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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

What is the academic year of the school?

The Vasant Valley School Academic Year is from January to December.
The school year consists of three terms
Term I: January to April
Term 2: July to September
Term 3: October to December

What are the School Timings?
The day at Vasant Valley is long - it starts at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.
School timings for the month of January are from 9.00 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.

What is the Daily Schedule?

The day begins with a short assembly - a prayer, brief silence and a rousing song - that fills the entire Vasant Valley family with a sense of oneness and verve. Then all children disperse to their classes for a few minutes with the class teacher who helps the class settle down for the day.There are 8 periods for the senior school, 9 for the junior school and three recesses. The recesses in the junior school are a little longer than in the senior school. The nursery children sleep for an hour after lunch.

Junior School
Senior School
Assembly
Assembly
2 Lessons
2 Lessons
Breakfast Break
Breakfast Break
3 Lessons
3 Lessons
Mid Morning Break
Mid Morning Break
2 Lessons
3 Lessons
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Private Study
Private Study
1 Lesson
1 Lesson

 

 

 

 


 

 

What are the meals that children eat at school?

The children of classes Foundation to 10 are provided with breakfast and lunch in school. All Children from Foundation to 12 are expected to eat two meals in school. Students of classes 11 and 12 should bring 2 meals with them; one in lieu of breakfast and the second for lunch. Lunch is available in school on payment and is optional. All packed meals are to be sent in the morning along with the child. Please make it a point to send substantial and nourishing meals. Junk food is not allowed. Children must carry only water in their bottles. Any other drink is likely to spoil. Aerated drinks, juices and packaged instant foods may not be brought in. Please send a large napkin with the meals.

What is expected of the children during breaks?

First Break: The first break is for breakfast, visit to the toilet and drinking water. The children are not allowed to go and play as this tempts them to either eat hurriedly or not eat enough. Second Break: The second break is the time when the children are free to use their time in playing, visiting the library or catching up on previous work. Lunch Break: The children are not allowed to go to play during the first 15 minutes. Teachers are on field supervision duty during this time.

What is the procedure for sending children home?
(For Bus Children)

The buses leave the school only after a staff member checks that each child who ought to be on the bus has actually got on to the bus. A bus attendant appointed by the school is on duty on each bus. If your child travels by bus, do not leave the child unescorted at the bus stop in the mornings. Please be at the bus stop to pick up your child in the afternoon otherwise the attendant on duty on the bus will take the child to his/her home and you will have to pick up the child from there. What is the procedure for sending children home?
(For children who do not go by bus)
Children who will either walk home or go home by their own transport are individually handed over to the family members who have come to pick them up. These children must be picked up by 3.15 pm. After 3:30 pm the teacher on duty will take the child to her home by taxi. Parents will then be expected to pick up the child from the teacher's residence and reimburse the taxi fare.

My child will not be travelling by her usual mode of transport only for a day or two, what should I do?

Any change in the child's routine mode of returning home must be notified to the class teacher in writing.

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 in writing about the reason of absence. You must also contact the class teacher for follow up of the work your child has missed. A doctor's certificate must be sent in when the child rejoins the school after extended illness.

What are Open House Days?

To familiarise yourself with what is happening in various classes, you can visit the school briefly. The open house is only meant for parents who wish observe and is not a forum for discussions about your child with the teachers. Junior School and Senior School: every Wednesday from 2.30 to 3.00 p.m.

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

In addition if you wish to discuss your child's progress in detail with any specific subject teacher, you may make an appointment through the class teacher at a time suitable to both of you.

What is the procedure for collecting reports?

Parents will be given consolidated reports at the end of each term. Parents must personally collect these from the school office. Reports will not be given to the children. The reports are to be signed and sent back to the class teachers at the earliest. The monthly reports will be sent directly to the parents by post or by courier.

When do I need to check my child's diary?

Routine letters and notices will be sent regularly through the children's diaries. Parents are expected to check the diaries everyday and acknowledge such letters by counter signing them.

What is the school uniform?

The uniform blends with architecture of the building as the colour beige and maroon echo the sandstone and the red colour of the school. The boys from Nursery to class 10 wear shorts, shirts and a maroon belt. Class 11 and 12 students wear trousers. The girls wear skirts and shirts (with a belt) till class 6 when they graduate to Salwar Kameezes. All children wear regulation beige socks and black non leather shoes. There is no 'winter uniform'. Maroon sweaters are worn over the regular school uniform in winter. Senior school children are expected to wear T-shirts in their house colors and shorts for Physical Education. All these are available in the school uniform shop.


What is the school's dress code for students?

Children should be neatly dressed in full uniform. Their hair must be neat. Girls may use black or maroon hair bands/ribbons to tie their hair. Boys, need to have a neat short haircut (no mushroom cuts etc.). Children must wear black, rubber soled, shoes of running material that allows air circulation to keep the feet dry through the school day. Garments, shoes and all other articles MUST be neatly marked with the child's full name. Children must not use expensive or fancy shoes, bags, pencils or lunch boxes. Children from class III may wear simple non-digital watches. Girls may wear small, unobtrusive earrings. No other jewellery is worn in school.

How do I get books and stationery for my child?

Books and stationery for the entire year are to be bought at the beginning of the Academic Year from the school bookshop. Some stationery is sent directly to the Art room (paints, Cartridge paper), the classroom (ruled sheets, ink) and the computer room (floppy disks), while the others are handed over to the students. Additional books and stationery can be bought from the bookshop whenever required. The bookshop is open during school hours.

Does my child have to carry all books home every day?

Students keep their books and notebooks in their personal lockers in the classroom. Other than lunch boxes and the school diary, there is barely any load in the school bag. Only those books and notebooks required for homework or test revision go home

What do the children write with?

The children of Class 5 onwards use fountain pens. Ball pens are not allowed for school use. Children are not allowed to use expensive pens.
What is the procedure for payment of fees?

All school dues should be paid by cheque or draft in the name of "VASANT VALLEY SCHOOL".
Fees are to be paid in advance in April for all 4 quaters through post dated cheques.
For further information please contact Mr A P John- apjohn@vasantvalley.org

Can I send the Fee cheques with my child?

All financial transactions must be between the parents and the school office. No cheques or cash should be sent to school through children. Children are not allowed to bring any money to school.

What are the available bus routes?
What time will the bus pick up and drop off my child?

BUS ROUTE # 1

STOP

MOR

EVE

 

Green Park K 17

 

6.35

 

4.15

 

Green Park K 11

 

6.36

 

4.10

 

Arjun Nagar

 

6.38

 

4.08

 

Safdarjung Enclave Green Field School

 

6.42

 

4.04

 

Safdarjung Enclave A2

 

6.43

 

4.03

 

Som Vihar

 

6.50

 

4.00

 

Shanti Niketan

 

6.55

 

3.55


Shanti Niketan

 

6.56

 

3.54

 

Anand Niketan( Motilal College )

 

7.00

 

3.50

 

Vasant Vihar A Block

 

7.05

 

3.45

 

Vasant Vihar DPS

 

7.06

 

3.44

 

Vasant Vihar D Block Market

 

7.10

 

3.40

 

Vasant Vihar Munirka Marg

 

7.12

 

3.38

 

Vasant Valley School

 

7.20

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 2      

STOP

MOR

EVE

 

Defence Colony Flyover

 

6.40

 

4.20

 

Defence Colony South Delhi Pub.School

 

6.42

 

4.15

 

Defence Colony C Block

 

6.43

 

4.10

 

Wazirpur (Near Kotla)

 

6.45

 

4.05

 

South Extn (Near petrol pump)

 

6.47

 

4.00

 

AIIMS (Medical)

 

6.49

 

3.55

 

Yusuf Sarai Market

 

6.53

 

3.52

 

Padmini Enclave

 

6.56

 

3.48

 

S.D.A

 

 

 

3.47

 

IIT Gate

 

7.00

 

3.45

 

JNU Gate

 

7.10

 

3.40

 

Vasant Valley School

 

7.20

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 3 

STOP

MOR

EVE

 

Sheikh Sarai

 

6.40

 

4.25

 

Malviya Nagar

 

6.45

 

4.17

 

Shivalik C Block

 

6.48

 

4.12

 

Aurobindo College

 

6.50

 

4.10

 

Geetanjali Enclave

 

6.55

 

4.07

 

Gaurav Apartmments

 

6.58

 

 

Saket A Block

 

7.00

 

3.57

 

Saket K Block

 

7.02

 

3.55

 

Saket H. Block

 

7.04

 

3.53

 

Saket J Block

 

7.05

 

3.51

 

Saket G. Block

 

7.07

 

3.49

 

Saidulajaab

 

7.10

 

3.47

 

Masoodpur

 

7.22

 

3.32

 

Vasant Valley School

 

7.25

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 4 

Morning Stop

Time

Evening Stop

Time

Alaknanda

6.40

Alaknanda

 

4.25

 

NRI Complex Aaravali

6.42

NRI Complex Aaravali

4.23

 

 

 

Chittranjan Park Gurgapuja Ground

4.22

Chittranjan Park E 760 (Durga Puja Ground)

6.43

Chittranjan Park I Block

4.20

 

 

Chittranjan Park Bengali Market I

4.17

Chittaranjan Park B 110

6.45

Deshbandhu Chittranjan Society Bldg

4.17

 

 

Chittranjan Park Bus Stand

4.15

 

G. K. II (E 51)

6.46

G.K II E Block Gurdwara

 

4.12

 

 

G.K II Arya Samaj Mandir

 

4.12

G.K-II (S 109)

6.48

G.K.II M Block

 

4.12

 

 

G.K.II M Block (Nr. 53 No.)

 

4.12

G.K- II (S-179)

6.50

G.K-II S Block

 

4.10

 

 

G.K-II Don Bosco School

 

4.08

G.K - II (W 37) Main Road

6.52

G.K-II W Block No.32

 

4.05

 

 

G.K-II W Block No. 177

 

4.00

G.K- II (E - 542)

6.54

Savitri Flyover

 

3.58

 

 

Chirag Delhi Flyover

 

3.55

Soami Nagar Bus Stand

7.00

Soami Nagar

 

3.53

 

 

Panchsheel Park ( S Block)

3.50

 

Vasant Valley School

7.25

Vasant Valley School

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 5

STOP

MOR

EVE

Pamposh Enclave R.Block crossing

 

6.45

 

4.25

 

G.K. E Block

 

6.46

 

4.20

 

G.K. R Block

 

6.47

 

4.18

 

G.K. M Block

 

6.48

 

4.17

 

Archana (HDFC Bank)

 

6.50

 

4.00

 

Chirag Delhi

 

7.00

 

3.50

 

Panchsheel Enclave

 

7.05

 

3.45

 

Munirka Vihar

 

7.15

 

3.35

 

Vasant Valley School

 

7.20

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 6

STOP

MOR

EVE

 

Rajiv Gandhi Farm

 

6.50

 

4.02

 

Andheria More

 

6.58

 

4.00

 

Vasant Kunj Sector A

 

7.00

 

3.58

 

Vasant Kunj D1 & D2

 

7.02

 

3.57

 

Vasant Kunj D-3& D-4

 

7.04

 

3.55

 

Vasant Kunj B2

 

7.10

 

 

Vasant Kunj B1 & B3

 

7.11

 

3.50

 

Vasant Kunj B 4&5 Gate 3

 

7.12

 

3.48

 

Vasant Kunj B 4&5 Gate 1

 

7.13

 

3.47

 

Vasant Kunj B9

 

7.15

 

3.45

 

Vasnat Kunj B 7

 

7.16

 

3.42

 

Vasant Kunj B 10

 

7.17

 

3.41

 

Vasant Kunj C 5&6

 

7.19

 

3.39

 

Vasant Kunj C 9

 

 

3.37

 

Vasant Kunj C 8

 

 

3.35

 

Vasant Valley School

 

7.20

 

3.30

BUS ROUTE # 7

STOP

MOR

EVE

Nizamuddin (Roundabout)

6.35

4.35

 

Kaka Nagar

 

4.30

 

Golf Links

6.38

4.25

 

Khan Market Post Office

 

6.40

 

Bharati Nagar

 

 

4.22

Khan Market

 

 

4.20

Indian Habitat Centre

 

 

4.15

Jor Bagh

 

6.50

4.10

Lodhi Road (Near Hanuman Mandir)

6.54

 

 

Tughlak Road Police Station

 

4.07

Ashoka Hotel (Santushti Roundabout)

 

6.58

4.05

Vinay Marg

7.00

4.02

 

S.N.Depot

7.02

4.00

 

R.K.Puram Sec 12

7.05

3.53

 

R.K.Puram, Sector I

7.07

3.50

 

Munirka (DTC Depot)

7.10

3.40

 

Vasant Valley School

7.20

3.30

 

BUS ROUTE # 8

STOP MOR EVE
East of Kailash C Block Market 6:45 4:20
Mount Kailash 6:48 4:16
Kailash Colony 6:50 4:14
Andrews Ganj 6:55 4:09
Ayurvigyan Nagar 7:00 4:04
Uday Park 7:02 4:02
Gulmohar Park 7:04 4:00
Hauz Khas 7:05 3:59
May Fair Garden 7:07 3:57
Sarvodaya Enclave 7:12 3:55
IIT Flyover 7:51 3:51
Katwaria Sarai 7:15 3:47
Vasant Valley School 7:20 3:30