Ever heard of a school that has something called a "Parents' Fun Day"? Welcome to DRS International School, where the kids have their parents come in on Sundays to enjoy some 'quality' time with them. This is mostly because they live so far away from their parents and need to 'bridge the gap' by having them come over. Also, they want to share their pollution-free environment with others. Ain't we so sweet and considerate?
DRSIS has a noble concept that it's trying very hard to drill into its students and their parents. It is about sharing and caring and enjoying learning. Following the IB (International Baccalaureate), this school strives to make students study in the international methodology.
All said and done, DRS does in fact follow the international way of teaching where a 1:12 teacher-student ratio is maintained. This provides the children with the optimal condition to learn. Following the international pattern in an Indian context, this school is surely progressing into the new-age schools and studies.
With big names such as Gulab Ramchandani and T N Seshan associated with it, this residential school has many (and we really mean many) amenities, facilities and rooms. A glimpse? DRS has a 'Wonder Room', which is terribly cute. It's for the younger students, and is a room with all sorts of toys. It even has an elephant-shaped tent with a trunk as a tunnel to come out of.
The 'Arts And Craft Room' is well-endowed with very innovative table-stands. The children can sit on colorful mats and sketch on the table-top, or even paint by fixing the canvas on the inclined wooden attachment which is fixed on the table. There are also a Doctor's Room, a Music Room (even if not as impressive) and a Student's Garden, making the whole package of residential life very tempting.
The school also has very good indoor and outdoor activities and games, and the children particularly love them. The skating ring, a blue, oval-shaped expanse, is the students' hot favorite. The second is the clean and enticing swimming pool. The play field lacks a proper basketball court, a football court, a tennis court... you get my drift. However, the more-than-adequate enthusiasm of the children makes up for this.
For indoor activities, the children have Yoga, Karate, Carroms, Chess, Table Tennis and a Gymnasium. Now just that there are so many sports activities doesn't mean that the aesthetic sides of the children are not developed. The school has painting & drawing, drama, dance, music, essay-writing, elocution and calligraphy classes, too.
The innovative approach of this school just does not stop. The children are engaged in a lot of other activities: for example, they had a puppet show called Jallosh by the representatives of the Andhra Mahila Sabha
, they participated in the 10K Run, they had a field trip to the Railway Station, they visited the Radha Krishna Orphanage... Yes, it just won't stop!
What tops all this is the studiousness in these kids. The children enjoy everything about school, studying and playing. Yes, that's a new one. There are absolutely no complaints from any of the parents; from doctors to housewives, all of them hold the place in high esteem.