National Public School, Koramangala

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Coordinates: 12°56′57″N 77°37′15″E / 12.9492°N 77.6208°E / 12.9492; 77.6208 National Public School, Koramangala is one of a branch of schools located in Bangalore, India, which also has branches in Chennai and Singapore. The school is relatively recent when in comparison to its sister schools

[1] National Public School, Koramangala, was established in 2003 under the chairmanship of Dr. K P Gopalkrishna following the lineage of the National Public School, Rajajinagar and National Public School, Chennai, both established over four decades ago, and National Public School, Indiranagar, established in 1982.

The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the national body of the government of India for Secondary Education. It is run by the National Education Trust, which is a linguistic, regional, minority institution.

House system[edit]

Students are admitted to one of four houses:

  • Challengers - scarlet - "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield".
  • Explorers - purple - "Endeavour to Reach Beyond"
  • Pioneers - amber - "The Light that always shows, the Spark that always glows".
  • Voyagers - blue - "Vigour, Valour, Victory".

Each year, the faculty members nominate a student body to govern individual clubs and associations. Students of Grades XII or XI are eligible for the posts of School Prefect, Sports Captain and House Captain, and their deputies. One student is handed charge of the student body. The students of Grades IX to XII are elected to preside over clubs. These clubs include Science, Mathematics, Computers, Literary, Commerce, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Quizzing and the News Desk. The student government body comprises close to 60 members and takes office at an official Investiture Ceremony.

Events and curriculum[edit]

Every year the school hosts one of three events (each held once every three years): Ahan, a cultural programme, Sports Day, or Khoj, a science exhibition of projects by students.

National Public Schools mandate the study of Hindi from 1st grade stage onwards. Students are given the option of studying French or Sanskrit from 5th grade. In the 9th grade the students opt one secondary language out of the two additional languages.