Our school not only encourages those students who excel in sports and academics but also in other co-curricular activities like the National Cadet Corps [NCC] training. NCC was established to train youngsters by inculcating in them qualities like discipline, patriotism, courage and punctuality. In our school the students of classes eight and nine can become NCC cadets.
The NCC, being a part of the second line of defence in India, teaches its cadre marching, moral qualities, operation of arms and also helps in strengthening of the body and mind of the cadets. The NCC also teaches its cadre service. The successful NCC cadets who do well in academics get cash award too, which acts as another great incentive to the students.
The mathematics laboratory is a place where anybody can experiment and explore patterns and ideas. It is a place where one can find a collection of games, puzzles, and other teaching and learning material. The activities create interest among students or in anybody who wants to explore, and test some of their ideas, beliefs about mathematics.
With a vision to make Mathematics the most loved subject in school, Math Lab is introduced for class VIII. It is a unique confluence of hands-on tools and interactive activities to help children explore, experience and enjoy mathematics.
Learning is not restricted to the classroom. Many of the educational goals cannot be realized exclusively in the classroom. Co-curricular activities complement the academic programme and allow opportunities for the all-round development of the students. We at Kumarans aim at the integration of the Curricular and Co-curricular activities for the holistic development of self-esteem and talent potential in students.
The various C.C.A. clubs are Dance, Aerobics, Karate, Home Science, Craft, Aero-modelling Theater, Chess, Music, Calligraphy and Pottery.
Children from class VI to class IX are allowed to opt for any one of these clubs. Professionals visit the school once in a week and train children in their respective fields.
Francis Bacon said “Knowledge is power” General Knowledge contributes to personal enrichment and a better understanding of the world as whole. The quiz club will help foster a desire for knowledge and boost confidence among the children. The children will be taught to use the resources in library and the internet. The acronym of QUIZ is “Quick Uniform Initiating Zone.”
Quiz club classes are held on Saturdays after school hours. Every meeting subjects the members to a different set of quizzes covering various topics ensuring that something new is learnt. Trained students are provided with an opportunity to take part in inter and intra -school competitions. The Quiz Master is Mr. Aditya, a state ranking quiz champion.
SEEK, an acronym for Students Editorial Entity of Kumarans, took its inception in 1990. The SEEK committee, which is nominated every year, is a carefully chosen amalgam of the best minds of Class X and the Associates who assist them are from Class IX.
The work of the committee is two-fold:
Inter-stream literary and cultural competitions are held every year under the aegis of SEEK.
SEEK’s objective is also to bring out the yearly magazine ‘Gnanamanthanam’.
The magazine brings out the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings and provides a palpable platform to all the students across classes. It is the culmination for an engaging mix of diverse literary genres that include stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles and various other exciting reading experiences.
A cover page design contest is thrown open to all the students and the best entry is chosen as the cover page of the magazine for that year.
Gnanamanthanam is also a ready reckoner of the calendar of events, both curricular and co-curricular, for the academic year. It is also a record of all the victorious moments (both academic and co-curricular) that the students have pursued and achieved in various categories.
In short, Gnanamanthanam paves the way to induce students to break the existing weave of patterns and evolve themselves into their individual best.
“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. This has been a challenging curriculum for the teenagers of the school for four years.
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. To understand the purpose of teamwork and environment-protection and to develop the essence of adventure and discovery, the award aspirants undertake expeditions and explorations.
To provide a rewarding experience, the school has involved students in many domestic youth exchange programmes. Each year, the young adults participate in exchange programmes between schools in Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Delhi, Calcutta and Mauritius.
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.
An assembly in a school is a gathering of several classes for a group activity that is usually to create an awareness about the global happenings . School assembly programs are important aspects of a curriculum. It has the potential to nurture and maintain a positive school culture that stresses interpersonal intelligence.
Our school provides an opportunity for students to conduct special assembly, based on particular themes.
Children try to exhibit their skills in singing, dancing, dramatising, speaking etc.
Computer Science has made rapid advances and is evolving constantly.
The curriculum includes learning software tools, cyber safety, thinking- out –of- the -box activities, team activities. The cover page of the school magazine is designed by students.
The computer curriculum is systematic and is instrumental in honing thinking and organizational skills in students. There is a gradual assimilation and application of concepts learnt in lower classes as students move to higher classes.
Students are the future leaders and the world’s fate lies in their hands.
Kumarans is trying to do its fair share in shaping the minds of young people by creating a platform through KUMN (Kumarans Model United Nations) for the youth of today and the generation of the upcoming leaders to make the right choices, nationally and internationally.
The main objective of KMUN is to instill a sense of responsibility in students about global affairs and to arrive at a consensus and plausible solution.Here children are provided with an erudite Executive Board to guide and mould the debate. Teachers spectate and appraise the quality of debate and ensure that students approach issues with a broad global perspective