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‘My husband fulfilled his desire to study in Apeejay through our children’

Shruti Narula, whose two sons study in Apeejay Faridabad Sector 15, talks about how the teachers constantly encourage her children



Shruti Narula, mother of Hitansh and Gatik, students of classes KG and 5, in Apeejay Faridabad Sector 15, recalls how the school principal and teachers supported her when she lost her husband during the pandemic. The mother-of-two, who is running her late husband’s plywood business, tells us more about how well her children are progressing in school. Edited excerpts:

What made you opt for Apeejay Faridabad Sector 15?

My husband Ashok wanted to study in Apeejay as a child. Since that did not happen, he decided his children would definitely study in the school. We also got very good feedback about Apeejay teachers, so we enrolled our children.

Tell us about your experience with the teachers.

I think they are among the best educators. Not just the present class teacher, sometimes I even reach out to Gatik’s previous teachers, and they promptly respond. They have all been very reassuring and cooperative.

The school principal Dr Parul Tyagi is also a very kind person. She helped us a lot during the pandemic when I lost my husband. To date, she has been a huge support.  

Do your children get personal attention from the teachers?

Absolutely! Teachers take a personal interest in my children’s progress. My younger son Hitansh went to school just for a month before summer vacation, but he has already settled in. In fact, he is very excited about going back to school once it reopens.

How have Apeejay’s interactive teaching methods benefitted your children?

Gatik has shown a lot of improvement in academics. The credit goes to the teachers who give him the much-needed push to work hard. Earlier, he was very weak in reading, but it changed with the constant encouragement and support of the teachers.

Apeejay’s activity-based teaching approach benefits children a lot. While expanding knowledge, what some of these activities also do is boost the child’s confidence. For instance, some of these activities are designed to improve children’s public speaking skills—the child does not feel shy to speak at any event, be it at school or a social gathering. Their social skills improve simultaneously.

I am seeing a lot of development in Hitansh as well—he is learning through play. I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly he learned cursive writing. When I shared my concern with his teacher, she told me, ‘Just encourage him at home, and meanwhile, I will make all the effort.’ Indeed, she helped my child a lot. 

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.