Excursion Programs refer to external trips designed to increase students’ awareness and eagerness to explore. They provide a unique blend of educational, cultural and recreational trips both locally and internationally. The relevance of a particular destination is carefully designed and only those tours are implemented which can fulfil our targeted learning skills or values.
Field Programs refer to any development activities conducted outside of the classroom. Each event under the Field Program has a specific milestone and is designed to develop certain skills within our students.
Some of the activities include:
- Lego Robot Hackathon
- Anti-Bullying Campaign
- Kindness Week
- Cedar Model United Nations
- Global Health Awareness Week
- Cultural Fest
- Gratitude Art Contest
Events like the Kindness Week, encompassing an Art Competition, Kindness Messages, and Charity Bake Sale, creates an environment of inclusion and empathy for everyone. These experiences have our values embedded in them; our values of Empathy, Tolerance, Active citizenship, Love for life-long learning, Respect for diversity, Grit, Fairness, Courage in action, Gratitude, and Integrity. They play the role of some integral building blocks which we want to use to strengthen the personality of our students.
Every Thursday the Cedar School hosts its Golden Hour. It’s an hour where all students are given a free hour from classes and they engage in different school activities. It is properly organised and run in an informal and relaxed learning setting for both students and staff that steps outside the weekly timetable. It’s a positive addition and an opportunity to extend the curriculum with new and exciting activities to learn 21st century skills. The philosophy behind this is to empower students to utilize this time for their learning in their own unique way and explore skills which they may be hesitant to learn.
Student run societies/clubs have been launched at the Cedar School with an assigned Patron to guide students through the annual goals of each society entailing skill development, event execution, and final year event(s). These societies follow the legacy of Cedar College and stay true to the values set by their seniors. It equips students with the key management skills they will need as they move ahead in their academic careers.
Some of the societies are:
- Cedar Publications
- Cedar Executives Business Society
- Cedar Care (Community Service)
- C# (Music Society)
- CREW (Robotics and Engineering Society), and more.
The Core Program offers a wide selection of courses from which students are required to complete at least two Cores in each academic year. The philosophy behind the Core Program revolves around development of hard skills. The world is shifting to new careers rapidly and we want our students to be equipped with relevant skills. The Core Program focuses entirely on experiential learning to provide students with hands on practical assignments and projects which students can exhibit by the end of their semester and see tangible results. The aim is to give a chance to students to experiment with skills of different professional fields and create an eagerness to develop those skills further.
The Cedar School extensively focuses on the health and wellness of our students both psychologically and physiologically. Well-being remains an underlying theme in all Cedar School activities. We incorporate wellness activities for the students as part of our curriculum throughout the year.
The Mentorship Program
The aim of this mentorship program is to provide support to students and to boost factors that can lead to their educational success, such as connectedness to the school environment, improved relationships with teachers, staff and peers, improved academic/non-academic competence, and greater access and use of other support systems.
Physical Education within our well-being division aims to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Physical Education is part of our academic curriculum.