Marilyn Dias and Sunita D'Souza
WADALA, OCTOBER 04, 2011: September 30, 2011 belonged to the five members of the Management team – Fr. Godfrey D'Sa (Rector), Fr. Bernard Fernandes (Principal), Fr. Sanjay Lopes (Administrator), Fr. Vivian D'Souza (Student Counsellor) and Ms. Nicole Britto (Headmistress, Vice-Principal) – for this day was observed as Management Day.
It was celebrated with great gusto and enthusiasm by the students and teachers of the three sections of the school.
The day began with a beautiful reflection by Fr. Fernandes at the morning assembly and prayer. At this time, God's blessings and graces were invoked upon every member of the management team who have been assigned the task and responsibility of directing the school. An entertaining program by the Primary together with the KG section followed soon. Prayer dance, a specially prepared address, handmade cards and bouquets by students were a fitting tribute to the dedicated team. The breathtaking dance by the KG students to the tune of Goan medley songs, the dances performed to the beat of carefully selected pop fusion hits and the teacher's very own song dedicated to the management were the high points of the entertainment program. The power point presentation 'Jewels in the crown' prepared by John Bosco was a fitting finale to the carefully planned and executed program.
The secondary section was next in line to felicitate the Management Team. The teachers and students were up to their creative best. Attractive dances, a powerful message related skit, address and power point presentation added color and variety to the well managed program. At both the programs (primary and the secondary) Fr. D'Sa, while addressing the gathering spelt out the outstanding achievements of the school in all disciplines in the short period spanning three months since the beginning of the new scholastic year. This, he stressed, was a result of a combined team effort, and the teachers and the students ought to be congratulated and commended for their hard work and spirit of sacrifice.
In the vote of thanks, Fr. Fernandes commended the staff and students of the two sections for the tremendous effort and care taken to prepare the entertainment program. The efficiently directed events were the result of meticulous planning and hard work. He made a special mention of the head teacher of the Primary section, Mrs. Matilda, and the supervisor of the Secondary section, Mrs. Sangita, who took the lead in coordinating the day's events. In conclusion, Fr. Fernandes ended with this quote: No matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
A thanksgiving meal later in the afternoon brought to culmination the wonderful events of the day. At this gathering, the members of the management team were presented bouquets and gifts by the staff members as a token of their love and appreciation. A spirit of bonhomie and camaraderie were noticeable during the ice-breakers and fellowship. The spontaneous speech of Fr. D'Sa before saying the grace, lauding the efforts of our staff members in balancing household duties and school responsibilities, summed up the predominant mood of the day – that of mutual admiration, respect and love.