The admission process at Le Grand International School, Dehradun has been designed to make certain that students are appropriately placed at grade levels while maintaining the integrity and consistency of the school program and policies.
The admission process involves the following steps:
Le Grand International School is situated in Ranipokhri, near Jolly Grant Airport. It is spread across 12 acres of land nestled amidst greenest pasture in the education capital of the nation 'The Doon Valley'. LGIS Dehradun offers a pleasant and pollution-free environment for learning of the student with the state-of-the-art infrastructure emanates an aura of positivity and cheer.
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The children of junior school can wear home clothes on their birthday. However, if they are going on a field trip, it is suggested that they come in the school uniform and may wear their home clothes on another day. They can carry two simple sweets for their friends and teachers. Senior school children must come in uniform on their birthdays. No elaborate birthday celebrations, such as carrying cake to be cut in class or expensive gifts, are encouraged on campus.
LGIS is Dehradun based school, which adopts the curriculum pedagogy, teaching methodology and the best practices of The Shri Ram School, Delhi, by collaborating with Shri Educare Limited which is a sister concern of The Shri Ram Schools.
Yes, school will certainly upgrade each year, the school can accommodate around 2000 students. It will commence in April 2019 with classes till Grade V and by adding one Grade each year, will have classes till Grade - XII eventually.
We follow the ICSE curriculum and incorporate the “SHRI” Way or teaching-learning methodology, which is integrated by Shri Educare Limited.
We will schedule an interaction with the Principal, so that you can meet her and at that time you could have a look at the books and workbooks as well.
Recruitment of teachers happens in an intensive manner where The Shri Educare Team is also involved. We look for teachers who are NTTs (or Montessori trained) for Pre-primary grades, and Graduates with B. Ed for Grade-1 onwards. They are then trained by the Shri Educare team as well. We provide generic as well as domain related trainings to teachers. Fine Motor, Phonics, Teaching Math through manipulatives, Child Development, Active Learning Strategies in all Subjects and Project Based Learning are some of the trainings that we do.
The methodology at TSUS is an amalgamation of best practices and pedagogy across the globe. Known by us as the "Shri Way", the methodology at school takes care of mental physical and emotional well-being of the children by facilitating the learning process. All our teachers are trained intensively to understand and bring out the best in each child.
We follow a whole school ratio of 1:10, with an additional facility of one didi per section in the Pre-Primary grades.
Yes, we do. We also conduct in-house and external trainings for all our staff, including Support Staff, to ensure that our vision of providing a safe and secure environment is implemented. These trainings are ongoing and mandatory for all staff employed at school.
Assessment is a continuous and ongoing process at LGIS. We follow the CCE pattern for assessments and evaluation at the Middle and Senior levels in school as defined by the ICSE.
In the Pre-Primary and Junior Grades assessments are conducted to evaluate Understanding, Application and Effort. Whilst knowledge, retention and recall are very important, focus is on building Higher Order Thinking Skills which equip the child to become a self-motivated lifelong learner.
Formal assessments begin from middle school through a system of formative and summative assessment involving a mix of cycle tests, projects, presentations and quizzes, which incorporate writing and oral skills.
A record of the academic progress, cognitive and physical development of the children of all the classes is maintained by the teachers. These are shared periodically with parents and strategies for enhancing the child’s ability are designed.
We follow the CCE pattern for assessments and evaluation at the Middle and Senior levels in school as defined by the ICSE.
Yes, the school has buses that ply to most of the main areas and locations in the city. Details regarding bus routes and pickup points are available with our Administrator at the school campus.
The Safety and Security of our children is a priority for all of us at TSUS. Children are never left unattended and didis and teachers are on duty to ensure that children board and disembark from the school vehicles. Transport registers document the attendance both in the morning and in the evenings. Photo ID cards are issued to the parent/guardian and these need to be produced when the child is handed over at the pickup point each day. Bus log books are maintained and are updated on a daily basis. In Elementary and Junior School, the teacher escorts the children to ensure that the child boards the right bus.
We have an Infirmary with a full-time Nurse who is equipped to handle First Aid small cuts and bruises. Although no internal medicine will be administered by the School Nurse, in case of a need she will connect with the Parent to seek permission for the same. In case of an emergency, Parents are informed immediately and the child along with the Nurse will be rushed to the Hospital which the school has tied up with for required attention and action. Parent’s emergency contact number is kept as a part of school records.
Taking the child home mid-way during school hours is not a practice entertained by the school. The only occasions when this is allowed is in case of a tragedy in the family or if the child is sick himself/herself. However, the school will consider any other reason based on its gravity and urgency. This permission will be granted at the sole discretion of the Principal and the child is allowed to go ONLY with the parents or a person with proper authorisation from the parents.
The school provides in house mid-day snack and lunch facility, which is complusory for all.
Elementary Classes (Nursery & KG) - Mid day Snacks.
Grade I - Mid day snacks, lunch and evening snacks
Yes. The school encourages good food habits and maintains high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. The campus has RO systems with water coolers to provide safe and clean drinking water. The quality of the water supply is monitored carefully throughout the year. The food served on the premises undergoes stringent quality testing.
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All payments to school are by cheques, drafts or online bank transfers only. A Drop Box is placed at the Reception where parents can drop off cheques or DD's.
Le Grand International School is committed to inclusive education and pairs pedagogy with philosophy to ensure every child feels respected and secure, and is accepted and encouraged for what he or she is. The entire school community is sensitised to this belief in respecting all children and their promise and support systems are created for the same.
TSUS is an Inclusive School and is equipped to support children with special needs that are mild or moderate in nature. The well-equipped Special Education Needs Department with qualified and trained special educators cater to the varied needs of the children enrolled with learning difficulties and disabilities. In keeping with the school's core value of "Sensitivity", children with special needs are given every support they need to enable them to be "proud to be different".
All the classes are monitored by teachers at all times. During the break or any such time, teachers monitor the campus as per the duty register. All disciplinary issues are addressed and an environment of integrity is encouraged. Students are expected to follow school rules and conduct themselves appropriately. There is round the clock surveillance of the campus. Identity cards are issued to students and staff and must be carried all the time. Teachers are scheduled on buses as per the duty register, except during stay backs. In case of a field trip, outstation trip or an event outside the campus, children are accompanied by teachers.
English is the medium of instruction, with Hindi being offered as the second language, as we emphasise the use of both languages. A third language is offered from Grade VI to VIII, with the options being Sanskrit, French and Spanish, depending on the numbers of student that opt for them.
The teachers recognise differential learning and lessons are designed such that they appeal to visual, kinesthetic and spatial learners. Methods of teaching according to the international norms are maintained in the classrooms. Teaching methodology includes, and also goes beyond, the classroom dialogue between teacher and students and incorporates presentations, projects and activity-based teaching; collaborative, experimental and experiential learning; self-study and peer teaching.
Co-scholastic activities, designed to be learning, leadership and fun opportunities, form a part of the calendar during and after school hours throughout the year. They encompass performing arts, fine arts, literary and creative writing pursuits, sports, environment, science, heritage, interacting with achievers and role models. In senior school they could be intra-school, inter-school, regional, state or national events such as Shri Soccer, Shri Basketball, Model United Nations, Shri Utsav, Shri Debate, Shri Vad Vivad and Shri Khoj.
Regular activities include sports coaching, drama and theatre, photography, robotics, etc. In the senior schools, some of these activities are paid; others fall under student initiatives such as the various societies – Literary and Debating, Drama, Music, Computers, Science and Environment.
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Sports are taken seriously at Le Grand International School and facilities are available for a multitude of sports activities such as Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Yoga, Swimming and Tennis.
The campus has open spaces for play and structured physical education classes. Trained and experienced physical educators ensure that the children participate in age appropriate sports and exercises.
There are regular Parent Teacher Meetings held in school. While formal report cards are given twice a year, a system of non-reporting Parent Teacher Meets is also followed. Specific days are also assigned for each class where parents can walk-in to meet the teachers with prior appointment.
The school communicates with parents through the website, newsletters, text messages, e-mail and school diaries. Scheduled communication between teachers and parents includes parent teacher meetings, end of the term reporting, meeting by appointment and walk-in time. Apart from these scheduled meetings, teachers meet with parents whenever a need arises and much informal communication takes place at the many school events. The school website offers a vast amount of information on the school, and its programs and events. Our Parent Portal is another means of communication between parents and school. Homework is put up on the portal, which the students can log on to regularly. It is strongly recommended that parents log on to the Parent Portal to remain aware of school events.
The school encourages involvement of parents. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which will be formed by the end of the first year will meet periodically to discuss the infrastructural and academic issues of the school. Suggestions are taken seriously and solutions incorporated. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer for and work with the school in holding workshops, escorting students for trips and taking the initiative for any other program they feel fit for.
Yes, we do accept student applications from other educational systems, subject to the parameters laid down by ICSE/CBSE.
Admission to Le Grand International School is based upon vacancy in the class to which admission is sought and the age appropriateness as per the school’s admission policy.
There are no admission tests conducted, although children seeking admission to Grade II and above are given a worksheet to complete which is primarily to check if they have the Minimum Level Competency (MLC) for the grade they are seeking admission to. This worksheet enables the school to identify any gaps in learning that the child may have and ensure that these are addressed once he/she is admitted.
TSUS has a well drafted Homework Policy which ensures that children are not bogged down by boring and long drawn homework and assignments. At the Pre Primary level, homework is given only once or twice a week. These are mainly fun sheets that work as a bridge between learning of concepts done at school and reinforcement of the same at home. In the Junior Grades, a schedule for the week is drawn that ensures that work given to be done at home does not exceed a maximum of one hour’s study. More than 3 subjects are not given in a day. Additionally, the school has a unique “No Homework Day” every Wednesday (till Grade V). Once the child reaches Middle School, academic rigour is increased, although every care is taken to ensure that the child is not burdened with heavy and meaningless homework.
We give preference to siblings of students already in the school. In such a case, siblings automatically move to the top of their respective category in the waiting list.
The applicant must send the Resume / CV and if there is a vacancy, is called for a telephonic interview followed by an interaction with the Principal, if shortlisted. This is followed by a demo class and the filling in of the Personal Data Form. Based on these, an assessment is made of the applicant’s subject expertise, ability to transact that knowledge given the class dynamics and the qualities exhibited that are valued in a Shri Educator.
Shri Educare Limited (SEL) was set up by the Arun Bharat Ram family in 2008, formed out of the commitment to expand the reach of quality education. It is essentially engaged in setting up schools (Pre-school, K12) in India and abroad, providing ERP solutions to schools, undertaking education consultancy and coaching students to prepare them for ICSE & AIEEE examinations.
Shri Educare Limited (SEL) and Grand Educational Society have signed an agreement with the aim of jointly facilitating the setting up of TSUS in Dehradun. Le Grand International School (LGIS) and will imbibe the core ideals enshrined in the pedagogical philosophy of The Shri Ram Schools (TSRS). Other TSUS set up in the country include those at Rohtak, Palava – Navi Mumbai, Noida, Hisar and Hyderabad.
To provide state of the art infra facility and to ensure that trained and qualified faculty are on board, the school needs to raise sufficient funds. The fee structure at school has been decided keeping several factors in mind and is comparable to other schools in the city.
The school will be affiliated to the Indian Council for Secondary Education. Since the process for affiliation can begin only once the school commences and has students and faculty on board, the online application for affiliation to an ICSE will be filled and uploaded before June 30th 2019. Permission and recognition from the local board and authorities along with the NOC for starting an ICSE School have already been sought by the Trust.
The process of admissions is as follows:
Please refer to the link ‘Admission Process’ under “Admissions” on the school’s website for more details regarding the Admission Process.
There is no guarantee of admission into The Shri Ram Schools in Delhi and Gurgaon. This is primarily because TSRS follows a strict admission policy and there is complete transparency in their admission process. Whenever vacancies arise, those on the waiting list are offered admission on a first come first serve basis.