Gitanjali Devshala, was established under the aegis of Gitanjali Educational and Welfare Society, at Sappers Lines, Secunderabad in June 1997 with an aim to provide quality education with a perfect blend of extra – curricular activities. With classes from Nursery to Class X and affiliation to the ICSE Board, Devshala now has a strength of about 1200 students.
The school started with 400 students and 35 teachers. The school has grown by leaps and bounds and is now considered the most prestigious school in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The Gitanjali system of education is designed to maximize the all round development of the child’s potential by providing complete academic support while building life skills such as Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Physical Skills in a nurturing value-based-environment for every child to move forward with confidence.
The school endeavours to prepare each student for academic, social and personal success. Our mission is to prepare children to
- Uphold high standards of ethical, moral and civic conduct.
- To nurture life skills for future success.
- Foster confidence, cooperation and team work.
- Understand people of different communities while appreciating diversity.
- To participate in extracurricular activities and community work.
Sports, Physical Education, Yoga, Theatre, Music, ComputerEducation, Art, Library, Value Education, Creative Writing, General Knowledge are all integrated in the school curriculum. The school offers various hobbies, Karate, Skating, Outdoor and Indoor Games ,Art and Craft, Home Science, Gymnastics, Band , Story telling and Puppet making, Western and Indian dance, Robotics, Keyboard, etc. The Interact and INTACH Clubs provide unique opportunities for Community Outreach Programs and Short film making on Culture and Heritage respectively. The school provides professional training facilities for games such as Cricket, Throw ball, basketball, Tennis, etc.
The School’s STEM programme encourages a scientific temperament, innovation and creativity giving the students the joy of ‘learning by doing’. Social Sciences are made relevant through experiential learning. ICT forms an integral part of all teaching learning practices.
A unique film based value education programme, integrates moral values, life skills and decision-making skills through entertaining films and interesting activities.
Children participate in a wide range of Inter – House and Inter -School competitions which help in fostering team spirit, healthy competition and sportsmanship. The school recognizes and supports children who participate at State and National level competitions.
Gitanjali Devshala, has completed 25 glorious years in providing quality education.Our success is a testament of our commitment to provide students with contemporary and progressive education.
Academics has always been our strength and our results at the ICSE Board Examinations are always exceptional. More than 75% of our students secure Distinctions. Academic results are excellent not because we are selective but because our teaching is methodical, comprehensive and well planned. Each subject in Devshala is applied to everyday life by means of innumerable projects, assignments and activities thereby developing the student’s skills in enquiry, creative thinking and problem solving. Our dedicated teachers play the role of mentors and facilitators.
Sports help students develop a holistic approach to life and improve their all round ability. The school provides training in 15 disciplines like basketball, cricket, tennis, karate, skating,table tennis , yoga and many more. Our students have been excelling and winning laurels in various sporting events at the Interschool, State and National level.
We provide a unique blend of modernity with tradition, inculcating in our students a deep respect for our values, while sensitizing them to a global outlook. Internationalism is integrated into the school curriculum through various experiences like Collaborative activities, Cultural exchange and Teacher development programmes. Debates, elocutions and MUNs help our students engage in contemporary issues while they develop a global awareness on various issues.To prepare our children for the 21st Century, we believe in the effective use of Technology. Smart Classes, Robotics, film making, photography all make the use of ICT more meaningful. Technology has made the world a smaller place for our students, helping them build relationships across borders, with schools in the UK, USA and Singapore.
The INTACH Club of Devshala is a proud recipient of numerous awards for their short films in the categories of Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay, Best Theme, Best Background Score and many more.
Our Interact Club under the aegis of the Rotary Club, Jubilee Hills is associated with various programmes like Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene, Segregating Dry Waste and Wet Waste, Saying No to Plastic, Use of Eco-Friendly Ganeshas, Healthy Eating, Recycling of E-Waste, Each One-Teach One, Donating books to the Government School Library, Conducting activities at Government Schools, etc.
Gitanjali Devshala started its Special Section in the year 1997 with the aim of having Inclusion and Integration, under the guidance of NIMH now NIEPED. Specially abled students with Down’s Syndrome,Autism,ADHD and Learning Disabilities are admitted. Many children have successfully completed 10th and 12th through NIOS and placed themselves in different vocational sectors.OurSpecial Section started in 1997 and caters to students mild to moderate mentally challenged children integrates them into the regular stream as per their abilities. The focus is on developing life skills and encouraging social integration. Under the guidance of our Special Educators, children have completed the10th their X and XII class examination under the National Institute of Open School (NIOS). Students of each class actively and enthusiastically participate in, field trips, home visits and compulsory community service activities every year. Over the years they conducted Fund Raisers and collected funds for various Relief initiatives taken up by the local bodies and the government. They have also contributed their time and resources to orphanages, old age homes, Home for the Destitute etc.
Our Interact Club is actively involved in helping Government schools under the aegis of the Rotary Club of Jubilee Hills.
We recognise that parental participation is a vital component in a child’s education. We provide parents with opportunities for healthy interactions through seminars, talks by experts, open days etc. organised by the school.We measure our success by our students rising high in their chosen spheres, leading the way in the top colleges and universities across the world. We believe passionately that our children – each and every one of them will leave school uniquely empowered by the Gitanjali philosophy of education to lead life to the fullest and be the very best they can be. I can safely say that delivering a well-rounded education isn’t a principle but a practice in Devshala.
ICSE (Nursery to Class X)
Sappers Lane, 154, Tirumala Colony Rd, Balamrai, Secunderabad, Telangana 500003, India