i have joined my daughter in Epistemo Global for PP1. Good things i found here.
1. this school takes a middle path between traditional schools and the so-called international schools. this way the kids dont lose out the global exposure to new teaching methodologies while still remain grounded to the realities of the world.
2. i especially liked the teaching methodologies that the vice principal Mrs. Pamp Choudary told me about. the only concern i had when i spoke to her, was "if the teachers who are going to be recruited have the same passion and committment" as her. For this she told me that she is going to monitor the training to teachers personally and i was satisfied.
3. impressive infrastructure (atleast what the brochure shows). i personally dont like schools that grow vertically. i feel they should provide ample space for the kids to play. this school has all that in the 2.5 acres campus.
Now for the glitches/cons...
i visited their campus today (12th June) as they told me the school is going to start on 14th June. i was totally disappointed. the construction is still going on and even though the staff and the principal say the classrooms are ready w.r.t. basic needs like water, toys, bathrooms, textbooks etc. i personally argued with him today that the school is not yet child-friendly atleast not in the current stage of construction where i can see 15ft ditches, iron rods peircing out of the ground, unmanned stair cases which do not yet have railings, open 1st and upper floors that dont still have parapet walls... i am concerned with the safety of the kids going to the school.
i even suggested the principal that they rent out some good premises in gachibowli/madhapur on a temporary basis and run the school for an year or so and when the total construction of the school is completed (which is supposed to be some time in june 2013), they can move into the new campus. but this suggestion was overruled by him.
however i have already paid the amt so i am kind of stuck..nothing i can really do now.. i hope they make it more safer for the kids studying there...
at this point of time, except for the safety of the kids because of the on going construction i really dont have any complaints.. let me see how it goes...