Friday, August 21, 2015

Beaconhouse School System, Bahria Town Campus (BBTC) Lahore - A successful completion of first year (Admission process, Fee Structure, Suggestions)

Last year I wrote a detailed article about Beaconhouse School System, Bahria Town Campus Lahore. It was
 presented here on my blog and many other sites also reproduced it. At that time, it was the only source and information available online so many comments and queries about school, its working, quality of education and fee structure were received. To manage this effectively a facebook page was created which got very popular within days. The popularity of my article or facebook page was due to people's huge interest in Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus (BBTC) and the momentum of this interest kept on increasing day by day. Obviously, BBTC management worked really hard to achieve the high standard of education and management though they had to face so many hurdles and problems right in the start. The credit goes to School Head, Ms Naila Khalid and her dedicated team who worked very hard to convert an under construction building into a great school within first three months.
I have never met Ms Naila Khalid but have felt her presence everywhere in the school building. A leader's vision, control and command is more important than its physical presence. Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus is the best example of this leadership model.

The school building was incomplete and construction work was under process when classes started last year in September. The management decided to limit the admissions upto 500 only though there was a capacity of 1000 + admissions available with them. This decision helped a lot to have proper check and balance on the standard and quality of education. I am informed by the students that many a time, School Head herself attends the class with them to supervise the teacher's teaching methodology and class management. Photos available on Facebook page show her full involvement in celebrating BBTC and its student's achievements - in studies, games and various contests.

Many of my readers were asking to express my thoughts about Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus. Though I had been sharing my views in emails and facebook message replies throughout the year yet I decided to wait and see the performance for an academic year. I am now in the position to recommend admissions in BBTC. I have been visiting the school regularly and tried to follow its each and every activity which was open for parents. Also remained directly in contact with hundreds of students and their parents through facebook page and blog.

My personal experience also remained very amazing whenever I had to contact any concerned staff member of BBTC. My son developed some issues in his class so I remained in contact with Ms Misbah Qamar  (the coordinator) regularly. She was always welcoming and cooperative. Ms Qamar responded to my emails promptly (even on weekends). She took all the possible measures (in guiding and counseling me, my son, teachers and the students) and resolved the issue in a highly professional manner.

The increase in sections in every class and lots of new admissions express the confidence of parents in school management. The incharge admission office Ms Sawaira Javed seems the most busy yet highly responsible member of the BBTC team. I have found her very cooperative and well managed. The parents of new students need to see her for getting all kinds of school related information and submitting documents for admission.

The following information and documents presented in this post are provided by Ms Sawaira Javed.

Contact Numbers of Beaconhouse Bahria Town Campus Lahore

04235976310, 04235976311, 04235976312, 04235976376

The Procedure / Process of admission
  • Register your child (Registration Fee: Rs.800/=)
  • Appear for admission Test
  • Pay fee Challan
  • And start your classes (This year school will starts on August 24, 2015)
Required Documents for Admission
  1. Two passport photographs of the child
  2. Copies of parent's CNIC
  3. Copy of Birth Certificate (NADRA / GOVT.)
  4. School Leaving Certificate / Report Cards (If applicable)

Rules and Regulations

Fee Structure and other fees
  • Registration Fee: Rs.800/=
  • Admission fee: Rs.20,000/= 
  • Security Fee (Refundable): Rs.20,000/=
Fee Structure for this year also remains unchanged. The detail is as follows:
  1. P. NSY = (Rs.12,340 - Tuition Fee + Rs. 695 - Other charges ) = Rs.13,445/=
  2. NSY= (Rs.12,340 + Rs. 695) = Rs.13,445/=
  3. KG = (Rs.12,340 + Rs. 695) = Rs.13,445/=
  4. Class 1 = (Rs.12,120/= + Rs. 695) = Rs.12,815/=
  5. Class 2 = (Rs.12,340/= + Rs.695) = Rs.13,035/=
  6. Class 3 = (Rs.12,350/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,315/=
  7. Class 4 = (Rs.12,400/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,365/=
  8. Class 5 = (Rs.12,440/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,405/=
  9. Class 6 = (Rs.12,480/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,445/=
  10. Class 7 = (Rs.12,500/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,465/=
  11. Class 8 = (Rs.12,510/= + Rs.965) = Rs.13,475/=
  12. Class IXC = (Rs.16,930/= + Rs.695) = Rs.17,625/=
  13. Class XC = (Rs.17,190/= + Rs.695) = Rs.17,885/=
  14. Class XIC = (Rs.17,480/= + Rs.695) = Rs.18,175/=

Suggestions and Requests

Following list of requests is compiled from parents feedback. If convenient, school management should consider

  1. To provide a school calendar of the year to students / parents (though minor changes are expected).
  2. To invite parents in special occasions (Early Years games competition were highly missed by the parents)
  3. To offer soft / hard copy of students photographs (Fee could be charged)
  4. To issue an annual magazine of BBTC (if policy allows)
  5. To have other banks on its panel for fee deposit (UBL Bahria Town's service quality is very poor)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

No Change Expected in Proposed Route of Lahore Ring Road’s Southern Loop (Zain Nadeem)

A number of people, especially those with stakes in Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase I, Bahria Town, Khayaban-e-Amin, Lake City and NFC Phase II and other societies along the proposed route of Lahore Ring Road (LRR)’s southern loop, are in a state of confusion since they are unsure about the route and are worried about their properties.
With that in mind, I got in touch with the Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA) to find out their plans about the development in question. Amid other rumours, a major rumour currently flying about in the market is that the authority will change the proposed route, which is some 30.4 kilometres long. However, what I heard directly from the horse’s mouth, if you will, indicates that the rumour holds no water.
According to the LRRA officials I spoke to, the authority does not plan to change the route at all. This clearly means that the southern loop of Lahore Ring Road will still pass through Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase I and Bahria Town.
According to a news source, Punjab Chief Minister Mr Shahbaz Sharif has also approved the southern loop and has dropped all the proposals for building it along Hudiara Drain, which is further proof of the fact that the previous plan will most likely remain unchanged.
One of our team members visited LRRA’s office to get the official map of LRR’s southern loop, and I am sharing with you all the map that was provided to him by LRRA officials.
Please see the image below and read the description underneath:
LRR1 (small
Description: The route marked ‘Red’ is of major concern for the investors. According to an official of the Lahore Ring Road Authority (LRRA), the authority does not plan to change this route. However, it may change the route marked ‘Brown’.
If you zoom in on the image, you will see that the southern loop is passing through Bahria Town as well as Fazaia Housing Scheme Phase I.

That said, I would request you to stop believing in rumours and take informed investment decisions. If you have further queries in mind, please feel free to have a conversation with me in the comments section below.