A Learning Bliss - The School

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DPS Indirapuram was started in April 2003 under the aegis of DPS Society, New Delhi.  It started functioning with 500 students and 50 teachers and has grown from strength to strength in a short span of time.  At present we have over 5670 students and over 250 teachers.

Since its inception the school has embarked on the mission of creating individuals who are confident about their potential, diligent and focused towards their goals, sensitive to their environment and above all, creators of their own destiny. 

The school is affiliated to CBSE and provides the students with a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by a system of instruction that encourages the thought process and reasoning, which would gear the children to be logical, analytical, critical, creative, innovative and communicative.

We are committed to provide state of the art infrastructure in the form of English Language Labs, Math Labs, Social Science Labs, Libraries, Science Labs, Art, Music & Dance Centers, Computer Labs, Mini Amphi -Theatre, Air-Conditioned Auditorium, Healthcare Clinics, 2 Beautiful Cafeterias, Gym, Sports Facilities, Atrium and an Auditorium with a capacity of over 2000 people. Our well planned and aesthetically designed airy classrooms and laboratories make sure to create a learning interest in all the students and provide them with the best of education. 

Special Features
To facilitate the teaching learning process, the school provides the following facilities-
  • Over 180 classrooms which are aesthetically planned, well ventilated, providing an environment which is conducive to learning.

  • English Language Lab with linguaphones and audio visual aids to facilitate the development of good communication skills.

  • Computer Laboratories- Two labs for the juniors and two for the seniors.

  • Science Laboratories- To cultivate a scientific temper in the students we have specialized Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories in the Senior School and one General Science Lab in the Junior School.

  • Art/Dance/Music- To unleash the creativity of the students, separate Art/Dance/Music rooms for the Junior and Senior section.

  • Libraries – Two libraries with over 15000 books to satisfy the curiosity of the students and expose them to the latest information.

  • Sports- The school is equipped with a lawn tennis court, basket ball court, cricket ground, badminton court, table tennis court, 2 swimming pools and all indoor games.

  • Clinic- Two well equipped clinics with full time qualified doctors and nurses to carry out routine check up and to provide medical attention. The school has also tied up with the local hospitals for emergencies. The school has its own ambulance which is installed with equipments to handle all kinds of emergencies.

  • Mini Amphi Theatre to promote performing arts especially for the Pre-Primary.
  • Auditorium- An aesthetically planned huge air conditioned multipurpose auditorium with a seating capacity of 2500 for recreational activities.

  • Transport- A 68 strong fleet of modern buses for students as well as teachers.

  • Cafeteria- Two clean hygienic cafeterias to provide a variety of sumptuous wholesome nutritious mid-day meals and snacks. The suave ambience at the cafeteria done up in vibrant colours makes it a perfect place to de-stress and rejuvenate.

Seven Language Formula

To make the students global citizens of the world, the school has introduced a Seven Foreign Language Formula wherein languages like French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic are offered to the students of grade 4 and above. For each language, the school has specialized language labs which have been done up with a view to expose the students to the culture, art, heritage, sports, food of the concerned countries. The Foreign Language department has highly qualified team of teachers who constantly remain in touch with the Embassies and High Commissions to stay abreast of the latest developments. Faculties of reputed institutes like JNU and Delhi University also provide guidance to formulate syllabus and study material. The school celebrates special days like French Day, Russian Day, etc wherein the students present cultural programmes in that particular language.

Exchange- Programs

In order to make students realize the importance of one world family – the concept of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’, the school promotes collaboration with other schools in different parts of the world.  We have initiated students’ and teachers’ Exchange Program to foster international relationship. Under this scheme, the school sent its three successful delegations constituting of ten students and a teacher-in-charge each to Germany as a part of Educational Exchange program promoted by Max Mueller Bhawan and DPS Society. 
Our students and teachers are also very actively involved in Japanese language learning program.  The school has been visited by several Japanese dignitaries, and on a regular basis, our students participate in various competitions and activities to promote Japanese studies. Our students visited Japan as delegates in Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for students and have been proud recipients of two International Awards in Essay-Writing and Poster Making on the theme of environment. 

Our Japanese language teacher visited Japan for an advance course for teaching Japanese in Tokyo while the German teacher attended German language teaching course at Schwabischhall, Germany.  Indo-German Friendship Day, German Day, Japan Day are a part of the school activity calendar to create greater awareness about these countries.  Indeed, the exposure provided to our students by these Exchange Programs are very enriching experience that stays with them forever.  

German Language
  • German Day was celebrated in DPS Indirapuram on 25th January, 2005.
  • Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with DPS Society organized a scholarship Program for German language teachers of DPS, in which Mrs. Kaumudi Joshi went to Schwäbischhall, Germany for 2 months in 2006 to attend a German language course.
  • DPS Indirapuram hosted 11 dignitaries from Germany. This delegation stayed in India from 31st October to 12th November’ 2006.
  • 1st Indo-German Exchange Program for Students and teachers was organized from 20th April’ 2007 to 19th May 2007  by DPS Society in collaboration with Max Mueller Bhavan.
  • Extending our Exchange Program, 10 students along with 1 teacher visited Germany from 7th June’ 2008 to 8th July’ 2008 for an Indo – German Students Exchange Program.
  • As a result, 10 students and 2 teachers from Germany visited our school from 20th Oct’ 2008 to 11th Nov’ 2008.
  • DPS Indirapuram celebrated Indo – German Friendship Day by organizing a Special Assembly on 7th Nov 2008.
  • An informal get together was also organized by the DM of Ghaziabad, Mr. Deepak Aggarwal for the visiting German students at his residence. Mr. Aggarwal gave them an insight into the administrative system of India.
  • Max Mueller Bhavan organized a Youth Camp for the students learning German language from 24th April to 3rd May 2009 to Himachal Pradesh. Neelesh Kumar Chaudhary of Class XI of DPS Indirapuram attended the same.
  • After having two successful Exchange Programs in 2007 & 2008, this year from 27th April 2009 to 20th May 2009  nine students of DPS Indirapuram along with one teacher Ms. Jeena Rachel went to Schloss-Realshule Gaildorf, Germany for yet another Student Exchange Program.
 Japanese Language
  • In the year 2003, Japanese Language was introduced in DPS Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, as a part of the “Seven language” formula. 
  • The study material for teaching Japanese has been provided by The Japan Foundation 5 A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi .
  • Mr. Akira Yamaguchi, Adviser Japanese Language, The Japan Foundation, New Delhi visited DPS Indirapuram in July 2004. 
  • Mr. Kazama came independently to India to carry out a detailed survey on the Indian Ethos and selected DPS Indirapuram one of his destinations.
  • Ms. Junko Kazama (w/o Mr. Kazama) MD Tsubomi, New Delhi (sister concern of Tsubomi, Japan) visited the school on Junior Sports Day. 
  • Koinobori is celebrated every year in Japan on 5th May for the health and strength of a child.  Students learning Japanese celebrated Koinobori on 5th May 2004. On 6th May, 2004, they went for an educational trip to Japan Cultural Information Centre.
  • Ganziro Sensei visited India after 34 years to perform kabuki a classical Japanese dance performed only by men.  DPS Indirapuram students attended the workshop held at Modern School, Barakhamba Road on August 16, 2004, organized by Spic Macay.
2004-05
  • 1st Japanese Language Speech Contest at school level was organized by School Level Japanese Language Teachers’ Network (SJTN) to spread Japanese Language Education in Indian Schools at Ramjas school, R.K. Puram on 31st January 2005.
2005-06
  • DPS Indirapuram celebrated Japanese Day on 16th September 2005. Mr. T. Yamamoto, first Secretary, Embassy of Japan and Ms. R. Hasegawa, Advisor Japanese Language Japan Foundation were the guests for the occasion.
  • A Video Conference was also held between the students of Ono Minanmi Elementary School, Fukuoka, Japan and the students of DPS Indirapuram through internet.
  • In November 2005 another Video Conference was held between the students of Wakinomachi Elementary School, Nigata Japan and our students learning Japanese at DPS Mathura Road, New Delhi.
  • Ms Anju Raghav, Japanese Language Teacher attended a “Workshop for foreign Language Teacher at JNU from 28th June to 6th July 2005.
2006-07
  • Second Inter School Origami Competition was organized by Tagore International School on 6th August 2007. Paavni Shorey of Class X of DPS Indirapuram won the 2nd prize (Solo Category).
  • Japanese Language Teacher, Ms Anju Raghav bagged a scholarship from Government of Japan namely,” Long Term Teachers” Training program and went for an Advanced Course for six months in Tokyo.
2008-09
  • “The children of the Earth’s Club” a Non profit organization Japan had organized the 18th Essay Contest and the 12th poster Contest “Let’s Protect our Planet” Milind Goel of Class IX won the Nature’s Saga and Arushi Bansal won Let’s Save Tomorrow. These children received Award at Tokyo, Japan on 30th July 2008.
  • In October 2008, CBSE appointed a committee of courses in the subject of Japanese Language. Our Japanese Language Teacher Ms Anju Raghav is one of the six members of the committee.
  • Japanese Language Teacher, Ms Anju Raghav attended a National Workshop on Japanese Language Education: Teaching Methods and Evaluation” organized by JALTAI in New Delhi on 19th – 20th December 2008.
2009-10
  • The children of the Earth’s Club, Tokyo, Japan 19th Essay Contest & 13th Poster Making Contest prize won Kavya Garg (VI) got a special Award. She  went to Japan to collect her award on 30th July 2009 along-with our Japanese teacher Ms. Anju Raghav.
  • In June 2009 under the Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for students and Youth (JENESYS) Program of the Government of Japan, Alisha Rastogi and Shreya Jain of Class IX visited Japan from 14th June to 25th June 2009.
  • Japanese Language Teacher Ms. Anju Raghav attended three sessions on how to use the books “Minna no Nihongo” for the Classes IX and X. For the first time in the history of Indian schools Japanese has been introduced for Class IX in the academic year 2009-10 and the board examination for class X would be held in the year 2011. 
Our children are deeply motivated and involved with Social Issues like Aids Awareness Program – Say ‘No’ to Plastics & Polybags.  We organize campaigns which make an impact on the community in issues like Conservation of Energy, taking care of the Environment, Global Warming & making the Community at large more aware of their Commitment to Social Causes.

We are actively involved in the Cultural activities and present ‘Ballets’, Musicals and Concerts in both English and Hindi Music –, based on topics related to Environment, Peace and Harmony, National Integration and Patriotism, through our talented and gifted children.

We have 2 Art Rooms, 1 Music Room and 2 Dance Rooms in the Junior School.  In the Senior School we have 1 Art Room, 1 Music Room and 1 Dance Room. 

We have a talented team of Art, Dance and Music teachers who are energetic and passionate about their work.  They train children for various School Functions, Inter-School and Inter-DPS Competitions.  

Our Sports Department is a team of young enthusiastic sports persons who are doing their best to develop talent in sports in our students.  The whole year through we have Special Coaches in all Sports & Disciplines who train children in games like Lawn Tennis / Table Tennis / Badminton/ Tae-kendo / Yoga/ Basket Ball/ Cricket/ Swimming / Skating / Athletics.  Our children participate in various Inter-School and Inter-DPS Competitions and win many prizes.

The Work Experience Activities offered for Classes IX to XII are as follows : 

  1. Environment Club
  2. Maths Club
  3. Science Club
  4. Literary Club
  5. Electronics Club
  6. Consumer Club
  7. Quiz Club
  8. Social Service Club
  9. Nature Club
  10. Instrumental Music
  11. Vocal/Indian/Western Music
  12. Dance
  13. Art & Craft
  14. Tae-kendo
  15. Dramatics
  16. Aerobics
  17. Computer
The Environment Council

Environment protection, promotion and conservation being the need of the present times has been introduced as an Activity Club for Classes VI-IX. Through the council the students are involved in multifarious activities like tree plantation, anti-cracker campaign, cleaning of water bodies, air and water monitoring, etc. The Environment Council celebrates various important days given by the United Nations like Earth Day, WWF Day, etc.

The Consumer Club

DPS Indirapuram has launched the Consumer Club under the aegis of CEEC, DPS Society. The club endeavours to generate consumer awareness and protect the consumers from being duped. The students who are the members of the club educate the consumers about their rights and duties and try to infuse confidence in them to fight against violation of their basic rights.

Astronomy Club

The school has introduced the Astronomy Club for students of Classes VI-IX. The club endeavours to inculcate scientific temperament, the power of keen observation and logical thinking in the students. The activities of the club involve organizing lectures and trips to Planetarium and Saras Tourist Complex, Damdama for night sky observation. The students learn to identify constellations, stars and planets in the sky.

Educational Tours

The school conducts educational trips and tours for all classes. The emphasis is not only on exploration but also team building activities.

Adventure Camps

The school also organizes Adventure Camps which expose the students to various activities like Rappelling, Jumaring, Rope courses etc.

Academics

The Academic year is divided into semesters and examinations are held at the end of each semester.

To distribute the study time evenly over the year, the school has devised a detailed module split up of the syllabi.  The syllabus of each subject is split into 18 modules into two terms with each term spanning 90 days.  These 90 days form 9 modules, and each module covers 10 working days.  The remaining 30 days are devoted to testing and revision work.

For each topic there is one assignment for the students which gives them practice for the skills learnt and course covered.

Stay back classes and remedial teaching classes are organized for students of Classes IX to XII.
The Syllabus in all subjects (for Classes III-IX) is divided into two independent semesters.  Some basic conceptual portions of English, Hindi, Math syllabus are carried forward to the 2nd Semester Examination.

Weekly test are held in all subjects for all classes according to the schedule.

Evaluation (for Classes III-IX) is based on student’s continuous academic performance during the year.  Weight age for weekly tests and examinations is given below:

1st Semester Weekly Test & 1st  Semester Examination – 50%
2nd Semester Weekly Test & 2nd Semester Examination – 50%

Students scoring 40% and above in all subjects and in the aggregate qualify for promotion to the next class.
 
Attendance for Monday Test for all classes from III-XII is compulsory.
Grades are given in different areas of learning in Work Experience and Physical Education.

School Results

The school philosophy of personalized attention, regular assignments, motivation, proper guidance & counseling along with remedial measures has indeed brought us desired results in the Board examinations and other National Level Scholarship Exams like NTSE and Olympiads.  It was indeed heart-warming to note our outstanding performance in both CBSE Class X & Class XII Board examinations.  An exceptionally high number of distinctions, AIS, average percentage and number of students scoring above 90% in the aggregate, has definitely given us a place of pride in the field of school - education.  Indeed, in a short span of 6 years, the school has emerged as one of the leading schools of Delhi & NCR, receiving appreciation and accolades from one and all.  Today we find our students well placed in prestigious premier institutions of higher learning in India as well as abroad.
Result At a Glance

Class XII Result (2008-2009) First Batch of Class XII

Total 115 students appeared in this examination and 112 students secured 1st Division

1 student secured 2nd division. 

7 students out of 115 secured above 90%

29 students out of 115, secured distinction in all five subjects.

Our highest scorer was Akash Verma, who secured 94.8% aggregate

School average is 78.09.

Class X Result

2006-07
Total 94 students appeared in this examination

All 94 got 1st Division.

22 students out of 94 scored above 90%

59 students out of  94 secured distinction in all five subjects.

Highest scorer was Sadhvi Agarwal, scored 96.2% aggregate.

School average 83.99%


2007-08


Total 154 students appeared in this examination

152 students got 1st Division and 2 students got 2nd division.

27 students out of 154 scored above 90%

90 students out of 154 secured distinction in all five subjects.

Highest scorer was Samridhi Trishal, scored 96.6% aggregate

School average 83.11.


2008-09


Total 196 students appeared in this examination and 195 students secured 1st Division

1 student secured 2nd division.

13 students out of 196 secured above 95%,

68 students out of 196 secured above 90%

124 students out of 196 secured distinction in all five subjects.

Our highest scorer was Kritika Gupta, who secured 96.8% aggregate

School average is 85.94.

Block teaching is arranged for the students of Classes X and XII in the extra classes held during 
the summer vacations.
 
Departmental Meetings are held on weekly basis.  The Principal conducts 4 to 6 Teachers` Meeting per session.

DPS Indirapuram teachers are always ready to learn and adapt to new ways of teaching.  The teachers attend various workshops organized by the School Management and the DPS Society to upgrade their skills.  Trained and experienced teachers conduct workshops for Teachers.

The teachers communicate with the parents through the school almanac or telephonically whenever required. Circulars are sent regularly to parents regarding holidays, unit tests and other information.

Four PTMs are held in one academic session. Parents write their suggestions and views on the feedback form whenever the PTMs are organized.

The reps discuss and hand over the feedback forms to the Head Mistress and the Senior Mistresses.  The suggestions are then discussed with the Principal and appropriate action is taken if required.
We publish the following magazines and newsletters
‘Expressions’ – School Magazine (Annually)
‘Madhyam’
– Newsletter (Half-Yearly)
 
We propose to have a Students Welfare Fund. Often we are faced with a situation when the earning member (the father) tragically dies, and the student has to leave the school, since he/she cannot afford to pay the fees.  We would like to be able to help such children, so that they can continue their education at DPS Indirapuram.  We plan to set up a Committee which could manage this Fund and help our own children.  This has been approved by the Chairman, DPS Society.

The following Social Welfare Activities are also undertaken by the school

Shiksha Kendra

Shiksha Kendra DPS Indirapuram came into being on August 8, 2003. It started with classes I & II.  The Shiksha Kendra children come from the adjoining village Moin-ud-din-Kanawani.  It is run in the afternoon shift from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  The medium of instruction is English.  At present Shiksha Kendra has classes I to VII. There are 60 students and seven teachers.
  • Children of the Social Service Club teach the children of our bus drivers and Shiksha Kendra during their SUPW periods.
  • Our children collect funds and contribute generously to the SOS Village and Udyan Care – a home for abandoned children.
  • As a gesture of appreciation for the Jawans who sacrifice their lives, livelihood and happiness for our national security, every year  our  school children make and send Rakhis for the Jawans on the border every year.
Macmillan Test

Macmillan India Ltd. an educational assessment organization had organized a test/assessment in various subjects for Classes IV to XII.  200,401 students of classes III to XII from 2650 schools of various countries participated in the exam. 280 students of DPS Indirapuram participated for the same.

Our two students Shubham Agarwal of Class VIII and Anushal Agrawal of Class X have received medals in Mathematics and English respectively for securing the highest grade across U.P. in 2008. 

NTSE

National Talent Science Examination was conducted. The following students cleared the 2nd round of NTSE and were called for the interview on 4th August 2008.
  • Anisha Ganguly
  • Kaveri Singh
  • Sakshi
  • Suryansh Singh
  • hawna Manchana
Kaveri Singh of class VIII cleared her interview and is an NTSE scholar.

VIP Visits

Several VIPs and important dignitaries have visited the school thereby providing an educative and inspirational experience to our young learners in their impressionable years.  Navjot Singh Sidhu, Jaspal Rana, Rani Khanam, Kathak Dance, Guruji Pasha, a noted dance and choreographer, Nafisa Ali, Dilip Kumar, National Level Basketball player, Pradeep Sangwan, National Level Cricket player have all been our esteemed guests for various school functions.

It gives us great pleasure to see DPS Indirapuram grow from strength to strength each day.  Smiling faces of our dear students, doing very well in academics and all other fields, indeed gives us reason to rejoice.  I am sure they will do very well in life and will grow up to responsible citizens of the world.

May God continue to bless each child, the staff, the Principal Mrs. Meeta Rai and in fact the entire DPS Indirapuram family, with His choicest blessings.  May we continue to work as a united team and take our school higher still!

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