Hello Sshettyy, Parags84 & all,
hope you all are fine.
first of all thank you so much for giving suggestion on my earlier post that was DAV v/s HFS.
My baby has got admission in both schools singhania & HFS for jr kg.
now I'm confused between these two schools. Which school to choose? Both are equidistant.
HFS fees is bit higher than singhania. But my point of comparison is how overall school is & how much exposure they give to kids....
Pls help on this matter.... If any one can give insight of these schools or any out of two would be of great help. If any one have experience with any of the school or you know about it. Pls help.
waiting for your reply.
Go for Singhania , no second thought.
My nephew is studying at Singhania and as far as their curriculum is concerned...they are really good...Pre-primary children have many competitions which helps the kids in improvising their confidence..
You should go for Singhania and why doubt when they are No. 1 in India :)
All the Best
One thing I wanted to know from you is..are the admissions in both these schools still in progress..cos both the schools finish their admissions by Jan end..
Sighania off course... Only lucky people get thru... Why are you having second thoughts!!
Admission process was done earlier only. But wasn't able to write on forum.
Well, wanted to take your view about both schools, hence posted a question.
Thank you so much for replying & giving insight, as I'm new to Thane & doesn't know much about schools here.
Once again thank you so much.
@Simu ... So you have already made a decision and chosen a school!! Above question of yours doesn't make sense to me then!!
I had taken admission in both schools. Had to withdraw admission from any one school.... hence was seeking insight of both schools...... If sure hoti abt school to Of course questions put nahin karti..... as it is one time decision so i wanted to be sure before withdrawing admission from any of the school..... thats why asked for help.... well anyways...... thank you for help.... I have withdrawn admission from HFS now..... thank you......
This was reply to Sshettyy.....
Dear Simran ,
J.K.Singhania is an old school with laurels resting mainly on WHT WAS than WhAT IS ....still its not a bad option .Hiranandani School is more conscientious . My son studied at HFS but not at the preschool level. HFS is definetly a very good school . If you are staying closer to HFS you must consider HFS over Singhania . Thanks and hope your child is happy at the school selected by you . By the way have you considered Kangaroo Kids ? Its the preschool Section of Billabong High International School ...
Thank you for your detailed review of Singhania. It is good to hear from someone who has dealt with the school, else we just hear very Â´haloedÂ´ one line reviews mentioning that the school is perfect.
Any other parents from Singhania who have a counter opinion? It will provide a balanced view to parents on the forum
Here are my inputs for those seeking admission in JK Singhania.
The Good: Huge campus, A medical centre with registered nurse to administer first aid, new sports arena ( at a cost ) , well equipped library ,book fairs . Orientation in college courses for higher classes. IB affiliation. A well established brand name so it impresses.
The bad: Minimum parent -school/teacher contact (they seldom hold PTA) had just one a year. Loads of project work most of which is intimated at the very last minute almost always a day before it is to happen. No prior intimation of appraisals . Children are given several surprise tests so even if officially no homework is given you still have to sit with your child every day . Meaning that your child needs to be always prepared which makes it daunting especially for a busy parent. Hence tuitions are inevitable in many cases right from jr.kg. Since there are no reference text books and due to the schools policy of notebooks not to be sent home , there's no way of knowing what's been taught in class . No retest of appraisal if child is absent for any reason whatsoever. You need to be a part of a whats app parents group or other social media to know what's happening in the classrooms.
The students -teacher ratio in each class for jr and sr kg is over 35 (one teacher and one asst. with one attendant) and from 1std onwards is above 45 with one teacher .
Hygiene : old style dirty , smelly toilets, wash basins are not cleaned on a regular basis. Children have to learn to use bucket and mug to wash themselves . Sometimes mugs are missing . My kid and her friend used to hold on till she came home That's 7 hours in school without using the loo. Common practice for kids to carry two bottles of water adding to the weight of the school bag.
Appraisal and grades : Non performing students face some pretty harsh comments from the teachers and there's a general lack of sensitivity even at elementary level where the teachers use harsh comments written right across their notebooks with big red letters which may demotivate the average child.
Security& Safety & Bus issues : Bus services have been contracted and so the school takes no accountability for any incidents happening on the bus or otherwise
After years of schooling with JK I finally decided to step out of its "Halo" ( I wish I had done it sooner) . My kid and I are very happy with our decision. I prefer a more systematic approach to education rather than an experimental one. My advice to parents . . Do not go with hype instead Evaluate your own expectations of the school (any school), its syllabus, worksheets , teaching methods and only then make a decision best suited to your childs needs and capabilities.
Oops..that's really an eye-opener...if you don't mind revealing..which school have you changed to now..
Please tell me Adm ssion process for HFS class other than Jr kg .
Already appeared for test
What will be next step
I would also like to know which school did you admit your child into....and how is ur experience so far?
For HFS, I am not sure about the admission process for higher classes, however, from what I have heard, all the kids appearing for the tests generally get a calI..not sure though. My child needed an admission into 1st std and hence he had no test. We just had to fill up the form and then got a call from the school, further admission formalities were carried as per the instructions from schools's end.
You mentioned that your kid has appeared for the test, hope you got some response.
Hi prags 84
Can u tell me when did u received call. I mean date. When did you got admission in this year. As I have submitted form in December and on 14 the Jan there was a test . but still no response from school .
So can u tell me about your kids admission n school call date details
We filled the form in the first week of December and got a call in the 3rd week of January. Please checkout with the people whose kids might have appeared for the exams and if they have got a call from the school.
Thanks prags 84
Actually I don't know anyone who appeared for test .
Very sorry to hear about Singhania pashmi1.
Which school did you choose, and do you find it better?