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Infrastructure

DPS Tema is an architectural masterpiece of the country, Ghana. The classrooms are spacious with adequate ventilation, with a free flow of fresh air. The smart classrooms fitted with digital SMART BOARDS bring the whole world in front of the children and make learning a joyful experience.

Smart Classroom

Moving with the evolving world around us we encourage in delivering technology driven classrooms with well fitted smart boards compassing the world within the four walls of confined classroom making the teaching and learning pedagogy intriguing as well as interesting and getting acquainted with cultures, traditions, .geography, politics, social issues etc of other nations.
We have latest applications installed in our smart classes to keep the students updated with latest knowledge grooming for our students to be critical thinkers, inquirers, communicators, risk takers etc.

Laboratories

At DPSI, we provide access to fully equipped, well-stocked and furnished laboratories with upgraded equipment to teach Physics, Chemistry and Biology that will help mould and prepare our students for a future in a science and technology driven world using the best equipment and training.

We have three avant-garde laboratories. These bright and colorful labs are all equipped with the requisite laboratory features such as gas taps, sinks and electricity sockets together with an extensive range of specialized practical equipment.

These practical facilities allow our students to adopt a hands-on approach to discovering and understanding scientific principles and experimental procedures. Each lab also contains a modern interactive white board with internet connectivity to enable the use of a wide range of inspirational resources to compliment the practical work.

Health and Safety are paramount - that is why our labs adhere to international standards, ensuring that the labs are equipped with all necessary safety features. We have a dedicated preparation area and on-staff lab technician to offer teachers and students support with their practical work and with safety-related issues in order to sharpen their scientific acumen and unleash their full potentials.

There is constant supervision of pupils’ handling of equipment which ensures safety and discipline. In case of an emergency, first aid kits and fire extinguishers are available.

  • Physics Lab: Well planned, spacious and well equipped Physics lab has all the interesting sets of equipment to reinforce scientific and experimental concepts and facilitate in developing investigative skills. There are models, charts apparatus, kits, and experimental gadgets to cater the needs of students. The lab is very well equipped with instruments, like meter bridges, battery eliminators, potentiometers, Hooke’s apparatus, etc. In the Physics lab, students discover the law which governs a certain phenomenon or verify a given law which has been derived from a theory. The work space in the form of huge granite top tables and side tables with racks, are all provided with sockets for electricity connection
  • Chemistry Lab:   The Chemistry laboratory is designed while keeping all the statutory norms and safety standards. It is well ventilated as well as spacious. It has some of the most accurate digital measuring instruments required for measuring chemicals. Here, a scientific attitude is developed in the students along with the ability to analyze, collate, compute, integrate and deduce. In the lab, the students learn to handle apparatus and chemicals. This improve their understanding of various chemical reactions and chemical processes.
The work space is in the form of slabs with their individual connection of burner, sinks with taps, individual chemical and reagent racks. List of experiments along with working instructions/ precautions are well placed in the lab. The Chemistry Lab has fire alarms and fire extinguisher in case of injuries and accidents.
  • Biology Lab:  In the biology lab, the students study detailed structures, morphological, histological and physiological aspects of plants and animals. Study of slides under the microscopes kindles a natural curiosity towards Nature and instills a joy of learning the flora & fauna around us. All the equipment and specimens that we have in the lab are open for students to be used under careful supervision. This is a place where our students are given a chance to 'discover' before they are 'told'. Children have the liberty to make models and projects by availing lab facilities.

Our Biology laboratory is very spacious which can accommodate 30 students at a time. The lab is well equipped with highly advanced microscopes, for better results. Varieties of permanent slides are easily accessible to children. Moreover, beautifully painted and well-labeled diagrammatic representations of various specimens are present along with virtual images of specimen as per the curriculum so that students can visualize and understand a specimen easily. We even have some fluid-reserved specimens.

Computer Lab

DPSI has two state-of-the-art computer labs that are accessible to students, faculty and staff.

Each lab is equipped with over one hundred, new, high-tech computers, networked with advanced configuration and high-speed broadband Internet connectivity.

Once inside, students must key in a valid username and password login to gain access to the campus network. Some peripherals in the lab include printers, scanners, cameras, laptops, tablets, iPads, hard drives, projectors and headsets.

We also have technicians and specialist as part of the maintenance team who periodically service these computers. The labs are fully air-conditioned with power backup facility and professionally set. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The network connectivity has been extended to computer lab, the school library, class rooms, respective faculty rooms and office.

All of the systems in the Computer Labs have been loaded with Microsoft Windows 8. The server room works as a central hub. The wireless coverage is freely available 24/7 to registered students, faculty members, staff and guests who visit DPSI.

Each lab is equipped with Video Tele-conferences, which are used for communications all over the world, and facilitates virtual classes between DPSI and other institutions. The lab is exclusively designed with ease of use, security and reliability in mind.

School Library

The school Library is well-stocked and catalogued with books of all disciplines, educational periodical publications, magazines, reference books and study materials. Believing the adage, ‘Today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders’ consistent efforts are made to  develop the reading habit among children through the Library projects assigned to children every week. The library which is replenished every year with new books is a real  boon for the students of DPS Tema as the reading programmes enrich their vocabulary and help them come out successful in their scholarly pursuit.

Music Class

The knowledge of Music on the whole can play a vital role in the development of the personality of children as well as their scholastic achievement. Music is said to be the 'Universal Language ' of the world. The Department of Music & Dance at DPS International firmly belives that our children should be all rounders and a well- balanced members of society. We therefore , strongly and positively encourage our ward's exposure to music and dance by providing them unique platform.

The Department boasts of qualified and experienced teachers who are well versed in their fields of performing arts.

Developing literacy with the tonal language forms a key part of a rounded education for music & dance performers, composers and listeners of all kinds.
 

Amphitheatre

The DPSI Amphitheatre is the perfect venue for large concerts and other amazing performances.

It is ideally suited for musical theatre productions, opera, major concerts, conventions, award ceremonies, corporate training, recitals, graduations among others.

The sloping architectural design of the DPSI Amphitheatre comfortably provides seating for up to 1000 people and it is reminiscent of the classic Greek amphitheaters.

The stage has a concrete floor with a number spotlights shining down from the metallic frame.

It is fitted with advanced sound and lighting capabilities. It also boasts of a projector system and a large projector screen.

It’s a magnificent acoustical facility and the audience can really see and hear the performances clearly from afar.

Auditorium

The multipurpose auditorium accommodates various activities of the school such as seminars, science exhibition, health camps, indoor games, assemblies, conferences etc which are done in a much secured and technologically advance environment.

The auditorium is designed in adherence to the ultra-modern and eco-friendly specifications. It is extensively utilized as an integral domain of the school.

This multipurpose auditorium is separated from the main building that houses classrooms and it is acoustically robust. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 700 people.

Its cylindrical design is an architecturally beautiful structure on the school premises. It is able to handle several forms of technology just like any large lecture hall or classroom.

A sound system, video-projection system, cable and wireless facility are also provided herein.

This immensely enhances the overall ambience of the place during any event.

The entire facility is fully air-conditioned with a dedicated power back-up.

Football

School has wide playground for football and its well maintained by the school sport administration.

Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool is a (20*10) meters level decked pool and has six lanes. It includes full changing rooms and shower facilities with a seating capacity of 200 people with a captivating pool view. Besides the main swimming pool is a baby pool - a purpose built facility providing swimming lessons for little swimmers age 3 to 7 years old.

DPSI swimming pool is fitted with the most up-to-date filtration and water treatment plants. These are operated by our highly trained, professional pool plant operators, whose most important job is to ensure that our water is always of the highest quality and presentation.

The Swimming pool is equipped with state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly water purification systems that results in fresher and cleaner water without the overpowering smell of chlorine.

Our specialized coaches help these students to develop the swimmers’ capability beyond basic aquatic skills. They focus on improving stroke efficiency, survival as well as water rescue skills and techniques, strength, conditioning and race through drills and training.

Skating Facility

School also has provide the facility for Skating. We train our students from class Nursery to  A level Students.

Basketball and Playground

The DPSI basketball court has a standard size of 94 feet long (28.7 m) by 50 feet wide (15.2 m).
On each half-court, painted lines show the free throw lane and circle, as well as the three-point arc.
The DPSI basketball court surface has a friction between 80-110 when measured with a pendulum slip test device. The weatherproof street basketball backboard is made from fibreglass-reinforced plastic which is ideal for long-term use outdoors.

Court Equipment Features

  • Extremely robust & weatherproof
  • Easy assembly & dismantling
  • High quality material - GRP, hot-dip galvanized steel
  • Nylon net
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Reduced noise effects when the ball hits the basketball board

The Addition of Creche Facility

Our latest, newest addition to the DPSI offering is our CRÈCHE!!!

True to DPSI beliefs about children, the crèche program is at its core child-centered.

This newly created department, which admits 1 year olds to 2.5 year olds, is fully air-conditioned with play pens, beds, high chairs, recreational rooms, audio/visual programmes, teaching and learning materials, picture reading books, story books, toys, puzzles, Manipulatives, Outdoor Play Items, Rest Mats, Floor Cushions, Blocks and Puzzles among others.

With well-trained, experienced child specialists, who are committed to the proper care and development of the toddlers, every effort is made to seek the interest of each child.

For many, the crèche is the first time that children spend time away from their parents. Our warm and nurturing teachers are ready to welcome your child into a very safe school environment.

Our experienced teachers will support your child in a small class group with many chances for one-on-one interaction with full supervision.

We use the children's senses to stimulate their interest and increase their engagement in learning.

We assist the children to slowly transition to a more structured day as they near two and half months and transition into the nursery class.

At the core of our Crèche Programme Teaching Philosophy lies the following.

  • Create physically and emotionally safe learning spaces that are intentionally designed to nurture cognitive stimulation.
  • Provide sustained, uninterrupted time for toddler-initiated play, exploration, and discovery.
  • Encourage the child to freely engage and interact with other children.
  • Allow the child to become engaged in all activities by encouraging active participation instead of passive observation.
  • Understand and respond to the child’s needs through careful and sensitive observation of his or her behaviors and interactions.
  • Define expectations and limits with clarity and consistency to enable the child to develop an understanding of routines.

Boarding House providing pastoral care

The hostel of DPS Tema, Ghana is a home away from home which caters to the needs of all the boarders by providing them with an excellent standard of accommodation and state-of-the art educational and sporting facilities. The House Teachers are so involved in the welfare and the wellbeing of the boarders that they feel as safe and secure as they are at home. The balanced diet, hygienic ambience, ample opportunities to pursue one’s hobbies and interests, play fields of international standard, study hours supervised by the house teachers, disciplined life and comfortable rooms are all the salient features of the hostel which provide the boarders with a platform for a lifelong bonding.

Canteen Facility

The school canteen is one of our students' favourite spots in the school. The bounteous canteen caters to students with a fine range of nutritious food and drinks suitable for their palates.

The recess provides a necessary delightful respite for students after long sessions of learning. As soon as the recess begins, all hell breaks loose and students shout with joy.

In no time the school canteen is swarmed with the buzzing students who momentarily toss the burden of their school work to the wind, letting their hair down.

It is a pleasure to watch students frolick towards the canteen like new born lambs to savor the mouthwatering delectables carefully and hygienically prepared for them.

The recess period is the happiest hour for me. Everday, I keep waiting for the glorious moment to see the happy faces of our dear students in the school canteen.

Transportation

SCHOOL TRANSPORT FACILITIES AT DPSI GHANA

We, at DPSI provide School transport facilities to the students commuting from in and around Accra and Tema regions. Our main mission is to bring students to school on time and drop them back home safely on time. The safety of our students is our prime concern.

Currently, we ply 22 school buses of popular brands fitted with ultra modern air conditioning system. There are 26 professional dedicated drivers, 19 different bus routes in which around 200 students & 56 teachers commute by school transport vehicles. The transport facility is a great blessing for the students, teachers as well as the parents.

All our buses can be tracked with the help of well equipped GPS system to know its exact location and other necessary information in case of an emergency. Student’s attendance is taken regularly by the teacher in charge on each bus. The speed limit is sustained at 80 KMPH owing to the safety reasons. Regular communication & co-ordination to the parents, drivers, students and school management is done through phone, e-mail; whatsapp and text messages.

The school buses are serviced and turned up as a mandatory maintenance procedure at a set time of intervals.

It is quite common for many parents to be in a rush to get the kids up in the mornings, dressed, fed and dropped them in school by their cars and again race off to their respective work places. All this rush costs them their morning peace and happiness. But, the school transport of DPS International reduces the stress levels of the parents and creates calmer mornings for them.

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