HEALTH, SECURITY AND SAFETY

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.

Marian Wright Edelman

We in the school have always reinforced that a healthy person is one who is physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.So, the school aims at all the three dimensions of a healthy being.

· Gender Sensitivity : In fact, we ensure that students be sensitised to gender so that they understand the inequality in the way people of different genders are treated and can put this to use.Gender equality emanates out of the advancement of human rights and is a fundamental aspect of democratic citizenship. It belongs to the basic and universally recognised civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Infringement of such rights hinders societies from achieving the goals and benefits of development. Such issues are taken up at common forums where the children, the parents and teachers are all part of it. Gender sensitivity in education is not intended to put one gender ahead of another. It is instead aimed at providing equal access of opportunities to both genders.

· Disciplinary Committee : The school has a strict and well laid out code of conduct which is to be followed by all. “True discipline is really just self-remembering; no forcing or fighting is necessary.” The children are taught in such a way that discipline becomes a second nature to them. A lot of this is achieved by peer-modeling and by integrated teaching techniques.

Life Skills : Life skills are integrated as School Health Program for Classes NUR-XII.A robust and structured SHP is in place for classes I to X. Days are allotted for conducting SHP sessions in the academic calendar. Detailed lesson plans are made by counselors for each SHP session. The Lesson Plans are GUIDED by CBSE ‘ LIFE SKILLS’ and ‘SCHOOL HEALTH MANUALS’

The methodology of SHP is Interactive and includes use of Pictures, Videos, Power point Presentations etc. The Modules covered include the following themes:

· Knowing your Body/Self-Awareness/Self-Esteem

· Personal and Environmental Hygiene

· Physical Fitness/Mental Fitness

· Food and Nutrition

· Safety and Responsibility

· Behavioral and Life Skills-Time Management, Substance Abuse Prevention, Study Skills and various Life Skills.