MORNING ASSEMBLY :
The best way to begin striving with the day’s challenges is to invoke the blessings
of the Lord. The school endeavours to transform mass consciousness to one of peace
and harmony through meditation that allows children to get in intimate touch with
the innermost core of their being. To know that they have more power than they have
ever realized, to know that they can influence what is happening in their body,
mind, in their emotions, as well as in the world that they create everyday." The
students read out thoughts to ponder over, articles that help them to introspect
and the news is read to keep them updated with the contemporary world. The National
Anthem is sung daily in order to foster the spirit of respect for the nation.
CLASS ROOMS :
Students spend a considerable time in school and classrooms are their cocoon where
they seek warmth and comfort. They say ‘School is the second home of the students.’
St. Edward’s stand true to the adage and facilitates the students with the basic
comforts that expedite the learning process. The classrooms are airy and spacious
and welcome the morning rays so the ambience is bright and lively. Display boards
are provided in every class room in order to put on exhibition the artistic skill
of the students as well as the charts brought into use as teaching aids. They also
display important information that may be of concern for the students. The students
feel comfortable and thus the classrooms buzz with interactive teaching -learning
sessions. St Edward’s is indeed ‘home away from home’ for its students.
In order to develop the scientific temper and the power of reasoning in students
and to give them a first hand knowledge of what they learn theoretically, the school
facilitates the students with well equipped laboratories that provide the students
with a practical knowledge of facts when they see for themselves the concepts of
Geometry, the reactions in Chemistry, the topographical aspects of Geography and
the concepts of Science come true. The students conduct experiments in the supervision
and guidance of teachers and draw inferences and conclusions and this ‘learning
by doing’ is the real essence of assimilating knowledge and also retaining it.
The physical well being of a student is an imperative aspect of all the round development
of his personality. “A sound mind rests in a sound body” and the energy and vigor
in the students needs the right outlet. Sports not just make the students physically
strong but also equip them with mental strength. A well equipped sports room houses
all the required sports gear and the school boasts of a vast playground that witnesses
countless feats via the exhibition of sportsmanship and the determination to win.
The zeal to compete with one’s own self, to improve one’s own performance, consistency,
esprit de corps , sportsmanship and leadership quality- these are some of the attributes
associated with sports. The school also boasts of a basketball court and the school
basketball team works unrelentingly under the supervision of the coach to exhibit
its potential to the fullest. The school cricket team houses the best sportsmen
who have brought laurels to the school and continue to strive towards excellence.
Football matches are also conducted and inter school tournaments are held to foster
team spirit and solidarity.
Besides this, the students can also test their physical and mental strength through
the indoor games like carom, table tennis and badminton.
The Bharat Scouts and Guides Program has been re- introduced in St.Edward’s . Scouting
is taught through the scout method which is in turn an informal educational system
that involves activities in the outdoor. The aim of the program is to support young
people in their physical, mental and spiritual development so that they may play
constructive role in the society. This program has been re- introduced on the initiation
of the principal Rev. Father John Bosco and under the able guidance of Ms. Shanta
Seth, State Secretary and Training Commissioner Guides (H.P.).The scouts took oath
on 8th October , 2009.
MUSIC AND DANCE :
Music is relaxation of the senses. It is like an oasis in the desert. The boredom
finds life in music and dance provides the much needed catharsis to the soul. The
music and dance classes rejuvenate and refresh the child so he gets ready to face
the challenges of the day.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND EXCURSIONS :
Vocational tours and excursions are a means of imparting practical knowledge to
the students and also acquainting them with the vivid and composite constitution
of the cosmos. Every year such trips and excursions to places of historical interest
are organized to familiarize the students with our rich heritage and the glorious
past and also acquaint them with the progress being made in the present.
The school auditorium is an arena for activities like debates, declamation, quiz
programs, seminars, annual concerts etc. All these activities groom the talent of
There is an urgent need for computer literacy to keep pace with the ever progressing
world. Information technology has become inextricably interwoven with the day to
day life of an individual that it becomes rather imperative to match up with the
changing demands of time. The school has a computer lab that provides a practical
approach to the theoretical knowledge being imparted in class. The lab fulfills
all requisites of computer education as prescribed by the CBSE guidelines and the
students are taken to the labs during the practical periods so as to stand by the
method of ‘learning by doing.’
SCHOOL LIBRARY :
The school library is a medium of instilling the inclination in students to read
and imbibe. Vocabulary and comprehension go hand in hand in the making of an educated
and cognizant persona. The school library is fully equipped with literature of all
genres that provides the students with an insight into the outside world and also
gives them the power to discern facts and fiction. The computerization of the library
is a step towards its rejuvenation. The records are updated and meticulously maintained.
The students are provided with a wide variety of literature to choose from. From
story books to references and from facts to fiction , from journals to newspapers,
the library houses a multiplicity of texts. It also furnishes material that may
be of help to make a decision regarding the various career options available for
ART AND CRAFT :
Art is an expression of the deepest thoughts of a child. It gives form to a child’s
imagination and brings out the creativity and the innovation that a child treasures
in his heart. The paint brush gives color to thoughts and wings to imagination.
A child’s mind is always inquisitive and he tries to put forward unspoken feelings
in his creation. Socially Useful Productive Work, is a means to fabricate the unwoven
threads of creativity. It gives the students the artistic know- how and also promotes
sanguinity as they take pleasure in giving form to their dreams. The art activities
include coloring, painting, clay modeling, finger printing, potato printing, paper
craft in 3-D , making masks, puppets etc.
The students are encouraged to participate in competitions that bring forth their
creativity and let their thoughts soar high. Their paintings and artistry is displayed
to boost up their morale and to promote the talent of others.