After 1 year of association with Euro School Whitefield Bangalore , below my observations..:)
Infrastructure is good, spacious class rooms and nice furniture with eye catching colors. Very impressive in first look. Though the infrastructure got delayed and school started late last year, but acceptable. But initially when they are marketing at the time of admission, they were saying, they will use readymade blocks and building will be completed within 2/3 months etc.. Nothing that sort happened and took its own sweet time to come up. At that time itself they were saying “high tension “ electric wires which are passing on top of school will be removed , but till now .. They are not able to do anything. I think they should consider this seriously get it done, since it is not good for children health. ( if any of the school management says , it passive lines and doesn’t effect , don’t believe that argument as there is no such lines exists..:) some of the parents confirmed from KEB dept )
No swimming pool , No Play ground yet..Since last 1 year..
No Principle : Till now they are not able to get principle for the school, Initially they introduced someone and later they informed that she is not joining due to personal reasons etc.. But .. yes… Till now they are not able get good principle,. Since last 1 year managed by Adey grey ( Head of council ) which is good.
Hope they will get good principle soon..
Transport : Initial marketing was done saying GPS enabled bussed and etc.. Believe me this is purely marketing point , not working in real life. We need this information occasionally when the bus not reached on time. But whenever you request you will get SMS “Service is not available for this route due to technical issues and sorry for inconvenience” , It worked for me once and gave the some location for the bus , but unfortunately I am not aware of that location where it is.. So finally it never helped me.
Next coming to the Buses, as it is new school I have expected nice buses, But all are very old buses they brought some where as a bulk and got it painted, Not very good condition (you can make out by seeing the tyres and engine sound) , twice got delayed due to breakdowns. Not good condition buses, I see normal other schools launching new bused for new routes.
But I should say service is ok. No complaints. I rate transport service is as same as any other school and nothing great (as GPS). ( I am not sure other school transport charges , so I am not comparing the transport fee, Though I feel it is High).
School Administration : Not even single parent meeting they conducted till now, they say we have to book appointment with teacher to find out your kids progress – only working days , No Saturday and Sunday business J.
Not sure , why they are not providing the dais for the parents to bring up issues / suggestions. Probably they feel, handling individuals is easier than in parents meeting.
No school Day, No Sports Day, No Celebrations for festivals like August 15 and Jan 26 etc.. But there is a holiday on 15th Aug and 26th Jan.
About Teaching ( Learn , Explore ..Discover Yourself).
They have study materials called work sheets, Every Friday your kid will get those books and you can see the progress for the week and you have to send the books back on Monday. Basically you will not have any home work to be done by kids..Happy kids …Happy parents J
Ofcource there is no exams also.. I am really not able to judge whether it is good or Bad.
Conclusion : Euro school is same as any other school and they are here to make business only. If you have any other school which is nearer than Euro school better to consider that .. I mean Euro school is not exceptional. If Euro school is near to your residence, make sense to consider this option.
Mr.Viswa is responsible for all infrastructure and Transport queries, he is more polite till you take admission in the school. After the admission, if you forced to meet Viswa for any issues ..haaaaaa.. Don’t expect the same politeness or favor to you..
Finally , It is parents responsibility to find out what they want and Is the school is meeting their requirements or not..