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WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 -19 !

WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 -19 !

 

Dear parents,

“Warm greetings to all of you!”

I hope you all had a refreshing and rejuvenating summer break.I , Manisha Naik,  welcome you all to Sr. KG and the new exciting academic year of 2018 – 19 with lot of enthusiasm and zest!

Our team mission is  “To provide a natural environment to play and develop in our students, the will to become lifelong learners by honing their creativity and imagination, help them to think out of the box and make them future ready.”

We assure safe, secure and conducive learning environment for all the students through experiential, play based  learning. Me and my team look forward to work in collaboration with you all, in shaping the lives of these little ones by achieving our school’s mission statement. You can write to me or to the Homeroom teacher of your child at any point of time using the daily diary if you have any concerns. We will be communicating through the daily diary and blog.  We request you all to check them on regular basis for daily updates.

I am  delighted to introduce the Senior KG  team –

Manisha Naik : Team leader (manisha.naik@fountainheadschools.org)

She is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and has completed her studies at Dalmia Lions College, Mumbai.She has done B. Ed from Singhania university.   She initiated her career with Design Techniques in Mumbai, as an Assistant Manager. She joined Fountainhead School in the year 2008 and is associated with school since then. . She enjoys swimming, listening to music and her hobbies are designing outfits and visual arts.

Shreya Kantharia: HRT Glitter

She believes that “We all are lifelong learners.” There is no specific age for learning. She is in the teaching profession since 2008 and is associated with FS since Feb 2014. She has done BSC(IT) from South Gujarat University. She loves reading, cooking, listening to music, dancing and making friends. She is committed towards her work, is lively and humorous.

Anupama Khedkar:  HRT Sparkle

She is a Commerce Graduate from Pune University, Maharashtra. She began her journey of learning and teaching in 2012. She worked with in an IT firm in Pune before joining FS in 2013. She discovered love and joy among the kindergarteners. She is committed towards her work, is lively and humorous. She believes there is a child living in everyone of us and the best way to keep the child alive is to be with kids. Her motto is making learning playful, enjoyable and child-friendly.

Juhi Awatramani: HRT Glimmer

She has done her B.Pharm from Saurashtra University She is a member of FS family since April 2013. She aims at 3 P’s in life: Professional progress, Physical health & Peace of mind. She believes that each child is unique with distinct personality and can be moulded through acceptance and affection. Her strengths are her patience & her ability to easily establish a rapport with kids. Music, movies & reading are what she prefers in her free time. Her ambition is to earn a lot of respect in her profession through her hard work & dedication. Her dream is to influence children positively, in each & every aspect of life. Currently, she is the Resource Teacher for EY team.

Dimple Topiwala: HRT Kindle

She has completed her graduation in commerce. She has also studied her masters from Deakin University, Australia. She has a  diploma in aviation, hospitality and travel management from Frankfinn and has worked with SpiceJet airlines. She enhanced her flair for designing with a diploma course in fashion designing from NIFD. She loves to be around kids  and hence she has devoted herself to teaching since 2011 and is working with Fountainhead School since 2013.

Rashida Golwala :  HRT Shine

She started her journey of teaching and learning in 2011. She is a B.Sc. Psychology Graduate from SNDT University, Mumbai.  To satisfy her urge for learning, she is currently pursuing her M.A. in Psychology. She believes in spreading knowledge with love and care.  She thinks there is a child living in each one of us and the best way to keep the child alive is to be with kids. Her motive is making learning playful, enjoyable and child-friendly.

Saakshi Dubey: HRT Blaze

She has completed her graduation in commerce from South Gujarat University. She has a Post Graduate Diploma degree in Computer Application. Her journey with FS started in the year 2015. She holds work-experience in different fields like banking, customer support and teaching.

Suchi Dakoria: HRT Ignite

She hails from Vadodara, and presently resides with her family in Surat. She has completed her Diploma in Architecture and Interior Designing from Parul Institute and Maharaja Sayajirao University respectively. She is an avid traveler and a book worm. Her other hobbies include basketball, singing, dancing and music. She joined Fountainhead School in 2013. Teaching gives her immense pleasure and satisfaction. She firmly believes that, “It doesn’t matter what others do, what you do matters.”

Tasnim Batliwala : HRT Dazzle

She is in the teaching profession since 2007 and is associated with this institute since February 2014. She completed her graduation from P. T. Science College, Surat with Chemistry as the principle subject. She likes doing creative work, reading books, watching TV and making friends.

Silky Malu: Resource teacher

She is from Odisha and settled after marriage in Surat past eight years ago. She has completed her Diploma in Fashion Designing from INIFD Surat. She has a thirst to read books and believe to be a lifelong learner. Her other hobbies are traveling and baking.She is a lively person with a heart to spread smiles all around. Blessed being a mother, she loves to be with kids and hence joined Fountainhead school in 2017-18 as EY teacher. She strongly believes that “ The best way to learn is to teach”.

Regards,

Manisha Naik

Senior KG team leader

 

Important announcement

Important announcement

Dear Parent,

Kindly note that Early Years will be having student holiday on 29th and 30th March (Thursday and Friday) leading to a long weekend of 4 days, as the teachers will be attending professional development sessions during these days.

There is no change in the schedule of Primary Years students (Grade 1 to Grade 6). They will be working on 29th and 30th March (Thursday and Friday).

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Change in Homeroom Teacher: Jr. KG Indigo

Change in Homeroom Teacher: Jr. KG Indigo

Dear parents,

Please note that Ms. Neha Chug has left school for personal reasons.

Hence, Ms. Honey Goklani is appointed as homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Indigo w.e.f 16th March, 2017.

Ms. Honey has done Masters in Human Resource development from Surat. She has completed her PYP training in school.

I wish her all the very best for her new role.

Regards,

Manisha Naik

Early year Team leader

Change in homeroom teacher: Jr. KG Blue

Change in homeroom teacher: Jr. KG Blue

Dear parents,

Please note that Ms. Shreya Kantharia has left the school for personal reasons.

Ms. Tanya Dhingra is appointed as the  homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Blue w.e.f 26th December 2016. She is a PYP trained teacher and has been assisting the early years since 2nd August, 2016.

Ms. Tanya Dhigra has done her MA in literature from Mumbai.

I wish her all the very best for her new role.
Regards,
Manisha Naik

 

Change in homeroom teacher: Jr. KG Yellow

Change in homeroom teacher: Jr. KG Yellow

Dear parents,

Please note that Ms. Barkha Keswani  is getting married and relocating to a different city.

Hence, Ms. Trishna Sarkar is appointed as homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Yellow w.e.f  5th  December 2016.

Ms. Trishna has done her education from Mumbai and has  10+ years of experience in teaching.
I wish her all the very best for her new role.
Regards,
Manisha Naik
Change in homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Green

Change in homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Green

Dear parents,

Please note that Ms. Esshani Magajwala is getting married and relocating to a different city.
Hence, Ms. Payal Jain  is appointed as homeroom teacher of Jr. KG Green w.e.f 16th  November, 2016.
Ms. Payal Jain has done her education from Mumbai and has 4+ years of experience in teaching.
I wish her all the very best for her new role.
Regards,
Manisha Naik
Early year Team leader
Workshop for parents

Workshop for parents

Dear Parents,

The Gateway School of Mumbai is dedicated to help students with learning disabilities to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary for them to lead fulfilling and productive lives. It’s a non profit school affiliated with The Gateway School, New York ( USA ).

Fountainhead  School has collaborated with The Gateway School for guiding us in helping our SEN students and also for differentiation  in a classroom set up.

Two faculty members from The Gateway School of Mumbai,Ms Radhika Misquitta and Ms Varsha Morani, are visiting Fountainhead School from 16th Dec to 18th Dec. They will be conducting a workshop on ‘Learning Difficulties and Disabilities” for the parents on 17th Dec.

This workshop will give a clear insight about how to deal with our students and give us a better understanding about their needs.

A brief up about the facilitators:

Dr. Radhika Misquitta- Ph.D. Special Education, University of Texas, Austin (USA)

Radhika is a founding member of the Gateway School of Mumbai, where she currently serves as Director of Education. She has worked in India and the U.S. as a special educator, trainer/coach, curriculum designer, and consultant with various organizations and schools since 2002. She has also co-published several research papers and has attended and presented papers at LD conferences around the world.

Varsha Morani- Director of Counselling and Admissions

Varsha holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, from the University of Mumbai. She has been working with a variety of non-profit organizations, corporate institutions and schools since 2005.

Fountainhead School believes that the responsibility of student learning is a partnership between the school and parents.  It is strongly recommended that you attend this workshop to help you cope with your child’s learning needs in a better manner.

We have limited seats so register at the earliest. Kindly fill the confirmation slip below and send it to us latest by 10th Dec, 2014.

Date: 17th Dec, 2014. Venue: Senior Library, Fountainhead School.

Time: 8:00 am

Consent form

___________________________________________________________________________

Name of the parent _______________________ Grade ____________

I am interested in attending the workshop.                Sign ______________________.

Important note for parents

Important note for parents

Dear Parents,

We are sending colored paper the with students.Kindly make a certificate for your child with an example where he/she has demonstrated the IB learner profile and attitude.( You need to create two separate certificates) 

Kindly ignore if you have already made and/or submitted. Please submit it latest by Thursday, 16th October. 

E.g. This is to certify that my son/daughter ____________ demonstrated the Learner Profile/Attitude _____________ when_______________

Regards,

Sr. KG Team.