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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,

Recent Activities

Recent Activities

Annual Sports Day

The Annual Sports Meet 2019-2020 of Pailan World School was held on Thursday, 23rd January 2020, with great excitement. The event was graced by our Chief Guest Mr. John Rafi, Principal, La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata. The other dignitaries present were

Mrs. Karisma Saraff Principal – Chinese School of Languages,

Mrs. Ranjana Agarwal – Chairperson – Morning Smiles Preschool,

Mrs. Rachana Agarwal – Coordinator – Morning Smiles Preschool,

The Programme commenced with paying floral tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, followed by March Past. and lighting of the torch. The sports meet was declared open by Chief Guest- Mr. John Rafi and the oath by the School Prefects.

This was followed by a series of track events, fancy races, Drills, Karate Display and the dragon dance. View More

Saraswati Puja

On the auspicious day of Vasant Panchami, we celebrated Saraswati Puja in our heritage centre. The Heritage centre was decorated with merigold garland and mango leaves. At the entrance of the Heritage centre a floral gate was made with different types of leaves and flowers. Children of different classes started arriving from 8.00am with full enthusiasm.

The teachers along with other staff members had been allotted their duties previously and all of them looking gorgeous were busy at work. The puja started with all the Pailan family members sitting together. After the puja, there were two dance performances by our children. The girls performed with the Saraswati Vandana.

The teachers who were in-charge of the Prasad distribution were very busy. Everything was ready and so well arranged. Pupils sat and enjoyed the fruits and sweets. They were free to play around and so were very happy. At 12.00noon everyone present were invited to the dinning hall for the special lunch. Delicious khichuri, mixed and fried vegetables along with dessert were served. View More

Annual Concert 2019

It was with great enthusiasm that Pailan World School hosted its second annual concert on 23rd December 2019 at Pailan studio. For the first time a junior school student Yatoveda Chanda of Class V, wrote the script for the junior performance “The Desert Rose”. She was awarded for her efforts. It was a proud moment for her. The Juniors’ performance enthralled the audience. The seniors staged “A Christmas Carol” adapted from Charles Dickens which held the audience in raptures.

Ramanjit Kaur, an International Award winning theatre and Film Actor and Director, as the Chief Guest, praised the budding actors of Pail World School with her inspiring message. Mr. Errol O’Brien was the Guest of Honour on the occasion and was happy to see how well the students performed the production. View More

Sarodiya Utsav

Pailan World School celebrated Sarodiya Utsav today, 1 st of October, 2019. The Chief Guest for the programme was Mr. Animesh De, Principal, Gurukul Vidya Mandir.

The welcome speech was given by the Principal, Mrs. K.A. Prabal. This was followed by a series of cultural programme by the students of Junior and Senior Department. There were two solo songs by the teachers. The programme ended with the Chief Guest addressing the parents, students and teachers. View More

World Language Day

According to Fedrico Fellini “A different language is a different vision of life”.As an international school it is necessary to enhance our ability to comprehend and communicate in various languages of the world. It is the power to express our thoughts with clarity.

We celebrated World Language Day in Pailan World School with Mr. Lal Bhatia as our Chief Guest, motivational speaker, author of Indicting Goliath and Chairman of David and Goliath. Our Guests of Honour were Ms. Tiphaine Mayran, Deputy Director of Alliance Francaise du Bengale and Mr. Imran Zaki, President of FACES and Director of Edu Aims. Our children enthralled the audience with their performance in various languages such as, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Greek and English. View More