The co-educational school follows the Telangana State Curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 10. Lessons at all levels are facilitated through an integrated curriculum, which is supplemented by a variety of extra-curricular activities, field trips and class projects.
Aga Khan Schools aspire to deliver an inclusive, academically rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that honours the context in which students live and their place as global citizens. Graduates from Aga Khan Schools are equipped with the knowledge they need to thrive throughout their adult lives, skills to be successful in an ever changing world and attitudes and values to conduct themselves respectfully and embrace diversity in all its forms. Aga Khan Schools endeavour to teach students to make ethical choices and to embrace the strength of pluralism and service. Aga Khan Schools are committed to diligent scholarship and stewardship.
The Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad (DJHSH), under the flagship of Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKESI), is over 70 years old, operating from two separate campuses in two well-renowned neighbourhoods of Hyderabad. It invests in and optimally utilises its infrastructure and resources while working with a team of dedicated teachers and collaborating with the community. The school inspires its students and teachers alike, resulting in an educational experience that is rewarding and enriching, and offers classes from Nursery to Grade 10.
DJHSH follows the State Board of Secondary Education (Government of Telangana), and offers quality education and a wide range of educational experiences to enable over 750 students to become thought leaders in our progressive world. DJHSH strongly believes in preserving an egalitarian environment and its efforts are directed towards inculcating a value system that is appropriate for a democratic society.
DJHSH has been recognised for achieving 100% first class results with distinction in Grade 10 (Secondary School Certificate (SSC)) examinations for the last four consecutive years, and has earned a certificate for a ‘safe premise' from GRID 91, an international school infrastructure audit organisation. Through focused efforts DHJSH ensures it is working towards a brighter tomorrow for its students and community.
Alumni of the school have followed many different career paths and many alumni are now in the Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and are lawyers, doctors, Chartered Accountants (CA), entrepreneurs, politicians, and educationists.
Enriching lives by creatively enhancing and sustaining quality education in a relevant global environment.
To enable many generations of students to acquire both knowledge and the essential wisdom to balance that knowledge and enable their lives to attain the highest fulfilment.
We strive towards excellence with an earnest desire to continually improve, learn and grow.
Ethical values such as integrity, honesty and responsibility serve as a guiding light in challenging situations. The staff model the highest standards of ethics for students to observe and follow.
Pluralism and Diversity
India is a melting pot of cultures, customs and traditions. Accepting the diversity and having a pluralistic attitude is key to becoming contributing members of society. The school environment, staff and practices acknowledge and reflect this belief.
We are constantly learning and evolving to facilitate an excellent education for our students.
We provide students with adequate opportunities to develop and hone their perspectives. They are encouraged to be mindful about the world beyond them and its impact on their lives and vice-versa. The school strives to instil the values, attitudes and behaviours that support global citizenship – creativity, innovation, commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development.
Dr. Sujatha Gade
Welcome to DJHSH!
The classroom and learning experience has undergone evident and invincible change. Today, technology advancement has changed the way children think, learn and imagine the world around them. At DJHSH, we have embraced these differences and celebrate them in every aspect of our school life. Our school curriculum is carefully designed to cater to the needs of changing trends in learning and facilitate the learning of skills that are very relevant for students' current and future needs. The blend of activities, hands-on experiences, celebrations and field trips bring out the best in our students.
One important tool that our curriculum is based on is an open and interactive approach. Thus, all our school activities are based on the spirit to discover and strengthen our students' inherent talents, whilst bolstering their physical, emotional, social and cultural needs.
Holistic development is not possible without blending 21st century skills – critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leadership, verbal and non-verbal communication, creativity and innovation, cultural and global awareness, citizenship, character education and ethical grounding and finally compassion for fellow people and the environment. Therefore, co-curricular activities form an integral part of our teaching and learning process.
DJHSH has a strong award-winning teaching faculty and the average experience of our teachers is more than 10 years. We have a strong student support system of trained counsellors and special educators who work on the social-emotional learning and development of our children.
Our children are encouraged to be their authentic selves and shine like diamonds. They are nurtured to embrace this beautiful world with all its complexities.
Dr. Sujatha Gade
The Student Council was established to provide students with the voice and choice to create a mind-set of self-direction and a powerful student-centric movement.
Members have the opportunity to hone their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and learn about the ethics of fair governance and the essence of democracy. Some of the key skills that they develop include reflection, responsibility for oneself and others, teamwork, valuing multiple perspectives and leadership.
The Student Council consists of a Primary Student Council (Grade 4) and Secondary Student Council (Grades 9 & 10) with eight and 16 members respectively on each council.
These council members are democratically elected by their fellow students and teachers based on the parameters of integrity, leadership and academic achievement. The Student Council is led by the School Captains (Head Boy and Head Girl), School Vice Captains, Cultural Captains and Vice Captains, Sports Captains and Vice Captains and the House Captains and Vice Captains.
DJHSH follows a traditional methodology of apportioning pupils into smaller groups, known as houses, creating smaller communities within the wider school community.
This enables students to demonstrate and develop social values and team spirit.
Each house's name is inspired by various eminent personalities in India. The four houses have a symbol, name and colour – Mahatma Gandhi House (Yellow), Mother Teresa House (Blue), A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House (Red) and Rabindranath Tagore House (Green). Furthermore, each house is represented by the House Captain and led by the House Master (Teacher).
Every student from Grade 1 onwards is assigned to one of the houses and remains in the same house throughout his/her school life. The students contribute to their house by participating in various inter-house competitions in sports, cultural and academic related activities throughout the year. The house with the most points wins the coveted trophy of "Diamond House" for the academic year.
At DJHSH we firmly believe that parents play a pivotal role in the functioning of a school and the overall development of their children.
Parents of all sections are offered a variety of opportunities to participate in various school activities. They are also invited as resource persons to interact with students and other parents. Parents are encouraged to volunteer their time and support the school to facilitate their child's overall development. Parental attendance on Open Days and Parent Teacher Meetings (PTM's) is compulsory.
The school also seeks parental cooperation through its Parent Teacher Association – Executive Committee (PTA – EC) body. The PTA comprises of parents from the Primary and Secondary sections who are elected under the guidelines of the State Education Department. The PTA – EC has one parent and one teacher as representatives of each grade. PTA – EC elections are conducted at the beginning of each academic year. Thus, the school encourages an on-going partnership with parents to ensure smooth functioning of its operations and support to the community.