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Mix bag homework – Part 2

Mix bag homework – Part 2

Dear Students,

The mix bag homework for the weekend consists of two parts.

a) Part 1 – Posted by Himani ma’am – Language is optional. Math is compulsory.

b) Part 2 – The one attached below (Language)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UqVSGfHx4D5sqc_cd6MiHFa3egD5z0FqRdEMpIhk500/edit?usp=sharing

Those of you who have attempted the Language section of Part 1 in the past, may skip it.

Have a wonderful weekend!!! See you all on Monday… ūüôā

Class of the month – August!!!

Class of the month – August!!!

Dear Students,
For the month of August, Ruminate has been ranked as the “Class of the month”!!!
My heartiest congratulations to all the learners of Ruminate!!!
Not only the students of Ruminate, but, it is a delight to see all of you working hard towards being rated as the class of the month. Your determination and grit are worth appreciation. Continue working towards your goals.
Always remember, success comes to those who try and keep trying. I am sure you all will keep trying until you succeed. Looking forward to seeing all of you putting your best foot forward.
All the best!!!
Rachana Patel
Class of the month!

Class of the month!

Dear Students,

The month of July has ended and it is now, August. Most of you might have asked your homeroom teacher about the result of the class of the month.
Well, the wait is over!!!
The hard work and determination have finally paid for a few of you and for the others, a motivation to pull up your socks and unleash your true potential. I am sure you all can do it!!!
The ‘class of the month’ for the month of July is………….
RUMINATE!!!
My heartiest congratulations to all the students of Ruminate!!! Well done!!!
Regards,
Rachana Patel
Highlights of Cycle 5

Highlights of Cycle 5

Dear Parent,

Cycle 5 began with the government initiative of the Measles and Rubella campaign that was held in the school. This campaign once again demonstrated our commitment towards improving health and well being of our students by protecting them against vaccine-preventable diseases.

As an audience, the students of Grade 5 witnessed the creative presentations of our students while they performed for the assembly. They used different mediums of presentation to exhibit the knowledge that they have gained so far.
Formative Assessments were conducted to assess student learning needs as well as their academic progress. A detailed discussion of the assessment was conducted and the students were given constructive feedback for improvement.
The plan for Language Development consisted of a revision of the grammar that the students have previously learned. This was done with an aim to build on the linguistic skills of the students that they have learned during the previous grades. 
 
As we near the end of the Unit, students have begun attempting the Summative Assessment which will help us evaluate their learning, skill acquisition as well as academic achievement. 
Looking forward to book reviews and much more in the forthcoming cycle!!!
Regards,
Grade 6 team
IMPORTANT NOTE!

IMPORTANT NOTE!

Dear Parent,
  • As informed earlier, the government has taken an initiative of eradicating Measles and Rubella. For this purpose, a vaccination¬†drive will be held in the school tomorrow.¬†It is mandatory for all children aged 15 years & under to get this vaccination.
  • We have sent an MR information card with your child regarding the vaccination. You are requested to sign and send it back tomorrow. Also, ensure that your child has breakfast before coming to school.
  • Students may bring board games/cards for recreational activities during the vaccination drive.
Regards,
Grade 6 Team
A step towards good health!

A step towards good health!

Dear Parent,

These days, one of the concerns that every parent has is the thought of the health issues that their child might encounter as a result of their lifestyle. We understand your concern and as a result of it, we have come up with a solution. 10 minutes spared out of your busy schedule will help your child make the right choices now, that will, in turn, help them in future.

Click on the following presentation link (A step towards good health!) and do as directed.

Presentation –¬†A step towards good health!

Thank you for the cooperation.

 

Regards,

Rachana Patel

Time for rain dance!!!

Time for rain dance!!!

Dear Students,

Bringing an end to the scorching summer heat, the south-west monsoon has made its onset over our state. And finally, it is time for the much awaited, rain dance!!!

Please bring an extra pair of clothes, crocs or floaters, including a towel and keep it in your class, latest by the day after tomorrow (i.e, 28th June 2018, Thursday). Make sure that your belongings are labeled. You can take them back once we have enjoyed the rain dance.

Regards,

Rachana Patel

Parent Teacher Meeting – Thank you note!!!

Parent Teacher Meeting – Thank you note!!!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending our recent Parent Teacher Meeting. We appreciate your¬†taking the time to meet us, and hope that our meeting was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your child’s curriculum in school. Your suggestions are valuable to us. We will certainly evaluate and implement them as soon as possible.¬†
 
With our continued partnership, we are looking forward to a fabulous academic year. 
 
As assured, attached below is the link of the PTM presentation for your reference (access using only Fountainhead official email ID). In case of any query, kindly get in touch with us, through Daily Diary.  
With warm regards,
Rachana Patel
Welcome to Grade 6!

Welcome to Grade 6!

Dear Grade 6 Parents,
On behalf of the Grade 6 team, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to yet another academic year full of learning and exploration. We are blessed to be a part of your child’s learning journey. Thank you for entrusting us with the opportunity to mold and nurture your child.
It is our aim to provide an environment and curriculum that challenges your child to reach his/her fullest potential. We, at Grade 6, believe that education begins at home. When parents and teachers work together, children are more confident and work harder to achieve daily, weekly and yearly goals.
As it is rightly said,”At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jade D. Hull.
With this thought in mind, we look forward to a collaborative effort in grooming our children.
On that note, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself and my team.

Rachana Patel –¬†Team Leader

I am a Commercial Pilot and a Qualified flying and Ground Instructor. Worked as an Instructor at the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation as well as The Air Force School, as a mentor. I joined Fountainhead school in the year 2016. Apart from being a Science Graduate and I have also completed Montessori Training from Centre For Educational Research and Developmental Studies, Kottayam. My hobbies include¬†parasailing, cooking (have completed a Professional Chocolatier’s Course),¬†vegetable carving¬†and flower arrangements. Driving long distances and my love for dogs has made me a proud pet parent of multiple Golden Retrievers. I am honoured to be elected as a member of The Mission Tiger Lands and Lakes Society. My mantra for my students – “Don’t set the sky as your¬†limit when there are footprints on the moon,” inspired by Paul Brandt.

Himani Mehta – Homeroom Teacher – Evolve

Himani Mehta has done MBA in Human Resources from K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research in 2011. She joined Fountainhead School as a part of Primary Years Team in Apr 2016. She has also done B.Com in Accountancy & Industrial Psychology from R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics in 2009. She had worked with TCS as HR Executive for over 3 years.

Ishita Jain – Homeroom Teacher – Enlighten

Ishita Jain, an avid reader, believes that a¬†great teacher is the one who molds the future right from the day a child starts going to school. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, she has graduated as a Bachelor of Technology (electronics and telecom) from NMIMS-¬†Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies¬†in 2015. She was a part of ‘Rise All foundation’ in her college days which took an initiative to impart knowledge to the underprivileged children of our society. Being a Math enthusiast, she loves to explore different algorithms related to math and incorporates them in daily life. Her other indulgence includes artwork, painting, and reading blogs. She joined Fountainhead school as a PYP teacher in 2015.

Richa Sarda – Homeroom Teacher – Contemplate

Richa Sarda joined Fountainhead School as a part of Primary Years Team in Feb 2016. She has done Company Secretaryship in 2012 and M.Com in 2013 from Delhi University. She has also pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance (distance learning) from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning in 2015.

Tina Bhatt – Homeroom Teacher – Conjecture

Tina Bhatt has been teaching PYP at Fountainhead School since 2013. She has completed Bachelors in Psychology from Mumbai University. She has been through International Baccalaureate certified training and workshops like Assessment in the PYP, Teaching & Learning and SAIBSA. These have enriched her teaching experience. She enjoys teaching, interacting with children and is passionate about learning new things. Tina also loves to read books, listen to music and travel to new places.

Shehla Shaikh – Homeroom Teacher – Excogitate

Shehla Shaikh has done B.Ed. (IGNOU) from Ahmedabad. She is a Kashmiri settled in Surat. She originally did not want to be a teacher and before joining Fountainhead, she was working with a corporate. She believes in the power of outdoor playing which provides opportunities for kids to learn to synergize, be disciplined and boosts their health and physical development. She is positive about every aspect of life and indulges in reading to calm herself. She likes to see the sunrise in the morning. She prefers to be left alone with books and she adores children. Shehla completed the Standard Chartered Mumbai half marathon (21 km) in 2 hours and 40 minutes.  She has run 6 marathons till date and in Surat marathon (10 Kms) she stood second. She devotes time to teach orphans twice a week.

Puja Aggarwal – Homeroom Teacher – Ruminate

Puja Aggarwal has joined Fountainhead school in 2017. She is a FS parent from last 10years now and had been actively involved in all the parental engagements. She is a B.Com Graduate from Vanita Vishram college(affiliated to S.N.D.T university -Mumbai). She is a keen person with the curiosity of knowing everything. She lives by her words and always fulfill her commitments. She believes that learning is a life long process and educating yourself is the best gift to your life. She is a jovial person. She likes learning new things, cooking , dancing, shopping and spending time with kids.

Shreya Chawla – Homeroom Teacher – Deliberate

Shreya, a fervent reader started working right after completing her B.Tech in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University, Jaipur.  She is in the field of teaching since 2010.  She has previously worked with Lourdes Convent High School. She has been working with Fountainhead since 2014.  Her passion towards teaching makes her an assiduous person which helps her connect and bond with her kids. She loves trying her hand at implementing new strategies in her class to have an effective and joyful learning environment.

Nirja Thakkar – Homeroom Teacher – Progress

Nirja joined Fountainhead School in 2017. She is an engineer and has completed Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Nirma University. She was associated with Tata Consultancy Services for a year. She is a very enthusiastic person and believes that learning is a lifelong process. She really enjoys teaching and is highly inspired by ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.

Khadeejha Pothiawala – Language Support Teacher

Khadeejha Pothiawala has joined the Fountainhead school in 2018 as a language support teacher. She has completed her schooling from Lourdes Convent and has graduated as Business Administrator from SDJ INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, SURAT. She is also an entrepreneur and runs a clothing line named AYSHA. She believes in creative learning and hence this is what which has motivated her to join Fountainhead, as a contribution from her part towards a better tomorrow. She is also a certified digital marketer and graphic designer and has developed websites in past. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, watching series and cooking. She is fond of baking and cooking food for her friends and family. Her mantra in life is ‚ÄúTo be kind and good to all, and the world eventually will reciprocate.‚ÄĚ

Shrija Kothari – Resource Teacher

Shrija Kothari has joined fountainhead school in 2018 as Grade 6 Resource teacher. She has completed her Bachelors in Biotechnology from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and  Masters in Biotechnology from Fergusson college in Pune. She has completed her internship at Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, University of Pune for a duration of six months. She is passionate about life sciences. She is a trained Indian classical singer, fitness enthusiast and loves to travel. She believes that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.

We are each a unique being, but working together in the team allows for accomplishments not possible by any one of us. – Mary-Francis Winters.

Following Single Subject experts add to the strength of the Grade 6 team.

PE Team

Priyanka Chahwala (PYP Team Leader) has been working with Fountainhead School since 2010. She has completed her Food Technology from Government Polytechnic, Goa. She enjoys dancing and reading nonfiction books. She is passionate about teaching.

Oomer Farook Badat (PYP PE Educator, Track & field, Rock Climbing and Sports Climbing Coach) is a national level football player. He is a certified coach in rock climbing from Swami Vivekanand Institute of Mountaineering, Mount Abu and is a certified coach in rock climbing. He has done a basic course in sports climbing. He holds a diploma degree in web designing and has worked with Piperdiwala School for 6 years as an ICT teacher. He has also worked with Review-One as a senior manager for 6 months in the United Kingdom. He is a professional rock climber, a sports climber, an obstacle course developer and organizes trekking and leisure tours all over India. He runs a private firm “Adventure World”. He is working with Fountainhead School since 2009 and has been a Football coach, Team Leader, and Grade Wise Team Leader. He is a facilitator for PE & PS across the grades. His life motto is ‚ÄėBe courageous & work hard’. He loves to nurture and his family the most. He is passionate about Football, Adventure, Athletics, and Swimming. Oomer has a dream to give every single human being an exposure to nature and spread love towards the beauty of nature through his private firm “Adventure World” and climb Mt. Everest.

Saifali ShaukatAli joined the Fountainhead school on 2nd April 2018 as a PYP P.E teacher and taekwondo coach. He completed his graduation in Finance and Accounts in the year 2017 and is currently pursuing 1st-year B.P.Ed. He has 5-year experience in coaching taekwondo and 2.5 years in P.E field.

Mohammedsaeed Murad joined the school as a PE teacher. He will be conducting classes for Grade 6 this year.

Bilal Bham is a PYP PE Teacher and Football Coach and has been working with Fountainhead School since may 2017. He is a national level football player and has participated in numerous district, state zone, Junior, and Senior national level tournaments. He has played Athletics, Table-Tennis l on Zone and State level. His dream is to coach at least one player to play in the National Football team.

Krushi Desai (PYP PE Teacher & Basketball Coach) is passionate about playing basketball and has participated in various State Tournaments. He has been with FS since 2011. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and is a part of the Surat Trail Blazers Team. He has also participated in International Marathons. He likes to read novels and enjoys learning new sports. Krushi is an enthusiastic learner and loves to cook and draw pencil sketches.

Asawari Gupta is a PYP PE coach who will be conducting classes for Grade 6.

 

Indian Languages Team

Unnati Bhagat – Assitant Team Leader – ILT

Unnati has done M.A. (ENG.) from Gujarat University, B.Ed. (English, Sanskrit) from VNSGU with a distinction, T.T.N.C. (Teachers Training in Needle Craft) with a distinction, and SCOPE. She has been working with Fountainhead since 2012. She has a good command over Gujarati and Hindi language. She likes to read and listen to Gujarati ghazals, cook, and travel. Unnati also writes poems in Gujarati and Hindi.

Poonam Suthar – Hindi teacher

She has pursued a PG Diploma in nutrition and dietetics and also holds a B.Ed degree. She joined Fountainhead in 2016. She is a passionate teacher who takes no time in creating a bond with the children. She likes reading Hindi novels.

Shikha Dhupia – Hindi teacher

She is a Master of Commerce from Mohanlal Sukhadiya University Udaipur (Rajasthan). She joined FS in 2014. She is a friendly and trustworthy person. She believes in the principle of lifelong learning. Simplicity and punctuality are her strengths. Her hobbies are shopping and watching movies.

Vaishali Patel – Gujarati teacher

Vaishali Patel has done her M.A and B. Ed. from VNSGU. She is teaching Gujarati in grades across the school. She is a good reader and loves to travel. She has been working with Fountainhead School since 2011. Her ideology is to be a lifelong learner.

Harsh Vaghela – Gujarati teacher

He comes from Finance background with prior work experience as a financial advisor with a Surat-based corporate firm. He is an MBA with specialization in Finance and has studied engineering with specialization in electronics and communication. The IB ideology and teaching methodology inspired him to join FS. He likes making people laugh and engage himself in social activities. He is Surat City Head of the NGO called ‘Feeding India’. He has been a part of FS since 2017.

Arts Team

Shalini Nandkumar –¬†PYP Arts Team Leader, Art and Design Coordinator and Whole school art events coordinator

She has been in the teaching profession since 2008 and is working with Fountainhead School since 2012. She is PYP Arts Team Leader, Art and Design Coordinator and Whole school art events coordinator. She has done her “Diploma in Commercial Arts” from Government Polytechnic for Girls. She has attended IB workshops of CAT 1, 2 and 3. She has facilitated SAIBSA job alike session in Feb 2017.

Ravindra Agarwal – Assistant Team Leader and Music teacher

Ravindra Agrawal pursued his Bachelors in Music from SCOPA College of Performing Arts, South Gujarat University, Surat. He has plunged into teaching since 2008. He was born in Surat and has grown up with the thought that “Music is his life”.

He is the PYP arts Asst.TL and Music teacher for grade 6.

Rucha Kapadia –¬†PYP Drama curriculum manager and Drama teacher

Rucha Kapadia is working as a Language Art Teacher (PYP) at Fountainhead School since 2011. She has completed her B.Ed. and M.A in English Language and is a Upantya Visharad in Bharatnatyam Dance. She is in the educational field since 2010. She is the PYP Drama curriculum manager and Drama teacher for grade 5 and 6.

Sanjana Narang РVisual Art teacher 

Sanjana Narang was born and brought up in Surat, joined fountainhead school in July’17. She pursued Fine Arts (Applied Arts) from The School of Fine Arts, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. Painting has always been her passion. She is a Visual Art teacher for grade 5 and 6 and will teach Visual Art to grade 3 to 6 Art and Design Special.

Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!

With best wishes,

Rachana Patel

PTC – Appointment details

PTC – Appointment details

Dear Parents,

  • Take a note of the following guidelines for the¬†PTC¬†that is scheduled for, 25th April 2018:

1- Student must accompany the parent.

2- Kindly bring the old I-card as well as the bearer card. You will be given new I-cards and Parent pass for the upcoming session.

3- Go through the portfolio that has been sent with your child and feel free to discuss any query with me during the meeting. Make sure that the portfolio is brought along for the PTC, in case of any issue that needs to be discussed.

3- Review and discuss your child’s goals and come prepared for evaluating the goals. Bring only the goal sheet with you, for the PTC. (You will be able to locate the goal sheet in the portfolio)

  • Refer to the following table for the details of the appointment¬†slots¬†booked by you.¬†Slots¬†are booked as per availability, for those of you who missed out on booking the¬†slots.
Slots Start Time End Time Parents of
1 07:30 07:45 ¬†–
2 07:50 08:05 Purab Sonthalia
3 08:10 08:25  Unnathi Suranna
4 08:45 09:00  Manan Agrawal
5 09:05 09:20  Dhairya Singhal
6 09:25 09:40  Riti Kumar
7 09:45 10:00 Navya Saini
8 10:05 10:20 Malishka Saraf
9 10:25 10:40 Kavya Kumbhat
10 10:45 11:00 Shloka Kanodia
11 11:05 11:20 Preet Kothari
12 11:25 11:40  Aryaa Vijay
13 11:45 12:00  Uvesh Rajwani
14 12:35 12:50  Aditya Mittal
15 12:55 13:10  Prithvi Patel
16 13:15 13:30  Shlok Dholakiya
17 13:35 13:50 –¬†
18 13:55 14:10 –¬†
19 14:15 14:30  Kahaan Jariwala
20 14:35 14:50  Daksh Bardoliwala

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.