Learning Enrichment Programmes

As a subject at Millennium Schools, Citizenship has the power to motivate and educate young people into becoming thoughtful, active citizens who engage with, and participate in, public life. Citizenship involves people acting together to address issues of common concern to maintain the democratic culture and to improve society. To achieve this goal, Millennium Citizenship education teaches knowledge understanding about politics, the law and the economy and skills to participate effectively and responsibly in public and democratic life. Through citizenship education, students:

  • Explore questions about democracy, justice, inequality, how we are governed and organized.
  • Learn to work together to create solutions that try to address challenges facing neighborhoods and wider communities.
  • Develop political literacy to make a positive contribution to society as informed and responsible citizens.

Young people are citizens of today, not citizens in waiting. Millennium Education for citizenship is about developing in learners the ability to take up their place in society as responsible, successful, effective and confident citizens both now and in the future. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of fairness and justice, equips them with skills of critical evaluation and encourages the expression of attitudes and beliefs to respond to the challenges we face as global citizens in a constructive and positive manner.

Millennium Schools consult parents, caretakers and families within their communities on values to be fostered and approaches to be adopted (e.g. through school values forums). RMS apply Citizenship Education priorities to the overall curriculum provision, structures and policies, procedures and rules, funding priorities, decision-making arrangements, disciplinary procedures, community relations and welfare pastoral care approaches. In collaboration with the other schools across the border, to share experiences and good practices with the aim of eradicating  existing differences on the basis of religion, color, caste and creed.

Millennium Schools Sports Education Programme is including fitness, skills, movement, dance, recreation, health, games and sports, in addition to the appropriate values and knowledge of each. It is an integral part of the total education of any child and is closely linked to creative and learning experiences, as well as skill acquisition. Sports are vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health.

Regular physical activities at Millennium Schools provide numerous health benefits from leaner bodies and lower blood pressure, to improved mental health and cognitive functioning. Not only does it help students’ gain competence and confidence, it provides motivation to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Physical education and sports at Millennium Schools have an educational impact; changes can be seen in motor skills development, performance and educational potential.

The real benefits of sport involvement appear among children and youth who have experienced appropriate forms of leadership. For example, at Millennium Schools martial arts is taught with a philosophy of respect, patience, responsibility and honor. These were noted to decrease delinquency, when compared to martial arts taught with a focus on free sparring and self-defense. The Coaches and Physical Educators at Millennium Schools have the potential to provide strong leadership, which is further encouragement for students to engage in fun based physical activities.

In continuation of our rich history of engaging students in world class learning and providing such enriching experiences. Roots Millennium Schools, in the first of its kind initiative in Pakistan, has launched a special ‘home study’ web portal. The ultimate objective of the online web portal is to ensure ‘learning never stops’ and that the basic facets of learning are fulfilled even if the students are at home for any reason. It is our academic focus and personal attention to each and every student that makes us distinct, with our aim being to ensure high quality teaching and learning at Roots Millennium Schools.

Today’s students live in a world that is extremely fast-paced, constantly changing, culturally diverse, technologically driven, and media-saturated. It requires that we provide an education designed to help our students truly succeed. E-Learning addresses a rapidly changing world filled with fantastic new problems as well as exciting new possibilities. Through this platform Roots Millennial curriculum, worksheets, assignments and lesson plans are shared with parents and students of all age groups, according to their subject/tier wise, weekly school study schedule for activities is also posted on the web portal with additional online student and parent resources.

Roots Millennium Schools Home Study E-Learning Program is extremely user friendly, embodying an optimal utilization of technology. This curriculum has effectively integrated ICT with all subjects and offers active learning aligned to living and studying in a globalized new millennium classroom. We are committed to fostering an adaptive learning environment through the development of talented, high skilled and motivated staff, effective governance, management, technology enablement, social entrepreneurship and leadership.

The entrepreneurship curriculum offered by Roots Millennium Schools is playing a significant role in shaping the young generation into successful entrepreneurs. A dynamic economy, which is innovative and able to create the jobs that are needed, will require a greater number of young people who are willing and able to become entrepreneurs. RMS believes in young people who will launch and successfully develop their own ventures, or who will become innovators in existing organizations. This curriculum develops enterprising attitudes and skills, as well as understanding of the world of work in all its diversity, including entrepreneurial activity and self-employment, imperative to successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Entrepreneurship education at Millennium Schools is essential not only to shape the mindsets of our students but also to provide the skills and knowledge that are central to developing an entrepreneurial culture. According to the curriculum framework, the entrepreneurship key competence refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action. It includes creativity, innovation and risk taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. Developing mindsets, generic attributes and skills that are the foundations of entrepreneurship can be complemented by imparting more specific knowledge about business according to the level and type of education.

The contribution that entrepreneurship in education makes to the personal growth of children can enhance their life choices, to help them become confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society. The most fundamental reason for thinking about entrepreneurship at the grass roots is to find sustainable solutions to overcoming the existing injustices of poverty, which is evidenced by malnutrition, low life expectancy, and indifferent educational attainment, poor access to water, inadequate healthcare and exclusion from the benefits of economic and technological progress. These are supported in many academic and policy documents, and are highlighted by the UN Millennium Development Goals.

The Millennium School Fitness Programme aims to ensure that schools are providing students with healthy environment, nutritious food, and opportunities for physical activity and lessons that support lifelong healthy habits. Lessons learned in class can shape how students approach health and wellness. Fitness Programme helps teachers make sure those lessons are healthy ones. It is a professional development program to help teachers integrate nutrition and fitness into everyday subjects, while meeting school standards.

Millennium Healthy Schools Campaign equips teachers with a simple, creative approach to education and classroom management that makes wellness a priority. It engages students in creating visual representations such as graphs of the number and types of healthy foods eaten during lunch. This programme encourages the students to stay active throughout the day and review any subject in an active way. The combined effect is an inspiring yet practical programme designed to support teachers and engage students.

The benefits of Millennium Physical Education affect both academic learning and physical activity patterns of students. The healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. In the preschool and primary years, active play may be positively related to motor abilities and cognitive development. As children grow older and enter adolescence, physical activity may enhance the development of a positive self-concept as well as the ability to pursue intellectual, social and emotional challenges.

In a first of its kind initiative, Roots Millennium Schools has customized a unique ICT curriculum for Grades 1-7 in collaboration with Intel Education Pakistan. A key consideration factor in this regard is that students today, more than ever, need the ability to understand and deal with complex issues and problems. This course has been created to help them develop technology literacy, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Through this initiative Roots Millennium is preparing today’s youth to flourish in the knowledge based economy of the 21st century; with the goal to help them develop higher order thinking skills needed to realize their full potential.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an essential ingredient in today’s day and age. The effective use of ICT can more fully engage students, enable dynamic curricula, and provide the freedom to soar beyond textbooks and classroom walls. It can ignite student learning, improve educational outcomes, and equip citizen to compete successfully in the knowledge economy. To promote ICT in education Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan is collaborating with Intel World Ahead Program. This project aims to develop a state-of-the-art lab based on 1: 1 computing devices that incorporates unique software and hardware features to serve educational needs in developing countries.

1: 1 computing device and be used by one student at a time, in schools, to support the unique needs of teaching and interactive learning. 1: 1 computing will be a complete wireless lab where every student has a laptop in front of them and will be connected in a wireless environment. With students using the 1: 1 devices in a classroom, a teacher can make presentations, guide student’s access to the internet, and interact individually with students by:

  • Giving tests or providing feedback.
  • Broadcast desktop and voice to students devices.
  • Monitor and take control of student’s devices, including usage restriction of student keyboards and mice, as well as screen blanking.
  • Stream video content to student’s devices.
  • Record desktop operations to a file and play them back.
  • Remotely shut down student devices.
  • Send files to student’s devices.
  • Send messages to students devices

Millennium Reading Curriculum is a safety net designed to promote literacy learning and reduce the number of students struggling with reading and writing. At Millennium Schools, we ensure that children master the reading fundamentals, such as associating sounds with written words and fluency. We also help develop and use all word identification concepts and skills, as well as comprehension strategies such as recognizing confusion, adjusting one’s strategies, and identifying and summarizing main ideas and important details. Through different activities we make sure to develop the following skills in your child; important literacy and pre-reading skills, social and emotional competencies, brain development, oral language skills, phonemic awareness and letter knowledge.

Art, in all its forms, is used as a means of exploring and coming to terms with the world. It acts as a vehicle for expressing ideas and solving problems, in addition to encouraging aesthetic development and poses intellectual demands on children. Children are encouraged to explore a variety of materials and craft skills, and the value placed on children’s artwork may be seen in the care with which it is displayed around the school. In addition to the focus on arts, students’ are encouraged from the start to develop skills for not only listening, but performing music as well. Children are introduced to a variety of songs, musical instruments and other sounds. Older students’ are further stimulated to develop these skills and use music in ways related to other curriculum areas.

According to the Millennium Music Curriculum, the effect of music education on language development can be seen in the brain. Millennium Schools Music, and Visual Arts curriculum frameworks and implementation resources are intended to support, promote and inspire the growth of all students as artistic learners as they journey towards becoming creative, artistically literate; adults and citizens who will truly enrich their own lives and the lives of future communities. In Millennium Schools, the curriculum is presented through extended “main lessons” which focus on one subject in depth. This approach differs from other instructional approaches that allot equal time to every subject. Teachers are free to include whatever activities they feel will work best for the children in the class.