Technologies At Harsh

In the world of the 21st Century we are constantly bombarded with a million times more information than our ancestors ever conceived of and the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. Relevant technology with appropriate teacher guidance can help us to separate the gold from the grass.

The flexibility of the Pathways building design is complemented by Information Age technology which is a learning tool for the student, a teaching tool to the teacher and the curriculum. Secondary School students have laptops. This flexibility is particularly valuable within the classroom or laboratory where seating plans and furniture distribution change constantly to reflect the multiple needs of the curriculum. The school server maintains a broadband connection throughout the 365 days of the year, giving each student continuous (monitored) access via the school’s intranet to the resources of the Internet. The essence of Anywhere-Anytime learning is that it is exactly what it says it is.

While some students are painting abstract self-portraits in the art room, others are mastering saxophone or guitar as part of the Jazz Band. We strive to give all students a platform to develop their individual talents. Harsh boasts probably the best school music programme in India. Our specialist teachers off er lessons in a wide range of Indian and Western musical instruments. Orchestras, bands, choirs, soloists and dancers regularly perform in concerts. Drama weekend each semester features the work of our actors, stage designers and technicians. A vibrant art programme inspires students to pursue drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography andgraphic design, and to exhibit their work.

Harsh students keep healthy all year long with an active sporting calendar. The school’s Win Mumby gymnasium is one of the fi nest physical education facilities at any school in India. Here students can engage in sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, football, squash and table tennis, as well as building their skills on the indoor climbing wall. Sporting highlights of the year include the cross-country races across the beautiful Landour ridge, track and fi eld events on Sports Day, inter-school football and hockey tournaments, and hosting the All-India Win Mumby Basketball tournament. The school also boasts a 25 metre swimming pool at the residence level, popular for summer pool parties