The Tagorean emblem represents three letters T I S. The central I is the leaping flame of the candle, signifying everlasting knowledge, enclosed by T which forms the arm and legs of the child who is never tired in his quest for this 'Vidya' or knowledge. Like the light of the candle, the child is continuously striving to reach for the stars. " I am worthy " says the child. This is the simple Tagorean philosophy: ' Belief in Self '. " I Am What I Am. I am the Truth and Joy Forever." The school timings are Nursery and K.G. : 8:00 am to 11:45 am – Monday to Friday Classes I to XII : 8:00 am to 02:00 pm – Monday to Friday Classes VI to XII : 8:00 am to 12:30 noon – Saturday The school gates will be shut at 8:05am and NO student will be allowed in after that. REGULARITY • Absence from school for four days or more, without prior permission/ intimation will result in the student’s name being struck off from the rolls. • Full or half day leave for any non medical reason will not be permitted. No student will be allowed to go home after a weekly test, for any reason whatsoever. If a student is unwell, she / he should not come to school. • Two Saturdays in a month are working for students, as given in the year book. Attendance is compulsory on these working Saturdays. In case the student has joined any coaching classes he/she will be exempted from this provided he / she is regular on other teaching days. • Minimum attendance required for being eligible to sit in the final examination is 75%. • All Parent Teacher Meetings are compulsory. You are requested to meet all teachers teaching your ward to know about your ward’s progress in academics. • It is VERY IMPORTANT that you inform the class teacher and office immediately if there is a change in your address and / telephone numbers, so that we can contact you easily in an emergency. • The Year Book given to each student at the start of the session has information about all activities, assessments and other schedules for the ENTIRE session. Kindly refer to it regularly and plan your holidays and other events as per the schedule given. • Information is regularly sent to parents through circulars. You are also requested to visit the school website www.tagoreint.com regularly for updates on various events. • Our school has been a No-Polybag Zone for the last 15 years. We request you to avoid using and / or sending things in polybags to school. DISCIPLINE • NO student below the age of 18 years is allowed to drive a vehicle to school. Anyone found violating this rule will be reported to the police. • No student is allowed to carry a cell phone to school. If found, the cell phone will be confiscated. In case it is imperative for students of Classes XI and XII to carry a cell phone to school, their parents should send in an application addressed to the Principal. • We discourage students from bringing/wearing expensive items to school. Piercing and tattooing is strictly prohibited. Colouring of hair / highlighting hair will be taken as violation of school rules. FAMILY INTERACTION • The children need to spend quality time with their parents and family. We recommend that the family should be together at dinner time and should actively engage the students in discussion of current and relevant issues. • We are a secular school and do not encourage either the propagation of a particular religion or disregard for any religion. We also celebrate festivals of all religions in our school. You are requested to avoid any conversation or deed at home that will create a bias in your child’s mind, as we would like them to grow up as secular citizens. • Introducing the students to Indian Art and Culture is an important aspect of their education. The school arranges for them to visit museums and view SPIC MACAY performances. We would like parents to extend these experiences by taking their children to museums, theatre and cultural performances, fairs etc. • We have a psychologist who is a counsellor on our rolls. She is available to meet the parents and students from 8 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Please call the Reception for an appointment with her. At TIS RULES ARE MEANT TO BE FOLLOWED • No cheating / changing answer / marks in the answer sheet / report card. • No gang wars or physical fights. • No bunking. No missing classes without information to the respective teacher. • No use of abusive language. • No disrespect to teachers/support staff/seniors. • No disrespect to any religion/culture. If a student indulges in any of these , he/she will have to face the consequences which are announced time and again by the class teacher and the Principal. GLOBAL PROGRAMS The school has a number of sister schools in other countries like China, France, Pakistan, New Zealand, USA etc. A lot of students have already been on exchange programmes with these schools and many more are on the anvil. Many students have also represented India at various international fora and brought laurels for the country. The opportunity to travel on these trips is open to all students. ROBOTICS LAB LIBRARY ELEVATOR BIOLOGY LAB COMPUTER LAB SPORTS CHEMISTRY LAB SCIENCE PARK DANCE ROOM AUDIO VISUAL ROOM MUSIC ROOM AMPHITHEATRE ART ROOM MEDICAL ROOM CLUBS OF THE STUDENTS , BY THE STUDENTS , FOR THE STUDENTS •DEBATE •QUIZ •SCIENCE •MATH •PYROTECH •SPORTS •ART SOCIETY •FRENCH •CULTURAL CLUB •ECO CLUB New initiatives • Our class X, XI and XII students had an opportunity to intern with professionals in the fields of Designing, Chartered Accountancy, Architecture, Medicine , Hotel Industry, Law, Social Work etc during the summer vacations. • ALTERNATE INDIA PROGRAM - We shall be taking our students to various cultural events throughout the country, over the year. • CAREER COUNSELLING – We will be organising talks by eminent people from various fields to apprise students about various career options besides the regular courses. Also, we are tying up with agencies like Admizzionz Campuz and Univariety to help students with their college admissions in India and abroad. Examination Pattern The students will be assessed regularly through : • WEEKLY TESTS • CLASS TESTS • HALF YEARLY EXAMINATION AND FINAL EXAMINATION. •A student requires minimum 40% marks to pass in each test. •It is mandatory for a student to pass separately in Theory and Practical Exams. •Regularity in tests/ exams is a must for the students. •No change of subject or stream will be allowed after July. Each round of tests is important. The final assessment will be based on the followingExam/ Test Month Marks Unit –I Half Yearly Unit- II Final JulyAug 100 September Nov- Dec Feb 100 100 100 Final Assessment 25%(Unit-I, Half Yearly & Unit-II) + 75% (Final) •Students must not resort to any unfair means in any test or examination. •If they do so, they will be awarded zero in the respective subject, be suspended for a week and not be allowed to appear for the rest of the papers . PATTERN OF QUESTION PAPERS The Final Examination will be based on the complete syllabus. The question papers will be based on the Board pattern and as per the CBSE syllabus . Students will thus be trained for the Board exams. Students are therefore advised to visit CBSE websites: www.cbse.nic.in and www.cbseacademic.in for latest updates , syllabus and sample papers. Some important changes made by CBSE: Emphasis on ValuesFrom the last academic session CBSE has allocated 5 percent marks in all the major subjects in classes XI and XII to questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analysed on the basis of the values it reflects. Introduction of PSA or Problem Solving Assessment •CBSE introduced this assessment in the last session. The test is conducted by CBSE. •For the academic year 2013-2014, it will be held on Fri. 10th Jan’14. •There is no specific syllabus for `Problem Solving Assessment’ • It will assess Life Skills relating to following areas:Qualitative Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Language Conventions • • • Qualitative Reasoning : includes the reasoning seen in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Quantitative Reasoning : includes the kinds of reasoning found in Mathematics and Science Language Conventions : includes different aspects of written communication (e.g. grammar, vocabulary etc.) Open Text based Assessment (OTBA) for Class XI in March, 2014 • It will be applicable to Economics, Biology and Geography only and will be a part of Annual Examination to be held in March, 2014. • The schools will be supplied with textual material in the form of an article, a case study, a diagram, a concept/mind map, a picture or a cartoon, problem/situation based on the concepts taught to the students during the session. • It will be to the extent of 15-20 percent in the subjects of Economics, Geography and Biology and may also include the Value Based Questions. • The textual material will be related to selected concepts from the syllabus and higher order thinking skills, which can be creative and open ended. • The textual material supplied in December will be printed and given as part of the question paper and thus will be available while answering the questions . “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore As a part of General Studies, every student is required to put in 30 hours of Social Service from May 2013 to Jan 2014. Introduction of project work in Business Studies for Classes XI and XII for 20 marks. Project work is also being introduced in History for 20 marks in Classes XI & XII Subject teachers will also inform the students periodically about any change that takes place. For Science Students, scoring good marks in Board Exams has become important with the following changes: IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Changes from 2013 •A new education system has been introduced for admission to India's prestigious engineering colleges IIT, NIT and IIIT wherein, two exams – JEE Main and JEE Advanced will be held instead of one - IIT JEE. • From 2013 onwards, IIT-JEE pattern will take into account Class 12 Board exam results along with a two-tier joint entrance examination — JEE-MAIN and JEE –ADVANCED. • The main exam will be a filtering process in which 50% weightage will be given to the score in the class 12 Board exams.