BOARDING AT GDGWS
Residential life on the GDGWS campus is designed to offer privacy and independence as well as the opportunity to be part of a vibrant multi-cultural community, represented by students from around the country and the world!
While all our day-boarders enjoy the infrastructure and beauty of the GDGWS campus from Monday to Friday, it is the weekly and full-time boarders who call this safe, serene and beautiful place their home.
But that’s not all.
THE BENEFITS OF BOARDING AT GDGWS
Boarders at GDGWS enjoy the benefit of zero travel-time in a comfortable and cared-for environment. In fact, the boarding facilities are enjoyed, not only by international and out-of-satiation students but many local students who opt to become weekly-boarders.
Just 30 minutes from the centre of Gurgaon and an hour’s drive from IGI (the domestic and international airport) in Delhi, GDGWS offers a fully air-conditioned boarding facility, away from the noise and pollution of the city, with wide open green spaces and multiple playing fields.
EN SUITE ROOMS:
The boarding houses are at the centre of the school, within short walking distance of the main school building, the playing fields, the Fitness Centre and the central dining-hall. The GDGWS campus is one of the nation’s most comfortable, fully air-conditioned boarding facilities.
The boys and girls live in separate boarding houses with identical infrastructure.
Each room accommodates 8 children and is aesthetically designed with parquet flooring, large windows, cheerful upholstery and individual cupboards. An attached washroom, with shower and toilet facilities, is shared exclusively by children of that particular room.
A common room is shared between two rooms, equipped with dedicated study tables, a Plasma TV for entertainment and a refrigerator. All rooms have network ports and high-speed internet access.
A prayer-room in both the boys’ and girls’ sections of the boarding complex allows children the peace and tranquillity of quiet worship.
With houseparents on each floor to provide support and maintain discipline, children are assured personalised attention. Each houseparent’s priority is to get to know the children individually. The houseparents regularly inspect the dorm rooms, study units and common-room areas, to ensure that each child maintains neatness and personal hygiene. They provide a nurturing environment for children away from home and work closely with children who need extra support.
They keep in touch with parents via email or telephonically to give them regular updates about their children’s welfare.
The houseparents are supported by a medical and a housekeeping team.
Meals & Dining:
Within walking distance of the boarding houses is the Refectorio (dining-hall), a centrally air-conditioned double-storeyed building, spread over 13,000 sq. ft with a seating capacity for approximately 1000 students. The Refectorio serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. The bright décor adds to its cheerful and welcoming ambience.
The food at GDGWS is a unifying force. The dining-hall is a welcoming place where students of different cultures and backgrounds eat together. Children get the chance to catch up on the news, watch some sport on the various Plasma TVs around the dining-hall or simply catch up with friends.
Medicare, Safety & Security:
An Infirmary is located in each of the two wings of the boarding houses. The School Infirmary, with a fully equipped ambulance, is on call 24×7. The school has a tie-up with Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon for all emergencies.
The campus has 24×7 security cover, with guards stationed at the Front and Rear Gates, in front of all buildings, as well as patrolling the campus. Fire sprinklers, alarms and smoke detectors have been placed at regular intervals and are routinely checked. All restricted areas/zones have controlled access for entry and exit, based on the smart contactless card and reader system. Drills are conducted regularly and protocol is in place for various different scenarios.
Living on a Wi-Fi enabled campus with hi-speed lease line connectivity children can Skype, use their cell phones for certain hours and receive a call from their parents on the phone extensions in each dorm room.
After-school Sports Programme:
With numerous playing fields and sporting facilities, children can opt to be coached in a sport of their choice, visit the Fitness Centre or simply play a game of football or basketball with their friends. All sporting facilities can be accessed for a dedicated time each day.
Each common room has individual study units for private study. Children also have access to the classrooms in the main school building during evening study.
Students can visit the on-campus convenience store that is well-stocked with a wide range of quality Indian and foreign products. It is compulsory for a student to be accompanied by a houseparent while making any purchase.
RECREATION & OTHER FACILITIES
Besides offering a variety of indoor games that include table-tennis, squash, billiards and foosball, the Fitness Centre also has a well-equipped gym with a separate area for cardio. It also houses a spa and salon.
It is not an uncommon sight to catch students relaxing over a game of billiards or indulging in a little foosball mania over the weekends while others enjoy the spa!
Spa: Steam & Sauna
To relax and unwind, there is nothing like a little indulgence! The Spa is connected to the swimming-pool area and has an exclusive section for the boys and girls respectively. Each section can accommodate up to 60 students. It includes four sauna rooms, four steam rooms and five showers in each section.
The hair and skin care salon is a treat for boarders, allowing them the convenience and luxury of personal grooming on campus!
It is equipped with 10 fully hydraulic Barber chairs, 2 Manicure tables and 2 hydrotherapy Pedicure tubs, 2 Styling stations/cabins, 2 shampoo chairs with automatic neck and back massage and 2 Massage and Treatment Rooms. All the equipment is acquired from Takara Belmont, France and Lemi, Italy.
The life-skill of living independently:
Perhaps the greatest opportunity children can derive from the boarding experience at GDGWS is developing the life-skill of living independently. Living in a homely environment with the support of houseparents, we encouraged children to grow into independent and self-reliant individuals.
Bound together by the GDGWS boarding experience, children build lifelong friendships. They emerge well-equipped to face the many challenges and demands of life after school.