Good communication skills are a mandatory requisite for success in all professions. Learning a new language by studying its theory is not adequate to guarantee a successful language learning experience. The English language, in particular, has become essential in the lives of young people who aspire to advance their careers anywhere in the world. English language learning has therefore become a must for any Indian student today. The onus of English language enhancement among learners lies solely with the institution. The institute has made appropriate arrangements to set up a good digital language lab for young learners.
English Language Lab is installed with Internationally Certified Language Learning Software providing audio-visual equipment to enhance comprehensive language skills. It focuses on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing adopted in blended methodology of games, play way, repeat and practice exercises, etc.
Auditorium cum Theatre
Lourdes Auditorium cum Theatre aims to provide a common platform for the young learners to enhance their creativity. Creativity can flourish, academics can improve, and means of self-expression can be developed. The venue is used for all types of formal assembly: lectures, seminars, award ceremonies, dramatic presentations, musical theatre productions, concert performances of orchestra and band, competitions of dance and elocution and so on. It is centrally air-conditioned accommodating 500 seaters with heating, ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Noise Control.
Mini-Conference Hall cum Activity Room
A well–equipped conferencing room can provide a congenial environment for productive discussion and learning. It is a common belief that a comfortable environment breeds creativity. The school organizes academic conferences, faculty development programs, webinar for online education for the students and the faculty. The students use the hall for activity purposes like group discussion, debating and conferencing, etc. The conference hall has seating facility for 200 people.
Sports’ training is given to the students from L.K.G onwards. An exclusive Kiddie Cove for L.K.G. kids to Grade II is arranged to improve their locomotor skills and various fitness components. Locomotor skills and general space awareness are fundamental skills every child needs to progress in physical education, and to ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle. In our school we spend time working on these skills. Students need to perform different locomotor skills at the kindergarten level. The locomotor skills include: walking, running, skipping, galloping, hopping, jumping, sliding, walking backwards, and leaping.
Students learn these activities to develop the skills necessary to complete all of the locomotor skills. Young children are literal when it comes to how they think. They will not be able to take an abstract description of something and understand it. We use locomotor cards designed that are colorful, have characters of different ethnicities, which is important for many reasons, and provide students with easy-to-see and read information on each locomotor skill. There are so many fun games out there that can be used to teach locomotor skills. Learning locomotor skills are done in many fun and engaging ways. Our classroom is set up in such a way that the child plays and studies inside the classroom happily and has fun games outdoors as well that develops their locomotor skills. The students from Class III onward choose their own special interest of sports and the same is being trained by an expert team throughout the year.
Smart Class is an essential method of modern education system. The audio\visual animated content help the students in easy understanding of the concepts. The said Smart Classrooms are updated consistently by the school in 2 different phases.
Smart Class systems are installed in all the classrooms, where the teacher explains the concepts using computer systems. The entire classrooms are fully converted into Smart Classes. The educational content have been developed as movies and the animated movie contents have been mapped with the syllabus of the students so that students are able to understand the syllabus better than by teaching through the rote method of using chalk and the board alone. Normally, teachers use visual aids like charts and flashcards for explaining concepts to the students. But now, the said concept is explained to the students in the form of a video. The software contents are available for all the subjects and are licensed content. The teachers are trained to handle the software, and in-house software engineers are also available within the school campus for assisting the teachers in content searching and development.
Amal Vision – An Educative Channel
This is an in-bound educative channel that telecasts various educational programmes within the Amalorpavam campus. Amal Vision plays an effective role in inculcating discipline, good manners, and ethics of life as well as instilling knowledge in an impressionable way in the young minds of the children.
A special TV studio in the school premises fully equipped with computerized mixers, broadcasting software and a recording theatre is used for telecasting live programmes and also for recording various programmes that would be telecast periodically.
The School Library provides academic resources for all constituents of the school -students, faculty and administrative staff. The library strives to make resources readily accessible when and where needed to enhance and promote the total growth and development of the students. The library endeavors to provide students with opportunities to learn how to utilize materials in a variety of formats and access information so that they can continue lifelong learning.
Our library is an RFID-enabled one that helps to monitor the library system easily. The library collection stands at around 7081 books. The books are classified and fully computerized. The method of classification is colon classification. Search engines are provided in the library where the students can search for their required books and locate them very easily in the racks. We have multimedia facility to search topics on a variety of subjects. Our School library consists of 786 reference books and 26 periodicals and 54 maps.
Modern education system today primarily focuses on comprehensively utilizing the high–tech solutions for the safety of the students and helping the school and parents monitor them. The school provides ID cards for the students, which is enabled with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. It is a smart ID card based on comprehensive attendance management system. The school has installed RFID Reading Device at every entry and exit points of the school. When the student passes through the entrance or comes within the range of the RFID reader, the transponder detects the RFID card and marks the attendance. The RFID also monitors the movements of the students within the school campus. This technology resolves many problems of absenteeism and malingering.
Our school has a well-equipped infirmary with full-time well experienced and qualified nurses, a doctor, and a specialized doctor on call. The infirmary is fitted with a hospital bed and the required medical equipment. The nurses have access to everything they need along with the medicines to ensure the well-being of our students and staff. The school also organizes regular medical check-ups in association with reputed hospitals. They conduct physical examination for the children along with specialized eye and dental check-ups, within the premises of the school. So the school takes the immense effort in ensuring the well-being of the students.
RO Water Purifier
The school is providing purified drinking water for all the students and for the said purpose the school has installed two centralized Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification plant of 1000 lt/hr. The said water purification plant eliminates contamination from the water along with TDS and provides effective de-salination, removing the odour and enhancing the taste of water. Such water purification plants remove all unnecessary bacteria and virus from the water which is hazardous to health. The filtration process also removes the toxins and makes water clean, pure and fit for drinking. The entire system is automated and the purified drinking water is provided to all our students throughout the day through sufficient and separate number of taps.
The school has taken necessary precautions in order to prevent any untoward incident in the case of an emergency, like fire. Every floor of our school building is fitted with fire safety/fighting equipment, like a fire extinguisher (CO2 and ABC Gas Cylinders) and a hose reel watering system. The students, teachers, and non-teaching staff are given special training with the help of fire experts on how to handle these in an emergency. A drill is also conducted at frequent intervals.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
The UPS Facility on the campus provides continuous power supply when the input power source fails. The power systems of the entire school campus has been well planned with highly skilled electrical architects. All safety measures for the immediate shut down of the power supply during emergencies and power short circuit is also well designed. It maintains a separate electrical room and UPS cabin whereby all electronic gadgets are powered by centralized UPS. To ensure continuous power supply, the main school campus is provided with a 200 KVA acoustic fully automatic power generator and the primary building with a 200 KVA and 82.5 KVA acoustic fully automatic power generator. 320 KVA high tension Indoor substation is installed in the All Saints Campus.
Transport facility is available for the students from Std III to Std VIII. The school takes utmost care in transportation. It is making use of only new buses and mini buses designed as per safety standards stipulated by the Government of India and is fitted with speed governance equipment in all its vehicles for the safety of the students.
The vehicles are also fitted with CCTV cameras that can be viewed from the school campus. The maintenance of vehicles is done at regular intervals to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. The school has engaged the services of well-experienced drivers to operate its vehicles and the safety and discipline of the students during the travel is given utmost care.
Amalorpavam Lourds Academy Campus bustles with the highly structured activities of the training in Sports. The Students are provided with a cohesive educational experience to identify their hidden uniqueness in the field of sports. The activities aim to develop physicality related to sports bio-mechanics and movement sciences (Kinesiology), preventive and rehabilitative sciences and to keep them mentally and physically fit.