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‘My daughter’s teacher at Apeejay Svran Global even took extra classes to help her out with a subject’

Sakshi Sharma, whose children Aarav and Gurvi study at Apeejay Svran Global School, appreciates how the teachers pay equal attention to each child in a class



Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad is an institution that provides the much-needed attention and encouragement to boost a child’s overall development, says Sakshi Sharma, mother of Aarav and Gurvi, students of class 2 and class 1 respectively. In an interview, Sakshi shares several instances that are proof of the teachers’ dedication and hard work. Edited excerpts:

What factors did you consider while picking a school for your children? How is Apeejay Svran Global living up to your expectations?

I was looking for a school that would focus on a child’s overall development and not just academics. One thing about the Apeejay curriculum that I found interesting was their theme-based learning approach. The teachers in this school nurture children’s overall skills like public speaking. They help students overcome stage fright by getting them to participate in assemblies and other events–my daughter has started compèring while my son has been giving speeches—which is necessary today.

Do you find the teachers interacting with and encouraging every student in the class?

The teachers are doing a wonderful job. They are paying a lot of attention to each and every child in the class. Young children tend to get distracted very easily, and are difficult to manage in the virtual format. But from monitoring a child’s behaviour in the class to tracking their homework and clearing concepts, the teachers ensure no child is ignored in any way. My daughter faced some issues in grasping Hindi lessons initially. When I conveyed this to her teacher, she provided extra classes to help her out. Such is their dedication!

What activities or methods do teachers use in an online class to keep children engaged?

The children play games using simple objects based on a topic that is being taught in class. Activities like this help clear their concepts and keep them engaged. The kids enjoy these sessions very much.

How have these teaching methods helped your children?

When we were young, I remember we would mostly mug up the concepts. But now, the teaching methods have changed. My children do not cram but learn by clearly understanding what they study. This is something that even I focus on. Education is not just about how well one does in a particular examination; it is not about just learning definitions. The methodologies adopted by the school, like phonics, are amazing.

Do your son and daughter participate in extra-curricular activities?

From role-play activities to morning assemblies based on various topics, my children participate in most of the events.

The school recently celebrated its Annual Appreciation Day. How was the experience?

Both my children performed at the school’s annual appreciation day. The teachers got every child to participate in this. At Apeejay, it is never just about pushing only a select few who have showcased their talent. Every child is encouraged to participate in competitions and events.

Apeejay focuses on value education. How are teachers helping children inculcate human values?

There are tickly tales storytelling sessions in which the students are told about moral values. The students also have ‘awakening sessions’ where they are taught about etiquette. I think this is the right age for the children to imbibe these important values.

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.