VDJS is not an institution but a way of life. We are a happy school and for us happiness lies in the core of all that we do. For the Jindalites, it’s a home away from home. The Centre of Academic Excellence, purely vegetarian cuisine, extensive opportunities for cultural and sporting activities, exposure to truly global education, alliances with IPSC, NPSC, Round Square, Generation Global, INTACH, and the British Council make the dream of a holistic education possible for any girl who chooses to be a part of it.
VDJS is a non-profit organization located at 16 K.M. Stone on Delhi Road, Hisar (NH-10), and is spread on a campus of over 47 acres. It is a CBSE affiliated English medium residential institution for girls, started in 1984.
Boarders not only get world-class academic programme, but also have time to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities along with childhood freedoms within secure four walls of the school. Being together in boarding with other children fosters rich life experiences, important inter and intra-personal skills, time management, great friendships under the able guidance of dedicated adults in a warm community.
There are over 700 girls at VDJS under 4 sections of the School – Primary (Grade IV-V), Middle
(VI to VIII), Secondary (IX and X) and Senior Secondary (XI-XII). Class sizes vary depending on year group, but they are generally quite small with 25-30 girls per section.
The school has 75 qualified and experienced teachers from all over the country and trained administrative staff of approximately 45 members residing inside the Campus to provide 24×7 guidance to girls. The students, teachers and staff work together to develop a unique blend.
Our experience is that in general children adapt better to boarding earlier rather than later. Starting together in class 4, boarders quickly feel at home.
A child can avail three days of casual leave in an academic session. Medical Leaves are provided on the recommendation of the School resident doctor. The detailed information regarding mode of application for leave is given in the Student Code of Conduct booklet, which will be provided at the time of admission. Parents are also permitted to visit the school on their daughter’s birthday and can take her for a day out. Apart from this, the child goes home for around 90 days in a year during summer vacation, Diwali break, and winter vacation. During Sundays and other holidays, a rigorous activity / entertainment schedule is in place to be followed by the girls. Frequent outings and meetings with parents are not permitted during the session, but there are House Parent Meets and Parent Teacher Meetings calendared across the year to provide opportunity to the parents to visit school and meet their child.
Sundays are busier than other weekdays. Boarders pursue activities, social service programme, and sports as per their interest. They even have different types of entertainment programmes or outings in the city organized by their house mistress or mentors.
The boarders have easy and frequent contact with their parents. Each boarder has an email address, and she can send/receive emails to their parents. They are entitled for a half an hour weekly call to their parents, which is facilitated by their house staff. For this purpose, they are given personal mobile handsets, which remains in their house staff’s custody during the week.
Parents have direct contact with the boarder’s Mentor, and House Mistress. It is advisable to contact them in the evenings and during given timings, as during day they all are involved in rigorous academic and activity schedule with children. However, in case of emergency they can be contacted any time of the day. Parents are encouraged to write emails regarding any area of their child’s school life to the respective head of that vertical.
The girls tell us that the food is delicious! Our catering team works hard to provide a wide variety of vegetarian food ranging from Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine and also caters for girls with special dietary requirements or allergies. Students enjoy weekly cafeteria and Sunday tuck in addition to nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner catered in the Dining Hall as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
You may view the recent activities and updates of our school by clicking on the Important Updates Section of our school website. Moreover, a hard copy of the school calendar is given to the girls at the beginning of each new session and the soft copy is also available on the website.
We have small mentor groups (10-12 girls) and your child’s mentor will keep in regular contact with you. We also send home progress reports every quarter, after Unit tests and mid-term and a full progress report at the end of each term. If you have any concerns, questions, or just want to know how your child is progressing or settling in, Housemistress or Mentor will be happy to help you at any point in the term.
The school offers admissions from IV to IX and XI under the 10+2 pattern of the CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (CBSE), New Delhi, to which the institution has been affiliated. The detailed information is given under ‘Admissions’ on the website.
Boarding at VDJS is very popular. So, it is advisable to register your interest as early as possible. To find out more about boarding at VDJS or to organize a tour of the School, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The meals always start and finish with the grace this instils in students’ gratitude for the meals they receive and sets the basic dining etiquette.
Dining Etiquette workshops are conducted by the School Mess Managers for the junior and middle school students at the start of the academic term. The students are taught the correct use of cutlery and other table manners through hands-on practice.
The teachers have meals with the students to demonstrate appropriate Dining practices and awareness about no wastage of food in a non-formal way while enjoying a meal with them.
The recommendation for a special diet comes from the school doctor on a need basis. The same is served in the school dining hall to students who are allergic to some food items or require a sports-specific diet.
The Wellness Center is equipped with a small kitchen and dining facility which caters to the individual-specific diet requirements of the children admitted.
If the student has been suggested special dietary requirements by a personal dietician, the parents must share the prescription and the diet chart with the School Doctor for necessary action.
The school has a well-equipped Wellness Centre, and minor/seasonal instances of ill-health are dealt with at the school level without causing any undue alarm to the parents. When the child is admitted to the Wellness Centre, the parents are informed via email on the same day. In such situations, the parents can call the doctor from 5 pm-7 pm to take health updates about their child. They can also speak to the child during the sanctioned hours.
If a need is felt to refer the child to the Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, the parents are informed of the same by phone, and their consent for further treatment is sought by the school doctor.
The students undergo a regular scientific psychometric assessment which helps in the identification of their interest, aptitude, and personality type. One-on-one counselling provides personalised guidance plus individual goal plan implementation. The students get exposure to various courses, colleges, and their admission process through webinars, workshops, internships, summer programmes, exchanges, career talks, University Career Fairs, and conferences. The Careers department releases their monthly Career Newsletter that is available on the school website.
The Psychometric Assessment offered by Univariety Career Portal serves as a great tool in assisting students in selecting their stream or shortlisting top colleges. Many of our accomplished alumnae from different fields also step in to offer guidance to our students.