Shri V. V. Bhat, lovingly and respectably called Bhat Sir, was born in 1930 in a small village near Udupi in Mangalore, Karnataka. The Bhats were a respectable family of educationists, known in those parts for their school, the Kadiyali Higher Primary School and Gundibail school, the latter of which was literally built by the family with their own hands.
For more than two decades, Children’s Academy Group of Schools has been steered by Mr. Rohan Bhat and Mr. Rohit Bhat, sons of our founder – Late Shri. V.V. Bhat. An institution of the magnitude of Children’s Academy Group of Schools, required being in educationally sound hands, to keep up the quality of education and to live up to the faith thrusted upon it by students and parents.
The Bhat duo, true educationists and visionaries, have been instrumental in the consistent growth of Children’s Academy Group of Schools.Today, being ably assisted by their spouses, Ms. Monica Bhat and Ms. Charlotte Bhat, functioning of the institution receives a much more professional touch. They look into the several minute details that affect the esteemed academy.
Our vision has driven us to create an educationally inclined, organised structure where roles are well-defined. At Children’s Academy Group of Schools, our core team of subject matter experts chalk out a detailed plan for each academic year.The roles have been broadly categorised into Academic Board and Non-Academic Board for meticulous functioning of the institution.
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The Children’s Academy Group of Schools prides itself on mentoring next-generation teachers. We have moved from strength to strength over the last five decades to be one of the prestigious schools in Mumbai, so also in Maharashtra on many fronts. Our path-breaking ideology – quality over everything else – distinguishes Children’s Academy.
Our Clubs and Initiatives
We, at Children’s Academy, firmly believe that no education is complete without the students being made to feel for the less fortunate. We have always sought to inculcate a sense of selflessness and make efforts to provide an array of social service opportunities to our students. This helps to expand their understanding of the social issues prevailing around them and also consider their role in finding solutions to the community concerns.
Swachh Sarvekshan Award 2019-20
Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar has been awarded by MCGM as one of the top three cleanest and environmentally friendly schools in Mumbai as a part of the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Ms. Sheela Mallya, Principal – Children’s Academy Ashok Nagar, accepted the award on behalf of the school from the Mayor of Mumbai, Ms. Kishori Pednekar and the Minister for Environment, Mr. Aditya Thackeray.
This award is a testament to the efforts of our students, teaching and non-teaching staff in maintaining cleanliness at our school. We’d especially like to dedicate this award to our diligent ancillary staff. We also appreciate MCGM’s effort to generate awareness regarding cleanliness and in building a cleaner and greener Mumbai.
Great Place to Study Award 2019
Mr. Ronit Bhat – Group Communication Head – Received an award on behalf of Children’s Academy Group of Schools on 17th June 2019 certifying the school as a ‘Great Place To Study’ by the Global League Institute.
The award function was hosted at the House of Commons in London, United Kingdom and our school was among only 45 schools from India to be presented with the distinguished award. The award was presented by Baroness Sandip Verma – Member of the House of Lords.
Education World India School Rankings Awards 2019-20
Children’s Academy, Thakur Complex Ranked #1 as Technology-Avant Garde School at the Grand Jury Rankings.
Children’s Academy, Malad Ranked #7 n Maharashtra and #5 in Mumbai in the Co-Ed Day school category by Education World at the India School Rankings Awards 2019-20. The Award was presented by Mr Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive, CISCE
Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar ranked 10th in Maharashtra and #7 in Mumbai in the Co-Ed Day school category by Education World at the India School Rankings Awards 2019-20. The Award was presented by Mr Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive, CISCE
Budding Blossoms, Malad was accorded the 1st position among India’s Top 10 preschools in the ‘Reading Culture’ category at the ‘Preschool Grand Jury Awards 2019-2020’ hosted by Education World on January 23, 2020. Mr. Rohan Bhat, Chairman and Ms. Nisrin Mandviwala, Headmistress – Pre-primary received the award at Hotel Sahara Star.
Budding Blossoms, Ashok Nagar secured the2nd position among India’s Top 10 pre-schools in the category of ‘Innovative use of ICT’ in that Education World Preschool Grand Jury Awards 2019-20. Mr. Rohan Bhat, Chairman and Ms. Priyadarshini Kotian, Headmistress – Pre-primary received the award at Hotel Sahara Star.
Budding Blossoms, Thakur Complex has been adjudged among India’s Top 10 pre-schools in the category of ‘Innovative Pedagogy’ The school was awarded by the Education World Preschool Grand Jury comprising of eminent members in the field of education. Budding Blossoms, Thakur Complex stands 4th amongst the top 10 pre-schools in the country for introducing innovative 21st century practices in Early Childhood Education.
Hindustan Times Top Schools Awards 2019
P-Ward Science Exhibition Award 2019 – 20
Children’s Academy, Malad, bagged following Prizes:
2nd prize at Ward Level Competitions.
2nd prize at Zonal Level Competitions.
1st prize at Regional Level Competitions.
Also the students were qualified for State Level.
ScooNews – Global Education Awards 2019
STEM Project of the Year Award
Children’s Academy – Ashok Nagar has won the STEM Project of the Year Award at the Global Education Awards 2019 held at Udaipur.The award was received by the Principal Ms. Sheela Mallya from the famous education reformist, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk and Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh of the royal family of Mewar.
Excellence in Sports Education Award
Children’s Academy – Bachani Nagar, Malad (E) won the Excellence in Sports Education Award at the Global Education Awards 2019 held at Udaipur. The award was received by the Principal Ms. Sudha Shanbhag from the famous education reformist, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk and Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh of the royal family of Mewar.
Phenomenal Implementation in Teaching Pedagogy Award
Children’s Academy – Thakur Complex has won the Phenomenal Implementation in Teaching Pedagogy Award at the Global Education Awards 2019 held at Udaipur. The award was received by the Principal Ms. Sona Dhingra from the famous education reformist, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk and Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh of the royal family of Mewar.
Star Educator- For Special Contribution in School Education 2019-20
Ms. Sangeeta Puri- Headmistress- Primary Sectionwas awarded as Star Educator- For Special contribution in School Education from NSHIPL
on 31st August 2019 at Progressive Teacher Conclave.
The objective of the International Council of School leaders – Teaching Excellence Awards is to recognize and reward dedicated educators across India who has passionately and consistently projected excellence in teaching & leadership.
IDF Foundation Day – Award for Excellence 2019 (Social Impact)
At the IDF foundation Day, 25th September, 2019 Children’s Academy, Malad won the Award for Excellence 2019 in the category – Social Impact. An Award of Honour was presented to Ms. Sudha Shanbhag – Principal and Ms. Tejaswi Shinde – Teacher co-ordinator for the programme.
Teacherathon Competition – Best Evaluation Technique Award 2019-20
Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar, Bachani Nagar and Thakur Complex Branch Teachers bagged the prize for Best Evaluation Technique at the Teacherathon competition – a competition for teachers to showcase an online tool which can be used for teaching organised by Lilavati Podar School, Santacruz.
Children’s Academy, Bachani Nagar Teachers bagged the prize for Best Evaluation Technique at the Teacherathon competition.
Ms. Nikita Mukhopadhyay, Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar bagged the prize for Best Evaluation Technique at the Teacherathon competition – a competition for teachers to showcase an online tool which can be used for teaching organised by Lilavati Podar School, Santacruz.
Teacherathon – Ms. Jahnavi Sanghavi bagged Individual award for Best Mobile Apps Lessons Award. Ms. Reena Mehta bagged Individual award for High Impact Teacher Award – enhance teaching and learning outcomes. Mr. Amir Khan bagged Individual award – Best Virtualisation Award.
Ram Ratna International School Merarki Interschool Competition 2019
Children’s Academy Bachani Nagar won the Best School Trophy at the Ram Ratna International school Merarki Interschool Competition 2019
Brainfeed Awards 2019
Children’s Academy, Malad was ranked amongst the top schools of Maharashtra, 2019 by the esteemed Brainfeed Magazine. Participating in the School Excellence Awards 2019, the Academy acquired the ranking in the categories of Best ICSE School, Innovative Practices, Sports Education, Co-Curricular Activities, Safety and Security, that gauged standards in academic excellence of ICSE schools pan India.
As the Academy celebrates its Golden Jubilee year this academic session, this award sets the right stimulus to our celebrations.
Actizen Contest Awards 2019-20
Ms. Sheetal Sharma Patwa from Children’s Academy, Ashok Nagar bagged the Champion teacher award at Actizen Contest for successfully encouraging, involving and guiding students in various activities of the DAAC (Desh Apnayen Citizenship Club) on 03rd March 2020.
Junior Population Education Teaching Aid Awards 2019-20
Our teacher Ms. Tejaswi Shinde of Children`s Academy, Bachani Nagar secured 3rd place in the Junior Population Education Teaching Aid at Zonal Level Science Exhibition. The topic for the project was `Back to the roots’, it depicted how one must cling to their roots to nurture themselves and their environment in order to sensitize the children towards environmental protection.
Best School Award 2019-20
Children’s Academy, Thakur Complex has secured the Best School Award for schools between Bandra and Dahisar and has also been felicitated with the MLA award for Best Schools.
Zonal level Science Exhibition Competition Award 2019-20
Ms. Seema Sharma of Children`s Academy, Thakur Complex secured Second place in the Junior Population Education Teaching Aid. Her project was Lok-rath. It incorporated a cycle rickshaw that had several games and interesting modules to portray the hazards of population explosion.
Zonal level Science Exhibition Competition Award 2019-20
Mr. Harish Tanwar of Children`s Academy, Thakur Complex has secured First Place in the Senior Teaching Aid category and has been selected for the State Level. He had presented a teaching Aid MATH-BIN which incorporated several easy methods of teaching Math at Senior level. All the articles were made from Waste materials. He has also been conferred with the MLA Kapil Patil Award for his exemplary performance.
Top 10 Schools in the City’s Northern Region Award 2019-20
Children’s Academy ranked as top 10 Schools in the City’s Northern region for the 5th consecutive year by Hindustan Times.
50 years of excellence
Responsible for the school’s early foray into athletics and boxing in the 70s. He worked with the school through the 70s, 80s and also briefly worked in the Ashok Nagar branch.
In 1983, the first of the Bhat siblings entered into the roster of the school’s staff after topping her college in B.Sc. This was Rohila Bhat, Bhat Sir’s daughter, who took up teaching responsibilities at the Academy.
Mr. Varaprath Mukundan
The backbone of the Children’s Academy Group of Schools for many a year. Out of the 50 years, the school has existed, Mr. Mukhundan has been with the school for years in various capacities.