FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
FAQs for School
Where is the school located?
The school is located in Subroto Park on a 15 acre campus. It is 1 ½ KM from Dhaula Kuan (NH-8) on the Delhi Airport road.
Who runs The Air Force School?
The Air Force School (TAFS) is run by IAF Educational & Cultural Society as an unaided school.
Whether the school is affiliated with CBSE or ICSE?
The school is permanently affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and recognized by Directorate of Education, Govt of NCT Delhi.
Whether the admission is available for the civilians?Yes.
The admission for civilians/Non Air Force (NAF) category is open in Class UKG & Class XI
Whom to contact for Admission?
What is the eligibility criteria for Nursery/UKG and when will be the forms available?
The child should complete 4 years as on 31st March for ensuing academic session. The registration forms shall normally be made available in last week of December by the CMC’s Office & there is no Nursery and entry level is UKG. The advertisement for admission to Class UKG will be published in The Hindustan Times in the month of December and be published in the school website www.tafssp.com.
What is the procedure for admission to other Classes i.e. from Classes 1 to 11 for NAF category?
The admission for Classes I to IX and XII shall be considered in the month of March/April subject to availability of vacancies. Procedure shall be notified on the school website.
What is the admission procedure for Class 11?
After declaration of Class 10 result by CBSE for Delhi region, the interested parents/candidates are to contact the CMC’s office along with the copy of mark list. The admission procedure for admission to Class XI is under review keeping in mind the new evaluation system introduced by CBSE.
What are all the streams available in Class XI?
Science – Medical Stream (with Maths): English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Science – Medical Stream (without Maths): English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education or Home Science
Science – Non Medical Stream: English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science / Economics
Commerce with Maths: English, Maths, Business Studies, Economics, Accountancy
Commerce without Maths: English, Home Science or Physical Education, Business Studies, Accountancy, Informatics Practices
Humanities with Maths: English, Political Science or Hindi, Economics, History or Geography, Maths
Humanities without Maths: English, Political Science or Hindi, Informatics Practices, History or Geography, Home Science or Physical Education.
Whether the school is teaching French or any other foreign language in the school?
No. English & Hindi are the languages available from Classes UKG to V. In addition to English & Hindi Sanskrit is being taught from Classes VI to VIII. In Classes IX & X the child has to study English and a second Hindi or Sanskrit as language.
Which syllabus is being followed by the school?
The school is following the syllabus as prescribed by CBSE. The textbooks from Classes UKG to V are from private publications & Classes VI to XII mainly use NCERT/CBSE books.
Whether the school is conducting any special coaching for Engineering or Medical?
There is no special coaching for Engineering or Medical. However, the teachers help the students in preparing for various entrance examinations.
Do the students take the NTSE and JSTS examination?
Yes. The school encourages students of class VIII and IX to take the NTSE and JSTS examinations respectively.
Can I have the list of extra-curricular activities taking place in the school?
The school is conducting various extra-curricular activities i.e. Painting, Sculpture, Journalism, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Indian Dance, Electronics, NCC and preparation of bakery/pickle items in the Home Science Section, Interact Club, Debating Club. School has various Clubs viz EVS, Rasayan, Astronomy, Consumer club, etc. The school celebrates the Annual Day, Annual Sports Day, Independence Day, Children’s Day and Teacher’s Day. Departmental Exhibitions are being held on the Open House Day. In the Junior Wing, students are exposed to our cultural heritage by celebrating various religious & national festivals. The school also organises various Inter & Intra House/Class Competitions on Quiz, Debate, Painting, Essay Writing & sports events as well. The school participates in various inter school / zonal and National events in Academic, Sports & Co-curricular Activities.
Does the school have a sports field? What are all the sports activities being conducted in the school?
The school does have its own sports field and is also using the sports ground of Western Air Command, Air Force. The school is providing facilities for cricket, badminton, basketball, foot ball, table tennis, volley ball and athletic events. The school is likely to provide lawn tennis facilities shortly.
Whether the school is following Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation? If so how the school conducts examination?
Yes. The modified evaluation scheme as per the new pattern of evaluation (CCE) recommended by the CBSE is being followed in the school from Classes VI to X Formative Assessment (FA): 4 FA & 2 Summative Assessment (SA) are planned during the academic session i.e. from Apr to Mar. For Formative Assessment Wednesday Test Series (WT), Class Work, Home Work, Group & Individual Activity of the students have been taken into consideration. Summative Assessment: There are 02 Summative Assessment (SA) being conducted in the academic session in the month of Sep & March Classes XI & XII: There are 3 Wednesday Test Series & 2 Terminal Examinations for Classes XI & XII. Primary Wing: Classes UKG to V: There is no formal examination and the children are assessed on continuous evaluation basis.
How can I contact Class Teacher/Subject Teachers, Vice Principal or Principal to know about the performance of my ward?
What is the fee structure for civilian category and periodicity of payment the school fee?
The school fee is charged on quarterly basis. The payment is to be made by cash at the time of admission. The fee slips are issued in the months of Apr, Jul, Oct, Jan and the fee is to be paid by 10th of the month. The following fee is charged on quarterly basis-
Computer Fees (from Classes UKG to VIII & optional for classes IX to XII).
Management Information System (MIS) Charges.
Bus Fee (for bus users only) The following fee shall be charged once in a year i.e. in the month of April. Annual Fee.
Students Identity Card.
Examination Sheet & Worksheet for UKG to V In case of withdrawals the Annual Fee & Development fee is not refunded.
Is there any concession on fee available for Ex-serviceman?
No. There is no fee concession available for ex-serviceman. They have to pay the fee at par with NAF/civilian category.
If there is any fee concession available for girl child?
There is no fee concession for girl child.
Whether the school is having hostel for boys & girls?
The school is having hostel facility only for Boys from Class 6 onwards. This facility is available only for children outside the NCR.
Where can we buy the school books/stationery & uniform?
The books & uniform shop is available in the school welfare centre on working days i.e. Monday to Friday from 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs
Whether the school is having medical facility?
Yes. The school is having sick-bay and the doctor is available. In case of emergency the school takes help from Station Medicare Centre (SMC), AF CME.
Whether the school transport available?
Yes. The school is operating bus services on limited routes. The details of bus routes are available on the school website under the page of transport. For Air Force service personnel the buses are being operated from MT Section of concerned AF Units.
FAQs for Junior School
Is the worksheet schedule informed to the parents?
Only in classes 4 and 5, the schedule for the worksheets that are of 20 or 25 marks only is conveyed to the parents.
In the other classes the children are assessed after completion of each lesson or chapter.
Other sub skills like listening, reading, recitations, group discussions etc are assessed regularly by the teachers and the schedule is not given.
Why is the work sheet schedule or that of the assessment of other skills not informed to the parents?
Keeping the spirit of CCE in minds, its important to assessed the child on his/her acquired skills continuously over a period of time. The purpose is to make the learning process a continuous activity – not a one- day’s performance.
Why are the work books not send homes?
The school workbook contains work sheets of all subjects for practice, for assessment and for revision of concepts done in the class. So for practical purposes, these work books are kept at school. The parents are required to see the work books on the open house day.
What is the selection procedure for English/Hindi recitation competitions?
The children are informed about the competition well in advance. The poems are chosen according to the level of the class. The children are also given a choice of poems by the teachers and they are also trained in recitation. After that according to their performance, the best few are selected. The others are also given an opportunity to recite their poems.
My child has participated in various co-curricular activities. I need his photographs. Where should I procure them?
After every activity, the photographs are uploaded on the school websites. You can procure the photographs from there.
Why are the children of UKG, Classes1 & 2 not included in the Founder’s day celebrations?
The Founders day celebrations are held in the Air Force Auditorium, which has a seating capacity for 650.
Many other events which ensure mass participations are organized by the school in which the parents are invited.
Can the cheque for the fees be sent to school with the child?
Since the bank is located in the senior school building, it is not advisable to send the cheque with the child. The children are too small to take such a responsibility.
Is there a counsellor for junior school?
Yes there is a school counselor for the senior and the junior school.
Are Educational Tours organized for the children?
For classes 4 & 5 outstation excursions are also organized apart from day educational trips.
For lower classes only day trips are organized.
Are children allowed to carry sports equipments to school?
No, they are provided the equipment by the school.
When my child is not carrying his/ her Tiffin, is he/she allowed to go the school canteen?
Junior school children are not allowed to go to the school canteen.
In case the child forgets to carry a Tiffin, the class teachers arranges for the same.
How can parents contact a particular teacher?
The parent has simply to send a message through the P2C Connect and the teacher will send a reply.