A robust co-scholastic program is implemented to enhance the theoretical knowledge of classrooms. With the motive to enhance confidence, self-esteem, leadership, creativity, team spirit, patriotism, sympathy, empathy in a child, various activities and competitions are organized regularly under the guidance and supervision of able hands in the areas of literature, art, music, dance and technology to name a few.
When you come right down to it – the real world is not just about academics. There is a world beyond the classroom walls and textbooks, where invaluable learning takes place. At OWS, academics goals are balanced with a vibrant Enrichment Programme that encompasses art, sport and life. We offer an array of beyond-the-classroom activities, which give our students opportunities to discover and display their talents, and cultivate a wide range of interests.
We don’t treat these initiatives as ‘extra- curricular’ activities though. Instead, our enrichment programmes co-habit happily with the academic syllabus as part of a single, integrated curriculum. In this way, we make sure that our students get to experience a truly well-rounded and happy school life.
Art and Craft is an integral part of an Oxford World School learner’s life right from Pre-Primary years. The Arts are richly embedded into the curriculum. The Primary program follows the transdisciplinary approach. Art and Craft develop students’ fine motor skills; gradually their dexterity begins to reflect in other fields with increased concentration and enhanced creativity. They also learn to value and appreciate artifacts and images across cultures and times; they learn to act and think intelligently and creatively. Their creativity is nurtured throughout the years and some of them have gone on to become web designers, architects and fashion specialists. Whether they let their creativity and passion turn into a career is their personal choice, but all OWS learners are sensitive with heightened sensibilities. This interdisciplinary approach caters to the multiple intelligence approach to learning.
“The arts are an essential element of education–keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
At OWS, we believe that art is a celebration of life itself. We inspire our students to develop an appreciation of the arts – painting, music, dance and theatre. Children are introduced to Visual and Performing Arts from an early age.
1.Music: A solid foundation in the basics of singing is introduced from Kindergarten. Basics of Indian and Western music is taught with specific focus Pitch, Rhythm, Breath, Voice and Diction. Children use these skills in their presentations at school assemblies and events.
2.Dance: Rhythm and movement to music is used not only build imagination and channel energy constructively, but also create a sense of emotional wellbeing. We explore both Indian classical and Western dance forms.
3.Speech & Drama: Expression of emotions, undertaking the connotations of language, the facets of characterization and above all public speaking skills are honed and polished in the compulsory Theatre class at all grades of our school.
Invigorating physical sports like football and athletics are a vital part of OWS portfolio of enrichment activities. The Fit India Movement was launched by Honorable Prime Minister of India with the aim to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives and daily routine.
Karate and Yoga are also incorporated into the sports curriculum to inculcate overall growth.
The list of HPE & Sports activities offered are
We teach responsibility towards the environment in a hands-on manner by encouraging students to participate in a number of conservation projects.
Sensitivity to larger issues facing the world is actively fostered by inspiring students to involve themselves in community service.
Each child at OWS is trained to be self-reliant, aware and equipped to face life with sessions in money management, effective studying, public-speaking, gardening and home management.
On entry into Class I, all students become members of a House to foster a spirit of leadership, cooperation, mutual understanding, tolerance and self-reliance. Various inter-house activities are organized to build team spirit. The House system gives opportunities to students to participate in Inter / Intra -house competitions. Each House is led by a House Mistress from the teaching staff who oversees the well-being and social development of members of the House. Read More…
Once a child reaches secondary school, she or he can pick two activities of interest and pursue them for a whole term. We let learners pick one activity each from the following categories (listed in order of priority) – Karate/Skating/Football/Athletics and Dance/Music/Theatre/Art.