"Confident attitudes to education, habits of learning, develop early in life. They are related to health and physical vitality, reinforced by steady, predictable environments of honesty, fairness and intellectual rigour."
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The Academies feature campuses with exceptional facilities. Each campus is to be designed by renowned architects and will include a variety of best practices in facility design, including construction techniques that allow creative use for interior spaces and classroom environments more conducive to interactive learning.
The Academies will have well-equipped laboratories for general science, physics, biology, chemistry, home science and computers, art and music rooms, a library and resource centre, a religion and culture room, a career counselling facility, a design and technology workshop, student and teacher lounges, a theatre, a multipurpose hall and a cafeteria and dining area.
In addition, facilities for sports will include swimming pools, fields for athletics such as soccer, hockey and athletics. A gymnasium will typically house facilities for a variety of sports such as basketball, badminton, volleyball, squash and gymnastics. Other facilities might include tennis courts, a cricket pitch or an ice-skating rink, where appropriate. These facilities are intended to allow students to progress physically as well as intellectually and, in the process, build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance.
Residential facilities will accommodate students and teachers, both those boarding students requiring accommodation and those participating in the international student and faculty exchanges between Aga Khan Academies and other schools. Teachers' quarters on campus will house both resident and visiting faculty.