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Hiranandani Foundation School Powai


The school building

The Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai was started to serve the residents of Hiranandani Gardens and has today gone on to become one of the top schools in Mumbai, India. The school follows the ICSE curriculum. The school offers schooling for students from nursery to tenth

grade. A second branch, the Hiranandani Foundation School Thane has also opened in Hiranandani Estate (Complex) in Thane.

Contents

  • 1 Campus
    • 1.1 Facilities of Old School Building
    • 1.2 Facilities of New School Building
  • 2 Principals & Vice-Principals
  • 3 School characteristics
    • 3.1 School Houses
    • 3.2 Motto
    • 3.3 Events celebrated
    • 3.4 School uniform
  • 4 Criticism
  • 5 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Campus

The Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai comprises two school buildings. The old school building is a 5-storeyed building, whichconsists of two wings, and a playing field. The new school building has been inaugurated on 13 June 2007, and will only be for the secondary section. The new school building is five storied as well, but is much larger than the other school. The secondary section has been extended to eleventh standard in 2007-2008, and twelfth in 2009 and after.

Facilities of Old School Building
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biology Laboratory
  • Football Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Auditorium
  • 2 Computer Labs
  • Play Area
  • School Bus Service
  • Library

Facilities of New School Building
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biology Laboratory
  • Audio-Visual Room
  • Community Hall
  • 2 Computer Labs
  • School Bus Service
  • Library
  • Football Field

Principals & Vice-Principals

  • Dr. S. V. Krishnan
  • Mrs. Padma A. Vaswani
  • Late Dr. S. V. Krishnan (Till Aug 7, 2008)
  • Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik (current Principal)

School characteristics

School Houses

The School Houses are Alpha(brown),Beta(green),Delta(mauve) and Sigma(orange).

Motto

The school’s motto is “Mens Sena in Corpore Sano” (”Sound Mind in Sound Body”).

Events celebrated
  • Founders day to celebrate the birthday of founder Dr LH Hiranandani
  • Independence Day
  • Republic Day
  • Children’s Day
  • Hindi Day
  • U4ya – school festival
  • Teachers Day

School uniform

The Hiranandani Foundation School has prescribed a uniform for its students. There are two different sets of uniforms which have to be purchased.

Boys must wear a formal uniform with a white half sleeved shirt and white trousers along with a school tie. Girls wear a blue pinafore with a checked blouse worn inside the pinafore.

A sports uniform must be worn on days when any sports are going to be played. The sports uniform consists of a white t-shirt and white shorts bearing the school logo and house colours for boys, and a white t-shirt and divided white skirt for girls which also bearsthe school logo.

The students are also expected to wear black formal shoes with the formal uniform and white canvas shoes with the sports uniform. The boys of eleventh are expected to wear the same uniform as the secondary section. The girls need to wear striped shirts and denim skirts.

An ID card is compulsory for all students and is to be worn around the neck on both uniforms on all days. The uniform is same for the sister school at Thane.

Criticism

The increasing number of students in each class also make it tough for teachers to control classes. Lately it has also been said that students are given admission if their parents buy a flat in Hiranandani Gardens and not purely on their merit. It is also said that students are not performing up to mark are unceremoniously asked to leave and their future is bleak.Another criticism against the school is that when a child leaves the school with in two years of admission the deposit amount is not refunded.

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