The school has classes spread across four blocks and a few classes in one of the blocks of our sister school on campus. The blocks – Zion, Carmel, Horeb and Moriah – are named after mountains mentioned in the Bible. The campus received a major facelift in 2014. The Moriah block is the newest addition to the campus and houses kindergarten children in state-of-the-art classrooms.
The Zion block has 15 spacious classrooms along with games room, meeting room, vice principal’s office, biology lab, art room, and staff rooms. This is one of the oldest blocks on our campus.
The Carmel block has 10 spacious classrooms along with a junior computer lab, digital room, library, maths lab, and staff rooms.
The Horeb block has 11 spacious classrooms along with a chemistry lab, physics lab, computer lab, resource room, and staff rooms.
The Moriah block has 14 spacious classrooms along with an office room, principal’s office, xerox room, and staff rooms.
The Gerizim block is one of the blocks of our sister school on campus. It has 7 spacious classrooms along with staff rooms.
The Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science Labs are well-maintained and fully furnished. They hold all the apparatus required by students for curricular and co-curricular learning. Each lab has a teacher dedicated to its maintenance and to guiding the students in their hands-on learning. The 35 computers in the Computer Science Labs are equipped with the software included in the syllabus. The lab also has a projector that teachers use to instruct and demonstrate during class so that the students can follow the teaching easily.
The library in the school is designed to be a safe and warm environment that will encourage the children to develop a love for reading. The library staff are always present to offer guidance. However, they work towards helping the student reach a stage of independent reading which includes browsing and selecting books that match their individual interests with minimal guidance. With around 3500 books, the library is also consistently updated to hold new books and authors to ensure that the collections reflect popular reading choices of the time.
Students are encouraged to grow comfortable with reading electronic formats of books. 11 Kindles were added to the library stock in 2015. They have been incorporated into the regular reading hours that every student has, to ensure that as many students as possible will have the opportunity to handle a Kindle.
Anita Methodist School has evolved away from smartboards as our classrooms have reached the next level of smarts: every classroom is equipped with a wireless projection facility, and our staff have the freedom to move around the classroom as they project from the iPads in their hands. Use of wireless projection is routine for our teachers, who include a Technological Strategy as part of every lesson plan written for every class.
This system includes a projector and an Apple TV, with a large whiteboard that allows the teacher the freedom to create hybrid content by using projection and writing on the board to supplement the projected image.
The basketball court is used for inter-and intra-school competitions. Basketball coaching is also provided for students of the school in the morningsand evenings for all age groups.
Two RO plants were installed in 2016 to provide purified drinking water to all students of the school.
The school assembly is conducted regularly in the auditorium. Other events like Annual Day, Valedictoryand inauguration of Wood Apple also take place in the auditorium.
The air-conditioned music room was set up to provide a comfortable space for the students to learnand work on music. The atmosphere of the room is kept casual. Students can be seen taking notes for songs or sitting through a music lesson with the school’s in-house music tutors in the music room. The music tutors are skilled in training vocalsand instruments like keyboardand guitar.
As a part of the school’s social work project called the Care Project, a cafeteria was set up for the mothers of the care project children. The cafeteria serves healthy, clean foodand is abuzz with activity during the intervaland lunch break.
The chat room was set up to provide students with counsellingand guidance. Three counsellors from Alochana are available for the students to approach during times of need. The counsellors work with students regularly.