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Frequently Asked Questions about NIS

What is Niraj International School?

Promoted by the Niraj Educational Society, Niraj International School offers high quality international education integrated with Indian values with emphasis on time tested ethics. We believe in Total Quality Education which aims at developing the child in a way that s/he makes excellence in all endeavors a habit and way of life. We truly believe that knowledge without understanding is not useful and therefore the emphasis of teaching is more on understanding of concepts rather than memorizing facts, rules and other formulae.

Where is Niraj International School (NIS)?

NIS is located in a 7 acre serene and bio-diverse campus in Kandlakoya on the Medchal Highway. The campus is aesthetically designed to offer a peaceful and conducive environment for the students. It boasts of all modern infrastructure and amenities to ensure comfortable learning atmosphere.

How far is NIS from Hyderabad city?

The NIS Campus is about 17 Kilometers from Mahatma Gandhi Road which is in the heart of Secunderabad city. The nearest residential areas include Kompally (5kms), Bowenpally (10kms), Medchal Town (6kms), Gundlapochampally (6kms), Doolapally (7kms), Bolarum (9kms).

Is NIS a residential school?

No, NIS is a day school with transport and food provided by the school.

How many students are currently studying at NIS?

There are 300 students currently studying in NIS between Nursery and Grade 10. The average class strength is 15 with the highest class strength being 24.

What is the teacher student ratio at NIS?

An enviable average of 1 teacher for 8 students.

How experienced are your teachers and staff?

NIS employs some of the best teachers in the industry to ensure children have access to the best possible learning environment. Our school leadership comprises of our Principal and Heads of departments who together have more than 80 years of experience in the education sector. Not sitting on its past expertise and laurels NIS proactively engages in teacher training workshops every year. These workshops help in building further capacity and also introduce modern teaching tools and methods.

 
What is the academic pattern followed at NIS?

NIS is an IB World School offering Primary Years Programme of the IB. The IB methodology integrated with the National Curriculum (CBSE) is followed from Nursery till Grade 5. Grade 6 onwards NIS offers full CBSE curriculum till Grade 10.

What is IBO?

It is a short form of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), which is a non-profit educational foundation, noted for its progressive global learning methodology. Based in Geneva, Switzerland IBO is motivated by its mission, focused on the student. IBO runs four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to enable the child to live learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IBO currently works with over 4,400 schools in about 150 countries to develop and offer challenging programmes to over 1 million students. In India, IBO methodology is offered by more than 120 schools.

What are the Co-curricular activities offered at NIS?

Education at NIS goes beyond the classroom. All students participate in co-curricular activities which include Sports, Dance, Theatre, Music, Robotics and Art & Craft. Students also take part in community service activities from time to time and are also given special hours for using the library and media centre to inculcate reading habits and develop research skills. Attention is also given to developing communication, presentation, confidence, problem solving, critical thinking and such other 21st century skills.
Within the gamut of sports NIS offers opportunity to explore various disciplines viz, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Football, Badminton and Cricket.

What are the languages children study at NIS?

NIS is a full English medium school offering various languages as part of its curriculum. Students may choose a second and third language apart from English. The choices are Hindi, Telugu and French. In accordance with prevailing government norms Hindi must be chosen as either second or third language.

What are the timings of the school?

The school starts at 08:30 on all weekdays (Monday to Friday). The school ends at 12:30 for pre-primary grades (Nursery to Sr. KG) and at 15:10 for Grades 1 to 10. Saturday and Sunday are holidays unless specified otherwise in certain situations. For grades 8 to 10 first and third Saturday of the month may be working days and the timing is from  8:30 a.m to 3:10 p.m.

Does the school offer transportation?

Yes, NIS offers comfortable temperature controlled vehicles that ply children to and fro. We cover most areas of the city that fall within a 90 minute drive from the school. Parents, however, are requested to check if their area is covered by the school transport before finalizing the admission.

Does the school have a dining area? Do you provide food?

NIS has a large, well ventilated dining area with a capacity to seat 150 children at once. We provide healthy vegetarian food twice a day (mid-morning and lunch-time) to all the students. Students are encouraged to eat together and are also trained in table manners during the dining hours.

What access do students have to computers?

NIS encourages usage of technology in all aspects of life. Starting from Grade 1, students are trained are trained in using computers for various purposes including research, learning and exploring through dedicated IT classes. Over and above the classes children are encouraged to use computers as part of their ongoing projects and presentations. NIS also offers Robotics from Grade 4 through which students are trained in electronic and mechanical concepts.

How do you make sure students succeed academically?

Success of any school depends on the success of its children. This fact is no different at NIS. Therefore we make every effort to see our children succeed not only in academics but in life too. To that extent NIS focuses on providing an environment balanced with academics and non-academics. Care is taken to ensure that children understand the concept rather than just memorize it.

NIS provides multiple platforms for children to showcase their learning and talent. Every child gets a periodic opportunity to speak/perform/present at the assembly which is held every morning. Apart from that children participate in regular events and competitions that are organized in-house and various external levels.

Being an IB World School and also following the periodic assessments, we monitor the progress of our children on a daily basis. This greatly helps in identifying children who may be lagging behind so as to offer additional support to them.

What support is offered to a child with learning difficulties?

NIS fully respects the fact that each child is unique and therefore the way s/he learns cannot be compared to any other child. Our teachers are specifically trained in handling slow learners and thanks to the low teacher-child ratio they can afford to spend considerable time with such students without hampering the learning of other students. We also have an in-house remedial teacher who is dedicated to support such children based on their needs. The home room teachers are well equipped with data of child’s learning and therefore can devise specific student-centric and personalized approach for each child.

What is the fees structure of NIS?

To understand the fee structure in detail please get in touch with our admission team on admissions@nirajinternationalschool.com or call them on 9618553366 or 8008116644.

Is my child safe at NIS Campus?

Safety of students is of paramount importance for NIS. We have designed our campus keeping in mind that the most frequent users of any service will be young children. The support staff is trained to ensure that everything that the children use is safe and child friendly. From the equipment in science labs to the facilities at food court to the play area and classrooms, due care is taken to make every place safe for your children. However, in case of any untoward incident we have a nurse on standby at the wellness room during school hours. We also have vehicles on standby should any child need any special care and has to be rushed to a medical center.
The school building is made according to international fire safety standards and has multiple exits and assembly point. Fire fighting equipment are handy in all areas and the school conducts fire drills regularly.

What is the process of admission to NIS? Is there any age criteria?

The process of admission is quick and simple for the benefit of the parents and children. It involves parents visiting the school campus with children and meeting the admission team, teachers and/or Principal. For pre-primary an informal chat with the teacher forms the base of admission while the primary and secondary grades have to take a small written test. The objective of the test is to check the current competence level of the child and therefore to ascertain the amount of extra attention required. It does not form basis for rejection. Registration, document submission and fee payment follows. For more details on admissions please do connect with our team at admissions@nirajinternationalschool.com or call on 9618553366 or 8008116644.

Does NIS consider mid-session admissions?

Often parents are required to change their child’s school mid-year owing to several reasons. We understand this situation and are committed to be of necessary help in such cases. It is our endeavour to make sure children do not lose a year and therefore in several special cases we allow mid-session admissions. However, this is a prerogative of the Principal and management of NIS and therefore in such cases parents are requested to connect with our admissions team.

Please feel free to contact us at the following addresses and phone numbers:

Niraj International School

132, 133, Kandlakoya,
5 km from Dhola-ri-Dhani,
Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

Phone : +91 08418-200476, 96524 49666

Admissions : +91 96185 53366, 80081 16644