@Parhar2017, Can't agree more. We can wait till max - end Oct and by that time we would have lost Innisfree, no? Which means we need to keep looking at more options in Oct/Nov just to be sure. Crazy.
Not many great icse schools in South Bangalore sparing a few... Most are cbse schools...
Innisfree has its own advantages over kumarans in many ways... Just need to weigh our options
Anybody has any updates on interview schedule for Kumarans?
No news till now.looks like call may come after dasara
According to the holiday list updated on edchemy, dasara holidays starts from 28th of this month till 8th of oct. So the probability of we getting the notification in next two days is hardly possible. What I feel is, the school might start the proceedings during or soon after the holidays
how many seats are there in TSF for pre kg
any idea how they ll short list in submitted form? or they ll cal all who submitted online.
Don't know what criteria they have
The schools teacher to students ratio is 1:25 and they'll allot 2 teachers/section as per their website, so if their per section number is 50 and if they have 4 sections for prekg we are looking at 200 applicants consideration, however the selection process still remains a mystery.
how is DPS south? I haven't seen this school discussed much.
In tsf they have 4 sections, 50 students per section. This year onwards they have 3 teachers each section. Apart from this they have activity teachers and resource teachers.
Just finished an interview with DPS. initial payment, development fee etc = Rs1 lakh in total. Post which ,tutition fee, outsourcing fee, books, transport etc comes to Rs 1,40,000 every year.
The payment has to be made soon. Unsure of what to do now. Kumarans is taking a very long time in comparison :(
@AnxiousB777, DPS South have moved classes from Nursery-UKG to a new building, no? Construction fully completed? Did you visit their new campus?
Post successful evaluation, almost all schools are forcing us to pay in 1 week-10 days. So ridiculous.
Tahst how they make money by putting unnecessary pressure
The interviews are within the campus. The building looks completed, but it's clear this is a new campus. The grounds are bare. I couldn't do a proper tour because of the classes. Tours are allowed only after classes close for the day.
However, it looks good. I wouldn't fault them on their new building.
What they mean by development fee
It felt to me that they were just splitting up the components for the sake of it, to make it more palatable. I didn't enquire on the details of the components.
In the name of development / infrastructure, all these schools are taking money - they should just call it donation. Wonder if they actually use the money to improve infrastructure!
Hi wen did u applied to dps?
Applied to DPS earlier this week. Their process is much faster.
Ooo is it!! We r also applied on this Monday.. don't know wen they will call for an interaction.. how was that interaction? Did they asked questions to ur kid? Can u share ur experience so that it will b usefull to us.. thank u
There was no interview. All she (the principal) said was that we were admitted pending payment. And then she let us ask any questions if we have them. She also gave a chocolate to the kid.
Post which, she asked us to speak with the people in charge of payments. They gave us the fee breakup that I shared earlier.
Our kid was always with us, was not separated, and was not even spoken to. Unless they are applying some other criteria that I am unaware of, it seemed to me that DPS was very rationale in their approach by admitting nursery students without any interview.
Their application did not ask us for our salary details either.
In most schools, they do prefer a interaction with child.. it's not interview by interaction.. the teachers are trained so they know what to assess in a child.. bt what I feel is most schools do offer admission irrespective of how the child responds.. cos it's nursery n even they know the child might not be that open
Very true nursery is a very tender age to determine teh child abilities
Thanks for sharing ur exp.. wat u will do now.. will u wait for kumarans? Have seen in newspaper this dps south has secured first place cbse school in Bangalore..