Residential Life

Food

A well-balanced, wholesome and nutritious food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, with South Indian, Gujarathi, North Indian, Continental and Thai cuisine, is provided to the students. All the members of staff dine with the students.

The visiting parents are welcome to scrutinize the weekly menu displayed on the Notice Board in the Dining hall and join the students at a meal. The menu is changed every week to cater to variety.

The school caters specially to the needs of children who are under special dietary restrictions.

Any special item of food not included in the menu will be provided to the children on the advice of the Resident Medical Officer.

Separate vegetarian, Jain and non-vegetarian kitchens and dining halls cater to South Indian, North Indian, Thai, Continental and Jain Cuisine.

Medical

The school has two hospitals with two Resident Medical Officers and a visiting Orthodontist and seven experienced and trained staff nurses (Five in Senior School and Two in Primary School campus).

The hospital is equipped with 40 beds including an isolation ward and IC Unit. Two fully-equipped ambulances are available for emergencies.

Children are examined at the beginning of each term by the School Doctor and the School Dentist. Reports of the examination are sent to the parents who require treatment. The school has a tie up with all specialists in the Nilgiris and the students are taken to them when required. All medicines brought by the students from home are to be kept in the hospital and are taken by the students under the supervision of the staff nurses.

When time is at a premium, the school authorities reserve the right to refer a student to any specialist for treatment or operation when the need arises. In all normal cases, the parents will be consulted before such action is taken.

Dormitory

One of the primary concerns of the Institution since its inception is the provision of the amenities and convenience that are to be given for the students in the dormitories. It has been earnest endeavour to make their stay in the dormitory 'a home away from home', where the children are provided with not only a homely ambience but also with opportunities to enhance creativity and learning.

Separate dormitories are provided for the sub junior, junior, inter, senior and super senior boys and girls so that children grow up among their own peers and among the same age groups. Students from Grade 10 onwards are provided with cubicles for their comfortable stay. Each dormitory, according to its strength is assigned to one or two Dorm Parents and Dorm Nurses, especially for children of the age group, between six and nine.  Each dorm nurse has to take care of five or six children. The Dorm Nurse is in charge of keeping the items of the student concerned clean and is also responsible for providing personal assistance, which the children of that age may not be able to provide for themselves. In short, it can be said that the dorm nurses act as mothers to the children assigned to them.

The dormitories are kept clean and tidy at all times and this work is done when the children are in the classrooms. At any time of the day and on any day, the dormitory is clean to the very minute detail. Fumigation is done frequently and the Resident Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Counsellors and the Coordinators pay visits to the dormitories at least once a day to maintain the cleanliness standards of the dorms, and to ensure that everything is well with the students.

Each dormitory or a dormitory complex has state-of-the art diesel boilers, to provide hot water for all the children to bathe once in a day, which is compulsory. The dormitories of students taking the board examinations have additional facilities with furniture for them to study in the night till 11.00 p.m. and also early in the morning, from 4.00 a.m. Each dormitory has a DVD player and an audio system and a television set, not for spending too much time listening to music or to watch movies, but to have a little entertainment during weekends and also to listen to the news telecast daily through various channels.  It is to be noted that more than 100 staff members are directly involved in dormitory administration comprising Dorm Parents, Dorm Nurses and scores of helpers, who clean and keep tidy every nook and corner of the dormitories.

It is evident that a sizeable portion of the budget is allocated to maintain and administer the important portfolio of resident facilities in a fully-residential school. The toilets are provided with the best of sanitary ware, and all measures are taken to maintain the best standards of health and hygiene.