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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL

JOHN STEVENS GUPTA
PRINCIPAL
PAILAN WORLD SCHOOL
KOLKATA

Education is a life-long learning process. Learning happens all the time; not only in a pre-designated place called the school. It happens in the home, between home and school too. The home’s and school’s mission therefore is to provide a learning environment and opportunities to the children as the learners.

Shaping young, impressionable minds is one of life’s biggest challenges. At Pailan World School, Kolkata , we aim to empower our students to grow as individuals with strong open discerning minds with a perspective, to prepare them to make a future.

Our distinctive academic programmmes and innovative teaching methodologies encourage students to develop critical-thinking and learn through enquiry and reason, to exchange thoughts and ideas, to develop key personal and social values, to take ownership for his/ her choices and to set goals to realize their own unique potential.

Authentic education implies an on-going, continuous interplay between the five moments of context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation between parents, students and teachers. This is not to lead to mere information but to appropriation, integration into the very activity of God within the created reality of our world but especially within each person. This then leads from information to transformation. The School by deepening a sense of wonder, reverence, creativity, fidelity, communication, openness and charity to each other and to the whole world seeks to work for the transformation of the complete person.

The teachers approach the classroom as one does a temple. Teacher-student relationships take time to develop and deepen and need a climate of love and trust. There must also be continuity between teachers and students both within the classroom and in the wider school environment.

We strive to provide an environment that is basically sacred, and has a framework of discipline that is flexible yet supportive, a freedom that allows students to learn even from their mistakes, to develop into person moulded by the correlatives of freedom and responsibility.

I wish to convey my gratitude to the parents, guardians, students, teachers and well wishers of the school for all the support, encouragement, co-operation and understanding. I am confident that Pailan World School will rise to greater heights of achievements in the years to come. This school educates and channelizes our students’ aspirations to be fulfilled. In the present and promising years ahead.

I look forward to meeting you,

FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S DESK

It is my pleasure and honour on behalf of the Pailan Educational Trust to inform all concerned that the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, has granted our school permission to start the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC) in all three streams of learning. (Science / Commerce/ Humanities).

Each new academic session in Pailan World School is both unique and inspiring. Unique because the school is moving ahead with its academic programme providing new facilities and new activities to allow students to focus on their talents and areas of interest and to encourage them to concentrate on the need for holistic education.

Inspiring because the three streams of learning provide students with the opportunity to recognize, pursue and streamline their careers in school as a preparation for life ahead. The introduction of new resources for study through modern technology will definitely provide a platform for innovative thinking and learning.

The Pailan Educational Trust has been working overtime to tie up the loose ends and deploying the essential skills of experts to provide high-quality education for our students. Its endeavours to be at the forefront of new developments in teaching and learning. It has always been our aim to guide our students to become knowledgeable and educated global citizens.

I wish to convey my gratitude to parents, guardians, students, teachers and well-wishers of the school for all your support, encouragement, cooperation and understanding. With your blessings and good wishes, I am confident that Pailan World School will rise to greater heights of achievements in the years to come.

My advice to students is aptly borrowed from Albert Einstein. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”