DPS International has been built in a lush green campus covering 5 acres in the heart of Gurgaon. The green spaces provide an adequate places for nature study and free play.
The classrooms at DPS International are large and airy with plenty of natural light. The corridors are wide and child friendly. The entire building is centrally air-conditioned.Every care has been taken to ensure that the best is provided for each child entering the DPS International campus.
The school has a state of the art Libraries, Computer Labs, Yoga & Meditation Room, Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art Studios, Science & Technology Laboratories and Indoor Sports Facilities which will provide spaces for holistic development.A world-class auditorium as part of the school campus allows children to showcase their talents to a larger audience.
The school infrastructure also takes into account the needs of differently-abled children by providing safety ramps, lifts thus making their educational journey safe and joyous.
Driven by technology, the infrastructure offers 24x7 connectivity to online knowledge banks through Wi-Fi networks. Technology at DPSI encourages students to combine intellectual talents and practical skills. In particular, students are encouraged to display ingenuity and creativity in devising practical solutions to given tasks.
Smart Building Management Systems ensure that the infrastructure is secure and updated.
SAFE GUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION AT DPSI
DPS International School is committed to protect the health, safety and welfare of students who are members of our school community. Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and are obstacles to a child’s education as well as to their physical, emotional, and social development. We are committed to ensuring that all members of our community are aware of and held accountable to high standards of care, respect, integrity and trust and that they all understand their obligation to protect the welfare of children and report any suspicion or knowledge of child endangerment.
The school has a Code of Conduct, a Child Protection Policy and procedures which are consistent with our school’s mission and vision.
Students are empowered to look out for themselves and others, learn ways to stay safe and to seek help when in need. Our endeavor is to empower them to use their voice when needed.
Three members of the senior leadership team attended the CIS Child Protection Foundation workshop on February 25& 26, 2018.
August 2021 onwards
Following government guidelines, we have reopened school in a staggered manner. Physical attendance is optional and requires prior registration as well as duly completed consent and health forms.
New protocols and timetables have been created and communicated to all students and parents. Our blended lessons cater simultaneously for students inside the classroom and at home. Students are able to fully engage with teachers and students in the classroom along with other students who are attending classes online.
March 2020 onwards
The joyful pursuit of learning continues, even though our campus is closed.
A distance learning plan was put in place by DPS International in March 2020, when the school campus was shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Keeping the diverse age group of students in mind and a careful study of screen hour association with learning, the school designed a blend of asynchronous and synchronous teaching using different online platforms to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning. Teachers, students and parents were supported for this transition to online teaching and learning and clear guidelines and expectations were shared for all including the parents. Providing a safe and engaging online learning environment was the endeavor and this continues.
To orient students into this new methodology of teaching learning process, a list of essential agreements for online learning environment were made and were discussed extensively in every classroom to reinforce expected digital behaviour and netiquettes that students need to exhibit on a cyber-platform.
School email for communication with parents, teachers and students Microsoft TEAMS is the main Online platform used for online teaching Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom - used to support collaboration and online learning.
Multiple strategies and tools are being used for the virtual learning and these include Podcasts, videos, blogs, virtual field trips and gallery walks, Skype with guest speakers quizzes, surveys, making E Portfolios and story creators, games and simulations and many Office 365 tools.
A Virtual Library has been set up to share available online resources with teachers and students
We have incorporated unplugged activities and offline activities to balance out screen time. From creating podcasts to making choice board and using math kits , students are engaging in offline activities to reduce the amount of time they spend working on devices.
Regular feedback from students, parents and teachers is helping us understand how the plan is impacting student and teacher experiences, and is providing data on what improvements we should make going forward.
The following links can be accessed for an insight in the teaching and learning and school activities during a virtual school