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‘If you want committed staff and teachers for your child, this school is the place to be’

A mother talks about how the school promotes age-appropriate learning without burdening children

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Ashish and Arbuda Kapuria enrolled their son Avram in nursery this year at Apeejay School, Saket. Right from the admission process to the child’s consistent development, the school has met every expectation, says the mother. In an interview, Arbuda, a homemaker, talks about her son’s class teacher, activity-based pedagogy, and more.

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What made you consider Apeejay School, Saket, for Avram?

One of the reasons was its proximity to our home. The school is situated in a decent location, surrounded by greenery. My priority was to look for a good school in South Delhi and Apeejay School, Saket, was a fitting choice as one which imparts the right values and culture among kids. Personally, I wanted a school where my son could experience a balanced blend of academics and activities so that he could enjoy his time at school without feeling too burdened. Apeejay ticked all the boxes and therefore we enrolled our son there.

How is the school maintaining the curriculum balance you talk about?

Apart from studies, the school organises different interesting activities for children to teach them about Indian culture and heritage, festivals, and more. Recently, the pre-primary section was taken to a Gurudwara and Avram was thrilled with the experience. All in all, the school has lived up to our expectations.

What was the admission process like?

It went completely hassle-free. The principal sir was a delight to talk to. He made things very easy and comfortable for us as parents. The administration did their job very well. It is usually very hard for parents when they take their child to a school for the first time; as a parent, you feel you are being tested (laughs). But we faced none of that at Apeejay.

What about teacher-student interaction in class and what kind of support and encouragement do the teachers show?

Avram’s class teacher Lakshmi Parvati ma’am is a wonderful person. She is personally invested in the development of every student. The way she constantly encouraged my son to participate in various activities boosted his morale so much! At the same time, she pointed out some of the things we needed to work on together — she helped us understand how to work on pencil grip to help Avram write. And she similarly guided all parents without embarrassing them about what their child may or may not be lacking. In the last two months, Avram has picked up writing and has shown steady improvement. He comes home from school and the first thing he does in the evening is to complete his homework.

Even the helping staff Asha didi is very loving toward the students. I can sense the affection she has for them from the way she talks about my son. I think Avram is very lucky.

I would also like to specially mention that the school is vigilant about the safety and security of children. They are escorted right from outside the school gate to the class and vice-versa, which is a great relief for parents.

Apeejay focuses on activity-based learning. Do you see it happening in your son’s class?

For example, the teacher asked the students to draw objects associated with any alphabet they were being taught in class. With every letter, they were taught a particular sound or song so that the child remembered it. Various other such interesting methods have been used.

Would you recommend the school to other parents?

Absolutely! If you want your child to start his or her journey in a positive environment with committed staff and experienced teachers, this is the place to be.

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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