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Frequently Asked Questions



1. Why a residential school?
Every top-industrialist’s family, successful lawyers, technocrats and professionals send their children to the best of residential schools. There are many who have never been to colleges but are running millions worth business with top professionals working for them. The secret is their tremendous self-confidence, decision making ability and leadership qualities.

A child’s overall development, education, personality development, leadership qualities and rich values and culture will be the deciding factor for real success in life. Every child is bestowed with these latent potentialities which remain suppressed due to over-protection of parental care. Every decision is taken by the parent for the child. We love our children too much and cannot afford to make any mistake by allowing children to take independent decision. This is where quality residential schools offer good multi-platform for developing his personality and leadership traits.

2. Why not good day schools?
The best of day schools in the world have 'time' as their constraint and limitation. A child goes to school at 8:30 am and comes back at 2:00 pm. In this short span of time, the day school can only cater to academics and syllabi completion as it is so vast. Emphasis on personality development is neither planned nor possible.

3. Why not at home?
No proper system is present at home to cater to personality development of the child. Our love for our children is far too much and for reasons known, we tend to be over-protective about them. In this process, we unknowingly cause more harm than help as the latent potentials get submerged. Children reciprocate to our love but value the words of teachers more than the parents. The most important period of development of the child is between the age of 8 to 18 years and this vital period after school time till bedtime has been let slightly loose and this is certainly not the correct for the child who is the most priceless asset with us.

Residential Schools adopt a “whole-life” approach to education wherein the curriculum is not only person-centered but community oriented also. The curriculum of a residential school is designed to cater to the individual needs and interests of the children keeping in mind their future welfare. Best qualities of family life are replicated in the lifestyle of the boarders and the quest for personal fulfilment is balanced by a commitment of shared endeavour, it adds dimensions of self-confidence, tolerance and maturity while imparting knowledge. Residential schools strengthen the will power of the students and help them to build a strong character. It provides them with the opportunity to understand the meaning and virtue of discipline.

4. What is the right age?
Eminent psychologists like Edward Thorndike and Sigmund Frued opine that a child needs immense parental care till the age of eight as emotional stability is nurtured in the child during this stage. The qualities and emotional balance can be instilled by the parents during this age only.
The right age for children to join residential schools is 9, wherein the child has developed the sense of responsibility and self-confidence and has the ability to handle testing situations. Residential School helps a child to develop into independent mature adults enabling them to adjust to all types of situations and environment later in life.

5. Who will take care of him with 400 children here?  
One of the best platforms for a child’s development is to let him loose in the market of life. But, being young and innocent, he may fall prey to wrong ways. This is where a residential school which is a home away from home and the school acts as a family unit where teachers replace parental love and the child is always under controlled conditions. The 24-hour watch by teachers and house parents creates parental care. Constant monitoring and guiding towards activity-based life helps the child to realize his/her potential and caliber. Residential school aims at nurturing an environment in which children can develop self-esteem, self-confidence and development of personality while acquiring knowledge.

6. Will he lose love for parents?  
Children understand the value of parental love only when they are away from them. Children at home take parents for granted as parents tend to overprotect their children and tend to pamper them. Parents at times tend to lose control in bringing about the desired controlling authority as their obligations outside the home due to their commitments being more demanding. In a hostel, the child realizes the true value of his parents thus bonding gets more strengthened.

7. Will he become in-disciplined?  
The reason for a child being sent to a hostel is to instill in him discipline. Residential schools are best equipped to impart this mode of discipline as systems are in place 24 hours with qualified mentors/teachers. The 24x7 supervision by various faculties helps in channelising the abundant energy in the child in positive developmental activities. The system ensures proper leadership and managerial qualities boosting their self-confidence and independence tremendously.

8. What are the special features of Livingstone?
Livingstone foundation Higher Secondary School is spread and organized. It is the commitment of LFHSS to present to the young generation a world class educational centre, where the child can receive the most sophisticated education on a solid foundation of our hoary heritage.
We are glad as to we are stepping onto the 26th year, since the school commissioned. We at LFHSS ensure personal attention is given to the wards from the experienced and committed staff.

Mentor scheme to monitor every child’s progress and attitudes. Creative centre to stimulate and promotion creativity,  Labs to work on different experiments, Innovative teaching methods to make learning enjoyable. Various Sports facilities are also provided for football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, badminton etc. Prayer and meditation are also conducted in the hostel to improve their concentration and memory. Other co-curricular activities, to name a few, adventure club, NCC, Art and Craft, Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Scouts & Guides, Science / Eco-Club,
Literary Club, Photography etc.

9. In what way is LFHSS different from other schools?
The School not only concentrates on the gentle unfolding  of  the total personality of children, it also provides academic excellence coupled with training to induce the right attitudinal change to develop in them the sense of service to others. LFHSS gives  lot  of  emphasis to our culture and practice its noble principles  like service,  non - violence,  respect  to  other  religions ,  living  in harmony with nature and above all good discipline.

10.Where is the school located and how to reach?
Livingstone is  located  at Thahekhu  / Kevijau, Dimapur -797112, Nagaland, which is about 5 kms. from the  Airport, 3 kms.  From Railway Station & 2 kms away from the  main city.  Dimapur is well connected to the rest of the country by air, rail, and road. Regular flights, trains and bus services connect this city to other cities. For further information kindly contact our office.
 11. Which educational bodies is LFHSS affiliated to?
The school is affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi. English is the medium of instruction.

12. How well can the students cope up with CBSE if they are from a different board?
There will not be any difficulty as CBSE are of equal standards. This has been the experience of a large number of our students and teaching staff.

13. Which are the grades for which admission can be sought?
The admission will be available for Grade Nursery to XII.

14. How can I register my ward’s name for admission?
Application forms can be either downloaded from the website or picked up from School office Hostel  campus. Filled  in  application forms with registration fees and photocopy of the report card of the previous grade to be submitted for the registration along with birth certificate.

15. What are the eligibility criterions for admission into LFHSS? 
LFHSS would welcome inquiries from parents in India and Non Residential Indians. For foreign students,  admissions  are opened from  Grade  Prep: 1 to  Grade  VIII only, so that the child can adapt to the Indian School environment easily. Entrance test through Viva is mandatory so as to understand the child’s knowledge of the subjects.

16. When does the academic session start at LFHSS?
The school will re-open from 3rd week of April every year. The academic year continues upto March in the subsequent year. For further detail kindly refer school fixtures.

17. What is provisional admission?
For all Grade XI admissions, we make provisional admission, as the results of the grade X varies from state to state. After the results are out, the admissions would be confirmed.

18. What are the documents required for admission?
1.   The Application Form: Filled in Application for admission.
2.   Recent photographs: 4 copies of passport size colour photographs.
3.   Registration / Admission form: A non-refundable demand draft payable in Dimapur or local account payee cheque in favour of Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School.
4.   School Reports: Photocopies of the previous year and current year report card.
5.   Transfer Certificate: T.C. to be submitted for all grades.
6.   For Grade X Admission, Grade IX CBSE registration card to be submitted.
7.   Birth Certificate (both original & Xerox; original will be returned after verification)
8.   A Doctor’s certificate stating about student’s physical fitness.
9. C.R Book for Nagaland Student’s.

19. Whom should I contact for further information?
Main Office 

Livingstone Foundation Hr. Sec. School, 
Thahekhu / Kevijau
Dimapur - 797112


+91 (0) 3862 244203, +91 (0) 9862556507, +91(0) 9862563718 (9:00am-05:00pm IST)

20. How do I report for admission?
Candidates accompanied by parents or guardians are to report on the day notified by the school. Balance fees to be cleared. All the original documents like Promotion card, transfer certificate, in case of NRI- Passports to be submitted at the administrative office. They should report with their baggage’s, with belongings mentioned as per the things to be brought. 

 21. What will be the class strength in each grade?
Class strength as per CBSE guidelines at each level. 

22. What is teacher–taught ratio at LFHSS?
LFHSS has the best and highly accomplished faculty with proven abilities, adequate ratio for both teaching and non-teaching staff reside at school itself. We have quarters for all our staff at campus which enables them to give more time to the children. They would plan and supervise the after-school and extra-curricular activities and look after the general needs of the students. A small class size of 25 hostel students supervised classes, ensure that staff is able to focus adequate time and attention on their students.

23. What is the school uniform?
The school will prescribe a definite dress code to instill a sense of belonging, camaraderie among fellow students. In addition, the uniform would induce a feeling of pride and appropriateness. School will provide a set of regular uniform for daily use and an attractive formal dress for public and ceremonial occasions. These uniforms are designed for comfort, elegance and utility.

24. Does the school give importance for culture and human values too?
The school aims at exposing the students to various aspects of culture and value system. It organises devotional services and special talks and makes students participate in spiritual activities. Only by participating and experiencing, the students can imbibe values because values are not taught but demonstrated. We have listed 75 Human Values to groom the children, wherein all the students are supposed to pick up any one value and make projects and presentation on the same.

25. How a student is monitored if he is weak in particular subject(s)?  
Academically weak students are meticulously observed and are made to follow a well devised regimen of learning pattern that helps them to overcome their weakness and join the main stream. Every Monday, a test is conducted which monitors a child’s performance and his weaknesses. On the basis of the monitoring, suitable tutoring and remedial classes are conducted wherein personalised tutoring ensures mapping of the child’s academic progress specially for the boarders. (Parents Teacher Interaction) PTI also encourages  children to be  monitored at a better level of understanding between the Tri circle of Parents, Teachers & Children’s.

26. What is mentor scheme in the Hostel being introduced this new session 2014?
This is a unique scheme to bring excellent rapport between teachers and students. About 10-15 students would be assigned to the care of teacher, who acts as parent, records the progress and the attitudes of his/her wards and attends to their requirements- physical, academic and emotional. They are positive counselors too.

27. Are students provided with counseling and career guidance?
Apart from teachers, LFHSS has the guidance of trained counselors to help students in personal, academic and career guidance. Special Counselors from various professional organisation give positive counseling to the students regularly. 

28. What about the extra-curricular activities?
Co-curricular activities are almost as important as academics in moulding the all round personality of the student. There are club to train students in the fields of drama, dance and music, painter’s gallery for pencil and brush enthusiasts. Hobby clubs would see them having the thrills of making variety of things with their own hands. Sports facilities for football (soccer), basketball, volleyball,  badminton, etc. Other co-curricular activities, to name a few, adventure club :NCC, Art and Craft, Music, Dance, Martial Art, Science/Eco-Club, Literary Club, Photography etc.

29. When are the educational tours organised?
School believes that travel is the best teacher. Hence the school organises for both foreign and domestic tour. The students can opt for one of these tours. The cost of the tour is borne by the parents separately. The tours are organised usually on vacations provided there are adequate amount of groups for the travel.

30. What are the measures taken to develop the overall personality of students?
Personality Development & leadership classes are conducted regularly in the curriculum. Under the PDP, a camp, seminars, workshop etc through IAYP (International Award for Young People), Life Skill subject incorporated in the curriculum. We are also associating with renowned program developers whose mission are specifically to improve a holistic development related to life skills, character development and value education in our school.  The new training would be provided on various aspects, which would be a harmonic blend of western aggressive management and eastern aesthetics. External Professional Agency are invited to inculcate leadership qualities in students and understand the principles of Man Management. 

31. What kind of accommodation facilities are available?
Beautifully designed dormitories, perhaps one of the best in Nagaland, separate for boys and girls are spacious and comfortable. Each block has a lounge and a recreation place. It will have adequate supporting staff under supervision of the TOD Master/Mistress.

32. What are the catering facilities at LFHSS?
A modern and clean kitchen provides hygienic, delicious and wholesome vegetarian food under the direction of well qualified and experienced catering staff. The dining area is large, well ventilated and delightfully arranged. The menu is exhaustive and varies everyday with a wide spread in every meal which caters to the taste buds of all and also supplements the children with full nutrition. The menu is a combination of Local, Indian, Chinese and Continental.

33. Are medical and utility services available on the campus?
LFHSS has an on call visiting doctors and stationed nurse. M­­­­inor ailments are attended in the school. 
34. What are the regulations for parents visit to the school?
LFHSS welcomes parents to the campus to visit their children, with prior information. Parents can visit/take their wards out of the campus only during vacations and on holidays specially notified by the school authorities as in the students-parents hand book / fixtures along with their visiting card.