An equation for me has no meaning, unless it expresses a thought of God.”
- Srinivasa Ramanujan
- Srinivasa Ramanujan
- Alfred Bernhard
- Marie Curie
Science & Biology
- Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
- Charles Babbage
- J. R. D. Tata
- Marco Polo
- William Shakespeare
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan
- Victor Hugo
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Dhyan Chand
- Anandi Gopal Joshi
- Jean Marc Gaspard Itard
Mathematics Department consists of the following Staff
Between us we have more than 100 years of teaching experience. As a department we have been involved in ensuring a smooth gradation in mathematical concepts from Prep -10 following the ICSE syllabus. This is visible in the excellent results in Math with distinctions and centum in the Board Exams, students have been securing every year.
No more Chalk and Talk. Mathematics classes in Clarence include Quizzes, puzzles Exhibitions, PowerPoint presentations and the use of videos which has made teaching and learning exciting.
Mathematics – Where every Problem has a Solution.
Be it a cook, farmer, carpenter, mechanic, shopkeeper, doctor, engineer, a scientist, a musician or a magician , everyone needs mathematics in their day-to-day life. This is applied in the type of projects assigned to students which include, Home budgeting, Running a tuck shop to find the Profit or Loss, Symmetry in nature, Math in nature, Tessellations and Tangrams to name a few. Participation in Competitive Exams like the Titan Genius Arithmetic Competition, International Mathematics Olympiad, NSO, NSTSE is part and parcel of the Mathematics Curriculum as we believe this enables our students to succeed in flying colours in competitive exams after graduation.
What makes the Math Department at Clarence Unique?
Each Math teacher’s enthusiasm, love and passion for the subject is the great legacy that is passed on to each and every student, says
Catering to the needs of the ICSE & ISC Syllabus (6-12) as well as the NIOS Syllabus (6-12), the Chemistry Department at Clarence High School is handled by an expert team consisting of Mrs. Crissilda Spurgeon, Mrs. Naina Chougule, Mrs. Prema Daniel, Mrs. Madhubala Zambre, Mrs. Sheeba Sharon under the leadership of Mrs. Soumya Jacob. They are assisted by Mr. Yesudas. Creative and innovative teaching methods make the learning of Chemistry, a fun experience in the school.
Clarence High School has a well-equipped laboratory which boasts of equipment like glassware, centrifuge, desiccators, Kipps apparatus and even porcelain apparatus.
The school also has a Demonstration Room where the middle school has demo classes based on the concepts taught during the week – this certainly lends to learning. The senior classes have demo classes here before they go in for hands-on experience in the laboratory.
Students take part in the Science Olympiad every year conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) and this experience enables them to develop a love for the subject. Exhibitions are yet another occasion when our students experiment with elephant toothpaste, colour cabbage juice and lemon volcanos as well as working models like citrus batteries.
What makes the CHS Chemistry Department unique:
The faculty of the Department of Chemistry is dedicated to providing each of our students a high-quality educational experience. The goal of the Department is to integrate the knowledge and understanding of Chemistry with hands-on training and the use of modern instrumentation, to make their basics clear and also to help them answer application related questions.
“Chemistry is an important subject to learn – it is often referred to as the central science because it draws together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. Knowledge of the nature of chemicals and chemical processes therefore provides insights into a variety of physical and biological phenomena.”
Teachers of the Department: Crissilda Spurgeon, Naina Chougule, Prema Daniel, Madhubala Zambre and Sheeba Sharon
“The study of physics is also an adventure. You will find it challenging, sometimes frustrating, occasionally painful, and often richly rewarding.”
Clarence High School’s Physics Department is outstanding – qualified teachers deliver the concepts of the subject proficiently to the students of classes 6 to 12 of all streams – ICSE, ISC and CIC. The team of teachers, consisting of 5 members – Mrs. Tony Alex, Mr. Roy Abraham, Mrs. Ramola Rebeiro and with Mrs. Roopa Fernandes as the Subject Convenor. They are assisted by an efficient lab assistant – Mr. John Peter. Various teaching strategies like lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual aids, etc. are used in the classrooms to promote learning for all students. Our teachers also serve as external evaluators for the Board Examinations conducted by the ICSE, ISC and CIC streams. This exposure enables them to prepare the students for the Examinations in the best possible way.
Our well-equipped laboratory houses equipment in optics, mechanics, acoustics, magnetism and electronics.
Students are given opportunities to participate in the Science Olympiad every year which is conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). They also participate in the National Science Talent Examination. The students of classes 6, 7 and 8 prepare working models to score marks in their internal assessment and this enables them to acquire hands-on experience of the concepts they learn in class. Science Exhibitions, conducted occasionally, provide students with yet another platform to prepare working models, charts and creative PowerPoint presentations.
What makes the Physics Department unique?
We are proud to say that our experienced faculty gives its best to the students and has succeeded in developing an excellent rapport with them. The teachers have instilled a love for the subject, in their students. The laboratory has all the devices required to practically demonstrate the various concepts taught, thus helping the students imbibe an understanding of the most difficult concepts. There are also various working models like the AC generator, DC motor, Fortin’s Barometer, sinusoidal wave and elevators that help in teaching abstract concepts better.
The school is always blessed to have an excellent batch of students who develop a keen interest towards the subject – this makes the teaching-learning process a cake walk for the teachers as well as the students.
“Physics, which also means ‘knowledge of nature’, is a subject of science which studies matter, its movements and its action through space and time in nature. The first and main important objective of physics is to understand how the universe functions and to assist in making new discoveries with time.”
The General Science and Biology Department comprises of 8 teachers, teaching a range of students from STD 3 to STD 10. The teachers are up to date with their portions and the syllabus is completed on time. Preparation of question papers is equally distributed among us. The teachers prepare powerpoint presentations and use other forms of visual aides to make their teaching interesting. Corrections are up to date as well. Scrutiny of books is done on a regular basis. Textbooks are updated as and when required. Project work is given to students which are graded and the marks are used for tests and exams. Worksheets are done for important topics. We meet often to check the progress of the syllabus, question paper pattern and preparation, topics for projects and other.
The Biology Laboratory
The Biology Laboratory has a sizable collection of well-preserved specimens ranging from butterflies, nests, eggs, birds and models of various organs of the human body. There are a large number of visual aids and exhibits. A well maintained aquarium adds to the charm.The laboratory is equipped with permanent slides of variety of organisms, tissues and cell processes which help students appreciate the structural and functional complexities of life.
Today’s world is a place where knowledge keeps growing and Clarence High School is catering to the knowledge hungry minds of its students. The School has three Computer Labs and these Labs are equipped with the latest computers with internet access and are all networked to suit the needs of the students. The computers run on the Linux platform . The computer ratio is maintained at 1:1, providing all students the opportunity to work on programming platforms . Each student is given a personal login to work. Every Lab is well equipped with a projector to demonstrate the use or working of the topic in progress.
The teachers are committed in making sure that the students do numerous programs so that they are well prepared to face any question. Overall the teachers encourage each student to learn as well as love the subject.
The three Computer Laboratories are well equipped with the state of the art computer systems, with the required hardware and software to help students gain a high level of competence. Computer Education begins from Class one. In addition, all the students from Standards 3 to 10 have computer general awareness classes in which they learn various programs in MS – Office 2000, Pagemaker and MS Publisher.
The school has two streams of computer students. Students who have chosen Computer Science as their 6th Subject from Standard 9 upwards and those who have chosen Computer Science as their elective in the I.S.C.
The pace of globalization , liberalization and privatization has tremendously influenced the various dimensions of commerce education. It plays a very important role in the changing business world, which leads to success in all sectors of economy.
Our department comprises of the following staff:
Mrs. Deepaa George
Ms. Naomi Grace Joseph
Mrs. Gracy A.
Mrs. Nikita Singh
Mrs. Esther Sheba
Mrs. Sansu Zachariah
The education imparted among our commerce students include lecturing, learning, group discussions, brain storming, simulation exercises, case study, role-play, field trips, seminars etc. It enhances them to know about the importance of applying economic principles while making business decisions. It creates an awareness of social, economic and political problems relating to business concerns and adapt themselves to the present circumstances. Moreover it helps them to develop entrepreneurial abilities and meet the global competition.
It is a myth that commerce is only all about money. On the contrary it is about figuring out how business works, how to manage a company and personnel, keeping track of stock market, keeping tab on tax schemes and much more. We create an awareness about the career opportunities available in the field of Commerce such as Finance, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Company secretary, Insurance, Foreign trade, Stock broking and Investment analyst, Economics and Bachelors of Commerce, Management studies, Business studies, Business Administration , Business management and much more…
“Geography is always thought of as a great subject to refer skills of life.”
It attracts people who are passionate. People who want to understand how the world around them works and ultimately how we might change it and make it better. Geography is so broad and in order to tackle it we at Clarence High school Bangalore have got a full range of teachers who have got diverse knowledge in Geography and our aim and objective is to make the students passionate about what they are studying which would make them learn more.
We in Clarence High School Geography department work in an interdisciplinary way within the school. We just don’t interact with ourselves in geography we do interact with the other schools with the faculty in broadly preparing ourselves to the future and the various opportunities.
Geography is a field subject which requires us to go into the world and study it.During our outings we take this opportunity to practice theory to the practical application of what we have learnt in the class.
We also give lot of stress in preparing our students for Olympiads .Our students have bagged national rank 1, 2 and 3 in these Olympiads.
"Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future."
The History Department at Clarence High School comprises of highly experienced faculty members – Mr. E. J. Joyson, Mrs. Suji Chandy, Mrs. Christina Divyaraj, Reni Mathew, Febila Jesuraj, Vijay Shree and Mrs. Elizabeth Abraham, the head of the department.
History is taught from classes 5 to 10 and continues at the ISC level, by choice, as well as in the NIOS stream.
Activities and Events:
The Department organises programmes during Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations at school. As a part of this programme, students showcase the rich heritage of our country, and also emphasises on the facts that human actions, choices and prolonged struggle results in the creation of Indian History.
The Department also organises the Model United Nations, popularly known as CLMUN, which has carved out a special niche in the hearts of MUNers all over Bangalore.
What makes the CHS History Department so unique:
The faculty members are passionate about the subject as they bring to life the chronicles of the past, generating curiosity among the students with a variety of pop quizzes, videos, role-plays, graphically illustrated PPTs etc. Healthy and constructive discussions are encouraged among the children to develop a national and global understanding of history and awareness of events.
“History is WHAT happened way back WHEN.
It is WHO made it happen.
It is WHERE we started. History is WHY something
happened and HOW we have learned from it. History teachers at Clarence create the interest and enthusiasm to find answers to these questions among the students.”
The English Department is the most important comprising teachers in its band wagon who are trained to teach using class-room and technology material.
The department is up on its toes with the various events spread throughout the academic year.
Language is the infinite use of finite means - William Vom Humboldt
The English department strives in teaching the principles and mechanics of writing. English classes help students to discover the power of language through close, careful reading of prose, fiction and non – fiction, poetry and plays.
The teachers help students build critical thinking skills and deepen their understanding of literature. At all levels, students are encourages to work both independently and collaboratively write analytically and creatively.
India has 22 official languages and 1652 mother tongues spoken by people.
In this special scenario having a national language or a language which can be spoken by all the people of India is very important. Hindi is the 2nd most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese. It is part of one of the oldest religious and literary traditions in the world.
So it is very important for every citizen of India that he / she can speak Hindi. Communication with the common man of other states of India is possible only through Hindi.
In Clarence high school we consider Hindi as an important part of school curriculum. Presently we have Hindi as a second language from STD- 3 to 10 . In Hindi department we have 5 full time teachers who work tirelessly as a team to improve the standard of Hindi of our students. We help students to learn this language easily and interesting. Every year in the month of October we conduct HINDI PUBLIC SPEAKING for students from STD-3 to 10. For this we invite 3 Judges from other schools. This competition includes poetry, jokes, speech and debate. The school magazine THE CLARENCIAN has a section for Hindi. Students take a lot of interest to write articles in Hindi for the same. We are also planning to have few items in Hindi for CLADS to encourage and provide opportunities for our students.
Currently three teachers of the department are taking part in the ICSE board paper valuation. By doing this they update themselves with the changes and other activities of the Council.
French was introduced as a second language choice in the year 2013-14. It began with one part time faculty teaching the language from the alphabets upwards to the first batch of Std 8 students. Since 2016-17, French is offered also to KG , Junior and Middle Schools. The response has been very encouraging, with the 101 students out of 160 of the last graduating ICSE batch (16-17) having opted for French in Std 8. Currently students learn French from Std 2 and up. Students from Std 4 to 10 have written article in French in the School Magazine released this Year. The French Olympiad conducted this year has successfully sent Clarencians in to the national round, results awaited. ICSE results so far by the grace of God , have been cent percent. 3 of the 4 overall school toppers of 2016-17 were French students
Music classes provide the perfect avenue to develop an appreciation of this fine art from a very young age. Children with an aptitude for singing and music are encouraged to join the school choir. The school choir performs at a number of important school functions including the annual prize distribution ceremony. The school brass band plays an important role at the annual sports.
Music is an important part of the learning experience at Clarence High School. Music classes are conducted, as a part of the curriculum, for all Students from Kindergarten to standard 5. The School has three Choirs (Kg, Junior and Senior) which actively take part in events both in school as well as outside. Various programs during the school year provide a platform for students to showcase their talents and skill in Music.
Choir clubs are conduced as part of the extracurricular activities at school. Students who join are trained vocally and are taught to sing in harmony.
The Music Academy offers music lessons, after school hours, in a variety of instruments namely; Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Violin and Voice. Keyboard lessons will soon be available for kindergarten students. The Academy also offers to train students interested in giving Music exams.
The Physical Education department plays an essential role in all aspects of health and provides a foundation for fitness and relaxation with recreational games and keeps students fit with a healthy mind and body. The health related motor skills are developed accordingly so that students perform different activities to enjoy leisure time. Students improve their muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance with various coordination of events.
Those who develop interest and show ability in a given sport are given expert training in that field after school hours with coaching camps organized on a daily basis in basketball, football and athletics. The ultimate goal is to assist students and help each one according to the measure of their body strength and stamina. Ultimately students have a healthy competitive spirit and excel in every way possible for an overall physical and mental development which in turn helps students perform better academically.
Home Science is an art of managing available resources efficiently with the help of science for achieving healthier and happier homes. Home Science provides solutions to real life situations in scientific and organised manner.
We at Clarence high school introduced Home Science as an elective subject from class8 to enable our students to have a strong foundation in the resources available to them. We have 26 students in class 8 and 11 students in class 9.
Students are given opportunities to explore their talents in drawing, painting, cooking, baking, flower arrangement and culinary skills. Students enjoy this class as we have lots of interactive conversations regarding family and the wellbeing of society which is a need in our community.
Clarence Special Needs department has developed and follows specialized instruction curriculum for students with mild to moderate intellectually disabled children. Children are grouped under three groups based on their level of functioning. The academic subjects that we follow include Functional Academics, Daily Living Skills and OBE (Open Basic Education) under NIOS syllabus.
Group 1 –
Functional Academics and Daily Living Skills are taught in this level. Functional academics are designed to teach children to live independently where pre-requisite concepts in Maths, English and Science are being taught. In the special needs world, the most basic skill is the Daily living skills. Activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming etc. are taught with the help of individualized Education Program (IEP) to the children with special needs to achieve some independence and learn the skills they will need for their adult lives. IEP is constantly reviewed and revised according to the child’s need. Our special educators strive to provide meaningful activities geared to the needs, interest and desires of each child.
Group 2 –
Pre Vocational Skills are taught here to this group. Children who find it difficult to continue academics are trained in pre-vocational skills. Our curriculum, on pre- vocational skill focuses on fine motor, gross motor, stacking, matching and sorting.
Group 3 –
Children who are capable of studying structured syllabus are motivated and encouraged to follow Kindergarten and NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) syllabus. Clarence integrates children with special needs into the mainstream which is helping children to socialize and gives them a chance to interact with peers from the mainstream environment.
The procedure followed here at the Special School is mainly auditory and visual. The aim is to use Music as a tool in working towards cognitive development and to better its function. Music is more powerful in all senses compared to any verbal procedure therefore these sessions are designed in such a way that Music has the upper hand and communication follows whenever necessary.
Special Education Coordinator