Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BIS #2408 NEW BEGINNINGS - A NEW RECTOR

 BIS Correspondent

WADALA, JUNE 21, 2011: The new academic year for the teachers of St. Joseph’s began with the introduction of the new members of the Management Team, the Rector and Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Godfrey De Sa and the Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr Vivian D’Souza. This was done by the Principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes.

While addressing the staff members Fr. Godfrey, a counselor himself, spoke of his work at Prafulta - the diagnostic, counseling and guidance centre at Dominic Savio School, Andheri.  Commenting on the Don Bosco method of education, he said that there are different kinds of students in a class and it is indeed difficult for a teacher to handle these students. Under such circumstances, a teacher ought to be tactful and sensitive. Teachers, he said, were instruments of change who influence the students in a big way.

Fr. Vivian, the Ex- Principal of St. Joseph’s and well known to most of the staff, had something significant to say to the members. He opined that students now – a – days don’t need teachers because they get all the information they need through various sites on the internet. Teachers, however, play an important role outside the class – in their dealings with the students.

Welcome Fr. Godfrey and Fr. Vivian!

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