A Peek into Junior School
The Junior School is headed by the Master-In-Charge and is housed in a modern building that faces the pristine Nilgiri hills at the entrance and the 150-year-old Corinthian architecture of the Senior School proudly standing the test of time, to its side. The Junior School building comprises both, the academic and the hostel blocks.
The academic block has classrooms for the students of grades 7, 8 and 9. Each class has four sections. The classrooms are well-equipped with the Educomp Smart Class system. The installation of the Educomp Smart Class has enhanced the teaching-learning process by enabling the teachers to impart education in an engaging and effective manner. The computers in the computer lab are internet enabled. Apart from regular classes, students have been provided with scheduled timings to surf the internet as well as to send emails to their parents. Students make further use of the computer lab to prepare various projects and PowerPoint presentations that are assigned by the teachers.
Grade 7, 8 and 9 boys reside in the Hostel Block of the Junior School. They are accommodated in the dormitory of their respective house. Students are assigned one of the four houses - Nilgiri, Aravalli, Vindhya and Sumeru. The Housemaster/Housemistress and Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress are in-charge of the boys in their respective house and provide them with the requisite pastoral care.
The students of the Junior School are required to participate in all games. Subsequently, they are given specialized coaching in the games in which they exhibit talent and promise. Students are allowed to select a hobby amongst the various hobbies offered by the school such as, Photography, Calligraphy, Sculpture, Painting, Robotics etc. Students are also part of a weekly club, such as Chess, Cycling, MUN etc. Hence, there is never a dull moment in the Junior School.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) deserves special mention. The Junior School is privileged to commence the Junior Division of the NCC. Students from Grades 8 and 9 are selected for the NCC and the students undergo basic military training in small arms and parades. The students are exposed to a regimental way of life which is essential to inculcate values of discipline, duty, punctuality, orderliness, respect, work ethos and self-confidence. The aims of the NCC and its motto of “Unity & Discipline’ are in sync with the ethos of the Junior School and help to develop character, courage, comradeship, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
The Junior School provides an excellent environment, not only for learning and acquiring new skills but also provides a platform to the students to exhibit their inherent talent by giving them diverse opportunities to participate in various competitions held at the IPSC, District, State, National and International levels. The Students participate in each of these competitions with full commitment and enthusiasm with the School Motto, “Never Give In”, ringing in their ears.