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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DIWALI POT LUCK PARTY – Grade 2

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DIWALI POT LUCK PARTY – Grade 2

Dear Parents,

On Saturday, 14th October being the last working day of the school before Diwali vacation, we have a Pot Luck Party. Students need to bring Indian traditional food items. Please follow Friday food policy of our school while sending the food. Also ensure the quantity is sufficient for 5-6 students.

Kindly note that the students need to come in school uniform.

Wishing you and your family a joyous Diwali !!

Regards,

Grade 2

Diwali Celebrations – Grade 2

Diwali Celebrations – Grade 2

This Diwali, we would like parents to join us and celebrate this glorious festival. Let’s make this festival a memorable one. We invite parents to come and participate in sweet making celebration on 13th October’17. The timings would be informed later depending on the responses.

SWEET MAKING Celebration

Parents can make any homemade sweets/mithai for which the cooking part i.e. the pre-preparation can be done at home and the final preparation will be done in the class in front of the students. The volunteer parents can bring induction cook top and use the same if needed. The child of the volunteering parent can help while preparing the sweet. Both of them need to wear an apron. We can provide any utensils like thali, thaal, big bowl if required. Any member of the family (father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, uncle, aunt) can participate in sweet making celebration.

Interested parents need to fill the form given below by 11th October, Wednesday.

 

FINALISTS OF THE LITERARY EVENT-POETRY RECITATION

FINALISTS OF THE LITERARY EVENT-POETRY RECITATION

Dear All,

The competition is getting tougher and tougher. Yes, today was the semi-final round of the Poetry Recitation and the judges had a tough time deciding the finalists.

The  list of the finalists is as follows:

S.No Name of the student House
1 Naisha Mittal Unity
2 Dravya Jain Unity
3 Manya Kelawala Dignity
4 Kush Thummar Liberty
5 Ria Thakker Dignity
6 Jiah Bhojan Liberty
7 Eeshaan Sonthalia Unity
8 Stasha John Unity
9 Mahika Shah Integrity
10 Riana Thummar Liberty

Note: The finalists need to get the hard copy of the poem they will recite in the final round which will be conducted on 19th September,2017. The poetry has to be different from the one they recited in the semi-finals.

Please prepare your child on the basis of the criterias already posted on the blog.

All the best !

Literary Event – Finalists of the first round

Literary Event – Finalists of the first round

Dear all, 

We would really like to appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication of both the parents as well as the students for the poetry recitation. We had a tough time deciding the semi-finalists from all the 8 sections. The results for the first round of Poetry Recitation are as follows:

Discover Think Wonder Dream Create Ponder Explore Invent
Manya Kelawala Ria Thakker Dev Sheth Ranav V Agarwal Sanvi Yadav Eeshaan Sonthalia Stasha John Mahika Shah
Kush Thummar Jaivee Kagalwala Navya Parekh Dravya Jain Jiah Bhojani Keaan Patel Priyansh Agarwal Ridhima Vahora
Reanna Ranka Nishika Baid Naisha Mittal Daksh C Rathi Akshat Bansal Arham Jain Siyona Gujarati Riana Thummar

The selected students have to recite the same poem tomorrow for the semi final round. (Out of 24 we will select 10 students for the final round)

Congratulations and all the best for tomorrow !!!

Few glimpses of the same

 

 

 

1st Literary Event of the year

1st Literary Event of the year

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING LITERARY EVENT: GRADE 2

Dear Parents,

We are organizing the first literary event Poem Recitation of the year 2017-18. The objective of the literary event is to expand students experience and exposure to poetry. It embellishes and develops their linguistic skills. It aims at providing a platform to the students where they can unleash their creativity. It also enhances their listening and oral skills.

The students will be judged on the following criteria:

1.Voice modulation

2 Expression

3.Clarity of speech,

4.Pronunciation

5.Fluency

There will be 2 rounds for this event. The audition round will have all the grade 2 students participate. The finalist will be the top 3 students from each class. The winners will have to recite a different poem in the final round.

Please send the poem with your child for the competition.

The first round of the event will be held on 11th September 2017 and the final round on 18th September 2017.

Note: Poems excluding Empowering English reference book and should be age relevant.

INTRODUCTION OF SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHERS – GRADE 2

INTRODUCTION OF SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHERS – GRADE 2

Dear Parents,

I would like to introduce the single subject teachers of Grade 2 for the academic year 2017 – 18

Indian Languages teachers:

 Kruti Dholu - Indian Languages Team Leader

Kruti is a commerce graduate with a bachelors degree in education. She is working with Fountainhead School since 2011. She is a fun loving person, full of creative ideas. She likes to take up new challenges in life. She enjoys life to the fullest.

 

  Poonam Suthar - Grade  2 -Wonder, Dream, Explore, Discover

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 bond with the children. She likes reading Hindi novels.

 

 

Sangita Vegad - Grade  2 – Ponder, Think, Create, Invent

Sangita Vegad joined Fountainhead school in 2017. She has done B.Ed with English. She is in teaching profession since 17 years. She is a life long learner and is always ready to take new challenges in life. She loves reading books and listening to music.

 

Unnati Bhagat – Gujarati teacher. She has done M.A. (English) 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 been teaching Gujarati in various grades across the school. She has a good command over Gujarati and Hindi language. She likes to read and listen to Gujarati ghazals, cook, and travel. She also writes poems in Gujarati and Hindi.

 

Vaishali Patel Gujarati teacher - She has done  her M.A and B. Ed. from VNSGU. She has been teaching Gujarati in various 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.

 

 

Arts Team

Shalini Nandkumar – Team Leader : She has been in the teaching profession since 2008 and is working with Fountainhead School since 2012. She is PYP Arts Team Leader. 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.

 

 

Priti Pimpalkhare: Priti Pimpalkhare is Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Vidhyalaya  Miraj. She has also completed  NTT  (Nursery teacher training) from Mother Teresa institute Chandigarh and ECCE (Early childhood care and education) from  NOS Government of India (Chandigarh). Priti is the music teacher for Sr.Kg and Grade 2

 

 

Parul Kaur: Parul kaur joined Fountainhead School in May 2016 as a PYP Visual art teacher. She has done her Bachelor and Master’s degree from the faculty of fine art in The Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda. She has achieved two gold medals in 2011 for bachelor degree and 2013 for masters degree for her subject – painting. She is the Visual Art teacher for grade 2 (Wonder,Ponder, Think and Invent) , 5 and 6.

 

Pooja Bhatt: Pooja Bhatt has been working with Fountainhead School since 2015 as a Dance teacher. She has done her schooling from R S M Poonawala Experimental School, she obtained a degree in Commerce from K. P. Commerce College. She has done Masters in Bharatnatyam. She is the Visual Art teacher for grade 1 and 2 ( Explore,Discover, Dream and Create) and grade 2 Dance teacher

 

Priti Patel: Priti Patel joined FS in April-2016. She has pursued B.P.A. and Diploma in dance. She is the Drama teacher for grade 1 and 2 and Gr.1 Dance teacher.

 

 

 

P.E 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.

 

 

Ankit Reshamwala is a PYP PE educator. He has completed his B.com and has done his B.P.Ed from Maliba university. He is a certified tennis coach. He is a member of the All India Tennis Associaton, School games & is a Mahakumbh Selector & National Refree.
He will be coaching the following Classes for PYP PE :

 

Pinkle Abraham is a PYP PE educator and a qualified football coach. He is a National football player and has also participated in various university & state level football tournaments. He has also represented for state level athletic (100,200,400, long jump) and handball tournament.

 

Mohammed Zulkif Jelani is a PYP PE educator & a qualified Table tennis. He has completed his B.com, M.B.A and Sports Business Management. He is a State level Medallist and University player in Table Tennis. He has officiated various national and state level Table Tennis Tournaments. He has worked with National Cricket teams of India, England and Netherlands.

 

Mitesh Patel is a PYP PE educator and a Frisbee coach. He is a qualified Skating coach and has participated in National skating tournaments. He is also a national Frisbee player.

 

 

 

Bilal Bham is a PYP PE educator and a qualified football coach. He has participated at national/state/university level football tournament. He has also represented in atletics (100,200 ) at state level . He has also played for BARCA Club (baroda) football.
He will be coaching the following Classes for PYP PE :

 

Asif Patel is a PYP PE educator and a qualified Roller speed skating coach. He has participated in the state speed skating tournament and also in 2 Open nationals.
He will be coaching the following Classes for PYP PE :

WELCOME TO THE NEW ACADEMIC SESSION 2017-18

WELCOME TO THE NEW ACADEMIC SESSION 2017-18

Dear Parents,

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: “To nurture leaders through primary greatness” and Grade 2 vision statement “We aim to excel in making our students RESPONSIBLE, by helping them to achieve success, seeking PARENTS INVOLVEMENT and making them independent INQUIRERS through DIFFERENTIATION”

The Grade 2 Homeroom teachers for the budding students:

 

Shehla Dar –  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 : She is pursuing Chartered Accountancy 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 – Sagarkanya Sengupta : She 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 : She 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 : She 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 – Bhumika Manglani : She 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 : She 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 : She 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 “Learn to live, live to learn”. She is a Resource Teacher and her job is to enrich learners who need support in their curriculum. She has attended a workshop at “The Gateway School of Mumbai” 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 - Tasneem Dahodwala – 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 – Gulzar Makani – She 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.

 

With Gratitude,

Grade 2 Team

Winners of the spell bee – Literary Event

Winners of the spell bee – Literary Event

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Grade 3 Literary event – Spell Bee  inter-house competition.

Before announcing the winners, we would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the competition.

The winners are as follows

Position      Name                                Section                      House

1st                 Hiya Madhwani                  Imbue                        Unity

2nd               Saumya Patel                     Innovate                     Integrity

3rd               Devanshi Jindal                 Illuminate                 Integrity

Regards,

Grade 3 Team

 

Literary Event – 2nd round winners

Literary Event – 2nd round winners

Today the 2nd round of Literary event was conducted. Out of 40 students, we selected the  best 3 students from each section. In the 2nd round they had to tick the correct spelling from the words given to them

The final round is on 7th April 2017

Section Name of the Student House
INNOVATE SOUMYA INTEGRITY
KRISHA DIGNITY
ARYA PATEL DIGNITY
IDEATE PREYASI UNITY
SUHANI INTEGRITY
SAANVEE INTEGRITY
ILLUSTRATE HITARTH LIBERTY
MAHIMNA INTEGRITY
NIYATI INTEGRITY
ILLUMINATE DEVANSHI INTEGRITY
PARI JAIN DIGNITY
AADYA UNITY

 

Section Name of the Student House
IMBUE SHUBHI UNITY
HIYA UNITY
AHAAN DIGNITY
IMAGINE KANISKA LIBERTY
SHARAN UNITY
DISHIKA LIBERTY
INSPIRE YOMIKA LIBERTY
SANJANA LIBERTY
KHWAISH LIBERTY
INITIATE SARVAM LIBERTY
SUHAN LIBERTY
DAX UNITY
Spell bee – 1st round winners

Spell bee – 1st round winners

Dear Parents,

Before announcing the winners, we would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the competition.

The winners of the spell bee – round 1. The second round will be conducted on 4th April 2017.

Name Section Name Section
Dheer Gandhi Ideate Mahimna Gohil Illustrate
Preyasi Desai Ideate Niyati Baheti Illustrate
Anushka Bajaj Ideate Yatna Sheth Illustrate
Suhani Agarwal Ideate Hitharh Diwan Illustrate
Sanvee Jain Ideate Hitaishi Somani Illustrate
Devanshi Jindal Illuminate’ Arav Paladiya Initiate
Dharm Patel Illuminate’ Suhaan Bhatia Initiate
Aadya Jain Illuminate’ Dax Patel Initiate
Pari Jain Illuminate’ Harsh Begani Initiate
Mehak Agarwal Illuminate’ Sarvam Shah Initiate
Hiyaa Madhwani Imbue Yomika Khurana Inspire
Shubhi Grover Imbue Sanjana Shah Inspire
Kavya Shah Imbue Sankalp agarwal Inspire
Zeyad Khan Imbue Khwaish Jain Inspire
Aahan Tuteja Imbue Dharma Patel Inspire
Saumya Patel Innovate Kanisha Virani Imagine
Aaria Patel Innovate Sharan Khurana Imagine
Prisha Mehta Innovate Aashvi Dalmia Imagine
Ashvika Agarwal Innovate Sanchi Khanna Imagine
Dhruvil Tulshiyani Innovate Dikshika Rathod Imagine

Regards
Grade 3 team