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LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

In our endeavour to develop international mindedness in our students, Fountainhead School is happy to announce that we are hosting a unique performance called “Eurythmy” for the first time in Surat. The students will witness an enthralling spectacle of art, music and movement through this performance. We hope that our students demonstrate open mindedness in experiencing a new art form.

What is Eurythmy?

Eurythmy is called as “ visible speech”/ “visible music”. This art form is around  100 years old and originated in Europe.

Who will be performing?

A group of 11 artists who are specially traveling from Europe to India. They are performing in different cities like Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur etc. These artists have performed in many countries (Chile, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, China etc to name a few ) across the globe.

What will the performance entail?

It will be a 90 min performance art show with an Indian folk tale, poetry, some humorous pieces interspersed with music and movement.

Date: 27th November 2018

Venue: Gandhi Smruti Bhavan (Near Mahavir Hospitals, Timiliyawad Road, Nanpura, Surat)

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Audience:

Students of Grade 5 and 6 will be attending the show. The students will attend regular school on this day. They will have a short refreshment break from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm for which school will provide snacks. Post break, the students will be taken to the venue. The students will be chaperoned by school teachers for the show.

If parents wish to attend the show, please click on the following link. Form to be filled by the parents of Grade 5 and Grade 6

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

Important Note:

  • Rs. 100 will be deducted from the students imprest.
  • After the program students will be given common stops as the drop off route. The stops along with the transport route will be updated later.

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We are also opening this show to students of Grades 1-4. Parents will need to accompany students. Entry to the program will be permitted through passes (Rs. 100 per pass). Entry passes will be available with Ms. Suruchi Arora.

Buying passes:

Passes will be issued on First Come First Served Basis and will be available from the following dates:

30th October to 3rd November

22nd November and 23rd November (Post Diwali Break)

Entry to the program will not be permitted without a pass.

In case of any query/concerns please feel free to contact Ms Suruchi: suruchi.arora@fountainheadschools.org

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) – 3rd November 2018

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) – 3rd November 2018

Dear Parent,

The culminating Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) of Term 1 for the academic year 2018-19 will be held on 3rd November 2018. The HRTs will soon share the appointment slots. Kindly book an appointment for a preferred slot.

Please note that the single subject teachers will also be available on the PTC day. Parents interested in meeting the Single Subject teachers can do so with a prior appointment through Daily Diary.

AN APPOINTMENT WILL ENSURE A CONFIRMED MEETING WITH THE SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHER.

Single subject teachers will be available at the following venues:

Arts Team: Junior Library (Block 3, First Floor)

PE Team:  Pulse (Block 1 First Floor)

ILT: Senior Library (Block 3, First Floor)

Regards,

Fountainhead School

PYP Inter- House Visual Art Competition Winners – 2018

PYP Inter- House Visual Art Competition Winners – 2018

Dear parents,

       We are glad to announce the winners of Inter- house Visual Art competition – 2018.

Position SECTION NAME HOUSE

Grade 1

1st Joy Dhanush Patel Dignity
2nd Concord Raviraaj Surana Liberty
3rd Joy Aadik Jain Unity

Grade 2

1st Think Aarna Agarwal Unity
2nd Dream Chelsy Patel Dignity
3rd Create Dhairya Garg Dignity

Grade 3

1st Innovate Mohak Banka Integrity
2nd Imagine Lakshita Jain Liberty
3rd Innovate Tanishi Jariwala Dignity

Grade 4

1st Mettle Navya Poddar Integrity
2nd Mettle Suhani Banthia Liberty
3rd Tenacity Naisha Athavia Dignity

Grade 5

1st Conglomerate Hitansh Savani Integrity
2nd Consortium Ananya Mistry Dignity
3rd Conglomerate Aashi Sinha Liberty

Grade 6

1st Evolve Kavya Shah Integrity
2nd Evolve Darsh Bulchandani Liberty
3rd Enlighten Aarav Bhansali Dignity

 

Parenting in Modern Times

Parenting in Modern Times

From juggling responsibilities to trying to tame the wild animals, there is never a dull moment in the life of a family. It’s an amazing mixture of strength and beauty, fear and laughter! Yes, family can be a circus at times.

We, welcome the parents to be a part of a Parenting circle, which will be facilitated by the School’s wellbeing counselors. The session will talk about some of the deadly and relevant parenting styles . The main agenda would be, to provide a platform to the parents where they can talk about the issues that they are facing with their children and seek guidance from the other parents.

So get ready to be a part of this parenting circle and be equipped with the family circus hacks to handle your children.

Day and Date- Friday, 12th October 2018
Time – 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Venue – Shall be communicated through confirmation email.

Kindly note- This circle is limited to only 25 participants per grade. So register ASAP. Once registered, we shall email you the confirmation. Please use your parent email ID to sign up. Click on the following link to register for the session

Parenting in Modern Times

Hereby sharing few feedback from the last workshop we had with G 4, 5 and 6 parents:

– It was quite a valuable session. Lots of gratitude for the same. Also, lots of applauds to school team to proactively organizing such session. Genuinely obligated to all of you.
– I really enjoyed being a part of the workshop and the tips shared by the counselors will definitely help us on reflecting on our parenting skills and styles. Listening from other moms also gave me comfort that I’m not the only one pulling my hair apart 😉 Both the counselors were equally involved and patiently understood as well as catered to parent queries. I would like to hear more on father’s role in parenting. As a parent, I struggle to involve my husband actively in parenting. Thank you for the workshop! The effort is appreciated.
– Thanks dear.It was indeed a fruitful session. Got a chance to recap, re look and rethink about how I am as a parent and also on my parenting style. Having a discussion with other parent made me feel that I am not the only one and got few tips from them regarding how they are handling similar issues. Hats off to the counselors they are very talented and knowledgeable and was able to take the session very smoothly and nicely. Suggestion is that we should have more such sessions with parents of difficult kids. As I always feel “there are no difficult kids there are always difficult parents”. Such parents need this and even we too to keep us reminded of.Great efforts by the school in achieving their mission statement as they alone can’t build character with competence they seek our help for it too.Thank you for making me a part of it.
– The workshop started well with knowing the purpose and expectation of each parent . For the very little time I was there , Parents were sharing their concerns and experiences about their child and how they deal with the situations and what doesn’t work… The counselors were giving their necessary inputs ” like 2 min parenting that stuck with me.”
But the bitter fact is there is “no fixed medicines for dealing with children with same problems”. Hence as parents its us who has to gauge what works well for us.

Parenting in modern times

Parenting in modern times

From juggling responsibilities to trying to tame the wild animals, there is never a dull moment in the life of a family. It’s an amazing mixture of strength and beauty, fear and laughter! Yes, family can be a circus at times.

We welcome the parents to be a part of a Parenting circle, which will be facilitated by the School’s wellbeing counselors. The session will talk about some of the deadly and relevant parenting styles . The main agenda would be, to provide a platform to the parents where they can talk about the issues that they are facing with their children and seek guidance from the other parents.

So get ready to be a part of this parenting circle and be equipped with the family circus hacks to handle your children.

Day and Date- Saturday, 6th October 2018
Time-10:30 AM-12:00 AM
Venue- Junior Library

Kindly note- This circle is limited to 25 participants only.So register ASAP. Once registered, we shall email you the confirmation.

Link: Parenting in modern times

Dump to Desk

Dump to Desk

Dear All,
Thank you so much for the overwhelming response, we received a good number of systems for the noble cause that the students have taken up. Please note that we will not be accepting any more systems now. Thank you once again for all the contributions made so far.
Regards
Students of Grade 5 Reciprocity
Reminder – From Dumps to Desk

Reminder – From Dumps to Desk

Dear all,

We are thankful to parents who could share their old laptops, computers and Chromebooks. Grade 5 students are excited to move towards next step i.e getting these systems refurbished so that the system can be donated to Government schools.

In case you have missed, here is another chance for you to send your old systems to the Grade 5 wing by Monday 24th September.

We are hoping for a quick response, so that all the systems can be put for refurbishing together.

Thanking you once again.

Grade 5 Reciprocity

From Dumps to Desk – Donate your old PC

From Dumps to Desk – Donate your old PC

You can be Reason for their smile !!

If you sell your old Computers you may become richer by few grands ,
 But if you donate, you will be richer by hundreds of heart !! 
It might be shocking for us to know that only 10% Indians own their Personal Computer.This leaves lakhs of schools in India without any access to a PC. In order to bridge this gap, students of Grade 5 Reciprocity have taken an initiative to donate computers or laptops to such schools/organisations which can benefit and help the students to learn about / through computers. This is also a part of  their action for the current unit on Digital Media.

We are seeking support from the entire Fountainhead Community by asking you to participate in this campaign by donating any old computer/laptop/Chromebook, whether in working or non working condition. Once collected, these systems will be sent to ‘Reboot –  hardware refurbishers’ for getting it refurbished, free of cost. The students will collect the refurbished devices and then donate them to government schools/NGOs after educating the students there about the benefits of digital media in education.

The systems can be sent through your ward to school and deposited in the Grade 5 wing. Kindly hand over the devices to:

a) Ms. Anjali Arora (Resource Teacher)

b) Ms. Nikita —  (Resource teacher)

c) Ms Dipti Singhal (G5 Team Leader)

d)Grade Didi

Looking forward for your support and contribution to this noble cause.

Thanking you,

Students of Grade 5 Reciprocity

Important Note – Fixed Seating: 1:45 PM (D Route)

Important Note – Fixed Seating: 1:45 PM (D Route)

Dear Parent,

You must be aware by now of the fixed seating arrangement during the 1:45 pm route. We would like to inform you that, as a pilot project, fixed seating was implemented in three buses. We received feedback from both students and the transport staff, that the fixed seating arrangement helped in maintaining the decorum of the bus, thus ensuring that students follow bus routines and procedures. Hence, we have implemented the same in all the buses for 1:45 pm route. Students continue to have free seating in the morning route where they can interact with friends

Fountainhead School promotes freedom to students in many ways. Thus, having their choice of seat in the bus was one of the freedom that was given to students. Freedom comes with responsibility, but despite repeated warnings, counselling sessions and consequences given to students across years, it has been observed that bus discipline in the D route has been a matter of concern for the students, teachers and parents at large. There have been multiple instances of students bullying, teasing and hitting other students. Many times, groups of older students pick on younger students. Students do not listen to the didi and conductor and their authority is taken lightly. At the slightest instance of the bus staff becoming assertive with students, the students (and even parents in some cases) are quick to complain about the staff. The lack of teachers or an authority that students take seriously in this route was the primary reason that the solution of fixing students seats was thought of.  

We agree that all students may not be party to misbehavior and are upset by this new rule. Some students are concerned that they can’t sit with their friends. Some students may find the new rule unfair if they have been well behaved or not involved in misbehavior. We are happy that students feel empowered to voice their concern and we as a school are using this opportunity to talk to them about actions and consequences, making new friends, learning to spend time on their own etc. Parallel to this, the senior students in PYP are also going to work on a project by working on values like respect, cooperation etc to solve behavior issues in the D route.

Your cooperation in supporting this change will help us in implementing discipline along with responsibility amongst students.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Important Note

Important Note

Dear Parents,
Kindly note the important announcement regarding Janmashtami and Navratri holidays:
1. Due to a printing error in Senior School Student Calendar, a holiday is mentioned for Janmashtami. Note that the school does not give a holiday for Janmashtami.
2. Navratri holidays have been declared for government schools only, hence there will be No Navratri Break for students. The Diwali Break schedule will be followed as mentioned in the student calendar.
Regards,
Fountainhead School