Computers are significant to education because they make us reconsider how students learn and how they are inspired. We too have a computer lab in our school with around 35 computers used by two students each. It is an air conditioned room and is well maintained and monitored. A computer lab may be the only way to watch over a group of students at one time. The teachers-in-charge of computer lab are more technologically savvy and gives students a lot of help.
The Biology Laboratory of National Gems Higher Secondary School is a well constructed modern laboratory. The laboratory is well lit having huge storage space for keeping apparatus, books, laboratory equipments, laboratory notebooks and display cabinets for specimens. It has wide windows, exhaust fans and modern microphone and white-board to facilitate easy teaching. It is equipped with proper apparatus, charts, models, and well preserved museum specimens. It is capable of accommodating 50 students in a practical class. The laboratory has the capacity to provide Biology Box equipments to all 50 students individually. There are sufficient simple and compound microscopes. On the whole the laboratory is one place that creates interest in the subject and makes learning an enjoyable experience.
Our school’s chemistry lab is equivalent to any other honor’s graded chemistry lab. We the students of NGHSS are privileged enough to use all the benefits that the lab offers. We are provided with borosil glass apparatus. The kip’s apparatus which many school lacks is also present in our chemistry lab. All reagents are available and properly kept. Separate racks are kept for convenience of students at every counter. All the reagents are properly arranged by the teachers. CCTV cameras are fitted at every corner of the lab to avoid any nuisance about the lab. Microphone is also supplied which reduces teacher’s workload.
NGHSS physics laboratory is fully equipped to fulfill the requirement of observation, demonstration and experimentation from class VI to XII. It is well designed to obtain total laboratory performance and can operate safely and securely. It is spacious enough so that near about 50 students can do their experiments at a time. The laboratory is well equipped so that each student can perform the experiment separately.
The library forms a vital part of the school system of education and information storage and retrieval. They make available through books and various recordings, knowledge that has been accumulated through the years.
The teachers and students use the library resources in their daily work. Students satisfy a desire for knowledge or obtain materials for some kind of leisure-time activity or project work relating to different subjects.
Our school library serves as a centre for a wide variety of educational media such as reference text books of all Subjects, Periodicals, and Magazines on Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, Weekly and Monthly Magazines Such As Sport Star, Sports Plus, Cricket Plus, Football World, India Today The Week, Science Reporters, Competitive Refresher, Educational World, Down To Earth-(an environmental magazine) etc.
Children also have access to daily newspaper like the Telegraph, The Times of India, information regarding council syllabus and rules, pamphlets, maps, photographs, educational DVD’s on literature text plays. They can also avail of all previous question papers of the school and board examinations from the years 2003-2014.
There are various books on science, Quiz, Ancient and Current Affairs, Day to Day References Books, Atlases, Various Encyclopedias, Government Publications, Story Books on Fiction and Books of Various Authors.
Children are allowed to take story books and study materials for three to seven days depending on the types of the books they take on producing their library membership card. Senior children can also avail of the British Council Library membership cards to visit the British Council Library at Camac Street, kolkata. Books and DVD’s can be borrowed for a certain period of time according to the rules and regulations of The British Council.
The school librarian works closely with the teachers and students in helping them to use the library materials and to develop good reading and study habits.
At National Gems Higher Secondary School we are much privileged to have a bright and airy library with natural light, comfortable furniture that provide a pleasant surrounding for students and teachers.