09/09/2009: The day our daughter, Taha Fathima Khan, got enrolled into APL Global School. Shifting schools for a 13 year old is not always a welcome thing. Still, it was the short travel distance, the accessibility, which initially prompted the idea.
We still remember the day as if it was yesterday. When we first visited the school, the warm and friendly atmosphere that prevailed overwhelmed us. We were shown around by the administrative in charge. As we toured around the corridors at different levels, the perfect balance of formal and voluntary learning was explicit from the amiable demeanour of the students, who walked around the bustling corridors. Every student appeared to be enjoying immensely. Here we noticed the enthusiasm and willingness of the youngsters to learn by doing rather than just studying all that is taught. The artistically designed and well-‐equipped classrooms portrayed a perfect description, befitting the school’s name, “Academy for Personalized Learning”.
Apart from uninterrupted individual attention that is inevitably given to each student, it’s important to note that not just the academic performance but it’s also the social, cultural, behavioural and mental grooming that takes place in an extremely cordial environment. The school hosts a wide range of co-‐curricular activities that enhance and accentuate the potential of the students. A broad variety of events, that are always lined up under the banner of the various cultural clubs organised by the school, determine the ceaseless endeavor to boost the intellectual and emotional aspect of the students’ personality.
The most remarkable aspect is the student -‐ teacher rapport that goes a long way, resulting in the exceptional performance, be it examinations or inter -‐ school activities. This two-‐way open interaction has been an amazing and motivating factor for a comprehensive growth. The school has always been very supportive in allowing our daughter to cultivate, nourish and exhibit her talent. A special mention to the exemplary support rendered whilst preparing for CIE exams is pertinent, wherein extra coaching is continuously offered and performance assessed. It’s indeed a world-‐class learning that is imparted without much emphasis on quantity; it’s the quality of students that emerge from this institution.
Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her four years of schooling, where, she entered as a vibrant adolescent, and passed out as a young lady, with the perfect amalgamation of intellect and maturity. Being elected, as the Assistant School Pupil Leader, and, later on, as School Pupil Leader, instilled in her a strong sense of leadership. Moreover, the career counselling offered by the school is of great help in allowing students to recognise their field of interest and eventually pursue courses of their choice. We would definitely recommend this school for its level of expertise in colossal training. For our daughter, the overall experience has been remarkable, with achieving three straight A*s, in biology, physics and chemistry, at her A level examinations. This proves beyond doubt how greatly the school has been pivotal in enhancing her dedication and commitment.
The uniqueness of the school is in its congruous approach, to both academic, and extra-‐ curricular training. We also take this opportunity to thank the school: its management, teaching and non-‐ teaching staff for being instrumental in our daughter’s achievements and accomplishments, by extending their valuable contributions in respective periphery. Being parents of an APL alum has been an extremely interesting and memorable experience.