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Subject : Opening of Admissions for academic session 2018-2019.
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We are happy to announce the Opening of Admissions for academic session 2018-2019.

The registration formality will be at the administration wing, The Ardee School, New Friends Colony campus.

You may visit us any time between 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-18
Subject : Community Service
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We can do no great things, only small things with great love. -Mother Teresa

Dear Parents

As a part of Community Service for the month of September, the students of the Primary section of The Ardee School, NFC will be donating sports equipment to the school for children with special needs and also playing a sports match at school with them.

You are requested to send any one sports equipment which is usable and in good condition by Tuesday,5th September,2017.

Let’s work together to help our children realize the true joy of giving.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-12
Subject : Technology workshop
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Dear Parents,

The parent portal has been active for the past three weeks. Most of you have accessed it and shared your feedback on the same.

At Ardee, we are trying to use technology for the benefit of the entire community. To be on the same page, we have arranged a session on “Technology Integration” across Ardee Community on Thursday, August 24 between 9.45am to 10.30am at The Ardee School, New Friends Colony.

This session will be hosted by Mr. Achen Jakher,IT Head for all Ardee schools.

Besides the portal, other technology systems being integrated in school will be the focal point of this session.

Please be seated by 9. 35am.We request you to confirm your attendance through a revert mail.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-3
Subject : Student Council Elections 2017-2018
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Dear Parents

Student council is a group of students elected by peers to participate in designated areas of school government. Any student is welcome to attend the council meetings. Student council members bring ideas, requests, and feedback to the meetings and a democratic process is used to give students a voice and make decisions in creating a year-long calendar. Students who participate in student councils, under the supervision of a teacher or administrator, learn about the democratic process, civic responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork.

As mentioned in the calendar the campaigning and elections were held last week. Tomorrow is the investiture ceremony of the Student Council Elections.

We are pleased to announce the results of the Student Council Elections August 2017-2018 held on Friday, August 11, 2017.

School Head Girl - Alia Mohan

CSR representative - Krisha Agarwal

Sports Captain - Abhivardhan Berry

Red House Captain - Manya Agarwal

Yellow House Captain - Aisha Jain

Green House Captain - Shreyan das

Blue House Captain - Nazneen Sawhney

 

 

 

 

The first Independence day at the The Ardee School, New Friends Colony was celebrated with fervor and excitement. The ceremony started with the Flag hoisting followed by rendition of our National Song -Vande Matram. The President Ms. Chanda Raisinghani and Principal Ms. Dipika Rao gave a talk to the students on India’s Independence Day and how freedom and independence should be respected by the Ardee students.

All students participated in a colorful traditional ceremony of Independence Day, namely, Kite Flying.

We wish our Ardee community a joyful Independence Day.

Jai Hind!

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-3
Subject : Leaders Speak Global Education Summit 2 Award 2017
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Dear Parents,

Greetings from THE ARDEE SCHOOL, Gurugram.

It gives me immense pleasure in sharing with you that Ms Vasudha Neel Mani has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Leaders Speak Global Education Summit 2 Award 2017. The Jury has selected her as a winner in the category of Best Work In Academic Excellence and Co-Curriculum Activities. The award has been conferred on her for her work in inclusion and innovation in the education sector.

The award ceremony was held at Hotel Royal Plaza on the 5th of August, 2017.

I wish to congratulate her on receiving this recognition. It is indirectly an award to you, the parent community, too who have faith in us and support us in whatever we do. So congratulations to you too! I hope this winning streak continues and we all achieve greater heights in the future, together.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/JUL2017/C-22
Subject : Meet & Greet session July 2017
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Dear Parents,

Communication is meaningful only when it is a dialogue and not a monologue. At Ardee, we aspire to establish a spirit of transparency and sharing of views to strengthen the parent school association, which is aimed at providing the best educational practices to our students

As we move ahead in our endeavour to associate with parents productively and positively, we would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet session, where we will be sharing some updates and also having a dialogue on your feedback and suggestions. This forum is meant to encourage discussions that are relevant and contextual.

Please note the day, time and venue for your meeting and make yourself available for the same.

Time- 3.15 -4.00 pm (on all days)

Venue- Earth Café

Dates- August 1, 2017(Grades 1 & 2)
August 2, 2017(Grades 3, 4 & 5)
August 4, 2017(Grades 6 to 11)

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-3
Subject : Parent School Association
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VENUE: PLAYGROUND
DATE: 11TH AUGUST
TIME: 9:45-10:30
9.30 STUDENTS WILL ASSEMBLE IN TO DISCOVERY COURT

FLOW OF THE EVENT
INTRODUCTION: MS. DIPIKA

WALK PAST

FLAG HOISTING

NATIONAL ANTHEM: GRADE 4 & 5

SONG: VANDE MATRAM: GRADE 4 & 5

SPEECH: MS. CHANDA, MS. DIPIKA

KITE FLYING.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/AUG2017/C-2
Subject : Parent School Association
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Dear Parents

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Parent School Association at The Ardee School, New Friends Colony.

All parents, interested to be part of the PSA committee are requested to send their names through email to Ms. Renu (renu_s_nfc@theardeeschool.com/ contactus_nfc@theardeeschool.com) on or before 18th August.

One representative from each key stage will constitute the PSA committee. (Early years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5). This year there will be 5 representatives only. There will be a lottery system where in the President of the school will pick up the chits.

The team will be announced and called in to sign the undertaking and take over the responsibility of leading the first PSA committee at New Friends Colony.

The first PSA coffee will then be scheduled on Friday, September 15, 2017.

 

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/JUL2017/C-21
Subject : Open House July 2017
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Dear Parents,

Greetings from The Ardee School, New Friends Colony.

"The goal of early childhood education should be able to activate the child's own natural desire to learn". - Dr. Maria Montessori

Thank you for attending our first "Open House" session. We appreciate your presence and hope that our session was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your child's progress and development in school. Our efforts are focused at making children independent and self-sufficient to explore his environment to make his childhood an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Thank you for your support in being collaborators and partners in your children's education. We look forward to our continued partnership throughout the remainder of school year.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/JUL2017/C-20
Subject : Steps taken to combat seasonal mosquito onslaught
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Dear Parents,

We are constantly taking precautions and measures to provide a safe environment for our children.

To combat seasonal mosquito onslaught, we have put in place a vector control programme that includes fumigation over weekends and daily use of the Fogging machine outdoors to check mosquito/insect breeding. All rooms have mosquito repellent machines installed.Over and above, two staff from Tenon housekeeping use the admirable racquet to prepare a mosquito safe environment for our students.

The class rooms are fumigated every Friday afternoon and washed and cleaned over weekend before the arrival of children so that they are ready for the children to use.

We are taking the following measures given below to provide a safe environment for our children. You are also requested to follow them so that mosquito breeding is curbed from all ends.

Therefore, we are recommending the following, specially for junior students.

Students to place mosquito repellent patches on their clothes
Students may wear uniform tracksuit for outdoors.
Students may wear long sleeved shirts [this is part of winter uniforms –it can be ordered now].
This exception to the uniform code is being made for the health and safety of students. Please note that these are temporary exemptions which will be in place until the chikungunya and dengue situation in the city improves.

The uniform vendor will take orders for long sleeved shirts and track pants for students.

The seasonal changes have made weather conditions very conducive to children getting a cold / cough / running nose and viral infections. If children come to school while they are indisposed, the infection spreads to their classmates. We have received several complaints and requests from parents to urge us not to allow children who are unwell to attend school. However, this is not possible without your support and cooperation.

At school we take adequate measures by keeping the class environment sanitized and ensuring that children wash their hands at regular intervals to reduce chances of catching any infection and maintaining good health of our children.

If your child is unwell, please let him\her rest, and send the child to school only once the doctor has certified that he\she is fit to attend school.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding.

 

Circular No.   TAS-NFC/Jul/16
Subject : School closed on Friday 21 July, 2017
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Dear Parents

Traffic jams in Delhi have become the order of the day with a large number of Kanwarias undertaking their annual pilgrimage on foot to and from Haridwar in Uttarakhand.The rain today has added to the woes.

Friday 21 July, 2017 is the Final Kawad Pooja. Heavy Traffic jams are predicted on that day. We don’t want the children and parents to get stuck in these traffic jams. Therefore, The Ardee School, NEW FRIENDS COLONY will remain closed on Friday July 21, 2017.

We understand that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served - both academically and socially - by being in school. But as always, our top priority is the Safety of our students.

Please understand that we make the decision to open or close the schools based on a careful analysis of all factors such as:

  • Information on road conditions from transportation staff and from the police. We must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be dangerous. Also, we must consider that some high school’s students drive to school.

  • Weather conditions.

  • Weather predictions. We prefer not make our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. But sometimes this is unavoidable.

  • What other school districts are doing? We also share information with other local districts and check whether they are opening or closing.

  • We must make the decision by 5:30 am or earlier so we can notify all concerned. If we wait longer to announce a closing, some parents will have already left for drop off for bus stops.

    Keep in mind that, even if weather conditions worsen, we cannot reverse our decision in the morning without endangering students. Once we make the decision to open the schools, many parents rely on it and leave for work. If we then send students right back home, many will return to unsupervised bus stops and empty houses. If conditions get worse during the school day, we may need to have any early dismissal, but we will give adequate notice to all parents first.
    Although our staff and we do our absolute best in this process, we know that often no perfect decision exists. If, based on weather conditions/city disruptions, you do not feel as though it is safe for your child to attend school, use your best judgement on whether he or she should attend.

    We hope that this explanation helps everyone understand the process that our school attempts to take the best possible decision for all in our community.

    We will make up for this lost working day during the next term.

    Thanks for your cooperation in advance.

    Circular No.   TAS-NFC/12
    Subject : Update-Week 1 July
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    Dear Parents,

    As we step into the second week, I would like to share some updates with you.

    The first week was very exciting with the orientation and the subsequent start of school. Students received their text books, journals, planners and stationery material to facilitate the teaching learning process. They were also given an exposure to the Ballet and Gymnastics class. World Studies, which is an integral part of the school day, saw an enthusiastic participation from all classes. Students performed short plays, made presentations and got a different perspective on leadership as they studied Nelson Mandela as a part of world studies.

    School transport issues have been sorted and the buses are running as per schedule.

    As we move ahead, we also bid farewell to Ms Bhawana, who has some pressing family concerns and not in a position to continue. At the same time, we welcome the following people in the community-

    1. Mr Antoine Guinard- will be teaching French to our students. He is a native and comes with a teaching experience of 8 years

    2. Ms Deepika Andlay- has joined as Curriculum & Reading Program Coordinator. She will be supporting Humanities and developing a reading program for students, besides helping in choosing resources for library. Ms Deepika was previously working with The British School.

    I would also like to request the parents to remember the following to support us in functioning smoothly-

    1. Drop off & Pick up Time- As we have a parking constraint, kindly do not insist on accompanying the student inside the school. We have enough teachers and helpers to assist them.

    2. There will be teething issues and concerns. Kindly write a mail to school to address any concerns/ queries that you may have. Also allow a day to revert to your concerns. In the case of emergency, you will receive an immediate response from the school.

    3. Some student text books are pending, however the teacher has a copy and he/she will be providing photocopies meanwhile.

    4. It will take some time to provide books and journals to new students as we need to procure them from different sources.

    Looking forward to a great experience together.

    Circular No.   TAS-NFC/11
    Subject : An update from Team Foundation
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    Dear Parents,

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    To help the child reach their full potential, we try to understand their inner drives and offer the best guidance and environment in which the foundation of the personality can be formed. Though this first week of school was a relatively short one, we would like to inform you that the children have settled well and are adapting proactively to the Montessori routine of work time, winding up and circle time. They are developing consistent work habits and exhibiting positive attitude towards the new environment. To help them develop greatest potential, we encourage children to gradually access and explore their environment independently. They are enjoying working with the Montessori didactic apparatus. They also experience activities that allow them to master their movements and steps, in taking care of self: washing hands at a special stand, trying to wear shoes on their own etc. All of these practical life activities help the child attain functional independence and adapt to their new environment.

    Children are also being encouraged to go to "The Discovery Court" for various group activities where they actively participate in activities like music and movement, rhyme session ,group/ sharing circle time and show and tell. The focus in the Montessori setting is on children's learning, not on Directress' teaching.

    Surprisingly students have taken to the routine of going to the "Earth Cafe" for meals, like fish to water. They are excited to go to the counters to take their meals while some of them prefer to be served at the table. Children are being encouraged to try the variety of food while giving them ample time to choose what they wish to eat. Most of them are independently going to drink water and keep their plates back after the meal while some are being assisted to do the same. Going to "Earth Cafe" provides an opportunity to our young children to engage in conversation with each other and practice table etiquette.

    Outdoors is a favourite for all children as you must have noticed, seeing the images sent to you earlier this week. World study has started in earnest and the children are already mesmerized with the magic of "Africa". Please follow the calendar given to you for the same. Their first home assignment was given to them on Friday, after the mentors had explained the same to them during class time.

    The mentors are getting to know their students and this is the time bonding between the two is taking place. They would require about 10 -15 more days to get fully acquainted with their students and get to know their likes/dislikes, needs and interests. Mentors of environment nursery will meet with you in the third week of July and the mentor of kindergarten will meet with you at the open house in the fourth week of July. Prior to this, should you have any queries please address them after[ not during] dispersal time

    Note: The mentors will be mailing you important information and pictures. For any queries, you are requested to contact us at the official school email id contactus_nfc@theardeeschool.com during school hours.

    Thank you for your co-operation in being collaborators and partners in your children's education.