At Carmel Jyothi High School, we are committed to the idea that school life should be ‘more than curriculum’. Extra-curricular activities and support services are all vital threads in the fabric of school life. We encourage students to take an active part in all cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities – and we provide the support necessary for them to balance the demands of study with the time required for other, extra-curricular educational experiences.
Carmel Jyothi High School has seven “Houses”. They are Hermon, Lebanon, Olive, Nebo, Gerizim, Zion & Sinai. Each House has a House Leader and Student Leaders. Carmel Jyothi High School is a community of learners and the House system aims to reflect these core values. The House system aims to give students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive, secure environment. The Houses provide for positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers. They also aim to help new staff and students adapt to the culture of Carmel Jyothi High School. The Houses compete in a number of sporting, academic and cultural activities for points. Each House has an Academic Effort/Participation weekly record that also gains House points. Each term the winning House receives the House shield and other prizes. The House system is an integral and vibrant part of the school’s culture. The House system is designed to reflect and enhance the values of Carmel Jyothi High School as they are described in the charter. The core values are explained as self-development, intellectual empowerment and life-long learning within the diversity and strength of our one community. The four ‘cornerstones’ of Cambridge High School are learning, tradition, respect and quality co-education. Together, these aspects make up the core values, philosophy, ideology of the school and they ‘give us our clear direction and pathway’.
Participating in sporting activities is a great way for students to achieve a ‘mind-body balance’ – essential to keep students healthy and happy. Carmel Jyothi High encourages students to take advantage of the wide range of sporting activities that are available to them. Skilled staff and friends of the school assist students in all extra-curricular sports. We also benefit from having effective School Sports Clubs to help develop sporting opportunities for our students. Of course, for those who excel at sport there are significant competitive opportunities available through the school. Should you have any questions regarding sport please see our Sports Co-ordinators, Mr Veeresh or Mr. Venkatesh, at the school office.
Carmel Jyothi High School has a rich and varied cultural life. Music groups include a concert band, choirs & instrumental ensembles. Tuition in a range of instruments has been proposed and will be included soon during school time by skilled teachers. Our musicians regularly perform for school occasions, community groups and on tour. Debating and Public Speaking opportunities are given to all students within the school, and in inter-school competitions. Students can join clubs for computing, the Internet, Journalism and writing for the newspaper, and chess.