11th March, 2019 started off with a lot of enthusiasm amongst bird lovers of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel. Students of grade 9 and IB1, along with their teachers, set out to watch the stilt legged visitors, who’d arrived in the maximum city. The plumage with hues of crimson, yellow and black, was a feast to watch. The way the flamingos rose to flight from the water surface, put human minds through a lot of amazement.
The annual trip- this year to Pune- was the most awaited event of the year for all of us who had enrolled ourselves for 3 days of exhilarating and rewarding adventure without the company of our soul mate- cell phones!
A team of excited nature enthusiasts from the teacher and student fraternity of Dr. Pillai Global Academy set out on a trail to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on 8th September, 2018. Upon reaching the venue, we were greeted by the eminent naturalist and wildlife conservationist, Mr. Mayur Kamat. The rest of the trail took us amidst nature, making us forget the concrete jungle of the ever-bustling city.
Naval Band Performance held on 2nd December, 2017 at Gateway of India
As part of Navy week celebrations, the Indian Navy had invited our school to view the programme of naval band performance and tattoo ceremony at Gateway of India on 2nd December, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
28th November 2017, started with great excitement for students of grades 6-8, as they embarked upon a trip to ADLABS IMAGICA, an adventure park, situated at Khopoli. The students, along with a team of four teachers, started at 8:00 a.m., from the school premises. Everyone felt a rush of adrenaline, when the rides they were seated touched the skies or turned upside down completely.
We started our journey early in the morning on 26th November, 2017. We were a group of 31 students and 3 teachers of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel.
We were all were excited and enthusiastic about the trip to Igatpuri and began our journey with full energy.
At around noon, we reached Dhamma Giri, which is one of the largest Vipassana meditation centres in India.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the field trip to “Nehru Planetarium” on 12th October, 2013 was indeed a flight through the universe. The Nehru Centre in Worli houses the Nehru Planetarium. The magnificent planetarium building captivated the students. A model satellite launcher at the entrance fascinated all of them.
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.
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.