Our school has been designed keeping the BaLA Technique – Building as Learning Aid concept in mind, at the core, it assumes that the architecture of school can be a resource for the teaching learning processes. BaLA is about developing the school’s entire physical environment as a learning aid – the inside, the outside, the semi-open spaces – everywhere. At the core, it is about maximizing the educational ‘value’ of a built space. It is based on ‘how students learn’.
A three-dimensional space can offer a unique setting for a child to learn because it can introduce a multiple sensory experience into the otherwise unisensory textbook or a blackboard transacted by a teacher. By innovatively treating the school spaces e.g. classroom, circulation spaces, outdoors, natural environment and their constituent built elements like the floor, wall, ceiling, door, windows, furniture, open ground, a range of learning situations and materials can be integrated such that they can actively be used as a learning resource. This resource can complement the teaching process and supplement textbook information, much beyond providing wall space for posters and decoration.
Chemistry Lab is a place where we foster scientific temper and spirit of enquiry in students by letting them test and verify various theories and principles of chemistry. The school has well equipped, maintained, instrumented chemistry laboratory. Chemistry Lab is the required component of all chemistry courses not only to give experiments their due place in the subject but also to promote in general, an experimental culture in the school system. Laboratory teaching assumes that first-hand experience in observation and manipulation of the materials of science is superior to other methods of developing understanding and appreciation. Laboratory training is also frequently used to develop skills necessary for more advanced study or research.
Physics Laboratory helps a student in improvising their approach towards the subject. Experiments carried out in Physics laboratories helps students in learning how to be patient and careful while taking observation and calculating inference. Physics is primarily concerned with how motion, light, heat and force interact with energy and matter, so our Physics Lab has a variety of instruments that are used to conduct these kinds of experiments. These include basic items for weight and measure, such as glass beakers, test tubes and scales, lenses, heat lamps, magnets, balls, pendulums inclined planes etc. This Lab will also include some more sophisticated equipment, such as voltameter, electroscope, potentiometer, telescopes, microscopes, spectroscopes; electromagnets etc.
Biology Lab gives relevant information about the Unicellular and Multicellular organisms by keeping the specimens of variety of multicellular organisms. It teaches concepts like respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis. It also teaches operation of basic laboratory equipment, taxonomic classification, and investigations of structure and function of prokaryotes, fungi, plants, and animal. Our Biology Laboratory is equipped with microscopes and variety of specimen of parts of human anatomy as well as specimen of variety of flora and fauna.
Rather than teaching, testing, and retesting mathematical routines that students perceive as being of no use, teachers need to present challenges that will enable students to learn to use these foundational skills, think mathematically and apply this knowledge. The importance of simple mathematical concepts like Profit & Loss, Power of Compounding, Percentage and such other concepts in day to day lime cannot be undermined. The Maths Lab provides an opportunity for the students to discover Mathematics through doing. Students learn and enjoy mathematics through shapes, patterns, board games and teaching aids related to area, volume, probability and such other concepts. Maths Lab is a true amalgamation of concepts and logics. The activities here are aimed at presenting a challenge, with the possibility of generating further challenges. The activities help students to visualize, manipulate and reason thereby connecting Maths to everyday life.
Geography lab plays a pivotal role in enriching geographical base of students, a necessary part of learning that exposes students to full spectrum of disciplinary subfields- physical, human and nature-society geography as well as geographical techniques. The Physical Geography Laboratory is a spatial study of the Earth’s dynamic physical systems and processes. Topics include Earth-sun geometry, weather, climate, water, landforms, soil, and the biosphere. Geography helps us to explore and understand space and place – recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and exploring the links between them. The Geography lab will contain weather instruments & models like anemometer, barometer, rain gauge, wind wane as well as maps both physical, political, topographic, climatic, scale of a map, symbols of a map etc. Geographical materials displayed and exhibited create a real sense of geographical atmosphere for pupils having lessons in the room and such atmosphere facilitates active learning.
Students today are exposed to a wide presence of computers. Their natural curiosity leads them to explore latest gadgets & they often learn on their own to use a computer for a variety of purposes. This could lead to learning undesirable habits, incorrect usage, and unsafe usage. It is therefore desirable for schools to introduce learning about computers as part of the curriculum itself. New computer-based tools and technologies are constantly changing, so it is necessary for the curriculum to be dynamic. The ICSE Board has computers as a core subject in 1st grade to 8th grades, and as an elective in 9th to 12th grades. The syllabi for 9th to 12th grades include topics such as computer hardware functions, data representation and internal computer structure, computer software, social context of computing and ethical issues, algorithms, programming using a high level language and computers in everyday life.
Life Skills are important as these bring positive effects in the life of an individual. All these skills are essential to emerge as independent, self-reliant individuals. To achieve this, it is important to evolve skill training among students from an early age itself. Students will be taught simple things like stitching, handling simple tools safely, ironing cloths, changing electric bulbs, soap making, composting of kitchen waste, preservation of food, mending small gadgets onwards to other practical skills like maintaining budget, writing cheques, financial literacy and other life skills in an age appropriate manner.
Safety Lab is a place where child is educated about Personal Safety Education and understands it is the right of the child to feel safe all the time, using a methodology that promotes the safety of self against abuse. This is an extension of the safety rules we teach our students, that is, don’t play with fire, look both sides before and while crossing the road etc. The main aim of this lab is to empower students to take part in their own protection, be it personal safety, cyber safety or financial safety
First & most important aspect is Personal Safety.
With the increasing concerns about cyber security among families, and with increased teacher and student reliance on internet accessibility, teaching cyber security as a subject in school is of great significance than ever.
It teaches students not give personal information to strangers online as these pieces of information can help a stranger on the Internet reach you
It teaches you the importance of keeping online accounts safe and use strong passwords.
It teaches students that what is posted online will stay there forever, even if you delete it, so they need to make sure that what they post online is appropriate,
It teaches students to beware of “catfishing.” Or cyber predators, that is when a person sets up a profile and pretends to be someone they’re not, they may think it’s a kid their age, but it could be an adult pretending to be a child.
It teaches students to deal with cyberbullying & to notify a parent or teacher if dealing with mean text message, rumours spread on social media site. It also educates students about consequences of indulging in such activities.
It informs students about the risk of downloading unknown apps and malware that can take control of their devices & cause potential harm.
As the students grow older they need to learn about Financial Safety and Security:
The importance of maintaining Password and PIN Code security to prevent fraudulent transactions through account
Verifying the credentials of any company before indulging in online purchases.
The importance of investment & the power of compounding when it comes to investments.
The goal if Home Science education is to help ever individual to live a more useful and satisfying personal, family and community life. Gone are the days where only women in the house were expected to look after the household chores & mind the kitchen fire. Today as more and more women are standing shoulder to shoulder with the men in their family to take look after the financial security of the family, the onus of sharing the responsibilities traditionally shouldered by these women has also fallen on the men within the family. It is therefore equally essential for the boys as well as girls to learn the basic cooking skills and to be able to take care of themselves and their families. Home Science Lab will teach them basic cooking skills as well as other hacks like home remedies for most ailments that are hidden in our own spice racks, removing stains from different type of materials, flower decoration and such other things.
It is a known fact that physical education and sport is important to the development of students. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. It’s good to play sport for health reasons, but there is so much more to it than that. Sports activities have been proven to enhance mental and physical development, as well as social skills and even improvements in academic performance.
Students learn hands-on about the need to abide by the rules, team work, fair play and respect for others. Sports teaches you be graceful when you lose, to learn from your mistakes, to challenge and compete with yourself every time you play, practice and compete to master a new skill. All these attributes help us in our adult lives to succeed in whatever life path we may choose to take.
Sports activities at A. M. N. School will be based on the spirit of Competition, Discipline and Recognition. Our students will be exposed to wide range of activities in the field of Physical Education and Sports such as Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Badminton, Chess, Carrom, Cricket, Handball, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Table Tennis, Tug of War as well as hard core Indian activities like Kabaddi, Yoga, Lezim & other traditional games.
Our students will also be encouraged to participate with other schools and their students to compete in high quality, age appropriate & safe sporting events. As we progress we will also be associated with DSO and MSSA as well as AISM for inter school and inter district sports competitions.
A wholesome learning experience for students, is one that will bring out their latent skills, hone their talent, and help them achieve important developmental milestones. Through the use of different materials, we want to give our students a wide variety of ways to explore ways of self-expression. Art and crafts helps young students explore and express their emotions, even before they have developed a full vocabulary to do so.
In today’s world it is even more important to engage young students in creative activities and increase their time away from screens. Creating art using paper, clay, sand, or any other materials gives students a space to learn, experiment and stay occupied thereby reducing their dependence on electronic devices.
Apart from this, art & craft activities improve fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination as these activities involve using their hands, holding art materials like pencils, pastels, brushes, or manipulation of materials like clay or mud. All these help in developing muscles that strengthen and support fine-motor skills. Eye-hand coordination is also improved with the practice of art and craft.
We believe that the benefits of learning music are immense and highly beneficial to students. Music positively impacts a child’s academic performance, assists in developing social skills, and provides an outlet for creativity that is crucial to a child’s development. Learning music, vocal or instrumental, improves and develops language skills in students. Music stimulates the brain, and with its varied sounds and lyrics, students are exposed to a large amount of vocabulary in a short amount of time.
Music also fosters memorization skills. In addition to song lyrics, students must memorize all aspects of music when preparing for a performance. Students must recall rhythms, pitches, dynamics, and several other elements all at once. Students learn to transfer those memory skills to the academic classroom and employ those skills in their studies.
Learning music requires teamwork and collaboration too. While singing together or putting up a musical performance, students develop listening skills. They must listen to others to better gage volume levels, the implementation of dynamics, and so much more. These are skills that will help them in their adult lives too.
At A. M. N school, we will be exposing the students to vocal music, both Indian & western & we will be teaching instruments like table & keyboard.
In order to create a better world, memorising physics formulas, maths equations, poems, and the organs of a human body is not enough. It is crucial to understand what our world is all about, and it is also essential to be self-confident and creative, have empathy and communication skills, collaborate with others, learn to concentrate, know how to solve problems, trust each other, be disciplined, have fun sometimes and relax at others, have a strong memory, be aware of social issues, and appreciate the arts. In order to do all this, one must follow a drama education that has a physical, emotional, and social impact on us.
Learning Drama helps us develop self-confidence and enhances imagination skills. It helps build empathy, teach co-operation & collaboration and improve concentration skills. It also serves as an emotional outlet and helps relieve the academic stress. At A.M. N school we have a special space dedicated to the pursuit of drama that will take students out of the four walls of their classrooms and allows them to explore a different word.
Inclusive education as a teaching model whereby all students, regardless of their ability, learn together in one environment. The aim of an inclusive education environment is to ensure that all students are treated fairly and get equal opportunities. We believe in providing an inclusive education environment, student diversity and uniqueness will be welcomed without discrimination.
Some issues that students are often discriminated against include learning disability, race, gender, their household income or the language that they speak. By promoting inclusive education, we aim to combat discrimination against students. Studies have shown that the number of students with known disabilities is increasing. We need to be able to accommodate these students and give them equal access, as they all have a right to education.
This is where our school counsellors will play a key role. They will be there to assist students at all levels, right from elementary school onwards. It will be their prime responsibility to listen to students’ concerns & address them. Everyone’s home and social life is different, at times, the school counsellor could be the only person who can provide that emotional support needed at a given time. They will be there to help students with issues such as bullying, disabilities, low self-esteem, poor academic performance and relationship troubles. In addition, they will evaluate students’ abilities, interests and personalities to help them develop realistic academic and career goals. They will facilitate aptitude tests and formulate potential paths to success.