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Service Program 2017-18

Service Program 2017-18

Dear Parents,

This year we are emerging with the Service Program 2017-18 for the students of Grade 7-9 & 11. We shall once again have underprivileged children from all over the city (mainly from the areas near the school) to come together and learn something new, which will be facilitated by our FS students.

 

Objective & details:

We have introduced service component for all Senior School students as it is a required component of the IB (MY & DP) which aims to develop a caring young, internationally minded person for a better tomorrow.

Students will be involved in many activities which will include both Community and Environment related services.

We at Fountainhead believe not just fulfilling the needs of a curriculum or a syllabus of a subject, but we also believe in meeting ends with the needs of a humane soul, the ethics and morals that make us a better person, and eventually nurture leader’s through primary greatness, which we always speak of !

This programme will not only make the Senior School students accustomed to the subject of CAS, but it also lets them put aside their shortcomings and make themselves better social beings in every way possible.

 

What changes have we made this year?

Taking well into consideration the feedback received from all aspects, we have slightly improvised the module:

From this year onward, we will be having service session in the FS premises itself, wherein our students along with the students from NGO will come to the school on Sat-Sun and have sessions here. Transport to both the students of FS and the NGOs will be provided by the school.

 

Reasons and benefits of this change:

  1. Safety of all the students (FS and NGO) will be assured as it will be held strictly within the school premises and they all will be in constant supervision of school (Teachers/ Admin) & security staff.
  2. All resources/ facilities will be available in the school itself.
  3. Syllabus/ plan will be provided by the FS academic teams.
  4. Transport to all students will be provided by the school.
  5. Students, both from FS and the NGOs will get to have a new experience every weekend and take back some learning, both on basis of soft skills and hard skills.

 

Details of the program:

Days/timings Total number of sessions to be attended by each student Batches (Total 4 batches)
Saturdays: 3 to 5 pm

Sundays: 9 to 11 am

6 sessions 1st batch:

1st session: 15th & 16th July

2nd session: 22nd & 23rd July

3rd session: 29th & 30th July

6 sessions 2nd batch:

1st session- 5 & 6 Aug 2017

2nd session – 12 & 13 Aug 2017

3rd session -19 & 20 Aug

6 sessions 3rd Batch:

1st session- 26 & 27 Aug 2017

2nd session – 2 & 3 Sept

3rd session – 9 & 10 Sept

6 sessions 4th Batch:

1st session -16 & 17 sept

2nd session- 23 & 24sept

3rd session- 30 & 1st oct 2017

 

    1. Students will have 3 week community service program which will have 6 sessions in all.
    2. Sessions will be conducted on the weekend (Saturdays- 3 to 5 pm & Sundays- 9 to 11 am)
    3. G7, 8, 9 & 11 students will be divided into 4 batches- One batch will comprise of consecutive 6 sessions.
    4. There will be orientation sessions held well in prior to the initiation of this program, for each student to understand the structure and its objective well in detail and can also have their queries addressed.
    5. Google form will have to filled up by each student to chose it’s preference/ choice from the list of activities which will be mentioned in the form (link of the form is at the end of this doc)
    6. Please note that each activity has a minimum vacancy no. hence, the forms will be accepted on first come first serve basis.
    7. Once the selection is done, 4 batches will be formed as per the activities.
    8. Each batch will have a student incharge.
    9. 2-3 adult in charge from FS & security staff will be present during the sessions to supervise it.
    10. Syllabus/ plan for each activity will be provided by the FS Acad team well in prior to the students, and shall also be explained as to how to go forward with it.
    11. This is a MANDATORY MODULE and hence all 6 sessions must be performed, if not it will lead you to failing condition for your respective academic year.

 

  • Grade 7-9- Compulsory module. For Grade 7 & 8, it will be a part of PHE/ Arts service component. Also, for all Grades (7-9) it is a promotional requirement to the CAS subject in DP.
  • Grade 11- Compulsory for DP course for eligibility at the High school Diploma as well as for those who are yet to meet the learning outcomes for CAS.
  • Grade 10- Optional

 

Expectations from the students:

  1. Every student must come to the service session in FS school uniform. The students must have the LONG PANTS on and NO SHORTS will be allowed, for both boys and girls. If any student arrives wearing the shorts (Uniform shorts or any other) will have consequences.
  2. Each student must carry their own snack (following the friday food policy).
  3. NO GADGETS (mobile phones, mp3/4 players, ipods, ipads, laptops, cameras, smart watches) will be allowed to these sessions.
  4. Each student is expected to show complete discipline and dedication towards the program and must be self-motivated to explore and bring better progress in each of their subject areas.
  5. Reflection (can be pictures also) will have to be posted on blog, the guidelines of which will be explained to the students during their orientation sessions.
  6. Completion of each student’s service program will be examined on the basis of their attendance to the sessions plus basic level of involvement which will be certified by the adult supervisors.

 

Please note:

  • The batch allocation & bus routes will be shared with the students/ parents through blog post 1 week prior to the 1st service session (8th July).
  • Bus routes will be common for all 4 batches and hence it will have only a few common stops, the students will have to reach to the stop nearest to them.
  • Also, these buses will not only pick and drop the FS students but will also be providing the facility to the NGO students along with our students at the same time.

 

All the students are requested to fill the form for the respective Service program 2017-18, latest by 3rd July, 2017. Post 3rd July, the remaining students will be allotted activities by us as per the vacancies, and no further changes shall be accepted.

In case of any query related to the respective program, kindly mail us at: events@fountainheadschools.org

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School, Kunkni.

Higher education admissions guide for admission in India

Higher education admissions guide for admission in India

Dear Parents & Students,

To help you in navigating the Indian universities admissions process, we are sharing the higher education admissions guide (refer to the link given below).
This data has been put together by an external organization “Madhavi Desai Consulting Pvt. Ltd.” You are recommended check the university website in addition to information available in this guide for the most updated information.

Regards

Fountainhead School

Update – Chromebook program for grade 5 onwards

Update – Chromebook program for grade 5 onwards

Dear parents,

This is to update you about the further proceedings with regard to the chromebook for grade 5 onwards. As most of you are still in dilemma to decide on the brand for chromebook to be purchased for your child, we have arranged a sample piece of Asus chromebook.

A sample for the Acer and Dell chromebook is not available with us but we have arranged for a similar model (last year’s model). Parents who desire to see the chromebook models can come to school anytime between 9:00 to 11:00 am from 5th to 10th June 2017.

Kindly note that the model for Dell chromebook, which the school had earlier selected, has been cancelled, as the company has stopped the production of that model. The upgraded version of the device is already launched in the market.

Please refer to the following table for the configuration and revised prices of all the three brands of the chromebook.

Chromebook Brand Acer Dell Asus
Model No. C731 3180 C202SA-GJ0050
Price 22000 25500 25000
LCD Cover Color & Decoration NA NA NA
Top Case Color & Decoration Black/Grey Black Black
On board processor Intel Celeron Dual Core N3050 Intel Celeron N3060 Processor Base Frequency  1.6 GHZ, Boost Frequency 2.48 GHZ Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060
On board memory(RAM) 4 GB Memory 4 GB Memory 2 GB Memory
EMMC/ISSD 16 GB EMMC 32 GB EMMC 16 GB EMMC
Screen Size 11.6″Wide LED Display 11.6″Wide LED Display 11.6″ Wide LED Display
Resolution 1366*768 1366*768 1366*768
Screen Type LED LED LED
HDMI Port Yes Yes Yes
Graphic Processor Integrated Intel HD Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Video Camera Web camera Web Camera HD Web Camera
Wireless Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes
Card Reader Yes Yes Yes
USB Port 2* USB 3.0 Port 1*USB 2.0 & 1* USB 3.0 2* USB 3.0 Port
Audio Yes Yes Yes
Weight (Kg) 1.3 KG Approx 1.3 KG Approx 1.2 KG Approx
Battery 3 Cell 3 Cell 2 Cell
Warranty 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter 3 Years , 1 Year Battery & Adapter 3 Years , 1 Year Battery & Adapter

Last date of advance payment for chromebook is 10th June 2017.

Option No. Option Detail Advance Payment (to be paid by June 10th) Total Cost
1 Acer + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 24,850
2 Dell + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 28,350
3 Asus + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 27,850
4 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside) Rs. 2850 Rs. 2850

P.S.:  Those who have already booked their chromebook, can also change their chromebook preference after viewing the sample piece.

 

Regards,

IT Team,

Fountainhead School.

School Timings and Transport Details for 2017-18

School Timings and Transport Details for 2017-18

Dear Parents,

Below are the school timings for all the grades for academic session 2017-18:

Grades Re-opens on Timings
Nursery 8th June 2017 9:55 am – 1:45 pm
Jr. KG & Sr. KG 8th June 2017 9:55 am – 3:15 pm
Grade 1 – 6 7th June 2017 7:15 am- 1:45 pm
Grade 7 – 10 & 12 7th June 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Grade 11 3rd July 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm


Please note that there will be some changes in the school timings for Nursery and Jr. KG students for the month of June 2017
only.

Nursery: Timings for the students of Nursery for the first two working days, i.e. 8th June and 9th June will be 9:55 am to 12:00 pm. Students will come to school using the school transport, but will be going home at 12:00 noon. Parents will have to come to school to pick the students for these two days. From 10th June students will come at 9:55 am and leave at 1:45 pm

Junior Kg: Timings for Junior Kg students will be from 9:55 am to 1:45 pm for the month of June (till 30th June). 3rd July onwards timings will be 9:55 am to 3:15 pm.

 

Please note that the new bus routes and their timings have been updated on the school’s website. Kindly refer to the given link for the same. (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/helpdesk/transport-routes/)

During the first few days of school, transport schedule and routes can be a little off track as students are still adjusting to the new schedules. Further, because of rains from June to August there may be a delay in timings. Therefore, we hope for full cooperation from you during this period, till the schedule is settled.

Please find below some important instruction related to the Transport Policy

  • It is compulsory for all students to avail school transport facility.
  • Routes & stops of the buses\van have been fixed for all major catchment areas of the city. Since the school wants to ensure that the time taken from the first stop to the last stop is fixed and limited, new stops / routes cannot be made for every request.
  • Request regarding change of bus stops for few days (upto 4 days) will not be accepted. In case of emergency you will have to pick-up your child from the school.
  • The bus\van will drop and pick up students at the assigned, designated pick-up / drop-off point only.
  • Since the school does not provide gate pick up or drop off facilities, the child may have to walk (and for younger children till age 10, dropped and picked-up) to and from the common convenient place in his / her residence vicinity. The pick up / drop off timings as communicated to you earlier, will be based on trial / dry runs and therefore may get affected due to traffic situation or restriction in vehicular movements. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before their standard bus timings, and if parents/guardians are picking up the child, then they are also requested to be at the stop 10 minutes before the expected arrival time.
  • Switching buses\vans on your own is not allowed.
  • Buses/vans will not stop along the way to pick up students who have missed the bus/van at the designated stop. However, a child who misses the bus at the previous stop may be dropped off at a further stop on the same route. You cannot board a bus of a different route e.g. if your child is coming through bus route no. 15 than s/he can only board the bus from any other stop of route no. 15.
  • Before changing your address, please make sure to identify the stop from all the existing routes and confirm with the school that a seat is available on that route. It is not feasible to create new stops / routes in the middle of the year because the address could be far from the existing routes or else even for a location falling on the route (because every new stop adds to the time taken by the vehicle and we intend to keep a maximum limit for the time taken).
  • In case you want to change the stop, it will be considered only after 30th June, 2017 and subject to the availability of seats in that particular route. If seats are not available then the request will not be accepted.
  • The school takes no guarantee of providing service in an area not covered by the given routes.
  • Request regarding change of bus stops for two/three days only will not be accepted. In case of emergency you will have to pick-up your child from the school.
  • Year on year, the routes and stops are surely going to change as there are shifts and changes in major residential addresses. Therefore, apart from adding new routes, we may also have to modify existing ones, or delete existing ones completely if that may be the need. The school will try not to disrupt an existing stop, but please note that under unavoidable circumstances, the school may have to change the stop location (e.g. Road Block due to SMC road construction/repair work, etc.)
  • Bearer card is compulsory from the first day of the school to pick up your child from the bus stop and the school even if the parents come for the pick up.

Note: Please reach the bus stop in time. The bus stop timings that have been given to you are given after taking into account an adjustment of a three minutes time variation. The bus will reach your stop at any time between the three minutes time slot for your bus stop. Please note that the bus will not wait at your bus stop for the full three minutes but will pick up the students and leave immediately. For example, if the timing for your bus stop is 7:02 to 7:05, then the bus will reach your bus stop anytime between 7:02 to 7:05 (Not wait for end time), pick up the students and leave immediately. The bus will not stop more then 30 second at your bus stop.

 

Regards

Fountainhead School

 

 

 

 

 

Collecting of Term 2 Papers

Collecting of Term 2 Papers

Dear All,

This is to inform you that those parents who were not able to attend the PTC scheduled on 28th & 29th April can come and collect their ward’s Term 2 papers & id card from School (front desk) between 1st June to 3rd June. Timings: 10:00 am to 01:00 pm.

PS- Papers will not be given to the students who did not meet the book club requirement.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Mind Bend, Summer Camp

Mind Bend, Summer Camp

Dear Parent,

 

Mind Bend is coming up with following camps:
  • 7 days Camp (2 hours) at Sargam & Adajan Branch for age group – 10 years to 14 years
  • 1 Day Science Party (3 hours) at Sargam Branch age group – 8 years to 14 years

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Fountainhead Preschool.