Overall development – a goal every educational institution strives to achieve, be it school or college. School activities play a significant part in the development of students. They have become a fundamental part of school life and aides in improving students learning at school.
Co-curricular activities are designed and balanced with the academic curriculum so that every student gets to learn beyond subjects. On the other hand, extracurricular activities help to develop creativity and artistic talents among students. These activities are intended to bring social & intellectual skills, moral, cultural & ethical values, personality development, and character advancement in students.
At our institution, Our Lady of Nazareth High School and Junior College, we organize and host a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The aim of these is to train our students, from their earlier years, in the art of public speaking and to discover and develop dramatic and innate talents among the students. Our students have excelled in various inter-school activities. Prizes are awarded annually for the best individual/group performers.
The performing arts in education provide students with the opportunity to engage the mind, the body, and emotions into a collaborative expression of all that it means to be human. Keeping this in mind, we have made performing arts a part of our school activities. Students are trained in various dance styles like Western, Bollywood, as well as Indian Dance Forms like Bharatnatyam, etc. There are also Music Classes wherein we teach Western Instruments like Electronic Keyboard & Guitar as per the Trinity Exam Pattern. All these activities take place during school hours or on Thursdays (school holidays) on the school’s own premises. Our students are encouraged to express themselves and participate in external and in-house competitions as well.
Our school is well-known for its sports training. We work towards developing sportsmanship, team spirit, and a healthy spirit of emulation in our students. Along with the PT classes, students also have YOGA classes for better living and concentration by renowned Sadguru Mangeshda Kriya Yoga Foundation. The school also conducts Fitness and Gym classes for students Special training for sports like Football, Volleyball, Throw Ball, Kho-Kho, Fencing, Karate, Cricket, etc. is also provided. Many of our students have participated in District & State Level competitions.
Fine arts help students showcase their creativity. It also helps to improve a student’s memory, concentration skills, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony, and appreciation of diversity. It provides them with cultural exposure and builds aesthetic awareness. Our school organizes regular art and craft activities as well as inter-class competitions. Every year, our students excel in different levels of drawing exams. The school also organizes annual exhibitions to showcase the artwork of the students of all classes.
Literary arts have a very important role to play in the development of a student. Our school hosts various competitions and workshops to develop the skills of public speaking, orderly and gentlemanly argumentation in the students. We encourage aspiring writers and poets to submit their work to various educational magazines. We also publish the literary work of our students in our annual school magazine. Prizes are awarded annually to the winners of various Inter-Class, Inter-House Elocution, Debate, and Quiz competitions.
Our Lady of Nazareth High School & Junior College also has classes catering to mental math and logic intelligence. We have ‘Abacus’ classes on Thursdays on the school premises. These classes are held by private institutions. Abacus learning not only helps with the basic calculations like addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division, it also helps in effective counting of decimal points, negative numbers, etc. When students learn to use an abacus, they use their hands and a tool with beads to calculate numbers.