Start of Term

OK, there seems to be some confusion around about what’s happening. For students, the school was due to open on 2nd July after the summer break.

However, we have responded positively to a request from Delhi government to remain closed until 8th July. Anticipating that the Haryana authorities might well follow suit and also to provide consistency for parents we have declared the same new start date for the two Gurgaon campuses.

later, we will take a call as to whether there is a need to make up these lost days, especially if we do lose further time when the rains finally come, but it’s too early to say yet.

7 Responses

  1. Thanks. Now I can confirm the reopening date to quite a few mums who have been bombarding me with sms.
    Geetha

    • All parents should have received an SMS from the school by now, as well. That was arranged on Sunday. Those who have not received the bulk SMS might need to make doubly sure through their class teacher after the start of term that we have the correct mobile number for them.

  2. Hello Mr. Parkinson,

    I learned of your school and the support you provide to Tiger Watch & Dharmendra Khandal through an article in National Geographic Adventure magazine. I understand your students create art of different types and sell it to help support this project? I am located in the United States and am very interested in supporting your students’ work, as well as Tiger Watch. Is there a way to see some of the items your students have created, as well as a way to purchase them?

    I was deeply moved by the fact that the money generated by your school has been one of the primary sources of income for Dr. Khandal & Tiger Watch. The work being done to stop poaching and to rehabilitate the lives of the poachers and their families is very important. What kind and beautiful souls are the children who give of themselves for the sake of others! I would appreciate any information you can give me so I can help support them as well.

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

    Sincerely,
    Stephanie Willoughby
    Anna, IL
    USA

  3. Hello Stephanie, great to hear from you and very heartening to hear of your interest in our school’s projects in Ranthambore.

    The projects are really the brain-child of our environment co-ordinator, Ms Madhu Bhatnagar. She is by far the best person to answer your questions, so i have asked her to do so within the next few days.

    Regards

    Mark Parkinson

  4. Hello again,
    Thank you so much for your reply. I will look forward to hearing from Ms. Bhatnagar. I have looked up your school on Facebook as well and also look forward to following your future success in all you do.

    I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers!

    In gratitude,
    Stephanie

  5. Hello Stephanie,
    My sincere apologies for this late reply ,due to some technical error in the computer . ( Frankly this never happens)

    It was a real pleasure to learn that you went through the article and support my kids initiative.Bless them all—you have to see them and the parents of our school, to believe their enthusiasm during the Open Days
    This work started in 2005, when Sariska had lost all its Tigers and I decided , not to let Ranthambhore go through the same .
    The Rehabilitation of the poachers was designed and worked out by us –
    Its come a very long way–now we are looking at making the women’s handicrafts self sustainable– by finding a market for them–till now the products were being sold during the school’s Open Days, and also at the office of Tiger Watch..
    We shall love to meet you and take you around Ranthambhore if ever you visit India.
    You will be happy to learn that the Moghiya Education Programme has really created the difference–the strength of hosteliers has doubled from 20 to 40.
    This is a very positive sign.
    Yes , we are looking at funds to support the Boarding and Lodging. It costs Rs. 1,500 per month per child( approx $ 35 )
    Individuals are coming forward with help.

    The Shri Ram School also supports the Health Programme, Girls education , solar electrification of villages around Ranthambhore National Park besides other innumerable projects .
    Its become a passion with me –to work for this neglected group.

    Shall send you photographs of the group.
    More later
    madhu bhatnagar

  6. Hello!
    How wonderful to hear from you! I would love to see photographs of the group. I am thinking of ways to help support what you are doing here in the U.S. I would love to talk with you more about this if you are interested? My email address is willobee21@gmail.com. Please feel free to email anytime!

    I can’t express how happy I am to have contact with you. You have done such amazing things so far, and I hope I can find a way to help you. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    Until next time,
    Stephanie

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