Pillars of Development
The Pillars of Development programme is the unique vehicle that the school uses to achieve the objective of guiding ALL the learners to the maximum of their potential.
The Pillars programme is not a lone standing programme but is intertwined in every aspect of the school – it links the different areas and ensure that there is continuity and overlapping between the different activities and interactions in the school. The Pillars programme consist of the following components
“Familiness” is a word you won’t find in any dictionary and that’s what make us stand out – we do things differently. Our schools have weekly Pillars periods, where they look at WHOLE learner and individual personality development. DCEG aims to develop and build skills that learners need to possess to master critical thinking and self- development.
Themes range from goal setting with Champion-ME! projects, instilling values through the Incredible ME! projects and teaching integrity through our ladies and gentlemen club. Our schools conduct “Good News” calls to update parents of the good their students are doing and the positives we can see.
Our DCEG students are guided to academic success and excellence through DCEG Learn. The school has many programs in place to foster the academic development of our learners. The academic focus falls on REAL TEACHING AND LEARNING, implying that the teaching is not focused only on short term achievements, but on the long-term impact on the lives of the learners.
Academic success starts in the class room. Our rigorous Academic Quality Assurance Control system ensure that teaching and learning is on standard and any deviation is rectified immediately. The classroom work is supported by an intervention plan after school, where the learner’s academic understanding and knowledge is enhanced. This intervention plan address the needs for groups and individuals.
Several other academic support programmes are in place to ensure that the academic abilities of the learners are developed fully
We encourage the development of aesthetic awareness by teaching an appreciation of the arts. Activities include dancing, singing, drama, and public speaking.
Each term our schools host an event called “Stage door”. Learners practice once a week, together in their family groups to choreograph dances and items to perform for the school on the last day of each term. We end off the year with our “Music Maestro” concert, a production where every learner plays a key role in participation.
One of our goals is to get each child in our schools to walk and talk confidently on stage without the stress of failure.
We encourage our learners onto stage, have them talk at assemblies and celebrate every achievement, no matter how small. We also have a public speaking event every year, where our learners can take the stage and confidently speak on well researched topics.