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Shifting from offline to online mode hasn’t affected the quality of teaching at Apeejay School – Rama Mandi, Jalandhar: Harjinder Kaur

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Harjinder Kaur with Mehakpreet Kaur and Mankaran Singh

Harjinder Kaur is a homemaker and her husband, Parmjot Singh, is an agriculturist. They are proud parents of Mehakpreet Kaur and Mankaran Singh students of Apeejay School – Hoshiarpur Road, Jalandhar. Mehakpreet is in class 9 while Mankaran is in class 4. In an interview, Harjinder decodes how the school has helped her children succeed in academics and extra-curricular activities.

Why did you choose Apeejay?
We had received great feedback on the quality of education imparted in the school and the fee was also reasonable. We had a good first impression of the school and had a healthy discussion with the Principal. The school is also located near our house. We couldn’t have asked for more and got Mehakpreet enrolled in class 1.

Share with us the progress made by you children?
I have closely observed the progress made by both my children. Mehakpreet’s confidence has soared. Earlier, Mehak had stage fright and now she effortlessly delivers Thought of the Day and reads the Daily News. She also takes part in almost every co-curricular activity such as essay writing, poem recitation, art and craft competitions, Olympiads among others. The best part is that the school encourages all students to hone their non-academic skills. Mehakpreet has consistently scored above 90 per cent for years now. Both my children love going to school and it shows in their attendance record. Mehakpreet and Mankaran have been awarded the Attendance award multiple times. Talking about Mankaran, he too has made rapid progress. Like Mehakpreet, his confidence has increased over the years.

Are you content with the online teaching?
Yes. Though the teaching has shifted from offline to online mode, there’s no deterioration in the quality of education. In fact, adequate attention is given to each student. Teachers are also fantastic and cooperate fully with parents. They also provide a clear picture on the progress and shortcomings of students. The Principal, too, is in constant touch with parents.

Share with us a moment that touched you deeply.
I was over the moon when Mehakpreet was awarded the Dr Stya Paul Award for Human Values in class 8. The prestigious award is given to the students who exemplify and exhibit good human values in their day-to-day life. She was felicitated with a citation and Rs 5,000 scholarship. This award is given in 3 categories – 6 to 8, 8 to 10 and 10 to 12. I also feel extremely proud when Mehakpreet bags numerous prizes at Annual Functions.

“Teachers of Apeejay are passionate and dedicated to student learning. They plan their lessons well in advance. We never felt the need to send our kids to tuition classes.”

-Harjinder Kaur

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