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Important changes in Uniform policy for 2019-20

Important changes in Uniform policy for 2019-20

Dear Parents and Students,

Based on feedback from various stakeholders, we have made a few changes in the school uniform policy. You must refer to the attachment to understand the policy in detail, and the reasons for the changes along with the reference images. The key changes are mentioned briefly here:

  • Track Pants (unicolour – dark greys, navy blue or black) are allowed any time during the year. School trousers will no longer be available. However, anyone wishing to use any existing pair can do so. For Senior School students, for labs and for field trips, track pants or the old school trousers are necessary.
  • Shoes and socks of any colour are now allowed. Students of ALL grades can now bring their own bags. Those shoes, socks and bags with any graphics such as cartoon prints, characters or symbols from TV, movies or books or shoes with light or sound ARE NOT ALLOWED. For Early Years students, only velcro shoes are allowed.
  • New sports specific shorts have been introduced in the school store based on the feedback from the students and coaches.
  • For PS classes, students can dress according to the requirement of their chosen sport which meets these two requirements: (a) Other than the regular items specified above, students can wear those jerseys or bottoms that have been made for a school-specific tournament (for e.g. inter-school football, basketball team, school Ultimate Frisbee teams, district or state teams). (b) These cannot be worn during PE or any other class. It is the student’s responsibility to change to school uniform after the PS classes.

The revised uniform policy has been summarized in the attached Infographic. If you are unclear about an update, refer to the detailed uniform policy 

Where what will be available and it’s pricing for 2019-20 session:

Uniform details Size/Price Available at Available from
School T-shirt

20, 22 &  24 – Rs. 350

26, 28 & 30    – Rs. 375

32 & 34          – Rs. 400

36 & 38          – Rs. 425

40 & 42          – Rs. 450

44                  – Rs. 475

School Zone- City light

℅ Saraswati Book House,

Bungalow No -9, Shyam Kunj, Krishna Vatika Society, Nr. Meghna Park, Opp. Rani Sati Motors, (diagonally opp. Suzuki Showroom) Citylight Road. Surat

1st March 2019
House T-shirt

Rs. 480 – 580 as per size

(House T-shirts need to be pre-ordered through the Nucleus Mobile App or Web login at parents.fountainheadschools.org. The form is available in Request Forms > House T-shirt Form)

Fountainhead School Stores 10th  June onwards
School shorts To meet the requirement of various sports, new shorts with better material is being added to the existing Vega Shorts:

  • Vega shorts:  Rs. 400
  • Sportiff Rs. 680 (longer shorts with net)
  • Sportiff Rs. 600 (longer shorts without net)
Fountainhead School Stores 10th June onwards
Track pants, shoes, socks, bags Need to buy from outside as per student requirement and choice (which meet the guidelines given in the revised uniform policy)

Regards,

Fountainhead School        

IBDP Final Exam Seating Plan 2019

IBDP Final Exam Seating Plan 2019

Dear Parent and Students,

As you are aware that IBDP Final Exam is starting from 3rd May 2019. You are required to refer to the given sheet for the exam venue details. Please also check the “Notice to the candidate” and “Items not permitted” posters attached to this email.  

Important Instructions:.

Please take a note of the following important points for the upcoming IBDP examinations.

  1. No transport will be provided for the final IBDP exams starting from 3rd May. The students should come by their own conveyance. It is mandatory to carry Parent Pass.
  1. It is compulsory to carry ID- cards for all examinations and the students should be dressed in the complete uniform, failing to do so will result in a consequence.
  1. Students can bring a bottle of water (transparent only), which they can carry in the examination room. Stationary to be carried without any pouch.
  1. Pantry will be closed on all days. Students can carry a snack to eat before or after the examination.
  1. All students should reach school at least 30 minutes before the time of the examination.
  2. The students are expected to sit in the order of candidate number, as placed on the desks.
  3. In between the two exams, students are required to sit in Senior Library and study for the other exam.
  4. Students can use their Chromebook during the study in the Senior Library. Students are not allowed to use any printed material or Chromebook outside the examination hall. Students have to keep their bag in a designated place only.

For more details please refer to the given PPT.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Dear Parents,

This note will address two recent announcements about the change in timings and the election-related holidays.

 

1.Regarding the change in timings of the school:

We delayed the start of the PYP and SS programs by 15 min. In response to this change, we have not received any response from the vast majority of parents.

However, we have received requests from 9 students (5 parents) for a swap in timings of PYP (Grade 1 to 6) and SS (Grade 7 to 12). The reason given is that a swap of the timings will give the PYP students more time to sleep and the SS students more time in the afternoon and evening for activities and coaching classes. We have maintained through the years that the reason for starting the SS later is that as children enter into the teen years, they tend to sleep later for multiple reasons (studying, social, biological). Therefore asking them to wake up early is likely to have adverse effects of their health.

While we don’t see any significant advantage with the swap in timings, we see consequential disadvantages of an upheaval of schedule for all the students including the vast majority who have not reacted to this change as well the loss of sleep and impact the health of SS students.

Therefore, we are sticking to the change as announced. We had also proposed a change in the timings for the Early Years students pending logistics for which we ran trial routes from April 9 to 12. We are happy to announce that the trial was successful. These are the final timings for students next year:

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Early Years*

(Nursery to Sr. KG)

08:45 am 02:00 pm

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm

*Nursery and Jr KG students will be leaving earlier in the initial period. A separate note will be sent to the relevant parents for the same.

 

2. Regarding the holidays on 22-23 April due to Lok Sabha Elections:

The holidays are as announced for 22-23 April for students. The school buses have been requisitioned by the district authorities for the conduct of elections for both days (for logistical management of the EVMs and the election staff). Therefore both days are holidays. For the PYP and Early Years, we chose not to compensate (unlike previous years) because it’s the end of the year and curriculum requirements have been met already. For SS, there’s no need to compensate because the exam schedule was changed to accommodate the 2 holidays. We are clarifying this so that the reasoning is clear and that a precedent isn’t assumed for similar future events.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

FSMUN 2019

FSMUN 2019

Dear Students,

We invite applications for the selection of the Secretariat for Fountainhead School Model United Nations 2019-20. We are looking for students who are willing to grab this opportunity and become part of the Secretariat of the 6th Edition of this Event.

The following are the positions and responsibilities.

1. Secretary General:

Acts as the head of the conference, this person has the responsibility to find the correct Executive Board members for this event, as well as keep a tab on the study guide and the overall academics of the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Conference Management:

This position is critical to the success of the conference because s/he oversees every logistical aspect of the conference that includes setup of rooms, signage for delegates, registration, making sure that copies of draft resolutions are disseminated to delegates during Committee proceedings. Another area of focus is the Management of the Organizing Committee during the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Communications & Public Relations:

Responsibility to raise the visibility of the conference by managing all delegate affairs and being in charge of social media. Also has to focus on promoting the conference and searching for delegates across the city and state and handling all delegate registrations and queries before the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs:

Creating Study guides alongside the chairperson/s and engaging in content management for the conference. Will be responsible for the thorough implementation of the Rules of Procedure and is responsible for aiding in topic selection.

Final date to fill the form is 10th April 2019.

An interview will be conducted on soon after forms are filled.

In case of any concern/query, kindly feel free to reach us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org or events@fountainheadschools.org.

Regards,

Events Team

Fountainhead School

 

AS/PS offerings 2019/2020

AS/PS offerings 2019/2020

Dear Parents,

 

As you are aware that Fountainhead School offers a variety of arts and sports segments for students to choose in Art and Design and Personal Sports slot, here is the time for the same. Students who wish to change their PS/ AS for the academic year 2019 – 2020 will have to fill the form mentioning their preference.The last date for filling up the form is 12th April, 2019.

 

In case you wish to continue with the same AS and PS, DO NOT fill the form. We are sending the form to confirm your child’s selection for the academic year 2019-20.

The form will be available at http://parents.fountainheadschools.org/ and the Nucleus Mobile app (through your parents login).

 

Kindly read the choices available for your child’s grade and then fill the form in consultation with your child. You can submit the form only once. If you want to make changes later or, you can email us at surat@fountainheadschools.org – however that will be possible only if there are seats available.

 

Points to keep in mind:-

 

  • Continuing with the same AS & PS is recommended in most cases so that the student gets time to build skills. However, if after discussion with the respective faculty and student, if you wish to change the AS / PS, please change your preference (Your current choice will already be marked in each of the form in the first preference selection.)
  • If you don’t fill the form, we will consider that student wants to continue with the current AS and PS option only.
  • In case there’s oversubscription (more interested students than seats available) then confirmation will be given in the following order:
  1. 1st preference will be given to students who were already doing this AS / PS and have paid    the AS amount by 20th April (for paid options).
  2. In the case of paid AS options, 2nd preference will be given to students who are new to this AS  and have paid the AS amount by 20th April.
  3. For all other cases, if there are more students who have paid as compared to the seats that we have; for e.g. if 10 students are interested, but we have 5 seats for students, then we will do a draw of lots.
    • Visual art is a paid option from the academic year 2019-20 considering the expense of resources used (paints, canvas, frames, exhibition setup costs).

 

  • AS fee for the paid option is: Gr.3 to 9 Rs. 10000/- Gr10 Rs. 7500/- Gr11-Rs. 5000/-  Gr.12-Rs. 2500/-
  • It is NOT mandatory for Grade 11 and 12 to choose any AS they have an option of either selecting AS from the given options (Cooking, Visual Art and Digital media) or can use the slot for playtime.

 

  • Where AS fee needs to be paid, it needs be done through Paytm by the June 30 2019 as it will not be included in tuition fee. If not paid by then, the student will not be allowed to attend AS.

 

The form will be available at http://parents.fountainheadschools.org/ and the Nucleus Mobile app (through your parents login).

 

For details of AS segments visit Art and Design

 

Art and Design activity Paid/Unpaid Grades
Guitar Paid 3 to 10
Dance Education Program (Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Jazz, Hip hop) Paid 3 to 10
Drums Paid 3 to 10
Keyboard Paid 3 to 10
Cooking Paid 5 to 12
Makers Paid 5 to 10
Trinity- Speech and Drama and Communication skills Paid 3 to 10
Visual Arts (Drawing/Craft) Paid 3 to 6
Visual Arts (Drawing/Craft) Paid 7 to 12
Dance (Indian and Western Folk dance/ hip-hop/ Bollywood) Unpaid 3 to 6
Dance: We have expanded Folk Dance offering to include Indian and international folk dances and some modern dance forms like Locking, popping, b-boying, contemporary, hip-hop, break-dance, krumping and fusion, Hand tutting & finger tutting, robot, lyrical hip hop Unpaid 7 to 10
Vocals (Light vocals: Indian and Western music) Unpaid 3 to 10
Drama Unpaid 3 to 10
Bharatnatyam Unpaid 3 to 6
Digital Media (photography and filmmaking) Unpaid 7 to 12
Kathak (Indian classical dance form) Unpaid 3 to 6

 

New AS offerings for academic year 2019-20

 

Trinity

Trinity College London is an International Exam Board which gives a globally recognized certificate.

We shall be offering classes for preparation of Trinity Guildhall Examinations in Speech & Drama/ Communication Skills.  These sessions would play a vital role in exploring the child’s talent, nurturing the growth of creative expressions and developing self-confidence and performing abilities.

*Exams will be conducted twice a year and examination fees will be charged extra according to the level the student’s ability. For more detail check the below link.

Trinity

From Grade 3 to 10
Dance (Indian and international Folk dance/ hip-hop/ Bollywood): We have expanded Folk Dance offering to include Indian and international folk dances and some modern dance forms like, Locking, popping, b-boying, contemporary, hip-hop, break-dance, krumping and fusion, Hand tutting & finger tutting, robot, lyrical hip hop From Grade 7 to 10
Kathak (Indian classical dance form) From Grade 3 to 6

 

Personal Sports (PS) Offering for the year 2019-2020:-

 

Activity Minimum Per Grade Maximum Per Grade Grade
Table Tennis 5 16 4 to 12
Taekwondo 5 15 2 to 10
Basketball 8 60 2 to 12
Gymnastics 5 20 2 to 9
Ultimate Frisbee 8 No Limit 4 to 12
Football 8 No Limit 2 to 12
Athletics and Sports Climbing (rock climbing) 5 12 2 to 8
Sports Climbing 5 12 9
Skating 5 35 2 to 8
Handball 8 20 4 to 10
Wilderness and Outdoor Adventure 5 5 10
Volleyball 8 15 11 & 12

 

Regards,

 

Fountainhead School

Mosquito menace in school

Mosquito menace in school

Dear Parents,

March-April is the time when school experiences maximum mosquito infestation in the premises as it is surrounded by lush green farms filled with stagnated water on all sides and due to temperature increase. As a school, we take precautionary measures but we cannot eliminate the menace completely.

We request all parents to take precautionary steps given below to keep their child away from mosquitoes:

  • Apply mosquito repellent (Odomos) every morning.
  • Use other modes of repellents like patches and roll on

Precautionary measures taken by school:

  • Daily fogging in open areas in the morning
  • Spraying insecticides at regular intervals
  • No stagnant water in school premises

In spite of taking care of all the points mentioned above, there still can be cases of mosquito/ insect bite to children who have sensitive skin or due to allergic reaction.  

Submission of Locker Key

Submission of Locker Key

Dear Students,

The Academic Year 2018-2019 is about to end and your exam will begin from next month. So, you all are requested to clear your lockers and submit your locker key on the below-given date, time and venue. It is important to do this process now so that the students can be allocated the lockers at the beginning of the next academic year.

Date: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th April

Timings: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Venue: Science Lab (Ray and Raman), Block 2 Second Floor

Responsible Person: Bharti Didi / Bhavana Didi.

Note: After 4th April no submission of locker key will be accepted.

On 5th April 2018, Rs. 750/- will be deducted from the imprest account of students who have not submitted the locker keys and we will change the lock of the lockers.

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

PTC Slot Booking Details- 23rd March 2019

PTC Slot Booking Details- 23rd March 2019

Dear Parent,

The PTC for the Senior School students is scheduled on 23rd March 2019. During the PTC, respective subject teachers, as well as the mentor teachers, will meet the parents to discuss students’ academic progress, examination performance, academic or behavioral goals.

5 minutes slot will be opened by each subject teacher. Meeting time will be 5 mins only. Please note that you should not be spending more than 5 minutes with the subject teachers. Kindly do not exceed the timing allotted to you. Also, note that it is compulsory for all students to attend the meeting. Please go through the reports and papers before you come to the meeting.

In case your child has siblings in Middle Years or Diploma Program, make sure you refer to both grade & section link (calendar) so that you can book back to back slots.

You are requested to book the slot of 5 minutes for each subject teacher you wish to meet during the PTC or if you have received mail from subject teacher to meet.

If you want a slot of your preference then please book it at the earliest.

Please plan the slot booking so that you spend minimum waiting time in school and please consider transition time also while you move from meeting with one teacher to the other.

Subject Teacher Name Link Venue (where the teacher is going to be available on the PTC dates)
English A SL Nikita Jhaveri https://goo.gl/9HUN4j Room No: 121 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
English A HL & SL Subhalaxmi Iyer https://tinyurl.com/yyejy932 Room No: 121 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Hindi B HL Ranjana Tandon https://bit.ly/2EZR8D1 Room No: 128 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Hindi B HL Kavita Agarwal https://bit.ly/2EZR8D1 Room No: 128 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Hindi B SL Sarika Agarwal https://bit.ly/2qPqmbD Room No: 128 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
French Rim Baroudi https://bit.ly/2TJCmeZ Room No: 128 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Business management HL & SL Chaahat Dhall https://tinyurl.com/y3hq2lft Room No: 123 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Business management HL & SL Ayman Shaikhmahmud https://goo.gl/C5o4DQ Room No: 123 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Economics HL & SL Yasmin Shaikh http://bit.ly/2DExrnk Room No: 126 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Economics HL & SL Malhar Trivedi https://bit.ly/2GgU3tg Room No: 126 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
ITGS HL & SL Bhagyashree Soni http://tiny.cc/aqp70y Room No: 122 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
ITGS HL & SL Mayur Patel https://bit.ly/2NUz1o6 Room No: 122 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Psychology HL & SL Janki Kothari https://bit.ly/2CzEfDj Room No: 121 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Psychology HL & SL Shweta Gupte https://tinyurl.com/yy2lfkmx Room No: 121 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Global Politics HL Monica Agarwal https://bit.ly/2J83HDz Room No: 123 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Chemistry HL & SL Abheek Chakraborty https://goo.gl/HpFpGr Room No: 127 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Physics HL & SL Vratik Upadhyay https://bit.ly/2NXOjIH Room No: 127 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Biology HL & SL Tabassum Ashraff https://bit.ly/2O5Uue3 Room No: 127 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
ESS SL Chetan Mehta https://goo.gl/3o8kqJ Room No: 127 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Computer Science HL & SL Bhumit Kansara http://tiny.cc/3ifz3y Room No: 122 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Computer Science HL & SL Shweta Gupte https://tinyurl.com/yy2lfkmx Room No: 121 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Math HL Kinjal Morkhia https://bit.ly/2HxupDd Room No: 125 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Math SL Devdatta Gupta https://goo.gl/yQA6hC Room No: 125 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Math SL Ruchita Patel Room No: 125 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Math SL Vardhan Khandewal https://tinyurl.com/yxl3mag9 Room No: 125 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Math studies Utsav Oza https://goo.gl/oYmScL Room No: 125 (Block-1 , 2nd Floor)
Visual Arts Pankti Chauhan https://bit.ly/2CnFvaq Hippodrome
Visual Arts Rahul Popaniya Hippodrome

P.S- For parents who come for PTC without booking a slot with the respective teacher that they want to meet- they will have to first book the slot by giving details to the admin person seated outside the Grade Wing on the day of PTC. Slots will be given as per the availability in the teacher’s calendar on the same day. This means that if you come to school without booking slots you may not be able to meet the teacher.

Please take note of below important points for smooth and effective PTC:

  1. Parents are required to book through parent mail id only. Any slots booked through personal id will not be taken into consideration.

  2. Please keep in mind the transition time (time taken to move from the meeting from one teacher to the next).

  3. Parents have to meet the teachers as per the slots assigned and should not exceed the time. Teachers will not meet the parents in any slot, other than the booked slot.

  4. Teachers will discuss the student performance, concerns and further steps to improve academic performance with the parents. Please do not expect the teachers to discuss the whole paper with the parents.


 
​Regards,
Fountainhead School​.