The Sky School administration team includes a general manager who oversees both the management of the school and boarding facility, a headmistress and an accountant.
Currently, we provide education from playgroup up until year 3. As our children grow, we aim to keep adding on additional classes so we can educate them all up until the A’ level.
Our curriculum is based on the standard GCSE/Cambridge syllabus followed in the UK, and we stress computer skills and language skills in addition. For this reason, we have a dedicated computer lab on site.
We have a staff of ten highly qualified permanent teachers, two of whom have trained in Montessori teaching methods abroad. We also have a small teaching staff of dedicated volunteers.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Once a month we celebrate the birthdays of all the children born that month with a huge cake and festivities. We also take the children out to the zoo, to various parks within the city, and on field trips; we recently visited the salt mines in Kallar Kahar, a trip that our little boys enjoyed immensely.
For extra-‐curricular activities, we have an outdoor play area, and a ground opposite the school is used regularly for sports. We also encourage creative expression and the examination of topical issues through the arts; our children recently put on a splendid theatrical performance on child abuse.
Our boarding facility is managed on a daily basis by 10 “mother-‐maids,” each responsible for the care of 11 children in the after-‐school hours. Our children are provided three healthy communal meals and two snacks daily, cooked on-‐site by two chefs that are part of our permanent staff. After school, older children are assigned basic chores such as cleaning up dishes, ironing clothes, and polishing shoes. They spend an hour in the early evening playing sports in the ground followed by homework. Late evenings are spent having dinner, taking showers and getting ready for bed.
There are two guards on-‐site permanently to manage security. A “dhobi” who regularly launders clothing and bedding is also part of the permanent staff.
At Sky School system our goal is to do more than educate children; we want to raise responsible, self-‐reliant, aware and moral citizens. For this reason we take a holistic approach, teaching the boys not just academics, but also about health and hygiene, the difference between right and wrong, good manners and etiquette, brotherhood, camaraderie, citizenship and community-‐mindedness.
Though our students come from the most underprivileged backgrounds, we believe and we inculcate in them the belief that with hard work they can truly be anything they want to be. Our teaching reflects this belief and we are dedicated to ensuring that the children of Sky School will be the leaders of their communities and of tomorrow’s Pakistan.