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‘Teachers at Apeejay Kharghar never stop a student from asking questions’

Mrs. Anusha Anumolu, mother of Apeejay Kharghar student Maanyata Anumolu, appreciates the teachers for bringing out the curiosity to learn in her daughter

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Mrs. Anusha Anumolu is a software engineer with Techolution. Her husband Srinivas Anumolu is a Design Manager with Parker Hannifin Corporation. They are proud parents of Maanyata Anumolu, class six student at Apeejay Kharghar. In an informal interview, Mrs. Anumolu recalls how the teachers at Apeejay explained all the technological aspects of online classes to the students and eased the anxiety of working parents. Edited excerpts: 

Why did you choose Apeejay Kharghar for Maanyata’s admission?

I had heard very good reviews about the school. Apeejay Kharghar has a very high standard of education. After getting my daughter enrolled at Apeejay Kharghar, I saw that she started exploring things. The way the teachers explained the concepts, it made her curiosity increase a lot towards learning. She is now in a position that if she learns anything new, she experiments with it. She first understands a concept and then wants to go in full depth of it. 

There are so many things Maanyata is exploring on her own. She is letting us know a lot of interesting facts every day as she is progressing. She is trying to explore new horizons in whatever is taught in the class. Whether it is scholastic work or curricular activities, she is showing her interest towards learning in all the fields. The school has always encouraged her to participate in comparing or drawing events. She has a lot of interest in dance these days. She is highly encouraged to dance by the school as well. Her overall development has increased manifold at Apeejay School, Kharghar.  

What is the best thing about Apeejay School, Kharghar?

Apeejay Kharghar does not discourage kids. They know the ability of a child and always encourage him/her in that field. They give all that is required to the kids to achieve greater heights. For instance, they provide opportunities in various extra-curricular, sports or scholastic activities. That is really commendable.

Are the teachers engaging well with the students?

Yes. They go beyond their way and think out of the box when it comes to teaching a child. I have seen teachers who simply explain a concept and leave it there. But in Apeejay Kharghar the teachers show videos and give several real life examples while explaining a concept. They teach so many moral things to the children in both Hindi and English as well. They give more than their 100% to make the kids understand a topic. 

I would like to thank each and every class teacher, they encouraged Maanyata a lot. All the subject teachers helped and supported her a lot. I understand that she is very talkative and asks ‘n’ questions. Sometimes while teaching her at home I tell her to stop asking questions but not even a single teacher at Apeejay School Kharghar has ever asked her to keep quiet. They answer all her questions patiently whether they are silly or important.

Please tell us a bit about Maanyata and take us through her progress at school?

She likes science a lot. She was scared of Hindi initially due to the maatras and the complexities in the language (laughs). She was finding it difficult to understand Hindi. But in the past few years as she grew up, her teachers kept changing, and the way in which Hindi was taught to her was so interesting. She has developed a lot of interest in Hindi now.

 She loves Science the most however. I am surprised by the things she browses on the internet. She is trying to identify the factors that make a male voice and a female voice different. She has done a complete analysis on the vocal sounds and the reasons for the difference. She has that desire, that interest to learn more. That in turn comes from the way the subjects are taught to the kids.

How has the experience of the online classes been for Maanyata?

Except for the fact that they were missing the school exposure and could not meet their friends, it was all good.  Initially she was finding it difficult and we were worried. But the teachers explained everything about the technology aspect of the online classes to the kids. Gradually they learned and from there, her keen interest in learning and exploring things using the tablet increased. Before this, there was never such a constant exposure to technology.

Now that the schools have reopened, is she happy to be back at the school?

Yes. She is more than happy. Now she is getting to run and roam around in the school. She is meeting her friends and all the kids feel as if they have got their life back. For earlier they would be just sitting alone at home in front of the screen. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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