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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK

Circle Time-

Revision of the rhymes done till date.

Introduction of new Rhyme:

Nani mari aakh

Nani mari aakh, ae joyie kaik kaik, ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che,

Naak maru nanu, ae suge phool majanu,ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che,

Nana mara kaan, ae sambhale dei ne dhyan, ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che,

Nanu maru mohdu ae bole saru saru, ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che

Nana mara haat, ae tali pare saath, ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che

Pag mara nana, ae chale chanamana, ae toh kevi ajab jevi waat che

                                                                                            – Anonymous

Phonological Awareness :

  • Activities related to Listening skills were conducted.

Language development:-

Drill:- Which is your favourite toy?

          My favorite toy is ________

Closing circle:

Story -” Elves and the Shoemaker”

Read aloud:

Read aloud from Jr. KG monthly book list.

Handwork– Beading

Art Drawing wavy lines with oil pastels.

Cooking:- Bread Butter with chutney.

Math:

  1. Introduction of Number ‘4’ using different manipulatives
  2. Oral counting from 1-20.
  3. Revision of subitizing using manipulatives.
  4. Association of numbers till ‘4’
  5. Complete the pattern
  6. Revision of sorting

UOI:

TDT: Who we are

Central Idea: We use our senses to discover and understand the world.

  • Reinforcement of all senses using different manipulatives.

Language:

  • Introduction of the letter sound ‘s’ through a Jolly Phonics story.
  • Formation and action of the letter ‘s’
  • The Jolly Phonics letter ‘s’ song :-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybiJTZNLvTI
  • www.starfall.com for the revision of letter ‘s’.
  • Tracing of letter ‘s’ using sand and flour tray

 

Homework:    Math worksheet (Kindly use crayons only)

Important points:

  • Note the fruit days of the following sections-

                Monday – Jr. KG White,Orange, Yellow,Blue

                Tuesday- Jr.KG Green,Violet, Indigo,Red

Happy Weekend !!

Regards,

Jr KG Team.

 

Safety Audit @Fountainhead

Safety Audit @Fountainhead

Dear Parents,

Safety and well being of students is of utmost importance to us at Fountainhead. To this end, we had undertaken a safety project last year to improve safety and well being measures at school.

The next step that we have in line is to to invite parent volunteers for an audit of safety practices at school.

What is a safety audit?

A safety audit is to monitor and analyze an institution’s operations in order to determine how well it conforms to a set of specific criteria.

In this case, the parent volunteers of the safety audit team will assess the school’s safety measures based on Aarambh India’s checklist

Categories/Departments for audit:

  • Physical Safety
  • Emotional Safety
  • Cyber Safety
  • Social Safety
  • Emergency Measures

How will the process work?

Once we receive responses from the parents, a short meeting will be arranged to discuss the details. The Safety Audit committee members, i.e. parents will be divided into groups as per the preferences chosen by them. Each group will be conducting the audit for a specific department, will be completing the audit and bringing it to conclusion by writing comments for the chosen department.

Interested parents need to click on the following link and fill the form latest by 16th August, 2018.

Safety Audit @ Fountainhead

The audit along with the parent orientation will be done in the first week of September. (Date will be informed to you later). The parents might choose to do the audit on the same day or some other day in the same week. Important point to note is that parents should be willing to spend a day in school for the audit.

Let’s join hands and work towards ensuring safety of students at Fountainhead!

Regards

Fountainhead School

Highlights for the week

Highlights for the week

Circle Time-

Revision of the rhymes done till date.

Introduction of new Rhyme:

 

Little Raindrops

 

Little raindrops tumbling down, tumbling down (3)

On a lovely cloudy day

They make the trees all fresh & green, (3) on a lovely cloudy day.

Lets see the frogs all hop & leap, (3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

 

We hear the thunder laughing loud, (3)

On a lovely cloud day.

Lets smell the earth all wet & fresh, (3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

– Anonymous

Phonological Awareness :

 

  • Activities related to Listening skills were conducted.

 

Language development:-

 

Drill:- Where do you live?

I live in_________

 

Closing circle:

 

Story -“Masha and the bear”

 

Read aloud:

Read aloud from Jr. KG monthly book list.

 

Handwork– Lacing.

 

Art Drawing Horizontal  lines with oil pastels.

 

Cooking:- Cake baking activity was done.

 

Math:

  1. Introduction of Number ‘3’ using different manipulatives
  2. Oral counting from 1-20.
  3. Revision of Subitizing using manipulatives.
  4. Introduction of 2 attribute pattern.
  5. Revision of sorting by colour and shape.

 

UOI:

TDT: Who we are

Central Idea: We use our senses to discover and understand the world.

  • Introduction of  ‘Sense of touch” was done .
  • Feely box activity
  • Formative assessment of Sense of touch was taken.

 

Homework:    Math worksheet (Kindly use crayons only)

 

 

 

Important points:

 

  • Note the fruit days of the following sections-

                Monday – Jr. KG White,Orange, Yellow,Blue

                Tuesday- Jr.KG Green,Violet, Indigo,Red

 

Happy Weekend !!

Regards,

Jr KG Team.

 

Digital Portfolio – Nucleus Fountainhead App on iOS.

Digital Portfolio – Nucleus Fountainhead App on iOS.

Dear parent,

As committed earlier, the student portfolio app- Nucleus Fountainhead is now available on iOS . You can download this app on I-phone/I-pad  through this link. Please log in with your parent email Id only. As of now only Compendium feature is functional in this app where you’ll be able to see your child’s portfolio.  As a parent you can like, comment and even share the piece through any social networking site.

In case of further queries/concerns you can send a DD message to your child’s HRT or write to me i.e. nandini.aswani@fountainheadschools.org OR sanjana.amarnani@fountainheadschools.org

 

 

 

Reading Magic!

Reading Magic!

Dear Parents,

We have already discussed the Reading Magic module during PTM which we will be initiating from December; however, for the convenience of both the parents as well as the teachers we have decided to tweak the module.

Hence from 6th August, we will be adhering to the following procedure:

  • We will be sending a set of 3 books every Monday which is to be returned by Friday.
  • Parents can repeat these 3 books throughout the week.
  • Parents  need to maintain the reading log which will be sent with the child along with the books. Parent has to list down the names of books read to the child as per the dates. The log will remain  with the parent for the entire month and will have to be returned at month ends or submit it between 1st five days of the next month.
  • The child who reads maximum number of books will be appreciated at the end of each month through the Daily Diary.
  • The books which are not returned by parents even after reminders will be considered as lost and an acknowledgement will be sent by the library team at the end of the month and the amount will be deducted from student imprest deposit.
  • However, here we would like to reiterate and seek cooperation from parents to return  the books timely and meticulously follow the procedure mentioned.
  • Kindly note, we have created these set of books after curating them minutely. Many books which are being sent are unavailable in the market now. Hence we would want the parents and students to be responsible towards  the books.
  • Parents can read books of their choice. Books in mother tongue are also encouraged.

 

Seeking your cooperation!

 

With regards,

Jr KG Team.

Highlights of the week (23- 27 July )

Highlights of the week (23- 27 July )

Circle Time-

  • Revision of the rhymes done till date.
  • Introduction of new rhyme:
  1. Little Raindrops …
  2. Violet Indigo Blue and Green….

Little rain drops , tumbling down (3),

On a lovely cloudy day.

They make the trees all fresh and green ,(3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

Lets see the frogs all hop and leap,(3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

All the snails are slowly crawling ,(3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

We hear the thunder laughing loud, (3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

Lets smell the earth all wet and fresh,(3)

On a lovely cloudy day.

– Anonymous

 

Violet Indigo (Blue and Green) – 3

Yellow Orange and Red …

– Anonymous

Phonological Awareness :

  • Activities related to Listening skills were conducted.

Language development:-

  • Drill:-where do you live?
  • I live in Surat.

 

Closing circle:

  • Story -“Masha and the bear”

Read aloud:

  • Read aloud from Jr. KG monthly book list.

Handwork– Lacing

Art– Drawing Horizontal  lines with oil pastels

  • Cooking:- Making Corn Bhel

 

Math:

  1. Introduction of Number ‘3’ using different manipulatives
  2. Introduction  of 2 attribute Patterns
  3. Oral counting from 1-20.
  4. Revision of Subitizing using manipulatives.

UOI:

TDT: Who we are

Central Idea: We use our senses to discover and understand the world.

  • Introduction of  “Sense of touch ”
  • Formative assessment of Sense of taste

Important point

  • Note the fruit days of the following sections-

Monday – Jr. KG White,Orange, Yellow,Blue

Tuesday- Jr.KG Green,Violet, Indigo,Red

Kindly peel the Pomegranate if you are sending it on fruit day.

 

Happy Weekend !!

Regards,

Jr. KG Team.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING – CONNECT SESSION – IBDP Results – 25th July 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING – CONNECT SESSION – IBDP Results – 25th July 2018

CIRCULAR –  MINUTES OF THE CONNECT SESSION

Date: Tuesday, 25th July 2018

Time: 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Venue: Y-Box, Fountainhead School, Surat.

In Attendance: Vardan Kabra, Ankita Diwekar -Kabra, Bhumika Parmar, Bhargavi Bergi

Minuted by: Swati Agarwal, Vaibhavi Patel, Richa Panchal

 

Chaired by:

Vardan Kabra (Head of School)

Ankita Kabra (Deputy Head of School)

Bhumika Parmar (Senior School Principal)

Bhargavi Bergi (DP Coordinator)

 

Agenda: CONNECT Session – IBDP Results

09:10 to 09:15 am Settling & Introduction
09:15 am am to 10:30 am DP Results – Discussions and Queries answered

 

Minutes of the Meeting

Q – Number of students in the highest grade range has reduced as compared to last year’s DP result. The school should work on  areas to increase the ranks in the top bracket and decrease the numbers in the lower grade range..

  • Every year with the change in batch of students the result changes.
  • There were few students this year which with hard work were able to cross 24 and get in range of 24-27 in final IB exams which during term exams were not able to.
  • IBDP is demanding and challenging so students scoring in the 1st range will be less.
  • School puts in efforts to help child reach his/her optimum level. e.g. A student who can achieve 37 and is at 35 is helped in a way that he/she reaches the goal set by him/her but a student at 25 can reach 27 or 28 but not directly 37 in one go.
Q – What is the relevance of Predicted Grade once the final result is out?  Is there any role of parents for understanding about the grades?

  • The admission of the student may get affected if there is a vast difference between the actual and the predicted grades.
  • Not all the colleges have conditional offers  some colleges may have unconditional offers as well. e.g. If a student gets a conditional offer on his predicted grade of 35 but the actual scores at Final IB exams are 31 then the university may deny the admission. In case of unconditional offer that is not the case. The student still gets admission even if the score are less. Some colleges universities may give more weightage to entrance examination scores.
Q – Which national ranking method we are talking about- Which Agency?

  • The rankings varies from agency to agency, the ranking which are shown in the result are derived from MHRD / Times Group etc.
Q – Why is  the STEM course completely missing?. Minority has opted for STEM over the period of 3 years. Is the School not able to develop the interest for STEM?

  • Students opting out of STEM courses are purely out of choice. It is not that we are not promoting the STEM courses.
  • It is not possible to do Indian engineering with DP, the students who want to actually pursue engineering left the school (after G10) and taken admission in dummy school so that they can prepare for engineering.
  • Few students who went to Kota for engineering classes also came back after seeing the narrow approach to education.
Q – At what stage we decide DP course or DP. How does it affect your placement?

  • To go for DP course or full Diploma is a student choice. School may also recommend DP course to student based on past two years assessment reports and also based on career choices.
    • Situation A: The student may opt for DP course from the beginning of grade 11.
    • Situation B: The student may start with full Diploma but after attending classes or attempting assessments may find the program challenging,  so may opt for DP course after Term 1 or Term 2 of grade 11.
    • Situation C: The student feels that in his/her career choice these many subjects are not required and the student opts to do some other online courses related to the career option selected. e.g. Game design
Q – Which student have taken admission in University of Toronto. Ranking of International University where our students have got the admission?

  • Anoushka Jariwala, Shaan Rathod, Sneh Chauhan – Class of 2016
  • Jayani Mehta, Riyaa Ruwala, Tiruja Nayak, Pranjal Bhansali, Vinit Jogani – Class of 2017
  • Jugal Kachiwala – Class of 2018

For more details about FS placements, please refer the given link.

Q – Concern about Extended Essay Results

  • A plan of action is already in place, we make our teachers to write the EE according to the new criteria and get it checked so that they are better equipped to teach students the same.
  • Student samples are purchased so as to understand the way checking is done by IB.

Q – Why the school recommends “No Tuition Policy”?

We still believe that students should develop independent learning skills and we strive to provide the additional support within the school. On account of students going for tuitions, the pace of the class is led by them, there are discipline issues in the class and most importantly there are conflicts with the teaching methodology of the school and the tuitions which leads to confusion for the student.. Few ex-teachers have started taking tuitions propagating that they know the FS pedagogy and they also charge exorbitantly; the existing teachers have no motivation to continue working in school considering this situation. Hence considering all these viewpoints, tutions are not necessarily preparing the students for higher education and are definitely not in the interest of all the students. Some students may need additional support for which parent and the school should discuss mutually and take decision in the best interest of the student.

Q – Can an anonymous survey from students & parents be done whether they are happy with the teaching in school ?

  • Student feedback is taken thrice in a  year.

Q- Why should Disciplinary action be taken against students ? School should contact past students to know if the studies gets affected by tuitions.

The students in Grade 8 to 10 opt for tuition for external support. And from Grade 11 they become independent and they realise that it is not helping them. But at times the parents are more inclined towards PCM and especially STEM so they opt for tuition and there is a lot of peer pressure involved.

Q – Where the school is lacking because of which the students are going for tuition?

The school is working towards providing all the necessary support to the students in terms of quality of teachers and teacher training for effective classroom delivery. But student go tuition because of peer pressure, lack of time management skills and sometimes parent expectations.

Q – What is the quality of teachers in core subjects  especially STEM? Why the teachers don’t have specific qualification of teaching the subject and as a school are you satisfied with that?

  • We have wide ranging profile of teachers, It is difficult to standardize teaching. Some teachers are excellent in classroom management or content knowledge, whereas some are excellent at student rapport. We all are individuals with differences. Teachers are involved in rigorous training process and we have Coordinators to look at the quality of the curriculum and teaching.
  • On field performance is more important. We have interviewed many teachers some were very good at content knowledge but that is not the only thing we look before hiring. As far as IB standards are concerned our teachers are far better than other school teachers because of rigorous training program. Our teachers have also got appreciation from Authorization visitors. Also when we go and meet teachers during workshops at different platforms our teachers always have a upper hand.
Q – Gap between result declaration and admission deadline especially for Architecture.

  • The results are released on 5th July by IB and the last date this year to  submit Indian transcript was 13th July, so students can secure admission for architecture in Gujarat. However, the requirements by ACPC keeps changing year to year.
Q – Alignment of parents’ expectations with school in terms of result expectation from a particular student?

  • As a school we have mixed students with different intellect so overall as a school we will be happy with the results, on the other hand it will differ from parent to parent. Also as a subject teacher, the teacher will always want a child to score best in his/her subject.Alignment is terms of capability is very much possible if both parent and school have the same expectation from a particular child.
  • But as a school we are very clear that grades doesn’t help in long run it is just the key o to get admission in colleges, for us 21st century skills are more important.

The SS Principal extended gratitude to the parents for attending the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

 

Regards

Fountainhead School

Admission Process for Nursery and JK – 2019-20

Admission Process for Nursery and JK – 2019-20

Dear Parents,

Please note that the admission process for Nursery and JK (staff and siblings only) will begin from 6th August 2018. Parents who are interested in admission, kindly refer to the attached image:

In case of any queries, you can contact Ms. Zainab Cinemawala at 8000 130 031 or email at surat@fountainheadschools.org