The GD Goenka has been established to cater to the rising demand for quality education in Firozabad. The School has a proactive approach to education and its foundations are based on the philosophy that quality education requires consistent efforts and new directions in the area of teaching and learning.
It is the endeavour of the school to be student centered in its approach and provide a balanced curriculum that results in the development of the overall personality of the students and to help them in becoming thought leaders of tomorrow.
The school has qualified faculty to help in creation of new knowledge which can be translated into classroom teaching.
Class Rooms :
The early years of a student’s life are, invariably, the most crucial ones. They constitute the golden period when a student can make or break his/her career. When it comes to laying the foundation stone for your child’s future, it’s not just mental peace that counts; physical surroundings also play a key role in shaping his/her outlook towards life in general.
Classrooms are spacious, centrally air conditioned and have lighting arrangements as per international standards. We ensure our students get classrooms that are not only spacious and airy, but also subject based. The number of students in each class is restricted, so that the teachers give individual attention to each student. Aesthetically designed furniture has been provided in each classroom, keeping in mind the comfort of the child. Each classroom of Pre-School and Pre-Primary has a different colour scheme
Computer Lab :
Computer Science is a compulsory subject in the school. Computer labs offer a lot of scope for all children to acquire hands – on training. The School has a well developed computer center with first-rate machines. Top-notch IT facilities allow students to surf the internet. Instructors and faculty members are available to help students to learn and use computer extensively for their learning.It is fully equipped to provide child friendly activities through interesting software. Each child has his/her own work station to practice.Computer education begins right from Nursery and goes up to class XII. In the lower classes, computers are used as a means to learn other subjects. The Computer labs also facilitate senior students to acquire programming skills.
A few moments that you snatch for yourself from the hectic schedule are best spent in a convenient layout of the school cafeteria. It provides wholesome snacks and drinks in the most hygienic conditions. It offers a variety of nutritive food items.
Health and nutrition of every student is of prime concern at G. D. Goenka School. Our endeavour is to provide students with a wide variety of food, while ensuring that they receive a nutritious and balanced diet. The menu has been drafted after taking into account the wishes of students and faculty. The judiciously chosen diet which includes the various items ensures nutrition while allowing students to enjoy a wide and varied menu throughout the year.It not only caters to the needs of students and staff members but also the parents and visitors. The canteen administration takes care of the events that take place in the school and serve special refreshments on occasions like Mango Day, Ice-cream day, P.T.M.s, Independence Day etc.The school cafeteria is open to changes /suggestions with the sole aim to serve in the best possible way.
Play Fields – Games :
“ All work and no play make Jack a dull boy ! ” here lies the importance of playgrounds in schools. Students at G. D. Goenka School are encouraged to play a variety of sports. Nationally-trained coaches come to the school to coach the boys and Girls.Cricket, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, basketball, swimming and athletics tournaments are also built into the calendar. Facilities exist for all indoor and outdoor games. Park equipment designed especially for the Preppers and Primary School children keeps them active and in good spirits. The school has its own swimming pool within the premises with separate change room and showers for boys and girls. Every class has a period allotted for swimming in its timetable. The pool is specially designed for our little ones and qualified trained lifeguard to ensure the safety of each child.The students who are selected for the School team represent the school at the Council meets, Indian Public School Conference (IPSC) meets, invitational competitions held by various schools, District, State and National levels (if selected).
No educational institution is complete without a good, well stocked library, nor can education be complete without inculcating healthy reading habits. The school has a well stocked, spacious, well lit and ventilated library which houses about 5,000 books on varied subjects. We at Goenka understand that children have their individual preferences when it comes to reading. To ensure that a child gets to read what he likes, the school organises on campus exhibitions and book fairs.We have subject related books from Philosophy to Religion, Arts and Recreation to English literature and Fiction, from Biographies to Adventure and not to forget Hindi literature and fiction. The library also subscribes to over two dozen magazine and journals.
Language Lab :
Language Lab is the world’s most popular virtual school for the languages. The lab is used for language training by the tutorials with the aid of interactive tools. LANGUAGE LAB is an audio – visual aid in modern language teaching for the students. This especially benefits students who are deficient in English conversation and also aims at confidence – building for interviews and competitive examinations. The Language laboratory sessions also include word games, quizzes, extemporary speaking, debates, skits etc.
Medical Facilities :
An air – conditioned fully equipped medical room has a doctor and a nurse on duty all through the school hours. School has tie – ups with leading Nursing Homes in different locations on the bus routes in the case of emergency.
Hygiene and Sanitation :
Highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained. Only mineral water is supplied for drinking purpose with disposable glasses through numerous water dispensers’ placed at convenient locations all over the campus.
Today the process of teaching is not limited to text books and note books. Usage of technology like smart boards and labs in education has made education simpler for students. The labs are now not only constricted to science but to all subjects. The Maths Lab in G D Goenka is one of its kind facility for the students. It comprises of latest equipments which are to be used by the teachers and students. The Maths Lab has material related to all the topics being studied in different levels in school. The Lab is tremendously enjoyed by our students. A number of activities are being conducted in the lab which has made the topics easier for students to understand. The lab being spacious helps in easier movement of the students where sufficient numbers of seats are available for students. The students simultaneously enjoy as well as learn the concepts. The dedicated teachers here ensure that all students get a chance to use the material and experience the Maths activities hands on.
Robots today are moving us to Mars, collecting data in dangerous environments, cleaning our floors, lifting patients in hospital, building cars and entertaining us in films.We’ve all heard about them, but how many of us know what makes a robot a robot? And can anyone get a robot to do a particular task?We’re not planning to sit you down with a soldering iron, but we introduce your child to the basics of robot design through our school – our very own G.D. Goenka Public School, Firozabad. Students can learn how to make a Claw Robot, Walking Robot, Snake Robot, Screen Wiper and many other type of programmed robots so that they can get a fundamental knowledge of this field and they can apply in the future to be with the advanced technology.
Aerobics are the physical activity need to be done in the presence of adequate amount of oxygen. Aerobics is very essential for one’s individual wellness and overall development. We Goenkans believe in holistic development of the students. To pursue the same philosophy we also encourage our students to participate in aerobics. To practice aerobics we have an dedicated air-condition room with smooth surface to facilitate the ease of movements. We have mirror on fixed walls to observe the movements and to rectify errors if any. Aerobics is fun if done with music, for this we have a surround sound system with a LED screen as visual aid for instructions and demonstration. We have also a qualified trainer to guide our students on the path of fun filled wellness known as aerobics.
Music is an integral part of our life. It is the most relaxing diversion in our stressful life. Children of all ages love music classes. This activity starts right from the beginning, the Nursery class and continues up to the senior secondary school students. G.D. Goenka Public School trains children in both – vocal and instrumental music.Songs are also earmarked for special occasions like Independence Day, Republic Day, national and social festivals. Students are trained in instruments according to their talent and ability. The school has instruments like harmonium, tabla, keyboard, guitar and various drums.An orchestra/band is formed of students who play various instruments and they are taught both Indian and western musical piece.The school has talented teachers who teach vocal and instrumental music. They also conduct individual/group singing competitions among students.
Classical and Western Dance:
This is the place, where young dancers start their journey to become
great choreographers & where the children unwind and learn the aesthetics of movement. Classical Dance (Indian & Western), Modern Dance (Indian & Western), Choreography, direction is all interwoven into the fabric of our Educational experience.
Dance is an ideal means of communication to express what is too deep, too fine for words. G.D. Goenka Public School Firozabad, students learn to choreograph and are made conversant with various Indian and Western dance forms like Indian Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa and these are some of the most eagerly awaited moments for self expression and the students can be seen enjoying to the hilt. The Department of dance is committed to excellence, innovation, learning in action, and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to bridge dance practice and scholarship and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry. As a trained faculty, we bring a challenging range of perspectives to our teaching and research, and continually re-examine our curriculum in order to prepare both young and mature aspirants for careers in the ever-evolving field of Performing Arts.
ART AND CRAFT ROOM:
The virtual arts department of G. D. Goenka Public School, Firozabad has a wide range of art and craft activities like Fine art, Warli art and Madhubani paintings. Craft by many things, clay modelling, sculpture, commercial art, best out of waste, paper recycling, waste product recycling etc.The endeavor is to infuse a sense of aesthetic appreciation in each child, an ability to enjoy and appreciate the beauty. The finest faculty guides the children to achieve finesse through numerous techniques and theoretical understanding of the history of art. The students artistic talent is show cased in periodically held exhibitions.
Clay-Modeling – Play with Clay Joyfully
Clay-modeling is a very competitive hobby in the school. Students use the latest techniques and instruments to try and outdo each other and win awards in school competitions. Students have access to the best quality clay. Trained faculty teach them how to prepare the clay for modeling. They learn to make pottery both by using the potter’s wheel and also without it. They are taught to dry the vessels and models under fire and way to put finishing touches to them.We at G.D. Goenka Public School Firozabad teach the student about the Clay- modeling so that they can use their creativity and give a finishing touch to it.
G.D.Genka provides a natural and secure abode to blossoming children, providing a homely care to each individual.
The hostel is ensconced in the campus of the school. The Complex has a well-maintained lush green garden and is surrounded by concrete walls. Round-the-clock security ensures a safe haven for the students.The hostel facility at present is available exclusively for boys from class III to XII. The students are placed in rooms in accordance to their age. They follow a prescribed schedule which is strictly adhered to in order to bring about discipline in their routine and create a healthy routine for a lifetime.
Their weekends are scheduled with unlimited fun & frolic with indoor & outdoor cinema, cultural programmes, campfire, adventure outings, picnics & leisure hours. Hostel Wardens are at the complex round-the-clock ensuring utmost attention.