The Diamond Jubilee High School in Hyderabad, a coeducational English medium school, currently educates 850 students from pre-primary through grade 10. The Primary School is situated at Nampally Station Road while the main school building is located at Chirag Ali Lane, beside the Collectorate office. The School was established in 1949 by the Youngmen Ismailia Education Board and became a part of the Aga Khan Education Services in 1997.
- State Board
- Residential, Day School
- School provides transportation
- Nursery to XII grade
- STATE BOARD Board
- English Medium
- Day and Residential School
- Co-ed School
- School provides transportation
- Grades: Nursery, 1-12
- School Day: Monday - Saturday
- Timing: 10am - 5pm
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: All
- Principal: N.A.
- Acronym: DJHSH
- Curriculum: State Board
- Language: English
- Fees: N.A.
The library is a centre of academic and intellectual development for staff and students. A fully furnished, well stocked library contains over 5000 books on diverse subjects including science, humanities, commerce, management and religion.
The Audio-Visual Room is equipped with a television, tape-recorder, over-head projector, computer and LCD Projector. To make teaching more interesting and engaging, teachers use these facilities to deliver lessons, conduct discussions, engage students in group activities and screen educational films.
A large, multi-purpose playground provides ample opportunities for team games and physical training.
Designed to meet a student’s information technology needs, the well-equipped Computer Lab features 60 computers, with broadband internet capability, for use by teachers and students. Trained and experienced teachers provide both theoretical and practical lessons for students.
Since hands-on experience is at the heart of science teaching, the Science Lab is equipped with all the necessary resources required for the various demonstrations and experiments in physics, chemistry and biology. All necessary safety precautions have also been taken.
Teachers Resource Centre
One of the exclusive features of our school is the Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), which supports and facilitates in-house professional development of faculty. Apart from the quality educational reference material available in the TRC, the Centre also serves as a platform for teachers to interact on a regular basis. The Primary and Secondary TRC also have over 10 computers with broadband internet access for use by teachers.
Professional Development of Teachers
If a school’s most important asset is its teaching force, then the most rewarding investment a school can make is in ensuring that teachers continue to learn. Professional development is therefore a continuous process of individual and collective improvement of knowledge and practice. It empowers individual educators and communities of educators to make complex decisions; to identify and solve problems; and to connect theory, practice and student outcomes. It also enables teachers to offer students the learning opportunities that will prepare them to meet world-class standards.
Extra Curricular Activities
To make them physically fit and to develop team spirit and sportsmanship, students are encouraged to participate in all sports events conducted by the school.
Celebration of Festivals
To create a sense of unity in diversity, festivals of all faiths are celebrated. The intention is to make students aware of traditions and cultures prevailing across India.
Picnics to theme parks, resorts and water parks are organized for the students annually.
To develop leadership qualities and provide opportunities to students to undertake and shoulder responsibilities, a school cabinet is formed every year. To replicate the political process in India, democratic elections are held. Students are given a chance to file nominations to contest the elections for the post of their choice as per the eligibility set. The nominated students campaign by addressing the school at large. Students of grade five to grade 10 vote through a secret ballot system. The results are declared within a few days of being cast and are followed by the Investiture Ceremony. This activity is usually covered by the leading newspaper of the city.
Newspaper in Education
As an active member of Times of India - Newspaper In Education (NIE) programme, the Diamond Jubilee High School in Hyderabad is afforded a platform to showcase its talent through newspaper articles, book reviews, paintings and stories. All achievements are periodically reported and published.
The school follows the State Board of Secondary Education (Government of Andhra Pradesh) curriculum.
Over the years, the School has established itself as an institution offering quality education to children of varied backgrounds and cultures. It invests heavily in teacher training and development, educational resources, classroom equipment and infrastructure.
The School is part of the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES). It has a long tradition of leadership in educational development. The foundations of the present system were laid by Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, under whose guidance over 200 schools were established during the first half of the 20th century, the first of them in 1905 in Zanzibar, Gwadur in Pakistan and Mundra in India. Since the creation of Aga Khan Education Service companies in the 1970s, the schools have been centrally administered and managed.
AKES currently operates more than 300 schools and advanced educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary education services to more than 54,000 students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, Tanzania and Tajikistan. Schools are also envisaged, or under development, in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique and Syria.