School Policies


The Guidelines are presented in the form of FAQs for easy access and referencing. It is important that you read through the details and abide by them at all times.

Communication FAQs

1. How does the school communicate with the parents?

As a school, we believe we are in a joint partnership with the parents to grow and mould the child. Hence, communication is vital and constant. There are many ways through which the school communicates with the parent. Parents will receive regular updates and circulars through the school email system and communication page in the school diary. (Parents are expected to inform school, in case they are not receiving emails). Parents may receive emails personally from the official email channel of the school administration team for any specific reason.

2. As a parent how do I communicate with the school?

We would prefer you to send an e-mail communication to clarify your queries. If there is an immediate concern and you want quick redressal, kindly call the school office and indicate the nature of the concerns. Depending on the nature of the situation, the School Administrator will call you to discuss the issue and set up further meetings depending on the need.

Administrative FAQs

1. What are the schools’ Working Hours?

School operates from Monday to Friday.

Timings for Pre KG,LKG & UKG: 8:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Timings for Grade I to V: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Timings for Grade VI to XI: 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM

In case of a special event or workshop being held on a Saturday, intimation will be sent to the parents. Any change of school timings shall be proactively communicated by the school.

2. What is the policy on School dress?

School Uniform – Girls & Boys

Class Girls Boys
Kindergarten to Grade II White and Yellow-Blue
Checked Frock
Shoes: Bata Nova Ballerina black shoes and grey socks
Grey T-shirt and Denim Blue Shorts
Shoes: Bata Nova Scout black School shoes and grey socks
Grade III to V White Shirt with Bow & Yellow-Blue Checked Skirt
Shoes: Bata Nova Ballerina black shoes and grey socks
White Shirt with Denim Blue Shorts & Belt
Shoes: Bata Nova Scout black School shoes and grey socks
Grade VI to XI Yellow Striped Shirt with Bow, Denim Blue Skirt/ Trousers & Belt
Shoes: Bata Nova Ballerina black shoes and grey socks
Grey T-shirt and Denim Blue Shorts
Shoes: Bata Nova Scout black School shoes and grey socks

House Uniform – Girls & Boys:

Class Girls Boys
Grade I to XI White and Yellow-Blue Checked Frock
Shoes: Bata Nova Ballerina black shoes and grey socks
Grey T-shirt and Denim Blue Shorts
Shoes: Bata Nova Scout black School shoes and grey socks

Note: Kindergarten children must carry a spare dress and inner-wear every day.

Each student must have their name on the bag. The student is expected to carry the school bag with water bottle, napkin/small towel and school diary.

3. What is the policy on food?

The school views formation of healthy eating habits as an important part of the development of children and therefore invests a lot of energy in promoting the same. Children are served a healthy lunch at the campus. If the children are having allergies school needs to be intimated at the beginning of the year. Children are served a portion of everything that is made for a certain meal and they are expected to finish the first serving with no wastage. If they need more they are welcome to take.

  1. Children recite a meal time prayer which is a form of offering gratitude before every meal.
  2. After eating, silently offer gratitude towards everyone and everything involved in bringing this food to us.
  3. To dispose of any leftover items into the designated dustbin properly.
  4. To wash plates, spoons and glasses only in the hand wash sink and not to use the drinking water area.
  5. To gently place the washed plates, spoons and glasses in the respective tubs.

4. What is the attendance policy of the school?

It is expected that the child be present every day except when he/she is unwell or any emergency situation at home. Parents are required to dully fill in the leave record in the diary stating the reason, if the child misses the school. In case of a planned leave or whenever possible, permission must be taken prior to the leave. Every absence must be reported in the leave form and recorded by the parent in the school diary. When children are on leave due to contagious infections they need to produce a medical certificate before they can return to school. In case of early pick up from school, a note needs to be sent in the school diary.

5. What happens when valuables are lost?

Students are encouraged not to bring or wear expensive watches, shoes, jewelry or carry anything in their bags that are not needed for school and expensive. The school shall not take any responsibility towards the safe keeping of such objects.

6. What is the policy on hygiene?

We have outlined the steps to be taken at home and the measures that school takes in order to promote hygiene.

*Make sure the nails are cut and kept clean when the child comes to school.

*Please make sure that your child’s hair is well kept and does not hamper vision. Hair hygiene is very important. Any unhygienic condition like lice infection must be attended to immediately at home.

7. What is the policy on illness?

Children should not attend school while they are very sick. In case they show symptoms of fever, cold, stomach ache etc. please make sure they stay home until they recover. If your child has fever at school, parents will be intimated. In the event that parents are not available for consultation school will take the necessary steps in the best interest of the child.

Children suffering from infectious and contagious diseases should not attend school on any account. The quarantine period is 21 days for chickenpox and measles, 14 days for mumps and 7 days for COVID-19. To ensure the well- being of other children, after an illness you may be required to bring in a doctor’s Certificate.

In case of any illness, the school shall call the parents to come in and take their child home.

8. What if I wish to withdraw my child from school?

*Please submit a written application for transfer certificate stating the reason for requesting the TC.

*It will take a week to process the same, so apply ahead of time.

Academic FAQs

1. What is the home assignment policy of the school?

Mathematics to be practiced every day, books to be read to enhance their vocabulary and comprehension. The Home assignments given, if any, is designed– for deepening their understanding, for independent practice, for developing speed, for self-learning possibilities, for creative expression and sometimes to create share-time between the parent and child. The nature of each assignment, its objective and expected outcome could therefore vary.

If all these measures do not yield results, parents will be called in for one on one discussion to seek their support to find a resolution.

2. How does the school assess the child’s progress?

The child’s progress will be gauged in different ways at different levels, based on his/her potential, learning styles and their interest. The assessment at primary level will be mostly formative assessment for learning, rather than of learning. This is to ensure that children are not subjected to comparison, competition, fear and loss of self-esteem and confidence.

The objective will be to find the challenges they face in the learning process and adopt suitable remedial measures.

For students of Grade VI to XI, summative assessments will be conducted twice a year, along with continuous formative assessments throughout the year.

Being a Heartfulness school, a holistic report card is created which will highlight 21st Century skills, the affective domain followed by the psycho-motor domain and the cognitive domain of learning.

Behavioural FAQs

1. What are the guidelines of the school?

At Heartfulness Learning Centre we believe that character formation is central to the development of young children to become socially responsible, value driven and self-disciplined adults. And as a school we want to promote behaviours that align with the values of the school.

While the values remain the guiding principle they are manifested everyday through behaviours. And behaviours are best promoted through education,conversations and through clear guidelines.

Listed below are the guidelines that would help us build the school environment as a socially safe space that nurtures mutual respect and prevents any form of exclusion, bullying or violence. The school has a set of values and guidelines in accordance with that in the following areas:

a. School Values:

Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of the school.

Students respect and care for each other and for the class as a family. Students respect and care for the school, the farm, the environment and the school property.

b. Class values:

  • Respect for teachers and peers. Respect for assignments and time liners.
  • Responsibility for property and materials in the classroom.
  • Responsibility for the beauty and order of the classroom.
  • Come prepared for class with books, stationery and finished home Assignments.
  • Listen to the teacher and to each other. Raise your hands when you want to Talk.
  • Be respectful of boundaries.
  • Be helpful and use kind and appreciative words to each other.
  • Keep your workspace and classroom neat and tidy.

c. Dining Values:

  • To respect the food that is offered – To offer and eat with gratitude.
  • To take responsibility in serving and keeping the place clean.
  • Eat whatever is served on the plate.
  • Take second helping, if you feel like.
  • Food wastage is not encouraged.
  • Empty the leftovers in the bin and clean the plate.

d. Play Area Values:

Playground is a place to have healthy, safe and inclusive play. Students should play in the designated area as indicated by the teachers. Include everyone. No bullying or teasing is allowed. During play time all children to be out in the playground.

Parent FAQs

1. What is my role as a parent and how can I be involved with the school?

The school believes in working hand in hand with the parent in order to serve the children better. A relationship of trust between the parent and the school is central to this partnership. We request parents to make use of all the opportunities provided by the school such as PTIs, workshops, open days, etc. to deepen your understanding of our offering.

Your enthusiastic participation and involvement in the calendar of events will greatly benefit the child and grow our relationship. Parents are expected to read the guidelines with great care and ensure you are in regular conversations with your child so your child abides by them. You are also requested to read the guidelines for parents and abide by them.

While class work is the responsibility of the school, ensuring completion of home assignment is the responsibility of the parents and we seek your cooperation on this. To support us, please get in touch with the respective coordinators.

2. What are the Guidelines for Parents?

  • All employees of the school which includes the faculty, support staff, helpers, watchman and drivers must be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
  • It is mandatory to set up a meeting time to meet anyone from school. Please ensure that you follow the protocol. It is your responsibility to keep us posted of any difficulty you or the child may be facing with the school.
  • These discussions do not have to wait for PTMs or even Open Days. The school is always open to discussion with parents about any area that may be of concern.
  • Open Days, PTMs and other forums are available so that you are abreast of what is happening at school with your child. It is your responsibility to use these opportunities and benefit from the same. The school is open to feedback and suggestions from parents. All the same it needs to be done in a mutually respectful manner.
  • One on one parent Teacher interactions are organized twice during the year and it is mandatory that both parents be present for these meetings.
  • Parents will not be provided with the teachers’ mobile numbers. All forms of communication will be through the office or through the e-mails that are published.
  • Parents are expected to pay the fees as per the schedules published in the diary.
  • Parents are expected to be mindful about what they post in WhatsApp, Facebook, blog etc. with respect to the school. The school management reserves the right to take appropriate action (including dismissal) if the content posted is intended to malign the reputation of the school.

3. How do I resolve any problem that I may face with the school?

  • Any conflict concerning the school/the teacher or another child must be approached with mutual respect, patience and aimed at finding solutions.
  • The school must be provided adequate time to investigate the issue and implement corrective action.• Parents are strictly forbidden from discussing any issue with fellow parents or posting anything on the social media pertaining to the school. These unmindful actions result in breakdown of trust and do not lead to positive outcomes.
  • Only parents of the child are to communicate with the school. The school strictly discourages uncles, aunts, and grandparents etc. to communicate with the school on behalf of the child or the parent.
  • Parents can request for a one to one meeting with the school to resolve problems. However parents are not expected to ask for group meetings towards any conflict resolution. The school reserves the right to hold group meetings.
  • Contact or mail the school authorities to resolve any issues pertaining to school. Do not disturb Rev. Daaji either through mail or personal contact w.r.t issues related to school.

4. What happens when parents violate the values / rules of the school?

When parents violate the above values and the rules of the school the management reserves the right to take appropriate action including dismissal of the child.I have read all the guidelines mentioned in the diary and agree to abide by the same.

5. Are there any guidelines prescribed to enter the ashram premises and meet the school authorities?

  • An ashram is a place where one goes to step away from worldly affairs and interiorize to deepen one’s spiritual practice, to find rest and obtain Shreyas i.e. spiritual well-being and spiritual growth.”
  • Overnight stay in the ashram is allowed only for Heartfulness practitioners. If there is a need for any visitor to stay overnight, kindly contact the Accommodation desk or Welcome desk.
  • Kindly fill in the gate pass at the main entrance of the ashram and show it at the school office when you arrive.
  • Try to be arrive at the ashram premises on or before 5:00 PM.
  • Kindly always wear and display Abhyasi Heartfulness ID card.
  • Watching videos for entertainment of any sort on laptop/ phone is Not Permitted in the ashram.
  • 9:30 PM to 5:30 Am is a Quiet Time. Please occupy your bed before 9:30 PM and maintain silence in the dorms. This is the time for much needed rest, repose and silent contemplation which should be respected by all. Please do not roam in the ashram after 9:30 PM.
  • Conserve Water and Electricity. Ensure fans and lights are switched off when not in use.
  • Possession of lethal weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and drugs are prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited within Ashram premises.