While academics is the main focus of the school, the learning experience provided to the students goes far beyond academics and out of the classroom. The theory of multiple intelligences states that children learn in different ways – keeping this in mind, several projects have been undertaken in the school that give the students hands-on, real-time and experiential learning that is not restricted to the academic field alone. These are projects that do not include the co-curricular activities that are a part of the regular school routine. Some of the projects going ‘beyond academics’ include:
• INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
The school has a very active international student exchange and collaboration programme. While the student exchange programme is an annual event with the Ozanan School in Lille, France, the students have virtual interactions and discussions with student from other countries such as Qatar, Nepal, Australia, USA, UK, Dubai, Singapore, South Africa etc.. Such interactions give the students actual exposure to the life of a student in other nations.
• MONTHLY EXCURSIONS
Each class is taken on a monthly excursions – this comprises of a day-trip to a place of educational interest. The students leave from and arrive back in school in the course of the school day. The places to be visited are carefully selected to suit the age and interest level of the students.
• STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Student workshops are held regularly on topics such as Career guidance, Women’s safety, Cyber security, Peer pressure, Social courtesies, Traffic safety, Stream selection, Substance abuse etc..
• GUEST LECTURES & DIGNITARY INTERACTIONS
Dignitaries from various fields are invited to the school to interact with the students and give them an insight into their achievements. These include women achievers, dignitaries from the performing arts field, educationists, defence personnel, eminent environmentalists etc.
• LEADERSHIP CAMPS
An annual leadership camp is held over four days for the students of all classes wherein the students go through various tasks and activities that help them strategise and become effective leaders. These camps may be held in either on / off-campus mode.
• S.E.T. CLASSES
Subject Enrichment (Talent) classes are held for the students to give them specialised coaching in the field of the visual as well as performing arts if the students have a special inclination in the field.
Weekly club periods give the students an exposure to nearly 25 different activities. These club activities are compulsory and the students are required to choose a club in each of the two terms. These include sports, games, music, dance, art, craft, pottery, environment, self-defence, theatre, robotics, astronomy, sculpture, culinary arts, multimedia and animation etc..
• STAGE PRESENTATIONS (CLASS / HOUSE / SCHOOL)
Each section of the school conducts a special assembly on a pre-decided topic for the rest of the sections of the class. This ensures that every single student is given an opportunity to perform on the stage. Apart from section assemblies, House presentations and Annual presentations ensure that the students develop stage confidence.
Qualities of empathy and wanting to contribute to the enhancement of the lives of the underprivileged are qualities that are developed in the SCOPE programme that is organised by the students themselves. Under the banner of SCOPE – School’s Community Outreach Programme in Education – students organise drives in the field of literacy, hygiene, education, food, welfare etc..
• NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DAYS
All national and international days are celebrated in school. Students deliver a talk and an audio biography of the dignitary of the day in the daily assembly – this is done on a rotational basis so that students learn the art of public speaking.