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Advisory Body Minutes of Meeting

CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
Advisory Board Meeting 2017-18

 DAY: Tuesday DATE: 31.10.2017

On behalf of City Pride School, the school Principal Mrs. Maya Sawant welcomed the Advisory Board members.

Point number 1] She briefed about the various achievements of school from August 2017 – October 2017. City Pride School, is ranked No. 10 amongst India’s Top "Green Schools in India" by Education World . In Inter-School Logical Reasoning Quiz Competition Organised by The Kalyani School and Sponsored by TKS LogIQuiz CPS were awarded 2nd runner up team. * In Interschool Compuskill Championship 2017, Organised by Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh School,Pune, CPS bagged "Best Creativity Award", Certificate and a Cash Prize. In Seed IT Idol 2017 19 students’ bagged Gold medals in top 50 rankers. In Indradhanush Competition 2017, by Sanskriti School won the 1st Prize. In Slogan Writing. In ‘Start up with German’ organised by Goethe Institute, Delhi and sponsored by Max Muller Bhavan , Pune Vaishanvi Kulkarni from Std X has been selected for Goa Youth Competition through start up with German Competition. In Shaastra Junior Quiz Organised by IIIT Madras 3 teams were qualified for 2nd Level .* In Camlin Competition 2016-17 Organised by Camlin in August 2016 CPS students received an appreciation certificate at Zonal Level 2016-17.

Point number 2] - Maya Ma’am also briefed about various activities conducted in the school. Various activities were conducted to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement like Freedom of Expression, Pledge on future India, Drawing competition, and online quiz competition for Std XI & XII.An interactive session on GST was conducted for the students of STD IX and X .A special assembly was conducted in support of ‘Rally for Rivers’ initiated by Isha Foundation on Monday, 28th August, 2017. Children of grade 7 performed a skit named ‘Jeevan Dayini Nadiya’ during the assembly. The skit delivered a very clear message about the real and alarming situation of depletion of rivers and measures to control it. A PPT presentation ‘Our Rivers - Our Lifelines’ was shown to the children on the campaign that pledges to save our dying rivers Later a Creative writing Competition was conducted for the students of Std. 5, 6 & 7 by Isha foundation. * A session on Dog care was conducted. Parenting Workshop was conducted for parents of LKG and STD IV.* “Indradhanush” event by Pre-primary section which was appreciated by the parents. * Rhythm 2017 and interschool competition was a grand success. Maya Ma’am briefed about various activities under Atal Tinkering Lab like the innovative prototyping workshop, robosoccer. . She also mentioned about Atal Tinkering Marathon in which the school is going to submit 3-5 minutes video in November based on the Energy saving, Smart Mobility, Agriculture to NITI AAYOG. *This year students and teachers from fashion designing department and animation department participated in online Pro-innovate up cycling competition called “Kabaad ka Jugaad”. The products were highly appreciated and we were felicitated with certificates, gift vouchers and coupons. .

Point number 3 ] : Maya Ma’am also briefed about the various Science Projects and Competitions- In COEP – Mindspark- Genius Junior out of 7 teams participated 4 got selected for 2nd level. In Interschool Science Maths Quiz Competition Organised by Muktangan Exploratory Science Center, Nigdi on 13th September 2017 school ,Secured 1st position in Science Maths Quiz Competition. In National Children Science Congress (Maharashtra), four survey based projects will be send -1) Different methods of storing food, 2) Effects of imbalanced diet on health of under privileged children (age 0 – 4 years), 3) Solar devices production, maintenance and utilization and 4) Study on negative and positive effects of communication and technology. In Inter School Science- Maths Quiz Competition organised by Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre-(Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) Two teams participated.One team was selected for 2nd level and got First Prize - Arnav Kumbhar, Arnav Thorat and Maedhika Malhotra and Arnav Kumbhar was awarded “Best Quizzer”.

Point number 4 ] Maya Ma’am also briefed about the various achievements in sports In 1st South Asian Tennis Volley Ball Champions, held in Bangkok,Thailand our City Pride Junior College Student, Aditya Nair of Std 12th Science represented India and won a gold medal in Tennis Volley Ball Champions held on 30th August 2017 in Bangkok. Mugdha Wavhal got selected for international competition got 2 gold medals in Biathlete,Triathele National Level Competition and has got selected for the International Competition which was held in Spain. CBSE Zonal Competition : in 800 M run Mugdha won 1st place. * In ZP Gymnastic Inter School Competition: Sanya Gokhale got 1st rank and selected for zonal level.In ZP Athletics Competition: 1. Adil Mir won 2nd place in 400 m & selected for zonal level, Mukaddar Gojar won 3rd place in Shot put and Harshita Mhatre won 3rd place in Long Jump. In ZP Volley ball Competition: Team of boys under 14 won 3rd place and team of girls under 14 won 1st place. In ZP Karate Competition: Mukkadar Gojar won 2nd place and in ZP Throw ball competition: Team of boys under 14 won 1st place.

Point number 5] Budget (2017-2018) and Fees structure Dr Ashwini Kulkarni , representative of management was invited as a special invitee for the meeting . She presented detailed structure of the school budget for the academic year 2017-2018, wherein she explained about the income – expenditure in detail. The hard copy of the same was made available for the members if interested . Further adding on she also discussed about the fees structure . She informed the parents that the fees was revised in the previous year ie year 2016-17 for next 2 years .ie for year 17-18 and 18-19 , by 20% This increase was accepted by the executive body but there was a request by the parents in the executive body that instead of increasing the fees by 20% in 17-18 , the school could increase it in 2 steps that is 10% in 2017-18 and again 10% in 2018-19 . This request by the members was accepted by the school and thus the fees was increased by 10% in 2017-18 . The fees is due for 10% increase in year 2018-19 as per the same decision She told the parents that the required procedure for revision in fees was meticulously followed. The present members unanimously informed that they are aware of this fact and support the decision taken by the previous executive body and school management.

Point number 6 ] PTA fund :ms. Nilima Palse briefed the parents about the collection of PTA fund for year 2017-18 . She told that as per the decision taken in the previous meeting , we keep 10% amount as corpus fund which can be utilized for help students for participation in international competitions. Accordingly it is proposed that financial help could be given to the sports stars of city pride who have participated in international events if we get such application from them . Parents from Advisory body applauded this thought and the decision of helping such bright starts was confirmed

7.Short vacation- Mrs Nilima.Sadaphal( VL) asked whether the short vacation could be reduced and whether we could start the long vacation from April 15th Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it is not possible as the paper correction and result work and it is declared before the new session starts.

Point no 7] ECS system for payment of fees - – Ms. Nilima Palse explained the benefits of ECS system . She informed that the ECS system is very convenient method of payment . we do not charge any service charge for the same . It was decided that ECS system will be made compulsory for class 1 this year and will subsequently every year will be continued for higher classes as well

 Point number 8] Ms Nilima Palse - briefed the members about the Security provisions in the school premises as follows * CCTV cameras are installed at all gates and specific places and watchmen are there at all three gates and entry records for outsiders are maintained. Fifteen more cameras will be installed at the corridors. * Fire system is in place for the entire campus and fire safety drills and evacuation drills are conducted every year * Teachers are assigned floor duties for keeping a watch and Tai are allotted duties outside every toilet to keep a watch. Co- class teacher in class during breakfast and lunch time * Police verification documents have been submitted for all class 4 employees , drivers and attendants *Self defense workshop for std. 8th girls is conducted every year; Good touch- bad touch film screening was done for pre primary and primary and lecture on Cyber security awareness for the higher standard students. It was suggested that self defense workshop should be conducted for the boys also. * Vigilance committee has been formed and two parents from the committee were added to the Vigilance committee – (Mr. Venkatesh Wadekar- V Peace and Mr. Milind Bawa from I Wisdom. This Committee from time to time will be supervising the various areas of the School.One visit is already done where one of the members had supervised various classes when the breakfast was served and was very happy and pleased to see the whole system.

 Point number 9] Use of mobiles during picnic - A good discussion took place, whether students should be allowed to carry mobile phones during picnics. It is was shared by the teacher members, that most of the time instead of enjoying the picnic, children are busy taking selfe and photos or seeing videos. . Taking selfies is also dangerous many times Decision taken on this it was strongly suggested by parents that that students should strictly not be allowed to carry any mobile phone during picnic / field visits or any other outings. Teachers can always communicate with the PTA members and give the updated by the end of the day.

Point number 10] : Health and HygieneThe school has water filters at all drinking water tanks and coolers . Mosquito nets are fitted on all windows on ground floor . Dhoop is circulated in the campus All water tanks are cleaned regularly . The water test is done from authorized lab. Water filters are changes every 3 months . The school keeps medical record of children. Medical room is available with nurse for first aid treatment . all the children have accident insurance . Medical check up is done annually . Additionally the School is planning to have a Committee of Doctors also.

Point number 11] - It was mentioned that an “Authorised Pick and drop card” will be given to the parents on the coming open day (18th November 2017). On this good discussion took place. • Mrs. Doshi from STD- VIII suggested that card to be given to both the parents. • Mr. Marathe suggested that the card should have the school stamp on it. • Mrs. Jadhav from std – IX Hope said that if we use the card system during dispersal it will be crowded. • Mr. Vijay Kamble said that in the previous school 3 cards were given (2 for parents and for grandparent) • The School Administrative head replied that it is not possible to give more cards • Decision taken – It was decided that if the parents want they can take a colour Xerox of the card and take the school stamp from school and get it laminated. • One LKG parent said that if the parents forget to get the pickup card the bus will have to wait which may cause delay for others and if the Tai does not allow the child to depart from the bus then the child may get panic. • Decision taken – Bringing the child back to school if parents are not there at the bus stop and it was decided in this situation the Parent can come in the bus to the school. At the school gate random checking of cards will be done and at the bus stop and if the parents come in between the school hours to pick their child the pickup cards will be compulsory. • Mr. Ashish from STD- VIII suggested that during dispersal as it is very crowded the school can have the turn stand so only one student comes out of the gate or to add one smaller gate. Mrs. Doshi suggested to install a railing. • Decision taken – During dispersal children will be made to stand in a row. • Mrs. Lubna from STD – VIII asked about the facility of pickup cards for children during Saturdays. • Decision taken – A Tai will be given duty for the same. • Mr. Gorakshnath asked can both the parents be notified during an emergency. • The Coordinator answered that the message will go only to one number which is registered. • One parent asked that can the school ask for additional phone numbers from each child whom they can send when it is not possible for parents to come. • The Coordinator replied that it will be practically impossible to keep such a huge data and moreover there will be security concerns and will create lot of unnecessary confusion.

Point number 12] : Promotional policy of Govt :  Maya Ma’am discussed about the new Govt. promotion policy . She mentioned that now there is no mass promotion , students can be detained in STD V & VIII. This is beneficial for the child as it gives scope for improvement and develops confidence before the child faces the board exam.

 Point number 13]: Distribution of books – - The school informed the parents that the school will not be able to give venue to the book distributer in the premises from next year as it may be violation of rule of Government . Though the parent memebrs strongly recommended the distribution to be done in school premises only . parent mentioned that the school is not selling the books they are only giving venue for distribution . also the school is not charging any extra money from parents for the same . hence the text books must be distributed in school . Nilima madam clarified that the list of text books and notebooks will be given 1 week in advance to the parents and then they can give consent whether they want text book from the distributor else they can by the whole set from outside . parents also requested to give notebooks at the same time . but school insisted that we can just make them available at school premises . if parents wish to buy from there they can but it will not be compulsory again . The suggestion were as follows Mrs. Dahiwal from STD –X said that note books for both the term should be given by the school. Mrs Rudrawar also suggested that it will be more convenient for parents if all the books are given from the school. It was decided that since it is difficult to obtain the set of text books from the market the school would make the premises available for the vendor for the same . The rest of required material could be bought by the parents. How ever the school never compels parents to buy the books from a particular place.

Point no. 14] - The meeting ended with a thanking note given by Mrs Nisha Panicker – Secretary PTA Executive Body.




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CITY PRIDE SCHOOL
First Advisory Board Meeting 2017-18

 DAY: Friday DATE: 28.07.17

On behalf of the management, the School Correspondent Dr. Ashwini .Kulkarni welcomed the Advisory Board members.

The following points were discussed in the meeting.

1. Medium of Communication: The school correspondent Dr. Ashwini.Kulkarni informed the parents that PTA Executive and Advisory Body of City Pride school have formed Whats app groups which will enable them to share any issues faced by any member of the school and find out a solution to the same. Whatsapp is a social media which should be used constructively and responsibly by the parents and genuine problems and queries should be posted in the group. It is generally been observed that meager petty issues like home assignments, absenteeism, loss of things etc is posted. She also mentioned that whenever any concerned queries have been posted the school representatives have always answered the queries promptly. She said that these kinds of petty issues can be handled in the various class groups and she urged the members of the advisory board to maintain the serenity of the group for its smooth functioning .

2. Parking- The parents had queries regarding the traffic congestion in front of the school gate in the morning and during dispersal hours. The school correspondent Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni informed the members that though a call was taken in the previous years that the parents could follow the one way rule to avoid the congestion it was generally observed that most of the parents were not following the one way policy. She said that parents could come on two wheelers or start with car pooling. She urged the advisory members to create awareness regarding parking of vehicles in the whatsapp group. One parent suggested that we could define the parking line on the road. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni added to it that such kind of awareness could be easily created through the various whatsapp groups. One parent suggested that 95% of the traffic is school related and only 5% is of outsiders, so the initiative has to be taken by the school and that all the school buses, the rickshaws and vans should follow the rule of one way and added that the bus bringing the physiotherapy students always comes from the wrong side. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that with immediate effect it will be seen that all the school buses are following the one way rule. One parent suggested that the open ground near Camp Education institute can be used for parking on which madam mentioned that we are using this area since last two years for parking . One parent suggested that a graphic presentation on traffic and parking area can be shown to the children and through children it would be easy to create awareness. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni appreciated the suggestion and suggested to take up the problem statement in creya and added that a flex could be made directing the parking rules. One parent suggested about the speed limit and the speed breakers.
Action Taken: The area outside the school gates was inspected after the meeting and it was observed that there are two speed breakers as per the RTO norms. Secondly all our school buses follow the One way traffic rule. The bus driver who drives the students to Physiotherapy college was informed to follow the one way norm. After the rainy season the area infront of all the three school gates will be marked wherein no vehicles will be allowed to be parked . No parent will be allowed to wait in that marked area. Presentations on awareness about traffic rules and traffic control will be given to the students so that they can convey the same to their parents to resolve the issue. We have also invited innovative ideas on this issue from our students .

 3.Time Slots during interaction and open days: Parents do not follow the schedule according to the time slots on Interaction and Open Days which leads to delay for other parents. Dr.Ashwini. Kulkarni suggested to collect names and make the list of such parents. She also suggested that parents with more than two children can give an application to the class teachers and get the same time slot for interaction with the teachers. One parent said that as the parents find it very difficult to locate the subject teachers. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni suggested to write the name of the subject teachers and their location on the black board for the convenience of the parents. She urged the advisory members to send a note one day prior on the various whatsapp groups to abide by the rules of school and follow the timings given for interaction and open days .One parent suggested that from the advisory board one member can take initiative. Badges could be made for the advisory board members.
Action Taken: The teachers have been informed about writing the name of the subject teachers and their location on the black board for the convenience of the parents. The teachers have to collect the applications for the change in time slots from the parents having two children. Badges for Executive and Advisory groups will be given shortly.

4. Books:   One parent said that the bags are heavy and suggested if the school can start with book bank system. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that the book bank system was practically not possible as many parents wish to retain the Math, Science and German books .Some parents suggested that a child could have two sets of books. One could be kept at home and one can remain in the school.

5. Bag weight:Some parents mentioned that the school bags are very heavy. On this Madam said the school has given lockers wherein students can keep their books.Moreover the students should carry books according to the timetable but it is noticed that the students carry tuition books and other stuffs which makes the bag heavy. She further suggested that the school would check the bag weight.
Action taken: The coordinators are in the process of checking the weight of bag.

6.Lockers : Mrs. Pathak asked that whether big locks could be used to lock the lockers. Mrs. Suja Rajesh answered that students have already been informed to use good quality locks

7.Short vacation- Mrs Nilima.Sadaphal( VL) asked whether the short vacation could be reduced and whether we could start the long vacation from April 15th Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it is not possible as the paper correction and result work and it is declared before the new session starts.

8.Breakfast - One parent said that the breakfast quantity is less. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied the breakfast served will be limited and if parents feel that their ward needs more, then they can send it from home. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that the breakfast served is a supplementary or help for mothers. She also mentioned that the K.G. section already has a separate menu.

 9.Leaves - One parent asked for more than one day holiday for Gauri poojan Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it is a secular school and we need to take care of all religious festivals . She said that the child can take 10 casual leaves  provided they are well planned for important occasions only. Some leaves should be reserved as sick leaves.

 10.Tiffin stand- One parent said that the number of tiffin stand should be increased Madam suggested to increase one more Tiffin stand.
Action Taken: One more iron bar would be fitted on the present tiffin stands .

11.STD- III Mathematics paper: Mrs.Pranjali.Bhalkar(III) said that many children could not complete their math paper and also suggested that children should be given training in time management Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that the school will train the children in the area of time management.

12.Uniform:  Mrs. Pathak suggested that extra buttons should be made available. The Administrative officer is informed about the same.

13.Washroom- One parent said that the washrooms are very dirty. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni denied it completely and explained that during rainy season the washrooms get muddy. We clean the washrooms three times in a day and every three hours the Tai have been instructed to pour water.

14.STD- II Marathi paper practice:  One of the parent said that the practice for STD II was not done properly and children found it very difficult, especially visarg and match the following. Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya replied that lot of practice was taken and Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni suggested that more worksheets should be taken.
Action Taken: Principal Maam spoke to the respective teacher and learnt that enough practice was taken for the above mentioned topic.

 15.LKG absent note- One parent asked can the leave note be sent through top school. Mrs. Poonam Patel answered that it would be more convenient and feasible to send the absent note written in the school calendar as that is the easiest and quickest way to keep a track of absenteeism in person.

16.Completion of notes- One parent from STD-III said that when the notes are incomplete, the teachers just write incomplete remark. The concern of the parent was on how to then complete the notes. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it will be taken care of.
Action Taken: The teachers were informed about this during the staff meeting and the teachers would take care of the same.

17.Correction- One parent from STDVI said that the English books are not corrected properly and it is just written as seen and most of the times the class works are incomplete. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it will be taken care of.
Action Taken: The answer key of the grammar exercise will be sent by the English teachers .

18.Benches & lockers- Mrs.Shraddha.Gadekar (STD -VII C)said that most of the benches are damaged and requested the school to repair it on priority basis. Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni replied that it will be taken care of.
Action Taken: The lockers are repaired and repairing of benches is in process.

19.Paper pattern- Mrs Wavhal from STD VII said that there was lot of confusion among parents regarding the syllabus of Marathi subject especially regarding the writing skills (katha lekhan) Dr. Ashwini. Kulkarni instructed to the coordinator to look into the matter
Action Taken: Principal Maam spoke to the concerned teacher

20.Open Door -Test: It was suggested that the answer key for the Open door test should be sent through Top school to the parents.
Action Taken: It was informed to the concerned teacher and this will be implemented from the next cycle.