And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

January Flashback
Sports Day 2018; everyone had a ball...
Students put their best foot forward in an attempt to score maximum points for their teams - Red Predators and Blue Beasts. With the theme being Indian sports, students played lagori, kho-kho, hockey and competed in athletics. We even had parents come forward and compete for their house! Both teams gave their all, and the Red Predators emerged victorious, winning the school cup!
We wish to thank Ms. Tanaz Mohammed, a national level hockey player, for spending time and energy teaching our students hockey; the hard work put in by her and the students really paid off! A big thank-you to Mr. John Gloster, the head of Sports Science at GoSports Foundation and also Ms Tanaz for joining us as our chief guests!

In the news
Ms. Indira Bodani was interviewed by Kidsstoppress, an online parenting website, on raising a child with special needs.

Watch the video here

Fun with food blogging!

Ms.Sunaina Basu - a food blogger, collaborated with students of the High School Adaptive Program (HSAP), who are learning to write food reviews as part of their language curriculum. She provided students an authentic experience of writing a review for a particular chocolate.

Student Spotlight

Building Capacity in Students

The Spirit of Giving
As part of their language class, two homerooms, The Unstoppables and The Squad have been conducting research on the best means of spreading awareness about the spirit of giving. Based on their findings, they decided that putting a play would be the best way forward and are currently in the process of writing one!

Parent Engagement

Building Capacity in Parents

Parent Support Group (PSG) Meeting
With 22 parents in attendance at the meeting, this month’s theme was acceptance wherein parents reflected what acceptance means for each of them.


Building Capacity in the Community
Building Capacity in the Community - Hasanat
Gateway is helping Hasanat High School, Mumbai, adopt a school-wide positive behaviour support system in order to become more inclusive. Gateway team members are also helping Hasanat teachers work with specific students who may need additional support.

Uma Krishnaveni, a student from Meenakshi Engineering College, Chennai, visited as part of her course-work on designing a school for students with special needs.
Disha Hire, an undergraduate student from Ruia College, Mumbai, visited to better understand our teaching practices.

Professional Development

Book Clubs
This space is intended to empower all members of our community through increased knowledge and shared learning.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Rachna Shah:
In February:
Out of Sync Child- Carol Stock Kranowitz
Out of our Minds - Ken Robinson

Gateway Community Update

New student Dishant Vaswani joined Gateway this month as part of The Crew.

We bid farewell to Noella Samuel, mentor teacher at Gateway. She will be dearly missed, and we wish her well!

Looking Forward to

1st Feb: School Picnic
10th Feb: Parent workshop
14th Feb: Parent Support Group (PSG)

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