9 May 2016

From the Middle School Principal, Mrs. Sunanda Sandhir

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire

During this time of the year, educators across international schools look forward to well-deserved vacations after a year-long period of hard work. This is also the time to reflect and I am therefore thinking of what went well and also on things that we need to work on to ensure that we provide the best to our students.
Overall, it was another successful year! Pathways is growing and I always see the faculty motivated to continuously learn and share their learning in a collaborative manner. This is essential as 21st century learners require different skills to succeed in life which is at the heart of what all we do.

I am sharing the important happenings of the second semester.

MYP Authorisation:
This was the most awaited event, for which prolonged, planned and focussed efforts were made. The process took two years during which teachers and students worked hard to imbibe and implement the curriculum under the able guidance of the MYP coordinator Ms. Anshu Sharma. It was heartening to receive a lot of appreciation for the program from the team that came to accredit the school .I am thankful to the parents too who who continuously supported us in the process. They learnt what MYP involved and whole heartedly participated in the process. This was evident when they took time off from their busy schedules to attend different programs like Assessment Workshop and Back to School to gain a better understanding. Their continuous and objective feedback was useful.

 Personal Project :
This activity provides an excellent opportunity for students to produce a truly personal and creative work of their choice and to demonstrate the skills that they have developed . This time again, on April 22, 2016, students showcased their work through an exhibition. Their were many parents and teachers who appreciated their work and also gave useful feedback to them. This experience will come in handy when they work again on their personal project in Grade 10.

 Transition : A key indicator of a successful middle school experience is a positive transition from Primary School. To ensure this, the students of Grade 5 visited Middle school to interact with Grade 6 students and teachers. It was good to see Grade 6 students as buddies guiding Grade 5 students and also taking them on a school tour.

Final Examination Next week Grade 7 & 8 will take their Exams. Grade 7 will be sitting for the final exams for the first time. The best way to support your child during the stress of revision and exams is to make home environment calm, and conducive for preparation. Parents can also help their child by guiding them to plan and organize their time table for revision .

I am grateful to the faculty, students and parents for their willing contribution to the growth process and I am sure that we will continue to raise.