Saturday, September 10, 2016
Angel Aid Study Tour (Visiting Delhi Public School Gaya)
Some members of the study tour requested that they would like to visit a private school besides Surya bharti school, so we visited DPS (Delhi Public School) which is a famous private school in Gaya, on 12th August 2016.
The school buildings looked like luxury hotel.
The buildings had 4 stories with toilets on every floor and the class rooms were very spacious.
Principal sir guided us around the school.
He showed us the classes of nursery, elementary, and junior high.
We greeted teachers and students in some classes.
Students in an elementary class were painting pictures related to Independence day of India.
There were bulletin board in every class.
Group lists, students lists for buses, pictures painted by students were pasted on it.
It had very unique colors.
We found white boards which were connected to computers beside black boards.
There were projectors attached in every class.
We saw Taekwondo (martial arts in South Korea) in a sport class.
Hundreds of students were watching magic show on the ground floor.
This school holds various events around 15th August every year.
There was a ground and a park with facilities like slides in Japan.
Principal sir brought us to show a swimming pool which was under construction.
A member of our tour asked him, "What kind of swimming suits will your students wear?".
He replied, "We are planning that it will be with long sleeves not to show their skin and boys and girls will have swimming classes in different times."
He later explained about the plants planted in the school.
He said that there are more than 1200 kinds (maybe 12000?) of plants, and they are applying to register in Guinness World Record.
Lastly we talked with principal sir about lots of things in his office.
He said that the Motto of the school is "Service before Self". They teach students the importance of serving others before thinking about oneself.
This school accepts students with various religious backgrounds.
It is recognized and affiliated with CBSE (education system given by Indian government) and provides high quality education of the same level as in private schools in Delhi.
The teachers teach students in English for all subjects except Hindi and Sanskrit.
There are 3 languages that are taught, which are - Hindi as mother language, English as second language, and Germany as a third language.
Principal sir said that he and the board members of the school are thinking about introducing Japanese as a fourth language in the future.
DPS was established in 2013, and it has been only 3 years since then.
I had met vice chairman of this school in a train just after the opening of the school.
He said that they don't use AC in classes because it is bad for health.
Through the discussion in the train, I found that he has very firm ideas of education system for the school.
I'm very happy to know that this kind of school has been established in Gaya,
Though our Surya bharti school can't compete with this school in terms of its buildings, I think that it has good quality education no less than this school.