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  

Education system in India and Thailand by Shreya Gupta

Government Schools in India and Thailand: What we can learn from our neighbours

As a young student myself, one of the experiences I have enjoyed most is working with children in government schools in both India and Thailand. It has been fascinating to see the difference, to understand what makes a society grow. It made me think about what each country seems to value and even about how each country makes place for those who cannot pay for private education. An initiative by our school, Pathways School Noida, saw a group of us who regularly work with schools in India, spend some days with similar schools in Thailand.

A good educational system is the key foundation stone for the development of any nation, for it nurtures its most valuable resource- young people.As Nelson Mandela rightly said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’

In Thailand, it was very clear to see the powerful belief in a strong education system- and the government is prepared to invest in it. Our Community Service project took us to number of schools across Thailand from Princess Mother School in Phayao, Chiang Kham Public School to Chiang Kham Primary School in Chiang Kham.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the excellent infrastructure and facilities available for the students in all the schools and at first thought they were private schools as such schools would be, in India. I was shocked to find that these schools were in fact public schools, run and funded by the government. I found that the Thai government spends 22% of the total government expenditure on education. Even in a small town like Chiang Kham, the infrastructure and quality of the government school was truly inspiring, comparable to some of the most expensive private schools in India. The classrooms were stocked with every possible amenity, right from white boards and computers, to projectors and microphone systems to even microwaves and fridges in the classroom! There was even a 4D multiplex on their campus, and all this is available to the students for no cost what so ever. The students do not have to pay for education, uniforms or even stationary and books, as everything is paid for by the government and the emperor.

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It saddened me to compare the public school system in Thailand and India. Despite the fact that our government spends about 650 Billion INR on education, our government schools sometimes lack the most basic amenities and facilities including books and writing material. Sometimes even basic infrastructure like paint work and furniture is found missing. Often classrooms in India where I have worked with children, are over-crowded with about 40-50 children per class. The chairs and tables are broken and damaged from somewhere or the other and despite being an English medium school, the only teacher who speaks relatively decent English is the English teacher.

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It is high time for people to become aware of what is happening and take a step towards making a difference, making a change towards a better educated India, and lobby to our government to improve and better the public school system in our country, so that we too can give our young citizens the advantage of education in its fullest form

Shreya Gupta is a Grade 11 student at Pathways School  Noida

Published in: on April 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Printmaking workshop exhibition

We are all very excited about our Printmaking workshop exhibition and look forward to having you with us on Thursday 3rd April at 5:00 p.m.  

Collecting fine artwork by well-known artists can be a rewarding pursuit for the dedicated collectors, but today works of art  of eminent artists like ANJOLIE ELA MENON, GOGI SAROJ PAL, VED NAYAR are sold at levels which are beyond the reach of all but a few. The Annual Printmaking Workshop cum Exhibition brings owning a work of well-known artists within reach.

 

A portfolio of 25 etchings (art work) of both eminent and emerging artists will be on sale at the Preview Evening on Thursday 3rd April at 5:00 p.m.  at Epicentre, Gurgaon to raise funds for art talent in neighbouring villages.

 

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Published in: on April 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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