RULES

 

School Timing

Winter: Summer:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fridays
Winter: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visiting Hours
Principal: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
General Office:
Winter: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Summer: 8:30 am to 11:00 am 12: 00 Noon to 1:00 pm.
Please Note:

* Timings are changeable by notification.
* No transaction shall be entertained before or after the notified office timings.
* No school business will be transacted on holidays.
* No parent / guardian / visitor is allowed to enter the school campus during the recess.

School Uniform

Summer

White Shirt, Steel Grey Shorts (from LGK to V) and Pants (from VI to XII).
School Tie with Badge
School Belt, Grey Socks
Black Leather Shoes with laces.

Winter

White Shirt, Steel Grey Trousers
Navy Blue Blazer with Crest
School Tie with Badge,
Grey Jersey (V -Neck/High Neck), School Belt,
Grey Socks, Black Leather Shoes with laces.

Sikh students should wear:
I. White Coloured Turban in Summer &
II. Navy Blue Coloured Turban in Winter.

Sports / House Uniform on Wednesdays & Saturdays in Summer:

Class L.K.G & U.K.G : Sports Uniform: White Shirt with Badge, White Shorts White Socks, White Canvas Shoes & School Belt.
Class I to III : Sports Uniform: Blue Shirt with Badge having Dark Blue, Red, Yellow & Green stripes, White Shorts, White Socks, White Canvas Shoes & School Belt.
Class IV to X : House Uniform: House Colour Shirt with Badge. White Shorts (Classes IV & V) White Pants (Classes VI to X), White Socks, White Canvas Shoes & School Belt.

Please Note:

i. No other uniform is permissible in the school on any grounds.
ii. Students found violating the dress code will not be permitted to attend the class.

 

 

BACK GROUND

Burn Hall Higher Secondary School, Srinagar is owned and established by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar (Catholic Church of Jammu and Kashmir) and administrated by its subsidiary wing known as the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society (Reg. No. 1601-S of 1989) under the provisions of article 30 - (1) of the Indian Constitution principally for the benefit of the Christians and in addition to others without any distinction of caste and creed.

From its very inception in 1942, it has had a chequered history. It was started on 17th April, 1956 with Msgr. J. Boerkamp as the Principal. It is a Christian Minority Institution under the management of the Catholic Diocese of Jammu- Srinagar and directed by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society registered as a Charitable Society. It is recognized by the J&K Board of School Education and the Education Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. It has classes from L.K.G. to XII, catering to the educational needs of the boys in the valley. It admits ONLY BOYS.

The institution aims at giving sound education. The Priests who work in the institution have the most sacred duty of not only educating the minds but also of moulding the hearts and forming the character of the pupils entrusted to their care, at the same time keeping in mind the need for developing the power of ideas and thoughts and initiating students to be ready to shoulder responsibilities of the society and maintain a high standard of honour and integrity in life.

 

ESTABLISHMENT AND POLICY

Burn Hall Higher Secondary School, Srinagar was established by the Catholic Diocese of Jammu -Srinagar on 17th April 1956 as a Christian Minority Educational Institution under the Indian Constitution. The Policy of Education in the Schools, run & administered by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society, is based on the life and teachings of Lord Jesus Christ. This policy encompasses the development of a GROWING CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE RIGHTS OF EVERY PERSON. This enables persons to LIVE IN FELLOWSHIP AND MUTUAL HELPFULNESS. THIS CONCERN IS FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY where the school is situated, especially for those of Christian faith, and the materially poor. Education also includes the DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL enabling a person to BE A LOYAL CITIZEN, PEACEFUL AND JUST IN THIS WORLD. In this way, God's plan for His world may be realized in humankind and attain Fullness of life.

The Vision of the School is:

1. To foster critical and independent thinking.
2. To be the agents of social change.
3. To promote human values.
4. The main thrust is towards uplifting the materially poor.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. The motto of the school is "Industria Floremus"(... in Toil we shall Flourish) and the students are initiated into a life of intelligent Hard work.

2. The school aims at providing an all-round education to develop competence for effective participation in day to day situations, to develop basic mental abilities and skills and to help learn how to establish good human relationships, imbibe virtues of moral courage and social discipline.

3. All efforts are made to make the students capable and reasonable members of society and promote their total development, enabling them to be fully human, loyal Indians and truly modern.

4. The students are trained to show kindness, courtesy and absolute sincerity in their thoughts, words and deeds.

 

PRINCIPAL'S NOTE

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Burn Hall Higher Secondary School is one of the schools run & managed by the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society. The basic aim of our school is to impart the best education for the development of the whole person through a disciplined social life. Emphasis is laid on the moral and physical training of the students so as to enable them to play their part as useful citizens of the country. The school caters to the intellectual, moral, physical and cultural formation of the students, irrespective of caste, creed and social status.

Formation of a student is the work of parents, teachers and the school management. Blending the influences of these three bring an effective result in the formation of the students. The most important thing that you can give to the children is "a sense of self-esteem." It is more important to instill in them this sense than any material thing that you might be concerned about.

Needless to say, the school desires to have your co-operation in order to develop an atmosphere conducive to education for the best result and the progress of the child. It is essential that the parents, teachers and school management should work together. This School's Handbook-cum-Diary is one of the links between home and school, providing an effective medium for parent-teacher contact. You are requested to check your ward's Handbook-cum-Diary regularly and respond to the remark promptly, if any.

Kindly read all the information given in this handbook-cum-diary and put your signatures at the space provided. Especially note the following:
1. Please fill up all the particulars correctly in the identity certificate and also record your specimen signatures in the space provided in this School’s Handbook-cum- Diary.

2. Occasional remarks sent to you by the Principal, Vice Principal or the Teachers, through this Handbook-cum-Diary should be studied carefully and responded to promptly.

3. Check your child's Handbook-cum-Diary daily and find out what assignments have been given by the teachers.

4. Extend your full cooperation in implementing school's rules & regulations and in imparting the best education to your ward.

5. Accompany your ward and give him your time by being with him, express your appreciation & acknowledgement when he does something good and communicate your timely correction whenever & wherever it may be needed. Never shelter the fault of your ward, but use it to build him up positively.

6. Attend parent-teachers' meetings along with the ward & this handbook-cum-Diary, whenever informed.

7. Send your valuable remarks, suggestions or any other information through the school Handbook-cum-Diary.

8. Lack of attention to your child from any concerned teacher or authority should be made known to the Principal / Vice-Principal in time.

9. Cycle Tests will be conducted by each subject teacher after completing each lesson/ chapter. The subject teacher will maintain the record of each test. Parents / Guardians are requested to check the answer sheets of their ward.

10. English being the medium of instruction and communication, students are required to speak in English. Any student found violating the rule of language will be either suitably fined or asked to write an imposition or both. Parents should converse with them in English and help them to read English literature at home. You also can make effective use of Print & Electronic Media for this purpose.

11. Last working day of each month will be a half day for the students.

12. If due to any unforeseen circumstances a holiday is declared during the examination days, that particular Exam will be conducted on the day after the last exam.

13. School's Handbook-cum-Diary is published under the authority of the School Management each year. Any changes in the school rules are notified in it. Kindly read the information given in it carefully and extend your unconditional co-operation.

Principal
Burn Hall Higher Secondary School

 

 

A NOTE TO THE PARENTS

Though a School can do a lot for a child, it cannot do everything. The home is the place where he gets his first education and training. It is the chief place where his character is formed in citizenship. School education indeed promotes the growth, personality and helps to discover and develop the qualities that are in children. In order to secure all that is best in the education of your child, maximum co-operation between the parents and school authorities is necessary. The task of helping your children to become good citizens is done better through mutual partnership between the School and the parents.

The School desires to have your co-operation and your close contact with the respective teachers of your ward in order to develop an atmosphere that is conducive to better and more effective education.

We earnestly request the parents to look into this handbook-cum-diary every day and see to it that the lesson/s and the homework assigned for the next day are completed. The child should be encouraged to cultivate habitual cleanliness in all his work. The teacher will communicate with you through this handbook. Your prompt attention to those remarks is very essential.

Absence of your child from class for attending social function, parties, outings, marriages, etc. is discouraged because it retards the child's progress and minimizes his respect for regular hard work. As far as possible, fix these events during holidays.

It is essential that the School be informed when the child is detained at home. Children who are ill should not be sent to attend class or to take tests, as the chances are that they will affect both health and studies. In case of illness, application for leave must reach the School without delay.

Children should do their home work by themselves. They should not be helped by you/ tutors unless they really need it. It is advisable not to have easy recourse to tuitions, unless according to your judgment, the child is very weak and lacks the basic knowledge of important subjects. It is important that children develop a habit of studying and working on their own.

Criticism of teacher should be avoided in the presence of the child because it undermines his respect for the teacher and the School. Should you have a complaint, meet the principal.

As your child advances in age, guide him to become a resourceful member of home and the Country. Encourage self-help for work and study. He should be taught to keep his room tidy, make his own bed, polish his own shoes, carry his own bag etc. The formation of such habits in life inculcates in him the ideas of work, and fundamental personal virtue which is necessary for a successful career in life.

You are requested to pay special attention to the personal cleanliness of your child. Kindly see that the child attends the school in neat and clean uniform.

 

ADMISSION AND DISCHARGES ETC

1. The first admission to the school is done in Lower Kindergarten (LKG). The admission in LKG is granted after the completion of the formalities. An admission card is issued by the office to this effect.

2. At the time of admission to LKG the student should have completed three years by 31st October.

3. Admission to other classes is subject to the vacancies. For the other classes the type of examination / test etc and the mode of selection are fixed by the school authority. Usually admission is not granted in classes VIII TO X.

4. The right of admission is reserved to the Principal. He may refuse admission to any candidate without furnishing reasons.

5. No student will be admitted to the school in classes II & above without a transfer certificate from the school last attended, duly counter signed by a competent authority of the Education Department.

6. For the first admission to the school, the original date of birth certificate (laminated) of the child from the competent authority has to be submitted along with the application form.

7. Particulars of students entered on the admission form and thereafter in the school records shall be final and no further changes shall be allowed except when permitted by the competent authority with sufficient reason.

8. The School Management does not guarantee admission to 2nd child on the basis of the first admitted child.

9. For the withdrawal of a student from the school, one month's notice in writing shall have to be given. The form for the Transfer Certificate (T.C) / School Leaving Certificate / Discharge Certificate is given in the Handbook.

10. Transfer Certificate will be issued only after recovering the term fees in full. Fee for Transfer Certificate (T.C) will be charged separately.

11. The Management through the Principal reserves the right to discharge any student whose performance is unsatisfactory or is found to have miss conducted or who fails for two consecutive years in the same class.

12. Irregular attendance, neglect of studies and class work, involvment in physical fight, disobedience and disrespect towards members of the staff and injurious conduct to the moral tone of the school are sufficient reasons for the dismissal of a student.

13. The names of those who fail to pay the fees upto Final quarter will be struck off the rolls without a prior notice.

14. Students who remain absent unauthentically without permission from the Principal for 15 consecutive days shall be struck off the rolls. They may be readmitted only after paying admission fee in full.

15. The decision of the Principal in all matters pertaining to the admission, withdrawal, discharges and struck off students shall be final.

 

COURSE BOOKS

1. The school prepares the students for the Secondary and Higher Secondary examination of J&K State Board of Secondary Education and for the purpose prescribed courses of the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) are followed.

2. There are also regular courses in Art, Moral Science, General Knowledge, Computer, Physical Education, Sports and Games, etc. The school shall prescribe text books accordingly.

 

TESTS, EXAMINATIONS AND PROMOTIONS

To assess the progress of each student in various subjects, regular cycle and unit tests are conducted in the school. Besides these tests, examinations are conducted at the end of each term.

1. The first terminal examination is held in the month of June. It includes portion taught in the class from November to May. The second terminal examination is generally held in the month of October. This examination includes the portion taught in the class from the month of June to October, unless, otherwise communicated by the school.

2. Special arrangements for examination cannot be made for pupils who, for any reason, are absent from any of the test / examination.

3. Answer papers of the annual examination will not be shown to the parents under any circumstances.

4. The progress report card will be issued at the end of first and second term. Parents are requested to come in person and collect the progress report card from their ward's class teacher.

5. Parents are earnestly requested not to indulge in unhealthy competition. Do not compare the marks of your ward with that of other student/s. There can be varieties of reasons why a student scores more or less marks. Kindly stand by your children and encourage them to study. Help them to find out where and why they have lost marks. Teach them to make-up for it in the next exam.

6. Promotions are decided in consultation with the teachers at the end of the academic year. Promotion is granted on the basis of marks obtained in all the examinations which include: three unit tests, first term and second term. Students’ overall performance in cocurricular activities and their behaviour throughout the year is also taken into consideration. The result declared at the end of the academic year is final and cannot be reconsidered. The minimum pass marks in each subject will be 50%.

7. Annual awards and prizes will be given on the basis of total marks obtained in all the examinations.

8. Absence in any examination will be treated as having received NO MARKS in it.

9. No application for the consideration of the case of pupil who has been detained in class will be entertained since promotion is announced after a very careful scrutiny of the valued answer scripts and entry of marks by the Principal and the staff.

10. No pupil, who fails twice in the same class, will be allowed to continue his studies in the school.

11. A student, who is caught using unfair means in the examination, is awarded zero in the concerned paper and it could lead to his dismissal.

12. Only those pupils who have paid all school fees for the entire academic year are permitted to appear for the final examination.

13. All the answer sheets: cycle test, unit tests and terminal examination, will be filed together and will be shown to parent on the result day of 1st Terminal and the same will be handed over on the result day of annual examination.

 

CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

1. Attendance & Leave:

i. It is mandatory for all the students to have minimum of 85% attendance in an academic year.

ii. All the leaves have to be applied in advance. Students can take leave only after having got the leave sanctioned from the Principal / Vice Principal.

iii. In case of medical exigency, leave can either be sent through someone or it can be brought along when the student comes to school.

iv. No leave of absence shall be granted except on cogent grounds. A booklet of leave format will be made available.

v. Students claiming three or more days' sick leave will have to bring Doctor's certificate to that effect.

vi. Students who will be found short of attendance will be debarred from appearing in the final exams or dismissed from the school after the completion of the said academic year.

vii. In case you want to claim any leave or exemption from any school activity on medical ground, such a claim has to be supported by medical certificate.

2. Balanced Diet:

i. All the students are expected to bring their lunch along with them.

ii. Parents are advised to give home cooked food and avoid junk food.

iii. Parents are also advised to ensure balanced diet for your ward.

iv. Kindly consult a Nutritionist in this matter.

3. Boarding & De-boarding of Students:

i. Boarding and de-boarding of students coming by their own vehicles or through hired private vehicles is not permissible in the school campus due to non-availability of space.

ii. Parents and Guardians who do not avail of school transportation service but help reach their wards on their own or through hired private vehicles, are requested to ensure that they cause no traffic congestion outside the school.

iii. Kindly park your vehicles in such a manner as to ensure the smooth flow of the traffic near the school premises.

iv. Where ever warranted, after de-boarding, students should be helped to cross the road safely to enter the school campus.

v. Due to lack of space and, keeping in mind the safety and security of the children within the school premises, parking of private/public vehicles within the school campus is not permissible. Kindly extend your cooperation.

vi. Parents who send their wards through hired private vehicles shall be totally responsible for any eventuality/accident involving your hired vehicle. The School Management shall share no responsibility for it.

vii. Parents are requested to ensure that hired private vehicles are fit for the transportation of children and that they adhere to the traffic norms in letter and spirit and are authorized by the Regional Transport Authority.

4. Cleanliness:

i. All the students should be dressed smartly from top to toe.

ii. They should be neat and clean in all respects.

iii. Parents should ensure that their ward's hair is properly trimmed, oiled and combed, their dress regularly washed and ironed, and shoes properly polished.

iv. Students should throw all the waste in the dustbin provided in the classrooms and in the school campus.

5. Health & Hygiene:

i. Good health of mind and body is an essential property of students’ life. It is the bounden duty of the parents to ensure the good health of their wards by providing them healthy and balanced food, sufficient rest and timely medical intervention.

ii. In case of ill health of your ward, kindly take immediate steps to preserve and maintain his good health and to check the spread of the disease.

iii. Wearing of neat and clean uniform, clipping of nails, trimming of hair and washing of hands before eating are all essential aspects of good health.

iv. In case your ward suffers from any kind of communicable disease, ensure that he is kept at home. He should be sent to school only after his complete recovery. A medical certificate to that effect has to be furnished.

v. If your ward has weak health, hearing problem, weak eye-sight, etc kindly inform the school management as well as his class teacher.

vi. In case your ward is required to take any medicine, please ensure that he carries the same along with him.

vii. The school has a well maintained Health Room with an experienced and qualified person to give first aid. In case of any medical exigency students are immediately referred to the nearest hospital for further treatment.

6. Identity Card:

i. Students must possess an identity card issued by the school. It should be worn around the neck whenever the student is in the school campus.

ii. School Identity card is valid only for one year.

iii. Incase of damage or loss of identity card the duplicate card will be issued for which the concerned student will have to bear the cost.

7. Medical Check-Up:

i. The school management gives utmost importance to the physical and psychological health of students.

ii. It will make all the necessary arrangements for general medical check-up of all its students.

iii. Services of Counsellor will also be made available to the students.

iv. Proper medical report of all the students will be maintained in the school.

8. Note & Text Books:

i. Students shall bring all the text & note books as per the day's time table.

ii. Students are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings.

iii. All the notebooks and text books should be properly covered.

iv. The school management may consider giving marks for well kept text & note books or deduct marks if the text & note books are found shabby / torn / incomplete.

9. Manners:

All the students are expected to show high standard of behaviour in relation to each other in general and towards the staff members in particular at all times. Hence:

i. Students should behave politely and with gentlemanly attitude at all times in the class rooms and within the school campus.

ii. They should use parliamentary language while communicating with each other.

iii. They should respect each others' religious sentiments and learn to accept, appreciate & honour each others' culture.

iv. No student should be found using unparliamentary language, passing degrading and provocative remarks about any religion or culture or social practices or any profession of any ward's parent.

v. Students should be attending their classes as per their day's time-table. They should not be found loitering around / bunking the class during their respective periods.

vi. Stealing of any kind of article/s, note or text books, tiffins, etc will be viewed very seriously and the student/ indulging in such acts will have to face its consequences.

vii. Students found inciting / instigating / promoting or getting involved in any kind of physical violence will be dealt sternly.

viii. To maintain the conducive atmosphere and the discipline of the school, the school management will not hesitate to rusticate such student or group of students out rightly.

ix. Irregular attendance, neglect of studies and class work, involvement in physical fight, in possession of sharp edged weapons, disobedience and disrespect towards members of the staff and injurious conduct to the moral tone of the school are sufficient reasons for the dismissal of a student

x. Students, who fail to live upto the expected standard, or indulge in serious anti-disciplinary matters, shall be issued two warning passes. At the end of two warnings the concerned student would have exhausted his chances to be in the school. Such a student will be deemed to be unfit for the school and hence liable to be terminated.

10. Notice Board:

i. All the circulars containing school information, exam instructions, school rules and regulations shall be displayed on the notice board. Students, staff and parents are required to take note of it.

ii. Once displayed on the notice board it shall be deemed to have been notified and shall take effect as per the notification.

iii. The Principal's/Vice Principal's permission ought to be sought if any student wants to put any article or poster on any other matter on the notice board.

iv. Only those posters will be displayed on any display board, including class room board, that is duly permitted by the Principal/Vice Principal.

11. No Polythene Zone:

i. The school has been declared as "No Polythene Zone". Students should not be found with banned polythene bags within the school campus.

ii. Any student violating this norm will be suitably fined.

12. Punctuality:

i. Students must reach the school at least five minutes before the first bell.

ii. Students habitually coming late to the school will be debarred from entering the school campus after the first bell.

iii. Parents are requested to ensure that their ward reaches school on time and also pick him up at the time of school dismissal from their respective exit points.

13. School Property:

i. All the students are duty bound to take care of the school property.

ii. Students must not deface or spoil the furniture, write on the walls or in any way damage what is provided for their use.

iii. Any kind of damage done to school property must be made good.

14. School Transportation:

i. Dropping students to school and back is the primary duty of the parents.

ii. The school management shall arrange for its own transportation as and where possible.

iii. Parents who would like to avail of the school transportation shall have to pay such a rent as fixed by the school management from time to time.

iv. All the school transport vehicles are run, managed and maintained as per government regulations.

v. All the school buses are also insured against accidents & other eventualities.

vi. Parents who avail of school transportation will jointly share the responsibility in case of any mishap or eventuality.

vii. Students will be allowed to board the bus only on the basis of bus pass issued to them by the school management.

viii. Students who misbehave in the school bus or cause any kind of damage to the school bus will be debarred from boarding the school bus, and their bus pass will be cancelled.

15. School Uniform:

i. Wearing smart uniform not only makes a student look handsome & smart but, above all, it boosts his mental and psychological well-being.

ii. Hence parents are earnestly requested to make all efforts to send their ward to school with complete, neat and clean school uniform.

iii. Students’ uniform should be such as prescribed by the school as per the days.

iv. In exceptional circumstances when a student is unable to wear the complete school uniform, he would be allowed to attend the class provided a request is made by the parents on the page given in this handbook.

16. Use of Mobile & other Banned Items:

i. Students are strictly forbidden to bring mobiles to the school. If found, it will be impounded and penalty will be imposed.

ii. Students are also strictly forbidden to bring objectionable literature / picture / material or to purchase any food stuff from an unauthorized dealer in or around the school premises.

iii. Students are also strictly prohibited to bring any sharp edged weapons, knife etc in the school premises.

17. Valuables:

i. It is not advisable to bring any valuable articles to school for whatsoever reason. Money should not be lent or borrowed or articles exchanged.

ii. Students are expected to bring only such articles / things that may be required for the purpose of education or to conduct any cocurricular activities.

iv. School shall not be responsible if any personal valuable items are damaged / lost / stolen in the school campus.

18. Vehicle Parking:

i. The school provides no parking facility to parents / Guardians / Well-wishers / Visitors due to security reasons and non-availability of space.

ii. Parents / Guardians are requested to park their vehicles outside the school gates at their own risk.

iii. Parking of vehicles should not lead to any kind of traffic congestion at any point of time.

iv. Parents violating the traffic regulations outside the school gates will be dealt with as per the law of the traffic department.

19. Visits of Parents / Guardians / Well-wishers / Visitors:

i. During the school hours Parents / Guardians / Well-wishers / Visitors are advised to enter & exit the school through Gate No. 1 only.

ii. Parents are not allowed to see their children or meet the teachers during school hours, except with the permission of the Principal

iii. Parents are prohibited from entering the classrooms except on result days.

iv. In case of medical or any other exigency, student/s will be sent only with parents or guardian.

v. Should the school get over earlier on any day due to unavoidable reasons, the students should be instructed to remain in the campus till he is picked up by the parent / guardian.

vi. No student will be allowed to leave the school during school hours except when parents contact the Principal/Vice Principal in person and obtain written permission for the same.

20. Curative / Disciplinary Actions:

i. Students found violating school's rules and regulations issued in the interest of general good of the students and to inculcate, nurture & maintain the discipline, will be liable for the suitable disciplinary action including discharge.

 

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Properly organized and regulated co-curricular activities are just as much a part of sound education as studies. It is chiefly through these activities that the various faculties of a child's personality are revealed and such qualities as team spirit, self confidence, sportsmanship, initiatives and the proper use of leisure are developed. Mere book learning is not enough for life. Some of the co-curricular activities encouraged are: Public Speaking, Dramatics (English and Hindi), Dancing and Singing, Quiz, Debates, P.T. Athletics, Educational Films, Literary Club, Elocution etc.

 

CLUBS

Students have different talents. They are able to excel in their God given talents provided they get timely guidance, support and a platform to develop and exhibit their talents. Keeping the same in mind the school has introduced various clubs like Science Club, Maths Club, Sports Club, Literary Club, Computer Club, Music Club, Art & Drawing Club. The very intention of introducing various clubs is to nurture & foster particular talent/s found in students. Students who are hardworking and genuinely gifted in their respective talents will be given membership in such clubs.

 

LIBRARY RULES

1. Our school has a well furnished library with a rich collection of various types of books.

2. Library periods are provided for all the classes. Students from classes III to XII visit the library to read the books, magazines, reference books, encyclopedia and newspapers. Library books shall be issued and returned only during the library period.

3. Reference books / magazines / encyclopedia shall not be taken out of the library.

4. Only one book shall be issued at a time for a period of one week.

5. This period may be extended by the librarian on request.

6. Anyone failing to return the book on the date shall be asked to pay a fine of Rs. 5/- per day.

7. Any damage or loss of library book shall be made good by the borrower by paying the fine and the cost of the book damaged or lost.

8. Damaging a book includes marking, underlining, cutting and erasing or dogearing of pages.

9. The librarian may recall a book at any time, if necessary.

10. Strict discipline and silence shall be maintained inside as well as outside the library.

11. No personal book or magazine is allowed to be taken into the library.

 

MEETING TEACHING FACULTY

1. Parents are required to meet the concerned subject teachers of their wards regularly. Wholehearted and constructive co-operation of parents with the school authorities and the teachers would normally result in tangible progress not only in studies but also in other related areas of your ward.

2. Parents are allowed to meet the teacher on working days with prior appointment to suit the convenience of the teachers with the approval of the Principal. No parent is expected to approach teachers in the class rooms / corridor for whatever reasons.

 

MULTI MEDIA EDUCATION AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

1. Subjects like Science, S.St, Maths and spoken English are taught through CD / Video & Audio Tapes on a big screen to all the classes on a regular basis.

2. Educative documentary films are screened.

3. Computer internet etc. is taught through Multimedia projector, besides learning computers in the Lab.

 

HOUSES

House system has been designed mainly to develop basic talents and skills in various fields and to inculcate greater co-operation and team spirit amongst the students. The students from classes IV to X are classified in four different houses. Each house is headed by two house masters and two house captains; participation in house activities is compulsory. The four houses are named as: Keats, Milton, Shakespeare & Wordsworth.

 

SCHOOL HANDBOOK CUM DIARY

School handbook-cum-Diary is one of the mediums to bring student parents, teachers and the school management together for the overall development of the child.

This handbook is meant to be used by the students to record their school activities and home work; hence students should see that they make proper use of it. Besides this, it serves as an effective link between the management, teachers and the parents. Parents are requested to go through the handbook-cum-diary from time to time, so as to keep themselves informed about the quality of work attempted by their wards. Notes between the parents and teachers about the student's progress can conveniently be exchanged through the pages provided for in the handbook. All entries made by the parents in the handbook must pertain only to the student's conducts and work. No criticism of the teaching methods or the conditions at home should be entered into the pages of this handbook. Such criticism, if any, may be conveyed in a separate letter addressed to the Principal.

Please Note the following:

1. Ordinarily a school handbook-cum-Diary is published under the authority of the school each year. Change/s in the school guidelines & rules is notified in it. Students and parents should read it and acquaint themselves with it.

2. Students are expected to bring this handbook cum diary everyday to school. Care should be taken to keep it neat and clean.

3. Duplicate copy of "School Handbook-cum-Diary" will be issued by the school authority, after verification, on a payment of Rs.150/-.

 

SCHOLASTIC YEAR

The school session, which starts in the 1st week of November and ends in the last week of October, is divided into two terms. The first term extends from November to May and the second term from June to October.

 

SPORTS AND GAMES

1. Co-curricular activities like games and sports are as much a part of sound education as studies. Students are encouraged to take part in games and other activities during and outside school hours. When required, participation in such circumstances shall be made compulsory by the school authorities.

2. Exemption for limited period of time may be granted on written request from parents on genuine grounds only. Such exemptions shall not be lightly sought, as sports and games play an important role in the student's all round development.

 

SCHOOL FEES

1. All fees shall be remitted through the bank assigned by the school. A fee booklet will be issued to every student in the beginning of the academic year.

2. The school fees are payable in advance by four installments.

3. No cash in respect of fee will be accepted by the school office.

4. A late fee of Rs. 50/- per installment will be charged for non- payment of fee in time.

5. Fee under any categories, once deposited, is not refundable.

6. The school fee is subjected to change as and when required to meet the increasing financial requirement of the school. Intimation to this effect has been given to the parents for a nominal fee hike for all students every year on a regular basis.

 

SOME IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING EXAMS

1. Trust in God and trust in yourself that whatever you have studied you will remember. Do not doubt your ability to retain the knowledge. Keep Cheerful.

2. Half an hour before the exam, do not study anything - just relax.

3. As soon as you get your Admit Card, take a photo copy of it & keep it safe. Ensure that you carry your original Admit Card when you go to write Board Exams.

4. When you enter the exam hall, make sure that you are not carrying any irrelevant material with you. You can be booked under "Use of Unfair Means" in the exam.

5. As soon as you get your answer sheet/s, make sure that you write your correct Roll No. and other details neatly.

6. Make sure that you write your Roll Number on your question paper. It is not permitted to mark objective type answers or write anything on the question paper.

7. Before starting to write your answers, read the question paper and understand the questions properly. Make sure that you also read the answer sheet/s at least once after attempting all the questions.

8. Always draw a margin on the left side of the page.

9. Leave a line or two between answers.

10. Mention question number and sub-part numbers clearly.

11. Write only appropriate answers to the point as per the marks of the questions.

12. For writing the answers of Multiple Choice Questions, write both the question as well as the answer. However, if time is limited, write down the answers only and number of the correct choice.

13. Use blue ink to write your exams with.

14. Ensure that your handwriting is legible.

15. With regard to Board Exams, try to collect the previous years' question papers to get familiar with the pattern of setting and asking of questions in exams.

16. Always carry your Geometry box and keep a spare pen with you.

17. While writing the exam, if you are faced with any difficulty or doubts, ask the invigilator and none other.

18. Do not practice charity in the exam hall by helping others to write the exam.

19. Do not use red ink anywhere.

20. Do not disclose your name or identity anywhere in the answer sheet/s.

21. There should not be any overwriting or cutting in the answer sheet/s.

22. When you want to cut any word or a sentence cut only once, but properly. Do not cut it over and over again. That dirties the answer sheet/s.

 

APPLICATION FOR THE SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Date_____________
To
The Principal,
Burn Hall Higher Secondary School
Srinagar

Sir,
Please furnish me with the School Leaving Certificate of my ward. The necessary particulars are given below.
Name in Full: ____________________________________________________________________________
Class in which studying: ________________ Sec.______________ Roll No.___________________________
Date of leaving: _________________________________________________________________________
Reason for leaving the School: ______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________

Signature
(Parent/Guardian)

1. Only Parents / Guardian can apply for the School Leaving Certificate.

2. A month's notice is to be given before the withdrawal of the pupil, or one installment fee will be charged.

3. If the name of an absent pupil has, through want of notice, been entered in the Register for the following month, fees for that month is due, even if the absence continues.

4. No School Leaving Certificate is given until all sums due to the School have been paid in full or satisfactorily arranged for.

5. The School Leaving Certificate can be procured by paying the amount fixed by the School Management.

 

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