2 of our Pathways Gurgaon students Kritka Sekhon of Grade 10 and Shivi Anand of Grade 6 have been selected to represent Haryana at National School Games to be held in Kolkata from 03 – 08 November ‘15.
It is a moment of great pride for Pathways Gurgaon as these students have been trained by the School under our swimming training program.
Our heartiest congratulations to Kritika and Shivi and all the luck for their performance in the Nationals.
We take a great pride in announcing that Pathways group of Schools has been honoured with Dataquest Business Technology Award. The honour was earned in the category of Cloud Campus implementation at Pathways. A total of 70 companies won awards on the gala evening across six categories including analytics, security, mobility, cloud, and unified communications amongst others. Mr Satish Papnoi, CTO Pathways School received the honour on behalf of the whole group at an event function held in Mumbai earlier this month.
The award recognises the organizations for their distinguished contribution in creating business value through innovative use of IT. In its third year, the award ceremony saw the presence of eminent CIOs and prominent names in the IT industry. The Dataquest Business Technology Awards, instituted by Dataquest, India’s premier IT Magazine, also recognises the excellence in the implementation and use of technology for business benefits by Indian companies.
Implementing the Cloud campus at Pathways allowed students, teachers and staff with enterprise- grade communication and productivity service. It enabled them to use applications without installing them on their laptop and enabling access to save files from any computer with an Internet connection.
The Schools have deployed Microsoft Cloud campus an offering from Microsoft, to make users more productive across a variety of device types. Cloud campus has been a technological innovation that reduced IT costs for the schools. It also eliminated many of the time related constraints for administrative staff, teachers and students by making learning tools accessible for a larger audience.
Pathways School Gurgaon displayed a spectacular performance at District Swimming Championships recently. Here is a blog post written by a grade 9 student Zorawar Singh Ghumman on this exciting journey of achievements.
Tired. Exhausted. That’s how I felt when I got out of the swimming pool after another hard session of morning practice a day prior to the District Swimming competition to be held at the Kamla Nehru swimming pool. Through this competition some candidates were selected to represent the Gurgaon District in the Haryana State Championships. The previous year we had also gone for this competition and very few people had qualified for the state competition. Well this year we were better prepared, fitter and stronger, after a strenuous training program in the summer camp, as well as our daily morning regimen. We had made sure that when the succession of competitions began this time around, we fared a lot better and had a lot more victories to celebrate. After the euphoria of that day, each and every person came for practice the following morning, as the ‘success bug’ had bitten us and we were hungry for more!!
After that practice session ended, our coaches Manish Sir, Rahul Sir, Bidisha Ma’am and Neelam Ma’am informed us that the District Swimming Championships were going to be held at Shri Ram School, Moulsari over the next few days, including Saturday and Sunday. After the initial dismay of missing out on our weekend, once realized that the State qualifications would be finalized from this very competition, there was a newfound enthusiasm and vigor for the remainder of the day. We did have hopes of succeeding and improving on our performances from the previous year as we were a lot faster, even though there were far more schools and their swimmers competing!
Nevertheless we definitely did not expect what was to follow though! Over Saturday and Sunday as well as Tuesday (this was due to the torrid rains on Sunday) we won a plethora of 26 Gold Medals, 14 Silver Medals and 16 Bronze medals; and two individual championships. This was a record for Pathways in terms of performance in swimming competitions!! Daisaku Kashikara from 6th Grade and his sister Kanare Kashikara from 2nd Grade won the individual championships and Kanare also won 7 Gold medals from each of the events she participated in. The first and second place from every event qualified to represent Gurgaon district – the goal that drove us and helped us in succeeding. Thanks to the guidance of the coaches we were able to achieve this in the end.
Throughout the course of the competition the fervor and passion never wavered, lessened or dropped. I also heard a few comments from the spectators that Pathways School Gurgaon had the best support for their swimmers, comprising not only of the parents who came out to support their children, but also of all the participants, as we screamed and cheered in every race our swimmers!
To me that was the best experience, sure winning medals and qualifying was sweet and receiving the medals even sweeter, but what I will never forget is the outstanding support. Sure it was damp, wet and gloomy on Sunday but everyone was still in high spirits and enjoying themselves.
I would like to thank Pathways and the entire swimming department along with the parents for giving us these outstanding facilities to practice in, waking up early in the morning every day without fail and for giving us the opportunities and chances to succeed. Almost each and every member of the swimming team won something, most won a host of medals. Yet what is even more heartening to see is that despite the improvement and the exhilarating performance, the dedication and team work has not flagged; in fact it has taken new leaps of enthusiasm!!
We are extremely pleased to present the June Issue of Architect + Design magazine that covered Pathways School Gurgaon in their special issue on ‘Towards Sustainability’. The issue explored some design criteria that lead on a path that heads to sustainable development. The story explains the architecture and design of the school that particularly emphasised creating a Green Campus with Zero Discharge. Pathways School Gurgaon was covered under the ‘Layered spaces’ category.
Pathways School Gurgaon has also been recognised as the highest rated Green Building amongst all the educational institutions in the world. The school conferred the honour of being the First school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum Certification.
We are extremely delighted to share with you the images from the Cricket Tour of Pathways Students to England (Under 17). The students got an opportunity to have an Indoor Session with the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. There cannot be any other valuable experience for these budding aspirants than this!
Pathways Schools along with Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) have organized a Cricket Tour to England for our students (Under 17). The 20 day tour involves 9 competitive matches with other schools and cricket clubs in England and specialized practice sessions. The students will also get an opportunity to have an Indoor Session at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. The vision behind the tour is to give our budding aspirants an international exposure that will not only give them the valuable experience of travelling with a sporting team abroad, but also give them confidence to play and stay in a country with a different cricket culture. Apart from matches and practice sessions with some of the most respected names in cricket coaching in England, the tour will also involve some cultural sight seeing in London and Birmingham thus making it an interesting journey.