Co-curricular activities certainly play a very important role in a child ‘s education, widening its scope and making it meaningful. Each child is provided with an opportunity to choose from and take part in an activity of his/her liking. Talents are constantly developed and children get an opportunity to display them during CCA periods, Sports day, School Annual Day and at various inter-school competitions.
Children learn movement patterns as readily as they learn language. Dance is the medium wherein inhibitions are shed and self-expression takes over.The NHPS Dance studio is designed with mirrored walls to highlight individual performances. Self-discipline is inculcated in a fun and exciting manner.
Books are known to be the best travel companions. NHPS maintains a plethora of books in varied genres for all age groups.Inculcating the habit of reading from an early age helps the children in moulding their communication skills and widening their knowledge and learning in all spheres of life.
Rhymes and songs are made simple and interesting with the instrumental set up adding to the rhythm and flow.
Art is not just fun and games but it is a journey of exploring and learning. Art also helps the children to foster their mental-well-being, portray their emotional quotient thus resulting in individual uniqueness. At NHPS the children are encouraged to expand their wings of creativity and imagination through various activities in drawing and craft-work.
English is the most common second language in the world. Being able to communicate in English gives one ease and confidence when associating with fellow people around the world. We begin to train our children at this tender age itself so that they are a master of the English language by the time they are ready to face the world.
Planned visits to a few interesting places such as a fire station, post office, temple and park, are organized to empower the children of Pre Primary division to gain knowledge. Secondary students visit places like the Visveswaraya Museum, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Metro Station, Parliament Session and the Geological survey of India. These frequent field trips broadens the child’s perception of the world.
Eyes on Nature Programme
The Eyes on Nature programme is an initiative towards environmental literacy organized by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore. Students from standard VIII participated in this 4 month long (June to September) programme where they studied the flora and fauna of Cubbon Park and Ulsoor Lake. The students also visited IISc where they were given intense training on carbon foot printing, calculation of dissolved oxygen in water bodies and the use of natural dyes. They presented their results on 20th October at IISC. they were appreciated for their interest and the work that they had done.
Field Trip to Bannerghatta
A field trip to RK mission, Shivanahalli, Bannerghatta was organized for standard VII on 26th November, 2016.The children were taken on a nature trail inside the forested area of Bannerghatta by naturalists from IISc. The students had some amazing things to say about their little adventurous trip. Dhakshak says “We were amazed by the many species of birds, butterflies, spiders and plants that we saw. We learnt a lot of biological terms and names of the various animals that we observed”
Shakthi recalls “We never thought learning could be so much fun”
The educational trip to the National Park taught the students that every organism, be it an ant or an elephant, is very important to maintain the delicate balance in nature.
The Annual Day provides a perfect platform for the students to display their acting and dancing skills. The theme of the Annual Days is different every time, keeping in the mind the varied interests of the student. Ample opportunity is given to the students to exhibit their artistic and creative talent.
Post School activities ABACUS / VEDIC Mathematics
Abacus and Vedic Mathematics classes are conducted in the school premises post school classes for the students of U.K.G. and grade I to VII.
This is a highly structured, time tested and globally accepted programme in many countries. It activates the brain, enhances calculation speed and accuracy.
ABACUS developed on “Zhusuan Methodology” originated in China & this programme improves the listening skills, speed and accuracy, memory, concentration and all round academic proficiency.
VEDIC MATH is a unique system based on simple rules and principles called sutras which enable mathematical problems to be solved easily and efficiently. Verification of calculation can be done with speed and accuracy. The aim of Vedic math is to present Mathematics as a unified body of knowledge and reduce the burden on the students. This programme improves the memory power, fast and correct calculations, higher degree of flexibility, applies to all branches of mathematics, helps in facing the competitive exams.