To ensure long-term retention of what is taught, the school uses Power Point presentations and the Smart Board to hone student skills and encourage student-teacher interactions.
Computer Aided teaching sessions hold a special place which will give our students the winning edge in a competitive world. Students have the pleasure of learning various topics with the help of computers. A research-oriented approach is encouraged and frequent analysis of projects helps students to orient themselves with the rapidly changing requirements of the world outside.
G-Library (Audio Visual Room)
The library is the main resource centre for the students and the faculty.
The vast collection of over 15,000 volumes is mainly comprised of textbooks, reference books, fiction titles, periodicals and audiovisual material like CDs and VCDs. Separate areas house the collection of syllabus-based textbooks (according to classes), fiction titles (primary and secondary) as also periodicals and audio visual materials.
Audio And Visual Material
- Many CDs comprising of nursery rhymes, storytelling aids and other titles for primary classes are available for the teachers.
- The faculty members also use subject based CDs in Science as well as Mathematics as an aid to their classroom teaching.
- Globes, geometry boxes, large sized books and flap books are also other teaching aids stocked in the library.
Reading Programme for classes 1 to 8
(This special reading programme encourages the children to read recommended library books. A book review of a few lines is submitted by the student after reading every book which is displayed on the bulletin board in the library).
Well Equipped Language Lab
Ultra modern English Language Lab where students can listen their own conversations on headphone and software corrects their mistakes. Thus improving English communication of the Child.
Other languages which student can learn along with English are:
Hindi, English, French, German, , Chinese
We believe that System thinking is the world view of the information age. Biometrics is an emerging field via the automated use of unique and measurable physiological or behavioral characteristics to determine or verify identity. In order to
expose students to the area of biometrics with minimum costs, we employ open-source based software to design a series of hands-on labs including biometrics scanning of
- 1. Fingerprint
- 2. Face
- 3. Handwriting
- 4. Mind
- 5. Voice
Our lab design can serve as a model of biometrics education for programs that have limited budget which may prohibit the use of expensive commercial biometrics devices and software. Biometric systems theory integrates this core with unique theoretical contributions into a coherent Meta-system theory. It makes the child learn through
- Mind map of concepts
- Thumbnails of graphic depiction of concepts
- Guided tour of learning each concept sequentially
- Career planning through Biometric System
Art & Craft Room
The spacious art room helps to unleash the creative streak in students and the soothing ambience makes it a much sought after room. Art plays a vital role in the all-round development of the students towards molding the thought process and values of life.
The Art Department is committed to the cause of nurturing creative thinking and artistic growth, through inspirational instruction and a structured, goal-oriented Curriculum and CBSE i. Creativity is an inborn quality in children. Teachers guide and encourage them to explore and exhibit their hidden talent and artistic potential from the budding stages to develop as blooming artists.
Art Education in the pre-primary classes begins with learning and identifying different colours. The foundation course at the Primary school level is based on encouraging the students to explore drawing skills, understand the theory of colours and colouring concepts and get acquainted with the usage of various colouring materials, while practicing the art of blending colours.
Music is an important co-curricular activity at GRIA. The Music Department of GRIA has a number of programmes scheduled for all students and offers a wide variety of music study instructions in both Western and Indian categories. We are well aware that the magic of music has enormous impact on the imagination of young minds.
Our music teachers regularly take music classes and students are trained in a wide variety of Indian and Western musical instruments such as the sitar, tabla, dholak, flute, tambourine, ghatam, veena, mridangam, violin, viola, recorder, cello, classical & plectrum guitar, drum kit, snare drum, djembe drum, piano, baritone, bugle, clarinet, french horn, keyboard, trumpet, euphonium, xylophone and saxophone. There are opportunities for several recitals as well as performance during the year with the school musical groups at various venues. Our students appear every year for the Trinity College London Theory & Practical Music Examinations. The school has junior and senior Brass & Pipe Bands. All the students of the school are taught at least one musical instrument. Competitions and programmes are organized often to showcase the training imparted.
Music Instrument (Band)
The school has separate and independent Brass and Pipe Bands and they steal the limelight during the Founder’s Day celebrations and other important state functions in the district. These units are administered and trained by professional band masters who have retired from the Defence Services. The students learn to play these instruments from Class IV.
- Students are taught the diverse forms of the classical Bharatha Natyam and also the various folk forms that flourish in different parts of India with distinct cultural and aesthetic appeals.
- We aim to bring together classically-trained dancers and at the same time encourage the rich folk culture of our country. The students are exposed to several classical dance forms in the inter-house dance competitions conducted. The students performed Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam and Mohiniyattam to name a few.
- Dance as a subject in IB not only mainstreamed Arts into the regular academics, but also witnessed students enthusiastically taking up the subject at the Higher Levels and researching deeply on Dance for their Extended Essays.
The School has a photography club equipped with a processing room. Interested students are taught photography and the developing, fixing and printing process. The evolving field of digital designing is also incorporated in the Curriculum and CBSE i.