School Policy & Code

Policy Information

1. The School operates under the authority of the Executive Committee of Sharda Mansukhlal Kothari Charitable Trust and will be referred to as KIS.

2. The Principal, appointed by the Executive Committee of the trust, assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Principal of the School. The Principal is accountable for the students while under the School’s care. Individuals assigned any duties and responsibilities of the Principal by the Executive Committee are also considered accountable for the students.

3. Parents are defined as individuals whose children are enrolled at the School.

4. The School is dedicated to achieving a harmonious balance between academic studies, moral, spiritual and physical education, as well as leisure pursuits. Committed to maintaining high teaching and care standards, the School expects parents to actively support and encourage these goals. Parents are encouraged to contribute to the positive reputation of the School, foster continued learning at home, promote appropriate standards of discipline, diligence, punctuality, behaviour, tidiness and cleanliness in their children, and maintain a relationship of trust and confidence with the School and its staff at all times.

5. A school that embraces progress and forward-thinking must actively initiate and adapt to change. It is anticipated that certain modifications may occur at KIS during the student’s enrollment years. Admission to the School is granted with the understanding that, in the best interest of the School community, adjustments may be made periodically to these terms and conditions, the size and location of the School, its premises and facilities, the academic and games curriculum, class structure and composition, the School’s operational procedures, the duration of school terms, the school day, and any other aspect of the School. Fee levels will undergo periodic review, with reasonable increases determined by the Executive Committee.

6. Decisions made concerning all aspects of the School impact the entire School community. The School asserts that these terms and conditions are reflective of the longstanding traditions and customs observed in independent schools and, specifically, at KIS throughout its history. The guidelines regarding change are presented in good faith to promote stability, strategic planning and the appropriate resourcing and development of the School for the collective benefit. Parents will receive reasonable notice, when feasible, of changes that may significantly impact the School community. Any waiver of the terms is valid only if expressly stated in writing by the Principal personally. The ethos and principles guiding the School are encapsulated in policies related to admission, equal opportunities, behaviour and discipline, drugs and substances, expulsion and review.

Care And Good Discipline

Parents’ Authority: Parents authorise the Principal and designated Staff, acting in loco parentis, to make decisions in good faith for the welfare and proper education of students. This includes consent for lawful and appropriate physical contact for teaching purposes or to provide comfort in distress, maintaining safety and order (with no use of corporal punishment). As the School provides first aid facilities only, Parents also consent to emergency medical treatment, as certified by a doctor, at a private hospital when necessary for the student’s safety if a parent cannot be contacted in time. Efforts will be made to contact parents in such situations. Parents should consent to the conduct of routine medical examinations by the School Doctor.

Academics: Teachers are the best judges of student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. It is mandatory for students to follow advice and instructions and do all that is necessary to improve academic performance. Parents must adhere to teacher’s suggestions to ensure their ward’s academic progress and regular attendance.

Health: Parents must inform the Principal of any known medical conditions, disabilities, or health problems affecting the student. The principal should also be informed if a student is unable to take part in physical education or sporting activities or has been in contact with infectious diseases. Students should not be sent to School if unfit to attend or if suffering from a serious contagious disease. While the School will provide care during emergency health problems, it is not responsible for consequences arising during emergency treatment.

Attendance: Students are expected to fully participate in school activities, attend each school day, exert effort in their studies and exhibit good behaviour. Parents agree to observe the terms and vacation dates that are published in advance.

School Almanac: Each student receives a School Almanac at the beginning of the academic year, containing information about staff, student roles, scheduled events, holidays and the School Code of Conduct. All students and parents are required to abide by the code.

Student Conduct: Students are expected to display respect and good manners in both the School and the community, demonstrating proper respect for the environment as well. The Principal oversees student care and discipline while they are in the care of the School or its staff and for the day-to-day running of the School and the curriculum. Students reprimanded for indiscipline are required to follow corrective measures assigned by the school discipline committee.

Liability: The Principal, Staff and others engaged by the School take reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment during and after school hours, including off-campus activities. However, the School is not liable for loss, damages for personal injury, sickness, death or property damage resulting from a student’s participation in school activities. The School is not reponsible for any mishaps or undesirable acts of the student outside the School campus.

Skip to content