1. How do we register for admission?
A: The registrations are done online from the school website. Fill up the online form via the school website and submit accordingly.
2. What is the Age Criteria being followed?
A: The minimum age of the child as on 31st March’23 should be as follows:-
Nursery – 4 years
KG – 5 years
Grade I – 6 years and so on…
3. What is the process of admission?
A: Admission in Scottish High International School is purely based on seat availability. However, siblings of existing students would be given priority. Applicants along with their parents will be invited to the school for a Document Verification Process (depending on the seat availability). After this stage the parent will be intimated about the next step via email/call.
4. When will the Document verification process begin?
A: The online document verification process will begin for Nursery applicants by first week of August’22.
5. When is the registration opening?
A: Thursday 28th July’22 (from 00:01 hours onwards)
6. What are the charges for Registration?
A: Rs 2000/-(Two Thousand rupees only).
7. I am a SHIS sibling parent, do I get any preference?
A: Yes, your ward will be given priority in offer of admission.
8.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.
9. My child is not meeting the prescribed age criteria by few days/months, do I not apply?
A: You may still apply as flexibility exists and we will let you know.
10. What is the process of admission 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.
11. When do we have to pay the fees if admission is offered?
A: Fees will be applicable only close to the session, however admission fee and refundable security deposit will be paid on completion of admission process.
12. Do I have to pay the complete fees including the quarter fee at the time of the 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 admission.
13. What are the school timings?
A: Nursery to KG: 8am-1pm
Grade I and above: 8am-4pm
14. What are the various curricula available in Scottish High?
A: Pre Primary till grade V: International Curriculum – IB PYP (Primary Years Programme)
Grade VI to X: Student has an option between Cambridge Curriculum or ICSE.
Grade XI & XII again the student has a choice between IB Diploma Programme /ISC.
15. 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.
16. How is the School going to follow the NEP ?
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, Cambridge & ICSE/ISC, all existing in SHIS, the adaption will not only be simple but also seamless. The school expects no adverse issue in operationalizing of the NEP
17. 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 the requisite grades comprising of one language and three main subjects to secure admission in DU.
18. Does Indian University accept IBDP?
A: 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
19. Difference between CBSE and ICSE?
A: ICSE is a more detailed and enhanced curriculum. It provides you with a vast knowledge and lays more emphasis on the core subjects such as English, which aims at building the overall personality of a student.
20. What is the syllabus content in Nursery-KG or at the end of Nursery what all will my 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.
21. Is it mandatory for a Nursery child to be toilet trained?
A: It is recommended that the child is toilet trained before joining the school. However, we too train the child in the school.
22. How does a typical day of a Nursery child looks like?
A: A typical day of a Nursery child starts with seeking the blessings of Almighty. Their daily schedule will be quite exciting with a joy ride on the 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.
23. We have no books in IBPYP, how will we know what 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. There is a broadcast group made by the teacher for informing if any reinforcement is needed. There are almost 5 PTMs conducted every year.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Are picnic/camps/fields trips compulsory?
A: No, they are not mandatory, however, all kids are encouraged to be a part of these events.
27. 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 exposed to many sports disciplines 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.
28. Is the faculty separate for the different curriculum?
A: All Faculty members are trained to teach respective curriculums. Yes in the Middle and Senior School, the Faculty is different for National and International Curriculums.
29. What are the different language options available in Scottish High?
After Grade 3 students are offered a choice between German, Sanskrit, Spanish and French language.
30. 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 onwards children may get homework twice a week.
31. How does the School evaluate the students since there are no formal assessments in Initials and Primary?
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.
32. How easy is the transition from IB PYP to ICSE/ Lower Cambridge 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 the curricula we expose students to two sit-down exams during the year to expose them to the culture of a paper and pen exam. Teachers are trained to help the students in their transition process through Orientation and counselling.
33. How often does the school conduct 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.
34. Are there any workshops for parents?
A: Orientation for parents is held when they become SHIS parents in early years. Another orientations for parents is held at the beginning of Grade 1. At the end of Grade V, VIII and X we hold orientation for parents to understand the choice of curricula offered by the school. Regular workshops by the School Counsellor for parents on various topics are also done.
35. Does the school conduct Olympiads?
A: Yes, the School conducts Olympiads from Grade III to Grade XII.
36. Are there any additional charges for any activities/clubs?
A: Most of the activities/Clubs are free of charge except few Hobby Clubs like Photography, Formula 1, Astronomy and Robotics, where outside agencies are engaged to train the students.
37. Does the school also have classes for pottery/carpentry etc?
A: Yes these are part of the SUPW and CAS programs offered by the school.
38. 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 various MUNs conducted by national and International Schools and Universities like Harvard University etc. and have won accolades.
39. 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 the students.
40. Where can I check the school menu?
A: The school menu is available on the school website. It is updated weekly.
41. How do you handle transport for all students?
A: All buses have a lady transport coordinator in addition to a trained conductor and a driver. Their credentials are police verified.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. How do we handover the 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 upto Grade V will be allowed to leave the school premises without checking the Authorization Card of the person who has come to collect the child.
46. What kind of screening will happen at the school gate for all the 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, Arogya Setu status check, hand and feet sanitization, sanitization of belongings and ensuring wearing of face masks, to name a few. The School follows all the protocols prescribed by the Government.
47. 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 this purpose and is ensuring proper sanitization of every nook and corner.
48. Are the nannies, cleaners, housekeeping staff on the school rolls?
A: The housekeeping staffs including the nannies are 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.