INFRASTRUCTURE

Library

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open windows to the world and inspire us to explore, achieve and contribute to improve our own lives and of those around us.

The school has always laid great emphasis on inculcating reading habits among children during their formative years.

THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

o   The library is well stocked and features over 9000 books which cater to the needs of avid readers.

o   Students are motivated to read, explore, connect and create.

o   Fiction and non-fiction books in English and Hindi are available for the readers apart from books on hobbies, science encyclopedias, sports, arts, motivation, philosophy and education along with picture books, pop – up books and board books.

o   Periodicals and magazines are also available for teachers to update themselves in their respective fields.

o   Students are encouraged to become confident and enthusiastic readers.

o   Book Fair is organized for the students and teachers.

o   Eminent Story tellers are invited for conducting story narration sessions in school as well as virtually.

o   Students are apprised about the e – library and various online reading resources to develop their reading habit.

o   The books of famous authors as per their level have been introduced in the virtual classes. and students of Classes IV and V are encouraged to present Book Talks.

o   Read – aloud sessions are regularly conducted to help children emerge as confident readers.

IT

The IT Centre of the school serves as the Info tech hub.

The central control of the Campus IT Infrastructure including latest technology and tools is maintained.

The IT Centre is equipped with multiple servers, storage systems, cloud applications etc. The following servers, systems and applications are managed –

o   CCTV Security System

o   Smart Attendance System

o   Wi-Fi Network Management

o   Smart classes

o   Mobile Apps and Cloud Application

o   Server Management

o   Data Management

o   Web Application

The IT Centre provides the teachers to do their research work as it is equipped with the latest software, internet facility and cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution.

Visual Arts

“Art Education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders of tomorrow.”

Visual Art classes provide an enriching experience in the form of drawing, colouring, sketching and so on which enhances their personality and understanding of colours, layout, perspective and balance.

The Art Room at SJS fosters the creative and intellectual development of the students through different forms of visual arts. The art room drives each child to be curious and original in their work through a plethora of activities.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts provide a creative expression to the user through means of music and dance.It allows the students an opportunity to understand verbal and non – verbal cues of communication, grow in excelling the art of body movements and expressions to provide creative expression to them. In our school, this art form is provided from the start with Music and Dance classes.

o   Students are trained in Indian Classical Vocal music.

o   The students are trained in Kuchipudi and Folk dance forms.

o   The Music and Dance faculty train the students to perform and participate in multiple platforms to provide exposure and opportunity to grow and excel in varied fields of creative expressions

Infirmary/ Medical Rooms

The Medical Room provides preventive healthcare and First Aid to students and staff of the School. It is managed by a full-time qualified nurse.

o   The school collaborates with the Private Health Care Agency for regular health check-ups of the students as well as the staff.

o   The facilities provided are:-

o   Emergency and First-aid medication.

o   B.P monitoring kit.

o   Annual health check-ups of students and staff

o   Team of medical specialists for eye, dental and general check-up from the Health Care Agency.

o   Computerized reports of the check-up are given to the parents.

o   Records of students with special medical needs are maintained in the medical room.

o   Regular health awareness sessions are organized for students, staff and parents

Rain Water Harvesting

Helping the next generation learn about conservation and importance of protecting our precious natural resource, school has implemented one of the most effective rainwater harvesting set up. Sustainable methods and techniques have been followed to ensure water conservation and alternative water use for school facilities.

A huge underground tank has been created to collect and store rainwater that runs off from rooftops, open grounds etc. This system consists of the following components:

o   Catchment from where water is captured and stored.

o   Conveyance System that carries the water harvested from catchment to storage.

o   Filter to remove pollutants or storage tanks.

This has helped us not only to combat the ever increasing demand of water but also to educate children about the dire need to preserve drinking water thereby developing a responsible attitude towards the environment.

Classrooms

The classrooms are spacious, well-illuminated, airy and conducive to a good learning environment.

They are child friendly and cater to the needs of differently abled students.

Each classroom in the school is a Smart Class which enhances the teaching-learning process.

To provide sensory stimulations, the walls of all classrooms are decorated with children’s work, giving a strong sense of ownership and pride. The furniture is designed to allow communication and collaborative learning.

Multiple Intelligence Room

Any educator will tell you that no two children think and learn the same way. Multiple intelligence theory by Howard Gardener suggests 9 intelligences areas which makes it easier to identify the interest and bent of mind of children in the early years of childhood i.e., 3-5 years of age. This theory confirms these empirical experiences and can provide educators with a framework and tools that will allow them to better meet the needs of the different types of learners present in every classroom. By applying it in the classroom, educators take into consideration the different types of learners they might have in their class, reinforce all types of intelligences in every student, and allow for an individual learning process that will ultimately enable each learner to utilise his or her specific abilities and demonstrate learning.

The inception of the idea of Resource Room in our school is purely based on the concept of multiple intelligence catering to all major areas of intelligence which has been designed specifically to create the ambience of learning through experience. Resources of all nature are kept to initiate the learning process in children automatically. Like the cooking corner, reading corner, puppet theatre, puzzle corner, blocks, manipulatives, learning wall elements, water activity tray, sand tray, balancing paths, river stones, hill stones, ring toss, playing tunnel and the list goes on and on. These activities not only built-up various intelligences in the child but also inculcate in our young learners the values of life like sharing with peers, appreciating others achievements, caring and helping others, being responsible and to be of help at home. During the free play when they are allowed to go to play at the place of choice it even shows their inclination towards certain things for example a child may always move towards musical instruments, others may move towards blocks. These free play activities tell us the bent of the child.

Giving our students the chance to discover and develop their different intelligences can have a series of benefits for them; from fostering new talents to becoming more involved and active learners; developing their capacity to recognize, and almost more importantly value their individual strengths; or guiding them into becoming confident, successful and accomplished adults in their field of choice.

Safety & Security

We understand education and development are important, but nothing matters more than the safety of our children. Our teachers and staff take great care to ensure safety at school by creating a safe and healthy environment that allows children to learn without boundaries – creating a world of endless possibilities for themselves. We have the following measures in place to ensure the safety vis – a – vis health and security of our children.

School Staff

o   Police verification of all staff is undertaken before they assume their duties in the school.

o It is mandatory for support staff to wear a designated uniform and an I-Card. Their attendance is marked at the entry gate, where they are frisked. Meetings of MTS with the Administrative Officer and the Principal are held every week.

o   Along with the periodic briefings, training and welfare activities are provided to ensure that they have a sense of belongingness and attachment to the school.

Security

o  The campus is secured so that only authorized staff may enter.

o   No child is handed over to any unknown person without written authorization and proper identification.

o   Campus is equipped with fire extinguishers.

o   All visitors have to fill their details at the school gate and can enter only after a visitor’s pass has been issued to them. In the premises, their movement is restricted to the reception area.

Washrooms

o  There is a clear demarcation of washrooms for students, female staff and male staff.

o   Only female attendants are on duty outside the washrooms for students.

o   Regular and constant sanitization of the washrooms along with supervision is conducted inside and outside the washroom area via female workers.

Sensitization & Awareness

o  Children are educated about ‘good touch and bad touch’. The parents are also urged to speak to their children regarding the security issue.

o   Periodic fire/ disaster drills are conducted to practice evacuation and prepare the children for any eventuality/ emergency.

Health Checkup

The Faculty monitors the child for any symptoms of illness during the day and notifies the parents when their child does not feel well.

o   Medical check-ups of children are done by a team of doctors from a medical agency and a report is sent to parents.

o   We have strict policies for administering medication to children. We require a doctor’s note for any medication given to a child to ensure his/her safety.

CCTV

CCTV’s have been installed at strategic locations in the school such as at the entry gates, corridors and in and around the building to keep a checkon the activities and safeguarding the security of the students and staff of the school.

Disaster Management

Disaster management focuses on reducing the loss caused by calamity and making people more resilient to disasters. An emergency response system has been established by the School to reduce the vulnerability of such unforeseen circumstances and instill essential lifesaving skills among students.

o   A Disaster Management Committee has been constituted to ensure better preparedness.

o   Regular safety drills and training programs are conducted to sensitize students, teachers, and other staff members who can respond appropriately to the complications of an actual disaster.

The evacuation layout plan, emergency phone numbers and important instructions have been put up at all strategic locations including each classroom, library and corridors.

Transport

SJS provides safe and reliable bus transportation to students who wish to avail this facility. The students in the school buses are accompanied by well – trained escorts and attendants to ensure their safety.

School Transport rules:

o   Transport facility will be made available on specified routes and designated stops only, at the sole discretion of the school management.

o   It is to understand that school transport, like any other vehicle on road, may get delayed at times due to traffic conditions, road conditions or some technical fault. The parents should understand these practical situations and they should be at their best in cooperating towards the same.

o   The school transport routes are subject to change depending upon the requirements of the students and it is at the sole discretion of the school management.

o   For any addition or change in the route, the interested parent(s) may contact the school office with a written request. The change may be allowed as per the feasibility and availability.

o   Bus will not run if the strength of the students utilizing a bus falls below 75% of the seating capacity. In such a case, the bus will be withdrawn with one month’s notice to the parents and extra amount, if any, refunded.

o   The school bus facility is on an annual basis. Hence, no withdrawal, except on taking TC, will be possible in the middle of the session.

Students who use the school bus should follow the instructions given below:

o   Students are expected to come to the designated bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time of the bus.

o   The drivers are authorized to stop the buses at the designated bus stop only, unless directed by the Bus In – charge. The list of bus-stops is prepared, keeping in view the convenience and safety of all bus commuters and is subject to change.

o   The bus will stop at the designated bus stops. If the child misses to board the bus, it can be boarded at the next bus stop only.

o   Students should not stick their arms or head out of the window.

o   Any student found indulging in acts of violence or in-discipline in the bus shall be liable to a disciplinary action.

o   Parents / Escorts should bring a Parent Identity Card to pick up their ward at the designated bus stop.

o   Students should board the bus route allotted. If the students want to get down at a different bus stop he/ she should submit a request signed by the parent to the Principal/ Transport Incharge to procure special permission for the same.

o   In case of absence of the parent/ escort at the bus-stop, the child will be brought back to the school.

Bus Routes(Morning)

Route 1 (Inder Puri)
Pickup route starts at 0745 Hrs from TodaPur- Inderpuri B Block, C Block, A Block- Khadda Wala Park Inderpuri- Inderpuri Red Light -Krishi Kunj- Naraina I block- Gurudwara-G Block – School
Route 2 (Janak Puri)
Pickup route starts at 0715hrs from Clock Tower- Maya Enclave- Lajwanti-Janakpuri D Block, C4E, C2B,District Centre, B.K Jewellery House- Subhash Nagar More, Swarg Ashram, Metal Forging- School
Route 3 (Rajouri Garden)
Pick up route starts at 0730 hrs from Rajouri Garden (IDBI Bank), J Block,Rajouri Garden Gurudwara (Ring Road)- Mansarovar Garden- Ring Road- School

Route 4 (Tagore Garden)
Pickup route starts at 0730hrs from Vishal Enclave (Red Light)-Holy Child School -Tagore Garden ED Block, BA Block- Subhash Nagar (Green Flats), Subhash Nagar Block 4,5,17, 9, 10, 11,2-Rajouri Apartments- School
Route 5 (Kirti Nagar / Ramesh Nagar)
Pickup route starts at 0725hrs from Bali Nagar Kheterpal Hospital- Ramesh Nagar Metro Station- Kirti Nagar Gol Chakkar- Kirti Nagar H block, J Block, C Block- Saraswati Garden, F Block, Rattan Dairy, Ginni General Store- Sharda Puri-Ramesh Nagar Sachdeva Properties, Asias Gift Shop, DMS Booth - Ring Road-School