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WHY A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL?

This is an important consideration for any parent. Students who have a positive mindset towards being in a residential school will not only thrive, but also enjoy their time here in a caring community and pristine natural environment.

Parents will tend to find that their children have gained tremendously in life skills, independence, punctuality, ability to be organized, and general conduct. Students make life-long friends through the close companionship of their peers, learn the dynamics of people skills and Importantly, their energies are spent immersed in boarding school life and activities without wasting time on commutes.

Life at Amber Valley

Whether it’s playing basketball or reveling in art and pottery, our students are encouraged to be multifaceted and pursue varied interests. Children can often be spotted on treks and excursions in the nearby hills, or working together to lead local cleanliness drives. We inculcate the practice of Yoga and Pranayama, and several other such activities offered to engage and energize.

Children can often be spotted on treks and excursions in the nearby hills, or working together to lead local cleanliness drives

Mobile phones

are not allowed on campus

A Day in Amber Valley

Waking up before sunrise, children welcome each new day by being out in Nature or on the sports fields. As the Sun’s first rays emerge, children are ready to begin the rest of their day. All meals are served in the dining hall, where children group in an orderly manner, say a prayer, and eat mindfully, ensuring that no food is wasted.

Assemblies are conducted in the morning, where our students present and talk about a variety of different issues and topics, thus honing their skills in public speaking, singing, debate, and collaboratively thinking through various ideas.

Classes and activities are conducted in a manner that encourages an open interaction between teacher and student. Nature is all around us in Amber Valley, and children being naturally curious, observe and develop a close bond with it as they traverse the open campus multiple times a day. Evenings are spent in physical activity, followed by studies and gearing up for the next day.

Children observe and develop a close
bond with Nature as they traverse the
open campus multiple times a day.

Mealtimes

are observed as a time to be mindful

Assemblies

have active student participation

The Routine

From a child’s point of view

06:00 a.m.

Getting into the morning fitness routine is at first difficult. But once in the groove, it is exhilarating, especially training for cross country running.Built up body heat is cooled down with the morning bath so we are fresh for pre-breakfast classes. Our minds are racing!

07:00 a.m.

Sundays are great, we can wake up a full hour later than on weekdays. But I do miss the morning yoga and karate classes. There's the bell – time for milk, bath and a hot dosa breakfast.

Breakfast

Sumptuous yet finished in 20 minutes to get back to the remaining morning classes. The weekday routine is great, with a 30-minute school assembly between classes. An 8-period day is filled with academics, music, drama, art, pottery, etc.

11.00 a.m.

A yummy snack and juice, and we are ready for the remaining classes before lunch.

Lunch

I love tamarind rice and chappatis. Back after lunch for two more periods – hopefully no maths!!

04:00 p.m.

Ready for games and sports, and then a hot shower to be fresh for evening prep

06:00 p.m.

Sunsets are a time for introspection and asthachal – 5 minutes of peace and quiet. Even our clothes are white, a symbol of peace. Oh but not on Sunday – it’s movie night at the dorm.

07.35 p.m.

Dinner Time.

09.30 p.m.

Time to say goodnight. Wonder what time dad will call tomorrow! Sunday is great – I can finish all my reading, write letters and sleep. But I must practice my serve tomorrow during evening games and finish all the research on my project.

Assembly

is between morning classes

Sunsets

are a time for introspection and peace

What’s Unique

To grow up in Amber Valley is to spend one’s formative years in a caring and controlled environment in the lap of Nature, where there is a focus on overall development, and individual attention is given to each learner. We are happy and proud to maintain a teacher-student ratio of no more than 1:15, something that allows us to focus on each child individually.



Growing up with bonds

Immersed in the community, its activities and values, children here grow up forging interpersonal bonds of lasting value. The alumni network then seeks to reinforce this once the students graduate and progress with their individual lives.



Being in Touch

To inculcate good writing habits, students at AVRS are encouraged to write letters to their parents every week. They can receive phone calls over the weekend, and parents are regularly sent emails from their children and the school staff.

Every space in AVRS – living, dining, academic – is connected to the main office through a state-of-the-art speaker system. Every room has one such speaker, connected to the main office. Students and staff can be reached anywhere on campus with the help of these sound systems.

Health & Wellness

01. Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional stability is a vital ingredient for balanced growth and progress. Resident AVRS teachers have their living quarters adjacent to the dormitories and double up as dorm parents. They are accessible to the students at all times. Students have a tight schedule, which does not normally allow for homesickness to overcome them; but when it does happen, they are counselled and supported by dorm parents. Our students are well cared for, and our teachers ensure they deal with problems effectively, helping them to adapt to their environment effortlessly.

02. Physical Wellbeing

For any medical needs or emergencies, we have a well-equipped and high quality clinic. All such needs are addressed and attended to immediately.

Students forge a strong bond with their dorm parents, who are accessible to students at all times.

The schedule

keeps children well occupied

The clinic

is well equipped and students are treated immediately

Safety

Being fully aware of the trust placed in us by each parent, the safety and security of our students are of paramount importance to us at Amber Valley. We have rigorous measures in place to safeguard the campus and community. Our safety and security measures include:

  • - A secure and gated campus
  • - CCTV monitoring throughout the campus
  • - Trained security personnel
  • - Rigorous security checks at entry
  • - Internet safety protocols


Food

Recognizing that we are what we eat, all our meals are prepared on campus multiple times a day from produce sourced locally or grown in our kitchen gardens. Children also seasonally treat themselves to freshly plucked fruit from the many campus trees.

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