“Technology-enabled education is peeping deep into the classrooms, paving a way to smart-education.”
At Army Public School Kapurthala, the concept of smart classrooms has arrived at the forefront with the integration of advanced hardware and innovative software technology to enhance the way of teaching and to keep a check on students’ learning.
Moreover, these smart classrooms foster creativity and an interactive environment that helps in bringing in more innovative ideas, more queries, and more solutions. The multi-fold benefits of providing technologically enhanced smart classrooms to students are:
- Interactive Learning Experience
- “Go Green” Concept
- Upgraded Integration
- Time-Saving Classroom Technology Solutions
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty." ~ Marie Curie
For imparting practical knowledge and improving conceptual understanding of the scientific principles, the school has well-equipped labs for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Separate labs offer a conducive environment for the students to learn with experimentation and demonstration. Learning by doing is the principle followed in all the laboratories.
A well-equipped computer lab at APS Kapurthala featuring 30 personal computing workstations with Microsoft Windows and Linux as Operating System is a multi-purpose technology and collaborative workspace. The lab also offers a smartboard to impart quality computer education to the students. Students have easy access to the computer lab, which provides the tools and technologies to produce webpages, edit papers, complete class assignments, conduct data analyses and access internet resources under the supervision of teachers.
Innovation and entrepreneurship have become an integral part of our nation, through which children are introduced to technology innovation by establishing Tinkering Lab. Tinkering Lab is the flagship initiative APS Kapurthala to cultivate an innovative mindset amongst school students.
The objectives of Tinkering lab are:
- To create workspaces that is suitable for young minds to learn innovation skills, develop ideas via hands-on activities, work and learn in a flexible environment.
- To empower youth with the 21st-century skills of creativity, innovation, critical thinking, design thinking, social and cross-cultural collaboration, ethical leadership etc.
- To help build innovative solutions for India’s unique problems, thereby supporting the nation’s efforts to grow as a knowledge economy.
- To enables young minds to shape their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode.
- To offer children with opportunities to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION RESOURCE ROOM & LIBRARY
“Inclusive, good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable socities.” ~ Desmond Tutu
To achieve zero reject in an inclusive regular school set up, a resource room has been established at APS Kapurthala. The Resource Room is used for remedial teaching where students with specific learning disabilities are given direct, specialized instructions, academic remediation, assistance with homework and related assignments as individuals or in groups. The rooms are well-equipped with requisite tools and equipments for the specialized teacher to address the children with special needs.
As gateways to knowledge and culture, Libraries play a fundamental role in society. The resources and services they offer create opportunities for learning, support literacy and education, and help shape the new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society. APS Kapurthala boasts of a well-equipped library with over more than 3000 books at the dispersal of students.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso
To ensure holistic development of the students by promoting extra-curricular activities, the school has a well-equipped, aesthetically designed Multipurpose Hall with the latest systems. It provides an excellent platform for performing seminars, workshops, cultural events, and a number of school functions. It is well-ventilated and furnished with capacity to accommodate 150 people.
Science Park is an innovative concept of teaching science in an informal way. The basic concept of Science Park lies on the tendency of the children to play more than read. A Science Park within a school campus facilitates the children to mingle with science in play way manner. Educationalists, scientists and psychiatrists insist on the play way method of teaching.
Herbal Garden provides a fun‐filled learning activity for the children where they got the opportunity to learn about the medicinal plants by actually planting the medicinal herbs and watching them grow in the gardens, and by exploring information about them from various sources. The task of making the garden itself has been enriching in terms of making children realize the importance of team work such as detailed planning, and allocation of tasks within a team.
At APS Kapurthala, Sports and Games curriculum is an integral and compulsory part of the education process. Sports help to build character and teach the importance of discipline in life. It inculcates a respect for rules and allows the participants to learn the value of self-control. APS Kapurthala has sports facilities which are enumerated as below:
- Volleyball Court
- Basketball Court
- Badminton Court
- Outdoor GYM
- Play Area for children
A 62.5 KVA Genset installed in the school premises provides an uninterrupted electrical power backup during power cuts. Thus providing a conducive environment to the students to remain indulged in their school activities.