Saturday, November 27, 2010

High Level Hong Kong Delegation Visit

Trio World School greeted a number of high level dignitaries from Hong Kong today when they arrived to visit the Premier British International School in Bangalore.
Waving small Hong Kong flags the pupils who range in age from 2 ½ years to 18 were met by big smiles from the visitors who then went on to be introduced to the Headmaster and members of staff.
The group visited the school to discuss education opportunities in Hong Kong, with senior Trio students.
Two pupils, Oliver Vickers and Rutuja Pattanshetti then acted as their guides showing the visitors around the school
Dr Catherine K. K. Chan, Deputy Secretary of Education made her opening remarks to the students on Education in Hong Kong and then each of the tertiary institution representatives spoke with smaller groups of interested parents & students about what their specific University or Polytechnic could offer.
Parents and students were also able to take part in a Question & Answer session before the delegation left the school for refreshments at The Chairman’s Club and Resort, also part of Trio World School.
Headmaster declared “the visit has been a splendid success, the more students know about the wider opportunities available to them, the better equipped they are to make vital decisions about their future and educational choices”.
The delegation will be returning to Hong Kong later this week.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to select preschool / playschool / Kindergarten Schools in Bangalore

Best Preschool in Bangalore

India is a land where family bonding is quite strong and a child begins his first years of education perpetually from home. Why? Because it is believed what parents and grand-parents can teach, none else can. But with time, this trend is slowly changing and play schools are gaining popularity. Especially so, in the cities where joint families are giving way to nuclear families and where both parents are working. Play Schools or Preschools  come as a boon to working parents. Now, parents are eager to send their toddlers to schools as soon as they turn two. Not only because they feel these pre nursery schools are safe but also because toddlers seem to learn faster when they interact with children of their own age. And play schools in India are definitely witnessing a boom as leading international preschool chains choose various cities in India to set up their operations.
A Preschool initiative by Trio World School Bangalore We at Tots believe that learning takes place best when a child is immersed in activities and experiences the process that stands for a concept – having gone through the process the child has achieved all the levels of learning – from identifying, observing, watching the change take place and finally having reached the outcome – she/he understands the cause and effect relationship. Feeling successful is intoxicating – as a child begins to feel successful at the attempts she/he makes – there is no looking back and we have created a learner for life!
 Trio Tots - A Preschool chain launched by Trio World School in 2014. Tots is the most spacious Preschool in Bangalore. Playschools in India usually consist of four grades; Playgroup, nursery, lower kindergarten (LKG) and upper kindergarten (UKG). Some have after school care centers too. Children can be retained in care center after the school hours. Such playschools are a boon to working mothers.   
To enquire about tots preschool call: 9008211330 / 40611222


Benefits of joining Play schools in India 

The main benefit of play school is that it helps children fight separation anxiety. In nuclear families where the child is totally dependent on parents, it helps in a way when the child moves out of home into a preschool and start spending a couple of hours there. All the parents shower children with toys but play schools give the children the right kind of toys to play with, those toys which have a learning value attached to it. So, a preschool does a lot of value-addition as far as a child's preliminary education is concerned. Indian play schools prepare the children for bigger schools. Once a child starts going to a pre nursery school, then a kind of lenient routine sets in to his life, which will stay with him and help him further as he starts going to a proper school. In fact, in a play school a child is taught various things that will help him adjust in a proper school without any difficulty. Preschools in India allow a child to become confident and independent- allow a child to become part of the fast-advancing hi-tech world that he will soon be brushing shoulders with.

 How to select a Play School?

As pre nursery schools in Bangalore India gain popularity, everyone seems to be jumping at the idea of opening a pre nursery school. So, it comes as no wonder that pre nursery schools seem to spring up from everywhere. So while choosing a play school for your child you need to pay attention to the following points:
  • First check on its authenticity- whether it is run by a trained professional. If a good play school has a positive impact on a child, then a bad play school is bound to have a negative impact. So first verify that the person running it as well as the teachers teaching have all taken proper training in childcare.
  • Next check out the concept behind the play school. Find out why the person is running a play school and how he chooses to be different from other pre nursery schools.
  • Next check if the play school is following the correct student - teacher ratio. It is ideally 1: 10.
  • Take a round of the school and to see if the rooms are big and spacious and if they are well ventilated.
  • Check if they have proper maids who can handle the children when they have to go to the washroom.
  • Finally, ensure that the distance to the pre nursery school is not too much from your home.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

How to choose a right international school for your child ?

International School in Bangalore

It is true to say that choosing the best school for your child is all about finding the school which offers the best fit for their needs. While every school is unique, making comparisons between schools can be difficult.
Big international schools are not always superior and the quality of teaching and learning is not always amplified. However, in today’s world it is fashionable to pay high prices for schooling under the long term assumption that the needs of a child will be met through large scale commercialized education.
So should parents choose a school based on the size of a sports field or on the activities that happen on the field? For some parents – the size of the building is more important than what is actually happening inside its closed doors or on its manicured sports fields.

Some schools market their facilities in the same way unprincipled carpet sellers ply their wares under the concept of ‘forget the quality feel the width’!  Just because a school has 10 science rooms and 100 classrooms does not mean that they are all in use or if they are, that each classroom is not overcrowded.

Clearly parents can, and often do, pay top dollar for fashionable education but it is not always a perfect fit nor do they get the personal attention and consistency that some of the smaller schools offer.

Most parents assume incorrectly that the bigger schools are in existence for a positive reason – and that it must be because of teaching style or maybe the school is progressive or there are some special courses.  It is possible, however, that this is because bigger schools are owned corporations keen on cutting costs and making money.

Like most mothers, mine taught me that, when purchasing any item, it is important to take a closer look before buying - test out the waters before you jump in and don’t pay over the odds just for a name.

Your children are the most valuable gift you have been entrusted with, so time should be spent ensuring that the school you are placing them with is both accountable for their well-being and safety as well as responsible for their education and future development.

Possibly parents should be looking for more than a pretty campus and tennis courts or being told that a school is the best but without exploring the schools core.

Many parents are now sick of excuses when it comes down to the big international schools– teachers who don’t know or can’t be bothered to learn their student’s names, duplicated grade reports for every student and ill mannered and dismissive administration.

Advice for parents comes in many forms but before you visit the school, check the website to see if it is both up-to-date and well written and contains all the information that you would require including a transparent fee structure, bus schedules, teaching faculty and a current cafeteria menu. Armed with this information visit the school, but remember however to be discerning, school websites are after all ‘advertising’ and their intention is to “sell’ the school. 

Parents can hardly go wrong if during a visit you look for happy children, a welcoming knowledgeable staff, approachable administration and up-to-date website. 

Check to see what happens after hours – try ringing the school one hour after it closes and see if anyone is around. This might be very important if an emergency arises. Is the school a caring community? Can parents get hold of the head teacher if they need to and does that person have an open door policy?

Does the school have a policy on homework and if so does that fit what you have in mind for your child.  What does the school feel like? What do you sense at the school? Is there positive, energy?  Is the atmosphere a place you want your children to be?  If in doubt go with your gut instincts. 

Many parents assume wrongly that selecting a private school is like shopping for a house and the more they pay, then the more they get.

Paying the highest prices doesn’t always guarantee best quality or services.  Some may argue the opposite when it comes to education, where elitism, bullying and rejection can also be the price you pay.

The right school is something which you and your child have to agree on. Have that discussion with your child and shop around, spend the day or two days visiting schools.

Choosing the best school is all about finding that one special school where your child will be happy. Of course you want them to have the opportunity of getting into a good university. But the truth is that they won't get into any university unless they succeed in high school. And they won't succeed in high school unless they are respected and appreciated, enjoy the time and benefit from their experience.

Your child's happiness is not experimental and it has nothing to do with test scores and all those other unquantifiable benchmarks that we teachers like to measure. Both you and your child's happiness has everything to do with getting the fit right and that is what choosing the best school is all about.

TRIO follows Cambridge , ICSE curriculum Cambridge (CIE) and IB ( international baccalaureate )