A sapling which was sowed by Gen BC Joshi on 16th Oct 1993 in the sprawling campus of 23 acres with pollution free healthy environment has turned into a healthy plant and is growing well in the pretty valley of Pithoragarh hills. DOWN The General BC Joshi Army Public School has been established under the aegis of Army Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Branch, to cater to the needs of children of defence personnel including ex-service men, and to some extent to those of civilians and Non-Resident Indians. The School aims providing quality education in an environment that ensemble the contemporary values of science and technology with our rich traditions, ideals and cultural heritage. It also ensures a judicious mix of academic competence, physical fitness, discipline and social awareness. It prepares children for All India Secondary School Examinations and All India Senior Secondary School Examinations conducted by CBSE, new Delhi.
Chairman - BRIG. A N Walkade
Principal - Manish Panwar
SCHOOL SYSTEM :
HOUSE SYSTEM: The students of the school are allotted to one of the four Houses, i.e., Bhagat, Cariappa, Manekshew and Thimayya. The House system is an integral part of public schools and helps to co-ordinate various activities in the corporate life and leads to the building up of esprit de corps and camaraderie of a lasting nature among students. Each House is placed under a House Master and House Mistress, who is directly responsible for the discipline and general well being of the members of the House.
They are assisted in their tasks by a team of tutors and the Dorm Parents. The latter attending to the material administration of the House. Dormitory Nurses, with special aptitude for looking after the very young children have been employed so that the personal needs of these children are carefully attended to. Regular Inter-House competitions are held throughout the year in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which foster healthy competitive spirit. The House vies with one another to keep the house flag aloft and win the coveted Cock-House trophy.
THE PREFECTORIAL SYSTEM :The prefectorial system forms the backbone of life in a public school. The initiative and capabilities of individual students are continuously watched and those with inherent or cultivated leadership qualities are selected to the Prefects’ Council. The students’ affairs are managed by this Council headed by the School Captain and the Head Girl. At the house level, the House Master /Mistress and tutors assisted by senior students who are selected as House Captains and Prefects.
The Prefects’ Council is encouraged to manage their affairs independently, though under the guidance of the staff members. While the School Captain and Head Girl serve as the link between the school authorities and the students’ community, the House Captains serve as the link between the House Masters/Mistress and the members of the house.
Basketball :The institution has two Outdoor Basketball Courts. One each for juniors and seniors of International standard fitted with fibre glass. The Senior court is functional for both boys as well as girls, girls team being looked after by our lady PTI.
Badminton :Two Indoor wooden badminton courts specially emphasizing to enhance girls performance are fully functional under guidance of our lady PTI. Girls are actively participating to represent at various Inter and command level competitions organized time to time by the Army welfare education society.
Golf & Horse Riding : Under the supervision of trained Army personnel’s a limited number of students in rotation are regularly being trained at the army golf ground and horse riding arena at 69 MtnBde, pithoragarh. Our golfers have been representing for various competitions organized by Army Welfare Education Society from time to time.
Football :The institution owns the biggest football ground in pithoragarh along with the stadium seating capacity of 1500 people. The students are regularly being physically as well as technically trained to increase performance level for representations at different levels.
Squash Court: Two Indoor wooden Squash courts with International standards are constantly being utilized by the students to increase their fitness level.
Attractive Feature :
LIBRARY AND READING ROOM :The School library is well stocked with books covering variety of subjects. Magazines and news-papers are regularly subscribed . Students are encouraged to read by assessing them for extra reading. The school has 90 CDs prepared on various subjects for classes VI to XII which are being used by the teachers in the Audio- Visual Room (AV room). The teachers are preparing power point presentations to use it for teaching of their subject.
CAREER COUNSELLING : A career-counselling cell has been established under the aegis of HQ 69 MtnBde at the School premises on 25 May 2005 , during the last academic session a few lectures had been organized by AWWA , HQ 69 MtnBde .The school has appointed counsellor, to ensure regular counseling to adolescent students.
NCC :Keeping in mind the importance of B & C certificates in pursuing a career in the Defence forces the School has also introduced NCC training (Junior Division) w.e.f August 2004, as a part of its HRD programme. Girls Division has also been. Ther is a proposal to start Senior Division NCC also.
Started w.e.f April 2005. The strength of boys has been increased from 50 to 70 cadets. The strength of girl cadets is 27 . The performance of the cadets during the first CATC held at Champawat has been commendable. The following positions have been secured: -
Public Speaking - I
Drill - III
Shooting - III
ADMISSION OF NEPALESE CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL.
Embassy of India, Kathmandu (Nepal) had sponsored 10 Nepalese students for admission to Gen B C Joshi APS, Pithoragarh in the academic session 2005-06. Encouraged by the performance of the students, during the academic session 2005 – 06 the Ministry of External Affiars ,Govt of India , has sponsored 10 more students for the academic session 2006-07 .Almost all the students are performing well . A number of Bridge courses’ have been conducted to bring them up to an expected academic level.
SCHOLARSHIPS :25 Wards of serving / late soldiers are being sponsored by HQ Central Command, Uttarakhand Government &Cdr 69 MtnBdewef academic year 2007-08.
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