Arts education, broadly categorized as visual and performing arts includes music, dance, theatre and the myriad forms of creative art, plays a pivotal role in the all-round development of the student. The development of creative ability enhances the neural systems that benefit motor skills, originality and emotional balance. The Arts teachers mentor the students enabling them to progress in artistic techniques and aesthetic sensibility. Due importance is given to this discipline as the thinking skills it involves such as experimentation, exploration and imagination becomes the foundation for higher level thinking skills such as synthesis, inquiry and research.
The union of a healthy mind within a healthy body emerges from the well-structured programme which integrates Physical Education in the curriculum. Apart from building motor skills and coordination it significantly impacts the development of the brain and therefore the behavior. The state-of–the–art infrastructure facilitates a gamut of outdoor and indoor sports activities such as Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Throw ball, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Yoga, Aerobics, Athletics and Chess. In addition to the outdoor facilities, NPS Whitefield also has an indoor sports complex where a number of indoor sports are conducted. Inter-House and Inter-school competitions raise the bar. Enduring life lessons are learnt in the sporting arena such as discipline, team spirit, peer relationship, patience, cooperation, stress management and leadership qualities.
Students are offered options of participating in various Associations which provide ample scope for identifying talents and honing their skills while interacting with their peer and mentors. The Associations include Environment, Health and Wellness, Cyber, Math, Science, Literary, Robotics, Chess, Model United Nations and Quiz. The Associations foster activities such as Debates, Awareness Campaigns, Community Service as well as steps to combat Environmental and Social issues.
It is very important for children to be prepared for ever-changing future. In today’s world things are changing at a very fast pace. To be able to adapt to new situations, work collaboratively, think out of the box, use failures as learning milestones are important skills, the learners should have for successful life. Our life skills programme facilitates and prepares the students for a compassionate and a happy future.
Structured Life skills programme is embedded in our curriculum and integrated into our interdisciplinary learning expeditions and subject classes, also proactively equips students to become empathetic, caring citizens of the 21st Century.