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  • AJMERA GLOBAL SCHOOL – The basic facts    Show more   

  • What curriculum does AGS follow?    Show more   

    Ajmera Global School offers 2 curriculae –

    Pre-primary & Primary i.e Nursery to Grade 5 – International Baccalaureate Organisation’s Primary years program.

    Secondary i.e Grade 6 to 10 – Cambridge IGCSE (International General certificate of secondary education).

     

    What facilities does your school offer?    Show more   

    The infrastructure of the school aids and fosters the process of learning -

    • Well-lit, spacious and ventilated classrooms with air conditionersm
    • Technologically well-equipped classrooms with smart boards and computers which are easily accessible to students with internet browsing.
    • Well-equipped Visual Art Room, Music and Dance Studio.
    • Knowledge enriched Resource and Research Centre.
    • Science, Math and ICT Labs.
    • State-of-the-art Audio-Visual Auditorium.
    • Cafeteria.
    • Play area.
    • In-built swimming pool with changing rooms.
    • Multipurpose area for sports.
    • Atrium for gatherings and celebrations.
    • Well-equipped counselling centre with a SEN professional.
    • Wellness clinic with a full-time nurse in tie-up with a medical company which maintains every student’s health journal.

     

    How many students will you have in every class and how many divisions do you plan to have?    Show more   

    We maintain 20 children per class till pre-primary and 24 to 30 in primary and secondary. We have two divisions in each grade.

     

  • OPERATIONAL AREAS : Transport, Fees, Food, Timings    Show more   

  • Will the school provide transport in all parts of the city?    Show more   

  • No, we do not provide transportation in all parts of the city. There are specified pickup points. To optimize the route planning, no door to door service is provided. The transportation expense is excluded in the annual fee as it depends on the routes. Transportation may not be provided for a location falling outside of the planned route. Please have a look at the bus routes before deciding on admission. Kindly go through our bus routes once you fill the enquiry form.

     

  • Will there be an increase in fees?    Show more   

  • Yearly, the fees within the same program (Early years, PYP and Secondary) are likely to increase by 6-10%. In case when a student shifts from early years to primary years, and then from primary to senior school, there are slab changes, which are as specified in the current fee structure.

     

  • What is the typical vacation schedule?    Show more   

  • We have a 2 weeks’ vacation in Oct-Nov starting 3-5 days before Diwali, a 7-8 week break in the summers i.e. starting mid-April to June.

     

  • What kind of food is served in school    Show more   

  • The school serves only vegetarian meals. Non-vegetarians meals are not allowed in the premises.

    • For the Pre – primary – One meal is served.
    • For the Primary – 2 meals – Breakfast and Lunch.
    • For Secondary – One Meal - Brunch.

     

  • What are the school timings? Will the school timings change over the years?    Show more   

  • The school works 5 days a week from Monday – Friday for PYP and Secondary but 1st Saturday is also working for secondary students.

     

  • How safe and secure is AGS?   Show more   

  • Once the school begins, gates are closed and entry and exit is completely restricted. A security guard is stationed at the school gate to register and monitor individuals who enter the campus. Our teachers have the right to question any unfamiliar face on campus by politely approaching them. In this regard, we request our parents to kindly avoid pressuring the school to allow them to visit their child’s class to drop off something.

    • Each bus has a lady attendant who accompanies the students during pickup and drop-off.
    • Our campuses have been provided with tight CCTV surveillance that cover corridors and meeting-points of every floor.
    • A child protection committee has been constituted to help work towards a safer school environment. Faculty members have also been sensitized about this issue.
    • To be prepared in the event of any emergency, students are made aware of the fire evacuation procedures. Members of our staff are trained in First-Aid. In addition to the in-house Nurse.
    • Our children are regularly educated about good touch and bad touch. We also discuss safety norms at school which include digital citizenship, ethics and internet safety. We request the parents also to speak to their children about the same at home.
    • With a dedicated transport in-charge, headed by a centralized team, the drivers and attendants are continuously briefed and checked.
    • In the lift too, we have a lift operator to ensure the safety of the students.

     

  • AJMERA GLOBAL SCHOOL : EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM    Show more   

  • How is PYP different from other programmes?   Show more   

    IB-PYP is unique in its pedagogy of teaching – learning with the focus of ‘inquiry’. As adults we come across children at their formative age with lot of ‘why?’, ‘what?’, ‘how?’ about everything they come across in their growing stage. The PYP programme actually targets and satisfies the answers to these why, what, how. PYP is very child centred.

     

    How are international boards different from Indian Boards like SSC/ICSE/CBSE?    Show more   

    The educational milestones of each and every board is same. What is different is the pedagogy (methods of teaching and learning). The 3 Rs i.e. reading , writing and arithmetic are taken care of, at the right stage of their learning journey. Therefore lets clear the myth that ‘international education means no writing, no reading, no assessment/examination and international education means studying abroad’. Highlights of International education : 1. Child centred 2. Concept based 3. Inquiry based 4. Action oriented 5. Application based.

     

    Why two programmes in AGS and not Cambridge in the initial Years?    Show more   

    At AGS, We believe that the formative years is question-age thus we offer IB-PYP which is an inquiry based programme. Teenagers require to get ready for the world outside so we offer structured curriculum of Cambridge (CAIE). So at AGS, it is a journey from: Nursery to Grade 5 – IB-PYP and Grade 6 to 10 – Cambridge Programme.

     

    What is the difference between PYP and Cambridge?    Show more   

    You can refer the FAQs of PYP and Cambridge under the academic section for clarity.

     

    Is International study only for students who want to do further studies aboard? What are the career options after Grade 10?    Show more   

    The precise reason of AGS doing Cambridge programme in Secondary is that the students have a lot of diverging options to plan their career. After completing IGCSE at AGS your child has 5 options to choose from for further studies.

     

    Can the student shift easily to schools offering other boards – in terms of academics and in terms of recognition?   Show more   

    Shifting to schools offering other boards is subject to that school's admission process. As far as recognition is concerned, before Grade 10, the school only requires a certificate from the Education Department saying that the school is authorized to run the primary years. AGS already has this certificate and a few of our students over the last years have shifted to other schools within Mumbai and outside too.

     

    If we shift, then will we get preferential admission in International Schools?   Show more   

    The IB office works closely with schools to ensure that students of all ages can transfer without problems. A student coming from an IB school is likely to be welcomed by other International schools. However, each International School has their own admission process.

     

    What sort of parent involvement do you expect? Does the school give homework?   Show more   

    Homework helps students develop self-reliance and work skills. Typically, the amount of homework increases as the student advances in age and grade levels. However, homework need not necessarily mean written work. It will include reading assignments, preparing for class, collection of material for projects, conducting interviews etc. Details of our homework policy will be made available after the admission.

    Parent involvement in terms of monitoring the child at home.

     

    Do you have co-curricular & extracurricular activities during the school hours?   Show more   

    At AGS, we integrate a wide range of activities within our overall educational programme. The following is a part of the curriculum for children: Visual Arts, Drama, Music, and Physical Education. Over and above the compulsory periods of these, children also have Sports activities

     

    If our child shifts from any other curriculum, will s/he be able to cope?   Show more   

    An assessment of each child taking admission from Kindergarten onwards is taken before admission is granted. We make sure that that we admit the child only if she will be able to cope with curricular requirements. In a very few cases, we recommend a lower grade than what was applied for or else for special support in school and at home to ensure that the child is able to cope.

     

    Is your education system inclusive, i.e. will you include students with special needs?   Show more   

    A. Yes, AGS intends to be an inclusive system of education over a period of time. However, at this point of time we have limited capabilities and we will take a call on the admissions on a case to case basis. If your child has a known special need (dyslexia, lack of interest in writing, slow learner etc.), please disclose complete details of the same while applying for the admission. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of the admission. Please note that for a candidate with special needs, the admission process is different and maybe lengthier.

     

  • TEACHER RELATED QUERIES    Show more   

  • Where do you get good quality teachers from? Are your teachers trained? How do you ensure retention?    Show more   

  • We recruit teachers, who thoroughly understand our ideology and also agree to abide by our norms and commit to remain with us at the time of signing an agreement. We do our best to provide teachers with a healthy growth environment to ensure long-term commitment with the organization. We invest a lot of time, energy and resources in training our teachers and would not like to see them leave. Apart from this, teachers are also provided facilities. Therefore, we are quite confident of retaining our teachers to the extent possible, but we cannot promise as they have options.