Grace and Finesse

About Grace and Finesse and Alumni Reconnect: Our Chairman Dr KP Gopalkrishna has this vision that the students should inculcate values that would make them true Global citizens. In keeping with this lofty aim, the School has introduced for the students of Grades 1 to 8 a programme to instill values that would enrich their personalities. Grace and Finesse, as the programme is called, is an enriching programme packaged in fun.

The programme's fountainhead and entire ideation has been entirely by our teachers. The presentation and the student-connect factor has been designed by one of our alumna, Ms Kavya Bhat.

It has always been the School's endeavour to reconnect and remain engaged with our old students. While during school fests such occasions are common, Grace and Finesse has given a definite structure to that endeavour.

The programme has been a great success, and, we are rightfully proud.


NPS HSR hosted their maiden Inter- School Chess tournament on 18 and 19 November, 2022 in their school premises in a very exciting and noticeable way. The principal Ms.Shefali Tyagi, declared the tournament open.Young budding students from Grades 1 to 10 from nearly 13 schools across Bengaluru and Mysore enthusiastically participated in the tournament. As the day of the Chess tournament neared 407 highly enthusiastic students were all geared up to beat their opponents in edgy matches. The students were categorized into 5 categories: Category 1 for under 7, Category 2 for under 9, Category 3 for under 11, Category 4 for under 13 and category 5 for under 16. Each group played 7 rounds. The participants followed the Fide Swiss Rapid Rules and were judged by the Chief Arbiter Mr. Vasanth BH, a well respected arbiter in the country. It was indeed quite heart-warming to see the dauntless chess masters playing their moves with rapt concentration and collected demeanour. The two day tournament ended with Greenwood High International School winning the Boys and Girls Team Titles and NPS HSR securing the runners up position.


NPS HSR launched the Book Club for teachers on 9 May 2022 with an objective to bring back the joy of reading into teachers’ life. Teachers were engaged in an animated discussion on their favourite books and authors. The quiz on books and authors received an overwhelming response from the book club members. Teachers returned home with books which prodded them to venture beyond their comfort authors and genre.


National Public School HSR is elated to usher in yet another exciting and innovative after school initiative UPSKILL- for the students of Grades 6 to 10. This Skill enhancement programme proposes to assist students in refining their English language skills. The sessions will include modules on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing along with activities to perfect pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and public speaking skills.

Nexstep'19 - Career Fair

NPS HSR hosted its first ever career fair Nexstep’19 on 8 Nov 2019. The fair saw participation from 15 universities across the country and world, including Flame University, Azim Premji Foundation, SP Jain Global University and UNSW to name a few. Visitors and parents from far and wide thronged the fair to reap the benefits.


The Art Department of the school organized ‘Paint, Innovate and Express’(PIE) event for the staff members on 25 September, 2019 to give teachers some unwinding time. There was palpable excitement in the air as teachers with childlike enthusiasm dabbled with different colours. Teachers were organized into groups and assigned themes to work on, for the canvas painting. With utmost sincerity and dedication, the groups worked to create their masterpiece.

Creative Corner - Semester 1

“Art has the role in education of helping children becoming like themselves instead of more like everyone else”.

Art is one of the many ways children express themselves. When it comes to art, it is the process not the product that is important to the child.

‘Creative Corner’ a Montessori initiative is primarily to introduce skills that can be used later in art application and appreciation. The Art and Craft area aims to prepare children for more complicated and multiple step art as they progress. This has been implemented from August 2018.

As children manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of Math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in Science. Most important of all is the building of their self-confidence.

3 to 5 activities are planned for a particular month and are put out on display. All seniors are given a presentation of these activities. After which they are free to choose them any time during the course of the day. The concept of a ‘Craft Chain’ which aids in monitoring the children at work and limiting the number visiting the creative corner has been introduced. This also helps in teaching them to wait for their turn. A Sign-up sheet is maintained by the children to tabulate work done by them.

The activities for August 2018 were:

  • Sequential drawing of a house (how to draw card)
  • Paper plate party hat
  • Assembling of a bird

The activities for September 2018 were:

  • Step-by- step drawing of a dog
  • Paper plate tortoise
  • Assembling of a mouse (paper cones)

The children had great fun creating and taking home their work of art. It was interesting to see how children perceived the activity and created their unique pieces. It truly gave them a sense of inner joy and satisfaction.

Step Up for India

NPS HSR in collaboration with the organization Step Up for India launched a Teach Power program in the school. The program aimed to teach Basic English Language skills to the female support staff of the school. The resources and learning materials for the course were supplied to the learners by the organization. A team of students from grades 9 to 12 volunteered to teach for the program. An orientation session was organized for these volunteers to inform them about the knowhow of the program. The classes began in the month of September and there was palpable excitement in the air. The learners took to the classes quite enthusiastically and the student volunteers were also equally enthused by the initiative.

Helping the world Go Green!

Our Goal:
To instil in children the value of conserving and protecting our natural resources for future generations and to inculcate in them a love for our earth and nature, we have the Go Green initiative for the Montessori students.

Following were the activities done by the Seniors in Semester 1 as part of Go Green.

In the month of June students were introduced to the Go Green initiative. They learnt about their responsibilities towards protecting the environment and how each one of us can contribute to this cause. Then the children sowed coriander seeds.

Children were shown a PPT on herbs and they sowed methi seeds.

Children were briefed on the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, following which they did their own newspaper bags to store their things. They were also shown a demo of pruning over-grown plants and repotting. The pruned ajwain stems were used for planting in the children’s own pots. The children took home with them their coriander saplings.

Children saw how seeds also come from flowers as they sowed marigold seeds and watched it grow. To show them how plants propagate from seeds in fruits, ripened tomatoes and seeds from chillies were used for sowing. Children took home their new-grown ajwain plants.

Parent Engagement Programme, 2018

Parent Engagement Programme, 2018 was an initiative to celebrate the invaluable contribution of our parents in encouraging the overall growth of our children. Research shows that children whose parents are actively engaged in their education are more successful than others. The parents of the students of Grade 7 spared their valuable time and readily volunteered to conduct an array of exciting workshops and seminars for their children on subjects like Bird Watching, Smart Homes, 3D Painting, etc. The culmination Programme, which the students presented for their parents on a thank you note, was also a resounding success.

Little Sisters of the Poor“There is nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of the people in this community” - Frank Guzzetta

At NPS HSR, we believe that encouraging students to be actively engaged in community service will not only have a positive impact on their character building but will also provide service to those who need it the most. In keeping with this thought, on 14 August 2018, the students of Grade 10 NPS, HSR visited the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’, an old age home, and met the senior citizens residing there. All students contributed in donating necessities like washing powder, rice, and dal to the organization. The students later on, presented some songs, dance and a skit, which was greatly appreciated by the members of the old age home. All students enjoyed visiting and connecting with the senior citizens and they spent a lot of time in meaningful and impactful sharing. This memorable experience will forever remain in all of our hearts.

Agara Government School – On 22 August 2018, it was the turn of Grade 9 students to turn into facilitators for the students of Agara Government School. It was their turn to give to the society. The trip to the School was an enriching activity for students of both the schools. Students of NPSHSR became young mentors by teaching them English Grammar, Basic Trigonometry, Science (Difference between plant and animal cell), Arts and Craft (Best out of waste). They also organized a football match. It was a session of learning and playing using creative and innovative methods.

Our students also learnt something very important that day. They learnt to count their blessings and realized that they are far more privileged than they could have imagined. And best of all, they learnt the joy of giving.

Collection Drive for Flood Victims – As Kerala battles its worst flood in a century, it is time for us to act and do our bit for the flood hit victims of the state. On 18 August 2018, students and teachers of NPS HSR along with Ms. Madhu Nichu and Mr. Dev, members of the RFI, rose to the occasion and donated generously to do their bit to alleviate the plight of the people who have been rendered homeless due to the havoc wrecked by heavy rains.

As a matter of fact, in NPS HSR the response for donations was overwhelming. It was truly heart- warming to see students and staff segregating, packing and loading three truckloads of relief items to be dispatched to the designated places. The collection drive which continued through the day was successful.

Green Brigade – In keeping with the government’s vision of ‘Swatch Bharath’, NPS HSR launched its ‘Green Brigade’ on 14 August 2017 to monitor the cleanliness of the school and spread awareness among students about environment and nature. The team through a special assembly sensitized the students about the need to protect our environment. An entertaining skit was performed by the students, to drive home the message that the onus lies on each one of us to keep our environment green and clean. The students also took an oath to make their country greener and cleaner.

Pay it Forward – Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

‘Pay It Forward’ is a unique initiative taken up by the National Public School, HSR, to inculcate the spirit of giving back to the society, among the students. The project was launched on 12 June 2017, the Founder’s Day of NPS HSR. The students of the school welcomed this project with great zeal and acceptance. Many of our students echoed the same sentiment when asked about what they felt about the new project- “Such small initiatives help us to develop a better personality, learn moral values and grow into better human beings. I look forward to more such initiatives.“
- Ayushi Jain, Grade 11.

The Peace Run – A special assembly was organized for the students of primary school on 8th August 2017 by the Peace Runners of Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run, invited by Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA).

After a mesmerizing invocation dance, the students presented their interpretations of the word ‘PEACE’. The Peace Runners representing various countries, conducted fun-filled activities with students to invoke the spirit of optimism, love and oneness. The peace torch was passed from one student to another akin a global torch relay that embodies humanity’s universal aspiration for peace amo ng people of all nations.