Grades 9 to 10

Curriculum

At Hari Shree, for grades 9 and 10, the ICSE curriculum is followed.

https://www.cisce.org/publicationdetail.aspx?id=43

The following subjects are offered:-

  1. English
  2. Second Language: Hindi / Tamil / Sanskrit / French
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science: Physics, Chemistry & Biology
  5. History, Civics & Geography
  6. Electives: Computer Applications / Physical Education / Art / Economic Applications / Commercial Applications
  7. SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work)

Electives:

The school offers Computer Applications, Physical Education, Economic Applications, Art and Commercial Applications as electives. The electives offered may vary from year to year. An aptitude test may be administered to guide the children to choose the right elective. Some electives include compulsory camps as part of the curriculum.

Language Policy:

As per the Tamil Learning Act, 2006 (Tamil Nadu Act 13 of 2006), all students appearing in the board exam from 2024-25, are expected to write Tamil as a compulsory paper in Grade 10. Therefore, Tamil is a compulsory language.

Based on this act, the school offers the languages ensuring that Tamil is compulsory either as a second or third language. However, students who are natives of Tamil Nadu are required to choose only Tamil as their second language.

At ICSE Level (Grades 9 and 10): Second language options offered are Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, and French.

Co-Curriculum

Global Citizenship: The Sanskrit phrase ‘Vasudhaiva kuTumbakam’ means ‘the entire world is ONE family, where every being is interconnected and interdependent’. Our Global Citizenship program encourages children to understand global issues, appreciate the importance of using the earth’s resources mindfully and work towards a sustainable future. Ably supported by our Solver’s Space innovation lab, students of all grade levels and teachers are involved in various projects throughout the year to spread the need for sustainable development. Students from grades 9 to 12 also explore the Sustainable Development Goals given by The United Nations. Each grade works on one sustainable development goal through which they are sensitised about global issues by studying it locally.

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Creative Expressions :

At the beginning of the academic year, students can choose their desired art form for Creative Expressions, from Music, Art, Dance and Theatre. They present their work in the annual exhibition or annual day.

Music: Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. Music is offered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program for Grades 9 & 10.

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Art: Art is offered both as part of Creative Expressions (CE) and as an elective. Under CE, one can choose from Art & Craft/Digital Painting (online) and Sculpture/Painting (in-person). Students doing Visual Art can showcase their work during special occasions and during “Varnajala’, the very grand annual art festival of Hari Shree.

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Dance: Dance is offered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program. Students get an opportunity to learn various styles and genres under the two main categories of Western & Classical Dance. They are also given a platform to showcase their skill on various occasions during the school year.

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Theatre: Theatre is offered as part of the Creative Expressions (CE) program. The importance of theatre as a collaborative form of performing art cannot be undermined. A combination of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance, together with elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Hari Shree’s theater program is handled by a professional theatre group.

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Physical Education: The physical education curriculum is structured to give children an opportunity to improve their physical fitness in terms of endurance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, flexibility and balance. Through various physical activities and sports & games, we focus on the building physical strength and endurance along with resilience and team spirit.

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Yoga: Yoga is an integral part of the curriculum. Students are taught asanas and breathing exercises and are encouraged to do a routine practice.

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Field Trips and Outbound Trips: Students visit various places of interest during their course to have an in-depth understanding of subjects they study. Outbound trips at Hari Shree focus on experiential learning and team building. Students’ favorite activities are trekking, camping and other team building activities.

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Guest Lectures: Our students have ample opportunities to interact with experts from various fields, through regular guest lectures.

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Extra-Curriculum

Student Council

Students of grades 9 and 10 have the opportunity to run for the posts of Assistant Cultural Secretary and Assistant Press Coordinator. They support the other members of the Council and gain exposure to these roles.

Special Assemblies: Assemblies are an integral part of our regular working days.

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After School Activities: Students can opt for the following after-school activities that are coached by professionals.

  • Basics of hand embroidery (grade 9)
  • Bharathanatyam (grade 9)
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton

Learn more about each of these activities here

Paid Club Activities: Students can also opt for one or more of the following paid club activities organized under experts.

  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Model United Nations Club
  • Aeromodelling
  • Matte Painting
  • Quiz (grade 9)
  • Matte Painting
  • Pottery and Sculpting
  • 2-D Design Tools

Learn more about each of these activities here