A day boarding school with long hours provides opportunity to the children to complete their academic work during the school hours. This facilitates a child going home to only spend time on activities which are enriching. A child is not burdened with carrying a heavy school bag daily to school as his books are kept in an independent locker within the classroom. Another point where a day boarding school vastly differs from other schools is that the student-teacher ratio is kept within manageable limits, so that even the shy, withdrawn and diffident students feel encouraged to clarify their doubts and interact with the teacher. This enables each teacher to reach out and help a child understand the curriculum, enjoy learning and allied activities during the school hours. Therefore, there are no back benchers.
The school also provides opportunity to the child to develop good eating habits – avoid fussing on food and learn to enjoy well-cooked, nutritious and a balanced diet provided by the school. Learning to share, developing manners is an incidental learning pattern that occurs by itself.
Disintegration of the joint family system, increasing competition, economic liberalization leave nuclear families with no other option but to let the child spend long hours after school with nannies, drivers or in ill-equipped crèches. The chances of children watching undesirable programmes on television or surfing an internet site which is not intended for them are great. Therefore, the long day school is of paramount importance so that the child is under the supervision of responsible and committed teachers.
The long day school concept is a blessing for working parents so that the child is under the supervision of understanding, caring and committed teachers. We firmly believe that a parent’s job is to give to the child time, to share love and imbibe the moral values which are so essential for the development of the child.
With Houseparents provide support and maintain discipline, children are assured personalised attention. Each houseparent’s priority is to get to know the children individually. The houseparents regularly inspect the dorm rooms, study units and common-room areas, to ensure that each child maintains neatness and personal hygiene. They provide a nurturing environment for children away from home and work closely with children who need extra support.
They keep in touch with parents telephonically to give them regular updates about their children’s welfare.