Hyderabad-based school first in India to add financial intelligence to curriculum
Hyderabad-based Oakridge International School has announced plans to include financial intelligence in its curriculum.
Financial Intelligence is being seen now as an important and critical trait to be nurtured among children, as much as emotional intelligence. Currently, few schools in India have started organizing financial intelligence workshops for children.
Oakridge International School will be the first school to introduce financial intelligence from Grade 6 onwards. The curriculum is effective this academic year - 2014-15 across the Oakridge campuses - Hyderabad, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam and Chandigarh campuses.
Mr. Arjun Rao, Principal, Oakridge Bengaluru Campus, who is also spearheading the financial intelligence classes in his campus, says," The FI curriculum starts from Grade 6 onwards and will be advancing with more topics and activities for the subsequent classes."
"For Grade 7, 8 and 9, the curriculum starts with a foundation class that set their basics", he adds.
The entire curriculum is being categorized into economics, life planning, money management, government and financial institutions and will have activity based learnings, simulations and games designed for that.
Oakridge has teamed up with the seasonal financial wizards to make this curriculum simple, child-friendly and more exciting.
Incepted in the year 2001, Oakridge International School is a center for excellence in education. Oakridge has branches in Bengaluru, Mohali, Vizag and Hyderabad (with two campuses) with more 7,000+ student community.
Oakridge is affiliated with IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program), IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program), CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to bestow children a world class learning experience.
(Posted on 27-08-2014)