We believe in creating a joyful learning environment. Our students and teachers celebrate life and learning as they go hand in hand. Thus you will find us a very cool school-whether in terms of our NO uniforms policy, or our choice of co-curricular activities. We try and create a learning environment that has the best elements of activities that activate mental, emotional, social, psychological, physical and spiritual dimensions. Our students and teachers are encouraged to have fun while learning.
Children are naturally blessed with instincts of rhythm and music and this natural potential is made manifest by Antakshri. It helps students at The Plenum School to get exposed to diverse music, poetry and culture. The light-hearted banter promotes a better understanding and lasting friendships among students. It is also a way of laying down a foundation for a memorable boarding experience for the rest of life.
Dancing is a must-do activity for parties at The Plenum School. While dancing every child forgets himself/herself and lives in the moment. It's the best way to end shyness and promote a carefree attitude in life. Thus you will find students and teachers at The Plenum School always ready to “ shake a leg” and paint the town red. Dance sessions also help cement the strong bonds that wonderful boarding schools help inculcate in their students. Parties celebrated together helps in improving bonding and making each other feel important and wanted, something that every young mind look forward to.
Books are crystallized wisdom of men of intellect and reading them is the easiest way to acquire the distillate. Regular book reading and review writing is both encouraged and appreciated at The Plenum School. This helps both students and teachers improve their reading and writing skills. Every child starts by reading simple books and then progresses in an age-appropriate manner.
We just don’t say that our teachers are more than friends for our students, We mean it. Personal interactions with students after dinner in their dorms is a way to share a relationship stronger than that of a “normal teacher”. Great residential schools help shape the character of their students by the close-knit and personal interest teachers take in shaping young lives. Our teacher's joke, inform, correct, understand or just listen to our students. With easier access to their teachers, our students become confident in voicing their opinion on any matter –big or small.
Gardening is both a physical and mental activity. We have a concept of Build My School at The Plenum School which helps young minds to understand the ability to create and nurture their creativity through gardening. It provides students with a life- long learning experience and helps them bond with nature. Cambridge learners are taught to be engaged and we at The Plenum School make sure our students are completely engaged with their heart and soul in activities. The next time you see a flower blossom at the school be sure to check out if this was the result of a students’ hard work.
The location of our school is a blessing for nature and trek lovers. Regular treks in the nearby hills keep our faculty and students fit and healthy. Every trek and excursion helps in improving endurance, reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and musculoskeletal strength. Excursions promote socializing, help develop managerial skills and improve cultural understanding.
Asthachal is akin to contemplation, mindfulness, reflective observation. We gather every evening and sit quietly to observe ourselves and the world we live in. The Plenum School believes that making students reflect on their daily lives will go a long way in making smart and sensible adults. It helps the students in steadying the mind and observing their own thought and memories as mere witness. This is an established practice of meditation in Indian philosophy known as “Niddidhyasana”. It is NOT easy, but great schools try and do tough things.