Co-curricular activities policy
The co-curricular activities refer to activities which are carried out beyond the curriculum framework that not only supplement the curriculum but it ensures the provision of whole some education. In other words co-curricular activities are the learning experiences that takes place outside the classroom, it emphasis on the activities that support the curriculum based learning which may not be achieved within a normal class room setting. Such activities are planned to develop the physical, mental and social development of a child. Considering its importance and its impact on the child, the school aims to focus on the following objectives and areas:
- To supplement curricular activities
- To promote and explore the potentials and talents of the students.
- To inculcate the spirit of cooperation, tolerance, self-discipline, leadership etc.
- To enhance the physical, mental and social development of the children.
- To provide equal opportunities to all children irrespective of gender and age.
Area of co-curricular activities in school
- Literary activities
- Staff’s initiative
- Cultural activities
- Club activities
- Games and sport
- Students’ mess
- Scouting program
- Students health & hygiene
- SUPW/Pet Area Development
- Community Participation
- Appointment and delegation of responsibilities to the concerned in-charge
- Making the concerned in-charge set the objectives and preparing plan accordingly
- Make the concerned in-charges ensure that the activities are carried out as per their plan
- The non academic head to monitor the co-curricular activities carried out in the school
- The club committee to ensure the proper functioning and monitoring of club activities
- The concerned in-charge must review their activities for enhancement/improvement
- Ensuring all the in-charges keep a proper record of whatever activities are conducted
- Making the concerned in-charges submitting a report of the activity at the end of each term.
Planning of co-curricular activities
The execution of any school activities should be properly planned to accomplish the set goals. The following components should be included while planning activities. And plan of action should be drawn for each activity and should be confirmed by the head of the monitor/co-curricular.
Goal setting is must for any activity. It should have a definite, clear written goal which must be based on the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound).
Planning for implementation (Action plan)
The action plan must have the following components:
- When to conduct the activity (the time frame)
- What activity to conduct (areas of activities)
- How to conduct (strategies or procedures)
- Who will conduct (persons responsible)
- Target group (who are going to be benefited)
- Resources needed (support needed from the school)
Monitoring is the way of observing how the particular activity is being carried out. Monitoring strategies should be clearly reflected.
After the conduct of the any activity, there should be activity for review. This includes reflection on the strengths, weaknesses, suggestion, feedback or recommendation for further improvement and for future reference.
Recording and reporting
Any activity that is conducted in the school must be recorded and reported to the concerned authority. All the school activities be curricular, non curricular or professional must be documented and should be made available to the concerned authorities. Further it is also important that the documents are reviewed and updated from time to time.