Get 65% Discount on Preventive Health Checkup
Career in India        

India Schools : Hebron School, Ootacamund


Established in 1899, Hebron is an independent international school, providing education for the children of Christian workers and other international families in Asia. It is recognized by the Government of India as an international school.

School Overview


School Campus

The school is delightfully situated on the grounds of Lushington Hall, a nineteenth century bungalow, around which have been added several modern buildings, housing dormitories, class rooms, sports hall, students’ common room, kitchen, dining hall, staff flats and medical centre. A swimming pool and playing fields have also been provided. The senior girls’ hostel is about a mile away in Selborne, a former rest home. Transport to the main school is provided back and forth.

Teaching Staff

The school is staffed by committed Christians both from India and abroad. International staff serve the school both on short term and longer contracts. Staff members are recruited from the U.K. and other Commonwealth countries and from India who have had experience of teaching international curricula.

Pupils

Hebron School is a co educational institute where students aged from 5-18, represent approximately 20 nationalities and a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Christian moral and ethical standards are fostered and students are encouraged in matters of faith. Most children, excepting staff children, are in residence and are grouped by sex and, roughly by age into dormitories though the very youngest boys and girls may be together.

Affiliation

Students sit for the GCSE exam in Standard XI at fifteen years. The ‘AS’ Level exam is at the end of class XII at seventeen years and the A2 exams at Standard 13 (aged 18) and the students are then ready for University entrance either in the West or in India. Certain basic subjects such as History, Geography, Sciences, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Modern Languages, Technology, Home Economics, Art, Music, Physical Education, Current Affairs and General Studies are included as either compulsory subjects or options at different stages of the course. Interim report lists are sent out every half term giving grades for effort and achievement of each child. Full reports are sent in December and June. The school’s internal examinations are normally in June though some may also be set in November. The question papers are set and marked in England (for external exams).


Fees/Admission


Fees

All fees must be paid in advance. Fees may be paid in the form of Drafts or cheques. The Reserve Bank of India insists that all foreigners and Indians whose income is from foreign sources, must pay their school fees in foreign currency. The fee structure can be obtained from the school office.

Admission

There are two terms in the year. They begin in August and February. All admissions are at the discretion of the Executive Council. Entrances to the school are processed by the Admission Committee, which meets approximately 4 months before the beginning of any one term. The ideal time for entry is at the start of the school year in August. Vacancies are sometimes available at the start of the February term, but August is preferable. Students seeking admission to the A Level Course (In Std. 12) face stringent academic requirements, plus personal interview and aptitude tests. The preferred entry is at the age of 8 or above. Some 90% of students are boarders - there are very few day student places.


School Academics


Results/Exam

Students sit for the GCSE exam in Standard XI at fifteen years. The ‘AS’ Level exam is at the end of class XII at seventeen years and the A2 exams at Standard 13 (aged 18) and the students are then ready for University entrance either in the West or in India. Certain basic subjects such as History, Geography, Sciences, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Modern Languages, Technology, Home Economics, Art, Music, Physical Education, Current Affairs and General Studies are included as either compulsory subjects or options at different stages of the course. Interim report lists are sent out every half term giving grades for effort and achievement of each child. Full reports are sent in December and June. The school’s internal examinations are normally in June though some may also be set in November. The question papers are set and marked in England (for external exams).

Sports

Games, athletics, physical education, cross country and swimming are an important part of the school and are compulsory for all children. The swimming pool is well taken care of. All students in the junior school are taught swimming and are under constant supervision. The main sports for girls are hockey, basketball, athletics and cross country. There are opportunities for tennis, softball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, squash, gymnastics, and association football. Boys play cricket, hockey, athletics and association football as their main sports and also basket ball, volley ball, gymnastics, tennis, squash, and badminton. Inter school competitions are held in all major sports.

Extra Curricular Activities

Apart from the scheduled classes and sports, a variety of activities are encouraged, mostly outdoors and energetic. Students compulsorily join these activities, such as sailing, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, camp craft and survival, mural painting, horse riding, golf, fishing, oriental cooking, dress design, first aid, community service etc. Parents are asked to sign special permission forms for activities involving any additional risk. Outings and excursions are also organized. Camps are especially organized at leave week ends. Expense incurred will be charged. The school is part of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.



Career in India | Jobs in India
© All Rights Reserved, indicareer.com | partners | Sitemap