Army Public School, Fatehgarh
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Art & Craft (SUPW)
Art & craft comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's hands and skill. These can be sub divided in to handicrafts of "traditional craft". Craft requires a combination of skill, speed and patience which is being developed at the basic level in APS Fatehgarh cantt. Craft classes for I - X are run once in a week & teaching basic craft skill in a short period of time. The children are trained in Drawing, Sketching, Pencil shading, Origami(paper folding),Craft work, Card making, Fabric painting, Collage painting, Poster making, Colour mixing, Knowledge of water colours, Mehandi designing, Rangoli making, Clay designs, Human face division,
hand & foot sketching, Free hand sketching etc. School also provides opportunities to the students to participate with in the school activities and also at inter school levels, where children win prizes & bring laurels to the school.
Biology Lab
Life Sciences is the branch that kindles inquisitive, observational, creative, imaginative faculties of the child’s mind. To make children’s life at school, a happy experience away from the curricular burden learning of the subject through practical enhances the above mentioned endeavors of life. Based on the CBSE norms APS Fatehgarh Cantt has a well-equipped Biology Laboratory.
The salient features of the Laboratory are
Lab is well ventilated and illuminated.
Lab can comfortably accommodate 25-30 students with comfortable working area for each.
We have a well maintained and good collection of preserved animal specimens, stuffed animal specimens, plant specimens, charts, models, slides, a skeleton which is arranged in well illuminated glass cupboard.
For Microscopic studies -Compound, dissecting, Binocular Research Microscope and Electric Monocular Compound Microscope and Magnifying glass are there.
Chemical Racks have all required chemicals test materials.
For Physiological and behavioral study different devices like Digital Blood Glucose meter, Digital Sphygmomanometer, clinical thermometer, Lactometer, Water bath, Stethoscope etc. are provided.
We have a qualified staff which evoke analytical thinking, practical skill by illustrating the activities in enjoyable manner.
Time to time various activities are organized to evoke interest in subject like : poster making, model competition, quiz competition. To create environmental awareness we organize tree plantation in Herbal garden in the school.
Chemistry Lab
Chemistry lab of APS Fatehgarh Cantt is spread over a wide area. It is equipped with the most modern equipment catering to CBSE stream. It is having latest glassware & analytical grade chemical. These encourage students to learn through experiments & research. Young scientists get the hand on experience there on various scientific facts & formations thereby strengthening their understanding of concepts.
The lab is used by classes VI to XII students. On the whole it is a place where young minds get to home their cognitive skills.
Computer Lab
New Computer Lab
Army Public School Fatehgarh Cantt has a well equipped multimedia lab with the latest configuration of computers such as: Pentium Dual Core, I3 with TFT monitor, sound blaster card, DVD R/W, scanner, laser printer and LCD projector. Students are taught to develop skills in Computer fundamentals, Computer Programming, Multimedia authority and using the Internet. They also learn the proper use of computers. The New computer lab is equipped with 20 terminals for classes IX to XII. All the computers are connected through WiFi and Cable. N-computing is also established.
Old Computer Lab
Since the Computer rules the world today, our children are introduced to computers right from the Primary level. The school has a well equipped IT laboratory with 20 computers, all connected on LAN. An Internet facility through Broadband connection is provided to both the computer labs.
V-SAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal)
Facility of V- SAT is established in the school where the students of classes IX & X are taught through virtual classes. This is an achievement, which very few schools can boast of.
CAL (Computer Aided Learning)
The school has implemented classroom teaching through CAL for classes VI to XII. LCD projector, screen and a computer are installed in classes VI to XII.
To help the students of the school in understanding the concepts of their all academic subjects (Class VI to XII) accompanied by use of audio and visuals (Graphics and Animation).
Content and Virtual labs can be used as Teaching Aid.
Virtual lab for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, History, Economics and English.
Exhaustive Question Bank.
Questions papers and assignments.
Audio- Visual Aids
Giving young students a better perception of invention and innovation is a major responsibility of schools and our school is certainly at the forefront of this revolution. The computer faculty through audio-visual aids focuses on how to provide a creative environment with the potential to stimulate the young minds. The teachers play a pivotal role in organizing slide shows and laboratory demonstrations, which are an innovative way to teach the students. The IT arena is exhilarating with easy accessibility to computers and the Internet. With such opportunities available, we are constantly trying to tap the vast world of Science and Information Technology.
Geography Lab
The Geography lab was established with the introduction of Humanity section, started in the session 2009-2010. The geography lab is well equipped with the wall maps, topographical sheets, charts, weather instruments, geographical models.As a part of practical students of class XI and XII learn the techniques of tabulation, statistical operations, preparation of geographical diagrams, mapping techniques-isopleths maps, choropleth maps and dot maps, use of computers in geographical data analysis and mapping techniques and field survey. They learn to use the weather instruments like the thermometers- room thermometer, wet bulb and dry bulb thermometer, maximum and minimum thermometer, rain gauge, wind vane, the scales used in mapping techniques, the different types of maps, the techniques of map making.
Herbal Garden
The objective of herbal garden is to create awareness regarding environment conservation and medicinal use of various herbal plants. At present there are total 200 medicinal plants of 25 species and it is an added advantage for the students to improve their knowledge regarding environment.
Language Lab in English Language learning/teaching
Good communication skills are indispensable for the success of any professional. If one wants to reach out to people, he or she has to speak their language. The English language, in particular, has become essential in the lives of young people who aspire to advance their careers anywhere in the world. English language learning has therefore become a must for any Indian student today.
The language laboratory plays an important role in the language learning process. As it is a technological aid for learning, it has a number of advanced facilities that can help a student to learn a language with proficiency to communicate. It has become inevitable in today’s context but, at the same time, it poses certain challenges.
The language lab in English by Focus Technologies was installed in the Army Public School, Fatehgarh Cantt. in December , 2011
To maintain good linguistic competence- through accuracy in grammar, Pronunciation & Vocabulary.
To develop pragmatic competence, to understand the grammatical form & function & scale of formality.
To enrich the discourse competence, to prepare the learner to be able to produce contextualize written text and speech.
To acquire strategic competence to use both spoken & written language to use in a wide range of communication strategies.
The word “ LIBRARY” is rich in tradition, meaning, and usage. It is said that the real purpose of books is to train the mind into doing its own thinking. In a world that is in the grip of a digital revolution, schools have the responsibility of sustaining and elevating the interest and love of students for books and reading. The printed word will never lose its relevance and excitement, whatever the allurement that the television and computer screen may hold for humanity. Establishment of libraries in schools should not be perceived merely as a statutory requirement. We should wholeheartedly strive to rise above such a restricted view so that the student community is really and truly introduced into the enchanting world of books, information and knowledge. The school library provides information, inculcates ideas, and develops knowledge that is so essential to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge based society. Library plays a vital role in the realm of creativity. Children should take to reading just for the pleasure it holds. Once they are hooked to books, they will never, in their lives, feel lonely because they will always have the great minds and hearts of authors, biographers, novelists, simple story tellers, and dramatists and poets as their companions. Book fairs are also being organised by different publishers from time to time to inculcate reading habits and interest among the students. Library facilities in school will certainly contribute towards raising the standard and quality of education.
We have 5789 books, 170 CDs, 23 Audio Cassettes, 25 Magazines 9 Newspapers ( 4 English and 5 Hindi) in our library. We have complete database of all books under GURU SEVA software.
Maths Lab
The Maths lab was established in APS Fatehgarh Cantt in 2005-06. The Maths lab is useful for students to learn analytically and for teachers to teach by using maximum teaching aids and activities. Mainly the following activities have been conducted in the lab
Mathematical origami (paper folding activity)
Model making
Project work
Data holding (collection of data and interpretation of data collected)
Mathematical puzzles.
Experimental learning
Learning with the use of abacus.
All the students from classes I to XII are making maximum use of it. Our Math lab fulfills all the norms established by CBSE.
Music Room
Music-room is fully equipped with modern musical instruments like casio-keyboard, guitar, harmonium, Tabla, Dholak, Drum-set, Kongo, Electric-Taanpura, Dafali, Ghungroos flutes etc. Students are being trained to play all different types of instruments. Students are also very much interested in different styles of singing such as raaga, ghazals, folk songs, devotional songs and filmy songs. Students are given chance to participate in singing, dance, mimcry, jokes and other individual talent they can perform in school programmes.
Physics Lab
Physics lab of APS Fatehgarh Cantt is spread over a wide area. It is spacious ventilated and well equipped with the most modern equipments and instruments catering to CBSE Science stream. It is having latest instruments and devices, these devices related to various fields of Physics like Magnetic, optics, electricity and electronics etc. This encourages students to learn through experiments and draw out conclusions on the basis of experiments young scientists get the hands on experience & formation these by strengthening their understanding of concepts related to real life situations. Physics lab of APS Fatehgarh Cantt is spread over a wide area. It is spacious ventilated and well equipped with the most modern equipments and instruments catering to CBSE Science stream. It is having latest instruments and devices, these devices related to various fields of Physics like Magnetic, optics, electricity and electronics etc. This encourages students to learn through experiments and draw out conclusions on the basis of experiments young scientists get the hands on experience & formation these by strengthening their understanding of concepts related to real life situations.
Psychomotor skills
Psychomotor skills were introduced on 05th May 2010. At the time of establishment there were 04 obstacles. At present there are 06 obstacles which are being used by the students.
Long Jump 7’ ditch
Monkey crawl
Passing through a tyre
Cross over a horizontal beam
Rope climbing
Walking over inclined ballies/structure
Students of different classes (VI-XII) are using these obstacles in PT/Games periods.
Teacher Resource Centre
The Teacher’s Resource Centre caters to the needs of the members of Social Science Department. The Centre was established with an aim to provide the teaching aids to the teacher to enhance the teaching learning process.
Weather instruments (like the thermometers, wind vane, rain gauge, tracing Tables)
Models related to History, Geography, EVS and Environment.
Transparency sheets for OHP.
Procedure to issue
The Lab attendant is responsible for issuing and maintaining a Record of the teaching aids.
Responsibility: Head of the Arts department
Future plan.
The centre is looking forward for proving the latest teaching aids available in the market to the teachers to make the teaching learning process more effective.
NOTE: CD’s related subject is available in the library