Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan
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The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan (TAPS) is a public school located at Delhi, India. It is operated under Indian Army supervision under the aegis of Indian Army welfare Education society (AWES). It is the flagship school of the chain of Indian Army Public Schools.
It was called Defense Services Public School and had a strength of 21 children and two teachers. By July 1959, the classes extended up to VIII and July 1961, it was upgraded to class XI with 600 children and 32 faculty members. The school shifted to its present campus in 1970. on July 1976 the school got its present name, Army Public School. It has since been affiliated to CBSE New Delhi & Directorate of Education, Delhi. A humble initiative in 1953 has transformed into a giant leap today. From a small beginning of 21 children, the number of students in the school has gradually increased from 1500 in 1976 to nearly 5000 currently.
The school has an area of over 31.5 acres (127,000 m2), which includes a number of sports grounds. The school has four wings and an auditorium:
- Main Block (Secondary Wing - class VI to X)
- Malhotra Block (Senior Secondary Wing - class XI and XII)
- Primary Wing (Class I to V)
- Activity Wing (activity rooms, computer lab, MI room)
- Raina auditorium
The school has three cafeterias, a children's science park, and a hostel for boys known as Ridgewood Hostel which is quite famous in the south campus for its unity and strength.
It has six basketball courts, two football fields, one hockey field, two tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a huge slide, a gym, and a bank.
Magazines and publications
Students publish an annual magazine called Aviral. It contains articles on various school events of the past year, literary works from students of all standards and achievements, and accolades received by students and school staff in the past year. The name Record was changed to Aviral in 2004. The school publishes a number of newsletters every year and also contributes to newspapers and other magazines in India.
The students and alumni of the school are referred to as "Tapsites".
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