Pedagogy in the classroom is not a staid and insipid event in Soundarya Central School due to innovative activities which alive the process of learning. Success in school as in life depends on multiplicity of factors- social and emotional intelligence, self understanding, self control, assertiveness, decision making, empathy, and connection to community. Overall activities are carefully designed to bring out the innate potential of every individual student.
Art & Craft Club:
“Art & craft is a subject which is enjoyed by the most in the school premises.”
In the context of formal education, art and craft must be given utmost importance. As an individual subject, it holds and supports the personal, social, moral, spiritual, and creative development of a child. It helps the child to participate and explore the visual and tactile experiences.
Children are introduced to drawing and painting at a very early age. To enhance eye-hand coordination and five muscle coordination activities like clay modelling, Origami, craft, pottery and shading with colours are introduced
The Music Club has been set up to encourage talent in music- instrumental as well as vocal. The objective of the club is to help students retain and enhance their own, individual love for music. All interested and talented students are encouraged to join as members. They participate in all the cultural activities of the school and also in the inter-School and intra-school functions and competitions.
Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body often rhythmic and to music. Dance is introduced to help children develop a sense of rhythm to various beats of music. Weekly one period is allotted to pursue their passion or hobby under trained professional
The aim of the club is to inculcate among students a love for language and enhance their literary skills. The Literature Club engages the students to improve and focus on language- both oral and written which make children aware of the functional, formal and spoken language and their
differences. It has specific language tasks and related activities.
Eco club is formed with a vision to create a responsible community that respects the environment and makes a conscious effort for environmental protection and conservation. Eco Club is a platform on which students get the knowledge about environment and it plays an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. It motivates the students to keep their surroundings green and clean by undertaking plantation of trees. It develops the life style of minimum waste generation and attitude among students towards environmental protection and preservation. Students of Eco Club work to contribute in improving environmental conditions, create awareness among themselves and in the campus, develop constructive action and use eco friendly products in daily life.
Quiz Club is a unique and exciting way to motivate, inspire, encourage and reward children in their quest for knowledge. The Quiz Club is formed with the following objectives
- To promote interest among students in order to enhance their general knowledge.
- To enable to compete and win in the quiz competition.
- To encourage them to take part in all competitive examinations.
- To make them aware of current affairs.
IT Club focuses on extracting the hidden talent of the students in computer technology fields such as hardware, Programming language, Database, Animations and Webs applications. Faculties provide hands-on experience by handling practical sessions, guides on projects with innovative ideas using new technology and train students to participate in inter school IT competitions.
Shlokas or Sanskrit verses are good indicators of Indian culture and values. Shloka chanting helps in better pronunciation of letters and words, thereby influencing the respective mother tongue that improves memory and concentration.
Children learn more about their culture through various stotras and about values through subhashitas.
The excitement of doing science comes from pursuing the unknown .Working in the lab gives students an opportunity to explore beyond their text books to satisfy their inquisitive nature and kindle scientific temper in them. Conceptual understanding is complete when students experience what they learn.
The school is well equipped with Physics, Chemistry and Biology Labs, which cater to the National Curriculum Framework. Learning science concepts, with simple kits provided by an external agency – Curiosity Ltd has helped students to understand science in our everyday life.
The Math Club
The Math lab activities reinforce concepts learnt in classroom. Mindspark is a computer based self-learning programme that helps the child improve his/her skills in Mathematics and implemented in middle school. A key advantage of Mind spark is the fact that successfully harnesses the power of new technologies to bolster learning. An intelligent computer system uses a complex adaptive logic to decide what problem to serve up to a student, based on the response to the current problem and previous. The student not only learns at his or her pace but is allowed to clear doubts with the help of explanations where needed.
To work for effective management and discipline and to foster loyalty, pride and deep love for the alma mater, the school has established a House System, whereby each student will be allocated one of four houses.
The house system encourages and reflects the values and culture of the school. Students are grouped into houses namely Homi Jahangir Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai, Satyendranath Bose and Satish Dhawan. Houses may compete with one another at sports and in a lot of other activities. One notable feature of the house system is the appointment of house captains, who exercise authority within the house and assist in the organisation of the house activities.