Parent Orientation Programme at IES
Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, organised an extensive orientation session for the parents of grade 10 and 12 students on 20 August 2022 at 10.00 am. in the school auditorium. The Senior Leadership Team comprising the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, the Principal, Mr. T Premkumar, Vice-Principals, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar and Mr. Binoy Mathew, and the Headmistress, Ms. Muneera Mammikutty, were present for the session. The purpose of this session was to apprise the parent and student community about the recent changes brought in by the CBSE in the conduct of AISSE and AISSCE as well as to prepare the students for the academic challenges ahead.
Mr. T Premkumar, the Principal, welcomed the august gathering and in his address, he shared his views on building a conducive and healthy home environment to produce tangible results bridging all differences. He notified the parents about the recent announcement from the CBSE that the board examinations will be held from February 15,2023. He delineated to the students the importance of practicing competency-based questions while preparing for the board exams as there will be 40 % of competency-based questions in class X and 30% in class 12, this year. He enlightened the parent community about the advantages of having the 6th subject in the grade 12 board examination. He briefed the parents on the benefits of the CIWG and DASA scheme for grade 12 students who want to study in top engineering colleges like NITs and IIITs. He reminded the parents of grade 10 about the provision of choosing Basic Math for those who do not want to pursue the subject further and Standard Math for those who want to study Mathematics as a subject in classes 11 and 12.
He urged the parents to strictly monitor the usage of gadgets by the students as the excessive use of gadgets may increase their aggression abruptly, causes sleep disorders, obesity, and lack of interest in studies. He also discouraged private tutoring as it eats up a major chunk of time from the child’s life and does not translate into high achievement at all. He emphasised the paramount importance of keeping the channel of communication open for parents and teachers and strongly urged the parents to make the best use of them. Mr. N.K Ramachandran, the chairman in his address, conveyed that the school can even arrange evening classes for the students who require extra classes apart from the remedial classes that they do on Saturdays.
The presentation was followed by the question-and-answer session which paved way for healthy interaction between the parents and the teaching fraternity. The Chairman, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, and the Principal, Mr T Premkumar, addressed a few issues and eliminated all the doubts raised by the parents. The stakeholders expressed their profound gratitude for organising such a fruitful session. Overall, the orientation session was an eventful one for the Bhavanites as it enables them to confidently stride toward their aims.