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.
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.
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.
Ruby Aggarwal (Grade 3 Team Leader)