Our Specialized ICT Lab
There was a time when only a few fortunate children in schools were taught about computers. Today in the most modern education environments, they learn how to use computers to facilitate learning across the entire curriculum.
The APS commitment has been at the forefront of IT education to ensure that pupils are well prepared to move into the world with strong IT proficiency.
Each section of the school has its own dedicated Computing Lab with PCs configured to meet the specialized needs of the pupils of that age range. For example, for the younger children of Junior Section, there are multimedia PCs, cartoon movies and games that can be used for learning.
For the older students, carefully controlled access to the internet opens up a truly vast wealth of learning opportunities. This inexhaustible of knowledge enables interested students to develop a far deeper and broader knowledge of their subjects than could be obtained if they were merely reliant upon textbooks alone. Through projects and assignments, the pupils learn how to use all the effective functionality of modern software to present their work in innovative, creative and attractive ways.
APS is never idle or complacent. The information technology resources and infrastructure of the school are likely to be one of the biggest thrust areas over the next one or two years as we go even further towards equipping our young people for the `wired' world of the twenty first century.
At APS we have aerobics as one of the most popular activities
There are a variety of philosophies, artistic processes, and theatrical approaches to creating plays and drama. Some are connected to political or spiritual ideologies, and some are based on purely "artistic" concerns. Some processes focus on a story, some on theatre as event, and some on theatre as catalyst for social change.
Physical Benefits - Students build muscle strength while increasing flexibility. Young dancers develop a sense of balance and improve agility and coordination. Importantly, children also develop body awareness and learn correct posture.
These benefits extend beyond a student's involvement with dance, helping youth involved in other disciplines, such as sports and martial arts. Studies have shown that physical activity helps children relieve stress and feel relaxed. It also is a great way to help your child develop a positive lifelong attitude about staying active and healthy.
Developmental Benefits - Dance classes are fun and a great way to meet new friends. Young dancers develop essential social skills through interaction with other students. Group choreography fosters teamwork, communication, trust and cooperation. Dance also has been proven to nurture important life skills, such as discipline and focus. Dancers naturally display confidence, self-esteem and poise. These skills are developed through participating in dance performances.
Artistic Benefits – One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it sparks a child's imagination and nurtures individual creativity in a unique way. Dance classes share the joy of physical self-expression in a supportive and structured setting. This can have a positive impact on children who have limited physical abilities, who act out or who have a difficult time sitting still. Involving children in dance also teaches the basic elements of creative movement, such as time, space, rhythm and design.
Music - Vocal and Instrumental
Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain's circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.
Arts & Crafts
The arts have proved to be a powerful tool for complex and diversified learning for children and teenagers. But what we need is a new "arts education" model of school reform : the arts-integrated school.
The arts-integrated school seeks to inspire and instruct students through the many art forms that appeal so strongly to young people. Art eases stress and boosts confidence levels.
AGK seeks to provide a space where children can, at least for a little while, put aesthetics and creative pursuit or practical craft at the centre of their lives.