1. How do we register for admission?
A: The registrations are online from the school website.
2. What are the various curricula available in Scottish High?
A: Pre Primary till grade V: International Curriculum – PYP (Primary Year’s Programme)
Grade VI to X: Student has an option between IGCSE Curriculum or ICSE.
Grade XI& XII again the student has a choice between IB Diploma /ISC.
3. What is the Age Criteria being followed?
A The minimum age of the child as on 31st March’21 should be
Pre-Nursery – 2years and 6months
Nursery – 3years and 6 months.
KG – 4 years and 6 months and so on
4. What is the process of admission?
A: Admission in Scottish High International School is purely based on seat availability. However, siblings of existing children would be given priority. All applicants will be invited via email/call for an online document verification process. After this stage the parent will be intimated about the next step via email/call.
5. When will the Online Document verification process begin?
A: The online document verification process will begin for Nursery applicants by end of August’20
6. When is the registration opening?
A: Tuesday 18th Aug’20
7. What are the charges for Registration?
A: Rs 2000/-(Two Thousand rupees only).
8. I am a SHIS sibling parent, do I get any preference?
A: Yes, your ward will be given priority in offer of admission.
9. I am SHIS staff/parent and I wish to refer someone, what is the process?
A: You are welcome to refer your candidate in SHIS. Kindly direct them for online/offline registration and ask your referral to fill up your name in the field under “Other Details” on the form.
10. My child is not meeting age criteria by few days/months, do I not apply?
A: You may still apply as flexibility exists and we will let you know.
11. What is the process for Grade-KG and above?
A: You will have to register online or offline. Admissions will be offered on withdrawal vacancy as per seat availability.
12. How soon do we need to pay the fees if admission is offered?
A: Within 48 hours from the offer of admission.
13. Do I have to pay the complete fee including the quarter fees at the time of admission?
A: At the time of admission, you will be asked to pay only the one-time non-refundable Admission fee and the refundable security deposit to secure the seat.
14. What are the school timings?
A: Pre Nursery to KG: 8am-1pm
Grade I and above: 8am-4pm
15. Can we send food from home?
A: Home food is not allowed. The school provides the students with wholesome, balanced and fresh meals. Nursery & KG students are served breakfast and from Grade I and above breakfast, lunch and evening milk is served to all students.
16. What is the student teacher ratio?
A: 25 students with 2 teachers and 1 Nanny in Nursery. The 25-student strength per section is maintained even in higher classes. The whole school student teacher ratio is 12:1.
17. How are we following the NEP which has come up?
A: NEP is a great initiative by the Government of India. Based on the policy the states and respective boards will issue guidelines for implementation which will be executed on receipt. As such, with International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme and the umbrella of 3 curricula viz IB, IGCSE & ICSE/ISC, all existing in SHIS, the adaption will be not only simple but also seamless. The school expects no adverse issue in operationalising of the NEP
18. How do you handle transport for Nursery and KG students?
A: All Buses have a woman transport coordinator in addition to a trained conductor and a driver. Their credentials are police verified.
19.Where can I check the school menu?
A: The school menu is available on the school website. It’s updated weekly.
20. We have heard post ISC/IBDP getting admission in DU is difficult, is that so?
A: Both ISC and IBDP are recognized by the AIU (Association of Indian Universities) and are treated at par with CBSE. A student requires marks of one language and three main subjects.
21. Post DP is going abroad the only option. Does Indian University accept IBDP?
A: No, The AIU (Association of Indian Universities recognizes IBDP at par with the National Curriculum. For more details, please visit https://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/the-ib-by-country/i/india/#docs
22. Difference between CBSE and ICSE?
A: ICSE is more detailed and enhanced .It provides you vast knowledge precisely and lays more emphasis on the core subjects such as English, which aims at building the overall personality of a student.
23. What is the syllabus content in Nursery-KG or at the end of Nursery what all will be child know?
A: The syllabus of Nursery and KG encompasses learning of Languages, Numeracy, concepts of Science and Social Studies, Performing and Visual Art, Personal Social and Physical Education. All these subjects are integrated into transdisciplinary learning under different units of inquiry.
24. Is it mandatory for a Nursery child to be toilet trained?
A: It’s recommended if the child gets toilet trained before joining school. We too train the child in school.
25. What are the security measures taken by the school in school bus and in school premises?
A: Security does not only mean to secure the child/staff from external threats but also to ensure safety measures within the school premises. Every individual coming to the school is the responsibility of the school and we take this as a challenge. Scottish High is one of the few institutions to have 3-tier security systems in the school. This system is duly supported by the manual guarding as well as CCTV coverage of the premises. School buses too have trained lady transport coordinators in addition to the GPS and cameras. There are SOPs and same are rigorously followed and audited internal as well as externally for compliance.
26. How does a typical day of a Nursery child looks like?
A: A typical day begins with morning prayers. Their daily schedule will be quite exciting with joy ride on horse, splash pool, learning about different concepts of English and Hindi languages, Numeracy, Science and Social Studies focused units integrated with Music, Dance, Physical and Social education and moral values of the IB Learner Profile.
27. We have no books in IBPYP, how we will know how to teach at home?
A: We partner with parents in numerous ways for them to know what the child is learning in school and reinforcement that may be needed at home. We do not delegate one book to the child, there are numerous books that children refer to from the class library for every subject. A daily SMS is sent on all that has been done every day. There is a broadcast group made by the teacher for informing if any reinforcement is needed. There are almost 5 PTMs conducted every year.
28. Will someone be there to assist us to understand the curriculum post admission as well, if we require help?
A: Yes, absolutely. On prior appointment curriculum coordinators of all boards (PYP, DP, ICSE and CAIE) offered by the school will be made available.
29. Can you please tell us about alumni placements?
A: Our students have been placed in best of colleges in India and abroad. Please visit https://www.scottishigh.com/alumni/ to know more about our students’ placements. The school boasts of a specialized Career Counseling department in addition to Behavioral Counseling to help students in placement/admission in the most prestigious colleges.
30. Do we have access to CCTV in buses and classrooms?
A: For the safety of the students and staff, CCTV system is in place at all vantage points throughout the school and in school buses and is monitored by competent personnel.
31. Can we have access to the GPS tracking of school bus?
A: As a procedure, access to GPS tracking is not accessible to the parents for security reasons. However, the same is closely monitored for ensuring compliance to the school procedures.
32. Are picnic/camps/fields trips compulsory?
A: No, they are not mandatory, however, all kids are encouraged to be a part of these events.
33. How is the day planned for Grade I and above? How much of activities versus academics?
A: Students of Grade 1 to V have a spread-out schedule where a balance of academics and activities is kept in mind. All students are offered all sports like Swimming, Skating, Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Yoga, Taekwondo, Judo. Indoor activities like performing and visual arts – Western Music, Indian Music, Dance, Art and Craft is also built in their schedule. The ratio of academics and activities would be 60:40.
34. How do we handover students during dispersal?
A: Students are handed over to the parents/guardians carrying the Authorization Card issued by the school. This is a mandatory requirement; no child will be allowed to leave the school premises without checking the Authorization Card of the person who has come to collect the child.
35. What kind of screening will happen at the school gate for all students and staff post COVID?
A: All COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place at the school gate/s. While the list is endless on protocols, all individuals are subject to the thermal scanning, AarogyaSetu status check, hand and feet sanitization, sanitization of belongings and ensuring wearing of face masks, to name a few.
36. How is the deep cleaning of the school done? How often do you sanitize the school?
A: There is a proper cleaning and sanitization schedule followed. In addition to the regular housekeeping through professional agencies and permitted cleaning agents, we have focused on stringent sanitization protocols. This refers to everyday sanitization of the entire premises in use by the permitted disinfectants such as SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE, fogging with VIREX II 256 and MICROGEN D-125. There is a team allocated only for the purpose and is ensuring proper sanitization of every nook and corner.
37. Are the nannies, cleaners, housekeeping staff on school rolls?
A: The housekeeping staff including the nannies are employed through certified professional agencies for the purpose of ensuring well-groomed trained staff with proper reliving at all times. The staff is strictly screened for background checks (police verification), health checks (periodical medical tests), knowledge, experience and training for their role in the department. Additionally, they are made to undergo periodical checks and regular training workshops to keep enhancing their ability to perform tasks given to them.
38. Why we don’t have smart classes in all classrooms?
A: We have excellent IT labs; Google Chrome books are available for students to research. All digital requirements of children are catered to
39. Is the faculty separate for the different curriculum?
A: All Faculty members are trained to teach respective curriculums. Yes in Middle and Senior School, the Faculty is different for National and International Curriculums.
40. What are the different languages options available in Scottish High?
A: After Grade 3 students are offered a choice between German, Sanskrit, Spanish and French.
41. How much of homework is given on daily basis?
A:In early years children do not get any homework. Grade I to Grade III may get very light homework on weekends. Grade IV and V children may get homework twice a week.
42. How you evaluate the students since there are no formal assessments?
A: Ongoing assessment is conducted throughout the year. The students are assessed on the various skills and concepts that they acquired in and outside the class. Different types of Formative and Summative Assessments are held regularly where children are assessed on what they have learnt and what they can do, through different assessment tools. A formal report is handed over to the parents bi-annually.
43. How easy is the transition from IB PYP to ICSE in sixth standard?
A: The curriculum of Grade V is designed keeping in mind the requirements of Grade VI. Students get an option to choose Lower Cambridge or ICSE. For both curricula we expose students to two sit-down exams during the year to expose them to the culture of paper and pen exam.
44. How often the school conducts workshops & training for staff?
A: Professional development of staff is an ongoing process which is conducted through out the year. The school staff is 100% trained to teach the curricula they have been assigned.
45. Are there any workshops for parents?
A: Orientation for parents is held when they become SHIS parents in early years. Another orientation for parents is held at the beginning of Grade 1. At the end of Grade V we hold an orientation for parents to understand the choice of curricula offered by the school.
46. Do we conduct Olympiads?
A: Yes, we conduct Olympiads from Grade III to Grade XII.
47. Are there any additional charges for any activities/clubs?
A: Most of the activities/Clubs are free of charge except few like Photography, Formula 1, Astronomy and Robotics, where outside agencies are engaged to train students.
48. Does the school also have classes for pottery/carpentry etc?
A: Yes these are part of SUPW and CAS
49. Does the school conduct/participate in MUN?
A: Scottish High International School organizes India’s biggest MUN in the country SHISMUN. Highlanders participate in MUNS not only in India but have participated in Various MUNs conducted by Harvard University etc and have won accolades.