40~45 kids in a small bus is too much.
Are they able to manage pickup and drop time with 45~45 kids?
If yes, then how? I am not able to understand.
If not then I suspect that kids are not reaching to school on time and while coming back to home they start bus early.
They should provide more than 1 bus if no. is more than 30.
The transport chaos still continues.
Day1 - I dropped and picked my son. While picking my son - it was a mad rush and teacher would write the name down and bring the child. How many children could they manage this way?
Day2- I decide to drop my son and pick. I tell the teacher I'd not need a transport. Teacher makes a note of it - but when I reach the school - I am told my son was sent with 'SOMEBODY'. On checking again - my son was sent in a wrong bus route. Bus was stopped and I picked him up.
Day3 - School bus driver refuses to come to my pickup/drop point. He waits at the previous drop point (claims so) and leaves. He is too early. During drop - same issue. Bus comes 1 hour later than the time mentioned in the roaster.
Day4- Bus driver issues continue, bus comes 30 minutes earlier than schedule. Transport care taker forgets to give the child his bag while leaving the bus to school. Teacher calls up to ask where is the bag. Later they find it but don't feel it is important to inform that they found. Same day, I go to the school to talk to transport - they promise to provide drop at the place as decided earlier.
Day-5. Bus comes 30 minutes earlier than schedule for pickup and drops 1 hour later than schedule. Routes are going to replanned.
Day6 - I drop the child to school and waiting...fingers crossed for the 'Event of the day'.
But my son likes the class and school - he says it is fun. That is perhaps the best thing for me :)
I agree with PC28, on the First day we visited the school to pick our son.
I was shocked to see the transport chaos going on there,my observations:
All parents were gathered at the gate ,teachers were coming out taking down the name of the kids to bring out kidsand going inside never to come back.
We waited for another 15 minutes another teacher came and she repeated the same procedure ,she also didnt turn up ,we asked another teacher for which we got the reply that she is not taking care of UKG students.
After waiting for almost 20-25 minutes,we all suggested to tecahers there they instead of sending lthe kids , we will only go in a batch of 5 to pick our kids,for which they readily agreed(i guess it will ease their burden)
i went straight up to check about our son
oh what ahorrible scene
in front of each classroom the kids were made to sit on the floors.... kids were crying their lungs out...teachers were running here and there ... some kids were being sent by bus.....
i went to check about my son he was also in front of the classroom waiting for his turn ,i think seeing the condition there his turn would have come only after 3 hours since he was in the second floor.
FinallyI picked up my son and came down ,having so many issues in my mind:
1. There was no tracking of the kid, in the sense when you send the kid through bus route then the kids are handed over to the driver of that particular bus and all the kids are counted and the driver signs the list.
if by any chance the kid is not going in the bus ,needs to be informed to the transport guy and even if the parent is picking up the kid they need to sign the register ,
If the kid is not using transport system then the teacher needs to handover the kids to the parents (in the absence of parent,authorised person assigned by parents)only after taking signature in the register .
i could see no register being maiantained,that means anaybody can go and pick up any kid...???!!!
There was no stopping at the gate and checking about the entry and exit....
Initially My husband is only dropping and picking up our son but we were planning
to send our kid by transport but seeing the transport chaos we are having second thoughts.
But what i suggest is
Any parents STAYING IN AND AROUND AREAOF KR PURAM like pai layout ,kaggdaspura,cv ram nagr etc. if interested should pool in and should take our own private transport system to reduce this transport chaos.
feedback is welcome...
I feel the best way is to approach the school as a group and discuss the matters. I have a created a yahoo group for this purpose. Request all parents of kids studying in this school to join by sending a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or directly through yahoo groups webpage by searching for euroschool_whitefield.
My son is studying in J K G - A . We had a bad experience with the transport. Details below.
Issue 1: We got the bus route No 13. The bus comes late both in morning and in evening right from day 1.
Issue 2: One day the bus came early or before the scheduled time in afternoon and we all were not informed about it. There are 5 kids from our apartment, they left all the 5 kids with one of my friend and just left.
Major issue yesterday(June 26 2012): The bus came late in the afternoon and I found MY KID WAS NOT THERE IN THE BUS. Some driver or someone who doesn't know English/Hindi etc call me saying that my kid is in a wrong bus route, route No 10. I was SHOCKED. I called Mary. She somehow managed to get my son back in say another 45 minutes or so in some car with someone. We went to the school to talk about this. They say just EXCUSES like - Buses were parked side by side, She (Mary) was on some phone call, Some other kids were crying so staffs were attending them, we are sorry, this wont happen again etc . I don't find this as reason at all. And they just say that this is not going to happen again. I didn't feel that she mean it, just for the sake of it she just says it.
WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE FOR THE TRANSPORT???
I have joined the yahoo group Europarents . I am waiting for the approval in the group so if anyone is the moderator of that group please approve me(kavitha_000) to the group. Please avoid duplicate groups and Request you all to join Europarents as there are already 71 members.
Euro school whitefield parents please join the group Europarents.
I have joined the yahoo group Europarents . I am waiting for the approval in the group so if anyone is the moderator of that group please approve me(kavitha_000) to the group. Please avoid duplicate groups and Request you all parents to join Europarents as there are already 71 members.
I have created a group in facebook. If you are a parent of the kid studying in Euro School whitefield then please join the group. I have added few members whom I know as parents there. Please dont create more similar groups in facebook so that we can gather at one place instead of shattering here there. I will be monitoring the group everyday so that there is no delay in approval.
In face book just serach for: Euro School Whitefield Parents
I would suggest we all go to the school together and demand for a meeting with the transport and all school management.
congrats for enduring the transport mess all these days. Latest I heard the drivers may be different for a few routes tomorrow. Lets take care from our previous adventures.
Addendum - we do need to group, at yahoo or Facebook, and yes we can make a change for the better. Thanks kpaul et al.Any update on the princi- I believe it is MOST IMP so as to get all the issues straightened up fast.
I have deleted my group in face book since I found some other group in facebook itself which is active and uptodate and is already running. In facebook just serch for and EuroSchool, Bangalore select the one in Group section. All the parents of kids who are in euroschool bangalore can join that group.
I see so many reviews about transport chaos . This is last year.
But Can I know how the situation is going forward and did the school management found a solution to the transportation problem.
Also what about the academics. My son is 3+ and we are planning to put him in LKG next year in Euro shcool.
Is the syllabus as per the CBSE standards or the syllabus is decided by euro management.
Thanks in advance for all your replies.
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