An extensive co-curricular activity programme provides students with the opportunity to discover and develop talents and interests. Field Trips and outdoor programmes are imbibed into the curriculum. This framework engages students actively in their own learning. The intention is to support their efforts to construct meaning from the world around them by drawing on their prior knowledge, providing provocation through new experiences, and providing time and opportunity for reflection and consolidation. Throughout their education in the school, students experience active opportunities for growth that take them off the campus. Among the experiences built into the curriculum, are regular visits to shopping malls, fire stations, civic offices, museums, art galleries, exhibitions and local sightseeing etc. These trips are compulsory for all students, as this develops the child’s confidence, team spirit and personality. National and International Educational tours are also planned for the students of Middle school and above during the year. But these tours are optional for students.
Traditions play an important role at DYPSOE. Special events give us ways to come together, learn about each other, sing, and celebrate. DYPSOE tradition will provide the students long lasting memories for years to come. Among the many that deserve to mention here are: Grandparents Day, Fathers Day, Rakshabandhan Day, Gokulashtami, Authors Festival; Book Fairs, Carols, Diwali Celebrations, Navaratri Celebrations, Holiday Concerts; Family Fun Day; Festival of Nations; Sports Day; Hindi Diwas etc.
Sports and games take their rightful place in the lives of students at DYPSOE, whether they seek high-level competition or recreation. Students are encouraged to participate in various sporting activities of their choice. The School follows a well researched result oriented sports programme. Each student is expected to take part in at least three indoor or outdoor games in a year with focus on any one sport. The basement provides an elegant, functional and versatile space for a variety of indoor games and the school’s playground provides opportunity for a range of outdoor sports. The outdoor sports include football, cricket, basketball, badminton and various athletic disciplines. Indoor facilities are provided for table tennis and activity areas for carom, chess, yoga etc is an important activity encouraged at DYPSOE. The school has set a goal that every student passing out of the school should be a good swimmer. The School conducts an annual sports meet in which each and every student is made to participate. Inter house and Inter school competitions are a regular feature of the school.
Inter-class, Inter-house and Inter school competitions are a regular feature. Such events provide a platform for students to showcase their talents in the field of arts, dramatics and literary events. Events hold a very special place in the learning process at DYPSOE. We believe that personality building is a natural fall-out of performing skills. It also helps in sharpening confidence and the ability to face an audience. The school also promotes external competitive examinations like Olympiads etc. But participation in all external exams is optional.
We, at DYPSOE, strongly believe in giving individual attention to each child. A healthy teacher-student ratio ensures that every child is taken as a special entity deserving attention and focus. At the same time, the faculty encourages every child towards independent thinking, capable of taking decisions and pursuing knowledge on their own. The student strength will be restricted to 20 students in Playgroup and Nursery, 25 – 30 in Kindergarten and 30-35 thereafter.
No child is exactly like another. Each has his/ her own extraordinary talents and abilities. Some can learn and grasp faster than the others, while some are better at music, art or sports. In a nutshell, every child is unique. And at this tender age, the school must play a primary role in giving special attention to every child so that this uniqueness is nurtured. We at DYPSOE will teach our students to have confidence in themselves, overcome all obstacles and excel in all of their undertakings in life by steadily guiding them from dependency to independency. And for this delicate task, we believe in appointing the very best of dedicated teachers who encourage children to think for themselves rather than just following society’s givens and take part in programmes that help instill values like social responsibility, hard work and promote overall development
The DYPSOE triangle in education comprises of three arms– the child, the teacher and the parent. All three have separate roles to play. While the journey through the school years can be very enriching, the school by itself cannot perform magic. For a child to come out with flying colours, the active participation of teachers and parents is mandatory. This is a pact sacrosanct to us.
DYPSOE is known for its close relationship between the teacher and the child. In this relationship, the child is allowed to relax and express his/her feelings freely. The teacher then responds and guides the child, constantly observing the independent characteristics of the individual child. Keeping in mind each child’s learning curve, individual attention is given so that the best of each child is brought forth.
At DYPSOE, education is a partnership between home and school. We embrace the participation of parents in the education of their children. Parents are encouraged to involve in school activities and the school is committed to ensure the success of the partnership. There are a variety of productive ways in which parents may join the school, either on a regular basis or just occasionally, in providing the best possible education to their children. E.g. helping in a classroom, joining with other parents to organize and participate in special school events and work projects.
We anticipate that all parents will support their children’s educational experiences by offering an appropriate level of help with homework, taking interest in the child’s school experiences, joining us for school sponsored events, and offering support and encouragement to each school teacher as he or she devotes time, talent, and energy to the education of the children.
The school gives due emphasis in Teacher-Parent Meetings in an effort to strengthen the bridge between students, teachers and parents. PTM’s provide the forum for teacher and parents to share insights about the individual child’s learning experience and performance. Inputs are provided to parents on nurturing skills, guiding homework and general parenting. Feedbacks are also taken from parents in writing about their ward’s progress and observations. We look forward to the association that will develop between the school and the parents, the school and the community, and we anticipate your whole-hearted support for all this.
Parents are kept informed about the subjects, topics and other activities done during the month via a month end letter and via SMS on a daily basis. Also, the School Website is uploaded on a daily basis with all relevant information for the student and parent community.