Too often children and young adults are undermined by criticism. The Sayfolian is taught to have the confidence to face adverse situations and comment with reason and not emotion, objectively not subjectively. The Sayfol child is encourage to learn the habit of careful reasoning of every situation it encounters whatever the provocation, keeping its emotions under complete control at all times. The child is also trained not to dissipate its valuable energy and intellect by being perturbed or negatively influenced by outside comments, opinions, or actions but instead to use the art of psychological reasoning, rationality and performance aimed at achieving optimum results for themselves.
Here students are taught to look after themselves and their belongings. They are put into positions of responsibility both in class and in the school in general. They learn how to handle money and keep accounts in the students Co-operative Society. Within the Guide, Scouts, Cubs and Brownies, they learn not only the qualities of responsibility and leadership but also the various skills needed for independence like cookery, coping efficiently with emergency situations and lack of proper equipment, first aid etc.
HEALTH AND APPEARANCE
The physical health of every Sayfol child is carefully monitored and necessary measures are adopted to keep him / her in the best of health at all times. Well balanced meals of high nutritional standards are provided in the school dining hall daily. General appearance is important – attention paid to form of dress, neatness, personal cleanliness, grooming of hair, the correct posture and department go into this aspect of a child’s development.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY
The Sayfolian is a member not only of the school but primarily of the family unit and that of society as a whole. The Sayfol child is made aware of his / her responsibility not only to family but to mankind as a whole. The importance of family attachment and respect for each family member is emphasized upon. Sayfol children are made aware of the needs of society too, especially those less fortunate than themselves – the old, the handicapped, the sick. They learn that everybody is entitled to their respect and help. Participation in such activities as fund raising and giving concerts for the needy, both within the community and without, educated them in social responsibility. This education is further enhanced by Guiding, Scouting, Cadet Corps and the school’s International Club resulting in the production of responsible, civil minded and duty-conscious men and women of tomorrow.