CBSE is a progressive Board of Education and Examination. Being a noted school of CBSE helps us to be innovating all the time and yet be very practical in approach to the real world, work and life. Freedom yet a structure is a boon to a school like GEAR.
We do not believe in the concept that "Extra- curricular" activities are optional. For us anything that helps to build the child's personality is to be planned and carried out and thus all our activities are for all the children and they are part of our regular timetable. A few of these activities we have in addition to Squash, Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis, Dance, Music, Theatre, are:
An Educational Initiatives program. We believe that every child is unique in his learning, and hence learning should be individualised. Mindspark is a cloud based platform that aids in the study of mathematics by self learning with a curriculum integrated database. Works at every individual student's level, pace and path by gauging their understanding and learning patterns. Mindspark is an enjoyable visual experience for students where they can explore their way through concepts and learn from their errors. With an interactive and playful user interface, students can have fun while getting deeper insights into the science of mathematics.
- Gardener, on further research, was about to add `Spiritual Intelligence' to the original seven Multiple Intelligences. Connecting with our inner self is very important, specially so in today's time of eroding values. Yoga has been integrated into the curriculum with this purpose in mind. Students at GEAR, learn this ancient science through asanas, pranayam and the practice of good conduct.
Shloka & Indian Culture
- Spirituality is evoked in children through shlokas which is also recited daily during the Assembly.
- Research shows that brain development is enhanced by chanting shlokas and bhajans on a daily basis. The mythological aspect as well as the philosophy behind traditions and chanting of various shlokas are also explained to the students
Visual Thinking & Sculpture
- Thinking is shaped in a visual thinking class through patterns, shapes, textures, designs and colours.
- Students are encouraged to visualize things around them and put their thoughts on paper and on clay.
- A person is identified by his/her cultural moorings. When the wings - the scholastic degrees of iconic institutions fail to help a person sail through a tough situation it is always his/her roots which come to the rescue. It depends on how rooted one is to his/her culture. To imbibe a culture one has to experience and live that culture. It is also essential that someone knowledgeable constructs experiential lessons to provide that experience. We have a devoted Mentor to take care of the scholastic requirements and as a school a chance to celebrate various festivals, learn more about a particular tradition and to reflect on them,is never missed.