SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL - WORLI
STD IX VALUE ORIENTATION PROGRAM
February 12, 2014: Two hundred and Sixty students belonging to STD IX from Sacred Heart High School - Worli, had the opportunity to have two sessions in Value Education. The Orientation program was animated by Fr.Glenford Lowe and Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes from AVEC. Due to the big numbers and the capacity of the AV Hall, the boys joined the first session while the girls attended the second session. The theme for the day was: "My Life: a Valued Journey"
Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes guided the students through a moment of fantasy meditation that enabled them to relax and refocus on their life's journey. The value of silence and personal reflection was also stressed upon thorough this exercise. The students really took part in this meditation in a very serious and attentive manner.
Fr. Glenford Lowe then invited the students to look at the alternatives that life offers them and to have the courage to choose responsibly the best and right choice. Only a 'Valued Person' can make the correct choices. Once we make such choices, our lives become 'Qualitatively' better and more significant. Through a number of personal examples and testimonies, the students were able to focus on the Value of the Present by learning to listen attentively to their inner voice; the Value of the Past by revisiting their Past; the Future by taking the time to reorganize it and refocus on the journey ahead and finally, the students took the time to objectively look at their Wheel of Life and were invited to make responsible commitments for a better life.
The students found the whole process a very fruitful and enjoyable one. They were able to connect to the various examples that were given to them. The exercises on the 'Now Moment', the 'Spiral of Life' and the 'Wheel of Life' were windows into their now lives. They were able to see themselves from a different perspective, from a Value based view point.,
""I am thankful to Fr. Glenn for giving some important tips and values for life" - Manish Khain
"Thank you Father Glenn" - Harshad Amin
"Thank you Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn who came to our school and gave us some useful and important values" - Rohit Katkam
"Good feeling and it will help us in our future" - Sahil Javale
"The best way to express our feelings and thought about our future too" - Ekta Mayekar
"Realized that our lives are so important and hats off to Fr. Glenn" - Samruddhi Tadwe
"I enjoyed this session and hats off to Fr. Glenn and team for coming here and speaking to us" - Amisha Dalui