The children of Kindergarten brought “smiles, cheer and hope” to less fortunate children by sharing the experience of giving. Sharing the experience of giving can be the most rewarding experience and this will further help the children to understand their responsibility towards the society. This was also a part of their Community Action and Service project (CAS).
The Kindergarteners took this initiative forward by helping the less fortunate by raising funds. The children made gift bags by reusing used boxes and sold them at the winter carnival held on Saturday 13th December 2014.
The teachers contacted a school for the underprivileged – Nayi Disha that gave them a list of things that they needed for the children studying there – it included stationery, pencil boxes ,notebooks ,tiffin boxes, soaps, toothpastes and toothbrushes The children of Kindergarten interacted with them and celebrated Christmas by singing carols with them.The children of ‘Nayidisha’ were ecstatic as this was the first time any school children interacted with them.
As part of our ongoing project with Bandhwari High School, their students of grade 9 and 10 visited our campus yesterday. Since their school does not offer science from Grade 9 onwards, we chose to give them a chance to explore that space. Divided into groups, they witnessed demonstrations held by our grade 11 students.
In Biology they participated and attempted food tests – Carbohydrate and Protein, looked at mounted slides of Amoeba and Plasmodium and specimens of Animal Classification.
In Physics, experiments in Static Electricity – demonstration of Van de Graff Generator; Magnetic Properties, Light – refraction and dispersion using prism, Pressure due to liquids , Water Waves properties – Ripple Tank, Transverse Waves, Sound Level Meter.
In Chemistry-Elephant toothpaste, Fire in water, PH strip to detect Ph of different solutions, Ammonium dichromate Volcano, hazards with chemicals.
Their day began on sports field at 10.30am. Our boys learnt the rules of the forgotten Indian sport of kabaddi and soon both sides were ready to take each other on for a match! The girls meanwhile, entered the basketball court for the first time and were coached by our grade 11 basketball players.
For both groups of students, the learning was apparent, for both had ventured into territories unknown and walked out with the joy of achievement. “It was an enriching experience, where via sports we learnt from other children and taught them as well. It was certainly very nice to see their amazed faces when they did experiments in science labs.” Shashwat, Grade 11
Students of Bandhwari High School will be in our school every Wednesday to build a relationship and grow as individuals in keeping with the Pathways philosophy of Learn Work Play Think LIVE!
This October, many Schools in Delhi NCR flocked to Pathways School Gurgaon for the third annual Pathways Gurgaon Inter-school Robotics fest called ‘Robongiers’ from Oct 9-10. The competing schools included Pathways World School, Aravali, Amity International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Faridabad; Amity International School, Noida; Scottish High International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Charmwood; Suncity World School and the host school – Pathways School Gurgaon.
The event was graced by Capt Rohit Bajaj, School Director, Pathways School Gurgaon and Mr Prashant Jain, Director, Pathways Schools. The competition was declared open by Capt Rohit Bajaj with the lighting of the lamp. Encouraging the students, Capt. Rohit Bajaj said, ‘There is a certain untapped resource within us, called potential. This event is being hosted to tap this untapped potential’. Mr Prashant Jain shared also his words of wisdom with the students and said ‘It’s not always about the end product. It is about the process and the building because that is what makes it possible for the result to happen again’.
This was followed by a performance by Pathways students on a Baroque composition ‘Canon’ by J.S. Bach. This was followed by another fun performance ‘I’ve Got a Robot’, a rap and song that was sung by the students of grade six students. The last performance was a dance on a medley of electric music and an old famous song, ‘(I’ve had) The Time of My Life’.
Soon, the competition started. The first round was an ‘Electronics’ round, where all the teams had to build their own small light-following robot that would sense and follow the light of a torch. In the next round, the students were given a situation where passengers of a plane crash were stranded in the forest, and the robots, which were to be built of lego, needed to be built and programmed to travel through a maze and pick up these passengers.
The competition was organised to challenge logical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills of the students. Robongiers engaged students at a much deeper level and the hands-on applications and creative design required to accomplish the task will be an experience unlike any that they have ever encountered. The students worked hard during the two days, motivated and determined to prove themselves; thereby fulfilling the purpose of this competition – tapping the untapped potential within us.
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.