Schools in India : Abhyasa Residential Public School, Secunderabad
Abhyasa is not just a school, but a training> ground for life. The child learns the foremost values of love, trust and truth etc. from parents and later realizes the values of courage, ambition and discrimination from the larger society, at school.
Abhyasa is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations New Delhi (Affiliation No. AP082) The syllabus is based on the Cambridge University (U.K.) pattern of Education and recognized by Universities of all Commonwealth Nations.
- Fully Residential.
- English Medium.
In this process, the opposites - like light and darkness, can never coexist. Where there is security - there is no challenge; where there is comfort - there is no perseverance; where there is freedom - there is no discipline. Where a loving parent enforces discipline, the child is confused or may even rebel. That is why 'social learning' or education was always away from home, amidst peer groups - at Gurukuls or Madarsas or public schools.
Nature itself illustrates this need through birds and animals, which push their young ones out of their nest or cave to fend for themselves. Behavioral scientists advocate this method for individuals to achieve complete emotional balance, self-reliance, self-confidence, and an integrated personality.
- Qualified, trained, experienced and dedicated teachers.
- Teacher: Student ratio is 1:10.
- Growth oriented discipline sans corporal punishments.
- Classes III to XII.
- 30 students per class.
- Total school strength limited to 360 students.
Abhyasa is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations New Delhi (Affiliation No. AP082)
- STEP I
Obtain application form and prospectus from the campus office or city office.
- STEP II
Register your child/ward for entrance test-cum-interview, by submitting the filled-in application form and other documents (mentioned in the application form).The application form may be submitted by hand at the city office or the campus office or mailed to either of the offices by registered post - alongwith registration fee of Rs.500/-.
- STEP III
After registration, the school office will provide you with a syllabus for the entrance test alongwith details of test date and test procedures. If you do not receive such information (letter) and syllabus within ten days of registration (submission of application) you should contact the city office (Phone : 040 -27822600) or the campus office (Phones :08454- 235718 or 235719 or 235966 or 235977 immediately).
- STEP IV
The school will conduct tests for entry to various classes, depending on the vacancies. The first round of tests will be conducted in the month of April, the second round in the month of May and the final round (only if vacancies still exist) in the month of June. The entrance test will have an oral component and written component. Both the parents are required to accompany the child for the entrance exam. Incase either of the parent is unable to accompany the child, a written letter of consent - declaring the parent's interest and willingness to admit his/her child to Abhyasa, after familiarizing with the system and philosophy of education at Abhyasa - should be produced at the time of interview. No entrance test for Class XI admission.
- STEP V
Once the candidate qualifies in the admission test, the parents will be given a letter of admission on the same day. The parent/guardian is required to pay the necessary admission fee, caution deposit and first instalment of school fee within one week on receipt of the admission letter. The notebooks and textbooks will be issued to the candidate at the school tuckshop on remittance of the first instalment of school fee. The parents are also required to submit the original transfer certificate issued by the candidate's previous school. Please note that admission formalities are complete only after submitting the transfer certificate.
- STEP VI
After completing the admission formalities, the candidate should report at the school campus on the date of re-opening - mentioned in the admission letter. The parents should submit a medical history sheet of the child, which should be duly certified by a registered medical practitioner. The candidate should bring all the list of articles mentioned in the prospectus/admission letter, alongwith him/her, at the time of joining the school. The articles brought will be enlisted in the dormitory register by the concerned house master/matron . The school will then issue an admission card to the parents/guardians of the candidate. This card should be furnished to the school security during parent visits. All admission formalities are complete with the issue of admission card.
Separate play facilities and experienced trainers are available for cricket, football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, kabbadi, kho-kho, badminton and also indoor games such as table tennis, carrroms, chess etc.
While games and sports provide manual dexterity, the student club activities during weekends make children mentally agile and organizationally capable! Teams from the two houses compete in areas of self-expression such a debate, quiz, elocution, mono-acting, sciences talk, essay writing, poetry recitation, antakshari, dumb charades, mock interview, bravery test etc.
The cirriculum at Abhyasa is based on the "Multiple Intelligence Mode" offering a variety of subjects - to cater to varying capabilities among children and enable child to discover his/her aptitudes. The child's calibre is nourished steadily from its roots to promote a natural and lasting growth, rather than adopt 'quickfix' methods which only produce temporary results and 'eye-wash' parent impressions! The emphasis of the Abhyasa cirriculum at all levels is on the following:
- Acquisition of information (Knowledge)
- Application of Theory (Skills)
- Original Presentation (Innovation)
- Behaviour modification (Values)
Extra Curricular Activities
Weekend entertainment : Children are drawn out from classrooms of 'passive feeling' to the open grounds of 'active enjoyment', when the school organizes at every week end - a film show or a picnic or a trekking camp apart from campfire dances or candle light dinners. Students and staff alike, throw away inhibitions of age and status and spontaneously join in a bonhomie around a bonfire !
Vedic recitation by students every evening emanates positive vibrations besides improving their skills of memorization. Quiet mediation tunes the mind towards concentration along with providing an opportunity for introspection.