Thats right, my daughter has joined the school mid term in Pre-Nursery
Thanks for the clarification Fats!
On a different note, I have heard that this school is more suitable for the elite, the richer class. Is that true? I am a lower middle class individual, with a household income of around Rs. 13.5 lacs per annum. Should I think of sending my child to this school? Will he be totally out of place here?
I had been to this school today. Impressive...Fees structure is on higher side, but managable. My only worry is will they hike the fees a lot every year. with 2 kids it won't be easy 4 me...
I was planning to enroll my kids in Sherwood High for 2011. I went and saw the school and liked the school campus. I would like to hear any experiences from parents whose kids are attending this school. How are the extra curricular activities and teachers attention towards the children?
Thanks in advance.
I got some good feedbacks on Sherwood from my apartment neighbours whose kids are already going to this shcool and hence I have joined my son in pre-nursery(2011-2012).
the feedback i got on Sherwood High was, kids are happy going to this school and individual attentions on kids are good, infrastructure is good. othere options i had were Ryan(BG Road), fees wise Ryan is less than Sherwood but kids per class is 40(in Sherwood its 30) and they have 7 sections for each class, hence the individual attention is almost not there. I also, checked with Clarence Public School in JP nager, fees wise on par with Sherwood, but bit far from my place.
Can you be more specific as to what is so bad about this school. I have taken admission for my kid for 2011 in this school. can you mail me ur number, wud like to call you and know more about your experience.
My son has been in this school since last year. The school is excellent in most respects but the "inspiration" part is missing. They are taking exams for even younger ones (UKG, LKG, Grade 1-5 everyone) three times a year and grading the students as well as giving marks. This is creating unhealthy competition in the classroom. The girl who topped my son's class, her mom was seen boasting around that her daughter had topped the class. In my opinion, testing and grading at such an early age needs to be very subtle and it should not even be obvious to students. All good schools do not have any exams till 4th grade and I believe there is also a Supreme court ruling on it. But this school is still following old testing methods while putting up a modern facade.
Dear BLR MOM
me being an educator at large,i do agree that testing has to be in such a way that its not stressful for the child.But if kids are not tested on what they know its pretty difficult to truly assess the child's level,so that in a positive note the child's improvement can be aided.Having researched on educational strategies for evaluation,i have found that some form of testing is needed,in all levels .SO we as parents need to take it in the right stride.There are some who are boastful we cannot attempt to change them,though its truly disheartening for other parentsto hear such boastful comments.Getting a first rank or so doesnt really mean the child's development in academics is perfect.so cheer up ,there are a thousand and one factors to determine the depth of knowledge a child has acquired.Our indian system of examination mostly is this way what to do.But we as parents ought to strive to encourage our children to do their best ,not on any comparitive scales.I have been doing this with my 8yr old and finding tremendous results.just try it.If u feel your kid is capable of 90 plus in all subjects or in some encourage your kid to do his best,keeping 90 plus as his target .THE child will develop to do his best always in life in everything if such an attitude is sown and that becomes his lifestyle.
Having exams 3 times a year is not a big deal, I know of many schools aving tests every month and grading on them. But, I agree with you the kids should not know when the evaluation are done. They should do internal evaluation, and asses the kids talent. They should not give marks, but grades.
Is there any other problem with the school, I am planning to enroll my son for 3rd grade this year, but so far I have mixed results about the schools. How are the teachers? Are they friendly or rude. I went to school today and spoke with 2 teachers, 1 was very friendly and answered all my question, the other was not so friendly. So, as a parent I am concerned as to how well they are qualified for teaching. How was your experience with them. Please tell me about it.
Sherwood high has promised to open a new sports complex from the coming year(2011-2012). Does anyone know the progress..I have admitted my child into the school but will be very disappointed if they dont start this complex..I went to the school recently but could not see much happening there....
My child goes to Sherwood High since its start last year. Overall I am very happy about the school. The teachers are friendly and kind, the Prinicipal is very approachable and listens to suggestions/concerns of parents. The student teacher ratio is low, hence children get individual attention. My child started learning Hindi for the first time in Grade 3, and that was one of my biggest concerns. But I have to say the hindi teacher is absolutely fantastic, the way she encouraged my child to learn and slowly build her confidence.
My child is extremely happy there. Infra-structure is very good. Now the swimming pool and cafeteria are coming up too. There are regular assessments (at least in Grade 3/4), but in an absolutely no-stress environment. Children are not ridiculed/humiliated/ punished for minor things. There is a nice balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. I have recommended the school to many of my friends who have in to Bangalore recently, and they are all quite happy.
Hope this helps.
Even my son is studying in this school.... am happy with the school but am not happy with the way assessment is conducted... i have not come across a school with icse syllabus grading the kids with marks.... assessment is important and is required to know the child's level... but giving marks is not appropriate especially for primary level, otherwise the school is responsive...
hoping for the best...
I am new to Bangalore and looking for my kid's admission for pre nursery. After visiting Sherwood High today, I thought of concluding with this school. When searching this school in the list of ICSE schools in Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), i could not find the school. Does the council recognise the school only when the school comes up to 10th class?
marks are not shown on the report card. report cards only have grades. marks are shown to parents during PTMs, and there is no such thing as 'first, second ranks'.
From what I understand, a school needs to successfully run for 2 years before the ICSE certification is granted. This is the second year of the school. Last year, when they started, it was up tp grade 4, this year it is up to grade 6, and in another 2 years, it will be till 10th.
Thanks for your information. It is useful for my understanding.
Please check for the Affiliation of the ICSE syllabus and then get your kids admitted in that particular school. Website is http://www.cisce.org/
I am telling you because last year when I went for the admission for my son in Sherwood school, they were no classes after 5th Grade and I heard that "until they have class 9 in the school, they cannot have any affiliation." So I again please request you to check and then get your kiddos admitted.
can anyone tell me what is the age criteria for admission in prenursery to sherwood high?
I am planning to relocate from old airport to banerghatta and was looking for good schools there for my son who will be 4 yrs this oct....I have shortlisted sherwood and clarence....and wish someone guide me for both.....
My daughter is going to this school for last 3 months to pre nursery. I am really happy and she is really enjoying her class which is very important. In Sherwood for her class they have 2 teacher and an assistant to manage 30 students. Where as in Clarence I understand that they admit around 45 students with one teacher. This made me decide on Sherwood even though it is a new school.
I suggest you to speak to both schools and visit them before taking a decision.
Can you give some feedback for samhita academy and PSBB LLA. I am really confused between sherwood,samhita and psbb.
Thanks in advance
I am not too sure about Samhita... I wanted to compare this school but the admissions were over at that point of time. Samhita and PSBB is little longer than Sherwood. Since I don't want to send my kid more than 5 kms, I did not pursue. I know my friends daughter is studying in PSBB and he is very much satisfied with their approach too. They bring up your kid in CBSE syllabus instead of ICSE. I was not paying more attention to syllabus but some do that and they feel ICSE is little tougher and better than CBSE.
All the best.
I'm considering to join my 3 year old son into this school.
I haven't heard much about Sherwood High this year. Can someone help in giving their review about Sherwood High? Are your kids happy in the school? Is good focus put on extra curricular and other activities? What's the quality of teachers in this school? Any information about this school would be helpful.
Please share if you have any details on the admission process for the academic year 2014-15. We are looking for our kids admission into Pre Nursery, 2014-15.
The admissions open in January. Just go to the school they will show you around. You will be explained about the fee strcuture. Pay the fee and the child will be admitted. This school does not conduct interviews or tests for parents or the kids.
What is the current fee structure in Sherwood? Did they reveal what will be the fee for the next year for nursery?
Hi, Any further inputs on Sherwood High? I am planning to take admission for my son for Pre kg.
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