At Navkis we value and understand the fact that all work and no play makes our young learners stifled. Hence our extracurricular activities are aimed at addressing this very factor of school life.
A harmonious blend of curricular and co-curricular activities such as yoga, taekwondo, aerobics, dance, drama and music are conducted. Bhagavad Gita & Sloka classes with life skills has been introduced for the lower grades this year. Experts in the field innovate and train the students for various competitions and programs. Inter-School activities in sports, games and hobbies are encouraged. All efforts are made to develop the innate talent of the child.
Apart from regular academic activities, Navkis prides itself in offering the students a wide range of co-curricular activities.
INTRODUCTION OF SCHOOL BAND
Newspaper in Education (NIE) programme conducted by Times of India team expose the children to skills for all round development such as calligraphy, memory enhancement techniques, theatre, quiz, career guidance and reading the newspaper among others. Through this programme, a child can learn various aspects through newspapers. The skills gained from regular newspaper exposure make each student a better learner, better problem solver and a better leader. It is an interactive programme, customized for students, and we conduct weekly workshops in the school as a part of the curriculum. This programme has been introduced in the academic year 2005-06
Taekwondo is an ancient Korean art of self defence. Literally translated: Tae means Foot; Kwon means Hand or Fist; Do means way, method, art.
Taekwondo is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. In fact, World Taekwondo sparring competitions award additional points for strikes that incorporate spinning kicks, kicks to the head, or both.To facilitate fast, turning kicks, taekwondo generally adopts stances that are narrower and taller than the broader, wide stances used by martial arts such as karate.
ART & CRAFT
A child not only needs to develop his/her analytical ability but skills and ability that makes him/her capable of appreciating the beautiful things in life-Art & Craft
Art as a subject is very vast which has many branches of learning. When art is taught to the children, it has to be simple and enjoyable. At the basic level it is introduced with sketching, shading and painting, where all the medium of expression is through pencil and water colours.
Craft on the other hand is mainly varieties of work done with hands using different kinds of materials, which can be anything from paper to clay or match sticks to beads and buttons.
Art and Craft are interrelated since for both observation and creativity are essential.
Therefore regular exposure to art & craft will nurture not only observation but also thinking, memory and coordination skills in children which will kindle their creativity and imagination abilities.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions.
It is claimed that yoga can be an excellent training for children and adolescents, both as a form of physical exercise and for breathing, focus, mindfulness, and stress relief.
LIFE SKILLS-Emotional Skills (I to V)
The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life.
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. This concept is also termed as psychosocial competency.
Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill. Tying your shoe laces, swimming, driving a car and using a computer are, for most people, useful life skills.
Classes are being conducted during the school hours for Grade I to IV. It teaches the moral values of life.The Bhagavad Gita has infinite relevance in a student's life. It has principles with which a student should live and act,rules which he should he follow and traits and skills.