Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
|Delhi Public School|
|Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110003
New Delhi, India
|Motto||Service Before Self|
|Principal||M. I. Hussain|
|Area||25 acres (100,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||White, green, grey|
|Affiliations||Central Board of Secondary Education|
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road is a private co-educational day and boarding school with around 6500 plus students in New Delhi, India. It is run by the Delhi Public School Society and is a member of the Indian Public School Conference. The school was founded in 1949 and was the first Delhi Public School. In 2009 the school completed its 60 years. The school's first principal was Mr. J.D Tytler in 1949. The foundation stone of the school building was laid in 1956 by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then Vice President of India.
The school follows the Central Board of Secondary Education system and has continuous tests and assignments.
The campus is spread over 25 acres (100,000 m2) surrounded by ancient Islamic-style tombs, and is situated in the heart of the capital, near the Purana Quila and the Zoological Gardens. The school buildings today comprise five computer centres, a work-experience block; science, maths, psychology, biology, chemistry and physics laboratories; three libraries, four swimming pools, squash courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket grounds, football fields, facilities for indoor, a cafeteria, a hostel, a clinic and a gym. Languages such as French, German, Italian, Japanese, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Sanskrit are taught. The school's Environment Council has established a paper recycling plant within the school premises.
The school hostel or the boarding house as it is popularly known has world class facilities and is being further revamped. It attracts students from all over India who are admitted after a stringent admission procedure. The boarders are known to be amongst the best performers in sports and academics alike. The hostel boasts of 5 star facilities and is fully air conditioned . The hostel was renovated in the year 2012 and is one of the best.The food served is of the highest standard and is delicious. The school has opened a juice stall and a mother dairy stall in the school premises near the hostel. The school has a cafeteria across the hostel building The hostel buildings are divided into four wings:
- Third Wing is the girls' hostel,
- First Wing is where Standard 12th students stay,
- Second Wing houses Standard 11th students, mostly science students who joined the school in the current year,
- Fourth Wings have a mixed population. However, there are more primary level students in the Fourth Wing.
In 1996, DPS Society, the parent organization, started a girls' hostel in DPS, Mathura Road. The hostel mess is a common mess for boys and girls. The freshers party and hostel farewell are gala events held annually.
Adventure Activities: Trekking, mountaineering, camping, rock climbing etc. are the regular activities for our boys and girls. These will be organised regularly in association with reputed world class travel agencies, immaterial of the charges, for imparting hands on knowledge to the students.
Socially Useful Productive Work: Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) has been included in the curriculum as a compulsory subject for classes XI and XII. It is compulsory for every student to put in the specified number of work hours to clear this subject for the Secondary and Senior School Certificate Examination of the CBSE. Introduction of SUPW in the curriculum inculcates proper interest, attitudes and values among the students.
Students' Council: The Students' Council comprises Monitors from each class.
Activity Council: There are over 50 clubs and activities, each planned and conducted by a Student Convener. Six to eight Conveners work under a Student Director, who in turn, works under the overall direction of the President, School Activities, assisted by a Secretary. There is a parallel set-up of teachers to guide the students and appointments.
Games Captains (Boys & Girls): All Team Captains work under the overall direction of the Games Captains whose primary aim is to promote sportsmanship among all the students.
Environment Council: War is too serious to be left to professional soldiers - in the same way the case of environment is too vital a matter to be left only to Government. This case has to be brought about by each one of us such that it does not remain a strategy plan but becomes a way of life. The environment council of DPS Mathura Road works form the Green Crusader room situated on the first floor of the main building over looking the vast blue skyline busy Mathura Road, beautiful Lawn filters in the chirping of the birds sitting on the huge pepal tree at the main gate - a congenial place for the young environmentalist to plan and be proactive whether it is a 'River Yatra' - Yamuna bachoo - measuring and comparing the water table due to rain water harvesting -planning for celebrating Earth Day, Environment day, Wildlife week, khelo Holi naturally - making poster or collage designing logos, preparing Power point presentations on climate change, Save Tiger, Jungle Bachao. Members take up a range of activities with mercurial zeal.
This room also witnesses the action plans for 'Jagrati'- A consumer awareness programme - Plans to sensitize the consumers about their rights and duties - to be an alert and sensible consumer.
'Service Before Self' - is the Motto of our school- driven by this spirit, the members of the 'Godhuli'- A Senior Citizen interactive programme, plan their visits to different areas of Delhi to interact with the senior citizens - plan to organize functions to felicitate them and to listen to their varied and rich experiences of life. The ingredients like - Zeal, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, novelty, commitment, love for nature creates a distinct flavor in this room which invades everyone’s life.
Introduction of Soft Skills
In continuation with our efforts to foster an all round development of our students, they will be imparted practical lessons in the development of finishing touch and soft skills like etiquettes, table manners, grooming etc. which have become an intrinsic part of our lives.
The Model United Nations and Quiz Society of DPS Mathura Road has an undefeated winning streak. They have won every Model United Nations Competition they have attended. They are said to have the most talented MUNers in India with undoubtedly an amazingly talented delegation.
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