FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What are the School Timings?
|Nursery to III||8:00 AM – 1:00 PM||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
|IV to X||8:00 AM – 2:50 PM||9:00 AM – 3:10 PM|
|XI & XII||8:00 AM – 1:00 PM||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
Q. What is the average Class size?
Ans. Nur, K.G. , 1 25 students per class
II – XII 25-30 students per class
Q. Is Refreshment given to children:Ans.
For all the classes:
|Nursery – V||8:20 AM – 8:55 PM||12:05 PM – 12:35 PM|
|VI – XII||8:55 AM – 9:10 PM||12:35 PM – 1:00 PM|
Q. What is the underline philosophy of the school?
Ans. The school is a trendsetter in providing quality education at par with the best international education.
At Goenka, we believe in creating a nurturing, stimulating environment for children to learn joyfully rather than rote learning.
The pedagogy is aimed at conceptual reinforced with the latest in educational aids, equipment, and technology. All classrooms have smart TVs.
Q. What care is taken towards Safety and Security in the school?
Ans. At G.D. Goenka Public School, the Safety and Security of children is of paramount importance. Hence, care is taken to protect children from injury and harm in school as well in transport.
Some features of security are:
- Trained drivers and conductors fulfilling all requisite criteria.
b. Trained conductors with mobile phones in each bus.
c. Teachers in all buses.
d. Nannies with junior children in buses.
- GPS in all buses to track a child’s location while traveling.
f. CCTV Surveillance
- Trained guards around the clock.
b. Regular checks and supervision<
- C) Security and Gate: No child can leave the premises without a gate pass duly signed by the
Guardian as well as the Principal. Within the school also, the students need to carry an outpass when he/she is permitted to move out of a class by a teacher.
Q. What are the various facilities available?
i. Unique V-shaped spacious building, fully air-conditioned classrooms & activity rooms including a large reception hall & multipurpose Auditorium.
ii. State of Art labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, and Maths.
iii. Computer Lab with the latest multimedia systems.
iv. Smart School – with fully interactive boards in all classrooms as well as other rooms with 24 hours internet & W-IFI.
v. Well-equipped library with over 5,000 books and e-library.
vi. Art Studio with Sculpting.
vii. Fully equipped Medical Centre and qualified Doctor & Nurse in attendance.
viii. Indian & Western music, Instrumental and Dance rooms with latest sound systems.
ix. Specially designed furniture.’
x. The school has 100% power back up through adequate no. of generators.
B. Deluxe Transport System
The Schools has a fleet of luxurious A.C. Deluxe buses, custom built for comfort and safety of children adhering to the rules and regulations laid by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
C. Health & Hygiene
i. Mineral water through dispenser.
ii. Neatly maintained washrooms with Spic & Span cleanliness at all times.
iii. Efficient Housekeeping with strict supervision.
i. Round-the-clock security in and around the building with strong security checks.
- Guards in buses with mobiles.
iii. GPRS in buses
iv. Strict monitoring at all gates.
v. I-Cards for Parents / Guardians.
Q. Faculty (Teaching Staff)
G.D. Goenka Public School has highly qualified, committed & creative teachers who are selected after a multilevel rigorous selection process. All selected teachers are inducted into the system with an orientation training followed by regular in-service training by experts in the field from the time to time.
The remuneration and facilities for G.D. Goenka teachers is designed to attract the best talent and to provide suitable career enhancement, job enrichment, and an increased sense of achievement and belongingness.
The number of teachers in the School is also very high as compared to other schools to cater to the individual needs of each child.
Q. Enumerate some special features of the Teaching Methodology.
Ans. The School has a specially designed structured program appropriate to each development level.
i. Technology is incorporated in the curriculum to make lessons interesting, visually representative, showing actual working and relating to the real world.
ii. “Hands-On” Approach is adopted for conceptual understanding and to enhance the skills of children.
iii. Discussions & Debate in class correlating facts to current issues and practices for in-depth learning and enhancing oratory and thinking skills.
iv. The emphasis is on developing Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) i.e., to inspire children to analyze, apply and correlate knowledge gained to life situations.
v. Encourage children to think “out of the box” i.e., Lateral thinking.
vi. The Maths lab provides a stimulating environment for learning concepts with a hands-on technique.
vii. A plethora of co-curricular activities which reinforce the concepts learned in class by applying them in different situations such as Robotics, Web designing, MUN, Space designing, Symposia,
Q. How is it different from other schools?
Ans. G.D. Goenka Public School is special in all aspects be it infrastructure, safety, facilities, hygiene or Academics.
Fully air-conditioned, aesthetically designed, spacious rooms, state-of-the-art labs & activity rooms, specially designed furniture, latest equipment, etc.
B. Class Size
Here, the needs and concerns of each individual child are taken care of rather than masses. Each the child progresses at their own pace and aptitude, which is the reason why class size is kept small.
Nursery & K.G. & 1 25 per section
II – Upwards 30 per section
In addition, in smaller classes, the mother teacher is assisted by an assistant teacher, thereby enabling each child to get individual attention.
C. Teachers & Teaching methodology
Highly qualified, creative and innovative teachers who make learning joyful, lifelong and interesting. The pedagogy is of the highest standards with the latest technology comparable to global standards.
D. Holistic Development
The School’s objective is to develop the child in all aspects – mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual to enable them to stand apart and face life with equanimity and elan.
E. Personality Development
Special emphasis is laid on the personality development of the child to mould them into confident, aware, vocal, expressive, responsible thinking individuals who are humane at heart.
Exposure to a myriad activities is given to each child both in culture and sports.
G. Sports and Fitness
The school has a wide range of Sports Activities both Indoor & Outdoor with professionally trained coaches. The children can choose any Sports activity of their liking apart from the regular sports training.
Q. What does the school do for the Talent & Personality development of children?
Ans. At G.D. Goenka Public School, each child is given exposure to myriad activities during their school time, Sports, Arts, Music and Dance are a part of the regular timetable. Apart from this, each child has the option to specialize in any two activities of his/her choice from a wide variety, from the one each from the two categories they are grouped under. This is to facilitate children to manifest their inherent talents and nurture them to reach high levels. The children thus get exposure to sports as well as diverse cultural activities.
Q. What Board does the school follow?
Ans. The School will be affiliated with the CBSE but has garnered the best teaching methodologies from International Boards with a view to imbibe the best from them, thereby providing the child with holistic stimulating experiences.
Q. What is the method of Examination & Assessment?
Ans. The school has a system of Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) which assesses myriad aspects of a child’s learning and personality with a view to reinforcing learning at the individual level.
There are no formal Examinations till Class II and thereafter also it is a stress-free system of Assessments.
Feedback is sent to parents frequently apprising them about the child’s progress.
Q. What is the Motto of the School?
Ans. Higher Stronger Brighter At G.D. Goenka Public School, we aim to provide an academic environment that treats each child as a unique individual and develops him/her to the maximum potential and provides a variety of learning experiences that promote integrative growth in all areas, be it the physical, intellectual, moral or social.
Pledge of a Goenkan:
“We solemnly affirm that we shall keep ourselves physically strong and mentally alert so that in doing our duty we may keep the honour of our School untarnished.
We would ever strive for honest dealing and clear thinking and always choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. We will improve our fellowship with the students we represent, imbibing the values from our teachers and parents, in our endeavour to live up to the school motto “Happy & Global.”
Q. Counselling and Guidance Cell
Ans. The school has a qualified counsellor to ensure the balanced growth of children and address issues regarding academics & behaviour. The well-being of children is always kept as a top priority and the emotional support provided at all times.