Frequently Asked Questions
– NCERT curriculum of CBSE
-The admissions are currently open on first come basis. This year school will operate from Play group to 7th std.
Grade 8 will be introduced in session 2019-20. By natural progression the school will offer Arts, Commerce & Science streams for grades 11 and 12th.
– No. It’s not a residential school but a day boarding school. Breakfast, lunch & snacks will be provided by school in the school itself.
– Apart from regular school based activities, the facilities the school offers include indoor 6 lane swimming pool, indoor basketball court, 3 indoor badminton courts, Yoga hall, 200 metres running track, football field, boxing ring, shooting range, rock climbing wall, and many more.
The school has all the labs including Math, Language, Robotics, EVS, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, IT, Etc.
It promotes dance forms( Classical & contemporary) Music ( Vocal & Instrumental) , Drama and Art & Craft rooms.
School also prepares students for external exams.
A well equipped infirmary, dining hall and kitchen to provide balanced vegetarian meals is part of the school infrastructure.
– Fees will be informed at the time of admission. You are welcome to call the admission office anytime at the number given.
– Yes. Dhruv Global school of Sangamner is run by the Malpani Foundation too. It is one of the best schools in Maharashtra and has been a guiding star to the world of learning for the past 13 years.
-Dhruv provides infrastructure of international standards but inculcates Indian values. School follows the famous theory of Multiple Inteligence by Dr. Howard Gardner. Specially designed Goal Setting Program, Systematically structured Value Education Program, Level wise Yoga Program and Soft Skill Program is the unique feature of Dhruv.
-Yes, we provide buses for students (to and fro school). Buses will run in the radius of 20 km from school.
Our aim- We nurture confidence
We want our children to grow up in a simulated social environment and believe that a confident child is capable of achieving whatever he wants in life . The school emphasizes on and promotes the theory of Multiple Intelligence professed by Dr.Howard Gardener in 1983. We understand that not all children are equally adept at academics. There are other spheres to a child’s personality. If we are able to identify and encourage these spheres we will be able to raise confident young children who will excel in their chosen path
- Dhruv Global School- Sus is a proposed CBSE school which is in a huge 5 acre campus on the Sus-Lavale road.
- It is a branch of Dhruv Global –Sangamner (a residential and day school) which is a 13 year old establishment and a part of the Malpani Foundation that has almost a century of traditions and a value system at its core.
- We have got the NOC, Pratham Manyata and the UDISE number which means that the school is officially recognized by the State Government.
Since all the other approvals from the state government are in place, we will be applying for CBSE affiliation by May 2019. The provisional affiliation will come through by December 2019 approximately. CBSE gives a provisional 3 years affiliation to start with initially, then renewal after every 5 years.
This school has classes from PG to grade VII at present and will have grade VIII for session 2019-20. By natural progression we propose to have classes till grade 12 (Arts/Science/Commerce streams)
PG and nursery – 40 students with 2 teachers and 1 maid ( ratio of 12:1 )
LKG and UKG – 40 students with 2 teaches and 1 maid ( ratio of 12:1 )
Grade 1 – II – 40 students with 2 class teachers, 1 maid deputed on the floor (ratio of 15:1)
Grade III – VIII – 40 students with 1 class teachers, 1 maid deputed on the floor and different subject teachers, with the ratio of 15:1 being maintained.
Yes like space, class room size, activities, trained teachers, salaries, fantastic infrastructure etc.
ICSE – Indian Certificate of Secondary Education brought by the Anglo Indian Community (later 50s) initially governed by education board in Britain but in the 1960s it started being governed by the Central Board in Delhi. It is a National level accredited board which is more urban (more cosmopolitan) and focuses more on languages.
Exam pattern is 60 % subjective and 40 % objective. The level of math’s and science and other subjects is as per the age appropriate objectives set by the NCF (National Curriculum Framework),the Education governing body of India.
CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education)-is the other National level Indian Central Board owing to the fact that it is providing quality education to every nook and corner of India. It is 40% and 60% in its approach. 40% subjective and 60% objective. All national level exams are based on the CBSE curriculum. It has a good balance of science and language input.
Books used are prescribed by the Board (NCERT books). Classes 9, 10, 11, 12 books and question papers are all set by the Board.
To reduce the stress level CBSE has gone for CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) which due to regular evaluation reduces stress to the minimum. Schools are allowed to conduct certain number of exams in a year. The cumulative average of all these exams are taken for final consideration.
In CBSE the whole personality is assessed, writing ability, class work, homework discipline participation in co-curricular activities all these are taken into account.
The Board focuses on the overall development of the child and not only rote learning. All National Level Exams are based on CBSE so the child is well groomed to take up any competitive exam in future.
It is a progressive board and brings in regular updations for betterment.
IGCSE-(International Global Certificate of Secondary Examination ) is akin to the state Board of England. The focus is more on application and content knowledge of students
CBSE– is good if you if you want to appear for the competitive exams otherwise both the Boards are at par with each other and are globally accepted and recognized. It is a progressive board where reforms are introduced as per the topical needs of the students.
H.O.T.S (High Order Thinking Skills) and the lately introduced Maths division into two parts – standard and advanced are two such changes brought in recently.
In Senior school, the school provides age appropriate activities. Each day two time slots are dedicated to activities wherein the child engages in an activity of his choice.
- Artificial Rock climbing wall
- Theatre- Drama
- Music: Instrumental
- Music: Vocal
- Art and Craft
- Table tennis
- Shooting range B
PG and Nursery already have an activity based curriculum. Whatever they learn they get to do it practically like they learn the alphabet A then they make it out of paper they walk the Alphabet or trace it. Apart from these there are pasting, folding and a host of other activities.
However UKG and LKG have activities which include activities like, music, dance, art, creative corner (craft) gymnastics, athletics and swimming. Ground activities and free play are a very important part of the curriculum.
Teachers will always speak in English as this is how the children will learn and it is the medium of instruction. Initially gestures will also be used and if the child feels uncomfortable the teacher shall understand and do accordingly. Making the child comfortable while grooming them towards better English is important to us.
As per Govt. policy only trained teachers are inducted in to the school system. For Pre Primary TTC teachers are approved by the state as well as the Central Government or ECC ( Early Child Care) trained teachers.
Gr I onwards we take in B.Ed trained teachers. As per the Government ruling Dl.Ed,TTC, B.Ed are the norms set by the Government for teaching faculty.
However we always look for ladies and sometimes gentlemen who are enthusiastic about being around children. People who are compassionate in approach and have the patience to deal with young ones.
Our curriculum is comprehensive and dynamic and focuses on concept clarity and not rote learning.
- Recognition of alphabet (only capitals)
- Recognition of numbers: 1 to 10
- Colors, shapes, fruits , vegetables ,vehicles, community helpers etc
- Scribbling to develop pincer grip.
- Everything is done with the help of the teacher
- We follow the active/passive method rotating the activities accordingly as their attention span is very short.
- Rhymes and activities that enhance fine /Gross motor skills and speech clarity
- Full recognition of the letters(A TO Z) both small and capital
- Verbally 1 -25 and recognition , counting values and matching.
- All the concepts done in PG are done in details
- Conversation:on topics like Myself and My Favorite Person, Seasons, types of Animals, Fruits, Vegetables, Colours…
- Festivals- Celebration and information on all Festivals.
- Writing starts in term II ( pattern writing with crayons)
- Poems, Story telling, Conversation Practice.
- Mathematical Concepts: Big-Small, Tall-Short etc.
- Writing with pencil starts.
- Phonic sound taught on daily basis
- Initial six months capital letters then small alphabet is introduced with phonic sounds
- Maths numbers 1-50(recognition and writing) Counting objects till 20.
- Number names 1-20
- Conversation in details on topics like about Myself, My school and My family.
- Rhymes / Role play
- Hindi alphabet introduced. Recognition and writing post Term 1 of only Swar “K’ Varg and “Ch” Varg.
Term II- Writing two three letter words
- Role play/ Rhymes
- Activities like show and tell( topics given)
- Writing of two letter and three letter words
- Names of the months of the year, days of weeks (oral and written)
- Addition and subtraction, Number names – oral and written upto 50
- Tables of 2 and 5 (II term)
- Writing small and simple sentences in the second term.
- Writing Hindi only letters (both swar and vyanjan)
- 2 and 3 letter words in Hindi without matra (II term)
Our Principal is Mrs. Sangeeta Rautji. She is an extremely talented and experienced lady. She has an experience of more than 28 years of working in some of the most reputed schools in our country like the DPS and so on. She has also worked as a Director of a chain of schools across India.
Teachers will always speak in English as that is how the child learns. Initially gestures will be used along with spoken commands to make sure the child understands.
There will be a driver who has a batch no and a license. There a female attendant also. Surprise bus duties shall also be taken up by the teachers. GPS equipped buses which can be tracked on real time basis.
The age criteria are as under
PG –2, Nursery –3 yrs, LKG –4 yrs, UKG 5yrs, I –6 yrs (complete age of the child as of 30th September of that year.
Grade I-II – English, Hindi,Maths, EVS, ICT, Marathi( which is a graded subject.)
Grade III onward- English, Hindi,Maths, EVS, ICT, Marathi( which is a graded subject.) Sanskrit – Mandatory and will be assessed.
The preprimary curriculum has been discussed before and the Primary will follow the curriculum as set by the NCERT.
Yes, from session 2019-20, 3rd Language will have an option of Sanskrit/ Marathi/ German
One sports activity plus one performing Arts. Swimming twice a week.
Apart from the PTM which happens 4 times a year the teacher, if she feels the need to, will communicate to you via the ERP. You too can contact the teacher in the same manner.
It is a name that is inspired by the Pole Star. It means the Leading guiding light. The Sanskrit writing means “Let’s move towards light and enlightment.”
Pre-Primary 8.30 am to 12.00 and Primary 8.30 am to 4.00pm on week days and 8.30pm to 12.00 on 2nd , 3rd and 4th Saturday. 1st Saturday will be a holiday.
The school is not commercial in its approach, the fees will be increased in consultation with the PTA and in proportion to the inflation and expense schedule.
Students of Grade I and II donot carry daily homework. Only reinforcement independent work is assigned to them as and when needed.