Newlands Lahore

Philosophy & Mission

Beaconhouse-Newlands aims to develop international-minded, life- long learners who nurture collaboration, value cultural diversity and exhibit tolerance, are equipped to perform their role as compassionate and responsible global citizens through a multi- dimensional inquiry- based curriculum that transcends boundaries.


Governance

The board of governors include


 
Founder of BSS: Mrs. Nasreen Kasuri
  Project Director, The Educators: Mr. Ali Raza
  Regional Director:  Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan
  School Principal:  Mrs. Ruby Anwar Hussain
Manager Administration & Secretory to the board:  Mr. Masood Rehman


Principal’s message

Dear Parents,

The Beaconhouse Group has over 300,000 students in nine countries and is one of the largest private school networks in the world. Established in November 1975 as the Les Anges Montessori Academy for toddlers, Beaconhouse has since grown into a global network of private schools, institutes, and universities, imparting distinctive and meaningful education to students from pre-school to post-graduation.

Beaconhouse-Newlands is a proud part of Beaconhouse School System.  The school is currently implementing the International Baccalaureate’s primary Years Programme as a candidate school. The curriculum is trans-disciplinary and inquiry based providing a range of learning experiences thus leading to well-rounded young people. The school community works hard to develop young people of strong character who aim to achieve excellence in all they do.

At Beaconhouse-Newlands, we place prime importance on parent involvement so that there is holistic learning and growth for the child at all levels. Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. Together, we will be moulding the future of your child. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s school in the future and look forward to making it a fruitful experience for your family.

Yours sincerely,

Ruby Anwar Hussain


Coordinator’s message

As fittingly said by Martin Luther King, the role of true education is to let people think intensively and critically to build intelligence along with character.

The Primary Years Programme is an international curriculum framework for teaching and learning. Its philosophy is rooted in the concept of international mindedness and that a ‘learner’ must be equipped with skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning and global co-existence. The PYP is committed to inquiry as its teaching pedagogy. Teachers at Beaconhouse-Newlands work with inquiry to promote curiosity, reflection and meaningful action among learners.

The attributes of the IB Learner Profile are an integral part of the curriculum and Beaconhouse-Newlands is establishing an active partnership between student, parents and teachers in order to have all of them become more responsible and independent for their own learning and teaching. Young learners and teachers reflect on teaching & learning processes which sets a basis for future planning and learning. Assessment is continuous throughout the unit and this is shared with parents and is used by teachers to improve and grow the curriculum.

We believe that every child is unique and special therefore, education at Newlands is learner-centred where teachers support the children in their growth and development across all areas keeping in mind each child's individual needs and learning style.

Bushra Mujahid

PYP Coordinator

Beaconhouse-Newlands


Pedagogical leadership team

 

Principal                                                                                                                       

Mrs. Ruby Hussain

Bachelor of Education
NPQH (National & Professional Qualification for Headship)

Early Years School Head

Anbarina Rashed

Certificate in Teaching for Understanding
(WIDE- HarvardGraduateSchool ofEducation)
Certificate in ProfessionalEducation Development
(International Education,University College PlymouthSt.John andSt. Mark UK)
 

Vice Principal

Mussarat Shahid

Masters in English Language Teaching (ELT)
Masters in School Administration
Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development

PYP Coordinator

Bushra Mujahid

Masters in Media Studies
Specialization in Video Production

 

Primary School Head

Nausheen Adnan

Masters English Linguistics Diploma in English Language Teaching

   

Facilities

The Learning Tower is not only a traditional library but a facility that offers room to develop international mindedness by letting students to enquire about all sorts of ideas, faiths & beliefs, cultures, preferences and life styles. Numerous interactive activities are planned and conducted by the teacher librarian to promote reading among students. A programme called ‘Saving Planet BN’ is developed which encourages students to write reviews of the stories they read. Spaces have been created in the learning tower, where students are encouraged to explore vocabulary by searching for synonyms and antonyms of the given words, take part in reading by attempting short comprehensions, choose a genre and write something about posted stimulus in the writing area. Incentives include bookmarks. Teacher-student ‘Scrabble Game’ is another technique to enhance vocabulary.

Sports

Sports activities and interests provide many positive opportunities for children. Participation in sports activities enhances children's curricular as well as co-curricular accomplishments. Participation in challenging sports teaches children to also love classroom challenges. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society. With PYP, PSPE is integral to teaching and learning in Beaconhouse-Newlands. It is embodied in the IB learner profile that permeates through the curriculum and represents qualities of internationally minded students and effective lifelong learners. Physical education in Newlands is more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose is to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development; to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities.

Newlands also offer following facilities to the students, which are utilized according to the PYP curriculum requirements

  1. Swimming pool
  2. Football field
  3. Cricket pitch
  4. Basketball court
  5. Volleyball court
  6. Indoor Gymnasium for Multi-Sports
  7. Workout Gym
  8. Bedian Sports Complex
    1. Cricket Ground with pavilion
    2. Football field with pavilion
    3. 400m eight lane Athletics track.
    4. 2 Basketball courts.
    5. Horse riding Club.
  9. Fieldtrips

Making the most of varied resources help teachers at BN to create authentic and exciting inquiries for students. Planning for inquiry-based learning outside the classroom helps students to make meaningful and memorable connections. Teachers plan excursions throughout a unit which give students the opportunity to acquire some background knowledge of a new topic before and while on a field trip. BN’s Bediyan Sports Complex provides a great opportunity for the students to observe animals & plants in a natural environment. This helps students to formulate high order thinking questions and to find out answers relevant to the real world.


Assessment

Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. At BN, assessment involves gathering and analysis of information about student performance and is designed to inform practice. The prime objective of assessment in the PYP is to provide feedback on learning process. BN does not provide subject or marks based report cards to students and to bring objectivity in teaching & learning practices, a very comprehensive report card is provided which includes teacher’s feedback on learner profile development along with the essential elements of PYP. The school has set assessment criteria and all teachers use it for assessing and evaluating learning in their classrooms.


Reporting

At BN, the documentation of evidence of students’ learning is an assessment strategy relevant to all students throughout the PYP. Portfolios are one method of collecting and storing information that is used to document and assess student progress and achievement. A portfolio includes record of students’ involvement in learning which is designed to demonstrate success, growth, higher-order thinking, creativity, self- assessment and reflection. Newlands reports on each child’s development according to the attributes of learner profile.

It is not appropriate to grade or score the attributes of the learner profile and progress shown with in essential elements. At BN, the student-led conferences involve child and the parents in which, the child is responsible for leading the conference and also take responsibility for learning. Teachers encourage students to discuss and reflect upon samples of work that they choose to share with their parents. The school also provides a comprehensive report card thrice a year to inform students’ progress after every two units. This report card thoroughly informs about development of a child in various domains and includes reporting on summative as well as formative assessment tasks.


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Admission

For admission details, please visit www.beaconhousenewlands.net

Or call our parent relationship manager, Noreena Khan

Phone 04237180576 – 8 Ext 103