Monday, 16 June 2014

ST.ANNE'S HIGH SCHOOL- FORT: TEACHERS' ORIENTATION PROGRAM

St. ANNE'S HIGH SCHOOL - FORT: TEACHERS' ORIENTATION
June 16, 2014
Thirty four teachers of St. Anne's High school - Fort, today, had the opportunity to participate in the AVEC 'Management By Values' Orientation program. Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes and Fr. Glenn were warmly welcomed by Sr. Guilhermina Monteiro, Principal of the school. The session began in the school AV Hall. Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes, AVEC Project coordinator began the session by invoking God's blessings on one and all through an interfaith prayer song.  The prayer song set a spiritual tone to the entire session  
After the prayer song, the participants were invited to few moments of silence that included a fantasy meditation and a body awareness exercise. The teachers were enabled to calm down, relax and focus on the session ahead. The AVEC activities for 2014-15 were also made know to the teachers. Fr. Glenn was then introduced to the teachers. The AVEC team had been to the school on several occasions before to animate and guide the students on 'Living life Guided by a Value Compass'.
Fr. Glenn's session was divided into three major sections, however, the underlying theme was to enable the teachers to make 'qualitative shifts in their lives' by making the necessary 'value shifts' in life. Through the use of a number of practical everyday anecdotes and enhanced by a creative PowerPoint presentation, the teachers were guided through a four hour session on Management By Values. The teachers were invited to identify their personal Core Values and the institutional Core Values and to plot their values on the Brian Hall-Benjamin Tonna Value map. 
At the end of the session, Ms. Kelly Fernandes came forward to propose the vote of thanks.
A few teachers took the time to write their comments in the AVEC log book:
"The talk was very motivational and enriching. I am sure I will work towards making this academic year a wonderful one. Thank you" -  Seena Irani
"I liked the way Fr. Glenn explained about shifting our view and values towards life. i hope I follow it" -  Shimoni Shah
"The talk was enriching and interactive" -  Vida Nair

"Thank you Fr. Glenn for giving us an insight into the minds of our young girls. We will be able to look at them in a different way when we enter the class now" -  Nirmal Kaur
"Thought provoking and inspiring. Had a great time. God bless!" -  Valentina Joseph
"Thank you Fr. Glenn. This was a very unique experience and I must admit it was also a life time achievement for me as a teacher. You are a great teacher and orator. You have inspired a lot of motivation, so that we can contribute to better teaching and make qualitative change in our future generation" -  Shibani Mukhopadhyay
"The session was enriching and helped us to realize our self worth, where we stand in the lives of our students and what where we need to change" -  Elvira Kinny









Thanks to the Management and Staff of St. Anne's High School - Fort, for your very warm welcome and active participation in the Orientation program today.
Be blessed and looking forward towards greater collaboration in enhancing Value Education among the young

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