Hello Ravi & Vanitha,
Ravi: My friends sons are in 1st and 5th standard. 1st standard student teacher ratio is 1:20 with only 1 section. From what I hear from principal, all teachers are well qualified and CBSE trained. For activities my friend said they have Yoga, music, art, library,dance and computer science and all these are included within the week on specific days. The only sad part is the 2400sqft playground will be coming up hopefully starting of this school year 2012. We will be moving to Sholinganallur in March or April close to the junction.
I took my kids today to the school and met the principal again. Took a look at the UKG classrooms, the playground that is going to be build and the bathrooms (just because my kids don't use it in their current school because of them being wet, stinky and indian style...(we moved from US a couple of years back) and I should say I was impressed. Clean classroom with projectors, clean bathroom with western toilets and equipment, huge playground which according to them will be ready by June 2012. Library which is gigantic and awesome was on 2nd floor where classes 1 - 7 (only 1 section each) along with labs are there BUT they didn't allow us.
WHAT surprised me is with so much construction going around the school & ground floor is for Pre-KG, LKG & UKG, 1st floor under construction and 2nd floor having classes from 1-7, I COULDN'T FIND ANY DUST or DIRT!!!
Vanitha: My husband is out of town and is coming next week, I have convinced him about this school because of me visiting twice, took my kids today, education is traditional CBSE with Formative Assesment exams and Summative Assessment exams, homework, projects just like the school they are in now. All activities are the same. Infrastruction IS million times better than the existing school. Fees is the same 1st year 71,000 if paid in one payment then 3000 discount so 67000 for entire year! Starting the second year of admissing 49000, if paid in full 46000 for entire year.
My cousin's daughter studied in Hiranandani Pawai and its a very reputed school and i don't doubt atall that this school will come out in flying colors..
I have applied in BVM (no hw, exams until 5th) & PSBB Millenium (staff very strewd, first impression not good) and to add the route to both schools are crazy. So I am guessing this school is my only option in sholinganallur. It took me 10-12 mins from the junction to school on this rainy day so...
Let me know Ravi & Vanita if I can be of any more help....