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.
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.
A newspaper collection drive was organised at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel in August, 2016. The idea was to collect old newspapers from students and teachers and donate the money obtained from the sale to SIBC, Soroptimist International Chembur Bombay.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Early Years Lower and Middle celebrated Red Colour Week from 30th June, 2014 to 4th July 2014. Throughout the week we learnt about the colour red through various activities and fun filled games. The week started by introducing the colour red with the help of red tinged water and PPTs of various red coloured objects.
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 Spell Bee Competition held at Dr. Pillai Global Academy aimed at creating awareness of the possibilities of using varied words in oral and written expression and to add words to the active vocabulary of students. A thorough orientation was done by the English teachers before the event in the format of the competition.
DPGA, New Panvel once again proved its vision and approach towards holistic development by introducing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) training to its students. The programme started with a demo of an educational aeromodel to spread awareness about unmanned aviation among the students.
Shilpakar (Clay Moulding)
This enjoyable activity was held on 6th September. The young sculptors of early years had their imagination running wild and they beautifully moulded the clay into snakes, cars, cakes etc.
During the Most popular festival of Mumbai- Ganesh Festival, our socially responsible students came out with numerous pamphlets to spread awareness about the need of an ECO FRIENDLY Ganesh Utsav in the 1st week of September. This was an inter-house competition. Apart from judging the pamphlets, votes from the school community were considered too. The creative pamphlets conveyed the message very effectively.
Show and Tell Competition was held on 19th July, 2013. It was an Inter-house competition. In which students from CPP Section took part. Students participated in the competition in two groups: Midgets (Grades 1 and 2) and juniors (Grades 3, 4 and 5). There was 100% participation of students from each class as the competition had a pyramid structure.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel organized a Pick and Speak Competition on 18th July, 2013 for Grades 6 to 8. The topics were associated with the subjects like: Youth-power, Nationalism, Future India, Technology, Motherland, Women empowerment etc. Students tried their best as it was an inter house competition and each one wanted to portray their best.