At Dunes Academy we have a strong emotional support for our children. Our emotional support team is available to learners throughout the school day to assist with personal issues or issues involving other classmates, etc. Poor academic and behavioral performance fosters low self-esteem and a general negativity towards education, which in many cases results in learners not attending school regularly, and not progressing academically. Our aim is to provide learners with another chance to be successful.
Part of our Academic Phase Programme is introducing the children to ‘Chota Bheem’ who teaches the children that there is always someone you can talk to. Bheem is our very special friend that we love to hug and write letters to and pop them in Bheem’s special postbox. The EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Programme works through different issues with the children, giving them resources and essential life skills, which as usual, always goes hand in hand with a lot of fun!
Children are bound to miss their parents and home at some point of time. The school takes care to provide emotional and parental love by creating a teacher student relation that is warm, informal, and based on mutual understanding and respect. The House Parent makes sure the day-to-day needs of students are met. There is also a counselor on hand to assist any child through whatever is preventing them from achieving their full potential.
Besides emphasis on academics due attention is given to make sure that children are happy in school and they are loved and cared for just the way it is at home. The school follows a tutor system wherein each teacher is assigned 10-15 students who takes care of everything from emotional to academic needs of the children thereby playing the role of a parent tutor.