Homework Policy

Expectations for Students in Grade 3, 4 and 5

  • Students should read a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, reading and writing comprehension will be given each week. Students should make it a habit to read at least one book every week.
  • A piece of creative writing will be sent each week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students between 30 minutes to 40 minutes to complete the work.
  • Spellings and dictionary reference will be given on weekends.
  • Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a minimum of 30 minutes to complete.
  • Tables should be revised every day.
  • Science, Social Studies and Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
  • Students will be given 2nd language, 3rd Language (for Grade 5) homework once a week, which should take 30 minutes to complete.
  • Students in Grades 4 and 5 should have supervised study of at least 1 hour every day after they complete homework. On weekends, they should spend at least 1 hour in the morning and evening revising the previous week’s lessons.

Expectations for Students in Grade 6

  • Students will be reading a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, a reading comprehension will be given twice a week.
  • A piece of creative writing will be sent each week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students between 30-40 minutes to finish this work.
  • Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a maximum of one hour to finish.
  • Science, Social Studies and Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
  • Students will be given 2nd language, 3rd language homework once a week, which should take 30 minutes to complete.
  • A long-term homework project will be sent for students every six weeks. This should constitute a longer piece of independent research, which they present to their class at the end of the project period. Students can work individually or in pairs. Outcomes can include a published book, a project folder, a multi-media presentation or a talk with visuals.
  • Students should have a regular, systematic study pattern of about 1½ hours after school.
  • On weekends, the student should spend at least 2 hours each in the morning and evening to revise the lessons taught the previous week.

Expectations for Students in Grades 7 to 9

  • Students will be reading a book of their own choice every day for 30 minutes. In addition, a reading comprehension will be given thrice a week.
  • A piece of creative writing will be sent thrice in a week to reinforce writing skills or styles taught in class. It should take the students minimum of 1 hour to finish this work.
  • Mathematics homework will reinforce a skill or concept that has already been taught in class. It will be given every day and should take a maximum of one hour to finish.
  • Science, homework will be given in Biology/Chemistry/Physics twice a week.
  • History, Geography or Economics (for Grades 8 & 9) homework will be given for twice a week.
  • Students will be given homework in 2nd language, 3rd language (for Grades 7 and 8 only) which should take 30 minutes to complete.
  • Computer Studies homework will be given once a week.
  • A long-term homework project will be set for students every six weeks. This should constitute a longer piece of independent research, which they present to their class at the end of the project period. Students can work individually or in pairs. Outcomes can include a published book, a project folder, a multi-media presentation, or a talk with visuals.
  • Students should have a regular, systematic study pattern of about 2 hours after school.
  • Students need to spend about 3hours a day during weekends to revise the lesson that were taught the previous week.

Expectations for Students in Grades 10 to 12 

  • Students are expected to read a book (fiction or non- fiction) of their choice every day for ½ an hour.
  • A piece of writing will be given thrice a week to either complete work or reinforce skills taught.
  • Mathematics home-work will be given every day.
  • Students are expected to do self-study for about 2 hours every day
  • Research work in their subjects needs to be done as self-study
  • Practice of written work in languages and humanities and solving of problems in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Information Technology is mandatory
  • Getting top grades is more of hard-work from the side of the students. The teachers are only guides and facilitators.

Presentation Policy

At Oasis International School, we aim to provide our students with various opportunities for presenting their work in a neat and methodical manner bearing in mind its purpose.

Presentation Guidelines

  • The title [topic] of the lesson should be written in the double margin. The learning objective should be written and underlined neatly.  A ruler must be used for drawing lines.  Lead pencil to be used for double margin.
  • The date should be written on the left-hand side at the top of the page for all the subjects except for Urdu and Arabic as a foreign language, where the date is written to the right-hand side.
  • For all subjects from Reception to Grade 12—the short date should be used for e.g. 15/09/18
  • Numbering should be written in the margin. All main headings should be organized using Capital Letters e.g. A, B.
  • A neat line should be drawn with a ruler in lead pencil after every separate exercise or at the end of a topic.
  • Children’s work books should show evidence of a variety of presentation styles.

For e.g.: writing, diagrams, graphs, pictures, maps, etc.

  • It is acceptable for children to use a print style of handwriting until the end of Grade 1. From Grade 2 to 12, students are recommended to use cursive style.
  • Students from Grade 5 onwards should use blue ball pens in all subjects. Pencil should be used in Math books for graphs and geometry. Diagrams and labeling in all Sciences and Geography should be done in pencil.  Gel pens should not be used .
  • Students are responsible for maintaining books in good order.
  • It is the school’s expectation that by the end of Grade 3, children will be writing on each line in their note books. This may vary according to ability level of each individual.

We Request Parents

  • To ensure that children learn the skill of maintaining / keeping their books neatly.
  • To sign their Classwork & Homework books on a regular basis.

CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS 

The following conduct expectations serve to maintain an environment of care and safety within the student community so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. All disciplinary action is viewed as a learning opportunity for students to adopt more responsible behaviour. Students are encouraged to know the expectations and adopt responsible behaviour for well-being of their own and others.

  • Arguing and showing disrespect to any admin staff/support staff/teacher in the class, sports field, during field trips and in the bus, displaying aggressive or inappropriate body language will not be tolerated.
  • Using profanity, offensive, abusive or vulgar language (e.g. unacceptable words), hurtful note writing, rumor-mongering, slander will incur consequences.
  • Passing negative/irrelevant and ridiculous comments while class is going on/or on the field/bus will not be entertained.
  • Verbal threats for money or selling /bartering/ exchanging things within the school premises/bus is prohibited.
  • Students are expected to be sensitive to the values of others which may differ from their own and should not impose their value system on others.
  • Students are expected to be in their respective classes and skipping classes/ loitering around the school campus is not encouraged.
  • Students are expected not to indulge in public spats involving two or more students using foul language, aggression etc

Internet Policy

Parents are requested to supervise the usage of the internet of their child/children and ensure that they are never left unattended while using the internet at home.Parents and care givers should be aware that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive. While the purpose of the school is to use the Internet resources for constructive educational goals, students may access other material or come across them by accident. The school, through filtering systems, monitoring and observation strives to keep students away from accessing this inappropriate material. However, the school cannot be held responsible for students who access this material intentionally or unintentionally. It is important to recognize that information obtained from the Internet is not edited nor moderated and therefore needs to be used judiciously.

  • The Internet should be used only to research assigned educational tasks.
  • Sending and receiving electronic mail (e-mail) for educational purposes can be done only under the guidance and instruction of a teacher or parent.
  • Discussion groups, chat rooms and mailing lists can be accessed under the direct supervision of a teacher or parent as part of an educational programme.
  • The copyright laws should be observed and the Internet should not be used for financial gain, commercial use or any illegal purpose.
  • Students are requested not to share personal information such as home address or telephone number through the Internet.
  • Use of Face Book, Instagram and other social media platforms should be used with supervision.
  • The school uses official Face Book and Instagram ids and the school is not responsible for any student’s dissemination of information through personal ids.

Science Laboratories Policy

At Oasis, safety and security of each member of the Institution is given utmost priority. Our Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art safety provisions. Proper maintenance and handling of these and other laboratory equipment  is very essential for the smooth functioning of laboratory classes. A few guidelines to ensure safety and security in the laboratories are given below:-

  • Ensure that students do not carry food to the lab. Drinking and eating in the lab should be strictly prohibited.
  • Students should:
  • Wear lab coats to protect clothing from staining, burning, or corrosion.
  • Wear safety goggles when working with or around chemicals, any mechanical device, or any type of flame or heating device.
  • Wear protective gloves to avoid burns.
  • Students should not touch any wires, cords. Also not to handle any electrical equipment

Library Policy

  • Parents are expected to nurture the love of reading in their children.
  • We have well stacked libraries with books on various subjects. Students are permitted to use the library during the school working hours. Library books should be returned within the stipulated time.
  • If after two reminders, the Library book has not been returned to the Library, the office will contact the parents to replace the book or to pay an amount equivalent to the cost of the book to the Front Office at Hennur Campus / HBR Campus.

Further to this, we request parents to encourage their wards to inculcate reading habits by…

  • Reading to them aloud.
  • Asking children to read to them, especially newspapers.
  • Encouraging children to invest in buying books rather than toys.
  • Reading for half an hour before going to bed.
  • Having a whole family reading time where all the family members read books and then discuss.

Policy on Carrying Light Bags by Students 

At Oasis International School, we believe and insist that students carry light bags.

  • Books carried to school should be according to the prescribed Time Table.
  • If some books are not required to be carried home for the day, students could leave back some books in a cupboard, which is provided in each class and the Class Teacher will be the custodian of the same.
  • Unwanted books and items should not be brought to school.
  • The teacher available during the last period will supervise and ensure that students pack their bags in school with the necessary books for home assignments, 2 minutes before the bell.
  • Students should carry their tiffin boxes in a separate bag.

Attendance & Leave

  • Students must be punctual to school every day. The school gates will be closed by 7:55 a.m. at the Hennur Campus and by 8:15 a.m. at the HBR Campus. On the third instance of late arrival to school, the student will be marked absent.  A minimum of 95% attendance is compulsory. Students with 100% attendance will be awarded certificate at the end of the academic year.
  • Regular attendance is important. In case of absence of more than 3 days, students will be required to submit a leave letter the next day, indicating the reason for absence. If the child is on leave due to ill health, a medical certificate and a fitness certificate should be produced along with the leave letter. If the child is absent for one or two days the leave record in this Handbook should be filled in by the parent. No other leave can be claimed as a matter of right, for every child’s learning experience at school is important.
  • If a student is not attending school for a long period (more than a week) a letter to this effect should be given to the Class Teacher/Grade Co-ordinator/ Head of School in advance, stating the reason for absence.
  • Attendance on the opening and closing day of the Term is mandatory for all students. 
  •  If a child has not attended school on these days due to medical illness/death in the family, the leave will be condoned.
  • If the leave is due to medical illness, a medical certificate along with a fitness letter from the doctor has to be submitted to the Head of the School.

Note

  • Any personal overseas/local trip (holiday, pilgrimage) should be planned for only in the holidays.
  • We request you not to send your child to School, if he/she has contracted any sickness which is contagious in the best interest of the other students in the class. A Fitness certificate should be submitted along with the Medical certificate to the Class Teacher when the student returns to class.