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Pathways School Gurgaon - Parents’ Speak

Pathways School Aravali

Pathways School Gurgaon

Off Gurugram Faridabad Road, Gurugram – 122003
+91 124 4872000

Parents’ Speak

Letter to Mr Praveen Jain

"We would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt thanks for the exceptional love, care and patience Myra’s teachers, Ms. Sheetal Jyoti and Ms. Radha Ahuja have shown in mentoring Myra. Considering that Myra joined the formal school as an online student who never got the opportunity to either meet her teachers or her classmates in person and considering that as parents we were extremely apprehensive about how she would cope up with her studies without friends and teachers who’d never met her ... we really think we’ve been blessed with the most amazing teachers who guided Myra through such a difficult phase in such an innovative and cheerful manner.

Indeed Ms. Radha’s Hindi class is always so full of life that we as parents barely restrain ourselves from joining in the fun! And Ms. Sheetal’s calm and patience that we witnessed even during the Pathways Panthers drama theme was simply out of this world !

Just the way both her teachers come up with the most fun games at most appropriate of moments when children seem to be losing concentration is amazing and how we wish we were taught by Ms. Radha Ahuja and Ms. Sheetal Jyoti too when we were kids.

We are eternally grateful to them. Myra adores her teachers and we shall miss them"

- Dr. Guncha and Mr. Nitin 

(Parents of Myra Singh, Grade 1)

 

 

 

letter to Ms Dimpu Sharma, MYP Principal

"Yesterday, it was Student Led Conference, and my parents were very happy with my achievements. We all are really thankful to you and the whole pathways community for putting in humongous effort to make us well-versed in numerous aspects. Thank you so much for contributing to my life!!

Thank you so much for providing me with several opportunities and a healthy environment. I never expected to imbibe so many skills within the span of one year."

- Taneesha Arora, 

Student  MYP 3A

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Principal Primary School

"I am really happy with the way Miss Rubina, encouraged and prepared Avni and Jaih for the comparing. She was really supportive and patient. Even Geetika and Sandeep followed up in a very planned way.

 As parents, we really appreciate, how well the school plans these activities and provides opportunities to all the children".

- Ms Sarita Chand 

Parent of  Avni Chand, Grade 2 

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Primary School Principal

"What an INCREDIBLE production today! Choicest compliments & Congratulations to you and your team for a successful event & Kudos to the teachers for all their hard work. It was unbelievable to see such a fantastic show, in the virtual space no less. Absolutely spectacular and so heart-warming. THANK YOU and a big shout out to Geetika & Sandeep for all their efforts and support. We were WOW-ed!"

-Neha Sharma 

Parent of Yuvika Sharma, Grade 2

 

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Primary School Principal

"I want to extend my appreciation for the effort put by all the staff to make today a brilliant success and congratulate the entire PYP teacher community for putting on a fantastic show for us. I want to especially thank Rubina ma’am for her extra effort that she put in with my daughter Aaira to help her perform and record perfectly against all kinds of odds like bad internet connections and work around timings convenient for us parents. And all of this she did with such interest and a loving and fun atmosphere.

I am so greatful to have such good teachers guiding Aaira in her PYP journey. Both Ratula ma’am and Rubina ma’am make a great team and put in great amounts of efforts towards the entire online experience of learning and I want to share that our entire class of 2T feels this way and that was evident in the messages parents shared on our what’s app parents group today, expressing and appreciating their efforts. All the best to the entire PYP teachers for providing the future learnings to our kids."

-Kriti Devichand Madaan

Parent  of Aaira Madaan, Grade 2 

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Primary School Principal  

“By constantly Reimagining, reinventing and reworking according to the changing and challenging situation we are in ... the teachers and school has given a very important life lesson to our children - Nothing is impossible!! 

We are grateful and delighted that Aadya will graduate alongside a wonderful batch of peers, under the able guidance of her amazing teachers and in the caring scaffold of PSG. Thank you! “

Ganga Amritesh

Parent of Aadya Amritesh, Grade5

Letter to Ms Meesha Joshi & Ms Sonakshi Rana

"Heartiest Congratulations on the success of Payhways panthers !! It truly was an outstanding show and a brilliant initiative 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Both the teachers and the students have put up a spectacular performance!! Applaud and really appreciate the amount of time both of you have spent on this production, both  during the school hours and at home during your time with your family.
I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank you so much for you patience, dedication, diligence and painstaking efforts to make the show a grand success! Thank you for going that extra mile and at times going really out of the way for all the children 
The grand finale was really heart warming and  overwhelming !  Really really sweet!

On a personal note , this year has been a very different one for the kids without meeting the teachers physically , but I feel during the process of the  Panthers production , the kids now feel more comfortable, more at home especially Vihaan . He’s in a much happier space now !
Thank you so much for everything"

- Ms Shardha Khanna

Parent of Vihaan Khanna, Grade 2

Letter to Ms Urvashi Rawat

"I wanted to write to you to thank you so very much for being such a wonderful teacher, for always being so patient with the kids, for always being there, for always welcoming a gazillion questions from Veeaan and even other kids.

Today I am writing to you to share that now this sentiment is shared by my Father-in-Law as well. Everyday he is around Veeaan and he just can’t stop appreciating you for teaching soooo well. “Bahut hi achi teacher hai Veeaan ki” is what he tells me everyday.“Tough topics and questions bhi easily samjhati hain”

Thank you seems small in front of all that you do for our kids. You ensure that kids are focused all the time in online class. It is a super difficult task to teach in 30 mins, discipline them, answer their questions and make sure that everyone’s only focusing on the screen.I was so touched when you called me to reach out to Sonal as you weren’t able to to ensure Abir gets help.

I am so grateful that you are Veeaan’s teacher and I’m sure other parents share the same sentiment. Many thanks to you from our family🙏 "

- Tanu Priya Gupta 

Parent of  Veeaan Gupta 

Grade 1

Letter to Mr. Praveen Jain

"We are glad to let you know that we moved to Dubai late last month. After a spectacular 5 years, first with Pathways Early Years, and now with Pathways School, Baliawas, Myra would be transitioning to an IB School in Dubai. We are very happy and proud that Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Dubai (one of the top IB schools in Dubai), has accepted Myra in Grade 1 (Third Semester onwards) basis entirely on her Term 1 assessment report from Pathways and the SpellBee that she had won. The credibility that Pathways has built globally was clearly visible, and without a hitch, the next day school sent an offer of admission. 

Our heartfelt thanks to you, and all of Myra's teachers and schools administrators for creating a strong foundation".  

- Dr Guncha and Nitin Gupta 

Parents of Myra Gupta 

Grade 1 

 

Letter to Capt. Bajaj

"It comes to me as no surprise that the IBO evaluation report upheld and praised every practice of our school. In fact, after the MYP5 screen exams were conducted remotely in April, I had written to Ms. Dimpu that our process must be shared widely so that other (IB) schools can learn a thing or two from us and benefit. This has been echoed in the IBO evaluation report - evidence enough that the experts and the lay-parent think very highly of our school practices and vision! 

 Heartfelt congratulations to every member of the faculty, administrative and managerial staff, support staff and of course, the leadership. This success must be celebrated!! 

 My children and I are immensely #ProudPathwaysians. Not only because our school receives accolades but also because we are able to participate in and be inspired by the immense hard work and humble attitude that goes into shaping success.

 Once again, my high praise, admiration and congratulations to you sir, for spearheading this success.  God bless every Pathwaysian."

Dr Ganga Amritesh

Parent of Aadya & Aditi

Grade 6 & 11

Letter to Capt. Bajaj

Proud to be celebrating 10sational with PSG!

"I joined Pathways in 2015 and it feels so overwhelming to have known that I have been connected with PSG for about half a decade now. 

Five years ago, the tagline of 'Learn. Work. Play. Think. LIVE' felt like a mere jingle I liked to repeat without the knowledge of its true meaning. But through all these years I have realized that studying in PSG isn't about cramming the book but about learning and developing my knowledge. It is about being exposed to a global platform while knowing why I am studying what I am. It is about making choices in what I study while deeply researching into the horizons it opens me to. Additionally, my mentors are not only one of the best in their fields and are internationally acclaimed but are also someone that I look up to in times of need and have them support me.

I have grown up in Pathways - whether it was the stay backs for organizing events or the early mornings for making the best posters for my house. Every competition that I attended in the past five years and won back an award it wasn't one to me but to Pathways because of the belongingness and need I feel to make the school proud. 

I want to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have been a part of the school and I can't believe that the unmolded confused student that joined school five years ago is going to graduate next with the perfect skills to face the world. 

You have really been an essential part of my journey not only because of the vision you led us with but also because you encouraged me to do my best. 

One thing I would want right now more than any other is Pangat to realize and remember how it felt to give back to those that helped shape us into who we are today. Serving to the faculty, staff, and students in school really helps me connect back to who made me, me!

Here is to many more decades of celebration and creating future leaders!!

Saira Gulati 

Student - DP 2

 

Letter to Ms Priya Chhabra, Parent Relation Manager

"Lovely to connect with you few weeks back and chatting about school and parenting.  Our thoughts and ideas.

Just wanted to write this email to also say that Pathways is doing a fantastic job when considering the current situation.  Zoraver has only attended virtual school at Pathways and I wanted to say a special thanks to his teachers last year his KG teachers Ms Ashita Awasthy and Ms Komal Sachdeva and his grade 1 teachers this year Ms Deepika Kalra and Ms Neeraj Dahiya.  They have been very patient and also understanding in relation to the situation, they are nurturing and guiding instead of pressuring the students which is essential at these times and in general.  I am impressed by what Pathways have created to help the students. So a massive thanks from zoraver and I"

Ms Aesha Dhawan

Parent of Zoravar Dhawan 

Grade 1 

Letter to Mrs Dimpu Sharma, Principal Middle School

"On this special occasion teacher’s day, I would like to express my gratitude to you,  
You are benchmark for me. The moment you are on my screen, it is a very delightful moment. Yesterday, it was my class assembly and the moment I heard Dimpu Ma’am have joined us I couldn’t stop smiling. In the MUN award ceremony when you announced special mention Taneesha Arora, I felt I have received the gift of my hard work. Your leadership skills and the way you manage MYP, is just so commendable. I feel very lucky that I am your student, you are mending my ways and I since I am in your hands, I feel secure about my future.  
 
My journey in Pathways began in Jan 2020, I never knew that I would start loving my schoolmates and teachers so much that they will become my second family within 6 months. Today, I thank God for sending me to this school and blessing me with so amazing teachers who made me so comfortable in this school. I feel like I was a Pathwaysian since the day I came into this world. Hearty Thanks to you for assigning me into Rajyalaxmi ma’am’s form class in MYP-2 as she held my hand from the very first day and supported me throughout. Now, I have been promoted to MYP-3 but till today the way she relates science to practical life is just exemplary. In MYP-3 my I&S teacher is Mr. Randolph, he is a real mentor, he teaches with so much enthusiasm.  I can’t stop thanking you for choosing teachers who are so dedicated that they can make the boring topics so interesting that I can’t stop listening to them. Pathways has given me a lot of things in these 6 months, may it be the skill of MUN or the thirst for learning. Overall, I have become a better version of myself. The atmosphere of this school is admirable, and this has all happened because of you. Everything here is so healthy and friendly. My peers are so helpful, whenever I need any support, or I don’t know any detail about the school since I am new. I just have to message them, and they reply instantly and lend a helping hand, infact the competition here is so healthy. When I joined this school, I had great expectations, but this school has lived way beyond them. Today, I am very proud to be a Pathwaysian and this is my wholehearted thanks to you that you have made all this possible. Thanks for choosing so good teachers and creating a healthy atmosphere. This school today is my life and I can proudly say it was best decision of life to come to Pathways. I am really looking forward to coming to school physically after this corona menace. A very Happy Teacher’s Day Ma’am! "
 

 

Letter to Ms Ruchi Marwah, Ms. Nitima Arora & Mr Sandeep Rawat

 “We have just been enthralled by the Grade 3 virtual awards ceremony and words cannot express the emotions we are feeling right now. Each and every citation was so thoughtfully written, truly giving us a glimpse into the uniqueness of each child. What a long way they have all come and there is so much to be incredibly proud of. We are so grateful and proud of the Pathways family, especially you all for nurturing our children and instilling values of endurance, resilience and kindness above everything else. 

As they say, adversity has the potential of bringing out the best in us. That is what has been amply demonstrated in the last 2 months by our children and by each one of you”

 

Ipshita Chowdhury

Parent of Advay Saha, Grade 3

 

 

Letter to Ms Ruchi Marwah, Ms. Nitima Arora & Mr Sandeep Rawat  

“The effort that was put in by all of you was commendable, the kid’s video, the teacher’s video, the certificates, everything was so well done.   *** Also Hats off to you guys for being patient when the word MAM, EXCUSE ME MAM, MAM I HAVE A QUESTION, keeps coming out of those small screens 😊    “

Anjali & Abhijeet Rathor

Parent of Aariana Rathor, Grade 3

 

 

Letter to Capt. Bajaj

"We consider it a privilege to have been associated with Pathways School Gurgaon through the education of both of our sons. It has been highly satisfying watching our children grow in maturity and learning through the interactions with the teachers and staff and Pathways over the years.

The children and staff at Pathways have always looked up to you for your strong leadership and stewardship of what has turned out to be one of the best schools in India. I am sure that you’ll keep steering it in that direction and that eventually the school will come out even stronger through this crisis. For proof, we only need to look to Salil and Shrey and the hundreds of other kids whose lives have been touched by Pathways!"

Sameer Sodhi

Parent of Shrey and Salil Sodhi

Letter to Ms Prerna Mehrotra  

“We really appreciate your continuous support and a jovial approach towards the

learning even during these tough times.

Shaurya’s PYP journey wouldn’t have been as smooth as we see, without your efforts, we as parents are really thankful to you.” 

 

Ekta Dave & Shivang Dave 

Parent of Shaurya Dave, Grade 5

 

 

Letter to Ms Kanchan Sharma, Head Early Years  

“The last two months were tough for everyone, but the teachers ensured learning happened seamlessly. They had been patient, cooperative, and adaptive with this change.

Their efforts and support in this learning process in such unprecedented situation are commendable.

Proud to be a Pathwaysian parent”

 

Sukhwinder Kaur

Parent of Arshbir Singh (KG-T)

 

 

Letter to Ms Prerna Mehrotra  

 

 

“Our belief and faith in selecting Pathways as a school for the girls, is only stronger thanks to teachers like you. 

Thank you for being there for Samira, for guiding her, mentoring her, and giving her the support, she needs. We have been extremely fortunate, to have you, not once but twice as Samira's Form Tutor”.

Gareth Thomas

Parent of Samira Thomas, Grade 5

 

 

Letter to Ms Ashita Awasthy & Ms Komal Sachdeva  

” The last 60 days have been taxing and a huge challenge for all of us. It is not easy when you have so any children vying for your attention on a Video call, and you have managed it with complete ease ensuring that each child is still given that attention that they individually need. 

I am also grateful for you helping Aria, grow out of her shell, and guide her to find her strength, confidence and be a responsible child.”

Gareth Thomas

Parent of Aria Thomas – KG

 

 

 

Letter to Ms Joshi & Ms Vig  

“Coming from a family of educationists myself, I greatly appreciate the effort that goes into creating a nurturing learning environment in the classroom. Your encouragement of his interests, your gentle steering to use his passions to fuel his learning, challenging him to question and deep dive, being patient with his million questions, has resulted in a happy learner who looks forward to seeing you each day. For me as a parent, that is the true test of a great learning environment,

The last few months have been challenging for everyone, but I like to think that it's given me, as a parent, the opportunity to see my child's growth and performance in this new environment from close quarters. And what I have seen has left me in awe of you. The patience and gentleness with which you deal with the children, the way you encourage yet challenge them, the way you celebrate them and infuse them with confidence and excitement - it is beyond commendable.”

 

Divya Setia

Parent of Aran Setia Deverakonda, Grade 2

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Primary School Principal

“Thank you so so much for addressing our initial fear and queries in the BEST of your capacity and for beautifully helping us sail through all of it. Did not realise how smooth the journey became post we opened our hearts and confusions about whatever we faced here, to you, and how gracefully you handled it all.

Arhaan’s student council and his journey here brought him lots of confidence and seeing his picture on the WALL OF FAME, every single time brought us tears of Joy.”

 

Sanjana Adlakha 

Parent of Arhaan Adlakha, Grade 5

 

 

Letter to Ms Prerna Mehrotra  

“I really want to thank you for guiding Viraaj in picking the PYPX topic on Racism , believing in him that he would be able to pull through such an intense research on his own of course under the guidance of Ms. Alka . It was really a proud moment when his work was appreciated by Captain Bajaj during the graduation ceremony.”

 

Sahiba Khandelwal 

Parent of Viraaj Khandelwal, Grade5

 

 

Letter to Ms Varsha Sinha  

 “So glad we chose Pathways for nurturing and fostering both our boys. They are not only excelling academically but also feeling cherished and empowered. Thank you, family Pathways, for ensuring that both my children are happy, this assurance enables me and my husband not only to work peacefully but even create value at work.

I have no words to express my gratitude to Sangeeta Nag for always supporting me in taking the right decisions for my older Pathwaysian Adhiraj ....

From a shy, hunched boy with low self-esteem she has transformed him into a confident extrovert and most importantly empowered young man. He was also the second topper with the 100 % scholarship thus paving the way for financially less privileged children to study abroad. 

Captain Bajaj's philosophy resonates with mine as I also feel that the child goes to school more for emotional strength and health rather than just academics, so I NEVER miss a chance to hear his speeches.”

 

Rummy Chaddha 

Parent of Adhiraj & Arjun Chaddha

Letter to Ms. Mahima and Ms. Kasturi    

" This was the children's last year in PYP and it has become extra special thanks to all the efforts of the wonderful teachers. You and Kasturi ma'am have gone the extra mile to ensure that every child blossomed in your attentive care!!

The children and parents of 5P offer our gratitude and appreciation through a small token attached with this email. We are all together in this!

Our children will grow up and go ahead in life, but they will always look back fondly and with joy at the memories of this special year. Thank you so much!

Lots of gratitude and love from all of us"

All the children and parents of 5P

Letter to Ms Gagandeep and Ms Arti        

 “Her determination to greater independence is evident in her life skills and self-dependency skills, her thinking and approach to her schoolwork, expression of her thoughts which are so well articulated and taking ownership of her responsibilities.  She surely has learnt to manage her feelings and resolve conflicts better.  We truly believe this has largely been because of how you have taught and guided the children to handle their emotions under different circumstances preparing them in handling real life situations better.  Also, a special mention to the focus on mindfulness and saying gratitude which has become a fair part of Aisha's routine, as she relates to it very well.” 

 

Isha and Aisha's parents, Grade 1

 

Letter to Ms Sandhya Bajpai & Ms Neeraj Dhaiya  

“The encouragement, support, guidance, patience and love that you both have showered on Ruhaan this year has definitely played a significant role in how he has developed.  A special mention to handling us parents also with just the right "push back" ,  insistence on having faith in our child, allowing him the balance of "work & play" and guiding us constantly to be his cheerleaders rather than disciplinarians.  This also helped tremendously in giving Ruhaan the space to grow to be more independent, confident, disciplined and a courageous risk taker throughout Grade 4. 

the crazy hours and hardwork put in by all you teachers for the kids continued learnings, even during these extremely tough times of a pandemic lockdown.  We know it couldn't have been easy for you'll. The online classes and distance learning program were just right and perfectly designed & balanced for 4th graders, giving them a chance to learn while being in touch with their classmates and teachers.”

 

Ms Deepika Mathur,

Parent of Ruhaan and Ruhaan's parents, Grade 4

 

 

Ms. Prerna  

 

“Gurbir blossomed & grew both wiser & more confident under your superb guidance. You help Gurbir to come out of his shell and enhance his communication skills. Thank you so much for not only investing your efforts & knowledge but also your heart in your endeavours.We were blessed to have you as his teacher!!!!”

 

Sukhjeet Sidhu

Parent of Gurbir Singh Sidhu, Grade 5

Letter to Ms Neelima & Ms Kasturi

" I wanted to take this opportunity to applaud and express gratitude for your ingenuity.

The remarkable efforts, resources and ideas that you all have incorporated for grade 4 are indeed praiseworthy. The highlight being, breaking the class into 2 smaller groups and running English and maths class alternately for each group in a day. I speak on behalf of my child Yash, who has benefited immensely from this incredible idea. There is better focus on the children given the smaller size of the group,  more involvement of the kids and last but not the least the take away and retention from the class is effectively more"


Ms Tyagi

Parent of Yash Raj Singh , Grade 4


 

Letter to Ms Nag, Principal Senior School

"I am writing to share a simple emotion felt in my home today - joy!

Today Aditi had her first Pehel experience, the previous one had gotten canceled unexpectedly. She was not sure how today’s session would pan out and earlier this morning amidst her myriad other engagements she had told me, “Amma I’m not sure how to teach or what to do.” I had not replied hoping that self-discovery would bring my child more answers than I could give in a few words.

We both got busy and later, her Pehel session began. I weaved in and out of the room once or twice to make sure Aditi is ok but she gestured for me to leave and looked quite engaged in the call. After the session ended, she eagerly called out to me. Her joy was evident!

She said, “Amma, I didn’t quite teach didi but I engaged in conversation with her. It was so nice! All morning I had worried that we shouldn’t sound patronising to our didis and bhaiyyas but this conversation was so normal, so real and so pleasant. I enquired about her children and asked about a few things here and there. I felt relaxed and happy as I spoke to didi. I really liked this interaction Amma and I look forward to more.” Saying that Aditi added that she wanted to immediately pen down her reflection so as not to forget the feelings and experience of this morning.

I walked away from her room, high fiving myself for keeping quiet earlier today. Who could’ve guessed that an unsure morning would end in smiles! These, are real joys because they’re not materialistic. They’re attached to emotions and feelings and so, they make for happy memories - the kind that trigger a feeling of calm and well being when they’re recalled. In my child’s joy today - I found mine too!

I thank you for making such experiences and memories possible for our children and especially for mine - a gentle, kind soul, a dreamer! "

Ganga Amritesh

Parent of Aditi Amritesh, DP1 

Faculty : Ms Megha 

Letter to Ms Anuradha Sawhney, Principal PYP

"I just thought of writing this mail after today’s Zoom session as my daughter Naira Mawandia (2Q) was thrilled after today’s session. Her exact words were “how did school think of this, it is so much better as we all got a chance to answer”.

This new step by the school is actually very thoughtful as now kids will be able to be more vocal and as per my understanding, even teachers will be able to understand each child’s strength better.

All I want to say is whenever I think Pathways is doing its best in terms or virtual learning learning, they come up with something even better."

Khushboo Mawandia 

Parent of  Naira Mawandia  - Grade 2

 

Letter for Teachers

Date : 22 May, 2020

Dear Teachers, 

Please find attached a 'Gratitude' video message from our daughter Lavanya Rastogi of Grade 3Q for all of you. 

Thank you for all that you do at Pathways. 

Yours Sincerely,

Pooja & Ashish Rastogi

Parent of Lavanya Rastogi ( Grade 3)

Letter of Appreciation

Date : 25th March, 2020
Respected Teachers,

As a parent of Manya Sharma, I want to express my deepest gratitude for believing in her. You both have been an excellent mentor and a great inspiration for her. You have inspired her to pursue her goals with hard work and dedication. I watched her becoming more confident and organised during the last few months. Each day it seems like she has something new to share in Language, Numeracy and UOI.

Thank you for all the support and helping Manya to be an Inquirer and Risk Taker.

Regards
Gaurav Shandilya
Parent Manya Sharma
Grade 4

Letter of Appreciation

Date : April 6,2020
Dear Ms Mathur,
Greetings!

It is really appreciable the way the school and faculty are diligently performing their duties to ensure that the child’s learning doesn’t stop even during a pandemic like Covid-19.

Kudos to the farsightedness of the school management and the hard work of the teachers that the child hadn’t missed a day from the curriculum. Sincere thanks 🙏🏻

PFA the assignment for 02.04.2020 for Bhavyam

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For Jain Amar (Madam)

Akhil Jain
Executive Director

Letter of Appreciation

To,
The Principal
Pathways- Primary School

Date: 19th December 2019
Dear Mam,
Greetings of the day.
Thank you for being so supportive. I would personally like to thank Vibhuti Mam and Naini Mam for putting in so much efforts.
They work very hard each day with every child in developing skills, and Unit of Inquiry being Adhiraaj's favourite, he is so inquisitive in his approach and his questions with Why's and How's and knowing him answering them too is overwhelming.
I'm more keen on developing his inquisitive side and be a better human being along with exceling in academics.
I am really happy with his progress and the homework shared on Padlets and notebooks as it involves parents and child's joint efforts!!
Now that's the kind of learning I always wanted.
Once again Kudos to the entire team of teachers as you are not only inculcating a sense of leadership in each child but this kind of learning is so impactful that it is going to stay with them forever.
Once again, I would like to thank you, Vibhuti Mam and Naini Mam for being so kind and generous.
Also, I as a parent feel more involved in helping my child complete his homework, if possible please let us know what more activities can they participate in apart from the homework, for, Adhiraaj homework is fun and studying is Play.
For what others call Pressure is pleasure for my son. Thanks to you for it.

Best Regards,
Nidhi Gupta

Letter of Appreciation

To,
The Principal
Pathways- Primary School
Gurgaon
Date: 16th January 2020
Respected ma’am,
I would really like to appreciate the constant efforts by the management over the years in the well being of my children, Krishnav and Kriday Mittal. For Kriday specially, the efforts by the management, specially Pragati ma’am are reflecting. Over the holidays I noticed positive changes in him. As they say you know best when you go through a situation, in case of Kriday the situation at school has really been handled well as he’s a very delicate and sensitive child to handle. Thank you so much for always keeping up to and above the parent expectations ❤️

Warm regards,
Shreyasi Mittal

Letter of Appreciation

Friday, March 20, 2020
Dear Anuradha Ma'am,

I would really like to applaud you and your team of teachers for doing such a great job at keeping the kids busy on the same lines as they would in school. I know these are testing times for all of us and keeping the kids in routine just helps us deal with these times.
Teaching two kids has made me realise what a tough job it is for you teachers to handle them and my kids are filled with stories about how their maam would have done this task. Its amazing to get feedback on how you should handle them.
Great job!!! Three cheers for you and your team

Karishma Julka
Mother of Arhaan Julka (3R) and Anaira Julka (1U)

Letter of Appreciation

Monday, March 23, 2020
Dear Mam

Thank you Principal Ms Anuradha and Team for your encouraging communications in this tough times, your dedication to keep the School open virtually including music and dance classes! We are really impressed with you and the teachers working tirelessly and trying newer ways of engaging students. We wish you all and your families staying safe, positive and strong.

Best regards,
KLN Subudhi / Santoshi
Parent of Avantika
Grade 5

Letter of Appreciation

March 20, 2020
Hello Ma’am
We thank you very much for arranging on-line classes for the students in such difficult times. We really appreciate the effort of school, teachers, the whole staff who have made these on line classes a success.
Further, I understand that with the advent of on- line courses in India and abroad, students will be used to such kind of learning as well. In real sense you are preparing them for future. Further we are so impressed with this system, the school may consider arranging for on line classes once a week or so. This system saves commuting time as well. Though we understand Physical presence in the school is required for overall development of the child, however may be once a week you may consider doing so and the stay backs in this way may be avoided.
Once again I appreciate teachers who are constantly working whether it’s the on line lectures or helping them in their portfolios, or their PP as I know for Sukriti, Seema Maa’m, her mentor has worked a lot giving her feedbacks on regular basis and guiding her.
All the best wishes to all the team.

Best regards
Sapna Gupta
M/o Sukriti Gupta
MYP-5

Letter of Appreciation

May 16, 2020

Dear Anuradha Ma’am & Capt Bajaj

Hope you and the entire pathways family are keeping safe!

My daughter Amyrah Bhatia has been part of PSG for 4 years now and thus that makes us also a part of the Pathways family. The love and affection and the care that the school has given to our daughter is really appreciated.

These have been trying times for everyone both financially as well as accepting to adjust to a lifestyle which is not natural to us.

The school and especially the teachers have done a tremendous job in taking care that the kids are able to still keep up with their academics while making it as fun as possible. It is very hard to keep children this age to concentrate for so long. The teachers did a commendable job helping kids transition from normal school to a technology-based learning.

Importance of Reflection!

Teaching the kids to reflect on their understanding of the situation made them adjust to the lockdown without any hassle. And this is all because the school has taught them to become emotionally aware of situations and accept and react accordingly.

At this time, we would like to mention that both Aarti ma’am and Surbhi ma’am made sure that the kids were pampered and looked forward to attending the sessions every day. After watching the kids interact with all the teachers and the mutual love for each other.... we realised why they miss the school so much!

We are hoping that the school resumes it’s function and the kids head back to their second home and to the new normal.

But in the meantime, we appreciate the efforts put in by the school.

Till then stay home and keep safe!

Warm Regards
Heena & Vaibhav Bhatia
Parent of Amyrah Bhatia
Grade 3

Letter of Appreciation

May 13, 2020

Dear Ms Anuradha,

Greetings! Hope you and your family are holding up well in these unique times.

I wanted to drop a note to share that the teachers - esp. Deepali (HRT), Namrata (Co-tutor) and Neelam (Hindi) - have been doing a fabulous job with these online classes! They are very patient and ensure everyone is included. The classes are run very professionally: They start on time, content is well planned and there isn't any chaos during the class. The material is explained well such that the kids can independently complete the tasks assigned.

Deepali and Namrata are especially amazing - as they go the extra mile in staying in tune with a kid's emotional state of mind. In Dec they had altered their interactions with my daughter to comfort her (we had a lot of travel which was bothering her and they caught on to it!). During the last few weeks, their check-ins, prompt responses and positivity have really helped in lifting Yuvika's spirits and made her feel connected with what life used to be!

We also appreciate the school's openness towards DLP feedback in the initial days and the speed of reacting to it! You were in a difficult spot, trying to come up with a schedule / workload that would work for everyone and keep them happy :-) It worked out quite well and has settled into a nice rhythm since the last 3-4 weeks - Keep it up!

Regards
Neha
Mother of Yuvika Sharma
Grade 1R

Letter of Appreciation

March 27 2020

Dear Mr. Jain

These are unusual circumstances which have brought life to a halt, but under your guidance and with the support and effort of the commendable Principle and Teachers the learning would have been incomplete. My daughter Mehr Chaddha who is a student of Class 2 T Pathways Gurgaon with extended support of Ms. Meesha Joshi and Ms. Ratula Vig has managed to adopt the new form of learning, I am very happy to state that with the unconditional support my Child has been performing extremely well and is very happy.

We shall be ever so grateful to the teachers who are managing work as well there household.

Thanks again and wishing all happy and healthy times ahead.

Regards
Anshdeep Chaddha
Parent of Mehr Chaddha
2 D

Letter of Appreciation

March 24 2020

Dear Radha Ma'am & Anita Ma'am,

As i write this email today my heart is full of gratitude and appreciation for you both. During these testing times, I now have a better understanding of your profession and what it is that you both do for our children on a daily basis. Teaching my daughter at home in these last 10 days I have realised its not as easy as it may look from the outside. I can now, with full conviction, say that teachers are the most underrated yet the most powerful professionals in the whole world .

I want to also thank you both for helping my daughter, Ayanna Malhan come out of her shell. She loves you both so dearly, and seems to think you are made of magic. Thank you for being so good and soo patient with her. I'm so glad for teachers like you who really make a difference in a child's life.

I would also like to give you both the credit you deserve for guiding our children (even if it is from a far in today's harrowing times) and for making class 1U a comfortable place for them to learn and grow. I cannot even begin to tell you about the smile that Ayanna has on her face each morning when she see's your faces on her computer screen with your good morning message. That alone is testimony in itself as to how deeply you have touched our children's lives.

Thank you once again for making our children's lives rounded and complete.

In gratitude.

Chandni Malhan
Parent of Ayaana Malhan
1 D

Letter of Appreciation

Letter to Captain Bajaj,

29th March 2020
Kanav Singh
School Director
Pathways School Gurgaon

Dear School Director,

My name is Kanav, and I am In Grade 6 and from section E. I am writing this letter to tell you how great the online classes are! I mean some students in other schools don't even get online classes; they must be so bored by now. These classes are almost the same as school and about as fun. We get to learn while we're on screen and have fun at the same time.

There are lots of things that are my personal favorite, to tell you some the best part is when we get to play some Kahoot or Quizzes to test our knowledge. Although sometimes there are boring scenes like when we must do F. A’s and S. A’s or just a whole lot of typing by ourselves. I am also very fond of group tasks as they are engaging, informative and fun.

Some things that I would like to suggest are that there should be longer classes as 45-minute classes don't cover a lot of main ideas and concepts and discussion are hurried up. All-around I think this it's amazing how the school has managed this program during such trying times.

I have been thinking that if this is possible for a longer duration then our country can seriously invest in online schools so that no child goes uneducated. This was our literacy rate in our country that can go higher than in most developed countries. There are also many other benefits I can think of.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank my teachers and the entire staff of Pathways community for organizing the online classes during these hard times.

Stay Safe
Regards,
Kanav Singh
MYP 1E

Letter of Appreciation

March 31, 2020

Dear Capt. Bajaj, Dimpu ma’am and dear Teachers

I hope my mail finds all of you in good health. As we all tide over these unexpected, unprecedented times, may we count the blessings that keep us afloat and moving along.

I write to especially applaud the humongous efforts made by all teachers to remain connected with children and conduct virtual classes. We all are suddenly saddled with not only “work from home” situations but also “work in your home”. As I juggle several chores in my home ... I cannot even imagine how our teachers manage them alongside conducting lessons, administering tests, clarifying doubts and simply being a pillar of support to students. In such times, even the calmest of children may become anxious. However, I am delighted to see how teachers boost their children’s morale and confidence. It is absolutely praiseworthy.

I know that all you teachers are working very very hard. I also know that you may not always have full attendance in your lessons. And yet you people do your best - never slacking or stepping back. The universe observes this selfless service you do. And it will always keep you in good stead.

I am overwhelmed by the support that not only my child but I too receive as a parent from our school. Every teacher We have contacted during this lockdown phase has responded promptly and always in a kind and supportive tone, irrespective of their own anxieties, pressures and time demands. I too am learning from all of you to remain calm and collected at this time and focus my energies. The calm and confident attitude of the teachers will surely Infuse the children with positivity and willingness to apply themselves.

I hope and pray that we all meet very soon in happier times. Meanwhile my children and I draw a lot of peace and positivity from fond memories of schooldays.

Thank you dear teachers for your unstinting support to the children. Thank you for being like a family. Thank you for showing the children how to stay focused and march ahead in tough times. Sincere gratitude and appreciation dear teachers, for your Herculean efforts!

Kind regards
Ganga Amritesh
Parent of Aditi Amritesh
Grade 10

Letter of Appreciation

March 28, 2020

Dear Ma’am

I am writing this to appreciate the efforts of teachers and entire school to keep kids engaged at home under current circumstances.

The teachers are doing a commendable job. With complete lockdown, I am sure they have to manage other things at home front too like us, yet they are just a phone call away and always ready to help us with our queries.

With the new learning system, I believe we as parents and school both are evolving and getting adapted to this new system.

Please convey my heartfelt thanks to teachers as well as other staff members at the back end who are making this process of continuous learning happen.

Regards,
Sukhwinder Kaur
(KG parent)

Letter of Appreciation

Dear Harpreet,

Hope you are doing well ...

Writing this especially to Thank you for Mentoring Arjun . In fact cannot thank you enough for your time, effort, and the encouragement you have given.

You have provided Arjun with countless feedbacks almost every day throughout the past 6 months without fail. I have even disturbed you in the winter vacations when you were at your mothers place. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for Arjun, you’ve been so hard working and supported him unconditionally.

He now feels more confident about English, something he thought he could never master. You have not just polished Arjun’s English but actually polished his life with self belief and most importantly, making him believe that nothing is impossible if you have the resolve and determination....

(Cannot end without expressing my debt of gratitude to Varsha Ma'am fortunately both my kids have been mentored by her) for always believing in Arjun and showing him the right direction.

Thank you Pathways, Ms Dimpu , Varsha and Harpreet for being that anchor in my sons life....I don’t know about Arjuns academic performance as for me his already a winner.

Thank you team Pathways

With Very warm regards,
Rummy Chadha
Parent of Arjun Chadha, Grade 10

Letter of Appreciation

Dear Anuradha Mam,

As parents we were overwhelmed to be a part of the Athletics meet today.

Just a note of appreciation for Arjun Sir for the training and encouragement he has given Alizeh. It would not have been possible without Arjun Sir support along with her home tutor Malika Mam.

Thank you Manish Sir for guiding your PE team.

Gratefully
Sameena & Khaja Muzaffarullah

Letter of Appreciation

Dear Dimpu ma’am

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude and sense of clarity and peace after the one on one session yesterday. In addition, I want to thank you specially for always being so kind towards Aditi.

In your gestures yesterday, you conveyed to Aditi a kindness and love that cannot be expressed in words. I’m grateful that Aditi receives your positive wishes and in that moment when you caringly placed your hand on her head I instantly knew that you are the reason why Aditi’s mind is without fear. She will find the strength to be the best version of herself - in life.

Thank you so much dear Dimpu maam. You are much loved and respected.

Kind regards
Ganga Amritesh

Appreciation Letter on PYP Founders

Dear Ms. Anuradha

I am sure your ears are still ringing with the ecstatic cheering, whistles and applause from last evening. Take a bow ma'am ..you and your entire team - children, teachers, support staff put up a stupendous show last evening and outdid yourselves and everyone's expectations. In an unbelievably short time, what you all have achieved is commendable. In today's age of technology, the snapshots of last evening have already traveled over the world and I hear wonderful comments.

I also overheard, last evening, some people talk about how this year's performance climbed notches higher than the previous years' and that the school always makes improvements year on year. Heartening, to say the least! Keep up the upward trend.

I would like to congratulate every teacher and support staff who have worked tirelessly and with such enthusiasm (derived from or to inspire .. the amazing students 😊). My infinite love to every child who cast aside fear, shyness, exhaustion and staged an amazing performance. Kindly convey my high praise to them all.

Lastly, I congratulate you for holding it all together, so calmly. Hats off.

Wishing all of you a very happy Diwali and a much needed relaxing autumn break.

Kind regards
Ganga Amritesh

Appreciation Letter on PYP Founders

Hello

I would like to express my appreciation for the amazing founders day celebrations on the 24th Oct 2019. It marked my first attendance for a founders day event at Pathways and i must say it was sensational.

Right from the amazing performances by the talented kids to the delicious dinner, everything was amazing.

The event showcased how hard the school team worked along with the kids to successfully organise the celebrations.

Congratulations and Many Thanks !

Regards
Ashish Bansal

Dear Ms Vibhuti and Ms Naini,

We would like to thank you for making Naira's first week in school a happy and pleasant one. She looks forward to go to school and talked fondly of all the activities she has done, whether it was dipping her feet in the swimming pool during swimming class or watching peppa pig or learning Hindi words. She has been ecstatic about her new journey at Pathways and we hope it continues through the year. We appreciate your care and patience and making her feel loved and welcomed.

She was persistent that I create the same family craft you did at school and has agreed to return the one you gave. Please find it in her bag.

Naira shared that you read them a book about a bear going to school. We have lots of interesting story books at home on family, friends, back to school and self-awareness. In case you need any, please don't hesitate to ask. Naira would love to share them in class. Also, I would be glad to pitch in as a parent volunteer whenever you require help.

Looking forward to a fantastic year.

Thank you once again!

Regards
Neha Chopra and Ritesh Chopra

Dear Sir and Ma'am,

I wanted to take the opportunity to drop in a note to thank you for all your efforts for conducting such a successful and well thought out Advance Swimming training camp. It was a a unique opportunity for the kids to really immerse themselves in in training under the best coaches and learn about the rigor that is need to excel in any field. Above all this, they learnt important life skills- independence, looking after each other, diet nutrition and gratitude which are invaluable.

This was made possible only with the dedication and hard work put in by you, Bidisha Ma'am and Varun Sir. You made sure the kids have the best possible care and are well protected and secure. You were their guardians, friends coaches and much more and we witnessed how you guys would stay up all night to work with a children who would at times be homesick without any complain and would still be happy and cheerful the next day tending to other students. Even we as parents don't have as much patience and affection as you all demonstrated. In fact I learned the fine balance of discipline and pampering from you all as a parenting lesson.

The facilities were state of art and the kids loved every bit of the rigor in the training. Despite the intensity, they all enjoyed being pushed and learning new skills and the focus helped them get away from distractions. It was wonderful to hear how they were managing their pocket money, laundry and room and the best gesture was how they got little somethings back home for family for the first time.

I am so happy Sidharth got the opportunity to be a part of this life transforming experience. I am proud of the fact that he was super positive about the experience and came back very confident and feeling like he had achieved something. This is all thanks to your efforts and confidence in him.

So I wish you the very best for many many such life transforming experiences for kids and I hope they make you proud with their hard work and achievements.

Warm Regards,
Shikha

Dear Ma'am

Good evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to you for your leadership which has been remarkable and inspiring.

We thank you for the role you play in shaping our child into the young adult they are fast becoming. Your positive influence and moral guidance assure us that our child will make the most of his education and become a productive member of society."

I would like to express my appreciation for the love, support, guidance, assistance and much more that you give to our children.

Thank you again for your wise and strong leadership. Our school is definitely a better place because you are there.

Yours sincerely,
Krishma Parikh

Dear Ma'am

Greetings!!

This is a thank you mail!!

Our son Dev Dhar would like to thank his teachers especially Jasmine ma'am for taking such good care of him and for all the love she has showered on him while teaching him to be a big responsible boy!! These words are our son's words!!! As a parent it touches my heart to hear this from my baby.

Would like to thank Jasmine ma'am for her efforts, guidance and gentle nurturing towards Dev.

He has blossomed and evolved under her care from day 1 until today I have seen a world of a difference in our son from an introvert to and extremely witty boy now!!

Thank you Jasmine ma'am for being such a great mentor!! We shall always be grateful for all the efforts made by all the teachers.

Wishing all of you a great summer break!

Regards,
Kajal Dhawan

Dear Ms. Deepali

Just wanted to inform the school regarding Diya's soap drive project.

I would like to thank you for all the efforts you have put in throughout the session. I have seen growing curiosity in Ridhwan regarding whatever is taught in class. The way they are taught is interesting and the information they share shows us all the hard work done by teachers. The affection they get from school makes them more confident and as they are not hesitant, they explore more and grow exponentially. I have seen all these changes in Ridhwan. He has developed interest in reading books because of teacher's initiation and guidance in his free-time.

Because of cheerful discussion, Ridhwan wants to gather as much information possible to be a part of it.

Thank you, mam for all the positive changes in Ridhwan. Ridhwan will miss you all.

Thanks and Regards,
Naina Aggarwal

Dear Ms. Saloni Mehra

As Diya grows up, she has learned an important life lesson. From your class, she has learned how important learning is and how much she loves to learn new things. This skill will carry over to a lifetime of learning and education, so we cannot thank you enough.

You have encouraged and supported Diya in so many ways. Want to express my appreciation for your helping Diya overcome her issues on confidence and taking pride in herself. The difference you're making in her life is immeasurable. Thank you for everything you have done for her in the last one year.

I would like to take this opportunity to say you have prepared Diya for the future – A quiet and shy Diya has graduated PYP with confidence and smiles.

Thanks and Regards,
Saloni Mehra (Diya Mehra Mother)

Dear Deepali Ma'am,

With the end of the year approaching, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your team in helping Myra settle down into her new school.

Myra had a very difficult start to the year - it being her 3rd school in two years, as well as her hospitalization and a long and gradual recovery - she was like a new student even after three months into the new class term.

But gradually, I have seen her transform from the petrified child having panic attacks at the mere mention of going to school, to this enthusiastic child who glows while talking about her school activities. I have, over the last year, seen Myra blossom into a confident girl - giving presentations at the SLC, easily making friends and reflecting so much of the learning at home!

And I believe, none of this would have been possible without your constant guidance and support. it is solely because of your patience in understanding Myra's unique situation, and Ms Ruby's and Ratula Maam's continued commitment to helping her grow a little bit each day - that Myra has evolved into this well settled and harmonious child who enjoys learning!

Thank you once again for being such a significant part of Myra's learning journey!

Warm Regards,
Shriya Kaul

Dearest Radha Ma'am and Ishita Ma'am,

Thank you so much for being such wonderful mentors to the children. Your constant support, encouragement and immense love is what kept Mairav going throughout and KG has been such a delightful experience because of his amazing teachers!

Radha Ma'am you really helped Mairav during his tough days in class. You always helped him overcome his worries and uplifted his mood and spirit if he was ever upset! You were the push that he constantly needed!

Thank you once again for everything! Wish you all a wonderful vacation and happy holidays! Much love.

Regards,
Sonam Jayna

Dear Ma'am

Good evening.

Writing this mail with immense pride in my heart that my child and me got an opportunity to be a part of your class. When we joined Pathways my first and most important concern was that Abhiraj should be more confident and independent. The day of the SLC when I saw him take over the class and show me around, I had tears in my eyes.

Although we got just 2 months together, I see a huge change in him. Thank you for the guidance and bringing him up till here.

Thanking you and Riya Ma'am with all my heart for the love, guidance and nurturing you have given Abhiraj.

Lots of love and all the best for the future.

Kind Regards,
Ratula Vig

Speech on PYP Graduation Day by Ms. Rakhi Jha

Good Morning everyone! I'm Sonam Jha's mom. My two kids have been at Pathways for the last 6 years, one is graduating middle school and the other primary and I feel very proud to be sharing my journey at Pathways with you all today.

I still remember the day when we had decided to send Sonam to Pathways, she was starting nursery and I remember my apprehension and I clearly remember the image flashing through my mind of this tiny girl in--‐front of Pathways grand steps leading to the reception area, wondering if she was ready or rather were we ready to send her to such a big school? I remember asking her the first few days - did you eat? Did you nap? And she would always try to evade the question saying no I didn't have a pillow or there was no mattress left. I remember calling her teacher who so patiently and lovingly went on to reassure me that it was Sonam's choice not to sleep. While kids were trying to nap, she would allow my little girl to sit next to her pretending to help while she finished her work and that's how our journey with Pathways started, with so much of love and care.

Till this day my child goes to school with excitement and comes back with double that excitement, whether it's the excitement of making a new friend, or for being rewarded a new star for doing something right, or for finally reaching the math bee second level (Yay!) or rooting for her friends who reached the finals. I'm so grateful for that excitement!

We all had schools where the teachers were respected but through my daughter I have learned that not only are the teachers at Pathways respected but they are loved. Just last week, the girls of 5U got together to make a tribute of love and thanks to their teachers and school staff for making primary the best years of their lives!

A few years back, Sonam presented me this take--‐a--‐way poem at her SLC, which till today I had it pinned to my desk at work, it read:
"I was scared when I first entered this school,
Although you were there to support me, I wanted to go home.
You said I will make friends, you said I won't be alone.
So I walked into the classroom and met so many nice people,
I also told you all about them when I came back home.
Since that day I loved my school, loved my school in everyway!"

While this was supposed to be a tribute to the parents, I kept reading between the lines and feeling good that the school had given her an environment where she did not feel scared or alone, she made friends, she met nice people and she came back home happy loving her school. What more can we want?

I think as a parent, the most important thing that I'm thankful for is that the school has provided a comfortable environment, an environment full of diversity and balance where every child can fit in easily and that is not an easy task. It takes a lot of effort by every staff member of the school under the leadership of great minds. Be it founders, be it PYP--‐X, be it sports day or coffee mornings and the list just goes on and on, I'm sure it took a lot of effort to make all this a success and we sometimes forget how much effort goes behind the scenes while we focus on our children in the limelight.

So my heartfelt thanks to the school, to Capt. Bajaj, Anuradha Ma'am, Shefali Ma'am, Tripti Ma'am, the amazing teachers, dance, music, IT, sports coaches, administrative staff, and to the didis, and bhaiyas, to the bus drivers, guards for making this a place where our kids have enjoyed their learning and preparing them for their next transition into middle school.

I know most parents will agree with me in saying that we wish we could keep them in primary for ever but I know they are ready for the next big move as we hand them over to Dimpu Ma'am and her team and I'm certain they will thrive and excel even better there.

Thanks You,
Rakhi Jha (Sonam Jha's mom)

Respected Ma'am

We, parents of Gursher Singh, Grade 3-S (outgoing) would like to take this opportunity to express our heart-felt gratitude for all the support and cooperation we have received from you as the Principal of Primary School.

We are extremely thankful to the you and the school for providing a safe, happy and loving learning space for our child.

We also take this opportunity to thank the Form Tutor, Ms. Neelima Sarna and Co-Tutor, Ms. Shivali Arora for not only imparting knowledge to our child but also help him inculcate values and all around development. Their tireless efforts and tremendous patience helped Gursher grasp the crux of the topics being taught to their true depths.

It has been yet another great successful year and both Gursher and us as parents look forward to the next class excitedly.

Best Regards,
Dr. Paramjit Kaur & Tejinder Singh

Hi Ma'am

Hope you are doing well. We have been Pathways Parents for over 7 years and over the last year we saw our son Sidharth blossom and transform into a personality that we were always striving for him to be. Jigyasa Maam has a huge role to play in it and we wanted to acknowledge the positive impact she has had on Sidharth and indirectly on our family.

It was the same time last year where I was taken aback by the remarks by one of his teachers “He is academically excellent but needs to work on his approach and behaviour!” definitely not great feedback for parents to hear or know of. He seemed alright at home and given that he spent most of his days at school, we were not sure what exactly needed to be worked upon. Each time we had a chat with him, things did not seem way off. We knew he was different and we had always encouraged unconventional thinking. On drilling down further we realized, the problems were more of optics… he seemed disinterested, was always busy creating Origami pieces, playing with Rubik’s cubes and when pushed would showcase a disinterested body language. My worst fears were coming out to be true as a parent. We always knew that this could be a possible result of boredom and lack of engagement for a child like Sidharth.

Sidharth at 2-3 years of age had started showing signs of being gifted. He started reading at the age of 3 and all his activities showed signs of higher order aptitude which was further confirmed by a Wechler test done in the US at the age of 5. At that time, choice for us was to either put him in a gifted school or choose a regular school but ensure he is continually challenged. We chose latter and decided that academics will be taken care of but we will focus on overall development. This though meant an initial phase of misunderstandings in each class where the teachers would first be upset, then confused and eventually realize his potential. And this learning curve usually was super traumatic for the child as well as us as parents, where we felt we would be judged, as Sidharth did not fit in the cookie cutter mold of the “ideal” child that we have all be unconsciously biased towards.

But in last half of 4th grade, challenges stretched longer than what should have. We, as parents did not know how to help him and we saw him slipping into a cycle where he felt that any thing he did or tried would be misunderstood any ways and get him into trouble. He was missing opportunities and a lot of his abilities were under appreciated or not noticed. He felt he had no chances to prove his abilities. I was filled with doubt on our own parenting abilities .. was being a working mom with a demanding schedule hurting his chances? I could not be as engaged with teachers as other mums were.
We started grade 5 with great apprehension. I was nervous about going through the cycle of being misunderstood again. I asked him if he wanted to request to change sections. He convinced me that he wanted to work with a new teacher and get to know her better. “But you need to promise me that you will try to make it work!” I said, and we dropped the idea of changing the section. Little did we know what a brilliant decision it was … but, it was a bit later. First, we had to get another rude shock - The Student Council. Given, what we had seen in Sidharth, if there was anything we saw very clearly in him, it was leadership potential, and you can trust two top B school graduates and business leaders to know that. We do it for our living. He made it to the last round but did not get through! And why… he probably upset some of the clichéd sensibilities by openly stating that he did not care enough for the position and ruffled some feathers.

That was the point for me when, I lost faith. I felt however progressive the teachers claim to be, we are all subject to our unconscious biases and the system does not have the ability to identify talent. Unless Sidharth decides to give in, and portray a stereotype, he would probably face it all along. I had no expectations after this and was actively looking to change his school thereafter.

This is where Jigyasa Maam stepped in Sidharth’s life. Her open minded approach allowed her to not get cogged up with preconceived notions. She looked for more than what was visible on the outside. She appreciated him for who he was, skills he brought in which were unique. Never before, was he appreciated for being the fastest in Rubik’s cube. Never before, was he appreciated for his Origami. Yes, she did encourage him to work on his social/leadership skills, but the approach was extremely positive and non judgmental. Biggest of all, she gave him opportunities to do different stuff, to feel good about himself and the cycle started to turn.

This year has been a year of phenomenal achievements for Sidharth. We saw him persevere, work hard and not give up. Fever, injuries, family engagements & intense demands from all his coaches …. Nothing deterred him. There were project overlaps which were impossible to pull off.. but Jigyasa Maam had given him so much confidence and moral support, that he pulled it off. I don’t think I could have dealt with the pressure that he dealt with, so much calm and ease. He felt he was not alone but was supported by people who liked him. The team of believers started expanding with Dimple Ma’am, Mallika Maam, Megha Ma’am, Guzalia Maam, Tripti Maam and he started flourishing and enjoying.

At the end of 5th Grade, I am amazed at the breadth of his achievements in conjunction with his regular academics and social engagements. And all of it independently, as my work schedule does not allow me to be physically be present every where.  Here are some of his experiences: 

  • Vasant Valley Drama Fest – Role of Parmeshwar
  • Founders Day : Beast
  • Math Bee – Winner (Both Term 1 & 2)
  • Interschool Math Bee – Ist position
  • Spelling Bee – Ist ( Winner) Term 1
  • Math Olympiad: Level 1 Rank 1 (58/60), Zonal Rank 6; International Rank 9
  • Math Olympiad: Level 2 Rank 1 (58/60); Zonal Rank 4, International 44
  • English Olympiad : Level 1,  Rank 1 School 
  • Swimming Gala Bronze in 50 M Freestyle
  • Karate Black Belt
  • Theme Vocal Grade 1 Topper with distinction
  • Theme Piano Grade 2 Topper with distinction
  • Multiple Piano Recitals
  • Funding education of 2 girls at Pragati School and devoting his time and his Birthday funds to distribute food/taught them Origami
  • PYP Exhibition (this with a pulled muscle on the main day)
    • Emcee for the event
    • Choir
    • Puppet Show Narrator
    • Quiz/ Presenter/ Petition/ You tube Video/ Research
  • Shortest time in Rubik’s cube in his grade- 3x3 under 15 Seconds; and he can solve any type of Rubik Cube available – 3x3; 4x4; 5x5; 7x7; Mirror, Triangle, Do Nut, Mixed… ..
  • Certificate in Public Speaking
  • ORFF Schulwerk Recital  

In addition to these, the most endearing aspect was the student following he has in the school bus/ building among kids of age range of 4-12. He has taught several kids how to solve the cube and is invariably gifting out origami structures on request. I have notes sent out from parents on how wonderful he was as a friend to be taking care of a sick friend or responsible enough to drop off the youngest kid to his apartment rather than leaving him alone on Halloween.

If this is not leadership, what is …

And I only have Jigyasa Maam to thank for this. She broke the cycle of gloom, looked for the spark and truly believed in him. This encouraged others to stop and see the brighter side rather than looking for negatives.

Our take away as parents have been to believe in our instincts and believe in our child rather than reacting to the complaints outside. Sidharth clearly was a surprise for us.. we know it’s too early to celebrate and he has many more miles stones, but we really hope that the grit and commitment he has demonstrated so far, stays on with him. We will be happy if he continues with his unrelenting spirit and openness to push himself harder to achieve excellence.

I would also encourage the school to share with the teachers the importance of understanding that all kids cannot be fit into a single format. Each one is different and we need to drop our unconscious biases and judgments to identify their abilities. It takes just one believer and some faith to break the cycle of negativity.

Thank you for your attention.. I know its a long read

Warm regards, 
Shikha & Sameer

Dear Ma'am

Just wanted to inform the school regarding Diya's soap drive project.

As part of her PYP project on - Art of Better Living' Diya planned a soap drive. (Asked people to Donate soaps which she distributed to construction workers children) She created a poster which i put up on the what's app group and Facebook page of our complex.

To much surprise, Diya managed to collect 150 plus soaps in 5 days. She got a lot of support from the residents for a good cause.

The high point for her drive was when the founder of Pee Safe read the message on the group and immediately responded back saying he wants to sponsor and donate products for this cause. He was impressed with the school's initiative.

He has given 50 hand sanitizer, 4 big sanitiser foams to be used on the exhibition day and 20 soaps.

But what has boosted her confidence was when he said that he will want to amplify the cause on his social media. Plus also offered her an 15-day internship in his company - to get a better understanding of hygiene.

I would firstly like to thank the school, teachers and mentors for helping her realize her true potential and guiding her towards better performance.

I just wanted to share this news as this entire drive has been designed and executed by her. I have just helped her put it up on relevant groups. The enthusiasm with which she is preparing for her PYP and Pee Safe ready to amplify the project makes me a proud parent.

I'm sure the internship will take her to the next level. It gives me a sense of pride to say a 11 year girl will be working for a company to create an impact post the project also. That's what I call meaningful education.

I would like to thank everyone for making this happen.

Thanks and Regards,
Saloni

Dear Anuradha Ma'am

I have been meaning to write this letter from a very long time because this school has given me various occasions where I felt proud that I chose Pathways as a school for my child. But always held myself back as thought of doing it in person.

But today yet again I was compelled to write to you thanking you all for all the efforts that you all put in to making the syllabus and system of the school so strong.

Today I am particularly writing to you about the new project taken up by the school - Passion Project. This initiative to make our child choose their passion and helping them focus on it is beyond our expectations and surprises me on a whole new level every day. My child who never spoke about school much at home, is now coming back home excitedly to share with me about her passion project. She has chosen 'Budding Writers' as her passion and the knowledge and the guidance that her mentors are giving her at school impresses us and pleasantly surprises us every day. We could not imagine that a child going to KG is capable of so much and it is all because of the school that is helping them focus and channelize their energy in the correct direction.

This is all in addition to all the, day to day learning they have at school. The teachers make learning so much fun at school that the kids end up learning so much without realising that they are studying (the word that children usually do not like).

In today's fast changing world, I always knew that someday, our child will be tutoring and educating us but could never imagine that for me this day would come so soon and I give all the credit to Pathways as a school for it.

Kudos to the entire team of Pathways!!!!
And a special thank you to the passion project mentors and KG-Q Teachers.

Sent from my iPhone
Khushboo Mawandia
Proud Pathwaysian Parent

Dear Ms Anuradha

As you are aware, tomorrow will be Abeer's last day at Pathways and we didn't want to leave without letting you know of our appreciation. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the love and support the school provided.

Special thanks to teachers like Ms Alka Mathur and Ms Vibhuti Grover for providing such a good learning environment.

We would also like to appreciate here the entire administration staff, specially Ms Varuna, for making the transition so smooth. Not to miss the didis, cooks, drivers and other supporting staff for their dedication and hard work for keeping our children well fed and safe.

Once again we thank you very much and wish you and the school continued success.

Kind regards
Harveen and Harmeet

Hi Ms Anuradha and Ms. Kanchan,

Greetings!

Firstly, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the breath-taking display you had put up for Yuvika's books at the Art exhibition. Saurabh and I were both thrilled (and humbled) by the efforts undertaken by the school to encourage her small everyday accomplishments! It has been a major confidence booster for her.

Secondly, I wanted to give feedback on her teachers - Deepika and Gunjan. In the last 9 months, across multiple interactions and PTMs, it has been amazing to see how good a pulse they have on Yuvika. Deepika knows when to challenge a kid and on what dimension, and more importantly, when to pull back because it is not working for the kid. Being in tune with the kids this way is a rare skill and definitely reflective of her passion for the work she does! Yuvika has been lucky to have gotten them as her teachers (needless to say, she absolutely adores them). We hope for her luck to continue as her schooling progresses

Regards,
Neha

Dear Tripti Ma’am,

Thank you for sharing the PYP-X website where the children’s hard work has been captured so beautifully! I don’t think a single important event or action has been missed. Thanks to you and all the mentors for guiding and encouraging them through this journey where no topic is less important or no child has been dissuaded from picking their passion topic to pursue and make a difference in the society.

The website is incredible and is so well put together and for that we thank you and your teams effort. This glimpse of it will encourage the kids to work harder and us to support them even better.

Thank you for this.

Regards,
Rakhi Jha

Dear Ms Dimpu,

Please accept our compliments for organizing an excellent Founder's Day.

The Musical was quite aesthetically planned. Its theme was unique since Abba's music conspicuously stands apart. Most youngsters these days are more into pop and alternate music. We as parents are the generation who followed genre of rock music. It is such a pleasant surprise to know our ward has taken a liking for Abba. This is quite an achievement since as parents we have been unable to motivate him.

The lead singers were all fantastic. The actor playing the part of mother, who sang I have a dream, was quite exceptional. It was like watching a concert without paying for one ! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Bests.

Warm Regards,
Anjali Mamgain

Dear Ms. Anvita,

I can't thank you and your school enough for taking care of my son Virat Khanna, student of Nursery R who has a fractured shoulder. As much as his teachers have taken care of him, I would also like to thank the students of his class who made Virat at ease, by helping him out at each step.

For two continuous weeks in a row, his classmate Kavin Jain helped him to bring his bag to the reception, just because Virat couldn't carry it. Vibhav Tripathi who helps him with his planner and makes sure his belongings too are well taken care of (just to name a few, am sure his whole class helps him diligently.

To see 5-year old being so particular about helping their fellow classmate is a matter of pride.

I am overjoyed to think that these little men (as they behave) have been given the right set of teaching and morals in the school.

My son would never have a haircut till last year (Nov 2017) it took literally 4 people to hold him, combined with terrible screams and crying, and I shared my concern with Ms. Vaid and the next thing I know is Virat getting a haircut all by himself without shedding a tear and sitting bravely throughout. That was a miracle for our whole family (am not exaggerating on this). Today my boy loves to go for a haircut. His eating habits have improved, and his learning has shown such a huge difference. I can't stop counting on how wonderful my boy is turning out to be. A small example, he refused to buy a water gun for Holi, just because they are guns.

A special note of appreciation for Ms. Vaid and Ms. Chopra, who have nurtured and made these boys such fine gentlemen. They are such a wonderful combination of being strong and loveable at both times. To teach a kid the importance of good and bad is different, but to bring it in our day to day life is tough and I see these boys doing it. Ideally, I should only be talking about my child and how wonderful he is turning out to be but I also can't stop and mention about how the entire class has stood up head high on firmer grounds and how well they all are.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to share my gratitude towards the school and Virat's teachers for the positive teachings, both big and small, that are being imparted and look forward to the continued growth of my child.

Thanking you for such wonderful and able teachers and thank you for such a wonderful school.

Regards,
Simrat Khanna

Dear Ma'am's and Sirs,

This mail is just a minuscule attempt to congratulate each one of you and your team members for putting up a spectacular founders' day musical "Mamma Mia" with multiple powerful messages.

Every student who was up there on stage would have emerged as a more matured learner and an individual in the last three weeks of hard work and perseverance. I'm sure, these learnings, experiences and memories they would cherish through their life as they will take on multiple roles in the years to come and they will look back at these with fondness.

Heartiest Congratulations to each one of the PSG team members who have made this possible and thank you for making this happen and making February 8, 2018, MYP founders' day, truly a memorable one.

Warm Regards,
Anjana Anand
Vivek Anand

Dear Ms. Dimpu and Capt. Bajaj,

My heartfelt appreciation and congratulations to the entire MYP team - students, teachers, support staff for the fabulous show they put up last evening. The able leadership of Ms. Dimpu and her super-efficient fleet is commendable. Founders day 2019 was a success!!

Wishing you and the entire Pathways team the very best always.

Warm Regards,
Dr. Ganga Amritesh

Dear Manish Sir,

Heartiest congratulations for a spectacular Athletics meet. The inaugural ceremony was a treat to our eyes. The event was a true example of collaboration and hard work.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for giving Sanaa an opportunity to be a part of the Aerobics. Our hearts were elated seeing her put in her 100% effort to match the steps with other students. As a child even though she wishes to participate in sports and dance but her weaknesses hold her back.

Thank you for your open-minded approach towards inclusiveness and believing that each child deserves equal happiness and opportunity to participate in activities of their choice. Today as parents we witnessed her perseverance and resilience to be able to perform dance fighting against all odds.

We are proud to see Sanaa as a Pathwaysian.

Best Regards,
Shefali and Mohit Mittal

Dear Philip Sir,

I know I wasn't able to come to say hello and happy holidays in person, but I knew for sure I wanted to reach out to you during my winter break. I hope you're doing well!

My college classes and lectures are huge compared to our small ToK group, and our class discussions are definitely something I missed! A lot of what we discussed in ToK- specifically ways of knowing- led me to take a linguistic philosophy class on language and communication in my first quarter of college. Although college-level philosophy was definitely different than IB ToK, I do feel like when it came to writing essays and analysis, what I learned in your class definitely helped, and I'll probably be taking a philosophy class again too!

Thank you for all of the extra presentations and guidance! If there's anything I've noticed in my first few months of college, everything I've learned at Pathways is definitely carrying me through it and will continue to.

I hope you had a good Christmas and a happy new year!

Warm regards,
Sameera

Dear Anuradha Ma'am,

Thanks to you and your team for the wonderful coffee morning session today. I would like to make a special call out to Tripti ma'am, who has been doing an excellent job in the role of grade 5 coordinator and as a grade 5 parent, we feel lucky to have her. This morning's session was precise and very interactive, addressing all our queries about the much awaited PYP exhibition with a lot of patience. In general, I feel that a lot of care and hard work is going behind every event this year, be it founders or investiture or coffee mornings. We as parents appreciate the extra effort that goes into all of this particularly as all this is done with kids in the limelight and teachers like Tripti and your team behind the scenes. Looking forward to many more sessions like this.

Best wishes,
Rakhi Jha

Dear Capt Bajaj,

A very good morning!

I take this opportunity to write to you, the Pathways School Gurgaon management team and the Primary School teachers, a note of appreciation for creating an environment that is helping my child get all-round development in the foundation years of her schooling life. I also want to share with you something specific, something that amazes us and our friends n family when they see what all Jiya is learning and beginning to create as a result of this environment that PSG provides.

Over the last 8 to 10 months, Jiya has picked up a flair for creating her own stylized 'books' - literally designing, detailing and writing story books with her own imagination and from what she sees and learns at school. While both of us, Swati and I have always encouraged her to read, and often engage with her to share experiences and help her develop her own abilities to understand, comprehend and express - this interesting activity wherein she creates these stylized books from scratch just fills us up with pride, and lots of gratitude towards her teachers and PSG on the whole.

Would also like to call out the excellent guidance mentoring and tutoring that we have seen from both Sumridhi and Hetal - her teachers in Class 2S. We recently met them at the PTSM and were very happy with the quality of review and discussion, reflecting on the school's approach towards education for primary students.

Both Swati and I will be very happy & keen to come and meet with you and show you some of these books that Jiya has created and to personally thank you and the school for playing such an important part in her formative years.

Thank you

Best regards
Puneet and Swati Narang

Dear Ms. Dimpu,

Appreciation for Investiture Ceremony

Kindly convey my heartiest congratulations to all members of the newly invested student council.

It was indeed with great pride and happiness that I witnessed the ceremony this morning. It brought back memories from my own schooldays, just that today's ceremony saw the children express their thoughts and happiness unbridled. This is so precious because it reflects that the school environment supports our children for what they are rather than stifle them into a certain mould of expectations. That is why each member of the council bears their badge with pride and determination to bring their unique contribution to the council and ensure the success of all students.

Thank you for showing the students that responsibility comes from within not from enforcement. Thank you for being an example of kindness and compassion to the children.

Warm Regards
Ganga Amritesh

Dear Ms. Anuradha,

Heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team of superstars - Children, teachers and staff who put together the stupendous performance on Founder's Day. You all have worked magic with the kids to say the least. Thank you for bringing such opportunities to all children and giving them happy experiences and wonderful memories.

Warm Regards
Ganga Amritesh

Dear ma'am,

Yes the excitement is still on... and we have had a great weekend discussing every detail of the show

Want to thank you and the full faculty of pathways school for such a spectacular show... every detail was taken care of and it was amazing to see the zest in every person which rubbed on to us as parents

Thank you so much!!!

We as parents work together with the school to help our children achieve the best always.. so really no thank you is needed at all!!

We look forward to the next founders!!

Regards
Kajal dhawan

Dear Ms Sawhney,

We must congratulate all of you for the brilliant performance. The meticulous planning and execution is complemented, and was very visible in the performance of "Beauty and the Beast".

With visible excitement, one could see Saesha practicing even at home.

Overall 5 Stars indeed. Pls convey our congratulations to Capt Bajaj, School Management, Teachers, Choreographers, Coordinators, Performers, Staff and the entire team of Pathways.

Chandni & Sanjay Chanana

Dear Madam,

On behalf of the parent's community, I would like to congratulate you and the Pathways Team for presenting yet another musical and theatrical extravaganza as the grade 5 founder's day. The event was a reflection of fabulous teamwork and hard work. The children performed with immense energy. They seemed to be so much at ease and happy.

The parents were thrilled to see children go all out to present the show. We could see them enjoying themselves while confidently enacting and dancing. As always, it turned out to be a special event full of music, dance, story, fun, and frolic. The introduction of theatre along with dance made it more entertaining. The journey made children experience joyous learning which will remain to be an exceptional and lifelong memory. They came back home full of stories of good times.

Once again I would like to congratulate and thank you for the earnest endeavor which turned out be a remarkable experience for all of us to remember for a long time.

Thanks & regards
Sonia Malhotra

Dear Ms. Dimpu,

Many congratulations on our school being granted candidate status for NEASC accreditation! Indeed we are merely a step away from final accreditation.

My appreciation is also due for the wonderful MYP workshops that have been planned on a very systematic way to ease the transition and elevate the understanding of parents who are new to the MYP. Many a time when parents are familiar with the systems, they are able to support their children better.

I would also like to applaud the editorial team of the weekly newsletter. Of late, the articles are very pertinent, and there is an element of detail in the communication which gives the reader a bird's eye view of everything that happened in the middle school block in the week that passed. I would especially like to mention my praise for the article "Unforgotten Friend", written by Ms. Ananya Singh of MYP4. The piece is soulful and deep and instantly evokes a sense of regret in the reader for trivializing meaningful relationships in life. Intense and so well-worded! Please convey my appreciation to Ms. Ananya Singh. And a thumbs up to the editorial team for featuring such a wonderful piece.

Best wishes
Warm Regards,
Ganga Amritesh
Middle School Parents

Dear PSG Team,

Thank you so much for the tremendous effort put in today for the awards Function. It was energizing to see the students excelling in various fields - Confident, Smart and well groomed.

It was indeed very thoughtful of you'll as a team to award the Kids with scholarships, indeed a wonderful way to acknowledge the efforts of the kids. This will go a long way in the kids excelling, and could not agree with Rohit more on "Excellence is not a quality but an Attitude" and this if imbibed will definitely make the world a better place to live in.

The amount of the scholarship to is a generous one Tavishi was very excited and happy to have earned it herself. As a Parent of a Pathwaysian and a proud one, thought it best to communicate my appreciation as well as Thank you all for your efforts.

Warm regards,
Divya Singh

Dear Shefali Ma'am,

Gurbir blossomed & grew both wiser & more confident under your superb guidance. Thank you so much for not only investing your efforts & knowledge but also your heart in your endeavors. We were blessed to have you as his teacher!

You gave the kids such positive energy and making sure they had a great time and enjoyed every moment of the year.

Your help and support during this year are greatly appreciated. Having someone with your knowledge & experience to confer with has made Gurbir more confident during this year. Gurbir will miss you , have a great summer.

We wish best of luck to you also, thanks once again for being the most amazing teacher.

Warm regards,
Sukhjeet Kaur

Dear Mrs Gupta

As a parent, it is often so difficult to tell the difference in your child - Someone you love with, and see everyday. However when my husband and I look at Diva today, her growth over the last year, as a person and in her personality, is so evident. And for this, we have Mrs Sandhya Bajpai to thank, in no small measure. Her generous nurturing care and attention has helped Diva blossom into her own.

We are immensely grateful to Mrs sandhya Bajpai for being such an important part of Diva's growth not just academically but emotionally and socially too.

Wishing Mrs Bajpai good luck with her next academic year. She truly will be missed by Diva and by us!

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Kajal Dhawan

Dear Radha,

Thank you for the tremendous support you provided all year round . Vivaan has developed considerable confidence during this last academic year and participated happily in all the grade one activities. I also saw him become a little more independent over this last year and has definitely developed a keen interest in books.

Also please convey my thanks to Lakshmi for her support and encouragement.

Have a nice day !

Best regards,
Smita Prasad

Dear Mr. Arjun Singh & Mr. Nitin Kumar

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks and acknowledge the contributions of Mr. Arjun Singh, Athletics Coach and Mr. Nitin Kumar, Soccer Coach in helping my kids, Medha Tomar and Mehul Tomar, realize their potential and capabilities and to make them work harder to be better sports persons. As Mehul and Medha move to USA and explore new academic opportunities, they will always cherish and remember the support provided by Mr. Arjun and Mr. Nitin.

Mr. Arjun Singh has been a big motivator and supporter of my both my children and identified their potential and pushed them for mid-distance running. He has regularly identified 3 km and 5 km runs in Delhi and Gurgaon area and encouraged them to participate and has been himself present at the venues at 5 am in the morning on the weekends to cheer them and sometimes run with them. His energy has always rubbed onto my kids and encouraged them to try harder. Sometimes, my son, Mehul Tomar, Grade 10 had to stay back for his personal project and e-portfolios work in school and after his work, he would wait for his little sister to finish her Athletics practice. Mr. Arjun Singh, encouraged him to not sit and wait but take part in the Athletics practice. He won gold medal in 1500 m in last athletics meet and he has not looked back since then. Thank you Sir for all your motivation and hard work.

Mr. Nitin Tomar has been a very practical and supportive coach. He made my son, Mehul Tomar, realize his true standing and very directly showed him the real picture that my son is not a great soccer player. But Mr. Nitin did not stop there but planned baby steps for him to improve and kept rewarding him for his improvements. As a result my son has tremendously improved his stamina and his football skills. Mehul's increased stamina helped him to explore Athletics as well. Thanks to Mr. Nitin, my son has a more disciplined and active lifestyle and even during his Grade 10 preparatory leave and exams he tried to wake up early to run and/or practice football for some time.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention an incident that happened two years back. Both my kids had enrolled for summer camp - my daughter, Medha for Athletics camp and my son, Mehul for soccer camp. On the second day of camp, I dropped my kids to school and found that the entire school ground has been dug. It was a very disappointing and disheartening moment and I was wondering where would the kids now play and practice. Mr. Arjun explored new avenues and took the Athletics teams to Leisure Valley Park, Tau Devilal Stadium, etc. and kept the momentum and rigor of the practice. Mr. Nitin found a new patch next to upcoming Primary School building for the kids to practice. He also introduced the kids to Futsal on Basketball court.

Thank you Mr. Arjun and Mr. Nitin for all your efforts, energy, time and motivation. You have helped make my kids better sports person and more responsible. My kids and we will miss you a lot.

All the very best to both of you.

Thanks,

Vinita

Dear Mrs. Gupta,

Trust you are doing good.

As the academic year is coming to an end, wanted to send this word of appreciation for Deepali and Swati (Ruhaan's FT and CT).

They have been fantastic, I must say this was one of the best years for Ruhaan, also for me in terms of parent-teacher interactions for contributing to Ruhaan's growth. Deepali is extremely talented - she has always shown right amount of energy and at the same time patience to teach and handle this age group which in my understanding is just the beginning of the critical phase. Ruhaan's faith in herself has only grown and now is tremendous. He was so sad when Deepali was taking her wedding break. And Swati has always been so supportive and encouraging for Ruhaan. They are amazing, have always made themselves available when it came anything related to children. Most importantly they themselves as well are always in learning mode. So, kudos.

Thanks much Deepali and Swati. And best wishes.

Have a good day!

Anupama

Dear Ma'am,

I have seen many improvements in my child Samaira Singh over the past 1 year.

I feel that she has become more extrovert and participative. She has become more inquisitive about her work. Her academic skills have also improved a lot and I see her more confident in taking up new projects.

Furthermore, I would like to thank you for working hard on my child and guiding her through. Thanks for being such wonderful form tutors to my child.

Best regards,

Ramandeep Kaur

Dear Deepali & Swati Ma'am,

I would like to thank you both for being such excellent teachers, guardians, educators and most importantly a friend to Aahana. She loves to go to the school and it's easy to say why. This past year I could see a lot of change in her academically and socially.

She has become more confident about herself and is able to express herself better in many ways. Though she is still a little shy but definitely there has been a change and everyone else around us could make out. She is very inquisitive, has become more creative in her writing and has become passionate about her activities and tries to put in a lot of effort in whatever she is doing like swimming or centre stage or martial arts (she is learning at home).

I hear all about the active way you deliver lessons and encourage students to participate and put their thoughts forward and give them a friendly, healthy atmosphere in the class.

Aahana has blossomed beautifully under your guidance and I wish, and I hope that she continues to shine bright in the future.

Thank you for your support and love.

Have a great summer. You deserve it!

Thanking you

Divya Batra

Dear Deepali & Swati Ma'am

Firstly, thanks for a lovely and fruitful 2nd grade. Amaan has had a wonderful learning experience and credit goes to both of you.

Talking of his growth, have seen him become more confident and his English vocabulary has improved immensely. Confidence is building up. He's not shy in talking in English as well. Communication is better than before.

Thanks for all your efforts.

Avneet Chopra

Dear Deepali & Swati Ma'am,

We would like to Big Thank you to both of you, you really did splendid job throughout the year. We could see Growth in Reet's in terms of confidence, Knowledge, her understanding on concepts which you taught in class also the transformation happened in Reet from a shy, less vocal kids to a confident, expressive, independent kid. You have really made a great effort to make her teach and observed her weakness as well as her strength. You have played the role of a mentor guiding her through the year, encouraging her and advising her to continuously improve herself.

Your great efforts are highly appreciated. Wish you both Good Luck and keep up the good work!! Reet will miss you both.

Many Thanks,

Rekha and Amit

Dear Deepali & Swati Ma'am,

Armaan had a great year and I give 100% credit to you for it. He learned so many new concepts in UOI, English and especially Math. I must say though I did help him at home whenever he needed it, but I never had to make him learn the concept. You had done such a great effort teaching them in class that I was amazed how easily and effortlessly Armaan learned all the new concepts especially multiplication and division. And last not the least, the school camps. Though Armaan was excited about it, it wouldn't have been possible without your patience and understanding Deepali ma'am. It was a big step for him and thanks for making it so easy and comfortable for him. He is really going to miss you.

A big thank you once again for everything and wishing you both all the very best for the next session./p>

Regards

Radhika Gupta

Dear Ma'am,

Great thinkers, leaders, and inventors are not born. They are taught, motivated, inspired, and guided to do great things by brilliant teachers like Ms. Deepali and Ms. Swati from grade 2P. I like to thank them for all the support and guidance in grooming my daughter. We sincerely appreciate their recognition of her work. Manya speaks very highly of her school and teachers to all her cousins and feels proud to be a part of Pathways.

Its great teachers like Ms. Deepali and Ms. Swati that leave a footprint in their hearts forever.

Regards
Gaurav Shandilya

Dear Ms. Kapoor, Capt. Bajaj, Ms. Gupta

We are writing to congratulate you, and the school, on the fantastic PYP exhibition last week. We had watched our child -- and you, Shveta -- for weeks work on it and to see how it all came together was really thrilling. We know that it was a massive undertaking by the school, by all teachers and students alike -- our congratulations!

And on this note, while we were impressed with the uniformly great quality of the exhibition across classes, as parents that have experienced your teaching and care of our child, Shveta, we want to acknowledge it and thank you!

So, thank you again for a wonderful experience through the months of preparation and that day of discovery.

Best wishes,

Nandita and Sushil

Dear Anvita Ma'am,

I have been thinking of sending you this email since very long but somehow never managed to sit down and write one.

My daughter Shirin Malhotra (grade 5-T) was previously studying in CBSE board. From session 2017 she shifted to your reputed institution. She and me too faced some initial problems due to this shift from CBSE to IB. We contacted Madam Shveta Kapur from time to time who was always a great help and guided us. Some apprehensions were misplaced which we realised after meeting her. Shirin and I adjusted to the new schedule and syllabus and now she feels at home and comfortable. It has all been due to sincere counsel given by Shveta ma'am from time to time. But for this help it would have been difficult for Shirin to continue in the new setup. The sound counsel by Shveta mam made us feel so comfortable and confident that we sent Shirin on trip to Ranthambore and her experience over there was again fantastic.

We take this opportunity to express our profound admiration and gratification to Shveta mam and your institution.

Many thanks

Kind regards

Bano Deswal

Respected Ma'am,

Please find below the actions taken by Sara. These actions clearly reflect the connection Sara makes between the learnings in school and the real world. We are impressed with the clarity of her concepts and really appreciate your efforts in this aspect.

During our visit to Goa (26th Jan weekend), when UOI in school was Homes, Sara took a lot of interest in the Structure, Pattern, Shapes of the houses in that region (Goa). She used words like I See A house with Red roof, I Think the roof is slant because it rains heavily here. In this process she understood that the red roof is also because of the Portuguese Architecture along with heavy monsoons.

Feb end, we went for a vacation to Switzerland. We were pleased to know that Sara was aware about different types of houses. She in one look could spot the Castle there and thoroughly enjoyed the interiors too.

She used terms like I think the houses have slant roof so that the snow can melt and fall. She was aware of Chimney, parking space, elevator, roof, windows etc.

She also spotted different kinds and shapes of trees there, which was again a reflection of what she learnt in her class.

She tried making an Igloo and Snowman with snow. Would also like to highlight, after the UOI on Plants in November. Sara has started showing a lot of affection towards plants. During this month, she sowed seeds and was thrilled to see a plant grow. She has started treating plants, trees as living beings and there are times when she talks to them. She has banned Plastic bags at home. And doesn't allow anyone to eat Junk food at home. We are allowed just once a week.

Thanks a ton for all your efforts! With this I am confident that my daughter is at the right place for her education. Specially at this tender age, which will direct her future.

Sara loves her teachers and her school. Sheetal Ma'am, Kanika Ma'am and Mrs. Books are her favorite. She missed Mrs. Books a lot.

Day before Sara made a picture and said "Mamma this is me and Sheetal Ma'am"

Kudos to your hard work!

Warm Regards

Rita Mehta

Dear Ms. Sheetal Jyoti & Ms. Anjali Gupta,

I am happy and feel proud to see my child's implementation of your class teachings at Home. She does, surprisingly to me, her home chores herself. She is behaving like a grown-up kid which makes us feel proud.

In these turbulent times, when the safety and security of children inside School Campus are being questioned, doubted, analyzed and debated; We feel safe and secure by leaving our ward in the able hands of teachers like you and the management like Pathways.

Many Thanks to both of you!

Best regards,

Bhupender Pal

Dear Ms. Sheetal,

I would like to appreciate your efforts for the process of learning in the class. My daughter shows a reflection of all the knowledge she is gaining being with you. I would like to share an incident happened yesterday which coxed me to write this.

We left some toothpicks after eating fruits and I was about to throw the used sticks in the bin, but Tejasvi insisted that she needs to play with it, so, I left it with her and asked her to put it in the bin after she is done.

Few minutes later I heard a loud WOW! from my husband in the other room. I went to see and amazed to look at the houses she made using the sticks, she used a blue comb to show water under the stilt house. She was also talking a lot about each design she created.

Thanks once again to the team and the mentors,

Kudos to the teacher!
Best Regards
Radha Ahuja

Dear Ma'am,

I would like appreciate Ms. Sheetal and Ms. Kanika for handling the new students very well.

Tejasvi is well adjusted even if she doesn't have a single friend/classmate from her previous grade.

Congratulation and Thanks once again.

Best Regards

Radha Ahuja

Dear Ma'am,

I am amazed to see Divisha talking about such a profound thing in such a simple manner. She told me how she has two people on her two shoulders watching over all her good n bad deeds and actions and reporting it to god, one reports all the good thing she does and the other all the bad ones.

The concept of being conscious of our words and actions has been so easily taught to her.

Thank you, Sheetal Ma'am, I genuinely feel that a child's good character is the most important and difficult thing to inculcate and nurture.

It feels so good to see a stupendous growth in the learnings of my daughter. I am so proud and happy to be a part of this wonderful educational process of the school.

Himanshu Gupta
Rupika Gupta

Dear Ashita & Gagan Ma'am,

The academic year has flown by so fast and before we know it Rishaan is ready to go to grade 1. At the beginning of the year as new units and concepts were being introduced at a very fast pace I was worried that Rishaan may not be able to keep up with all that was being covered in class. But at the end of it all I am a very happy parent. It gives me great joy to see how much academic progress Rishaan has made under your able guidance during the past year. Both of you have held his hand when he required hand holding. You have allowed him to take his time to learn new things when he required time. But most importantly both of you have instilled in him the love for learning and the confidence in his own ability to learn new things. Today Rishaan is eagerly looking forward to continuing his journey of learning in grade 1.

During the academic year I have called and messaged both of you whenever I was not clear about what was happening in class. Both of you always heard me out patiently and took the time to answer all my big and small queries. As teachers both of you have been extremely professional but also very approachable.

Rishaan is an allergic child. He is allergic to dust, pollen and eggs. I was very impressed with the love and care with which you handled Rishaan. I just must mention the one time when Rishaan had an urticaria outbreak during school hours. Both of you made sure that he got immediate care in the school infirmary. I was touched to see how concerned you were for him.

Thank you so much for being such passionate, loving and caring teachers. Rishaan has been able to explore and utilize his full potential as a student under your guidance and nurturing. As Rishaan moves to grade 1 both of us will miss interacting with the two of you daily.

Love and best wishes,
Surabhi Malakar

Dear Ms. Anita & Ms. Sonali,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you for being such awesome teachers to my daughter Naina in Grade 1 P.

The way you both have nurtured her with unconditional love, care and support are commendable. Her understanding of the topics and concepts in all the subjects is visible and she had lots of fun doing all the topics with both of you. Her introduction and learning to Solar system was awesome. She could relate to the topic so well in such an engaging way.

Her understanding the way the stories are told across the world is amazing especially a different version of Cinderella.

She looks forward to writing stories whenever she gets the time and enjoys it thoroughly. Her presentation and research skills have improved tremendously.

Thanks a ton, from the bottom of my heart to be such loving teachers to Naina.

She is surely going to miss both of you.

Wishing you all the best for your future.

Take Care,
Pooja Khera

Dear Rachna

Thank you for being an amazing teacher to Avaani throughout the year. She was totally blessed to have you. She has learned a lot in the past one year. Every single day was filled with fun and excitement for her in school. She always addressed you as her mother in school. Thanks for all the love and care each day. You have brought out the best in her. She has improved not only in academics but is more responsible and independent. Avaani loved being your student and she will always have a special place in her heart for her Rachna ma¹am.

A big Thank you!

Regards

Ekta Singh

Dear Ashita and Gagan Ma'am,

Thank you for being such excellent teachers to Rishaan during this academic year. I look forward to remaining in touch with both of you. I really hope the grade 1 teachers are also as passionate and caring as you both.

Best wishes,

Surabhi

Dear Ma'am

My words are not enough to express my gratitude to the real stars - Ms. Angela and Ms. Gunjan who made my star shine.

With endless dedication and love and hard work they taught him to dream and think and learn.

Neev and I both will miss you immensely and always hope to get teachers like you.

I was very apprehensive about sending him so far from home every day but I am happy I made the right choice of school and I have no reason to complain or regret as Pathways is developing and molding him beautifully.

Thank you once again

Kanika Agarwal

Dear Ms. Gupta

As the academic year ends, I wanted to take a few moments and write to you about our child’s experience in Grade 2-S, culminating in the SLC last week.

Our son, Aryan Khara, has been under the able care and guidance of Ms. Meenakshi and Ms. Mohini this past year, and has enjoyed the carefree, safe and encouraging learning environment that they have provided. Aryan’s Grade 2 experience required absolutely no intervention from us as parents, beyond taking feedback and exchanging ideas on how we can unlock greater potential for him and his peers.

Both of us strongly believe that if we have entrusted an institution with our child’s education, then we should not second guess their approach to teaching, however, we are still parents! Ms. Meenakshi’s handling of my unsolicited inputs and feedback was always taken in a very positive spirit and with grace and maturity. It only made me respect her more.

And finally, the SLC. What a wonderfully executed conference! Aryan kicked off the presentation the second we entered the door and I could tell from the get go that his pride and confidence reflected the encouragement he was receiving from the sidelines. The classroom looked absolutely beautiful – beaming with the children’s good work and carefully representing their journey of development and learning. While I have a small frame of reference (this is only Grade 2!), I sincerely hope that each parent at Pathways had the pleasure of enjoying such a well-executed summation of the year’s work. The showstopper, of course, was the barcode. Living in the technology driven world that we do, it gave yet another thing for the child to explore and he proudly scans and reads it at home for the benefit of any visitors.

Each child has their own learning curve, and I feel the teachers’ sensitivity to that makes a fundamental difference to how steep that curve can be - Ms. Meenakshi and Ms. Mohini played an amazing role in helping Aryan grow this year and we are grateful that he had the opportunity to be in their classroom.

Thank you for bringing together such a wonderful team of educators. We look forward to his next Grade at Pathways, Gurgaon.

Warmly,
Isha and Karan Khara
Parents of Aryan Singh Khara, Grade 2-S

Dear Ma’am

Thank you for the kind invitation. We look forward to participate in the Awards ceremony and celebrate the efforts and achievements of all the children during this academic year.

We are especially happy to note the tremendous progress of and transformation in Aadya during her year in 3P. Despite joining mid session, Aadya settled very well, has become fully independent, made meaningful and deep friendships and bonds very well with all her teachers. Aadya is especially fond of her class teacher Ms. Prerna Mehrotra who has been a pillar of support, nurture and inspiration to Aadya. Above all, Ms. Mehrotra has been the wind beneath Aadya’s wings, helping her soar higher and discover new strengths, independently. We are grateful to Ms. Mehrotra for nurturing the wonderful changes we see in Aadya. We are also grateful to you, Ms. Anvita, for your foresight in assigning Aadya to Ms. Prerna’s class.

Thank you and all the teachers very much for this wonderful, eventful, happy year that has gone past. We look forward to the awards ceremony with eagerness, pride and happiness as it celebrates all the high points of this year.

Warm Regards
Dr. Ganga Amritesh

Dear Ma’am,

It’s just been 4 months; however, we can see a tremendous positive change in the overall development of our daughter Ms. Myrah Singh. We are delighted and assured that she is in the right hands as we can see the overall progress even in such a short span of time.

In last couple of weeks, she is learning the Road Safety signs and has been keenly observing them on the road and ensuring that we also follow the same. Just to point out how teaching has helped her and how observant the kids are, I shall narrate an event which happened a few days ago.

" As usual, Myrah and self were on the road driving to school in the morning with usual chat and humming of songs. On the way she was pointing out to the various Road signs and their meaning. Meanwhile at one of the traffic signals, while we were crossing over, a school bus took a U turn right in front of us. I had to slow down to allow the bus to cross over. Myrah was observing the entire time and she told me how the can bus turn when our light is GREEN. She asked me to scold the driver uncle and complain to Principal Ma’am. She made me stop the bus and make aware the Driver of his mistake. She even went on to make a statement innocently that kids were on the bus and they could get hurt if there was an accident."

This may look a little ordinary but deep in we know that she is learning to differentiate what's right & what's wrong.

I would like to thank you and Ms. Sameeksha for the guidance and values being taught.
Regards,
Major Pankaj Singh

Letter to Anvita Mam

Hello Anvita Mam

As we come close to the academic year, I would like to take a pause and appreciate the efforts put in by Ms. Radha Ahuja for supporting our son Ranbir Bhardwaj in his learning. I still recall the day when we were moving back from Singapore to India and I was deeply concerned like any other parent, how Ranbir would adapt to the new education system specially to the fact that he was not familiar with Hindi, writing and active math. I am remember meeting your admission in charge and her strong recommendation to put Ranbir in KG1 instead of Grade 1.

Today when I see Ranbir's learning curve, I must say the efforts or believe exhibit by Ms. Radha Ahuja and Ms. Sohila, really touched our heart. They went out of the way to make Ranbir comfortable in the class and bring him at par with other kids. It will be unfair on our part not to appreciate their extraordinary efforts and commitment.

I feel, we have made the right choice of putting both our kids in Pathways.

Thank you once again.
Anshu Bhardwaj

Letter to All

Here is an update of Ananya's college offers. Happy to say, one more came through last week.

UK

  • Kings College : Biomedical Sciences
  • Sheffield School of Medicine : Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Leicester School of Medicine : Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

USA

  • Georgia Tech : Biomedical Engineering
  • UCLA : Cellular, Developmental & Molecular Biology

We are very thankful to Pathways for this outcome, Ms. Nag for the sincere counselling and invaluable emotional support to Ananya & us as Ananya changed course towards medicine last year, Ms. Kapoor for letting Ananya explore and make somewhat unorthodox subject choices, Ms. Castelino for the patient & resolute guidance through the college application process, Ms Sinha for actively encouraging & grooming her passion for biology, Ms. Mukherjee for challenging & extending her in literature in a way that Ananya is now in love with the subject, Mr Mehra. for believing in Ananya's potential and always bringing out her best, Ms. Tanwar for encouraging her love for languages, Mr. Matthew for being considerate yet rightfully firm as Ananya juggled multiple activities during the year, Ms. Deveshwar for supporting Ananya through the most challenging part of her IB Diploma journey and last but not the least to every other teacher Ananya had during her time at Pathways, and Ms. Awasty for putting up with our many last minute requests.

We are extremely glad Ananya moved to Pathways, no other school could have taken her mid-way through IGCSE and enabled her to grow into what she is today.

Thank you !
Lakshmi & Subramanian

Letter to Capt. Hamendra

Capt. Hamendra, the school management and the entire Safety and Security Team at Pathways,

Yesterday I personally witnessed two instances and experienced one myself very pleasant moments.

Just thought of sharing the same with everyone concerned.

In the morning when I was dropping my kids at the primary building, a girl must be either in 4th or a 5th grade walked out of the building and was immediately stopped by the guards to go alone outside the building - she came back and immediately after a boy again must be again either in 4th or a 5th grade went out and was stopped immediately. The boy tried giving an argument that he has his PE class but the guards didn't budge and said that you cannot go alone and have to accompany atleast a "didi", the boy had to come back and he did - I fully appreciated the rightfulness of the guard present there and the way they handled it without being an iota rude, just plain and simple and straightforward, and ensured the necessary. Full appreciation to them for doing their job so well.

Then in the afternoon I came to pick up the younger daughter Zara and handover the extra sports kit to the elder daughter Naina. It must have been about 10 minutes that we were out of the primary school building and the kids were having their refreshments at the open air amphitheater and my younger daughter Zara said she wants to go to the washroom. We went to the primary building and told the guards there that my daughter wants to go to the washroom, they let us in and as we walked towards the washroom which is just across the Courtyard, I guess we would have taken less than 10 steps and a male guard advised the lady guard to accompany Zara to the washroom and she immediately went behind Zara to the washroom and both came back after a couple of minutes. I with a smile thanked the lady guard.

I must say that the security is being briefed very well and it was just a very pleasant day yesterday to have experienced such sense of security and safety at the school.

A full applaud to the school management for making this happen at Pathways !

Cheers and best regards,
Gaurav Bahl.

Letter to Mr. Gogia

I would like to congratulate Pathways for taking the new initiative of extending the after school sports program across 4 days. It will give more opportunities for students to participate. Since, now it is distributed age wise, it will help to enhance their skills with the similar age group children

Thanks and Regards,
Mrs. Pooja Agarwal

Varuna/ Respected Principal,

Thank you for this wonderful initiative. I believe this is a very nice and comprehensive communication highlighting all the major activities planned in the month. This will give us time to plan things ahead and also it will be a lovely tool to keep parents in loop of what’s scheduled not only for their kids but for the whole school; which highlights how the whole institution is working and keeping all the children engaged.

I am very happy to receive this monthly update and would like to congratulate the whole team for a wonderful initiative.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,
Sarika

Letter to Ms. Anvita

Ms. Anvita

Thank you for informing me of this initiative. Now I can relate to why Aadya has been on a collection spree.

Aadya is a child who empathizes beyond her years. She has an ability to be kind without a need to celebrate her or her initiatives. Not now, but even since she was a small child, she has felt deeply for the underprivileged and done her own little things to help. Sharing meals (by putting away food at restaurants), giving away part of her pocket money, handing over books and raising funds (by reading) Aadya gets immense peace by helping out.

During this weekend, my spirited 8 year old has collected clothes and utility items (she checks each item to ensure they are usable) from our entire family, that could bring relief to someone in need. Thank you for providing her opportunities to be of help and for encouraging our young children to develop a sense of kindness and empathy. In turn, they become more grateful for what they have.

Wishing you and all the wonderful teachers and staff of primary school a relaxing vacation ahead. Also best wishes for the New Year 2018 - may it be filled with fun, achievements and all the happy incidents that childhood should be about. My deepest admiration for all teachers who do such a selfless service to nurture our children.

Warm Regards
Dr. Ganga Amritesh
(Mother of Aadya Amritesh, 3P)

Letter to Ms Sharma and Ms Varma

Ms Sharma and Ms Varma

I was totally impressed with the MYP Personal Projects, especially the fact that many students expected to continue beyond the project by practicing, implementing or building on their work.

I cannot help but appreciate the role that you and other teachers must have played in shaping their work and importantly, their thinking.

I am now looking forward to my daughter's personal project and hope that she can also make a positive difference to herself and to others.

Warm Regards
Rekha Krishnan
Mother of Ananya Krishnan, Grade 9

Letter to School Director

Capt. Bajaj,

I hope this mail finds you in great spirits.

I would like to show my sincere gratitude to you and your team for putting up a fantastic Grand Parents Day event.

In the past I have raised certain issues with regards to areas where things may improve and they were well taken by you and your team and I feel its equally important to recognize and appreciate the quality and good work as well.

Yesterday's event was conducted brilliantly well and Kudos to your hardworking team for that.

The way kids performed on the stage yesterday was magnificent to watch and it shows the dedication and patience your team must have put in to enable the little ones to be so confident and graceful.

Congratulations to you, Ms. Gupta and your whole team for putting up a fabulous show.

Looking forward to more of such events and appreciation coming your way.

"GREAT JOB DONE"
Warm Regards
Rajat Sawhney
F/O Kiana Sawhney

Letter to Ms. Rachna Hughe

Ma'am

I want you to know how grateful we are to have you as Kushh’s teacher this year. You plan so many great activities and your teaching style really engages the kids, and gets them pumped up and excited about learning. It’s wonderful to see Kushh come home in a very happy mood, with wonderful things to say about his teachers and eager to share what he has learned in class that day.

In-fact u won't believe we have come to know 100's of facts from him about Solar system and also he tries to gather information from different sources he can.

Appreciate all of your hard work, and the positive learning environment you provide for your students.

Warmly
Deepti G. Dua

Letter to Capt. Bajaj and Ms. Anvita

We are completely bowled over by the affection and care the Pathways teachers bestow on our children. They are extremely loving and mildly indulgent. And yet they are wholly analytical about how the children should be helped to achieve their full potential.

It is a great feeling to meet such educators.

Warmly
Nidhee and Manas
(Parents of Tarini Fuloria, KG-Q, and Ekagra Fuloria, 3-T)

Letter to Capt. Bajaj

Hi Captain Bajaj

We as parents always make it a point to voice out the smallest of our concerns to the school. But many times we forget to thank the school for numerous good work.

As a mark of gratitude and joy, I would like to thank Pathways School Gurgaon and the faculty on grooming my son to stand 1st in the school and 3rd internationally in the SOF’ s English Olympiad.

As parents it brings us joy to see Yash excel and reinforces our faith in Pathways and its esteemed faculty.

Thanks
Alpana & Vimarsh

Letter to Mr. Shailender Kapur: Primary School Parent

Anvita Ma'am

Without any fancy words, I have to draw your attention to one of the Gems that you have working as a teacher in your school - Ms Sanchiata Sharma. I am sure you'd be having many, but here is one that I have identified from the eyes of a parent.

I have no second thoughts in telling you that here is one teacher, who goes out of the comfort zone of what her 'duty' demands from her and is always, eager (not just willing) to help her students in whatever way is possible.

Not without supporting examples!!.The recent Ram-Rahim episode in the past, and many parents, including me were reluctant in sending their respective children to school, due to likely disruptions on road. Here was this teacher, who with her assuring words within minutes, was able to instill confidence in parents and the attendance on the d-day came out be much better from what it would have been, in absence of her assuring words.

Second example - unlike daily routine, my son Anantjeet had to come on school bus for four days, in absence of his mother who was on camp at Ranthambore very recently. I was coordinating with Sanchaita ma’am for his departure from school all this while and on one Thursday I wanted to assure myself of the departure time( because of early dispersal). Sanchaita ma’am very peacefully requested for some time and within an hour or so confirmed me not only the time of dispersal but also the ETA at the designated bus stop.

Now, the same afternoon my son Anantjeet while describing his daily routine told me that Sanchaita ma’am had left early around 10 o clock or so, because of some surgery that her husband had recently gone through!!

I was spell bound. The morning when I was bothering the teacher on some trivial things, the teacher was going through such stress. I know of stress that one goes through when a family member is in hospital. But not a single word/ no single expression of stress and she provided me more than that I had requested for!!!

While I am writing this, I am standing on my feet as a token of my standing ovation to the selfless service of the teacher.

We parents shouldn't be this demanding.

Regards
Shailender Kapur

Letter to Anvita Ma'am

Anvita Ma'm

Hope you are well.

I had been thinking of sending you this email since very long but somehow never managed to sit and write one.

I wanted to convey a big thank you from both Arun and my side for all the contributions your teaching team and staff are making towards the overall growth of our son Samik Mishra (Nursery Q).

I wanted to appreciate hard work put in by Nidhie Ma'am and Parneet Ma'am each day. Samik enjoys his school time and comes back with lot of learnings and observations. Both the teachers create such a nice impact on him that when he comes back he is able to explain things so well to me. He tells us about traffic lights, his learning profile that I was a learner today, I was thinker or communicator etc, about different habitats and hibernation etc.

Not only that, he has also grasped good knowledge of Hindi language and alphabets (Akshars). Arun and I; both are happy with his growth and learning developments. His overall behaviour has become better and he has become calmer.

Arun and I would like to thank you and the all the teaching staff (form tutor, Music, Story, Yoga, PE, Arts and Visual Arts) including the Didis for this positive and enriching contribution towards Samik

Many thanks.
Kind regards
Sarika

Letter to Manish Sir, Swimming Coaching

Manish Sir,

A Million thanks to you and the Swim Coaching team for the stupendous effort put in to get Anusha into the State team and Privileged entry into the National School Games.

The way I understand, it was a 100% result for a 500% effort.

Right from the Phuket training camp in June to the resumption of practice in July before the school reopening to the Continuation of practice, come rain, come sun, come smog and most importantly, taking the hard decision to skip the oh-so-loved camps last week.... It all was planned to perfection.

It was all due to the high standards, that Anusha was not happy after the 100mt Gold, as she could not repeat her best time of 1:13 !!

I know the peak is yet to come and the ultimate is to do well in the NSC later this month, but what has been achieved is remarkable and sincere thanks for all the effort.

Let's continue the momentum forward and hope they all do even better in the NSC

Regards,
Hetal

Letter to Dimpu Mam

Respected Dimpu Mam,

My heartfelt thanks to you and all the members of Pathways School for taking such good and personal care of Yashas. I am deeply indebted .He has come back in a very positive frame of mind.

Thank you again
Seema Bansal

Letter to Pathways Team

Pathways Team

I thank the complete Pathways Team for their heartfelt gestures in making my daughter’s birthday a special treat. Thank you so much.

Thank you again
Sonia Malhotra

Letter to Ms. Dimpu Sharma - Principal Middle School

Ms. Sharma

I am writing to you to congratulate you on the excellent session on cyber safety that the children attended last week ! I have been down with a bad viral and hence missed the session myself but Aadi and Arki both came home bubbling with stories of the experience. By the sounds of it it was very informative and totally engaging ! Thank you and look forward to many more such events !!

Wish you and the middle school a great camp week !

Warm Regards
Sujaya Walia

Letter to Ms. Harpreet

Ms. Harpreet

It was wonderful meeting you. Your cheerful, warm and genuine nature will appeal to every child and adult. No wonder Aditi could instantly settle in your class. She feels confident and welcome to share her ideas. I am grateful to you for this. I specially thank you for your patience and prompt support and will reach out to you as and when the need arises.

On a personal note - you are a fabulous mother. God bless.

Warm Regards
Ganga

Ms Rashima and Ms Megha

Good Evening

A teacher plays an instrumental role in the life of a student. Today, as we received the MYP results as Avi’s proud parents, we would like to acknowledge all the efforts that you have put in through his MYP years.

Ms Rashima, your faith in him when he was not doing so well in certain areas, your continuous encouragement, detailed feedback and guidance is truly valued n appreciated. This acted as guiding light for him to adopt, learn and navigate accordingly to reach the stage where he is today and am sure he would continue to follow the same path in IB as well.

Ms Megha, Language is another area where he has shown tremendous improvement. This would not have been possible without all those resources and detailed feedback and encouragement from your end.

With a strong foundation and such able leaders and teachers, we are confident that Avi will continue to enhance his strengths and overcome challenges along the way manifesting into continuous learning and growth.

We also feel that PATHWAYS as a school provide that platform and seed in certain qualities in the students so that they can learn from surroundings, they can work rigorously towards studies, they can play to unwind themselves, they can think in innovative manners and they can live better lives in times to come.

Many thanks!
Amit Malhotra

Manish Sir and Bidisha Ma'am,

I just want to thank everyone involved for making this camp a wonderful experience for the athletes. Specifically, would like to mention that:

Shivi has come back all charged up with so many learnings to share from her experiences- the stories are still on.

Initially, we were a bit concerned about the inputs planned for the camp- however, so glad we finally decided to send Shivi.

The detailed mails from the coaches everyday with pictures kept us very well updated about the day's proceedings and brought it alive partially.

Shivi's health concerns (ear pain) was handled with utmost care and we were kept well informed.

We could speak to Shivi regularly.

The quality of the food was topnotch- healthy, tasty and enough choices with specific concerns of required intake of nutrition taken care of.

The coaches for the team were very specific in their inputs and feedback to the athletes. Shivi's feedback, "they explained everything in detail making sure I understood and adapted what I'm supposed to do in minute detail. They were extremely approachable and friendly."

The interactions and sessions with the elite team and the President of Thanyapura were truly inspirational.

Triathlon and the cycling experience was one of a kind and memorable.

The camp facilitated the bonding of team members and Shivi has returned with friendships cemented further.

The campus offered an excellent learning environment in terms of hospitality, cleanliness and professional and caring staff.

The sessions were well planned and personal care was taken to ensure adequate recovery and energy levels for the athletes.

The beach outings was fun!

Overall an amazing experience with more and enough improvements and learnings for life.

We look forward to continue to see improvements in Shivi's performance.

Thank you once again for making this happen.

Warm Regards
Anjana Anand

Respected Meet Ma'am

Before the term comes to an end, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the care that you have given to Aryan this year. I've seen a happy, blooming, confident yet empathetic child in my son. A kid who is beginning to become much more aware of his actions and own consequences.

I Would like to share an incident that happened last night which is a reflection of his empathetic behavior. I had a very bad day at work and barely got a chance to eat through the day. I returned home at 4pm and was on calls till 7pm. Our maid left at 5:30 pm as she was unwell. Aryan was managing the house and completing his Math worksheet when he overheard me speaking to my team. Basically, I was telling them that I survived the entire day only on 2 biscuits and a cup of tea and that we need to manage each other's time a little better. Next thing I know, Aryan came to me and said, "Mom, I've heated the food in the microwave and the table is laid. Have kept cold water, glass and some sprite with ice for you. Please have your dinner while it is hot. I will eat myself and manage". This incident made me reflect on how important the role of a teacher is.

It is truly your empathetic, patience and loving nature, Ma'am that Aryan has developed empathy. I am humbled and grateful to you for teaching my son the act of kindness.

As a Pathways parent, I owe Aryan's first teacher Vibhuti for instilling the confidence of a 'communicator' in him and now you, for teaching him 'empathy'. You have helped Aryan develop physically, socially and emotionally - you are an angel.

I salute you, Anvita Ma'am and Vibhuti Ma'am for shaping my son.

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest job is being a good teacher - take a bow, YOU are doing a fabulous job.

Lots of respect and regards
Smita
(Mother of Aryan Nagpal)

Ms. Nag

I wish to thank you, Capt Bajaj and all the teachers at Pathways for recognizing the potential in Tanvi and conferring the prestigious award on her.

All our children come with wings, but it takes a wonderful school and positively driven teachers to be the wind beneath these wings and show them the right direction.

My husband Ravi and I will never tire of repeating that shifting Tanvi to Pathways was the best decision of our lives.

Thank you ever so much.

I have one last request from you. The one person who was instrumental in helping us take this decision was Tanvi's aunt who is the Grandmother figure in her life. She is here from the USA especially to attend Tanvi's graduation. We will be very very grateful if you can extend one additional invitation for her.

Thank you and very warm regards
Ruby Kapoor

Radhika Ma'am

Today for the first time in the past 5 years, I thought of tasting the food which is provided by the school to the kids. I cannot tell you enough how proud I felt to be a part of the school who is inculcating such good eating habits among the kids by providing a balanced meal.The food which was served on the table had everything starting from the carbohydrates to the proteins and legumes.

Wanted to congratulate the school on such awesome food options which were not only yummier but so so healthy.

A proud pathwaysian mother!

Shailza Chauhan
Mother of Ahaana Chauhan
4R

Letter to Anvita Ma'am

Anvita Ma'm

Hope you are well.

I had been thinking of sending you this email since very long but somehow never managed to sit and write one.

I wanted to convey a big thank you from both Arun and my side for all the contributions your teaching team and staff are making towards the overall growth of our son Samik Mishra (Nursery Q).

I wanted to appreciate hard work put in by Nidhie Ma'am and Parneet Ma'am each day. Samik enjoys his school time and comes back with lot of learnings and observations. Both the teachers create such a nice impact on him that when he comes back he is able to explain things so well to me. He tells us about traffic lights, his learning profile that I was a learner today, I was thinker or communicator etc, about different habitats and hibernation etc.

Not only that, he has also grasped good knowledge of Hindi language and alphabets (Akshars). Arun and I; both are happy with his growth and learning developments. His overall behaviour has become better and he has become calmer.

Arun and I would like to thank you and the all the teaching staff (form tutor, Music, Story, Yoga, PE, Arts and Visual Arts) including the Didis for this positive and enriching contribution towards Samik

Many thanks.
Kind regards
Sarika

Anvita Ma'am,

I hope you still remember Amaira Sagar who was promoted to grade 2 before leaving pathways and moving to the US. I am pleased to inform you that your ex-student has been given an award(within 4 months of joining the school) in her current school (Isla Vista Elementary School)in California for the enthusiasm she shows in all academic learning. I thought of sharing this proud moment with you since i believe that the teachers of pathways had a lot to do with this.she misses her school and teachers but has the same confidence and curiosity which she had while learning in pathways. Please bless her and let the teachers know how grateful we are for the way they have taught our child.

Thanking you
Yours sincerely
Anuradha Hota Sagar

Abha

Wanted to share with you something that Advay just shared with me.

We have always appreciated the manner in which Pathways School integrates the Learner Profiles within the curriculum and gives maximum importance to the same, truly believing that inculcating these human values is the ultimate goal of education.

I noticed an infirmary slip with Advay today and enquired about the same. Initially he could not explain to me properly as to what had happened. After some time, he himself came to me and said 'mom, I went with Samarth to the infirmary. He is my friend and I love him, he had got hurt so I wanted to care for him and went with him. Because I am 'caring' learner profile."

I was quite taken aback with what Advay told me, I just felt that for a 5.5 year old, to connect all the dots and exhibit what he had learnt in school in this manner was just incredible.

It goes to show the subliminal level at which these human values are impacting the children and that they are putting them at the forefront for all their actions and behaviours.

I would like to thank you and everyone involved for the efforts you are taking towards making the above possible. This is really heartening to see.

With best regards,
Ipshita

Anvita

I hope this email finds you well. It’s going to be almost two years, next month that we left India, how time passes by so fast. I was going through Yuya’s bookshelves to organize his past school materials and stumbled on the recommendation letter that Namita wrote for him and decided to send you an email. I can not thank Pathways School Gurgaon enough for all the hard work that you and your teaching staff have put into for Yuya. His English knowledge, his attitude towards learning has just continuously strived and flourished these past two years. The school that he is attending at the moment does not have a strong ESL program, but thanks to Pathways Yuya didn’t need it. The pupils attending and their parents are having a hard time to digest the IB method and philosophy and are not getting the true benefit of the IB, but we the Tokai’s are absorbing and digesting every single bit of it thanks to you and your teaching staff.

This year Yuya will be graduating PYP and will be heading to MYP in September. To be honest, I can not imagine it myself. It feels just yesterday that he entered Pathways School Gurgaon as a Kindergarten student, and now he is learning about human rights, bacteria, government structures, biomes, ecosystem and soon he will be preparing for his PYP Exhibition which he has dreamt about since PYP 2. Life is a journey with so many things to see and experience and we are constantly moving forward, but we would like to continue a relationship with Pathways School Gurgaon because it was Yuya’s first school, an important part of this path. I hope you don’t mind me writing to you every so often to let you know how Yuya, one of your past student that loves Pathways Gurgaon is doing.

Sincerely,
Emi Tokai

Ms. Shikha

Thank you so much for organizing the Grade 8 talent show and giving Siya a chance to showcase her Kathak talent.

It is very encouraging for them to perform in front of an appreciative audience comprising of their teachers, classmates and parents. It goes a long way to help them to be more focused in their chosen fields and be more confident performers. The support from the school and the teachers means a lot to them. All the children did a fabulous job.

Thanks for inviting us to be part of a great initiative.

Suchitra Marwah

Anvita

Spelling bee is a really good initiative taken by the school. Really appreciate the whole strategy you have used and made it more challenging for every higher grade. My daughter Amaara Singh, a student of grade 2P was so excited for this and practiced hard to get all correct and she could achieve it too. I would give the whole credit to Ms Shefali Mittal as she is the one who introduced "pat on the back" to the class that makes Amaara so enthusiastic to be thorough with the spellings and thereby win the pat every week. Ms Shefali is such an excellent teacher. I see really good changes in Amaara academically. She has become much more responsible than before. She is getting better every passing week.

Thank you!
Regards
Ekta Singh

Letter from Parents

It was a different experience as kids are not use to doing so many spellings. But it was a lot of pressure on kids as they were not able to learn all the spellings . My child Yuvraj from grade 1Q is very good when they are 10-12 spellings but this was too much for him . I know some kids did really well but it's not easy for all the kids . They have done everything with phonetics and they relate everything to that . Maybe with time they will get use to it but this time it was really tough.

Harleen Kaur

Letter to Manish Sir, Swimming Coaching

Manish Sir,

A Million thanks to you and the Swim Coaching team for the stupendous effort put in to get Anusha into the State team and Privileged entry into the National School Games.

The way I understand, it was a 100% result for a 500% effort.

Right from the Phuket training camp in June to the resumption of practice in July before the school reopening to the Continuation of practice, come rain, come sun, come smog and most importantly, taking the hard decision to skip the oh-so-loved camps last week.... It all was planned to perfection.

It was all due to the high standards, that Anusha was not happy after the 100mt Gold, as she could not repeat her best time of 1:13 !!

I know the peak is yet to come and the ultimate is to do well in the NSC later this month, but what has been achieved is remarkable and sincere thanks for all the effort.

Let’s continue the momentum forward and hope they all do even better in the NSC

Regards,
Hetal

Hello Dimpu Ma’am

Greetings!

Skill Building - a great initiative from the school.

We are happy to know that our children are helping and bonding with the underprivileged. I would request you to start giving Naina some responsibilities, as she is coming around. And the intelligent child that she is, it would help her in building confidence. I am fairly sure that she would do her job well.

We have been coming up with various requests and I appreciate you and your team to be there for her, always. This time, it is a request of a different kind. We want her to be exposed and given some work/responsibilities. I would like to thank you always.

Great school, great people!

Thanks Ma’am, once again.
Regards
Dr Arun Saroha

Sir

Shivi just shared with me how this issue was handled with the students. Triggered from a question from one student in 7A, multiple sessions and finally the panel discussion was truly an example of how Pathways rose up to the occasion- making it such a huge learning opportunity for the students. Kudos to the entire team of faculty that took just the right steps in such a short time opening up the thought process for the students and helping them gain insights into their behavior.

We are proud to be Pathwaysians!

I will have to remember to share and applaud this point at the PPP meeting on Oct 12th.

Thanks and Warm Regards
Anjana Anand

Mrs Sharma

I want to congratulate you and the rest of the school team including Capt. Bajaj for the commendable effort and idea behind convening such a significant Panel discussion. Teachers are role models and leave a profound impression on young evolving minds. A discussion of this nature coming from them will definitely align the young minds towards a more positive, plural and tolerant outlook.

It was a very responsible and timely endeavor and will definitely go a long way in strengthening the basic foundations of the very Idea of India, heir to such a rich and fertile civilizational legacy.

Congratulations once again, hoping to see much more of such innovative initiatives which will truly set the school apart!

Best Regards
Asma Khan

Manish Sir and Bidisha Ma'am,

I just want to thank everyone involved for making this camp a wonderful experience for the athletes. Specifically, would like to mention that:

Shivi has come back all charged up with so many learnings to share from her experiences- the stories are still on.

Initially, we were a bit concerned about the inputs planned for the camp- however, so glad we finally decided to send Shivi.

The detailed mails from the coaches everyday with pictures kept us very well updated about the day's proceedings and brought it alive partially.

Shivi's health concerns (ear pain) was handled with utmost care and we were kept well informed.

We could speak to Shivi regularly.

The quality of the food was topnotch- healthy, tasty and enough choices with specific concerns of required intake of nutrition taken care of.

The coaches for the team were very specific in their inputs and feedback to the athletes. Shivi's feedback, "they explained everything in detail making sure I understood and adapted what I'm supposed to do in minute detail. They were extremely approachable and friendly."

The interactions and sessions with the elite team and the President of Thanyapura were truly inspirational.

Triathlon and the cycling experience was one of a kind and memorable.

The camp facilitated the bonding of team members and Shivi has returned with friendships cemented further.

The campus offered an excellent learning environment in terms of hospitality, cleanliness and professional and caring staff.

The sessions were well planned and personal care was taken to ensure adequate recovery and energy levels for the athletes.

The beach outings was fun!

Overall an amazing experience with more and enough improvements and learnings for life.

We look forward to continue to see improvements in Shivi's performance.

Thank you once again for making this happen.

Warm Regards
Anjana Anand

Manish & Nitin Sir

It’s a pleasure to have received this confirmation about Aarav having been selected for the Soccer team for the upcoming match.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you especially Nitin Sir for personally helping us guide and help coach Aarav who is a high spirited young boy really passionate about the sport.

We hope to continue this partnership with you all and pray for only successes for the teams and coaches.

Thanks & Regards
Preeti Chopra

Abha Ma'am

I sincerely apologize for the delay in sending this mail to you. I thought I had sent it and here it was sitting in my drafts. Guess it must have slipped through the mails. Sincere apologies. I hope this 'feedback' (for lack of a better word) is still somehow relevant as we really do want to let you and the school know how much Ruhaan and we have enjoyed Kindergarten with you.

At the outset I first wish to thank you Ma'am for giving us this opportunity to speak to you on our take of the year gone by and how it has helped Ruhaan, which it has at so many levels. We ourselves were wondering the best way to express our gratitude - this perhaps is the best medium.

When Kindergarten was to start at Pathways, we had already been at Pathways for a year. It's a clear recollection that IB had been a matter of preference for us as a methodology and had felt it would be best suited for Ruhaan given the way he was growing and developing his skills at that point in time. However, Ruhaan while being happy at school and enjoying his time spent there, we remained unsure of how much he had been imbibing and more importantly whether he was being able to embrace the IB "Learner Profiles".

We kept hearing how he was not communicative and how his vocabulary was limited (since he hardly spoke in school, no one knew his extensive language capabilities at school) and that we needed to work on his oral speaking skills as well as encouraging him to interact with his peer group. Another point of improvement for Ruhaan remained to make him independent. We did spend time with him on these aspects, however Ruhaan started resisting and we had to stop pushing him in this direction for fear that he may stop enjoying his school. We did realize that he had a natural love for the language and he did observe other children and enjoyed their "masti" but himself was too shy to participate in it all. While realizing the shortcomings of his introvert nature we decided to let Ruhaan be and let him grow out of it, if he had to, on his own. Change of sections made it even more worrisome for me as a mother!!!

However, within months of starting Kindergarten we started seeing quick changes in Ruhaan- he suddenly grew. He made friends. He wanted to share things with his teacher on his own account. There was a desire to showcase his achievements amongst his friends - when he picked up basic sentence reading he expressed a desire to read before his teacher and soon, before we knew it he was reading and presenting his various "creations" before his class. Every week we saw his confidence grow and his sense of independence, self worth and pride grew tremendously, which went a large way towards him wanting to further improve his skills at reading, writing, sports, art work, amongst others. He has developed a keen interest in music too and has asked to start music lessons!!! He very earnestly tries to make music on his own on his ukulele and the toy keyboard!!

Perhaps a large part of his growth can be attributed to age related development and some bit of peer encouragement, however as his parents, we feel a very significant part of his development and progress is owing to his teachers in Kindergarten, especially his special Abha Ma'am. Ma'am, you have known the right amount of persuasion and encouragement he needed while allowing him the space for finding himself and realising his own worth. This was a big learning for me as a Mother too and I finally started letting go and leaving Ruhaan to his own timelines of progress. We do feel Ruhaan has changed tremendously without losing his basic thread - which has come with its own share of challenges - becoming extremely naughty and very distracted. But we feel that the latter is a minor distraction in the larger picture.

A very big change in Ruhaan has been his ability to identify right from wrong as well as identify his friends based on his decisions rather than picking "popular" kids. Combination of these two has helped him find kids who he identifies with and who have helped bring about positive influences in Ruhaan. Motivation to read and write better, improve in Math, create new things and draw and color well, pick a sport, keenness on learning a musical instrument etc are all a result of his peer group. Till a year ago while Ruhaan enjoyed visiting other children's home, it was more to play with their "toys" rather than play with the child. He simply disliked interaction with anyone who wasn't a family member so its been a relief and a pleasure to watch him make his 'own' friends.

This year the KG kids learnt about the World We Live In - a UOI which got Ruhaan interested in the way the world is built, understanding different countries and the concepts of continents, countries and cities and local addresses as also taking an interest in the world map. He was very enthusiastic about cooking the Indonesian rice dish (a dish he chose from some of the options presented to him) and taking it to school. The pride in his preparation was so high that he was aware of how many kids ate his dish and how many didn't!!!

The UOI on transport was very close to his heart (as am sure it would have been for many boys!!). He would come home from school and almost everyday he would draw various transport types depicting his version of the same. Some 2 wheelers some 3 wheelers, cars with wings and cars that could float as well as cars on 3 wheel. Horse carriages were back!

The latest UOI on the place and time where we are at has been thoroughly enjoyed by us as a family. Some of these games Ruhaan was already playing with his Nani. Ever since the same were introduced to the children in school, Ruhaan has developed a further interest in these games. He regularly plays 'Name-Place-Animal-Thing', 'I-spy with my Eyes', 'Hide n Seek', etc with us and has been teaching some of these games to his little sister too, including how to skip and hop! The Noun game has made him want to learn names of multiple animals and places with various alphabets and he is also developing his spelling and phonetic abilities. He is now more open to similar word games introduced to him by us (for instance we name a word and with the last letter of such word he writes another word and we then name something with the last letter of the word written by him and so on). It's fun playing these games with him. Ever since he has picked up on his reading and improving with his spellings, he now also thoroughly enjoys playing other word games such as simple crosswords, finding words in a alphabet puzzle, completing mazes and other such puzzles. Over the course of the holidays he has written letters/ cards to various family members.

He seems to enjoy math and math oriented games too but I haven't felt he has been able to pick up the concepts and learn or develop problem solving strategies despite us introducing him to the same on many occasions. However he is fond of math and enjoys the subject in school perhaps owing to use of different manipulatives while solving simple sums. He has recently asked for us to make a box of various "loose parts" so that he can practice and improve on his maths.

Maam all in all it has been a good year for Ruhaan and us. Our child has been happy and content in school and only wants to improve and is highly motivated. We give credit for giving him such a "happy" environment entirely to you and thank you with all our heart for taking such good care of our child and handholding him to blossom. He continues to collect articles and create art to share with his teacher and his KG friends. He is sad school is over and that KG with Abha Maam is over too.

We are very proud of him and love watching him grow this way We can only hope he again gets a teacher as loving, caring and gentle as you to take Ruhaan's journey to further heights.

With heartfelt gratitude
Deepika and Kunal Kaul
We will miss you! A lot!

Shivangi Ma'am

I hope you are well and had a nice break.

Thank you so much for looking after our baby. She really enjoyed being in your class and always talks about you. She has been talking about Global warming and your teachings about this. She was even talking to her uncle while we were in the village in the holidays about their attitude to global warming as he is a farmer :)

We were talking about back to school the other day and Husnaa said can she have Shivangi ma'am this year also! We said no she is only for Grade 1 and she will have a new teacher this year. It was really sad for her and she asked why can’t Shivangi ma'am be my teacher till Grade 12!

We can tell the really positive effect you have had on her. We really appreciate your love and kindness.

We really hope she gets a teacher like you in Grade 2. Thank you so much for being a great teacher.

Husnaa's Mum
Shirin

Keith Sir

We are overwhelmed with your kind words. The credit goes entirely to PSG. We are particularly grateful to you for inculcating such a strong interest in Music in Yajur. I think Yajur and his classmates are indeed lucky to have such a music department. We hope you will continue to guide him and bless him.

Warmest regards and wishing a happy weekend
Ashish madan

Ms. Manchanda

First of all I would like to thank the school for holding this workshop.

It was extremely informative and dealt with subjects that we are otherwise reluctant to discuss .I came back enriched and well armed with how to deal with sensitive issues like sexuality with my 12 year old boys. Ms Diana was professional and she made sure there was no awkwardness around the subject by having continuous interactions.

A cyber awareness workshop will be greatly appreciated too.

Thanks and. Regards,
Shikha Juneja Mohanty

Hi ma’am

It was a pleasure to attend Mallika's Student Led Conference today.

I felt that she was very well prepared and clearly understood what she was talking about. I was particularly impressed with the fact that she was able to identify her weak areas and also had a plan to strengthen them.

It was quite overwhelming to see the extent of learning that happens in the class at this tender age - certainly goes to say that you and all the teachers involved are doing a great job in clarifying big concepts in simple terms.

Regards,
Bharti

Hi ma’am

Just my feedback on the Student Led Conference.

I think a SLC is a very unique and beautiful way of gauging a child's knowledge on various topics he has learnt over the period of a year and how well he has been taught, it also reflects the teacher’s efforts and guidance on that child and how well she has handled each child.

I am very proud of Raghav and how confidently he presented his SLC. He was fluent on each and every topic, knew what he was talking and didn't falter even once. I am amazed as to how he could remember so much about each and every topic. I especially enjoyed the last bit, the slide show on "I am unique".

All in all it was wonderful to attend his SLC and to know that Raghav has gained so much of knowledge about so many different things over the year.

I must congratulate you Priya ma’am for being such a wonderful, dedicated and hardworking person, thank you for being so good to Raghav.

Regards,
Shweta dalmia

Ma’am

I would like to take an opportunity to congratulate you and your team including the students and the staff involved in putting up a great show at the year end. The costumes, headgear, get up including the look of the characters, dialogue delivery and the play of orchestra was truly a treat to our eyes. The play Macbeth was put across in such a simple fashion for anyone to understand and comprehend the meaning behind the story. Infact, I would want to compliment the courage and enthusiasm of the students, which was commendable even after facing a few technical challenges, as they carried on beautifully to depict their parts in the story. As a matter of fact, everything in life is not always perfect and I am glad our children are prepared to carry on with the best effort even in challenging times.

Ma’am, am sure a lot of effort and hardwork has gone behind the scenes to put up this show. Many congratulations for a great event and we hope to keep partnering with you and carve a great journey for our future generation.

With best wishes
Mrs & Mr Yashvir Gulati
(Parents of Saira Gulati)

Captain Rohit Bajaj

This is to congratulate the school team for a great effort for the Enquiry fest held on the 1/02/2016. All the kids did really well including Abhiraj Bansal from nursery Q. It was a treat to watch how the kids went into the detail of the whole presentation. Hardwork and the time given by the teachers is commendable.

Congratulations once again.

Regards
Ashish Bansal

Sangeeta

I want to thank you for taking Nayana to Jaipur for the Literature Fest. I know you are aware that she is not a reader and am grateful you still took her along to soak in the environment. I have tried to take her for years but she refused to go with me!

She enjoyed the experience tremendously and also bought 3 books! 2 for herself and 1 for me. I am delighted to report that she is attempting to read one of them at present!

Thank you once again for giving Nayana this opportunity. Jaideep and I truly appreciate it.

Regards
Onjali Wadhwa

Kiki

Trust you are well!

I am writing to you in the context of the genius hour. It is really a great method in experiential learning and this truly urges children to understand concepts by doing things practically and stimulating the child's eagerness to delve deeper into the subject. Not only this, but it also builds confidence in the child by presenting the same in the class and sharing it.

Every Monday Mannat is eager to prepare and share about a subject and we as parents are really enjoying and happy to see this happening. And I am sure it is all because of you and Meenakshi who have taken this initiative and created a healthy competitive environment. I am sure this will lead to bringing out the best in every child studying in your class.

I would like to appreciate you and Meenakshi for conducting this wonderfully and also building an environment of learning with fun. This is truly commendable. Thank you.

Sunila Gupta
Parent

Anvita

My heartiest congratulations to your team for making the Founders Day performance a feast to watch.

Thanks to you all !!

Regards,
Capt. Rishi Raj Chatterjee.

"Good evening Ms. Gupta

Founders day 2015 was absolutely fantastic. Every moment of watching the kids perform and even the art work by the senior and middle school made me pat myself on the back for choosing to join the pathways family.

Super impressed with all the hard work put in by students and the faculty members.

It was a grand success.

Kudos all the way.

Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Regards"

Ritika and Aanchal

Thanks a lot for all your effort and hard work for the show this evening. The kids looked great performed fabulously and were a delight to watch. All your hard work clearly shows and we just wanted to say we really appreciate it.

Love
Rohini

"Ms. Anvita, Sanchaita:

We wanted to drop you a note of appreciation on conducting the Founders' Day celebration at such a grand scale. We were truly impressed with the level of professionalism, creativity and the hard work that went behind conducting this event. Kudos to the entire team!

This is our first year of experience with the Pathways School and the IB curriculum and we are already seeing impact of the same on our child Anoushka Poddar (2U). She has visibly become more inquisitive about things around her and started to appreciate broad range of activities including arts, music, environment and technology in addition to core academics. The level of learning and exposure that she has been receiving over the last few months has been admirable and we are very satisfied with the same. A special thanks to Sanchaita Ma'am for providing personalized attention to Anoushka and for being so responsive to the queries and suggestions raised by us periodically.

Thanks for all your efforts and look forward to our continued dialogue in the future.

Warm Regards
Ritu and Abhishek"

all

Today has been a wonderful day for us because our lovely daughter has graduated from PYP, but also a sad day because it is the end of a marvelous challenge we take four years back. My wife and I are very proud of Diana, she arrived when she was 7 years old to a new country with a very different culture and with a language she didn’t understand. Now she is leaving India and she knows and loves your great country. Our daughter has been very happy in Pathways School Gurgaon and we are grateful to all of you. You taught Diana in a good manner, not only English, Maths, UOI, Hindi, Dance, Sports, Music, etc … also to be confident, thinker, balance, caring, communicator. You taught Diana to be a CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.

Thanks to all staff to help us to teach Diana in her growing.

See you soon.

Anabel and Pere
Diana’s parents

Anvita

I hope this email finds you well. It’s going to be almost two years, next month that we left India, how time passes by so fast. I was going through Yuya’s bookshelves to organize his past school materials and stumbled on the recommendation letter that Namita wrote for him and decided to send you an email. I can not thank Pathways School Gurgaon enough for all the hard work that you and your teaching staff have put into for Yuya. His English knowledge, his attitude towards learning has just continuously strived and flourished these past two years. The school that he is attending at the moment does not have a strong ESL program, but thanks to Pathways Yuya didn’t need it. The pupils attending and their parents are having a hard time to digest the IB method and philosophy and are not getting the true benefit of the IB, but we the Tokai’s are absorbing and digesting every single bit of it thanks to you and your teaching staff.

This year Yuya will be graduating PYP and will be heading to MYP in September. To be honest, I can not imagine it myself. It feels just yesterday that he entered Pathways School Gurgaon as a Kindergarten student, and now he is learning about human rights, bacteria, government structures, biomes, ecosystem and soon he will be preparing for his PYP Exhibition which he has dreamt about since PYP 2. Life is a journey with so many things to see and experience and we are constantly moving forward, but we would like to continue a relationship with Pathways School Gurgaon because it was Yuya’s first school, an important part of this path. I hope you don’t mind me writing to you every so often to let you know how Yuya, one of your past student that loves Pathways Gurgaon is doing.

Sincerely,
Emi Tokai

Teachers

I really do not know what magic you have done on my daughter Natania in the last few days. I have noticed a sea change in her particularly since Thursday’s stay back in the last week. I am surprised to see the kind of work she is producing. The poem “Home sweet home” which she wrote on Thursday brought tears into my eyes.

Natania is working on her pending work and she has started taking her work seriously.

I apologize for the lateness of the hour but I could not sleep off without saying a big thanks for your efforts.

With warm regards
Angela Bhatnagar
Form Tutor Toddlers

Ms. Dimpu Sharma

Madam,

I am Aishwarya Krishnan's grandfather mailing you after witnessing yesterday's program. I must admit that i am very fortunate to have been able to watch a truly superb program. My heartiest congratulations to you and all those connected with the program for having brought out the talent of the children so wonderfully. The talent among the children was amazing.

I would particularly like to thank you for encouraging and allowing my granddaughter Aishwarya to showcase her talent in Kathak dance. I am really proud of her performance in the fusion dance of Kathak and jazz and this has been possible only because of the encouragement from your school. I have seen that she is much more confident now and that is a good sign.

Once again I wish to thank you and all the staff for having put up a memorable program and I will carry memories of this. All the best.

With warm regards
R.Krishnan

Dimpu, Rashmi & Shikha

Madam,

I wanted to share this news with all of you...our son Rohan Jha, 6X has done very well in English Olympiad:

School Rank: 1st
State Rank: 3rd
International Rank: 43rd.

Even in Math Olympiad, he has come 1st in School and has given the 2nd level exam and is awaiting the results.

Thank you all for the effort you put in every day.

Cheers,
Rakhi Jha

Shalini Madam

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for teaching Hindi to Shibam and help him to improve the language. Now he has developed a keen interest for Hindi, which I could not make him develop for the last few years.

Thanking you,
Regards,
Monishikha
(Shibam's Mom)

Ms. Sharma

I attended Laya Iyer Grade 7Y SLC on Feb 10th.

As you may know, we have been in India for the past 3.5 years. I can tell you without hesitation that Pathways has brought the best out of Laya so far and developed her in a well rounded manner.

I am very impressed with teachers' dedication, knowledge and approach in encouraging and guiding my daughter over the past 6+ months.

Thanks again to you and your team for doing a fabulous job. My special thanks to Ms.Ratnika for guiding through the SLC.

Regards,
Balaji

Hello All,

It gives us immense pleasure to see Saadwi Balaji (7Y) develop herself under all of your pathways teachers watchful eyes.

We attended her Student Lead Conference (SLC) yesterday and were very happy to see her progression and achievements. She illustrated to us her strengths, challenges and goals to each of her subjects and during our interaction we noticed the depth of details and understanding of the same. The SLC was very well guided and our special thanks to Ms. Ratnika and Mrs. Ranjani for taking time to explain to us parents on her overall development. We could see that you teachers had her best interests at heart.

It feels like, only yesterday when Saadwi joined Pathways in class 5 but the transformation from primary school to middle school has been seamless and it gives us great joy in seeing her bloom into a well rounded student under your able guidance.

We would also like to Thank Mrs. Poonam for her encouragement and support which led Saadwi to win the camp K-12 award for the second consecutive year.

Thanks for all your commitment and guidance that you have provided to improve her skill sets and we feel secure to see that she is in safe hands in the time to come.

This e-mail is a small gesture of appreciation from our side and to say "Thank you" for the dedication shown towards the student development.

Thanks once again, and continue the great work.

Best regards,
Shoba Balaji and Balaji Sivakumaran

Capt Bajaj

I wanted to congratulate you and Anvita for a truly inspiring Primary school Founders day celebration this year

As you must have already heard several times by now it was a truly remarkable performance ; very precise and concise..

We all love the positive energy and joie de vivre that you are bringing to the school. I personally felt very proud to be associated with Pathways Gurgaon. All the best ! looking fwd to more such milestones..

Have a good evening !
Warm Regards
Alpana Razdan

Ms. Bhaumik

I just cannot thank you enough for encouraging Divija to improve her handwriting. Till few weeks back, Divija's untidy hieroglyphic handwriting was simply indecipherable and now not only has she immensely improved on her handwriting, she also has blossomed under your patient and loving tutelage.

From the core of my heart I wish to express my gratitude to you for your outstanding level of commitment and dexterity at bringing out and polishing all facets of her personality.

You are a great inspiration, motivator and guide and above all an excellent teacher.

Thanks and regards
Payal
With best regards

Ritu and Jaya

The biggest compliment a teacher can get is when a student goes home and says ‘Mom I had a great day at school’ my child does that every day. Thanks.

I am happy to learn that Varchasva is your student who is considered under an advance stage category where you don’t have to run after on each and every step I would like to thank you or everything you have been doing for him. I am really far away from my son and not being able to spend time with him; though we talk a lot on FaceTime and he show me everyday different tricks, new idea’s, things that i didn’t even imagined.

I have never taught him reading, and one day I was literally shocked and in tears to see him reading. As a parent, I am on ninth cloud to see my son’s progress. And all credit goes to you. Every day he is reading with interest and telling me to buy new books.

I want to recognize you and thank you. Thank you for teaching us such an important life lesson. Thank you for helping me understand that I can make a difference in my children’s education beyond making copies or holding bake sales. Thank you for inspiring me to find my voice, and to encourage other parents to stand up for their own children. Thank you for the unforgettable memory of the moment you gave up on my child. Horrible though it was to hear those words, it empowers me to this day to stay strong in difficult times and reminds me to never give up, because every child deserves a great teacher.

Thank you.

I truly hope you and Jaya are well and that you learned some beautiful lessons from this year too.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas !!

Capt Rohit Sen Bajaj

First of all, we want to thank you for all your efforts in the school since your arrival, this certainly has not gone unnoticed. You are always willing to listen and give a smile to all the children and parents making everyone feel comfortable, especially our children for whom you have made the school as their second home.

However this is not enough, a good job and the satisfaction that everything goes well not only depends on one person, but on a well balanced team. You're lucky to have such a wonderful group of people with you.

Ms. Anvita Gupta is the right connection and the perfect balance between parents, teachers and students. Children, and moms, talk about her with admiration and respect, always leading by example and always so sympathetic.

Ms. Neha Hooda and Ms. Veena Tripathi, who day after day, month after month, give their best to get the best out of our children, preparing them for secondary school and making the ground work so they can be better persons in the future.

Mrs Namita Shah and Mrs Anju Singh, who do not stop at the surface, always trying to find what is inside each of their children, giving them self-esteem and self-confidence in order to bring out their hide potential.

All these teachers are so much concerned about our children's education, always open for communication and collaboration with us parents, no matter the day or the hour which is really appreciated.

At the same time our children have so much fun learning, with joy as if they were playing, instead of it being a hard burden. They are learning how to be curious and interested about all their activities in school which we feel is the pilar for their knowledge.

Thank you all for the wonderful work you do with our children, please continue giving smiles.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year fully loaded with health and happiness to you all.

Ignacio & Maria

A Parent Appreciation letter

Our son started studying at Pathways School Gurgaon at the age of 5. India was his first foreign country to live and of course we did not know how this new change in his life would affect him. Thanks to all the teachers and staff, we are parting India with a son that enjoys living in India and loves his friends and school dearly. Now our son is skilled not only in English but also in Hindi. He has now turned into a young man full of confidence with high level study skills, an appreciation of all cultures and the willingness to take in all new challenges.

Pathways School Gurgaon is not only an IB World School with an excellent curriculum, but it is a school that becomes a part of your family. The teachers and staff are always there to help you, guide you and support you and your child. They will take the time to think with you to find the perfect solution for any questions, issues that need to be addressed. It is a school open and ready to work “hand in hand” with the parents and provide excellent education with love and compassion for your child. We believe not all schools have that capacity and time to care so much for each child as Pathways School Gurgaon.

We believe strongly, besides the outstanding curriculum our son has studied, all the numerous experiences he has obtained and absorbed at Pathways School Gurgaon will no doubt become his strength in the future to come.

We know not only our son will miss his school dearly, we as his parents, too will miss the school very much. Our son will always remember the wonderful time he had experienced at Pathways School Gurgaon for the years to come.

Warm Regards
Emi Tokai, mother of Yuya Tokai

Anvita

I hope this email finds you well. It’s going to be almost two years, next month that we left India, how time passes by so fast. I was going through Yuya’s bookshelves to organize his past school materials and stumbled on the recommendation letter that Namita wrote for him and decided to send you an email. I can not thank Pathways School Gurgaon enough for all the hard work that you and your teaching staff have put into for Yuya. His English knowledge, his attitude towards learning has just continuously strived and flourished these past two years. The school that he is attending at the moment does not have a strong ESL program, but thanks to Pathways Yuya didn’t need it. The pupils attending and their parents are having a hard time to digest the IB method and philosophy and are not getting the true benefit of the IB, but we the Tokai’s are absorbing and digesting every single bit of it thanks to you and your teaching staff.

This year Yuya will be graduating PYP and will be heading to MYP in September. To be honest, I can not imagine it myself. It feels just yesterday that he entered Pathways School Gurgaon as a Kindergarten student, and now he is learning about human rights, bacteria, government structures, biomes, ecosystem and soon he will be preparing for his PYP Exhibition which he has dreamt about since PYP 2. Life is a journey with so many things to see and experience and we are constantly moving forward, but we would like to continue a relationship with Pathways School Gurgaon because it was Yuya’s first school, an important part of this path. I hope you don’t mind me writing to you every so often to let you know how Yuya, one of your past student that loves Pathways Gurgaon is doing.

Sincerely,
Emi Tokai

Letter to Harbinder

I wanted to inform you that the kids are taking the Health UOI very seriously, especially Rudra! He refused to eat his favorite pizza yesterday, stating that it has extra cheese and maida... And that is extremely unhealthy. I told him that it is OK to indulge once in a while since you eat healthy food other days... But, he didn't even taste it.

Plus, the other day I wanted him to have an egg, and he wanted only white, saying yellow part is unhealthy... Even though I explained that kids can have yellow part too, he disagreed completely....

Just for your information...

Cheers
Archana

Captain Rohit Bajaj

This is to congratulate the school team for a great effort for the Enquiry fest held on the 1/02/2016. All the kids did really well including Abhiraj Bansal from nursery Q. It was a treat to watch how the kids went into the detail of the whole presentation. Hardwork and the time given by the teachers is commendable.

Congratulations once again.

Regards
Ashish Bansal

Letter to Ms Ritu

Ms Ritu,

Thank you so much for inviting us parents to be a part of the team for the field trip to Baas Panchayat School last Tuesday.

It was indeed a privilege to observe the city school children and the village school children collaborating with such enthusiasm in enacting scenes from the Ramayana. We grown ups have much to learn from them. Children communicate with each other regardless of social economic and linguistic barriers. Their natural curiosity and need for interaction encourages them to open up their minds to different cultures and traditions thus promoting understanding and respect for diversity in this global village.

Real life learning experiences always leave a lasting impression on young minds. I am sure that the children of both the schools would remember this particular field trip for a long time. The effort put in by the staff of both the schools for making it a positive experience was commendable.

Thanks and Regards,
Himani P. Bello

Letter to Ritu Maam

Hello Ritu Maam,

I really wanted to thank you and the other members of your team for the exciting and knowledgeable trip to Gairatpur Baas Panchayat school. It was exciting to see how our kids interacted with the village school kids and presented a play on "Ramayana". I appreciate all the efforts put in by teachers and was glad to be a part of the field trip.

Its amazing to see our kids learning in a more practical form than rote learning.

I once again thank you all for making us(me and Himani) part of the team. Kudos to the team !!!!!!!

Thanks and Regards,
Monica Khosla

Letter to Harbinder

I wanted to inform you that the kids are taking the Health UOI very seriously, especially Rudra! He refused to eat his favorite pizza yesterday, stating that it has extra cheese and maida... And that is extremely unhealthy. I told him that it is OK to indulge once in a while since you eat healthy food other days... But, he didn't even taste it.

Plus, the other day I wanted him to have an egg, and he wanted only white, saying yellow part is unhealthy... Even though I explained that kids can have yellow part too, he disagreed completely....

Just for your information...

Cheers
Archana

Letter to Dr. Gogia

The biggest thank you and any amount of praise from our heart will fall extremely short of what we really feel and wish to convey to you, on the recently concluded swimming coaching at Thanyapura, Phuket.

Veda has come back overjoyed with the coaching she has received. Swimming happens to be a passion for her and she has many a dreams set for being a champion swimmer. Her happiness is a combination of being able to get the right level of coaching, experience of professional networking, exposure to an international arena and an all round build of her form and personality. The coaching she has received at Thanyapura, in her own words, has given the best inputs which will help her to achieve better success in the future.

Our own experience of the way in which the program was conducted has left us spell bound. The program itself has been holistic with focused attention being given to swimming strokes, physical health, mental well being and nutrition. Right from the morning wake up calls to late night reflection writings, the program has been meticulously designed and carried out. Moreover, keeping us in constant loop through not only the day end reports and photographs but also periodic messages, demonstrates the hard work and determination. Such detailing and thoughtfulness gives us immense satisfaction and confidence that Veda is in the right hands and to keep sending her to many more camps with you.

Sir, your personal involvement has always made a lot of difference. The rigor with which you have made the children participate and learn goes a long way to not only make them better swimmers but also better individuals. Veda tells us of many incidents where you have been a coach, a parent and even a friend. For this, as parents, we only have a feeling of immense gratitude.

Ms Bidisha has also been a great big support. Not only is she an exceptional coach but also her involvement with the children, at an individual level, has never let them feel home sick. On the contrary, even after having come back from such a strenuous training, Veda is actually feeling 'Thanyapura Sick'.

A special mention of thanks is due to Capt Bajaj, the middle school principal and the school management for allowing such a program to take shape. We are well aware of Capt Bajaj's personal involvement in not only selecting the venue but also getting the best deal from the resort at the time when the program was virtually called off. After having experienced the program through Veda's development, we would like to thank him for lending his personal support and encouragement.

We are also appreciative of the coaches at Thanyapua and all the staff that have looked after the children. While we have no direct ways to contact them, I will request that you pass on our thanks for all their support.

I am sure that there are many, behind the scenes, who made this program successful. Our thanks to every one.

Kind regards
Munish Malhotra and Anubha Khanna

Letter to Ms. Gupta and Ms. Ratan

Hello Ms. Gupta and Ms. Ratan,

By way of introduction, I'm Monika Saksena, Anika Goyal's mother. Anika was in Grade 3 Q last year and we heard from Meghna Sundaram that she received the best all rounders' award.

Since we are no longer in the country, would you please give Anika's certificate to Meghna and she can bring it over to us when we meet.

Thanks very much.

It would please you to know, that both our girls Anika and Anisha, flourished during their time at Pathways, especially in their team play and leadership areas. The school provides all rounded development, and to that end, I'm happy to provide an official endorsement too !!

Wishing the Pathways family the best.
Sincerely,
Monika

Letter to Harbinder

I wanted to inform you that the kids are taking the Health UOI very seriously, especially Rudra! He refused to eat his favorite pizza yesterday, stating that it has extra cheese and maida... And that is extremely unhealthy. I told him that it is OK to indulge once in a while since you eat healthy food other days... But, he didn't even taste it.

Plus, the other day I wanted him to have an egg, and he wanted only white, saying yellow part is unhealthy... Even though I explained that kids can have yellow part too, he disagreed completely....

Just for your information...

Cheers
Archana

Respected Meet Ma'am

Before the term comes to an end, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the care that you have given to Aryan this year. I've seen a happy, blooming, confident yet empathetic child in my son. A kid who is beginning to become much more aware of his actions and owning consequences.

Would like to share an incident that happened last night which is a reflection of his empathetic behavior. I had a very bad day at work and barely got a chance to eat through the day. I returned home at 4pm and was on calls till 7pm. Our maid left at 5:30 pm as she was unwell. Aryan was managing the house and completing his Math worksheet when he overheard me speaking to my team. Basically, I was telling them that I survived the entire day only on 2 biscuits and a cup of tea and that we need to manage each other's time a little better. Next thing I know, Aryan came to me and said, "Mom, I've heated the food in the microwave and the table is laid. Have kept cold water, glass and some sprite with ice for you. Please have your dinner while it is hot. I will eat myself and manage". This incident made me reflect how important the role of a teacher is.

It is truly your empathetic, patience and loving nature, Ma'am that Aryan has developed empathy. I am humbled and grateful to you for teaching my son the act of kindness.

As a Pathways parent, I owe Aryan's first teacher Vibhuti for instilling the confidence of a 'communicator' in him and now you, for teaching him 'empathy'. You have helped Aryan develop physically, socially and emotionally - you are an angel.

I salute you, Anvita Ma'am and Vibhuti Ma'am for shaping my son.

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest job is being a good teacher - take a bow, YOU are doing a fabulous job.

Lots of respect and regards
Smita
(Mother of Aryan Nagpal)

Letter to Ms Hema

Ms. Chadha

We as parents of Parshvi thank you for helping her transition into your class. She is so excited within 2 days at school, that she is ready to go to school on weekends as well.

We appreciate your style of teaching, and the efforts you put in to create the weekly newsletter.

Thank you once again for helping in shaping our child's personality.

Kind regards
Manisha & Girish

Letter to Ms Urvashi

Urvashi,

First of all I m sorry Reet had to miss her school today as we were on a short vacation to Jaipur and have just come back today. All thanks to your love and affection that has made Reet settle so well that she actually wanted to go to school and said that "my Urvashi ma'am must be missing me today".

She was so keen to get a small token of you that all this while she kept on insisting to buy something for you. And she has also gift wrapped it to present it to you tomorrow. With all your efforts, she has started to like her school and is not complaining about long hours at all which she used to do earlier.

I can see a positive change in her confidence level. With your continual support, I am sure she will be one of the best students of pathways in the near future.

Thank you
Regards,
Ritika Dhawan

Letter to Ms Namita

Namita Madam

I wanted to take this moment to thank you for the special interest and attention you pay with kids and detailed manner in which you keep us updated on their progress.

Having relocated from US, we were concerned with Arav's settling in, but he loves his school, his class and yourself. Thank you for taking special care and making him comfortable in such a short time.

We sincerely appreciate your efforts.

Thanks
Ashwani

Letter to Namita

I received the very sweet thank you card through Yuya.

I would like to thank you for this opportunity to take part in my son's education at school today. I, personally had a wonderful time with the children.

I, too studied under the IB program way way, long ago but I was in the senior program. If I had the opportunity like Yuya and the rest of the children to study the PYP, I would have excelled so much more in life. I am thrilled to know that these children are getting the best education at Pathways by teachers like you and we the parents get to take part in this education program. Once again thank you for letting me participate today and thank you for a wonderful time.

Sincerely,
Emi Tokai

Letter to Mrs Sangeeta Nag

Madam,

I and Alka would like to take this opportunity to than you and entire secondary school staff for Alisha's good result. I have said many times earlier as well, that Pathways have transformed Alisha.

Alisha did not have much interest in academics before coming to Pathways. The curriculum and environment had developed her interest.

We are grateful to entire staff who has put in tremendous efforts. Kindly convey our heartfelt thanks to them.

I am sure we will continue to be part of Pathways family and would definitely visit in person to thank you during my next visit to India. My contact number is +447872632982.

Regards
Avtar & Alka

Letters to Ms Gupta, Ms Malhotra,

Ms Gupta, Ms Malhotra,

I am very happy with Kriti's first day in school. She shared bits of her day starting with pranayama, the ice breaker in class, the buddy system, the reflective questions, various other events and activities, the food in the cafe and the swimming.

If today is a glimpse into what the year has in store for her, we as Kriti's parents are proud to be partners in your team.

As safety and security is always a concern, we would like to assure you that we we are happy to abide by the school rules.

If there is anything we can do to help or support you, we would be happy to do so. Please do not hesitate to call us...

Warm regards,
Aasha

Letter to Mrs Narang

Greetings!

I trust all is fine with you as it is with us.

Normally during the ‘happy summer vacations’ the students and their parents / GRAND-parents, are not expected to have one’s school and the teachers in mind. Possibly true but somehow I personally am not experiencing it that way. And very happily, if you please!

Forwarded are two art works done lately by ‘my GRAND Dotter’ Mira; and it is with so much of pride and delight that I have been circulating these to my relatives and close friends. And each time I did that I remembered you, your team and Pathways. I guess I can’t say anything more but say a very heartfelt ‘Thank You All.’

I am taking the opportunity to mention that Siddharth has got admission to Grinnell College, Iowa and would be leaving in early August. Jyotsna would soon be in her final year at SAIC Chicago; and is presently doing an internship with Christies New York. Please convey her regards to ‘her’ Bodh Sir, Ashwani Sir and their team whom all she fondly remembers.

With much admiration, gratitude and warm regards

Maj B Chaman

Letters from Parents

Manish and the team,

We are writing to share our gratitude and immense appreciation of your efforts in this first of it's kind sports training program at Pathways Gurgaon. As parents, we do feel privileged that our child was a part of it through the swimming program.

Needless to say, the opportunity provided to the children of Pathways through this program, in partnership with LNUPE Gwalior, was great. The infrastructure, stature and team at LNUPE is wonderful. We've seen Veda every weekend in the last 3 weeks, and found her making progress each time. The first thing that appeared to us was her happiness! It shows in her face and body. She also appears healthier!! So clearly she has enjoyed herself.

The training program has done wonders to each child's development and perfection of their strokes and techniques. A lot of effort has been put in by you and your team to make the training design individualized, intense and effective. Each member of your team has also role-modeled by themselves being active participants during the training. Be it being in the pool for hours, video recordings or discussions to identify improvements, every part of it has been well thought through and implemented. This, we are sure, will go a long way to make the children budding champions of the future.

Another aspect that we saw was the utmost care that you and each member of your team has been taking for every child, not only for their safety and comfort but also emotionally. This takes a lot of thought, commitment and goodness of heart to do for each child, continuously for 3 weeks....and your team has shown this.

We found the environment you created there to be intense and collegial at the same time. This is remarkable. The balance of training, rest, food, fun and free time, we think, worked well. The facilities were comfortable, food balanced, healthy and had variety.

We also extend our thanks and gratitude to Mrs. Narang for lending her support and making this training possible.

All in all, this has been a wonderful program to learn from and be a benchmark to follow in future.We are humbled to see your commitment and care, Manish.

Thank you for everything each one of you has done.

Warmly
Anubha & Munish

Letter to Dimple

Hi Dimple,

I would like to sincerely appreciate you for all the efforts that you are putting up on Chandra, I've seen tremendous improvement in his reading & sentences formation skills.

I am glad to see when he tries to write difficult words & attempts to complete his Home Work on his own by reading the question first before doing activity.

Also, he is developing keen interest in reading new books & now given an option to choose between book & a toy - he chooses books (most of the time).

This mail is a small token of thanks in comparison to the amount of efforts that you are putting up on Chandra (and other students of class)

Thanks Again..!

Vivek Jhingran
F/o - Chandra Jhingran (Grade - KG-P)

Dimpu, Rashmi & Shikha

I wanted to share this news with all of you...our son Rohan Jha, 6X has done very well in English Olympiad:

School Rank: 1st
State Rank: 3rd
International Rank: 43rd.

Even in Math Olympiad, he has come 1st in School and has given the 2nd level exam and is awaiting the results.

Thank you all for the effort you put in every day.

Cheers,
Rakhi Jha

Letter to Ms Namita Shah

Namita, I would love to share my experience when I took Gouri with me for my ultrasound and the time doc showed the baby movements Gouri started asking him whether the circulatory system started working for baby and is the respiratory system working properly and when the doc asked her that what is circulatory system she answered it very well and doc asked me which class is she in and I told him 3rd class and he was actually surprised. This is one of my experiences which I m sharing with you but the best part is all credit goes to the wonderful teachers like you who are making them so intelligent. My big thanks to you.

Regards - Depalii

Letter to Ms Vibhuti Grover

Vibhuti Grover

Oh gosh I will go ganja with this girl.

I want to share something with you,

Riya's dad got lilies. It had a Lilly bud, a half opened Lilly and a totally blossomed Lilly in the bouquet.

She was the one to point this out and told us that it has all the stages of the flower, it is the life cycle of this flower.

You are doing a beautiful job with my little princess and I am grateful.

With regards,
Neha Sagar Sehgal

Letter to Kriti and Priya

Kriti and Priya

I find great pleasure in sharing with you the following observations in my conversations with Niket over the last few days.

Observation 1:

While travelling in the car, and noticing the shape of clouds, I mentioned that it looks like a a white bud blossoming into a beautiful flower. He mentioned that to him it looks like the smoke that surrounds a genie when it comes out of the magic lamp, and also reminds him of the story- Jack and the Bean stalk. There was a pause, after which he said "we both have different perspectives of the same thing!!!".

Observation 2:

He shared that Bhagat singh and Mahatma Gandhi also had different perspectives when it came to fighting for India's freedom. He even shared what each one believed in.

Observation 3:

He was asking if he could change his surname to 'Sinha'. He was told that he can do so when he comes to class tenth, if he truly and really feels like that then. He said he couldn't possibly wait till class tenth, and would like to do so in grade 3 next year. When he was told that it is like a 'rule' in India-and he will have to wait till grade 10, he said-" Oh, so you mean it is India's "Essential Agreements??".... !!!

It brings great pleasure to us as parents to hear him use new vocabulary appropriately, and bring forward his thoughts during conversations so beautifully.

What better gift than to share these with you on the Teacher's day?...

Thank you for all your efforts, Kriti and Priya…and a Happy Teacher's Day to both of you, in advance!!

With regards,
Varsha Sinha (Mother of Niket Nair-2 Q)

Letter to Namita Mam

Namita Mam

I would like to thank you for imparting such good understanding regarding the nuances of migration through your UOI in Hiti.

I had the pleasure of being the subject of her interview.

After the UOI,

1.She said,she understands and appreciates me as a mother much better now.

2.She has understood that it is not very easy to migrate from one place to another.

3.You have to be a Risk-taker to accept the different challenges of migration.

4.People interaction and making friends is very important to make you feel comfortable in a new place.

5.If you migrate,you have to be very open minded to accept and mix in the culture of the new place.

Thank you once again for teaching these important life lessons in such an interesting way.I also loved sharing my experiences of migration with my daughter.I feel this UOI has bonded us more as mother and daughter.

Regards
Shruti Gupta

Letter to Ms. Deepti Gupta

Madam,

We really appreciated the production of our children. I personally was really amazed how Francesco had coped with his normal shyness, and how he was steadily standing on the stage. Edoardo had a marginal role, and I see he would have still a lot to catch in the drama classes. Unfortunately drama is not among the subjects he can choose next year. In spite of all his challenges he really enjoyed your subject this year.

Thank you so much
Maria Giulia Righetti

Letter to Ms. Deepti Gupta

Deepti,

Thank you very much. There is lot to say while appreciating the play. We enjoyed the effort children put in from various field.Its always a clear way of imprinting a story in a childs mind through a play. Looking forward for such remarkable events. Sent from my iPhone

Sonia Joseph

Letter to Mrs Sangeeta Nag

Sangeeta Nag,

It was indeed a great change that we have observed in our Son Ashwin after joining Pathways. He is become studious and started enjoying the subjects within a short span of time being in this School. We have seen him spending a lot of time in studies, for which the complete credit goes to you and your dedicated colleagues.

Ashwin always enjoyed the conversation with the teachers due to their friendly and helpful nature, which needless to say is nurtured under your supervision. Your individual attention and personal care is always proudly mentioned at home.

Although we are sad to move him from your care in Pathways, request your blessings and encouragements and we do believe that an year of your attention and support will go a long way to his Career advancement and life!

Warm regards
Gigi Abraham

Letter to Mrs Narang

Mrs Narang,

My wife Lata and I are reminiscing a very eventful 'graduating' morning today - over a very warm lunch !

Firstly, gratitude to the children who served us all delectable lunch with so much grace, smile and homely warmth and yet with professional acumen. A very hearty and warm 'Thank You' to them.

Need one say that meticulous planning apart, which was so apparent, it was the personal thought at every step that made the entire 'Graduation Ceremony' so meaningful and heart warming.

I am sure, Madam, that your lucid explanation of the traditional auspicious followings, conducted with much sanctity, would be long remembered by all. I must also add that Dr Kiran Datar's sharing of her experiences would be a great learning not only for the children but all others present.

Sincere thanks to you and to your entire team for a very memorable 'Graduation' for our son Siddharth and his eight friends.

Warm regards
Maj Chaman

Letter to Mrs Sangeeta Nag

Mrs Sangeeta Nag,

It was very kind of you to allow my granddaughter Mira (Grade 5Q) along with her parents, my daughter Sapnaa and her husband Vishal to attend the Graduation Ceremony. I am sure Mira will cherish this day and would already be looking forward to her own Graduation at PSG. I hope I am also there to attend it !

I would be failing if I don't mention what a pleasant feeling it was to listen to your heart rendering message to the graduating students and the parents.

Warm regards
Maj Chaman

Letter to Mrs. Nag

Mrs. Nag,

Mr. Murgai and I would like to sincerely thank you and all your Colleagues for the most enjoyable graduation ceremony. It was a pleasure to see the transformation of the nine Year 12 students. The thought and effort given by staff and younger pupils of the school to make this graduation a success was beyond our dreams! We shall never forget this day and we believe Gautam will remember his school days at Pathways with very much affection and happiness.

Please convey our thoughts to all the members of your Team and send our warmest felicitations.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,
Michèle Murgai

Letter to Puja

Hi Puja,

We as parents of Yash would like to give you a feedback on him.

We have seen a lot of improvement in his overall development. He is really excited and looks forward to going to school everyday. We have noticed that his pattern of approaching new things and / or problems has become very organized & logical. He has started asking a lot of questions and is curious to explore new things in his environment.

We feel very satisfied when he displays a very organized & responsible behavior at home with respect to his room, things and in public places as well. These traits in him were missing earlier.

These improvements are apart from his increased academic performance which we have been mapping.

We thought that we should let you know this positive feedback as we understand that there is a lot of effort required to achieve what you have accomplished for us. Also it is important for us to share all the above with our "PARTNER" in making Yash a better human being.

Thanks for your efforts and good work.

Warm regards
Alpana & Vimarsh
With best regards

Letter to Mrs Paramjit Narang

Mrs. Narang,

We had a wonderful experience with Pathways and have seen Ansh evolve into a actively thinking and learning kid.

It is time for us to move on and continue to explore and see what live teaches us in the next chapter.

We will be relocating from India in June 2013, hence Ansh will not be able to continue at Pathways for next school year.

Being in India was a very important grounding experience for Ansh.

Pathways has constructively played a vital role in learning and development of Ansh and it brings joy to us as parents to see how nurtured and cared he has been in this beautiful sanctuary that you have created at pathways.

Warm Regards
Monika & Shekhar

Letter to Rajeev Sharma

Mr Sharma,

Thank you very much for your kind letter. We received the documents yesterday.

We wish you and Pathways the best for the New year!

We also wanted to thank you again for the wonderful work that all the teachers have done with Diane. She's the best student in her class with quite a large gap with the second student. Her school is one of the best school in France! She was always a very good student, but thank to Pathways, she's now flying!

Warm Regards
Marc and Anne Dayraut

For Goonj Initiative

Madam,

Wanted to share something nice about this initiative. After seeing mail that not enough is getting collected and encouraged by his mother, Shaimay called up every house in our building and even though dint get positive response always, persisted and kept track of whom to call back.

Finally one lady called back and provided two big bundles of warm clothes. We could the see the joy of achievement on his face. Indeed a great education for all of us.

Warm Regards
Mayur
(Letter From Parents)

Letter to Ms Namita

Ms Namita

I take the opportunity of teachers day to express Hitis feelings towards you.She is so very happy to be in your class.

Hiti really admires you a lot.She loves your sense of humour.She says you are very smart and also very kind.

She was very concerned for you last week when you had a bad throat and wanted to make you a get well soon card but forgot!(thats typical of Hiti:) Most importantly,she says you remind her of me and with you around,she never feels lonely.I am so glad she has you around.We thank you so much for everything you do and for being such a gracious teacher!As a mom,its so reassuring to know such nurturing hands are rooting my little girl!

Happy Teacher's Day Mam! Regards Shruti

Letter to Ms. Deepti Gupta

Ms Gupta,

Firstly our compliments on putting up such a great show to you & the entire grade 6.

Specifically for Mehak she got great exposure to script writing, costume design and acting. It was a great learning experience for her on all 3 aspects.

On script writing she got to structure her thoughts and leverage her creativity. On acting I saw her improve tremendously on her confidence and dialogue delivery.

I am aware you pushed the students to perfection on all aspects and though it may have been frustrating for them at times it was good learning that there is no scope for error.

Above all of this it is my conjecture that she experienced how to pull things together, working in a team and get exposure to how a production comes to life.

Overall a great experience for us an audience as well.
Regards
Reema

Letter to Ms. Deepti Gupta

Ma'am Deepti

It was a real treat to our eyes to see our son Mann Sharma of 6Y not only participating in the play but also being actively involved in the production, costumes, script writing etc.He was so enthusiastic about playing the guitar and also helping in the lyrics. He would practice his little piece at home everyday so as nothing would go wrong.

One of our reasons to change his school was also to get him out of his shell. In his previous school he was lost in a crowd of 40 children and so he never got an opportunity to explore his talents and to conquer all his inhibitions. I personally think that drama gives that confidence to the child wherin he sheds all his inhibitions and shines confidently.

Inacting a story through drama is also the best way of making the kids understand and remember the message being put forward.

Specially the way you involve the children in all the little details from writing the script to choosing the correct costumes and the background it gives them a complete insight into how a production is carried out and also helps them to explore their own personal strength and weaknesses.

We have seen an immense change in manns personality and would love to see him again and again participating in everything and exploring the world through his expressions , words and actions.

All the best for your future productions
Best Regards
Ruchi and Deepak Sharma
( parents of Mann Sharma )
Class 6 y

Letter to Ms. Deepti Gupta

Ma'am Deepti

It was a real treat to our eyes to see our son Mann Sharma of 6Y not only participating in the play but also being actively involved in the production, costumes, script writing etc.He was so enthusiastic about playing the guitar and also helping in the lyrics. He would practice his little piece at home everyday so as nothing would go wrong.

One of our reasons to change his school was also to get him out of his shell. In his previous school he was lost in a crowd of 40 children and so he never got an opportunity to explore his talents and to conquer all his inhibitions. I personally think that drama gives that confidence to the child wherin he sheds all his inhibitions and shines confidently.

Inacting a story through drama is also the best way of making the kids understand and remember the message being put forward.

Specially the way you involve the children in all the little details from writing the script to choosing the correct costumes and the background it gives them a complete insight into how a production is carried out and also helps them to explore their own personal strength and weaknesses.

We have seen an immense change in manns personality and would love to see him again and again participating in everything and exploring the world through his expressions , words and actions.

All the best for your future productions
Best Regards
Ruchi and Deepak Sharma
( parents of Mann Sharma )
Class 6 y

Letter to Mrs Sangeeta Nag

Sangeeta Nag,

Mrs Nag I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help through these two years, I really appreciate for all the efforts put in personally by you as well by all the staff in Anmol's day to day progress, and in organizing all the school events especially the grand graduation ceremony. WOW is the word, we were all really impressed with the professional manner the event was organized, Anmol's dad also said that I haven't seen anything like this even on the international level where all the details have been so well planned involving junior students as well all the staff, at the same time making each graduating student and their parent feel so proud and loved. The graduation gowns also are lovely and shows all the amount of effort and time spent on the designing and planning.

Regards
Mrs Ranjit Saini, mother of Anmol Saini (Class of 2013)

Letter to Teacher

Madam,

Madam,

mam wanted to thank you and your team for organizing a brilliant workshop. It helped me as a parent to understand the PYP philosophy and how to use it with my children.

Letter to Dimpu Sharma

Madam,

Madam,

mam wanted to thank you and your team for organizing a brilliant workshop. It helped me as a parent to understand the PYP philosophy and how to use it with my children.

Letter to Dimpu Sharma

Madam,

I must admit one major change observed in him after MUN. In the morning, he has habit of picking up newspaper and move to the last page, where he glances sports news while sipping his milk and probably plans to gossip with friends on Messi or Ronaldo.

Today I saw him reading the front page with great interest and inept attention. The curious glance was as akin as if he was reading latest La-Liga behind the scene news.

He shouted in Eureka, drawing my attention to the news that all the recommendation as part of their Human Rights resolution on Juvenile justice at MUN, have been reflected in Indian Govt proposed ordinance. He narrated without eye-lid as if it was great personal victory.

It was just a flip of pages, but it felt like conscious stride from literacy to education. I hope he catches up on other subjects too that he missed.

Thanks a lot once again to all the teachers involved.

Warm Regards.
Mayur Shah

Letter to Teacher

Ma'am,

Just wanted to thank you for creating such a good educational background for my children at Pathways, that they are finding themselves at par with other children here in Munich. Both Sherin and Sagun have settled well and love going to Bavarian International School here. Their teachers find them well acquainted with PYP attributes and attitudes and were amazed at their knowledge acquisition. Sending some pictures of them.

I hope you keep up the good work for many years to come.

Take care

Thanks once again
Guncha

Importance of Environment

Ma'am,

Just wanted to thank you for creating such a good educational background for my children at Pathways, that they are finding themselves at par with other children here in Munich. Both Sherin and Sagun have settled well and love going to Bavarian International School here. Their teachers find them well acquainted with PYP attributes and attitudes and were amazed at their knowledge acquisition. Sending some pictures of them.

I hope you keep up the good work for many years to come.

Take care

Thanks once again
Guncha

Letter to Mahesh / Neeraj

It was really a pleasure watching the basketball match on 1st Sept. I was literally awestruck. The settings were perfect with bright and sunny morning. The ground was of international quality standards. It was the school's first match and the tension was there in everyone's face. In the initial phase we were lagging behind with two goals. . We had lost all hopes but when the first goal was scored, I could see the proud & satisfying moment in Neeraj's eyes. The jinx was broken. And the rest is history. We won the game with sufficient margin. It was a very special moment for everyone who was present & watching the match.

It is very special for anyone to start on a winning note and the school did precisely that. My sincere thanks & appreciation to Sports Department in general & Mahesh & Neeraj in particular for the efforts they have put in the last 1year. They have left no stone unturned in coaching the children. The battle has been won but the war is yet to be won. I am sure many more victories will follow. My thanks to efforts put in by the students as well who made this victory possible.

Regards
Govind Narayan
Father of Muskaan Agarwal-Grade 9

Letter to Urvashi

That looks like a massive fun week you guys had. You sure know how to get them and keep them too.

Though Vanya has known her animals of all sorts for long, but, the phenomenal job you are doing with not just creating awareness, but largely, reinforcement is hugely commendable. I think that they don't just learn, but even feel the pride of ownership when they make a sheep or a rabbit with their own hands.

I don't think any of the children will ever forget anything taught this practical way. Sharad and I love to take her out and teach her things on the field and this similarity with your teaching pattern just makes us jubilant.

Lots of love from us,
Vandana

Letter to Teacher

Mam(s),

I have to say your Newsletters are simply awesome and insightful. It’s only been about a month since Arhan has joined the school, but the difference is widely evident and his love for school and his teachers is growing by the day, to the extent that we have started feeling the envy!! (On a lighter note)

Thank you for all your continued and meticulous efforts. They are really very well appreciated.

Regards
Nikhil Singhal

Letter to Manju

Hi Arti,

How are you? Hope all fine.

I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with anavi's progress in Hindi.

Till six months ago, our biggest concern on moving back to india was her limited exposure to Hindi. From not even knowing the alphabets to independently reading basic stories is quite a leap in six months and the total credit for this goes to her hindi teacher, Ms Manju. Thanks to her efforts, anavi loves both speaking as well as reading in hindi. I think she has done a fantastic job!

I would like to thank her in person but meanwhile please let her know we highly appreciate all the efforts she has put in towards making Hindi fun for the kids.

Thanks,
Archana

Letter to Ms. Sharma

Respected Ms. Sharma,

I had been to Shefali’s S L C which was held on February 22, 2011. It was an immense pleasure watching Shefali’s SLC in front of her supportive and encouraging teachers. I was surprised as she gave her presentation with so much of confidence. It has been a long journey for her from Amity to Pathways. The girl who used to be shy and nervous was giving her presentation in front of her teachers and parents. I would like to acknowledge the contribution of ‘YOU’ and your team, as without this support, Shefali wouldn’t be able to do this. I am proud of her due to the tremendous progress she is showing in studies and extra co-curricular activities. I would also like to credit The Pathways School for providing her such platform and for building up her confidence and ethics. She is progressing well and I know that one day she will make us all proud.

Best Regards,
Saahil Yadav
(Brother of Shefali)

Letter to Dimpu Mam

Respected Dimpu Mam,

It was indeed a great day for all of us. Dhruv’s presentation reflected the wonderful team effort of Pathways. We are very happy with Dhruv’s growth at pathways.

We will definitely work on the areas suggested by you.

Thank you,
Shalini Hajela

Thank you again
Seema Bansal

Letter to Guncha

Our Conversation

Me: I wonder how it becomes cold n hot (summer or winter)

Nikita: Earth goes round n round so america gets day and india gets night.

Me: Hmm but still how summer n winter.

Nkita: I think sun paas hai thats why summer hai

Thanks for the hardwork, they definately are grasping difficult concepts with ease.

Warm Regards,
Suchi
Parent Nursery School
Pathways Gurgaon

Letter to Guncha

Hi Guncha,

I wanted to thank you for taking input and introducing the new kids in school - it helps.

On another note, Samara has been constantly talking about the different times of day and about the seasons....whatever she learns at school she absolutely translates that into what she observes - so if it is evening and we are down -she will tell me that it is now dusk, etc...or if she sees a fallen leaf, she will tell me that she thinks it is now autumn!

Warm Regards,
Ayesha

Letter to Ms. Gupta

Ms. Gupta,

Thanks a lot for inviting us to the form day! It gave us even greater insight into the thoughts & hard work that all the staff members put into the development & execution of the curriculum to benefit the children. We also understand and truly appreciate the work of other staff members as well who are behind the scenes supporting administration/overall functioning of the school. You correctly said the children spend more awake-hours in school than at home; and it was reassuring to see that education & development of our daughter is in hands of very competent people who are also very passionate about their jobs.

Pl convey our sincere thanks to all the staff!

Warm Regards,
Gagan & Reema
(Parents of Maeher, Grade III)

Letter to Sharmila

Sharmila,

Thanks for all the efforts to produce this amazing newsletter regualrly! We were thinking about writing to you about how helpful it is for us (parents) to know what the kids are learning and to do some coordinated effort on our part to enhance the learning experience our kids are having. But the best compliments that any one can give you - when our daughter said "I really miss New Jersey except for the school; my school here is really nice except the uniform part" and the fact that she comes home happy after school & looks forward to go back the next day. Those may be simple & honest words coming out of her mouth but say a great lot about the efforts you and your colleagues are putting into overall development of the kids and not just into producing this newsletter. (Never mind the uniform part and we in fact love that as parents) . We are still dealing with our transition to this new city where we had never been before and we know what those words meant to us. Please extend our sincere thanks to other teachers as well for their efforts and patience!

Warm Regards,
Gagan & Reema

Letter to Barkha and Poonam

It was a pleasure to meet you all on the first day and I feel very comfortable after meeting you all.

We are confident that our son is in safe hands and your teachings, ethics and guidance will make him a great kid, a perfect gentleman and humble human being.

We would keep on interacting with you and let us know whenever we are needed at school

Regards
Sanjay Khanna
Parent of Grade 6 student

For the Admissions team

It was a pleasure meeting you this morning. Congratulations on a successful opening and orientation. It was well organized and we appreciate the complete involvement and dedication of all staff members. We received positive feedback and are confident we are in good hands.

Aneet Virk,
Parent of Primary School student

For the Admissions team

This is to thank you and the whole Pathways Team for giving us an opportunity to be a part of the amazing orientation programme of your wonderful institution which was held on 18.10.2010, morning.

While I was sitting with my son- Dhruv ( Grade 6) in the cosy amphitheatre that morning, waiting for the orientation to start I thing I was as excited or may be a little more excited than Dhruv . When the programme started unfolding it took me to a different world of harmony, beauty and immense peace. Your programme that day very strongly reflected the vision and strength of Pathways!

A very kind and special thanks to all the beautiful team members of Pathways who made that particular day so special for all of us.

Well I hope that in future also we will be a part of many more beautiful moments like that day. Heartiest congratulations and all the best to all of you at Pathways.

Thanks,
Regards,

Shalini Hajela

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