At Glendale Academy, we strongly believe that good schools get even better when parents are involved and engaged. By engaging more parents in their children's education, their children will achieve more.
Experts from various fields of work are invited to speak to the parents who often welcome sound information on a variety of topics related to parenting and their children's schooling. We believe that building parental involvement is not an 'event' but a process. We regularly send information to parents, keep them informed on a day to day basis and invite them as 'Room dads', 'Room moms' and Guest Speakers to share their expertise with the children.
Happy with daughter studying at Glendale, she is enjoying her classes. Teachers have been communicative and supportive. Mr. A. K. Solanky
Father of Muskan Class XI
Regular Coffee with Curriculum (CWC) is a doorway to open communication between teachers and parents. Every semester the 'Open House' brings to light the academic and beyond academic performance of the child. Reading Buddies is yet another popular PIE program which involves the parents in reading aloud stories to young children. In Glendale parents are indeed active ‘Partners-in- Education.’
Experiencing the school through their child’s perception
The STEP program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) has created clear and concise instructions on how to meet the parenting challenge of raising responsible, cooperative, happy children and how to take the anxiety out of the parenting role and replace it with confidence. The program broadly encompasses two aspects of parenting, understanding children and parenting skills. Through skills improvement and development we can build strong, positive, lifelong relationship, and these can serve as guidelines for building a happy home.
“Children Need Encouragement Like Plants Need Water” Rudolf Dreikurs
Language of Encouragement
- I can see you put a lot of effort into that.
- It looks as if you spent a lot of time thinking that through.
- Look how much progress you’ve made.
- I have confidence in your judgment.
- I believe in you.
- You are improving in ____________ (Be specific).
- You can help us solve the problem.
- Show me how you did that.
- Keep trying. Dont give up.
- You will figure it out.
- You’re almost there.
- You may not feel that you’ve reached your goal, but look how far you’ve come.
- I can understand how you feel, but I’m sure you’ll be able to handle it.
- I liked the way you handled that.
Encouragement Activities For Parents
- Spend at least ten minutes every day alone with each child.
- Write a note of encouragement and put it in your child’s lunchbox, slip it under the bedroom door or tape it up to the bathroom mirror.
- Acknowledge your child’s feelings.
- Say “I love you” to your child daily.
- Listen to your child’s opinions.
- Notice the positive things your child does daily.
- Ask your child to solve a problem for you.
- Give your child opportunities to have a say in decisions that affect him/her.
- Recognize improvement and effort, not just a finished product.
- Let your child know it is O.K. to make mistakes.
- Hug your child every day.
- Have family meetings.
- Write a story together where your child is the star.
- Have fun together. Play games, tell jokes or sing together.
- Share compliments at the dinner table.
- Give appreciation statements.
‘Social Networking and our children’
Dear Parents-Our Partners in Education
It has come to our attention that many of our students have become active on the on-line social networking community Facebook. While we are excited by the possibilities of these new technologies, we also know that with each new technology comes the challenge to set boundaries and develop healthy community conventions. To that end, we wanted to share some information about Facebook with our parent community.
Facebook is an independent, on-line social networking community that is not monitored. As an organization, we are unable to regulate, track, or control our student's communications via this network. And as with any public place, parents should be aware whom their children are talking to and how they are conducting themselves.
Setting and maintaining community standards is a partnership amongst faculty, parents, and students, and we need your support in maintaining a healthy and happy student body, both in school and out. When our children reach an age that we feel is appropriate to enter into this public space, we encourage you to simultaneously enter into a conversation about how to behave responsibly in that space. In order to make our children responsible and respectful in their interaction with the world we have a few tips to offer:
- The computer system should be placed in common room/area.
- Social networking should be limited and monitored.
- Passwords to be shared with parent or parent to be in the friend list of the child.
As with any other public space, students are expected to behave as representatives of Glendale. As our partners in education, we are requesting you to cooperate with us and let us collectively work in the best interest of our children.
I've got 2 children studying in this School. My Son is just about to finish his 10th and my daughter in 5th. I've been with this school for about 12 years and rarely if I had an occasion to complain as far as development or academics or care for children is concerned. When I took admission way back in 2007, the school was pretty new and we were little apprehensive in whether we have made the right choice but few years down the line and i remember an incident that on a perticular holiday my son came to me and told that he is getting bored and he wants to go to school so day was good for me and that day was very satisfying and made the right choice because on a holiday if a child wants to come to school, I as a parent couldn't have asked for more. I had given that as a written statement to the school earlier, I am not sure if the school has it still but like i said as far as academics and overall development of the children is concerned, I've rarely had an issue with the school. I really would recommend the school to all.
Parent of Rudransh
Hi I'm Raman Gogula, father of Natsha studying in 11th Grade. I just want to say that I'm very happy and satisfied that Natasha is studying in such a fantastic School. Great environment, good combination of good studies and sports and the fact that the school supports children to get into sports and extra curricular activities beyond studies, it's very attractive to us as parents. All I want to say is I'm very happy we made the decision to put Natasha to study in Glendale. Thank you.
Parent of Natasha
Hello I'm a parent of a student from Glendale and about the Schhol I think this is a school with a perfect balance and being a parent, there is not a single thing to miss out to complain about but then when I look into Glendale, I see nothing to complain about, absolutely. Be it the curricullam, the extra activities or the academics everything I'm totally satisfied with the School.
Parent of Prasha Kejriwal
HI, I'm the father of Hunnar Agarwal, he is right now a student of UKG. I'm extremely thankful, delightful and gladful to the entire fraternity of the Glendale Academy starting from the Director to the person whom my memory escapes their name. My journey as a parent started when i was quite sceptical about putting my child in Glendale Academy. Out of many reviews and comments here from various parents and quite a lot of feedbacks that i have received , I just took a bold step to take an admission for my elder son into Glendale Academy. It was quite difficult for me when i saw him at LKG where it took him 1 year to settle down. Today he is in UKG and I'm extremely extremely happy to share my experience with you that he has been a lot of changes from past 1 year. I'm thankful to the entire teachers of LKG and all other supporting staff who has helped my child to settle very easily, very conveniently and very efficiently. I would once again like to thank everybody and the entire fraternity of the Glendale Academy.I would like to inform you that the management here, when it comes to academics, when it comes to cocurricular activities, when it comes to food and catering management, when it comes to landscaping of the school, when it comes to security management of the school, everything is amazingly well settled under the super excellence guidance of every manager who is taking care of my child and I'm very very thankful to it. And last but not the least, I would like to say that how every step by step, there is a stepping stone, I would love that Glendale Academy grows by leaps and bounds every year and today my child is in UKG and years after years to complete his post graduation and come out with flying colors. Thank you so much.
Parent of Hunnar Agarwal
I'm associated with this school for the last 6 years. I joined my son here when he was in 2nd Standard. Main reason why I have joined him especially to this school is, I like the infrastucture here, the way the teachers handle the small kids, I really love that when I see them. I feel like I should have joined the school when I was in my LKG or pre schooling I should have done here. Its wonderful being associated with this school for last 6 years. I never had even a single compplain regarding my son or either my son complaining about the teacher, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Parent of Ashvin (Grade 7)
Hello everyone, I'm aprent of Ishika from Grade 6 and Shlok from Grade 1. First of all let me tell that I'm a very happy parent of 2 very very happy kids. Glendale, true to its word makes sure that the kids learn everyday and love every minute. My kids had come fro a different school and I was a bit worried if they would settle down properly but to my surprise they took less than a week to settle down and make new friends. The teachers at Glendale are very cooperative be it the updating of the days work or maybe minute matters such as the lunch tantrums specially of the younger ones. Here I would also like to take the opportunity to appreciate the initiative taken up by the management regarding the parent support group. Parents are picked fom each class and they have a discussion of the complaints and we can also give suggestions to the betterment f the School. We as family also look forward to various activities conducted throughout the year such as the family day out, the farms day and also the excusions conducted for the students. I can say that Glendale provides an holistic development and my kids are a part of it and I can safely say that the other parents of Glendale will agree with me on this. Thank you
Parent of Ishika of (Grade 6) & Shlok from (Grade 1)
Best thing we like about Glendale is the campus. The first time we walk into the school was impressed us was the greenery, gardens, the lawns and felt like this was the environment we want our son to be in. The other impressive thing was the infructure and facilty of the school, swimming pool, basketball court, skating ring, tennis lawn, large ground, they have it all. The next important thing in a school is the curriculam. The fact that we have a choice between Cambridge and CBSE is very important and the best part is that Glendale has come up with the kind of hybrid kind of curriculam for the junior classes so this kind of gives best of both worlds to the kids. We love the secular environment in Glendale that emphasises values & morals and promote the importance of the scientific temper. This is the kind of outlook that interconnected technologically advance world of the 21st Century deserves. The focus on Multiple Intelligences in Glendale that is another forward looking vision of the Director. So this really sets Glendale apart from many other schools. All the teachers in the school we have seen, they really follow these principles and practices rather than merely paying lip service. The wide range of extra curricular is offered that also really helps the children develop themselves in multiple areas as oppose to just academics.
-Mrs Anita & Suman Sinha
Parent of Carl Sinha
Ive got 2 kids in Glendale. They joined the school just this year. I have the oldest one is here from 5 years. Iam pretty happy with the school so far and pretty happy with the cuuriculam and the teachers and the quality of education that is departed to them. I think there are minor issues that we faced which obviously we have highlighted with the school and the management has taken steps to make correction to them. So I think so far we had good positive outcome. So ya go Glendale!
Parent of Zunaira and Zaina Maryam
Glendale has done a very good work with the children and they are doing a lot of activities not just based on academics. They are looking at holistic approach at improving the childrens personality and even what they are trying to do is getting parents involved and making parents understand that childs growth is not just academics and its got lot of activities physical, mental so I really think its a very good initiative and they are really doing a good job at it.
Parent of Assa Singh
I have 2 grandkids in this school Jaydev in class 3 and Mihir in class 1. Both the boys have been here for quite some years. And I would say this school has been very good and most importantly apart from the academics which they do focus on for sure, I see that they focus a lot on the social development of the child and a lot of participation from the parents and the grandparents. As grandparents we have been to the school several times for all the events that you had in the past. We have also participated in the classroom discussions with te kids. So the kids are growing up in an environment where they have academic excellence, they have social development and they also are learning true values of family life and the friendships therin. So I think this has been an excellent school and we are very happy to be here today. We love this event today and we love the participation of all the people who are here and the cheering thats going on. Thank you so much Glendale . We do love the school.
Grandparent of Mihir & Jaydev
My daughter Pranavi Trivedi is in grade 2F. Recently we have attended CWC. She was in Musical Rhytmic Intelligence.we loved the way how you guys are teaching good habits n moral values with fun.many new things we are learning from our kids and its on daily basis now.
My kid is a Glendalite from Nursery.and now 5th year is going on. We are happy with her growth in each and every field whether its studies, activities, hobby, value system. Hope it continues always.
I would also like to highlight the effort taken by her class teacher Ms. Moeena Ma'am, she identifies child potential and nurtures that. Many thanks to her as well for taking the effort to work on kids with heart.
Parent of Pranavi Trivedi 2F
This is Eashan and Abhinav's father. They have started going to one of the best schools here in Virginia, USA. They did pretty good in their entrance tests. Eashan (9th class) cleared maths taught in 10 grade here and is doing 11th grade maths now. Eashan's teachers are very surprised and impressed with his English communication skills and wanted to know which school he went to in India. Also impressed with his Biology knowledge.
Abhinav's teachers are also impressed with his overall personality and confidence. Credit goes to Glendale. Thanks much.
- Vipul Gupta
am happy to inform you that Mitali got selected for SCAD & has also been awarded a generous scholarship for all 4 years of her study at SCAD. This is indeed a proud moment for us as Parents & the real credit goes to Glendale & all the support received through her years of study at Glendale.
We wish to Thank You for the support you extended to her in all ways
Thanks & Regards
Keep up the good work.
This is to the management team of Glendale. You ARE THE reason why students shine in competitions bring back home the well-deserved and recognition and pride with that we parents enjoy. - Sunil Kalra
Father of Gunjan Kalra (Student of Class VII)
I am glad that I chose the best school for my children and gave them an opportunity to learn in a fun and engaging way. The unique x-seed program along with the philosophy of the Director - Education of Glendale Academy goes a long way in the success of my children. The school campus allows students to explore nature creatively, while nurturing their mind, body and soul. - Anju Kotwani
Parent of Aryan Kotwani III-B and Juhi Kotwani- I-C
“Glendale Academy provides an environment which develops an attitude of life-long learning and excellence. It is unlocking the potential of each and every child through the academically challenging yet progressive curriculum. The teaching methodologies adopted by teachers focus on essential learning and support both the intelligence and emotional quotient of students.” - Lalit Nayyar, Assistant Manager
Father of Menitha Nayyar Grade 3
“The first thing which struck me as a parent was the architecture and beautiful landscape of the school. This sets the right tone for the physical and mental development of the student.
My daughter studying in the 8th and my son in the 4th standard blended into the Glendale community within a few days of joining the school. This speaks volumes of the efforts being put in by the staff and management of Glendale Academy.
Poonam my wife was so impressed with the school that she has taken a teaching assignment.
Last but not the least as a parent who travels 4 days in a week I am not worried much about transport because the school bus picks and drops my wife and children from my doorstep. What more can a Glendale parent ask for.”
- PV Prathap Father of Pratima Grade 8
Chief Marketing Officer ( MSL Posnet )
I enrolled my Son in Glendale in 2008 - after carefully studying the 'teaching methodology', 'student -teacher relationship', 'management work culture', and the Vision of almost 9 schools in Hyderabad The support I got from the Glendale, was remarkable. From security to love and warmth, my son got it all.
At Glendale, my son has grown as an individual - in academics, sports, extra - curricular, social and emotional aspects of life. He is a much more matured, confident and groomed child. The School lives its motto - 'Love - Learn - Explore' relentlessly.
Thanking the Glendale family from the bottom of my heart and extending all my support as a Parent - a partner in education. - Anamika Khanna
Mother of Sai Mridul Grade 4
My name is Shirisha and have been associated with Glendale during the year 2009-10 when my son studied in Pre-primary. Unfortunately we had to leave the school because we got transferred to Mumbai.Its been one year since we left the school but there has not been a single day when my son Om, me and my husband do not think of Glendale and miss being a part of it.
After the Glendale experience, no school seems anywhere close. From what we experienced I can tell you that not just the teaching staff,the admininstration staff, the transport manager, and even the support staff have been groomed extremely well in Glendale. The entire team needs to feel proud to have achieved what they have.
Being an academician and educational researcher myself, I have seen many schools having a great vision and mission but I saw Glendale implementing each and every word they promised to us during admission.
I really hope we get back to the school in another year or two and I hope all the more that we manage to get admission then. Thank you again for the wonderful experience that you let my son have in your school.
- Shirisha Kondury
Mother of Om Kondury
I had such an interesting day at your incredible school and it was lovely to meet some of the children and the staff.
I was really impressed by what I saw at Glendale. In terms of staff development,I was very impressed to see the research archive.The Learning Resource Centre too has a wealth of resources. - Angela Butcher
Visiting Student of Cambridge University,UK