Curriculum to chose for NRI kids returning to India

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Subraji 2017-02-15 00:18:04

 

Hi Poojanadkarni

We are in the same situation like you, and my elder daughter is in 8th grade and we originally planned to return during March 2017. But after inquiring few schools in Chennai, we are told to complete and come which means until end of may beginning of June. We are looking at CBSE schools only.











 

Poojanadkarni 2017-02-15 02:44:54

 

Hi  Subraji,
 
we got admission to CBSE school in Thane Mumbai. They start in April and have 1 month summer break in May. Again the school resumes in June. What about your kid?

 

Komal77 2017-02-15 07:10:57

 

Hi Pooja, Hw are you planning to help him with learning to read write languages and the related grammar?
 


Subraji 2017-02-22 05:07:34

 

Just today got to speak with a principal of a nearby CBSE school. Same like you have mentioned. School starts on April 3rd and May is holidays and resumes again in June.

While most of the schools that i enquired around in Chennai (central area) did not clearly tell me whether i need to let the kids complete the academic year in the US (which means stay here till end of May atleast and then go to Chennai), this one said they are fine but wanted my daughter to be there on April.  Still not fully convinced on this but do not seem to have an option :(





 

Subraji 2017-02-22 05:09:19

 

Hi Poojanadkarni

Just today got to speak with a principal of a nearby CBSE school. Same like you have mentioned. School starts on April 3rd and May is holidays and resumes again in June.

While most of the schools that i enquired around in Chennai (central area) did not clearly tell me whether i need to let the kids complete the academic year in the US (which means stay here till end of May atleast and then go to Chennai), this one said they are fine but wanted my daughter to be there on April.  Still not fully convinced on this but do not seem to have an option :(

 

JAS5 2017-02-27 00:33:24

 

Hi all,

We are also getting transferred to India in Mar-17 and Daughter is in 8th grade now. Do schools in India consider kids for next academic year (9th grade)? Please let me know if you have any update.

Thanks.
JAS

 

JAS5 2017-02-27 01:19:55

 

Hi Pooja,
Did your son get admission in 9th grade or 8th? 
Thanks,
JAS


 


Subraji 2017-02-27 08:47:23

 


This is the million dollar question and there is no clear answer from any school management in my experience so far.
Though most schools do not want kids to come back incomplete on the academic completion aspect from the US, they pretty much fill the positions during Mar as the CBSE board based school starts on April 3rd this year. Given the higher grade (8th and above) going in June after finishing the schooling in the US, would put a lot of pressure for the kid is what we felt.
Hence we worked with a school in our neighbourhood (not a hi-fi one) and they agreed to admit for the next year with an incomplete 8th grade from the US (we would be taking with us the 'withdrawal form' with us to submit in the school) and we have paid the fees. This would give us time to settle in for the kids as well as for us to keep looking for other schools (better ones later). 




 

Subraji 2017-02-27 08:49:34

 

Hi JAS5
I have responded above to your question.
Thanks


 

JAS5 2017-02-27 12:04:24

 

Thank you, Subraji.
As you mentioned about Withdrawl form, which is this form? Do you mean with transfer certificate/letter? Please let us know documents required for admission in India. Do we need to do attestation from Indian Consulate in US?
Thanks,
JAS


 

backtoindia 2017-05-31 16:42:06

 

Hello,
did you move back to India? i know this post is from 2 years back.
We are in the same boat. We want to move back to India for my son for Class XI CBSE next year. Any tips? 
thanks.
 

appik 2017-10-11 07:46:28

 

Hello Parents
      We are  also looking to move to Pune with kids  9 years and 7 years . Currently planning to enroll them in CBSE schools in pune.
Can you recommend good schools ?

Also I read that CBSE is planning to make 3 Indian languages compulsory. Is that correct ?
Thank you for your inputs 

 

appik 2017-10-11 07:53:18

 

Hello Yogesh
  Can you please recommend some good CBSE schools ?
In your opinion how long do kids take to adjust in schools in India?
My kids are 7 and 9 and there will be a learning curve but just worried
 

123rara 2018-03-28 06:32:15

 

Hello Subraji, how did you go about this move. Has your daughter got an admission and how is she coping. Your feedback will really help lot of families with children in middle and high schools in taking decisions. Please..
 

Helmsley 2018-04-11 20:27:33

 

Hello Yogesh,

I am in the same line as you were about 6 years. I have a few questions, would be hard to put them all in this text message window. Is there a personal email that I can send my questions to.

Really would appreciate your help.

Thanks much

 

RishiHyd 2018-04-11 20:38:00

 

hey hi, are you from Chennai or from Hyderabad ?
 

Helmsley 2018-04-11 22:45:51

 

Chennai
 

Helmsley 2018-04-11 22:52:28

 

Hello 123rara,

I am in need of help too, Do you have any information regarding this? 
 

RishiHyd 2018-04-12 00:26:42

 

No yar, am from hyderabad, I can help you out if anything is from hyderabad.
 


Subraji 2018-04-12 00:27:16

 

Hi

i shall write about this tomorrow. Pls bear with me till then.
 

Subraji 2018-04-12 00:28:22

 

@123rara

Hi

i shall write about this tomorrow. Pls bear with me till then.
 

Poojanadkarni 2018-04-12 07:52:38

 

Hi guys .. Those who are worried about how your kids will adjust to Indian curriculum, do not panic and do not worry. I returned from California last year in March when my son couldn't complete his grade 8 there as the academics in USA end in Jun and here in India they end in May but after research , I found out that CBSE schools are the best for kids to excel and also good for answering their competitive exams.
My first concern was desi language. But luckily I learned that after 8th grade they can drop out desi and opt for French or any foreign language the school is offering. So total 2 languages. English(Compulsory) and French(option for Hindi) . He had around 4 months to prepare and learn basics of French, so I bought him some online French learning app and he learned the language , at least basic grammar etc in USA itself. 
My second concern was without completing his grade 8, how would he get admission in 9th in India. There are lot of formalities.But by god's grace, he got into a newly opened(opened in 2013) good school here in Thane(CBSE) .
Initial days were hard because he wasnt used to writing so many things which you guys are well aware how education in USA goes. But slowly he managed with my and his teachers help and now he can do on his own . If anybody needs help in more info, drop me a email at poojanadkarni@gmail.com
I am in Thane(Mumbai) . If anyone is returning back to Thane, I can definitely help.
 

adityaaaa 2018-04-17 11:55:03

 

Hello,

How are feeling in India and kids adjusting to new environment
 

Poojanadkarni 2018-04-17 13:33:10

 

Yes he got adjusted. Initially it was tough but now it's okay.
 

Subraji 2018-04-17 15:36:28

 

Hi All

Yes, we kind of landed back in India exactly an year ago and with God's grace both my kids have quite settled well with CBSE board. And absolutely there is nothing to panic and we have a lot of options (magic) to help kids come up to speed during the year. Looking back we feel a sigh of relief and feel very happy that we took the right decision to return for good here in the right time.

BTW, after we put both of our kids to a nearby school, we started applying to other schools (good ones) as well. Also because that school did not have anything other than Tamil and Hindi as language options.

As far the elder one who got into 9th grade here, we had challenges with language (Tamil) as she had not studied that language at that depth and finally had to change the school after a month where we got Sanskrit instead of Tamil and also had a home-coach for her to cope up which worked.

Math is another tough subject given the differences between the two countries and the vast syllabus here. We had one of our family friend do the coaching (magic) for her on Math.  Remaining subjects she did on her own.  She is now busy getting ready to start the 10th grade :)

As far the younger one, we had no other option but to let her go through the language as Tamil though she never had any basic knowledge while in the US.  But we didn't like the nearby school and finally changed the school a good school little far from our place where my brothers' daughter was going. That magic worked for my little one to settle quickly as she found it interesting to go along with her cousin.

In fact the principal of the new school took in writing that we would get her up-to speed in Tamil by September. However she became quite good and secured good marks in the language to everyone's surprise starting from first term exam. Thanks to her grandma who is a retired teacher (magic) who took care of Tamil language for her.  She is now ready to start 3rd grade and enjoying her summer vacation.

Like i said above, it feels as if lot of things came together to help us out in our journey to settling in here.....and i honestly feel that would be the case for whoever wants to come back here to connect back with their own people, extended family and friends.....


Hope this helps!
 

Helmsley 2018-04-24 21:16:32

 

Please give me your contact number, we are in the same boat and moving to chennai
 

Helmsley 2018-04-28 00:10:52

 

COuld you please share my email address, I am in the same situation that you were years ago. I would benefit from some advice please
 

 

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