Note to ParentsNovember 19, 2023 2024-01-25 3:54
Note to Parents
Regular school attendance is important for your child. Please do not keep your child away from school unless there is a serious and valid reason. If you need permission for leave, please talk to the class teacher and send an email to the school office well in advance.
It is important that you send your child to school from the first day after vacations. It is unsettling for the late-comers, the other children and for the teachers when a child joins late after re-opening. If, for some unavoidable reason, you cannot send your child to school on the first day you must notify the school in writing well in advance. If the school receives no such notification the child will automatically be removed from the rolls.
If the child is moving to another school, please inform us well in advance so that the child can be prepared for the transition.
Please ensure that your address and telephone numbers, both personal and office, are kept updated in the school records. This will enable the school to get in touch with you without delay in case of an urgent need. Names and photographs of persons authorized to pick up your child from school should also be kept up to date.
Children must be in school on time. Those who come late must have prior permission from the school.
Please do not pick up children while school is in session as this will disrupt their routine. It is equally important, of course, to pick up your child on time.
The children’s uniform is designed for the comfort of the children. The fabric is of superior quality and pre-shrunk and softened. It is 100% cotton and uses non-allergic colours. Uniforms are to be tailored at School Colours, Chennai who also stock the material.
The school uniform for
|Cullottes and checked blouses (primary and elementary sections) Trousers and checked blouses (secondary section) White shoes and socks
|Shorts and checked shirts (primary and elementary sections) Trousers and checked shirts (secondary section) White shoes and socks
|White shorts and House colour shirts House uniforms are worn by children (Younger Elementary and older) on Mondays, during Inter House competitions and during the Sports Festival.
Please tailor new uniforms once the old ones fade or are outgrown. It is suggested that 3-4 sets are made twice a year so that children learn to dress smartly in clean clothes. Do not soak uniforms in water or dry in direct sunlight. Uniforms may be dried inside out.
Kindly inform us if your child is suffering from any allergy, is on any medication or is susceptible to asthma, diabetes, convulsions or any other problem requiring special care. Please inform the school if medicines are being sent to school with your child. In case your child is suffering from any infectious disease please keep him / her at home until the quarantine period is over.
A good breakfast will prepare your child well for the school day. A mid-morning snack can comprise of fruits, steamed vegetables, salads, nuts and dates. Lunch can comprise food which your child likes and should be sent in appropriate quantity so that s/he gets used to finishing what is sent. For bringing lunch use baskets which are comfortable to carry and can be easily handled by the child. “Junk food”, aerated drinks or packaged off-the-shelf snacks must be avoided.
Primary - At school campus
Please send a light snack and drinking water as well as a change of clothes with your child. Please ensure that your child is aware of his / her toilet needs as diapers are not permitted in school.
Children find the Montessori material attractive and sometimes take bits and pieces home. If your child brings home any material from school (blocks, beads, etc) please send it back to school the next day. It is important that each set of material is complete in order to use it.
Lost & Found – On campus
Your child’s belongings must be marked with his / her name. All the belongings left behind in school are put in the Lost & Found tray. If your child has lost anything please collect it immediately. In the last week before every break these items are displayed after which all unclaimed belongings are discarded.
Reports and Tests
A progress report of the child will be given to parents periodically. The report provides an assessment of all aspects of the child’s development. Parents will be invited periodically to meet their child’s class teacher/s to discuss their child’s progress.
Tests are conducted from Stage 7 upwards at the end of every semester.
Work may be given to children to reinforce what is taught in class and gives parents an opportunity to share in their child’s work and be aware of what s/he is doing at school.
Teachers are available to meet parents of Primary and Elementary on Wednesdays between 3.00 & 4.00 pm every week. Parents may also write to the teachers in the school diary. Secondary teachers can be met by appointment through the office on any working day as mutually convenient.
If an urgent need arises, parents can make an appointment with the Principal through the office.
Parent School Group Meetings
The school offers parents of each section the opportunity to meet as a group with the school at various points a year. The dates for these meetings will be shared with the parents in the school calendar at the beginning of each academic year. We expect both parents to attend these meetings.
For new parents in the Primary and Elementary the school holds an orientation meeting in the child’s first semester which includes observation of the environment as well as group and individual meetings with teachers.