Why BIS? After all most
schools do claim to offer more or less what BIS has to offer! The advantage is
that it is a school that was purely conceived to provide individual attention to
every child. Even today there is an emphasis on the holistic development of
every child. Learning is not just with the final public exam in mind, but with
the aim to discover new avenues, new approaches to every subject.
Besides the philosophy, there are
several other unique features of the school.
- Parents Co-operative : The
school is run and owned by the Bombay International School Association.
Parents of all children admitted to the School are required to become members
of the Association.
- Parent Participation : As a
parents co-operative, it firmly believes that education is a combined effort
of parents and teachers. Parent participation is sought in all non-academic
areas of the school, and parents must have the will and inclination to
contribute. Parents are expected to realize and appreciate the difference
between participation and interference.
Participation by parents consists of :
Co-operation with the school in motivating their own child for
educational pursuits carried out in a non-competitive and liberal environment.
Accepting and supporting the school philosophy in its entirety and
co-operating in its practical applications in academic and non-academic areas
Helping the school with their own specific talent on either a
routine basis (such as library, kitchen, etc.) or when a specific need arises.
This however does not mean that parents have to compulsorily come to school and
work there as a routine. Parental help is requested from time to time for
specific tasks and events. All such help is completely voluntary. On the other
hand, parental attendance is expected on days such as Open Class, Parent-Teacher
Meeting, General Body Meetings, Founders Day Sports Day, Projects Day, etc.
- School Lunch
The School has a kitchen committee comprised of
Parent members. Sourcing ingredients , deciding the menu and cooking a
wholesome vegetarian lunch are the features of this very special committee.
All students from Std. I onwards are encouraged to have their meal together
in the school hall at lunch time. This facility is extended to all the staff
members working on the premises.
- Technology Integration :
The school is committed to adapting advances in technology to enhance the
quality of education at all levels. We continually invest in training,
software, hardware and other resources required to upgrade our technology
infrastructure to be comparable to the latest trends. (Technology
- Seeds of Peace : Students
of BIS have been taking part in “Seeds of Peace” programme which is an
international movement to build understanding between the school children of
countries which do not enjoy the best of diplomatic relations. The main
programme is held is Maine, USA and is followed up with a number of ongoing
projects at a reasonable frequency.
- Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN)
: BIS regularly takes part in the Harvard Model United Nations at Boston,
USA. It is an occasion for them to discuss and debate on international issues
with students from all over the world.
8. International Student/Teacher Exchange programme eg Millfield school, Somerset - UK.
9. UNIS--- Model United Nations in session at BIS
10. Interact club for std VIII and IX
11. Community Service Education Programme with city NGOs stds VI, VII,VIII
12. IN-HOUSE Career Professional Aptitude Testing & Career Counselling std IX
13. Special Needs Department with two qualified professionals handling the Primary and Secondary sections
of the school