Outside the Classroom
Students at Nehru World School are always excited to get involved in our after-school activities. We provide a variety of options for all types of interests, and encourage students to find the best fit for them.
Developing All Round Excellence
The Academic Curriculum is enriched by an extensive programme of clubs, house activities, monthly events, annual productions as well as opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions. Students are encouraged to explore all facets of their personality, to explore new activities and develop their talents to the full.
The Student Council offers leadership opportunities to students of classes V, VI, IX, XI and XII. They develop their leadership abilities through discussion, debate and taking the initiative on a host of issues relevant to their life at school and beyond.
Community Service within the School recognises the need for students to reach out to those less fortunate than themselves. Examples of initiatives include donations from their Start Up.
Dramatics, Art and Craft, Music and Dance
Participating in dramatics, art and craft, music and dance contribute to the holistic development of our students.
Through dramatics, they are encouraged to develop their public speaking and presentation skills through elocution, debates, plays, and the theatre. This training provides them an ideal opportunity and platform to not only discover and showcase their talents, but also to instil self-confidence.
To bring out creativity, curiosity and the power of imagination within a child, our students participate in a host of art and craft projects. Students are encouraged to explore their creative talent through a variety of mediums that include clay, fabric, sand, paint, paper and many others.
Music and Dance are integral parts of the curriculum, our students have the opportunity to pursue these with the help of extremely talented teachers. Specialised training is provided for both.
CREÒ Inter-School Festival
The festival hosted by NWS has various competitive, non-competitive and mix-competitive events in the fields of Photography, Fine Arts, Health and Nutrition, Public Speaking, Science & Technology, Literature and Performing Arts. The event over three days attracts over 2000 students from 50+ schools.
Students get an opportunity to participate in the festival and contribute towards creativity, problem solving and innovation through collaboration.
All students are actively involved in the Annual Productions, for respective year groups. These are festivals of drama, dance and music, art and craft and also include an annual report of notable events in the previous year. These Annual Productions may be based well-known children’s stories from overseas, developed to suit and express the local context or well-known Indian literature. The Class 8 Annual Production takes place in German, the one for class 9 to 11 in Hindi, while those of all other year groups are in English.
These celebrations, in which all students in a year group have a role to play, present the learning and creativity enriched through the co-curricular programme, allowing them to express themselves, develop communication, collaborate widely, show resilience and adaptability as well as showcasing their emerging talents.
Sport is an integral part of the School curriculum. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting activities, both during the School day and in out-of-school sessions.
In the primary wing, students choose from cricket, football, skating, carrom, table tennis and chess. Well-qualified sports coaches lead these sessions.
Basketball, badminton, carrom, table tennis and chess are offered as choices to secondary and senior secondary students. Warm-up and warm-down are also part of each sports session.
Out-of-School hours activities include basketball for primary secondary and senior secondary students, football and cricket for primary students, also led by well-qualified sports coaches.
Sport is also a part of the inter-house activities and NWS students compete successfully in inter-school, district, national and state tournaments and championships. At NWS, sport is seen as a vehicle for developing the values of collaboration, resilience, adaptability and respect.
Yoga is an integral part of the curriculum, supporting students to nurture their own well-being, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving memory and increasing self-confidence, improving flexibility, balance and posture, and teaching correct breathing techniques.
Yoga also promotes mindfulness, learning to be in the present. Focusing on your breath or directing your attention to the furthest sounds you can perceive is mindfulness. Mindfulness enables our students to become less anxious and more relaxed.
We want as many students as possible to be able to take on a leadership role within the School Community.
The Student Council offers leadership opportunities to students of classes 5 to 12. They develop their leadership abilities through discussion, debate and taking the initiative on a host of issues relevant to their life at school and beyond.
Students in each class take on particular responsibilities within the classroom and also act as buddies to new students joining the School.
Opportunities are also provided to develop leadership skills through a variety of whole-school initiatives like CREÒ and Start-Up Superstars that impact positively on learning, teaching and wellbeing for both students and staff.
Community Service within the School recognises the need for students to reach out to those less fortunate than themselves. Examples of initiatives include donations from their Start Up Superstars business, book donations to fellow students and support for national disasters. Students are also actively supporting the #IPledge to reuse campaign and donating their textbooks: “Your book is more than you think!”
NWS provides a rich and varied learning experience outside the classroom to complement the school-based learning experience for all students in Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary, which support their holistic development.
The range of visits and trips support aspects of the curriculum, including the cultural dimension and also give students opportunities to experience local industry in action.
With regards to all outdoor and adventurous activities, if an activity is being considered which involves real danger then fully experienced and qualified leaders must be in charge. Utmost care is taken to ensure that parents are kept fully informed of their children’s whereabouts, i.e. when they leave NWS, reach the destination, leave the destination and return to School.