Philosophy of education
Our primary aim at Delhi Public School is to instill values like integrity, honesty, trust, tolerance and compassion in the students helping them to become a meaningful part of their environment.
We strongly believe that all students have the potential to be successful learners and there is no limit to what a child can achieve. Each child has a different learning style. Thus we incorporate the Multiple Intelligences developed by Howard Gardner when planning our curriculum. Our curriculum keeps evolving to incorporate the latest learning techniques. We have a highly qualified dedicated teaching staff with a wide range of skills and interests which gives shape to this and provides a very enriching environment.
- Small class sizes 25 students in pre-primary and 28-32 in primary class ensures each student getting personal attention and achieving their best possible.
- Outstanding Faculty – Teachers are a schools greatest resource. The staff at DPS is not only highly qualified, but regularly undergoes professional development not only to keep themselves updated with the latest but also to enhance their skills.
- A love for learning – At DPS by putting the students at the centre of the learning process, we inspire in them a love of lifelong learning. The learners are challenged to achieve things which they never thought possible.
- Aspiration for all- At DPS we believe that a child can do amazing things and we make this potential a reality. Both inside and outside the classroom, we offer varied opportunities to the child and help them gain confidence in whichever area they discover their interest. Recognizing their achievements helps in building their self esteem.
- Leadership opportunities- At all levels of schooling, children are given leadership opportunities which help them develop self confidence, academic excellence and a strong sense of community spirit.
- Outstanding site- We are fortunate to have a site at Mahendra Hills amidst the lush green serene surrounding with the state of art facilities catering to a diverse community of students.
The syllabus followed is CBSE. The students are assessed Scholastically and co-scholastically. This is through Periodic Assessments, Half Yearly and Final Examinations in Primary. Class VI onwards has Periodic Tests, Half Yearly and Final Examinations. Subjects like Health and Physical Education, Yoga, Performing and Visual Arts are graded.
The school encourages the learners to participate in External exams like NCO, NSO, IEO, UCO and many more which motivates the students to strive for better and deeper understanding of different subjects. The students are enriched through special coaching by trained faculty. Every year a large number of students appear for different subject Olympiads. Many of them secure state ranks.
English Speaking Skills
A lot of emphasis is given on the development of LSR skills in Pre Primary and Primary level which helps in enhancing effective communication. A variety of activities are integrated in the curriculum across the year to augment these. Right from Story Telling, Imagery drawing, phonemes, reading & recitation to elocutions, debates, theater, Street plays, Interviews and many more. We believe in “Catching them young” and thus provide a platform to display their talents through Olympiad external exams, Inter School Competitions, Spell Bee Competitions, School Magazine, Dramatics club, Young Writers club and Book Lovers Club. An enriched Library having a wide genre of books, reading cards, sight words and word for the day help inculcate a love for the language.
For students to be successful in school and beyond, importance is given to the holistic development of the child. Apart from academics, the children are taught interpersonal skills, social etiquettes, communication, personal habits and leadership skills which will help them in becoming successful citizens of the world. Importance is given to values like honesty, respect and caring which the students learn through different activities and programs like “Share and Care” week, team work during projects, inter house and interschool competitions. Different opportunities are given to the students through assemblies, helping in organizing events, participating in Annual Days, Graduation Days, exhibitions and other programs. In addition students are guided to overcome their shortfalls through positive critiquing.
The strength of our school lies in empowering our students and preparing them by investing leadership responsibilities from a very young age. Student leaders are at different levels with specific responsibilities as early as 5 years of age. Each class has a Class Monitor, a Green Crusader and a DPS Charger. There is a Prefect Council which is elected through a democratic process of free and fair elections by Online voting. Senior most class in the school takes over the running of the school (teaching and Admin) on Teachers Day. During school events like annual/Sports day, Annual Play, to name a few, students are involved in all stages of preparation (planning to organizing and conducting).
Value education is not only part of the curriculum but is an integral part of the school. Right from class Pre Nursery onwards, the values of honesty, respect, caring and cleanliness are instilled in the students. Towards this, different classes perform Street plays bring out different values to the general public. The Helping Hand Project gives different opportunities to the students to help them to develop a respect for different cultures and society. They have gone on Heritage walks, Langer Seva, had Garage Sales and many other activities which imbibes the value of Service Before Self During birthdays children are encouraged to donate saplings to the school instead of bringing chocolates. The Teachers and Children have taken a pledge that each one will plant a tree and take care of it.
Our motto is ‘Service before self’ and all our endeavors are towards staying true to our motto. ‘Joy of giving’ week has the whole school collecting raw food items, clothes or stationery and taking it across to the less fortunate. The students intermingle with the inmates which helps them get an insight to their lives sensitizing them to the under privileged. To inculcate the importance of clean environment, the whole school participates in “Swatch DPS” where all students and staff help clean their class rooms. The DPS Chargers help in spreading the message of saving water and electricity. The Green Crusaders help promote the recycling of paper. The ‘Care and Share’ week helps in building comradeship by not only helping friends but also doing good deeds for relatives or strangers and coming and sharing with all during school assembly.
Our school has been awarded the international school award by the British Council. We have worked on 7 projects across Nacharam and Mahendra Hills and the schools were collaborating with schools in Japan, Thailand and Columbia. Mahendra Hills students were working on two of the projects. Class III and IV are working on “TRAVELLOGUE OF CALENDAR” and Class V and VI are working on the project Vertical Food Scaping. The CEE projects started last year has different projects for different groups. Last year students of class V worked on FOOD SUSTAINABILITY and this year Class VI is working on SWAACHGRAHA.