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School admissions

November 16, 2006

Before I had finished celebrating my daughter’s admission, a new diktat has come from Karnatka Education Minister, Mr. Horatti. He says that schools cannot give admissions to pre-nursary students before April next year. The is done for the parents who will be transferred to Bangalore next year. This is rubbish!!! For less than 1% students, 99% will have to suffer. I just wish that these ministers do something useful rather than passing these useless rules. Schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE are saying that they cannot be govenrned by these rules, but lets see what happens.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

My daughter’s school admission

November 11, 2006

My daughter is turning 3 and she would be going to school from next year. Getting admission in a Bangalore school is really difficult and I finally managed to get admission in Greenwood High (www.greenwoodhigh.com) . I was trying for three schools in Kormangala as it would be near to home and creche.

NPS – They clearly said while giving out forms that its tough to get admission there. They have two parallel systems – Montessory and Nursary. For Montessory, my daughter is over-age and for nursary, she is under-age. Funny thing. Never have a baby in December!!!

Bethany High – The entire process is very cumbersome. I have to write an application to get an application form. With the application form, address proof, birth certificate and medical certificate (yes, its true) has to attached. They don’t have the bus facility for pre-nursery and nursery students, so though this school has the best location for me, it will not fit nicely. After submitting the form, I was told to remember the form number. They will display the list of candidates for interview on 20th December and they will just display the form number there. Overall experience was not very nice and it gave a government school kind of impression.

Greenwood High – This school is from the same management as Bethany high. The queue is very long and the school in Koramangla is upto UKG only. The main school is on Sarjapur Road. The school has created a good impression and has grown rapidly, one indicator is that their admission fee is doubling every year!!

Of the above, Greenwood seemed to be the best choice.

These schools are pretty expensive. Not sure trying admission in these schools is the right thing to do as I also believe that I don’t have to spend that much money to get good education for my kid.