Prioritizing Pastoral Care: Nurturing Minds and Hearts
The TonsBridge School provides pastoral excellence and takes a highly proactive approach. Our system is based on a very strong Class-Wise Dorm System, with strong and positive relationships between boys, staff and parents. Fostering an atmosphere in which all members of the community look out for each other is at the heart of all that we do.
We understand that education goes beyond the classroom. It’s about nurturing young minds and hearts, providing a supportive and caring environment where students can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. Central to our ethos is the concept of pastoral care – a commitment to the holistic well-being of our students.
We understand that entrusting his care and education to us during this period is not done lightly. As a large school, we are able to offer extraordinary advantages in resources and choices, but we are also divided into small groups too, through the two academic divisions (Junior Wing and Senior Wing). These create interlocking layers of pastoral care which enable every boy, the reserved as well as the extrovert, to find opportunities to lead a confident, fulfilled and enjoyable life at School.
Pastoral care is the responsibility of the Dean of Pastoral Care, supported by Resident Medical Officer, Catering Officer, Counsellor, Dorm Parents, Assistant Dorm Parents, Matrons and Hostesses. This network is further bolstered by an experienced and well-resourced Medical Centre based in School, and an informed and skilled Catering Department. Pastoral care isn’t something that happens when things go wrong; it’s a constant support network for your son’s time in School.
Our Approach to Pastoral Care
Residential Life: Our boarding students become part of a close-knit community. We provide comfortable and secure dormitories where students live together, forming deep and lasting friendships. Our dedicated residential staff ensures that students feel at home, guiding them through the challenges and triumphs of life away from their families.
Mentoring and Guidance: Each student is assigned a mentor who acts as their advocate, confidant, and guide. Our mentors are there to listen, provide advice, and offer support whenever it’s needed. Whether it’s academic advice, personal challenges, or career aspirations, our mentors are a pillar of strength.
Counselling Services: We offer professional counselling services to address the emotional and psychological needs of our students. Our trained counsellors are available for one-on-one sessions, group counselling, and workshops to help students navigate the complexities of adolescence.
Health and Wellness: The physical health of our students is a top priority. We provide access to healthcare facilities, nutritious meals, and regular physical activities to ensure their well-being. Additionally, we educate our students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Community Building: We believe in fostering a sense of belonging. Through a range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports, and cultural events, students can pursue their interests, develop new skills, and build strong bonds with peers.
Global Perspective: Our diverse student body allows students to learn from people of different cultures and backgrounds. This exposure encourages tolerance, empathy, and a global perspective.
Develop Resilience: By facing challenges in a supportive environment, students learn to overcome adversity and develop resilience.
Foster Independence:We teaches self-reliance and independence, skills that serve students well in adulthood.
Build Lifelong Friendships: The friendships formed during boarding school often last a lifetime, creating a network of support.
Excel Academically: When students feel safe and supported, they are more likely to excel academically.
Prepare for Life:We prepares students not just for college but for the challenges and opportunities life has to offer.
The living facilities are planned to provide a family-like atmosphere to our boys. All boarding houses have comfortable dormitories with adjacent washrooms. The boarding houses are guarded exclusively by professional security guards.
The boys of Junior Wing are accommodated in dormitories in groups of eight, whereas the boys of Senior School stay together in groups of four in each dormitory. Each floor has a study room for self-study.
At TonsBridge, the well-being of our students is paramount. We understand that a healthy body and mind are essential for academic success and personal growth. That’s why we have invested in top-notch healthcare and medical services to ensure that our students are cared for in every way possible.
The Medical Centre in the School campus is managed by Max Healthcare & Synergy Institute of Medical Sciences. The School also has a tie-up with Max Super Specialty Hospital and Synergy Hospital which is in close vicinity.
The experienced and well-resourced School Medical Centre conducts outpatient and inpatient treatment, minor procedures and surgeries. A Residential Medical Officer is assisted by two well-trained registered nurses from Max Super Specialty Hospital and Synergy Hospital. The Medical Centre is within the hostel area and is a warm and caring place for the pupils.
The Medical Centre is equipped with:
- Routine Treatments
- Fourteen-bed General Ward
- Four-bed Isolation Ward
- Recovery Lounge.
Medical bills are incorporated into your Imprest Fees.
Comprehensive Healthcare Services
Medical Clinic: Our on-campus medical clinic is staffed with qualified and experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best care possible. Whether it’s a common cold, a minor injury, or a more serious health concern, our clinic is equipped to handle a wide range of medical issues.
Regular Check-ups: We believe in proactive healthcare. Students receive regular check-ups to monitor their overall health. This helps us identify any potential health issues early on and take appropriate measures.
24/7 Availability: Our medical staff is available round the clock to attend to any medical emergencies that may arise, providing students and their parents with peace of mind.
Mental Health Support
Counselling Services: We understand that students face various challenges during their academic journey. That’s why we offer confidential counselling services where students can discuss their concerns, whether academic, personal, or emotional, in a safe and supportive environment.
Stress Management: We provide resources and workshops to help students manage stress and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Our goal is to foster emotional resilience and well-being.
Health and Nutrition
Balanced Meals: Our on-campus dining facilities provide nutritious and balanced meals to support students’ physical growth and development. Special dietary needs are accommodated.
Health Education: We believe in educating our students about healthy living. We provide information on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices to help them make informed decisions.
Hygiene and Sanitation
Clean and Safe Environment: Our campus is maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. We take every precaution to create a safe and healthy living environment for our students.
Health Records and Confidentiality
Confidential Records: All medical records are kept strictly confidential, ensuring the privacy of our students’ health information.
Communication: We maintain open lines of communication with parents and guardians to keep them informed about their child’s health and well-being.
At TonsBridge, we believe that a healthy student is a successful student. Our commitment to healthcare and medical services reflects our dedication to providing a safe and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically and personally.
At TonsBridge and rest assured that your child’s health and wellness are our top priorities.
From Farm to Table: In-House Organic Farming and Dairy
At TonsBridge, we take pride in offering a full vegetarian dining experience that goes beyond just nourishing the body; it also nourishes the soul. Vegetarianism is increasingly being followed among the Best Boarding Schools in Dehradun. The growing popularity of vegetarianism is a growing trend the world over. People are switching to a vegetarian diet for many reasons, including health benefits, a religious decree, and growing suspicion around hygiene and growth hormones in slaughterhouses among others. Central to our commitment to providing wholesome, nutritious, and sustainable meals is our in-house organic farming and dairy operation. We believe that knowing where your food comes from and how it’s produced is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
The Tons Bridge School has been certified by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and holds a license under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 as a Food Business Operator with food product categories ranging from 1 to 16.
To cater to different palates, following cuisines form an integral part of our weekly menu:
- Indian regional
Our constant endeavour is to minimize unnecessary use of oil, too much of sugar, and ingredients which are artificially prepared.
The Farm-to-Table Experience
Organic Farming: Our on-campus organic farm is a vibrant hub of sustainable agriculture. We grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs using organic and environmentally friendly practices. This not only ensures the freshest ingredients but also reduces our carbon footprint.
Dairy Production: Our dairy facility is home to happy, healthy Indian cows that provide us with fresh, high-quality milk. From milk and cheese to yogurt and butter, we produce a range of dairy products right here on our premises.
Freshness: Our farm-to-table approach guarantees that the produce on your plate is at its peak of freshness and flavour. You can taste the difference in every bite.
Transparency: We believe in transparency in our food production processes. Students can visit our farm and dairy, getting first-hand knowledge of where their food comes from.
Sustainability: Organic farming practices are gentle on the environment. By reducing the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, we contribute to a more sustainable future.
Nutrition: Freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, providing the nutrition needed for peak performance.
Education: Our in-house farming and dairy operations offer excellent educational opportunities. Students can learn about sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, and the importance of responsible food production.
Farm Workshops: We host workshops and events to engage our students in the farming process. They can participate in planting, harvesting, and caring for our crops and animals.
Farm-to-Table Dinners: Periodically, we organize special farm-to-table dinners, where students can savour dishes made exclusively from ingredients grown on our farm.
Healthy Living, Sustainable Choices
Nutritional Awareness: Our students not only enjoy delicious, healthy meals but also gain a deeper understanding of the importance of nutrition and the benefits of sustainable living.
Environmental Stewardship: By engaging in organic farming and sustainable dairy production, we instil in our students a sense of environmental responsibility and the importance of making eco-conscious choices.
At TonsBridge, we believe in providing more than just meals; we offer a holistic food experience that fosters a connection to the land and promotes healthy living. Join us on this culinary journey where every bite is a testament to our commitment to freshness, sustainability, and the well-being of our students.
Discover the difference of farm-fresh, organic dining at TonsBridge, where food is more than sustenance; it’s a celebration of life.
A DAY AT THE TONS BRIDGE SCHOOL
|5:30 A.M. – 5:45 A.M.||Freshen-Up & Brush|
|5:45 A.M. – 6:15 A.M.||Running / Yoga / Meditation / P.T. / Drill|
|6:15 A.M. – 6:50 A.M.||Bath & Change|
|6:50 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.||Uniform Inspection|
|7:00 A.M. – 7:30 A.M.||Breakfast / Milk with Dry Fruits|
|7:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.||Assembly|
|8:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.||Classes|
|11:15 A.M. – 11:35 A.M.||Morning Snacks / Canteen|
|11:35 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.||Classes|
|1:45 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.||Lunch / Canteen|
|2:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.||Change & Rest|
|3:15 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.||Remedial / H.W. in Classrooms|
|4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.||Evening Snacks|
|4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.||Games / Sports / Activities|
|6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.||Bath & Change|
|6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.||Prep in Classrooms|
|8:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.||Dinner|
|8:30 P.M. – 9:20 P.M.||Self Study / Entertainment in Dorms|
|9:20 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.||Prepare Bags & Dress for Next Day|
|9:30 P.M.||Lights off|