A-school, Chettinad foundation

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umabala 2009-05-30 13:40:53


Hi all

Me too received the letter today. The letter stated "being the first batch, we have been given the benefits of the inaugural offer". I enquired about this with the school and I was told that the fee structure will increase next year. Moreover he also mentioned that we will also have to pay the revised fee from next year. This is paradoxical to the inaugural offer statement, isn’t it?
Lets wait and watch.
Velachery branch is opening on 19th June.

I agree with you Jayabs. I will definitely not enroll my kid in a school which concentrates "ONLY" on academics. Academics alone will not mould the child, there are lots more!!

Moreover do any of you have an idea of what is the fee structure like in Arsha Vida Mandir?


munaga 2009-05-30 14:20:50


Hi my name is nandini and i'm new to parentree. i have a 3yr old boy and am seriously looking for a good pre school for him in the adayar area. have any of you heard of parent's choice.... kindly let me know about the institution if you'll have.



umabala 2009-05-30 17:56:16


Hi Munaga,

Welocme to parentree. I have heard good feedbacks about Parent's choice. I guess you will have to start a separate thread to get feedback on the playschool.

All the best!!


umasworld 2009-06-01 10:16:58



Yes, I agree that academics is not the only thing - especially in the present scenario. It is important for the child to develop self esteem and confidence and be exposed to a variety of things quite early. That would help them and us understand their potential and interests. That's one of the reasons why I did not consider DAV - they are too academic.

I've heard good reviews about Bala Vidya Mandir - some of my colleagues' children study there and they are very happy. My problem again is distance - I live in Pallikaranai - bit too far for Adyar.

I'm hoping this would turn out to be good given Chettinad Foundation's reputation thus far. I've heard good reviews about Hari Shree Vidyalayam as well which belongs to the same group I believe.

I'm still awaiting the welcome kit. It would be good for us to meet.




jayabs 2009-06-01 11:18:30


hi guys

We also received the welcome letter...but i didnt see anything about INAUGURAL meet....!?

Yeah, from Pallikaranai Bala vidya mandir will be quite far...lets hope this Chettinad is good enough to continue..

is this Hari shree vidhyalayam in Alwarpet ?? even i have heard about it..but not much..

Uma, are u bringing ur kid on 19th june ..i think u had earlier told htat u are goin to join her during vijayadhasami right ? what plans ?

Take care



umabala 2009-06-01 12:14:29


Yes Jayabs, there is no mention of any inaugural meet in the letter. They have just mentioned about the inaugural offer which I totally disagree.

I don't think I will be bringing my kid on June 19th because it will contradict the whole idea behind her first day schooling on Vijaydasami :)

But am very eager to meet you people. Let us see how things shape out.


jayabs 2009-06-01 12:28:02


yeah right :)

may be after 19th u cud just visit het school and get a glimpse of what is happenning and how it is turning out to be :) u will get first hand info from all of us..

other than u, is there anyone else who is coming to velachery branch school ?



umabala 2009-06-01 13:17:28


Yes Jayabs, thats what am planning to do. I am also eagerly waiting to hear updates about the school after your kids chip in :)

I guess there is one more uma[umaswordl] whose kid will be coming to the Velachery branch.


jayabs 2009-06-01 13:40:17


is there anyone planning to avail the transport facility ? did any of u send email about it ?



umabala 2009-06-01 15:07:09


Am not planning to avail the transport facility atleast for another year.


umasworld 2009-06-02 11:03:01



Yes, my kid would also be in Velachery - Hope to see you both Uma and Jaya.

I called the school and they told me that they are planning to have an inaugural meet and it also depends on the batch that we belong to - I didn't understand that though.

I don't think I would be availing the transport facility either - my daughter refuses to get into any other vehicle apart from our car :).


jayabs 2009-06-02 11:12:49


sure..we will definitely meet up sometime.it will be good for our kids too....they can have play dates :) and have some good company of the same age..

I am not sure about availing the transport facility...but only thing is if we wait to drop her then our office timings are getting impacted...so am still thinking on that...



umabala 2009-06-02 11:28:02


Yes Jayabs and Uma, we definitely have to meet up.

By all odds, there will be an alteration in our work hours as we are not availing the transportation. But in my aspect, as Uma said, I don't have a choice either. My kid is pretty shy and she will definitely not get into the car/bus/van the first day itself. It will definitely take time for her to get accustomed to the surroundings and friends.


jayabs 2009-06-02 11:37:05


yeah true...my kid is also not a very open type...when she was goin to the SEED play school in velachery i arranged an auto for her..and her grand mom or dad picked her up...in the auto...we dropped her in the mornings...at 9..

but this school starts at 9:30 only..so donno how far it will work out..on the dropping off thing...shud see how it goes...

am waiting for June 19th :) coz she is really bored at home and am sure she will enjoy goin to the school..


devi 2009-06-03 13:59:39


hi all, i have also put my daughter in A School, Anna Nagar. The school commences for her age-group on 22nd June. It will be good to network with you folks :-) to know the happenings on other branches as well. I visited the Anna Nagar branch before registering. It is a 2 ground individual house and some infra work was happening. Am hoping that the  the premises now will be more-child friendly .  I was told they are seeking a big space for older kids and it will be constructed in due course. Velachery/valasarawalkam folks - how is the school there? do they have enough space till 12th there now itself?

All the best for the first day - the big day :-)!



Shobana 2009-06-03 14:10:25


Hi Devi.I have admitted my daughter in Annanagar branch.But I recd an intimation ltr statg that the school opens on 17 th June!!! Will the smae centre open on 2 diff dates????

Anyways whats her age? Mine is 2 yrs 8 mths


devi 2009-06-03 15:26:58


hi shobana, yes, for my friend's son who is now 2 the school is on June 24, and for another , who is now 2 yrs 6 months it is 18th (not sure whether it is 17th or 18th).

Nishalya is 2 year 3 months now.



Shobana 2009-06-03 16:43:07


But why diff in date...lemme call them tomorrow...if possible u also chk...so u know 2 more people who r joining.. grt !!! lets keep in touch


Ravichand 2009-06-04 16:19:21


Regarding groups:


It seems there are 2 categories of classes called Toddler & pre primary


Under each category there are various groups and for each groups they have different opening date and time.


Child name, parent name group they belongs to is available in School website (currently available only for Annangar, Thiruvanmiyur branches).



Ravichand 2009-06-04 19:19:51


Now the school website is updated with other branches information also..


umabala 2009-06-05 07:38:35


Thanks for the update Ravi! This was definitely useful because the letter we received  says that the date of joining is on 17th but in the website it is quoted as 22nd. Have to call them.


jayabs 2009-06-05 09:41:34


hi uma.....in my letter the date of joining is given as 19th...i think there is lot of confusion..will check out the website...thnx for the info...


jayabs 2009-06-05 09:56:54


just now checked the website ..its 18th..and my letter also says 18th only..

guess there are lot of enrollments..but i find something different..in some branches if u see the drop down it says Pre-primary...and in some areas it is called as B & C group...anyone know the difference ?! how can it b different in diff branches ? my daughter is in B & C group 3 in velachery branch


umabala 2009-06-05 10:48:25


yes Jayabs, there is too much of confusion. Guess lot of errors in data entry. In thiruvanmiyur there is only one group for pre primary[less strength], so I guess they did not split them into groups. The spelling of my daughters is messed up so much. I called them today and they said they will again be updating the list in another 10 days where all these mistakes would be rectified.



jayabs 2009-06-05 10:53:46


same problem here too..my daughter's name has been spelt horribly wrong..i called them to update the same....and they were sorry for it..for which i told them to update it in their records first..

what does this B & C mean ? any idea ? they cud have as well called as Pre prim 1..preprim 2..etc..right ?


umabala 2009-06-05 12:57:41


No clue about B and C. Anna Nagar and Thiruvanmiyur branches are updated as premary 1, pre primary 2 etc.. i guess there will be lot of chaos before things settle down...


jayabs 2009-06-05 14:18:02


YEAH...lot of questions...lot of doubts..hope we get everything clarified soon..! :-)

lets wait & watch !



umabala 2009-06-05 14:41:40


Yes, we have no other choice but to wait and watch keeping our fingers crossed


jayabs 2009-06-05 14:43:53


let me know if u get any updates on this !


umabala 2009-06-07 09:32:52


I visited the A School premises in Velachery and what I saw was disheatening. I am 200% sure that the entire work will not be completed within a fortnight. The workers also mentioned that the work will be completed only by June last week or July first week. I am not sure how the management is going to run the show.

How about the other branches? Do you have any info?



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