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1. Why a residential school?

Ans: Every visionary family , would like to send their children to the best of residential schools. To be a successful individual a person needs an opportunity to develop holistically. The secret of successful individuals is their tremendous self-confidence, decision making ability and leadership qualities. A child’s overall development, education, personality development, leadership qualities and rich values and culture will be the deciding factor for real success in life. Every child is bestowed with these latent potentialities which remain suppressed due to over-protection of parental care. Residential schools help children become independent and responsible individuals who have goo self-management skills. This is where quality residential schools offer good multi-platform for developing life skills and leadership traits.

2. What is the right age?

Ans: A child needs immense parental care till the age of five as emotional stability is nurtured in the child during this stage. The qualities and emotional balance can be instilled by the parents during this age only. The right age for children to join residential schools is six , wherein the child is enjoying childhood and forming habits . Residential School helps a child to develop into independent mature adults enabling them to adjust to all types of situations and environment later in life.

3. Who will take care of my child at the school?

Ans: This is where a residential school which is a home away from home and the school acts as a family unit where teachers replace parental love and the child is always under controlled conditions. The 24-hour watch by boarding coordinator , House Master or Mistress and house parents creates parental care. Constant monitoring and guidance wherever required helps the child to realize his/her potential and caliber. Residential school aims at nurturing an environment in which children can develop self-esteem, self-confidence and development of personality while acquiring knowledge.

4. Will my child become undisciplined?

Ans: The reason for a child being sent to a hostel is to instill in him/her discipline. Residential schools are best equipped to impart this mode of discipline as systems are in place 24 hours with qualified mentors/teachers. The 24X7 supervision by various faculties helps in channelizing the abundant energy in the child in positive developmental activities. The system ensures proper leadership and managerial qualities boosting their self-confidence and independence tremendously.

5. In what way is MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul , an IB World School different from other schools?

Ans: The School not only concentrates on the gentle unfolding of the total personality of children, it also provides academic excellence coupled with training to induce the right attitudinal change to develop in them the sense of service to others. Vishwashanti Gurukul gives lot of emphasis to our culture and practice its noble principles like service, non-violence, respect to other religions, living in harmony with nature etc. It believes in Indian ethos and global reach . It is a dream school project , to inculcate positive learning habits to develop 21st century learners.

6. Where is the school located and how to reach?

Ans: The School is located in Maharashtra (State), Pune (City) on Pune-Solapur road. Pune is well connected to the rest of the country by air, rail, and road. Regular flights, trains and bus services connect this city to other cities. For further information, visit contact details.

7. Which educational bodies is MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul affiliated to?

Ans: The school is affiliated to the IB (International Baccalaureate) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) University of Cambridge International Examinations – United Kingdom. English is the medium of instruction. TAISI and SAIBSA , various other well-known university has association with school. The School is member of Boarding Schools’ Association ( UK ).

8. Which are the grades for which admission can be sought?

Ans: The admission will be available for Nursery (Day Scholar only) to Grade Prep I to IX and XI (Boarding option).

9. How can I register my ward’s name for admission?

Ans: Application forms can be either downloaded from the website or picked up from admission department of school. Filled in application forms with registration fees and photocopy of the report card of the previous grade to be submitted for the registration or you may also contact our admission representative through telephone or email admissions@mitgurukul.com contact +91 20 67560 159 / 176.

10. What are the eligibility criterions for admission into MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul , an IB World School ?

Entrance test is mandatory (from Grade VI onward) so as to understand the child’s numeracy and language skills.

1. Is IB recognised in India?

Colleges and universities worldwide recognise the IBDP as a superior academic program that prepares students for success in university. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) rates the IB Diploma at the same level as Class 12 CBSE, ICSE, NIOS or State Board exams. Many educational institutions have published their policies and entry criteria for IB students on their websites. For example, Delhi University colleges have specified their conditions for admitting IB students.
The IB Diploma is recognised by universities in over 110 countries and will allow entrance to the most competitive universities worldwide. The university admission authorities recognise the academic rigour of the IBDP and value the “extra” parts of the Diploma, such as TOK, CAS and the Extended Essay.
For more information, please visit www.ibo.org

Many European universities require the full Diploma as a qualification for entry.

  • The IB Diploma is worth four and a half A Levels.
  • Higher Level Courses are broadly equivalent to British A-Level courses.
  • Higher Level courses are considered equivalent to American Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Successful IB Diploma students may be offered credit (particularly for Higher Level courses and Theory of Knowledge) for overseas first-year university courses in Canadian and American universities.


2. Why should I select IB for my Child?
  • The IB Diploma has a great reputation for being a tough program, allowing students to attend great colleges in India and worldwide. With IB becoming more popular, it’s becoming the go-to choice for Indian students wanting to study overseas.
  • The IB curriculum is designed to give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in higher education. This includes research skills, organizational skills, and the ability to engage in self-learning actively. The IB curriculum also helps students develop a positive attitude towards learning, which is essential for success in college and beyond.
  • Some universities offer scholarships to IB diploma holders because they know how valuable the IBDP is.
  • With university admissions becoming increasingly competitive, admission officers are looking for students who will succeed in the university and excel. The IBDP provides students with the skills and experience necessary to be successful in university and their future careers.

3. How is IB Programme different from CBSE & ICSE?

IBO is a non-profit organisation that does not have a board or provide a curriculum. It has four distinct programmes- Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme, and the Career-related Programme. It provides a flexible framework for schools to tailor their curriculum based on national educational benchmarks. The approach is inquiry-based, where students are taught to find their answers. Focus is more on the concepts than the content so that it’s relevant, significant and engaging.
The CBSE and ICSE are national educational boards of India that provide a specific curriculum for every subject. Examinations are conducted in a CBSE or an ICSE setup. However, in an IB school, students have open-ended assessments in the PYP, E- exams in the MYP and Diploma exams in grade 12 that are centralised from Cardiff, Geneva.

4. What are the subjects in DP?

DP students choose one subject from each of the following six ‘Subject Groups:

  • Group 1: First Language (English)
  • Group 2: Second Language (French, German ab initio, Hindi, etc.)
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies (History, Economics, Business and Management, etc.)
  • Group 4: Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Systems)
  • Group 5: Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Group 6: Electives (either Visual Arts or a second subject from Groups 3, 4 or 5) In addition, all DP students must study a two-year course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK); work to produce an Extended Essay (EE); and engage in Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).

5. What are TOK, EE and CAS?

The Theory of Knowledge is an essay written on a given title, followed by a ten-minute presentation of the essay by the student in the class. The Extended Essay is an original independent research leading a DP student to produce a comprehensible written piece of 3,500-4,000 words in any chosen subject and title. Under Creative, Action and Service (CAS), each DP student must complete at least 150 hours of work spread over one-and-a-half years, engaging in creativity, participating in sports or other physical activities, and doing social service.

  • 1. What is the IB PYP?

    Ans. The IB PYP is an internationally recognized educational framework designed for students aged 3 to 11 years.
    The PYP Early Years caters to children aged 3 to 6 years. It goes beyond traditional learning by emphasizing play, curiosity, and holistic development.
    At Vishwashanti Gurukul World School, learners explore their environment through play, relationships, and interactions with peers, teachers, family, and the community. Teachers act as partners, nurturers, and guides, facilitating children’s interests and supporting them to achieve their long and short term goals.
    Vishwashanti Gurukul World School’s Early Years creates a warm and dynamic environment for the tiny learners to explore, inquire, communicate, socialize, research and gain confidence to be independent at age appropriate tasks.
    In PYP, the learners inquire, research and develop the art of questioning using their critical thinking skills and take a deep dive into the world of conceptual learning. Please read in our PYP section for more details.

    2. How does the PYP Early Years benefit children?

    Ans. The PYP Early Years framework is informed by research and designed to give children choices, encouraging ownership of their learning. It nurtures creativity, curiosity, and agency. Studies have shown that children in PYP Early Years programs develop literacy skills, perform well in school readiness, and exhibit higher learning rates compared to normative samples. For more details, please visit International education – International Baccalaureate® (ibo.org)

    3. What does an Assessment look like in PYP?

    Assessment is continuous and collaborative. Teachers and students work together to monitor, document, measure, report, and adjust learning. The students will not be limited to ‘Pen and Paper’, they will present their learning in many ways making their thinking visible. It focuses on gathering evidence of student learning to inform teaching and adapt to individual needs. The assessments focus on conceptual understanding and skill enhancement.

    4. How does the PYP holistically support children’s growth?

    The PYP early years program focuses on the total growth of the child—academically and holistically. It emphasizes on inquiry-based learning, and intercultural understanding and acknowledges that young learners are intelligent, resourceful, and creative individuals who learn at different rates. Play and exploring real life situations is a primary driver for inquiry, enabling children to construct their own learning and enhancing their communication, thinking, social, self-management and research skills.

    5. How does Multilingualism fit into the PYP?

    Ans: Multilingualism is celebrated in the PYP. Students explore languages beyond their mother tongue. Language learning includes not only communication but also cultural understanding. Schools encourage students to be proficient in multiple languages (Hindi, English, Spanish, German, French and Marathi) fostering global-mindedness

    6. How does the PYP encourage Active Citizenship?

    Ans: In our school, PYP aims to create responsible global citizens. Students explore real-world issues, engage in service projects, and learn about social responsibility. India’s ethos of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family) aligns with the PYP’s emphasis on intercultural understanding.

    7. How does Inquiry-Based learning reflect curiosity in your school?

    Ans: PYP’s heart lies in inquiry. Students ask questions, investigate, and construct knowledge. Just like India’s ancient scholars were curious seekers of truth, our scriptures are full of questions, exploration and critical thinking that is visible in philosophy. The PYP encourages lifelong curiosity, mirroring India’s intellectual heritage in our school.

    8. How does the PYP promote Indian Values and Ethos in your school?

    Ans: At Vishwashanti Gurukul World School, the PYP integrates local context and culture. In India, this means embracing our rich heritage, traditions, and values. We start our day with meditation and yoga, students are encouraged to be tolerant and respectful towards all. Students learn about Indian history, art, music, and literature. Values like respect, compassion, and empathy are woven into the curriculum.

    9. How Does the PYP celebrate diversity?

    Ans: India’s diversity, be it linguistic, cultural, and religious, is a tapestry of unity. The PYP classroom mirrors this diversity, where students learn from each other’s perspectives. Celebrating festivals, sharing stories, and respecting differences are integral to the PYP. The IB PYP in our school, weaves together multilingualism, Indian values, and our nation’s ethos. It empowers students to be compassionate, curious, and globally aware and be the true ambassadors of India’s rich heritage.

What is the MYP programme?

Ans:The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational framework designed for students aged 11 to 16, providing a holistic and inquiry-based approach to learning. It is a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum.

2. Personal project:-

a. What is the Personal Project in the MYP?

Ans: The Personal Project is a culminating project in MYP where students independently explore a passion, addressing global context and demonstrating skills acquired throughout the program. It is a mandatory component to get MYP certificate.

b. How is the Personal Project assessed?

Ans: The project is assessed internally by teachers and externally moderated by the International Baccalaureate (IB).

3. What is an e-Portfolio in MYP?

Ans: The E-Portfolio is a task or coursework students need to complete and submit to the IB. IB offers e-Portfolio in the subjects – Arts/Design/PHE. Students need to choose any one of these subjects and complete the tasks or coursework.  E-portfolios are marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB, so teachers must make judgments about their own students’ performance against the published criteria for the subject.

4. How are On-Screen Examinations conducted in MYP?

Ans: On-Screen Examinations in MYP assess students’ knowledge and skills through digital platforms, often covering various subjects within a specified time frame. IB conducts on screen examination for English (Language and lit., French/Spanish/German/Hindi (Language Acquisition), Mathematics, Integrated Humanities, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Integrated Sciences and IDU (Interdisciplinary Unit)

5. What is meant by Interdisciplinary learning in MYP?

Ans: Interdisciplinary learning in MYP involves integrating knowledge and skills from multiple subjects to address complex issues, fostering a holistic understanding of real-world problems.

6. What are ATL skills in MYP?

Ans: ATL (Approaches to Learning) skills in MYP encompass a set of skills that help students become self-directed learners, including research, communication, thinking, and social skills.

7. Explain Key Concepts, Related Concepts, and Global Concepts in MYP.

Ans: Key Concepts are overarching ideas in MYP subjects, Related Concepts connect key concepts to specific contexts, and Global Concepts explore universal themes that transcend individual subjects.

8. What are Formative Assessments in MYP?

Ans: Formative assessments in MYP are ongoing assessments that provide feedback during the learning process, helping teachers and students monitor progress and identify areas for improvement. These are known as assessment for learning.

9. What are Summative Assessments in MYP?

Ans: Summative assessments in MYP are evaluations conducted at the end of a unit or course, assessing the overall understanding and achievement of learning objectives. These are called assessment of learning.

10. What are the subject groups for MYP 1, 2, and 3?

Ans: MYP 1, 2, and 3 students typically study language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design. There are 8 subject groups in MYP 1, 2 and 3.

11. How do subject groups change in MYP 4 and MYP 5?

Ans: In MYP 4 and MYP 5, students continue their studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and may choose electives from arts, physical and health education, and design. In MYP 4 and 5 there are six subject groups

12. What is Service as Action in MYP?

Ans: Service as Action in MYP involves engaging in meaningful community service that connects to classroom learning, fostering a sense of responsibility and global citizenship.

13. How does the transition from PYP to MYP to DP occur?

Ans: The transition is seamless, with each phase building on the previous one. PYP (Primary Years Programme) feeds into MYP, and MYP sets the foundation for the Diploma Programme (DP).

14. How does a National or International Curriculum align with MYP?

Ans: MYP is designed to be flexible and can align with both national and international curricula, ensuring students receive a globally recognized education while incorporating local content.

15. How are grades determined in MYP?

Ans: MYP uses criterion-based assessment, where students are evaluated against established criteria rather than being ranked against each other. Criteria include knowledge and understanding, skills, and conceptual understanding.

16. What is meant by Criterion-Based Assessments in MYP?

Ans: Criterion-Based Assessments in MYP involve evaluating students based on specific criteria related to each subject and objective, providing clear expectations and promoting transparency in assessment. Each student’s work is assessed against specified criteria.

1. Students and coach ratio?

Ans: 1: 15 for group games  1:4 for individual games


Do you arrange any international tournaments?

Ans: Yes


How many hours will my child practice in a day in VGWS?

Ans: Morning 1 hour and Evening 2 hours, Saturday and Sunday morning 2 hours and evening 2 hours 

4. What are the sports you offer in VGWS?

Ans: Athletics, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Snooker, Cricket, Judo, Badminton, Chess etc.,

5. Can you share the qualifications of a sports coach?

Ans: Yes, our VGWS all qualified coaches, Most of them we appointed NIS (Sports Authority Of India) coaches.

1. I like to stay busy, but a lot of my friends just like to stream Netflix and play video games. Would I fit in at boarding school?

Ans: Yes. Boarding school students are busy doing many interesting things. They spend considerably less time watching TV – only about three hours per week. If you like to stay busy, but also have some free time to spend like you want, boarding school might be just what you’re looking for.


2. I’m not athletic, but I like to join clubs. Would boarding school be a good fit for me?

Ans: Yes. While most boarding schools do require all students to be involved on one team per school session, the good news is that you can try a lot of different sports beyond just the typical ones most schools offer. Dance counts as an athletic option at boarding school too. And, more good news is that 35% of current boarding school students spend between seven and 14 hours per week on non-athletic extracurricular activities like the arts, student government and clubs. There’s really something for everyone


3. I’ve heard that boarding schools are for kids who get into trouble and their parents don’t know how to handle them. Is that true?

Ans: That’s a common misperception about boarding schools. And maybe that used to be partly true a very long time ago. But these days, boarding schools are pretty competitive, and you even have to take an entrance exam to be accepted. So, if you have good grades, you shouldn’t have a problem getting in. Today, boarding schools are known for strong academics, the ability to play a different sport every season, and the opportunity to try new things that you may not normally get to try. And because you live with your friends in a dormitory, you build really close friendships too.

4. I love my family. I would miss them if I went away, and my parents would probably think I didn’t want to live with them. Do kids get used to being away from home?

Ans: Great question! Happy, loving families that have strong connections make great boarding school families. And believe it or not, your connections to your family will probably grow even stronger when you’re living away from them. Like sleep-away camps in the summer, after the first day or two, you start to get involved, and that homesickness begins to fade. You’ll get to see your parents for events at the school, and of course you go home on breaks and vacations. About 70% of boarding school students say that boarding school has helped them develop self-discipline, maturity, independence and the ability to think critically. All things that help prepare you for college, and for life.

 

1 Does Vishwashanti Gurukul have an in-house university placement counseling office?

Ans: Yes, we have an in-house placement team consisting of 3 members and their office is located in the 5/1 block 2nd  floor

2. Does the placement team help DP1 students in subject selection based on their undergraduate major?

Ans: Yes, the placement team works in collaboration with the DP coordinator and helps the students by guiding them toward the subjects.

3. What does the placement team work for?

Ans: The placement team plays a crucial role in supporting students in DP2 by providing guidance, resources, and opportunities to help them prepare for their future careers or higher education.

4. How does the placement team support students?

Ans: The placement team supports students by offering career counseling, organizing sessions and workshops, arranging university fairs and virtual sessions, assisting in resume building and interview preparation, and guiding on scholarships and financial aid.

5. What is the roadmap for university placements for students in MYP4, 5, and DP1 and 2?

Ans: In MYP4 and 5, students should focus on building a strong foundation in their subjects, developing soft skills, and participating in extracurricular activities. In DP1 and 2, they should start researching potential career paths, attending workshops, and networking with professionals. They should also begin preparing for standardized tests like SATs, ACTs, or IELTS/TOEFL if required.

6. What is the role of parents in college/university placements for their children?

Ans: Parents can play a supportive role by encouraging their children to explore various career options, providing guidance, and helping them build a strong network. They can also offer emotional support during the stressful placement process.

7. Are there opportunities for parents to engage with the University Placements Office?

Ans: Yes, the placement office organizes coffee morning sessions for parents to help them understand the complexities of the application process and answer their queries.

8. How can parents help their children prepare for university placements in MYP4, 5, and DP1 and 2?

Ans: Encourage students to focus on their academics, maintain a balance between studies and extracurricular activities, and develop soft skills.

9. Which country applications does the placement office help with?

Ans: The placement office is not only here to help students applying to various countries like the USA, UK, India, Canada, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Qatar, and many more but is also here to help students plan their gap years if required and various internships, volunteering programs.

10. What are some common mistakes students make during the application process and how can this be avoided?

Ans:  Students may overlook the importance of attending university fairs, sessions, and workshops, underestimate the competitions, or lack preparation. We can help the students by encouraging them to attend these sessions and research thoroughly before applying.

1. How do I register my child for school transportation services?

Ans: To register your child for transportation services, please contact the school admissions department directly at the time of admission process. They will provide you with the necessary registration forms and information on the available routes and schedules. For existing students,

2. What are the safety measures implemented on school buses?

Ans: Our school buses are equipped with safety features such as seat belts, emergency exits, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kits. Additionally, our drivers undergo extensive training and adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of all students during transit. Drivers are trained in firefighting and basic first aid.

3. How can I track my child’s school bus?

Ans: We offer a bus tracking system “Smart Bus Solution” that allows parents to monitor the location of their ward’s school bus in real-time with notifications. Please download the app by clicking on this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.satcop.satcopparent . Please use the link to see the video to know how to use it: https://youtu.be/HOuVolWKFFo?si=VJbiJDv4g8dL872G 

4. Are there designated pick-up and drop-off points for school buses?

Ans: Yes, we have designated pick-up and drop-off points along established bus routes for the convenience and safety of all students. Please request and refer to the route maps provided by the school transport department for specific locations.

5. How can I request a change in my child’s bus route or schedule?

Ans: Requests for changes to bus routes or schedules should be directed to the school transport department via email at transport@mitgurukul.com / sandip.v@mitgurukul.com . The Transport Manager will assess your request based on availability and feasibility and communicate any possibilities accordingly.

6. What should I do if my child encounters an issue or problem on the school bus?

Ans: If your child encounters any issues or problem on the school bus, encourage them to notify the bus attendant or teacher available in the bus immediately. Additionally, you can contact the Manager Administration – Mr. Sandip Kumar Vishwakarma (9271118022 / sandip.v@mitgurukul.com) to address any concerns or issues promptly

7. Are there additional fees for school transportation services?

Ans: The cost of school transportation services may vary depending on factors such as distance, route, and any additional services provided like field trips or school outings. Please contact the Manager Administration – Mr. Sandip Kumar Vishwakarma (9271118022 / sandip.v@mitgurukul.com) for information on fees and payment options.

8. Is transportation provided for extracurricular activities or field trips?

Ans: Transportation for extracurricular activities or field trips apart from daily pick up and drop may be provided based on availability and scheduling at a nominal charge. Such trips or charges are intimated to the parents prior, for their consent. Please contact the school transport department for more information.

9. What is the protocol for severe weather conditions affecting bus routes?

Ans: In the event of severe weather conditions, the school student section or transport department will communicate any changes or cancellations to bus routes to ensure the safety of students. Additionally, we recommend the tracking app updates and notifications.

10. Who should I contact for further assistance or inquiries regarding school transportation?

Ans: For further assistance or inquiries regarding school transportation, please reach out to the Manager Administration – Mr. Sandip Kumar Vishwakarma (9271118022 / sandip.v@mitgurukul.com). We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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These FAQs aim to provide helpful information and address common inquiries regarding school transportation services. If you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Manager Administration – Mr. Sandip Kumar Vishwakarma (9271118022 / sandip.v@mitgurukul.com)