- High academic standards are rendered irrelevant and inconsequential if the learning environment is undisciplined. Without proper discipline, teaching-learning activity becomes meaningless.
- Refinement of manners, habits of obedience and order, neatness in person, and dress are required at all times.
- Order and silence must be maintained when moving around the school premises. No yelling, running, or horseplay is allowed.
- Children need to be in school every working day. An absence will be excused only for reasons totally beyond one's control. In case of sickness, a doctor's certificate must be produced along with the parent's letter.
- A strong view will be taken of fabricated and fictitious medical certificates.
- Parents must refrain from sending students afflicted by contagious diseases to school, even during examinations, as they are health hazards for the other students.
- No pupil who has recently been suffering from any infectious or contagious illness, like measles, chickenpox, and conjunctivitis (red-eyes) will not be allowed to attend school until permission has been granted by a registered medical practitioner.
- Children who miss examinations on this count will not be re-examined. Average marks will be calculated accordingly.
- Parents seeking leave for their guardians must submit a written application.
- Students absent for more than 15 days without leave could have their names struck off the school rolls. If readmission is sought, the right of admission will remain with the Principal I/C. If admission is granted the student will have to repay the admission fees.
- Students are advised not to bring valuables to the school. The school takes no responsibility for the loss of valuable articles.
- Students should report and deposit found articles in the school office.
- Girls are strictly prohibited from wearing any type of ornaments. Non-compliance could lead to confiscation of the ornaments.
- The use of mobile phones in school is prohibited. Breach of this regulation will lead to the phone being confiscated and a penalty of Rs. 500 will be levied.
- Students are strictly prohibited from bringing walkman, radios, tape recorders, electronic games to school, unless permission is granted by the teacher, and only for the sole purpose of instructions or practice for cultural programs.
- All unauthorized items are liable to be confiscated and will not be returned to the students, but to their parents.
- No student should remain in the classrooms during recess or games periods. Classrooms, other than their own are strictly out of bounds.
- During the absence of the class teacher, the class monitor will assume full responsibility for the order and discipline of the class.
- Students are advised not to indulge in unhygienic habits and desist from buying eatables from vendors in and around the school.
- Any damage done in or about the school must be made good by the student who caused it, with actual cost or fine, or both.
- Students are expected to use the school's computer equipment both responsibly and productively. Students must have a staff member's permission before touching or operating a computer, before using any specific software, or before uploading or downloading anything. They must access only those files that they have created or that have been created for their use. Rules and guidelines regarding the operation of school computers will be detailed in the computer lab.
- Students must respect the privacy of email messages. Stealing passwords, tampering with another's email, sending offensive or intimidating messages, will lead to a strong disciplinary response.
- Students may not leave the school grounds before the end of the session without permission from the principal or the supervisors.
- The auditorium and stage areas can be used by students only under the direct supervision of a teacher.
- Students who play truant from school, popularly known as bunking, and remain absent without the knowledge of their parents, guardians or faculty will be dealt with severely. Punishment could include suspension and eventual expulsion.
- Irregular attendance, perpetual disobedience or defiance to authority, or conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school could result in the student being asked to leave the school.
- The Principal will issue warning letters to erring students. Three such letters will entail automatic expulsion of the student from the school.
- All the students should be proud of their school and should maintain decorum and dignity not only in the school but, more importantly, outside the school, as well. Their behavior and conduct should reflect the high standards the school has set itself and they should prove themselves worthy ambassadors of the institution.
- The school reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose behavior or academic performance indicates an inability or unwillingness to meet the requirements of the school or whose actions are injurious to self or others.
- Admissions are done strictly on a merit basis.
- Minimum marks required for eligibility: 60% for the Commerce stream and 70% for Science Stream.
- Children not possessing the required percentages will not be given admission in the Science stream. However, such children may be offered the Commerce Stream.
- Photocopies of Mark-sheet, Transfer Certificate, and other relevant documents must be produced at the time of application.
- The Principal's decision is final in the admission of a student.
- The minimum mark required for promotion in each subject is 35. However, students of class IX are required to get 33 as minimum passing marks in each subject.
- Promotions will be decided on the final results obtained by computing the average of 50% of the yearly marks and 50% of the marks obtained in the annual examination. (In the case of IX & XI, Project and Assignment marks are also added).
- Promotions are decided by the Committee and the Teacher's Council. Cases of failure will not be reconsidered.
- The final exam answer scripts cannot be shown to the parents. However, in special cases and exceptional circumstances, the students can apply for the reevaluation of not more than two subjects. A fee of 200 per subject will have to be paid along with the request for re-evaluation.
- If the Principal feels that some students are failing to owe to their inability to cope up with the standards, they may be advised to seek admission elsewhere for the genuine and larger interests.
- Students failing twice in the same class will have their name struck off from the school attendance register automatically and must discontinue their studies from the school.
- Students failing in English will not be granted promotion.
Admission to the school is restricted by school management regulations and conditions of age, ability, and conduct.
- The minimum age of admission to the Jr. KG is 3 years and 6 months from October 1, 2016 to October 17, 2020-21.
- All new applicants to Jr. KG must produce an official Birth Certificate.
- Students seeking admission to Std. I and above must produce a school leaving certificate of the last school attended duly signed by competent and approved authorities. For more details: www.metasofsda.in / suratschool.metasofsda.in
- New admission to classes other than Kindergarten will be decided strictly on the basis of entrance tests in English, Mathematics, and General Knowledge. Unsuccessful candidates will not be allowed to reappear for the examination in the same year.
- Admission inquiry for all classes from Sr.KG to IX and XI is completely online.
- The Jr.KG online admission process is done during the month of October/November, whereas parental online inquiry for other classes above Sr.KG can be addressed during the month of January.
- The President/Principal I/C reserves the right to refuse any application without having to assign reasons for his action.
- A student dropping from school after the 1 of May 2020 must pay the tuition fee for the whole academic year.
- To obtain a Transfer Certificate, parents must submit a written application, at least 15 days in advance, and deposit an amount of Rs.100. No certificate will be issued till all the fees due are cleared and all library books are returned.
- A duplicate Transfer Certificate will be issued only if the management is satisfied that the original has been lost or damaged beyond redemption.
- The Council requires that the application for duplicate Transfer Certificates be produced with an affidavit and advertisement in at least one local newspaper.
ICSE and ISC Board Examinations
Candidates appearing for the ICSE and ISC examinations are expected and advised to take special note of the following points:
- Candidates must not be absent for more than 10 working days in the year. Students flouting this rule, without valid reasons, may not be permitted to take the examination.
- Every student must compulsorily appear for two Terminal Examinations, Periodic Examination and Preliminary Examination before taking the Board Examination.
- Candidates whose attendance is below 75% of the working days are not eligible to sit for the examination.
- All project works are compulsory. It is an integral and crucial part of the curriculum and could play a decisive role in students ‘scholastic success.
- Failure to submit 'Projects & Assignments' could result in the denial of permission to take the Board Examination.
- Students should study the entire syllabus and not seek recourse to guide books or limit themselves to choices. This defeats the very purpose of education.
- The Board Examinations are essential and prestigious, both for the student and the school. The parents are advised to ensure that the child is not distracted and neglected at home. However, his/her viewing of TV, playing with others, etc. are to be monitored and supervised.
Road Safety Rules for Children
- Plan the safest route with the fewest streets to cross.
- Look at all directions before crossing and when safe, walk across the street.
- Always obey the traffic signals.
- Watch for vehicles that might be making a turn.
- Do not dart in between parked cars.
- Never accept a ride from a stranger.
- Do not walk or play alone on the road and never take shortcuts to home.
- Leave home early enough so that you don't have to run.
- Students traveling in auto-rickshaws should keep all parts of the body inside the vehicle.
- A student without a valid driving license must not drive on the road and come to school.
Computer Safety Rules
- Do not log on to the network for idle activities.
- Do not play games with others on the network or on the Internet. Networks are not designed for computer games.
- Do not download huge files without the teacher’s permission.
- Download only the information you need.
- Use your access time efficiently. Remember, there are many students who need to use the network.
- Do not wastefully use computer supplies such as paper, printer ribbons or cartridges, or disk space.
- Never give your personal information to others such as home addresses and telephone numbers. If anyone asks you for this information, let your teachers know immediately.
- Never agree to meet face-to-face with anyone whom you meet online. If you find a site with inappropriate content that makes you uncomfortable, tell your teacher immediately.
- Inform your teacher if someone sends you electronic mail that is inappropriate. Do not respond to such messages yourself.
- Do not open an e-mail attachment from someone you do not know.
- Strict adherence to these rules and disciplinary code is compulsory and non-compliance will invite stringent disciplinary measures.
Suspension and Expulsion Regulations
Metas Adventist School strives to be a safe and orderly place. Students may be subject to suspension or expulsion for
committing any of the wrongdoings listed below:
- A student guilty of gross disobedience, misconduct or criminal activity;
- Cause, attempt to cause, or threaten to cause physical injury to another person.
- Possession of any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous objects.
- Unlawful possession, use, sale, or furnish, or being under the influence of any narcotic substance such as alcoholic beverage or intoxicants of any kind.
- Commit or attempt to commit theft or extortion.
- Cause or attempt to cause damage to school property.
- Possession or use of tobacco or any products containing tobacco or nicotine.
- Committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
- Use of inappropriate language: teasing, backtalk, or disrespectful behavior to others.
- Disruption of school activities or willfully defying the authority of Supervisors, Teachers, Administrators, Other School Officials, or Other School Personnel on duty.
- Any pupil who brings the school to disrepute as understood by the school authorities. Pupils are expected to uphold the good name of the school at all times.
- Indulgence in intentional harassment, threat, intimidation, or creating a hostile educational environment.
- Students are expected to dress appropriately for school. The School uniform has to be worn daily. Under no circumstances will any difference in the pattern of the uniforms be allowed. Students dressed untidily or inappropriately will be sent home.
- On Physical Training days, the students must wear the prescribed PT uniform and white sports shoes.
- Student Identity Card must be worn all the time.
- The prescribed uniform for boys is half-sleeved white shirts, navy blue trousers, red and white striped necktie, navy blue socks, black shoes, the school badge and the school belt. Students up to class IV must wear shorts, except during winter when they will be allowed to wear full trousers. Boys from Class-V onwards must wear full trousers only.
- The prescribed uniform for girls is a white shirt with knee-length navy blue pinafores, red and white striped necktie and red ribbons, navy blue socks, black shoes, the school badge and the school belt.
- Black shoes are the norm for both boys and girls, but black waterproof shoes are permitted during the monsoon season.
- During winters, boys should wear 'V'- necked full-sleeved pullovers. Girls should wear front-buttoned full sleeve sweaters.
- Boys are not allowed to grow their hair long. Hairstyles must be neat, clean and well-groomed.
- It is not merely sufficient to wear the prescribed uniform. It is more important to wear it correctly. Unbuttoned collars, unknotted and loosened ties, unpolished shoes and general untidiness convey a feeling of sloppiness and portray the school and the student in bad light. It is imperative that all students should give proper attention to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness.
- Please note that a serious view will be taken of ties not fully drawn up to the collar or the knot improperly done. Shirts worn with the top button undone and the knot of the tie pulled down an inch or two is a sloppy trend that careless students indulge in. Please note that ties will have to be fastened correctly.
- Parents are requested not to send their children in formal clothes during their birthdays. Even on birthdays, students must come in the school uniform. Non-uniform clothes tend to distract the students and teachers from their school work.
- Students, who fail to meet the minimum acceptable standards of cleanliness, neatness, and decency shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures.
Recommendations To Parents
- The primary duty of the parents is to inculcate the values in their children. At home, more than any other place, parents teach by their examples, reverence for God and respect for the dignity of others. They are also tremendously influential in cultivating among their children the virtues of love for neighbor, justice, generosity, loyalty, industry and honesty which are essential to the children’s upbringing.
- Parents are an integral part of the school, and the school expects them to co-operate in enforcing all guidelines that will benefit the child and assist in the smooth functioning of the school.
- Parents should understand that a good amount of steady and serious work is required for success. They should see that their children prepare their lessons and take an active interest and participate in activities of the school.
- Television viewing should be regulated and at least two to three hours of home study should be put in by the children.
- The School reserves the right to change the section of the students.
- Parents are requested to maintain decorum and respect while talking to staff members.
- Parents should not merely sign report cards but examine them thoroughly as they are the yardstick for evaluating your child's strengths and weaknesses.
- The school will not be responsible for lost articles. A practical precautionary measure is to label all articles of the child, e.g. lunch box, water bottle, and raincoat.
- If a child is likely to be absent for a long period owing to illness, the Principal should be informed in writing, along with the doctor's recommendation for the rest.
- Private tuitions are strongly discouraged. It is a practice that the school does not approve of and should be desisted with.
- Parents are strictly advised to refrain from soliciting private tuition from the school faculty. Students found taking private tuition from the staff will be asked to leave the school. The teacher will also face severe indictment that could include suspension.
- Parents are strictly forbidden to entertain teachers at their residence; neither should they give gifts or monetary rewards.
- Parents cannot meet their wards or the teachers during school hours.
- Parents of children from Jr.KG to XII are permitted to meet the teachers between 12:20 pm to 1:30 pm on the Scheduled Wednesdays, except during the examinations.
- Please check for the schedule on the website and also through the circular provided by the school.
- Parents should meet their child's teachers at least once a month and keep abreast of their progress at school.
- You are welcome to come to the school to discuss your child's progress. The President and Principal are available for consultation on every working day between 8 a.m. and 9.30 a.m.
- Entry without parents' ID Card is strictly prohibited on the school premises.
- Parents should schedule their vacations according to the holidays mentioned in the school calendar.
- Permission will not be granted to extend vacations under any circumstances.
- Pre-determined schedules could be changed owing to political situations, natural calamities and other circumstances over which we have no control.
- The school will not entertain any claims of schedules gone awry owing to the extension of the school working days for reasons beyond our control.
- It is advised that you should plan your holidays at least a week after the scheduled closure of the school.
- Every bonafide student of the school is eligible to avail of the privilege of Railway concession forms, free-of-charge, which entitle a student to a 50% reduction in fares.
- Students must submit a letter of request, giving full details of the journey.
- Concession forms will not be issued for traveling while the school is in session and will be issued only during school vacation.
- Concession is available only to students traveling in 3-Tier Sleeper Coaches.
- During the academic year three major examinations are conducted: a) I-Term Examination b) II-Term Examination and c) Final Term Examination.
- All students must be physically present at school on the specified date and time of the examination. Students who refrain themselves from the examinations will be treated as failed candidates and will not be considered for promotion to the next class.
- Students refraining from any examination or tests will not be remained or be tested again.
- Leave for marriage and other family functions will not be entertained if they coincide with the examination schedule. Parents are advised to schedule important family functions to prevent them from overlapping or coinciding with the examinations.
- No early leave will be granted during Ancillary Examinations/Assessment days.
- Parents should not make any holiday plans for at least a week before and after the examinations, for it is during this period that practical and ancillary exams are held. Also, unforeseen events could necessitate the prolonging of the examination schedule.
- Absence from the examination involves a total loss of marks in that subject, and this could have a great bearing on the student's chances of promotion to the next class.
- Students must obtain an exam permit card to sit for the examinations. Students without an exam permit card will not be allowed to write their exams.
- Exam permit cards will be issued to the students only after all their fees and dues are cleared. At the end of every examination, parents are requested to download the progress report card from the school website. Hard copies of the report card will also be given to the children.
- Report cards of students who have outstanding dues and library books with them will be withheld.
- Students using unfair means during any of the examinations will be awarded zero in the subject, parents of such students will be called to the school where both parent and child will be asked to give an undertaking that if the same is repeated in the future, then the child will be given Leaving Certificate without any explanation.
Tours, Excursions and Camps
- All excursions and camps form an integral part of the teaching and learning program. These activities are arranged to provide students with stimulating, practical, relevant experience to reinforce learning and important social experiences.
- The school views these excursions and camps to be extremely valuable and worthy of the holistic development of the children.
- These trips are subsidized, and a nominal fee for transportation, accommodation, food, and general expenses will be charged. All trips should pay for themselves and be self-supporting. Participation in school trips is purely voluntary.
- For field trips, whether it is a class activity or an extracurricular activity, students must get parental approval and consent.
- Detailed information of the itinerary, time of departure, the purpose of the trip, boarding and lodging arrangements, etc. can be had from the teacher-in-charge.
- Infield trips, where an overnight stay is involved, parents are advised to take the contact number of the teachers concerned.
- All trips, camps, excursions are subject to the approval and authorization of the Principal.
- Picnics are part of the school's official activities and are occasions of healthy recreation. The children are accompanied by their teachers for a day-long picnic in a place of natural beauty.
- Picnics are conducted once a year.
- The picnic is heavily subsided and students pay for only their transport and food expenses. Students should deposit this amount with the class teacher or with the designated person.
- Students should carry simple snacks and drinking water.
- Although all precautions are taken in providing the best facilities and making the picnic as comfortable and memorable as ever, hitches could occur owing to circumstances beyond our control.
- Although the students generally return by 7 p.m. at the latest, there could be delays owing to traffic congestions, vehicular breakdowns, and other causes. Parents are requested to make a special note of this.
- The Principal, on security grounds and any other reason, on his sole discretion can cancel the picnic at the last minute.
- Students who do not take their homework seriously and do not complete their assigned homework will be warned twice, failing which they will be detained at school after school hours in order to complete their assignments.
- Students are expected to bring school assignments and work quietly during their detention. In some instances, students are asked to write reflections as to why they are serving detention.
- The detained student will not be allowed to leave the school until they finish their homework.
- Transportation after detention is the responsibility of the parents or guardians. Detained students must be accompanied by their parents and will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by them.
- During the academic year, three counseling days will be arranged to interact with the parents whose children are not doing well in their studies or are irregular in attendance, or whose behavior is questionable and discipline suspect. These counseling days will be scheduled for the first Sunday after the terminal examination results and the periodic tests.
- Both the parents along with their child must attend the counseling program. Failure to do so will result in your child not being allowed to attend his/her classes from the next day.
- Please remember that this counseling programme will help you and us to understand the child better and to find a solution to his/her problem.
Week of Ethics and Values
The week of 'Ethics and Values' is designed to simulate the students through study outside of the classrooms through educational programs, seminars, and special events designed to transform lives, expand spiritual awareness, enhance relationships and open our hearts. The programs are designed to build familiarity and good fellowship among the students.
In order to develop language skills, the school has introduced 'Literary Week'. This encourages students of all ages to participate in various activities to develop their holistic knowledge. At the conclusion of the literary week, extraordinary performers will be awarded.
All students must take part in the science week. During the science week, students are required to make projects and models for display. For the last few years, our students have shown great innovativeness and applications in their work. Students are expected to keep up the tradition. Prizes are awarded in all categories.
Photography Days have been earmarked for all sections of the school. Teachers, parents, and students are advised to make note of these dates. All students and faculty are expected to be present at school on these days. All staff and students should strictly adhere to the school's dress code and should come smartly and neatly attired. Since these photographs will be used for the school's annual magazine, it is imperative that no one should be absent. The days earmarked for photography will be announced in the class.
The school brings out an annual magazine named Crescent. Students and faculty are requested to contribute articles, photographs, etc. All contributions must be factual, original, and creative. All contributions should be neatly written or typed and handed over to the magazine in charge. The magazine editor reserves the right to print or refuse articles.
1. In order to encourage and felicitate the outgoing students, a graduation exercise is introduced. All students of the outgoing class are expected to participate and contribute to this programme.
2. It is compulsory for all graduating students of class XII to participate in this programme as well as to pay the prescribed fees.
3. Fees for the ceremony must be paid in time to ensure its success.
4. Special certificate will be awarded to those candidates who remain present throughout the academic session of classes XI & XII.
The school pays a lot of emphases and attaches a lot of importance to physical education and extracurricular activities. These cultural activities help to broaden the horizons and expose levels of understanding and hence are a mandatory requisite for the child's education and upbringing.
It is compulsory for all students to take part in the following activities of the school.
1. Independence Day Celebrations.
2. Teacher's Day
3. Republic Day Celebrations
4. Talent Day
5. Annual Day
6. Graduation Ceremony
There is a need to shuffle the students to various sections to cater to the needs and the social development of the child.
Points taken into consideration while shuffling the students are:
- The school wants to develop classes whose balance and dynamics contribute to a positive learning environment.
- While having a well-balanced class we have also taken into consideration the behavioral concerns, ethnicity, academic strengths and weaknesses.
- We may not be able to accommodate parent's requests for a particular placement of each child as many variables are taken into careful consideration for the makeup of each class.
- You can feel confident that our goal is to create the most positive and productive learning environment for each and every student at METAS Adventist School.
1. Every bonafide student of the school is entitled and expected to make use of the library.
2. Strict silence must be observed all the time in the library.
3. Personal belongings should not be carried into the library but must be deposited at the counter.
4. Books should not be kept beyond the due dates. A penalty of Rs. 2.00 per day will be levied till the book is returned.
5. Damage done to the books or magazines will have to be made good. Books lost must be replaced or their full cost must be paid for, along with the fine.
6. Every student should make sure that the books they borrow are returned prior to the holidays. Students must obtain a clearance certificate from the librarian.
7. Failure to observe the rules could debar a student from making use of the library.
8. Students are requested to take good care of the books and not to tear or mutilate them in any manner.