Pathways Noida celebrates a Day of Sharing

Every year Pathways School, Noida has a ’day of sharing’. ‘What is it’?’ you may ask. Having seen it in action, one can only say it’s a day when opportunities – for a moment to be in the limelight, to unleash talents kept otherwise in check – is given to the support staff of the school. Usually quiet, supportive but in the background, this is their day. Young stylish women unrecognizable in their finery, danced, men sang full-throated folk songs while others were egged on with gusto by the smallest, liveliest four-year olds as they launched into bhangra. Not to be outdone one showed us his impressive Michael Jackson breakdance moves.img_3893

 

 

The event was followed by a langar of alu/puri, chole, gulab jamun and much more. It was the senior students who had the job of serving – in humility and recognition of the support’s staff’s hard work – the ‘bhaiyas’ and ‘didis as they sat in the way they are most comfortable eating, on the floor. We followed suit, some more dexterous than others. Meticulously organized by the Administrative staff the entire event was great fun.

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This one-day when privilege is momentarily turned on its head, when tentative, shy support staff are encouraged to come into their own, is a reminder that while the doors to advantage may not open equally for all, our ability to respect and encourage every day those that surround us is a choice we can make.

Published in: on December 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Project Muskaan By Pathways Aravali

Project Muskaan was launched in September, 2016 in collaboration with the Government of Haryana, the Directorate of Education and FICCI.

Project Muskaan, a project aimed at enhancing the learning environment of Village Government Schools through generous contributions from students of private schools that adopt these government schools.  Its goals are

  • “Mera school, mera sunder school”
  • “Mere khilone hamare khilone”
  • “Meri pusthak sabki pusthak”

As part of this project enthusiastic students of Pathways World School, Aravali, went to Government Middle School, Baas and Government Middle School Aklimpur several times to make murals on the walls of the schools to beautify and to describe the different concepts of learning.

Through the Math fest games organised by students of Pathways World School, Aravali they have arranged cupboards, books and toys for the above-mentioned schools.

In the month of February 2017, the students will be working for two other Government Village Schools.

 

Published in: on December 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Project Pehel to educate support staff at Pathways Gurgaon

The latest session of Project Pehel was born of the need to educate our support staff at pathways Gurgaon on how to cope with the recent monetary situation in the country.

‘The most important attitude that can be found is the desire to go on learning.’ This attitude espoused by philosopher and education reformer John Dewey, is most evident in the adult learners of Project Pehel. We had the fifth lesson under this special project on the morning of 12 November ‘16, and the spirit of learning shown by the support staff to continue developing their IT and English skills, was as high as ever!

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A very important part of this particular session, was the discussion on the recent demonetization in the country. They were shown a video of the Prime Minister’s speech, briefed about ways to exchange the currencies they had with them and were given suggestions on how to manage their house hold finances. The men were given suggestions on how to manage taxes and related financial factors and were then taught the calculations required for it. Eager learners, they then worked on individual laptops to calculate their own taxes for the year.

The lesson in English for the women was based on colors. They began by drawing and coloring anything they desired – from flowers to extremely detailed scenes and described their art with the prior knowledge of words they had in their repertory. They were then introduced to new colors which they were unaware of and the spellings thereof.

In our next session, the learning will be flipped around, so that our didis who earn a living for themselves, learn how to manage their own earnings.

Published in: on November 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dhokra Art Workshop at Pathways Gurgaon

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Pathways Aravali student tops in Cambridge IGCSE Examinations

picPathways World School, Aravali  student  Lakshay Garg has achieved the highest marks in India in Cambridge IGCSE Design and Technology.

Our star learner Lakshay has done us proud with his immense passion for the subject that requires a very unique skill sets in addition to being creative and innovative. His accomplishment is an outcome of his hard-work, dedication and focus.

The world toppers in India will be recognised for their outstanding academic achievements with an Outstanding Cambridge Learner certificate.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see learners across India successfully exhibit their passion to succeed. Their outstanding results in the Cambridge Examinations are a proof of the dedication and commitment of their teachers and the constant support from their family and friends that helped them achieve this. We congratulate all these learners on their performance this year and wish them every success in all their future endeavours.

There has been a substantial increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and around the world. There are over 370 Cambridge schools in India. There has been a 17 per cent increase in the number of entries for all qualifications in India since 2015, which includes the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level. The most popular Cambridge IGCSE subjects in India are: First Language English, Mathematics, Hindi as a Second Language, Physics and Chemistry.

Published in: on October 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

PEHEL by Pathways Gurgaon

The third session of PEHEL saw as much enthusiasm and commitment to the task as the opening day! Bhaiyas and didis shared that they look forward to the Saturdays which have become days of learning for them.

Students willingly gave up a day of the Dussehra break, accompanied by teachers to ensure continuity in the learning process of the support staff. The effort is sure to bear fruit!

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Weaving at Pathways School Gurgaon

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Pathwayzian become National Go-Kart Chmapion

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Students of Pathways Aravali beautify Village schools

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All Pathways Schools are now Microsoft Showcase Schools

We are proud to announce that Pathways School Gurgaon has now joined Pathways School Noida, and Pathways World School Aravali in being recognized as a ‘Microsoft Showcase School’. There are currently only about few hundered Microsoft Showcase Schools around the world, each with a strong passion for modernizing schools and ensuring students use technology that prepares them for their future. In these extraordinary places of learning, school leaders have created a whole-school learning environment empowered by technology. 

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Through this honour, Pathways has reaffirmed its positions as a global leader in successful integrations of technology with teaching and learning. Living in the 21st century we are experiencing technology revolution which has become a defining force in our lives today. At Pathways we always believed that more than just a subject, IT is a tool which one today uses to accomplish most of one’s daily tasks.

 

Published in: on August 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm  Leave a Comment