Even as I write down these words for the newsletter, many excited young Pathwaysians are busy packing up and getting ready for the Adventure Camps to various locations in the hills around Delhi NCR. These camps are a learning experience where our students learn to build personal as well as interpersonal skills and thus build on strengths that will last them a lifetime. These camps are designed by the school together with well-known Adventure Camp organizers to build personal as well as team skills and are seen as a necessary part of the learning process here at Pathways. These camps which are mandatory for all students from Form 4 upwards are also seen as a wonderful opportunity to relieve stress and be in a non-formal environment where learning takes place very effectively.
The Students of Form 10 and Form 12 have completed their Mock Exams and have really worked hard at giving a good effort for the Practice examinations. It is heartening to see that they are sincerely at work now that the Internal Assessments have been completed. They are focussed and extremely committed to their exams and we are confident that they will do well this year in the IB and IGCSE exams in May- June. We are also extremely glad to share that many of our Form 12 students have received offers from many prestigious universities from many countries. University of Warwick, St. Andrews’, King’s College- London, University of Essex, University of Manchester, University of Virginia, Illinois Institute of Technology, Baylor University are some of them. It is also really good to share that some of them have been offered very good scholarships to their programmes.
was held on Thursday, 6th of March and this was such a runaway success. This year the day comprised an amalgamation of Science Challenges and Art Exhibition which made the day such a composite display of the wealth of talent and abilities that our students possess. The Science Challenges were in 3 Levels and were wonderfully planned and laid out by the Science Faculty and ably supported by the DT team and the Administration team. The students took up the challenges with great aplomb and endeavoured to take on the challenges and explain the process and the Science behind it all.
The sight of students working in groups and taking on the tasks with great enthusiasm was fantastic and we were so pleased to have so many of our parents and guests come in and enjoy the delight and happiness of our students as they succeeded in meeting the challenges with innovative ideas. The students of Form 3 had put up and excellent Sound and Light show and this enthralled the audience in three creative shows where they told the story of a little child who journeys to China. Using apt props and effectively conveying the story through shadow play and music, the young primary students made everyone marvel as the whole effort was their initiative.
The Secondary block Quadrangle wore an absolute fabulous look with the bamboo frames bedecked with Art works of varying hues and mediums ranging from Poster Colour works, to Ceramic and Pottery
designs, to 3 dimensional art designs and even stencil drawings which displayed the talents of the young artists of Pathways with able mentoring by the Art Department. As one parent conveyed, “The works of Art and the Science challenges completely took my breath away.” How aptly put, for that conveyed the general mood of how comprehensively the young Pathwaysians were able to convey their sheer plethora of creative ideas and abilities.
To top it all the Interact Club had a Bake Sale and had cookies, cakes, puddings, Crème Brulee and so much more to offer and all for a good cause as the proceeds that were collected will go for social causes. What was so absolutely delightful about the effort was that all the Bakes were prepared by our own students! What a terrific job for a noble cause!
Another aspect of this year has been that our student Council has been really very active in getting new ideas going. One of them has been having our own Student led in- house RADIO SHOW. Yes isn’t that exciting? And for this very committedly they have been auditioning and selected with teachers a core group of aspiring Radio Jockeys (RJ’S) who will soon ‘go on Air’ using the school Public Address system once every week! For this they conducted a workshop on a Saturday with a Radio Jockey from Fever 104 for our own RJ’s and soon Pathways will be ringing out its own radio show!
As we look towards the remainder of the term with our Form 12 graduation, Pre Term, IB and IGCSE EXAMS and our own Year ending exams there seems to be so much more yet to come. But that is what makes life so wholesome and exhilarating here at Pathways Noida and what enables our students to find education a comprehensive experience that empowers them as the Pathways Motto says so fittingly to - “Learn. Work. Play. Think. LIVE!”
Mr. Alexander Abraham
Senior School Principal