School Office Hours
Monday to Friday : 10 am to 2.00 pm
(Please fix a time with the school staff before planning a visit and for additional information)
The academic session is divided into 3 curricular terms of roughly 4 months each. Each term will address stages within the yearly curriculum and focus on identified learning objectives and outcomes.
|Learning Programs||Typical eligibility age|
|Pre-school – Stage 1||2 years|
|Pre-school – Stage 2||3 years|
|Pre-school – Stage 3||4 years|
|Primary Stage 1||5-6 years|
|Primary Stage 2||8-10 years|
|Lower Secondary||11-13 years|
|Secondary School (International GCSE / NIOS)||13-15 years|
|Higher Secondary – International A Levels (GCE)||15+ years|
Admission Criteria & Enrollment Procedure
Our school year begins in January, every year. Students can however also join midyear and our teachers will plan a transition accordingly. The school will ascertain through a process of classroom observations the academic level of an incumbent student and position them in the appropriate year group.
All applicants need to fill an enrollment form and submit copies of their birth certificate and immunization details (for pre-school & primary years) and submit the same along with the required school fees on any working day during office hours.
|Pre-school||8.45am to 1 pm|
|Primary, Lower Secondary & High School||8.45am to 3.00 pm|
Pick-up & drop-off facility for children at designated points within a reasonable distance is available.
Please contact the school office for details of fee for various programs and other charges.
The school follows an international program based on the New Zealand curriculum for early childhood & primary education. For middle school through High School years, Buddhi follows the international curriculum of Lower Secondary, International GCSE and GCE from Edexcel Examination Board, London, and the NIOS curriculum. Please contact the Head of school for more information about the curriculum and to help you understand why it would be the best program for your child.
Holidays and Term Breaks
- All major national holidays will be observed. The holiday list will be shared at the beginning of the term.
- The school will close between mid September to mid October for up to a maximum of 2 weeks and between end December to early January up to a maximum of 2 weeks, and for 6 to 8 weeks during summer (mid April to end May).
The school will remain closed for students on Saturdays, Sundays, all national holidays and long breaks.
School Bus & Arrival Time
Parents are requested to ensure that their children arrive at school or bus stop (if travelling by school bus) on time. Late arrival may deprive your child of crucial school activities. Please also be sure to pick them up on time. If a child has to be picked up before time, please inform the class teacher or leave a message at the office by 9 AM or earlier on the specified day. Please note that children will be allowed to leave the school premises or the school bus only with their parents or a caregiver designated at the time of admission. The school bus will return the child to the school in case the parent or designated person fails to arrive at the bus drop-off point.
Please ensure that your child attends school everyday unless he/she is ill or is unable to come due to an emergency. Whenever your child is unable to come to school, please inform the school office immediately and send a note when he/she comes back after an absence due to illness. If possible, please contact the child’s teacher seeking permission before the child goes on prolonged leave.
Valuables & Money
Valuables (including smart phones & electronic devices) and money must never be brought to school by students. Such money or valuables if found will immediately be removed from the concerned student and the parent will be required to collect it from the school office personally. The school is not responsible for loss of any valuables or money brought by the students to school. If situation requires any valuables of money to be brought to school, these should be handed over to the school office by an adult.
Internet usage is strictly monitored at the school and no student is allowed to access social media apps and websites while at school. Students online access is tracked and any misuse may result in serious action by the school management.
Illness & First Aid
Please ensure that your child remains away from school if he/she is unwell with an infectious illness to prevent infecting other students and teachers. If a child feels ill during school the concerned parent will be informed and requested to collect the child from school. Emergency first aid by way of treating minor cuts and bruises and administering non prescription medication like paracetamol may be given by our staff.
If students wish to dress in uniforms they must wear uniforms as designed and provided by the school. The uniform will comprise of comfortable cotton t-shirts and pants. Uniforms are not mandatory at the school but we urge all students to wear uniforms on the days they are required to attend PE & movement classes and during school trips and any other events as planned by the school. Preschoolers should be dressed appropriately in clothes that will not hinder active play, while senior students should be dressed in comfortable and decent attire. In case of preschoolers, parents are also requested to send a spare set of clothes including underwear everyday. In case your child is not toilet trained, please ensure that you use diapers and send spare ones along with your child. Students are permitted to wear ear studs and watches to school. Any other jewels and trinkets will be removed and kept at the school office.
All new students will undergo up to two weeks of orientation to familiarize them with the school environment and staff. During this time, their learning readiness will be assessed and they will be placed in the appropriate class group. Parents of pre-school children may be required to stay at the school during this period to help their children settle into the school environment. Very young children may sometimes exhibit extreme behaviours such as excessive crying, tantrums and refusing to participate in activities. This is not unusual and parents are requested to allow their child enough time to adapt to the new environment. Parents are requested to co-operate with the teachers who are well trained and experienced in addressing the needs of such children.
Communication to Parents
All information regarding classroom activities, homework, trips and events will be communicated to parents only via school diaries for young children and email for others. Parents are requested to check for school emails daily and/or look for information in the class diaries. School will contact parents on telephone only in case of emergencies. We request parents to follow the same procedure for communicating with their children’s teachers or the school office. Unless it is an emergency, please send your questions or queries through emails or seek an appointment to meet the teachers to discuss your children’s progress. Teachers are not allowed to take any calls during class time.
Special Needs Support
Buddhi follows an inclusive policy for educating children with different learning needs. The purpose is to enable such students to learn and participate effectively within the school system. Support for such students is provided by way of a flexible classroom schedule and a curriculum tailored to meet their learning and personal needs. Buddhi also offers a vocational readiness pathway for students in high school to suit their future learning goals.
Assessment and Reporting
Buddhi follows a formative assessment approach in junior school (preschool and primary) while the senior and high school follow a blended approach incorporating both examination and formative assessements. This is to allow for assessing academic, thinking, application and personal skills. Individual student progress will be reported through assessment reports twice yearly in November and August.
Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled to discuss your child’s progress at least once every academic year. Buddhi school administrators and teachers believe that parent-teacher conferences are extremely beneficial. The conference with your child’s teacher will tell you much more about your child’s progress or problems in school than does an assessment report. This can be a time to find out some of the following things about your child.
1. Current level in subject/development areas. 2. Ability and willingness to participate in activities. 3. Special interest and abilities. 4. Ability to get along with others. 5. Behavior in and out of class. 6. Self confidence in and out of school. 7. Work habits.
We encourage students to be present at parent teacher meetings.
Parents are encouraged to participate in various activities at the school – story telling, helping in school events, outdoor/indoor games, special projects, field trips, etc. The school will keep you informed about school and classroom activities & lessons by way of newsletters, calendars, and timetables. These will be displayed in the school or sent via email to parents. Parents are encouraged to regularly check their email and keep in touch with the school office to keep updated on the latest happenings. If you wish to be involved in any other area of the school programme please contact your child’s class teacher or the Head of school. We welcome parent participation in all areas.
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