Frequently Asked Questions :-
Question: Is the school compulsory day boarding/optional ?
Answer: The school has compulsory day boarding from Grade I to Grade VIII. Students of Grade IX-XII are given an option to disperse at 2pm except on Clan (House) days.
Question: Which are the curriculums followed in the school?
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.
Question: What are the school timings?
Pre-Nur to KG: 8:00am -1:00pm, Grade I to XII: 8:00am-4:00pm
Also please note that students of Grade IX-XII are given an option to disperse at 2pm except on Clan days.
Question: If the child is in Nur/KG, can I make the child stay back till evening?
Answer: The school provides crèche facility to those who are interested in keeping their child in the school till evening. The crèche is operational till 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays and School breaks. Children are provided lunch and they have a short nap time as well. Various activities like art and craft, splash pool, dance, games, music and scholarly engagements are undertaken in order to keep them fruitfully occupied till 6pm. They disperse in the evening after having their evening milk and snack. Parents interested in applying for the crèche facility have to contact the School coordinator on 9953849226 for checking on the availability of seats & costs.
Question: How do we ensure healthy & balance food in the school?
Answer: The school has a food committee which meets once a month. The committee comprises of our teacher and student representatives, student council members, school doctor & nutritionist from one of the renowned hospitals, school Estate Head and Executive chef. There is a wide variety and mix of a balanced diet, duly recommended by the food committee and checked by the school Doctor. The breakfast and lunch cooking and serving is monitored by the doctor, teachers, dieticians, and most of all by the management themselves as they consider it to be their personal responsibility to serve quality hygienic food. The food is made under stringent quality conditions and is personally checked by the school medical department before being served to the students. The menu is made to ensure a reasonably heavy, tasty, hot and balanced diet is maintained for children of all cultural backgrounds, regions, age groups and palettes. Daily sanitary rounds and monthly check-ups are a routine, being an ISO certified organization for health and safety systems. We have a schedule of deep cleaning of the dining area and kitchen in addition to the utensils deep cleaning undertaken on weekends when the school is closed. The plates and crockery/cutlery is replaced periodically as per the shelf life of the equipment
Question: What are the medical facilities available in the school?
Answer: Click for “Health Care Facilities”
Question: How safe is the school?
Answer: The school is completely under CCTV surveillance which is directly monitored by the school head. Students of Pre-primary grades are never left unsupervised and are always escorted by the nannies to the washroom. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the school premises to ensure the safety of every child. All the nannies and the housekeeping staff is completely vetted by the school before hiring. The staff has been provided with proximity cards, identity cards for students and parents, scrutiny of authorized personnel who come to the school to drop and pick up children every day. The school has an elaborate fire-fighting system with early warning alarms and smoke alarms. Disaster management systems, evacuation plans and fire drills have been put in place to handle the situation in case of an emergency. The school buses are all fitted with camera and are GPS enabled. Every bus is provided with security personnel in addition to a caretaker to ensure the safety of the children in transit. They are provided with communication devices which keeps them in contact with the school throughout the journey. Apart from this the school has fully equipped 12-bed Infirmary with Nebulizers; Ambo bags Oxygen Cylinders, life saving drugs, stretchers, wheel chairs etc. One full time qualified experienced Lady Doctor, assisted by 3 full time Nurses and two dedicated Nannies to attend to all first aid requirements of children as well as to attend to Medical Emergencies at all times. The school has formal tie up with all Hospitals like Paras, Max, Artemis in vicinity for evacuation in case of emergency as well as for routine referrals.
Question: What is the discipline policy of the school? Are there any corporal punishments?
Answer: Discipline means training of mind and character, developing self control and the habit of obedience. SHIS has a defined policy in each and every aspect where discipline is concerned. Corporal punishment does not form a part of the school’s Disciplinary action. A 3 tier negative reinforcement is followed depending on the gravity of the offence:-
Verbal Warning :-for the 1st time offence verbal warning is given by the teacher and record of the same is maintained
Warning Note/ Letter :- In case verbal warnings do not result an improvement of the student’s behavior parents are informed via telephone/SMS/email keeping Principal/ Director Operations in the loop.
Community Service/ Lap :- Student would have to do a community service (Serving the school cafeteria, sorting of lost and found, muster of books in Library, garden planning etc) for a time period as specified by Principal/PSP, if the behavior remains the same even after continuous warnings. Such service will be termed as LAPS. Laps are done during the activity period and the parents are informed about it.
Issuance of Yellow/Red/Black Card: There is a Discipline committee- closely observing students in school especially during snack time, break time and dispersal. In case of extreme indiscipline when the three tier reinforcement system fails, cards like Yellow card for the 1st warning, Red card for the 2nd warning and the Black card for suspension is issued.
Question: Are meals compulsory?
Answer: Yes, they are. The school is a long day boarding when a child leaves home early morning, and reaches back late evening. Therefore, breakfast, lunch, evening drink is served in the school. Meal times are not play time breaks but are formal and sanctimonious meal times, where in students eat together with their peers, clan mates under supervision of clan parents. Prayers before the meal, table manners while eating, hygiene, opportunities for informal bondings are all an integral part of meal times.