At NPS International, Chennai, the holistic progress of each child is of paramount importance. Academic excellence goes hand-in-hand with personal development. The school uses co-curricular activities, events and programmes to maintain this focus.
NPSI offers a wide range of activities to develop the students’ varied interests and talents, both as part of the curriculum and as options. Annual events at different scales are planned and executed as an amalgam of these activities. Events range from school assemblies planned and managed by each class to large events involving every student in the school. The rigorous planning, practice and performances involved in each of these events inculcates leadership qualities and the spirit of camaraderie and competition in each participant. Events have a broad range of themes that are culturally and intellectually engaging.
The Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) programme is woven into the curriculum for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. SUPW was a subject introduced in 1978 by the Ministry of education to teach students the value of community, the importance of working together, and the power of enterprise. Students learn a wide range of skills and crafts suited to their grade level, including pottery, cooking and block printing. They learn to work as teams and to execute tasks with patience and precision. At the Young Entrepreneurship Program held each year, student work is put up for sale to visitors, teaching children the value of work and the importance of craftsmanship. The SUPW programme also incorporates other life skills. Through a partnership with the Global Hospital, students have the opportunity to train with medical professionals and receive first aid and paramedic certificates.
Alongside co-scholastic activities incorporated into the curriculum, the school also offers a diverse array of classes for interested students. Through all the various events, programmes and activities, students learn to work together responsibly, solve problems creatively, and apply their learning in daily life for the benefit of society.