Physical Activity is fundamental to education at the school. The course enables each student to engage with his or her capacity, joys and fears involved in physical expression, and to find the ability to face the immediate responses that the activity itself brings out. It demands that in addition to developing skills and techniques, learnt or intuitive to oneself, the student learns to engage with the task or game in a group setting. The student is under no pressure to perform to represent the school in competitive arenas and we hope that each student matures to face the demands of a task or game rigorously and to the best of his or her ability.
The physical activity programme at school includes activities that stimulate sensorial and motor development, cooperative games, pre-participation tasks to develop specific skills, and organized games like basketball, football, volleyball, cricket and soft ball. Assemblies at school and field trips support the physical activity programme and reflect our concern for a healthy physical culture for a growing individual. The school is concerned that students experience specific aspects of being - quietness, playing together and individual reflection - and use the sports programme as a ground for this. The students are encouraged to think and talk about the various contemporary issues related to sport - food, clothing, equipment, glamour, entertainment and money.
The school creates an ambiance that nurtures the student's creative and aesthetic abilities. At school, art is not so much a skill-learning process as it is an exploration of the environment, material and a student's own experience of life. Art in school focusses on observation and innovative expression. Students are encouraged to use diverse materials - paper, clay and objects picked from the surroundings; and work with lines, forms, light and shade, colour and textures to compose and create art forms. Students work with different forms of art - folk, the classical and the modern. Students have a class devoted to art once a week. Art also forms a part of their own study of subjects and project presentations. In addition children learn through participation in designing the posters, back drops and installations for various school events.
Field trips are organized twice a year to facilitate the actualization of various concepts. Responsible adults, teachers, volunteering parents and custodian staff accompany the child's participation in these trips.
Activities of practical life are introduced in the beginning at the playgroup level. Children are taught social etiquettes, table manners, grooming, plantation, first aid, banking procedures, cooking, time management etc. by qualified teachers. The emphasis is to develop an all rounded personality.