Hi Kai and Ananya,
My elder son is also studying in DAV Velachery. The student-teacher ratio is bad. In his class it is 1:45!
I dont use transport as i reside closeby.
Inter-mural competitions are good. They do not encourage or promote "high-class" extra curricular activities like horse-riding or skating that some of the other expensive schools do. However, for spoken abilities, dance, music they do have competitions once a year and my son has been able to perform in those. Occasionally they also choose for inter-school competitions. But considering the strength of the class, only few students get this oppurtunity.
Admissions to STD 1 are happening as in my son's class 2-3 new students have joined. Depending on the availability they would give admissions i suppose.
Teaching quality is not up to the mark. The teachers get angry quickly and do not teach with patience. maybe higher classes teachers are good, but in lower classes, the teachers do not have experience / training to handle small kids is what i feel.
I too accept your opinion.But only few schools are there in velachery.We are forced to dump our kids.any way if they reject my 2 son i think to change the school .can u suggest some school.Hunting started.
Hi Kai & Sita,
Thanks for yor reply.
Even i dont have more options in Velachery. Howz the syllabus for pre kg ? I heard even for Pre kg they give more home works and conduct monthly exams as well.
Have you tried for admission in Ponvidyasram??
First short list ur priority.we opted for dav only because there is upto 12 std , distance and fee structure,we dont need to pay 1 L for pre kg itself.Regarding ponvidyashram i heard only upto1 or 2 std at velachery.coorect me if i am wrong.need to shift everything for higher classes.we reside in our own house so we ruled out that option.there are many websites get first hand experience.please share with me.
Friends,My son is studying pre-kg so I would like to share my experience here.. Teachers student ration is 1:20 !!!(Since they restricted admission this year) Transportation: I'm around 3 KM radius no school transportation to my locality..so I’m with my own transport. Extracurricular: Not much for pre-kg even i too don't want my kid to force now..for high school, there was some inter-school competition and other competition was organized by school and itself and i received messages from school saying their school students won some competition. Parents meeting was held once in the last 3 months..i felt it was good. you have option to communicate to teachers through students dairy(teacher responding to it, with my experience I can say this). This new premiseswas opned this year so there is some construction going on still..but school did take care of their students well. Parents will receive SMS via mobile for general correspondence.
Sounds good! Thanks for the reply.
Keep me posted on when they will issue application forms for Pre kg 2013-14 batch.
D.A.V Velachery will usually publish admission notification on dec. 2nd sundays through newspaper only 'THE HINDU'..Last time they delayed and one on jan 23rd they issued the application form with one week prior notification on school notice board.
So check with the school around nov.-dec.
other schools usually annouce around november e.g. Navadisha,D.A.V adambakkam..
Thnk u so much Nivea for the info.
It is good to hear from u that student teacher's ratio is 1;20.are u sure I dont expect this.my kid is in lkg his class strength is 42,That too not a problem for me because i know it before.they restrict my 2 son admission and not aiiowing to talk to the higher authorities.we even gave a written communication which ended in lower level itself.that irritates us.Iam a M.sc B.Ed graduate previously worked as teacher.now in break.but i am taking tution classes for some students of dav.my perrsonel opinion is whatever be the school if your kid is smart they will shine.i think u noticed a boy of class 4 won state level price by vellamal school.he is one of my student i taught him for 1 month summer class.from his mother i came to know that the credits goes to private tutors not to school.I just shared my opinion.if it is not accepted please ignore it.
This is Monalisa, looking to admit my daughter for Pre-kg in DAV -Velachery for the Coming Academic year 2013-2014.
For Admission process, What are the documents they need ;
Ex: Address proof Means wat kind of proof they will ask...
This is Unni, looking to admit my son for LKG in DAV -Velachery for the Coming Academic year 2013-2014. Same like Ms Monalisa i too having the following doubt
For Admission process, What are the documents they need ;
Ex: Address proof Means what kind of proof they will ask...
Also what all we need to train him for getting thru any tests.
many questions regarding admission process.Answer for some.........
1.age criteria 2years 6 months completed on may 31
3.attested copies of parents degree certificate.
4.address proof.voter id card,telephone bill (to confirm u are around 3 km radius)
5.passport size photos of father mother kid.
6.application will be issued dec or jan.
7.should submit with in 4 days(filled).cost of application form 500 last year.no online process.will be issued 1 or 2 days.this i did for my elder son.if anything missed or mistaked Niviea will correct. i think so.
No tests for Pre kg .they only ask ur kid name.general questions like why u opt this school,second language selection,etc.good luck.
Hello Friends,@Kai,I am able to understand your situation. i can say you are not alone, many of us facing this age issue during admission..even my friend kids (twins) are undergoing LKG twice due to short of 1 week. the statement from CBSE board is "On the first day of the academic year, your child should have completed five (5) years for admission into Standard 1" (ref. http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=india+cbse+admission+age+criteria&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CCUQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbse.nic.in%2FFINAL_REPORT_OF_THE_COMMITTEE_ON_PRE%5B1%5D._PRIMARY_AND_PRE_SCHOOL_EDU._IN_DELHI.doc&ei=j5VaUJQCjKesB6OxgbgJ&usg=AFQjCNGNaElPyz7K8oR5-ZPZQik29ppMjQ).
For get to tell an important point
School is not entertaining any test to kids during pre-kg admission (i hope even it applies to LKG).After admission process completed along the way to meet principal, my kid was suppose to answer only one question , that is
What's your Name? and they asked to take a chocolate..
you see this will be difficult to your kid to grap a chocki?
thanks for yiur kind suggestions.by son will be completing 5 years 5 months 23 days when he goes to std 1.....................age 5 is enough for 1 std.but they need 5 years 6 months which donot satisfy cbse norms.then if it is ICSE student should complete 16 years to write 10 th board exam.for cbse it is 15 years.my son will be 15 years 5 months 23 days.but they are siting this reason.correct me if iam wrong.then every school following their own norms.my kid satisfies age criteria for arsha psbb etc. how it is applicable.?
Am looking for I std. admission for my son for the next academic year 2013-14. Can any one give me an idea when I should approach the school for the same?
The school number seems out of order. Can any body post the school contact no.?
Genrally there will not be open call for 1st std. admission (atleast i'm not aware of it) but you can contact or approach by other ways..
this is the Phone #: 044- 2243128 & 22430459 (may be hte same you have tried out)
Hi Kai and Niviea
Thank u so much for valuable information :)
@Nivea - Thank you.
Will be going to the school in person and check out.
Thank you all, I am looking for LKG admission to my daughter at DAV public school Velachery for 2013-2014. Whether they will take admissions for LKG as i heard few schools not giving admissions to LKG. Also if anyone got idea about when they are giving admission forms.
When I went to school in person last month, the security said we have to look to the sunday The Hindu paper for admission notification (any Sunday in December advertisement will be placed). For all classes this is the procedure. Lets wait for the ad.
Thanks Sandhya, even i got the same information and also they told mostly Dec 2nd week they will publich the dates. We can call again by Dec 2nd week and check Hindu newspaper on Sunday's.
Thanks Amarr & Sadhya for the update. Please post your updates here. I am looking for prekg admissionfor my kid this year(2013-2014)
I am looking for a Pre Kg admission in DAV public school.When I approached the school they said check December 2nd week Sunday's news paper.But there were no advertisement posted last weekend.Any clue when they are going to issue the application forms.
Is this DAV Velachery. If so, please go to the school in person and confirm.One of my friend's daughter has got placed in pre-kg in DAV velachery
Went and enquired, they told will isuue in Hindu this week end. It might be is sibilings quota.
hm. am also waiting for the advt.
I am surprised actually. DAV Velachery has issued admissions for my friend's daughter and they have completed the process. This is for pre-kg.
Are u sure. verified is it is sibling quota?.for all they informing that the admission is yet to start.How this happens?
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