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CBE Workshop for Pre Primary Teachers

Report on the Workshop:- Jolly Phonics by Ms Naina J Sequeira by Catholic Board of Education 03.04.2024 to 05.04.2024.

The Catholic Board of Education under the mantel of the Secretary, Rev Fr Antony Shera organized a workshop of 3 days from 3rd April to the 5th of April, for the Pre Primary Teachers of all the schools that come under the roof of Catholic Board of Education. Lourdes Central School was the host for all the three days of this workshop.

The programme began with a solemn prayer song. The Principal of Lourdes Central School, Rev Fr Robert Dsouza welcomed the teachers and made them feel at home. The Secretary Rev Fr Antony Shera enlightened the teachers on the importance of good education and how we need to learn, share and grow to change the world by upgrading ourselves regularly.

Ms Naina J Sequeira the resource person for the workshop was introduced by  Rev Fr Antony Shera and felicitated by the Principal, Rev Fr Robert Dsouza. Ms Naina J Sequeira introduced Jolly Phonics and helped the teachers in the study of phonic lessons. She gave valuable information to the teachers by helping them to be creative and confident.

The main highlighted by Ms Naina J Sequeira during the workshop were as follows:

a. Teachers to prepare themselves before entering their classes. Lesson plans    and teaching aids to be kept ready  and to go through the proper pronunciation.

b. Phonics with actions were taught which will help the child to remember easily.

c. The method of introducing a sound and its letter:- through sound /story/song/ action pattern was done.

d. How to make learning interested for the children and taking care of the children who require extra care and attention.

Various activities, songs and actions in collaboration with Jolly Phonics were taught. The Principal, Rev Fr Robert Dsouza provided healthy breakfast, nutritious lunch and refreshing snacks to all participants present. Rev Fr Robert Dsouza took care of every need and made each and everyone comfortable for all the three days at Lourdes Central School.

On the third day all the teachers were given a walkthrough to the newly inaugurated Silver Jubilee Block and the Kindergarten Block.

The programme ended on 5th April on a meaningful note. The teachers were honoured with certificates from the Catholic Board of Education by Rev Fr Antony Shera. As a host school the Principal, Rev Fr Robert Dsouza handed over a token of love to each and every teacher who attended the Workshop.

The programme was compered by Ms Jennifer Menezes, Ms Malini Menezes and the words of gratitude were expressed by Ms Lavita Dsouza.

The programme ended on a happy note.