An English Medium Residential Senior Secondary School for Boys at Nainital. Affiliated to CBSE. Member of IPSC. Estd. 1947
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Confining the human potential and inquisitiveness in the formative years to a tailor-made course of study, so as to have a well-crafted and precise finish among the young ones, we feel, does create but an illusion of success and achievement. Our system provides the youngsters with a variety of platforms through societies, clubs, cultural fests, gala celebrations, in-house journals and many other creative engagements to explore, communicate and acquaint themselves with the writer, scientist, artist, naturalist, leader or performer inside them. We believe in creating well-groomed individuals and not just the human templates.
GAMES & SPORTS
Despite the constraints of height, the school has well-developed fields for football, cricket, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and several other sports. An elegant swimming pool is also there, along with a wellequipped gymnasium and billiards room.
Training in skills like rock-climbing, boxing and martial arts, chess etc. is also provided. Selected teams keep on representing the school at various levels.
Games, house outings, short excursions, hiking, community service, interfacing with NGOs and other outdoor engagements involving mass participation are compulsory for students.
Regular PT is held every morning. PT and Games are compulsory for all students.
The creativity of the young ones gets further impetus through a variety of clubs, societies and hobby centres.
The Cultural Society organises Inter House Competition in dramatics, fancy dress dance and music. The Hindi and English Literary Societies have to their credit a number of activities like Inter-House Debates, Declamation Contests, Quiz Competition, G.K. Competitions, and Essay-Writing Competitions and a host of other literary activities.
The Photography Club has its own darkroom and other equipment required for developing and printing. The club has been supplying valuable and representative material for publication in the school magazine.
The Hiking Club encourages all students to go out for hiking and trekking, thus inculcating the spirit of adventure and the capacity to bear hardship.The Science Association arranges lectures, seminars, workshops film shows, exhibitions and study circles, to facilitate a concrete and realistic understanding of scientific and technical problems.
In addition to the above societies, the school has the Music Society, Maths Society, Astronomical society, Social Science Society, and the Computer & Journalist clubs.
The school has the provision for a range of creative engagements like Vocal and Instrumental Music, Painting, Carpentry, Metal Work, Batik, Band.
Painting and music are taught as compulsory subjects in the junior school and offered as hobbies to the senior students. Vocational certificates are awarded in Music and Painting by ‘Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh’.
Audio-Visual aids like charts, models, video films, linguaphone records, cassettes, film strips, over-head projectors and data projectors are used as regular teaching aids.
Special classes in spoken English are conducted by trained and competent teachers to help students attain proficiency in spoken English.
Educational tours, to the destinations of historical, cultural and industrial importance the world over, are organised during the breaks. This is in addition to the regular outings, excursions, trekking and mountaineering trips deep into the Central Himalayan region.
There are three Junior Division NCC Troops- one each of the Army, Navy and Air wing to strengthen further the citizenship training.
Computer education, keeping pace with the latest trends in Information Technology, is provided compulsorily to all the students. Well equipped Computer centres, with latest machines and software are the most frequented resource houses and star attractions of the school. Computer Aided Education (CAE) system has been evolved to enhance the process of learning through multi-way communication and interaction. Every student is awarded a proficiency certificate in computer education on the completion of the relevant level/module.
Cyber School Project is our new dream of the millennium. The school has already commissioned a well equipped Infotech: Career Resource Centre as tokens of our stepping into the 21st century.
The School Council consists of the Principal, Vice-Principal, Head Master, Dean of Studies, House Masters, Executive Officer, Head of the departments, Directors of various activities, Senior Master, Senior Prefect, School Prefects, nominees of Principal and one representative from each class. The council deals with various questions pertaining to the quality of life in the institution. It is also an ideal forum for leadership training and to develop positive temper.
Exchange programmes in collaboration with foreign schools and educational institutions, Work-shops & seminars, Teachers’ training programmes, Visits of personalities of national and international repute...are the few other regular events in the school.
Birla Vidyamandir, Nainital (Uttarakhand) INDIA
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