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When was the school established?

Innisfree House School was established in 1985.

What is the age criteria for admission to Pre-nursery?

In order to be eligible for admission to our pre-nursery, your child must complete 2 years and 10 months of age as of May 31st of the year of admission.

What is the student:teacher ratio and the total number of students in school?

We believe that students benefit academically and emotionally with greater attention from teachers. Our in-class ratio student:teacher ratio stands at a maximum of 28:1.We have more than 900 students on our roll, and the school-wise ratio of students to staff members is 1:12

What is the method of teaching in the preschool?

Although we do not claim to be a Montessori school, we integrate the best of the Montessori Playway method and the traditional 3Rs (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic). Our Montessori-based activity centres, led by trained Montessori teachers, help young children learn via hands-on activities that complement a traditional classroom experience.Children learn at their own pace in a caring, supportive and stress-free environment.

What sporting activities does the school offer?

Regular, curriculum-based sport education is provided at all levels, including our preschool, in collaboration with our partner Fitkids via the Leapstart physical education program. We offer coaching in cricket, volleyball, table tennis and basketball to students selected for the school teams.

What are the fees?

All information regarding fees is contained in the registration form which may be obtained either online from our school website, or from the school office on payment of Rs. 500 only.

Where do we obtain school uniforms?
  • Preschool:
    Lovely Dresses, No.245/2, 27th Cross, 9th Main Road, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Bangalore - 560011 (near 4th Block Shopping Complex, next to Ganesh Dosa Camp)

    AND/OR

    DACs Inc, No.105/2, Surveyor Street, K.R.Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560004 (near Cool Corner); or purchase online from www.dacsincstore.org.
  • Classes 1 to 10:
    DACs Inc, No.105/2, Surveyor Street, K.R.Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560004 (near Cool Corner); or purchase online from www.dacsincstore.org.
  • Preschool to Class 10:
    Brown Hoodie : at Alma Mater(online store)

Any brand of black sports shoes may be purchased from a store of your choice. We recommend selecting shoes that offer proper arch support. Preschool students are required to purchase shoes with a velcro strap.

Do you offer a fee concession if a sibling is already a student at IHS?

Unfortunately, we do not offer fee concessions for siblings of students who are already enrolled.

In case of temporary travel/job transfer, is there an option to retain a student’s place at IHS?

For students up to Class 8, we do offer the chance to retain a seat for up to one full academic year by paying the entire fee for that year in advance.

Does the school provide a transport facility?

Yes, we own our own fleet of buses, and our coverage area includes most of South Bangalore. Please contact the school office for details on specific bus routes and transport fees.

Do you offer IGCSE students the opportunity to learn a foreign language?

At present, we do not offer a foreign language in the IGCSE stream

What subjects do you offer in the ICSE and IGCSE streams?
ICSE

Group 1

  • English
  • Second Language (Hindi/Sanskrit/Kannada)
  • History, Civics, and Geography

Group 2

  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Group 3 (Students must choose any ONE)

  • Computer Applications/Economic Applications/Home Science/Physical Education
IGCSE

Subjects we offer for classes 6-10

  • English as First Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Hindi as a Second Language
  • Economics (Class 8 onwards)
  • Global Perspectives(Classes 6 & 7)
What kind of results has the school obtained in the Class 10 IGCSE and ICSE examinations?

The school has consistently maintained a high level of performance across 30+ years in both the ICSE and the IGCSE examinations.

Do you offer school tours? If so, how can I schedule one?

You are welcome to schedule a school tour and explore the environment in which you would like your child to study. You can schedule a school tour via our website or alternatively call the school office to schedule one or walk in and fix an appointment.

Does your school have any branches?

No, Innisfree House School does not have any branches, it’s a stand alone school.

Does your school offer activities that enhance learning and development?

Yes, we do offer a host of activities which help our learners equip themselves with the necessary 21st-century skills.

How old is the school?

Innisfree House School was established in 1985.

What is the age criteria for admission to Pre Nursery?

The child should have completed at least 2 years and 10 months as of May 31st, of the relevant year for admission to our Pre-Nursery.

What are the guidelines for after-school student pick-up?
Do:
  • Pick up your child on time.
  • Carry school issued Parents' ID card.
Don't:
  • Park in front of the school gate.
  • Ask teachers or domestic staff about your child's day at school.
Note:
  • A temporary ID card for pick up of your child will be given during the last week of May 2020( tentative week of reopening for Pre-nursery) that can be used till thepermanent cards are issued. The process will be discussed during the interaction.
How do I rid myself and my child of separation anxiety?

It is natural for a child to feel scared and nervous at being away from parents and adapt to a new environment.

Do:
  • Speak positively about the school with your child.
  • Leave promptly.Be prepared for tears.
Don't:
  • Linger after dropping your child at school.
  • Worry.

Remember your child is in safe and experienced hands.

What are the communication channels adopted at school?

Communication from school will be from either of the following:

  • Online platform
  • Email
  • SMS

You will get a monthly preschool newsletter to update you on activities and lessons conducted during the month.

To send a leave note, give us any information, or for any queries to be addressed, send a email.

Should I pack snacks and lunch to school?

The school provides a variety of hygienically prepared nutritious, wholesome, vegetarian snacks and milk for preschool children.

Refrain from sending any snacks, tetra pack drinks, or making any special requests.

The school will share the snack menu with parents on fortnightly basis.

Please send healthy packed lunch for the children of preparatory class who will have a longer school day.

What are the grooming guidelines and uniform policy?
  • Neatly dressed in either of two preschool uniforms
  • Black velcro shoes
  • Neatly combed hair
  • Trimmed nails
  • Student’s ID card
Note:
  • It is advised for your child to wear underwear under the bloomers/shorts.
  • We do not encourage nail polish and makeup on young children.
  • Sand, dirt, water, paint are part of the preschool educational experience.
What do I pack in my child’s school bag?

Our policy has always been to keep the burden of schoolbags as minimal as possible. All their books/worksheets will be kept at school and sent home only at the end of the academic year. Stationery items such as pencils and erasers will be provided by the school, except for the children of preparatory class.

However, students are expected to carry:
  • The Student Handbook
  • A napkin
  • Water bottle
  • An extra pair of clothes and underwear in case of accidental soiling of the uniform

Note:
Please label all your child’s belongings to avoid misplacement.

What happens if my child falls sick or is injured at school?

The school has an infirmary with a qualified nurse to attend to such children immediately and administer first aid. We will inform you about such incidents and measures taken through an SMS.

However, in emergencies like major injuries or a severe medical condition that develops at school, your child will be taken to Ramakrishna Hospital accompanied by a couple of staff members including the child’s class teacher for further specialized medical treatment. You will again be kept informed about this, and our staff will wait there for your child until you arrive to take over.

Can my child take sick leaves?

Absolutely. While runny nose, headaches, and colds are regular complaints that don't require medical attention, we do not expect you to send your child to school during other conditions like fever, breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, and infections that need to be dealt with at home or hospital.

Keep the school informed via email about such absences. A medical certificate will be required once your child is fit to resume school.

How many washrooms does the preschool have?

There are adequate, separate, and well-maintained washrooms for boys and girls.

A domestic staff member is always deployed near washrooms to monitor the washroom visits and assist children.

When and how often can I meet my child’s teachers?

We will allot a specific time slot for parents and preschool teachers on the fourth Saturday of every month between 9:00am and 12:30pm which will hold good every month during the year.

In the event of you arriving late, we regret our inability to hold your slot or allot you another one considering the other waiting parents.

If the fourth Saturday is a public holiday, we will inform you in advance about the next convenient date for the meeting.

Will my child be assigned homework in school?

We have a strict no-homework policy for our preschoolers. We rather ask that you spend your evenings with your little ones doing things that are proven to correlate with student success like:

  • Reading together
  • Playing outside
  • Eating dinner as a family
  • Putting your child to bed early
How often can my child use washroom?

Children are encouraged to use the washroom mandatorily during snack breaks, and also whenever they feel the need, even during class hours.

They are always accompanied by a domestic staff member on such washroom visits.

Please refrain from using a diaper for your child at school. Instead, encourage him/her to communicate his/her toilet needs to the teachers or domestic staff members.

What if I miss the monthly meeting?

You may meet the preschool coordinator between 3.00pm and 3.30pm on working weekdays to get an update about your child if you could not attend the monthly meeting.

How can my child celebrate his/her birthday at school?

Your child may celebrate his/her big day by dressing in coloured clothes and distributing chocolates, but this is not mandatory.

If you still wish to do so, we restrict the distribution of chocolates only to the students and class teacher of your child’s section.

How old is the school?

Innisfree House School was established in 1985.

Which board does the school follow?

The school offers both ICSE and IGCSE curricula. Students study the ICSE curriculum up to class 5. They are offered a choice between ICSE and IGCSE curriculums at class 6.

What are the languages offered?

In the ICSE stream, we teach Hindi (Preparatory-Class 7) and Kannada (Class 1-7). High school students (Class 8-10) may choose to continue with either one of these languages or switch to Sanskrit. In the IGCSE stream, we offer English as a First Language and Hindi as a Second Language.

Do you offer foreign languages?

We do not offer foreign languages in either of the streams.

Does your school implement the Montessori methodology?

We are not a pure Montessori school. However, we have integrated the best practices from the Montessori methodology into our preschool curriculum to ensure joyful and hands-on learning.

What is the age criteria for admission to pre-nursery?

In order to be eligible for admission to our pre-nursery, your child must complete 2 years and 10 months of age as of May 31st of the year of admission.

What are the fees?

All information regarding fees is contained in the registration form.

How do I obtain the registration form? What does it cost?

You may obtain the registration form online from our school website, or from the school office on payment of Rs. 500 only.

What is the procedure for admission after obtaining the registration form?

Walk-in Registrations
Once you have purchased a hard copy of the registration form at the school office, please fill it in and submit it with all the relevant documents as mentioned in the form.

Online Registrations
If you have chosen to purchase the registration form online:

  • If you chose to fill out the form online, the filled form will be emailed to you. Please print it out, sign, scan and email along with scanned copies of all relevant documents to office@innisfreehouseschool.com

  • If you chose to download it and fill it out at a later time, please print, sign, scan and email along with scanned copies of all relevant documents to to office@innisfreehouseschool.com

  • Alternately, you may submit hard copies of the signed form along with all relevant documents to the school office.


After you have submitted all the necessary documents to us:

  • Preschool (pre-nursery, nursery, and preparatory)
    You and your child will be invited to attend an interaction with the Principal. Please note that these invitations are issued to parents in the order in which we receive their document submissions.

  • Primary, Middle and High School (Class 1 -10)
    We will schedule a date for assessment of your child’s knowledge of English, Hindi and Math, after which you and your child will be invited to attend an interaction with the Principal.

After the interaction/assessment, should we feel that our school is a good fit for your child, we will make an offer of admission. Once all formalities, including payment of fees, has been made, your child’s admission is confirmed.

What is the procedure for the interview?

We do not believe in interviewing students seeking admission to our school. Instead, we interact with students to check their developmental, emotional, and intellectual readiness for admission to a particular class. We also like to get a sense for parents’ goals and expectations so as to assess whether our school would provide the right fit for their child.

Does my child need to prepare in any specific way for the assessment?

We don’t believe in rigorous preparation for these assessments. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate your child's English, Math, and Hindi competency levels to determine an appropriate academic starting point.