Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the work schedule at NAFL?
The Pre-primary school along with grades 1 to 12 maintain a five-day week schedule. If there is a loss of academic classes due to unscheduled holidays, primary school work on some Saturdays. Grades 6 to 8 work on the first and fourth Saturdays. Grades 9 to 12 work on the first, second and fourth Saturdays.
- What are the school timings?
We work from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From the academic year 2020-2021, the K1, M1 and M2 finish school by 12:30 p.m. The K2 and M3 work up to 2:30 p.m.
- What are the school lunch timings?
Lunch for grades 1 to 5 is from 11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For middle and senior school, lunch is from 12:30 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
- Does the school provide lunch / canteen facility?
No, we do not. Students must bring their own snacks, drinking water and lunch. Lunch baskets (name/class tagged) may also be dropped off at the school gate closer to lunch time but parents cannot supervise the meals!
- Does the school work on Saturdays?
NAFL works on three Saturdays of the month for grades 9 to 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Middle school grades work on the first and fourth Saturdays.
- What is the school uniform?
There are three uniforms for the school – a formal blue and white uniform, a blue and blue P.E. uniform and a House colour uniform.
- What are the House colour uniforms?
We have three Houses to foster team spirit and healthy competition – the House uniforms are according their colours – Kamal House (yellow), Nihal House (green) and Vishal House (red).
- What leadership roles do students take up at NAFL?
We have a senior school Student Council comprising elected student leaders every year. They are provided experiential leadership training during all school events. There are leadership roles for Head Girl, Head Boy, Sports Captains, House Captains, Choir Leaders, E-Mag Editorial Team and NAFL Green Leaders.
- What extra-curricular programmes does the school offer?
We insist on music, dance, art and theatre for all round development of the personality. We also encourage club activities organised at school during school hours. Some of our key events include:
- Kaleidoscope, an annual art competition with prize money for the winners
- ALT 0169, an inter-House Math, Science & Humanities festival for senior school
- Annual Concerts, spectacular stage shows held in December at Chowdiah Hall
- Show N Tell, a showcase of learning and doing by pre-primary, primary, middle school
- What is the sports programme offered at NAFL?
Football, cricket, basketball, throw ball and badminton classes are part of the programme. An annual Sports Day for all levels, involving even the parents and alumni is another highlight of the calendar year!
- Two exciting inter-school football tournaments, The Chairman’s Cup - Juniors (for grades 8 to 10) and The Chairman’s Cup - Seniors (for grades 11 and 12) are great team bonding events at school.
- We also participate in several inter-school sports tournaments from primary school upwards.
- How often are there Physical Education (P.E.) classes in the timetable?
All levels have an average of 2 P.E. classes each week. We offer additional sports coaching on select Saturdays.
- What is the system of assessment for primary school (grades 1 – 5)?
Grades 1 to 5 have a system of Continuous Assessments (CAs) and a Term Review each in the first and second terms. There are no re-tests permitted, so daily attendance to school is important.
- What is the system of assessment for middle school (grades 6-8)?
Grades 6 to 8 have Continuous Assessments (CAs), Unit Tests and two Term Examinations.
- What is the system of assessment for senior school (grades 9-12)?
Senior school testing includes Continuous Assessments (CAs), Unit Tests and Term Examinations. Pre-Board Examinations are also conducted as per the Board guidelines.
- What is the school’s policy on homework?
Homework/assignments/projects are given in rotation through the week. They are noted in the school almanac and parents must acknowledge and sign off against them every day. Work must be completed independently by each student.
- What is Acadamis?
This is a password protected online facility for parents to directly access student and school information. All school circulars, reminders, alerts are sent through this service. School fees can also be paid through Acadamis.
- How are report cards issued?
An Appraisement of Accomplishments is issued at the end of each term as a soft copy through our online portal facility, Acadamis. Parents must download and save the copy for future use.
- When does the school fees have to be paid?
Fees are remitted every February – March in ONE instalment for the academic year beginning in June. It can be paid online through Acadamis.
- How often can parents meet the teachers of the school?
The school has a system of Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs) for smooth interactions each Term. Additional parent-faculty meetings if needed, can be scheduled through a note in the student almanac, to mutual convenience.
- Does NAFL offer one-to-one course/subject selection discussions for grades 9 and 11 with parents?
Yes, we do. A prior appointment must be taken with the Coordinator (Academics) of grades 10 or 11. Meetings can be scheduled on Friday evenings or Saturdays.
- Does the school have a Counsellor for college admissions?
Yes, we do. Our full-time Counsellor meets students from grade 9 onwards to help them plan the path ahead for higher studies.
We also host Guest Lectures by visiting faculty and Campus Talks by visiting Admissions Teams from all over India and overseas.
- Does NAFL provide Recommendation Letters for college applications?
We support all college application requirements, including Recommendation Letters.