Staff comes together for Christmas
-Ms. Rochelle Dsouza
Christmas is celebrated with a statelier level of enthusiasm to spread the cheer Christmas brings in. Obviously, with its own special flavor! “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is simple: Loving others! Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Christmas isn’t a season, it is a joyous feeling… Having said that the entire teaching fraternity of Don Bosco High School, Matunga met on the 19th of December 2020. This was the first meeting of the entire staff community together following the unprecedented lockdown declared in the city and country in March 2020, and you could feel the roller-coaster of emotions as the teachers walked with a sprint in their steps into the portals of school for a good old chinwag, of course, maintaining social distancing protocols.
As is our custom, we began with prayers of gratitude led by Rev. Fr. Orville Coutinho. Being the first gathering of the academic year Our Principal, Rev Fr. Bernard Fernandes introduced the new staff members and welcomed them into the Bosco family. He then went on to introduce and welcome the guests for the day, our management. It was also a time to introduce the staff of each section by the respective section heads.
It was a morning of carol singing maintaining safe distances with masks and other safety protocols. We missed our popular Christmas dance sessions and games; nevertheless the wholehearted participation of the staff carol singing brightened up the gymnasium.
As is customary our Rector, Rev. Fr Crispino Dsouza, in his Christmas message to the staff spoke of how he missed seeing the boys in the school premises and their participation in various school activities. Looking around at all gathered brought to his mind the importance of family, not only related by blood but by emotions of love and togetherness which seems to have strengthened ever since we have gone digital. Our Rector ended wishing all gathered a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
With another session of Christmas carols, a round of wishes with our colleagues and a box of yummy snacks we bid goodbye to 2020 and look forward to a safe 2021.
Stay Blessed. Stay Safe.