Life Skill Activities: Every class has a life skill period every week. Here the class teacher or mentor teacher facilitates a discussion or activity to enhance an age appropriate life skill. They include using a fork and knife, folding a shirt, basic first aid, checking expiry dates on consumables, segregation of waste, peeling and grating vegetables etc.. Students of grades 6-12 need to provide evidence 2-3 hours of compulsory social or community work in addition to assisting class teachers in maintaining the classroom, coordinating Parent teacher meetings etc.
Assemblies: The Deens school assemblies are often much more than a regular morning gathering of prayer and news reading. Our School assemblies offer an opportunity for every child to come up and address the gathering atleast once a year. The KiDeens Assemblies have values presented from stories and each class presents an asembly on festivals like Independence day, Dushera and Christmas. Senior students pick a topic they are passionate about and present a student talk. Assemblies are hosted both gradewise and house wise.
Each grade presents a special assembly on a topic with a song, skit and sometimes a dance numbers for its grade students attended by the parents. Here the focus is on values ( each month is assigned one) June is conformity, followed by honesty, respect, courtesy , hard work , attitude etc..The practice of reflection and spelling out these values helps students focus upon the positive aspects of themselves that they can value and build on.
On a subtle but powerful level the reiteration of the the theme value is a reminder of its importance of each individual pupil including their individual thoughts and abilities.Overall the assembly helps children start the day with some positive note.