Safety & Security

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A safe and secure environment is a must-have for a child to blossom and learn the way she/he should. We put a lot of emphasis on both physical and emotional safety. Some of the measures we take are as follows:

Physical Safety

  1. An integrated network of CC Cameras, Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarms, Fire Hydrant system, Public Address Systems, Electrical Fencing and Access Control systems are connected through state-of-the-art building management system.
  2. Entry and Exit Management and vigilant surveillance of the entire campus by a globally leading security services agency.
  3. Disaster Management Systems including, Lock-down, Evacuation, Fire Drills and proper training to all members of the school community including the support staff.
  4. Medical Emergency-In house well-trained Nurse present during school hours. (since boarding is starting we can say round the clock). The School has a tie-up with Continental Hospital for any emergency.
  5. Food and Water safety – Our Kitchen is run by a globally renowned world-class food service provider – Compass group with regular internal and external audits.
  6. Thorough background checks are carried out for all the members of the school community.
  7. GPS enabled buses along with student entry and exit tracking. One female Support Staff is present on every bus.
  8. Continuous internal and external training for the drivers on Road Safety, Fire Safety and practices and policies of the School.
  9. Student ID card enabled as tracking and Parent ID card as verification for handing over the child during exit.

Emotional Safety

  1. No corporal punishment of offensive language used on campus.
  2. Zero tolerance towards bullying and discrimination.
  3. Web access controlled through filters, real-time monitoring and stringent firewalls.
  4. Support staff regularly trained on all aspects of safety as well as on handling a child.
  5. Friendly and approachable staff willing to help every student.
  6. Child friendly policies and practices in place.
  7. Pastoral care is given through mentoring.
  8. Non-aggressive communication and mutual respect is practised.
  9. Awareness programs for the child to identify and voice out any kind of abuse.
  10. Psychologist to counsel the students for emotional comfort of the students.
  11. Special instructions unit to provide additional support to the students.
  12. Child is given all the liberty to voice out his/her thoughts, ideas of issues with a sense of responsibility to resolve his/her issues.
  13. Any student can approach the Principal at any given point of time and express his/her problems.

The battle against Covid 19

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming education in unprecedented ways. As we respond to the extraordinary challenges ahead, supporting the learning and well-being of students and future generations continues to be at the forefront of our mission. The Gaudium is undertaking a set of comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and health of students, staff and all stakeholders.

  • COVID Combat Team with a hotline number
  • Staff to report 10 days before reopening
  • Detailed orientation and training to staff
  • Staff to sign self-declaration every 15 days
  • Open up every area of the building and ensure a proper disinfection is done
  • Every inch of the campus to be cleaned/disinfected
  • Washrooms to have liquid soap and hand dryers/tissue papers
  • Hand sanitisers placed at appropriate locations
  • Cleaning up of air conditioning systems including lift fans
  • Get fresh air inside the campus rooms
  • Re-organise rooms keeping in mind Social Distancing
  • Ensure social distancing in waiting areas
  • Practice- distance out seats/chairs/sofas and block them with warnings
  • Thermal guns at strategic locations
  • Place mats at the entrance that could be dipped in 1% sodium hypochlorite (and changed every 2 hours) to ensure the footwear is clean
  • Visitor entry by prior appointment only
  • Visitors will be allowed to enter the premises only if they are wearing masks and entry will be restricted to only 10 visitors on campus at any time
  • Thermal screening and sanitisation procedure will be carried out at the gate
  • Visitor details for contact tracing
  • General visitors will be discouraged
  • Packages will be sanitised by the security
  • Alternative seating in school transport
  • Mask mandatory to enter transports
  • Sanitisation spray for all materials/bags
  • Pathway marked in bus for social distancing
  • QR code scan or card scan for all attendance
  • Strict protocols for boarding and deboarding
  • Markings on the pathway for social distancing
  • Direction boards for classrooms
  • Covid awareness posters display at all places
  • Dispersal directions near all stairways
  • Staircase railings sanitised every hour
  • All touchpoints will be sanitised every hour
  • Waste segregation for dry, wet, and general waste
  • Play park and adventure park will be closed to eliminate common touch points
  • Sanitisation of the washroom after every use
  • At a time 4 students will be allowed to use the washroom
  • 2 sub-staff will be deployed for continuous washroom service
  • All doors to be kept open at all times to avoid touchpoints
  • Seating as per the social distancing norms
  • Staggered in-class lunch time with the presence of the teacher in class at all times
  • Food and snacks only from home
  • Wearing masks at all time by everyone on campus
  • Social distancing seating for staff room
  • Sanitisation of all classrooms, staff rooms, common areas once every hour
  • In house Doctor and Nurse during school-working hours
  • One designated isolated place to take students/adults with symptoms
  • Every floor has immediate access to the COVID hotline number
  • Every block and Admin team to have one SPOC from the Combat team
  • The SPOC will be contacting the PR SPOC and Principal immediately who in turn will be informing the parents/relatives
  • There will be a Medical Representative (MR) in the isolation ward at all times
  • School resumption on production of medical certificate

The Gaudium is partnering with various international experts to maintain the highest level of safety protocols so that every parent, student, and staff feels safe and secure while attending school.

A safe and secure environment is a must-have for a child to blossom and learn the way she/he should. We put a lot of emphasis on both physical and emotional safety. Some of the measures we take are as follows:

Physical Safety

  1. An integrated network of CC Cameras, Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarms, Fire Hydrant system, Public Address Systems, Electrical Fencing and Access Control systems are connected through state-of-the-art building management system.
  2. Entry and Exit Management and vigilant surveillance of the entire campus by a globally leading security services agency.
  3. Disaster Management Systems including, Lock-down, Evacuation, Fire Drills and proper training to all members of the school community including the support staff.
  4. Medical Emergency-In house well-trained Nurse present during school hours. (since boarding is starting we can say round the clock). The School has a tie-up with Continental Hospital for any emergency.
  5. Food and Water safety – Our Kitchen is run by a globally renowned world-class food service provider – Compass group with regular internal and external audits.
  6. Thorough background checks are carried out for all the members of the school community.
  7. GPS enabled buses along with student entry and exit tracking. One female Support Staff is present on every bus.
  8. Continuous internal and external training for the drivers on Road Safety, Fire Safety and practices and policies of the School.
  9. Student ID card enabled as tracking and Parent ID card as verification for handing over the child during exit.

Emotional Safety

  1. No corporal punishment of offensive language used on campus.
  2. Zero tolerance towards bullying and discrimination.
  3. Web access controlled through filters, real-time monitoring and stringent firewalls.
  4. Support staff regularly trained on all aspects of safety as well as on handling a child.
  5. Friendly and approachable staff willing to help every student.
  6. Child friendly policies and practices in place.
  7. Pastoral care is given through mentoring.
  8. Non-aggressive communication and mutual respect is practised.
  9. Awareness programs for the child to identify and voice out any kind of abuse.
  10. Psychologist to counsel the students for emotional comfort of the students.
  11. Special instructions unit to provide additional support to the students.
  12. Child is given all the liberty to voice out his/her thoughts, ideas of issues with a sense of responsibility to resolve his/her issues.
  13. Any student can approach the Principal at any given point of time and express his/her problems.

The battle against Covid 19

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming education in unprecedented ways. As we respond to the extraordinary challenges ahead, supporting the learning and well-being of students and future generations continues to be at the forefront of our mission. The Gaudium is undertaking a set of comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and health of students, staff and all stakeholders.

  • COVID Combat Team with a hotline number
  • Staff to report 10 days before reopening
  • Detailed orientation and training to staff
  • Staff to sign self-declaration every 15 days
  • Open up every area of the building and ensure a proper disinfection is done
  • Every inch of the campus to be cleaned/disinfected
  • Washrooms to have liquid soap and hand dryers/tissue papers
  • Hand sanitisers placed at appropriate locations
  • Cleaning up of air conditioning systems including lift fans
  • Get fresh air inside the campus rooms
  • Re-organise rooms keeping in mind Social Distancing
  • Ensure social distancing in waiting areas
  • Practice- distance out seats/chairs/sofas and block them with warnings
  • Thermal guns at strategic locations
  • Place mats at the entrance that could be dipped in 1% sodium hypochlorite (and changed every 2 hours) to ensure the footwear is clean
  • Visitor entry by prior appointment only
  • Visitors will be allowed to enter the premises only if they are wearing masks and entry will be restricted to only 10 visitors on campus at any time
  • Thermal screening and sanitisation procedure will be carried out at the gate
  • Visitor details for contact tracing
  • General visitors will be discouraged
  • Packages will be sanitised by the security
  • Alternative seating in school transport
  • Mask mandatory to enter transports
  • Sanitisation spray for all materials/bags
  • Pathway marked in bus for social distancing
  • QR code scan or card scan for all attendance
  • Strict protocols for boarding and deboarding
  • Markings on the pathway for social distancing
  • Direction boards for classrooms
  • Covid awareness posters display at all places
  • Dispersal directions near all stairways
  • Staircase railings sanitised every hour
  • All touchpoints will be sanitised every hour
  • Waste segregation for dry, wet, and general waste
  • Play park and adventure park will be closed to eliminate common touch points
  • Sanitisation of the washroom after every use
  • At a time 4 students will be allowed to use the washroom
  • 2 sub-staff will be deployed for continuous washroom service
  • All doors to be kept open at all times to avoid touchpoints
  • Seating as per the social distancing norms
  • Staggered in-class lunch time with the presence of the teacher in class at all times
  • Food and snacks only from home
  • Wearing masks at all time by everyone on campus
  • Social distancing seating for staff room
  • Sanitisation of all classrooms, staff rooms, common areas once every hour
  • In house Doctor and Nurse during school-working hours
  • One designated isolated place to take students/adults with symptoms
  • Every floor has immediate access to the COVID hotline number
  • Every block and Admin team to have one SPOC from the Combat team
  • The SPOC will be contacting th