A substantial number of hours in the time table, and ample opportunity after school, are dedicated to encouraging children to explore a wide range of creative pursuits. Time spent on music, drama, dance and painting, as well as on scientific interests is time well spent. The pleasures in doing and the satisfaction of achievement not only tap a student’s creativity and originality, but also encourage concentration, patience, commitment and teamwork.
In so many of these activities, the performance on stage or the painting hung on the wall is only the final product, the tip of the creative iceberg hinting at the level of endeavour that went into its creation. Regular sessions of drama and the hours of rehearsal help a child understand his / her responses to different situations, rather than necessarily making an actor of him / her. Similarly, painting will help him / her learn to observe different forms and shades of colour, rather than producing a great artist.
Specialist teachers for these subjects, working in the areas designed for their activities, ensure that the pleasures and rewards of creative work complement academic study.
The non-sporting activities offered by the school include pottery, tie and dye, paper papier maché, woodwork, art , computer programming and Photoshop, Indian dance, Western music (vocal and instrumental), Indian music (vocal and tabla), environmental education, yoga, school newsletter and magazine projects, the Model United Nations Programme, scrabble, theatre, jazz dancing, cookery, needlework and knitting, debating, quizzing, Maths club, Science club and basic life skills.