Secondary School - Enrichment Activites
Our school has well equipped physics, chemistry and biology laboratories which all
conform to the National Curriculum Framework. Science lab has been given a distinctive
role in the curriculum.
The main objectives that may be achieved are:
- Manipulative – inquiry, investigative skills
- Cognitive – critical thinking, application, analysis, synthesis
- Attitudinal – curiosity, interest, objectivity, confidence, collaboration
The school has identified number of experiments and models that the children of
Class VIII can perform. A lab manual has been developed by the school. These activities
ensures that the children get hands on experience on varied Science concepts.
Each class is divided into three groups. Each group attends the lab (Physics, Chemistry
or Biology) in a cyclic order. We have 50 and 80 minutes per week for practical
classes for Class IX and X respectively. Students’ assessment is based on the skills
of procedure, observation and inference. Record maintenance and viva are also given
importance. At the end of the year they take a 3 hour practical examination.
Interested students attend a week long program at National University of Singapore,
which focuses on intensive research oriented programs. Students interact with research
scholars and professors. They visit advanced labs with sophisticated equipments
and work on exciting projects which help them gain a new perspective.
The Math Lab activities reinforce concepts learnt in classroom. Students use the
math lab once a week and teachers use concrete activities and materials to reinforce
the concepts taught in class.
Visual Art is taught once a week. Students do not copy an existing artwork but learn
to think differently. Different methods like short films, talks by famous artists,
study of artworks trigger interesting discussions. Art should be a natural extension
of creative expression and thus students portray their creative self through art.
Sport activity is compulsory in school – students have a range of sport activities
that they can play during the physical education hour.
Outdoor sports like table tennis, throwball, basketball, football, volleyball, tennis,
badminton and indoor sports like chess, carom board are played regularly by all
Since physical and health education is an integral part of the assessment as outlined
by CBSE, school has taken various steps to make it interesting and enjoyable to
International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award)
“The most difficult times [sic] in the lives of young people are the years of transition
between adolescent and adult. This is precisely the period the Award Scheme is meant
to cover. It is for this reason that the chosen age range is between 14 and 25….”
- Founder HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
In a quest to match the mission of the school, the London-based International Award
Foundation was just apt for the students of Sri Kumaran Children's Home. Formerly
called The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, in India, it is called as The International
Award for Young People [www.indianaward.com]. It offers a balanced, non-competitive
programme of voluntary activities, which encourage personal discovery and growth,
self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.
The students of Class 9 and above pursue their chosen form of activities under adult
supervision. The school identifies various orphanages and old age home where students
volunteer their services once a week. They also enhance their practical skills in
dance, pottery, aero modelling, glasswork and other activities. There is also considerable
involvement and progress in sports such as basketball, football, and wall climbing.
Many students have brought glory to themselves and the school by achieving Bronze
and Silver awards in this prestigious scheme. Their resume is complete with this
award. Thus, the award has recognized the productive leisure activity undertaken
by the student. With such international achievement, the student stands to gain
further eligibility in claiming international scholarships and above all have an
unparalleled edge over other students.
Student Exchange Programmes
The value of the student exchange programme between foreign schools is an experience
of a life time. The mixing up of cultures and background help young people respect
the tradition and taboos of one’s own country as well as the other. Their sense
of responsibility and purpose towards their homeland is built. The exchange programme
also assures personal growth as well as the growth of the institutions. It develops
maturity, self confidence and communicative skills apart from helping the students
to be adventurers and explorers. Strong and lasting friendships are created among
the students of the two countries. Educators can discuss and share the practices
and developments in the field of education. Thus individual students, teachers,
institution and the countries in turn are benefited through this twinning programme.
Sri Kumaran Children’s Home is one of the schools selected for the PASCH program
by Goethe Institute. As a PASCH school, we have our students participating in various
Indo- German programs and one of them is a Student Exchange Program to Peutinger
Gymnasium at Augsburg, Germany.
As part of Literary/scientific/art appreciation students can take up book reviews,
dance and music reviews, projects in science and mathematics, theater reviews.The
assessments are done by parent volunteers, twice during the academic year.
Education is complete only when it imparts the ability to think independently and
rationally. Several opportunities give our students a platform to express themselves
as vibrant, resourceful and sensitive individuals.
Theatre, Speakers’ and Western Dance clubs helps children to communicate in three
different forms. Aero modeling, Ship modeling and ceramic art club exposes their
creativity both scientifically and artistically.
Robotics and Electronics club are sought after by the math/logical thinkers and
for those who favour the outdoors, the Nature Club beckons. The school identifies
the best professionals and invites them to the school to be our resource persons.
Since these are practicing professionals, they are able to give the children a wonderful,
real-life perspective and opportunity to hone their talents. The school as a policy
ensures that no child repeats the same hobby in subsequent years, so that they may
explore different hobbies. Hence their multiple intelligences are fully utilized
as the students are encouraged to opt for the hobby of their choice spread over
three years. Children will have to choose one activity for a year and they will
be continuously assessed and grades will be entered in their profile.
The culmination of the learning process is showcased at the end of 20 sessions,
when HOBBY DAY is observed. On a Saturday, parents are invited and children showcase
what they have learnt for the past one year. Parents get an opportunity to interact
with the professionals and also give them a fair idea of what is in store for their
kids the next year.
An educational degree alone cannot guarantee success for an individual in life.
In addition to it what is required is a personality that will enable an individual
to handle various situations in life.
The dynamic and challenging times we live in today invokes the need for education
to go beyond the regular academic realms and prepare its students for life. The
self-enquiry process adopted in the transaction with children ignites the possibility
of empowering students to understand and live upto their full potential in all that
they are engaged in. The programme fosters the understanding that life is a series
of experiences and what we tend to learn from these stories of our life become the
beliefs that we start living. Once aware of the same, one can choose to be an appropriate
learner in any context.
Eqube addresses the five formative years of a child's growth, from the 5th to the
10th standard. Each year is designed with 15 sessions of one-hour duration each,
integrated with action oriented classroom and life projects. The sessions are seamlessly
integrated with the school’s academic schedule and evolve with the class dynamics.
Enhancing them with practical modules help internalize the learning and provides
a healthy cross linkage among institutions like the family, school and the community.
The school has a focused life skill program called EQUBE for classes VIII, IX and
X. We have partnered with EFIL Educational Services
Kumarans Model United Nations
Kumarans Model United Nations (KMUN) ) is an academic simulation of the United
Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international
relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.
The participants role-play as diplomats representing a country or NGO in a simulated
session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the
General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate
international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to
world problems. More recently, simulation of other deliberative bodies, such as
the United Nations Security Council, has been included in Model United Nations,
even if they are completely unrelated to the UN or international affairs as a whole.
In general, the participants that the executive panel considers to be most contributing
are given awards, such as 'Best Delegate award'.
During a conference, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical
thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills
include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active
listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing.
However, school delegation formats vary from region to region. Most Model UNs are
simulations of a body in the United Nations system, such as:
- Disarmament Committee
- Economic and Financial Committee
- Human Rights Council
- International Court of Justice
- International Monetary Fund
- United Nations Children's Fund
- United Nations Development Programme
The concept of position paper (sometimes known as a Policy Statement) is an essay
that is written by participants of some models. It describes the detailed position
of a certain country on a topic or issue that the writer will debate in his or her