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Economics & Science Summer programs at National University of Singapore

Economics & Science Summer programs at National University of Singapore

Dear Parents,

We are very pleased to inform you about National University of Singapore (NUS) summer programs for senior school students, the ‘Science Summer Camp 2018’ and the ‘Economics Summer Camp 2018’ at the NUS Campus.

These programs, which are academic in nature, are specially designed for the students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 to deepen the understanding in their fields of interest to prepare them for their future university life. These also aim serve as a ‘thinking platform’ for young learners as they engage with NUS professors during inspiring lecture series, perform hands-on workshops and experience the vibrant campus-life of NUS and the Singapore city. The program is attended by best students from all around Asia. The past participants have described the Science Camps @ NUS as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’.

Some salient points of the programs have been summarized below, for your easy reference:   

 

  1. Program Dates

Economics Summer Camp: 25 June to 29 June, 2018

Science Summer Camp: 02 July to 06 July, 2018

  1. Registration Closing Date – 30th March, 2018. (Form will be closed on this date)
  2. Eligibility – Students from Grade 9 to Grade 12  of Academic year 2017-18 are eligible to attend the program.
  3. Program Delivery – Interactive lectures, hands –on workshops will be conducted under the able guidance NUS professors. Field Visits will be facilitated by NUS staff to enhance the learning experience of students.
  4. Total Cost – Rs. 1,32,000/- (The cost may vary depending upon students registration and flight ticket cost on the date of booking).

 

Cost includes:

  • Air ticket (Subject to change as per availability & cost)
  • Visa fees
  • Surat- Mumbai- Surat by train in 3 AC
  • Accommodation (5 Nights) at NUS student hostels
  • All Meals
  • Field Trips
  • City Tour
  • Local Travel as per the schedule including Airport Transfers
  • Program fees

 

Accommodation: Accommodation will be arranged in the university hostels (on campus) which are safe and secure. Students will stay in single occupancy Air-Conditioned room with separate clusters for girls and boys.

 

Important points to be noted:

  • One teacher from school will accompany students to Singapore for each program. If students are more, ratio of student-teacher will vary accordingly.
  • A minimum of  10 participants in each program is required to conduct this trip for students. If we receive less than 10 students, this trip will be cancelled. Names of teacher accompanying will be shared later.
  • If you are interested in sending your child, kindly fill the given below form.
  • Registration will be accepted only till 30 March’ 18.
    http://bit.ly/2ItB7YR
  • Once the form is filled, you need to submit cheque for confirmation of Rs. 75,000/- before 10 April’ 18.
  • The balance amount of Rs. 57,000/- to be paid before 25 April’ 18.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 1st Installment- Non Refundable.
  • 2nd Installment refundable on case to case basis depending upon on the date of cancellation request made from your end. No refund will be given after 12th May’ 18.

 

To know more details about the camp, refer to the below given link.

http://www.britishschool.lk/news/2017-08-24/National-University-of-Singapore-NUS-Economic-Summer-Camp-June-2017

https://www.facebook.com/NUS.Science.Camp/

http://www.freegyan.org/gyani/?p=637

 

In case of any concern/query, kindly feel free to reach us at events@fountainheadschool.org.

 

Regards,

Events Team

Fountainhead School

Buying of House T-shirt for academic year 2018-19

Buying of House T-shirt for academic year 2018-19

Dear Students & Parents,

Students who wish to buy house t-shirt for the next academic year 2018-19, kindly fill this form  
House t-shirts are mandatory to wear during any inter house competition.

Last date to order house t-shirt is 31st March, 2018. If you fill the form after deadline, school will not be responsible to deliver your t-shirts on time.

These new house t-shirts would be available in June.

The cost of each t-shirt will range from Rs. 450/- to Rs. 550/- depending upon the size chosen by you. To know your size, kindly refer to the table given below.

 

Please note:  Amount will be deducted from the Imprest account.

Regards,

Fountainhead School,
Surat.

 

 

FRC Information Presentation & Feedback form

FRC Information Presentation & Feedback form

Dear Parents,

Most of you are aware of the FRC matter. We need to submit our representation to the committee by 14th March. To strengthen our submission, we seek your feedback on two important matters:

  • About the school’s practices
  • About the fee structure

We have sent a feedback form with your ward. But before filling up the form, we request you to have a look at this videoEach parent needs to send the filled form back latest by Tuesday, 13th March.

It’s possible that you have related questions / concerns that you want addressed before filling up the form. We are holding two Connect sessions (open meetings) to address any questions / concerns. You can raise any issues that you have related to the FRC matter. We will try our best to address them. At the end of the meeting, you choose what you want to say in the feedback form without any hesitation.

Connect Sessions Details

Option 1:

  • Venue: Sumeet Hall, Mukbadhir Vikas Trust Deaf & Dumb School, Nr. Municipal Commissioner Bunglow, Ambika Niketan, Parle Point, Surat. 
  • Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Date: 11th March, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Registration not needed

Please follow the parking instructions given in the attached map for this venue.

Option 2: (for those who can’t make it on Sunday)

  • Venue: Y-box , Fountainhead School
  • Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Date: 13th March, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Bring bearer card

In case you can’t make it to any of the meetings, and you still have questions, you may email us at HOS@fountainheadschools.org.

 

Regards,

Ankita Diwekar Kabra

Vardan Kabra

Itinerary and Things to carry for LRK trip-Grade 6

Itinerary and Things to carry for LRK trip-Grade 6

Dear Parents,

Kindly refer to itinerary, things to carry and transport details for the upcoming trip to Little Rann of Kutch & Ahmedabad.

 

Things to Carry:

  • Four pairs of casual clothes, shoes, sandals, sanitary requisites, torch, cap/hat
  • One light bed sheet (body covering)
  • Personal medicine, if any.
  • Dry Snacks, as per Friday food policy
  • Water bottle and small back pack for day time

 

Important points to be noted:

  • Any kind of electronic instruments like mobile phones, music player, I-pod, I-pad, playstation is NOT ALLOWED. Parents please ensure that students do not carry these items, if found it will be confiscated.
  • You can carry cards/board games to play in bus during travelling.
  • Dry snacks to be carried for travelling as per friday Food policy.
  • School will be carrying dry snacks like chevda, chikki and peanuts.
  • Students can bring upto Rs. 500/-

 

Itinerary:

Batch 1

Date: 5-6-7-8-9 March, 2018

Section:

  • Evolve
  • Progress
  • Contemplate
  • Ruminate
  • Students will leave from Surat on 5th March by 9:00 pm.
  • Departure: Opp. New RTO, Pal.
  • Students will return on 9th March, by 10:00 pm.
  • Arrival/Pick up venue: Opp. New RTO, Pal.

Time

Details

Day-1: 5th March, 2018

9:00 PM

Students are requested to reach Opp. New RTO, Pal sharp by 8:30 pm. Buses will leave by 9:00 pm.

Students will travel in AC Sleeper bus.

Students will have dinner at home before coming for the trip.

6th March, 2018

7:30 AM Reach Little Rann of Kachchh-Check into the resort
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Visit to the Salt pans, interaction with the Agaria community and visit to the village
1:00 PM Lunch
3:00 PM Safari to Rann, visit to wetland within the Rann, bird watching including migratory species
6:00 PM Reflection
8:00 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Lights off

7th March, 2018

6:30 AM Wake up call
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Full day visit to Modhera , Rani ki Vav & Patan Patola House
7:00 PM Back to Resort
8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Reflection
10:00 PM Lights off

8th March, 2018

6:30 AM Wake up call
7:30 AM Breakfast and check out
8:00 AM Departure for Ahmedabad and visit to Sarkhej Roza on the way
12:30 PM Check into the Hotel at Ahmedabad
1:00 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Visit to Shreyas Museum
4:00 PM Vishala Village- a unique restaurant with a vessel museum and dinner at Vishala, cultural activities and reflection
9:00 PM Return to the hotel
10:00 PM Lights off
                                                                                   9th March, 2018
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Heritage walk in the Walled City of Ahmedabad
10:30 AM Visit Sabarmati Ashram
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Departure for Surat
9:00 PM

Reach Surat.

Pick up point: Opp. New RTO, Pal

 

Batch 2

Date: 6-7-8-9-10 March, 2018

Section:

  • Deliberate
  • Enlighten
  • Excogitate
  • Conjecture
  • Students will leave from Surat on 6th March by 2:00 pm.
  • Departure: Fountainhead School, Surat

 

  • Students will return on 10th March, by 10:00 pm.
  • Arrival/Pick up venue: Opp. New RTO, Pal.

Time

Details

6th March, 2018

2:00 PM

Departure from Fountainhead School.

Students will come to school in morning by their regular bus route and will leave for trip by 2:00 pm from school itself. They need to bring the luggage with them in the morning.

9:00 PM Reach Ahmedabad and Check into the Hotel, rooms allotment and Dinner

7th March, 2018

7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Heritage walk in the Walled City of Ahmedabad
10:30 AM Visit to Sabarmati Ashram
12:00 PM Back to Hotel
1:00 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Visit to Shreyas Museum
4:00 PM Vishala Village- a unique restaurant with a vessel museum, dinner at Vishala, cultural activities and reflection
9:00 PM Back to Hotel

8th March, 2018

6:30 AM Wake up call
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Visit to the Sarkhej Roza and proceed to the Little Rann of Kachchh
12:30 PM Reach Little Rann of Kachchh- Check into the resort
1:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Orientation about the Rann and its uniqueness
3:30 PM Safari to Rann, visit to wetland within the Rann, bird watching including migratory species
8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Reflection
10:00 PM Lights off

9th March, 2018

6:30 AM Wake up call
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Full day visit to Modhera, Rani ki Vav and Patan Patola.
Lunch on the way
7:00 PM Back to Resort
8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Reflection
10:00 PM Lights off

10th March, 2018

6:00 AM Wake up call
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Visit to the Salt pan, interaction with the Agaria community and visit to the village
12:00 PM Lunch and check out
12:30 PM Departure for Surat
10:00 PM

Reach Surat approximately by 10:00 om

Pick up point: Opp. New RTO, Pal

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Change in cost of PYP Ex trip to LRK, Grade 6

Change in cost of PYP Ex trip to LRK, Grade 6

Dear Parent,

Kindly note that due to calculation error from our end:

  1. Approximate cost for LRK trip will now be Rs. 10500/– per student
  2. Earlier the cost given was Rs. 7900/- It has increased by Rs. 2600/-
  3. The increase in cost is due to addition of transport cost (AC Sleeper Bus) which was not taken into account earlier.
  4. The actual cost per child for LRK trip last year (2016-17) was Rs. 10400/-. This year also it will be approximately the same.
  5. The above cost is calculated on the basis of 145 students.
  6. The difference amount will be adjusted in your imprest account as per the actual expense incurred.
  7. Detailed itinerary, departure time & things to carry will be shared again soon.

 

Cost bifurcation:

Item Cost Comments
Vendor’s cost Rs. 7400/- per child It includes food, guide charges, accommodation and other entry charges during the entire trip.
Transport cost Rs. 2700/- per child The cost is of 4 AC sleeper bus which includes, fuel charges, daily wages & extra driver’s wages (as we have hired 1 extra driver due to night travelling), & toll tax.
Miscellaneous charges Rs. 300/- per child Any unplanned expense to be incurred during the trip.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Regards,

Events Team

Invitation “Tarang- 2017-18” Grade 5 and 6

Invitation “Tarang- 2017-18” Grade 5 and 6

Dear Parent,

It is our pleasure to announce a grand day where students will showcase their talent and learning through Tarang  (Kala Utsav, A.S performances is now “Tarang”).

We heartily welcome you all to come, visit and encourage students during their performances.

Points to consider:

  1. Date: 24th Feb, 2018, Saturday
  2. Venue- Fountainhead school
  3. Time- 9:30 am to 11:40 am (please look at the schedule for the specific event in table below)
  4. Students will reach school by 8:30 am, click here for bus route. After the event students will leave with their parents. Drop off transport will not be provided.
  5. Students need to bring their breakfast. Only for cooking students canteen will be available form 10:00 am onwards.
  6. Parents need to carry Bearer card without fail.
  7. Performances will be held in 2 time slots; Please refer to the schedule (given below) as per the activity of your child and reach the venue on time.

 

  Important Note:

Over the last 1-2 years, parents tend to start walking out of the venue as soon as their kids performance is over. This is disrespectful to the students, teachers and other parents and also creates disturbance at the venue.

Therefore we will be making some changes for you as an audience.

  1. You are requested to be a responsible audience by attending a full performance slot. No slot is longer than 1:30- so you are expected to spend at least that much time is seeing all the performances in that slot even if you child’s performance is over.
  2. If the slot is from 9:30 to 10:30 am you are expected to be seated at the venue before 9:25 am and you will not be  allowed to leave before 10:30 am from the venue.
  3. Security will be posted at each venue to ensure the same. Please do not disrespect them by trying to leave before the slot is over. The same applies the other way also – you need to be in time for the slot. If you are late, you will not be allowed into the venue.  Also the Bearer card will be checked at all the venues as well as school entry.  

 

 Schedule:  

Activity Slot 1
9:30 – 10:30 am
Slot 2
10:40 am – 11:40
Venue Comments
Music-: Vocals Paradise,
Piya Haji Ali, Meri Payari Ammi,
Wind of change,
G5 solo drums, Solo Tabla
G6 Solo drums and Tabla Y-Box

Slot 1:

Entry – 9:20 am

Exit – 10:30 am

Slot 2:

Entry – 10:30 am

Exit – 11:40 am

Music-: Instrumental- Guitar/Keyboard Do a deer, Shape of you,
Cold play,
How long and National anthemMy favourite thing, Let it be, Imagine, Zombie, Pirates of caribbean, Give me some sunshine, Do a deer. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green day
 NA FS grounds

Slot 1:

Entry by – 9:20 am

Exit – 10:30 am

Drama The Baloondoor award,
Biwi ki party,
Harry Puttar,
2 Mono act,
The naughty girl
2 Mono act,
Bachhe Man ke Sachhe,
Traffic rules mime, Bullying drama.
Hippodrome

Slot 1:

Entry by – 9:20 am

Exit – 10:30 am

Slot 2:

Entry – 10:30 am

Exit – 11:40 am

Dance- Folk/Bharatnatyam/DEP Dance will be performed in single slot from 9:30  – 10:30 am Assembly

Entry – By 9:20 am

Exit – 10:30 am

VA Exhibition open for all time – 9:30 am – 11:00 Lawn Near Atrium Anytime between 9:30 am to 11:00
Cooking Cooking canteen open from 9:30 am – 11:00 Kitchen Block 6 Anytime between 9:30 am to 11:00

 

 

Regards,

Arts team

Night out of Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 scheduled on Friday, 9th February 2018

Night out of Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 scheduled on Friday, 9th February 2018

Dear Parents,

Night out for Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 is scheduled on Friday, 9th February  2018. Students will have regular working day on Friday, 9th Feb’18 and will start with their night out after 3:00 pm. They will leave for home the next morning at 6:00 am. (Saturday, 10 Feb’18)

 

Please refer to below given link for drop off routes on 10th February 2018, Saturday.

Night out Bus Routes

 

Please refer to the details given below:

Objective:

Night-out is the time for sharing and the children learn differently from how they do within the four walls of the classroom. It is also a way to experience school after the working hours and see how the campus looks on a dark night. It teaches the child to be independent, taking them out of their comfort zone.

Therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open; and  be courageous to face the elements of nature. Night out is about appreciating nature as much as it is about enthusiastically having fun. So these two experiences together create a powerful learning atmosphere for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

Hence, we urge the parents to prepare their children for being open-minded and experiencing something different from what they get at home for e.g. a warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, ipads etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also reflect on the learning part in the night-out.

We would also like to mention a few concerns that may come up during the night out.

 

Concerns:

  1. Winters – It will be very cold, especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degrees lesser than the city) and so sleeping outdoors (in  assembly/skating rink) for children is difficult. (Nursery to G 4, students will sleep in assembly area (rendezvous), beyond grade 4 students will sleep in skating rink. If the temperature drops below 12 degree, even older students will sleep indoors)
  2. Mosquitoes – We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes. However due to our location in the midst of lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy & sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely.
  3. Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched ON from evening till night (so that students and adults can find it easily). This means that insects will get attracted to the lights inside the toilet and many of them will fall dead on the floor as well.  

As mentioned, night out is as much about being close to nature therefore it is necessary that children sleep outdoors. Parents need to ensure that children are properly equipped with clothes and covers to handle the cold (and it is much more colder for the child compared to his/her regular bed). You must make sure the children are really well dressed and carry a good repellent cream as  we want them to have a memorable experience sleeping in the outdoors!

 

Schedule:

Time Details
3.15 pm to 4.00 pm Room assigning and changing time
4.00 pm to 4.30 pm Evening snacks
4.30 pm to 4:45 pm Assemble in Rendezvous
4:45 pm to 5.00 pm Instructions for events
5.00 pm to 6.30 pm Treasure hunt/ Scavenger hunt
6.30 pm to 6.45 pm Instructions for next activity

6.45 pm to 7.15 pm

7:15 pm to 8.15 pm

Band performance

Dance

8:15 pm to 9.00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm Changing for night tournament and carrying your essentials for night out on ground
9.30 pm onwards Start of Night Tournament
2:00 AM End of Night Tournament (Lights Off)
5:00 AM Wake Up Call
5.15 am to 5.45 am Freshen up and Packing time
5.45 am Assemble in Rendezvous
6.00 am Leave for home

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, Sports wear for night tournament, & footwear
  3. 2 layers of covers (blanket plus chaddar)
  4. Kindly carry enough warm clothes as it is Winter time. (Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/ socks/woolen caps )
  5. Mosquito repellent.

 

Please note:

    • Students are not allowed to bring any junk/packed food to school for the night out. Mobiles/ ipods/ ipads are not allowed and if found, will be confiscated.

 

  • Also, as per every year’s tradition, we will be having Night tournament (Student Led event) once again, wherein students will be provided with light snacks for which an amount of Rs. 150/- will be deducted from each student’s Imprest A/c.

 

We encourage all students to be present for the night out, it’s an event that children really enjoy and savour. There will be sufficient number of teachers and support staff to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event. The school also appoints a senior staff member (HOS/principal/ coordinators/ admin managers) as a safety monitor for the night out who ensures that all students are safe  in all ways.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Summer Trips (2017-18) @FS

Summer Trips (2017-18) @FS

Dear Parents,

Fountainhead School once again brings its students to fly to different cities only to explore their varied culture, develop new skills and to gain unique learning experiences either through certain team building workshops or through Adventure excursions. Hence, this year we are organizing following trips for our students.

Domestic Trips:

 

  • Dharamshala & Dalhousie Trip:

Known for their pleasant climate and natural beauty, Dalhousie and Dharamshala are amongst the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh while also being cultural and religious hubs to the Tibetan population. A visit to these scenic town helps one gain deep understanding of the Tibetan history and practices of the Lamas and at the same time gives an opportunity to engage in adventurous activities.

 

  • Tentative dates- 15th -19th May 2018
  • Duration – 4 nights, 5 days
  • Approximate cost between – 43,000 to 44,500/-

To know more details of the respective program please refer to the link mentioned below:

http://bit.ly/2mx1KlO

  1. Chakrata (Uttarakhand):

Wake up to the beautiful sounds of bird at Camp Chakrata. At 6000ft, it overlooks the Doon Valley and is surrounded by beautiful meadows. Be inspired by the region that has inspired the many stories of Ruskin Bond. The camp is close to Tiger Falls and Haridwar and is a 3hr drive from Saharanpur.

 

  • Tentative dates- 18th to 26th May 2018
  • Duration – 6 nights, 7 days
  • Approximate cost between – 35,000 to 37,000/-

To know more details of the respective Program please refer to the link mentioned below:

http://bit.ly/2FLc02H

Cost includes:

 

  • Accommodation in 3* or similar category hotels (except homestays)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  • All transfers and mentioned activity charges
  • Travel from Surat to Surat (The price includes bus travel and Flight costs from Mumbai – Mumbai)
  • Travel insurance and student kits
  • 5% GST
  • Teachers cost
  • 1 dedicated Tour Director from Vendor for every 10 students participating.

To register for the trips fill up the form and submit it latest by 20th February’ 2018.

http://bit.ly/2DEt3CV (Forms submitted from parent’s email ID will only be considered)

Payment details and detailed itinerary will be shared later.

The above given cost is based on minimum of 25 students per trip. If we do not receive 25 registrations, we might cancel the trip or else the overall cost per child will increase.

For any further query regarding the programs, please contact us at events@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School, Kunkni

Night Out scheduled for Early Years on Saturday 20th Jan’ 18

Night Out scheduled for Early Years on Saturday 20th Jan’ 18

Dear Parents,

Night out for Early Years (Nu/JK/SK)  is scheduled on Saturday, 20th January 2018. Students will reach school by 3:10 pm on Saturday, 20th January and leave for home the next morning, Sunday 21st January.

The link for pick up (Saturday, 20th January) & drop off (Sunday, 21st January) routes are mentioned here: Night out Bus Routes

Please refer to the details given below:

Objective:

Night-out is the time for sharing and the children learn differently from how they do within the four walls of the classroom. It is also a way to experience school after the working hours and see how the campus looks on a dark night. It teaches the children to be independent, taking them out of their comfort zone.

Therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open; and  be courageous to face the elements of nature. Night out is about appreciating nature as much as it is about enthusiastically having fun. So these two experiences together create a powerful learning atmosphere for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

Hence, we urge the parents to prepare their children for being open-minded and experiencing something different from what they get at home for e.g. a warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, Ipads etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also reflect on the learning part in the night-out.

We would also like to mention a few concerns that may come up during the night out.

Concerns:

  1. Winters – It will be very cold, especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degrees lesser than the city) and so sleeping outdoors (in  assembly/skating rink) for children is difficult. (Nursery to G 4, students will sleep in assembly area (Rendezvous), beyond grade 4 students will sleep in skating rink. If the temperature drops below 12 degree, even older students will sleep indoors)
  1. Mosquitoes – We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes. However due to our location in the midst of lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy and sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely.

Steps taken:

  • Daily fogging in open areas in the mornings.
  • Spraying of insecticides in open areas on regular intervals.
  • During Night outs, fogging is done in the sleeping area before the students go to sleep.
  • Also, we ask parents to send mosquito repellent cream so that the teacher can help the student apply it, before going to sleep.

In spite of taking care of all the points mentioned above, there still can be cases of mosquito/ insect bite to a few children who have sensitive skin or due to allergic reaction.  In such a case the parent must inform the respective HRT / TL  in advance  so that the teacher can address the issue.

  1. Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched ON from evening till night (so that students and adults can find it easily). This means that insects will get attracted to the lights inside the toilet and many of them will fall dead on the floor as well.  

As mentioned, night out is as much about being close to nature therefore it is necessary that children sleep outdoors. Parents need to ensure that children are properly equipped with clothes and covers to handle the cold (and it is much more colder for the child compared to his/her regular bed). You must make sure the children are really well dressed and carry a good repellent cream as we want them to have a memorable experience sleeping in the outdoors!

Schedule:

Time Details
3:10 – 5:00 PM

Arrival / General instructions/ Sharing Agenda/ Settling down.

Later Giant wheel/ Trampoline/ Other outdoor games

5:05 – 5:20 PM Snacks
5:25 – 6:25 PM Photo session and frame making in class
6:30 – 6:55 PM In-class Free play
7:00 – 7:30 PM Dance
7:35 – 8:15 PM Dinner
8:15 – 9:00 PM Changing time
9:00 – 9:15 PM Story time
9:30 – 6:30 PM Bed time
6:30 – 7:00 AM Wake up call/ Freshen up
7:00 – 7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Leave for home

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear
  3. Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school)
  4. Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/socks ). All students should wear at least 4 layers of clothes (thermals, half sleeves t-shirt, full sleeves t-shirt and jacket/ sweater), should wear 2 pairs of socks (1 cotton and 1 woolen) and a pair of gloves.
  5. Bottoms: Thermals followed by 2 layers of pants
  6. Woolen caps/ monkey caps/ scarves
  7. 2 layers of covers (Bedsheet and Blanket)
  8. Mosquito repellent

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion. Please do not send any expensive toys or other items. The school will not be responsible for any kind of loss.

We encourage every student to be present for the night out, it’s an event that children really enjoy. There will be sufficient number of teachers and support staff to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event. The school also appoints a senior staff member (HOS/Principal/ Coordinators/ Admin Managers) as a safety monitor for the night out who ensures that all students are safe.

Thanks,

Fountainhead School.

Nature camp to Dholavira, Grade 5 2017-18

Nature camp to Dholavira, Grade 5 2017-18

Dear Parents,

With the intent of aligning the curriculum with exploration, students of Grade 5 will be visiting Dholavira. This study tour has been planned with relevance to our transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time”, with the central idea as ‘Evidences of past civilizations can be used to make connections to present day societies’.

We will be studying many ideas which are in use today and have their origin in the past. For e.g. We will be studying the town planning, construction of structures, materials used for construction, drainage, storage, reasons why these settlements came up in these places, what access they had to natural resources, trade, social life like class system, utensils or jewellery used.

Dholavira is an important archaeological site & gives a lot of information on life in the ancient world. It is believed to be an extension of Mohenjo-daro and Harappan civilizations, which are now a part of Pakistan.

 

Batchwise departure and arrival details are mentioned below:

Batch Sections Dates Details
Batch- 1
  • Conglomerate
  • Consortium
  • Reciprocity
  • Symbiosis
7-8-9-10 February, 2018
  • Students will leave from Surat on the night of 7th February and will return on 10th February early morning.
  • Travel will be via AC Sleeper bus.
Batch- 2
  • Coalition
  • Alliance
  • Collaboration
  • Synergy
9-10-11-12 February, 2018
  • Students will leave from Surat on the night of 9th February and will return on 12th February early morning.
  • Travel will be via AC Sleeper bus.

 

Itinerary: Batch 1 & 2

Day

Details

Day-1

8:30 pm

Students have to reach Opp. New RTO, Pal by sharp 8:30 pm.

Buses will leave by 9:00 pm.

Students will have dinner at home for this day.

Day-2

8:30 am

Reach Dholavira.

Accommodation will be at Dholavira Eco Tourism campsite.

Rooms/tent allocation, freshen-up and breakfast.

11:00 am

Visit Museum at Excavation site.

A Session with Local Guide to understand more about museum.

1:00 pm Lunch and rest at campsite.
3:00 pm Visit BSF Camp, White Dessert & Fossil Park
7:00 pm Reach campsite and have campfire
8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm Reflection time
10:00 pm Off to bed

Day-3

5:30 am Wake up and freshen up
6:00 am Have warm milk and banana
6:30 am Explore Excavated site
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Hand on activities like Pottery, Handicraft making along with reflection session
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Village visit & Handicraft display
3:30 pm Leave for Samakhiali
8:30 pm Dinner at Samakhiali
10:00 pm Leave for Surat

Day-4

7:00 am

Reach Surat.

Pick up point will be Opp. New RTO, Pal.

 

Things to carry:

  • Small size carry bag (Students have to carry their own luggage, kindly do not make it heavy)
  • 2 pairs of comfortable clothes.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Toilet accessories, cold cream, towel/napkin
  • Thin blanket, bedsheet & air pillow for bus journey.
  • Warm jacket which is manageable.(It will be a bit chilly in the night and in early morning so send light warm clothes)
  • Handkerchief/Small napkin
  • Water bottle (Mandatory)
  • Small notebook & pen/pencil
  • Cap (compulsory as students will be walking in the sun)
  • Small size “Backpack” (smaller than the school bag). It will be used for carrying  water bottle, notebook, pencil/pen, small napkin, cap when students visit the excavation site.
  • It is mandatory to carry school ID Card.

 

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation will be at Dholavira Eco Tourism campsite in rooms and tents on shareable basis.

 

Important points to be noted:

  • Electronic instruments like mobile phones, music player, Ipod, Ipad, playstation, camera/binoculars  STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED. Ensure that students do not carry these items, if found it will be confiscated.
  • Students can carry cards/board games to play during the bus journey.
  • Dry snacks to be carried for travelling as per Friday Food policy.
  • Dry snacks like chevda, chikki and peanuts will be provided.  
  • Students can bring up to Rs. 500/-.

 

In case of any concern, feel free to contact us at events@fountainheadschools.org.

 

Regards,

Events Team.