Narbheram Hansraj High School
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (November 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|President||Nakul D. Kamani|
|Principal||Paromita Roy Chaudhary|
|Location||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India|
|Campus||Urban, 8.4 acres (3.4 ha)|
|Affiliations||ISC, CISCE, COFHE, ICSE|
NHES had 2686 students enrolled for 2010-2011. It employs 100 faculty members and 250 non-teaching staff.
In 1924, Narbheram Hansraj Gujarati Middle School was established to provide education to the children of Gujarati community by Dr. D.N Kamani. Though students form the Gujarati community were eased with the admission process, the school was opened for students from all castes and communities.
Computer science is taught as a compulsory subject until grade nine, where students can choose to continue with it or to choose a different stream of subjects. The school is equipped with a lab for computer literacy and programming courses. The computer and basic science courses offered at the school include: GW-BASIC; Java (using the BlueJ IDE); and Logo. C++ is used as an optional course for the Plus Two students wishing to study computer science in college. The standard Chemistry, Physics and Biology courses are also offered as part of the science curriculum.
The arts and sciences offering at the school are: Mathematics (covering geometry, algebra and the calculus); English; Hindi, Sanskrit; Geography; Environmental Science; Home Economics; Political Science; Commerce; Economics; and History.
As students move from 9th grade to 12th grade, they are allowed more freedom in choosing their own classes; they typically opt for a science or commerce related curriculum to facilitate their entrance into college and their success there.
Many students struggle with the I.C.S.E. exams, so the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was introduced. This is a program that allows weaker students to prepare for their examination and thus increases their chances of success.
Track sports include 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 4X100 m Relay and 100 m hurdles and the field events are discus throw, javelin throw, and shot put. Most of the students take part in track and field and it is one of the most popular sports at the school.
The basketball teams have represented the city and the state at the District and National Level Tournaments. Football is practised for an hour each morning. Handball is practised at the Handball Court of JRD Tata Sports Complex adjacent to its premises. The Kho Kho team of the school is one of the pioneer teams in the town. Volleyball is one of the key athletic programs at the school. Practices are held in the morning, for one hour, in anticipation of the annual volleyball tournament.
Karate in the Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu style is offered as one of the popular athletic programs by qualified senseis to promote skills in self-defence as well as to increase the self-esteem and physical fitness of the girls at the school.
Clubs and music
- The Jyoti Club (Jamshedpur Youth Organization for Tomorrow's India membership is open to students from the 9th to the 12th of every school in the city. The purpose of the Jyoti Unit, in keeping with Carmelite philosophy, is social service.
- Interact Club – Interact means "International Action" and was devised to promote social service. Members create ecological awareness of their surroundings, which include: annual paper drives, planting trees, organising with the School of Hope (an organisation that caters to mentally and physically challenged children), and participating in a two-day camp.
- The Eco-Commerce Club teaches students how to plan, organise and manage events and finances, to provide students with first hand knowledge from experts in fields related to Economics and Commerce, to make the students aware of career options, and to make the students aware of the corporate world.
- The Safe Club inculcates safety rules in the students. Members of the club organise helmet and license checking for the Plus Two students who use two wheelers. The club organises chart and collage competitions for the students of the Primary, and Safety Awareness talks for the students of the high school. CVlub members have taken part in inter-school competitions and have attended sessions with the DC, SP, government and other administrative authorities from Tata.
- The Environment Club instills in the students environmental and conservation awareness. The club's motto is: "Say No To Plastic." The school holds an annual interschool environment fest – Equilibrium.
- The Math and Science Club comprises members from the 9th to the 12th. The members participate in the annual science fest Impulse which has more than 40 events. The Math and Science club along with the SAFE club organise an inter school event PULSE.
- The Dukes (or The Duke of Edinburgh's Award) for young people aims at the personality development of students throughout door activities and sports. The students attend camps under the guidance of trained instructors of the award scheme.
- Guides – Guiding is open to students after being a recruit for 3–4 months and only after passing tests. Upon becoming a guide the students has to go through five stages in order to complete her Rashtrapati Guide Award and achieves the certificate from the President of India. In this activity they learn about knots, first aid, and woodworking. They participate in hiking, cooking, and map reading. They also attend camps, meet girls from other schools, go hiking and trekking, participate in rallies, inter school competitions, rafting, parasailing, Jamborees etc. They also take part in the Republic Day and Independence Day march past, and help during the schools Annual Prize Night, Parents Day and Annual Sports Day.
- Student Quality Circle is a quality circle of students who meet for one hour per week to identify and resolve student-related problems to improve the quality, productivity and performance of the school and to enrich the quality of student life.
- The School Band was formed in the late 1960s when Sister Veronique was the Principal of the school. In 1989, the band got its first exposure to play for functions other than those held in the school, which brought recognition to the band in the town.