Am plng for I std admission for my son. Can anyone throw light on the school?
Dear Prema / Sadhaya,
Both of u if u have an option. dont send him to this school. My kid studies there and i think this is the worst ever school to put ur kid into.
@sonsmom - can you ps elaborate? i heard the focus is for cultural activities than acads. how far is it true? any other problem in the school?
it is a good school. One of my relatives kid is studying there in ICSE. Its not true that the focus is more on cultural than acads. But if you want your kid (in LKG -UKG) to write and do homework, then don't put there. THey dont pressurise the kid and writing starts only iin UKG. It is one of the very rare schools that treat kids/parents with humanity and not as a race horse. I wanted to put my kid there, but sadly couldnt do so as we are in adyar and we dont want her to travel in the traffic.
I believe the fees is <30K and there is no donation
there is nothing in cultural there coz they have no teachers to take these classes. it is one thing to allot these classes, but nobody turns up in these classes and kids sit free viling there time. half of the teachers cant speak english. they give instructions in class in tamil. even when i have spoken to them, they have responded to me in tamil. the school is totally tamil driven culture. teachers make fun of kids who cant speak or understand tamil. i can tell you at 7 teachers who cant speak english. how can a maths, games, music, etc teachers fully speak tamil in class. wat will children understand. my son's english has deterioted in this 6 months. they have no sports day, no annual day, not a single field trip this year. wat overall development are we talking about???? all rejects from other schools join here i think.
also when we say they dont pressurise kids thats coz they are very short of teachers and all teachers are taking all subjects and they are too stressed to work on kids. no pressure is actually equal to no effort from teachers
@sonsmom:I am so sorry to hear that.
The review I put is what i got from my relative. She is very much satisfied with the school and dont want to change it. The girl is in 2nd std now. She says that they have classes for yoga/dance/sports/music etc daily. One thing is till now they have not given uniforms for 2012 academic. I even know of parents who took their kid from Ashram and put in Arsha Vidyamandir coz there is no writing and homework
Also she says the slow learner in the girls class is given special attention and the teacher actually sits with the kid to make sure that the kid copies the days notes which i feel is good. Also the one section of the 5th std is shifted to ground floor (all the other sections are in 2nd floor) , coz one of the kid uses a walker to walk. Not many schools in the area or even chennai may take the effort to do that (I personally know of a school in chennai which put all the average and below average students in a separate section).
There are many good schools in Chennai (including vidyamandir - that doesnt have any exams till 5th ). These schools in adyar which Iam aware of, make the children speak in english only till 5th or 6th after that they start talking in the regional language and the staff don't mind. One school i noted where all the kids speak in english is Meena muthiah matric in Adyar. I visited the school twice and thats what i heard around me.
Again, the good school or bad school depends on the parents perspective. If you want your kid to do writing / homework / exams in smaller classes itself, then you have to choose the school for that. I dont think there is any school which makes the kid excell in academics and extra co-activitie. You want to visit the school and talk to the staff a few times before putting your kid there
they do have music/arts/sports everyday. but wat is the use if teachers dont turn up. kids sit free in these periods. in last one year 5 brainbay / 2 english / 2 evs / 2 science / 2 maths / 3 games teachers have changed. and the current office assistant is 18th. every 15 days office staff changes.
i also put my kid in school thinking they have so many extra curricular activities. believe me there are none coz there are no teachers to take these activities. for eg they have english cursive writing period. the session is going to finish, but kids are yet to see that teacher. till date nobody turns up in that period. same is applicable for vedic heritage, music and dance.
absentism is one more problem. all teachers at least take 1-2 holidays every week. naturally kids will love school as they are going there only to vile off time.
talking abt slow learner girl. they have 2-3 sp kids in other classes also. see how they are treated. the principal and teachers thrash them. that girl is taken care off coz she comes by a strong contact. i saw one day a principal pushing a adhd kid and her mother out of her office. who does physical pushing out. the principal doesnt have any ettiquets of principal. one day on the main school gate she was pushing the maid out of school. wat kind of manners will such a school teach ur kid??
@sonsmom - are you talking about the ICSE school in Anandavana? If thats the case, i am happy that i dint put my kid there
nope about ashram icse nanda campus
at velachery high road
First thanks to all for giving your opinion in the forum. After trying in couple of schools, have put my son in Ashram ICSE for I std. Though awaiting the new academic year turns out to be fulfilling the promises they have made, am wondering, as parents, can we form an association and represent our concerns to the school so that things go forward. After all, any school comes with plus and minus, its totally parents' view and students' adpatability to the school. Our kid's growth is a joint venture from our side as well as teacher's side. just need you ideas on this; we can take it up constructively once the school reopens.
Congratz Sadhaya.. nice to hear that you have got thru in Ashram..
@sathya finally settled wth one school.what abt u?
I am new to this forum and joined only after seeing your communication about ashram school. I have joined my son in lkg in anandhavana icsi campus for this year. Hopefully he ll start his schooling from june'13. Could you please through your views about this school more like from what source did u get it. I am also ready to join if any associations are to be started.
Read all your views and bit worried. Did you get any chance to talk to the teachers there?
Please give me your contact ids.. mine is email@example.com
hi roopanmom- I have spoken to everyone possible. Teachers, principal, management. It's a futile exercise and wastage of your emotions and ideas. Basically management not interested in school anymore.
Thanks for your reply . Feel very bad :(
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