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‘Teachers at Apeejay made it easy for our family to adapt to a new city and overcome the language barrier’

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P Anusha with both her sons

P Anusha is the mother of two children studying at Apeejay School, Hoshiarpur Road. The family hails from Hyderabad and shifted to Jalandhar more than five years ago. She shares her experience of how she witnessed a positive change in her elder son towards the school-going process and how the school helped the family adjust to a new city.

Tell us something about yourself and family?

I am a 35-year-old homemaker. I give online tuitions to students of Class X. We hail from Hyderabad and shifted to Jalandhar when my husband A. Harshwardhan Reddy got a transfer here. He is a professor of agriculture working with a private university. We have two children: Arva Varshith Reddy, who is nine years old and Arva Yuvan Reddy, who is five. Both of them study at Apeejay School, Hoshiarpur Road. Varshith is in Class 4 and Yuvan is in UKG.   

Why did you choose Apeejay School?

The primary reason for sending both my kids to Apeejay is the location of the school. It is close to our residence and my kids don’t find it difficult to commute between school and home. The other reason, which is equally important, is the reputation of the school. Whether it is teachers, education, infrastructure and the holistic development of a child, we have only heard good things about the school.

Are you happy with the teachers at the school?

We are grateful to the teachers. The way they teach each and every student is just amazing. We are from South India and when we came here to Jalandhar, Varshith got his admission in UKG. On the first day of his school, he wasn’t ready to go. But the way the teachers received him touched our hearts. He instantly became comfortable and there has not been a single day when he had cried. When we were in Hyderabad, he cried every day while going to school.

Are extra-curricular activities that your child enjoys?

Definitely, staying here in Punjab, we realised that along with education, extra-curricular activities are equally important for a child. In South India, the emphasis is mostly on education. Initially, we didn’t understand the concept of co-curriculum, but now when the talent/skills of both my kids are highlighted and enhanced, we feel proud. Both of them are good at dancing and have won first prizes in many school competitions. They love to paint. Varshith loves to write poems.

What is it that they enjoy the most about school?

I would like to mention that we had a language barrier. Our mother tongue is Telugu, but the teachers made Varshith comfortable. Now my elder son speaks very fluent Hindi and also talks in Punjabi. We are so proud of him. Also, this could not have happened without the support and extra attention given to my child.

Apart from this, the infrastructure is good. The management is very cooperative and we are happy with the fact that with less number of students in each section, individual attention is given to our kids. Not only do our children get recognition in the school, the teachers have helped us adjust to a new city as a family.

How has your experience of online classes been?

We are happy that the education as well as other activities are not being compromised. Virtual classes have helped both my kids to stay engaged in the last one and a half years. The teachers are giving their virtual classes with the best of their efforts.

Would you recommend Apeejay to others?

Yes, of course. Both my children are studying here and we have a very good experience as parents.

“Both my children are getting individual attention in their classes, be it online or offline. We are happy with our decision to send them at Apeejay.”

-P Anusha

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