What is Global Indus Valley School?
Promoted by the Global Dehat Vikas Shiksha Society, Global Indus Valley School offers high quality international education integrated with Indian values with emphasis on time tested ethics. We believe in Total Quality Education? which aims at developing the child in a way that she makes excellence in all endeavors? a habit and way of life. We truly believe that knowledge without understanding is not useful and therefore the emphasis of teaching is more on understanding of concepts rather than memorizing facts, rules and other formulae.
Where is Global Indus Valley School( GIVS)?
GIVS is located in a 6 acre serene and bio-diverse campus in Kotkasim on the Kotkasim – Bibrani Road. The campus is aesthetically designed to offer a peaceful and conducive environment for the students. It boasts of all modern infrastructure and amenities to ensure comfortable learning atmosphere.
How far is GIVS from Kotkasim?
The GIVS Campus is about 2 Kilometers from Gharm Kata, Kotkasim which is in the heart of Kotkasim city. The nearest residential areas include Bibrani, Bhiwadi, Bolni.
Is GIVSa residential school?
No, GIVS is a day school with transport and food provided by the school.
What is the teacher student ratio at GIVS?
GIVS employs a total of 28 teachers (as on 1 June 2014) including subject teachers, language teachers, sports and extra-curricular activity teachers. This gives us an enviable average of 1 teacher per 7 students.
How experienced are your teachers and staff?
GIVS employs some of the best teachers in the industry to ensure children have access to the best possible learning environment. Our school leadership comprises of our Principal and Heads of departments who together have more than 80 years of experience in the education sector. Not sitting on our past expertise and laurels GIVS proactively engages in teacher training workshops every year. These workshops help in building further capacity and also introduce modern teaching tools and methods.
What is the academic pattern followed at GIVS?
GIVS is an IB World School offering Primary Years Program of the IB. The IB methodology integrated with the National Curriculum (CBSE) is followed from Nursery till Grade 5. Grade 6 on wards GIVS offers full CBSE curriculum till Grade 10. We propose to introduce IGCSE for Secondary School and CBSE Senior Secondary (11 and 12) in the near future.
What is IB?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, noted for its progressive global learning methodology. Based in Geneva, Switzerland IB is motivated by its mission, focused on the student. IB runs four programs for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to enable the child to live learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IB currently works with 3,586 schools in 145 countries to develop and offer challenging programs to over 1 million students. In India, IB methodology is offered by more than 100 schools.
What are the extra-curricular activities offered at GIVS?
Education at GIVS goes beyond the classroom. All students participate in co-curricular activities which include Sports, Dance, Theatre, Music, Robotics and Art & Craft. Students also take part in community service activities from time to time and are also given special hours for using the library and media centre. Attention is also given at developing critical skills like communication, presentation and confidence building.
Within the gamut of sports GIVSoffers opportunity to explore various disciplines viz, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Football, Badminton and Cricket.
What are the languages children study at GIVS?
GIVS is a full English medium school offering various languages as part of its curriculum. Students may choose a second and third language apart from English. The choices are Hindi, Telugu and French. In accordance with prevailing government norms Hindi must be chosen as either second or third language.
What are the timings of the school?
The school starts at 08:30 on all weekdays (Monday to Saturday). The school ends at 12:30 for pre-primary grades (Nursery to Sr. KG) and at 15:30 for Grades 1 to 10. Saturday and Sunday are holidays unless specified otherwise in certain situations. For grades 8 to 10 first and third Saturday of the month may be working days and the timing is from 09:00 to 12:30.
Does the school offer transportation?
Yes, GIVS offers comfortable temperature controlled vehicles that ply children to and fro. We cover most areas of the city that fall within a 90 minute drive from the school. Parents, however, are requested to check if their area is covered by the school transport before finalizing the admission.
Does the school have a dining area? Do you provide food?
GIVS has a large, well ventilated dining area with a capacity to seat 150 children at once. We provide healthy vegetarian food twice a day (mid-morning and lunch-time) to all the students. Students are encouraged to eat together and are also trained in table manners during the dining hours.
What access do students have to computers?
GIVS encourages usage of technology in all aspects of life. The students starting from Grade 1 are trained in using computers for various purposes including research, learning and exploring through dedicated IT classes. Over and above the classes children are encouraged to use computers as part of their ongoing projects and presentations. GIVS also offers Robotics from Grade 4 through which students are trained in electronic and mechanical concepts.
How do you make sure students succeed academically?
Success of any school depends on the success of its children. This fact is no different at GIVS. Therefore we make every effort to see our children succeed not only in academics but in life too. To that extent GIVS focuses on providing an environment balanced with academics and non-academics. Care is taken to ensure that children understand? the concept rather than just memorize it.
GIVSprovides multiple platforms for children to showcase their learning and talent. Every child gets a periodic opportunity to speak/perform/present at the assembly which is held every morning. Apart from that children participate in regular events and competitions that are organized in-house and various external levels.
Being IB World School and also following the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation methods of CBSE, we access the progress of our children on a daily basis. This greatly helps in identifying children who may be lagging behind so as to offer additional support to them.
What support is offered to a child with learning difficulties?
GIVS fully respects the fact that each child is unique and therefore the way she learns cannot be compared to any other child. Our teachers are specifically trained in handling slow learners and thanks to the low teacher-child ratio they can afford to spend considerable time with such students without hampering the learning of other students. We also have an in-house remedial teacher who is dedicated to support such children based on their needs. The home room teachers are well equipped with data of child’s learning and therefore can devise specific student-centric and personalized approach for each child.
What is the fees structure of GIVS?
To understand the fee structure in detail please get in touch with our admission team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 9618553366 or 8008116644.
Is my child safe at GIVS Campus?
Safety of students is of paramount importance for GIVS. We have designed our campus keeping in mind that the most frequent users of any service will be young children. The support staff is trained to ensure that everything that the children use is safe and child friendly. From the equipments in science labs to the facilities at food court to the play area and classrooms, due care is taken to make every place safe for your children. However, in case of any untoward incident we have a nurse on standby at the wellness room during school hours. We also have vehicles on standby should any child need any special care and has to be rushed to a medical center.
The school building is made according to international fire safety standards and has multiple exits and assembly point. Fire fighting equipments are handy in all areas and the school conducts fire drill regularly.
What is the process of admission to GIVS? Is there any age criteria?
The process of admission is quick and simple for the benefit of the parents and children. It involves parents visiting the school campus with children and meeting the admission team, teachers and/or principal. For pre-primary an informal chat with the teacher forms the base of admission while the primary and secondary grades have to take a small written test. The objective of the test is to check the current competence level of the child and therefore to ascertain the amount of extra attention required. It does not form basis for rejection. Registration, document submission and fee payment follows. For more details on admissions please do connect with our team at email@example.com or call on 9618553366 or 8008116644.
Does GIVS consider mid-session admissions?
Often parents are required to change their child’s school mid-year owing to several reasons. We understand this situation and are committed to be of necessary help in such cases. It is our endeavor to make sure children do not lose a year and therefore in several special cases we allow mid-session admissions. However, this is a prerogative of the principal and management of GIVS and therefore in such cases parents are requested to connect with our admissions team.