Q1. What does MRIS stand for?

Ans. MRIS stands for Manav Rachna International School. Manav Rachna International Schools are a strong network of 8 private, co-educational, English medium, highly progressive schools.

 

Q2. When did the MRIS movement begin, where are all the schools located?

Ans. Manav Rachna Educational Institutions launched their first school in 2006 in Sector 21C, Faridabad. However the Manav Rachna Higher Education institutions started in 1997.The Manav Rachna Educationnal Institutions are in their 25th year of providing quality education.

The schools are located given under

Faridabad

Sector 21C                  inception 2006                 Bloomz to Grade VIII

Sector 14                     inception 2007                 Bloomz to Grade XII

Charmwood                inception 2009                Toddlers to Grade XII

Gurugram

Sector 46                     inception 2008                 Toddlers to Grade XII

Sector 51                     inception 2009                  Toddlers to Grade X

Ludhiana

Dugri Road                 inception 2015                   Toddlers to Grade XII

Noida

Sector 51                     inception 2011                  Toddlers to Grade XII

Mohali

Sector 82                     inception 2018                  Toddlers to Grade XII

 

Q3. Which Board is the Manav Rachna International Schools affiliated to?
We are a CBSE affiliated group of schools.

 

Q4. Are the various branches on franchise model?
MRIS does not work on franchise system. All MRIS schools are a part of the school chain and are centrally coordinated. This also ensures that there is parity and quality across all schools.

 

Q5. What is the process of getting admission into MRIS?

  • Parents need to fill an online admission form available on website https://apply.mris.edu.in/
  • After submitting the form, the counselor will contact you with further details. 

Q6. What is the selection criterion for admission in MRIS?

  • For Early Years the selection criteria is based on age eligibility and readiness of the child for the class applied for.
  • Selection of students for Grade II onwards is based on written test, previous school result and age criteria.
  • For Class XI, the Class X board result will define the eligibility to the respective streams like Science (medical/non-medical), Commerce or Humanities.


Q7. What is the final step to admission?

The final step is parents / guardians pay the school fee as mentioned in the admission procedure within three days of selection, through Demand Draft or credit card at the school’s fee counter along with all the documents required.

 

Q8. What is the age criterion for admission?

Age Criteria for admission is as follows, (the cutoff date is 31st of March)

*Age flexibility by 1-2 months is considered depending on the general readiness of the child for the class applied for and availability of seats.

  • Bloomz                                               :        1.6 to 2.6 yrs
  • Toddlers (Pre Nursery)                    :        2.6 yrs- 3.6 yrs
  • Nursery                                              :        3.6 yrs – 4.6 yrs
  • K.G                                                      :        4.6 yrs – 5.6 yrs 

 

Q9. My child is not meeting the age criteria. Should I apply?

Yes, you may apply. School follows the age criteria mentioned as per NEP 2020. Admission criteria is flexible by a month or so and depends on the readiness of the child.

 

Q10. Are teachers hired by Manav Rachna trained and qualified for the job?

Yes. Manav Rachna appoints experienced, professionally qualified, passionate and caring teachers. Once appointed, they are further trained and oriented before getting inducted  into the system. Regular in-service training is arranged for all faculty. In-service training too is an integral part of our approach and 50hrs in a year are set aside for Professional Development of Teachers.

 

Q11. Are your schools co-educational?

Yes, they are all co-educational English medium progressive schools.

 

Q12. What is the Fee payment schedule and mode of payment?

At the time of admission along with the admission fee, first quarter fee is also charged. Fee for the remaining three quarters is payable as follows:

  • SECOND QUARTER: July 1 to July 15
  • THIRD QUARTER: October 1 to October 15
  • FOURTH QUARTER: January 1 to January 15

 

Q13. What is the student teacher ratio?

The basis of quality at Manav Rachna International Schools is the comfortable teacher student ratio. The student strength section wise:

  • Early years –                           1:25
  • Grades 1 & II –                       1:30
  • Grades III to V-                      1:32
  • Grades VI to XII –                 1:34
  • With the activity teachers/ class associates and the specialized coaches  the ratio falls in 1:10 to 1:15

 

Q14. What are the documents required at the time of admission?

  • 3 passport size color photographs of the child.
  • 2 passport size photograph of each parent.
  • Child’s Aadhaar Card copy (Mandatory)
  • Address proof (photocopy of the ration card/electricity bill/ telephone bill/rent agreement)
  • Photocopy of report card of the previous class passed (applicable for students seeking admission to Grade II and onwards).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate.
  • Transfer Certificate, where applicable. 

 

Q15. What is the mode of fee payment?

The mode of quarterly fee payment is  DD/ Credit Card/Cheque/NEFT/PayTM/ Easy Pay ICICI (please check with the respective school for the mode of payment)

 

Q16. How often do the parents get to interact with the teachers?

Regular Parent Educator Conferences (PEC) are conducted on alternate months to discuss the progress of students with their parents. In case a parent wishes to interact with the teacher, he/she may seek an appointment and do so.

 

Q17. What is expected from me as a parent of the school?

As a parent of MRIS, you are expected to identify with the school’s philosophy that centres around the holistic development of its students. Regular Parent Orientation and awareness sessions are hosted so that the parent and the school foster a healthy long term relationship. You are requested to attend all school events like the PEC, Theme Assemblies, Events and Special Celebrations. With a rich pool of knowledge experts available with us in the form of our parents, we encourage our parents to share their knowledge and resources with the student community.

 

Q18. How does the school communicate with the parents?

     Day to day communication with the parents is through the Parent Portal. Parents can also email or call at the school number and get in touch with the teacher..

 

Q19. What are the security measures taken by the school in bus and in school premises?

  • The entire school premise is under 24/7 CCTV surveillance.
  • The live videos are monitored in the surveillance room, Principal’s room and the Executive Director’s room.
  • All our buses too have functional from and back cameras.
  • Junior and Senior school wings/floors are separate and monitored as well.
  • Only female housekeeping staff is employed inside the school building. Peons are only for office work/pantry.
  • The early years students are assisted by nannies in their movement.
  • All washrooms are manned by nannies.
  • Entry of drivers and conductors inside the school building is prohibited.
  • Visitors’ entry into the school premises is only after filling of the Visitor’s Log. Wearing of Visitor I-Card is mandatory. Vendors are allowed in school only after school hours
  • The school infirmary has a qualified doctor and a nurse on board and has been ably handling medical issues/emergencies.
  • All required NOCs are well in place and reviewed timely.
  • Safety sessions are conducted for children to guide them well about the importance of forming a queue while boarding a bus and how to embark and disembark.
  • Transport is equipped with all the safety equipment like fire extinguishers, first aid box, lockable windows, GPS and automatic doors.
  • A nanny, a teacher and a bus attendant accompanies the students in the bus on to and fro trips.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of the buses is done to maintain good hygienic conditions at all times.
  • Centralised internal audits are a regular feature.

Safety measures taken in the present times include

  • Infrared Forhead Digital Thermometer at the school entry gate.
  • All entries inside the school premises are scanned.
  • Once inside, the entrant is requested to sanitize their hands.
  • Sanitizers available in floors/corridors are a constant reminder too.
  • All standard SOPs are being strictly monitored and followed by the school.
  • The school doctor along with all teachers are vigilant and students showing any sign of fever are sent home/isolated immediately.
  • Constant reminders of using sanitizers, wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance, not sharing personal items/food are being given by all teachers.

 

Q20. Do parents have access to CCTV recordings of classrooms and buses?

No. Parents do not have access to CCTV footage. The live videos are monitored in the surveillance room, Principal’s room and the Executive Director’s room. However, under Principal’s discretion, the recording is shared under special circumstances.

 

Q21. There are no books for Early Years. How will we teach the child at home?

Complete Theme Planning is shared with the parents which includes a theme letter, a parent handout, vocabulary list along with a suggested activities to be done at home to help reiterate the concepts that the students are learning in school. Daily/weekly updates of the work done is shared with the parents.

 

Q22. How much homework is given on a daily basis?

Homework / Supplementing Activities help to consolidate and reinforce learning done in school and allows children to practice learning independently and in different contexts. It also helps promote a partnership between home and school. Assignments are age appropriate and meaningful with focus on repetition and practice. Till Grade V, a homework schedule is followed which helps reiterate learning and develop study skills in students. Grade VI above homework is planned thoughtfully with staggered submission dates.

 

Q23. What is the school’s assessment scheme?

The school does not follow a formal assessment scheme for students till Grade IV. However, regular formative assessments ensure student evaluation and help monitor progress. Gap areas are identified and corrective measures taken. Scheduled and calenderised tests for students are conducted from Grade V. Grade VI onwards school follows the CBSE assessment scheme.

 

Q24. How is the school taking care of assessments online?

Assessment on Microsoft Teams are being smoothly conducted since 2020.Assessment involves both Objective and Subjective components.

 

Q25. How are students evaluated since there are no formal assessments till Grade IV?

Till Grade IV the school does not follow a formal announced system of assessment and evaluation. However the school has ongoing formative assessment built into the system of teaching learning. Recap worksheets, application based tasks, collaborative tasks and projects, quizzes, show and tell and other such subject enrichment multi modal activities help monitor students’ progress.

 

Q26. How future ready is the school?

Future Ready and Progressive Schools, like ours, teach the present day children with a vision for the future. As a future ready school, we provide

  • Academic rigour
  • Plan for long term sustainability
  • Continuous improvement through our evolving and futuristic curriculum
  • Optimum utilization of time and space to encourage learning anywhere, anytime.
  • Collaboration and sharing of best practices & resources as well as brainstorming of ideas

The Centre of Excellence ensures that quality is kept in mind. Regular professional development programmes for teachers enable them to stay abreast with best global pedagogical practices. Our comprehensive curriculum with global dimensions accommodates diverse learning needs of students and makes teaching learning a joyful experience for students and teachers.

 

Q27. Does the school have a doctor available in school premises?

Yes. The school has a qualified doctor and attendant available in school on all working days. The school infirmary is well equipped and adept to handle regular medical cases and provide first aid. The school doctors not only take care of the day to day medical needs, but also help generate awareness around medical issues and organize wellness based workshops and camps for students, parents and faculty.

 

Q28. How is the school balancing between offline and online learning?

With schools reopening and gradually getting students back into its fold, Manav Rachna is trying to strike a balance between offline and online classes. Days have been fixed for offline classes and while teachers are engaged with students in school, assignments are given to those still hesitant to come to school. Depending on the age appropriateness, synchronous and asynchronous classes are held online and offline.

 

Q29. How does the school ensure affective and socio emotional learning learning?

The teaching learning process at Manav Rachna is based on not just the child’s mind (cognitive learning) but also affects his heart (affective learning). The journey from receiving knowledge to processing and internalizing it includes student motivation, attitudes, perception and values.  Individual and group discussions on value based questions and open ended questions, case studies, role plays, journaling, simulations, critical questioning, student led events, interest based activities, collaborative tasks which are all embedded in the Manav Rachna curriculum help ensure affective learning.

 

Q30. How does the school ensure that sports, music, dance and art classes do not lose their significance in the online mode?

The face of sports, music and dance classes too have changed over the last year and a half. Teachers and students have adopted to the online mode and have beautifully utilized the space to their advantage. The digital medium has given them a platform to explore various art forms- including digitized, create and edits videos and focus on individual stamina building. Teachers are also available beyond school hours for students who wish to pursue further in their areas of interest. All festivals and events are celebrated with online participation of the students.

 

Q31. What changes have you implemented after the announcement of NEP 2020?

The announcement of NEP 2020, more than bringing about a change in us, reiterated and assured that Manav Rachna Schools are already progressive and futuristic in their approach. The reforms in school curricula and pedagogy as proposed in the NEP2020 -. Skill building, capacity building, coding as part of the curriculum, internships and practical experiences, 360°Assessment Report Card, fluidity in subject choices- are already aligned with the Manav Rachna philosophy.

 

Q32. How does the school ensure quality education?

The Academic Excellence Team (AET) at Manav Rachna is at the helm of affairs of all 8 Manav Rachna International Schools. It holds a 360° view of school life.  The AET ensures academic rigour and quality along with robust co-curricular development of students, parity of curricular progress in all schools, futuristic curriculum development, continuous professional development programme for teachers and  life skills and career guidance of all its students. 

 

Q33. What is the school’s policy for encouraging meritorious students- both MRIS & Non MRIS?

The school appreciates academic and co-curricular achievement of its students.

  • Scholar badges are given to meritorious students from Grade VI onwards. School colour (tie/blazer) is awarded to scholars who have accumulated the scholar badge over a period of time.
  • We also recognize achievements of meritorious students and offer Academic Scholarships to students from Grades VI-XI.
  • Top scorers of the MR Scholarship Tests (open to internal and external students seeking admissions) are shortlisted class wise post a written exam and are eligible to receive Academic Scholarships.
  • These scholarships are besides the scholar badges given to students for academic brilliance. 100 students across all 8 MRIS receive 100% scholarship for their academic excellence.
  • Co curricular achievements at the state, national and international levels are also recognized.

 

Q34. How does the school ensure holistic learning?

Learning at MRIS is divided in to 7 learning areas- Languages & Literacy, Numeracy, CREST (Science & Social Science), Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sports and Well Being, Life Skills, Future Skills & Sustainability. This bifurcation is done keeping in mind the holistic development of students. A structured programme in all learning areas ensures that a minimal level of proficiency is achieved by all. Academic Excellence Programme for academically inclined students, Sports Programmes for  sports inclined students, Oratory Competitions for speakers, Book Writing Programme for aspiring  writers, music, dance and visual arts programmes for students with interest in these areas, STEAM based programme for technologically inclined, regular life skills based sessions – are testimony to MRIS’s committment to providing holistic education.

 

Q35. What are some of the best practices followed in MRIS?

Best Practices at MRIS

MRIS CURRICULUM

The school curriculum from Early Years is child centred. The Learning Centre Approach makes it  joyful, play based, experiential and flexible. A comprehensive and structured reading programme with emphasis on the phonic method, ensures language development and makes early reading possible.

Learning from Grade I upwards at MRIS is divided in to 7 learning areas- Languages & Literacy, Numeracy, CREST (Science & Social Science), Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sports and Well Being, Life Skills, Future Skills & Sustainability. This bifurcation is done keeping in mind the holistic development of students. A structured programme in all learning areas ensures that a minimal level of proficiency is achieved by all.

Theme based smart modules, group work, group discussions, case studies, independent academic workshops, interaction, experimentation, project work, dramatization, technology, industry connect supported whole brain teaching are the tools used to facilitate the teaching – learning process at all stages school level .

FUTURISTIC APPROACH

MRIS has integrated a holistic program named Future Skills & Sustainability (FS & S). The basis of this futuristic program is founded in E2030 Position Paper on the Future of Education and Skills, OECD, The Future of Jobs Report 2020, World Economic Forum, UNESCO – Future of Education Initiative and NEP 2020. The program will be implemented through different verticals of Tinkering (based on UN Sustainable Development Goals), Coding & Technology (ICT Foundational Learning), Media & Design and AgriTech. The verticals are experiential and inquiry based are being introduced gradually. The connecting educational link between all the verticals is sustainability

CREST

Conceptual Learning through Reasoning, Exploration, Skill & Technology (CREST)- Inter Disciplinary Curriculum (Science & Social Science). It aims at instilling 21st Century Learner Skills in children, motivating them to inquire as a means to seeking answers. The effective instructional strategies and pedagogical practices aim to create unique and engaging learning experiences for children.It gives children the opportunity to explore the world they live in with a sense of sustained awe and wonderment that motivates them to inquire. The child-centered strategies provide opportunities to learn through experimentation, investigation, demonstration and application.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

We believe in addressing the specific learning needs of every student. The Special Educators work closely with educators and offer to bridge this gap between classroom learning and the student’s challenges by offering I.E.P.(Individualized Education Programmes) for each individual student to be monitored by the special educators. The specially-trained educators & counselors work towards students’ abilities and needs. Hence, at MRIS we take each student by the hand to further his skills and soar into the horizon of seamless possibilities.

PERSONALISED ATTENTION

With the class size and student teacher ratio optimum, our teachers are able to build a good rapport and provide personalized attention to its students. Circle time, class incharge’s period, lunch break and other such open time slots help the teachers to know their students better and address specific- academic, social, emotional- needs.

 

Q36. How does the school fulfill its social responsibility?

Education is all about bringing a change, not just in one’s self but in one’s surroundings too. MRISchools have always made conscious effort to reach out to the community at large. Be it plantation drives, computer literacy programme for senior citizens, awareness drives, blood donation drive, green initiatives, sustainable development initiatives, cleanliness drives, food drives, we have generously contributed in all.

 

Q37. Does the school offer any career counseling to students?

Career and subject selection choices can be a difficult and challenging aspect of a student’s life. We believe that each child is unique and given the right guidance and resources can unlock his/her potential.

The Life & Career Development Centre works closely with Students from Grade VIII onwards. The program is a balanced blend of informed career counseling, choice making and 21st century desired life skills. Comprehensive psychometric testing, student profiling and portfolio building, industry awareness and connect, and university advisory are some areas that the program works on.

 

Q38. Does the school offer and academic excellence/assistance programme for students?

An academic Excellence Programme is offered to academically inclined students of the Middle and the Senior School. The primary focus of the programme is to provide academic rigour and train students for competitive and benchmark tests.

 

Q39. How are skills embedded in the MRIS curriculum?

All 21st century skills are an integral part of our curriculum. Throughout the academic life students have enough opportunities to learn and exercise the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, digital literacy leadership, adaptability and self management.

Individual and group discussions on value based questions and open ended questions, case studies, role plays, journaling, simulations, critical questioning, student led events, interest based activities, collaborative tasks, power point presentation are all embedded in the Manav Rachna curriculum to help students develop various skills.

 

Q40. How much technology will the MRIS use after school starts with offline classes?

A mind that is stretched by its own experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. Manav Rachan schools were always technologically advanced, even before the pandemic hit. In fact this comfort with technology, experienced by students and teachers, was one of the reasons why we could instantly switch over to the online mode. With students and teachers exposed to an altogether different level of technology now, it is here to stay even when normal school resumes full-fledged. While a lot of written work in school will resume, online researches and assignments will be additional features. School is also contemplating on allowing students to carry their devices to school.

 

Q41. What leadership learning opportunities are available for MRIS students?

Leaders of tomorrow are groomed today. MRIS provides opportunities to students to be a part of the Student Council and develop their leadership skills. As the Junior and Senior School Head Boy and Girl, Clan Leaders and Student Catalysts, they lead their teams and initiate events. Students actively participating in various clubs, MUNs and student led events sharpen their leadership skills as they plan events and work with students teams.