OUTINGS AND EXCURSIONS
Students are led on frequent outings to experience the local environment and culture in a hands-on and exciting way. Recent excursions have included Darjeeling, trips to rivers and the sea, and picnics in the pleasant weather from November-January. Furthermore, the school holds a number of Cultural Days including School Annual Day, a fun and active Sports Day in January, and celebration of Indian Independence in August.
The students of the school are divided into 4 Houses with names taken from the rivers flowing around our District - Dowki (Yellow), Bhagirathi (Green), Ajoy (Red), and Mayurakhshi (Blue). The teachers of each House, or “Housemasters” select House Captains, Assistant House Captains and Sports Captains. The House System inculcates in our students the essential qualities of leadership,team work, mutual understanding and self-reliance.Various inter-house activities are held for this purpose throughout the year including sports and competitions. In addition, each House is given a theme on which the students present at morning assembly, run each week by a different House.
JPS attends to the needs of all five levels of the Indian education system, catering teaching style and facilities to the students’ special needs. At the Pre-primary level, educational programmes based on Montessori philosophy and method are followed, allowing young children to learn in an informal way under the supervision and guidance of trained and experienced teachers, with attention paid to physical, mental, emotional and social growth. At the Primary stage (I - IV), formal teaching of academic subjects such as English, Hindi, Maths, Social Studies, General Science and EVS is introduced,while stress is still laid on a balanced development based on a judicious mix of academics, creative art, physical education and outings. The CBSE initiative of CCE is been taken up in right earnest during the Middle stage, an extension of the educational programme of the primary stage that includes the teaching of a third language from Class VI to VIII. At the Secondary level, students are assessed by the CCE scheme introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education, providing that regular formative and summative assessments ensure continuous and comprehensive evaluation of both scholastic and co-scholastic areas. Finally, the Senior secondary level (XI and XIII) offers the choice between three streams, Science, Commerce and Humanities, along with English as a core subject.
Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.