Frequently Asked Questions

Answer of all your queries

Attendance and Timeskeeping

What are school opening and closing times?

Summer Timing:
There are a few occasions such as end of term exam days where the pickup time may be earlier. All of these occasions will be communicated time to time.

What do I do if my child is late to school?

Take child to the main office and sign an application stating reason for your child being late to school. The child can then go to class.

What do I do if I am going too late in collecting my child?

It is rare that parents are late to collect their child from school. In case of some emergency we ask that school is informed and the expected delay time is intimated. If a child is not collected and no reason is given he/ she will remain in the school premises. If a child is still not collected, the school will contact the parent.

Can I send someone else to pick up my child?

If you need someone else to come to school to collect your child, kindly speak to the class teacher in the morning or leave a WhatsApp message alongwith the picture of the representative of the family who collects the child to Ms. Poonam Gulati in the admin. Each child has a data overview sheet with people who are allowed to collect them. Each child has a data overview sheet with people who are allowed to collect them .

How do I report my child's absence from school?

Submit Google leave application form and whatsapp the teacher before 8:00 AM.

When does the school have Summer Vacation, winter break & other holidays?

Full details for the current and next years term dates can be found in our school diary.

Can I take my child on holiday during term time?

The short answer is 'No' . Attending school is a compulsory obligation that parents must adhere to and therefore you should avoid taking child out of school. If you wish to have a special case considered then you are required to submit a request for leave of absence form which can be requested from the school office. The school has a policy around attendance where full details of the requirements and penalties can be found.

How will I be informed if there is an enforced school closure?

On the very rare occasion that the school needs to close, we will inform all parents via text or schoolpad. The Information will also be shared by floating a circular.

Health Issues

What do I do if my child is prescribed medication?

If your child needs to have medication at school, you must complete a form at the school office. We ask that medication at school is kept to a minimum and if antibiotics are prescribed for less than four times a day, we suggest this can be organised out of school time. All medication held on school premises is kept locked and secure.

What happens if my child has a medical/dental appointment?

Please try to arrange medical appointments out side of school time. If this is unavoidable, we ask that you bring the appointment letter to the school office so it can be recorded on the register.Take child to the main office and sign an application stating reason for your child being late to school. The child can then go to class.

After how long my child can return to school after an illness?

We ask that children remain at home until they are well enough to return to school. Sickness and stomach bugs – we ask that children remain at home for 24 hours after their last bout of illness to ensure that infections do not spread.

What happens if my child has an accident at school?

A team of 30 –students, assistant teachers and teachers are first aid trained and can offer reassurance and first aid to pupils who are injured at school. If the injury is significant, we would inform parents and appropriate first aid would be given and of course any serious injury, we would involve the medical services as soon as possible.

What do I do if my child has head-lice?

If your child has head-lice, we ask that you treat them quickly to ensure that they do not spread. If we notice that your child has head-lice during the school day, we may contact you to inform you. If you would like to collect them, treat the head-lice and return them to school you are welcome.

Meals & Drinks

How long do the children get to eat lunch?

Children at BIPS get 10 mins to enjoy their fruit tiffin right after morning assembly and have 20 mins for their lunch during the recess.

Is drinking water available?

Children have access to drinking water in school. We have water taps that children can use for drinking & refilling their water bottles.

What should I put in my child's packed lunch?

We encourage children to bring healthy lunch to school which could include items such as fruit, vegetables, salads, yoghurts. We ask children not to bring nuts to school as some children in school have allergies. Vegetable with gravy are not permitted. Also hot drinks and soup are not permitted.

On my child's birthday, can I send in sweets/treats?

We are a healthy school and we ask children not to bring cakes, sweets or treats into school as some children could be allergic to any of snacks. Though the entire school blesses the child from the school stage on his/ her special day.

Concern Academic/ Education

What should I do if I am worried about my child's progress?

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, we ask that you arrange an appointment to talk to your child’s class teacher/school counsellor, if you do not want to wait till PTM.

What if my child can't speak English?

At BIPS we welcome all children regardless of what their mother tongue is . We have several children who have joined our school and are unable to speak English. At BIPS we have several members in staff who are trained in motivating, supporting & guiding children to speak in English.

How can I protect my child when using new technology?

All children are educated in eSafety in school. We have produced an Internet Safety information page for parents/carers so that up to date facts can be found by visiting the links to extremely useful eSafety websites that will keep you informed and help you keep your child safe online. We ask that parents are aware of online sites that their child is visiting and that they do not have access to social media accounts such as Facebook and Snap chat.

School Uniform

Where can i buy branded school uniform from? 

School uniform is available with local vendors.

Can my child wear jewellary in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school. Small stud earrings can be worn but these must be removed by pupils on PE days. If your child cannot remove their own earrings, we ask that they do not wear them. Schools are busy places and we find that jewellery can cause unnecessary accidents.

Parent – Child Communication

What do I do if I need to see a teacher?

An appointment can be made via the school office.

How can parents get involved?

We ask that parent support pupils by reading ( age appropriate story books) at home and practise times tables and number facts. We also ask that you familiarise yourself with your son or daughter’s class page where you can find all the information out about the class teacher and subject teachers. Detailed information about what they are working on and you can also download the current terms curriculum & homework guides from schoolpad.

How do you communicate with parents?

We hold regular PTMs where parents can find out what pupils have been learning in class. If you have any observation or suggestion, you can share with class teacher as well as the principal.

Do you have a school council?

We have a very active school council. The school council are elected members of each class.

How will my child be able to contribute their views?

We have a number of ways that children’s views can be heard and listened to. | School Council | Pupil Voice interviews | Class Council Meetings | Debates | Declamation | JAM | Group Discussions | PPTs | MUNs

Transport Parking

Can i park at school?

Unfortunately we do not have any visitor parking at school. Parents are asked to use the vacant lot outside down on the left hand of the new gate as well as both streets around school while avoiding the road.

Can my child cycle to school?

Yes, we do have bike racks for children to lock up their bike.

Other Questions

Where do i go to locate lost property?

You should request access to view your lost property items via our reception staff. Lost property is kept in two locations within school, property found could be located either in room no 29 or at reception. Attempts will be made to identify property and parents/careers are informed if the item in question is labelled with the pupil name. Parents must label each belonging child brings to school.

What Clubs are there?

BIPS offers a lot of enrichment activities for children to get involved in from additional learning opportunities to sports and creative clubs. You visit the complete website and you have all the details. BIPS offer plethora of activities through various clubs to cater to hobbies of children. Those are Environment Club, Music Club, Dance Club, Arts And Craft Club, Yoga Club, Sports Club, English Dramatics, Hindi Dramatics, Punjabi Dramatics, Science Club, Mathematics Club, Robotics, Social Science Club, Photography, Cookery, IT Club,.

From Bhupindra International Public School

BIPS is one of the best co-ed, English medium CBSE affiliated school- Pre-nursery to class XII. BIPS offers all streams including medical, non-medical, commerce and humanities and all that parents and students crave for their bright future. It is the only and authentic Montessori school of Patiala.


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