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#1 Nov 19th, 2009, 08:59
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Hello:

I am traveling for a short trip to Powai, Mumbai for school admission in 6th grade for my child in S M Shetty international school. I was looking to see if anyone has gone through similar experience and could assist and share their experiences with me. I will be there on Nov 27th and 28th and then anytime between 2nd and 4th December.

I would also be interested to talk to folks who have returned back and settled around Powai area and hear their experiences. The first hand experience will really help me plan my move back next year.

Please get back.

Thanks and Regards,
Harry.
#2 Nov 19th, 2009, 22:17
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I live in powai and my wife teaches pre-school in one of the schools here. I can bet that SM shetty is not an international school by any stretch of imagination. Not sure who told you that. In powai it is probably the last in the preferred list. Bombay scottish, hiranandani school are the good ones.
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Thanks Peedeers for the update.

Do you mean they don't meet International Standards or it's not an international school overall?

I need a international school close by as my kid will be joining in 6th standard and I am sure she will have difficulty in ISCE board on the 2nd Language i.e Hindi.

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SM shetty has probably started an international curriculum this year, but I have not heard any good news about SM shetty as a school. You are better off trying to get her into Hiranandani foundation school which is also new but has a better track record as a normal icse school in the first place .....
http://www.hiranandanischools.edu.in/ib_contact_us.html

I'll let you know if I manage to find out more about sm shetty
Beyond Powai but not very far off ( 45 mins one way) Jamnabai narsee school http://www.jns.ac.in/ib/Courseprogram.html and POdar international schools are very good....
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Some Options

My son is in SM Shetty, though in Nursery (pre primary) yet. I have noticed a few traits which he has picked up from his friends which i certainly don’t like or appreciate. My Sister-In-Law is a teacher for pre-primary & has said that the school is changing for the better & it would take them sometime to reach a level where it can be counted among the best in the area. I'm having 2nd thoughts about moving my son to another school but havent really decided yet.

Hiranandani International is supposed to be a good school but at the same time they admit children who are residents of Hiranandani Complex & only if they have any vacancy after that do they entertain other children.

Other option is Bombay Scottish but unfortunately it doesnt have an international section but is 1 of the good schools.

The last option is Gopal Sharma School & they have an international section but am not sure how good it is. Many children from my complex go to the school so i presume it must be good.
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I'm not sure about Jamnabai & Podar being 45 mins away. Ideally it should take not more than 30 mins from Powai but considering the traffic in Mumbai especially on the route which leads to Jamnabai or Podar, i would say it would take atleast an hour or probably more each side. The child would end up travelling close to 2/2.5 hours everyday which i would say is torture for them.
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another thread

i took the liberty of posting it on the Powai community website, do check out the replies here too http://powai.info/2009/11/20/school-...tional-school/
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Karan, not sure why you would consider it torture. My wife studied in Jamnabai and went from marol - did not find it painful.... there are buses... and I'm sure you dont expect grown up kids ( read 6th std etc) to live 10 mins from school in these days?
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I have no experience in Intl or any school but i know there are few also at Ghatkopar & Goregaon which is much closer to Powai.

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There seems to be quite a few members here from Powai. Its nice we should interact sometimes. Also keep a tab on the Mumbai meeting page, we do land up meeting once in a while.. I stay at Lake Homes.. how about you'll ?
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I will stay at Lake Homes too -- specifically Lake Lucerene.
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Me in Lake Pleasant .... Harry
#13 Dec 22nd, 2009, 21:42
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guy,
I would be returning to India early next month and looking for schools for my 4 year old son in powai area and will be staying in Lake Lucerene so would really appreciate any more details on this.
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Question trying to decide - Powai?

Hi we're planning to move base to Mumbai and am in the process of looking out for schools for my son (Class 6th ICSE) and finalising upon a place to rent.

We're thinking Podar School and living in Powai - hv been suggested Raheja Vihar or Lake Homes....

In case he does not get admission at Podar or Hiranandani or Bombay Scottish..... that leaves me with what other options for schooling? suggestions pls!

@amar @ Harry I read u both live at Lake homes, how do u find the comlex.... is there ample space for kids to play/cycle etc? how is the pool n club house.... can outsiders also make use of Hiranandani's shopping places n eatries etc?
i noticed that rents at Lake homes n Raheja are around 30-35K and Andheri W starts around 35K..... which is a better quality of life - Powai/Andheri W? We love open spaces n greenry but also like to chill out/eat out/night life.

All suggestions are very very welcome :-)
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@Movish - Raheja/LakeHomes/Hiranandani/Nahar they all are very very decent Residential Complex in Powai (there is a lot of construction going on in Nahar, so you might wanna exclude that one for now)
Rentwise there's not much of a Gap except Hiranandani is the most expensive among the lot

There's also SM Shetty School in Powai (rthers you already know) but its not ICSE, its SSC, regarding other Schools, I am recommending you some International schools in Mumbai(so much better than ICSE/SSC/CBSE) they are 1. American School of Bombay, 2. Ecole Mondiale, 3. Dhirubhai Ambani School (All these are based in Juhu/Bandra area apx 45 minutes travel by a Car and mostly favored by Expat parents) (if its only ICSE that you seek, you might wanna do a simple web research or ask Indian parents around when you come here ofcourse and its not really difficult to find a good one)

Lake homes building's have a 'Common garden or call it a small park' but well maintained and beautiful and children can utilize that to play but if its cycling for a 8 year old+ it isn't possible there, however they can hop to Hiranandani complex (10-15 minutes walking distance from Lakehome/Raheja and play there, cycle etc also there are lot of parks in the area, I am assuming the highest number of in any neighborhood)
Regarding their Pool and Clubhouse , its well designed and Maintained. (I suppose it isn't possible to use it for someone who is renting the place since its based on a 'Card entry' which the owner can only arrange for and oh same card entry goes for the Lake homes Garden as well but Hiranandani Gardens and other Parks around are not limited by any 'Card entry' and are well maintained too)

Outsiders (and even Aliens for that matter) are very much welcome in Hiranandani Shopping Gallerias/Plazas and countless Restaurants and Cafes in the area (Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Indian anything you can imagine)

(Since I live in Powai from sometime recently and have developed an attachment to this area my judgement might be clouded but..) Powai beats Andheri (W) in quality and standard of living by a mile.


I hope this helps, you can ask more if you wish to know more about this Area or anything.



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