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‘Our daughter is a smart child, and the credit goes to the teachers of Apeejay Charkhi Dadri’

Hetanshi Singh’s father Deepak Mohan Sheoran is an alumnus of the school who wanted his daughter to grow up in the same educational environment that he once experienced

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Deepak Mohan Sheoran and Sarika Sheoran’s daughter Hetanshi Singh is studying in nursery at Apeejay School Charkhi Dadri. Deepak is the Assistant Vice President with Angel One while his wife is pursuing post-graduation in gynaecology. In an interview, the parents reveal why they chose Apeejay for their daughter and how the school has lived up to their expectations. Edited excerpts:

What made you consider Apeejay Charkhi Dadri for your daughter Hetanshi?

Sarika: My husband and sister-in-law are alumni of Apeejay Charkhi Dadri.

Deepak: I had some good insight into the education system at Apeejay. My sister and I actively participated in all co-curricular activities. Back in school, I was the House Captain of one of the teams. As an alumnus, I was very happy that our daughter would be studying in the same school.

As an alumnus, what differences have you noticed between the time you spent at school versus your daughter’s experience?

Deepak: Since I joined the school in the fourth standard, I am unaware of how nursery classes were conducted at that time. However, if I compare how the education system has evolved today with the knowledge and exposure that my daughter is getting, I will say the school lives up to the standards. Hetanshi is a smart child, and I would like to give credit to the teachers for that. The school offers a great environment that nurtures kids in the best way possible.

What methods do teachers use in class to hold young children’s attention?

Deepak: The teachers use interactive methods to keep students engaged. They involve almost every student in learning activities like poem recitation, storytelling, etc. In online classes too, we saw the same level of engagement.

How has this interactive method of teaching helped Hetanshi?

Deepak: I think it totally worked for her. She is a charmer now and is quite expressive. The classes have gone really well for her.

Is she encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities and value-based programmes?

Deepak: Absolutely! The school celebrates many Indian festivals and organises events. The purpose is to familiarise students with their culture, teach inclusivity and other human values. Hetanshi participates in every event and now has some knowledge about art and culture.

Hetanshi has started attending classes physically at school. Is she enjoying her time?

Deepak: Hetanshi loves to go to school and meet her friends and teachers.

How does the school help to keep working parents up to date with their child’s overall development?

Sarika: Daily, the teachers discuss classroom activities with parents. They give regular feedback about our daughter to our mother-in-law, who is taking care of her.

Deepak: The teachers interact with my mother every day. According to me, the feedback that we get really helps us keep track of our daughter’s progress.  

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior 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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