Success is a journey and not a destination — Arthur Ashe
At Balsam Academy, this journey is well integrated with SMART interactive technology to provide the students with a digital experience in the classrooms to complement teaching ideas. Each of the spacious rooms is well furnished with student friendly furnitures ensuring ease of use and safety.
The learning lab has been set up to enable all children to reach their full potential. Many children manifest learning difficulties, which, with early identification and intervention, help with in academic achievement and in reducing behavioural problems. Trained teachers design individual learning plan for each child based on his /her particular needs.
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. – Ray Bradbury
At Balsam Academy, it's dynamic - equipped with books, magazines and CDs covering a wide range of subjects. The books, magazines and CD /DVDs are bar coded making it easier for teachers and student alike to gain access to them.
The sole purpose of the library is to foster independent, life-long learning through seamless collaboration of staff, resources and technology providing for educational empowerment.
At Balsam Academy, the computer labs are equipped with state-of-the-art operating systems supported with LCD monitors. The computers are well connected via Wi-Fi and internal networks which is also supported by Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS).
Wi-Fi facility is available for all the teachers and students under policies that govern appropriate internet usage and with high end firewall security for each user. Furthermore, the firewall blocks not only all inappropriate websites but also generates reports of internet activity for each user.
A hands-on based experience is the most effective way of learning and at Balsam Academy we pride on providing the most modern labs for students. The practicality of the theory learnt provides for a better instillment among the students whether it be in Science, Social or Maths.
The student is well assisted by the teacher and a lab assistant throughout the experimentation period ensuring safety of the students.
“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” - John F. Kennedy
With this in mind, the school promotes and encourages a number of sports activities. The outdoor sports activities available include tennis, football, basketball, volleyball and throwball. After School programs are conducted for extra coaching on selected sports. In addition, there is a facility for indoor activities that range from chess and carrom to table tennis.
The school has participated in the TVSSC Sports Meet and Cluster Meets, winning many laurels and making everyone at Balsam Academy proud with their feat.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Creative arts exposes the students to an understanding of global cultures, societies and the themes associated along with them. Drama, dance, music and art are given as much importance as scholastics at Balsam Academy with art contests and stage productions during the specific academic year.
Those who do not train their hands, who go through the ordinary rut of education, lack music in their life.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Pre-vocational programs are provided at the secondary stage to facilitate the choice of vocational courses at the senior school stage. The training room is designed in alignment with the curriculum to provide the basis for building proper attitudes towards work, developing work values and habits, imparting necessary knowledge related to work which can help the children to become productive and self-reliant in meeting their day-to-day needs and those of their families and communities.
The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
― Carson McCullers, The Square Root of Wonderful
With a nurse and a well equipped infirmary room, children are treated with utmost care and compassion. If the child is ill, they are taken to the infirmary room where first-aid is administered. In case of any acute injury or medical emergency, the child is taken to the Thirumala Mission Hospital after informing the parents.
The school is well facilitated for rooms designated specifically to the principal, teachers and admin staff with additional comforts for the parents during the child’s respective Parent Teacher Meetings (PTM).
Extreme caution is taken while appointing drivers and attendants to ply the school transportation. The buses are also equipped with first-aid and safety equipment in case of emergency. With the facility of CCTV on all the buses, which is monitored by the surveillance team, the safety of each and every student is further enhanced.
The buses are GPS enabled to track the exact location of the bus at any time during commute. In case of a breakdown, can send a replacement bus instantly. The buses are installed with speed governors to avoid rash driving and speeding.