Karachi Grammar School
Karachi Grammar School is one of the most notable and oldest established schools by the British, in Pakistan.
Parents often want their children to get admission in Karachi Grammar school because of the advantages their children will get due to the old alumni who are in good positions in the corporate sector in Pakistan. The students, later in their careers also develop good social networking.
Many parents are very eager for their children to get admission in the school, yet they are unaware of how the entire admission process works.
Well, the school has certain criteria, and it assesses you and your child to see if you match their criteria.
It depends whether you have an influential background, and by influential it doesn’t always mean lots of money, it could be holding a prominent Government post, or be a famous celebrity, etc.
Now you will ask, what does the school get from this?
Students from influential backgrounds enrolled in the school, add to the brand value of the school.
But of course, every school has to maintain its diversity, so it’s not always necessary that all students who applied from an influential background were granted admission, students from an average background could also be enrolled.
Since I am talking particularly about admissions in Kindergarten, the school will make the decision of granting admission depending around 95% on the parents and 5% on the childs interviews.
Registration in Karachi Grammar School
People often claim that since there is only one day allocated to register your child and the window is open for only one hour, its a looong line and people often line up their drivers and maids from 5 in the morning.
This is a big exaggeration and its not true.
Start checking the school’s website from February and mostly the date for registration is announced in the beginning of March.
And two dates are specified for collecting the appointment slips
One is for Grammarians or people who already have one child in Karachi Grammar school.
And the other date is for all other applicants.
Please bear in mind that you have to take certain documents when going to collect the appointment slip.
And if even one document is missing your child will not be registered.
Documents Required at Karachi Grammar School for Registration
- Original birth certificate (NOT a recent extract), with photocopy
- B-Form issued by NADRA, with photocopy
- Passport-size photograph of the child 1 copy taken in the same year
- Family photograph of parents and child 1 copy taken in the same year
- CNIC of both parents (copies)
Next step you will be given the appointment slip mentioned with a date and it says that the child is not needed to accompany the guardians.
Try to reach 15 minutes before the specified time on your appointment date and always carry a pen with you.
After waiting in the hallway you will be escorted to a room where many other parents will be seen filling up forms and that’s exactly what you have to do, the teachers will hand a questionnaire and the parents have to fill it up.
Its usually your basic personal info whats your work and your child’s previous academic record.
Once you submit this form you will be assigned an interview date.
Interview in Karachi Grammar School
Parents appearing for the first time in Karachi Grammar School interview appear to be very nervous and anxious.
Being granted the admission will be like a big WOW and being rejected is something like it never happened. (though the heart will be a bit sour for some time).
Many parents put their children under so much stress, for instance enrolling them in KGS specialized admission preparation centers, or taking them for music lessons etc.
This is something totally not worth the deal. I have seen many children whose parents are ministers or in the government posts, and these kids are pretty average, yet they got the admission.
So for such young children aged 2.5 to 3 this preparation or admission process has got nothing to do with their competence, rather it’s the parent’s position.
Some parents go over the top when it comes to dressing for the interview trust me your Gucci bag and your designer suit will get you nothing unless you are a person of substance.
So wear simple, neat and presentable clothes.
Karachi Grammar School Interview Questions
Questions asked by the Principal to your child in front of you.
- What’s your name?
- Which school do you go to?
- What do you like to play in school?
- What do you do in class?
After this brief interview, your child is escorted in another room with the teacher.
Questions Addressed to the Parents
- Where do you work?
- Whats your position in the job?
- For how long have you been working with this company?
- Whats your qualification?asked to both mother and father.
- How old is your business?
- Which school did you attend?
- Can you please explain your business model in detail?
- What are the future aspirations of your company?
- Do you read to your child daily?
- How many hours do you spend with your child?
- Do you help the mother with the daily chores related to your child?
- As a parent what is your most important duty towards your child?
- Which is the most important quality you need to inculcate in your child?
They will not assess your three year old for theorems or quantum mechanics, they just check for speech development and cognitive and fine motor skill developments.
After this interview, all you have to do is wait for the results on the school’s website.
The main purpose of this blog post is to inform people about the admission criteria parameters for admissions, particularly in Kindergarten. Children between the age 2.5 to 3 are very small to be assessed intellectually.
However, the admissions in higher grades such as third grade or seventh grade depend mostly on the student’s academic competence which is examined through assessments.