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‘Apeejay School, Nerul, was always the first choice for our son’

Gynaecologist Dipti Mulay, mother of class 5 student Dhruv Hoshing, says the teachers at Apeejay School, Nerul, never get tired of explaining things to children as many times as required

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For Dipti Mulay, mother of class 5 student Dhruv Hoshing, Apeejay Nerul was her one and only choice for her son. Not just Dhruv, the school teachers have been carefully nurturing every child with a lot of care, she says. In an interview, the gynaecologist, who runs her own clinic, talks about the values and skills that her son is learning at school. Edited excerpts:

What is it about Apeejay Nerul that encouraged you to enroll your child?

I was born and brought up in Navi Mumbai. Apeejay School, Nerul, has been there since my childhood. It is a reputed school. In fact, I was also enrolled in the school as a child but had to leave it since it was quite far from home. For Dhruv, Apeejay was our first choice because of the overall academic environment that it provides. We did not even apply to any other school.

What do you think of the teaching practices at school?

The pedagogy is very good. The teachers make sure that the child understands every concept well. With online classes, the task is somewhat taxing for teachers but at this school, they are doing a very good job. The children keep asking their doubts, but the teachers never lose patience. They explain the concepts to the children as many times as required.  

Do the teachers engage with all students?

Absolutely, they are doing a very good job. They make the classes very interactive by involving all children in various activities. The teachers know every student. The best thing is they always give parents proper feedback, not just the positives but also the areas where the child can improve.

How regularly does the teaching staff stay in touch with the parents?

As a gynaecologist, I have been extremely busy. However, I always make it a point to attend parent-teacher meetings. The teachers also keep me updated with all the developments and convey the necessary information at all times.

From nursery to class 5, what progress have you seen in Dhruv?

Dhruv is a very bright child. He started reading way early at the age of four. The teachers have always encouraged him to read more or to participate in anything else that he is interested in. He has developed a good relationship with them and feels very comfortable. I am really happy with the way things are shaping up.

Is your child developing holistically?

Yes. For instance, the class is now reading chapters that are written in the form of dialogues. So, the children are made to enact the lines and write plays based on the idea. So, Dhruv has been writing dialogues, poems, and so on.

Apeejay focuses on inculcating human values. Do you see that happening in the case of your son?

Every day, the class begins with a prayer and thought for the day, which is mostly about such human values, which is a good practice. 

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.

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