School ( Grade 8-10)
Grades VIII, IX and X follow the NCERT curriculum. High school forms the very foundation on which further education and careers are mapped out. Hence, our programmes, courses and resources are devoted to helping our students achieve academic excellence, compete and perform to the best of their ability, plan their futures and connect to the world in meaningful ways.
The Curriculum for Senior School includes:
- 2nd Language (Hindi/Kannada/French)
- Social studies (SSt: Geography, History, Civics)
- Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
3rd Language (only grade 8)- Sanskrit, German, Hindi
A typical classroom at Senior section at Deens is a vibrant and enriched learning space. What strikes you at first glance is that our class sizes are intimate – restricted to a small group of 30 students and 5 sections.
Every day begins with circle time: Here the teacher discusses with the children Life skills and values which need to be reinforced time and again to ensure good behaviour and attitude in children.
The academic session is divided into 2 terms and there are 2 formal reviews within each term. There is a system of continuous assessment, with a fine loop of feedback, ensuring that the child is building up on his skills and knowledge. Assessments vary in nature, from simple paper pen tests, to oral, to presentations, etc all of which tie in critical thinking skills, scientific skills, problem solving skills and life skills and positive attitude and values.
Feedback is regular and parents are encouraged to meet with the facilitators to create a structure for students to develop skills of time management, organisation, study habit etc which will lead to enhanced holistic development of their child.
The Students of grade 8 in association with Rotary Club Whitefield conduct club activities on Thursdays during school hours. The aim of this club is to provide exposure to the students to various social and environmental issues and to explore solutions along with the senior members of the mentor Rotary Club.
Interact Club Report for 2018-19 captures a glimpse of the wonderful work this years team has undertaken. Read more …
The President heads the school council who along with his/her Vice president and Sports captain. Each house has House Captains, Vice captains Cultural Minister, Discipline director and Media correspondent and prefects who are chosen from among the senior students of each house through a process of secret ballot. Read more…
Co-scholastic programme at Deens
When you come right down to it – the real world is not just about academics. There is a world beyond classroom walls and textbooks, where invaluable learning takes place. At our school, 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.
The programme spans the entire spectrum of human interests, from art to athletics and include:
Art: Artistic activities, including music, theatre, dance, art, craft and pottery, not only build imagination and channel energy constructively, but also create a sense of emotional wellbeing.
Sport: Invigorating physical sports like skating, swimming, basketball and athletics are a vital part of The Deens portfolio of enrichment activities.
Life: Each child at The Deens Academy 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.
Environment: We teach responsibility towards the environment in a hands-on manner by encouraging students to participate in a number of conservation projects.
Community: Sensitivity to larger issues facing the world is actively fostered by inspiring students to involve themselves in community service.
The Newsletter brought out by the students of Grade 7 every month showcases the various events in school.
The Times Newspaper in Education Programme (NiE) and Deccan Herald student editions offer a programme where we use the newspaper as a dynamic education tool.
Pursuing their interests
Once a child reaches middle school (after five years of schooling), she or he can pick two activities of interest and pursue them for a whole term. We let students pick one activity each from the following categories (listed in order of priority) – swimming/skating/basketball/athletics and dance/music/theatre/art/athletics