- Spacious and airy dining hall which can accomodate 300 children and staff at a time.
- The In-house faculty keeps an eye on the eating habits of the children.
- Different service counter areas for Jain, Vegetarian and egg based vegetarian food.
- From June 2017 vegetarian food with eggs are served for breakfast.
- Menu is decided by the menu committee comprising of students, staff and doctor.
- Kitchen is well-equipped with modern amenities to provide a variety of cuisines.
- Designed to cater to personal choice based on needs.
- Special tables assigned to the undernourished and obese children!
Due to the strenuous routine of the day it is customary for children to lose weight of up to 3 or 4 kilograms or more from the beginning to the end of the term. The school keeps track of the weight and height of each child at the beginning and end of the term and this data is reported in the Learner’s Comprehensive Profile given to the parents at the end of every term. The school attempts to draw from the natural processes so that children learn to eat responsibly and thoughtfully.
We strongly recommend children do not eat untimely snacks and “tuck” or “junk” food in the hostels. This diminishes their appetite for regular meals. In case they do not have proper dinner, they feel hungry late in the night. We would like to try and break this vicious cycle by phasing out the system of eating “junk” food by students’ altogether. Chocolates are known to lead to dental ailments even when children take care to an extent feasible for them. Hence, chocolates are disallowed in the school. The school expects that ONLY dry fruits in not more than 1 kilogram are sent only at the beginning of the term for being had in the hostel. Please do not send any other items for the child or with the child. Any other items sent will be treated as an act of indiscipline on the part of the parent and child and will be dealt with accordingly.
Two inbuilt Water Filtration Plants and some decentralized water filter units provide safe and potable drinking water to the community members. During the monsoon, the water drawn from the nearby well turns murky and the requisite additional cleaning process is undertaken with changes in the chemical treatment as warranted. In certain situations, the school has purchased branded water for use by children. Filtered and bottled water is carried by children and sent by the school in cans for all excursions, outings, field trips and out-of-campus matches.
HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS
In the Hostel:
The hygiene and cleanliness in the hostels can be divided into 4 time cycles.
Daily: On a daily basis the hostel rooms are dusted, swept, mopped before lunch. The corridor and common room are also cleaned. The bathroom, washroom and undergarments are also washed daily. The laundry clothes are collected according to the schedule, floor wise. The clothes already given to the laundry are collected and distributed floor wise.
Weekly: Twice a week, the water cooler, windows and fans are cleaned. The bed sheets and pillow covers are changed on a weekly basis and sent for wash.
Fortnightly: The dry fruits that the children bring from home are inspected to make sure that they are still edible on a fortnightly basis by the pastoral care team apart from the check which the students do while they eat! If the fry fruits are not edible, they are either dried under the sun or new dry fruits are requested.
Monthly: On a monthly basis the counterpane is changed.
Term: Once a term, the doormats and curtains are changed. The fans, windows are washed with water. The mattresses are dried under the sun.
In the Dining Hall:
The dining hall is mopped and swept after breakfast every day. The utensils are washed and sterilized after every meal. The kitchen is cleaned every night after dinner. Caps and gloves are used by the kitchen and cooking staff. Food required by the staff and students who fast due to religious or other reasons is prepared and made available based on prior request to the Dining Hall. The Dining Hall also provides meals as per the recommendation of the doctors to the staff and students. An active “Feedback and Suggestion Register” is maintained in the Dining Hall which is acted upon regularly by our Caterers and our Hostel cum Dining Hall Coordinator. The register is seen once a month by the Principal to ensure the points are acted upon to the best extent.
General: The washing areas of the academic block, dining hall and hostel are constantly replenished with Dettol soaps as and when required. The garbage in the entire campus is taken out on a daily basis in general but once a week at the maximum.