The day in the life of a student at Kimberley is a long one; it starts as early as 06:00 and ends at lights out at 22:00.
This long day ensures that the student, at the end of the day, is tired, exhausted, and willing to “crash” into deep slumber, only to be woken up the next day at the crack of dawn.
Life at Kimberley is tough but rewarding.
The student is involved in several areas – all of them, in a sense, a slice of life – from academics and serious interaction within the classroom, library, teachers, to intense research on the net, problem solving and achieving self worth.
Sports – serious calorie burning, almost two hours of rigorous exercise both in the early morning hours, where he may run a marathon and in the evening hours, where a serious, energetic bout of a soccer may require that he gulps down large volumes of water.
Extra-curricular activities, debate, drama, music and all aspects of life demand discipline, focus, concentration and ensure release of the tensions built up during the day.
Additionally, twice a term, students move with their teachers into areas of serious trekking, river rafting, mountaineering and rock climbing, bringing home to them the rewards of teamwork and the interaction of rope with rock.
Besides, there are serious moments of interaction with those lesser privileged than them when they see life at close quarters and realize the home truths that life is not the same for all – and they must stand up and be counted.
On some occasions they will see earthquakes and floods and natural disasters and come to the realization that offering themselves in voluntary service and giving of their time and effort in moments of national crisis leaves in them a sense of quiet dignity.
There will be plenty of day to day interaction with peers, junior kids and the teaching community.
Life at Kimberley emulates real life, where there are moments of great joy, coupled with sad, somber moments, sharing the commiseration with friends, seeing life through a prism of events.