At DCM, Libraries are vast reservoirs of knowledge which aim at the growth of the students and develop their self esteem. Reaching to all forms of print media, the school libraries are adequately stocked with thousands of reference books, periodicals, national and international journals, old classics, modern fiction and magazines catering to the users needs. The faculty is always encouraged to update this unit with fresh arrivals and rare old ones to inculcate in the students a love for books and knowledge. Book clubs have been formed and regular book fairs are also held with help of various publishers and NGOs with an aim to enhance the linguistic abilities of the students. The libraries have a wide variety of encyclopedias, educational DVD’s and VHS video tapes. As part of the focus on e-learning, the students are encouraged to use internet and to access online International libraries for information. DCM Schools also have CD Libraries* for the techno savvy students.
Keeping in view the age old saying, “Seeing is believing”, DCM Schools have fully equipped laboratories for subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies and Mathematics where the students get practical training and observe various scientific and mathematical phenomenon for in depth knowledge of the subjects. All labs have the requisite material, equipment and audio-visual aids for the use of the students. The Social Studies lab* provided in all the schools have the latest maps, charts, slides and encyclopedias. At DCM Schools, Mathematics labs have also been established where mathematical concepts are introduced and reinforced using modern teaching aids. Modern communication labs* for English language development have also been provided which have audio-visual equipments for pronunciation, enhancement of listening and presentation skills coupled with interactive language learning activities. DCM Schools are in the process of setting up of a Robotics Lab* which will prove to be another milestone in its splendid history.
Art goes way beyond verbal language and at times, it can communicate the feelings that are otherwise difficult to express. At DCM Schools, “Art & Craft” studious have been set up where the students learn the intricacies of various forms of art and craft besides they also enjoy hobby classes like soft toys making, knitting, needle work, weaving, appliqué work, candle making, pottery making, creating sculptures with wood and clay and various kinds of painting, embroidery, fashion designing, theatre, recycling of paper, cooking and baking .The Art and Craft department is also active in hosting exhibitions of artwork produced by children on a regular basis and the children are encouraged to work and experiment with various mediums like oil, water, charcoal, crayon, plasticine etc. The Art and Craft club also organises interschool painting competitions and helps the students realize their dreams in competitions of various natures.
DCM Schools offer music and dance facilities to all the students for which separate music and dance rooms have ben provided. These rooms have been equipped with latest musical gadgets like synthesizers, guitars, Congo, drum sets and harmoniums for the use of the students. Indian classical, folk and western dance are also taught to the students under the guidance of trained dance teachers.
DCM Schools has collaborated with ‘School of Rock’* to provide training to the students in the field of music and various forms of Indian, Western and Classical dance. The schools have their own Jazz Band comprising talented students who handle the instruments with competence. In yet another initiative, DCM Schools have joined hands with “ Music Valley” to introduce Bagpipe Band teams in the school.
Throughout the ages, Sports have been upheld as a creative and mindful expression of the human spirit. At DCM Schools, Sports are considered to be an integral part of the education system. Various games are played within the school to give maximum number of students the opportunity to participate in competitive games. These games develop in the students the essential qualities of sportsmanship, esprit de corps, friendship and comradeship- all vital for the holistic personality development of the child. Inter school and Inter house championships are also held at regular intervals. The schools have their own play grounds with courts for volleyball, handball, basketball, kho kho and lawn tennis* besides a 200mt athletic track*. Special arrangement and technical guidance* for games like Skating, Billiards, Golf, Table Tennis, Archery, Fencing, and Swimming is also made available to the students from time to time. Regular conditioning camps are also held to enhance the confidence and fitness levels of the students.
At DCM Schools, the House System not only offers the prospect for healthy competitions with a highly stimulating atmosphere, but it also helps to build positive self esteem and leadership qualities. The Schools have been divided into four houses Red Raiders, Yellow Yeomen, Green Gems and Blue Bravos. Each house is an autonomous unit under the care of a House In charge. Inter house competitions are regularly held in various co-curricular and extra curricular activities under G1/G2/G3 categories .These competitions give the students an abundant chance to display their skills. The competitions are conducted in poetry recitation, declamation, singing, dancing, quiz, rangoli besides other events. Children are encouraged to participate in Inter-School activities as well. They are also taught the art of public speaking which helps them to get rid of stage fear. Mock Youth Parliament* is also organized to keep the students abreast with current political and social developments. To inculcate the spirit of secularism in the students, various festivals like Lohri, Diwali, Guru Purab, Janamastami, Eid ul Fitr , Baisakhi and Christmas are also celebrated in the school.
At DCM Schools, the Infirmary is manned by qualified medical and nursing staff. It provides comfort and care to the sick students and tends to minor injury cases. The Medical officer* posted in the school also conducts regular medical checkups. Periodic eye, ENT, dental and skin check ups are also organised with the help of reputed hospitals and NGOs. Seminars and workshops on various health related issues are also held from time to time.
Educational tours of historical and geographical nature are conducted at the national and international level. Adventure sports activities including monkey crawling, exploring, trekking, camping, rafting and rock climbing are also organized at regular intervals within and outside school campus under the watchful care of expert hands.
At DCM Schools, physical fitness and mental development go hand in hand. The schools are fully equipped with recreation room* housing facilities for Billiards, Table Tennis, Carom, Chess and other indoor games, where all these games are played in a competitive but compatible atmosphere. The Schools have the privilege of hosting several State and National Level tournaments besides Sahodaya school events.