Delhi: Private Schools Release Nursery Admission Criteria

Delhi: Private Schools Release Nursery Admission Criteria

Delhi Nursery Admission 2019: Eligibility Criteria Update

New Delhi: 

The race for nursery seats, in the national capital, will officially kick-start from December 15 and today the private schools have released the eligibility criteria for the admission as per the order of  the Directorate of Education of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi for nursery, kindergarten and class 1 admission. 1600 private schools, in the city, have come up with their own criteria and point systems, which will decide the final admission list. Many schools have preferred to take students residing within 1-3 kilometre radius. Sibling quota, parents being alumni of the school, single child, first child are the other important criteria for this year’s admission.

The enrolment process will end in March.

Delhi Nursery Admission Schedule

Application submission will continue till January 7 and the first admission list is expected on February 4.

Following a Delhi High Court order, the government has capped the age for the nursery admission this year. The government has set an upper age limit of less than four years to be eligible for nursery, less than five years for kindergarten, and less than six years for admission to Class 1.

A Beginner’s Guide To Delhi Nursery Admission

25% of the total seats will be reserved for those belonging to economically weaker sections/ disadvantaged groups (EWS/ DG) category.

‘No deviation from the above schedule shall be permitted. Each school shall display the aforesaid admission schedule on its notice board and website,’ the Directorate has said. ‘Each school shall ensure that application forms for admission are made available to all applicants till the last date of submission of admission,’ it added.


Schools can’t be substitute parents, Ofsted chief warns

Amanda Spielman
Amanda Spielman: schools ‘cannot be a panacea’ for all social ills. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Guardian

Parents must not “abdicate their responsibility” by expecting schools to solve all the major problems children face, the chief inspector for schools will warn this week.

In a robust intervention attacking the increasing burdens placed on teachers, Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman will say schools “cannot be a panacea” for all social ills and will criticise some parents for neglecting some of the “most basic of parenting tasks”, such as toilet training.

While teachers “can play a role” in educating children about the dangers of knife crime and obesity, primary responsibility for these complex problems lies elsewhere, she will warn. When it comes to keeping to a healthy weight, she will say, “schools cannot take over the role of health professionals – and above all parents”.

In a speech marking the publication of her second annual Ofsted report, Spielman will say: “Our education and care services don’t exist in isolation from the local areas they serve. They are and should be a central part of our communities. But being part of a community means being very clear what your responsibilities are, and what issues, however worthy, can only be tackled beyond the school, college or nursery gates.”

Knife crime will be singled out as one of the most recent issues to place an additional burden on schools. “Most of our schools are safe, and we fully support measures, including zero-tolerance policies on the carrying of knives, to keep them that way,” Spielman will say. “But beyond that, while schools can play a role in educating young people about the danger of knives, they cannot be a panacea for this particular societal ill.

“Instead, preventing knife crime requires all local safeguarding partners to work together to protect children from harm while the relevant agencies tackle criminal activity and bring to justice youths and adults who cause harm to children.” Spielman said the obesity crisis was also “an issue which sits largely beyond the school gates”.

“Schools can and should teach children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise … their PE lessons should get them out of breath.

“But beyond that, schools cannot take over the role of health professionals – and above all parents. The answer to the obesity crisis, particularly among younger children, lies in the home, and parents should not abdicate their responsibility here.”

By the start of primary school, almost a quarter of children in England are overweight or obese, and the proportion rises to more than a third by the time they leave for secondary school. However, research by Ofsted has found no pattern to suggest that, on their own, interventions at school can be linked to a direct and measurable impact on weight.

Spielman will also chastise parents who allow their children to reach school without being toilet-trained. It comes amid growing evidence of children arriving at reception unable to use a toilet. “This is difficult for teachers, disruptive for other children and has a terrible social impact on the children affected,” she will say. “This is wrong. Toilet-training is the role of parents and carers, and should not be left to schools. Only in the most extreme cases should parents be excused from this most basic of parenting tasks.”

Spielman’s comments represent a blunt message to ministers keen to tackle topical issues by placing more responsibilities on schools even as they face cuts to resources in the face of austerity. Over the summer the Home Office issued lesson plans for children as young as 11 about the dangers of knife crime, which would involve them being told it is a “myth” that they will be safer with a weapon.

Plans were also announced to educate teachers on related slang.

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi said the lesson plans would “help illustrate the real impact of knife crime on young people’s lives” and that schools “up and down the country are taking advantage of them”. With evidence that the average age of knife crime victims is falling, some NHS doctors have called for school exit times to be staggered to reduce the chances of clashes.

There have been major concerns about teachers’ workloads and the impact on the numbers staying in the job. The Department for Education recently pledged to ease pressures on teachers in England after a report blamed an “audit culture” for causing stress among staff.


Online Public Schools in Indiana to Celebrate Class of 2018 on June 16

-Insight School of Indiana (ISIN) and Hoosier Academy Indianapolis, online public schools serving students statewide, will celebrate their graduating classes with a combined in-person commencement ceremony in Indianapolis on June 16.

“We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2018,” said ISIN and Hoosier Academy Head of School Rachel Goodwin. “Each graduate has demonstrated that learning is truly a personal journey. It has been an honor to provide an education platform that meets their unique needs and has set them on the path for continued success.”

Of the 72 members of the two graduating classes, students report having been accepted to a number of colleges and universities, including Ball State University, Elon University, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University. Several students will begin training and vocational programs in such fields as welding, mechanics, culinary arts and health care following graduation.

Both schools combine online instruction and the support of experienced, Indiana-licensed teachers to provide a personalized learning experience for students of every ability level at an appropriate pace for their learning style.

Serving students in grades 7 through 12, ISIN offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum including courses in the core subjects, and provides students with the opportunity to discover possible career paths by taking online Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. High school students can plan for the future with college workshops and career counseling. ISIN provides services that empower students to overcome challenges in and outside of class, connecting them with community-based resources for social, academic and personal needs when necessary.

Hoosier Academy Indianapolis connects students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with their teachers and peers in a virtual classroom setting as well as in a face-to-face classroom setting. The school’s blended program offers twice-weekly in-person instruction at the school’s two Indianapolis Learning Centers for elementary and middle/high school students. Middle school and high school students can discover possible career paths by taking a CTE exploratory course as well as enroll in Advanced Placement® and honors courses. The school offers student clubs and in-person field trips and social gatherings to foster a sense of community.

Keely Harris will serve as the 2018 valedictorian, and plans to attend Purdue University. Gaia Harshman will serve as salutatorian.

The graduation program will include remarks from ISIN and Hoosier Academy Head of School Rachel Goodwin, principals from each school and the class valedictorian and salutatorian.

Media is welcome to attend the graduation ceremony. Details are as follows:

WHAT: Insight School of Indiana and Hoosier Academy Indianapolis 2018 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227

About Insight School of Indiana

Insight School of Indiana (ISIN) is a tuition-free, public charter school authorized by Ball State University that serves students in grades 7-12. As part of the Indiana public school system, ISIN is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ISIN, visit:

About Hoosier Academies

Hoosier Academies, a tuition-free, public charter school authorized by Ball State University, offers a blend of online learning and face-to-face instruction through Hoosier Academies Indianapolis, a K-12 blended learning school. With Hoosier Academies, families have access to the curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary technology-powered online solutions for students in kindergarten through high school. For more information about Hoosier Academies, visit