Parents as Partners
Manthan keeps parents abreast with all the happenings in the school through a variety of ways, that include an online school management software, regualr SMS alerts, emails and physical letters. Time is allocated for regular interaction with teachers and with the school leadership team in the school calendar.
Parents are given access to the software through secure login passwords where by they can see the progress of their children. Teachers post by every Friday the lesson plans for next week by subject and by class that a parent can go through. The software also gives parents information on their wards attendance, library books issual, fee payment particulars, medical records related to medical checkups and any emergencies, school calendar, updated time table, special announcements, access to photo galleries of their childrens class and school among others. All the teachers and staff members regularly access their emails and email is the preferred mode of communication.
Parent Teachers Meeting
Teachers will be available for any kind of queries that a parent may have pertaining to studies, assessments, class work or home work, health issues, etc. Parent can visit the school with prior appointment on any day to discuss the progress that his child is making and also see for himself the work that is happening in the class rooms.
Apart from the above one saturday at the middle and at the end of every term is allocated for the formal Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM). Parents would have received a detailed assessment of their child a week before the end term PTM and he or she could discuss the progress made by his child in the last term and the plan for the next term. The entire school leadership team will also be available for interaction if they need to escalate any problems that are not getting resolved. In all there are 6 PTMs in an academic year, one in the middle of each term and one at the end of every term.
We encourage parents to do volunteer work for the school. The areas where they could contribute are being a substitute teacher - to work in the school for a day or two when a teacher is on leave, hobby teacher - to help children develop the love for a hobby in which parent is very good this can take upto 10 hrs of work over a couple of months, technical expert - to help the school with their technical expertise either in the areas of school mgmt software or other systems of learning. Parents at Manthan actively participate in helping with various cultural programmes like the Diwali Mela, Christmas Celebrations, etc where they enthusiastically participate.