- On 20 May 2021
- By AADHAVAN CHAKRAVARTHY RAJKUMAR & OM CHAKRAVARTHY RAJKUMAR
- Tags IBDP II
At the outset, we would like to express our immense happiness and confidence in the IBDP curriculum. When we moved to Mumbai five years before, we were blessed to get our son admitted in Hiranandani Foundation School International and we can see him blossom into a fine young man with inquisitiveness to learn, confidence about himself and being competent in what he does.
Aadhavan’s holistic development in Education, Sports, School Councils, Extra and Co-Curricular activities has been tremendously supported and guided by the School Management and our beloved Principal.
This won't be possible without the IBDP curriculum’s holistic system of experiential learning in subjects as well as co & extracurricular activities. What specially stands out to us is the exemplary and visionary leadership of the Principal Ma’am, Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik of the Hiranandani Foundation School International.
The IB Curriculum is focused in developing every student as an International citizen with a quest to excellence and I can see that in my child. They have fantastic CAS programme and Student guidance initiatives - especially the Student Mentorship program. The mentorship program provides individual attention to the child and gives a holistic outlook to the student. The opportunity to be mentored by Principal, IBDP Coordinator and the faculty members in a friendly and approachable way gives the children the confidence and build their capability to approach their subjects, extra and co- curricular activates well.
The school’s additional value adds like bringing in Global Universities to the campus for Education fair, College Guidance programs and Alumni student connect initiatives make a huge difference to students and parents.
Excellent sports support system and highly appreciable environment to nurture and grow their leadership qualities and value system. More than anything else, we know that our children are in safe hands during their normative, formative and adolescent period that gives us a great comfort. Special thanks to Ms. Jagruti Joshi, IBDP Coordinator and other IB section staff members.
The Covid19 Pandemic has turned things upside down not just in one’s professional life, but also in personal life. Since the pandemic started everyone is going through turbulent times and not just safety of life but safety of mind is also been troubled. Even in these times, HFSI School Management has done a tremendous job of understanding the situation and quickly organizing the required things to ensure the children are not affected. It’s also important to mention the way Principal Ma’am communicated to parents, responded and organized the online education aspects during the Covid19 pandemic time, which is simply “Commendable”.
The swiftness in assessing the situation and organizing the classes, not just conducting classes but ensuring every planned event and programme are successfully conducted online by the IBDP coordinator and Teachers are highly appreciated. Especially the way the teachers conducted Internal Assessments, School projects, presentations, virtual classes and mentoring of students not just on education but even on their mental wellbeing are some of the highlights that we are proud to say that we are HFSI Family.
Also the way the TedX programme, HFSMUN program organized and conducted all virtually by the students under the guidance of Principal and Teachers was very professional and well organized. We can see the planning, meticulous execution of the plans and the leadership in each of these events. It’s not just an experience to the children but a life lesson that our beloved Principal has taught on Crisis Management and “Never say No” attitude.
With the passion in which the Principal, Coordinators and Teachers get involved in student's growth even in such an unprecedented pandemic situation is reassuring that our choice of school and the IB board curriculum is the right one. I wish the School Management, Leaders and School staffs all the very best in the coming years.
Dr. V.P. Rajkumar & Dr. P. Aruna Saraswathi