RiverDale follows the house system like other leading boarding schools. Soon after joining RiverDale, every student is assigned to one of the four houses: Fern (green), Maple (yellow), Oak (red) and Willow (blue). Each house is served by its set of House Masters and Mistresses from among the staff, as well as House Captains from among the members of the Board of Prefects.
House points are regularly compiled and updated every week. Points are awarded for students who do well in tournaments, extra-curricular and sports activities. Points are also awarded to students for outstanding academic performance, and exemplary conduct and behaviour in the classroom, dormitory and dining hall. The winning house is rewarded with special privileges afforded to its member staff and students.
12 REASONS TO COME TO RIVERDALE
1 RiverDale follows an excellent tradition of excellence in academics, supported by an array of approaches that help students in their conceptual learning and cognitive learning.
2 Students are helped to assume ownership for their own learning at RiverDale.
3 Training in sports and games is serious business at RiverDale! A team of trained coaches train students to become more proficient in their choice of sports and games.
4 A wide variety of extra-curricular activities ensure that students develop key skills that will place them on the cutting edge of success and excellence.
5 Training of students in morals and values receives constant attention at RiverDale, a process that is integrated into all avenues of learning.
6 The low teacher-student ratio ensures that all student receive one-to-one attention. No student is ever lost in the crowd at RiverDale. Students are cared for and supervised round the clock by a body of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.
7 Assigned mentors provide additional emotional and other support to students coming to a boarding school for the first time.
8 Every possible facility, be it in the realm of academics, sports, extra-curricular activities and others, is put at the disposal of students at RiverDale.
9 The school’s location, and the fact that it is a pure boarding school (no day-scholars are admitted) offers students a safe, controlled and distraction-free environment conducive to better learning.
10 The school recognizes every child’s need to be heard and thus adopts an open-door policy where every student is free to approach anybody at school to address their issues.
11 Reasoning with students is a culture at RiverDale where instead of adopting a ‘take it or leave it’ approach, students are helped to understand the reason behind every rule or norm at the school.
12 Students are constantly trained, helped and supported to develop good habits and pro-social traits.