Life in SNIS Boarding, My Second Home.

Life in SNIS Boarding, My Second Home.

Hello! My name is Soumya Modawal, I am studying in 5th grade at one of the best international schools in Bangalore, Sharanya Narayani International School, and would like to share my experience about my boarding life. I am a student in the Primary Years Program and am 11 years old. Did I miss telling you, Sharanya Narayani International School is nominated as one of the best boarding schools in Bangalore, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and caring dorm parents? In worth and depth to be considered the top boarding school in Bangalore, SNIS has arranged separate boarding houses for boys and girls. Parents can avail of the facility as per their requirements. I joined the girls’ boarding house in 2019 when I was in 2nd grade. Initially, I was a bit reluctant to face new things in life, especially living away from home and my parents. Eventually, I overcame my fear and tried to enjoy being away from my parents and just jolly around with my friends.

One of the reasons I started loving the boarding at SNIS is the variety of extracurricular activities this IGCSE and IB school in Bangalore offers, the most caring and ever-attentive dorm parents, a safe infirmary to get to, friends and the best part is that I even get time to study with my friends. Peer teaching and learning during prep time have helped me to cope with my studies.  It has been one life-changing experience. I am a weekly boarder and stay at the dorm from Monday to Friday and travel back to my family during the weekend. I have a phone call time on Thursdays, which means I can talk to my parents for half an hour.

It has been a while now since I am in the boarding school of this international school in Bangalore. I have 2 roommates living with me in my room and enjoy being with them. My friends and I feel super comfortable in our dorm rooms. As the best residential school in Bangalore, we even have counselors to express our feelings when we are not comfortable with our teachers or dorm parents. Parents can trust their children with whoever is looking after them. If we fall sick, we can take our medicine regularly. Boarding encourages us to be independent.

Our daily routine at the boarding goes like this. Our days start off by waking up at 5:30 am for morning extracurricular activities (sports, games). Then, we come back to the dorm at 6:45 am to drink milk and go back into our rooms and get ready for the day ahead at school. We eat breakfast at 7:30 am and head off to school. After school also, we have extracurricular activities for 1-2 hrs. We play many sports like basketball, swimming, throwball, football, volleyball, and badminton.

Once we finish our sports, we come back to the dorm to get ready for prep (place to study). We head down for snacks and go to the academic block to learn from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. We complete our homework and studies for the day and head to the dining space for our dinner and then back to the room for a perfect night’s sleep.

The days in boarding life are very productive and enthusiastic. Being an IB school in Bangalore and we the MYP students, (6th grade & above) must do a lot of research-based studies, the school offers a second prep before we get to sleep in the dorm. It is mostly like a group study.

This explains almost everything about my boarding life. My favourite part of boarding is FRIENDS. Anyways, hope you enjoyed it and got some insight into the boarding life at SNIS.

Soumya Modawal:)

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