Godwin Modern School offers the students in its unique opportunity to develop both mind and the body through a structured educational and distinctive co-curricular programme. Being a boarding school, the campus is self sufficient and has the facilities and opportunities for each student to excel in various spheres.
Since Kurseong experiences a pleasant climate, throughout the year the dormitories are airy and the weather conditions provide comfortable living accommodation for the children.
Living together in harmony and adjusting to the strictly structured living conditions of a student community is one of life’s great learning opportunities in itself. It has been known to develop a strong sense of independence and self confidence along with other good qualities in children exposed to boarding life. All aspects such as food, clothes, personal hygiene and pastoral support are provided under the care of a committed team of specially trained and experienced personnel. This school places a premium on health and safety factors; hence every care is taken to provide a protective environment within the school premises. We have outsourced the services available in Kurseong so that the best health care is available to our wards.
To provide a break in the monotony and add variety to their life experience, we arrange to take the children on cross-country walks and excursions as often as possible. We arrange screening of appropriate movies in our auditorium on a weekly basis and the children have all the accessibility to Television and Internet during weekends.
Godwin provides comfortable separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls with spacious dormitories, round-the-clock hot water facility, assistance by “Didis” (nannies), laundry, long distance communication facilities including internet, e-mail access and above all, round -the-clock security and vigil.
An infirmary isolates sick children with a provision for special diet and the school nurse is accessible at all times. The dormitories for boys and girls are housed in separate buildings. They are assisted by House Matrons who are in charge of health, hygiene, house-keeping and diet, while students leaders ensure discipline and punctuality.
The friendly warmth and co-operation among peers topped by the personalized care and counsel makes Godwin truly ‘a home away from home’
The day at Godwin begins at 5:30 a.m in the morning with a formal session of fitness training and games for every student. After this, students return to their hostels to wash and change before going in for One hour of supervised study.
Breakfast is served at 7:45 am in the morning. Classes begin at 08.20 am and run through to 12.00 pm when lunch is served. Classes again resume after a break of forty minutes and run through till 2:40 pm There are eight lessons each day. This allows each student to study each subject every day.
After school students have an opportunity to rest. At 3.30 pm students have afternoon refreshments and there are formal games for students to play and learn a wide variety of sports.
At 5:30 pm they wash and change in preparation for two hours of supervised study.
All students are to be at bed by 9:00 pm.
On Sundays, and holidays a more relaxed routine is followed but emphasis is again placed upon offering students a variety of options in a carefully supervised way. Sport often forms the basis of the day and walk trips, outside visits, and movies become a part of their off schedule.
Our students have many opportunities to broaden their education. We provide a weekly time tabled work experience programme, which encourages them to visit local villages each week to teach English to both adults and children under the supervision of our teachers.