21 June, 2020
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much- Orientation Programme-Std I -IV
-Mrs Kashmira Rodrigues
“A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe.”
The whole world is at the centre of the pandemic but nothing stops the Don Bosco family from moving ahead. A virtual Orientation Programme was organized at 5.30 p.m. on June20, 2020 for the parents of newly admitted students (Stds.I to IV) at Don Bosco High School Matunga. The aim was to familiarize the parents, “as partners in progress” with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities.
The programme commenced with a warm welcome by Mrs. Kashmira Rodrigues who then introduced the Head Teacher, Mrs. Griselda Fernandes, to the parents. Mrs Griselda Fernandes welcomed the parents by presenting a video. The parents were asked to introduce themselves and make a mention of their child’s name and the standard he is admitted. They were all very happy as they secured admission after a long wait of a year or more.
Ms. Kashmira Rodrigues then addressed the parents. In her speech, she laid stress on effective communication between the teachers and the parents so that the children could be provided the best for their overall development. She also gave guidelines about effective parenting, suggested different measures to nurture a child with love and care to build a strong foundation for a glorious future. The parents were briefed about the rules and regulations of the school, the Discipline Policy of the School, the important pages of the hand book. Mrs. Kashmria asked them to refer to the pdf of the School calendar for the scholastic year 2020-21 sent by their respective class teachers on the class group.
Following this, the parents were given an overview of the various subjects such as English, Math, E.V.S, Awareness, Religion/Morals and the type of note books used in the different standards. They were reminded of the co-scholastic activities of the curriculum that involves self-directed, hands-on learning activities which not only give vent to the creative talents and energies of the child but also help in their all-round development.
The orientation programme proved to be a sincere effort made by the school in educating the parents to look after and guide their children in a proper manner. It also helped in making the parents aware of the online teaching sessions conducted through Google Meet, Google Classroom and assignments and what we aim to achieve. At the end of the session the parents’ queries were addressed by the Head Teacher. Mrs. Kashmira thanked the parents wishing them good luck on their journey with the Don Bosco family. The parents were very appreciative of the efforts taken to conduct the session.
Mrs Anjali Malode, parent of a newly admitted child in the school remarked, ‘It was an excellent meeting. It was well planned, informative and made things crystal clear. Thank you for all your patience; you gave us time to think about the queries we would like to ask and answered each of us patiently. Looking forward to this year!’
Reyansh Sharma, another parent present at the meeting said, ‘The orientation was not only meticulously planned but was also perfectly executed.’