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Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Ushering in the new academic year with a few changes on campus. We have carried out some modification and restoration work at school during the summer break this year. Here is a detailed summary of the same:

Replacement of Roof in Rendezvous

The metal structure of the roof in Rendezvous was corroded and needed replacement. The new structure is of durable quality and is guaranteed to last at least 25 years. The new roof has given a refreshed look to the area.

Jr. KG & Sr. KG Classroom Renovation – (Air Circulation / Daylight)

Both the wings required aeration and lighting, hence the adjacent wall (the wall next to Drome) has been knocked down to provide more daylight and increase circulation of air in the area.

 

Internet Bandwidth (RF to Fiber) – 110 Mbps to 310 Mbps

As a tech savvy school, we are highly dependent on the internet and hence require high data speed at all times. To overcome the shortcomings related to data we have shifted to City Broadband which will  provide us with a high speed of 310 Mbps. Also, City Broadband works on fiber cable and therefore there are lesser chances of disruption due to bad weather conditions. We will also be the first school/organization in Surat to provide such high speed data.

New Buses

We constantly strive to reduce transport time for students. With this in mind and also to ease transport congestion we have purchased 2 new buses this year. This will help us to accommodate new routes as well as new students and teachers.

Drinking Water (Ground)

The water fountain on school grounds has been given a makeover.

 

RCC Road

We have recently constructed a RCC road which was earlier made up of paver blocks as we used to face issues like pavers coming out and becoming uneven thus making it uncomfortable for students and others to walk. This area is mostly used as a roundabout turning point for school buses.

 

Lab Renovation (Air circulation / Daylight)

We have installed sliding windows to increase air circulation and provide better natural light in the Chemistry, Biology and Physics Labs. Safety shower, eye washer, sink and a wash-up area have been added in Biology lab.


Lunch in the classroom

The most recent change brought about in FS is the shifting of meal time venues. Now the classroom will be used as a dining room during meal times. The idea behind this change is to reduce transition time for students and also help them inculcate etiquette of eating without spillage, since they will be responsible for cleaning their tables and classroom after meals. Another advantage of this change is a reduction in the amount of food wastage which has always been our primary concern.

 

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

This is a gentle reminder for those parents who are yet to send the RFID Parent Pass to school for updation. Kindly send the RFID Parent Pass to school with your child tomorrow, without fail.

Parents are requested to send both the cards together. As mentioned earlier, cards will be handed over to students on the same day. 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Raconteur – Reminder

Raconteur – Reminder

Dear Raconteurs,

We take this opportunity to thank each one of you for flexing your muscles and writing for our magazine. We will try our best to fit-in all the literary pieces sent by you.

For all those who are still suffering from writer’s bloc, pick up your pens, pencils, devices, easels and start working. Now’s the time! You have few more days to get those creative juices flowing.

Resending the topics for your reference. Remember you can choose your own topic as well.

The topics are:

Topic Can be attempted by
My First Bicycle Grade 1
Cooking with Mom! Grade 1-3
The Sweetest Excuse I Ever Made! Grade 1-3
A day spent with Papa Grade 1-3
Fun in the rains Grade 1-3
When I write for Raconteur Grade 2-3
How do I stop a litterbug? Grade 2-6
If I could create the 8th wonder of the world Grade 4-6
Technology in my life! Grade 4-6
Day the tap runs dry! Grade 4-10
When monsoon hits Grade 4-12 / Parents
The most evil character I’ve read about Grade 4-12 / Parents
Trip with friends Grade 4-12 / Parents
The shift- PY to MY Grade 7-10/ Parents
The Importance of Financial Literacy Grade 7-10/ Parents
Read at will OR Read at compulsion Grade 7-12
FIFA fever Grade 7-12/ Parents
Is Going Green Just an Advertising Façade Grade 7-12/ Parents
Facebook – Sharing my life?? Grade 7-12/ Parents
My Favorite Form of Exercise Grade 7-12/ Parents
How We Shop: In-store or Online? Parents
What I didn’t learn in school! Parents
An unfulfilled wish Parents

 

Points to ponder while writing/sending articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org.  Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Articles sent by parents should be first time articles. Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article mention full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the backside of the poster.
  • Entries to be emailed from the student id or parent id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will not be accepted.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in a high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

The last date for submission is 22nd July, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

Raconteur Team.

Sports Camp 2018-19 Phase 1

Sports Camp 2018-19 Phase 1

Dear All,

  1. We are starting after school Sports camp for the PYP and SS students.
  2. This camp has been organised to provide practice to the students for the Khel Mahakumbh as well as Singa Cup Football Tournament(Details of Singa Cup will be posted soon)
  3. The camp will start from 1st August and will last till 10th October. (30 sessions)
  4. The camp will be scheduled from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
  5. Amount for the camp per student is Rs. 3000. This amount will be deducted from the imprest account once the registration is done.
  6. In case there are less than 7 students in any sports, that sports will get cancelled.

Camp days:-

Date Weekday School Day
1 August 2018 Wednesday 6
3 August 2018 Friday 2
6 August 2018 Monday 3
8 August 2018 Wednesday 5
10 August 2018 Friday 1
13 August 2018 Monday 2
16 August 2018 Thursday 4
17 August 2018 Friday 5
20 August 2018 Monday 6
24 August 2018 Friday 3
27 August 2018 Monday 4
29 August 2018 Wednesday 6
30 August 2018 Thursday 1
3 September 2018 Monday 3
5 September 2018 Wednesday 5
6 September 2018 Thursday 6
10 September 2018 Monday 1
12 September 2018 Wednesday 3
14 September 2018 Friday 4
17 September 2018 Monday 5
18 September 2018 Tuesday 6
20 September 2018 Thursday 2
24 September 2018 Monday 3
26 September 2018 Wednesday 5
28 September 2018 Friday 1
1 October 2018 Monday 2
3 October 2018 Wednesday 3
5 October 2018 Friday 5
8 October 2018 Monday 6
10 October 2018 Wednesday 2
  • The PYP students will have to stay back after 1:45 pm till 3 pm and will have to do their own work in the given area, which will be supervised by an adult.
  • Details of Games:-
Sr. Coach Sports Max Limit Grade Note
1 Zulkif Supervisor
2 Anwer Football 40 4 to 12
3 Pinkle
4 Mohammed Saleh Handball 18 4 to 10
5 Mahmood Table Tennis 7 6 to 12
6 Asif Skating 15 1 to 12 Students have to wear Loose track pant or shorts
7 Saifali Taekwondo 20 3 to 12 Taekwondo uniform will be mandatory
8 Ashmi
9 Oomer Athletics 20 1 to 12

1)students will get specific event training. (For e.g., A Shot Put player will not be forced to do running event or Jumping event, unless he/she is good at it)

2)Runners & Jumpers will have to bring Spikes (Synthetic track nails)

3)Grade 1 will have specific training according to their Khel Mahakumbh events

10 Senthil
11 Asawari Yoga 20 2 to 12
12 Akshay Basketball 15 2 to 12
13 Jagdish Frisbee No Limit 4 to 10
14 Akhil Fitness Training 10 2 to 12 Weight control and Fitness, Energy balance, A balance diet and Physical training.

Transport Routes:-

  • The buses will leave at 4:35 & will only provide limited stops.
Bus No:-1
Sr No Stop name Drop Off Time
1 Nr. CNG Station, Dandi Road 04:45:00
2 Subhash Garden Circle 04:47:00
3 Tadwadi Char Rasta Main Road 04:52:00
4 Pinki Collection Store Main Road 05:02:00
5 Sarela Shopping Center 05:05:00
6 Opp,Sargam Shopping Center 05:12:00
7 Opp,VR Mall Circle 05:20:00
Fountainheadschool 04:35:00
Bus No:-2
Sr No Stop name Drop Off Time
1 Rocket Circle Main Road 04:50:00
2 Opp,Mahavir Petrol Pump 04:52:00
3 Opp,Vijay Dairy (Gujarat Gas Circle) 04:55:00
4 Uncle Shop 05:05:00
5 Someshwar Enclave Main Gate 05:15:00
6 Opp,S.D.Jain School Main Road 05:18:00
7 Safal Square, UM Road, Vesu 05:20:00
Fountainheadschool 04:35:00
Bus No:-3
Sr No Stop name Drop Off Time
1 Opp,Gulzar Avenue Main Road 04:50:00
2 Opp,Sardar English Medium School 04:53:00
3 Sheth Morabhai Hospital / Motiwala Perfume 05:00:00
4 Zapata Store Main Road 05:05:00
5 Raja Dairy 05:08:00
6 Zenith Hotel (Old Amisha Hotel) 05:12:00
7 Barfiwala College Main Road 05:15:00
8 Dholakia Garden (Nr. Katargam Police Station) 05:17:00
Fountainhead School 04:35:00
Bus No:-4
Sr No Stop name Drop Off Time
1 Gandhi Engg. College 05:02:00
2 Opp,Reliance Petrol Pump Main Road 05:06:00
3 Opp,Nutan Niwas Main Road 05:08:00
4 Opp,Amrut Kunj Complex 05:11:00
5 Opp,Shyam Mandir Main Road (VIP Road) 05:20:00
6 Ashirwad Complex Gate No:- 1 (Nr. Om Krishna Petrol Pump) 05:25:00
7 Subh Laxmi Complex Main Road 05:27:00
8 Opp. Maheshwari Bhavan 05:29:00
Fountainhead School 04:35:00
Bus No:-5
Sr No Stop name Drop Off Time
1 L.P.Savani School (Circle) Main Road 04:55:00
2 Opp,Plant Nursery, Nr, Green Avenue 04:58:00
3 Opp,Trinity Mall Main Road, 05:00:00
4 Galaxy Circle Main Road 05:03:00
5 Green City Main Road (Batha) 05:08:00
Fountainhead School 04:35:00
  • Last day to fill the form is Sunday, 23rd July.

In case of any query, please Email to mohamed.jelani@fountainheadschools.org

Click Here if you can’t access the form

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Measles & Rubella Vaccination Drive

Measles & Rubella Vaccination Drive

Dear Parent,

This is to inform you that the government has scheduled a Measles & Rubella vaccination drive on Tuesday, 17th July, 2018. It is mandatory for all children aged 15 years & under to get this vaccination.

Please ensure that you prepare your child mentally for this vaccination and also explain the importance of it. Also, ensure that your child has breakfast before coming to school on that day.

Kindly note that we will be sending an MR Information card along with your child on Monday. Please sign it and send it back on Tuesday without fail.

Vaccination schedule:

Grade Time
PYP (G 1-6) 07:30 am
Grade 7, 8 & 9 08:40 am
Early Years (Nu, JK & SK) 10:30 am

For more details refer the following links:

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Educational Trip- PYP (2018-19)

Educational Trip- PYP (2018-19)

Dear Parents,

Every year FS students get to explore their curriculum through educational trips & nature camps. These trips not only widen their academic understanding, but also succeed in bringing the students out of their comfort zone. These excursions teach them to get accustomed to an environment where they have to respond to the challenges which in turn, develop their personal leadership skills! They are compelled to work with each other which helps them develop empathy and understanding towards others perspectives. Students overcome the fear of being on their own and show a great deal of courage and adaptability to anything and everything, but more importantly to the very uniqueness of Nature!

Parents need to inform school in advance whether their child will be coming for the educational trip or not by filling the Educational Trip Registration form.

  • The expense of nature camp trip has already been included in imprest deposit. In case your child is not going for the trip, the amount will be adjusted in the imprest deposit.
  • The school highly recommends that all students attend the nature camp/excursion.
  • It is mandatory for parents to fill the Educational Trip Registration form irrespective of whether the child IS COMING OR NOT COMING for the educational trip.  Last date to submit the form is 10th August 2018. This form is accessible only via parents email id.  
  • If you have more than 1 child studying in school, fill 2 separate forms from respective parents email id.
  • Booking and travel arrangement will commence after 10th August. Post this cancellation charges will be applicable on opting out, if consent has been given earlier.
  • Last date to submit confirmation form is 10th August, 2018. If we do not receive any response from your end before the deadline, we will assume that your child will not be coming for the educational trip.  

Educational Trip Detail:

 Please refer to the table:

Time period Cancellation amount
30 to 20 days prior to the journey 25%
19 to 10 days prior to the journey 50%
10 days prior to the journey No Refund

Cost includes:

      • Travel
      • Accommodation
      • Vendor expenses
      • Teacher expenses
      • Food and beverage
      • Entry fee, registration fee, wherever applicable
      • Miscellaneous expenses

Note: Detailed itinerary and other important information of each trip will be shared later.

For any further query related to educational trips, feel free to contact us at events@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Events Team

Educational Trip for PYP 2018-19

Educational Trip for PYP 2018-19

Dear Parents,

Every year FS students get to explore their curriculum through educational trips & nature camps. These trips not only widen their academic understanding, but also succeed in bringing the students out of their comfort zone. These excursions teach them to get accustomed to an environment where they have to respond to the challenges which in turn, develop their personal leadership skills! They are compelled to work with each other which helps them develop empathy and understanding towards others perspectives. Students overcome the fear of being on their own and show a great deal of courage and adaptability to anything and everything, but more importantly to the very uniqueness of Nature!

Parents need to inform school in advance whether their child will be coming for the educational trip or not by filling the Educational Trip Registration form.

  • The expense of nature camp trip has already been included in imprest deposit. In case your child is not going for the trip, the amount will be adjusted in the imprest deposit.
  • The school highly recommends that all students attend the nature camp/excursion.
  • It is mandatory for parents to fill the Educational Trip Registration form irrespective of whether the child IS COMING OR NOT COMING for the educational trip.  Last date to submit the form is 10th August 2018. This form is accessible only via parents email id.  
  • If you have more than 1 child studying in school, fill 2 separate forms from respective parents email id.
  • Booking and travel arrangement will commence after 10th August. Post this cancellation charges will be applicable on opting out, if consent has been given earlier.
  • Last date to submit confirmation form is 10th August, 2018. If we do not receive any response from your end before the deadline, we will assume that your child will not be coming for the educational trip. 

Educational trip 2018-19 for Primary Years (G 1-6):

Please refer to the table:

Time period Cancellation amount
30 to 20 days prior to the journey 25%
19 to 10 days prior to the journey 50%
10 days prior to the journey No Refund


Cost includes:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Vendor expenses
  • Teacher expenses
  • Food and beverage
  • Entry fee, registration fee, wherever applicable
  • Miscellaneous expenses

Note: Detailed itinerary and other important information of each trip will be shared later.

For any further query related to educational trips, feel free to contact us at events@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Events Team.

Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine!

With that in mind, we have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati as well.

The topics are:

Topic Can be attempted by
My First Bicycle Grade 1
Cooking with Mom! Grade 1-3
The Sweetest Excuse I Ever Made! Grade 1-3
A day spent with Papa Grade 1-3
Fun in the rains Grade 1-3
When I write for Raconteur Grade 2-3
How do I stop a litterbug? Grade 2-6
If I could create the 8th wonder of the world Grade 4-6
Technology in my life! Grade 4-6
Day the tap runs dry! Grade 4-10
When monsoon hits Grade 4-12 / Parents
The most evil character I’ve read about Grade 4-12 / Parents
Trip with friends Grade 4-12 / Parents
The shift- PY to MY Grade 7-10/ Parents
The Importance of Financial Literacy Grade 7-10/ Parents
Read at will OR Read at compulsion Grade 7-12
FIFA fever Grade 7-12/ Parents
Is Going Green Just an Advertising Façade Grade 7-12/ Parents
Facebook – Sharing my life?? Grade 7-12/ Parents
My Favorite Form of Exercise Grade 7-12/ Parents
How We Shop: In-store or Online? Parents
What I didn’t learn in school! Parents
An unfulfilled wish Parents

 

Points to ponder while writing/sending articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Articles sent by parents should be first time articles. Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article mention full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the backside of the poster.
  • Entries to be emailed from the student id or parent id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

The last date for submission is 22nd July, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

 

Raconteur Team.

 

Measles and Rubella Elimination Campaign

Measles and Rubella Elimination Campaign

The Government has started Measles & Rubella campaign by providing mandatory Measles-Rubella vaccine to all the children to completely eradicate it by 2020 through its immunization programme.

  • The purpose of the Measles-Rubella campaign is to protect your child and eliminate transmission of MR  from the community by vaccinating 100% target children with MR vaccine.
  • Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign is a special campaign to vaccinate all children of 9 months to <15 years of age group with one additional dose of MR vaccine.

As per the campaign, this vaccination will be given to all children aged 3 to 15 years in school by Government health care Officials. Vaccination campaign will be conducted in school by July end. Dates for the campaign will be shared later.

This will be mandatory for all children (even though the vaccination is provided earlier) and no consent will be taken from the parents as per the government’s decision.

Session on MR campaign has been scheduled for all parents by Government health officials on 30th June 2018 from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm at Fountainhead School (Venue-  Ybox) to address concerns, if any.

What are measles and rubella diseases?

  • Measles and Rubella are highly contagious viral diseases that are spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing.
  • Infection with Measles is followed by high fever, a rash that spreads over the body, cough, running nose and red watery eyes.
  • Measles weakens the immune system of the body. Hence infection with Measles often leads to serious complications that include blindness, encephalitis, severe diarrhoea and severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia.
  • Rubella is a mild viral infection that occurs most often in children and young adults.
  • Infection with Rubella is followed by rash and low fever. It may be associated with swelling of lymph node and joint pain.

FAQ’s

  1. Q. Does my child need a Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign dose even if she/he has been immunized as per immunization schedule given by paediatrician/health centre?
  2. A. Yes, your child needs the additional dose being administered during the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign. This additional campaign dose will boost the immunity of child and protect the entire community by eliminating transmission of Measles and Rubella.

All children in the age group of nine months to 15 years must take the Measles and Rubella vaccine being administered in the ongoing campaign. Even those children, who have been vaccinated for measles by their paediatrician or at a health centre, should take the Measles-Rubella campaign vaccine. The vaccine is safe.

  1. How safe is the vaccine administered by Government health incharge? Are there any side effects of the MR vaccine?
  2. Majority of the MR vaccine is developed by Serum Institute,  Pune. This institution supplies MR vaccine to 70% of the world. The Central government also sources the vaccine from the same institute and supplies it to states for the campaign.

The MR vaccine which is being used in the campaign is completely safe. Like with any other injectable vaccine, there could be mild pain and redness at the injection site, low-grade fever, rash and muscle ache, which subsides on its own. The vaccine is not known to cause any other adverse effect. However, all immunization sessions – whether in schools or outreach – are linked to fully equipped health centres to handle any adverse event.

 

Bibliography – http://www.searo.who.int/india/topics/measles/faqs_measles_rubella_vaccine_english.pdf

Revised Food Policy

Revised Food Policy

“Everytime You Eat Is An Opportunity To Nourish Your Body” (Source: superhealinglife.com)

We have revised the FS FOOD POLICY and to put things into perspective we are sharing a video of the policy which will serve as a go-to guide for all of us. We request all the parents to view the video at least once so as to get a clear picture of the FS FOOD POLICY. Kindly note that this policy will be put into practice from Monday, 2nd July, 2018. You can read the policy document here.