Culturally rich and grounded, at the same time progressive and ready to imbibe ‘newness’ describes our onward journey which nearly spans three decades. Memories of those nascent beginnings still in every nook and cranny of our school. We are now thirty years young and proudly walk on a path laid down by our stalwart protagonists. They dared to dream from a humble tent age and had the courage and resilience to fulfill the same. Overcoming all hurdles the dream materialized into a name to reckon with.
The Primary school was started in April, 1983 and holds from Nursery to V. The school is located in Vasant Vihar (South Delhi), a kilometre away from its senior branch at R. K. Puram. The Nursery Wing of the school is housed in a separate building close to the Junior school. We are a family of approximately 1550 students and a staff of about 90 teachers & approximately 40 other support staff members.
Our first headmistress Mrs. Bimla Suri (1983-1984) laid the with the beacons Mr. Dharamvira Ji, Dr. P. N. Kripal and Dr. R.S. Lugani guiding and helping to steer the ship.
As years passed by not only did we grow in numbers but we moved from the cusp of ‘learning and imparting’ to become a school with a definitive description of our own. Small beginnings with thematic and language teaching, the Whole World approach gave impetus to our innovative teaching style. Programmes which started as a fun activity took proportions. Our curriculum was incomplete without festivals, literacy week, sports, grandparent’s day etc. A better building with all the amenities in the heart of the city saw us growing in numbers, style and stature.
Our little wings were fanned by our confident heads Dr. R. S. Lugani, Dr. Mrs. Shayama Chona, and Dr. D. R. Saini who helped us reach even foreign shores. We are already a decade into an exchange programme with Kawada Elementary School, Nagano- Japan.
Our headmistresses over these years have made fathomless contribution to the growth of the school with their unmitigated devotion.
Mrs. D. Kaplash (1984-1986), Mrs. Nina Sehgal (1986-1995), Mrs. Abha Sehgal (1995-2000), Mrs. Anita Malhotra (2000-2002), Mrs. Shobha Banerjee (2002-2011), Mrs. Archana Pental (2011- till date)
Our Nursery class which lays and nurtures the foundation of the ‘school cycle’ is housed in a separate building whereby the little ones can run, play, express and partake in safe open environs. After a year of careful nurturing in the Nursery Wing, the infants take pride in graduating into the Junior School (Prep to Class V). Then comes the ultimate thrill when the students with well-rounded personalities move on to class VI at the Senior School at DPS, R. K.Puram. Activities underlined by joy quotient have our happy Nursery Graduates moving into the Junior Wing every year.
Our school follows the curriculum based on the guidelines given by the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (N.C.E.R.T.) with a thematic approach. Nursery to class I has the support of double teachers in each class. For the Holistic development of each child, a system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (C.C.E) is carried out. The assessment is based on the grade system.
Not the ones to revel only in achievements, we believe in nurturing impartially by giving hundred percent participation in all our functions and annual days. Exercise, theatre, games, academics, and competitions are part and parcel of our daily routine. In the midst of all this, sound values underline the activities as, at no time we can ignore the fact that we are Indians first and then global citizens.
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