- Beyond Classrooms
- Academic Excellence
- Leadership Training
- Interactive assembly
- Sports and Physical Education
- Expeditions, Camps and Excursions
- Environmental Concerns
CO – CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
With a view to develop the quality of leadership and to promote healthy competitions among the students, all the activities are organised on House basis. The whole school is divided into four houses. The House activities are under the supervision of the House In-charge teachers and House Captains. Each house performs various duties for a month in rotation. Facilities are provided for all kinds of cultural activities.
Education is a systematic process through which a child acquires knowledge, experience, skills and attitude. In order to provide a platform of reflective thought, each year, the teachers take them through the journey of Self Discovery. They are consistently involved in the identification and improvement of a child’s sense of identity through “how he/she feels about himself/herself” This is crucial to success. For this, a child must acquire self-esteem, knowledge of his/her strengths and weaknesses. The student must be able to identify what is important to him/her, and what his /her abilities are. Hence, a variety of activities are conducted to enable students to identify their interests, their likes and dislikes, and to express their views and opinions through planned activities. From art, music, dramatics to craft, creative writing etc. within the school. Students from Grade 7 onwards are encouraged to take part in various events outside the city –
It has been rightly quoted that “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey”. Exchange is truly that, a journey of not only experiencing a new and unique culture, but also of self-discovery. It is also true that challenges, more specifically overcoming challenges, is what makes the journey so rewarding. This is experiential learning, learning by doing.
As we join hands with AFS India, we want to give our young Icons the opportunity to learn through experience and cultural differences that make the most rewarding of all challenges. Interaction with students from different environment, cultures, class and creed, widen their horizons and is a step towards becoming a global citizen.
We believe that interaction with children of a similar age but different backgrounds gives our Icons the vision to dream of a world beyond boundaries. Icons are encouraged to participate in inter school activities to get a realistic view of their own strengths and weaknesses. Though there is always room for improvement but Icon always distinguish themselves at such events and do us proud!
The Bishop’s MUN, a diplomatic simulation of the United Nations, is one of Pune’s eminent conferences for students. It is a platform for students to not only keep up with the global issues but also parallel the real world leaders and attempt to find solutions for the same. The Bishop’s MUN is an extensive learning experience that pushes students to challenge their abilities to perfect their skill set.
It is a platform that leaves students better equipped with leadership abilities and public speaking and problem solving skills that endure a lifetime, cumulated over the course of two days.
The Icon Public School is known for its academic excellence and achieves a 100% pass results in Class X Board Exam every year.
2017 – 18
The Board results of our first batch of Class 10 were a matter of pride to us. The highest aggregate percentage scored was 96 % by Aastha Munot. Shagun Tiwari scored 99% in English and was awarded the merit certificate by CBSE. Om Chajed scored 98% in Hindi, Anushka Gandhi scored 99% in Math. More than the highest percentage , we are proud of this batch because the average percentage of the class was 83% and lowest percentage scored was 70% which was the reward our teachers earned for putting their heart and soul into grooming the class.
2018 – 19
The second batch of Class 10 not only matched the benchmark set by their seniors, but also went beyond it. Suhani Poptani ranked the highest with 96% followed by Sakshi Kinage who scored 95%. Diya Gandhi scored 99 in Hindi.
THE SENIOR SECONDARY SECTION
The senior Secondary section of the school promises students to prepare them for any competitive examination in the country in addition to the designed syllabus of the classes. To fulfill this commitment, the teachers walk that extra mile and coach them after school hours so that they do not have to attend any coaching center outside school.
Studying in the invigorating atmosphere of the school, in a disciplined environment gives them focus and they can optimize their efforts under the able guidance of our highly qualified and experienced staff. This has yielded good results and a very high percentage of our very first batch of Class XII has qualified for JEE, NDA, NATA even before the board results are out.
The first batch of Class XII passes out of school in 2020 and we are confident that all of them will make us proud.
NDA – 2 Batch No. 144
NDA – 2 Batch No. 144
NATA 98.56 Percentile
The school imbibes leadership skills as an integral part of the learning process. Adhering to the true spirit of democracy, a Student Council is elected from eligible students. Each candidate prepares a manifesto and presents it at the school assembly. After which the students from Grade 5 to Grade 12 vote for their candidates for the electing the Student Council for that academic year. The council comprises the Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain for boys and girls, House Captains for boys and girls.
The investiture ceremony is a big day for the students when the office bearers are given badges of office as they pledge their loyalty to the school. They take on their responsibilities with great pride and enthusiasm keeping in mind the ethos and vision of the school. Parents are invited to witness their proud moment. For greater vertical intermingling, the school is divided into four houses namely: Trojan, Unicorn, Phoenix and Titan. Each child is allotted a house and inter-house co-curriculum activities form an important part of the school calendar.
|STUDENT COUNCIL 2017-18|
|1||Head Boy||Om Chhajed|
|2||Head Girl||Mehar Nagarwalla|
|3||Trojan House Captain (B)||Ameya Mutha|
|4||Trojan House Captain (G)||Anushka Gandhi|
|5||Unicorn House Captain (B)||Nakul Diwani|
|6||Unicorn House Captain (G)||Siddhi Mutha|
|7||Phoenix House Captain (B)||Viraj Shah|
|8||Phoenix House Captain (G)||Isha Pitamberwala|
|9||Titan House Captain (B)||Pratham Kankariya|
|10||Titan House Captain (G)||Yadnika Kotwal|
|11||Sports Captain (B)||Rajvansh Singh Dhuppar|
|12||Sports Captain (G)||Shagun Tiwari|
|STUDENT COUNCIL 2018-19|
|1||Head Boy||Vishwajeet Nagawade|
|2||Head Girl||Sakshi Kinage|
|3||Trojan House Captain (B)||Gaurav Burhade|
|4||Trojan House Captain (G)||Suhani Poptani|
|5||Unicorn House Captain (B)||Adip Taware|
|6||Unicorn House Captain (G)||Diya Gandhi|
|7||Phoenix House Captain (B)||Aditya Somani|
|8||Phoenix House Captain (G)||Vedah Nawale|
|9||Titan House Captain (B)||Chaitanya Shinde|
|10||Titan House Captain (G)||Riddhi Shetiya|
|11||Sports Captain (B)||Aniket Sable|
|12||Sports Captain (G)||Vidita Dhavane|
|STUDENT COUNCIL 2019-20|
|1||Head Boy||Uttkarsh Gupta|
|2||Head Girl||Simarjeet Kaur Shahi|
|3||Trojan House Captain (B)||Harsh Bogawat|
|4||Trojan House Captain (G)||Akshada Pokharne|
|5||Unicorn House Captain (B)||Naman Kankariya|
|6||Unicorn House Captain (G)||Shreya Thube|
|7||Phoenix House Captain (B)||Yash Bhalerao|
|8||Phoenix House Captain (G)||Riddhi Pitale|
|9||Titan House Captain (B)||Naman Shah|
|10||Titan House Captain (G)||Prapti Takale|
|11||Sports Captain (B)||Sudarshan Phatake|
|12||Sports Captain (G)||Sweety Lodha|
The morning assemblies at Icon are as significant feature of the school curriculum. They are a means to create a positive, reflective ethos and promote value based education. They powerfully nurture the development of interpersonal intelligence. Each class, from Grade 1 to 10 takes on the responsibility to conduct the assembly for a week based on a theme identified. The students together with the class teacher explore this opportunity to showcase their special talents be it oratory, dance, music, mime, role play or dramatics. The news reader highlights the happenings around the world of the day. This is followed by an open quiz on General Knowledge and current affairs.
Wednesdays are celebrated as Accolade Days when the winners are given their due appreciation for their achievement and success in various competitions held during the week.
Special Assemblies are also conducted when a number of professionals, philanthropists and people from varied walks of life are invited to the school to address the students and staff. Yoga, Aerobics, Zumba Mass PT and Drill, March Pasts are a regular feature that help the students keep fit and healthy.
Important days such as International Yoga Day, Independence Day, Teachers’ Day, Hindi Diwas, Gandhi Jayanti, Republic Day, Children’s Day, Earth Day, Laughter Day etc are celebrated in school.
SPORTS & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Great importance is given to developing a healthy life style. A day at The Icon Public School begins with all the students participating in Mass PT, March Past, Aerobics and Yoga in the school grounds or the assembly area. Two classes of physical training are compulsory for each student every week. Right from Grade 1 children participate in aerobics and yoga which helps develop confidence, agility and neuro-muscular coordination and reduce stress. We are also registered with the District Sports Office and participate in various sports competitions held in Ahmednagar and around.
Special sports coaching facilities are provided for children after school hours under The Icon Sports and Arts Academy for football, basketball and gymnastics.
Students participate in various track and field events and inter-school competitions during the year. Inter-House sporting competitions are major school events. Matches are held between the house teams, something that the whole school looks forward to each year.
The Annual Sports Day held at the year end is a popular and an eagerly awaited event. The school is equipped with a state-of-the-art basketball court, a cricket pitch & a football field a volley ball court, table tennis room and spectator stands Chess and carom boards are also a part of Physical training. The Icons are not only taught the skills to master a sport, but also sportsmanship and team building.
Senior School Curriculum: Physical Education is offered as a subject option for Classes XI and XI.
EXPEDITIONS, CAMPS AND EXCURSIONS
Yearly excursions and explorations encourage students to have confidence to take risks and become leaders. Travel is one of the most effective means of learning. The value of the written word, endorsed by actual images gets indelibly imprinted in the mind. In pursuance of this methodology children are also initiated to cope with like skills by being taken to adventure camps where they learn to live in the natural environs of forest like and are taught to cope with intensive physical fitness exercises like mountain climbing, rappelling, and trekking.
The process is initiated from Nursery onward when children are taken on Environment observation. Children from Class 6 onwards are taken across the country to historic and heritage sites to acquaint them with India’s multi faceted culture.
Visits to industries and manufacturing units in and around Ahmednagar are a frequent feature.