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About NPS Kalkere


We offer academic, sporting, co-curricular and personal development programmes that afford students every opportunity to grow in knowledge, self-confidence, skill and understanding.


CLASS ROOM

There is documented research to show that well-designed classrooms boost children’s learning progress. The classrooms of NPS, Kalkere are well-ventilated, airy, bright and spacious, which make for a pleasant and positive classroom climate that is supportive of student learning. The audio visual facility with smart interactive boards in every classroom further enriches the learning experience. The size of the class room and the seating arrangement makes it easy for teachers to give individual attention to every student in the class.

THE COMPUTER LABORATORY

The computer labs are dedicated, high tech learning spaces designed to empower students to prepare for a tech-heavy future. These workstations are equipped with around 75 computers having equitable access and ergonomically designed for the students comfort. The computer labs at NPS provide a place for students to augment classroom learning, work on projects individually and collaboratively, to explore, create and develop computing literacy which are cornerstone skills for college and career readiness.

PHYSICS LABORATORY

The laboratory is a central and integral part of learning the Sciences….it is where the student performs procedures, collects data, analyses data, answers questions and thinks of new questions to explore. The Physics Laboratory is an open laboratory to cater to inter-disciplinary experimentation. The lab is equipped with instruments that allow structural experimentation by students. It allows gaining hands on experience with instruments and apparatus that affords them unfettered opportunity to experiment. It is indeed a wonderful resource unit of the school. Physics Laboratory at NPS- Kalkere is a well-organized, and a wonderful resource unit of the school.

CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

The school has a spacious and a well-equipped Chemistry Laboratory. The Chemistry lab layout is designed keeping in mind-- good ventilation, proper storage of material, safety rules and strict supervision of students. The laboratory has a wide range of chemicals and apparatus that provides a dynamic learning environment that is student centered and mainly curriculum-driven. Students get hands-on experience while performing experiments. Under the guidance of teachers, students not only learn concepts related to the subject but they also develop observation, analytical and logical skills. Students are provided opportunities to undertake projects outside their curriculum in the class.

BIOLOGY LABORATORY

The Biology Laboratory is a fertile ground for students to engage in scientific enquiry to investigate natural phenomena, and benefit from the cognitive skills that science has to offer them. At NPS, Kalkere,we have two well-equipped laboratories, for junior and senior school students. A spacious laboratory for our senior school has a large variety of model specimens, a wide range of permanent slides, light microscopes, models of the brain, sense organs, and human skeleton. In addition, we have excellent facilities for the students of Grades 9 -12, to get hands-on experience in performing different experiments such as temporary mount/slide preparations, chemical analysis of food samples, testing water samples for microbes, observing pollen germination, paper chromatography, study of osmosis etc. The Biology laboratory with its wide range of equipment, specimens and models serves as an excellent platform for learning and experimentation in a clean, hygienic environment.

LANGUAGE LABORATORY :

Good and effective communication is the key to personal and career success. The art of listening, the power of words whether spoken or written can never be undermined. 80% of one’s success is determined by one’s communication skills. The Language lab at NPS is designed to provide the learners a strong platform for practical training in languages, making the process highly effective, interesting and intrinsic for students and teachers alike. It helps the students to actively participate in the language learning exercises; and get more practice in the finer shades of language like grammar, pronunciation, intonation, modulation, phonetics-- than otherwise possible in a traditional classroom environment. The Language lab has excellent audio and audio- visual equipment and a LAN / internet connectivity that accelerates the learning process.

AUDITORIUM

The school has a state- of- the- art auditorium which is fully air conditioned and is equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities. A highly modernistic auditorium with a seating capacity of 780 plush seats, it has superb acoustics and lighting. The stage comes to life during important functions, competitions, class assemblies and other inter-school and intra school activities, showcasing the students’ extra-curricular talents. Educational documentaries are screened as and when appropriate. There is no gainsaying that prowess in extra-curricular activities are essential for a student’s all-round development.

ART ROOM

Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” -Brenda Ueland. Indeed, Art in its expression is highly therapeutic and brings out the creativity in students. The Art room at NPS is a visual treat to the senses, with its riot of colours highlighting the imaginative genius of the students. The walls of the Art Room are vibrant and colourful. Paintings made by the students and teachers bring life and colour to the room. Students are introduced to different forms of art like Madhubani, Gond Warli etc. by highly accomplished Art teachers. Students are also encouraged to create thematic art based on important occasions/events, which are later displayed on the school bulletin board.

COUNSELLING ROOM

The school offers guidance and counseling for students as and when required. Counseling is designed to facilitate student achievement, improve behavioral patterns and help the student develop socially. The Counselor observes the students in various environments and decides on behavioral guidance on a case to case basis.

DANCE ROOM

Dance brings about a healthy psychological well being in students, improving their agility, flexibility, grace and confidence. Dance teachers help students find a song in their heart, the beat in their feet and a passion for life. Dance is a much loved activity at NPS Kalkere and an excellent stress buster for the students. The dance room is the wellspring from where talents begin to bloom. Through dance students learn team work, focus and improvisation. They learn various forms of dance like the Free style, Folk dance, and Bharatnatyam.

HEALTH CARE ROOM

The school Infirmary provides first-aid and care to students when required. The health care room which maintains highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene has three beds with basic medical facilities. It is equipped with the necessary facilities to address the immediate health needs while in school. A qualified and experienced nurse is available to manage and assess any health issues that may arise during school hours. Medical check-ups of students are regularly carried out and records are maintained.

MATH LAB

Mathematics can be intimidating with seemingly unintelligible symbols and notations. NPS Kalkere makes learning Mathematics fun. We believe that children need to first make sense of the world around them and develop number sense and spatial sense before they can successfully grasp the concepts of Mathematics. It is with this idea that NPS Kalkere initiated its Math lab facility where learning Mathematics takes place through activities. The Math Lab helps in developing the habits of critical thinking and logical reasoning. Complex theoretical concepts become clear because concepts go hand-in-hand with practical implementation. The Math Lab kindles interest in learning Mathematics because theoretical knowledge can be related to students’ activities in everyday life.

MUSIC ROOM

The music room is a spacious room with areas for choir rehearsals. It is a creative hub that provides an environment that is conducive to learning and appreciation of music. The variety of musical instruments including African instrument Djembe present in the room affords opportunity to the students to bring their talents to fruition. Alongside learning to sing and play instruments, the students get a glimpse of a variety of musical influences through videos of great artists. They are also given a brief history of bands and genres. The school rock band practices and hones its skill in this room.

LIBRARY

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W Eliot. The NPS library is a bookworm’s delight housing a collection of over 10000 books. It covers a wide range of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. The books are graded into levels and there is a gradual progression in terms of style, structure and vocabulary. In the Reading Programme we try to stimulate the reading habit of students by providing incentives and privileges.

RESOURCE ROOM

The resource room is a separate educative environment, similar to a designated classroom. Teachers include a resource room activity in their regular lesson plan. It enhances the quality of teaching by adding a fun component. Teachers also use the resource room for respective subject department meetings, discussions and computer work. .

SOCIAL SCIENCE LAB

The Social science lab provides a quick and functional environment to enable theoretical and practical knowledge. It is equipped with numerous wall maps, models, charts and other teaching aids to enhance the learning process. The room also has audio-visual facility which makes learning of Social Science in school a truly interesting, lively and fun experience.

SPORTS AND GAMES

Sports is an integral part of student life as it has far reaching effects in terms of developing not only physical fitness, but also helps inculcate a sense of patience, team effort, healthier eating habits and decreased levels of anxiety and depression. The play area helps students to rejuvenate and intermingle. The Jungle Gym is a special play structure for students in the Primary Grades. It has outdoor recreational equipment that includes swing sets and slides. This helps children to develop physical coordination, strength and flexibility. The gym is a sought after place of recreation and enjoyment for the students, while the indoor games facility with table tennis, chess, foosball and billiards provides a refreshing opportunity to unwind from the rigours of their academic schedules.

PLAY AREA

A play area helps students to rejuvenate and intermingle. The Jungle Gym at NPS Kalkere is a play structure for students in the Primary Grades. It is outdoor recreational equipment that includes swing sets and slides. The area helps children to develop physical coordination, strength and flexibility. The gym provides recreation and enjoyment.

Safety measures:

Children are under strict supervision all the time. Only authorized personnel is allowed entry into the school premises. CCTV cameras keep important areas under constant surveillance. The school is equipped with fire extinguishers in case of unforeseen exigencies. The school management and administration is committed to ensuring the safety of the students as top priority.