FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL
We offer an academic, sporting, co-curricular and personal development programme that affords students every opportunity to grow in knowledge, self-confidence, skill and understanding.
Each houses a large area and is designed such that every student gets the teacher’s maximum individual attention.
There are over 29 classrooms for regular teaching alone, two assembly halls and a number of other rooms like the Audio-Visual rooms and Resource rooms to facilitate better learning.
Smart class Rooms:
We have smart boards in each of the classes for smart learning, so that students can understand the concept easily through the video lectures and animated videos.
OGC class Rooms:
We have separate classrooms for Overall Growth Clubs with enough instruments like tabla, key board, guitar etc.
Well-ventilated with huge windows, they offer the right atmosphere for learning. The white boards and bulletin boards placed at vantage points, make learning easier and interesting.
The strength of each class is kept at a manageable level and comfortable furniture adds to the ambience of the classroom.
Computer education is an integral part of the curriculum at SatpudaValley Public School. The state-of the art computer laboratory with 100 systems is very popular among the students. Students are trained to learn the latest software applications and programming languages. The school offers computer education from Class 1 to Class 10. Highly qualified teachers impart the knowledge of computers and fully equip the students for the challenges of the computer age.
A dedicated broadband Internet connection in the lab provides Internet access to source websites for educational materials. Computer sessions and Internet access are monitored and supervised by computer teachers who aid and guide the children through the sessions.
Computer Science prescribed by the CBSE is offered as optional subject to students at the Senior Secondary level.
The Science Laboratory
The Science Lab at Satpuda Valley Public School, provides an atmosphere of experiencing and learning science. It is an ultramodern Science lab, which can accommodate more fifty students.
The Science lab also provides an open environment for students to experiment and do research work. Under the professional guidance and assistance given by our science teachers, students are also encouraged to exhibit their innovative powers by developing samples and models.
Our Science lab is highly sophisticated and fully equipped to meet the curriculum requirements for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We have separate workstations for these three subjects.
The state of the art equipment for Physics allows students to perform experiments and study various principles and laws. The facilities and wide range of chemicals and apparatus allow the students a hands-on experience in learning Chemistry.
There are numerous preserved biological specimens to observe and study, widening the exposure of students to the world of Biology.
The main lab also has a special area called ‘Junior Lab’ where students in the middle school get a hands-on experience.
Learning Resource Centre
The library is the main resource centre for the students and the faculty at Satpuda Valley Public School. The library is located on the ground floor of the main building, with a seating capacity of over 40.
The vast collection of over 6,000 volumes is mainly comprised of textbooks, reference books, fiction titles, periodicals and audio-visual material like CDs and VCDs. Separate areas house the collection of syllabus-based textbooks (according to classes), fiction titles (primary and secondary) as also periodicals and audio visual materials.
Syllabus-based textbooks from different authors help the students to self-study the subject in greater detail and also help the teachers to teach the subjects from different angles and give extra information on any given topic.
A large number of fiction titles by leading authors such as Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton etc are available for the primary section and authors such as Robin Cook, Arthur Clarke, Ruskin Bond, etc are available for the senior sections.
A collection of nearly 1000 titles inclusive of Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, thesaurus etc. are available to the students and the teachers for their day-to-day teaching and assignment work.
The library subscribes to nearly 12 periodicals inclusive of 4 national daily newspapers. Children’s magazines as well as subject-based journals are used well by students and teachers alike.
Reference titles assisting the teachers in their teaching as well as in preparing their study material and worksheets are placed in the basement. Latest foreign publications in different subjects help the teachers to update their knowledge.
Audio Visual Materials:
Many CDs comprising of nursery rhymes, storytelling aids and other titles for primary classes are available for the teachers. The faculty members also use subject based CDs in Science as well as Mathematics as an aid to their classroom teaching. Globes, geometry boxes, large sized books and flap books are also other teaching aids stocked in the library.
Reading Programme for classes 1 to 6
This special reading programme encourages the children to read recommended library books. A book review of a few lines is submitted by the student after reading every book which is displayed on the bulletin board in the library.
The audio-visual room is extensively used by the faculty and students to make presentations. To ensure long-term retention of what is taught, the school uses Power Point presentations and the Smart Board to hone student skills and encourage student-teacher interactions.
Computer Aided teaching sessions hold a special place at SVPS, which give our students the winning edge in a competitive world. Students have the pleasure of learning various topics with the help of computers. A research-oriented approach is encouraged and frequent analysis of projects helps students to orient themselves with the rapidly changing requirements of the world outside.
The spacious auditorium by name Girish Karnad which has a seating capacity of about 800 is equipped with the best acoustics and light systems. The auditorium helps students to conduct quizzes, debates and concerts.
The Math Lab
A well-equipped Math Lab at SVPS, provides students with the opportunity to have fun with numbers.
It creates a challenging atmosphere for students to put their mathematical abilities to test and enhances their analytical reasoning and lateral thinking through various games and activities. We instill and develop the observation skills among students to derive formulae.
In the Math Lab, games are organized, models made, quizzes conducted, projects are exhibited. Thus, the complete learning process is done through practical means.
For Classes 1 to 8, experiments are done based on the concepts dealt in the syllabus. Various kits are designed and they are used to derive the formulae. For Classes 9 and 10, students work on 20 different math experiments, which are specified by the NCERT syllabus. They are also assessed on the Math Lab activities.
The Art & Craft Programme
The spacious art room at SVPS, helps to unleash the creative streak in students and the soothing ambience makes it a much sought after room. Art plays a vital role in the all-round development of the students towards moulding the thought process and values of life.
The Art Department at SVPS, is committed to the cause of nurturing creative thinking and artistic growth, through inspirational instruction and a structured, goal-oriented curriculum. Creativity is an inborn quality in children. Teachers guide and encourage them to explore and exhibit their hidden talent and artistic potential from the budding stages to develop as blooming artists.
Art Education in the pre-primary classes begins with learning and identifying different colours. The foundation course at the Primary school level is based on encouraging the students to explore drawing skills, understand the theory of colours and colouring concepts and get acquainted with the usage of various colouring materials, while practicing the art of blending colours.
The core activity at the Secondary School level is designed to enhance the visual knowledge of perspective drawings, to produce skilful 2D and 3D sketches and illustrations with creative applications of pencil, colour and paint techniques.
The study of Art culminates at the Senior-Secondary level providing a platform to demonstrate the knowledge acquired over the years in appreciating the role-play of ‘line’, ‘shape’, ‘light’, ‘texture’, ‘balance’, ‘harmony’, ‘contrast’, ‘rhythm’, ‘tone’, ’emphasis’, ‘span’ and above all ‘colours.
The designing skill is evident in the various posters, props and models created for all annual events and fests, displaying an artistic touch of excellence.
At Satpuda Valley Public School, Betul, when students feel unwell or a little ill at ease, they are allowed to use the health centre.
A tranquil atmosphere is provided there with basic first-aid facilities.
In case of immediate attention, qualified teachers are available to attend and nurse the students in the health centre.
The faculty ensures that utmost care is taken till the parents are available to care for their child.
Health and Physical Activity
Excellent facilities are available at the sports activity centre of SVPS, which are to be used according to the rules and regulations of the school:
- Lawn Tennis
- Throw ball
Guidance and Counselling
Qualified and experienced teachers act as counsellors and provide assistance to the children with respect to learning, emotional and behavioural differences / difficulties observed in school. The children are referred to the counsellors by the class teachers and a preliminary assessment of the situation is made. Help is offered in terms of counselling and guiding students and parents. The counsellors also suggest suitable interventional remedies to handle difficulties. The capability and the outreach of the counsellors in the school are limited to an initial assessment of the issue.