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The nurturing of a child's academic curiosity and development must be at the center of what any school seeks to achieve .A child centered learning programmes aim at providing the curriculum based on national and international standards. Our school is following C.B.S.E syllabus and the curriculum has been evolved to achieve a balaaance between the emphasis laid on academics and the development of personality that has come to mean so much in today's competitive and challenging world
Curriculum

The curriculum is a fusion of sports. dramatics, dance, music, computers, art and craft and academics, all developed to create a blend of activity based learning and development of body and mind.


Teaching Methodology

Teaching methods in the classroom are interactive and aim at generating interest and developing a range of learning skills.

Teachers find a variety of approaches that stimulate interest and motivation among the students. Group Discussions and projects, educational trips and excursions information technology, seminars, cultural and sports events form an integral part of the education imparted in the school.

The simple and effective teaching methods are a testimony at providing a complete and holistic approach in education, which aims at developing the children into academically sound and socially well integrated individuals.

Besides developing their creativity and communication skills, their evaluation is simple and effective. The assessment is on the basis of the weekly tests and day to day performance ensures consistent quality learning where students are confident in averring themselves.

The curriculum and teaching are practical and aim at developing communicative competence, expressing ideas and freedom of thought, tolerance and respect for individuals. Above all, we seek to develop our children as socially and morally upright individuals.


Teaching faculty


The school has a team of hard-working and dedicated staff members. Reinforced with high standards in education and moral values, the teachers are specially trained to update their knowledge and uphold the DPS society's spirit, ethos, culture and philosophy. They are initiated into the pivotal role played by the teachers in the DPS system. For being a DPS teacher, the staff member has to be effective in communication skills and interactive, interesting and informative in imparting education. They undergo extensive trainings which are centrally organized by the Education Management Centre of the DPS Society at various Delhi Public School in New Delhi.

Programmes


Pre-Primary

Our blooming tiny tots, participate in various competitions and talent search rounds organized for them. These opportunities are working wonders by building their confidence and giving them the exposure to address an audience. We believe in involving these little hands in lots of activities to bring about positive growth and develop their personalities.

For children of Pre Primary section there is a multipurpose activity room specific to their developmental needs. Learning is fun based and activity oriented. As a result learning is a joyfull experience for these little kids. They are not burdened with over emphasis on written work, but are taught at the pace which is appropriate for their age. The activities are planned is such a manner that the hand-eye coordination as well as gross and fine motor skills of the children are developed.

A lot of emphasis is also laid on listening skills of the little ones as they tend to get distracted within a short span of time. The Pre-Primary wing of the school comprises of classes Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Prep. It caters to the needs and demands of early childhood learning. Bearing in mind that the foundation of a child's personality is laid and two thirds of his intellect formed at this age, the school has created an environment and a system of teaching which is entirely child friendly.

Pre-Nursery

In Pre-Nursery play is an invaluable way to stimulate all areas of development for young children. Play together with informal, ongoing instruction, is used as a vehicle for learning. Children are provided with a variety of stimulating activities to develop easy concepts and skills of literacy. They constantly learn basic skills through games, music, artwork, stories, poetry, films and computers.

Nursery

Children learn mainly through play and interactive activities to further language & vocabulary development (using storytelling, rhyming, games and enacting stories), improve social skills (having the children to work together to role play, structured and free play) and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts (showing the children how to balance and count blocks when building a bridge or how to Mix colours, when painting). Thus, a less structured approach, including small group lessons, one on one instruction and learning through creative activities such as art, dance and music is adopted.

Prep

A thematically based curriculum is intended to develop oral language, literacy, listening skills, numeric, creative expression, and positive self-esteem. Formal learning of the three R's takes a prominent place in the Prep curriculum which includes recognition, reading and writing of Hindi and English alphabets and CVC words along with basic arithmetical concepts. Story telling and retelling programme, Rhyme with reason, a phonemic awareness programme, emergent writing, shared book experience and role play are important components of the programme.


Primary Section ( I-V )

The young learner is exposed to a wide variety of subjects and study material which is suitably graded at this stage. Students learn basic maths, English and Hindi. Subjects like General Science, Social studies and Computer Education are also introduced. They learn to work on computers in the multimedia lab which is especially equipped to meet the needs of the youngest learners. From class IV onwards the school offers the option of third language whereby there is a choice to learn any one of the two languages-Punjabi, Sanskrit. There is an additional option of learning a foreign language as there is a choice between German and French.

Middle School ( VI -VIII)

All students from classes VI to VIII study English, Hindi, Punjabi, Maths, Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Social Studies (History, Civics and Geography ) and an optional language (German/ French )The co-curricular activities include Art, music, Dance, Electronics, Science, Physical Education and Computer Education.

Secondary School ( IX -X)

Classes IX and X follow the CBSE curriculum which includes 5 subjects; English, a second language (Hindi /Punjabi / Sanskrit ) Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology ) and Social Science (History, Civics, Geography ) co-curricular subjects include Physical Education and Work Experience .
The class X course culminates with the final based examination, which is conducted by the Central Board Of Secondary Education.
Parents As Partners

Parents involvement acts as an encouragement to the child and school recognizes and values the importance of parents in educating children and so parental involvement is welcomed. Parents are encouraged to attend any special events held at DPS or that involves the students. eg. Assembly or special days.



Academic Calender


DPS follows and academic calender of April to March, with the summer vacation being from Muddle of May to middle of July. The School will also have a fortnight long Diwali vacation in October / November and another fortnight long Christmas vacation in December /January

Scheme for Examination & Evaluation
Pre-Nur-Prep
Students of Pre-Nursery, Nursery & Prep will be accessed in their day to day performance. No formal examination or tests to conducted for them.
Class I and II
No formal semester Examination will be held for class I and II students. Students will be accessed on the basis of the weekly tests and day to day performance.
Class III - X
The academic year will be divided into two semesters and examination will be held at the end of each semester.

1st Semester Examination------ Sep. 2004
2nd Semester Examination------ March 2005

Weekly tests will be held in all the subjects according to the schedule given in the almanac. Evaluation will be based on students continous academic performance (weekly tests and examination) during the year. Students scoring 50% and above all subjects and in the aggregate will qualify for promotion to next class. Letter grades will be given in the following areas learning

Work experience(S.U.P.W.)
Physical Education
Art and Craft
Music

Students found using unfair means during any weekly tests or Semester examination will be marked zero in that subject. No retest will be held for such students. These students will not be eligible for any academic awards or such appointments.
VSAT

The DPS schools have become the first school in the country to comence satellite education programme through VSAT, installed in each school to ensure the information and achievements of one DPS are shared with all the Delhi Public School the world over.


Parent-Teacher Interface-communication to build bridge


Learning is a continuous process which doesn’t start or end with school timings. D.P.S. Jalandhar is committed to give the children an environment conducive to learning and achieving their goals. However it is not possible to nurture these young minds without the help and commitment of the parents. To fulfil this joyous and enriching mission we have always looked forward and achieved the support of the parents. Regular Parent Teachers Meetings are held to facilitate both the teachers and the parents to work together on a common platform. Along with these Parent-Teachers Meetings, we organize Interface with the parents of all classes, where in the parents are at liberty to put across to the Principal, Mr. Banerjee, any query or any difficulty they are facing regarding their child.
 
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