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‘Teachers at Apeejay Model Town have been a big support to working parents like me’

Dr Arohi Chatrath says her twin daughters have developed a good bond with their teachers

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As a consultant gynaecologist at Jalandhar’s Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, it is difficult for Dr Arohi Chatrath to spend all the time with her twin daughters Aleena and Zenia who study in Apeejay Model Town, in class 2. Her husband Dr Gurpeet Singh is a consultant orthopaedician at Capitol Hospital. Apeejay teachers, however, have been very cooperative by helping out the working parents whenever required, says the mother. Read on to know how well their daughters are progressing in the school:

What made you opt for Apeejay Model Town?

My children have been in this school since upper kindergarten. Initially, they were enrolled in another school. But somehow, they were not able to adjust, and we had to withdraw their admission. That is when one of our friends suggested Apeejay Model Town and we got them admitted to it soon. Everything has been good so far.

What were the initial days at Apeejay Model Town like?

Since my children joined the school in 2020, they began with online classes. But that was also a great experience for us. From being extremely introverted and shy, my children started to open up gradually. They have overcome stage fear and have become a bit extroverted.

Have your children developed a bond with their teachers?

My daughters shared a good bond with the teachers in the previous classes. They were very fond of their class 1 teacher Simran ma’am. In class 2 now, the class teacher Sakshi ma’am has also become their close friend. She is a very good person and teacher. Zenia and Aleena are always encouraged to participate in every activity. My little ones can speak confidently in public now.

Is the curriculum engaging and interactive enough for young children?

I think it is quite interactive. Apeejay practices thematic learning, which was quite new to me. It helped maintain continuity in the subjects and made it convenient for children to grasp concepts better. Zenia and Aleena have learned a lot through this approach.

As a working parent, do you find the teachers showing enough support by sharing timely updates and feedback?

100 per cent! The teachers are always there to help. As a gynaecologist, I have to attend to emergencies and am unable to be with the kids all the time. Even during the online classes, it was their grandfather who sat with them for the classes. But whenever I had an issue, I asked the teachers, and they were always ready to help. In parent-teacher meetings, if I request them to give us an early slot, they always oblige. They are very cooperative and understanding. 

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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