Hi All. I think as parents we also need to now start thinking differently as times are changing. I think parents are still concerned about whether the school would be able to ensure if their ward is able to get 90-95% marks in boards. I dont deny the fact that academic brilliance is not improtant but what is more important is that the overall personalilty traits in the child are developed to the fullest. Thats something which is very important in todays time and shall be even more critical in due course of time. The way our education system have been functioning till now with higher and higher percentages being scored by students is not something that is sustainable. Things will change with time. With the Delhi HC considering a directive for schools (not yet confirmed) that no child should fail till class VIII is a clear indication on what would be in store in the years to come. Teaching methods, pedagogy etc need to change and are changing. Its is schools like Maxfort and Heritage that are helping bring about this change and we as parents should appreciate this rather than criticizing the schools assuming that it may not result in my child scoring 90% marks.
I was very happy with the way our interaction happened at Maxfort and the objectives of the schools clearly laid out. I, as a parent, would definitely like my child to be good at academics but at the same time I would want him to be a smart and confident individual as that is something that shall be the key to success and not 90% marks in boards.
I seriously request all parents to start thinking from this point of view and not to unnecessarily start worrying of their 3-5 year olds results in boards etc. Allow your child to truly develop and give time to the school to do it.