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Purposeful and practical education
- class act l kerala public school, kadma, Jamshedpur

Relatively new, Kerala Public School has grown in stature since its beginning in 1997 with only 500 students. Today, it is imparting quality education and shaping the future of 2,500 students.

The school, that is run by the Kerala Public Trust, firmly believes in holistic education. The school aims at providing a practical and purposeful education to train young minds to face tomorrow's challenges.

Knowledge is shared with a vision to give students the best in academics and instil a sense of moral and ethical values. Emphasis is also on building strong characters, developing a set of values and imbibing patriotism along with helping students gain a wider outlook of the world around.

As everyone knows, the school has yet another achievement, in the form of a Hindi-medium branch, which is run in the afternoon. The school is attended by around 500 underprivileged children of the locality. Students here are given stationery free of cost and they get to attend classes by a set of different teachers specially suited to handle special needs of the students coming from the fringes of society.

lThe visions of the school includes creating happy, successful, compassionate and socially responsible citizens of the country, who will be instrumental in bringing about a change in society through their efforts.

To make sure that these visions turn into reality, the school incorporates value-based education and developing the latent potential of every child by encouraging interactive teaching-learning method.

lThe school runs classes till Class XI in around 45 rooms in the one building. The school is the first among six educational institutes in the city to start its own Plus Two section, which will be functional from next year.

The school is equipped with three laboratories for different science subjects and one computer lab, with 50 monitors that help in providing hands-on-training to students.

There is also a huge library with a diverse collection of books to help children gain a better insight into the world.

lThe school's objective is to inculcate values such as justice, tolerance, truth and morality. It also aims to promote universal brotherhood and propagate equality among its students. The school believes in showing respect to every individual.

The institution has given a free hand to its teachers to develop individual and innovative methods to help students hone their interests and discharge selfless service to the underprivileged of society.

lBelieving in keeping up to date with the latest, this school has brought about innovations in its curriculum.

It has introduced animation as a medium to teach different subjects. This makes studying 'infotaining' and easy for kids as they are able to understand better with the help of various animated pictures and voices.

The school also makes sure that on the first Friday of each month various educationists or renowned people from different fields come on a common platform and share their views and ideas about their field and also on the current affairs across the country and in the world.

The institution follows an open door policy where teachers have been given a free hand in adopting newer methods to make teaching a joyful experience.

There is also motivation for the teachers when they get recognition in the form of an award from the trust that runs the chain of educational institutions.

lThere is a lot in store for children of this school. There are around 10 clubs moulding students in various range of subjects. One interesting club is the comics club where students get a chance to express their humourous side.

There is the arts-and-crafts club that hone the skills of students interested in painting, handicraft and embroidery. Besides there is a press club that acts like a platform for budding journalists and writers. The club helps in expressing students and creating a world of their own through words. And what better way to judge the school's events than through the eyes of its own students.

In addition, there is a singing and dramatics club for all the aspiring performers. The administration believes that by letting kids perform, they are also letting them get a grip over excessive shyness and stage fright. The school also offers yoga club along with karate and debate classes, which operate on the school premises. Students get to develop their interests twice a week with two separate days allotted for junior and senior classes. Along with it, sports, too, is a must for all who crave a little action.

what is it: An English medium plus-two co-educational school affiliated to ICSE

who's the boss: Shanta Vaidyanathan

admission: Students have to answer an entrance test followed by an interview of students along with their parents. Forms are usually given out after the Puja vacations.

fees: Tuition fee: Nursery to Class IV' Rs 300, Class V to VIII ' Rs 340, Class IX and X ' Rs 400, Class XI and XII ' Rs 450. Admission fees ' Rs 200 (only for new admissions) Caution fee' Rs 2,000 (refundable)

Contact no. - 2308668

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