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Birla Open Minds International School

(Vapi - Gujarat)


School Policies

(Grade 1st and 2nd "NO HOME WORK POLICY")


School Policies regarding Attendance, Discipline, School Calendar/Weather Closings, Uniform Policy and Admission details can be found in the Parent and Scholar Code of Conduct.

ATTENDANCE » Attendance is the first step in ensuring academic achievement. In order to ensure that the scholars reach for their personal best, they must show up and give their best effort at school each and every day, regular attendance is required.

♦ The School Campus operates from, Monday to Saturday.

♦ All absences - "Excused" and "Unexcused"- are considered absences: Any day the child does not attend school is considered an absence. Only scholar illness (with doctor's note), a death in the family, religious holiday (with parent/guardian notes) are considered 'excused' absences, though the scholar is still considered (and marked) absent from school.

♦ Students are not allowed to go home during school hours. Parents are advised not to make any social engagements or medical appointments during working hours.

♦ To ensure better discipline, parents are requested not to send their ward to school on the day they have such appointments.

♦ No child will be permitted to attend the class, if he/she is suffering from any contagious disease, until a medical certificate is produced.

♦ Regular attendance is an important factor. If the child has less than 85% Attendance, his/her promotion to the next class may be affected.

♦ Repeated or unexplained absence for a month renders the student liable to have his name struck off the rolls.

♦ Re-admission may be granted only on the payment of fresh Admission fee.

♦The school reserves the right to suspend students whose conduct is deemed harmful to other students, even after three written warnings.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT CYCLE » Our approach to discipline is rooted in a belief that the learning environment is sacred. We will do whatever it takes it takes to make sure that every child is safe (physically, emotionally, mentally, and intellectually) and that every child has the chance to learn without needless disruptions. We have very high expectations for scholar behavior in order to create and preserve a focused learning environment.

♦ The school administrators and behavior interventionists or their designee have the authority to decide on the appropriate consequences for scholar behavior and infractions, including but not limited to; Point deductions, detention, school service, loss of school privileges, and suspension.

MEALS » Parents are advised to send nutritious food to school with the child. Children are not allowed to bring any unhealthy drinks (e.g., colas or juices heavy in sugar) or unhealthy food to school.

♦ Junk food, soda, gum etc. cannot be brought to supplement a school lunch.

♦ The entire lunch ( one box for short break and the other for a long break) must be in one bag or container with the scholar's name on it. Table Mat should be brought daily along with the lunch box.

SCHOOL CLOSURES/ WEATHER CLOSINGS » School will remain close only in cases of extreme weather conditions / Govt. orders.

♦ If parents and others concerned with the school don't know whether the school is delayed, closed, or open during inclement weather, they can check the school website, Facebook page, Edunext app or the local television news channel.

♦ At the discretion of the Principal, any classroom days lost to closure due to inclement weather or other reasons may be made up by adding an equal number of days during or at the end of the school year.

UNIFORM » All scholars are required to come to school in the prescribed uniform every day.

♦ Scholars may not change out of their uniform at any point during the school day or any school field trips.

♦ If a child fails to come in neat and clean uniform, he/she may be penalised or sent back home, unless there is written communication from the parent.

♦ No expensive or fancy accessories/ articles are allowed in school. Expensive Jewellery, Mobile Phones, I-pods etc. are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for any personal property lost.

♦ Parents should ensure that their child, takes pride in his / her appearance and wears the school ID card every day.

♦ Students of Primary Section are allowed to come in coloured dress on their birthdays.

♦ Distribution of only one sweet/toffee per student is allowed on birthday. Distribution of return gifts is forbidden.

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT & PROPERTY » School premise is a strict no-smoking, no-alcohol and drug free area.

♦ The school does not believe in corporal punishment to students but at the same time, discipline from the students is considered as the basic quality.

♦ Students are expected to be on time to school, to attend the morning assembly.

♦ All students are required to speak only in English within the school premises. Use of foul language, obscene gestures, racial and disrespectful language or actions is strictly against the school norms.

♦ Students should take pride in maintaining the school property. Any damage to the School Property is liable to be penalised.

ROLE OF THE PARENTS » The school believes in working in collaboration with the Parent Community and expects the parents to support the school for the benefit of the students.

♦ Parents should check their child's School Almanac regularly for important messages, circulars or any other information and sign in the assigned page with a blue/black pen only.

♦ Parents should facilitate the completion of the school assignment given to their wards. They should not do assignments for the students.

♦ Parents are not permitted to meet the students or teachers during the working hours, without the permission of the Principal.

♦ Parents need to contact the Principal regarding any complaint, and not the teachers directly.

♦ If a Parent feels that his/her child is not making the desired progress, the Principal can be contacted early in the academic year to seek advice for his / her improvement. (Criticizing any of the teachers or the school in the presence of the child should be avoided.)

♦ Parents are requested not to indulge in any kind of group meetings and create inconvenience of any kind in and around the school premises..

♦ Non-observance of this rule will be regarded as a serious breach of discipline and your child's name will be removed from the rolls.

SAFETY & SECURITY » Though every care is taken to ensure the safety and welfare of the students, if any mishap/accident occurs during school hours, school is not responsible for the consequences.

♦ Parents are requested to promptly inform the Administrative Office of any change of address or phone numbers.

♦ Students who come to school with their attendants should not leave before the attendant arrives. In case of delay, they should report to the school office.

♦ School does not allow any student to leave the school premises with any other person except the one who is authorised by the Parents. In case of emergency, the person who comes to puck the child should carry an Authorisation Letter, duly signed by the Parent and his/her Identity Card.

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY » The school follows child friendly and child centred method of learning and teaching.

♦ Every child is taught at his/her own pace.

♦ Children are taught using non- conventional patterns and are encouraged to learn through experience, exposure and involvement

♦ Secular school policy is followed where no discrimination based on caste, creed and religion is made at any cost.

♦ Co-educational system of education is followed.

♦ Computer aided learning process is encouraged in the school.

♦ The focus is on the holistic development of students (all round development of students), not only grades but development of students in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is stressed.

♦ The school believes that each student has inherent and latent talent hence it is the responsibility of the teachers to identify and nurture the same.

♦ Basic life skills and value based learning is an important part of the School Curriculum.

♦ School ensures the upgradation of the teachers and provides them with ample opportunities to grow. They are encouraged to attend training programs and workshops for improving subject content and skills, as well as personal growth workshops, so as to develop in them self-confidence and other human values that they can transfer to their students.

Annual Report

Our vision is to encompass aspiration, educational excellence, leadership, social mobility, humanity and unity in an organization to prepare students for the future and provide highest qualities of learning opportunities.

Our aim is to create outstanding institution that promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities and humanity.
We set standards and goals for ourselves and strive to achieve them – be it in the area of academics, sports, discipline, leadership and more.

The annual report showcases the achievements and glories of our school, undoubtedly, but also makes us think deeply about our shortcomings. We have always been committed to create an environment in the school which helps the young minds to blossom and provide a platform for individual thinking and holistic development of the child's personality.

School achievements » This report is comprised of the achievements made during the year gone by and at the same time set the path for greater accomplishments in the years to come. And i would like to thank each one of you for being a significant part of this glorious journey.

Parent orientation » As a regular practice followed every year, this session began with the orientation programme for the parents. The programme made the parents aware of the scheme of education we impart here at our school.

Students' seminars & workshops » To ensure that our students are well equipped with knowledge to face any challenge, we have focused sessions on special topics including disaster management, health and hygiene, good touch bad touch, effective communication skills, etc.

Teacher's in-service training & workshops » In keeping with the school's policy of continuous upgradation of knowledge and skills, our teachers attended various workshops and seminars organized by the school so as to improve their academic transaction skills and to update their capabilities.

Self – defence » Creating awareness among our students is the need of the time. Keeping in mind the safety of the children, the school conducts self-defence classes for girl every week.

Child safety » a workshop for child safety was organised in our school for awareness of children. The workshop was specifically based on good touch and bad touch as all the children should be aware of this.

School harassment committee for students and teachers was formed in the school, where any kind of misconduct can be reported. Complaint box in washrooms are been put up for everyone.

"the quality of your thinking, determines the quality of your mind."

Participation in the science, maths, english , gk and cyber olympiad, itself is the biggest competition where a student competes to outshine others. It infuses a healthy competitive spirit through reward based assessment.

Our students' performance in various national and international olympiads has always been exemplary.

The essence of "digital india" lies in the knowledge of technology and its effective use. Our students have time and again proved to be very technology literate and savvy.

Along with academics we have conducted classes like:
Rubric cube,robotics classes,karate, yoga and skates.

School houses » The students of the school are divided into four different houses, Each house is managed by teachers and students as a house captain, house vice-captain and house prefects. The house on duty performs its duty of conducting the day-to-day activities, competitions in systematic and disciplined manner.

Competitions » To take part is what counts in competition and lessons of victory and defeat are what we get in return. This environment was sufficiently created through inter-school, inter-house and inter-class competitions. Our students took part in various inter-school and zonal level competitions and brought laudable laurels to the school.

Games and sport, debates, creative-writing, spelling-bee, fancy dress competition, rhyme and rhythm, drawing, show and tell, hindihungama, matharon, hook a book, jumping jute and rearranging month activity were held in our school campus.
Mockdrill for fire safety was organised in school.

Medical and dental camps were held in the school for the kids so that the children get all the proper and hygiene awareness among them.

Swach Bharat Abhiyan - Clean india green india campaigns were held.

Eco club is made in our school.

Camera's in buses have been put up for security and safety of our school children.

Erp system for students has been started.

Google scratch workshop have been conducted in our school.

Field trips have also been organised in our school to the places like:
Lakham dev lake,movie,picnics.

Celebrations » Promoting the harmony across all communities, special assemblies are conducted on a regular basis where all the festivals irrespective of the religion & following are fondly celebrated. Traditional Day, Independence Day,Rakhimaking,Rakshabandh, Janamashtmi,Ganesh Chaturthi,Navratri,Diwali, Rangoli Competition,Maker Sakaranti, Kite Flying Competition,Republic Day,Father's Day,International Yoga Day,Green Day, Red Day, Yellow Day,Purple Day,Orange Day,International Yoga Day,Teacher's Day And Children's Day.

Upcoming » Keeping ourselves up with the pace of the modern world, complete digitization of the school is undertaken which will transform the entire school chores channel through the information technology, bringing in more transparency and enhanced communication with parents and community.

Having the school completely digitized has in numerous advantages to the parents, teachers and the school itself.

Parents can keep a real-time track of the status of their child for daily attendance, fee status, periodic results, school circulars and news, etc. Through the school app on androids and through the web portal.

Parents will have a direct access to communicate with the class-teacher for regular update of their child and the cases which need my personal attention can be escalated directly to me through the provision of communicate in our portal.

Parents and teachers have been brought closer as this software provides a direct upload of the daily homework on the online portal parallel to what's given in the classroom, so that parents too are apprised of the daily homework given in classroom and the same can be enforced at the parents' end too.

Many milestones have been achieved and many still have to be reached. We at Shloka A Birla School will continue our unceasing efforts to mould the young minds into well balanced personalities with confidence and zeal befitting the standards of this portal of education.

With that, let us foresee a world of universal singularity where our children are going to be the propellant of this change and the world shall be a beautiful place to live in..!!!

Total Boys/Girls

Class No. Of section Boys Girls Total
I 01 20 13 33
II 01 23 08 31
III 01 13 09 22
IV 01 21 11 32
V 01 12 08 20
VI 01 08 04 12
VII 01 07 07 14
VIII 01 07 01 08
Total   111 61 172


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