Date February 2019.
Today I was approached by a good friend who is launching her first Primary school in Pune. Her name is Kavitha Krishnamurthy. Since I have been reading her posts on my Parents’ Group, I found her views pro parents and more importantly pro-children. So this post was commissioned by her to share the information about the school. This is not a review as it’s not possible to review a school that has is yet to start.
The School Name, Legacy, Board and Location
The Head Over Heels School, Sr. No 270/5, Uruli Devachi, Saswad Katraj Link Road, Pune – 412308 , ICSE Board.
Vision We want our school to be the one that every child looks up to. We want each child of our school to be the inspiration to every person they meet. We want our school to be the change that each Indian is looking for in education.
Values: The school plans to raise responsible children which they plan via these three activities.
Contribution to society – is via extracurricular where children will inculcate
Exploration – is an
Sports – is an
Mission To take innovative methodology to each home. To make a learning system that looks to enrich the overall personality of each child.
Safety The school will have a security man and an app to allow authorized people inside the school. All entries will be monitored via CCTV and the app.
School Timing for Pre Primary to Grade 4
The pre primary (Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten) timing will be 8.30am – 12.15pm. The session will be conducted as prayer and greetings – 8.30am-8.45am, session 1 – 8.45am-9.15am, session 2 – 9.15am-9.45am, session 3 – 9.45am-10.15am, break time – 10.15am-10.45am, session 4 – 10.45am- 11.15am, session 5 – 11.15am-12.00noon, home time12.00noon-12.15pm and transport leaves at 12.15pm.
The primary (Grade 1-4) timing will be 8.30am – 3.00pm. The session will be conducted as prayer and greetings prayer and greetings – 8.30am-8.45am, session 1 – 8.45am-9.30am, session 2 – 9.30am-10.15am, short break – 10.15am – 10.30am, session 3 – 10.30am-11.30am, session 4 – 11.30am-12.15pm, session 5 – 12.15pm-1.00pm, long break 1.00pm-1.30pm,session 6 – 1.30pm-2.15pm, session 7 – 2.15pm-3.00pm and transport leaves at 3.15pm.
The school will function from Monday to Friday and the school reporting time is 8.15am.
The academic session will start in 1st week of June and end by last week of March.
Teacher-child ratio – Pre Primary
Curricumum and Subjects
- Langauage Category – English, Hindi, Sanskrit
- Science – EVS, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
- Social Science – History, Civics, Geography
Teachers / Trainers and Staff
There will be four teachers in
Infrastructure, Facilities and Activities
The school site is at Urali Devachi.
So I checked it out last week by driving all the way to the school construction site. I was at a wrong location though I followed the google maps route! Then called Kavitha, who sent the owner of the land to guide me to the site. Guess what, I was just one km away on a parallel road. 🙂 Usually, I prefer to check out school sites alone to get an independent view after chatting with the workers and supervisors.
The site foundation digging is done. Hopefully the structure for groundfloor will be ready by the first week of June 2019. The builders were quite sure so no worried there. The total area is one acre plus and there is more land available for future development.
12,000 sq feet of
Convertible classrooms – This is a new concept to make the best use of the layout nowadays. Classrooms have room separation doors placed such that they can be converted in large classrooms as and when required like theatre shows, story-telling sessions, culmination and other training days.
Smaller space rooms for pre-primary – Pre-primary classroom size is kept small to accommodate not more than 20 kids with a 1:5
Open Playground –
The curriculum around sports also is very detailed such that in early primary grades children will be a part of all sports which will encourage participation and bring out the preference as well. In higher primary grades, children need to choose a minimum of 1
Safety – Safety is ensured by CCTV across the span of the school along with vigilant teachers.
Extra Curricular – In the name of extracurricular 6 events throughout the year will be planned aimed at bringing out the talent inside of each child.
- October – Creativity exhibition – Children will be prepared for this through the arts & crafts sessions.
- November – Sports day – Children will be prepared for this through the PT and special coaching sessions.
- December – Chef weekend – Children will be prepared for this through the cooking sessions.
- January – Contribution to society – Children will be prepared for this through the life skill sessions.
- February – Performing arts – Children will be prepared for this through the dance and drama sessions.
- March – Exploration fair – Children will be prepared for this through the daily learning sessions.
The school plans to provide transport through an external vendor. The parent can choose to consider the same however the parent has the option to use a transport facility of their choice as well. The school will have a transport
The fee at first seems quite huge considering the age, legacy, and branding. Yet its quite competitive considering teacher-child ratio of 1:5 that no other school provides. The fee is broken up into tuition fee and facility fee. The facility fee includes the school uniform, the school bag, the year long text books, note books, workbooks and stationery. It also includes all the travel and other events fees. The tuition fee is to be paid in 4 equal instalments mentioned at the time of admission. Parents will have to contribute in the form of home recyclable materials when asked for.
|Grade||Refundable fee||Admission fee||Tuition fee||Facility fee||Total|
|Playgroup||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 50,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 120,000.00|
|Nursery||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 50,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 120,000.00|
|Jr. Kg||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 60,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 130,000.00|
|Sr. Kg||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 60,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 130,000.00|
|Grade 1||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 70,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 140,000.00|
|Grade 2||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 70,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 140,000.00|
|Grade 3||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 80,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 150,000.00|
|Grade 4||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 30,000.00||₹ 80,000.00||₹ 20,000.00||₹ 150,000.00|
My initial verdict of the school is based Only on the founder Kavitha Krishnamurthy’s past experience and efforts. This school seems to be an All-encompassing package to make a happy child.
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