Homerton lays great emphasis on Sports.Excellent sports facilities and the services of dedicated coaches in different disciplines have made the school sports contingent a formidable force on the play field. The school boasts of strong teams in Kabaddi, Badminton, Football, Basketball, Volleyball & Table Tennis.Each year students give trials in the Homerton Sports Festival to become part of the school team for that session. The result of this Sports Culture is that the teams have brought laurels to the school by winning District, State and National level tournaments.
The school also ensures that children of all groups are exposed to physical activity and each one gets a chance to participate in any kind of indoor or outdoor sports.
Homerton was started in 1983 with the vision of its founder PresidentMr. Kuldip Singh. Post his15 year stint in U.K. education circles he returned to his home country committing himself to education in Faridabad.
The school had humble beginnings with as few as 18 students but soon gained recognition in Faridabad. Homerton today, is known as the 1st school in Faridabad which adopted internationally acclaimed methods of teaching.In 1986, Homerton obtained C.B.S.E affiliation. His strong belief in giving concept based education to students proved instrumental in producing excellent board examination results and inspired the teachers to look afresh at their teaching methods.
Homerton is built on 5 Acres of land in Sector – 21A. Nestled in the greens, the students today enjoy an ideal setting for their learning. The school enjoys a high reputation in discipline and ethics.
The school has a fully equipped state of the art communication, science, music and sports facilities. The school has water purifier plant and twenty four hour power supply from its own generators that include solar panels. The journey is only getting better as the days pass by.
A vast expanse of 5 acres provides a perfect ambience for an aesthetically chartered school building. The lung space, the open lawns are marked with a colourful bonanza of fresh floral bounty. The school environment is lush green with beautiful playgrounds. The school has an Administrative wing, a Kindergarten wing, a Primary, Middle and a Higher Secondary wing. The school is equipped with all the modern facilities of which the students are very proud of. There are well equipped science labs, IT lab and a Knowledge Cafe. The school has its own R.O system, generators and solar panels to provide uninterrupted power supply. Added to this there are smart classrooms with projectors so that students may benefit from the school’s Internet Communication Technology.
Our methodology of teaching originates from the fountain of school’s philosophy. We perceive our role derived from knowledge of a more fundamental nature. It is derived from our understanding of children.
So how do we understand children and thereby our role?
We attempt to understand children through various lenses. We analyze their life stage with a Biological lens, a Psychological lens and a Societal lens. For us, this is what giving individual attention is all about. Hygiene factors like maintaining optimum student teacher ratio is obviously present.
Societal, cultural and increasingly global dynamics form the context of understanding. This impacts our working in various ways. Questions like- what are the emerging value sets relevant in today’s world, success in today’s world, how is technology affecting the way we are living and more so how we will live tomorrow are constantly pondered, debated upon by the faculty. We at Homerton believe in the six skills which every student needs to be equipped with to thrive in the 21st Century.
A Homertonian through these skill sets will always be future ready.
An array of cultural activities are held in the school, ranging from celebration of Religious, Social and National Festivals. We encourage students to take part in these activities in form of Dance, Drama & Music. Students enthusiastically take part in these activities to exhibit their talents. Inter House Competitions are also done to foster a spirit of competition through performing arts.
DANCE & MUSIC
Music plays a vital role in fostering personality trails and helps students to enrich their intelligence. It also teaches them creative thinking and working in collaboration. .Dedicated and separate rooms for Dance and Music with trained and specialized faculty helps nurturing creative challenges and aesthetic appreciation as well as self-expression and self-discovery opportunities. Our music room is equipped with latest and modern instruments like Bass Guitar, Musical keyboards, 6 piece Drumetc.
Being associated with the very prestigious ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards’, the International Award for Young People (IAYP) is the most adaptable and successful youth empowerment program.The Award’s concept is one of individual challenge, giving young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community. Under this our students are doing a number of community services like working with NGO’s to support the underprivileged students, holding rallies with Indian Red Cross Society to bring awareness about plastic.
The School has a fully equipped IT laboratory with 25+ computers accessible to students. It has advanced infrastructure in terms of hardware and software which cater to the requirements of the students, teachers and the curriculum. Dedicated VR boxes are also available to make future learners experience virtual reality even in their regular lessons. The school is equipped with a dedicated Internet connection where enterprising students get a chance to do comprehensive research of their projects and presentations.The Information Technology curriculum has been planned in such a way that the students of classes III to VIII will get exposure to various technologies and softwares.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people. We are the first school in Faridabad to get associated with UNESCOASPnet, we celebrate major International Days to give exposure and generate awareness on Global Humanitarian issues faced by the World today. International Days like ‘English Language Day’, ‘World Creativity & Innovation Day’, ‘World Press Freedom Day’, ‘International Youth skill Day’ etc…are celebrated in the school where students get chance to learn about these days, celebrate and support the cause.