Moving to Gurgaon from Canada

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Jd2011 2011-01-31 22:27:19

 

Hello Parents,

We live in Canada and are contemplating a move back to India. We plan to live in Gurgaon. But are unsure how our kids aged 9 and 6 will adjust to the schools there. We are thinking of International school options. The school will probably decide whether we make the move back or not. Though we love our life here but miss the family too much in India. We will probably move back to Canada once the kids reach University level so we want to keep that in mind while deciding upon the school. Most important to us is the quality of teaching and the general ambience of the school itself.

We have been really confused and any advice and direction would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Thankyou so much!

 


vdb007 2011-02-08 17:30:33

 

Hi,

We just moved from Vancouver last yr in Sep.,2010. It wasn't easy to get the admission in the mid-term but The Banyan Tree International welcomed us with open arms with flexibility to not only admit but also to let our two kids learn at their own pace considering the cultural/enviromental change. This is what I call maturity and well rounded approach by the Principal's vision.

Although my son (Grade 1) has adjusted well and daughter(Grade 4) is going through her own adjustment issues. The school is helping me beyond belief to get her active in her curriculum, no where have I seen goodness to this extent.

The school fees, facilities, Principal, Structure of the program and many other fun activites are great. The first thing that I and my son noticed was the washrooms for Juniors. That is where the comfort level in my mind with respect to hygiene got some assurance for cleaniness. The fee includes A/C bus, A/C classrooms with Breakfast, Lunch, no books home approach and easy thoughtful learning than cramming that I did in my school yrs. I still thing why was 2+2 = 4, now I know through my son.

Above all the staff and the principal have a good human side. It was not even once that I felt they are in for money or dumping their ideology on us but very accomodating and open to change kind of an attitude. It is almost like Vancouver for my kids at school, learning but with play and approach.

In simple words we were blessed to have come across their staff and principal maaam. If you need any further inputs - please let me know I will be more than happy to share my e-mail or the phone number.

Thanks!
 Vanshdeep Bhardwaj
 Chief Manager
 Siemens IT Solutions India

 

vdb007 2011-02-08 17:32:23

 

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Hi,

We just moved from Vancouver last yr in Sep.,2010. It wasn't easy to get the admission in the mid-term but The Banyan Tree International welcomed us with open arms with flexibility to not only admit but also to let our two kids learn at their own pace considering the cultural/environmental change. This is what I call maturity and well rounded approach by the Principal's vision.

Although my son (Grade 1) has adjusted well and daughter(Grade 4) is going through her own adjustment issues. The school is helping me beyond belief to get her active in her curriculum, no where have I seen goodness to this extent.

The school fees, facilities, Principal, Structure of the program and many other fun activities are great. The first thing that I and my son noticed was the washrooms for Juniors. That is where the comfort level in my mind with respect to hygiene got some assurance for cleanliness. The fee includes A/C bus, A/C classrooms with Breakfast, Lunch, no books home approach and easy thoughtful learning than cramming that I did in my school yrs. I still thing why was 2+2 = 4, now I know through my son.

Above all the staff and the principal have a good human side. It was not even once that I felt they are in for money or dumping their ideology on us but very accommodating and open to change kind of an attitude. It is almost like Vancouver for my kids at school, learning but with play and approach.

In simple words we were blessed to have come across their staff and principal ma'am. If you need any further inputs - please let me know I will be more than happy to share my e-mail or the phone number.

Thanks!
 Vanshdeep Bhardwaj
 Chief Manager
 Siemens IT Solutions India
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anumin 2011-04-26 11:26:54

 

Hello,

We moved last year from UK and had the same thought process, of eventually returning for kids universities period. Although this is driven more by quality of higher education (currently) in the west than any pressing need to return.

We got our kids (12 and 8) admitted to Pathways International School, Gurgaon and although we were sceptical before joining, we currently feel we made the right choice. Its been in operation for 1 year only but we are quite happy with the school philosophy, management and facilities. Teacher student ratio is pretty good, perhaps because its first year running. Both kids look forward to going to school and there is a lot of practical focus & concept of learning by practice. Robotics, extra curricular activities (horse riding, swimming and all major sports), frequent visits for external world experience, but without compromise on academic learning experience all add to our sense of having made the right decision. Pathways offers IB and IGCSE and number of language choices, spanish, french, sanskrit, hindi (for middle/senior).

In general, I feel that Gurgaon is probably one of the more attractive destinations for returning parents due to sheer number of good school choices. Experience is not as international since expat population is still quite low, but quality driven by nature of demand and competition is slowly but surely improving.

Best wishes. Feel free to ask more if you wish.

 


Kimmum 2013-05-23 16:42:32

 

 Hi Anumin,

I am new to this forum and your discussions really interest me as my daughter goes to pathways early years  and m confused whether to make her continue to formal pathways school or look for another option..as your kids are already studing there would appreciate your valuable feedback about the school and how different  is it from the aravali campus..thanks

 

Aarjay16 2013-10-15 07:34:59

 

Hello Vanshdeep
Your feedback on The Banyan Tree International school was very helpful. We are planning to return to Gurgaon from Australia this year and are looking for suitable schools for our kids. Am curious to know if your experience with The Banyan Tree International school still remains positive?  Would greatly appreciate your response
Thanks !
 

lovemykid1 2014-01-05 18:00:18

 

Hi Vanshdeep,
are you stll happy with the school ??

thanks
 

ShipraTANDON 2014-01-31 10:44:08

 

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expertmom 2014-03-05 22:51:54

 

For those who haven't yet visited lancers international school, please don't miss. I found it great specially the safety concern and overall development.
 

Aniketgoyal53 2014-03-12 17:06:11

 

Matrikiran, education by vatika is the school which i have found a promising one. I have been to many pre nursery schools but the thing which remain as a memory in my mind are its location sector 49 sohna road , infrastructure, Curriculum and the most demanding day care facility.



 

 

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