30 March 2012

From the Director's Desk

One of the dominant features you will notice in this fortnight’s newsletter is the variety of features from the Primary school. Most visitors to Jharoka our academic fair were amazed at the clarity and confidence of our youngest students – some as young as Form 1 – as they explained scientific ideas and mathematical concepts. This is not to gloss over the excellent discussions and ideas of middle and senior school but to point out the depth of understanding of advanced concepts which even our youngest children display.  
 Last week, we had our first student-led conferences for Form 4 & 5 where each student presented to their parents what they had learnt and where they needed help. You can read details about this below. What is worth emphasizing is the reflection, the critical thinking about their own progress which goes behind such an activity. If young people can honestly think about their own progress and work out how to improve, they are equipped with the tools to be life-long learners. This is a central aim of the IB programme at every level.
Secondary Music Assembly

The secondary school delighted us with their performances at the music assembly. Organised by the music department it encompassed much more than rock or other contemporary western music which for instance characterize our lunch time concerts.  The audience was  introduced to different versions through a history of patriotic Indian songs like Vande Mataram, listened to a table group, a violin solo of a Minuet by Bach, piano and keyboard solos, and a beautiful composition by a student in middle school. Showcasing their learnings from music classes and the music club, it was a dazzling display of talent. You can view the video of the music Assembly by clicking on the link below: 

It seems almost impossible to believe that our first group of IB Diploma students are coming to the end of their school life. Their final day is 12th April and there will be a graduation ceremony to which all senior school students and the parents of Form 12 are invited. They have been a very special group not only because they are our first batch but because each of them has emerged as a special, caring human being who has contributed uniquely to making Pathways School Noida what it is. We will miss them and wish them all the best for their examinations and for their lives beyond Pathways.

Disciplinary Action
Regretfully I should share that we were forced to take disciplinary action against some students who hacked into another student’s account and sent out a very inappropriate email in his name. At Pathways we work hard to introduce the responsible use of technology because we believe that it is an inescapable part of contemporary life. It enables many creative activities and can profitably be used in learning. Alongside, we make students aware of its dangers and what is unacceptable use. In this case, the students were suspended from school and given a warning. To their credit they were able to understand why what they had done was wrong and even illegal and I am sure this will be an important learning for life.

Shalini Advani
School Director

Middle School Principal

“Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.”
William Glasser quotes
At Pathways, the learning and education is not only confined to books but also to the varied experiences that we provide our students with. It is amazing to see that though the experience is the same, the learning each student takes from it is different.
This term was an exciting term for the middle school during which they went through number of activities. ‘Jharokha’ , an education fair was one such activity. This had an active participation by our students. They demonstrated their project work, which was culmination of their efforts put in for planning, resource acquisition, knowledge acquisition and application of mind in putting it all together. As students applied their knowledge to create different projects and went through the entire process, they learnt many skills and showcasing them in the fair gave them a sense of achievement and confidence .
Students in middle school also went for Yamuna Walk. This walk was organised in collaboration with the NGO 'Swechha'. The unit on Rivers was extended beyond the classroom. The walk along the preselected course of the riverproved to be simple way for students to understand and be sensitive towards drastically harmful  ways in which the city, its dwellers and its industries pollute and damage the sacred river. Prior to this walk, a week long activities were taken upto commemorate the water day in the school. This commenced with a talk and movie  screening by environmentalist Mr. Vimlendu Jha and culminated in the Yamuna Walk. This was then followed by an inter house quiz on the entire subject.

“ All the world’s a stage, all the men and women are merely players.” This was the thought based on which a group called ‘Commotion’ presented their workshop appropriately named ‘Drama for Life’. Students of  Form 6 & 7 attended it. It was an interactive session, in which the presenters worked with the students in making them realize the importance of their role in various life situations. This wonderful experience was best summed up by Ayona Sen Gupta, a Form 7 student who commented as under :-
This workshop left us pondering over a question, “Do I want to make a difference?” Throughout the assigned three hours, we took part in a variety of discussions and activities. The core message ‘Commotion’ left with us was that our life’s course is entirely up to us. We can choose to watch from the sidelines, or choose to take the step ahead and make a difference. I am absolutely sure that everyone would love to have workshops like ‘Drama for Life ‘again. They leave us immersed in our thoughts and seem to provide enthusiasm to every person attending.”
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd (TKM) conducted a Hybrid Craft Campaign for the middle school students on March 30th. Students attended it very enthusiastically. The Hybrid Craft Campaign is a unique campaign during which students were made to understand in an interactive way the hybrid technology and its benefits to the environment. The students were also provided with Kits to create hybrid cars .The objective was to sensitize young school children about the benefits of hybrid technology and the importance to conserve energy and fuel.
Julia, a guest student of Grade 8 from Germany, left after a month of learning experiences with us. It was a teary farewell as Julia said that she would come back as she loved the school. This feedback is encouraging for us as we work towards creating a positive learning environment .

Sunanda Sandhir

Midddle School Principal

Hybrid Car Craft


29 March 2012

Student Led Conference

We had our first Students-led Conference (SLC) on 23rd March, Friday. As the name suggests, the conference was led by the students who shared their learning with their parents. Prior to this, students picked their samples of work which they wanted to share, reviewed it with the teacher and did some goal setting after identifying the areas of improvement. Students also thought about the ways they could seek help from their parents and teachers.  Besides reviewing their work from UOI, Math and Language arts, students also assessed their day-to-day work-habits through a rubric.
Each student got 15 minutes to present his/her work and discuss the goals. Students welcomed their parents and then shared the purpose of this conference. They took their parents through their best as well as not-so-good work and talked about their strengths and areas of improvements. Parents agreed to help them in the raised concerns and so did the teacher. All the 3 parties signed the documents, a copy of which was sent home on Monday.
This conference allowed the students to review their work with a critical eye and come up with some short term (SMART) targets which would help them improve. The entire process of chalking out a road map for themselves, gave them a sense of ownership of their work and helped them realize what they need to do next in order to improve.
Parents were overwhelmed to see their child talking about his/her areas of improvement and also telling them (parents) how they can help them (students) work on the target areas. While most of the students conducted this conference confidently, one student got nervous at the outset and broke down. In her reflection, she requested for another chance to share her work with her parents. After mutual consent, we agreed upon another slot on the following Wednesday where she sailed through the entire conference very confidently. Both, the student and her parents felt better after this conference.
Overall it was a great opportunity for the students to review their work, set targets, chalk out a road map for themselves and finally share it with their parents. It made them more confident and aware of their own strengths and shortcomings. Coming from them, all the suggestions made much more sense to their parents, who also promised to help in whichever possible way. I personally would rate an SLC over the usual PTM’s for reflecting on a student’s work in a meaningful manner.

Vandana Parashar
Form 4 Tutor  

Trip to Zee News Limited

On March 29, 2012 we went to ‘Zee News’ to relate news and the things over there to our central idea, i.e. “Media allows us to communicate our ideas and feelings to a wider audience and also impacts our lives”. First, we went to the waiting lounge and asked questions to our guide, Ms Saloni, related to Zee News.
Then, we went to the Zee Business room and saw live coverage in which a news anchor was speaking in front of a camera. Later we went to the Zee News room and spoke to people there.
We went to the editing room and saw a man standing in front of a big green background, but when we saw that on the computer screen the background was a cool animated background. Later we learnt that that is a virtual set on which you can design as per your need.
 Later we went to the library in which old news cassettes were stored for reference in future.
Finally, we went to the board room where we met the C.E.O of Zee News Mr. Barun Das (my dad) who treated us in a wonderful way and gifted us goody bags filled with tasty snacks like Kurkure, chips and chocolates!!!
From the trip we learnt how news television works, including news gathering, editing, anchoring etc.

Neel Barun
Form 4

Rhyme Day

Through out  the ages children’s lives have been intricately woven with nursery rhymes.  Children begin to learn to read  through their ears, not their eyes. The natural flow of nursery rhymes actually lends them to being read out loud. Their subjects, rhythm and rhyme are easily remembered and recited.
Early learners-Pre-Nursery,  Kindergarten, Form 1, at Pathways, Noida shared some rhymes with their families on 26th March, Monday’12, which they had learnt all through the year. Rhymes and songs are an integral part of the early learning curriculum as it promotes overall development with an element of fun.
Our students dressed up in ribbons, headgears and animal suits to add colour to their  performance. They sang rhymes in Hindi and English, common and not so common songs and rhymes which showed gradation in the complexity of words and stage presence beginning from Pre-Nursery and moving up to Form 1.
Parents enjoyed listening to the rhymes as much  as our  excited early learner group enjoyed singing for their parents.
Meher Khan
Nursery Form Tutor

Dr.Seuss Birthday - 2nd March

Dr. Seuss birthday was celebrated in the library for two   weeks (12th March-23rd March). Children were given a short introduction about Dr. Seuss  and  his life. They were made familiar with Dr. Seuss  books  and  its characters.
The book ABC by Dr. Seuss was read to the classes during the first week.  In the  following  week children were shown the Movie “Horton Hatches the Egg”   which is among one of  Dr. Seuss most famous  book  on the big screen. Later children did various activities according to their grade levels like Grade Nursery coloured Horton the elephant, K.G matched different characters of Dr. Seuss  books and coloured them, Grade 1 joined the dots from 1-30  of  Horton the elephant and later coloured it, Grade 2-3  were told to use their imagination and make  any creature they could think of that would hatch out from the egg. They were given different coloured papers and a cracked egg made of paper on which they had to stick the creatures they were going to make. The children made very colourful and beautiful little creatures  and  pasted them on the cracked eggs and some even gave names to their creatures.

Anju Dutt

16 March 2012

From the Director's Desk

One of the questions that I am often asked is how we at Pathways make sure that we have quality teachers. As every parent and student knows, the heart of a great school is great teachers. While excellent facilities are of course very important, allowing students many choices of activities, we all know of schools with wonderful facilities which do not provide a wonderful education. One of the major reasons is because they do not encourage teachers to grow or function as professionals.
At Pathways our teachers recognise that teaching is a profession, and that few things are as exciting as seeing our students progress, learn and develop as human beings. It is what makes our teachers gladly leave families and often their little children to supervise Adventure camps – because camps are important for true education. Or work long hours in the evening to mark essays or prepare thoughtful lesson plans.
Most importantly, our teachers are learners just as our students are. I have always believed that great schools have a curriculum for teachers not only for students. Growth and development is an ongoing process. Teachers get specially scheduled time – such as Thursday afternoons or department meetings - to collaborate and discuss together. In addition, we encourage teachers to attend workshops and share their learnings. Let me give you an indication of staff professional development over the recent past.
Workshops and Conferences
All senior school teachers from the Diploma programme interacted with nearly 200 colleagues from schools around the country at the South Asian IB Schools Association (SAIBSA) gathering hosted by us. You can read more about it elsewhere in the newsletter. Similarly, two teachers from the Primary school, Ms Aruna Jha and Aneesha Balwani will attend a SAIBSA workshop in Mumbai next week.
Dr Kaul from the Geography dept is currently attending an international gathering of the Association of American Geographers in Bangalore, where they will examine data processing in new and exciting ways.
The Primary School Principal Ms Lamba is at the IB Regional conference in Singapore learning about new educational developments for the primary years and interacting with teachers from across the world.
Together with the ICT Head Ms Geetanjali Dewan and Ms Sandhir, I attended a fascinating international conference in Mumbai focusing on technology in education. This will help us as we think about technology development for the school.
The Music teacher Ms Khan attended a National Council conference on a music curriculum for middle school. She interacted with renowned music experts from across the country including Professors & Head of Musicology from universities.

Mr Torrington from the Design Technology department attended a 3 Pathways Job Alike to share common understandings and plan development.
Our Administration staff is going through a training programme on efficiency and communication.
Many of our teachers had a very productive interaction with a group of 10 teachers from the Phillips Exeter Academy in the USA. One of the most creative learning institutions in the US, their teachers talked about the Harkness Table, a student-led, discussion based approach to learning for which the school is famous.
Follow Ups
All trainings attended by some individuals are then shared with the rest of the staff. Incrementally, all teachers grow and develop even when some can attend external workshops. It enables them to focus on their role not only as teachers of a subject but as true educators, ensuring that the little ones eat their meal at lunch or that students have a friendly ear if they need help. You can see it in the enthusiasm in planning the Fair or Sports Day and in encouraging unusual challenges.
Please remember the 23rd for Parent-Teacher meetings for middle and senior school and primary grades student led conferences.

Shalini Advani
School Director

Senior School Principal

One of the most cardinal and in fact, celebrated approaches towards the teaching-learning process of the IB educational philosophy is ‘collaboration.’ And since in Pathways NOIDA, we firmly believe that while we all are on the same team, what we lose in compromise, we gain by collaboration, we were only too delighted to host the ‘South Asian International Baccalaureate Schools Association (SAIBSA) Job- Alike Session’ for the community of IB teachers on 25th Feb 2012. It was the coming together of 200 IB Diploma teachers from 16 IB schools with their teachers sharing their ideas, beliefs, abstractions and even interpretations in 18 varied subjects. It was one of those experiences which was intellectually gratifying and personally benefitting. In the SAIBSA meets held once a year, we discuss curricula, opine for changes, build our teacher networks and even learn new and creative teaching techniques and theories which enrich and enhance our ability to teach (and learn). There was a clear evidence to see how all IB schools work together to see the success of IB as a brand.
In line with our appreciation and understanding of education, we took our students for an adventure camp to Rishkesh; the students and teachers alike were amazed at the absolute beauty in nature that exists at the foothills of the Himalayas. While the plan was to experience river rafting, we witnessed, through this process, remarkable skills surfacing in the children. It was simply unbelievable how these young ones found resources within themselves, to cope with their fears, adapt to the situation, take on leadership roles, solve problems and make relevant, accurate decisions- all without their knowledge and deliberation. It was most heart warming to see how they automatically transferred their learning and knowledge into practice in real scenarios- and this was the objective of our adventure camp.  This single episode of camping in the midst of nature, with a group of students suddenly allowed them to build personal relationships, negotiation skills,  shed their fears/apprehensions, become ‘risk takers’, and even assume newer, bolder roles to deal with their circumstances. Such camps are necessary to help the ‘whole’ child develop and this is the ideal way to build the ‘Naturalist intelligence’ which enables human beings to recognize, categorize and draw upon certain features of the environment. And so, with that much fun packed into the trip, we came back from the camp with the students asking for more!
  The last three months have been busy with lots of activities and events all of which you may be well aware of since there has been much communication on those aspects from the school as well as the children. And hence I would like to shift focus to the fast approaching final exams scheduled in May! While the students are currently appearing for their mock exams, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that learning is better is stress free and calming environments and hence I would like to assure you that we at Pathways are here to assist the children in any and every aspect- be it academic, emotional or otherwise. We are here to give our best, so that they in turn will deliver their best.
Here’s wishing all my students the very best of luck.
Umar Jaffar
Senior School Principal

15 March 2012

Camp Tikkling

Camp Tikkling was amazing. It was a loud and a crazy bus ride with grades 4 & 5 but the Camp and the staff and the views were wonderful. Hills surrounded 3 sides of it and we had a great view of the sunset. We had a great time bonding with each other and with the teachers around us. We met lots of new people. The teachers there were very nice.
We slept in these big tents. Five children, and one Teacher in each tent. Once we all heard that we all groaned but it really didn’t matter. We were having too much fun and learning all this new stuff that by the end of the day we were pooped. Everyday was filled with adventure and fun and of course there is always learning included.
We went for a trek in the mountains and climbed at the very top this was where we could see a beautiful view of the whole place which seemed like we were in a plane. Then we had two activities: we had rock climbing and rappelling so first we did rock climbing to the top and then we did rappelling to come back down. Rock climbing was quite scary and rappelling was much more scary - it was like falling off a cliff. At night we had a bonfire and we performed a dance, some jokes and sang songs. We also did Flying Fox, Zorbing, Obstacle courses,. The best part was the trip to a nearby village where we played with the buffaloes, tasted their fresh milk and also made roti with didis and churned milk to make butter sitting on charpais.

I have learnt many things. I really think that my confidence level has really gone up. I was a little scared but being there and having others comfort me helped me. I also learned that some need to be comforted and cheered on for them to feel like ‘I can do this’. I felt like there were some times where I could practice that. I really love being in the open like that. One of the great things was that we all I think felt safe and comfortable with all of the staff and instructors. One of the best trips I have gone to. I am being 100% honest. I am looking forward to many more in the future

Anjali Peterson and Anhad Viswanath
Form 5

Tirthan..A New World Discovered

From the 28th of February to the 3rd of March, all the Middle School students went on a trip to an adventure camp situated in Himachal Pradesh. We travelled in a Volvo bus for 16 hours before we reached the much awaited camp. When we reached we were allotted our tents and sent to collect our luggage. I was excited and adrenaline was flowing through my veins.
Over the period of five days, we learnt many skills ranging from rock climbing to river-crossing. We also played games, though weirdly named, were a lot of fun. Each of these activities was quite safe and our instructors were reliable. I was completely relaxed and ready to embrace the opportunity to spend time with my friends and learn new things. Out of all the activities, the one that excited me the most was our river-time. Our allotted time at the river was relaxing and exciting at the same time. Wading through the current is one of the things that will always make my stomach churn with thrill. All of us were very enthusiastic about swimming in the river. Unfortunately a lot of that disappeared, when we got drenched in the current as the water was ice cold. Still we continued ahead and had our fun.
Though the bus ride was long and tiring, it was worth it. The games taught us a lot about survival and each other’s weaknesses and strengths. The journey was strenuous but it was completely worth seeing the picturesque scenery surrounding the camp. The whole trip was a great experience and we wouldn’t have traded it for anything. The only drawback was the weather! We learnt quite a lot of things and I personally, would love to go on such a trip again.
Ayona Sengupta
Gr 7

The trip to the camp was a very new experience for me.  I had wished to go to a camp but I never thought I would really go! The bus-ride was tiring but it was worth it. We did so many fun things like, rock climbing, river crossing and various other activities that I had never experienced.  And sleeping in the tent and washing our own utensils taught me to work independently.  Crossing the river and making our own food, tent and fire was the highlights of the whole trip. And of course in the end a talent show which I enjoyed and others did too. This trip has taught me that working together would make things a lot  more easier than working alone. I hope that next year I go to a trip just like this and enjoy it with my mates

Gr 8 

When Adventure Meets Spirituality

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the brutal words, ‘school camps’?  Probably, an adventurous trip to one of the undiscovered places, or a typical scout’s camp where you have to wake up at 6 a.m. in the morning and follow a strict regime and routine.                Let’s just say in our case it was this paradoxical paradise situated in Byasi, Rishikesh. Rishikesh, the place that often reminds us of the sport ‘rafting’, opened an entirely new dimension of thought to many of us on the trip. As I now close my eyes and go back to those four transcendent days, all I can think of is the turquoise water of the Ganga, whose beauty can’t be put down into words but can only be felt by the heart. Once at campsite, you could hear all ethereal melodies, voices of the wildlife in the nearby forest, rolling waves hitting the huge boulders and rocks, low chit-chattering from the kitchen and of course, the swooshing of the wind. The place resembled a typical Bollywood movie’s beach set, as I’ve told and retold all my friends and relatives how perfectly the silhouettes of the mountains, the Ganges, the sand shining due to the rare presence of mica flakes, and our army green colored tents made the whole view just so picturesque and spell bounding. The best thing about this place was that at any point in time, you could just walk and run barefoot on the sand and then when you were all dirty, just go stand on the shore and wait for the cold water to wash all the dirt away – literally and symbolically. I had never seen a place ‘so calm so serene’ as the cliché goes, a place that had a vague way of tampering all our negative emotions and all our worries into peace, and tranquility.
Coming to the adventure part, I took back my first rafting experience, my first rendezvous with the rapids, my first rafting waali maggi, and of course a lot of stories. During the trip I realized two things – first, how amazing and worthwhile it is to trek for four kilometers about dawn time to land up into a beautiful village, a village characterized by remoteness yet beauty. And second, how ‘the’ river will gladly welcome us and rejoice in our happiness and enjoyment, at all times. So apart from the ghost story sessions, where I sat with my brain and ears closed, I enjoyed each and every second of the trip – the food, the water, the pit-hole bathrooms, the bus rides, our raft jingles and most importantly, I am going to cherish the time I spent swimming and shouting through most of the rapids with weird names I can now hardly recall.

Sameera Khurana
Gr 9

Into the wild

We clambered into the buses at 5:30 am and despite the cribbing, waking up early seemed effortless on 29th February and it was fascinating to see everybody dressed so well and with a general bright and bushy-tailed demeanor. We were all five times more excited than we actually had been when we were first told that we were going to be travelling to Rishikesh with our classmates, excited enough (much to the amusement of our principal, Mr. Jaffar) to start playing loud music and singing at the top of our voices before our journey even commenced. We stopped on our way to have breakfast, albeit not at the usual 5-star type restaurant that we’d go to. But eating with friends on a sunny winter morning in a garden had its own charm.
After a riveting seven hour long journey (with a few pit stops), we reached our destination and not only was our camp on a beach, but the best thing about this beach was that it had beautiful mountains as a backdrop. Like the gluttonous kids we are, we jumped at the sight of lunch after our long journey and couldn’t wait to get hold of the best tents with our best friends.
We were then introduced to the camp instructor, Mr. Partho, who later in our lives will be remembered as a great orator and one of the most adventurous people we have ever met. Sir first told us about the basic rules that we were to abide by during the camp and then we headed off to try out some kayaking.  Every morning, we got accustomed to his cheery “Rise and shine, children!” followed by coffee/tea and cookies. The first time (for most of us) we were introduced to river rafting, which turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of our teenage lives.
Some of the best moments during rafting (despite being utterly scared) were stopping to have Maggi near the waterfalls and jumping into the ice-cold water without giving that crazy idea a second thought. Although, this was something we reconsidered when a certain 11th grader (we all know who) fell into a ‘grade 4’ rapid, but was pulled back immediately into the raft by his raft-mates. While swimming in the freezing water, ‘going with the flow’ was given the most literal meaning!
After the rafting, we also visited a village and came across hard lives that we had never seen before. Singing old Hindi songs whilst trekking on the hills made us feel like we were characters in a movie. The end of our days were usually marked by the concluding bonfire on the glittering sand under the silver moon, during which we shared stories, had mimicry sessions and our personal reflections.
Before we left for home, we had 15 emotional minutes to connect even more with the nature and to reminisce about our time there. To let our thoughts flow, Mr. Partho asked us to collect two pebbles each, one for ourselves and one for a friend and later, as we were assembled in the breakfast area, asked us to tell everyone why we had chosen those specific pebbles and companions. We sat there, in silence and tears of euphoria as we saw different sides of ourselves and our school-mates. Some turned out to be brave, some funny, some strong and some more tender hearted than we had ever imagined.

A hats off is in order: not only to our friends, but to our fantastic and exceedingly patient teachers who went on this unforgettable trip with us: Mr. Jaffar, Mrs. Aarti, Mr. Anil and Mrs. Indira, with whom we developed a sense of friendship.
We not only departed with memories, but came back home feeling like different people altogether. Whether over rapids that splashed into our faces or during long strenuous walks, the bonds that were created and strengthened are something that will be cherished forever.

Aakanksha Gupta & Ammarah Khalid
Form 11

Jharokha: A Peep into Creativity

It is that time of the year when the whole community of Pathways School Noida is gearing up to showcase their immense potential. It is preparation time for the ‘Annual Science and Art Fair,’ to be held on Friday, the 16th of March 2012.
As a visitor it is the best of times and the worst of times to come to school. If you want to catch someone’s attention, please wait for the next week; if you want to be a part of the soul of the school – intense constructive activities, a lot of enthusiasm, research, art, productive chaos, you are most welcome. You are most welcome any other day, but we demand your presence on the 16th.
Take a walk with me. Let me give you a preview of what to expect:
Let’s start from the first floor. Every inch of the science labs has become a workspace. They are giving the finishing touches to projects on metals, water and the wonders of the world around us. They will showcase this world of flux under the heading ‘Transformation’. Of course our techies will have their own corner of ‘Techno Science’.
Let us move a bit further along the corridor. The art department is bursting at the seams with two and three dimensional constructs. From the traditional water colour, acrylic, to mixed media, installations and scrap material all have found equal importance in the displays. One can’t miss the influence of Picasso’s Cubism, abstraction of William Kandinsky, colour schemes of David Hockney or the Pop Art on our budding prodigies.
Just let’s move to the other side of the corridor. There is nested our Mathemagicians and they will bring to the table what they do best. Be prepared to be flummoxed by puzzles like the ‘Probability Bingo’ or the ‘Brain Teasers’. If you missed out on the concept of the triangle or statistics, this is your time to catch up as the students explain the projects they have undertaken.
Come down to the ground floor; turn left into our Design and Technology lab which is bustling with activities. The students will share their experience about the processes of designing that they have undertaken during the school year. They have also designed a portable stool to reach out to the children of the neighbourhood school, as a part of their ongoing Community Action and Service projects. I am sure we will find benevolent sponsors amongst you to support the cause.
Time to sign off. There is nothing as exciting as wandering through a forest of creativity!  
Sudripta Tagore
HOD English