FAQ'S

Admission Process
1. What is the admission process?
  • Parents to come to the admission office in the school and collect a registration kit for Jumbo Kids or application form for Std 1 onwards. The application form for std 1 onwards can be downloaded and submitted online as well - www.podareducation.org
  • A completed form along with the Cheque for 1st term fees is to be returned by the parents to the school office.
  • The student will only be considered a confirmed admission once the first term fees are paid by the student.

2. What are the documents required at the time of admission?

    For Podar Jumbo Kids, only a Xerox copy of the child’s birth certificate is required.

    For admission in Std 1 onwards:

  • Xerox copy of birth certificate
  • Original school leaving certificate (this can be submitted when received by student)
  • Original last Report Card

3. When does the admission process begin ?

    Admissions for Podar Jumbo Kids will start from 9:30am on Monday, 10th November 2014.

    Admissions for Podar International School (Std 1 onwards) will start from 9:30am on Tuesday, 11th November 2014.

    Please note admissions are on a first come, first serve basis and seats are limited.


4. What kind of entrance test will be taken at the time of admission?

    No written test is conducted at Podar School. Admissions are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Fees
5. Will there be an increase in fees next year ?

    Every year there may be an increase in fees of 10-15% depending on inflation.

6. In what name should the fee cheques be made?
    Grade Name on Cheque
    Playgroup to Senior Kg Podar Jumbo Kids
    Std 1 onwards : CBSE Podar International School
    Enrichment fees Podar Education Network – Sports
    Admission Kits (applicable only to Podar Jumbo Kids) Shikshan Kit Private Limited
Age
7. What is the age criteria for Podar Jumbo Kids?
    COURSE AGE
    PLAYGROUP April 2015 Date of Birth between January 2013 to December 2013
    NURSERY APRIL 2015 Date of Birth between January 2012 to December 2012
    Junior KG April 2015 Date of Birth between January 2011 to December 2011
    Senior KG April 2015 Date of Birth between January 2010 to December 2010
8. What grades will commence from April 2015 ?

    From April 2015, Podar International School, Thane will be taking admissions from Playschool (age 2) to Grade 6 (CBSE). Each subsequent year, the school will add a standard until the school reaches Std 12.

Transport
10. Will there be Podar International School buses in Thane?

    Yes, there will be school bus service operating on extensive routes provided by the school. Safety is the primary concern of the school when students our travelling in the school bus and each Podar bus will have a trained driver, conductor and Lady attendant. Speed governors and CCTV cameras will also be fitted in the Podar School Buses. School bus service is highly recommended but optional.

Infrastructure
11. How will the infrastructure be?

    Every classroom will have a projector and Visualizer. There will be a state of the art computer lab, library, 3 Science Labs (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), multi-purpose activity rooms, indoor sports room etc. An optional canteen service will also be provided.

12. Will CCTV cameras be there in the school?

    Yes, CCTV cameras will be installed in all classrooms and public corridors.

Extra Curricular Activities
13. What will the sports facilities be?

    The school will make provisions for indoor sports. For outdoor sports, the school will tie up with an external ground where students can play a variety of outdoor sports. At Podar, we make sure that the student is active both in and out of the classroom.

General Questions
14. If I get transferred, is it possible to transfer from one Podar International School to another Podar International School location?

    Yes. This is possible. Existing Podar students are given first preference with regards to admissions.

15. What are the school timings?
Grade Morning Shift timing Afternoon Shift timing
Podar Jumbo Kids 8:00am to 11:00am 11:15am to 2:15pm
Std 1 onwards : CBSE 7:00am to 12:15pm 12:30pm to 5:45pm

    *Please note the timings are subject to change.

16. How many students will be there per division?
Grade Number of students (approx)
Playgroup and Nursery 35
Junior Kg and Senior Kg 40
Std 1 onwards : CBSE 42

17. What will be the student/teacher ratio ?

    In Podar Jumbo Kids – one teacher for 20 students.

    In Std 1 onwards : CBSE – one teacher for 26 students.

18. Is the school managed by Podar ?

    This is a Podar managed and operated school. It is not a Franchisee.