A) GIIS Schools presently offer 2 curriculums namely, University of Cambridge’s (IGCSE) (www.cie.org.uk) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (www.cbse.nic.in). The process for IBDP curriculum has been initiated during 2014-15 and the first batch tentatively will be commencing from 2018 April.
A) The curriculums offered may vary from school to school, GIIS School, Uppal Campus offers Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE for grades I-XII) and University of Cambridge (IGCSE for grades VI-X).
A) All the grade exams (CBSE, IGCSE) are held within school. The exam papers for Grades IX are sent by the board & the exam papers for Grades X & XII are set and evaluated by the CBSE board. The other grade exam papers are prepared by the efficient faculty in the school. The exam papers for Grades VIII & X (IGCSE) are set and evaluated by Cambridge University.
A) Yes, GIIS, Uppal Campus curriculum is same as all the schools worldwide.
A) No, the text books vary all across GIIS Schools Grades I-VIII follows CBSE Syllabus, but the authors/publishers differ, Grades IX – XII follow the NCERT books.
A) Yes, the child can participate in the entire National / International Olympiads conducted throughout the year.
A) Yes, the child is assessed formally/informally in Scholastic and Co-scholastic areas through Formative/Summative tests.
A) The school timings for Nursery are 8.25 am to 12.30 pm, for Grades LKG – X is from 8.25 am to 3.00 pm and for Grade XI and XII is 8.25 am to 5.00 pm.
A) GIIS takes care of the academically weaker students by conducting extra classes after school hours from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm for grade-IX and X with the support of parents. The other grade children are taken personal care by the concerned teachers during the school hours.
A) The GIIS teachers are neither allowed to offer tuitions to GIIS students nor to the outside students according to school norms.
A) GIIS trains their students in inculcating soft skills. Training includes developing social skills, interpersonal/intrapersonal, etiquette training, value based classes, communication skills, time management, stress management etc.
A) Enrichment classes are provided to our students in a varied form.
i) Students are provided worksheets for better practice/grasp of concepts.
ii) LRA (Learning recapitulation assessment) for thorough revision.
iii) Foundation classes for VIII –X to form the base for higher education.
iv) Mock papers for various Olympiad exams conducted throughout the session.
v) Model paper practice for Board exams.
vi) Guest lectures by experts from various fields.
A) First language is English which is mandatory. Second language options for the child are Telugu and Hindi and it starts from grade UKG.
A) The third languages available for students are Hindi, Telugu, French and Sanskrit and it commences from grade III till VIII.
A) Sanskrit is not mandatory for all students of standard 1 to 5. The children can opt to any of the third languages (Hindi, French, Telugu, and Sanskrit) from Grade III to VIII.
A) There is no specific book shop in the school available, but the school provides the required text books, note books and Bags with school logo where the children can purchase them from the stores. Children can also purchase all the stationery like pencil, pen, erasers, rulers etc., for emergency need.
A) On an average the class capacity/ size is set for 25-35 students as per CBSE norm.
A) GIIS recruits teachers who are well- experienced and qualified strictly as per CBSE & CAIE norms.
A) GIIS prepares students appearing for various board exams by following the norms of CBSE pattern(CCE-Child Centred Education) through Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation . GIIS also takes the initiative by framing out the timetable according to the level and grades of the children. The school conducts Formative Assessments, Summative Assessments, Mock/Surprise Tests etc.
A)GIIS takes the initiative to nurture the child’s future, so it takes part in teaching the extra classes for IIT-JEE, AIEEE with the help of highly qualified professionals within the school hours.
A) There are two recesses during the school hours – the short recess/ break for snacks which is for 15 minutes and 2nd is the lunch break for 30 minutes.
A) The school canteen provides nutritious and healthy diet. The canteen is handled by professional chef and the canteen provides only vegetarian food which is run under good hygienic conditions. A variety of snacks and drinks are available during short recess and the child can utilize this opportunity. The menu changes every day.
A) The children have the choice either to bring home food or opt for canteen.
A) The procedure of applying for leave is through Almanac note or mail or letter addressed to Principal in case the child is not well for a day. If the leave is more than 3 days then he/she should provide the leave certificate/ doctor’s certificate after coming to the school. If the child has to take a leave for any other purpose he/she should priorly intimate well in advance through a leave letter or through almanac and should be duly signed by the Incharge/Principal and the leave should get sanctioned.
A) The parent can communicate with teachers through mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Almanac note or through letter in a sealed envelope sent through the child.
A) If the child is absent from school for a long time(under medical cases only) the portion/syllabus will be covered for the child during free periods within the school hours. In other cases (non-medical) its entirely parents’ responsibility to cover up the syllabus. School expects students to be present on all working days.
A)The worksheets (hard copy) prepared will be given to the children. The worksheets (soft copy) are also uploaded for the parent reference in http://giishyderabad.org.in/ where the parent can take a print of the same, if needed.
A) The parent can meet the child’s teacher/Incharge after 3.00pm with a prior intimation. The school also conducts Parent-Teacher meet often to inform about the performance of the child in Academics/ Behaviour.
A) The visiting hours to meet the Principal / VP / HM is 2.30 pm-3.30 pm. with prior appointment only. Please contact EAP (Ph:8790333365) from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on working days for appointments mentioning the reason for meeting.
A)Please follow the etiquette, give a brief account of the content and give the teachers some time to sort out if there is any hindrance. The mail will be forwarded to the Principal/Incharge and will be looked for a quick retort to your queries.
A) It is a mode of communication amidst teacher, child and parent. It conveys the day to day tasks/activities performed in the school.
A) The child can celebrate his/her birthday in school, wearing ethnic attire ( Pre-primary – Grade V), but cannot distribute toffees/ confectioneries/ pies/gifts. The child can gift a book to the library to inculcate their knowledge. They also can donate a sapling for the ecological awareness (The sapling will be planted in the school premises). Students are given Birthday card in Assembly by Principal / Vice principal / Headmistress.
A). The school offers:
During the school hours students are provided with basics of all the above events.
A). The school has CCTV installed at various places having coverage of the entire campus. We also have trained security guards in place round the clock.
A).School has 2 counsellors who work full time with us. They cater to the needs of all age group students.
A). Senior teachers (Student Welfare In-charge) along with the counselors, educate students on common teenage issues and also guide them on how to overcome them.
(i) We stress upon ARD (all round development).
(ii) Strong communication between the school plus parent
(iii) A detailed, extremely thought out Almanac.
(iv) Annual syllabus, planner along with CCA that drives home the point of equal importance to academics as well as co curricular activities.
(v) EVOKE – A monthly newsletter giving an insight about the happenings in school.
(vi) PTM’s form a perfect platform for teachers as well as parents for interaction. Keeping in view the importance of regular communication in mind, we have planned to have one PTM every month. Through this the parents are given freedom to express their concerns and teachers come forward to support the child in every possible way.
(vii) A team of talented, dedicated and handpicked teaching faculty.
(viii) An all time updated website.
(ix) Digital classrooms.
(x) Building values through thought provoking Assembly presentations.
(xi) Strong focus on, communication skills.
A)Yes, transport is provided to the nearest point. Routes will be chalked out as admissions take place. The transport in-charge will explain / clarity your queries.
A)The teachers who travel by bus will be in-charge of the discipline on board. A lady Aaya is also available in each bus to take care of the students. The drivers are carefully screened for safe travel.
A)The age criteria for admission to various classes is as follows:
|21/2 years and above as on 1st April|
|Strictly 3 years and above as on 1st April|
|Strictly 4 years and above as on 1st April|
|Strictly 5 years and above as on 1st April|
A)Parent (father & mother) must meet the Admission department & submit the following:
i) 2 recent passport size photograph each of child, father and mother
ii) Date of Birth certificate (self attested) of the child issued by competent authority.
iii) Residential proof of
iv) Report card & TC of previous school
A)MCB (my class board) is the software used by School. The parent can log into MCB through the user id and password and can access the progress report of the child. Parents can access the worksheet and other Announcements sent from school.
A) School fee structure commensurate with the facility provided. The details for various classes are available in school’s Accounts office.
A)Fee is segregated under two heads i.e. Annual Fee and Tuition fee. Tuition fee is collected in three instalments (of four months each). The 1st Term tuition is to be remitted on or before 1st April, 2nd Term on or before 10th August and 3rd Term on or before 10th Dec.
Transport fee and Mess fee is optional and depends on the availing of facilities. Transport fee depends on the various slabs based on distance. It is paid in 3 installments along-with Tuition fee. Mess fee of student depends on child’s class & age.
A) Yes, food is provided to the students at a nominal cost in school Canteen.
A)The cooking area in the mess is always maintained clean at all times. Food is served hot in the most hygienic way possible.
A)Definitely, yes. The menu is checked by our house nutritionist. The food offered through the week has a variety, keeping in mind the balanced diet requirements of the child.
A)Yes, NCC is offered to both boys and girls.
A)NCC is available from class VIII onwards.
A)We have a female trained NCC officer who is available full time in our school.
A)Based on the requirement and consent from the parents, students are taken for camps.
A)Our NCC coach escorts our students for any outdoor NCC events or camps.
A)Yes the ECAs and CCAs are conducted during school timings.
A)Yes, parents can choose a particular CCA’s (Co-curricular Activities) throughout your child’s education at GIIS. Nevertheless, there is also an option that the child can change his / her ECA by providing an application to Principal after completion of one session.
A)The child will be assessed for the competitions held within the campus by teachers.The participation in all ECA and CCA will be taken into account. The student will be assessed with grades according to their participation and excellence, at the end of the Academic year. If the child scores inadequate grades in Academics then there is a possibility of up-gradation in Scholastic for Grade IX & X on the basis of Non-Scholastic grades through CCA/ECA.
A) There is a choice of selecting ECA according to the child’s/parent’s choice. CCA’s will be conducted in the school premises common to all the children weekly once. A consent form regarding ECA is given to the child after the school reopens and the child can fill it according to the child’s/parent’s choice.
A)The CCA’s are planned by the CCA In charges at the beginning of the Academic year and goes according to the time table. The ECA’s consist of GA-I and GA-II.
A)In GA-I, we have Classical dance, Western dance, Aerobics, Vocal Music (carnatic),Instrumental (guitar and keyboard).
A)In GA-II the activities conducted are swimming, karate, tennis, cricket, basketball, skating, volleyball etc. The child can opt for one GA-I and one GA-II.
A)If the child joins midway of the academic year, there is an option to choose ECA according to the child’s/ parent’s choice. CCA’s are conducted in common according to the schedule where the child can participate according to his proficiency.
A)There is no scope of saying that there is no vacancy for the games/sports that are being conducted in the school premises. The child can participate in any of the sports / games he / she is proficient in. The child can also take specialized coaching after the school hours on payment basis.