PATHWAYS-REWIRED: 2nd Alumni Homecoming Dinner Reception

On the 19th of August 2018, Pathways Schools hosted their 2nd Alumni Homecoming Dinner Reception, at Hotel Roseate House, New Delhi. The event was very special for the reason that it was held in Pathways’ landmark 15th year of existence.

The nostalgic evening saw close to 250 Pathwaysians (Alumni, Faculty, Principals, School Directors, Former Faculty) rewire together. Alumni from all thee Pathways Schools graced the event and we saw representation all the way from the Class of 2005 to the Class of 2018.

We also had a very special guest make his debut amongst our Alumni for the first time: The School Mascot

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I Can conference at PWS

On 18th and 19th of August 2018, Pathways World School Aravali witnessed 370 students (ranging from class 8 to class 12) playing the roles of corporate honchos, media house personnel and political party leaders in a conference which was held for the second year in a row and is designed and conducted by a Dehradun based company called “I Can.” which conducts such conferences with eminent schools across the country. This two-day conference gave them an insight on how the real world outside the four walls of the school functions. Students tried to identify their calling as they scurried around for two days trying to bid, negotiate, make advertisements, shoot news, formulate radio ads, make a newspaper, come up with new ideas for both for-profit and non-profit ventures. Eminent Entrepreneurs like (Mr. Pratham Mittal, Wharton Alumni, founder Outgrow) and Corporate Leaders (Mr. Viraj Shetty, ISB Alumni, Opera Solutions) to name a few, were invited to work with and guide students on their ideas and educate them in Intraprenerurship and CSR.

“I Can India” founded by Mr. Akshit Batra, an Alumni of Doon School, and run in partnership with Ms. Shradha Agarwal, an Alumni of Indian School of Business, is a Corporate Political Simulation that is designed to instill soft skills and life skills among students with the main focus to provide a platform to encourage public speaking. While the students are divided into Corporate Houses, Media Houses and Political parties, over the two days they see elections, a government being formed with a Prime Minister and an Opposition and the bills that has to pass in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for the Government to stand.

The two days concluded with students performing and displaying their talents in dance, music and public speaking. The awards were given out to the best CEO-Corporate House & Media house, Leader of Political Party, Ad, News, Social media coverage, best speakers and cash prizes were given out to the best Entrepreneurship and Social-Entrepreneurship ideas to encourage the students to pursue it further. The ‘I Can’ Team, led by the operation head Mr. Achal Khare consists of young vibrant individuals who are passionate about improving the education systems in India. They work closely with students over these two days in a capacity of a friend and claim that Pathways Aravali are some of the brightest minds that they have worked with and are looking forward to the third conference next year.

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Harvard Model United Nations 2018 @ Hyderabad

On 12th August, 5 Senior School students, set out with the Middle School MUN Coordinator, Rohini Chandhoke, to attend the prestigious HMUN (Harvard MUN) in Hyderabad. This is one of the largest MUNs held in Asia-Pacific, where over 1700 participants from different schools in India and abroad, along with a host of individual delegates participate. The participants from PWS were Ishaan Gupta, Ishan Agarwal, Vidur Channa and Aditya Banerji of Grade 12 and Aniket Mittal of Grade 11 were the proud PWS participants for this year’s HMUN. Rishit Jain, a seasoned MUN debater from Grade 12-after a rigorous selection process comprising of writing an essay, followed by an interview -was selected to be the Assistant Director for SPECPOL (The Special Political and Decolonization Committee). It was indeed a proud moment for Pathways Aravali, to have one of our own students as the Assistant Director for such a reputed MUN, where most of the chairs of the Committees were from Harvard.

The students were awestruck at the mere size of the Hyderabad International Convention Centre where the MUN was organised. There were introductory sessions explaining the rules and procedures, followed by debates and proceedings on the following day. The final day saw the delegates forming resolution papers within their respective blocs. A lot of lobbying was involved as member states wanted to compare strategies and watch their bloc win.

There was an entertainment programme organised on the last day for the delegates wherein they enjoyed the interaction with the delegates of the other schools.

This MUN stood apart from all the other MUNs because it stressed on diplomacy as opposed to aggression in asserting points, in collaboration, and in decision making. This was the greatest learning opportunity for any MUN participants.

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Published in: on August 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Project Saarthi launched by Pathways World School Aravali

On 19 July 2018, Pathways World School launched the second phase of Hum Saarthi Project. The Project is led by the school in association with FICCI Arise and Simple Education Foundation (SEF) and aims to improve student learning in Government Middle School, Aklimpur by transforming the school culture and strengthening the teaching and learning processes by using different strategies.

The students and the Head, Ms. Anita Yadav, of Government Middle School, Aklimpur welcomed the guests and officials with a song and dance program. Dr. Sarvesh Naidu, Executive Director Pathways Schools, Ms. Paramjit Narang, Director of Project Hum Saarthi, and various District and Block Education Officers were present to grace the occasion. The Village Sarpanch Mr. Anand Vashist and the members of the Village School Committee were also invited.

Dr. Naidu in his message to the GMS Aklimpur community, reiterated the commitment of Pathways World School Aravali to the success of Hum Saarthi – Tier 2 programme for the transformation of the quality of education at GMS Aklimpur.

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Pro Am Gymnastics Tournament at LNIPE Gwalior

PRO-AM Gymnastics level wise league tournament was organised at LNIPE Gwalior from 27th to 30th March, 2018. 400 participants from 13 States participated in this league. The Event was inaugurated by the first founder of Rhythmic Gymnastics in India Ms. Neetu Bala, Arjun Awardee, Ms. Krupali Patel Rhythmic Gymnast, CEO of Gymnastics, Mr. Surender Sharma.

11 participants (boys & girls) from the Primary School of Pathways World School Aravali participated and were extremely successful in their performances and in their individual events.

Mahi Singh of Grade 3 secured First on the Floor Exercises, Balancing beam and on Uneven-Bars, Second on Vaulting table and she also became All- Rounder second in her level – 3

Koharu Mishima of grade 4 got second position on the floor exercises. Ms. Jayati Anand secured third position on Uneven Bars.

The School is extremely proud of the children.

 

 

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Published in: on April 19, 2018 at 9:53 am  Leave a Comment  

7th Invitational Inter-School Cricket Tournament 2018

7th Invitational Inter-School Cricket Tournament 2018 was held from 13th April to 16th April 2018. Mr. Abhishek Nair (Indian Cricketer and IPL Player) was the Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony.

Six teams participated in this tournament

  • Jaishree Periwal, Jaipur
  • Maharaja Sawai Bhavani Singh, School, Jaipur
  • Genesis Global School, Noida
  • Shalom Hills, Gurgaon
  • Pathways World School A
  • Pathways World School B

The Match was won by Pathways World School.

Man, of the series- Punya Mehra (PWS A)
Man, of the match of the final match – Punya Mehra (PWS A)
Best batsman of the tournament- Angkrish Raghuvanshi (PWS A)
Best Fielder of the tournament- Divyansh Arora (Genesis Global School)
Best wicket-keeper of the tournament- Rajveer Soni (Genesis Global School)
Most Promising Player- Vineet Raj (Genesis Global School)

 

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Time to big adieu to Grade 12

It was the beginning of the week-long farewell. The students of Grade 12 geared themselves up for the festivities of the week that would finally see them off on their next adventures.

Tuesday, the 3rd of April marked Gratitude Day, a day dedicated to those teachers, mentors and people in the students’ lives who had contributed to their achievements. The day solely ran on student-initiative.

The lunch was held in Sunderbans, which was festooned with balloons and banners. The teachers, as guests, were welcomed with a rose and a smile. The soft music set the tone for the afternoon as nostalgic and affectionate. The floor was open to all for loving speeches, wistful anecdotes and heart-felt tributes. A cake was cut in the day’s celebration, as well as for the birthday of a Maths teacher, Mr. Sanidhya. There was much hustle and bustle as students and teachers alike clamoured to get their photographs clicked together, at the Clicking Club stall.

The event spoke of remembrances, those between students and teachers that would stay with them both throughout their lives.

Wednesday, the 4th of April was Scribble Day – when the students of Grade 12 penned parting messages onto each other’s school t-shirts. The senior school building swarmed with students clamoring for markers to write notes of thanks and affection. The day ended with a artfully organised, aerial photograph of the Pathways Panthers 2018.

 

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Pathwaysian invited as Guest Speaker at Excelsior American School

On 10th April 2018, Manmohini Tiwari a Student of Grade 7 from Pathways World School, was invited by the Excelsior American School, Gurugram to share her experience as a budding author and share some insights on the topic ‘How to hone writing skills?’ Manmohini has recently authored a book ‘Tween Tales’. The audience included students of Grades 6 to 8. It was an interactive 30-minute talk followed by a Q&A session with students and teachers. The students were eager and asked several questions about her journey and how they could improve their writing skills. Manmohini also gave tips on how to write better and shared her own writing process.

Manmohini stressed on the importance of reading and shared her insights on the craft of writing. She also shared some tips regarding the process of publishing. She concluded by reading a short excerpt from her book, #TweenTales.

The students in the audience were motivated and inspired by the talk, and were further encouraged to enhance their writing skills and inculcate a strong reading habit.

 

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PWS students’ film selected for screening at CMS International Children’s Film Festival

A short fiction film directed by the IB Diploma Program Film students of Pathways World School Aravali has been selected to be screened at the 10th CMS International Children’s Film Festival under Indian Panorama Section. The film festival is being held in Lucknow from 5th April to 13th April.

The film “The Reverie” is a motivational fiction film with an intention to encourage people to follow their dreams. The film was shot only in three hours and was completed in a day. The film has already won the Best Feature Film Award in Incognito 2017.

The directors of the film are Delisha Mehta and Ashutosh Goel. Actors and crew are Samira Key Si, Ishika Bansal, Yash Karwa and Delisha Mehta. Edited by Sankalp Varshney, DOP and Mentored by Rishika Namdev, Faculty- IBDP Film and Middle Year Programme Drama.

Watch The Reverie

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Senior Prom Night 2018

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

On the afternoon of 5th April 2018, the 11th Graders of Pathways World School Aravali hosted a Prom Night to give the outgoing IBDP Batch an evening full of moments that would be cherished for years to come. All the students were impressively clad in their formal attires. The venue was elaborately decorated with lights, balloons, a dance floor accompanied by a DJ, and of course a delicious feast. The outgoing Batch were given titles and tokens as an appreciation and to serve as a memory. The Senior Prom Night 2018 King and Queen were declared amidst excitement and anticipation. The announcement followed cutting of a 5-tier cake. The students will surely remember the evening with a lot of fondness and emotions.

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