Friday, June 21, 2013


By: BIS Correspondent

NERUL-NAVIMUMBAI, JUNE 21, 2013: The first Value Education Programme of the academic year 2013-2014 was presented by the students of class VIII A. The programme was based on the theme "Right to Education". The programme coincided with the visit of Provincial Rev. Fr. Michael Fernandes and Vice Provincial Rev.Fr. Ajoy Fernandes.

Provincial Rev. Fr. Michael Fernandes was introduced by Teacher Joyce. Fr. Provincial highlighted the problems of underprivileged children and stressed on equal access to education. The students enacted a short skit through which they presented the history and core features of the RTE Act. The programme concluded with a foot-tapping song "We need to educate". All these were accompanied by an eye-catching PowerPoint slide show. Forty students participated in the programme. Vote of thanks was given by Nibedita class teacher std. VIII A.

After addressing the children there was a meeting with the staff wherein Fr. Bonnie Borges commenced the meet with a welcome speech followed by the felicitation of Fr. Michael Fernandes with a wrist watch.  Later Fr. Ajoy gave an inspirational speech sharing his experiences. He also spoke about the various challenges the teachers face in his/her daily teaching and suggested ways to overcome them.

The various challenges that the teachers face are:

Involving all the students in co-curricular activities.
He said co-curricular activities must be looked upon as a medium to develop a bond between a teacher and the student.

Motivating the Students
It is very important to motivate the students. If they are not motivated then the teacher must first help the students to set a goal. Secondly, develop the capacity to achieve the given goal and lastly provide them the information required to achieve the goal.

Be creative in feeling the pulse of the child and trigger their imagination. A teacher must accept the fact that the children can also be their teachers and one must be open to learn from them as well.

Last but not the least Fr. Ajoy congratulated the teachers for 100% result in the Class X (CBSE).
The short meeting came to an end with a vote of thanks given by tr. Joyce Fernandes.

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