The Orbis School Pune
By Madhurie Singh, April 10, 2010
I visited the Orbis school a month back. The school follows CBSE pattern but I forgot to ask if they have got the affiliation or is it in the process.
I found it very small for the kind of school plan i.e.1.5 acre for a full fledged school! .
But I am sure they must be looking to buy plots near by. The farmer wasn’t too happy to sell off as of now.
The school has experience of running Panda Kids, so I am sure they can handle kids.
The school is around 1.5 km from the Mundhwa road. Since it’s inside the fields, it will have to be kachcha road. But that should not be any factor to decide as the road will be done by the school itself, as they told me. Also the distance is very little form the main civilization.
They do have loads of activities which are a necessity now a days. Dance, Music etc.
The fees is quite reasonable too .
Play school : 8:30am – 10:30 am and 10:30 am – 12:30 noon
Nursery / JKg / Sr Kg : 8:30am – 12:30pm
1st std – 4th std 8:30am – 2:30pm
They have something interesting called E-Book or E-class where they teach a 15 min of 45 min session using Educomp Smart Class.
They will have clubs for kids for Nature / Social / Life Skills.
I wish they do not work with Abacus as it’s something that is useless for today’s world. Kids do not benefit from it in the long run and waste of time and money. Instead Vedic Maths is best option. I guess I will have to write an article on this subject sometime.
They have transport too and I think Rs 500-600 was for Kalyani Nagar.
The trustees have a member who I was told is owner of the Billboard company and hence so many billboards and posts all over the city :).
Overall I got positive feelings about the school though they mislead me when I wanted to visit the school. 🙂 But I understood that they would rather show the completed picture of the school than half done.
My verdict is that it’s too early to say anything about it just like Wisdom World School as both have not even started. Writing anything about their quality would be unfair and killing the baby before it’s born.