There are two Chemistry labs to cater to the Senior school and Middle School. Both the labs are well-lit , well equipped and can accommodate 20-25 students. The children can conduct practicals individually. The Class XII students also conduct investigatory projects apart from the usual testing and analysis.In the junior lab there are provisions to demonstrate a lot of experiments. Many charts and models are displayed and used as teaching aids. Both the labs are managed by qualified lab assistants who help the students to perform experiments safely.
There are two well-equipped Physics laboratories which can cater to 25 students each of the Senior and Middle school respectively. There is a provision for all the children to conduct their experiments individually. Many working models are displayed for different experiments. Each laboratory has a qualified lab assistant. All safety measures are taken care of. Routine stock-taking is done to ensure that the labs are in perfect order.
The Biology labs are well- structured, well-lit and well-equipped. There is no dearth of material and children are encouraged to explore the mysteries and understand difficult concepts of the subject through experimentation. The children are also taken outdoors to study the flora and fauna. The school garden is an ecology lab by itself. The gardeners supply the lab with live materials like plants and insects. All kinds of rooting, grafting, germination procedures and chromatography are also executed in the Biology labs.
There are two air-conditioned Computer labs with 80 systems. All the computers are configured with the latest operating systems. The labs are LAN connected to facilitate internet use as and when required. The labs are managed by four computer teachers. Children from classes III-XII use the labs. Children who have a flair for computers and are keen to learn more are encouraged to use the systems during the recess and Class Teacher periods.
The fully air conditioned auditorium is equipped with modern and state of the art audio visual facilities, that is the envy of many. The auditorium has two levels, the ground floor and the balcony and has a seating capacity of 700. The acoustics are state of the art and provide for an enjoyable audio- visual experience. The school events ranging from the morning assemblies, workshops, seminars, Felicitation and Investiture ceremonies, Inter-House, Inter-section and Inter-school competitions in Indian Music, Western Music, Instrumental Music, Classical Choreographed Dances, Plays and Musicals, Debates, Quizzes, Flower arrangement and Rangoli Making are held in the auditorium.
GAMES & SPORTS
Games and Sports have always been an integral part of the school’s curricula. The Junior Sports Day ‘Eurythmics’and Senior Sports Day extravaganza ‘Synergy’ are power packed with vigour, skill and a celebration of the uncrushable spirit of sportsmanship. The school has sprawling playfields with basketball courts , volleyball courts and a cricket pitch.There is an indoor Badminton and Table Tennis court. The basket-ball court is 750 square metres and the football field is more than 1200 square yards. The Sports Department holds tournaments such as inter-section football matches, cricket matches, volley ball, basketball and table tennis matches. The girls participate in inter-section matches in throw ball, basketball and table tennis.
A library opens the portals to the infinite world of knowledge. The myriad books in the Junior and Senior library transport us back to history, help us to delve into the unknown mysteries of the world and widen our world view. A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books. The libraries are open from 8.00am till 1.40pm for student and staff use. There is a computerized catalogue to assist with finding material together with a wide range of resources, including computers, CD/DVD’s and talking books (cassette tapes). The center has a large reference section and carries a variety of newspapers and magazines. The aim of the center is to provide a lively research area within the school for study and reading. A library teacher is present throughout the day, to assist with individual research and to supervise the smooth running of the library facilities. The library has more than 25,000 books, 20 periodicals, volumes of Encyclopaedias covering a wide range of topics including Academics & Career Guidance. There is a Book Club- ‘The Literati Cubs’ which consists of students from Classes VI-IX. There are around 5000-7000 books in the Junior Library , including fiction and non-fiction books.
The Art Department of Somerville NOIDA has three Art rooms to cater to the Junior, Middle and Senior school. The rooms are a kaleidoscope of colour, imagination and creativity .The objective of the Department is to teach students to interpret their thoughts and emotions, to fly on the gossamer wings of ingenuity and learn to showcase them in realistic and fusion art, with the use of different techniques .The budding artists explore their talent through painting, book cover designing, poster making, sculpture, mosaic work ,ceramics and glass painting. The department organises trips to Art Galleries and Museums.
There are two well-equipped Sick Bays in the school. Two trained nurses are on duty during school hours. An Annual Medical Check up is conducted by a Child Specialist .The Health Card of each child is updated regularly. In case of a Medical emergency, students are referred to the hospital.
Every day a special snack is freshly prepared in the canteen by the canteen staff .The canteen provides hygienically prepared and nutritious food. Fast food and aerated drinks are NOT available in the school canteen.