Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, is the second home for the students as they spend maximum part of the day at school. The Senior Wing Day-Boarding and Boarding facilities are unparalleled. Each day at the YPS senior school is a well-balanced mix of sports, co-curricular activities and academics. A typical day at the YPS Senior Wing is from 8.00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. The students and teachers experience the pleasure of having hot, scrumptious lunch, sitting with each other in the Dining Hall that accommodates approximately eight hundred students and sixty teachers.
The day begins with the assembly and then there are structured lessons of 40 minutes for each subject. Children are taught each subject, using latest and innovative teaching methods and aids. There is a snack and a lunch break for the students in between. Both are prepared and served inhouse. There is an hour long prep lesson post lunch for self study.
Class-wise games period is held every day in which students play a range of games like football, basketball, tennis, squash, cricket etc. A state of the art and well-maintained sports infrastructure is the School's proud possession which includes a swimming pool and an indoor sports complex. Hobby classes are held twice a week. Professional coaches and instructors guide the sports activity and hobby lessons of each child. Students are required to follow the season of games, and in rotation, focus on different games throughout the year.
The School Academic year begins in April and the first term focuses on sports and co-curricular activities. The Annual Founders Day Celebrations, followed by the YPS Extravaganza (Fete) and the Annual Athletic Meet, the Inter House Basketball and Cricket matches keep the entire school busy and active throughout the term. A variety of co-curricular activities including Inter-House Quizzes, Math Olympiads and Declamations are conducted with the aim to hone the Public Speaking skills of the students.
After the relaxing summer vacations, the corridors of YPS come alive again, with their characteristic buzz of activity as the Inter House Dramatics, Spelling Bee, Inter House Football and Hockey Tournaments are held.
The second term commences after the Half Yearly Examination, conducted in September. The focus is on academics, with few other activities including the Annual Oxford Style Debates. After exercising their minds for the mid-term examinations, students embark on their venture into the Himalayas during the much-awaited Annual Trekking Break. Classes VI to VIII are sent to organized camps to train them and accustom them to the mountains and inculcate in them the trait of self-dependence. Senior students take up High-Altitude treks to some of the most scenic places around the region.
A well-furnished library houses approximately Twelve thousand story books, reference books and access to internet for students, who wish to avail the facility. The students are taken to various Libraries in the vicinity to participate in the various activities and competitions organized by the Libraries. The well-equipped labs for Computers, Robotics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology give a hands-on experience to the students to wonder at the marvels of Science.
Throughout the year, the students of YPS are involved in Social and Cultural activities. Under the International Award for Young People (IAYP), students of YPS visit different locations in the city and serve the underprivileged. Various Hobbies, ranging from Robotics, Pottery, Sculpture & Clay modelling, Gardening, Food craft, MUN and Public Speaking to Bhangra, Indian Classical Dance and Western Dance are offered to the students for the development of their talent and for their recreation.
The philosophy, ‘Learning through Sharing’ is propagated through the Red Rose Project, which helps students improve their discipline as well as their academic performance through peer assistance. Our school has its own Eco-Club and a special herbal garden. Students actively participate in tree plantation drives and clean up drives in areas around the school and even other polluted parts of the city.
Beyond the School, the Students participate in several Inter-School, IPSC and National level engagements and competitions, be it Sports or co-curricular. At the end of the year, with all the activities over, the students gear up for writing their final exams in March.