Frequently Asked Questions - (General)

Are the teachers qualified enough? What are their qualifications and experience?

All the teachers are suitably qualified, trained and have enough experience to manage your children.

Do we have a counsellor in the school?

Yes we do have a student counsellor in the school.

How many days leave can the children take?

Children cannot take leave except under extraordinary circumstances like illness or unforeseen circumstances. An application for prior permission must be submitted to the Principal.

Can the children take half day leave?

Half day leaves are not granted in school unless there is an emergency.

When can the parents meet the teacher or the supervisor or the Principal?

After school hours or on working Saturdays with prior appointments.

Is there a bus facility available? If yes, kindly give details about the same.

Yes, it is available. The Administrative Manager helps the parents to choose an appropriate route.

How will we know the bus stops?

For the first 2-3 days the parents are asked to drop the child in the morning and accompany their child on the bus in the afternoon.

How safe is it with the construction going on?

Every precaution has been taken to ensure the child's safety and security in the premises. No major construction work will be undertaken during the school hours. There will be faculty and other staff members with the children. No child will be left unattended.

Is there an In-house Doctor? Are the first aid facilities available?

There is a doctor on call and an appropriate first aid facility. All teachers have attended the First Aid course by St. John's Ambulance and are legally certified 'First Aiders'.

On birthdays, can return gifts and chocolates be given in the classroom?

No gift will be sent to school and birthdays will be celebrated every Friday in the classroom at snack time. The parents will be requested to co-ordinate with the respective Heads of the Pre-Primary, Primary and Middle School for further details.

If a child is absent, how will he catch up with the work missed in class?

Kindly do not worry. The teachers will take care of the matter in class. Recap is done often.

What kind of eatables will be provided to the children? How will they be served? Do the children have to carry their food?

Children cannot take leave except under extraordinary circumstances like illness or unforeseen circumstances. An application for prior permission must be submitted to the Principal.

What if my child does not like the food served in the cafeteria?

Half day leaves are not granted in school unless there is an emergency.

FAQs (PRE-PRIMARY SECTION)

How do you expect a Playgroup child to climb up so many stairs?

Attendants/Faculty members will help them all the way up.

Do we need to send the child in diapers?

Only as long as the child is not toilet trained. The teacher must be informed in writing as soon as the training starts at home.

What things should a child carry in his/her bag?

A change of clothes in a plastic bag, a napkin, a water bottle and the school diary.

Where is the washroom? How often will the kids be taken to the washroom?

On the same floor as the classroom. Kids will be taken at regular intervals or as required.

My child is not used to using strange toilet seats? Can I send his potty to school with him?

The school has appropriate toilet seats for use by the Playgroup children and the maids will assist them to in the washroom.

How long will it take for my child to settle?

Our settling procedure is adapted to the needs of the individual child in order to minimize / avoid anxiety for both the child and the parent.

How many maids are there in a class?

1 maid is assigned per class.

How will our children be evaluated?

We follow a system of continuous, regular and tri semester assessment.

How many children are there per class?

There are 30 children in a class.

From which Grade will the formal assessments start?

Formal assessment starts from Grade 5. Till Grade 4 we have internal assessments.

FAQs (PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SECTION)

What are the timings for the Primary and Middle School Section?

What are the timings for the Primary and Middle School Section?

Will the parents be informed about the tests or will there be surprise tests?

For Grades 1-4 there are only informal assessments hence the parents will not be informed about them. For Grades 5-7 the parents will be informed about the formal assessments at the end of each term.

How safe will an overnight excursion or field trip be?

Every precaution will be taken by the school authorities to ensure the safety of the children.