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Reminder – The Lakshya Program

Reminder – The Lakshya Program

The Lakshya Program

“There are people who wonder what happened, there are people who watch things happen and then there are people who make things happen. To be successful, you need to be a person who make things happen.” – Jim Lowell

But how do we become successful? How do we make things happen? Well Rancho of 3 idiots fame once said “Pursue excellence and success will follow”. But then pursuing excellence would not work if you play blind, right. You need a concrete goal too, a LAKSHYA to achieve, strong enough to drive you hard to pursue it diligently. The program doesn’t just focus on academic excellence but excellence in any sphere of life. We know by many real life examples that the route to success in life is not just through academics but could be through so many routes. So the goal could be an elite college, or it could be to get into a specific academic career be it Architecture, Law, Social Activism, Entrepreneurship, Astronomy etc. or pursuing a talent (in sports, arts etc.) like Football, Game Designing, Baking etc.

Irrespective of the goal itself, this program is therefore for those students who want to learn what pursuit of excellence looks like. It’s based on the understanding that, to become really good at anything requires a lot of dedication and practice and even if students don’t know what they would like to do as their long-term career, it’s possible for them to learn what it takes to excel at anything in life. The program may look something like this:

The program is open for all from Grade 7 provided they are willing to work hard to excel in something of their choice. There will be no difference in information shared from the school between the students who take up this program and those who don’t. Goals and tasks will be posted by email / blog and/or on Naviance for all the students. But these services are as such provided for all the students of Fountainhead School, then what would make the students enrolled in this program different from the rest?

The difference would be a ten times more involvement and ownership on the part of both students and their parents as well. Those students who sign up are obviously expected to do those tasks diligently. And parents are expected to support the student in the right amount and way.  The difference would lie in terms of school’s inputs and your role as students and parents:

 

What School Will Do What You Need To Do
Help you chart a path to your Lakshya Decide your own Lakshya (school will not make decisions on your behalf)
Share resources linked to your lakshya or skill development Ensure reading/using those resources     
Assessment at every stage if the student is doing this program with his/her initiative and liking Build a consensus and a vision with your ward and ensure that your ward is happy doing this program
Suggest general/specific tasks (such as visiting career fairs, internships, scholarships, competitions, leadership opportunities etc. mapped to your Lakshya) Figure out ways of doing these activities effectively and then report progress.
Discuss with your ward the importance of attending career sessions in school

 

Lakshya Program Requirements
  • Meeting academic grade requirements/achievements in the relevant area of talent/passion
  • Frequent planning meetings with students (no extra meetings than already planned as per grade but would have different agenda and would be more focused)
  • Parents will have to attend one on one meetings arranged as per the Counselor’s schedule. For the one on one meetings parents will be required to attend when asked to come as per the Counselor’s schedule. The agenda of these meetings will be different than regular meetings. It will be more focused/advanced but students need to meet prerequisites.
  • Reporting of tasks using spreadsheet, student blog, e-portfolios etc.
  • Attending all career related events including Life classes as it also helps students in different ways in their career-making decisions.
    • Parents/students will have to attend each and every career related events including life classes, especially the ones marked compulsory like MYP/DP Orientation, Mega Book Club Review etc. and must make the efforts to attend other events such as Career Fairs, Student Exhibitions, etc.
  • Yearly Sign-up / Renewal of the Program. The participating students will be evaluated at different levels for their involvement, if the above mentioned Lakshya specific tasks are not performed and if found that there is no or very little involvement or concentration from parents’ side then we may cancel the student’s registration.

 

What sort of tasks you need to do as part of Lakshya? Who Should do it? Dates/Deadlines Evidences of Tasks
Filling up the Lakshya Interest Form Students and Parents

Students -3rd February, 2018

Parents – 10th February, 2018

Form Responses

Please click here for the link of the Parent Interest Form

Framing a Joint Student-Parent Vision    Students and Parents 31st March, 2018 Upload a PDF in Naviance

Preparing a 10,000 Hour Plan

            A. Listing what you would really like to master by spending 10,000 hours in doing so.

           B. By when do you intend to meet those 10,000 hours?

           C. How will you ensure that it’s deliberate and focused practice and not just timepass.

           D. Reworking your daily schedule to get those focused hours of practice.

Students Upload the plan in a PDF in Naviance and also add in form of goals in Naviance to get updates
Active participation in at least one service/leadership program on their own apart from MYP Personal Project or CAS activity. Students During the summer break Write a reflection and upload PDF on Naviance before the school starts
Honing certain required skills like Reading and Writing (we will recommend the number of books to be read) Students During the summer break Write a reflection and upload PDF on Naviance
One Internship on their own (applicable from Grade 7 onwards) Students During the summer break Write a reflection and upload PDF on Naviance
Naviance logins both by students and parents and the frequency of the naviance visits, reviewing grade level reports, frequency of counselor visits Students and Parents On going process Student and Parent Usage reports on Naviance

Note: There will be no reminders given for these tasks separately. Students and parents can check the deadlines of the tasks on Naviance and keep a tab on it, regularly and proactively.

An orientation for the Lakshya Program has been conducted for all the senior school students. Some students have already signed up. If you think that this might be a good program for your ward you may encourage him/her to sign up for this program (if interested you can fill the form now as well). Please click here for the link of the student interest form.

However, we have to emphasize that parents shouldn’t push their ward/s to do this, if the student is not keen. Student’s self-initiative has to be the driving force behind this program.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

UNIT – TEST- Chemistry

UNIT – TEST- Chemistry

Grade10 – All
Assessment given by: aman.kuba@fountainheadschools.org
Assessment Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Unit Name / Topic List: C14 – Organic Chemistry

Details: 1. You are required to carry your own resources.
2. Max. marks – 30
3. Test will be conducted in the HRM slot.
Duration: 45 minutes

Mersion Fellowship Programme (Grade 7-12)

Mersion Fellowship Programme (Grade 7-12)

Dear Parents,

On completion of 5 years of dedicated success, the Great Place to Study and the parent company, Skill Tree Knowledge Consortium, have made a commitment to give back to the community. Being a social enterprise and human-centric organization their goal has been to solve substantial social issues through the medium of education. They strongly believe that the responsibility of a country’s development is not in the hands of the government, influential moguls, political parties alone, but equally within each one of us.

Since last year, they along with a global panel of experts and partners have been working to develop a fully sponsored fellowship programme for Indian school students in their senior year to experience the world from the most influential educational entities. Their mission is to create a path for those who dream to bring a positive change in societies of this world.

Mersion Fellowship by Great Place to Study is their commitment to the future. The fellowship is bestowed upon those selected bright minds, who are dedicated to pursue their dreams and aim to contribute to the betterment of this world. It is a unique chance to learn from the most influential minds, learn humanity and science and discover their passion and interest. The Fellowship programme is an intra-disciplinary module with a focus on making each student go through the process of self-learning and refreshing the ability to contribute to the future of science and the wheel of the economy.

The two weeks fellowship programme is delivered at Harvard University, Boston, by research scholars, student lecturers and fellows of Harvard and MIT. The classes, travel, stay and meals are fully sponsored by Great Place to Study and is limited to 40 students from all participating schools of India. Selection criteria are based on the application process, SOP, Entrance for Mersion Fellowship and final interview with the programme chair.

Important Points:

  • The program dates will be announced later but it would either be in last week of June or 1st week of July.
  • The registration cost is Rs. 4500/-. To apply for this program, please click here. The applications have started on the 29th of January, 2018 and will close on 25th of February, 2018 but only 10000 application will be accepted so hurry up!
  • The test will include questions about the importance of social and moral values, basic Indian history and natural knowledge we acquire from our surroundings so we request you motivate and encourage your child to apply.
  • The selection procedure is given below:

For more details about the program, please click here. In case of any further query, you can write to mersion@greatplacetostudy.org or call at 011-41023100 | 011-141646300 | Mobile No: 9582820303. You can also write to career.counselor@fountainheadschools.org.

Thanks

Fountainhead School

International Mathematics : Significant Figures Worksheet

International Mathematics : Significant Figures Worksheet

Grade10 – All
Homework assigned by: devdatta.gupta@fountainheadschools.org
Submission Date: Mon Feb 05 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: Yes
Details: Solve the Significant Figures worksheet uploaded on Google Classroom in your math notebook. NOTE: This homework is only for International Mathematics Core students.
Expected Time: 30 minutes

Night out of Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 scheduled on Friday, 9th February 2018

Night out of Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 scheduled on Friday, 9th February 2018

Dear Parents,

Night out for Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 is scheduled on Friday, 9th February  2018. Students will have regular working day on Friday, 9th Feb’18 and will start with their night out after 3:00 pm. They will leave for home the next morning at 6:00 am. (Saturday, 10 Feb’18)

 

Please refer to below given link for drop off routes on 10th February 2018, Saturday.

Night out Bus Routes

 

Please refer to the details given below:

Objective:

Night-out is the time for sharing and the children learn differently from how they do within the four walls of the classroom. It is also a way to experience school after the working hours and see how the campus looks on a dark night. It teaches the child to be independent, taking them out of their comfort zone.

Therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open; and  be courageous to face the elements of nature. Night out is about appreciating nature as much as it is about enthusiastically having fun. So these two experiences together create a powerful learning atmosphere for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

Hence, we urge the parents to prepare their children for being open-minded and experiencing something different from what they get at home for e.g. a warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, ipads etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also reflect on the learning part in the night-out.

We would also like to mention a few concerns that may come up during the night out.

 

Concerns:

  1. Winters – It will be very cold, especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degrees lesser than the city) and so sleeping outdoors (in  assembly/skating rink) for children is difficult. (Nursery to G 4, students will sleep in assembly area (rendezvous), beyond grade 4 students will sleep in skating rink. If the temperature drops below 12 degree, even older students will sleep indoors)
  2. Mosquitoes – We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes. However due to our location in the midst of lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy & sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely.
  3. Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched ON from evening till night (so that students and adults can find it easily). This means that insects will get attracted to the lights inside the toilet and many of them will fall dead on the floor as well.  

As mentioned, night out is as much about being close to nature therefore it is necessary that children sleep outdoors. Parents need to ensure that children are properly equipped with clothes and covers to handle the cold (and it is much more colder for the child compared to his/her regular bed). You must make sure the children are really well dressed and carry a good repellent cream as  we want them to have a memorable experience sleeping in the outdoors!

 

Schedule:

Time Details
3.15 pm to 4.00 pm Room assigning and changing time
4.00 pm to 4.30 pm Evening snacks
4.30 pm to 4:45 pm Assemble in Rendezvous
4:45 pm to 5.00 pm Instructions for events
5.00 pm to 6.30 pm Treasure hunt/ Scavenger hunt
6.30 pm to 6.45 pm Instructions for next activity

6.45 pm to 7.15 pm

7:15 pm to 8.15 pm

Band performance

Dance

8:15 pm to 9.00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm Changing for night tournament and carrying your essentials for night out on ground
9.30 pm onwards Start of Night Tournament
2:00 AM End of Night Tournament (Lights Off)
5:00 AM Wake Up Call
5.15 am to 5.45 am Freshen up and Packing time
5.45 am Assemble in Rendezvous
6.00 am Leave for home

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, Sports wear for night tournament, & footwear
  3. 2 layers of covers (blanket plus chaddar)
  4. Kindly carry enough warm clothes as it is Winter time. (Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/ socks/woolen caps )
  5. Mosquito repellent.

 

Please note:

    • Students are not allowed to bring any junk/packed food to school for the night out. Mobiles/ ipods/ ipads are not allowed and if found, will be confiscated.

 

  • Also, as per every year’s tradition, we will be having Night tournament (Student Led event) once again, wherein students will be provided with light snacks for which an amount of Rs. 150/- will be deducted from each student’s Imprest A/c.

 

We encourage all students to be present for the night out, it’s an event that children really enjoy and savour. There will be sufficient number of teachers and support staff to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event. The school also appoints a senior staff member (HOS/principal/ coordinators/ admin managers) as a safety monitor for the night out who ensures that all students are safe  in all ways.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

International Mathematics : Two-Variable Analysis

International Mathematics : Two-Variable Analysis

Grade10 – All
Homework assigned by: devdatta.gupta@fountainheadschools.org
Submission Date: Thu Feb 01 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Internet Required: No
Details: Solve Q 1 and Q 4 of Review Ex. 23B (Page No. 435) from Haese and Harris book. NOTE: This homework is only for International Mathematics Core students.
Expected Time: 30 minutes

UNIT – TEST- Hindi

UNIT – TEST- Hindi

Grade10 – All
Assessment given by: ranjana.tandon@fountainheadschools.org
Assessment Date: Fri Feb 09 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Unit Name / Topic List: Creative writing and one comprehension

Details: You have to attempt one comprehension and one creative writing.
Duration: 45 minutes