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Cracking School Admissions

You are just about to feel stable in your life, after long sleepless nights and spending each minute thinking of your child, watching him grow and handling random tantrums these little creatures show.... But Hey! there is no time to relax. Your child has turned two and somewhere during month of July or August UP's Nursery school admissions start and so is the real struggle for you. The process is no easy to crack, something like CAT examinations. These days we parents have become so much concerned and it is our prime responsibility to have the best available school for our child. So were our aspirations too....

 We are first time parents, totally exhausted by usual sleepless nights, and juggling between our jobs and our aim to give undivided attention to our child for whatever time we get to spend with her. We stay in East Delhi and lucky enough to have a chance for looking a school in both UP and Delhi. During our journey of UP school Admissions, there were a few factors that I think we all parent should keep in mind while selecting schools. Special thanks to Anjali and SchoolAdmissionIndia to guide us through this journey at all times!

  1. Age: At this tender age, even a month makes a difference. Kids make so much progress each day that if we compare kids of 2.3 age with 2.5 kids, they show remarkable difference to which we parents react, ohh my child never speaks up. Or is just not ready to enter the interaction room. Kids grow at their pace, you cannot compel them for anything. Though it is important for you to get admission in best school but the age do play a role. Now considering the teachers who are involved in this process for a very long time now. They understand not each child is same. Hence are their expectations also, and trust me, each school would want to have a mix of students, because we never know who will perform at growing age when this difference would not matter. So be patient, this is not in our hands and just have faith in your child on whatever he is able to perform.

 2. PlaySchool: The concept of playschools play a huge role in building up social skills in your child. Some kids are not happy in going to school, and some adapt well. If they have a little exposure of school and are comfortable in interacting with teachers or peer group, its a plus. Similarly are the park visits each day. Ensure you take your child to park for play. They learn and grow lot better.

 3. Never bribe your child or give them a pressure that we are going for an interview. Do this and do that etc etc. I never told my child about interview. Just said you are growing up, we will take you to big school. I had let my child to be her own and had no expectations set. It helped her to ease with teachers as if they were her playschool teachers.

 4. Study about school:As parents it is very important you study about school you want to apply. Schools are very happy to hear good words about them and each school has a USP, like some has focus on sports, some on foreign languages etc. Better we are aware of it during interaction. It helps a lot.

 5. Learn some good parenting tips and try to follow them: I am usually in habbit of reading 1 or 2 article about child behavior and parenting tips. When I started filling up the school forms I could see maximum schools asked about how you handle your child or how you encourage them. All those tips and following them helped me in filling up forms way well.

 6. Take your child for a holiday somewhere in May or June: My daughter was very introvert. Unknowingly we went for a vacation with friends and during that week she interacted with multiple people. That trip was a blessing for us. We could notice immediately after the trip she was very open in communication. She still takes time to open up, but is not hesitant. Personally I feel as parents we must try this if possible.

 7. Working parents: Be prepared to justify well on how you spend time with your child. Schools are looking for some good ways you suggest on spending time with your child. Small points like you have meals together or weekends together help in gaining points.

 All above points are solely based on my experience with school interaction. Happy school entrance examinations!

 

Fastest Finger with Fr. Agnel Noida

 

Guys just be ready to play fastest fingers round with Fr. Agnel school while filling form online. Few important points for FAS Noida form submission. viz :

 

Ø  First keep an eye on the date when form will be out. This you can get through this forum and also can check through their site FAS Noida. As its mentioned there "Forms will be available only on first come first serve basis. Only the first 2000 applications will be accepted. The admission link will turn inactive soon after 2000 applicants register."

 

Ø  Child photo (Size is imp here as it should be of 20kb. There are many ways to do same one easiest way is Right Click ->Edit in Paint-> Resize.  Also there are free online tools available.

 

Ø  There is some session out time as well exactly don’t know but better you save info on notepad so you can do copy paste if session out.

 

Ø  Be Ready with the answer of following questions (Max Limit 250 Character)

 

1.    Why have you opted for this school?  

 

2.    Would you willingly agree with the principles of equality, love and brotherhood, and discipline required for such a growth ,which are central to the school? 

 

3.    What are your expectation from the school and the teachers with respect to your child? 

 

4.    Does your child suffer from a disability or ailment where the school has to be cautions in handling him/her? 

 

5.    In what ways can you help the school  in improving Education(can you provide career guidance, medical support, management consultancy, subject expertise & resource mobilization)? 

 

6.    What values would you like us to inculcate in your child.

 

7.    In case both the parents are working who looks after your child in your absence?

 

8.    Is there  any suggestion you would like to make to the school, about its norms and procedures or anything  that would help education in general and the School in particular?

 

9.    Do you have any concrete ideas to improve education in the School or at large?

 

After submit form online you will get a SMS with login details. You have to do login with these credentials and take the printout of form and acknowledgement slip and submit at the school. There was no fees at form submission .

 

Fastest Finger with Fr. Agnel Noida

 

Guys just be ready to play fastest fingers round with Fr. Agnel school while filling form online. Few important points for FAS Noida form submission. viz :

Ø  First keep an eye on the date when form will be out. This you can get through this forum and also can check through their site FAS Noida. As its mentioned there "Forms will be available only on first come first serve basis. Only the first 2000 applications will be accepted. The admission link will turn inactive soon after 2000 applicants register."

 

Ø  Child photo (Size is imp here as it should be of 20kb. There are many ways to do same one easiest way is Right Click ->Edit in Paint-> Resize.  Also there are free online tools available.

 

Ø  There is some session out time as well exactly don’t know but better you save info on notepad so you can do copy paste if session out.

 

Ø  Be Ready with the answer of following questions (Max Limit 250 Character)

1.    Why have you opted for this school?  

 

2.    Would you willingly agree with the principles of equality, love and brotherhood, and discipline required for such a growth ,which are central to the school? 

 

3.    What are your expectation from the school and the teachers with respect to your child? 

 

4.    Does your child suffer from a disability or ailment where the school has to be cautions in handling him/her? 

 

5.    In what ways can you help the school  in improving Education(can you provide career guidance, medical support, management consultancy, subject expertise & resource mobilization)? 

 

6.    What values would you like us to inculcate in your child.

 

7.    In case both the parents are working who looks after your child in your absence?

 

8.    Is there  any suggestion you would like to make to the school, about its norms and procedures or anything  that would help education in general and the School in particular?

 

9.    Do you have any concrete ideas to improve education in the School or at large?

 

After submit form online you will get a SMS with login details. You have to do login with these credentials and take the printout of form and acknowledgement slip and submit at the school. There was no fees at form submission .

 

 

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Interaction at DPS Noida

Interaction at DPS NoidaWe were called for interaction at DPS Noida. There were around 30-35 students called in the same batch. though the email said the Interaction time slot is 8:30AM to 8:35 AM , the entire process took around 3 hours. So be prepared and carry some handy snacks like wafers, biscuits and water etc for the child. On entry, we were asked to pay Rs1500 for the school prospectus post which we were given a questionnaire to fill. This had basic information of the child and the parents. The questions asked were like who takes care of the child when both parents are working, Why would you choose DPS as a school for your child?While the parents are filling up the form, the child is taken to a differnet area. They allow the parents to accompany the child as well. Following were the activities the child had to do:

 

  • Recite a poem in Hindi and English
  • Pattern matching: There was a board where a square was formed with 4 beads of different colors. The child had to form an identical square using beads and match the color pattern as well. They even asked the child to identify colors in this activity
  • Put the shapes in the respective blocks (the shapes were small and not the usual square, rectangle ones.. they had given the long star, a shorter star, hexagon, trapezium etc type shapes)
  • A board having 5 boxes. 4 of these had a fish on it. From a set of items, the child had to identify the correct fish and place it in the 5th box which was empty. There were 5 such sets to be matched
  • Color identification: There was a duck of 2 shades. This was followed by 4 boxes having different colors. Child had to identify the box which had the same color combination as the duck. Again there were 5 such sets to be identified
  • Puzzle solving: A 4 piece puzzle (tiger) was given to be completed. There were no slots for the child to fit the puzzle pieces. It was just the cardboard cutout broken in 4 pieces to be joined by the child on the table
  • The child had to walk on a wooden ramp
  • The child was made to jump in and jump out of a ring
  • Fruits and Vegetables identification and classification: Pumpkin, brinjal, apple, strawbberry, banana etc were shown and the child had to identify them and put the fruits and vegetables in the respective baskets
  • Coloring Activity: The worksheet had grapes. So first the teacher asked to identify the object, then she asked what color are the grapes (expectation was that the child should answer both purple and green) and then they see if the child is picking up the right color and coloring

 

Post this, we were taken to a room where some facts on DPS were played on a projector. Then parents in set of 5 were called to meet the principal. There we had just a minute to introduce ourseleves and share any detail we want to share for our child.My daughter got selected for the final admission. On the day of admission, they have asked to deposit 1 lakh. Additionally there is an option to either pay 10k or 20k for the school Gaurvi that they run. The child has to be taken along for the final admission as there is a doctor who examines the child on the day of the admission. 

Interaction at DPS Noida

We were called for interaction at DPS Noida. There were around 30-35 students called in the same batch. though the email said the Interaction time slot is 8:30AM to 8:35 AM , the entire process took around 3 hours. So be prepared and carry some handy snacks like wafers, biscuits and water etc for the child. On entry, we were asked to pay Rs1500 for the school prospectus post which we were given a questionnaire to fill. This had basic information of the child and the parents. The questions asked were like who takes care of the child when both parents are working, Why would you choose DPS as a school for your child?While the parents are filling up the form, the child is taken to a differnet area. They allow the parents to accompany the child as well. Following were the activities the child had to do:1. Recite a poen in Hindi and English2. Pattern matching: There was a board where a square was formed with 4 beads of different colors. The child had to form an identical square using beads and match the color pattern as well. They even asked the child to identify colors in this activity3. Put the shapes in the respective blocks (the shapes were small and not the usual square, rectangle ones.. they had given the long star, a shorter star, hexagon, trapezium etc type shapes)4. A board having 5 boxes. 4 of these had a fish on it. From a set of items, the child had to identify the correct fish and place it in the 5th box which was empty. There were 5 such sets to be matched5. Color identification: There was a duck of 2 shades. This was followed by 4 boxes having different colors. Child had to identify the box which had the same color combination as the duck. Again there were 5 such sets to be identified6. Puzzle solving: A 4 piece puzzle (tiger) was given to be completed. There were no slots for the child to fit the puzzle pieces. It was just the cardboard cutout broken in 4 pieces to be joined by the child on the table7. The child had to walk on a wooden ramp8. The child was made to jump in and jump out of a ring9. Fruits and Vegetables identification and classification: Pumpkin, brinjal, apple, strawbberry, banana etc were shown and the child had to identify them and put the fruits and vegetables in the respective baskets10. Coloring Activity: The worksheet had grapes. So first the teacher asked to identify the object, then she asked what color are the grapes (expectation was that the child should answer both purple and green) and then they see if the child is picking up the right color and coloringPost this, we were taken to a room where some facts on DPS were played on a projector. Then parents in set of 5 were called to meet the principal. There we had just a minute to introduce ourseleves and share any detail we want to share for our child.My daughter got selected for the final admission. On the day of admission, they have asked to deposit 1 lakh. Additionally there is an option to either pay 10k or 20k for the school Gaurvi that they run. The child has to be taken along for the final admission as there is a doctor who examines the child on the day of the admission.

The Khaitan School, Noida -My interaction Experience and Questions asked

Hello everyone, today we had interaction at The Khaitan school, Noida at around 2.30pm, it was all well managed and organized as when we entered the gate,we were given id cards and in the reception we were given already filled id card for our baby. 

At the reception, we were asked to give 500 rupees for the school prospectus which was mandatory and then we were asked to wait there for our turn.

As we were first in the queue so one teacher came and she called us and took us to the interaction room where we were given a questionnaire to fill in limited time (approx 15 mins).

As I remember the following questoins were asked in the form:-

1. Why you want to select Khaitan school?

2. What habits you want to inculcate in your child?

3. What are your kid traits?

4. As a mother how much time you spent with your child and why its is important?

5. As a father how much time you spent with your child and why its is important?

6. Your views on inclusive education

7. Hobbies of your child?

8. Who will take care of child if both parents are working?

The above are the questions whuch I remenber and other details were normal like parents qulaifications and occupation details.

Then after some 10 mins , one teacher called the name of our baby and she were taken to some other room 

Likewise all kids were called one by one and were taken in some common room where they had their interactions and few gruop activities I suppose as parents were not allowed there.

After some 15-20 mins , one teacher came along with our baby and she asked us to go to another room for parents interaction with the principal.

We went to the waiting room ,snacks were served( tea and biscuits) and after some 20 mins the parents were asked to go to a big hall where three ladies were sitting in the front(Principle,Director and some other board member).

So, all the parents were asked to introduce themselves which took around half an hour approximately and after that the director told about the khaitan school (mission and vision and they put equal weightage for other co curricular activities, etc)

So this was all .. the results will be declared on 27 August (final selection of the ward).

Best of luck for the parents who have their interactions in future!!!

Hope this was useful.

Thanks 

Upasna

The Khaitan School, Noida - Interaction Experience for Nursery Admission

I had interaction today at Khaitan.

Interaction time was 10.30. Entry was given at 10.25 am. Registration fees of Rs 500 was submitted at reception. 

They take the child separately in another room with other kids. (They offer "Gems" to the child to make them comfortable).

Meanwhile parents are asked to fill up 2 page questionnaire..simple questions.

  • 1. Share at least 2 hobbies of your child 
  • 2. Who takes care of child in your absence
  • 3. What do u think is inclusive education
  • 4. What value would you like to inculcate in your child
  • 5. How much time does father spend with child and how?
  • 6. What do you think about Khaitan ?  

Not sure what is being done in kid's room. My son did not tell me..what he did..

Then parents in group (around 20) are taken in separate room alongwith kids, where they are asked to give short introduction.

They then say few words about Khaitan. (3 ladies-->Co-ordinator, Principal and education minister).

 

How my child got selected in all schools- Sharing my experience

Success Rate goes to 100% by dropping one year

Every year thousands of parents go through the vital task of getting their ward into nursery class. While getting admission to play school is easy, the next step to formal school proves to be a life-altering decision for every parent. So much research... and time is spent on internet or asking around as to which school is the best and how to secure admission in any particular school. I too faced this dilemma... and I am writing here to help other parents with this journey.

My kid is March born so I was happy dreaming his year won’t get wasted as most schools consider 3+ for their session. But little did I know how wrong I was. Most schools open admission in the months of Aug-sep for the next session so that meant my kid was even less than 2.5 when these so called interviews happened. Naturally he didn’t performed/uttered a word in front of the teacher from the only school we got a call from. Disappointed we applied to various other schools but he didn’t get a call from anywhere. Now the decision had to be made- go to those all year long admission schools... or continue in playschool while trying next year.  After lot (and I mean lotssss) of contemplating we decided to let him continue in playschool... the reason we decided that was

i.                     He was too young to be sent off to far away formal school.

ii.                   He would learn better in a class of 20 and make a better base.

 

Schooling is an ongoing process. Once you put your kid in a system, he won’t get a chance to take a break or relax so considering that we waited. Out of 20 kids in his class only 9 stayed rest got admissions in formal schools. Next year came and we were fully prepared as we had gone thru the process last year. So never miss an opportunity to take your kid to a new environment even if he doesn’t speak u will experience it firsthand. Out of the 3 schools we applied for we got a call from 2 and the third school followed supreme court ruling so they selected by lottery. My son cleared his 2 interviews and we got results within a week. He got selected in all 3. As a parent it is easy to get anxious and we did too but getting anxious take you nowhere. Rather spend that time with your kid while explaining to him where u r taking him, What all will happen there, make a story out of it and practise basic questions with him on a daily basis. Every child is moody... but trust me when i say they have the capability to surprise us when the moment comes.

 

Thanks,

Nidhi 

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