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‘Apeejay Model Town is shaping my children’s personalities for a brighter future’

Mother-of-three Richa Gupta says the teachers take active interest in each child’s progress



Richa Gupta with husband Raghav and her three children

As a mother, Richa Gupta wanted her three children to be nurtured in a good academic environment and Apeejay turned out to be the most desirable choice for her. Her daughters Dwitika and Prakriti began their journey with Apeejay Rhythms Jalandhar and are now studying in Apeejay School, Model Town, in classes 5 and 1 respectively. Her youngest child, Abhinandan, is studying in Apeejay Rhythms. Overwhelmed with her children’s remarkable progress, Richa, a homemaker, tells us in an interview all about Apeejay’s innovative teaching methods, how teachers give individual attention to students and promote good etiquette. Edited excerpts:

All three of your children are studying in Apeejay. What made you choose the school?

Being brought up in Jalandhar, I was aware of Apeejay’s reputation. I had heard very good reviews of the school and always had the desire to enroll my kids in it. All of them started their journey with Apeejay Rhythms Jalandhar. I am very happy and satisfied with the way my children are progressing in Apeejay.

How are your children progressing?

My elder daughter has always actively participated in school activities. Prakriti, on the other hand, used to be very shy and hesitant to speak before she started going to school. The teachers, however, have instilled in her a lot of confidence. I vividly remember how in nursery she went on stage and recited a poem confidently for the first time ever. With the constant support and encouragement of the schoolteachers, Prakriti’s self-esteem has been boosted so much that she already aims to be a police officer when she grows up!

Abhinandan, like Prakriti, used to be an introvert. Now, he is a lot more expressive and active in class. He has begun interacting with friends and teachers. Apeejay is doing its best to shape my children’s personalities for a brighter future.

What, according to you, has influenced this development in your kids?

Much of the credit goes to the teacher’s innovative approach while teaching any topic in class. For instance, teachers show some pictures in class and ask students to make a few sentences based on them. They have separate question-answer sessions three days a week. Besides, the students are also made to perform experiments based on any particular topic or are shown educational videos. All of these methods make the classes interactive and fun for the children.

Do the teachers provide personal attention to the students?

The teachers take interest in each child’s progress—they are aware of each child’s strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly. Never have I seen them biased towards any student rather they encourage everybody and ensure their participation in class. I have personally seen how Prakriti’s teachers constantly pushed her to express her thoughts or answer questions in class.

What about extra-curricular activities?

The school organises various extra-curricular activities for the kids. Further, they involve not just parents but even grandparents in some of the activities. It is wonderful to see how the school tries to include children’s entire families, ensuring nobody is left behind.

Do you find Apeejay inculcating good human values in your children?

In preschool itself, my children were introduced to the concept of “sharing is caring”. They have been taught table manners, how they should respect their parents, teachers, and every other individual who has a contribution in their lives, from domestic help to drivers, shopkeepers, sanitation workers, and so on.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.