By tomorrow most of you will have received your copy of the school magazine- Raconteur. Happily! Anxiously! Excitedly, we present to you the first edition and hope you will love it too!
Expressing gratitude from the bottom of our hearts we genuinely applaud and appreciate all the effort put in by you for making Raconteur beautiful!
For this issue of Raconteur we received a record number of entries and our joys knew no bounds, but here comes the glitch…. The number of pages in the magazine are limited and we couldn’t fit all the articles at once but at the same time we didn’t want to let your diligence go in vain. So… We decided that we will use remaining articles in the next edition of Raconteur i.e. the April issue of the magazine.
In case you do not find your contribution in this issue you might have to wait a little longer! Thank you for your love, patience and support!
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, a 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 for 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- Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Time – 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Venue – Shall be communicated through a confirmation email.
Kindly note- This circle is limited to only 25 participants per grade. So register ASAP by filling the form given below. Once registered, we shall email you the confirmation. Please use your parent email ID to sign up.
Hereby sharing feedback from the last workshop we had with Grade 4, 5 and 6 parents:
– It was quite a valuable session. Lots of gratitude for the same. Also, lots of applauds to the 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 in 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 😉 Thank you for the workshop! The effort is appreciated.
– 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.
– Parents were sharing their concerns and experiences about their child and how they deal with the situations and what doesn’t work…
Techradiance’19 in association with IIT, Bombay had conducted a workshop on Android Apps Development where students from Grades 7 to 12 had participated to learn the basic concepts of app development in our school on 29th and 30th September 2018. The session for students began with learning to install Android Studio and jdk on their respective laptops. They learnt to enable developer options on their Mobile phones and installing virtual devices as well to check the functionality of their apps on mobile devices.
After gaining some confidence, students developed their own app (sending SMS, calling contacts, playing audio and video, registration form etc.) and presented to the facilitators as a part of the competition. Students had come up with creative ideas of app making. Students found it very interesting and were actively involved in working with the Android Studio software. It was quite surprising and interesting to see students missing on their lunch to complete their tasks. Participants without much background knowledge of Java were able to make basic apps of good quality.
The winners qualified for next round of National Level Championship are as under:
– Piyush Maheshwari
– Nishil Kapadia
– Arushi Bhansali
– Ananya Jain
– Jaymit Jinjala
– Chavi Bansal
– Prasham Dhupia
– Krishna Madhogaria
– Khush Goyal
– Samyak Jain
– Utsav Kothari
– Vatsal Mehta
– Ekansh Jain
Congratulations to everyone.
We will update you with the further communication for the championship which is tentatively scheduled in March’19.
Please note that winter jackets and trousers, for all the grades, will be available from 19 November 2018, onward at School Zone. (Bungalow No. 9, Shyam Kunj, Krishna Vatika Society, Near Meghna Park, City Light)
Please go through the below-given rates for winter jackets:
20, 22 & 24
26 & 28
30 & 32
34 & 36
38 & 40
42 & 44
If the last’s year jacket is in good condition you need not buy a new one.
School Uniform Policy states that only school jackets are allowed. Thermals (only black, white and grey colors) can be worn inside the school uniform, irrespective of whether school jacket is also used or not. Note that students cannot wear full t-shirts/sweatshirts of any other color.
It is mandatory for all new students to buy a school jacket.
Grade 10 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 1 Exam
Please note that we had introduced support classes after school for Math (Grade 7 to 12) & Physics (Grade 9 to 12). But considering parent request, we are now introducing classes for English (Grade 7 to 12 ), Integrated Sciences (only for Grade 7 and 8) also.
The main purpose of these support classes is to give the additional practice of the concepts taught in the class. In addition, this will give the opportunity to the students to clarify their doubts as needed. These are support classes and should not be looked as a substitute for teaching in the class. The teaching methodology and pattern will complement the method that is being taught in the class.
We intend to accommodate 10-12 students in one batch with a teacher.
For the pilot, we will start with 5 sessions per week (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri generally, a schedule will be shared at the start of the pilot program).
The cost will be Rs. 120 / session for the pilot program. To start off with, students will be expected to attend at least 6 sessions for a particular subject. If they choose to continue after that then the minimum commitment will be for 2 months. Deduction will be made from the imprest deposit based on the number of sessions where there’s sufficient balance (if not, then a separate payment will be asked for).
Timings for the support classes will be 03:25 pm to 04:30 pm.
The students will get a break from 03:10 to 03:20, wherein they can get extra tiffin from home or purchase snacks from the school pantry.
The buses will leave by 04:30 pm. The bus route details will be shared with the parents later.
Points to note:
The same teacher who teaches in the class may not be available. The school will ensure that the assigned teacher is trained and capable of solving doubts for that subject and grade.
The planning and quality of support in the classroom will be checked and monitored by the school.
Teachers who opt for this program will be paid by the school based on the no. of sessions that they take rather than the number of students. This will remove any incentive for them to promote these support classes, especially by not teaching well in the class.
Students can take additional support outside the school with prior permission. Please refer to the updated tuition policy here.
We are starting these classes for Math (Grade 7 to 12), Physics (Grade 9 to 12), Integrated Sciences (Grade 7 & 8) and Language (Grade 7 to 12) for this academic year. If we see that this initiative works well in the interest of the students and there are no glaring concerns, then we will consider starting support classes for other subjects as well. If there isn’t much response, we may discontinue the same.
The last date to fill the form is 18th October 2018. The form will be taken into consideration only if it is filled using school parent id.
Considering the increasing access to social media and internet in the current times, we are rolling out the Cyber Policy for our students with a view to educate them, make them aware of the threats online, and have a response system within the school to deal with such issues effectively.
We expect parents to support us in this initiative to make our students responsible digital citizens.
The policy has been discussed in detail with the students today.
We are sending out
1. Cyber Policy Document
2. Cyber Policy Legal Toolkit (for reference)
(Both these documents are spiral bound together)
3. Cyber Policy undertaking.
Parents are requested to go through all the above documents and discuss the same with their ward. The undertaking has to be signed by the parents and students and sent it to school latest by 15th October. The students who fail to submit the signed undertaking to school by the given date shall not be allowed to attend classes.
Please watch this video to understand the policy in detail.
This post is a reiteration of the importance of RFID card.
Kindly be informed that it is mandatory to show the RFID Parent Pass at the time of pick up from the bus stop. The bus conductor will be using RFID card reader in the bus which will be used to check the card, at random, when a parent/guardian/attendant receives the child at the bus stop. Kindly flash the card as indicated in the attached image.
If the card is found to be duplicate a fine of Rs. 500/- will be deducted from the student imprest deposit.
Note that, 15th October onwards, parents without RFID card will not be handed over the student, and the student will be brought back to school. Parents will have to collect their child from the school, in such a case.
Having a duplicate RFID card will also be considered as not having a card and the procedure as mentioned above will apply.
Please send your RFID card to school if registration is pending as yet, ignore if already done.