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 Age|
|Early Learning Stage 1||2 – 5 years|
|Early Learning – Stage 2||5 – 7 years|
|Primary Stage 1||7-9 years|
|Primary Stage 2||9-11 years|
|Middle Years||11-13 years|
|High 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 learning & 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 early learning & primary years) and submit the same along with the paying school fees on any working day during office hours.
|Early Learning||8.45am to 12.00 pm|
|Primary, Middle & Senior School||8.45am to 3.00 pm|
Pick-up & drop-off facility for children & students at designated points within a reasonable distance is available. Please contact the school office for details of fee for various programs and other charges.
Program & Curriculum
Buddhi follows an international program based on the New Zealand curriculum for early childhood, primary and middle years education. In the High School years, Buddhi follows the international curriculum of International GCSE and A Levels from the Pearson-Edexcel Examination Board based in London, UK, and the national NIOS curriculum. Please visit our website or contact our Head of School for more information about the curriculum 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 and is published on our website.
- 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. The long summer break is for 6 to 8 weeks from April to end May.
The school will remain closed for students on Saturdays, Sundays, all national holidays and long breaks. The school office will function on a need basis, with prior appointment during holidays.
School Bus & Arrival Time
Parents are requested to ensure that their children arrive at school or their respective bus stops 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 us via email, a written and signed note, 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. Please note that 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 to 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. Early learners should be dressed appropriately in clothes that will not hinder active play, while senior students should be dressed in comfortable and appropriate attire. In case of early learners, 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 dress them in diapers and send spare ones along with your child. Students are permitted to wear ear studs and watches to school. Any other jewellery and trinkets will be removed and kept at the school office.
All new students will be allowed flexible schedules until they settle in. Parents of very young children may be required to stay at the school during the initial 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. Our teachers will not enforce participation until the child is comfortable and settled in. Parents are requested to co-operate with the teachers who are well trained and experienced in addressing the needs of young 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. Newsletters, Learning Stories and Learning Photos will be published & posted regularly on our website, Facebook & Instagram accounts. Parents are requested to check school emails/diaries daily and other media regularly for posts & publications. School will contact parents on telephone only in case of emergencies. We request parents to use email for communicating with their children’s teachers and 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 and staff trained to support them.
Assessment and Reporting
Buddhi follows a portfolio reporting approach to document learning stories in the early learning and primary years. At the senior and high school years we 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.
Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled to discuss your child’s progress at least once every academic year. We believe that parent-teacher conferences are crucial & extremely beneficial in an individualized learning environment as Buddhi. Students are encouraged to be present during these conversations. 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. In addition to this, our teachers will be in regular contact with parents to keep the learning conversation going throughout the year.
Parents are welcome to volunteer in various activities at the school – story telling, school events, games & sport, outdoor projects, field trips, etc. The school will keep you informed about school and classroom activities & lessons by way of newsletters, learning story posts, photo galleries, calendars, and timetables. Newsletters, learning stories and photos will be published on our website, Facebook & Instagram accounts, in addition to being displayed in the school. Parents are encouraged to regularly check their email and visit the school website and social media pages 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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