Questions parents and children frequently ask.
When was the School established?
The school was established in 2004 by Dr.Chandrakant Kanase (M.D Medicine, Physician) and Dr.Saraswati Kanase (Gynaecologist).
To which board is the school affiliated?
The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
The School is up to what level?
The School is from Nursery to Class XII.
Is the School Co-educational?
Yes, the School is Co-educational.
Does the school have a boarding facility?
Yes, the school has a boarding facility for both, girls and boys. School campus contains both the hostels, mess, auditorium, Indoor, and Outdoor Games, etc.
How to reach the School?
From Pune- 1. Board a bus to Narayangaon from Shivajinagar. (Buses are available from Shivajinagar every 10 mins). Distance from Shivajinagar - 80 km (1.5 hrs)
2. From Narayangaon, board a bus to Junnar. Distance from Narayangaon 7 km.
From Mumbai- 1. Come to Kalyan Bus stand. Board bus to Junnar, Kalyan-Junnar buses are available in specific time slots (7 am to 9 am and 1 bus every hour). The campus is 3 km from Junnar. We will escort you from Junnar.
You can search for 'Shivneri School' on Google Maps.
Do boys and girls have separate hostels?
Yes, Boys and Girls have separate hostels.
Does the school have Veg and Nonveg Mess Facility?
Yes, the school has both Veg and Nonveg Mess Facility and have separate kitchens for Veg & Nonveg. (School does not serve Jain Food.)
How many meals do students get every day and how is the meal structure?
Shivneri Mess provides 4 meals a day, (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner). Meals contain chapatis, different Sabjis, dals, rice, salad, raitas, fruits, desserts, papads, etc.
How can I make sure my child gets adjusted to the boarding(Hostel)?
Shivneri Boarding school has been established for the last 15 years, the team is well trained and hence makes sure that each and every child is comfortable in the hostel.
The school has an Induction Program for the newly joined students which emphasizes on student's comfort in the hostel and creates a friendly environment for children in the school campus. Students are taught the daily routine and activities in the induction program so they get easily adjusted with the new routine.
Ice breaker games and activities make sure that the new child gets friendly with other children.
Campus employs in-house Psychologists who take care of the children who are homesick and takes care of their 'separation anxiety' with the help of counseling and activities.
What is the average Class size?
Each Class on an average has 35-40 students thus teachers providing individual attention to the students.
Does the School admit children from other Boards?
Yes, the School admits children from other Boards like State Board, ICSE etc.
Which faculties the Junior College has ?
Junior College has Science and Commerce Faculty. Junior College also provides separate coaching for competitive exams like CET, NEET, CPT, etc.
What all documents you need to carry when you visit the school for admission?
Documents you need to carry for new admission:
1) Photocopy of Adhar card of the child and parents.
2) Report card of 2 previous years.
3) 4 photographs of child and parents, each.
4) Leaving Certificate of the previous school (You can submit it later).
Do you need to take an appointment before visiting the school?
Yes, you need to take the appointment before visiting the school.
Contact No. for the appointment - 8208432877
What is the school’s policy on eatables being sent with/given to the child?
The school advises parents to not send any eatables or tucks with the child as they are prohibited. The residential students are given a choice of meals and snacks from a nutritious and vegetarian/nonvegetarian menu, and also have dry canteen/tuck shop facilities with food from eateries that are both hygienic and popular.
What is the school’s policy on cash and valuables being sent with/given to the child?
The school strongly advises against sending cash and valuables with students, as these are prohibited and will be confiscated if found.
When can I visit my child?
Parents may visit their child on specified Parent Visit days, i.e. any One Sunday of the Month 10AM - 6PM.
How/when can I get in touch with my child over the phone?
Students are allowed to make and receive calls between 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM on the numbers given to the rectors, with each call not exceeding five minutes.
What are compulsory family holidays?
Compulsory Holidays include Summer Holidays, Rakshabandhan Holidays, Diwali Holidays & Winter Holidays. Students should be picked up by the parent/authorized guardian from the campus on the day prior to the commencement of the holidays between 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM.
What academic support and guidance does the residential wing offer my child?
Students are required to attend morning and evening study hours in the residential wing besides their regular classes, that are supervised and conducted by our residential faculty members. The facilitators monitor and ensure their academic progress, besides mentoring and guiding them.
When and how can I contact or meet with my child’s teachers or the Residential Coordinator/Vice-Principal/Principal?
Parents are encouraged to attend the Open-Houses and Parent-Teacher Meetings according to the schedule specified in the School Calendar, where they can discuss their ward’s academic progress and overall development with the teachers and if needed, the Vice-Principal/Principal. Parents can also take prior appointments to meet with staff during working hours and may contact them through e-mail/landline/official numbers listed in the brochure/school app whenever they wish to contact them.
How can I stay informed about my child’s academics and activities in school?
Besides Open-House Days and Parent-Teacher Meetings, our school also regularly shares goings-on in the school with parents through regular Quarterly newsletters, the School App, and online updates on our Official Website, Facebook Page and Instagram accounts besides our app/online portal.
Will my child have access to a phone/internet?
Residential students are not allowed to carry phones with them but are allowed to make and receive phone calls during specified hours. Students have access to the internet according to a specified cyber-schedule, and are also given access to digital and virtual resources for academic purposes through the media center and cyber labs.
My child’s birthday is coming up. What arrangements are permitted to celebrate the occasion?
We understand that birthdays are special occasions for children. While we do not accommodate leave requests, we do encourage parents to visit their child between 10:00 AM - 5:00 pm of the birthday. You are permitted to bring a small cake and simple toffees for your ward’s classmates/roommates. Further celebrations are not permitted, given that the school celebrates their birthdays on the last Sunday of every month, in mess, with cake and refreshments provided.
I am unable to come in person to pick up my child. Can I send someone else?
As a general rule of thumb, only parents/authorized local guardian can pick up students. However, in the unlikely event of an emergency, you are requested to ensure that a pre-authorization is sent in advance and that the person produced valid photo identification.
How do I procure books, stationery and academic supplies for my child?
All books and stationery for the year are to be bought from the school stores as a kit at the beginning of the academic year. The school will ensure the student is given extra supplies if and when needed, for which the expenses are debited to the imprest account.
What medical facilities will my child have access to if he/she falls ill or gets injured?
The school has a 4-bed infirmary, which is under the supervision of our inhouse doctor. We have a car for use in case of emergency. Our school also has arrangements with nearby hospitals for hospitalization, diagnostics, and other emergencies.