December 10, 2010: St. Jerome’s High School, Mira Road: Students’ Value Orientation
The AVEC team visited St. Jerome’s High School, Mira Road at the request of their principal Sr. Nisha. Over ninety students from standards nine and ten participated in a three hour Value Orientation session. Being a new school, the students were really excited for their first seminar. After an initial welcome by the Principal and the school Head boy and Girl, the session began with a prayer song.
Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes then engaged the students in a fantasy meditation by enabling them to focus on their breath. Mr. Rochwyn invited to students to focus on their past and present moments of their lives and to see into the future. “Never let you past continue to remain your future,” he said.
After a break, Fr. Glenford took the students through a twelve point Valued program. Through these twelve Value based principles he challenged the students to have the courage to reset their goals, create new visions and add greater meaning and quality to one’s way of living and doing.
Given below are some of the comments by the students in the AVEC log book of appreciation:
"This session was excellent and very interesting. Through this value session we got a lot of information about the world and how to be ready to face it. Thank you very much" Milton Menezes - IX
"Excellent, Please do come again" Shiron Castellino IX"This session was very valuable from the educational point of view, and it helped me to live a good life in the future. It was fun having to learn so many new things and to put it into practice" - Inderjeet Bhumrah X