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Book Review – 18th January 2019

Book Review – 18th January 2019

Dear parent,

The celebration of our students’ reading habits will continue in this academic session as well. The good news is that all the PYP grades (Grade 1- Grade 6) will be a part of the Reading Club.

Students are challenged to read 1 book each month related to different genres independently. (Parents read for grade 1 and grade 2). Once a book is read, students give a book talk, share a retell/review of the book with their peers, HRT and in some cases with the volunteer parents.  

We are also looking for parent volunteers  to be a part of the Reading Club and witness book talk/ retell/ review of book read, given by our students.

Parents of grade 1 and grade 2  will be oriented about how to go with the book talk on 18th January 2019 at 8:15 a.m. Venue will be Y-Box. It is highly recommended that parents attend the orientation.

Book Review/ retell/ talk, will be happening during school assembly slot on 18th January 2019  i.e Day 2 between 8:55 am-9:45 a.m.

Interested parents need to fill up the form latest by 10th January 2019.

FORM: Book Review

If you are a reader, if reading is your first love, then share your love, click that button and fill up the form!

PS: Please be settled at the venue latest by 8:10 am, as the orientation will start at sharp 8:15 am.

Parents, “Let’s do something today that our future will thank us for”  as “Today a Reader tomorrow a Leader”

In case  of any query, send an email to the Language Coordinator:  suparna.khadepaw@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Upcoming Events at Fountainhead School

Upcoming Events at Fountainhead School

Dear Parents,

Fountainhead School wishes you a very Happy New Year! With the beginning of the new year, we would like to remind you about the upcoming events at Fountainhead.

Fountainhead in collaboration with Edutours, Mumbai, is arranging the following sports education experiences for our students:-

Sports Education Experiences
Events/Trips Details Dates Link Applicable for
Marcet Football Clinic at Fountainhead school

Marcet Academy is a premium academy in Barcelona.

The academy will be sending across a team of Elite Coaches to our school wherein they will train the kids and make them better footballers.

These sessions would be an hour and a half long and would be conducted after school hours

There would be a total of 5 sessions conducted for each student in the week. At the end of the week there would be a small graduation ceremony and the participants would be provided with certificates.

18th February to 24th February

The timings of the camp would be 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

(PYP students opting for this will be doing a stayback and Senior School students opting for this will miss their last slot)

Marcet Clinic Grade 5 to Grade 9
Gothia Cup (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. It started in 1975.

Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.

Fountainhead School intends to send an Under 12 team to this tournament if there is sufficient interest

14th July- 20th July 2019 Gothia Cup (Gothenburg, Sweden) Grade 5 and Grade 6
Sports Training Tour to Serbia

Venue: Sports Center of the Football Association of Serbia

Sports- Football, Athletics, Basketball

Duration: 9 Nights in Serbia

Tentative Departure:- 5th May 2019 Sports Training Tour to Serbia Grade 5 to Grade 12

 

After School Camps

Camp Details Dates Link Applicable for
PYP Sports Camp – Phase 2 As we are approaching the Inter-school competitions, that are scheduled in January & February , we are planning to organize Phase 2 of Sports camp. 7 January 2019 to 25 March 2019 PYP Sports Camp – Phase 2 Grade 1 to Grade 6
SS Sports Camp – Phase 2 SS Sports Camp – Phase 2 Grade 7 to Grade 12
Theater Production Camp – Phase 2 During the camp  our young actors are going to explore their love for acting, polish their acting skills and be given a chance to perform live on stage before an audience in a formal setting. 7 January 2019 to 25 March 2019 Theater Production Camp – Phase 2 Grade 3 to Grade 6

For any queries, please feel free to drop an email to:

Sports Events/Trip

After School – Sports Camp

mohamed.jelani@fountainheadschools.org
After School – Theater Production Camp rucha.kapadia@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Nucleus App Update – Diary

Nucleus App Update – Diary

Dear parent,

As informed in the 1st PTM , DIARY feature in Nucleus App is now available. As a pilot, this year we will be using this feature in 3 grades across PYP which are Sr.KG, Grade 2 and Grade 3. Henceforth, the parents of these 3 grades are requested to use Diary feature of Nucleus App to communicate with any of the teachers and not use the Daily Diary.

Apart from the app installed on cell phones/ Tablet/ Ipads; you can also use Nucleus feature on web interface by following the given steps:

    • Ensure that you’ve added the parent email ID given by school on the device you want to use.

 

  • On the web page simply write parents.fountainheadschools.org and you’ll be directed to log in page.

 

  • You need to log in through the  parent email ID.
  • Click on ‘‘Diary”.
  • Click on – Add user.
  • Search for the respective teacher and select the option ‘Start chat’.

Please note this medium is only for one to one communication between the teacher and the parent. For other communications, you may email your query to Surat@fountainheadschools.org. For transport related queries like transport routes, address change, etc. you can whats app on: 8980000451

You are requested to explore this feature on the App installed on your device or through web interface. As such this feature is quite user friendly and works similar to Whatsapp on our phones.

In case of further queries or issues related to Nucleus you may write to – Nandini.Aswani@fountainheadschools.org

Sanjana.amarnani@fountainheadschools.org

PS: The parents  who are yet to install this app are requested to do it right away.  Nucleus Fountainhead is the name of the app which is available on Android and iOS.

Regards,

Nandini Aswani

Assistant PYP Coordinator.

Parent Teacher Meeting Update

Parent Teacher Meeting Update

Dear parent,

This is in regards to PTM 2 for grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 which is scheduled on 15th Dec. Based on the feedback received by some parents, this time we’ll be having PTM in 3 languages i.e English, Hindi and Gujarati. The only purpose of having PTM is to help parents understand the content of the grade wise curriculum and the way of teaching in class so that parents can also support their child back at home. Please note the entire content of the PTM will be the same but the explanation part and the entire interaction will be in these respective languages which will happen in different classrooms. The venue for PTM will be the respective grade where further you’ll be guided to the classrooms. You’re free to choose the language you’re comfortable with and attend that PTM.  

We highly recommend you all to attend this PTM and be a part of your child’s learning journey. We also request you to spread this message on section Whatsapp groups so that all the parents are aware of these language options. As a school our sole motive for this initiative is to have maximum participation of parents along with maximum satisfaction. Looking forward to meet our purpose.

The timings of the PTM are:

Grade Date Time
Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 15th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Grade 2 and Grade 4 15th December 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Dear Parent,

We are here with the 2nd Parent Teacher Meeting of the academic year 2018-19.

Grade Date Time Venue
Early Years 8th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am Respective classrooms
Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 15th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Grade 2 and Grade 4 15th December 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Note that:

  1. The focus of the PTM 2 is teaching methodology. You will get an insight of how a particular topic is being taught in the class.  
  2. You are allowed to use your own transport to attend the PTM, hence no bus route will be run for parents. We strongly recommend car pooling due to parking space constraints. We would also want you to ensure that you vacant the car parking space once the PTM is over, as the space will be needed to park cars for the next slot.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Did you know that:

Your body is a chemical factory: from hormones to minerals to vitamins, a lot of reactions happen in your body that you may not be aware of?

Did you know that:

Your kitchen is a laboratory: when you set curd, make pickles, deep fry, or simply help yourself to a glass of water, every action of yours has a reaction in your body?

Know more about how your simple rasoda and the choices you make there can positively impact your wellbeing by attending the lecture Rasoi se Rishton tak.

Date: 6th December 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Pulse

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Ms. Rekha Diwekar

Ms. Rekha Diwekar has a rich experience of 35 years teaching Chemistry in college. Post her retirement, she started speaking about Chemistry in the kitchen by combining her knowledge of Chemistry and her passion for kitchen related activities. Since then, she has spoken at prestigious forums like Kala Ghoda Festival, given talks for corporates in Mumbai and Pune and had spoken at many clubs, schools, colleges, ladies club, senior citizen forums in India, UK, USA and Kenya.

So parents, grab the opportunity and attend the session. Click on the following link and fill the form to confirm your presence.

Link: Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Developing international mindedness through Mother Tongue Sessions (PYP)

Developing international mindedness through Mother Tongue Sessions (PYP)

Dear Parent,

We take immense pride in being a part in conserving and celebrating language of every ethnicity which is one of the most distinctive quality of our nation, being entirely multi-lingual.

Exposing students to languages other than their mother tongue provides an insight into and an appreciation of other cultures, and an awareness of other perspectives language. Research has shown that development of mother-tongue language is crucial for cognitive development and in maintaining cultural identity. (Making the PYP Happen 2009)

We are looking for parent volunteers for all the mother tongues, focusing especially on Marwadi and Punjabi language. We have a strong community of Marwadi and Punjabi students but we lack the use of these languages in this era of globalization. We want our students to listen to their mother tongue and cherish it, hence we seek help from none other than our beloved and enthusiastic parent community, who is always so ready to help the school, and ultimately their own child by doing so.

Parents will be oriented about how to go with the session soon in the coming week. This event will be happening during school assembly slot. i.e Day 2, 8:55 am – 9:45 a.m, on 28th December 2018 (Friday)

Your co-operation in building a multi-cultural environment will be a great help to the Fountainhead community.

Interested parents need to click on the following link and fill up the form latest by 7th December 2018.

Link: Mother Tongue Assembly: Parent Facilitators

Regards,

Fountainhead School

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

Dear Parents,

Most of you would be aware of the upcoming Eurythmy performance,   a performing arts  show with an Indian folk tale, poetry, some humorous pieces interspersed with music and movement. This blogpost comes as a reminder of the event

Students of Grade 5 and 6 will be attending the show. The students will attend regular school on this day. They will have a short refreshment break from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm for which school will provide snacks. Post break, the students will be taken to the venue. The students will be chaperoned by school teachers for the show. The students will leave all their belongings in school (chromebooks and bags) for the day. Details of the performance are:

Date: 27th November 2018 (Tuesday)

Venue: Gandhi Smruti Bhavan (Near Mahavir Hospitals, Timiliyawad Road, Nanpura, Surat)

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Please note that the performance timings are changed. The timing mentioned earlier was 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm)

After the program students are given common stops as the drop off route. Please refer to the stops below:

Route A1
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Vijay Dairy (Gujarat Gas Circle) 5:08:00
2 Trinity Mall Main Road 5:15:00
3 L.P.Savani School (Circle) Main Road 5:19:00
4 State Bank Of India (Nr, Tapi Hotel) 5:24:00
5 Prime Arcade Main Road 5:28:00
6 Near Prakash Bakery Main Road 5:38:00
7 Subhash Garden Circle 5:43:00
8 Nr. CNG Station, Dandi Road 5:46:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00
Route A2
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Air India Office 5:10:00
2 Raja Dairy 5:15:00
3 Zenith Hotel (Old Amisha Hotel) 5:20:00
4 Opp.Barfiwala College Main Road 5:27:00
5 Bal Aanth Ashram 5:32:00
6 Dabholi Circle 5:42:00
7 Dabholi Gam Main Road (Nr. Bridge) 5:47:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00
Route A3
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Opp,Gandhi Engg. College 5:05:00
2 Opp,Reliance Petrol Pump Main Road 5:08:00
3 Opp.Nutan Niwas Main Road 5:10:00
4 Opp,Amrut Kunj Complex 5:12:00
5 Ashirwad Palace Gate No.4 (Bhatar) 5:17:00
6 Jay Jalaram Store 5:22:00
7 Sarela Shopping Center 5:26:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00
Route A4
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Nagrik Suvidha Kendra Main Road 5:08:00
2 Opp,Sargam Shopping Center 5:13:00
3 Regency Tower – C 5:20:00
4 VR Mall Circle 5:25:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00
Route A5
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Maheshwari Bhavan 5:15:00
2 Opp,Subh Laxmi Complex Main Road 5:18:00
3 Opp.Om Terrace Complex Main Road 5:23:00
4 Shyam Mandir Main Road (VIP Road) 5:27:00
5 Poddar Residency, Bharthana 5:32:00
6 Money Arcade Main Road (Nr. Swastik Complex) 5:35:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00
Route A6
Sr.No Stop Name Drop Off Time
1 Uncle Shop 5:12:00
2 Nr. Prashiddhi Complex Main Road 5:21:00
3 Opp.Someshwar Enclave Main Gate 5:27:00
4 Opp,Ratna Jyoti Complex 5:32:00
5 Jolly Residency (Nr. SNS Square) 5:37:00
6 Opp,Safal Square, UM Road, Vesu 5:42:00
Gandhi Smruti Bhavan 5:00:00

Kindly click on the following link and select your nearest stop from which you would prefer to pick your child.

Link: Select your preferred stop

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

In our endeavour to develop international mindedness in our students, Fountainhead School is happy to announce that we are hosting a unique performance called “Eurythmy” for the first time in Surat. The students will witness an enthralling spectacle of art, music and movement through this performance. We hope that our students demonstrate open mindedness in experiencing a new art form.

What is Eurythmy?

Eurythmy is called as “ visible speech”/ “visible music”. This art form is around  100 years old and originated in Europe.

Who will be performing?

A group of 11 artists who are specially traveling from Europe to India. They are performing in different cities like Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur etc. These artists have performed in many countries (Chile, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, China etc to name a few ) across the globe.

What will the performance entail?

It will be a 90 min performance art show with an Indian folk tale, poetry, some humorous pieces interspersed with music and movement.

Date: 27th November 2018

Venue: Gandhi Smruti Bhavan (Near Mahavir Hospitals, Timiliyawad Road, Nanpura, Surat)

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Audience:

Students of Grade 5 and 6 will be attending the show. The students will attend regular school on this day. They will have a short refreshment break from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm for which school will provide snacks. Post break, the students will be taken to the venue. The students will be chaperoned by school teachers for the show.

If parents wish to attend the show, please click on the following link. Form to be filled by the parents of Grade 5 and Grade 6

LIGHT EURYTHMY ENSEMBLE SWITZERLAND

Important Note:

  • Rs. 100 will be deducted from the students imprest.
  • After the program students will be given common stops as the drop off route. The stops along with the transport route will be updated later.

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We are also opening this show to students of Grades 1-4. Parents will need to accompany students. Entry to the program will be permitted through passes (Rs. 100 per pass). Entry passes will be available with Ms. Suruchi Arora.

Buying passes:

Passes will be issued on First Come First Served Basis and will be available from the following dates:

30th October to 3rd November

22nd November and 23rd November (Post Diwali Break)

Entry to the program will not be permitted without a pass.

In case of any query/concerns please feel free to contact Ms Suruchi: suruchi.arora@fountainheadschools.org

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) – 3rd November 2018

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) – 3rd November 2018

Dear Parent,

The culminating Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) of Term 1 for the academic year 2018-19 will be held on 3rd November 2018. The HRTs will soon share the appointment slots. Kindly book an appointment for a preferred slot.

Please note that the single subject teachers will also be available on the PTC day. Parents interested in meeting the Single Subject teachers can do so with a prior appointment through Daily Diary.

AN APPOINTMENT WILL ENSURE A CONFIRMED MEETING WITH THE SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHER.

Single subject teachers will be available at the following venues:

Arts Team: Junior Library (Block 3, First Floor)

PE Team:  Pulse (Block 1 First Floor)

ILT: Senior Library (Block 3, First Floor)

Regards,

Fountainhead School