Pravara Public School, Pravaranagar

Facilities

School Building

The main School building is an imposing two-storeyed structure. On the ground floor, it houses the Library, Computer Section, Art and Craft Halls, Mathematics, Geography Lab,  Audio-Visual room and some classrooms Laboratories of Biology, Physics and Chemistry Departments, Reading Room and Information Room are situated  on the first floor. While additional classrooms occupy the side wings, the junior wing classes (KG to Std IV) are held in a separate Primary block.

School Campus

The  School Campus is spread over an area of over 37 acres. It houses the main School Building, Staff Quarters, Director’s Bungalow, Hostels, and other academic, sports and games infrastructure. Besides there is a football ground, Athletics ground and a swimming pool .

Language Laboratory

In order to encourage students to converse in English,  a Language Lab for the students of classes III to IX has been recently established. This ensures that students learn the correct accent and pronunciation.

Information Technology 

The School has two well-equipped and well-maintained computer labs and ICT Lab  with internet connectivity round the clock. Computer education is compulsory from Std I onwards. All the faculty members are trained in digital lesson planning and Power Point Presentations under Intel Teach to the Future Programme. Senior students are encouraged to use internet and e-mail facilities under supervision.

CCTV Cameras

All secondary classrooms and their corridors have CCTV Cameras installed to monitor every activity of students.

School Library

The school library is well-stocked with over 7000 titles. A large number of newspapers, periodicals and magazines mainly in English are available in the library. All efforts are made to inculcate proper reading habits among children. Library periods have been included in the time table in order to encourage better utilisation of library facilities.

Mess

 

The school mess has a modern kitchen, store rooms and two well-furnished and spacious dining halls. The diet has been drawn up by experts so as to provide proper nutrition to growing children, to stimulate growth and maintain good health. As per medical advice given by the School Doctor, special diet including extra milk, fruits etc are given to children who fall ill. The menu committee, consisting of the Housemasters and Prefects and presided over by the Director, meets at least once a quarter to review changes in menu. Constant watch is maintained to have a menu as varied, well balanced and appetising as possible. The cooking arrangements, service and cleanliness are supervised and maintained at the required level of efficiency by the Mess Manager, who works directly under the guidance of the Director.

Water Filtration Plant

The school has ample supply of water and has a water filtration plant of international standards which supplies purified water throughout the campus. The plant has the capacity of 24,000 litres per hour.

Infirmary 

A qualified and experienced Doctor resides on the School Campus and looks after the health of the children. The Doctor is assisted by a trained nurse and an attendant. A paediatrician from Pravara Rural Hospital visits the school twice a week. The School maintains a 20 bedded infirmary/sick room. Children suffering from minor ailments are admitted to the infirmary to segregate them from healthy students. In case of emergency, boys are admitted to Pravara Rural Medical College Hospital, Loni where specialists and consultants are available. All students are required to undergo a thorough medical check-up once in a year and minor remedial treatments are arranged when required or parents are advised about the need for further follow-up. There is also provision of yearly dental check up and for referring children to Dental College Hospital, Loni for remedial dental care.

A record of height and weight is also maintained to assess the physical development of the individual child. The School maintains the health record of all the students.

 

Games and Sports

Games and sports play a definite role in the development of a child’s personality. Therefore, regular games and physical training are compulsory for all students.

A modern swimming pool with filtration plant is maintained. Under the watchful eyes of qualified coaches, all students are given opportunities to learn and practise swimming. Adjoining the main pool, a baby pool also is available for initiating the children.

The school teams participate in various inter-school tournaments organised by Education/ Sports Departments of State/ Central Government.

A number of our students have won laurels for their outstanding performance in Inter-School Tournaments at the State and National Levels

 

SPORTS AND OUTDOOR INFRASTRUCTURE

Swimming Pool , Gymnasium , Standard Obstacle Course, Athletics-  400 Meters track & field, Basketball Courts, Cricket Ground, Football Field, Hockey Field, Kho Kho Court, Vollyball Courts, Badminton Court, Table Tennis, Kabbadi.

Store

Stationery items such as books, notebooks, uniform and various articles of daily use are issued to students from the school store. Towards the issue of articles from the store, parents are required to make store deposit in advance.

NCC and Scouts

A junior Division (Army) troop of National Cadet Corps (NCC) functions in the School. Boys and Girls of thirteen years and above are eligible to join NCC. Boys with aptitude for outdoor adventure are sent to Uttarkashi for Basic Course in Mountaineering at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Besides NCC, Scouts and Guides units also exist in the school.

Yoga, Meditation and Aerobics

To inculcate values like patience, and tolerance, the school has included yoga and meditation in the school curriculum. Students learn to practise yoga, meditation and aerobics to improve their concentration and physical fitness as well under expert guidance. Karate training is also being imparted to Primary Boarder Students. 

Hobbies

Hobbies encouraged in the school are gardening, study of birds, plants and insects, carpentry, numismatics, clay modelling, philately, drawing and painting, music and folk dance. With a view to giving them greater opportunities and scope for self-expression, students are encouraged to cultivate and nurture hobbies. It also helps them in spending their leisure time in a purposeful and healthy manner.

General Knowledge and Value Education

The School has a well-graded scheme for imparting General Knowledge and Value Education. Two examinations in G.K. and V.E. are conducted every year. Students are also encouraged to appear for examinations /  tests conducted by outside agencies such as IPSC / State Govt. / Science Olympiad. For Higher Secondary Section, NEET and JEE Coaching Classes are conducted.  Information/ General Knowledge Room has been established in the school. 

Atal Tinkering Laboratories 

Reaching the need to create and foster scientific temper and innovation among young minds the Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission at NITI AAYOG. AIM intends to support establishment of Atal Tinkering Laboratories in 500 Schools across the country.

Pravara Public School is one or the 257 schools selected for establishment of ATL. Total of  twenty (20) lakh Rs. one time establishment of upto Rs. 10 lakh would be given to our school in the first year for buying instruments and equipments required for ATL. Another 10 lakh would be provided over a maximum period of 5 years for operation, maintenance, etc. 

Science and Technology Activities:

School is participating in many science and technology exhibitions , like Taluka level, District level, State level, and National level science Exhibitions. 

In 2013-14 one of our student participated in National Level Science Exhibition at New Delhi under INSPIRE award.[ Pragati Maidan, New Delhi]

Every year school participates in MTS, NTS, NMMS, DR. C. V. RAMAN, National Science Olympiad examinations. Many of them get gold, silver and bronze medals. In other examinations students got district, state and national scholarships.

2015 exhibition and career guidance fair was very informative and useful to students. We have very large and interactive alumni. They keep guiding our students and staff in different scientific and technological fields.

Our students have participated in science exhibition by NCSTC, NEW DELHI. Every year our students visit GMRT ON 28th of February i.e. National Science Day.

Excursions, Field Trips to renowned science and technological places like, HAL-Nashik, VRD- and Tank Museum, Ahmednagar, C-DAC, IUCAA, Pune, etc. are organized every year.

 

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