Pathways Schools’ standings in the 2014 C-Fore survey

With immense pride, we would like to share with you Pathways Schools’ standings in the 2014 C-Fore survey.

  • Pathways World School, Aravali has been ranked 1 in Delhi & NCR and ranked 2 in INDIA among International Day cum Residential Schools.
  • Pathways School, Gurgaon has been ranked 2 in Delhi & NCR and ranked 6 in INDIA among International Day Schools.
  • Pathways School, Noida has been ranked 1 in Noida, ranked 3 in Delhi & NCR and ranked 7 among International Day Schools.

These rankings are a welcome addition to the honours received by the Pathways group earlier this year.

  • The Pathways group of schools had also won the prestigious ‘Best Innovative K-12 School (National) Award’ at India Education Congress Awards 2014.
  • Mr Satish Papnoi was ranked among the Top 30 Most Promising CISO in India by INFOSEC MAESTROS.
  • Perhaps, the most special honour this year had gone to Pathways School, Gurgaon – The school became the first K12 school on the planet to receive the LEED-EB Platinum Rating by United States Green Building Council.

We would like to congratulate the entire Pathways community for making this year very special and thank all our stakeholders.

Dr. Sarvesh Naidu, School Director, Pathways World School, Aravali with Mr Arvind Chalasani (Principal Senior School) & Mr Girish Parashar collecting the award

Dr. Sarvesh Naidu, School Director, Pathways World School, Aravali with Mr Arvind Chalasani (Principal Senior School) & Mr Girish Parashar collecting the award

 

Capt. Rohit Bajaj, School Director, Pathways School Gurgaon, With Ms Dimpu Sharma(Pricipal Middle School) and Ms Avnita Gupta (Principal Primary School) collecting the award

Capt. Rohit Bajaj, School Director, Pathways School Gurgaon, With Ms Dimpu Sharma(Pricipal Middle School) and Ms Avnita Gupta (Principal Primary School) collecting the award

Dr. Shalini Advani, School Director, Pathways School, Noida with Ms. Sunanda Sandhir (Middle School Principal) being honoured with the award

Dr. Shalini Advani, School Director, Pathways School, Noida with Ms. Sunanda Sandhir (Middle School Principal) being honoured with the award

Published in: on September 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

RESONANCE : A FOCUS ON GENDER

How do we decide what makes us male? Or female? Are we born that way? Do we learn it? What is the difference between sex and gender?

These complex and fascinating issues were discussed, debated and presented by multiple schools at Resonance, the interschool event which focused on gender at Pathways School Noida.

The three day festival saw enthusiastic participation from students. Events included a panel discussion on defining gender which agreed that it is socially constructed and had a lively interaction on why even colours like pink and blue are gendered.

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This was followed by the two pre-prepared inter school competitions – Film Making, where each school prepared a short 3 minute film on given topics and the Drama Competition where each school reacted to a given set of stimuli to produce a short play. The variety of foci and the depth of insight were evident in both the events. To develop an understanding of the role of media in shaping our gender ideas, participants created advertisements through a Mad Ads activity. At the end of preparation time, the participating school teams showcased their satirical takes on popular ads that had gender bias embedded in them. Dumbbells were no longer restricted to the male world but became implements for women to paste ‘masala’ and kitchen sets were a man’s best friend.

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A major highlight was the input given by guest speakers. Sonali Khan, Vice President of ‘India, Breakthrough’ gave a fascinating illustrated talk on Gender and Media. The success of the presentation was evident from the engagement of the audience. Maya Rao, wove her magic in the next session with her stellar performance ‘The Walk’ a powerful piece of theatre written after the Delhi gang rape

IMG_7595The combination of activity and education was wonderful. A number of students from different schools said that they had been transformed by the experience and would never see the world in the same way again.IMG_7199IMG_7029

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Published in: on September 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Building Cultural Bridge- Pathwaysians Connect with Korean Exchange students

Studying abroad can change a student’s life for the better, immerse them in new languages and cultures and allow them to further investigate academic passions. In August, Pathways School Gurgaon welcomed a group of 13 Korean students with their 2 teachers as a part of their Indo-Korean exchange program. The programme was an enriching experience on many levels. It helped in both personal and professional development of students, stimulated creative ideas, enhanced relationships, and strengthened multicultural understanding.

 

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The programme started with a lively and informative session that showcased Indian and Korean cultures. Pathways students presented a slide show on the different parts of India and included colourful images of its cuisines, religions as well as festivals. The school music teacher gave a wonderful rendition of ‘Raag Bhog’ that captured the essence of Hindustani classical music. Whilst the Korean exchange students started with a fun filled traditional dance. One of the students displayed ‘Hanbok’, a traditional dress worn by Koreans and demonstrated how it is worn. They also presented the techniques from Taekwondo, a Korean national sport followed by a group dance performance . The show concluded with the students singing Korea’s National Anthem. The whole program was captivating and entertaining for everyone present there with a fruitful exchange between two different cultures.

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Pathways also combined the Independence day celebration for India and South Korea. Coincidentally, South Korea also attained independence on the 15th August. The assembly began with the school director, Capt. Rohit Bajaj hoisting the tricolor followed by India’s national anthem. Thereafter, the South Korean teacher hoisted the South Korean flag and their national anthem was sung.

 

The program provided an enriching experience to all the participating students, by exposing them to an environment where they are required to adjust in a foreign country without the help of their family. The transition that students made as they walked out of their comfort zone of their native environment, carving out an identity on their own in a foreign land, gave them the confidence that they would need in their further education or career. It also instilled a sense of responsibility and accountability in them.

 

The Exchange Programme, as with most such activities was a platform for learning not only for the visitors but also for the students of our own school. It taught the students how, under various guises of nation, religion, skin and many more all of us are human beings – children of the same world.

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Published in: on September 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm  Leave a Comment