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Q:Where is Indus International located?

The Indus International School(IIS) Located in Pune and  click here the Location Map to know the school.


Q:What is the student assessment pattern of the School?

At the pre-primary level, emphasis will be on motor, oral and creative skills.

At the primary level, the School lays stress on continuous assessment that will include projects, assignments, class tests, group activities, self-reflection sessions and School excursions based on multiple intelligences. This helps teachers find out what the students already know in order to plan the next stage of learning.

At the middle school level, continuous assessment will be supplemented with summative assessments at the end of each term. This would include written, oral and practical tests.

At higher secondary level, both formative & summative assessments are made on the basis of presentation, reports, test papers, practicals, projects and examinations.

Q:What is the theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Dr. Howard Gardner used the term Multiple Intelligences for the first time in 1983. He has broken away from the common tradition of intelligence theory, which adheres to two fundamental assumptions: that cognition is unitary and that individuals can be adequately described to have a single quantifiable intelligence. Gardner's research revealed a wider family of human intelligences than previously believed. Gardner redefined intelligence as:

The ability to solve problems that one encounters in real life

The ability to generate new problems to solve

The ability to make something or offer a service that is valued within one's culture

He has identified eight types of intelligences which we use in different combinations in highly personalised ways. They are:

Linguistic intelligence

Logical-mathematical intelligence

Spatial intelligence

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence

Musical intelligence

Interpersonal intelligence

Intrapersonal intelligence

Naturalist intelligence.

Q:How does Indus initiate younger students into boarding school?

At Indus we follow a structured process of initiating a younger student into boarding.This includes:

Separate hostels for girls, junior boys and senior boys

Every new student in School is assigned a 'buddy', who will familiarize him with the school environment. The buddy assists a new arrival to settle down

Experienced house parents who will guide and counsel the new students and act as surrogate parent.

Q:What is the Language Policy at Indus International School?

National language Hindi as a second language starts from Grade 1

It is compulsory to learn Hindi up to Grade 3, in sync with the philosophy of the IB, which strongly promotes nationaland local languages

Options begin from Grade 4. We offer French, German, Hindi and Spanish

Alternative language choices will be offered to children of expatriates from grades 1 to 3, when possible, as anexceptional case

Where it is absolutely necessary to take English as asecond language for examination classes, an alternative first language may be considered, provided:

The preferred first language is in the schedule of languages (IGCSE)

It can be studied and evaluated independently of the School.

Q:How does the School plan and organize travel of students and visiting parents to and from Pune?

Indus International School has instituted a Travel Desk under the Director Administration, to manage all travel requirements of students and visiting parents. The following arrangements will be undertaken:

Coordination of ticketing arrangements of students arriving from their respective countries

A school representative will receive and see off students at the entry and exit lounge of the airport

Students or their parents, who anticipate the requirement of foreign exchange, should notify the Director Administration, with a written letter from parent / guardian a week before the date of travel. The 'Travel Desk' will organize foreign exchange for students accordingly

Passports will be kept in the safe custody of Director Administration. Children requiring their passports should notify the Director atleast 24 hours in advance.

Q:How is discipline imposed?

We believe that discipline is a value and should become a way of life. One cannot become a leader or seek excellence unless one is self-disciplined.

Our idea of discipline is not something that is imposed externally on a child. Discipline is all about self-management. We avoid all corporal punishment and even harsh reproof. Self-discipline is inculcated by embedding sound traditional values and social sense. Small sized classes with a teacher-taught ratio as low as 1:10 ensures individual attention and personal care. Moreover, the Principal, Director Pastoral Care and Director Administration live on campus, to oversee the ethics to be followed by all faculty members and students.

Q:How does Indus differ from other 'International' schools?

Indus International School is different in several ways:

Leadership is the School's USP

The School's strategic management, long term perspective planning, teacher development and shaping the learning environment, will be along corporate lines under the Chief Executive and his specialized team of Directors

Teachers are 'facilitators' and role models and enjoy an enhanced social status, with full facilities for in-service personal and professional development

The concept of multiple-intelligence underscores learning

Leadership development of our students is founded on experiential knowledge, creativity through emphasis on informal curriculum, co-curricular activities and community service

The curriculum will fulfill seven educational needs of the children - integrated value system, leadership within the community, empowerment, ability to make the right choice, maximize intelligence potential, balance between creativity and skills, and self-imposed discipline

High integration of offline and online learning

Social responsibility through rural education

International-class infrastructure in habitat, academics, sports and creativity centres.

Q:What is 'Internationalism'?

Many schools in India mislead parents by affixing 'International' to the name of the School. We believe that an international school must possess the following features:
Address the learning requirements of the 21st Century

Adopt the International Baccalaureate and / or IGCSE Programme from Pre-primary to Grade 12. Most 'IB Schools'in India have IB / IGCSE only in Grades 11 and 12

International standards and international validations

A multi-cultural faculty and student-body

Sensitizing students to global issues such as environment, peace, poverty, conflict,resolution etc.

Q:Do we admit students from overseas?

Children of NRIs and those from overseas are most welcome as they enhance the multicultural requirement of an international school. The School will go a long way in fulfilling their following needs:

Quality school education at less than nearly half of what parents would pay in their country of residence.

Acquisition of academic standards and community values that will ensure smooth transition from school education at IndusInternational School to studies in college, within countries of residence and in India.

Capitalize on our strength in English Language, Maths, Information technology and Biotechnology.

Q:At what time of the year will the school accept students?

Kindergarten to Grade 4: For the session commencing in August 2008, admissions will take place from January 2008.

Grade 5 to Grade 9: For the session commencing in August 2008, admissions will take place from January 2008.

Grade 10 and 11: For the first session proposed to be commenced from August 2009, admissions will take place from January 2009.

Admissions for students till Grade 9 will be open through the year, provided there are seats available. However, we will be unable to admit students of Grade 10-11 in the middle of the school year. No fresh admissions into Grade 10 and 12.

Q:Is Indus International an elitist school?

The School is elite but not elitist. The School is elite since it possesses international quality infrastructure, is individual-centered, and the proposed curriculum offers multiple choices - the International Baccalaureate (IB), for Grade XI and XII and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), UK, for Grades IX and X.

We are conscious of our social responsibilities towards marginalized sections of society, and the need for developing a strong sense of citizenship amongst the students. Consequently, we provide high quality education to neighborhood schools, and involve students in various community projects. Moreover, under the Indus Merit Scholarship Scheme, talented students will be provided full scholarships.

Q:What is the Proposed School Curriculum?

The International Baccalaureate (IB), for Grades XI and XII, which is currently offered in 1,922 schools across 123 countries and is recognized by all leading Indian and foreign universities. IB establishes a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. It has incorporated the best element of national systems without being based on any particular one. Its international curriculum focuses on the total growth of the developing child, affecting hearts as well as minds, and addresses social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs in addition to academic excellence.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), UK, for Grades IX and X. It is a balanced international curriculum conducted by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The curriculum is suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability. It provides an ideal preparation for higher level courses such as GCE 'A' level, SAT, CAT and IBDP

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) emphasises on trans - disciplinary and inquiry-based learing. PYP Classrooms are Child Centric: Children's interests and questions are incorporated into each of the units, so that the students learn how to ask questions, plan investigations, solve problems and find the answers to their questions. In PYP, Students are encouraged to explore and discover both inside and outside the classroom using their sensory experiences and are provided with time to talk about their observations.

Q:How will the School address teenage issues?

Teenage issues are part of the growing phase of normal, healthy children. Selected teachers, assisted by expert counsellors and the school doctor, will inform and educate students on the complete range of common teenage issues, such as:

Peer pressure

School stress

Marital disharmony within parents





Gender relations

Adolescent problems

Loss of self-esteem

Counselling and empathetic communication will form part of the informal curriculum. We have a resident counsellor, available at all times.

Q:What are the criteria for admission to the School?

Admissions to the Indus International School at preparatory and primary level will not be based on written tests of the student. We firmly believe that all children possess specific intelligences in which they are strong. Consequently, admissions will be based on the proclivity of the student especially mental organization, creativity and critical thinking skills. This concept is based on the idea of multiple intelligences.

The criteria for admission will include:

Reports and recommendations from the school previously attended

For grade 6 and above, 65% marks in our admission tests or an aggregate 70% will be acceptable

Our inclusive admission policy also qualifies students with specific and other learning difficulties to join Indus. Differentiated curricula are followed for such students and remedial process is available

Admissions are available throughout the year for students whose parents are relocating to India

These will be subject to the maximum number of students in a class being 25.We have just two sections per grade.

Q:What medical facilities are available to students of Indus International?

Our school has elaborately planned medical facilities to cater to the medical needs of our students. A well equipped campus hospital with a doctor in residence and 3 nurses are available 24 X 7. All students are covered by medical insurance and are trained in first aid.

Q:What is the strength in each class?

Each class will have an optimum strength of 25 students with a maximum teacher-taught ratio of 1:10. This will enable customized attention to each pupil.

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