last day of school before the commencement of the Diwali vacations. The excitement of the last day however did not take the shine off the elaborate celebrations to wish the Management team: Rev. Fr. Godfrey D'Sa (Rector), Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes (Principal), Rev. Fr. Vivian D'Souza (Counsellor)), Rev. Fr. Allwyn Misquita (Administrator), Ms. Nicole Britto (Vice-Principal) - the pillars of St. Joseph's High School, Wadala.
A plethora of events and special items were lined up by the staff and students of the Pre-Primary, Primary and the Secondary Sections. At the program organized by the Pre-Primary and the Primary sections of the school, the Members of the Management team were accorded a warm welcome by the two little comperes of the ceremony and by all the staff and students. The backdrop bearing the names of each member of the Management team held the message 'We Love You All'.
A prayer dance with symbolic expressions of love and gratitude; a wonderful address by Master Ian D'Souza, the Head boy of the Primary Section, on behalf of the staff and students, expressing sentiments of love and gratitude; and a floral tribute in the form of handmade cards and fresh flowers to the Members of the Management as a token of love and appreciation; bore a stamp of sincere affection.
Rev. Fr. Godfrey addressed the gathering and urged everyone to give of themselves freely. The tiny tots of the Pre-Primary Section then, donning the clothes of the animals in the jungle, enthralled everyone with their cute rhythmic walk-cum-dance in the jungle! After a melodious rendition of the 'Thank You Song' by the Primary teachers, the serenade by the boys and 'girls' of the Primary section through some foot-tapping remix (medley) of popular Hindi movie songs, capped the proceedings. Fr. Bernard then proposed the vote of thanks. He thanked everyone for all the efforts taken to make the Management Day celebration heart-warming, exciting and memorable!
The students and staff of the Secondary section were equally effusive in the showering of warmth and affection on the Management. A touch of variety lent humour and entertainment to the felicitation program. The homely address, a succinct power point presentation featuring the qualities of the members of the management team, energetic and thrilling dances, harmonious melodies in the form of songs, and humorous skits not only showcased the talents of the students but also served as a platform for a sincere display of gratitude and appreciation.
In the afternoon, the members of the staff gathered around the management team for a fellowship meal. In a show of strength, the entire gathering, with hands held together, formed a circle of love, and praised and thanked God for all the blessings. The Members of the Management were thanked personally for their meticulous planning, dedication, hard work, passion for excellence and love. They were appreciated for helping St. Joseph's reach greater heights, through their effective leadership, networking, encouragement, support and guidance.
Fr. Godfrey, Fr. Bernard, Fr. Vivian, Fr. Allwyn and Ms. Nicole were presented with a token of affection, gratitude, love and fond remembrance. The Management team in turn thanked the staff for their dedication, cooperation and commitment.