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Science Project for CBSE Class II student

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Is there something special about a convent education?

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I know some of my friends insist of sending their children to a convent school, even if getting them admitted there is really tough. Why is that, I could never understand. I mean there are good privat... View discussion »

Looking for PC games suggestions for 5 year old boy

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Looking for Teaching job in CBSE schools, Vasant Vihar New Delhi

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Hi, my husband was recently transferred to New Delhi from Bangalore and I am now looking for a teaching opportunity in a reputed CBSE school close to where we are staying (Vasant Vihar). I have a BSc.... View discussion »

Is there something special about a convent education?

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I know some of my friends insist of sending their children to a convent school, even if getting them admitted there is really tough. Why is that, I could never understand. I mean there are good privat... View discussion »

Ted X Style of Teaching

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This has huge impacts on the way a child learns as well as starts applying at the same time. Games, Activities and Events that are structured with defined learning outcomes in mind lead to higher rete... View discussion »

Fussy eater

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I have a 5 year old daughter who is really fussy in eating.It irritates me a lot and because of this I shout at her and sometimes even hit her.I feel really guilty of taking such extreme measures.But ... View discussion »

Looking for PC games suggestions for 5 year old boy

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Hi, does anyone have any suggestions for some good PC game(s) to develop motor skills and alphabet/number recognition for my 5 year old son? Please nothing scary or violent - it should be something de... View discussion »

Science Project for CBSE Class II student

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Hi, does anyone have some ideas for a science project for a boy in class II (CBSE)? His class teacher has asked him to make something related to transportation... View discussion »

SchoolJunction Poll: Your Top Reason For Joining SchoolJunction!

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Dear Member, At SchoolJunction, we are constantly looking for ways to make your experience using this site the best and most satisfying ever. I request you to please participate in this e... View discussion »

Fantastic Birthday return gifts

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Is there something special about a convent education?

I know some of my friends insist of sending their children to a convent school, even if getting them admitted there is really tough. Why is that, I could never understand. I mean there are good private institutions available which they can afford and which also have a better relationship with the parents than most convent schools. I would like to understand the reason for being so insistent on a convent education. If you have some experience on this, please share. Thanks.
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I think it's just that earlier convent schools used to provide a better training in English language skills and personality development. But now much of that is also being done by private schools. Parents from the earlier generation still think that a "convent" education is better or sometimes consider a status symbol to be "convent educated". I think this is slowly going away now.
I think it's just for some false status symbol. I have found that the management of the better convent schools is often rude or discourteous towards parents. Private schools are better in that regard as well.
Its just a standard mindset that convents are better. I feel parents should consider a 360 degree health check of a school before deciding. Only one factor/reason for choosing a school would lead to a skewed decision. Schools should be compared on the basis of the board it follows, infrastructure, management/owned by, faculty and staff, goodwill and brand image, alumini, experiences by current students, location and convenience of reach, and many more factors. I disagree that schools should be courteous to parents. The day schools start focusing on 'after sales service' and 'pleasing parents' it has to deviate from its main objective of teaching right and wrong to young minds.
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HI Purv, I think I am almost 100% agreed with you, just except on the point of courtesy towards parents. By extending courtesy to parents I do not mean "bending over backwards to please parents". It's just that many times, especially the more popular and sought after convent schools' managements do not give parents a fair hearing. Sometimes parents have a very valid issue and feedback that can improve the school or its processes. Too often, in my experience, such schools act very haughty and have a "we'll just continue to be this way - take your child to another school if you like" attitude. That is not correct, in my value system. Courtesy should be extended by every human being to everyone and in the case of schools - I believe they should not just summarily dismiss all parental feedback as unimportant. They must hear it and distill the genuine issues, and then really work on addressing them, not just give them "lip service". I think SchoolJunction is a great step in that regard and we can see more understanding and better communication building between schools and parents if school representatives also join this site.