The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increases in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child. Academic learning and sports education are the complements of each other. They resemble the two sides of the same coin. Children get the qualities of the leadership, sharing, team spirit and tolerance from the sports. Sports education not only teach the students to maintain the physical stamina, but also the habit of obedience, discipline, the determination to win, will power, etc. The power of reasoning, mental development, vocational specialization comes from the academics to the students. Therefore sports education along with the academics result in the mental, moral and physical development of the students.
JSS PS Enrichment Programme is integrated into the regular school curriculum since April 2013. It offers an array of exciting activities like games, club activities, literary activities, life skill programmes and practice time for competitions. The school time table is designed to accommodate these activities.
All students from grade I-XII will engage in these activities for one period a day throughout the week, during the regular school working hours.
Annual Sports Activities
- Interschool Soccer Tournament
- Interschool Swimming Competition
- Soccer Tournament at JSSPS
- Swimming Gala at JSSPS
- Geeta Devi Memorial Cup
After-School Activity Program
After-school activities provide opportunities for children to pursue a wider range of skills and games. These activities are offered to students on two days of the week for a duration of one hour between 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. Students are free to opt for two different activities on different days of the week. After-school activity is entirely optional.
In order to inculcate a sense of belonging, competitive spirit and camaraderie amongst JSSites, the school is divided into four houses. Every house is headed by a House Mistress/House Master and supported by House Captain/Deputy House Captain and Four House Prefects.
To spread awareness amongst the students about the environment and wild life conservation, the four houses are named after the famous birds, namely:
- Falcons (Green)
- Flamingoes (Red)
- Hornbills (Blue)
- Macaws (Yellow)
The main objectives of the House System are to:
- Ensure that children are more involved in Co-scholastic activities (Cultural/Sports/Performing Art) Provide quality care from the House Teachers.
- Inculcate a distinct set of values from their respective houses which will help them to form strong personal values.
- Develop a strong voice in decision making.