Indian School Darsait organised Orientation Sessions for the parents of both Primary and Senior sections on various days in April 2018. The aim was to familiarize the parents with the curriculum, tests and examinations, discipline, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies, co-scholastic activities with detailed information about the learning parameters based on innovative teaching and learning methodologies followed in school, the counselling sessions, working style of the Resource room for SEN students besides giving them a few ideal parenting tips.
The parents were also briefed about transport facilities provided to the children under the safe school transport system, importance of safety, various kinds of hazards, the precautions to be taken and the facilities available in school in the wake of any untoward incident.
Apart from those informative sessions, there were two guest speakers – Dr. Jayakumar S Ambigapathy and Ms. Sumaira Fatima from International Medical Centre- Sugar, Apollo, Muscat who enlightened the parents on ‘Hormone Related Issues among Students’ and ‘Obesity and Healthy Eating Habits’ respectively. It was indeed an eye- opener and a learning experience for all.
Earlier, the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, had urged the parents of Primary Section to be positive about the development of their ward but at the same time, cautioned them of their health and the effects of different parenting styles. She also called upon them not to give up in the event of early setbacks associated with the progress of their wards. Addressing the parents of Senior Section, the Principal exhorted them to monitor their wards in every aspect but be smart enough to handle their smarter children of Google Age. She also asked them to be their friends so that they would not hide anything but rather trust them, which in turn, would enable them to acquire the values and principles of life on their way to becoming global citizens.