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Night Out of Grade 1 (2016-17)

Night Out of Grade 1 (2016-17)

Dear Parents,

Night out for Grade 1  is scheduled on  7th January 2017. Students will reach school by 3:30 pm on Saturday (7th Jan’ 17) and leave for home the next morning (Sunday, 8th Jan’ 17) by 8 am.

The link for both pick up (7th Jan’ 17,Saturday) & drop off (8th Jan’ 17, Sunday) routes are mentioned at the end of the page.

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, i-pads 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)
  1. 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.

Steps taken:

  • Daily fogging in open areas in the mornings.
  • Spraying of insecticides in open areas on regular intervals.
  • During Night outs, fogging is once again done in the sleeping area  before the students go to sleep.
  • Also, we ask parents to send mosquito repellant cream with the child so that the teacher help the student apply it on the body before going to sleep.

Inspite of taking care of all the  points mentioned above, there still can be cases of mosquito/ insect bite to a few children who have sensitive skin or due to allergic reaction.  In such  case the parent must inform the respective HRT / TL  in advance  so that the teacher can address the issue.

  1. 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
3:30 – 4:30 Settling down/ Indoor activity
4.30 – 5:00 Snack Break
5:00 – 6:30 Outdoor Games
6:30 – 7:00 Fruit Break
7:00 – 8:00 Music and Dance
8:00 – 8:45 Dinner
8:45 – 9:15 Changing time (wearing night suit)
9:15 – 10:00 Bonfire
10:00 – 10:15 pm Preparing bed and snuggle
6:15 – 6:45 am Wake up / Freshening up/ Packing the bag
6:45 – 7:15 am Morning walk
7:15 – 7:45 am Breakfast
7:45 am Boarding the bus
8:00 am Leave for home


List of items students need to bring:

  • Toilet accessories.
  • One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear.
  • Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school).
  • Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/ socks ). All students should wear at least 4 layers of clothes (thermals, half sleeves tshirt, full sleeves tshirt and jacket/ sweater), should wear 2 pairs of socks (1 cotton and 1 woolen) and a pair of gloves.

  • Bottoms: Thermals followed by 2 layers of pants.

  • Everyone should cover their head with woolen caps/ monkey caps/ scarves.

  • Everyone should carry 2 layers of covers (blanket plus chaddar).

  • Mosquito repellent.

 

Please note that students are not allowed to bring any junk/packed food to school for the night out. Mobiles/ ipods/ ipads are not strictly allowed and will be confiscated, if found.

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion. Please do not send any expensive toys or other items with the children. The school will not be responsible for any kind of loss.

We encourage every student 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.

Please refer to the below given link to know the pickup and drop-off routes.

http://bit.ly/2ituIjK

 

Thanks,

Fountainhead School.

Admission Process for Academic Year 2017-18

Admission Process for Academic Year 2017-18

Dear Parents,

The admission process for academic session 2017-18 starts from 2nd January, 2017.

  • Admissions are open for the Grade SK (only for staff and siblings) 1 – 9 & 11. Admission process will begin from 2nd January 2017 as per seat availability.
  • Admission forms will be available from 2nd January 2017 onwards.

Admission process for the academic session 2017-18 is as under:

  1. Collection & payment of Admission Packet.
  2. Submission of Documents & Submission of online admission form.
  3. Readiness test.
  4. Communication of the result and admission status/waitlist number.
  5. Deposit fees.
  6. Confirmation.

Admission Schedule:

Date Process What you need to do Comments
2nd January 2017 onwards Forms available for grades SK (staff and sibling only),  1-9 & 11 Parents need to come to Fountainhead School (FS), Kunkni to collect the admission packet Parents interested in the waitlist will have to complete all the formalities.
6th January 2017 onwards Date for submission of  documents and filling the online admission form You need to bring all the necessary documents to school and fill the online admission form. Incomplete documents will not be accepted.
21st January 2017 Student Readiness Test and “Education for Tomorrow” workshop Parents need to come with their child for the readiness test and also attend the “Education for Tomorrow” workshop. Readiness test will start at 9 a.m. sharp. Reporting time will be 8:30 a.m. Duration: 2 – 3 hrs. “Education for Tomorrow” workshop will start at 9 a.m. sharp.
8th February 2017 List of admitted students Check the list online (www.fountainheadschools.org) Results will be announced online (www.fountainheadschools.org)
15th February 2017 Last date for fees (Security Deposit and One time Admission fee) Fill up the deposit slip given to you and deposit the fees directly at any HDFC Bank or you can pay online. Deposit slip is provided in the admission packet. Link for online payment: (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/paymentPages/index.php)
24th February 2017 Confirmation                                                   Once the fees are deposited, confirmation of admission will be given through SMS/email

Following table shows the criteria on which a child will be granted admission:

For Primary and Senior Years
Performance in the Readiness test (Preference to Girl Child)
Student’s past academic performance
Child of staff working at Fountainhead School & Siblings Studying at Fountainhead School,Kunkni

If you are looking for admission in a Grade where currently there is no seat availability, we have a wait list system. We recommend that you complete the admission procedure for your child which includes taking the admission packet, submitting the required documents, and student appearing for the admission test. We will process your application and assign you a wait list number.

Please note, if your child is unable to secure admission this year and you wish to reapply next year, you will have to go through the admission process again.

 

Regards,

Admission Team@Fountainhead School