FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.How is LIFE School, different from the other schools?

Over the last 17 years, The school has been known for its excellence in education. Its focus is on high-quality teaching and learning, a broad and rich curriculum including a robust enrichment programme, diverse extracurricular opportunities and a  supportive guidance programme. The school is not only highly selective yet works on the intrinsic strength of each student to achieve the excellent academic reputation with a team of dedicated and trained teachers.

 2 What curriculum does the school follow? 

At the moment the school follows Jammu and Kashmir board curriculum for classes 8th to 10th. The school is shortly getting OXFORD affiliation for primary years.

3. What are the timings for the school?

Spring Timing (March- April)                       9:15 am   -3:00 pm

Summer Timing (May – September)           8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Winter Timing (October – December)       9:30 am – 3:05 pm

4. Does the school have boarding facilities?

No, LIFE SCHOOL is day school.

5. Do I need an appointment to visit the school?

To visit the Parents Relationship Office you do not need an appointment. For the meeting with Director, Deputy Director & Principal you need an appointment in order to make your visit informative and useful. Please fix an appointment by writing to us at inquiry@lifeschoolkashmir.com or call us on 01951254311

6. What is the Average teacher-student ratio in the school?

The  Average teacher-student ratio is 1: 20.

7. When should I submit an application for admission?

The admission office starts accepting applications normally in October-November every year for admission into the academic year.

8.How should my child’s confidential recommendations be submitted?

Confidential recommendations are deemed as  school documents and must arrive at the admissions office directly from either the teacher or the school of the applicant. Confidential recommendations may be sent via  email on inquiry@lifeschoolkashmir.com . Or post in a sealed/ stamped envelope. Obtaining the recommendations is the responsibility of the parents, even during the holidays.

9. What is the age criterion for admission?

The LIFE SCHOOL has an age policy which it follows diligently for all admission applications. Pre-Nursery is our first year and we accept students from the age of 3 years.

10. Can I Register Online?

Yes, you can register online. Some key documents (photograph, DOB, Adhar Card) need to be uploaded at the time of registration and others such as health information / category certificate are required to be  delivered by hand.

11. Do you accept student applicants from other educational system/like CBSE?

Yes, students from different educational systems are welcome to apply as they fulfil all the admissions criteria. They will be placed in our year groups according to our age policy. Before that, they have to qualify an entrance test.

12. How can I pay the registration fees?

By cash or Online

1 3.Is the registration fee refundable?

No.

14.Does the school have buses facility for students?

Yes the school provides bus facility for all the major routes

15.Does the school offer after school activities?

Yes, the school offers children a variety of activities like regulation of traffic at different major routes of the town, Go Green, Swachh Bharat Abhayan, Save girl child save the nation, Save water, plantation drive, skating, Run for fun, Cancer day, arts and expression, theatre and many more.

16. What is the language policy at DIS?

Our campus language is English. Besides this, we encourage bilingual proficiency for all students. Our school offers basic languages such as Hindi, kashmiri, Arabic in the  curriculum.

17. What is the duration of a lesson?

Lesson duration varies according to the class and the subject and most importantly to the child’s need. Learning  is self paced so that it allows learners to engage  with concepts and deepen understanding  and is  structured so as to provide variety and challenge.

18. How does the school track student progress?

Each student is an individual and his/her progress is seen and assessed in the context of his/her learning and growth, not against others. Teaching strategies ensure  that each child achieves the expected learning level  appropriate for his/her age.

19. How does the school support students who have social/emotional problems?

Every teacher is responsible for each child and his/her well being in the school. The school ethos promotes respect, trust and acceptance of differences The class teacher is the main point of contact for all discussions and monitoring of student progress and works with colleagues to support each child in his/her learning in the school. In addition, the school provides constant interaction between parent, teacher and the student, under  the guidance of a mentor/counselor when required.

20. What should I do if my child is absent?

If your child is absent for more than two days, please inform the school by phone or send application about the reason of absence, you must also remain in contact  with the class teacher for follow up of the work your child has missed. A doctor’s certificate must be sent when the child rejoins the school after an extended illness.

21. What should I do if I want a detailed discussion about my child with his/her teachers?  

All communication about the child will constantly be updated on the dairy. If you need to discuss your child’s progress, you may make an appointment with the class teacher at a time suitable to both of you.