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Day: June 7, 2018

Welcome to Grade 6!

Welcome to Grade 6!

Dear Grade 6 Parents,
On behalf of the Grade 6 team, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to yet another academic year full of learning and exploration. We are blessed to be a part of your child’s learning journey. Thank you for entrusting us with the opportunity to mold and nurture your child.
It is our aim to provide an environment and curriculum that challenges your child to reach his/her fullest potential. We, at Grade 6, believe that education begins at home. When parents and teachers work together, children are more confident and work harder to achieve daily, weekly and yearly goals.
As it is rightly said,”At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jade D. Hull.
With this thought in mind, we look forward to a collaborative effort in grooming our children.
On that note, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself and my team.

Rachana Patel – Team Leader

I am a Commercial Pilot and a Qualified flying and Ground Instructor. Worked as an Instructor at the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation as well as The Air Force School, as a mentor. I joined Fountainhead school in the year 2016. Apart from being a Science Graduate and I have also completed Montessori Training from Centre For Educational Research and Developmental Studies, Kottayam. My hobbies include parasailing, cooking (have completed a Professional Chocolatier’s Course), vegetable carving and flower arrangements. Driving long distances and my love for dogs has made me a proud pet parent of multiple Golden Retrievers. I am honoured to be elected as a member of The Mission Tiger Lands and Lakes Society. My mantra for my students – “Don’t set the sky as your limit when there are footprints on the moon,” inspired by Paul Brandt.

Himani Mehta – Homeroom Teacher – Evolve

Himani Mehta has done MBA in Human Resources from K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research in 2011. She joined Fountainhead School as a part of Primary Years Team in Apr 2016. She has also done B.Com in Accountancy & Industrial Psychology from R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics in 2009. She had worked with TCS as HR Executive for over 3 years.

Ishita Jain – Homeroom Teacher – Enlighten

Ishita Jain, an avid reader, believes that a great teacher is the one who molds the future right from the day a child starts going to school. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, she has graduated as a Bachelor of Technology (electronics and telecom) from NMIMS- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in 2015. She was a part of ‘Rise All foundation’ in her college days which took an initiative to impart knowledge to the underprivileged children of our society. Being a Math enthusiast, she loves to explore different algorithms related to math and incorporates them in daily life. Her other indulgence includes artwork, painting, and reading blogs. She joined Fountainhead school as a PYP teacher in 2015.

Richa Sarda – Homeroom Teacher – Contemplate

Richa Sarda joined Fountainhead School as a part of Primary Years Team in Feb 2016. She has done Company Secretaryship in 2012 and M.Com in 2013 from Delhi University. She has also pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance (distance learning) from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning in 2015.

Tina Bhatt – Homeroom Teacher – Conjecture

Tina Bhatt has been teaching PYP at Fountainhead School since 2013. She has completed Bachelors in Psychology from Mumbai University. She has been through International Baccalaureate certified training and workshops like Assessment in the PYP, Teaching & Learning and SAIBSA. These have enriched her teaching experience. She enjoys teaching, interacting with children and is passionate about learning new things. Tina also loves to read books, listen to music and travel to new places.

Shehla Shaikh – Homeroom Teacher – Excogitate

Shehla Shaikh has done B.Ed. (IGNOU) from Ahmedabad. She is a Kashmiri settled in Surat. She originally did not want to be a teacher and before joining Fountainhead, she was working with a corporate. She believes in the power of outdoor playing which provides opportunities for kids to learn to synergize, be disciplined and boosts their health and physical development. She is positive about every aspect of life and indulges in reading to calm herself. She likes to see the sunrise in the morning. She prefers to be left alone with books and she adores children. Shehla completed the Standard Chartered Mumbai half marathon (21 km) in 2 hours and 40 minutes.  She has run 6 marathons till date and in Surat marathon (10 Kms) she stood second. She devotes time to teach orphans twice a week.

Puja Aggarwal – Homeroom Teacher – Ruminate

Puja Aggarwal has joined Fountainhead school in 2017. She is a FS parent from last 10years now and had been actively involved in all the parental engagements. She is a B.Com Graduate from Vanita Vishram college(affiliated to S.N.D.T university -Mumbai). She is a keen person with the curiosity of knowing everything. She lives by her words and always fulfill her commitments. She believes that learning is a life long process and educating yourself is the best gift to your life. She is a jovial person. She likes learning new things, cooking , dancing, shopping and spending time with kids.

Shreya Chawla – Homeroom Teacher – Deliberate

Shreya, a fervent reader started working right after completing her B.Tech in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University, Jaipur.  She is in the field of teaching since 2010.  She has previously worked with Lourdes Convent High School. She has been working with Fountainhead since 2014.  Her passion towards teaching makes her an assiduous person which helps her connect and bond with her kids. She loves trying her hand at implementing new strategies in her class to have an effective and joyful learning environment.

Nirja Thakkar – Homeroom Teacher – Progress

Nirja joined Fountainhead School in 2017. She is an engineer and has completed Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Nirma University. She was associated with Tata Consultancy Services for a year. She is a very enthusiastic person and believes that learning is a lifelong process. She really enjoys teaching and is highly inspired by ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.

Khadeejha Pothiawala – Language Support Teacher

Khadeejha Pothiawala has joined the Fountainhead school in 2018 as a language support teacher. She has completed her schooling from Lourdes Convent and has graduated as Business Administrator from SDJ INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, SURAT. She is also an entrepreneur and runs a clothing line named AYSHA. She believes in creative learning and hence this is what which has motivated her to join Fountainhead, as a contribution from her part towards a better tomorrow. She is also a certified digital marketer and graphic designer and has developed websites in past. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, watching series and cooking. She is fond of baking and cooking food for her friends and family. Her mantra in life is “To be kind and good to all, and the world eventually will reciprocate.”

Shrija Kothari – Resource Teacher

Shrija Kothari has joined fountainhead school in 2018 as Grade 6 Resource teacher. She has completed her Bachelors in Biotechnology from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and  Masters in Biotechnology from Fergusson college in Pune. She has completed her internship at Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, University of Pune for a duration of six months. She is passionate about life sciences. She is a trained Indian classical singer, fitness enthusiast and loves to travel. She believes that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.

We are each a unique being, but working together in the team allows for accomplishments not possible by any one of us. – Mary-Francis Winters.

Following Single Subject experts add to the strength of the Grade 6 team.

PE Team

Priyanka Chahwala (PYP Team Leader) has been working with Fountainhead School since 2010. She has completed her Food Technology from Government Polytechnic, Goa. She enjoys dancing and reading nonfiction books. She is passionate about teaching.

Oomer Farook Badat (PYP PE Educator, Track & field, Rock Climbing and Sports Climbing Coach) is a national level football player. He is a certified coach in rock climbing from Swami Vivekanand Institute of Mountaineering, Mount Abu and is a certified coach in rock climbing. He has done a basic course in sports climbing. He holds a diploma degree in web designing and has worked with Piperdiwala School for 6 years as an ICT teacher. He has also worked with Review-One as a senior manager for 6 months in the United Kingdom. He is a professional rock climber, a sports climber, an obstacle course developer and organizes trekking and leisure tours all over India. He runs a private firm “Adventure World”. He is working with Fountainhead School since 2009 and has been a Football coach, Team Leader, and Grade Wise Team Leader. He is a facilitator for PE & PS across the grades. His life motto is ‘Be courageous & work hard’. He loves to nurture and his family the most. He is passionate about Football, Adventure, Athletics, and Swimming. Oomer has a dream to give every single human being an exposure to nature and spread love towards the beauty of nature through his private firm “Adventure World” and climb Mt. Everest.

Saifali ShaukatAli joined the Fountainhead school on 2nd April 2018 as a PYP P.E teacher and taekwondo coach. He completed his graduation in Finance and Accounts in the year 2017 and is currently pursuing 1st-year B.P.Ed. He has 5-year experience in coaching taekwondo and 2.5 years in P.E field.

Mohammedsaeed Murad joined the school as a PE teacher. He will be conducting classes for Grade 6 this year.

Bilal Bham is a PYP PE Teacher and Football Coach and has been working with Fountainhead School since may 2017. He is a national level football player and has participated in numerous district, state zone, Junior, and Senior national level tournaments. He has played Athletics, Table-Tennis l on Zone and State level. His dream is to coach at least one player to play in the National Football team.

Krushi Desai (PYP PE Teacher & Basketball Coach) is passionate about playing basketball and has participated in various State Tournaments. He has been with FS since 2011. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and is a part of the Surat Trail Blazers Team. He has also participated in International Marathons. He likes to read novels and enjoys learning new sports. Krushi is an enthusiastic learner and loves to cook and draw pencil sketches.

Asawari Gupta is a PYP PE coach who will be conducting classes for Grade 6.

 

Indian Languages Team

Unnati Bhagat – Assitant Team Leader – ILT

Unnati has done M.A. (ENG.) from Gujarat University, B.Ed. (English, Sanskrit) from VNSGU with a distinction, T.T.N.C. (Teachers Training in Needle Craft) with a distinction, and SCOPE. She has been working with Fountainhead since 2012. She has a good command over Gujarati and Hindi language. She likes to read and listen to Gujarati ghazals, cook, and travel. Unnati also writes poems in Gujarati and Hindi.

Poonam Suthar – Hindi teacher

She has pursued a PG Diploma in nutrition and dietetics and also holds a B.Ed degree. She joined Fountainhead in 2016. She is a passionate teacher who takes no time in creating a bond with the children. She likes reading Hindi novels.

Shikha Dhupia – Hindi teacher

She is a Master of Commerce from Mohanlal Sukhadiya University Udaipur (Rajasthan). She joined FS in 2014. She is a friendly and trustworthy person. She believes in the principle of lifelong learning. Simplicity and punctuality are her strengths. Her hobbies are shopping and watching movies.

Vaishali Patel – Gujarati teacher

Vaishali Patel has done her M.A and B. Ed. from VNSGU. She is teaching Gujarati in grades across the school. She is a good reader and loves to travel. She has been working with Fountainhead School since 2011. Her ideology is to be a lifelong learner.

Harsh Vaghela – Gujarati teacher

He comes from Finance background with prior work experience as a financial advisor with a Surat-based corporate firm. He is an MBA with specialization in Finance and has studied engineering with specialization in electronics and communication. The IB ideology and teaching methodology inspired him to join FS. He likes making people laugh and engage himself in social activities. He is Surat City Head of the NGO called ‘Feeding India’. He has been a part of FS since 2017.

Arts Team

Shalini Nandkumar – PYP Arts Team Leader, Art and Design Coordinator and Whole school art events coordinator

She has been in the teaching profession since 2008 and is working with Fountainhead School since 2012. She is PYP Arts Team Leader, Art and Design Coordinator and Whole school art events coordinator. She has done her “Diploma in Commercial Arts” from Government Polytechnic for Girls. She has attended IB workshops of CAT 1, 2 and 3. She has facilitated SAIBSA job alike session in Feb 2017.

Ravindra Agarwal – Assistant Team Leader and Music teacher

Ravindra Agrawal pursued his Bachelors in Music from SCOPA College of Performing Arts, South Gujarat University, Surat. He has plunged into teaching since 2008. He was born in Surat and has grown up with the thought that “Music is his life”.

He is the PYP arts Asst.TL and Music teacher for grade 6.

Rucha Kapadia – PYP Drama curriculum manager and Drama teacher

Rucha Kapadia is working as a Language Art Teacher (PYP) at Fountainhead School since 2011. She has completed her B.Ed. and M.A in English Language and is a Upantya Visharad in Bharatnatyam Dance. She is in the educational field since 2010. She is the PYP Drama curriculum manager and Drama teacher for grade 5 and 6.

Sanjana Narang – Visual Art teacher 

Sanjana Narang was born and brought up in Surat, joined fountainhead school in July’17. She pursued Fine Arts (Applied Arts) from The School of Fine Arts, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. Painting has always been her passion. She is a Visual Art teacher for grade 5 and 6 and will teach Visual Art to grade 3 to 6 Art and Design Special.

Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!

With best wishes,

Rachana Patel

Highlights of the day 07-06-18

Highlights of the day 07-06-18

Day 0

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to the prospective students.

It was an action -packed for the teachers and learners. They were introduced to their HRT and the other single subject teachers. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher better. A fun-filled day with lot of teacher-student interaction and bonding.

Homework:

Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Submission – By Monday

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

First day of the academic year 2018-19

First day of the academic year 2018-19

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to prospective students.

It was a busy for the teachers as well as for the learners. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher. It was a lovely day full of teacher-student interactions and bonding.

Homework: Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it to school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

Highlights of the day

Highlights of the day

Day 0

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to prospective students.

It was a action packed for the teachers as well as for the learners. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher. It was a lovely day full of teacher-student interactions and bonding.

Homework: Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it to school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

Highlights and homework of 7th June

Highlights and homework of 7th June

Dear Parents,

We had a day full of enthusiasm and excitement with lots of curious faces wanting to know their teachers!

Once, settled in class, students made their personal bulletin board and shared it with their partners. Each student then introduced his/her partner using the partner’s bulletin board. This gave the teacher as well as the students a chance to know each other better.

At the end of the day, students interacted with the Team leader which helped them know more about her and also gave her an opportunity to spend time with the students.

Here are few glimpses of the day –

Homework for the day: 

Students have to search for the meaning of their section name and express the understanding of the same creatively on the A-4 color sheet given to them.

Happy New Academic Year to all of us!

Best regards,

Grade 6 Team

Welcome to the academic year 2018-19!!

Welcome to the academic year 2018-19!!


 


 

A warm welcome to all the Grade 4 parents and students. I hope you had a fun-filled and relaxing summer vacation. We are delighted to welcome all of you back for a year filled with learning and growing.

I, Pinky Shah, Grade 4 Team Leader, look forward to have a productive partnership with you to ensure that our children achieve their highest potential. So let’s embark on this exciting journey!!

Here is the Grade 4 Team:

Dimple Deshpande, Homeroom Teacher of Responsibility

Dimple Deshpande is a B-Com B-Ed. She has 5 years of teaching experience. Previously she was associated with METAS of SDA. She believes that teaching and learning go hand in hand. She loves teaching and loves to be surrounded by kids. Listening to music and exploring new places are her hobbies.

Fatema Topiwala, Homeroom Teacher of Freedom

Fatema Topiwala has joined Fountainhead School in April 2016 as a Primary Years Programme Teacher. She has done her schooling from Cambridge Board/Al Nahda National School Abu Dhabi and has experience of teaching Primary section in the same school. She is a people person with a jovial personality.

 

Manjeetkaur Khalsa, Homeroom Teacher of Resilience

Manjeetkaur Khalsa is an enthusiast. She is a commerce graduate. She is quite passionate about teaching. She is hardworking and responsible. Her hobbies are reading, sketching and listening music. She is committed towards her work.

Poonam Sharma, Homeroom Teacher of Valour

Poonam Sharma is a BCA graduate. She has been working with Fountainhead School since March 2013. She is an extremely dedicated and hardworking individual. She loves being with kids. Poonam believes that learning is a lifelong process and hence enjoys learning new concepts and implementing them. She loves to travel and explore new places with her family.

Sweta Mehta, Homeroom Teacher of Fortitude

Sweta Mehta has joined Fountainhead School in 2015. She has completed her B. Com and PG Diploma in Mass Communication. Previously she was working with Citibank, Surat. She enjoys being with children and helps them grow. She is highly creative and aims to make learning engaging and relevant for the students. For her free time, she loves to read, make jewellery and play cricket with her son. She is passionate about travelling, understanding different cultures and helping children.

Bindu Sasikumar, Homeroom Teacher of Mettle

Bindu joined Fountainhead School as a PYP trainee on April 9, 2018. She is a B.Sc BEd graduate (Chemistry). She has 5 years of experience in teaching profession. Before that, she was in medical transcription field. At FS she wants to explore new teaching methods and learn lots of new things related to education field that will help her to be a part of building a new “positive attitude” future generation.

Vandana Sharma, Homeroom Teacher of Courage

Vandana Sharma hails from the land of warriors “Rajasthan” and has an innate and strong desire to learn and keeps on transforming and improving her profile. She has many years of teaching experience, as she initiated the stupendous journey right after completing B.A from Sophia College, Ajmer Rajasthan. She then embarked upon B.Ed. and finally was set for the”Teaching Euphoria”. She strongly believes in the quote by Kelseyleigh Reber, “When we stand up for what we believe in—for what’s right—there is always a chance that we risk the very things we fight for: our safety, our lives, our freedom. But if we stand down, the risk is definite.” Vandana thinks that she has enough grace and strength to overcome any struggle. She loves to read, draw, paint, dance, travel and do things which focus on creativity. She loves to imagine and lose herself in the musical notes of beautiful and inspiring songs. What she loves the most is her family.

Dhruma Mehta, Homeroom Teacher of Tenacity

Dhruma Mehta has been associated with Fountainhead School as a PYP Teacher since 2015. She is a Postgraduate in Sciences, specialized in Computer Application. Her experiences include being a visiting faculty at SRICE college for Mobile Applications, an English Teacher at Divine Child High School and taking Practical Labs as Support Assistant at IGNOU in the past. She has designed three android applications. Her expertise includes good communication skills, diving into the depth of a subject and researching the best of knowledge. Hobbies include reading novels, travelling and surfing the net.

Priti Patel, Language Support Teacher

Priti Patel a Diploma in Civil Engineering started her career as an interior designer with her husband. She is a life long learner. Later she completed her M.A. and B. Ed. and landed up in Fountainhead in the year 2012 due to her passion for teaching and learning. She loves music, swimming,  and exploring different places.

Ekta Bhatija, Resource Teacher

Ekta Bathija is a commerce graduate. With her interest in teaching, she has joined Fountainhead school in May,2018. She is very dedicated and is always ready to lend support in all the areas. She takes a very good care of people she works with on daily basis.

Regards,
Grade 4 Team

FIRST DAY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

FIRST DAY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to prospective students.

It was a busy for the teachers as well as for the learners. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher. It was a lovely day full of teacher-student interactions and bonding.

Homework: Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

Regards,
Megha Chhatiawala

First Day of the academic year 2018-19

First Day of the academic year 2018-19

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to prospective students.

It was a busy for the teachers as well as for the learners. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher. It was a lovely day full of teacher-student interactions and bonding.

Homework: Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

First day of the academic year – 2018-19

First day of the academic year – 2018-19

The first day of class is an opportunity to present the vision of the class to prospective students.

It was a busy for the teachers as well as for the learners. They enjoyed playing various games that helped them to know their peers and their teacher. It was a lovely day full of teacher-student interactions and bonding.

Homework: Students have to prepare their personal bulletin on the A4 paper given to them, stating information about their family, likes – dislikes, make it as creatively as possible.

Note:

  1. Homework will be sent regularly, please ensure your child does the homework and brings it school on regular basis. Please use the given folder to bring the worksheets back to school.
  2. Students who have not yet submitted the Summer HW need to submit latest by Monday.
  3. Send 2 napkins regularly.
  4. Please label all the resources (bags, shoes, folder, socks, tiffin box, bottle etc.)

Have a good day! 🙂

Highlights of the day – 7/06/2018

Highlights of the day – 7/06/2018

Dear Parents,

A warm welcome to all of you in the new academic year 18-19. I am Kosha Vakil ( HRT of Grade-3 Imbue )

Today there were fun sessions with the students. We played ice breaking game. Did informal talks to know each other well. Played fun games and solved some interesting worksheets. The students also watched some moral based stories.

It was an amazing start to the first day. Looking forward to the productive partnership with you to ensure your child achieve their heights potential.

Thank you.

Below are few glimpses of the first day of academic year.