Ten Values of the Oxford School, Kollam
“To demonstrate initiative when faced by the challenge of leadership and responsibility”.
Boarding lies at the very heart of the Oxford School, Kollam, setting the standards for so much of life at the school, such as the facilities, parental care and the House system. The school aims at providing a boarding experience for our students, which compares with any other institutions , and is based on our responsibility. Each boarding house is like a large family, a community in its own right, reflecting one of the basic values of the Manarul Huda Trust that of the family, which the school seeks to promote at every opportunity.
The boarding accommodation, as good as anything elsewhere of secondary education, aims at achieving an effective balance between privacy for the individual and the development of a strong sense of communal responsibilities and pleasures. Students share double-study bedrooms, all with their own en-suite facilities. For the sixth formers there are single-study bedrooms. Each house has common recreation areas, a library, a TV room and students’ kitchens, which in their own way help to develop community spirit.
The Boarding Housemaster or Housemistress oversees each house, helped by the Residential Tutors, and they are particularly concerned to ensure that new students settle in easily and develop tolerance, flexibility and a mutual supportiveness. Students often form their most lasting friendships in the Boarding House. The Matron is another vitally important member of the Boarding House community; he or she heads the housekeeping team, monitors the health of the students, for which there is excellent back-up facilities, and generally supports them though out their time at the school