Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Which countries are represented among HIS students and staff?
HIS has students from all parts of the world to make it truly global school. Our student body represents the following countries.
- And many more.
Q2. As parents of a prospective student, how do I apply to Harvest?
The first thing you need to do is to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 9876500635 mentioning your intent to seek the admission of your child/ward to the school. The admission office will get back to you within 24 hours if it is a mail query with all the necessary information/instruction.
Q3. What is a Pre-Admission Procedure?
You will need to purchase the Prospectus from the school’s Admissions Office from Monday to Saturday between 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Q4. Should you wish to proceed with the admissions for?
Pre-Nursery-KG (Cornerstone) – You need to submit the Admission kit, which is the part of the Admission Kit purchased from the school, to the Admission’s Department.
Grade 1-5 – You need to submit the Admission form which is the part of the Admission kit purchased from the Admission Office, to the Admission’s Department. From grade 1st onwards a General Aptitude Assessment is done. The purpose of the Assessment and the interaction with the child would be to give a better insight of the school curriculum and procedures.
Grade 6-12 – You need to submit the Admission form which is the part of the Admission kit purchased from the Admission Office, to the Admission’s Department. A pre-Fixed appointment to be taken for an interaction and for the Aptitude assessment with the Director of Education.
Q5. How will I pay the registration fees?
You may pay the registration fees by a cheque favouring “Harvest International School” or via a bank transfer. Click here for our bank account details.
Once Admission is granted you may proceed to deposit the Fees and submit the following documents in a week’s time.
With the form you need to submit the following documents-
- Original plus one photocopy of the student Birth Certificate.(The original will be returned immediately after verification)
- Photocopy of the previous class report cards.
- Original Transfer Certificate from the previous school.
- Four Descent passport size photographs
Results are declared the same evening and informed the next day over the phone/E-mail.
Q6. Must my child be fluent in English to attend Harvest?
The medium of instruction in Harvest is English. Hence, fluency in English, ultimately, will be an advantage. However, the school will take extra care of students who have been studying English Speakers of Other Language or those whose English skills need improvement, by organizing special classes to achieve proficiency in spoken and written English.
Q7. What does the Harvest curriculum offer?
Harvest proposes to offer a Cambridge International Examinations. Students will find a welcoming atmosphere of friendliness, warmth and security, which will soon evolve into a diverse and challenging environment. They will have the opportunity to work and learn with peers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. Students will graduate from Harvest not only with a solid academic foundation but also take with them a genuine understanding of interdependence and a respect for differences.
Q8. How does the school and parents communicate?
The school encourages close home-school partnerships in order to ensure that communication is positive and open. There is a monthly Parent Teacher meeting which is mentioned in the school calendar. Parents are also encouraged to contact their children’s teachers if the need for other conferences arises. Every last Friday of the month is Open Friday where parents can pick their ward for a long weekend. Report cards will be issued four times every year to all students. Teachers will also communicate on an as-need basis with parents.
Monthly emails will be sent out that contain information about school and sport events. The school will also issue newsletters on a regular basis that provide information to parents about activities and events that take place.
Q9. What are the plans for the new school building and facilities?
Over the next session we will be redeveloping our campus to provide a state-of-the-art new Pre Primary and Primary building with facilities suitable for 21st century learning.
Q10. Does the school have buses for students?
The school has air-conditioned buses with CCTV surveillance which currently service most covers surrounding areas and Ludhiana.
Q11. Is there a policy of offering siblings discount?
We have 20% sibling discount on the second child and 30% sibling discount on the third child.
Q12. What are the school hours and working days?
The school timings are 8:20 am to 3:20 pm. Early years Children from Nursery to KG have an option to go home at 1:30 pm. Total working days for students are …….
Q13. What is the class average size?
The average class size is 24. In Pre-Primary School there are Assistant Teachers who also take care of the differentiated learning.
Q14. What is the student teacher ratio?
The student teacher ratio is 9:1
Q15. When can I visit the school?
Please call 9876500635 to fix an appointment with the Admission Officer anytime between 8:20 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday.
Q16. What are the second languages that HIS offers?
At HIS students can choose from Spanish, Hindi and Punjabi.
Q17. When can I apply for admission?
The ideal time to approach us is between November to March if the student wishes to join from the beginning of the academic year. However, the admissions are open throughout the year to accommodate students who have transient nature and are coming from the same curriculum.