they feel safe and secure in. While doing so we also aim to create a positive outlook and desire to learn that will last all through their education. During this time, while teaching the students to adjust to new situations, we also teach them how and when to meet their needs of personal development, using methods that stimulate the child in an effective and fun way. During this critical period the most important thing is to develop the student’s basic skills. Our teachers have been trained to teach in many methods to bring all skills to the best of their potential.
MLC is a place where:
We want your child to imagine a world of infinite possibilities. Through our new approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and math’s (STEAM), your child will have the skills to invent their future.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.
At MLC we follow a creative and thematic approach to learning. Our STEAM curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects which provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities, embedded in a language rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires from children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum
At STEAM learning opportunities will be enriched and supported by specialist teachers.
Moreover, MLC curriculum integrates academic and social learning, allowing students to become confident and independent learners through play, inquiry and exploration. As well as developing foundational language, mathematics, cognitive and physical skills, the curriculum includes elements of environmental studies, creative arts, music and dramatic play. All subject areas are integrated rather than being taught in isolation. In order to address the individual needs of each child, our teachers utilize a wide range of teaching strategies, and new activities are regularly introduced to match the interests and abilities of the children. Each unit addresses the core subjects, but also offers a wide range of other learning opportunities. Cooperation, creativity, individual initiative and responsibility are always encouraged. We aim to provide a nurturing environment that promotes the development of a child’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical skills – a home away from home! We want our children to know that going to school is like discovering a new world, but not one that is completely unfamiliar.
This social approach to learning is evident in two other unique features of our school: action and the student exhibition. Students learn to empathize, recognize the commonalities that tie us together regardless of culture, and take action to connect with others. As they reach the end of the programme, they complete an extended project that requires them to synthesize their learning and present it to the community in a day-long public exhibition.
We have a dedicated and experienced team of teachers at MLC and our students receive devoted support in a happy and wholesome atmosphere. We recognize that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the key to improved performance and provide a solid education with a futuristic orientation where open mindedness and critical thinking is encouraged in the teaching and learning process. Our curriculum incorporates modern textbooks and curriculum planning strategies.
The core subjects are English (Literacy), Mathematics (Numeracy) and
Urdu while the elective subjects that are included in our curriculum are Science, Social Studies, Islamic
Studies, Quran, Ethics, General Knowledge and Life Skills, are all taught by highly qualified and experienced
teachers. Art, ICT (Information & Communications Technology), P.E (Physical Education) and Modern
Foreign Languages are taught by specialist teachers.
Since our aim is to foster all round development of our students, we also offer a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our co-curricular program exists to compliment what our students are learning in school, and with curriculum content in mind for each term, full day excursions are planned for each grade level.
Activities offered in our extra-curricular program include Football, Basketball, Push Hockey, Karate, Art, Music (vocal and instrumental), Cookery and Science Club, Coding, Movie Making, Foreign Languages and Literacy Hour.
Note: Subject offerings may differ in subsequent academic years. Books for Playgroup to Reception shall be purchased by the MLC shop.
In Secondary School, students begin to take ownership. As students’ transit into a new phase of education and
life. It is here that they begin to be independent and self-aware. They start to analyze themselves - who they
are, how do they fit in, and what they what to be. To meet these changing needs and to prepare students for
higher education, we have cultivated a broad and balanced range of subjects and life skills that give students
the opportunity to develop in relevant areas.
MLC has a strategic plan to start its Middle & Senior School from the Academic Year by keeping in view the national and international requirements of early adolescence, we will mark transition from junior school to senior school. As in the era of 21st Century our students live in a world that is fast paced, culturally diverse, technologically driven and media saturated. These changing paradigms require that we redefine education making it more flexible, challenging and creative. Keeping in view the challenges of modern world our Middle School will well prepare its junior school students to enter into Middle School. We will test our junior school students through our centralized Year 8 final exams to ensure their entrance into the O’ Level stream. MLC is also intended to prepare its Middle School students for O-Level and A-Level qualifications via a rigorous and highly challenging curriculum. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to all students and within our local context but also with an international outlook. MLC’s Middle School strategy also include the Matric System – Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in affiliation with Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC). Our curriculum:
MLC IS COMMITED TO SPREAD HOLISTIC CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THROUGH:
Through subject-themed guided play, children develop the ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. They become able to recall information and process it in the present. As children enter Pre School, they become able to focus on tasks with specific goals (ie, learning a series of new words). Children also strengthen the ability to conduct mental tasks and develop self-awareness.
MLC is committed to not only educate our students but to also train them as per our Islamic Teachings by giving them Quran Classes’ and practicing the Prayer at School as Quran Says: “And we have sent down the Book explaining everything, and as guidance and mercy and good news to those who devote themselves to God” Al Quran (16:89).
Forming solid emotional skills in foundation years influences the mental health and well-being of children in later in life. Children learn to share with and get along with other kids, transition easily from one activity to the next and identify their emotions. As children enter Pre School, they learn how to express themselves appropriately, show empathy, develop patience and model good behavior to younger students.
By engaging in play in small groups children learn how to cooperate, follow the simple rules of a game, learn how to take turns and share. Children and enjoy new accomplishments. We support social development in a way that is suitable to each child’s temperament
During early childhood, student’s ability to master sounds and language grows in an astonishing way. Nursery school children are generally able to understand more words than they can speak. By engaging children in different activities, we expose them to and encourage them to express themselves. By the time children enter preschool, they are consistently formulating sentences and able to follow basic grammatical rules.
In early years, children are still developing gross motor skills that consist of large movements and coordination. By the time a child enters preschool, they are working toward finer motor skills like using tools effectively (ie, writing with a pencil). Children in Pre School are able to identify the which includes exercise and a healthy diet. Children are also able to manage their own basic hygiene including washing their hands, dressing and going to the washroom with minimum help.
Teaching and learning is aimed at making the most of children’s natural curiosity to learn and enquire. In early years, learning takes place principally through guided play. As work will gradually become more structured in Primary School, lessons in Pre School are planned with a view to for structured learning.
Teachers plan lessons with differentiated outcomes allowing for a range of achievements. This enables teachers to match each lesson as closely as possible to individual needs whilst providing scope for pupils to be stretched academically.
In school we set out to help children to engage with the world in a scientific way, to develop their natural curiosity and their desire to experiment. In their everyday lives they commonly ask ‘Why?’, ‘How?’, and ‘What if...? We harness this natural curiosity and urge to experiment into the more disciplined processes of Science – like hypothesizing, testing, collecting evidence and forming deductions and conclusions. Scientific learning has enormous potential for developing children’s broad intellectual capabilities – the ability to analyze, to be logical, and to think things through. These essential skills are then transferable to other parts of the curriculum.
We have invested a lot into resourcing the school to ensure that we are able to teach and deliver the new computing curriculum. We have a well-equipped computing suite that includes PCs, iPads and programming equipment, in addition to the in-class computers and interactive whiteboards. Children are naturally technically very able – even more so than adults at times! The emphasis in school now is on developing programming and coding skills to equip them for an ever-changing technological world, as well as securing their digital literacy skills which they will need in the next steps of their lives.
The greater the variety of activities children experience, the better they do in all subjects across the curriculum. A child who is encouraged to develop confidence and self-expression will clearly be one who is better equipped to learn generally. We believe in educating the whole child and we encourage children to use art as their own expressive language. From the moment children join our school, they begin to develop their artistic and expressive skills through a variety of media and techniques. All MUKAFIANS follow a curriculum within their timetable to help develop their artistic, musical and/or dramatic side. Students are encouraged to perform at special events throughout the year.
We have excellent sports provision at Mukaf Learning Campus, benefiting from a number of experienced teachers and coaches. Our Physical Education curriculum aims to teach and develop skills across a range of sports and games as well as encouraging children to lead more active lifestyles and to develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship. Our coaches work on developing skills across a number of different individual, team, co-operative and competitive sports throughout the year including football, table tennis, cricket, athletics and gymnastics. In addition to this, each class will go to swimming at the pool for a number of sessions every week and this is something the children really enjoy.