Self-discipline is the forte of the school.
The school begins at 8.30 a.m. for the students. All students are expected to reach school before the bell rings. After 8.30 a.m. the school gates will be closed.
Students should maintain cleanliness and hygiene within the school campus. Littering is prohibited.
Students should observe polite civil behavior. Ragging, screaming or use of un parliamentary language is forbidden.
VSS constitutes a family of students from various communities, religious and linguistic groups. The medium of instruction and communication is English in the school campus.
The school is not responsible for any loss of student’s belongings in the premises.
Under no pretext should a student miss an teaching/ games/ activity period.
Changing classrooms between periods should be done in silence and in an orderly manner. Students are expected to move quietly, in a single file without causing any disturbance to other classes.
Students should also not leave the premises during the school working hours.
GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Closely monitor their ward’s progress by checking the school diary everyday and paying attention to their punctuality, discipline and submission of school assignments. Parents are requested to use the space provided in the diary for any communication with the teachers.
Encourage their ward to take a balanced interest in studies, co-curricular activities and sports.
Inform the school if there is any change in address, telephone numbers and bus route.
Ensure that their ward does not bring expensive items, electronic items, cell phones etc. or large sum of money to school. The school bag should be randomly checked to ensure the same.
Restrict pocket money to minimal.
Restrict celebration of birthdays of their ward in school to distribution of candies only. We suggest a library book with imprints of parent’s name and address. Elaborate arrangements like cutting of cake and partying in the school are not permitted.
Explain to the child the need to look after his/her belongings . The school does not accept responsibility for any item lost in school. All articles belonging to the child should have identification details.
Ensure that their ward is in proper school uniform. No fancy jewellery like danglers, trinkets, studs, rings etc. should be worn by girls/boys.
Support and co – operate with the school authorities in enforcing discipline by making sure that their children attend school regularly, do the assignments, devote sufficient time to reading and revising their lessons at home and take interest in all the activities of the school.
Keep leave for half a day to a minimal as far as possible. In case of an emergency, written permission must be taken from the principal/class teacher. In case a child leaves the school early, it is mandatory to inform the bus in-charge about the same.
Ensure that during their ward’s absence from school, work done in the class is made up for. Provide a supportive value-based environment to their ward at home. Using discretion and parental judgment keep track of their ward’s mental health and emotions.
Monitor the internet sites being visited by their ward and limit television viewing to appropriate programmes.
The principal, when it is found necessary, may advise parents to provide remedial measures for students who need personal coaching.
Sign in blue or black ink all the reports, notices and class work/books of their wards when required to do so.
Discourage their ward to take leave before the commencement of examinations as these days are important as far as preparation is concerned.
Avoid any kind of criticism of the child’s teacher or the school in his/her presence as children may lose respect for their teachers and consequently fail to learn from them.
Be formally dressed when they are in the school premises.
ATTENDANCE & REGULARITY
All students must be present on the re-opening day and closing day of each term.The names of the students who are absent on these days will be struck off the rolls and the parents will have to seek re-admission for their children if they want them to continue in the school. Be formally dressed when they are in the school premises.
The Principal must be informed in writing when the student returns to school after being absent even for a single day. The parent must state the reason for her/his absence in the absence record of the school diary. Such students who are absent for three days or more without intimation has to provide written leave letter to principal for the reason the student was absent along with the supporting documents like Medical Certificate etc.
Students who are ill on the day of assessments are advised to come to school only if they can stay for the entire duration of the morning or the afternoon session. Once the students are in school they are required to stay for the full length of the school day. Students are not permitted to arrive or leave in between morning/afternoon sessions. In case of any emergency, parents are required to call up the school and inform the absence of their ward and follow it up with a written leave letter.
ADMISSION & WITHDRAWAL
Applications for admission are accepted as and when notified in the school office or website. Parents wishing to withdraw their children at the end of the academic year must inform the Principal in writing before the end of February, failing which school-leaving certificate will be issued only after the school re-opens. It will not be issued until all the dues are fully paid and all library books are returned.
LUNCH AND SNACK BREAKS
Students should bring lunch baskets with the necessary cutlery, water and napkin to maintain personal hygiene.
Parents, drivers or housekeepers are not allowed into the school premises to hand over lunch boxes.
Parents are advised to send enough food for their wards, since children are not permitted to leave the campus at anytime during the hours of the school