charankanya on September 30th, 2008

For a long time I have been meaning to write on the differences between ICSE and CBSE.  The problem however was that while I was familiar with ICSE, I didn’t know too much about CBSE.  Then I came across this very well written article by Chitra Aiyer. If you are seeking admissions for your child […]

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charankanya on September 12th, 2008

This is a list of fun places that kids will enjoy in Pune. It includes a variety of places from mini-golf and gaming arcades to a snake park and an old fort.

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charankanya on September 11th, 2008

Most, if not all, want to send their children to the “best” school possible.  If you are new in a place it is very difficult to find out what is the “best” school.  Also, with all the different education boards the choices are many.  Here I list two schools that I consider to be the […]

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charankanya on September 5th, 2008

Before I moved to Pune two years ago, I did a lot of research in trying to find the “best” ICSE school. I called so many people (many whom I didn’t even know….was referred to by someone who knew them), in order to find the right school for my kids. Based on all that information, we made a decision to go with the “best” school….(l’m not going to name it). However, when we finally got here I realised that all the “information” I had got was actually just “opinions”. There was very little factual information. As I found out, almost no one had just factual information…..they just had “stories” they had heard, things that they think happened, etc.. Enough to say, that I had to find another school for my kids, and I had to find it fast. I ended up visiting almost every school there was in Pune at the time (within a certain radius), in order to get the information I wanted.

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charankanya on August 13th, 2008

Any school is only as good as it’s teachers. With “international” schools mushrooming, it is difficult to find good teachers that have the right training for teaching in an international school. Many schools state that they provide their own teacher-training. I would research and ask questions to the school about how many teachers have been […]

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charankanya on August 12th, 2008

If your child is in the 9th grade when you move to India, definitely consider an International school for him/her.   Traditional schools are certainly not the way to go.  International schools are either affiliated with IB or IGCSE.  International schools are the latest fad.  With IB schools also being very expensive (an average of  Rs.2 […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

When I moved to India, I shopped quite a bit. But there were many things that I did not get, because I thought they would be available here. Here’s a list of things I would definitely consider getting if you have kids: Craft Supplies:  Supplies such as construction paper, chenille stems, foam cut-outs, stamps, stencils, […]

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