Besides academics, students at DPS are given a wide platform to explore their inherent talents. We offer every kind of Sport including Football, Cricket, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis – all taught by professional coaches. Our extra- curricular activities include Yoga, Performing arts, Dramatics, Music, Robotics, Aero Modelling, Karate, and lots more.
Conducted by Invictus Aero sports, the club introduces the students to the world of Robotics, by teaching them the different mechanisms involved in making a robot, how the robot brain works, the different types of energies available in nature and their model construction.
Brain Power abacus classes for students from UKG to class III is conducted within the school hours in the school campus to give a child the winning edge, by enhancing the mental ability, listening skills, concentration, memory, speed and accuracy.
This will be conducted by Skyfi Labs. The models will be developed by the students on their own under the guidance of their expert faculty. The students will also be taught the theoretical aspects of all the models in interactive sessions which are conducted as part of the course.
This aims at building fundamental motor skills via the medium of physical activity and sports. Games offered are Football, Volley Ball, Cricket, Athletics, which include fitness training, skill learning and match practice. Each of these modules are run by a trained resource.
Classical dance is an inherent part of Indian Culture. DPS offers opportunities to students to learn classical dance under the expert guidance of experienced and trained professional dancers. Students can learn classical dance forms such as Bharat Natyam, Kathak and Sattriya Dance.
Young People’s Theatre Programme
School is the best place to plug Drama into the lives of children because they find the class a safe place in which they can speak and act freely. Young People’s Theatre Programme by theatre professionals seeks to enhance every child’s learning experience and is open to students of Classes I to VIII. Theatre as an extracurricular activity at Delhi Public School, Whitefield teaches students how to use body, voice and imagination. It covers an introduction to puppetry, mask work, storytelling, mime and role play.
The In-School Program is a systematically organised, fun music education initiative that seeks to bring music firmly into the Pre-primary and middle school curriculum. There is a lot more to music education than just instrument learning and performance -in other words ‘Showbiz’. Music Education at this level is about developing a well-informed and holistic sensibility towards music itself.
Music- Students who are musically inclined and keen to learn the keyboard can join the music classes provided by the head of the Music Department, Mr.Sumanta. His years of experience in teaching the keyboard makes him a wonderful mentor under whose tutelage the students learn to play the keyboard with ease.
Conducted by the Institute of Karate and Allied Arts. Karate is taught as the main course and crash courses in Martial Arts, Tae Kwando, Kicks and Self-defence techniques. Belt exams will be conducted in the month of February 2016 and students will be given certificates.
Our Bridge classes are taught by Instructors from the Karnataka State Bridge Association. Bridge is a game that combines logical reasoning, analysis, planning and execution with out of the box thinking, visualization skills and the use of imagination. In NCERT grades V to IX, Logic and Deductive reasoning are important topics in Maths and playing Bridge is excellent training for these topics.
Chess helps in the development of critical thinking skills in students and DPS provides for Chess classes wherein students are trained by experienced Chess trainers. Students are encouraged to apply their learnings by taking part in inter-house and inter-school competitions.
This is conducted by Brain Power Academy – a unique system of mathematics which enables students to solve mathematical problems with ease and speed – from simple addition to complex co-ordinate Geometry. The session is interactive in nature and involves learning through games and puzzles.
DPS Whitefield has four houses namely Phoenix, Orion, Pegasus and Polaris. These are names of different constellation. Symbolically, these names have been selected keeping in view the school motto “Reaching for the Stars”. However, there also lies a deeper relevance to each name.
The Four Houses
Phoenix – Red House
According to legends, Phoenix was supposed to be the largest of the twelve constellations in the southern sky. Just like the constellation, the house is also named after the mythical bird phoenix. A phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The members of the Phoenix house represent this aspect of reinventing and rising every time with renewed vigour and vibrancy.
Orion – Green House
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. The Orion is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a giant hunter in Greek mythology, symbolizing significant prowess. The house members too represent this spirit of being above the rest with their endearing power and dominance in all activities.
Polaris – Blue House
Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, and the 45th brightest star in the night sky. This fact is the guiding inspiration for the members of the Polaris house. This makes them feel really proud and like the Polaris star, they always strive to shine the brightest.
Pegasus – Yellow House
Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in colour. It symbolizes wisdom and the creator of sources. Purity and wisdom are also the signs of the members of the Pegasus house. Every member believes in a wise and fair play and this helps them to come out with flying colours.
DPS Whitefield has a unique culture of organizing special weeks dedicated towards exploring different subjects. During these special weeks, children learn to extrapolate and apply concepts that they have learnt in class. The children participate in competitions, group and individual activities and are engaged in research that help them comprehend the different subjects. These weeks are fun-filled and meaningful. Music Week, Science Week, Health Week, Math Week and the Literary week makes learning fun and constructive.
Cyber Safety Week
DPS Whitefield has an active Student Council which works parallel to the teaching staff in the day to day functions of the school. The council members look after the discipline, organizing of events, celebrations, competitions, etc.
The members of the Student Council are elected through nomination and fair polling. Once the members are elected, the Pro-Vice Chairman of the school, Ms Annabelle Manwaring honours them with their badges. The members then take the oath of allegiance and responsibility.
Pres. Student Council
Pres. Cultural Society
Pres. Social Service
Pres. Literary Society
Sec. Student Council
Sec. Social Service
Saaya Ann Jacob
Sports Vice Captain
Junior Student Council
NCC was introduced in DPS Whitefield as an invaluable co-curricular activity in 2018 keeping in view the need to develop character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. NCC aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. The students who join the school NCC regiment receive all the necessary training to achieve these goals. They participate in Camps which introduce them to a regimented way of life and helps in developing camaraderie, team work, leadership
qualities, self-confidence, self-reliance and dignity of labour in the cadets.
Being part of the school marching band is a great way to learn discipline, teamwork, and collaborative learning. It provides students a unique opportunity to grow as individuals with an all-rounded personality. Students gain skills in leadership and discipline, effective communication, positive reinforcement, conflict management and problem solving. The school band at DPS Whitefield was established in 2018. The band members are regularly trained by an efficient Band Master who ensures that the students learn the values of patience, persistence, and responsibility.
Theme based morning assemblies
DPS Whitefield firmly believes that a strong value system is a must in order to create a strong foundation upon which children can build their future. The school strives to instil these values through its holistic curriculum which includes the morning assemblies. The assemblies are theme based and children get to present topics that range from proverbs to world culture, international leaders, scientists and scientific concepts, discoveries and inventions, ancient civilizations, artists, historic events, renowned authors, and life-skills.
Special assemblies are held to commemorate important national and social events and festivals such as Republic Day, Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Karnataka Rajyotsava, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Christmas, Eid etc The objective of the school assemblies is to create awareness among the students about the world and the society they live in. They are also about Indian culture and growing to identify themselves as citizens of a culturally vibrant and secular nation. Every student, irrespective of their academic calibre, gets the chance to showcase their inherent talents and skills by participating in the assembly presentations.
DWMUN - Model United Nations
MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. The DPS Whitefield chapter of MUN was started in 2019. DWMUN is the perfect platform that allows students to explore and hone their leadership skills.
Dhanak - Celebrating Creativity
From its inception in 2019, Dhanak has been a grand success. It is an annual art and craft exhibition organized by the Art department of DPS Whitefield to showcase the creative and innovative artistic ideas of the students. Under the expert supervision of the multi-talented art teachers of the department, the students learn an amazing variety of art methods and handicrafts which are displayed during the exhibition. Dhanak is also a platform for local artists to display their work. Art and craft workshops and training sessions are organized for the children and teachers which make Dhanak a one of a kind annual event.
Annual Sports Meet
DPS organises its annual sports meet every alternate academic year. The sports meet is a major event in the school calendar and students are trained through the year to compete in various team and solo competitions that include track and field events and team sports such as cricket , football and basket ball. The event is organized by the PE department thorough its experienced coaches.
The Annual Day is a cultural event that is put up by the juniors and the seniors sometime before the winter break. The displays and shows are original compositions created by Teachers on themes such as “Save Our Rivers”, “The Nine Emotions”, “The History of Toys”, “Evolution of the Circus, Dances of the World” etc. The children get totally involved in learning about these themes as well as performing them on stage. The Annual Day programme showcases not only the calibre of the children but also the dedication and the talent of the teachers who work behind the scenes and ensure that the children perform brilliantly on stage.
Interschool Football Tournament
Inter school football tournament is an annual feature in DPS Whitefield. True to this sport, we get an overwhelming response, where more than 25 schools participate in various age groups. The main focus for hosting this tournament is for children to display their skills in playing this game.
The students from Classes 7 and 8 of DPS Whitefield, enacted parliamentary proceedings. They showed how members of parliament discuss issues, bills are moved and passed by voting and other functional aspects of lower house of the parliament. The aim of the youth parliament was to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate healthy habit of discipline and enable students to understand the working of parliament.
Around 30 students participated and created the look of a real parliament. Students took part in question hour, and voting by the members of the parliament. During the question hour issue of Article 370 was discussed. Uproar continued in Parliament over the momentous decision to revoke Articles 370 and 35A, there by scrapping the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir.
Chirayu Jadhav, Shrisai Hari ,Adit Sundriyal, Aprajita Joshi ,Manogjna. K and Lavanya Vandepalli were declared best speakers. Principal Kamava Bopana encouraged and appreciated the students and congratulated them for their wonderful performance.