Extensive learning opportunities for your child at Nahar International School

As parents, you have more school choices available now than at any time in recent history. With growing awareness among parents, they too may want to consider asking questions about opportunities for involvement beyond the typical school day, such as parent volunteering and after school programs. Do parents volunteer in and outside the classroom? Is there an active PTA? How often do parents meet with their child’s teacher? How do teachers and the administration keep parents informed? Do students have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities? How is participation encouraged or discouraged?
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Take time to learn about the options, understand each school’s educational programs and philosophies, and seek insight into the unique culture and community. After all, you are not only finding the best match for your child to thrive and grow, you are looking for a school to call home for several years.

Schools like Nahar International encourage the free spirit in every curious mind to imbibe, absorb, contribute and create new ideas and lines of thinking. The vision of the school is to develop socially responsible global citizens in a safe, creative and educationally challenging environment that encourages collaboration and the achievement of individual excellence through self-discovery.

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Mission of the School: We shall aim to raise a generation founded on life values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Citizenship. The students of our school shall compete only with their own abilities, striving to improve their own record. We shall strive to inculcate a passion for learning and a curiosity about the world, making our students learners for life. We shall fortify our students with the ability to discipline their own study experience. For our students, the frontiers of learning shall extend beyond books and into the enrichment provided by art, drama, music and sports. Every student of our school will be an asset to the community, applying his knowledge and thinking, to the betterment of it, through community service. Our ambition is to produce Global Citizens of the 21st Century by exposing them to world issues and perspectives.

Nahar International School is participating in ‘Educationista -Times Prestigious Schools Exhibitions’ at Bombay Exhibition Center (Goregaon) on 11th-12th November’17.

We look forward to see parents whose children look forward to going to school every day and being immersed in learning and in those things that most schools want them to learn.

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International Schooling in India at Kodaikanal International School

Today, parents have a plethora of Educational Boards to choose from and enroll their children into. It is no longer just the SSC (Secondary School Certificate) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).
logoIn order to be considered as an actual International school, it is widely agreed that a school generally follows a national or an international curriculum different from that of the host country. Additionally, an emphasis is placed on International Education (with such programs as the IB or Cambridge) and global citizenship.

The international school market has experienced explosive growth over the past 10 years with the number of international schools more than doubling across the globe. This past year alone, 345 new schools were added to the network of thousands of international schools worldwide. ISC Research, a UK-based organization dedicated to analyzing, researching and tracking developments in the international school market, calculates that there are currently over 2.8 million students enrolled in international schools around the world.

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Kodaikanal International School (KIS), an unique school with an extraordinary history and tradition spanning well over a hundred years! Their keen focus is on students, commitment to quality and dedication to continuous improvement empowering their students to handle whatever life may throw at them. Their greatest strength lies in their commitment to community – crafting together on a shared vision.

From the establishment in 1901 as an American residential school for the children of missionaries in South India, there were many milestones, including a number of ‘firsts’ – from when they became the first IB school, first International School in India (and the third in Asia) by adopting the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in 1976 among only nine other schools worldwide; to when they became the first school in India to have its own separate campus for camping and outdoor activities in 1994.

As their Principal, Corey Stixrud, once said: “Learning happens when we learn directly about a new culture…not from a textbook but from our roommate, or a new friend. Learning grows out of our successes and our failures. It happens when we study, work, talk, play, pray, share, reflect, argue…and when we make up. Granted, it doesn’t happen all the time, but a community that is imbued with the spirit of learning finds that learning is an ongoing continuous process.”

And this philosophy has paid off – their graduates, aside from growing into well-developed and well-adjusted world citizens, consistently achieve higher results than world averages in IB and SAT examinations – and 100% of KIS students who apply gain entry to colleges and universities worldwide. The KIS High School Diploma is US accredited and also allows KIS graduates direct entry to Indian universities.

Their Mission Statement: Kodaikanal International School is an autonomous residential school with a broad college-oriented curriculum, serving young people from a wide diversity of cultures. The School’s academic program is intentionally set within a community life based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and devoted to service in India and the whole human community.

Kodaikanal is one of the International Schools that are participating in Educationista – ‘Times Prestigious Schools Exhibition’ which is taking place across 8 states in 13 cities this year. Educationista Exhibitions is a sole platform for schools and parents to come together and understand schooling in a better way through educational seminars and queries that will be answered by topic Educationista from their field.

We look forward for parents to get educated on different aspects starting from the Boards to the new methodology, before they choose the right schools for their children.

Visit Kodaikanal School at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon on 11th-12th Nov 2017.

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Fulfill your child’s Potentials at Pathways Schools!

Education in India is geared up towards imparting and testing knowledge at every level. “Give a person a fish and you feed him one day, teach him how to catch fishes and you feed him for a lifetime.” If you teach a student a skill, you enable him for a lifetime such are the thoughts of Pathway Schools.

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Pathways School provides an education that enables the students to fulfill their potential – be it social, intellectual, academic, sporting or cultural. They do so not only because these potentials, fully developed, are useful, economically marketable or aesthetically rewarding but because they also want every single student of their school to find something that they are good at.

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The extensive range of activities offered in the school enables all their students to find something that they can excel in. In this way they come to an appreciation of their worth as individuals and gain the self-esteem and self-confidence to which we aspire as the hallmark of our graduates.

They recognize that, in a rapidly changing world, few of their students will follow a single career for the whole of their adult lives. To cope with these career changes they will need flexibility of mind and the intellectual curiosity to continue learning well into adulthood.

They espouse a variety of teaching models in order to produce students who can think critically, synthesise and transform, experiment and create. In short, They aim to equip their students for the 21st Century. The school’s teaching methods are thus far removed from the didactic approaches traditional in many countries.

Pathways is much more than an orderly environment. The school’s disciplinary systems, from the day that students enter the school, aim to make them realise that they must all take the responsibility for their own actions. This realisation is fundamental to bringing their students to a preference for self-discipline over imposed discipline. In an increasingly dysfunctional world, they regard values such as responsibility, honesty, courage, loyalty, tolerance and respect for others as the building blocks of a stable society.

While Pathways draws much of its inspiration from international models, it also embraces the Indian perspective. They try to give their students not only an understanding of their own, or host country, but also a teaches them to value its people, cultural diversity and a willingness to do something for it.

They also seek to encourage amongst the students, an appreciation for India’s immense richness and variety of natural resources, as well as a commitment to their protection and preservation for future generations. Expeditions to more remote areas and community service programmes are intended to break down the isolation created by privilege, exposing their students to a reality outside their own experience, so that they may learn to cope with unexpected difficulties and mature in the process.

Respect for the environment grows out of respect for one’s own person. A comprehensive programme of talks and seminars on personal hygiene, sexuality, drugs and family relationships is held each year at appropriate levels in the school.

Vision: Pathways aims to build and nurture a community of thinking, compassionate world citizens, who are committed to living with responsibility, learning with enthusiasm and balancing a strong work ethos with a sense of play.

It is their mission to ensure that in a safe, tranquil, stimulating and intellectually challenging environment, all students shall have ample opportunity to:

Imbibe universal values;
Identify and fulfill academic, cultural, sporting and social potential through multiple paths to learning;
Acquire habits of curiosity, reflection, mental flexibility, independence and self-discipline;
Attain skills and attitudes for life in a rapidly changing world;
Develop a respect and concern towards the environment;
Maintain openness and respect in the face of racial, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.

Pathways Group of Schools are a part of “Educationista -Times Prestigious Schools Exhibition“. Parents, students and School authorities are most welcome to visit the Schools at Jaipur on 9th-10th December 2017 at Birla Auditorium and Ranchi on 16th-17th December at Hotel BNR Chanakya.

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Modernised Use of Technology for your children to learn better at Orchids The International School

While we were in school, not so long ago, the use of pencils, pens and exercise books were used to inculcate learning for students at schools. Today it’s not just the books and pencils alone, they are accompanied by digital Notebooks, iPads and tablet computers as educational essentials, not only at home, but in school as well. The children who are now entering a school are full fledged digital natives and are very handy at using technology. Schools play a major part in teaching, grooming and nurturing technology for their students. (There’s a flip side of this coin, however, we mean use of technology only for enhancing a learning experienceOrchids-The International SchoolOrchidsThe International school is one of the few schools in India, that uses accelerated learning techniques. Every child is special with his/her unique capabilities. The very objective of Orchids – The International School is to identify this uniqueness. The school is not created to force any specialization onto a child, but nurture the natural abilities, be it artistic, analytical, scientific or linguistic.

Their emphasis is on smaller Teacher-Student Ratio and is at par with all International Schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad, which facilitates constant tracking of a child’s progress across various parameters. They try to inculcate in the child, qualities like strong character, true sense of duty, the feeling of oneness and humility for the development of their integrated personality.

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At Orchids, the school uses technology to empower their students and parents. Students master even the most difficult concepts through interactive smart classes and learn languages through innovative Language Labs. In a true International sense, parents can track performance of their wards through various means such as Online Management Software, SMS alerts, Call Centre facility and periodic visits by teachers.

The values at Orchids – The International School, are more than just statements – they depict ways of life. They focus on:

  • Development of Self-Esteem
  • Induction of Responsibility and Morality
  • Harnessing of Academic Potential and Leadership Skills
  • Education by Mentoring
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Vision of Orchid International – To create the Most Respected Education Brands that provide highest quality services to students worldwide in a sustainable and scalable way.

The Mission of the School is to provide each student a diverse education that promotes self-discipline, sense of responsibility, social and global consciousness and excellence in learning.

The traditional Orchid flower stands for perfection and thoughtfulness across all our international schools in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. The name – Orchids The International School directly conveys the essence of the institution i.e. an environment which imbibes integrity and compassion within each learner

Come and get a chance to Meet the Authorities of ORCHID- The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL at Educationista – ‘Times Prestigious Schools Exhibition’ in:

  1. Navi Mumbai | 28th-29th Oct ’17 | CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi
  2. Thane|4th-5th Nov ’17 | The Thane Club
  3. Mumbai Suburbs | 11th-12th Nov ’17 | Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East)
  4. Mumbai Town | 18th- 19th Nov ’17 | Nehru Centre, Worli

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The Cathedral Vidhya School, Lonavala at Times Prestigious Schools Exhibition

Educationista – An unique platform that connects schools with the parent community and guide/counsel the parents with detailed information on school education.

Educationista is committed to suggest parents with Quality Residential Schools that provide a school away from Home, nurturing children in their early days with values, culture and most importantly discipline.

Residential schools require students to take part in residential activities and live together throughout this journey. Even during a short period of time this can result in improvements in social abilities of each child that will be developed.

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It is Teamwork, that makes students understand their peers, ask questions to make sense of their own understanding, help others, be more accepting of each other, provide reasons for their ideas and share knowledge. These skills later used in the classroom environment can enable them to increasingly focus on their own learning and learn from their peers as well as teachers.

Therefore, Residential Schools tries to process the improvement of the them through teamwork and communication, that will also help contribute towards meeting the curriculum through providing skills valuable for experiences later in life.

Positive social relationships between peers is acknowledged to contribute towards children’s overall well-being and grounding for later in life which can off course aid their learning journey. Having a positive relationship with a teacher also provides increased motivation for pupils to learn.

A strong community spirit is vital for a harmonious environment not only in school, but can also develop behavioural improvements in children at home. This is a result of them finding security, stability and confidence within their school community.

Community spirit also evokes a sense of belonging to each one of us.

All residential schools have a positive impact on social development which contributes towards classroom success and learning opportunities.

Why Cathedral Vidya school?
logoThe Cathedral Vidya School – where world class education, sports and cultural activities together endeavor to create an environment, truly conducive to the development of young lives. An amalgamation of academic proficiency, professional sports, exposure to the world of music and dance and the sheer genius of arts and crafts, Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala offers a platform where your child is carefully nurtured and mentored towards becoming a truly global citizen. As an institution of high repute, they share their concern and passion about giving your children the best possible education and guidance towards following their dreams of becoming successful individuals in their respective fields.

They offer a diverse range of academic, as well as non-academic options. After complete and thorough understanding of your child’s interest and excellence, they offer the best suited path for your child in the later years in school. The syllabus, sports, extra-curricular activities like music and arts have been given careful consideration and planning. Our teachers and mentors are selected after a stringent process to ensure that only the best facilitators play a part in the vocation of your child.

They compromise on nothing, when it comes to offering the best facilities and environment. From the airy and well equipped classrooms, to the comfortable and well-appointed suites for our boarding students, to the vast fields for sports like football and volleyball, to the double storied library for young minds, they have with deliberation and due diligence in setting up every little detail.

They literally bring the world to your children and prepare them for achieving the goals that they would reach out for, on stepping into the world. They take your children on the path of success and show them the way to reach their destination.

Cathedral Vidya school (Lonavala) is coming to Educationista ‘Times Prestigious Schools Admission Fair’ across 8 states and 13 exhibition all across India.

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Common School Admission Interview Questions for Parents!

School admission can be an unnerving experience for your child. Also for you! these days, parents are quizzed by the school really thoroughly and you have to be well prepared.

School admission can be a scary experience for your child.  Also for you! These days, parents are puzzled by the school and you have to be well prepared.

When preparing for your child’s school admission into kindergarten, you leave nothing to teach him basics like manners, answers, discipline even the alphabets. But what preparation you do as a parent to support your child in the best possible manner? The power of these parent-teacher interviews may surprise you.

Check out the list of teacher – parent interview questions with answers that people often need to face & guiding principles on how you must deal with them.  We assure you will confident after getting through this list!

School Admission Interview Questions Parents must be Prepared for:

1. What are your educational and professional qualifications?

This question supports the rest of the interview as the panel will line up their questions to your answer. Talk about your education and career ansd how you plan to use your background to raise and grow your child in his educational journey.

2. Do you live in a joint or nuclear family? How many people are there in your family?

Nurturing a  child is a full-time job and who knows it better than you. The school wants to find out if you have help at home to guide the child on a day-to-day basis. If you do live in a joint family, good for you. Else, talk about how to take help from extended family and neighbours whenever required.

3. Are you both working? How to you manage with your child’s school timings?

A school has multiple points of consideration – timings, homework, transport and meetings, to start with. If you are a working parents, you need to be clear about how you plan to pick your child from school or makesure he reaches home safely. You also need to focus on your plans to take time out for your child’s education and day-to-day school tasks.

4. How have you prepared your child for school?

This is one of the most important kindergarten interview questions for parents. Your kid is now going to be in a big school with many other kids,  and take big lessons in alphabets, numbers and the world around him. Discuss the lessons you have pass on to your preschooler – shapes, colours, etc. – and the ways you have used for the same, say storytelling or picture books.

5. How would you describe your child’s nature? Has he had problems with biting or hitting other kids?

Don’t let this question worry you. It is normal for many kids to develop antagonistic behaviour for some time in their growing years. Tell your child positive qualities and how you have taught him to play and learn in harmony with others.

6. Why did you choose our school? Have you applied to other schools also?

The school wants to know your purpose behind selecting their organization and where you heard about them. Talk about the school’s history, curriculum, faculty and also other factors like proximity to your home or transport. It is okay to be honest about your other applications as it is natural for parents to try every suitable opportunity for their child.

7.  Is your child a choosy eater? What are his daily meals like?

Since your child will spend most of his time at school, it becomes the teachers’ responsibility to take care of his diet and make sure he eats and drinks enough. Talk about his day to day eating habits and what kind of lunchboxes you plan to send along.

8.  Have you ever punished your child? Why and how did you do it?

Punishment can be a essential part of education and sometimes becomes necessary to teach discipline. Mention the ways you have disciplined your child in the past – by setting a bedtime curfew, denying a favourite food item etc. ensure you get two points across very well – you value discipline but you also value gentle and constructive ways to apply it.

9.  What are your dreams for your child? How do you want us to help fulfill them?

This may seem early but you may well be asked about your career goal for your child. Discuss the plans you have for your preschooler, however basic, and how you plan to work in tandem with the school to fulfill your ambitions for your child.

Do tell us about your interview questions you had face so we can add them to our list and help each other!

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Is boarding school a good idea?

It is a very old question, maybe a dilemma, of whether to admit a child into boarding school or not.
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Helps develop confidence

Experienced ‘boarders’ are divided on the issue, though not equally. A majority have reflected on boarding life during their younger days as one of the reasons for their successes in life – organisational skill at their workstations, independent decision-making capability, and the ability to work with others, leadership personality and so on.

Can be traumatising, if bullied

But the smaller voices cannot be ignored. Boarding life can be traumatising, depending on the environment. After the lights are turned off, stories abound of ghosts and ghouls tracing paths across the corridor. Also, the Stories about EERR sound in the middle of the night. Dangerous pranks one may call these but for some it can leave behind fears that may last a lifetime. However, the real trouble is when older students gang up and turn bullies. Weaker ones or loners are the usual targets, they are asked to do every day jobs and stand on their heads, sometimes literally, to please the rivals. To some ex- ‘boarding-schoolers’ such treatment, they say, gave them confidence to face up to anything as they grew into adults. Oddly, some parents insist that their children go through the same ‘hard’ experiences that they did, bullying and all and hence opt for boarding school.

Why boarding school?

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While the jury may be out on the benefits and the demerits of boarding school, one must first question the need for boarding school. Why must a child be put in boarding school? Or, why does a situation arise for boarding school? For a start, parents must give consideration to the quality of education that they are getting presently and weigh it against a potential school elsewhere, where it is perceived or established that the standard of education is higher. Elsewhere, can be anywhere in the world, as is the case with students travelling overseas for college education.

But in the case of a school, where the age of the child is such that she or he is highly impressionable and vulnerable, it is important to assess the schooling and residential environment earlier. More importantly, the child must develop a comfort level with the school before any decision is made.

The closer home, the better

Most boarding schools restrict parents from visiting the students often, but it is a good idea to allow parents to meet the child as often as they wish to, without venturing to take the child out of campus. This way, the routine or discipline is unaffected and at the same time, the child is not left feeling distressed or emotionally low on account of the disturbance of moving out of the comforts of home and into a boarding school knowing that parents are close at hand.

So this brings into perspective, how far really must your boarding school of choice be from your hometown? Experts believe that an overnight journey is the longest you should take to get to your child’s school. International Community School, Governing Council member and experienced counsellor, Edwin David believes, ‘the very fact that your parents can get here the next morning, is reassuring.’ He adds, ‘In a medical emergency too, the presence of parents sooner than later, can be the turning point.’

A balanced scorecard

Should a boarding school get rated only on the quality of education (widely understood as expertise in academics) or should it be measured on a balanced scorecard? Academics Advisor at ICS and expert educator, Cynthia Mulley states, ‘A range of developmental activities is a must. The school must possess adequate play and recreational area and agenda. ‘The after-school hours activity must more than match what one may get as a day-scholar? ‘In those households, where the mother is a homemaker, the after-school daily routine for the child is pretty much in place – wash and change, a snack, games in the neighbourhood park, a hot bath, some reading exercises, dinner, a bit of homework and revision, a glass of milk and then to bed! Boarding school must provide the very routine that homes with both parents working, cannot afford to carry out.’

Television takes over until one or both parents return… Boarding school fills this gap with a daily routine that keeps the child occupied, mentally and physically. ‘The child must be tired, but highly enriched when she or he climbs into bed, each night. It is up to us to make sure they have a full day,’ concludes Ms Mulley.

Health and hygiene

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The importance of health and hygiene cannot be ignored. ‘High sanitary standards are topmost,’ says Dr Gita Jayaram, ICS Governing Council member and family health expert. ‘Good habits like washing hands before a meal, after games and after classes is a must. Especially, a germ has a way of travelling unseen and suddenly into the mouth or nose.’ Parents must look at the drinking water source and even the cutlery provided by the school. A visit to the school kitchen may also not be out of place,’ she shares.

Interview the dormitory-in-charge

You must get a comfortable feeling about the dorm parent. Is this the person going to meet your child’s expectations, emotionally? A child develops a lifetime bond or lifelong aversion as the case may be, to the dorm parent/matron. ‘When choosing a boarding school,’ says Mr David, ‘it is important to pay particular attention to the personality of the individual that is entrusted with the care of your child. Communication skill must be of highest standards. If the dorm parent is trained in child psychology, then you are in for a long term and mutually positive association. She or he must also be a disciplinarian – no question of bullying or intimidation or rules-breaking on her watch. So it will take a kindly disposition but a firm attitude to make a good matron or dorm-in-charge. Identify this fine combination in the individual.’

A progressive boarding school is careful about who they hire for this vital position!

Of course, the smaller the school, the better. Small schools be liable to personalize their efforts much more effectively than larger boarding schools can. The more homely the boarding atmosphere, the greater the chances of your child faring well during this critical journey of early education.

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