From the Principal’s desk

Dear Parents

We welcome your wards to Hari International Academy and you to the HIA family. HIA has incredible group of talented and trained teachers.

We at HIA welcome queries and would love to develop a positive parent-teacher partnership to work towards our goal of developing a happy, creative and confident individual.

Our school boasts of the following facilities:-

  • Gross motor development room
  • Sand pit
  • Music and Dance room
  • Splash pool
  • Traffic island
  • Interactive room with a smart board
  • Library
  • Activity room
  • Mini Zoo
  • Bumper Bouncer
  • Cycles for little ones
  • Teachers resource centre
  • Skates and Skating rink
  • Slide complex – The fun castle

There are a few things that need to be put forth for your better understanding about the why’s and how’s of the school functioning.

By the time a child completes Nursery; he/she will be able to read, write, recognize and recite 1-10, A-Z and A -A:.

As in Nursery Class; it is generally a child’s first rendezvous with formal teaching; we do not force the daily teaching agenda on the child. He/she is free to work at his/ her pace.

It should be noted here that we do not follow the exact sequence when introducing numbers or letters. We go by the simple logic of introducing letters & numbers that are easy to recognize and write first. Once we cover all of them; the sequence is then introduced.

When formal writing is introduced; we begin with finger paint; followed by writing with chalk on a slate. Eventually as the grip of the child improves, usage of crayons is introduced and finally pencils are introduced in the class.

When a new letter/number is introduced; the child is made to draw patterns (the most prominent one; in that letter/number) and then the actual letter/number is taught
For eg: - We teach a child to draw a standing line to teach the number ‘1’

There are no AWES worksheet books for Nursery.

By the time a student completes LKG, he/she will be able to read, write, recognize recite 1-100, a –z (small print) and k - ~. We do not follow the sequence while introducing Hindi & English alphabets.


PTMs are organized at the end of every month and need to be attended by the parents.

Once the I-card is issued by the school; please make sure that the child wears it every day.

A small bottle of hand sanitizer needs to be sent to the school. It is of utmost importance for a child’s hygiene especially during meal times.

Please kindly check diaries everyday so that no important intimation from the school is missed. Also, please kindly sign underneath the notices.

The timings to meet the class teacher are:-

  • 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm (summers)
  • 12.30 pm – 01.30 pm (winters)

The timings to meet the principal are:-

  • 09:00 am – 01:00 pm (summers)
  • 09:00 am – 01.30 pm (winters)

Saturdays and Sundays are off for the school.

On Wednesdays; the kids need to wear their white uniform.

Fridays are fun days for the school and kids are supposed to come in civil-dresses on every Friday.

A prior application for leave is very necessary as it helps the teacher to plan homework and worksheets for your ward accordingly.

The school organizes various competitions for the students. The aim of these is to build confidence and self esteem in a child. Hence it is advised to the parents to take keen interest and encourage the kids to take part in them. Winning or losing is of secondary importance.

Along with the competitions, the school also organizes various excursions and activities like splash pool. These activities go a long way in creating environs for holistic development of your child. Hence please make sure that your child is not absent from the school on the days marked for such activities. A summary of planned activities is as follows.

Activities and competitions that will take place in this academic session are as follows:-

Month Activity

Splash Pool

  • Medical Checkup
  • Splash pool
  • Visit to bank
  • Green Colour day
  • Hindi Rhyme competition
  • Lemonade making activity
  • Splash pool
  • Flag making
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Healthy Tiffin competition
  • Yellow colour day
  • Thumb and hand printing
  • Splash pool
  • Visit to market
  • Tearing and pasting activity
  • Blue colour day
  • Orange colour day
  • English recitation competition
  • Ram Leela celebration
  • Diya decoration
  • Picnic-Happy children’s day
  • Show & tell competition
  • Purple colour day
  • Annual sports day
  • Red colour day
  • Origamy
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Story telling competition
  • White colour day
  • Medical check up
  • Visit to religious place
  • Class group photo
  • Pink colour day
  • Kite making
  • Drawing competition

The details will be intimated in the syllabus that is dispersed in the beginning of every month.

The rhymes that are covered (both Hindi & English) in a month are mentioned at the back of the syllabus.

Stories that are told to the kids are mentioned in the diaries. (in both Hindi & English)

The kids need to get two tiffins everyday. One having a small portion of fruit for fruit time and other for lunch break.

The school follows a strict policy regarding healthy tiffins. Biscuits, Namkeen,Maggi and chips are NOT ALLOWED !

New school belts have been made available from this year having the logo of HIA. It is requested to the parents to cater for new belts for the kids if they are wearing belts with the school’s old name (DCAPPS).

A childs uniform should be neat & clean, nails cut & hair properly combed. Taking pride in how one looks is a virtue & its seeds need to be sown very early in life.

There are two assessments that take place during the whole academic year- in September and March respectively.

The school impresses upon the need of the child being regular to school. As the kids of pre -primary school are very young; even a couple of holidays makes it difficult for them to readjust to school.

Completing practice work given for home is of utmost importance as it helps in concretizing the topics dealt with in the class. The child may show lethargy in completing the whole page. However even a page half done is good enough !

Having talked about the homework it should also be noted that the child should be given ample play time. Playing is as important as coming to school. A balance should be maintained. Also, this play time should include playing with other kids too. Solitary existence does not have a positive influence on a child’s personality. Interaction with other kids goes a long way in developing social skills.

A child should be made to follow a set routine.

A child should never experience violence of any sort (physical/verbal). They become what they see; and as the say…
“The most effective way to raise a nice child is to be a nice adult.”
The only emotion the child should experience at this age is immense love that nurtures his/her soul.

What the child watches on T.V should be well monitored. For the age of 2-7 years; the only channels that are appropriate are; Baby T.V, Discovery kids, Disney kids etc. ie the channels with a suffix of ‘kids’. No other channels; it is reiterated are worth the time of a child.

No Doraemon , No Ninja Hattori, No Kapil Sharma, No Shin Chan, No National Geographic wild, No Saas – bahu serials !

We at HIA, strictly follow the policy of no corporal punishment. We also are very strict about violence amongst kids. Such cases are handled very strictly by the school.

We Teach the child to use magic words- Sorry, Please, Thank you... They will need them as adults too.

A child should always feel the need to clean up the mess he/she has created. They should be told to put the toys back to their places after playing; used plates back in the kitchen, shoes at their places etc.

A child should not be made overtly conscious of his/her looks. Complexes (superiority/ inferiority) stay on for the whole lifetime. They should not be a part of psychological make of a happy person and are easily avoidable.

Last but not the least; do not compare the child with anyone! All of them are unique and amazing. They need to be nourished and valued.

“A Flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms”

We at HIA put in our best to achieve our goal to provide wonderful individuals to the society and solicit your cooperation.


From the experts…

If your child behaves rudely It is learnt from parents or others living with them.
If your child is secretive The reason is that you blow things very big.
If your child does not respect others feeling The reason might be that you always order them; not giving importance to their feelings.
If your child gets angry quickly The reason might be that you have not praised them enough. They know they will get attention surely when they misbehave.
If your child is jealous The reason might be that you compared them with others consistently.
If your child does not stand up for themselves It is because from a young age you have disciplined them in public. Parents should avoid it especially in front of siblings, friends.
If your child is a coward It is because you help them too quickly. Do not remove every obstacle from their path.
If your child takes things that do not belong to them It is because you do not let them choose.
If your child has low self esteem It is because you advice more than you encourage them.
If your child is lying It means you over reacted to the mistakes in past.
If your child intentionally disturbs you It is because you are not physically affectionate enough
Some mistakes we tend to do and not realize

Rejecting Rejecting behavior towards a child or putting down child’s worth affects a child deeply. It may make the child feel unwanted. Examples of such behavior

  • Constant criticism
  • Telling a child to leave
  • Name calling
  • Refusing to talk
  • Blaming the child
  • Calling the child idiot/stupid.
  • Expressing regret the child wasn’t born the opposite sex.
  • Refusing hugs (if the child is used to it)
Ignoring Many times a parent is physically there but emotionally unavailable. Failing to respond, interact and connect with your child consistently has an adverse effect on the psyche of a child
  • Lack of interest to listen to or discuss what the child has to say.
  • Lack of attention to school activities academic needs
  • Lack of attention to child clothes uniform, shoes etc
Terrorizing Terrorizing, Threatening the child does serious psychological damage to the child.
  • Yelling
  • Cursing
  • Scaring
  • Threatening to destroy a favorite object / toy.
  • Threatening to reveal embarrassing facts to peers or family
  • Physical abandonment
  • Locking child in rooms/bathrooms for supposed bad behavior
Exploiting Giving a child responsibilities that are greater than what the child can handle at that age
  • Blaming a child for siblings misbehavior
  • Unreasonable responsibilities around the house
  • Expecting the child to take care of younger sibling

The above instances can easily be avoided and the magic lies in being patient with the child and trying to make some sense out of the world from his/her eyes putting yourself in his/her shoes. It’s our moral duty as parents to provide healthy, well groomed, positive and happy individuals to the society and little things have to be taken care of to achieve the same.

Something about the latest monster that we are all trying to battle now a days….

Exposure to technology

Teachers, child specialists and psychologists all over the world are coming forth with one unanimous advice and that is banning the use of all handheld devices (cell Phones, tablets, electronic games) for kids up to 2 years in age …. and to limit the usage of above said devices for older kids (3 to 12 years) to one hour/day.

The immediate question now being …….. why ?

The answer lies in the following discussion ……

Overexposure to technology leads to

  • Lack of attention
  • Slower brain development
  • Child being over impulsive
  • Lack of ability to self control eg. throwing tantrums.
  • Obesity
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Child depression
  • Lack of attachment
  • Lack of sleep (insomnia)
  • Decreased memory
  • Addiction to technology
  • Overexposure to radiation leading to health issues

Technology use guide lines for children

Age (Time-Limit) How Much Non Violent TV Hand Held Devices Non violent Video Game Violent Video
0 -2 Years - Never Never Never Never
3 – 5 Years 1hr/day Yes Never Never Never
6 – 12 Years 2 hrs/day Yes Never Never Never

Childhood is not meant to replicate adult life… Moving, exploring and running are what children need to thrive. That is how they learn; how the world works and their place in it.
Lots of best wishes and love.