DPS Whitefield is build upon a vast campus of 6 acres of land comprising two magnificent blocks. The blocks are dedicated to pre-primary and primary classes respectively.
The school is equipped with a professional ground with a Cricket pitch, Football field, Volley ball and Basketball court.
The infrastructure also includes facilities of computer labs, science labs, library and canteen. The environmental friendly architecture of DPS Whitefield has won an International award at Singapore for the “Best Design”.
In the words of Ms. Annabelle Manwaring, the Pro vice Chairman – “More than focusing on the building, we wanted to breathe life into the campus. It is a place for children to celebrate, so we wanted the school to reflect the spirit”.
On winning the award, Ms. Annabelle Manwaring said, “We were ecstatic when they mentioned our school’s name for the award. It was such a proud moment for us that we could represent the country in such a global event”.
Science lab: The Science laboratory here at DPS Whitefield, is well equipped with instruments and tools for hands-on learning of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It provides opportunities to students to experiment, explore and learn under the guidance of expert teachers in a safe environment.
Mathematics Lab: The school has a fully functional Mathematics laboratory. The Math lab provides a congenial environment to students to learn and reinforce the concepts with the help of the various instruments.
Computer Lab: Computers being a plaything for children of the present generation, the computer lab in one of the most sought after lab by the students. The school has a state of the art computer lab with internet facility and a projector with screen. Students learn using individual PCs as well as concepts taught on the big screen via the projector.
Library: DPS Whitefield has a spacious library having thousands of books for students as well as teachers. It has books ranging from fiction, classics, mythology, and general knowledge to the current writers from around the world and for every level. The reference section contains books from a wide range of topics for the teachers and students.
The library also has a magazine and newspaper section for the daily, fortnightly and monthly issues of various children’s magazines, news magazines and resource magazines for teachers.
Dance Studio: We, at DPS Whitefield give equal importance to co-curricular activities along with academics. Hence, dance, drama and music are an essential part of the curriculum. The school has a dance studio with three dance teachers who teach all types of dances ranging from classical, hip hop to Bollywood. These dances are part of the morning assembly where the children showcase their talent.
Music Centre: The music room is another favourite place of most of the students. The school has a separate music room where along with vocal classes, keyboard and guitar are also taught. The music teachers are experienced professionals who have been part of professional bands and done numerous shows.
Sports Field: DPS Whitefield has a magnificent sports field amidst lush greenery. It is also used as the playground during the recreation break. The ground has a well maintained track for track and field events along with a cricket pitch and football arena. Football and cricket coaching is provided by specialized and trained coaches. Their training and guidance have helped students perform exceptionally well and brought laurels to the school. The under 5 ½ years football team of UKG are the stars of the school who lifted the winning trophy at the Interschool football tournament for boys under 5 ½ last year.
Clinic: To cater to minor medical emergencies, DPS Whitefield has a cosy infirmary with four beds and a nurse. With many years of experience behind, the nurse is a loving lady whom children keep approaching at all times; sometimes with silly scratches and minor bruises. However, she attends to every child with equal attention. The clinic is well equipped to cater to minor ailments and injuries.
Art Room: DPS Whitefield has a beautiful art room which provides the right ambience for creativity to the students. The room is a live example of children’s artistic expressions with an array of paintings and craftwork on display. Children of our school have also brought honours while participating in numerous competitions. The art teachers are always on alert as to the happenings for school children in the art world particularly drawing and paintings, and provide opportunities for participation.
The school has two spacious courtyards where all assemblies and celebrations are held. Both these assembly areas have their respective stages and ample seating place for students. In the Junior block, the children practice and perform various speeches, dances and skits during the special assemblies conducted on every Tuesday by the students of Grade IV to X and every Thursday by students of Grade II and III.
In the Pre-primary block, the little ones put up amazing shows during their special assemblies.
The school has its own Book shop and Uniform shop where children can purchase according to their convenience. This reduces the stress for parents to travel all the way just to buy a book or a piece of uniform.
Transport Department: DPS Whitefield provides easy transport to students and teachers. We have a fleet of buses that ply throughout the city bringing students from far off locations. The buses are equipped with GPS and cameras for the safety of students. Every bus has a lady caretaker to accompany the children and look after them while commuting. No child is ever left alone in the bus and almost all the buses also have teachers travelling in them.
School Reception: The school has an efficient office staff stationed at the reception for the convenience of the parents. The staff are highly trained professionals who assist in the administration of the school and create a harmonious link between the parents and the management.
Staff Rooms: The school has a spacious staffroom for the teachers to spend their free periods in doing their corrections or their little chit chats. It is equipped with a telephone, a microwave oven, a computer along with an attached restroom. It also has a notice board for important announcements and other information.
Canteen: Every once in a while, children and teachers like to have some different meal from their regular tiffin. To cater to this, the school has a canteen which provides hot meals for breakfast and lunch. Apart from these, it also sells snacks and juices. Every mealtime, the canteen is crowded with children hovering around to get their meals. The sumptuous meals are quite tempting for the teachers and other staff members as well.
The Smart Class program is designed to empower teachers with technology right inside the classroom, transforming it into a lively platform for learning. A “Smart Class Knowledge Centre” has been set up in the school to function as a nerve centre for all digital learning and teaching. The classrooms are equipped with wide panel display systems, computers, Bluetooth mouse and embedded multimedia blackboard systems where the teachers can stream in chosen digital modules to use in the classroom as part of the lesson.
DAY CARE FACILITY AT DPS WHITEFIELD
DPS Whitefield offers Day care facilities at the campus. Children from Nursery, LKG and UKG are looked after for an additional 2½ hours every day and return by the school buses along with the senior students at 3 pm.
The Day care programme has a well-designed and structured time table which is child centered and age appropriate. Individual care and attention is provided with a teacher – child ratio of 1:25. The play room is well equipped with child friendly and non-toxic toys. We have outdoor play area (Jungle gym) along with indoor games – Snakes and ladders, Carrom.
A Circle Time is conducted regularly for self-expression through fun based activities like Story Sessions, Music and Movement. It helps in the overall personality building. The Rest Hour is a compulsory feature for children from the Nursery classes.
The safety and security of the children is our top concern when the children our on campus and in the buses. To cater to this, Nine point programme/Action to be taken for safeguarding the children, released by the Bangalore city Commissioner on 26.07.2014 has been implemented in the school. A Child Safety committee has also been set up in the school.
CCTV cameras have been installed in all prime locations and cover almost all areas of the school. Security personnel have been stationed at the main entrance and the entrances of both the blocks. The entry and exits of parents and others is strictly checked and visitor’s cards issued before allowing them into the campus.
The buses are equipped with GPRS and CCTV cameras. A lady care is deployed in every bus for the safety of the children.
Vigilance officers sit in all corridors monitoring the movement of children at all hours.
Apart from the overall safety, the school has taken great care to provide pure drinking water. Water dispensers with RO treated water are placed at numerous locations for easy accessibility to children and staff.