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Why choose Navrachana International School ?
 
What makes Navrachana an International School ?
 
In what sense is Navrachana also an Indian school ?
 
How does Navrachana prepare 'the child' for life ?
 
What if my child isn't a self-directed learner ?
 
How will IB Diploma Programme prepare my child for university entrance ?
 
What are the methods of assessment ?
 
How many students are there in the school ?
 
Who will teach my child at Navrachana ?
 
How are parents involved in the educational process ?
 
What are the dining provisions ?
 
Can the child be given special food on medical grounds ?
 
How would you prevent outside food ?
 
What medical facilities does the school provide ?
 
What are the safety and security features of the campus ?
 
How will you prevent ragging etc. and maintain discipline ?
 
What will the boarders do after school ?
 
Will the students be allowed to stay in the hostel during holidays / vacations ?
 
After Navrachana what next ?
 
At what times of the year will the school accept students ?
 
Why choose Navrachana International School ?
 
An application-based, life related education reduces the stress during your child's learning process.
Flexible international level curricula give your child the best of both the worlds: international exposure with Indian ethos.
Choice of International or Indian Boards.
Certification from the International Baccalaureate Organization (Geneva )and Cambridge IGCSE (England) Central Board of Secondary Education serves as your child's gateway to the world's/premier universities.
A talented team of teachers from across the world facilitates cross-cultural learning for your child.
Student-centered methodology empowers your child's personality to blossom.
World class facilities and infrastructure create an ideal environment for learning, evolving and growing.
 
   
What makes Navrachana an International School ?
  Navrachana is international by virtue of its international curriculum, its international student body, faculty and its emphasis on cross-cultural understanding & homogeneity. Pandit Nehru wrote - "There are barriers of religion, of caste, of color, of party, of nation, of province, of language, of customs, and of rich and poor. Fortunately children do not know much about these barriers which separate. They play or work with each other, and it is only when they grow up that they begin to learn about these barriers from their elders". At Navrachana we aim to ensure that the barriers are never erected.
 
   
In what sense is Navrachana also an Indian school ?
  Forty years of the Navrachana Education Society's experience equips us with the strengths of the Indian Education System, which is amalgamated with international models. Navrachana has the strengths of this Indian ness. Our students will strive to understand India, to value its rich cultural diversity, the variety of its natural resources and to work for their protection and preservation.
 
(a) In specific terms, the following attributes of the school ensure that students learn to imbibe and appreciate the Indian ethos.
(b) There is a very strong emphasis on yoga and meditation in the lifestyle.
(c) Student life is modeled on community living and bonding - an integral part of Indian society.
(d) The curriculum - especially social studies including history, geography and civics.
(e) Every student has the option of learning an additional Indian language.
(f) Every student has the option of learning Indian classical music and dance.
(g) Field trips and community service programmes bring the students close to life as it is lived in India.
(h) All Indian and International festivals are celebrated in the School in a traditional style and students are encouraged to take active part in these festivities.
 
   
How does Navrachana prepare 'the child' for life ?
 
By developing literacy, numeracy, articulation, self confidence and leadership.
By teaching thinking and practical skills, which will be of value however many times, s/he changes profession
By teaching students to evaluate, critically but never cynically, the mass of information with which the world bombards them.
By emphasizing concern for others and for our planet.
By helping him/her to identify his/her own strengths
 
   
What if my child isn't a self-directed learner ?
  The Multiple-Intelligence and Project based Learning approach is designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm, responsibility and self-discipline. It is a student-centred methodology with a high degree of teacher facilitation and direction. Small classes and a very favorable 'teacher: student' ratio ensures that no one can escape the attention she needs. Our Counseling Department can also help students to organize and enjoy their studies.
 
   
How will IB Diploma Programme prepare my child for university entrance?
  The IB Diploma is accepted by universities and colleges all over the word including the UK, the USA and India. Many universities allow Diploma students to 'skip' the first year of the bachelor's degree program. There is a good reason for this: IB Diploma students arrive at college with more highly attuned thinking skills than graduates from other systems.
  Trained, experienced counselors will advise on every stage of the college entrance process.
Links to SAT: www.collegeboard.org | TOEFL: www.toefl.org
 
   
What are the methods of assessment?
  Navrachana employs two broad types of assessment, which are consistent with the IB / IGCSE / CBSE programmes.
  Summative Assessment: Measures the students' achievement according to clear criteria of knowledge and skills. Such assessments will include tests and examinations.
  Formative Assessment: Encourages the students' individual development and sets attainable targets. At Navrachana we aim to instill confidence by incorporating effective study and preparation techniques.
 
   
How many students are there in the school ?
  The School is designed for 1,200 students. The largest class will not normally exceed 24 and class sizes will often be considerably less. The teacher student ratio will not exceed 1:10.
 
   
Who will teach my child at Navrachana ?
  A combination of expatriate and Indian teachers who are qualified and have requisite training and experience in the Indian and international education .They will regularly undergo in-service training provided by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, by Cambridge International Examinations and by Navrachana College of Education itself.
 
   
How are parents involved in the educational process?
  The parent is regularly informed of the child's progress by electronic mail and through other channels of communication. The web-based student information system allows parent to track the child's progress.

There are formal Parent conferences, frequent newsletters and ample scope for additional individual consultation and when the need arises. Parents have the opportunity for involvement through the Navrachana 'Parents-Teachers-Students Association'.
 
   
What are the dining provisions?
  Navrachana International School will enroll students from all over India and abroad. Our menus feature Indian and international cuisine prepared in modern kitchens and served in an ultra-hygienic dining hall. Expert dieticians calibrate students' nutritional needs.
 
   
Can the child be given special food on medical grounds?
  Yes, on the doctors advice and at an extra cost
 
   
How would you prevent outside food?
  By running a School canteen. No outside food would be allowed in the School. The students will be allowed to buy eatables from School canteen only.
 
   
What medical facilities does the school provide?
  There is a small well-equipped campus infirmary with a doctor in attendance and qualified nurses on duty round the clock. Arrangements can be made for the rapid transfer of any student whose problem cannot be dealt with on campus to a first class hospital . The School has taken an insurance cover (student's safety policy) for its students (the School's liability is restricted to the limit of the Insurance Policy).
 
   
What are the safety and security features of the campus?
  One of our highest priorities is the safety and well being of our students. All teachers, within and outside the classroom, and all boarding hostel staff of boys and girls exercise the kind of supervision, which is normal in a caring family. A 24-hour professional security network controlled by a trained Duty Officer covers the campus. All external areas are patrolled and all entrances are protected by both human and electronic means. The suitability of all Navrachana employees for working with young people is carefully screened.
 
   
How will you prevent ragging etc. and maintain discipline?
  Ragging will not be permitted. Discipline will be maintained in a firm but compassionate manner. This would help in building right values and attitudes.
 
   
What will the boarders do after school?
  "After school life" for boarders will be structured and supervised. There will be roastered inter mural activities and supervised studies (preps).
 
   
Will the students be allowed to stay in the hostel during holidays / vacations?
  If the student cannot go home, some arrangements will be made on extra payment. However, we encourage all students to stay with their local guardians.
 
   
After Navrachana what next?
  After Navrachana…the world! Including good universities and colleges in India, the UK, the USA and elsewhere. The prestige and quality of our curriculum, together with our emphasis on hands-on learning, ensures that our graduates are trained to successfully attempt their board and competitive exams like SAT, TOFEL, CET, etc. The placement of graduating IB students in the institutes of higher learning is the part of IB diploma programme. Our School counselors will help to guide students' choices for the next stage of education and the world of work.
 
   
At what times of the year will the school accept students?
  The first student intake was in April 2003. The school year 2006-07 will begin in April '06. However students will be able to join us at any point during the year provided that places are available. In their own interests, Navrachana is unable to admit students in Grades 10 and 12 i.e. in the middle of a two-year IGCSE or IB courses