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.
A planned visit to a few interesting places such as a fire station, post office, temple, park, etc 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, Geological survey of India etc., 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 and 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 and 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”
Their 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”
Be it the adaptation of the musical “High School Musical” or the 17th century “Vikramaditya”, the students of NHPS put their mind, body and soul into their performance to captivate the audience. There are opportunities galore for the children to exhibit their artistic and creative skills in the form of a play or musical extravaganza.
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.