Nitin and I would like to congratulate you for yet another fantastic annual day today! The event was so well executed and the performances keep getting better every year - we cannot fathom the amount of work that must be going on behind the scenes to make for an awesome concert, and to better it every passing year! Loudest applause for all the teachers today.
I must add the theme this year was very heartening and even more heartening was to see the values that our children are inculcating being a part of the Vivero family. As today’s chief guest, Ms Tavawala, rightly said - it’s these things that our children learn, which they will continue to remember, even when they forget everything else. So, what if the child doesn’t remember who invented the steam engine, as long as he/she remembers to help a friend in need.
We, personally, every day, feel the warmth of the school and every member of it that we interact with - right from Yadav uncle at the gate to the class teachers who we hand over Aarav to.
We are aware, Aarav has been quite a handful, and perhaps, so have we :-). But, we feel so proud to see him today, working with his friends and teachers - not only at school, but even beyond - with family, friends, other parents/adults and even complete strangers.
We, of course, don’t have the means of reaching out to each of the teachers and the support staff, so we’d like you to please read this to them and pass our message of immense thanks and heartfelt gratitude for everything.
There’s a lot for us to learn and we learn from Vivero everyday - and, you may guess, it’s not Aarav we are talking about :-) - Rakhi & Nitin Saradana, Parents of Aarav
If I could I would give this preschool 10 stars. I just moved from USA and enrolled my son here . I did not know what to expect but Vivero has been above and beyond my expectation .The hands on learning process is truly refreshing .My son loves going to school and enjoyed all the various activities. The staff beginning from the security staff till the top management are extremely courteous and do a great job. The school is clean and extremely well maintained .I especially want to thank my sons teachers for doing such great work with the kids .We will miss them and the school. Thank u Vivero and its team for a great experience. - Karishma.V, Mother of Aryan Gillani (Kindergarten 2)
As we get close to the end of the academic year for Aarav Sardana (Nursery Morning), we (Rakhi and myself) would like to take a few moments to share our gratitude for you and your entire team at Vivero Kalyani Nagar for the amazing work and value you have been creating for your students. Our experience has been great so far and, we see a positive enforcement in Aarav, especially in his confidence and outlook.
We would also like to call out his class teachers (Arti, Sana & Vijal), child care teacher (Shweta), music teacher (Deepti), Spanish teacher (Aditi) and the entire support staff - we owe this a to a great extent to all of them. In particular, a big shout out and recommendation to Arti teacher (Arti Yadav) - she has been a pillar for Aarav (and us!) throughout this year. She’s seen him through his early nursery days and right till date where she’s always given us confidence and honest feedback on Aarav’s development.
We are sure she’s a great asset to your team and will create many more success stories at Vivero and, we hope that as Aarav progresses through K1 and K2, she continues to play some role in his development.
Interventions from your end at the beginning of the year for Aarav were truly valuable and we appreciate your personal involvement helping us stay afloat.
Looking forward to your support in the next year too – we are almost sure, it will start with a lot of tears and clinging like in the current one?? Nitin & Rakhi Sardana
It has been truly a wonderful and extremely memorable journey with all of you. This association of three years has created strong roots for my daughter Adaah. She has bloomed and blossomed under the wonderful guidance of dedicated teachers who have allowed her to become her own person.
I could not put in words the lovely milestones my daughter has achieved under your able guidance. Vivero is family. Vivero is home and Vivero will go down in history in the childhood of my child. I, as a parent and as an individual will continue to be there for Vivero in any capacity you may think apt. Please do not hesitate in getting in touch with me for any work.
Passing on a little love from us to you. May you keep lighting the lamp of knowledge in hundreds and thousands of little lives and may their blessings take you forever ahead.
God bless and keep the Vivero flag flying high. - Dimple Somji, Mother of Adaah Somji
Our heart is filled with mixed emotions as we travel down the memory lane and ink our journey over last 3.5 years. The emotions range from gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Vivero. The team has believed in Viraj’s potential which has instilled confidence in him to face the world with a smile.
The journey has been quiet a ride. We still remember the days when Anjali (Viraj’s mother) used to wait outside the classroom for the entire session just to be sure that Viraj was ok and had been taken care of. The apprehension waned by the first week only.
The good thing about the tenure was that there was never a rush to achieve anything. The pace was good enough to keep the kids interested and give them time to explore things on their own.
We are definite that Viraj will miss the environment once he moves out. Speaking from our experience, we know that the early days of the school are the best memories in our academic journey though we may move to the best colleges and universities in the world. We know Viraj will treasure this and will continue to be attached to Vivero. He was so excited about the school that even in the vicinity of the school on the weekend or post school hours he would tell everyone, “That is my school, VIVERO”.
From the highlights we would like to illustrate:
• Show and Tell
• Weekend recount
• Drawing and Painting
• The tricycle and cars
• Cooking classes ( we have been treated to many sandwiches crafted exclusively by Viraj)
I would urge the school to continue the activities to inspire and ensure all-round developmentin the kids in their formative years. The biggest learnings have been to be assertive without being aggressive, expressing one’s opinions and good communication skills. Special thanks to all teachers from kindergarten to the current programme who kid gloved Viraj in the school.
The letter would be incomplete without thanking the Music and Karate teachers. On off days, these were the biggest motivators for the kids to be levitated towards school. The welcoming faces of all staff at the gates of school of the school eased the kid’s morning blues.
I would like to mention a special thanks to all the support staff including the guard uncle of Vivero who unflinchingly supported the kids and made them comfortable. Also worth recognizing would be the van uncle (Bapu) who always greeted us and the kids with a smiling face and we were assured that kids would be safe in his van.
Also a special thanks to the School Head for addressing our concerns and apprehensions. In her we had a very patient and supportive listener.
Wishing all the best to all of you. - Vivek & Anjali, Parents of Viraj Singh(K2)
The EP class helped in creating awareness about different countries and cultures. This class gave an insight to many new perspectives in terms of class discussions and activities around places, animals, cultures, cooking and general awareness to charis.
I talk to charis about EP class, if not daily, at least every alternate day and he feels he is learning something new and is excited about going to this class. Thought of sharing this with you. Thank you for your leadership at Vivero and everything that you do. - Pavan , Father of Charis
I remember while taking admissions for last year, Manasi had suggested that I try out the Extended Program for Pavit, to channelize his energy levels. As parents, we had mixed views, considering long hours and Pavit's comfort (attention span). With a doubtful mind, we decided to take a chance with the EP. I must say, we have seen a lots of transformation in Pavit. To begin with, he has started conversing in English.
I am sure you will recall our conversations where I have told you that he does not share what happens in school, EP or in Daycare. Occasionally, Pavit would say something, which would then lead to a chain of introspection.
For e.g. the other day, he showed me the solar system that was displayed at the first floor stairway in school, while going back home. Then we got discussing and I was pleased to know that he knew solar system and could rattle out the names of a few planets.
Similarly, when I was brewing Green tea, he walks up to me seeing the pack and shares a trivia "Mama, do you know, in China, they drink Green Tea". When we were watching Kung Fu Panda, he could co-relate the concepts taught in EP and he told us that Panda is the National animal of China and that the Chinese invented Fireworks.
When any of us ask him to chew the food well, he knows that when we chew the food well, it mixes with saliva and how it aids the digestive system. He told us about Chinese new year, Halloween, etc
As a parent, I am amazed, how beautifully you have managed to demystify the plethora of information, some of which involve complex processes, into the minds of these children. I believe, its our responsibility to provide exposure, eventually it is their curiosity and passion that will take this learnings forward. I am happy that I enrolled Pavit for the EP
Request you to include subjects like origami and other art forms, mythology - Indian, Greek, Roman etc - considering kids like story telling. Even at the childcare, Pavit was introduced to the Water cycle, Life cycle of frog and butterfly etc.
I recall seeing a hoarding that said "Bachpan se bada koi school nahi. ...Curiosity se badi koi teacher nahi", at Vivero with teachers like you channelizes the curiosity of these kids in learning these complex concepts.
Now its the other way round, while there is a pressing need to relocate to Mumbai, you have raised my expectations from a school, due to which I am delaying the movement. Keep up the good work!
I have been thinking of writing to you regarding the Extended Program by your school. You get to know about the efficiency of the program, the moment you see your child interacting with others. The other day I was in Victorious school with my daughter Myra. Myra was able to identify 4 flags that were hung in their play area. This is just one of the most recent incidences. Whatever is being taught in K2 is being accentuated by the efforts taken by Ms. Kanchan. I think she brings a right balance of fun, knowledge n discipline. I can very happily say that Myra has started eating so many things just because she has been making those in her class. This program has helped Myra build up her confidence n General Knowledge. At an age of four, she knows about the Great Wall of China, Singapore's national bird, American flag...and the best thing is she comes up with things in the middle of nowhere. She 'll be like..."Mumma u know I like small burgers...so make it for me..."
So a special thanks to Kanchan for making the program interesting for kids across all ages for uniform grasping of concepts n ideas.
I have been meaning to write this for very long now but somehow couldn't get to it. So accept my apologies here. I cannot thank you enough for being so supportive of Asher throughout the term and especially on the annual concert day.
Asher is a very happy and calm child but like every other kid and adult, he has his own inhibitions and fears. When it was announced that the pre-nursery kids are going to perform on stage in an auditorium, I had my doubts. Not that Asher did not enjoy singing and dancing, but more because I had seen him getting extremely fearful and uneasy in closed, dark, and loud spaces. I think the auditorium was an epitome of all his fears.
I am not a parent who would sacrifice my child's happiness on pretext of him 'fitting-in' the crowd. We couldn't care less of his performance that day and were more concerned if he would survive this exposure and not have a meltdown.
But everyday he would come with a star, owing to stellar rehearsal, and after you assured that he would be fine if sent early, we decided to go through the concert and not back out. I couldn't help admiring your confidence in my child and how you were willing to go an extra mile to make him feel comfortable.
On the D-day, when I was eagerly waiting for his one sneak-peak, I was immediately comforted by the fact that he was in your arms. He was scared but not insecure and that's because of You! While he was onstage, he was afraid of looking into a big dark space, flickering lights and room-filled sound, but he went on to do the whole piece while he was looking at you and feeling safe that he was standing next to you.
I must say that I was amazed at his achievement. He may not have performed what he practiced, but for us, it was his biggest day! He overcame few of his biggest fears that day and is now capable of being in spaces which are not very comfortable for him. And you are the one who should get the credit for it.
Being the youngest in the class, he took his own sweet time to settle and mingle with his peers but you ensured that he does it at his own will and with confidence. Every morning he gets up and the only thing he wants to do is to go to 'Sejal teacher'. From having bouts of stranger anxiety to non- stop smiling while going and coming back from school, Asher has come a long way and we couldn't be more grateful to you and the school.
We belong to Delhi and shifted to Pune only last year. After having spent a year in Pune, there are still things about which we get anxious. But there is one thing about which we are absolutely confident! And that is Myra's education or her comfort in the daycare. Vivero has been an integral part of our lives especially because it is about our child Myra. One year of Vivero has brought about so many positive visible changes in Myra that not only us but also our peers feel it. The focus of the school is on everyday learning and not just on imparting classroom education.
So Myra has learnt not only from class but also from her surroundings, her own mistakes, excursions and all this without any strict rules. I think now she freely interacts with her peers, readily takes risks, has openness to learning and most importantly looks forward to go to school. So much so that, there are times when on Sundays she cries to go to school! I would also take this opportunity to thank Myra's class teachers. Myra has cried on numerous occasions and when we asked her the reason, it is- "I am missing my teachers."
It pleasantly surprises us, that when asked she says she hardly remembers what was taught in the extended program. But then in a random conversation bursts out with names of planets, rocket lift- offs, names of continent, where Pune is, and what not.
The Day care is also phenomenal! It's a right balance of fun, comfort and education. Myra has learnt things much before her own class at times- numbers, capital letters etc. The kids learn from peers and teachers both.
So a very Big Thank You to Vivero School and its entire staff for making us so comfortable here.
- Saurabh Kumar, Senior Counsel – Legal, Bajaj Finance Limited
Since the day my son has stepped into this school I have become free from all my worries as a parent.
It’s not just a school but it is also a place where every child is groomed academically as well as socially.
Each child is considered to be gifted and treated the same way. Their teaching and grooming method is unique and I have never seen this warm environment anywhere before. Hence, I would recommend all to bring their children to VIVERO, an environment of learning this beautiful life at its best with technology. - Sreena Shahot, ShaelShahot’s Mother (K1)
Vivero has been just the support that we needed when moving from Australia to India with our two year old daughter. The staff at Vivero is professional, caring, and I totally trust them to take the very best care of our daughter. Zara loves her school and we can see that she benefits from Vivero’s balance of education and fun each and every day.
- Pallavi & Martin Johnson Zara’s parents (Nursery)
Our son, ViaanThokal has been a part of the VIVERO family since he was one year old. Our experience with Vivero’s Childcare and Preschool has been exceptional. The teachers and support staff are well trained and well versed with factors crucial for child development. Our son was exposed to a healthy and friendly environment with enthusiasm and optimum support. Vivero gave our child the much needed love and care that made him open to understand children of his age and make new friends. - Anamika and Viraj Thokal Viaan’s parents (Nursery)
The first time I walked into Vivero I fell in love with the warm nurturing environment. And as the days have gone by that first impression has been reaffirmed. Both my children love coming to school. For my son I was concerned about adjustment since he was used to a very protected and cushioned school environment. Vivero has offered that and more. The school is stimulating, fun and extremely interactive. Children are given the opportunity to express their opinion which boosts their confidence. For my daughter this is her first school. It is a happy warm and loving start to every morning. The children are learning while enjoying and we can see them growing. The teachers I cannot praise enough. One can see that they enjoy what they do. Their love for children is visible in the way they speak and interact. We are blessed to be part of the Vivero family.- Latika Sakhuja, Mother of Vaanya and Vihaan (Pre nursery and K2)
Varun joined Vivero last year in K2, and must admit that he has really enjoyed his time at VIVERO. As we moved in from the UK, I was a little apprehensive about Varun’s settling in period, at the school. But, it’s been a smooth transition for Varun from day one. The staff is enthusiastic, caring, and motivated. What I liked the most was that they were open to suggestions. The individual attention, to my son's academic and personal development, was commendable. I thank you all the effort. All the very best!- Rekha G. Nair, Mother of Varun Nair (Kindergarten II)
The wisest decision I took three years ago was to enroll my son Revaant at VIVERO International. The school’s inquiry based curriculum, helped him to develop his creative and intellectual faucets. At VIVERO, he has developed a better understanding his strengths, skills and problems solving ability. Revaant has evolved in these three years. He loves to learn, and at times he is sincere enough to take the responsibility of own learning. Credit goes to his teachers, who have helped Revaant develop a strong foundation. I would like to extend by gratitude to the team for their efforts. As a parent, I too have learnt with Revaant.- Rakesh Kumar Singh, Father of Revaant Singh (Kindergarten II)
We have been associated with VIVERO for two years now; our son Ishaan has attended his K1 at K2 grades at the school. The curriculum and content at VIVERO is of a high standard, and it has done justice to Ishaan's capacity to learn. The focus on sports and extracurricular activities is an added bonus. It has been a learning experience for me, as a parent too. The interesting concepts taught, the support from the staff and Ishaan’s academic progress, has made it a memorable experience me. Ishaan seems ready to take the next step, from pre-school to primary school. Thank you VIVERO for contributing towards Ishaan's most important years of his life!- Kanchan Pratap & Vishal Pratap, Parents of Ishaan Pratap (Kindergarten II)
I thank you all (your team and Krisha’s teachers) for such great support. Right from day one I had witnessed the involvement of your teachers with their students. My daughter has learnt tremendously from each of them. The manners and discipline inculcated in her is so much appreciated. I’m in debt to them for the time spent with my daughter in grooming her throughout. Krisha is a changed girl since the time she first joined Vivero last year (when she was not even able to speak properly). Congratulations for a fantastic work that you do day in day out!- Rajat Ponia, Father of KrishaPonia
Samara has been in VIVERO for over a year, and I have seen a huge change in her. VIVERO’s child centric approach, focused on the overall development of a child, is extremely beneficial. I have seen Samara change into a confident and affectionate child.- Sveta Bansali, Mother of Samara (Kindergarten I)
The teachers at Vivero are extremely friendly; the classroom environment is non-hurried and comfortable. Both my children have benefited, in terms of knowledge and confidence, at Vivero International Pre-school.- Heidi Heilig, Mother of JuliaHeilig& Nadine Heilig (Kindergarten II & Nursery)
Gaku loves coming to school, and always comes back home happy saying, “School was Fun” He is learning English, and is now very social. We are very happy with Vivero.- Ryoko Nakagawa, Parent of Gaku Nakagawa (Nursery)
Vivero allows the child enough time to settle in class along with the parent, which makes transition smoother for the child.- Sangeeta Bellara, Mother of SaahitBellara (Nursery)
Aarav has become more social and playful ever since he joined Vivero. He can count from 1 to 10 and recognize capital alphabets.- Mayuri Singh, Aarav Singh’s Mother (Nursery)