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December Flashback

Our heartfelt thanks to the Mehta family for their generous donation that made it possible for us to launch our very own Teacher Coaching App. Over November and December, we’ve we used the app school-wide which has allowed us to gather rich observation data about our teaching practices.

Our outstanding Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) organized a very merry "Christmas Carnival" to celebrate the holiday season with the Gateway Community.
This included wonderfully organized Christmas games, musical performances by a group of moms, a band from Cathedral school and Hindi playback singer, Subhro Ganguly and lots of lovely food to fill our bellies. Students also flew through school on a zipline that was set up for the day!
What a splendid way to celebrate the holiday season and end of another year!
Our students had a double Christmas celebration as a group of teachers went through school and sang carols for the students. Students joined in the carol singing and were led to Grandstand where Santa Claus distributed chocolates to them all! 
Students of the Rainbow Riders made their own Christmas stockings with their initials on them as part of homeroom activities, and many homerooms celebrated the end of the year with a potluck or lunch party!

A special thank-you to Dr. S.S. Iyer for spreading joy to our students by dressing up as Santa Claus!

Student Spotlight
Building Capacity in Students

High School Student Joshua Warjri, who is passionate about making music has released a CD with some of the tracks he has created. He will be donating the proceeds to a school for children with special needs in Shillong. We're extremely proud of Joshua and wish him best in this charitable effort to support students in his hometown. 
To know more details, please email: warjri@email.com

20 students and 5 teachers from a low-income school in Govandi visited us this month. The senior students of the High School Adaptive Program (HSAP) planned for their visit as a part of their integrated Service Learning Program (SLP). Our students gave the visitors a school tour in Hindi and planned a fun-filled session on team building!

Students of Lower School (Super Troupers) and one Middle school homeroom (The Groundbreakers) participated in the Jarul Book Award which is designed to celebrate and honor Indian literature written by Indian authors

The students listened to three books, during their library and language time, and then voted to select the best Indian Picture book. We have submitted our votes and will know the results in January.

The Goal Diggers, our IGCSE students went on a field trip to Darewadi in October. To document their learning, the students created a website in which they presented their takeaways using various media such as a presentation, vlog, speech and blog.

Visit their website here!

Professional Development
Building Capacity in the Team

Ms. Aditi Dalal attended “At your own risk” by Mr. Nipun Dharmadhikari at Thespo, a youth theatre movement. This workshop touched upon all aspects from script to stage.

Outreach and Community Engagements
Building Capacity in the Community

Gateway team members Ms. Manika Khanna, Ms. Radhika Chandrasekaran and Ms. Rudri Joshi facilitated a session on ‘Using Tech to promote engagement and participation and facilitate social interaction in a class’ at TECH 2019 (Transforming Education Conference for Humanity) by UNESCO and MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) at Vizag. The participants got a chance to experience tech tools which are extensively used by Gateway teachers to promote motivation, participation and interaction in their classrooms. The session was attended by education technologists, education leaders and teachers.

Ms. Aditi Ghosh and Ms. Daya Chatani presented ‘Mindset for Learning’ at a workshop organized by GATI at Ummeed. The overall program was aimed to build awareness among school teachers and leaders to understand inclusion and how to address the needs of children with special needs.

Read more about GATI here

Gateway Community Update

Farewell

We bid farewell to Ms. Meghna Visaria and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. 

Monthly Social-Emotional Article

Each month, the Social Emotional Learning team sends an article to the Gateway team to share best practices and build competency. This month they've shared two articles on intrinsic motivation; tapping into its power, and how to develop it. Read them below!

Tapping the power of intrinsic motivation
Developing intrinsic motivation with choice

Looking Forward To

The Gateway family would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and an incredible 2020!
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