The Residential Wing at DRS International School is one that bustles with life and energy. The school is home to many students from diverse cultures, and it is this diversity is that makes life at the residence a unique experience for the boarders, who thrive in a close-knit community of friends and mentor-facilitators.
The morning jog and the evening study are perhaps one of the most distinctive hallmarks of life in a residential school. In DRSIS these routines have been reinvented and infused with meaning and purpose. The morning jog is a time to get off to a fresh start, to rejuvenate and reorient our students to face a new day. Mealtimes at DRSIS are a time for bonding and friendship and catching up with peers. The evening assembly has been made special by a meditation session and chanting of the OM that our students find both calming and relaxing. The session is a much-needed pause in an otherwise busy day.
Post-dinner, our students typically unwind in the recreation area in the club room, choosing from games such as billiards, table tennis, foosball, and indoor games such as darts, carroms, chess, and other board games. They are also provided with access to the cyber lab to meet their internet needs and connect to the online world. TV-time as well as reading from the wide selection of books housed in the hostel library are also immensely popular with our residential students.
One of the most enriching aspects of life in the residence is the evening study time in which students have guided study sessions under the able instruction of our experienced residential teachers, who make every effort to give each child individual attention and help them work on areas they may find challenging. Our students make the best use of these study hours and use them to propel themselves towards their academic goals.
With an extensive line-up of activities and events, no two days in the residence are alike.
Besides regular outings for lunches and films, our students are taken for adventure camps which offer various adventure activities, such as trekking, zip-lining, rappelling, in addition to confidence & team-building activities.
Our boarders also enjoy a year-round series of workshops on ‘Creative and Critical Thinking.’ The sessions conducted are on a host of topics such as short story writing, improvisational theatre, image and film analysis, philosophical thought experiments, alternative poetry, creating and illustrating flipbooks, origami and craft. Personality Development Workshops are also conducted from time to time.
Our students are also challenged to grow their talents and abilities through intra-group events and competitions These include sporting events like football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, cross country and athletics. Other events that are organized include fiercely contested competitions for Mad Ads, Extempore and Antakshari. Like a home away from home, the residence also celebrates national and regional festivals with great gusto and festive spirit. Regular boarder-meets, parent visits, and outings also add color and meaning to life at the residence.