Pune Parent Testimonials

As this school year is coming to an end, we want to personally thank you and the coordinator and all the teachers of grade 3 A for all the hard work and supporting Tanisha throughout the school year. Its been a mixed year with online and offline classes, the teachers trying and giving their best to make the transition from offline to online seamlessly, which wouldn't have been possible without your guidance.

We want to give a special thanks to Ms Minal B for this amazing year. Ms B connected well with all the students right from the morning circle time. She made a point that she connects with almost all the students during that short duration of time. It always amazed me how she did it with so much energy and always with a smile. She made her lessons interesting and made sure that everybody participated and enjoyed the session. Apart from that the activities she planned for this year was real fun for Tanisha.

Tanisha will surely miss Ms B. She always encouraged her , cheered her and counseled her when needed and put a smile on her face and made her ready to face the challenge. We Thank you again from our bottom of our heart.

Tanisha's Parents
Student: Tanisha Ghatak

Grade: III A

I would like to appreciate the various applications being used by the school in grade 3 for children to do school work, in the online world. The Kahoot quizzes are much more challenging than simply using MS forms because they are time based. So children have to think quickly and the visual appeal is enhanced too. The flipgrid video activity enhances their verbal communication skills. They are also motivated to create the content themselves as they can see everyone else’s videos too. Wakelet too is a good tool and the best part was that after a couple of tries , my child could complete the entire activity independently. In Hindi, their teacher gave them puzzles on www.wordwall.net. This is the first time I saw a digital platform being used in Hindi and it improved the child’s engagement and interest. These tools have enhanced their digital skills, given them opportunities to learn new applications in a safe environment and improved their confidence in using the computer. My child enjoys all of them and it would be great to see more of these being used.

Shejal Veera
Student: Rishabh Shyam,

Grade: III C

The idea of sharing inter cultural activity through Microsoft Global Connect with different schools and cities is really wonderful. Kids really did a great job

Jyotsna Kar
Student: Ishan Kar

Grade: UKG E

Thanks for the PTM and a fruitful session discussing the key points. We appreciate the efforts made by You to make sure that Arjun’s learning process is continued in this tuff time when regular schooling is not possible. The variety in activities is good i.e. Educational sessions, Fun activities, Riddles, Storytelling & Fun Friday; which is keeping Arjun attached and he enjoys the sessions. In future also if You want to share any points with respect to Arjun’s progress, we will like to understand and implement it.

Santosh Solankar
Student:Arjun Solankar

Grade: II C

Now that the first term is over and kids are accustomed to the online virtual classes, I must say that both our children are really enjoying the online lessons. Its heartening to see the teachers are putting in so much effort. Even though classes are held virtually; all the teachers do a tremendous job in running the classes in a well-coordinated manner while ensuring good participation of each and every kid in the class.

Bornita and Avishek
Student: Tanisha Ghatak and Rishaan Ghatak

Grade:II E and V A

Congratulations to the entire team for the successful completion of the 1st Virtual IDP. It was a nice to see that students and teachers could together do justice to this platform. Commendable efforts by the team and good guidance by the mentors.

Safa Ulde
Student: Ahmed Syed

Grade: VIII A

Hats off to your patience and efforts you all have taken to make sure each kid understands the exam and subject well. Fortunate to be in HDFC school and in your class in such COVID situation also our kids are fully engaged... I must appreciate, you all are taking greatt efforts in all aspects. I am so much impressed with your energy, passion for your work and love toward each n every child of your class .. we are very lucky to have you as Sharvil’s class teacher

Harshal and Dr Roopali Kulkarni
Student:Sharvil Kulkarni

Grade: III C

Respected Principal Ma’am,

We have been wanting to send this email for a long time but thought at the end of the academic year would be a good time. We wanted to mention a few things about Angela ma’am, the class teacher of Grade 2-A.

Angela ma’am is a teacher who has gone that extra mile for her students. She not only did justice to the academics but has made Aarav grow on the personal front too. She would not just cover what's there in the textbooks but do a little more than that. She is a teacher who would continuously ask parents for their feedback and I have seen her incorporating them too. She not only encouraged our son Aarav to face his fears but her positive attitude would make him look forward to her classes. Angela ma’am has had her ways of revising concepts in a fun way. For Aarav, it would be Spin The Wheel Game where he would just wait for when the wheel would stop at his name. But in reality, kids would be asked questions related to concepts taught.

Whenever Aarav would question her something, she would say - “ That’s a very good question, how about you do some research and share your findings with your friends too in one of the circle times”. She could have easily researched or given him the answers straight away, but this approach has really helped him learn a lot and we appreciate that.

I have heard Angela ma’am appreciating kids even for the efforts they would put in. Many times she has involved kids to suggest topics for circle time too. She has always motivated kids to read and in the process maintain a word bank too. The one thing we really loved about her was how she would drop everything and listen to every kid when they would speak and how she would keep appreciating them and encouraging them (virtually) even while they spoke. For The English Poem Competition, Aarav had forgotten one line, Angela ma’am’s “Yes” with a smile was enough for him to feel it's okay and had helped him to feel confident again.

She has instilled a whole lot of values in kids -

  • Do not compare yourself with anyone.
  • Winning is not everything, participating is important.
  • Failure is a stepping stone to success.
  • Everyone is special in their own ways.
  • Reminded the kids to pray and thank us parents for all we do.

She has been a blessing to Aarav and we are really grateful for having her as his class teacher this year. We wish her good luck!

We are also attaching a small story Aarav has written for her, about her. He has drawn inspiration from Sudha Murthy, The Famous Five and Geronimo Stilton books he reads.

Sarvesh and Akshata
Student: Aarav Tuyenkar

Grade: II A

It was wonderful virtual IDP. Hat’s off to all kids for their efforts and your kind support, without your help and encouragement this would not have been possible.

Jalpa Ajmera
Student: Arham Ajmera

Grade: UKG A

Had it not for the online classes I would not have known that Riya is blessed with such a committed teacher in her class . When Sunita Mam interacts with her students her involvement and enthusiasm are clearly visible in her voice (one need not see the video for it !) She is always encouraging and patient with the kids and also quite approachable for any queries from the parents' side. She definitely carries positive vibes in the class and as a parent I am very happy that my child is learning under her guidance .

Meenu Sharma
Student:Riya Sinha

Grade: II B

I really want to say the kind of effort you are putting in each and every child is highly commendable. Even in this kind of situation the way you are handling things and teaching each and every child is seriously awesome. I want to thank you for everything. Agastya is lucky to have you as his class teacher.

Ratna Sharma
Student: Agastya Singh

Grade: UKG D

Good to note the initiative from both the teachers and the students; we think that such initiatives help in grooming the children. Please keep up the good work.

Maruthe & Santhameena
Student: Vishvanand Maruthe

Grade: VIII A

It was an excellent outcome of the efforts put on by the teachers & students. It has certainly helped students build presentation skills, think collectively & work collaboratively. The teachers have played a vital role as it was virtual and requires excellent communication & coaching skills to achieve the desired outcome and making it a success. Once again congratulations to all for this successful performance

Priyakar and Priyanka Saxena
Student:Aditri Saxena

Grade: VI B