With a new state-of-the-art infrastructure, the Aga Khan School, Mundra is fully equipped with all the necessary facilities required for holistic development of each child.
AKSM's state of the art computer laboratory supports students with developing advanced computer skills. Students are introduced to a host of digital tools assisting the overall learning process under the guidance of an experienced mentor. All computers are equipped with updated software and advanced technical aids to learn coding, programming as well as robotics.
AKSM has three well-equipped science laboratories for Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Science teachers, along with the lab assistant, plan various demonstrations and experiments to ignite students' curiosity and inculcate an interest in science. Students are taught to handle complex lab equipment to enable them to conduct experiments under the supervision of trained teachers.
The Math laboratory at AKSM is equipped with manipulatives such as Jodo Gyan Kits and study materials from Navnirmiti. It provides concrete, hands-on learning experiences in Math for students.
AKSM has a fully functional and well organised library which serves the Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary sections. The library has a vast collection of over 8,000 books and periodicals. Class wise circulation of library books takes place during the library period. However, students are encouraged to spend time in the library during their breaks and free periods. The librarian along with the teachers conduct various language development activities to enhance students' vocabulary and comprehension of the language. Library Week is celebrated every year to encourage students to cultivate the habit of reading. The school librarian along with the language teachers regularly conduct activities such as a Book Buffet, Buddy Reading, Book Review, Dramatization to name a few.
AKSM has dedicated AV rooms, in addition to the Computer Laboratory, which are equipped with audio visual aids for the teachers to conduct classes. Teachers also have access to portable DLP's and audio-visual systems that can be taken from one classroom to another.
AKSM has a well-equipped wellness room to take care of any medical emergencies. The wellness room is staffed by a registered nurse, who arranges annual health screening tests to monitor the health parameters of the students and staff. The school also conducts regular first aid training programs for teachers and support staff.
AKSM has a well-maintained modern sports facility promoting indoor as well as outdoor sports activities. This helps energize students' mind, body and soul, under the supervision of trained physical instructors and teachers. Sports such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, badminton and squash are played in the outdoor space. In the indoor space, recreational activities such as yoga, fitness, gymnastics, karate, board games and much more are practiced to enhance students' cognitive and social skills.
The art gallery is a special space dedicated for the creative minds and art lovers. This is a vibrant space loved by every student and teacher. The art gallery is well decorated with student artwork which reflects diverse human emotions, individual styles and techniques.
The amphitheatre is the main attraction of the school and is structured for a plethora of activities ranging from dance, drama, interschool-competitions, parent orientation programmes (POPs), guest lectures and festival celebrations. The art teachers use this space to conduct art classes and guide and prepare students for their intra and inter school art competitions.
Music can influence brain development, improve human connection and even release stress. Students hone their vocal, instrumental, or mechanical melodic skills by learning musical instruments such as the harmonium, flute, tabla, congo and guitar, with training from experienced music ustaads (teachers).
A spacious air-conditioned multipurpose hall with an adjustable stage and sound system accommodates 300 people, and supports large gatherings and recreational activities. It is equipped with the best audio-visual facility to facilitate activities for staff and students. The hall is used for activities such as workshops, board exams, seminars, exhibitions, yoga, quiz competitions, debates, dramatics and musicals.
At AKSM we believe a student's emotional development is critical for them to engage with the world. We have a team of counsellors that work individually and in groups, counselling students from Nursery to Grade X. They provide support to children with emotional and behavioural issues. Both teachers and parents are guided to support the child in an adequate manner. Life Skills sessions are conducted across grades and cover safety, teamwork and leadership skills, self-esteem, coping with negative emotions, dealing with exam pressure and much more.
The Special Education Program
The Special Education Program at AKSM caters to the informal assessment, building of Individual Education Programs and regular remedial education for children with special needs from Pre-Primary right through to Grade X. The teachers take additional responsibility on conducting screening tests in various grades to identify children that may have additional needs. They also guide the parents of children with Special Needs to understand the child's difficulties, to set realistic and achievable goals and to manage the children's socio emotional and academic needs.
The Remedial Intervention focuses on building the child's strengths, providing further support during classroom activities, filling the gaps in perceptual, academic, planning, organizational and study skills. Besides Remediation, the teachers and counsellor conduct regular workshops and webinars for other teachers and parents to disseminate knowledge and to share useful strategies for an inclusive education.
Risk-assessments and safety checks are carried out on a regular basis. First aid supplies are available at the designated stations with trained staff to respond to any illness or emergencies. Boundary walls, entry management systems and security procedures have been created to minimise unauthorised access to the school. It enables the school premises to be safe and secure for staff, students and visitors. The facility has round the clock CCTV surveillance. Fire extinguishers are installed in the facility. Evacuation and earthquake drills are conducted on a regular basis. Emergency exits at the facility facilitate effective evacuation.
AKSM conducts professional development to enhance the effectiveness of all staff in their respective roles. Training is conducted on diverse subject matters such as disaster management, pedagogy, administration, soft skills and many more. Pre-primary teachers receive in-house training, field experience and guidance through webinars and skype calls by ECD experts (both local and international). Workshops are also conducted for the leadership team on areas including team building and visionary planning.
An annual training programme provides all teachers with new methodologies in the field of education and equips them to deliver quality learning experiences for the students. Details of some of the training topics are below: