On Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 35 students of the senior section of our School, got a wonderful opportunity to Visit INS Kolkata – a destroyer warship of Indian Navy. The journey to an adventurous day began early in the morning. We reached the Lion Gate and got to see the beautiful premises of the Naval Dockyard. At around 10 o’clock, after our breakfast, we started sailing into the open waters of Arabian Sea.
In the first week of September, the Inter-House Newspaper Collection / Drive was officially declared open. Every student collected newspapers for their House, hoping to see their House in the limelight. A month later, after tons of hard work and team effort, the newspapers were brought together to be weighed. Everyone waited with anticipation to hear the results!
The biology students of grade 10 visited a nursing home and met Dr. Kanchan Divekar as an extension activity in the month of July. This activity was for an informal interaction with the doctor as an extension of the recently covered topic on human reproduction. The students’ questions were answered by Ms. Divekar. She also shared animation video on some of the procedures followed for treatment in her nursing home.
Kabir Bharatbhai Bhakta has been awarded Gold Medal in Junior Boy’s – under 63 kg weight category in 31st Maharashtra State Junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship 2017 held on 16th and 18th August, 2017 at Kolhapur.
Well done Kabir!!
Saksham Sanjay Athavale participated in 11th World Taekwondo Culture Expo in which he received the Silver Medal in Poomsae and Kyorugi style held in South Korea on 18th July, 2017.
Well done Saksham!!
‘Art Logo Design’ – the Art Competition was organized by Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel on 11th and 12th of July 2017.
In keeping with the rapid changes in the field of education as an influence of technological advancements, the theme of the competition was The Role of Technology in Education.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel is proud of its students, Ishita Deshmukh and Kabir Bhakta who participated in Standard chartered Mumbai Marathon representing Young leaders for NGO Habitat for Humanity.
The department of Science, at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, heralded the Science quiz “DPGA Mastermind”, as a part of the National Science Day celebrations. The event entailed three rounds, for grades 1-8. Every round witnessed a nail-biting competition, that it made elimination and short listing very difficult. The teams that cleared the preliminary and elimination rounds, marched their way to the finale held on the 9th of February 2017.
‘Zero Garbage’ initiative by IBDP students of DPGA, New Panvel.
On the 68th Republic Day of India, the IBDP students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, initiated their ‘Zero Garbage’ venture which is an extension of the initiative taken up by the Ex Municipal Councilor of Panvel, Mr. Ganesh Kadu.
All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy; After the intensive and exhaustive study and exam schedules the students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel went to Shangrila Resort and Water Park, Thane on 14th December, 2016. The students from grades 6 to 8 along with teachers left school at 8:00 in the morning. All the students of DPGA enjoyed the various fun rides and had a gala time till evening.
A trip can refresh anyone’s mind from their hectic daily schedule. So, to refresh everyone’s mind we decided to have a small trip to Pench which was organized by the Adventure group. It was a 5 days trip, that began on a pleasant evening of 10th December, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Around 6:30 p.m. we reached the station where we had food and left for Nagpur. In the train, we played a few games and ate our dinner.
Naval Band Performance held on 2nd December, 2016 at Gateway of India.
As part of Navy Week celebrations, the Indian Navy had invited Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel to view the programme of the Naval Band Performance and Tattoo ceremony at Gateway of India on 2nd December, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit to INS Tabar – 28th November, 2016
Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab is one of the most revered day observed by the Sikh community to glorify the tenets of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti commemorates the birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. Both in the literal sense and in essence, Gurpurab means ‘festival of the gurus’.
Senses lab activity was held in the activity room. All the classes of Early Years were taken to lab on Monday 25th July, 2016. Various activities were done in the Senses Lab. Some of the interesting activities conducted to explain the five senses were: Phone activity with the help of paper cup and musical instruments for hearing; children touched and felt the texture of various things like hard toys, soft toys, nets and poky mats to experience the sense of touch;
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
Just because it’s rainy, it does not mean that we sit indoors all the times. To quench children’s curiosity and explore the ways things look, feel, smell, taste and sound on a rainy day; the students of the Early Years Section headed out in the rains to have fun.
“Experience is the teacher of all things”.
– Julius Ceaser
The source of knowledge is experience. At Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, No Bag Day was conducted on 16th September, 2016 to enhance learning through experience.
After an exciting and successful trip to Karnala last year, we were very eager to arrange a trek again this year along with 10th grade, A-Levels, AS- Levels, IB1, IB2 students and our Coordinators.
Last year we couldn’t accomplish our goal of reaching the top of the mountain i.e., the Karnala Fort, but this year we were determined to do so.
To Adventure Is To Find Yourself Whole
A welcome break from the daily rigours of studies and classrooms came in the form of the three-day Panchgani Adventure Camp. The students of Grades 9-12 of DPGA headed to the scenic hill station on 29th January, 2016.
‘The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy’.
The annual picnic for students of grade 1 and 2 at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel was held on 13th February, 2016 at Franav Farms.
The supporting staff of Dr. Pillai Global Academy had a fun-filled day on 7th February, 2016 as their Principal, Ms. Anjna Sahi arranged a day of outing for them at Franav Farms.
“Nothing is better than a picnic”- Zooey Deschanel
The staff of Dr.Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, went for a picnic to Saguna Baug in the serene out skirts of Karjat, on 6th February, 2016.The teachers enjoyed a treat of fun filled activities such as flying fox, zipline and segway rides.
“To travel, is to live”! This one liner brings out the central idea of teaching students social studies. One such venture that helped students revisit the past was the visit to philately exhibition. This helped students develop awareness about different aspects of philately.
Fostering international mindedness and inculcating a respect for other cultures, is the backbone of international education. Students of grades 11 and 12, participated in a student exchange programme, at Spain. They had an insightful experience, that opened different doors of learning.
Swami Viveknanda’s birthday which falls on 12th January is celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’ or ‘Yuva Diwas’. This year the theme is ‘Indian youth for development, skill and harmony’.
Every year for 2 weeks, DPGA, Panvel grounds vibrate and pulsate with immense energy during the Annual Football Tournament where there is a fierce competition amongst the students representing the four houses – Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Topaz. The league matches of the football tournament that started on 11th August, 2015 came to a close with a throbbing grand finale on 22nd August 2015.
Like in the past, this year too we had a football match between our Alumni and Current Batch of students on Independence Day. It turned out to be a tough competition. Both teams fought hard to win, blocking the other team from scoring a goal leading to a penalty shoot-out. Neeraj Nair, IBDP2 current batch scored the deciding goal thus winning the trophy for his team.
Excursions are means of educating ourselves on how certain things work and how we rely on certain services. Grade 2 students visited the Local Post Office to post thank you letters to their parents. Students learnt letter writing as part of their English Curriculum and wrote a letter to their parents in the class.
Chinese New Year
Celebration of Chinese New Year commenced on 19th February, 2015 and ended on 6th March, 2015. The mythological story and the costumes used during the festival were discussed. Children decorated their class rooms with dragons, lanterns and so on. On the last day of the new year children came to school dressed in traditional costumes.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel participated in a sports event organized by The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI) held on 15th, 16th and 17th January, 2015 at MIT, Vishwashanti, Gurukul, Pune. Around seventeen schools participated in the event.
Date: 14th January, 2015
A field visit was organized for Grade 1 students to a nearby Railway Station and Bus Depot. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint the students with the transport facility used by most of the people in our country.
On 5th January, 2015 introduction to the colour orange was done in the classes. The students were shown different objects in orange colour. On 6th January, 2015 the children learnt a poem about orange colour and they did different activities. In the Early Years Lower class finger printing of orange colour was done on the picture of an Octopus. Early Years Middle children did block printing on a cut out of orange Fruit.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel swimmers participated in the Karnala Sports Festival held on 25th December, 2014 at Karnala sports complex – Panvel.
As an initiative to nurture the spirit of International Mindedness amongst members of DPGA (New Panvel), family, an Inter-house Football Tournament was held with an innovative idea of the four houses representing famous football playing nations of the world.
The children of Early Years in an Interschool Sports Meet for the first time participated on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 at Kandivili. This experience has helped the children to inculcate sporting skill in them.
After the intensive and exhaustive study and exam schedules the students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy went to Adlabs Imagica to have a pleasant time on 22nd November, 2014. The students from grades 6 to 12 along with teachers left school at 9:30 in the morning and took an hour and a half’s journey to the theme park.
Traversing the lofty hills and the splendid valleys of Himachal Pradesh, the students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy travelled to Kullu and Manali for their annual trip in the first week of October.
The trip was organized by Femco Tours Pvt. Ltd. and lasted for seven days. Kullu and Manali are truly a nature lover’s paradise.
Navratri and Joy of Giving Week Celebrations at DPGA, New Panvel.
Wednesday 1st October 2014, was a milestone in the life of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel.
The students were provided an opportunity to celebrate Navratri with their friends, teachers and families.
Habitat for Humanity India is a Non-profit Organization that builds homes and provides housing-related services to low-income, marginalized families across India. DPGA, New Panvel is associated with Habitat for humanity from the past years. Two activities, Healthy Food Stall Day and 2D Art Competition, were carried out to support the cause of Habitat for Humanity.
Kids from Mahatma Sports Club competed and Won Medals at a State Level Gymnastics Development Competition held at Jawahar Vidyabhavan, Chembur on 14th September 2014.
To keep up with the school’s vision and mission, the teachers go beyond the traditional methods of education to ensure a strong foundation for the global citizens of tomorrow. We focus on development of multiple intelligences by providing subject based activity clubs and child centric education.
On 2nd September, the students of the Early Years Section visited the Ganapati Pandal in the neighbourhood. Apart from The children were briefed about the festival.
Ishita Deshmukh, a student of grade 6 of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, not only reached the finals of ‘Speed-star Season 2’ but also bagged the second position in the finale by running her best at 13.61 seconds for the 100m sprint, held in Mumbai on the 9th February, 2014. Speed star is an event conducted for the 100 m sprint.
Our school conducted an outdoor art activity to enhance the observational skills of the student and bring it on paper through expression of art. The activity was conducted on 8th February, 2014 in the morning at Khandeshwar Cidco Garden. 40 students from Grade1 to grade 5 participated enthusiastically in the activity.
The students of Grade 3, 4 and 5 went for an overnight picnic to Lonavala and spent time at Zara Resort, on the 5th and 6th February 2014. They visited the famous Wax Museum, Bushy Dam, Chikki factory and the Jain temple. Children enjoyed activities like rifle shooting, creating handicrafts and conceiving an advertisement.
Football is a game that requires perseverance, dedication and hard work. Thus it trains children to become better individuals apart from offering them opportunities for physical exercise and develops the readiness to strive for success. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel organised an Inter house Football Tournament in the month of January in which most of the students participated.
A local area art trip to Kalasti Village (30 kilometres ahead of Dahanu, on the border of Maharasthra and Gujarat) was arranged in the 1st week of January, 2014 (3rd, 4th and 5th January) for the art students for grades 9, 10, AS level, A level and IBDP1. They were accompanied by their Visual Art teacher, Ms. Aparna Mugwe and local artist Mr. Hareshwar Vanga.