Parent Support Group (PSG) - 6th February
This month, we had our first PSG with both Gateway- and non-Gateway- parents. Six non-Gateway parents attended the workshop. Our topic of discussion was “What do I do when my child asks me questions related to sex?” The parents engaged in a lively discussion about their own queries and experiences with their children. They also discussed the importance of the manner in which the information is delivered, and that they must consider the child’s age in determining the kind of information to be shared.
External Professionals’ Workshop on “A Framework for Behaviour Management in the Classroom Setting”– 13th February
Twenty seven external professionals came together for a workshop conducted by our Counseling Department Coordinator, Manika Khanna. The workshop presented an overview of the different challenging behaviors teachers come across in the classroom and the reasons for the same. Strategies to support children with these behaviours were also discussed, in order to optimize academic learning time. The workshop received a remarkable rating of 4.5/5.0 on the Anonymous Review Questionnaire. Well done, Manika.
Advisory Board Meeting - 16th February
Our second official Advisory Board meeting was attended by 12 of our Board members. The meeting included a School Review of our journey since 2012 and observation of language classes. It concluded with a Question-Answer session between the members, in which valuable suggestions and recommendations were received along with pledges for support in their execution.
Preparation for the Annual Art Show and End of Term Sharing
We have had the pleasure of collaborating with a few artists this month. Mr Ajay De, Charcoal Artist, visited our school to work with and inspire our students. He brought his own style of Textural Art and used professional paint rollers and acrylic paints. We also had Ms. Shirali Tyabji, Textile Designer, teach Batik Dyeing techniques to our lower school students. Mrs. Laila Motwane, fashion designer, also helped our students create patterns of spring and summer, to be printed on fabric. We’d like to thank all these artists for working so closely with our students in preparation for the Annual Art Show. We’ve also had the pleasure of working closely with professional theatre actor and director, Mr. Gerish Khemani, as he helps our students prepare for the End of Term Sharing. Gerish will spend the next few months with us helping us create a production centred upon the theme of Inner Strength.
Adventure Evening - 20th February
The first-ever Adventure Evening, organized by our Parents Association, took place this month. And, it was spectacular! We had over a hundred guests visit our campus to enjoy the food and activities, which included, zip-lining, rifle-shooting, rock-climbing and tyre-crossing, amongst others. Please find below images of the fun-filled evening. Thank you parents for organizing this event!