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.
Proud to share that Valedictorian of our first graduating class at Pathways School Gurgaon, Pranay is featured on the homepage of his University website (Stern School of Business – New York University)…check him out at www.stern.nyu.edu (Go to full site).
On 05 May ’15 Pranay was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma – an international honor society for business students. Beta Gamma Sigma is the first American national honor society in business; the society celebrated its centennial in 2013.
Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor that a business student anywhere in the world at an accredited school can achieve, and is the equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa in the humanities,” said Rohit S. Deo, Stern’s Vice Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Strategic Planning.
Pranay has been on the Dean’s List for all the 6 semesters he has been at Stern and has been clogging GPA’s nearing 4!!
This is the picture of the International Studies Program Championship Pranay won along with his team where they did the strategy presentation on a Chilean company:
One of the key drivers in the paradigm shift in education over the past few years has been the role of ‘Technology’. In the article below, Mr Satish Papnoi, CTO, Pathways Schools shares his views on the constantly changing education environment and the use of Technology in Teaching and Learning at Pathways
Technology in Teaching and Learning at Pathways Schools
Today, technology is a defining force in our lives.
Time has gone for traditional ‘chalk and talk’ when students used only pen, pencil and notebooks in the classrooms. In this digital age, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-books have complemented traditional learning tools, hence classrooms have become interesting, interactive and almost paperless. Technology is no more a separate subject instead simply a tool to aid education and learning.
The classrooms are student-centered and teachers are coaches and guides. ‘Flipped Classroom or Reversed Teaching’ is a trend now days, which is a result of technology advancement. Today, teaching is no longer limited to the physical classroom. Students also learn online, in the form of audio, video and textual information. As a result, classrooms are becoming discussion forums to make learning more interactive. Technology facilitates teachers and students to collaborate, create communities and exchange ideas outside the classroom.
We are living in a digital age and technology has resulted in a 360 degree transformation in classroom teaching and learning. Students tend to learn visually and socially and expect to try things rather than hear about them. Technology has a significant impact on students’ cognitive functions.
Technology is a great learning tool if it is used in constructive ways for the right reasons and vision. But, at the same time one should also decide the appropriate use of technology. Internet has become a first hand information resource these days; children take online resources for granted to access various communities. They are conditioned to ‘click first and think later’, which can often jeopardize their personal statements in the present and future. Like any space the digital world also has its dangers. Online safety, online behavior, online etiquette or Netiquette, are some terms that define digital citizenship. Basically a good digital citizen must have the same social etiquette as he is expected to display in his personal everyday social interaction. A good global citizen is a good net citizen.
We at Pathways Schools provide ‘Anytime – Anywhere’ technology access to students. All our campuses are Wi-Fi enabled since inception. Students use i-Pads and laptops inside and outside the classrooms. High-resolution projectors are fitted in our classrooms to encourage audio-visual learning. Students make good use of the library, online encyclopedia and e-books Anytime – Anywhere. Students are given individual IDs to access email, internal learning resources and online content through an Internet web filtered server. Our Internet server has the capability of controlling and logging the activity of Internet traffic to ensure that right content is getting delivered to students, thus ensuring information access on need to know basis. Students and teachers are facilitated to collaborate and exchange online resources on real time basis. We have motivated faculty members who keep upgrading their methods of instruction and interaction. In our Schools, technology has its place in every curricular subject. Students from Grade 6 onward carry laptops while primary school students are enabled to use technology responsibly, with Laptop Labs, iPad Labs and mobile carts. Our school buses and vehicles are fitted with GPS systems to track and know the exact position of our fleet to ensure student safety while travelling.
Parents of students are empowered to access life cycle records of their children through our online Campus Management Server. They can also monitor the child’s current schedule and track their ongoing progress. In each school we have IT Helpdesk to facilitate day-to-day technical support to students, faculty and staff to deliver smooth and seamless learning.
Chief Technology Officer
Pathways Group of Schools
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Taking Action is an integral and most important part of the PYP curriculum. Through their actions, the students demonstrate the attributes of the learner profile and IB attitudes.
As a part of their PYP Exhibition, the Grade 5 students of Pathways School Gurgaon inquired into different local issues of global relevance. They came up with some solutions to these issues. As responsible members of the World community, they decided to make a difference and sensitize the society about these issues.
Raahgiri Day was a perfect platform for the students to campaign and spread awareness about the causes and effects of different issues. The students prepared posters and banners for their campaign to spread awareness amongst the community about the following concerns:
- Usage of Energy and Natural Resources
- Cyber crime
- Precautionary measures before, during and after natural disasters
- Ways to reduce green house gases
- Ways to reduce Pollution
- E-waste management
- Addiction to electronic gadgets
- Animal Cruelty
World Health Day is celebrated globally each year on 7th April. The day marks the founding of World health Organization (WHO) and aims to draw attention to important health issues facing the world each year. Each year WHO creates a different theme for world health day and this year’s theme was “Food Safety”, and the slogan ‘from farm to plate, make food safe.’
An assembly at Pathways School Gurgaon took place to mark this day on the 22nd of April 2015(co-incidentally earth day). The students of 8-Y had created a very informative presentation which was displayed during the assembly. The presentation explained what world health day was, what the World Health Organization is and we were also shown a few extremely educational videos. 6-X had also prepared a small skit about the correct eating habits which was very helpful as well as entertaining. We concluded the assembly with all of us singing a song called, ‘I will survive’ (In the style of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”) about how to keep food pathogens away and be safe while eating.
This assembly was a huge success as now each and every one of us knows about how to keep our food safe and eat health to be healthy and fit. Our general knowledge about this issue and WHO has increased too! We hope to have more informative assemblies like this in the near future!
It gives us great pleasure to share the good news of yet another student of the school, joining King’s College, London for an Undergraduate degree.
Jessica Joseph heads to England to pursue B.Sc in Psychology. The degree draws upon the expertise of a wide range of world leading researchers, from neuroscience to the social sciences, in order to present multiple approaches to the application of psychological science. The course reflects the key role of psychology within interdisciplinary research and with this it gives a deep insight into a variety of contemporary problems.
In Jessica’s words, ‘This course will help me develop my analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills along with my core scientific knowledge in this field. It will allow me to study a wide range of topics, from the development of children to the biological bases of mental disorders and help me decide where my passion lies.’
Congratulations to Jessica on the first step towards her intended career path of a clinical psychologist!