It is the aim of Beaconhouse to provide well-stocked libraries in all schools and there is an ongoing comprehensive programme of library expansion. Most of the BSS schools now have a wide range of excellent books and magazines available for students to read and borrow. We are planning to make CD-ROMs available in libraries as an additional resource. In due course of time, access to libraries around the world will also be made available through the Internet. This, we hope, will facilitate research work by students and teachers alike.
We firmly believe that the best way for students to grasp scientific principles is through experiential learning. All Beaconhouse schools offering Physics, Chemistry and Biology, therefore, have properly equipped laboratories to prepare students in these subjects.
As part of the Science curriculum, essential science equipment has been made available for students as young as those in classes I and II to encourage young minds to explore and understand the basic principles of Science.
Computer and other IT facilities
State-of-the-art computer laboratories have been set up in almost all BSS schools. The computers in schools are upgraded from time to time to keep abreast with the latest developments in information technology.
Besides those in computer labs, computers have also been installed in separate resource rooms and in the libraries for research work by both students and teachers. Every Beaconhouse student has access to computers. A decade ago, Beaconhouse introduced the C3 initiative which aimed at integrating computer aided learning into the curriculum. This has now been replaced by ETAC (Emerging Technologies Across the Curriculum).
Modern and fully equipped kitchen labs are being set up in schools where we have introduced Food & Nutrition as an O Level subject.