On the face of it, the dominant activity for the moment is the rehearsal and focus on Founders Day. This year’s theme of Broadway musicals ensures that the amphitheatre is filled with singing and dancing from the youngest students up through the school. Despite an unusually warm October followed by unexpected rain, I must admire the good-humoured energy of all our students who draw on astonishing levels of energy. This is matched only by their teachers who despite looking harried as they keep an eye on their flock, work on sound and music and drama and dance, plan lights and sound and costumes – and look as if they are enjoying it. A show with a cast of over 550 students draws on all the talents of a school and is well on the way to being a grand event. I am looking forward to your sharing the performative talent of your children on the 25th and 26th.
Life would be simple if Founders Day is all that is on. Form 12 is busy with their regular academic programme, using the blocks of time available to do extended lessons including tests and preparation. Most are also in the midst of college applications, reminding teachers to write their letters of recommendations and meeting application deadlines.
Middle school teachers are putting together their first MYP pilot units, discussing plans and reviewing the IB requirements for these. Students of Form 6 will be working on them through November and December – a useful testing of the MYP area even before we begin formally teaching this in the next academic year.
Mr. Sudripta Tagore, Stephen Abraham, Simran Bhan, Supriya Ganesh
Sameera Khurana, Parth Kapoor
Sameera Khurana, Parth Kapoor
I am delighted to share that the Pathways Noida team stood first in an inter-school competition on interpreting works of literature, held at Pathways Gurgaon. There were a large number of teams from various international schools in and outside the NCR and our senior school children did us proud with the depth of their understanding and creativity of their response. More details will be available shortly.
At the Model UN at Pathways Aravali, Divya Tyagi from Form 9 won first position among over 200 students for the best Position Paper.
Finally in Sports: At the inter-school swimming meet hosted by Pathways Noida in which 13 schools participated, a number of students won medals: From Form 7 Anjali Peterson won a Bronze medal, from Form 4, Ananya Shahani won 2 silver & 2 Bronze medals, Falak Suteri won 1 Gold & 1 Silver Medal, Adya Verma won 1 silver medal, from Form 3 Camille Wydemans won 2 silver medals, Shubhankar Nehra Won 1 Bronze Medal, and in the senior school our soccer team won against Lotus Valley school in a friendly match.
With the spread of the Hand Foot and Mouth virus through the city, we had a small number of children in Pre Nursery and Nursery who were also affected. After a quick review it was decided to close these two year groups for this week. This seems to have isolated the problem and fortunately we have not had any further cases reported.
A reminder that the school is closed on 14th and 15th and that we move to evening rehearsals from the 21st. If preparation continues to be challenged by rainfall, it is possible that some students will need to come in for rehearsal on Saturday 19th. We will let you know by Thursday if this is to happen.