Project Mala

Secondary School

Children from Patehera are given weekly boarding accommodation at Guria School. Boys and girls live in separate boarding houses on the Guria campus and are cared for by a House Master and House Mistress, a married couple who live with the children in the two houses. Each evening one of a team of senior teachers remains at school to organise extra curricular classes and to supervise homework. Children from Guria who attend Secondary School as day pupils are encouraged to stay and take part in after school activities together with the boarders. Read More

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The pace and level of teaching in class 9 and 10 is more advanced than in the junior classes. Secondary School students are expected to study hard and to take their work very seriously. They continue with all subjects from Middle school with Sanskrit as an option rather than a core class. Agriculture and home economics, traditionally studied by boys and girls respectively, are combined in a co-educational class entitled life science, which includes nutrition, health and hygiene, ecology and horticulture studied both from a scientific point of view and including practical classes in food preparation and gardening.

Computing is studied by all the pupils and practical science lessons will begin as soon as the science laboratory is completed. In the Indian school and university system students continuing to 6th form choose to study in one of three subject areas; science, commerce or arts. Science is regarded as the most prestigious, followed by commerce and lastly arts. It is common, therefore, in India to study science at 6th form and for this reason it is imperative to give our students the opportunity to study science and maths at a high level for as long as possible as grades obtained at the end of class 10 are vital to acceptance into a top stream in class 11/12. However, for those whose education may cease on graduation from class 10, we aim to provide a complete general education that will equip them for life, to raise healthy families and find work in the local economy.

As in the Primary and Middle Schools, Secondary School students are offered a range of cultural activities and extra curricular classes to help develop a wide range of interests. The older pupils are also elected to positions of responsibility in the Student School Council, which they term ‘Child Parliament’.