Welcome Back! We hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer break. The students are all set for another exciting year. The new Academic Year 2017-18 brings in renewed energy, there are goals to identify and dreams to be turned into reality. We would like you to welcome our new students and their parents assuring that you will find the school contributing to the learning and growth of your child.
We look forward to working together to fulfil our school mission statement: â€œTo nurture leaders through primary greatnessâ€ and Grade 2 vision statement â€œWe aim to excel in making our students RESPONSIBLE, by helping them to achieve success, seeking PARENTS INVOLVEMENT and making them independent INQUIRERS through DIFFERENTIATIONâ€
The Grade 2 Homeroom teachers for the budding students:
Shehla Dar – Â PYP Team Leader : I have done B.Ed. (IGNOU) from Ahmedabad. Originally from Kashmir but settled in Surat. Before joining Fountainhead, I was working with a corporate organization. I believe in the power of outdoor play which provides opportunities for kids to learn, to synergize, be disciplined and boost their health and physical development. I am positive about every aspect of life and indulge in reading to calm myself. I love to see the sunrise in the morning. I prefer to be left alone with books and I simply adore children. I have completed the Standard Chartered Mumbai half marathon (21 km) in 2 hours and 40 minutes and have run 6 marathons till date and in Surat marathon (10 Kms) I stood second. I love tending to underprivileged kids by teaching them to read and write.
Create – Bhumika Jain : SheÂ is pursuing Chartered AccountancyÂ final level. She has pursued CS and is a B.com graduate from VNSGU. She is passionate about teaching and thus joined Fountainhead school in Feb 2016. Previously she worked in corporate in Pune. She loves to read, travel and sing. She enjoys exploring new things. She aspires to make a difference in learner’s life in a positive way. She firmly believes in “We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”-Buddha
Discover â€“ Sagarkanya Sengupta : SheÂ hails from Kolkata, the city of joy. She has completed B.A.(Hons.) in Political Science from Calcutta University and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) under Burdwan University, West Bengal. She joined FS in 2016. She has worked as a professional for a while in an NGO for the educational upliftment of underprivileged children in the slums of Kolkata. She also has 3 years of experience in teaching at Smt. L. P. Savani Vidhyabhavan, Surat. She has a passion to work with children as work becomes play in their company. She believes that there is no greater satisfaction than seeing a child learn and to be able to leave a mark in their lives. Her hobby is photography and she loves to tell stories through the captured moments of life. When she is not working she likes to spend her time reading books and watching movies. She loves her family and friends who have always been a strength in her life.
Invent – Priyanka Chhabra : SheÂ is associated with Fountainhead School since 2010. She had previously worked with Fountainhead Preschool for 2 years. She has done her B.com from South Gujarat University. Priyanka has also completed Montessori Certificate Course (Navrang Group Education Trust) and B.Ed (Singhania University). She is passionate about her work and believes in lifelong learning. She has strong faith in our school values and the school mission statement and hence inculcates these values in the young learners. Besides teaching, reading books (fiction novels), listening to hindi songs spending time with her friends and watching movies are her areas of interest.
Explore – Nirzari Zala – She joined Fountainhead School in August 2016. She is a PYP HRT. Her native place is Surat. She has done her schooling from Lourdes Convent High School. Her educational qualification consists of BBA. She is fond of reading novels, cooking and travelling with family. She is very hard working and always curious to learn. She believes in “Live life and let others live”.
Think- Chesta Dhingra : SheÂ has done her B.Com, MBA in Finance and B.Ed. from Singhania University, Rajasthan. She has worked with John Wesley Convent School in Rohtak for two and a half years. She likes learning and taking challenges. Her hobbies are reading and meditating. She joined Fountainhead School in 2013. She is passionate about seeing children grow and learn.
Dream – Binal Shah – She is born and brought up in Ahmedabad, graduated in BBA from Sardar Patel University. She holds 8 years corporate experience with firms like Reliance, ICICI, Kotak Life, Holiday Inn, to name few. Majorly worked as a trainer in corporate. Loves music, dance, meeting new people, driving and the list is endless. Her, philosophy for learning is that, each individual is unique and each learns in a different way. Believes in hands on experience, learning creatively and through play. She is a very simple and straight forward person with a caring heart.
Ponder â€“ Bhumika Manglani : SheÂ joined Fountainhead in 2013. She plunged into teaching right after completing her Bachelor’s in computer application(BCA) from VNSGU, Surat. She has also completed B.Ed from Singhania University. She loves spending time with her family, friends and students. In her spare time, she likes to shop, go to the beach, read and do yoga. She is active and loves to work with young minds to help them achieve their potentials. She is passionate about imparting educational values to kids. She is deeply committed and has a disposition for winning the hearts of kids. She believes that learning is a lifelong process and enjoys learning new concepts
Wonder -Palak Doshi : SheÂ has done her B.com from SNDT, Surat and is pursuing CS final level. She has worked for 7 years in Surat Municipal Corporation as Data Analyst. She is passionate about teaching and loves being around kids. She loves painting and sketching in her spare time. She has done Devnagari and English Calligraphy course. She believes in “Whatever you are be a good one”-Abraham Lincoln.
Resource teacher – Vaishali Patel : SheÂ has been working with Fountainhead School since October, 2012. Her native place is Surat. She has done her schooling from Lourdes Convent High School. Her educational qualification consists of B.A B.Ed. She has earned a “Certificate in Remedial Education” (C.R.E) in 2007. She is passionate about teaching children as she believes in â€œLearn to live, live to learnâ€. She is a Resource Teacher and her job is to enrich learners who need support in their curriculum. She has attended a workshop at â€œThe Gateway School of Mumbaiâ€ in October, 2014. She has years of experience for catering to slow learners as well as remedial learners. She is also a LEAP facilitator. She believes in learning with fun and so is appreciated by children and parents for the same. She firmly believes in the quote, “The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.” – Robert John Meehan.
PYP teacher -Â Tasneem DahodwalaÂ – She joined Fountainhead School as a PYP teacher in March 2016. She has completed her Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA) from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Masters in Computer Applications(MCA) from Jaipur National University. Previously, she has worked as a computer teacher in S.D. Jain Modern School for 2 years. She is a fun loving and adventurous person. Tasneem loves to read novels and listen to music. She is very enthusiastic and curious to learn new things.
PYP teacher â€“ Gulzar Makani – SheÂ is an ambitious individual. She is passionate about her work. She loves to be with the kids as teaching is her passion and she is always eager to learn with them and she believes in ‘lifelong learning’. Gulzar loves spending time with her family and listening to music. She has done her graduation in commerce and done PPTTC from Hyderabad. Previously, she worked with Bachpan a play school in Hyderabad.
Grade 2 Team