GENERAL FAQs

RP Goenka International School is a progressive school, which aims to provide students with skills and knowledge which are relevant in today’s day and age, and teach them how to apply them effectively for problem solving. The school will have an international curriculum coupled with state-of-the-art infrastructure. Students will benefit from the highly experienced faculty in the tech-integrated campus, with small class sizes which will help cater to personalized learning. The school believes in the concept of holistic learning, which extends beyond the classroom, to include co-curricular enrichment through the vast facilities available at the school.

At RPGIS, we shall:

  • develop critical thinking, rationality and a quest for knowledge in every student
  • create an environment that allows for calculated risk-taking, creativity, original thinking, reflection and individual research
  • promote teamwork a shared endeavour
  • emphasize that learning confers ethical responsibilities
  • encourage personal responsibility combined with active engagement and service to others
  • nurture diversity, international mindedness, and readiness to engage openly with different perspectives
  • embrace the opportunities provided by technology to enhance learning and build confidence

In a nutshell - we teach students how to think, not just what to think. To elaborate further, we believe in holistic education, which has two meanings for us. Firstly, it is about the development of the child as a whole, where the school becomes a place, not just for academic learning, but also for emotional, physical, and social growth. Secondly, it acknowledges that all learning, thinking and knowledge is interconnected in countless ways; and to further that, the role of the school will be to create and enable an experiential and creative framework for its students to explore and make further connections.

The education will be transdisciplinary, meaning that the traditional disciplines and subjects of knowledge such as Science, Languages, Mathematics and Humanities are brought together and integrated as a total learning experience. Teachers collaborate together and create units which bring in all or some of the disciplines, and also explore concepts, themes and multiple perspectives. This leads to deeper and more critical understanding.

The core values of the school are: open-mindedness, compassion, honesty, self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork, respect, and diversity.

Yes, the school will be co-ed, with students of all genders.

Diversity is one of our core values at RPGIS. RPGIS ensures openness, celebrates diversity and creates a multicultural learning community. Our faculty and staff members represent diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. We are very aware that multicultural awareness helps prepare students to thrive in an exponentially diverse world. We welcome students with diverse backgrounds, religions, nationalities and thought processes. Being one of the few international schools in the city, it will attract students from different backgrounds. The school will further promote diversity by engaging with different cultural groups, extensive community service and celebrating different cultures.

On average, each section will have 20 students to allow for personalized learning. Small class sizes will ensure that every child gets the individual attention they need, and that the learning is catered to their specific needs. On average, our teacher student ratio will be 1:8.

The academic year will be approximately from mid-July to end-May. The next academic session will start in July 2023.

Nursery, Junior KG, Senior KG, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

All faculty at RPGIS have been recruited after a rigorous process of selection through interviews, tasks, and reference checks. Only those with the appropriate qualifications, experience, and professional knowledge and skills are appointed. Our faculty comes from leading international schools - local, national and international.

Yes, the school is a disabled-friendly campus. We have ramps and lifts so that all parts of the school are accessible, as well as handicapped toilets on each floor.

yes-play is an important part of a child’s development. The school has both indoor and outdoor play facilities. There is an outdoor rooftop field that will consist of a swimming pool, practice pitches for cricket and an open green field which can be used to play sports such as mini-football and lawn tennis. There is also an indoor sports hall for badminton, basketball, volleyball, and table-tennis. There is also a squash court and a studio for yoga & mixed-martial arts. We also have a rock climbing wall.

The school also has many smaller outdoor play areas at the ground level, including a sand pit, an outdoor play area for younger kids, a kitchen garden for students to learn how to grow their own vegetables, etc. The school also has a 100-metre running track. Moreover, as we launch higher grades, students will have access to additional sports facilities near our campus for specialized and competitive sports.

For younger kids (Nursery till Grade 1), to adapt better to school life, we require children to get their meals from home. From Grade 2 onwards, the school will provide meals (snack and lunch) for students. Our focus will always be on serving a healthy, nutritious and balanced meal to our students. Food will be prepared by a high-quality caterer, who will be monitored regularly by the management. In addition, there will also be a tuck-shop/canteen available for children.

For Pre-Primary students, the school day will be approximately from 8.30AM to 12.30Pm. For Primary students, the school day will start approximately at 8.20AM and end at 2.40PM

Yes, at RPGIS we believe in having a uniform as it creates a sense of equality, discipline and uniformity amongst the student body. We will be having a school uniform & separate PE uniforms. The uniforms will be comfortable and of contemporary design. It will be different for girls and boys and will take seasons and weather into consideration.

We are committed to safeguarding and maintaining the safety and well-being of our children. RPGIS has modern security and verification systems, coupled with CCTV cameras installed at different areas of the campus for added precaution.