‘Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction’( John Crosky). We cannot agree more on this as mentoring is a very significant part of APL. The student’s mentor plays a multidimensional role in helping the child with his/her academic, social and emotional needs. Every student at APL is assigned a mentor who will be his/her friend, philosopher and guide in school. Mentors are the first point of contact, and their interaction with the parents helps in building a mutual interest in the mentee’s development.
Our faculty are trained to understand and support students through a range of issues: academic, social, emotional, developmental. Mentor periods aim to create a space in which the class group is guided by the Class Mentor to discuss and air-out issues specific to the class. Some of the activities that happen at this time are silence, guided meditation, circle time and sharing of news that is relevant to the class.