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‘From clay modelling to music lessons, Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park cultivates a child holistically’

Samaira Singh’s mother Dr Shilpi Singh says that her daughter, who is in nursery, has already learned to write on her own



Dr Shilpi Singh, Casualty Medical Officer, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, has enrolled her child Samaira in nursery at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park. From the infrastructure to the teachers’ efforts, the school has lived up to her expectations in every way, says Dr Singh in an interview. Edited excerpts:

What made you consider Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park for your daughter?

The proximity of a school is very important for a child, especially preschoolers. Parents would be anxious if they have to send their child to a school that is far away. Besides, I was impressed with Apeejay School Panchsheel Park’s infrastructure—from the school building to the playground. In this school, there is a separate playground for the primary section. In fact, they also have customised washrooms for small children which is something I had not seen before.

What do you think of the quality of education provided by the school?

Apeejay takes care to cultivate a child holistically-from dance and music classes to activity classes, there is a lot that children get to explore apart from studying. The teachers do a wonderful job of interacting with every child. Even in the online classes, the teachers display a lot of patience and care and put a lot of effort into ensuring children’s active involvement in these classes.

Which co-curricular activities does your daughter like?

She has participated in show-and-tell, clay modelling, and food activities where she had to decorate her plate or make buttermilk or nimbu pani, etc. She is always thrilled about such activities.

Has Samaira started attending offline classes?

Samaira has online classes for two days a week and for the remaining three days, she goes to school. Not once has she cried or thrown tantrums about not attending school. She likes to play with her friends and interact with her teachers.

What do you think of the teaching methods used in school?

Teachers use interesting methods like educational videos and activities. Students are shown relevant videos and online material on various festivals and events. Samaira is also learning phonics, which has helped her learn the alphabet very easily. Now, she has even started writing on her own—she keeps writing on a whiteboard and even walls (laughs). 

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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