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Voice 2019-Essay writing competition by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Voice 2019-Essay writing competition by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Dear Students,

Voice-2019 is Essay writing competition on Scientific topic organised by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Details about same is as mentioned below:

VOICE – 2019

Objective: The year 2019-2020 marks the birth centenary of Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Programme. On account of this, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad plans to conduct a Pan India level Essay Writing Competition.

 

Students from grades 8 to 12 can participate in this competition. The essay may contain motivation, goals, and uniqueness of the concept among other relevant things. 30 shortlisted students from each age group will be invited for presentation and visit to Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with a 3 tier fare by railways on the shortest possible route to Ahmedabad. Boarding and lodging will be arranged by PRL during the authorised period of stay.

 

Categories: Gr 8 – 10 (Category I)

                    Gr 11 – 12 (Category II)

 

Category I:

 

Topic: Home at a distant planet

Description: Say one day you have to move out of our planet Earth and settle on a different planet. Which planet you would choose? Then based on the planet specific parameters (e.g. atmospheric conditions, solar Insolation, crustal properties etc.), how will you design your home? Design should be sustainable, i.e., no external entity will provide any assistance to maintain your home. You must also provide the address of your home.

*Note: Sustainability of the home in the new planet will be the primary criteria for the evaluation.

 

Category II:

 

Topic: Design innovative experiments for space station

Description: Imagine one day you are given an opportunity to design innovative experiments for the Indian Space Station. Design a suit of experiments (maximum two) to address a particular theme. Mention why you chose the theme and how your experiments can provide a better understanding.

 

Success Criteria: (without which the essay will be disqualified)

  • Word limit: 3000 words
  • Summary – 300 words
  • Major concepts – 3 bullets not exceeding 75 words
  • Conclusion – Not more than 200 words

 

Guidelines:

  • Essay should be written in English
  • Should be written by a single person
  • Submission should be emailed to voice2019@prl.res.in
  • Essay should be typed and provided in a Portable Document Format (PDF)

         *Note: Scanned/ Handwritten essays will not be considered

  • Submission (in the predefined format available from website) should be on a scanned sheet stating the participant’s name, school name, class, residential address with phone number along with the essay. This sheet should be attested by the head of the institution/school with official seal.

 

Format of the Essay

  • Typed on A4 size electronic page
  • Font size- 12 points in Times Roman
  • 1.5 interlinear space
  • Margin of 1.5 cm on all the four sides

 

Schedule:

  • Last date of submission:15th May 2019
  • Date of notification: 15th July 2019
  • Presentation: 10th August 2019
  • Prize distribution: 12th August 2019

 

Evaluation process:

  • First phase: Essays will be shortlisted
  • Second phase: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to PRL,Ahmedabad 

Prize:

 

Prize Category I Category Il
1st 20,000 25,000
2nd 15,000 20,000
3rd 10,000 15,000
Additional(5 prizes in each category) 2,000 2,500

 

Regards,

Manish Tiwari

Grade 11- Summer Vacation Homework

Grade 11- Summer Vacation Homework

Dear Parent,

Students have already started working on their Extended essay in grade 11 with few other subject internal assessments. The vacation homework comprises of working on these tasks. The task submission deadline for EE is mentioned phase wise. The other homework stated has to be submitted  in their subject slots in the first week of reopening of school.

Grade 11- Summer Homework

 

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

 

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Dear Parents,

Based on internal feedback, we are making a small change in the school timings from June 2019.

Current Timings till May 2019
Grades Starts Ends Duration(Hrs)
Primary Years (Grade 1 to Grade 6) 07:15 am 01:45 pm 06:30
Senior School  (Grade 7 to Grade 12) 08:30 am 03:15 pm 06:45

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Duration

(Hrs)

Duration & Timings Change

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm 06:30

Same duration as above

Students both arrive and depart 15 mins late

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm 06:45

We believe that a slightly later time will be beneficial for all the stakeholders (students, parents and staff), giving everyone some more time in the morning. The departure is shifted only by 15 mins thereby not causing any significant concerns.

As usual, the bus routes for the new academic year will be shared by the last week of May 2019.

Regards,

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

Grade 11 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Grade 11 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Dear Students,

A gentle reminder regarding Term 2 exam, which will be starting from 12th April  2019.

Exam timetable has already been shared with you through the blog post.

 

Students are requested to refer to the important note and instructions before the exams.

Click here – for 11:30 am, 01:45 pm and 03:15 pm bus route.

 

PS- 11th April 2019 is the last working day for students.

 

Please refer to the below seating arrangements for Term 2 Exam.

Grade 11- Term 2 Exam Time Table & Seating Plan

 

 

 

 

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.  

Summative Assessment- Chemistry

Summative Assessment- Chemistry

Grade11 – All
Assessment given by: abheek.chakraborty@fountainheadschools.org
Assessment Date: Mon Apr 08 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Unit Name / Topic List: Chemical bonding and energetics
Assessment Criteria:
Details: Both MCQ (paper 1) and paper 2 questions will be there.bring GDC and data booklet
Duration: 45 minutes minutes
Central Presentation Link: Click here to view

Summative Assessment- Chemistry

Summative Assessment- Chemistry

Grade11 – All
Assessment given by: abheek.chakraborty@fountainheadschools.org
Assessment Date: Mon Apr 08 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0530 (IST)
Unit Name / Topic List: Chemical bonding and energetics
Assessment Criteria:
Details: Both MCQ (paper 1) and paper 2 questions will be there.bring GDC and data booklet
Duration: 45 minutes minutes
Central Presentation Link: Click here to view