AT HOME IN THE SCHOOL

Education begins with a sense of belonging. At Greenwood High there are two hostel blocks – one each for the boys and the girls. The blocks are spacious with a fulfilling flow of light and air. Each room is spacious enough to accomodate 3 students. The hostel blocks are conveniently located on either side of the cafeteria so that students can just walk across.

Amenities are detailed to be at par with international hostels. House parents are in charge of the hostels - they supervise the requirements of the students, ensuring apt time-management and monitoring their games and outings.

Security of the campus is maintained at highest level with security guards along with patrolling guards and supervisors on duty 24/7. They ensure that no student leaves the campus without authorised permission and instructions from the concerned authority.

Boarding at Greenwood High

The boarding at Greenwood High provides each student with a supportive family environment – a ‘home away from home’, where he or she could feel immediately happy and secure. Qualities such as kindness and consideration towards others, respect for other children's space and belongings, the desire to learn from one another’s cultures, and to give one’s best in the pursuit of success are what we look to identify and inculcate in our students.  We believe that with these life skills they will be equipped to deal with the demands of day to day hurdles. To ensure that these qualities are attained by individual students, we have the presence of House parents, and a nurse living in the hostel, who gives supreme importance to our boarders in all aspects of boarding life including pastoral care, health and safety, as boarding life is rigorous and full of activities. 

Accommodation:- Both weekly and yearly boarding programs are available. The boarding, which is designed for students in all grades, has an excellent, modern accommodation with a family-style atmosphere. Boys and girls are accommodated in the two separate buildings with the cafeteria in the center.

Rooms are designed to be occupied by three students of the same age/grade. Furnishings for all rooms are of high standard and include beds, wardrobes, desks, chairs, lights, fans, bookshelves. Each section of the boarding house has an accommodation for house-parents, affording easy accessibility between students and staff. The boarding is equipped with the Wi Fi to assist students to keep up with their school work, but it is shut down at sleep time. 

Cafeteria:- The dining area and kitchen at Greenwood High are of the highest standards and is very well-equipped. We have very experienced kitchen staff, who prepares full meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kitchen operates a two week rotational menu. All day- scholar, boarders, faculty and support staff are expected to partake of all meals, the food service is buffet style. All meals are supervised by the house-parents and/or faculty. Once a student finishes his / her meal they are expected to put their plates and cutlery to the washing window.

Medical Care:- The boarding has a full-time, always available medical nurse to take special care of the health and diet of our boarders; If a boarder is in need of further medical attention upon advice of the nurse, the boarder is taken to the hospital for special care and parents / guardians are informed immediately.

Games and Activities:- “A healthy body has a healthy mind” hence all boarders are expected to take part in the various activities available such as  - Table tennis; Swimming; Soccer; Tennis; Basket ball; Skating; Cricket and the various excursions conducted.

Laundry:-  All boarders are expected to handed in their laundry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it would be washed / ironed and returned the following laundry day. For easy identification of clothes it is preferred that all students mark their names with a waterproof marker.

Expectations from students at Greenwood High:-

We expect our students to maintain and encourage high standards of personal conduct. These include honesty, discipline, integrity, respect and consideration, ethics and values. Students who accept a position at Greenwood High commit to the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle: The following are expected:

  • To protect and promote the sanctity of the boarding and school.
  • To safeguard and preserve boarding and school property.
  • To be responsible in the individual’s properties.
  • To maintain cleanliness in the boarding rooms and also help in making an ecologically “green” boarding school.
  • To attend and maintain the dignity and sanctity of the boarding school briefings.
  • To attend regularly all boarding activities.
  • To follow the instructions given in the boarding school by the boarding staff.
  • To uphold the dignity of the boarding school programmes by organizing, participating and helping.
  • Students should speak softly and only in English while in boarding school.
  • Students should behave responsibly towards others and friends.
  • Students should be dressed appropriately all the time while they are in the boarding house and when leaving the campus.

 
Daily Routine:- The normal routine for a boarding student is as follows –

WEEK DAYS

Time                                Event

05:45                            Wake up
06:00 – 06:30               Morning exercise
06:30 – 07:00               Shower and get ready for school
07:00 – 07:30               Breakfast
08:15 – 15:00               School
15:00 – 15:30               Snacks and juice
15:30 – 16:30               Free time / Change for games
16:30 – 17:30               Games 
17:30 – 18:00               Shower
18:00 – 19:30               1st Study 
19:30 - 20:00                Dinner
20:00 – 21:00               Free time / Viewing television / phone calls
21:00 – 22:00               2nd Study for seniors
22:00                            Lights Out (IB students may continue studying with the permission of House Parent) 

SATURDAY                               

Time                                Event  (On alternative Saturday there will be an outing) 

07:00                                 Wake up & Shower
07:30 – 08:00                    Breakfast
08:00                                 Room & cupboard organization / IB students leave for school
09:00 – 10:30                    Study time for the rest in boarding
10:30 – 12:30                    Games / activities
13:00 – 13:30                    Lunch
13:30 – 15:30                    Quiet time / Personal time
15:30 – 16:00                    Snack time 
16:00 – 17:30                    Outdoor activity / games 
17:30 – 18:00                    Shower 
18:00 – 19:30                    Study time 
19:30 – 20:00                    Dinner 
20:00 – 22:00                    Phone /Television viewing / movie / Entertainment 
22:00                                 Lights Out / IB students may study till later if permission from House Parent

SUNDAY                                

Time                                Event    

08:00                                Wake up & Shower
09:00 – 09:30                   Breakfast
09:30 - 10:30                    Activities / games
10:30 – 13:00                    Leisure time / Television viewing
13:00 – 13:30                    Lunch
13:30 – 15:30                    Quiet time 
15:30 – 16:00                    Snack time
16:00 – 17:30                    Outdoor activity / games 
17:30 – 18:00                    Shower 
18:00 – 19:30                    Study time 
19:30 – 20:00                    Dinner 
20:00 – 21:00                    Phone calls / Entertainment 
22:00                                Lights Out


 

 
Testimonials
Hostel life in Greenwood High makes us feel wanted and hence we feel at home – Student X IGCSE

During prep we get our difficulties solved and hence we live in a very enjoyable atmosphere- Student XII IB

Being on the food committee was challenging for me, even though I was caught between the committee and my colleagues, the cafeteria provided food that suited all palates – Student XII IB