At TSMS, we are constantly evolving and adding new and exciting learning opportunities that are beyond the curriculum and classrooms. The significant objective for the school is to provide various platforms to the children that ensures their holistic development and nurtures their innate curiosity and intrinsic uniqueness. In consonance with this objective, as part of the regular routine through the academic year, the children are involved and exposed to a well defined and comprehensive Co-curricular Programme that develops leadership skills, self reliance, self confidence, self discipline and a strong value system.
The school’s Health and Physical Education programme is a modern, comprehensive physical education curriculum which focuses on a holistic concept of health. It helps the students to critically evaluate the opportunities and challenges associated with a fast paced lifestyle that has become a norm in today’s world, and teaches them to develop an attitude of healthy living and well being. The programme aims at acquisition of movement skills and building specific sport related skills.
Through participation in various physical activities and sports, the students improve their physical skills and fitness and become aware of the important role that motivation, enthusiasm, initiative, self-discipline, self-respect, cooperation and the assumption of responsibility play in the maintenance of a healthy society.
Under the programme, the students participate in the following age appropriate activities:
Through our Shri Sahyog initiative, we encourage and motivate children from early years to work with communities and contribute meaningfully to causes and issues that help in the development of the society.
Inculcating sensitivity towards all communities and fostering in our children a sense of responsibility and desire to be agents of social change, is our objective with Shri Sahyog. Our children across school are involved in the school’s social development initiative through collection drives on major festivals and relevant events celebrated in school to support various NGOs and their efforts to make our world a better place. Awareness campaigns and bake sales are organised by the children to support various causes. The students also work in social communities in villages on projects such as cleanliness, health and hygiene, literacy, population control, environment and water conservation, to name a few.
At TSMS we have a well defined and age appropriate Performing Arts programme. Children from early years are provided an exposure to various genres in dance, Indian and Western Music and theatre. From middle school, the students have the option of taking any one discipline in either Indian vocal or instrumental music; dance or theatre and stay with that discipline for three years till Class VIII. Regular training is provided by our versatile Performing Arts team during school hours.
At TSMS a comprehensive and age appropriate Visual Arts curriculum is followed for each class from early years to the senior classes in the following disciplines:
Our Art curriculum including the Art 1st Programme that has been implemented in the school, is aimed at providing graded learning and is also integrated with the curriculum through various activities done at each level. The students are exposed to a variety of Indian and global art forms and artists in their regular art classes and gain an appreciation of different forms of Art. The effort put in by children as well as their creativity is regularly showcased through regular displays throughout the school campus.
Clay modelling and sculpture is a key component of the learning process here at TSMS. A regular period is set aside for children to explore and work with this medium. This provides an opportunity for children, not only to unleash their creativity and develop their fine motor skills but is also therapeutic.
TSMS’ commitment to the environment manifests itself in the school’s detailed Environment Programme that is aimed at inculcating a sensitivity to the environment in our children along with engendering behaviour change on environment and implementing solutions and actions in the ‘here and now’. The TSMS Environment Programme spearheaded by our Paryavaran Club is continuously enriched with activities and causes that enable the children to nurture and protect the environment. Through the students’ continued commitment and awareness created on the damaging consequences of using polybags, the school is a ‘No Polybag Zone’. As part of our environment programme, various campaigns and drives are organised by our environment conscious children for clean air, saving water, saying no to crackers, protection of natural habitats of flora and fauna, waste management, saving the tiger and other endangered species and planting of trees along with other environment friendly initiatives.
The School follows the traditional House system which serves to instill in children team spirit and serves as a platform for children to exhibit their skill in various activities through regular Inter House events such as Quiz, Elocution, Debate, One act plays, Dance, Sports, Art and Craft and others. The points accumulated for various activities are declared and the coveted Trophy of the Best House is given on our Annual Sports Day. The students are part of four Houses which are:
The School has a Junior School and a Senior School Student Council. The Council includes main positions such as the President of the Student Council, Head of Sports, Head of Activities, Head of Editorial Board and Head of Environment from Senior school. The position of the House Captains, Vice Captains, Form Prefects, Members of Editorial Board, Members of Environment Club are divided amongst the Junior, Middle and Senior School. The selection and appointment of the given positions is based on nominations by students and Teachers, Campaigning by nominated candidates, voting and final interview with a panel of teachers. Our Student Advisor shares the roles and responsibilities, does expectation management and supports the children to take on and fulfill these leadership roles successfully.
Trips and excursions to places of interest provide enriching educational experiences and serves as an extension to classroom learning. All classes go for day trips in and around the city. Class IV children have an overnight camp in the school campus with a range of fun activities organised for them. Class V onwards, children are also taken on out-station trips. These trips provide opportunities for children to learn to be more independent and responsible.
Our association with SPIC MACAY enables us to provide our children an exposure to the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of our country through a host of events organised in the school. The children are able to experience various flavours of regional and International culture through varied art, dance and music demonstrations and workshops and interact with maestros of specific genres.