National Student-Teacher Exchange Program 2017

National Student-Teacher Exchange Program 2017

We, at Fountainhead are always finding new and intriguing ways to help our students get maximum exposure to innovative ways of learning; with this purpose in mind we are organizing National Student-Faculty Exchange Program in Jan-Feb-2017.

Student exchanges are intended to increase the participants’ understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improving their language skills and broadening their social horizons.

We are starting the program for this year… continue their journey ahead… The students and teachers from Hyderabad will be coming to Surat.

Experience from last year’s visit:
In 2015-16, 8 students from Grade 5 accompanied by Ms. Ritu Chopra and Ms. Chandni Gandhi visited Hyderabad and spent 3 days understanding the school and its culture. They were left awestruck by the different language, lifestyle, food, hospitality, and most importantly the working environment and best practices of the school.
They had a wonderful time staying with the host families, infact they could actually experience the PYP in action; and demonstrated all their learning in various ways through assembly presentations, classroom visits and even after school during sight seeing and roaming around the beautiful city of Hyderabad.

Host family
Exchange students live with a host family. A host family volunteers to house a student and a staff member from Silver oaks school, during their exchange program visit. The family does not receive any payment for hosting. The host families need to be well prepared to experience a new culture and give a new cultural experience to the student. Host families are responsible for providing a stable family environment for the student, and for cultural immersion after school. (Spend time with them-sightseeing, dinner etc.)

The details of the program are as follows:
a) Partner school – Silver oaks school-Hyderabad (
b) Dates for Silver oaks students and teachers to visit is 12th Feb. to 16th Feb. 2017
c) The dates for our visit to Hyderabad is 29th Jan. to 2nd Feb. 2017
d) The cost would be approximately in between 20,000 to 23,000. Students are required to fund their own participation for their visit to Hyderabad) (The cost may change depending on the number of students finalized for this program and Flight charges)

If you are willing to enroll your ward as a part of the program. Kindly fill up the consent form by 19th December, 2016.

First preference shall be given to students who have opted to go to Hyderabad for 3-4 days under the exchange program and are also willing to host a student and staff member from the Silver oaks school.

Once your ward’s selection is confirmed by the school’s management, further details will be mailed to you.

(Kindly note that the due date to fill up this form is extended, as the majority of the parents faced a technical issue in filling up the form.)

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