Portions are announced in the beginning of the session. Academic progress is reviewed after tests and examinations with parents. Normally there are five parent teacher meetings in a year. Depending upon the situation, some special parent teacher meetings are conducted for some classes to address specific issues. Other than these, parents are encouraged to meet teachers on Saturdays and other working days.
Tests and Examinations
The academic year is divided into two terms. Each term has a Mid-term Test and a Terminal Examination. Please refer to bulletin for exact class-wise subject-wise schedules. Students answer these on examination stationery provided by school. Typed question papers are distributed in advance so that they can read the question paper before attempting questions. Seating arrangements in all the evaluation components is mixed to give students real-life competitive ambience.
Philosophy of the examination: The philosophy of the examinations to provide a window of opportunity to the student to enable him to judge his performance, correct his mistakes and, in general, prepare for better grounding in the subject. This is one of the most significant educational processes of the school. The school would fail in achieving in achieving its goals if this is not executed in the right manner and spirit.
Children are promoted to the next class depending on their performance in different subjects. The school follows grading system resulting into relative ranking of children.
There is no formal examination in the nursery and kindergarten. The grades obtained by these children would be purely based on continuous observation of child’s attitude, interest and progress in general class work and tests, participation in class and in school activities. Normally, all the children would be promoted in nursery and kindergarten. However, in certain cases, if the child’s performance were below normal, parents would be advised to detain the child in the same class.
From class I on wards, performances are discussed with parents individually at the end of each term. Minimum attendance (80%) is a pre-requisite for promotion to the next class. Promotions would be automatic. However, in certain cases, if the child’s performance were below normal, based on parent’s advice, a child may be detained in the same class.
From class VIII onward, both group and individual performances are discussed with parents at the end of each term. Minimum attendance (80%) is a pre-requisite for promotion to the next class. Promotions would be strictly based on ICSE norms. A candidate must pass in English and any four subjects. Science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology in VIII-X are considered as one subject. Similarly, Arts subjects – History, Civics and Geography in VIII-X are considered as one subject. In class VIII, children must compulsorily pass in Third Language.
If a child is absent on a examination date, the student must produce a genuine reason. Depending on the reason, class teacher at her discretion may allow the student to appear in a make-up examination that would be usually conducted one week later than the original date. There is a token fee of Rs. 200 per paper for the student. Make-up test is compulsory for missed Term II examinations for class VI on wards.