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‘We are a family of Apeejayites’

Supriya Malhotra, mother of Sayesha Malhotra, a student of Apeejay School, Faridabad, says even husband and his siblings have studied at the same school.

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As a student of Apeejay School, Faridabad, Sayesha Malhotra, who is in class 4, is following a legacy. From her father to her own cousins, most members of her joint family have either completed their studies or are currently enrolled with the school. In an interview, Sayesha’s mother Supriya, a homemaker, shares what makes the school so special. Edited excerpts:

There are many Apeejayites in your family. Tell us about them.

My husband studied in the same school. We live in a joint family and all children in the house are enrolled in Apeejay School, Faridabad, across several classes and this includes my younger daughter Navika, who is in kindergarten now. Apart from my husband, people of his generation also studied at the same school.

Does Sayesha enjoy studying at Apeejay School, Faridabad?

The teaching staff here is very good and very supportive. Sayesha enjoys her classes a lot and is very comfortable with online classes. All I need to do is to just give a little push, but I never have to worry about her academics, thanks to thorough explanation in class. My daughter has never required any tuition class either.

How well have your daughters progressed?

My daughters are growing each day and doing well overall. Sayesha takes a lot of interest in extra-curricular activities and also participates in several competitions including, drawing, dance, extempore, and so on. Their learning is not just textbook-oriented. Even while studying a subject, they are made to engage in activities around that. I have never had any complaints.

At Apeejay there is an endeavour to educate children about their culture. Do you agree?

Sayesha recently participated in a dance competition which had folk dance as its theme. By such events, the children are exposed to the diversity of our culture and traditions and get to know their roots more closely. The motive is to encourage students to learn through play. Additionally, the students also need to say prayers every day. The teachers also address each and every student and ask them to speak in class.

Is there regular interaction between parents and teachers?

I share an excellent relationship with my daughters’ school teachers. There is no hesitation to call each other, as and when required. Even if there is a problem, the teachers try their best to solve the issue. They are really kind and very helpful.   

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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