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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        

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

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

Inter House Table Tennis & Gymnastic Competition

Inter House Table Tennis & Gymnastic Competition

Dear All,

Details of Inter house Table Tennis &  Gymnastic Competition are listed below:-

Table Tennis

  • Cycle- 26
  • Starting Date:- February 12, 2019, Tuesday
  • Grade:- 4 to 12
  • Time slot:- During the PS slot
  • Venue:- Table Tennis room
  • NOTE:- Students not reporting during their first PS slot of cycle 26, will not be allowed to participate in the inter house

Gymnastic

  • Cycle- 26
  • Starting date:- February 12, 2019, Tuesday
  • Grade 2-8
  • Time slot:- During the PS slot
  • Venue:- Gymnastic room
  • NOTE:- Students not reporting during their first PS slot of cycle 26, will not be allowed to participate in the inter house

Face to Face with Rujuta Diwekar

Face to Face with Rujuta Diwekar

Dear Parents,

My child is addicted to chocolates and chips….

My child doesnt eat if there is no screen in front of her…

My child doesnt eat vegetables…

How often do we worry about what our kids are eating?  And how often do we receive answers that we can trust?

Let me put this into context. How many of you would jump out of your seats if I tell you that we are fortunate to have a guest speaker who is amongst the most qualified and sought after nutritionist expert in the country!

Rujuta Diwekar is all set to meet all of us in a special session organized exclusively for the Fountainhead parent community  and share great insights on “Notes for Healthy Kids”with us.

So join us for a knowledgeable, informative and entertaining session.

Date: 23rd February,2019

Venue: Sanjeev Kumar Auditorium

            14, Hazira Rd, Adajan Gam, Pal Gam, Surat.

Time: 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

NOTE:

# Be punctual. The gates will close at 3:50 pm.

# No late entries will be allowed.

#You can also bring your child  if you are confident that your child will be able to sustain attention, not cry etc. Children under 5 are not allowed for the above reason.

# Ask your child to collect the pass from Ms.Varssha from Events team after 18th February.

If interested, kindly fill  the registration form.

For any further queries, kindly e-mail at :  events@fountainheadschools.org