Guidelines for Parents
Guidelines for Parents
Parents are equal partners in education. Without their cooperation the school can achieve little on its own. Here are a few ways in which parents can contribute:
Preparation for School Exams
Please take note of the school exams and the tests. Kindly prepare your child to study regularly. Correct study habits need to be imparted. Suggest active study skills to your ward.
Ensure that your ward is regular in submitting his assignments. Discourage copying from guide books. Suggest sources for research on a given topic.
Grow and learn with your child. Have a close bond with him/her irrespective of the grade he is studying in. This will provide him with much needed moral support. Remain involved in your ward’s studies even if he has moved to the high school. You are a constant source of learning for your child, irrespective of how old he becomes.
Encourage your child to participate in co-curricular activities. Equip him with necessary skills like fluency in languages, a good diction, a high level of general knowledge and a commitment to the smallest jobs.
Guide your child to cultivate a hobby like playing musical instrument, drawing, painting and reading, playing a game or a sport.
Curtail the T.V. viewing hours of your ward. Watch informative channels like Star Sports, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, History TV, NDTV 24X7, Times Now, CNN News-18, India Today, BBC and CNN among others. Watch good programmes together as a family and hold discussions on the same.
Please take your child to a bookstore frequently and encourage the reading habit.Teach your ward to be responsible. Instruct him to take care of his things. Kindly put a name tag on his clothing. Also do counsel him about the benefits of packing his bag according to the everyday Time Table so that he is not burdened with heavy bag.
The child is a mirror of the home. Respect for others, following rules and politeness of speech is first learnt at home. Be particular about good behavior and a refined language. Avoid using abusive language.
Teach your child to value money. Do not give pocket money liberally. Encourage him to become confident through participation in school activities instead of relying on externals like branded things or cash.
Maintain a cordial relationship with the teachers. Criticizing a teacher or the school in the company of a child is undesirable. It reduces the respect a learner should have for his teachers.
Do not permit your child to absent himself from school, to prepare for a test or on the pretext that co-curricular activities are being held.
Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform and is neatly turned out. A student must wear his school uniform whenever he visits the school. Polished shoes, a neat haircut, trimmed nails are desirables
Please encourage your ward to carry metal bottles and metal tiffin boxes, so as to stay safe from using plastic ware.
In order to avoid the emerging health problems, a symptom of modern day living, the school advises the following steps for students.
1. Maintain personal hygiene.
2. Consume a proper diet consisting of fruits vegetables, milk, yoghurt and complex carbohydrates. Avoid refined and processed foods.
3. Exercise regularly, Walking, Jogging, swimming, playing games and sports help supply oxygen to the brain and aid in mental alertness.
4. Sleep for at least eight hours.
5. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water, not aerated drinks.
6. Restrict intake of junk food. Pizzas, burgers, chips, French fries, salad dressings, tikkis, samosas and cookies/ biscuits contain high salt content and saturated fats which harm the body.
Note to Parents
Do not send your child to school in case he/ she has an infection disease like chicken pox, mumps, conjunctivitis etc. This will save others from ill health.
The prescribed period of quarantine must be followed by students suffering from following diseases:
Chicken Pox: Till complete falling of scabs.
Measles: Two weeks after the rash disappears.
Mumps: Until the swelling has completely gone. [About one month.]
Cholera: Till the child is completely well.
Jaundice: Six weeks after recovery.
Damages to School Property
All students need to take care of the school property.
The financial effects of any damages done by students will have to be borne by them.
The particular class will be held responsible and made to pay the cost of the equipment/ item as fine, if damage is done to the property in the class.
Care must be taken not to damage the soap dispensers, urinals and other accessories placed in toilets. Students are advised not to write/ scribble anything on the walls or doors of the washrooms. Students must not attempt to deface school property in any way.
The School Counsellor’s role is to facilitate Life Skills, values and behavioral support to the students. The following are the areas of the counselor at AFS:
For students of classes VI-VIII:
Regular Life skill classes & First Aid training sessions.
Diagnosing Learning and Attention related problems keeping in line with CBSE guidelines.
Interactive workshops on discipline, values, behavior, language development.
Behavioral training and follow up of bullying, indiscipline, peer relations.
Referrals for academic or behavioral cases.
For students of classes IX-X:
Management of teenage issues/ anxiety/ academics/ peers etc.
Learning related CBSE pattern changes and rule discussions for studying.
Attention or behavioral counseling that is unresolved.
Stream selection & subject choice understanding.
Workshops on teenage, study and time management.
Manage the Health & Wellness Club, aiming towards emotional health.