Contact Details of Preparatory School
Established in 1990, Preparatory School Islamabad (PSI) is a privately owned, co-educational English medium school. Today it is proud of its reputation as one of the best schools in Pakistan
Preparatory School Islamabad started off as an elementary and primary school, with a teaching staff of six only. Conscious of the importance of continuity in education and on the request of the parent body, the school started upgrading its classes from Class V upwards in 1996. O’ Level classes were introduced in August 2000 and the first batch of 12 students appeared for the Cambridge examinations in June 2002. More subjects were added as the number of students increased with each passing year. Since PSI believes in quality education, the number of students per class is kept restricted.
Circulars:Circulars go home regularly to inform parents about timings, examination dates, Parent-Teacher meetings, school events, activities, important dates and trips etc. For children of the same family, the circular is given to the eldest sibling. Special circulars are sometimes handed over to the person coming to collect the child. The circulars should be kept in a folder by the parents for reference. Circulars are stapled in the diary for younger children. Signing the diary on a daily basis will ensure that you receive all circulars, and also help you keep abreast of the academic progress of your child/ren.
a) Punctuality is of utmost importance at PSI. The School starts at 7:50 am for Classes Transition X.
b) Pupils arriving after 7:55 am will be allowed in, but will be charged a fine of Rs 100/- to Rs 200/- per late-coming. Children reaching school after 8:20 will be sent back.
Regular attendance is of prime significance. Whenever a child misses school on account of unavoidable circumstances, parents should not expect the teachers to go over the lessons missed when the child returns.
a) In case a child is sick with a minor illness, the school office should be informed.
b)The child’s bag must be sent in the morning for homework and class work, latest by 9:30 am, and be collected from the school gate at home-going time.
c) A written application must be sent with the child when he/she returns.
d) In case of prolonged illness or when a child is suffering from a disease, a medical certificate will be required along with the written application.
e) In case of an infectious disease, the doctor should certify that the contagious period is over.
f) Applications for longer leaves in case of vacations, family weddings and other personal matters will have to be approved by the school management beforehand in the form of written application.
g) In case of long absences in Classes Transition to IV, getting the missed out work covered will not be the sole responsibility of the school. Though we will facilitate, it will be the parents responsibility to copy out the work from the classwork and homework diaries. For senior classes, the students themselves will be responsible for completion of missed out work. Going over the lessons with the absent pupil depends upon the free time available to the teacher during the games and art periods or after school.
Please inform the school office any time you need to confer with your child’s teacher or the management concerning any issues. It is best not to discuss these in your child’s presence at home.
Please ensure that academic and personal matters related to your child are not conveyed to the receptionist but discussed with the concerned management person only.
Please do not ask the teachers for their telephone numbers as they are not allowed to give these to parents. (Please seek an appointment with the teacher in school and feel free to discuss your child’s progress.)
The appointments are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only
Please note that the principal, coordinators or teachers will be available for meeting between 8:45 am to 1:30 pm.
a) The uniform will be available at school. Students are expected to come neatly dressed in the prescribed uniform.
b) Girls are not allowed to wear jewellery (except simple ear studs) or fancy hair accessories. All forms of make-up are prohibited.
c) Boys are not allowed to wear chains, lockets or rings etc.
d) Girls with long hair must keep it tied back and only red or black barrettes or bands etc. may be used.
e) Boys hair must be short, well-groomed and off the collar. To deal with violations, a barber will be called to school twice a month and the haircut charged.
f) Wrist watches are allowed from Class IV onwards. Children should not wear expensive watches as the school will not be responsible for the loss of valuables.
a) Children are required to come to school in clean clothes and undergarments, and clipped nails.
b) The school conducts regular hygiene checks on students.
c) Head Lice is considered to be a serious health problem and a child will be required to stay home until he or she is completely free of it.
a) Parents are required to inform the school office in advance in writing or though a phone call if a child is to be picked during school hours.
b) An early pick-up slip will have to be signed by the person coming to collect the child.
a) Teachers accompanying their class at dispersal time should not be engaged in conversation as they have to look after the children.
b) If new ayahs, drivers or others are to come to collect the child, written permission from the parent must be submitted.
During the course of the year, there may be occasions e.g. rehearsals and practice sessions when pupils are required to stay back and will be asked to bring snacks and lunch from home. All lunch boxes/disposable bags should be clearly marked with the pupil’s name and class.
A) Our children are generally well-behaved and accept responsibility for their actions. They are trained to use the school facilities e.g. furniture, science / sports equipment and library books carefully. However, a fine will be charged for deliberate damage to stationery, equipment or school property.
b) When classroom, school or playground rules are not followed, or when class assignments are incomplete or missing, the teacher will talk to the student about the problem. The student will serve detention during recess and the games period, and may be asked to do extra work. If the assigned work is not completed during school hours, the student will have to stay back after school. The school will not call the parents in such situations and the car will have to wait till the work is completed.
c) Extreme cases of misconduct will be reported to the parents and the yellow warning card will be issued to the pupil
d) The student will undergo in-house suspension during which he / she will be separated from the class and placed under the supervision of academic coordinators. He / she will be assigned additional work during recess or after school and excluded from games and activity periods an orange cards will be issued.
e) Upon completion of the in-house suspension period, the student will be placed on probation which means that the student will be allowed to rejoin his / her class. Exclusion from recess, games and activity periods will however continue. In this period, his / her academic performance and behavior will be closely monitored.
f) If a student fails to show an improvement in behavior after these measures, he / she will be suspended from school for a specified number of days and a warning letter issued. A red card will be issued.
g) Any act of indiscipline after the issuance of three warnings will be dealt with seriously and may lead to expulsion from school. (The level of the seriousness of the act will be determined by the principal in consultation with the school faculty).
Parents will be informed of the disciplinary measures at each step and may be called for special meetings at any stage.
If case the school fee is not paid by the due date, late payment charges will be applicable.
a) PSI is equipped to deal with minor health problems like colds, fevers etc. or with bruises, cuts and pain caused by minor accidents during school hours.
b) In case of emergency, parents will be contacted immediately.
c) Minor cuts and injuries at home should be looked into by parents so that the child is not with the nurse in the early part of the day.
A crisis management team consisting of senior students and teachers reviews arrangements to cope with situations arising out of emergencies like fire, earthquake or bomb threat. Evacuation drills involving all the children are carried out at random.
Please ensure that:
a)Your child does not carry any surplus/prohibited items such as toys, eatables (like candies, chips, soft drinks, bubble gums etc.), fancy stationery items (such as crayons, markers, glitter pens), CD’s, magazines or cash in his/her bag.
b) Mobile phone, IPods, Walkmans or similar items are not brought to school (such devices will be confiscated if found in the possession of a student.)
c) Your child’s homework diary and tests are signed regularly.
d) Test preparation is up to the mark.
e) The child’s text books are clear of any notes or tick marks when being helped at home with home assignments or test preparation.
f) All correction work and other work or notes missed during absences is duly completed.
g) Copy books borrowed for photocopying missed out work/notes are returned the same day before the end of school.
h) You do not engage the teacher in a conversation at home-going time, as she has to look after the children.
i) All messages to the school office are conveyed well before dispersal time.
As always, I will be looking forward to your cooperation for the smooth functioning of school.
June 13, 2021 5:42 am local time