HMUN India Impact – Ekal Vidyalaya

Shyam SriramWe are immensely proud of our student – Shyam Sunder Sriram (Grade 11) at Pathways World School, Aravali. Though born in the comforts of the West, Shyam is passionate about bringing real change in India’s primary education sector and is working hand-in-hand with the government to guarantee that children go to schools and get empowered with quality education and life skills. As a delegate at the Model United Nations (HMUN) programme being conducted by Harvard University at Hyderabad from 13th Aug 2014, Shyam has nominated ‘Ekal Vidyalaya’, one of the leading NGOs in India that runs schools in tribal villages across the country.

Zee News covers this beautiful endeavour by Shyam:
http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/hmun-india-impact-ekal-vidyalya-the-power-of-one_952577.html

Published in: on August 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer Camp at Pathways Schools

Pathways Schools (Gurgaon and Noida) organised a special summer programme – Rediscovering Minds, a two week fun filled, interactive and engaging summer camp for children offering a plethora of activities.  Pathways Rediscovering Minds is designed for students to explore different areas of interests and build life skills, to go beyond books and curriculum, and to rediscover the sheer joy of learning. The school conceptualized a unique programme to provide children with an opportunity to engage in various modules and encourage learning that is fun filled and motivating.

 

The camp was designed to give the children an opportunity to do constructive learning this summer and had activities for children aged between 3+ to 15 yrs. Young artists explored the mediums, colours, paints and other crafts in the Visual Art classes while the young budding designers learnt how to use simple tools and had fun with wood, metal & paper in the Design & Technology class. Students were not only introduced to innovative, interactive, and educational Arts and Sciences workshops but to 3D Animation and Computer Game Designing as well. Performing Arts such as Dance, Music and Drama added another interesting flavour to the dynamic programme. All these workshops were complemented by sporting activities such as swimming, squash, badminton and chess. The students were provided with a workshop-like environment in which discovery learning is fostered and unbounded thinking is encouraged, and where responsible and caring behaviour supports personal development and self-worth.

 

The programme provided professional instruction and challenging activities in a supportive, diverse, and safe environment.

 

The programme ended with a spectacular showcase by the enthusiastic students which surely left their parents spell bound.

To bring parents closer to the daily learning, Live blogs for both Gurgaon & Noida Schools were run during the camp. The blogs shared pictures and anecdotes from the camp on a daily basis.

Published in: on August 6, 2014 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Pathways School Gurgaon: The first K12 school on PLANET EARTH with LEED-EB Platinum Rating

It is a matter of great pride in sharing with you that Pathways School Gurgaon has been recognised as the highest rated Green Building amongst all the educational institutions in the world.

The ‘United States Green Building Council’ (USGBC) has recognised Pathways School Gurgaon for its ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) thus conferring the honour of being the First school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum Certification. Among all the educational facilities worldwide who have achieved this top distinction which includes one High School and a small number of Universities, Pathways is the highest rated.

http://in.usgbc.org/projects/pathways-school-gurgaon

More details on our Green Building Approach are available at:http://www.pathways.in/green-pathways.asp?links=other-1

We thank all the stakeholders for being part of this journey. Together we strive to make a better world tomorrow.

 

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Published in: on July 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Inauguration of IT computer Labs at AKhlimpur & Baas Villages

 

 

 

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Published in: on June 11, 2014 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Best Innovative K-12 School

We are extremely delighted to share with you that Pathways Group of Schools has received the ‘Best Innovative K – 12 School (National)’ Award at the prestigious Indian Education Congress Awards – 2014, that recognize excellence in the Education sector. The event took place on 22th May 2014 at the Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund, Delhi.

The Awards evening was preceded by a Conference in which Mr. Prabhat Jain, Director, Pathways Schools had been invited as a guest speaker amongst many other key speakers from the Education and Corporate Sectors in India. The Indian Education Congress brought together Ministries of Education, Key Representatives of Educational Institutes, Trade Bodies and Association, Educationists, Academicians, NGOs, Policy Makers, Investment Groups and Stakeholders in the Education Sector under one roof. The two-day event covered the most pressing issues faced by the Education sector today. Along with framing the great debates, the Indian Education Congress offered tactical advice, while the Indian Education Awards ushered to the limelight new leadership in Indian Education sector.

Mr Rajesh Jain, Ms. Sangeeta Nag, Ms Monica Bajaj, Ms Bhagirathi Jhingra and Ms Jasmeet Chouhan represented Pathways at the Awards Evening on Thursday, and accepted the Award on behalf of the whole Pathways fraternity.

Compliments to the Students and the Faculty of Pathways Schools for their untiring dedication and commitment which has contributed greatly to this success.

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Published in: on June 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

An eye-opening sojourn

 

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The above write up is written by Shreya Gupta, a Form 11 student from Pathways School Noida. This appeared in HT Student Edition on May 5th, 2014

Published in: on May 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Magic of Theatre-in-Education

eyesIt’s three in the afternoon and I am in the midst of a highly enthusiastic group of Grade 5 students. They are exploring “How the World Works”; their focus: “technology down the ages”. The first idea they come up with is a Time Machine – time travel, as a dramatic device, will give them the freedom to “explore” the past and the future without a very elaborate plotline.

 

The next step is to create a few characters: some time travellers and others playing multiple roles – natives of a certain age.  In a jiffy, we have four young people taking off in the time machine. They land in the Stone Age. Here four students take over as the “native” people. “What are you all doing?” I ask them. Immediately, two of them beginning to make stone tools; two others start making a fire – all through mime. “What sort of communication took place between them?” I ask again. Instantly, they are native speakers of gibberish!

The play goes on, partly improvised by them, with ideas suggested by their mentor – and incredibly, all the while, all I (the Drama Facilitator) am doing is to help give a shape to the drama.

The technique is very simple – we place children WITHIN the context, and ask a few leading questions. The theory behind this is that human beings in any day or age have some things in common – they FEEL, they THINK, they IMAGINE, they CREATE and they OFTEN makes mistakes from which they learn.

Theatre creates the safe space in which someone can step out of his/her own shoes and into someone else’s. There is nothing right and there is also nothing wrong. For kinaesthetic learners, theatre is the greatest boon of all – when they can get out from BEHIND the desks and out of their chairs: they can BECOME rivers, oceans, planets, starts, atoms, electrons… the possibilities are endless. And finally, the connection all children make with concepts they have explored through theatre is completely unparalleled.

 

Cathy Anubha Banerji

Drama Facilitator at Pathways World School, Aravali

Published in: on May 8, 2014 at 11:29 am  Leave a Comment  

INFOSEC MAESTROS AWARD 2014 – Top 30 MOST PROMISING CISO in the Country

After receiving the prestigious CISO platform ‘Top 100 CISO Award’, we are delighted to share that our CTO Mr. Satish Papnoi is now a proud recipient of ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Award under the category of Top 30 MOST PROMISING CISO in the Country. 

 

INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards is a great initiative to inspire the innovative, talented and hard working information security professionals across the nation. This is an attempt to recognize the talent,contributions and innovations of information security leaders, who have significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any information security workforce improvement initiative program or project. The award ceremony was held on April 11, 2014 at Hotel ‘ The LaLit Mumbai.

Congratulations Mr. Papnoi !

TEAM PATHWAYS

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Published in: on April 28, 2014 at 10:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Top 100 CISO Award 2014

We are delighted to share that our CTO Mr. Satish Papnoi is a proud recipient of The ‘Top 100 CISO Award’.

CISO Platform is an exclusive online community of Information Security Executives worldwide. The ‘Top 100 CISO Award’, an Award which is the first of its kind felicitates the finest CISO’s who are using information security technology in innovative ways to secure their business and mission’s critical information in a most effective manner as well as are delivering business values by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth and improving relationships with customers.

CISO platform recognizes the contribution of the Top information security executers of the world. Every year the most talented and finest CISOs get awarded in a gala Ceremony. This year the Ceremony was held from 4th to 6th April at Radisson Blue Agra, India. Mr. Papnoi was invited, along with his spouse, to receive this prestigious and most well deserved Award.

Congratulations Mr Papnoi!

TEAM PATHWAYS

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Published in: on April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am  Leave a Comment  

A Trip to remember

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Published in: on April 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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