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Donate books – Spread knowledge

Donate books – Spread knowledge

Hello parents

We Stuti, Anushka, Abhishek and Chahna, the students of Grade-6 are planning to take action for our PYP Exhibition topic ‘Quality Education’.

After doing comprehensive research, conducting multiple interviews and going for field trips, we have found out that there is a need for storybooks in a school named ‘Disha footpath’.

We are planning to donate story books to Disha footpath school. We request you to send some short English story books with your child tomorrow to school. Remember that your one book can bring a smile to many children.  Your cooperation and a donation will definitely make a difference!

Go ahead and spread knowledge…

Regards

Grade 6 PYPx Students

RESULT OF MATH-O-MANIA (ROUND 1)

RESULT OF MATH-O-MANIA (ROUND 1)

Dear parents,

Students were excited and had performed well in the First round.  Here’s the result of winners of round 1.

Liberty House

  1. Yashvi Parekh               Innovate
  2. Lauren Lee                    Imagine
  3. Ridhima Vohra             Inspire

Integrity House

    1. Meet  Agrawal             Imbue
    2. Mohak Banka               Innovate
    3. Mannat Agrawal          Initiate

 

 

Unity House

    1. Keaan  Patel                  Innovate
    2. Priyansh Agarwal         Inspire
    3. Arjun Gondalia             Imbue

 

 

Dignity House

  1. Eeshaan Sonthalia         Innovate
  2. Jaivee Kagalwala            Illuminate
  3. Manya Kelawala             Imbue

 

Kudos to the winners. Pull your socks for the final round on March 19th, 2019.

Regards,

Grade 3 Team

GRADE 3 ANNUAL DAY

GRADE 3 ANNUAL DAY

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to, Pratibimb – A reflection of our learning, Annual Performance of Grade 3.

https://www.greetingsisland.com/design/invitations/waterfall-dots/200-11767

Refer to the table for details. Kindly reach the venue on time in order not to miss any of the performances.

We also request you to carpool.

Date Time Section
6th March 8:30 am to 9:30 am Imagine
6th March 10:15 am to 11:15 am Innovate
6th March 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Initiate
7th March 8:30 am to 9:30 am Illustrate
7th March 10:15 am to 11:15 am Inspire
7th March 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Ideate
8th March 8:30 am to 9:30 am Imbue
8th March 10:15 am to 11:15 am Iluminate

 

Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Math-o-Mania

Math-o-Mania

Math is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives.

 

Are you a true math devotee?

 

Here comes a platform for you all to showcase your exorbitant knowledge of mathematics with a flavorsome mix of fun events.

It is time for you to unleash your creative bent of mind and apply your multidimensional thinking process to find answers.

So, gear up for a ride to this breathtaking and perplexing mania of math – MATH-O-MANIA.

The selection test is largely skill-based and focuses on testing basic concepts in math related to all strands (Number, Data handling, Measurement, Shape and Space and Pattern and Function). Please do support your ward to revise, re-enforce and practice application of the concepts that have been taught.

 

The competition will take place in two rounds.

Round 1: The students will be solving a mark-based worksheet with simple Math problems.

Top three students from each house will advance to the final round.  Date: 11th March, Monday (Day 1)

The final round will be conducted on 19th March, Tuesday (Day 1)

 

Gear up for the First round!!

 

Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Source: https://dare2compete.com/o/math-o-mania-enigma19-the-computers-and-mathematics-society-shri-ram-college-of-commerce-78835

 

Parent Teacher Meeting – Thank You Note

Parent Teacher Meeting – Thank You Note

Dear Parents,

Thanks to all of you who attended the First Parent Teacher meeting and we look forward to meeting and working with all of you who were unable to attend.

As communicated, attached below is the link of the PTM presentation for your reference (access using only Fountainhead official email ID). In case of any query, kindly get in touch with us, through Daily Diary.
With warm regards,
Ruby
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL GRADE 3 PARENTS AND STUDENTS

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL GRADE 3 PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year!

I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of learning and growing.

I, Ruby Aggarwal, Grade 3 Team Leader look forward to continue building a strong relationship with all of you in the upcoming year . Personally, I am grateful and elated to begin this journey with you. I ensure you that we, as a team, nurture leaders through primary greatness.

Here is Grade 3 Team:

Megha Chhatiawala, Homeroom Teacher of Ideate

Megha Chhatiawala, an avid reader, believes that a great teacher can influence the future of a child right from the day he starts coming to school.

She has completed her graduation from VNSGU and holds a diploma in Interior Designing from NIFT. Her interests include dancing, reading, sketching, traveling and doing a lot of adventurous activities. She joined Fountainhead School as a part of the Primary Years Team in April 2014.

Palak Arora, Homeroom Teacher of Illuminate

Palak Arora has completed her Masters in Customer Relations from SCDL University. She joined Fountainhead School as a Primary Years Teacher in February 2016. She is into teaching since 2011 and has taught Math and English earlier in her profession. Other than that, she has also worked as a tour planner in a private company. She believes that hard work is the key to success and also that traveling is a great exposure to learning and exploring the true sense of life.  

Jaanvi Mulchandani, Homeroom Teacher of Initiate

Jaanvi Mulchandani joined Fountainhead School as a Primary Years Programme Teacher in April 2016. She has completed B.A from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. She joined the corporate in 2009 and so has years of experience in Telecom and Financial Services sector. She has worked with people from diverse background and cultures and has worked in Dubai as well. She is a positive person and a life long learner. She enjoys people’s company, travelling and exploring. She keeps upgrading herself by attending various workshops and exchanging experience.

Soni Gowda, Homeroom Teacher of Illustrate

Soni Gowda has done Masters in Computer Application from Saurashtra University and has completed her MBA. She is in this profession since 2012 and holds a prior experience of teaching at Saint Paul School. She is passionate about her job and has joined the FS Primary Years Programme team.

Kosha Vakil, Homeroom Teacher of Imbue

Kosha Vakil is pursuing Company Secretary Final level. She is a Commerce graduate. Her hobbies are travelling, listening to music and exercising. She is a family oriented person. Earlier, she was working with a Corporate Sector in Surat. She is deeply committed and passionate towards her work. She always looks forward to learn and explore new things.

Munira Navsariwala, Homeroom Teacher of Innovate

Munira Navsariwala has joined Fountainhead school as a PYP teacher in April 2017. She is a commerce graduate from S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai and she has done her Bachelor of Education from IGNOU. She has a vast experience of teaching for more than a decade. She is passionate about her work, believes in lifelong learning and keeps herself updated. She is a creative person who likes to try her hand at various artistic skills. She ardently follows the saying that “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead.

Puja Gomasta, Homeroom Teacher of Imagine

Puja Gomasta joined Fountainhead school as a PYP teacher in August 2017. She has completed B.Sc. Computers and Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management. She has a corporate work experience of 8 years. She loves to read books, an avid reader and likes to travel as it gives her an opportunity to learn about various cultures and people. She is a lifelong learner and wants to scale newer heights as a teacher. 

Parul Mandot, Homeroom Teacher of Inspire

Parul Mandot has made a promise to herself that as a good teacher her lifelong responsibility is to inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.  

She has completed her Masters in Computer Application from Boston University and Fashion Designing from NIFT. She has acquired knowledge of Yoga as well.

Vijya Bhatia, Language Support  Teacher

Mrs. Vijya Bhatia is a graduate (B.Sc Home Science) from M.S. University, Baroda. She has completed her schooling from Lourdes Convent High School, Surat. Before joining FS in September 2014, she was a franchisee holder of ALOHA classes at Adajan. Her favorite subject is Math. Teaching is her hobby and she feels lively and energetic when she is around children.

Shraddha Bhatt, Resource Teacher

Shraddha Bhatt is a Graduate (B.Com Acct.) from the University of Kolkata and has pursued B.Ed from Rajasthan University. She loves reading, travelling and cooking. Her favourite subject is English. Before joining FS she has taught English for quite some time. She loves being with children.

The Arts Team

Shalini Nandkumar, PYP Team Leader: 

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, Asst. PYP Team Leader:

He 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”.

Tejas Gamit, Drama Teacher:

He holds a  B.A. in Gujarati literature, Post graduation in human resource management and Masters in Theater Arts. He is the Drama teacher  for grade 3 and 4 and will teach Digital media to Grade 7 to 12 Art and Design Special.

Parul Kaur, VA Teacher

She joined Fountainhead School in May 2016 as a PYP and AS Visual art teacher. She is basically from Baroda, the city of art and culture and has recently moved to Surat. She has done her Bachelor and Masters degree from the faculty of fine art in The Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda. She has achieved two gold medals in 2011 for bachelor degree and 2013 for masters degree for her subject – painting. She loves to travel and is fond of old and vintage things. She loves to teach students because she believes that they have raw thoughts about art.

Palak Joshi, Music Teacher

She joined Fountainhead School in May 2016. She is PYP and AS (Arts Special) Music teacher. She has done her Visharad in Classical music (vocal). She can play keyboard, harmonium and tanpura. Palak has completed her B.com with Advance accounts and auditing and completed CA IPCC. She has also done her Visharad in classical Dance (Bharatnatyam). She has passed out with A+ in Elementry and Intermediate exams. Her hobbies include travelling, singing, drawing, swimming and dancing.

The ILT Team

Unnati Bhagat – Asst. Team Leader

She has done M.A. (English) 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 been teaching Gujarati in various grades across the school. She has a good command over Gujarati and Hindi language. She likes to read and listen to Gujarati ghazals, cook, and travel. She also writes poems in Gujarati and Hindi.

Kunjan Gandhi – Hindi Teacher

Grade 3 – Innovate, Initiate, Illuminate, Ideate

She has done M.A in Hindi from SNDT University Mumbai and B. Ed.(Hindi) from Singhania University. She is working with Fountainhead School since 2012. She likes reading, writing, painting and listening to music. Her goal is to inculcate International mindedness in her learners.

Surbhi Dhagat – Hindi Teacher

Grade 3 – Imagine, Imbue, Inspire, Illustrate

She was born and brought up in Madhya Pradesh. She has pursued M.Com LLB, B.Ed with Social Science. She has taught in Zen school Baroda for 4 years. She is now ready to serve Fountainhead as Hindi teacher. She is a dedicated and committed person.

Vaishali Patel – Gujarati teacher

She has done her M.A and B. Ed. from VNSGU. She has been teaching Gujarati in various 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.

The PE Team

Priyanka Chahwala, PYP Team Leader

She 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.

Asif Patel  (PYP PE Teacher & Speed Skating Coach)

Grade 3 – Ideate

He joined FS in 2013. He has participated in 2 National Speed Skating Competitions, one national skate marathon and has officiated many skating events. He has been a skating coach for different schools since 2009. He likes to play badminton and sports climbing. He enjoys travelling, adventure sports and biking.

Ankit Reshamwala

Grade 3 – Imbue, Innovate

Ankit’s educational qualification comprises of B.com, B. P. Ed. & Aita level-3. He is a university, state and national level player. He is even a professional lawn tennis coach. As a referee he is convener of south Gujarat tennis association and Khel Mahakumbh. He is even a selector of School Games Federation Of India (SGFI). Ankit joined FS in 2014.

Harish Chauhan (PYP PE Teacher & Gymnastics Coach)

Grade 3 – Inspire and Illuminate

He joined Fountainhead School as a PE & Sports Teacher in Aug 2015. He even teaches Gymnastics. He has done B.PED and Masters in PE in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Prior to FS, he was associated with Essar International School as Gymnastic coach for 3 years.

Pinkle Abraham

Grade 3 – Imagine

Pinkle is a PYP PE Teacher and Football Coach and has been working with Fountainhead School since may 2017. He is a  University as well as National level football player and has participated in various District, State Zone, Junior and Senior National level tournaments. He has also participated in Athletics & Handball at District and State level. He holds the record of being the fastest short distance runner (100,200 & 400 metres distance) at Khel Mahakumb from the year 2010 to 2013.

Mahmood Surti (PYP PE Teacher & TT Coach)

Grade 3 – Illustrate

He  has joined Fountainhead School as a Table Tennis Coach. Previously, he was working as a part time teacher at Poddar International School. His hobbies include swimming, cricket, football and table tennis.

Mohamed Saleh Bham

Grade 3 – Initiate

We promise you that

  • We provide conducive environment for the growth of all the students.
  • We respect their individuality and appreciate their uniqueness.
  • We are fair to all students and ensure equity.
  • We facilitate them to become responsible.
  • We motivate them to pursue their passion and achieve success.
  • We celebrate their success.

We are TEACHERS who are committed and not only love teaching, but also make efforts to teach students to love learning.

Regards,

Ruby Aggarwal (Grade 3 Team Leader)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Note regarding the Summative Assessment Task: Grade 3

Important Note regarding the Summative Assessment Task: Grade 3

Dear Parents,

Grade 3 students are learning about organizations under the TDT – How we organize ourselves.

As part of the summative assessment, the students have to interview their parents inquiring into their organization and share the information in the class.

We request all the parents to utilize this Saturday, 14th April to take their child to their respective organization and let them see how it functions.

The criteria of their assessment are:

  • Type of the organization – identifying whether it is an enterprise or endeavor
  • Purpose of the organization
  • Structure of the organization (flow chart or any graphic representation)
  • Functioning of the organization (Roles and responsibilities of the people who have joined the organization)
  • Problems faced during its functioning
  • Strategies incorporated to resolve these problems
  • Reasons why people have joined the organization (Students can interview employees to understand the different reasons behind their joining the organization)

The students have to prepare a chart, a scrapbook, a journal or any other creative way to present their findings. They have to include photographs as an evidence.

The students, whose parents do not own an organization, can either interview any of their relative or family friend who has organization of their own. We have even tried to pair up such students with their friends for your convenience (in case if you struggle to look for someone to interview). We request you to coordinate with their friends’ parents and fix a time for taking an interview.

Date of submission of the final work is 16th April, Monday.

Thanks and regards,

Grade 3 Team

 

Nature Camp: Reminder

Nature Camp: Reminder

Dear parents,

Grade 3 Imbue, Illustrate, Illuminate, Ideate will depart for Saputara on 4th January at 6:00 am from Vanita Vishram and reach Surat on 6th January around 8:00 pm at Pal (opp. New RTO).

Grade 3 Imagine, Innovate, Inspire, Initiate will depart for Saputara on 7th January at 6:00 am from Vanita Vishram and reach Surat on 9th January around 8:00 pm at Pal (opp. New RTO).

Kindly note that the students who are not going for the nature camp will not be attending school on these days (as per their section).

Important points:

  1. Kindly send two bags with the students. In one bag (big bag), keep the things which will not be required during the bus journey like clothes, torch, sanitary requisites etc. and in the other bag(backpack) which will be with them in the bus keep food items, board games, medicines, etc.
  1. Kindly take out time and talk to your child regarding nature camp- their behaviour, medicine if any, what to wear- sweaters, jackets socks etc., food and if any reminder to be given to the teacher.
  1. Kindly reach Vanita Vishram ground sharp at 5:45 am, buses will leave for Saputara at 6:15 am. The buses will not wait beyond 6:15 am.
  1. Kindly label each and every belonging of your ward to ease identification for them as well as the teacher.
  1. Things to carry:
  • Two pairs of casual clothes, jacket/sweater
  • Shoes, sandals,
  • Toiletries, towel, napkin
  • Torch, cap/hat
  • Swimming costume
  • One light bed sheet (body covering)
  • Personal medicine, if any.
  • Dry Snacks for travelling as per Friday Food Policy.
  1. 6.  Parents to make sure that they park their vehicles properly. Pink line on the map, shared through blog, indicates parking of parents while yellow line shows the reserved area for bus parking. All the parents are requested to leave the bus parking area empty for the bus. Students will be allowed to deboard the bus ONLY IF THE BUS IS PARKED PROPERLY. We seek your cooperation.
  1. Do not forget to bring BEARER CARD to avoid delay in handing over the students.

 

Regards,

Grade 3 Team

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DIWALI POT LUCK PARTY – GRADE 3

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DIWALI POT LUCK PARTY – GRADE 3

Dear Parents,

On Saturday, 14th October being the last working day of the school before Diwali vacation, we have a Pot Luck Party. Students need to bring Indian traditional food items. Please follow Friday food policy of our school while sending the food. Also ensure the quantity is sufficient for 5-6 students.

Kindly note that the students need to come in school uniform.

Wishing you and your family a joyous Diwali !!

Regards,

Grade 3