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Orientation for Teachers – 10 July 2021

An Orientation for Teachers was organized by the Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza for the teachers of Lourdes Central School on 10 July 2021 in the Audio Visual Room at 8.00a.m. The Session began with the Universal Prayer followed by the Prayer Song led by Sir Ivan Mascarenhas. The Vice Principal Mrs Belita Mascarenhas briefed the teachers on the CBSE circular pertaining to Special Scheme of Assessment for Board Examination Classes X and XII for the Session 2021-22.  The Principal asked the teachers about the digital teaching aids used in the Zoom Platform and stressed that teachers use updated digital E-Resources.

At 9.30a.m. Subject Coordinators meeting with the Subject Teachers was arranged in different classrooms. The Subject Coordinators checked the Lesson Plan, Attendance Register, Student-Teacher Interaction, Anecdotal Record, Remedial Classes taken and Worksheets given. At 10.30a.m. the Lead Teachers Interaction  was arranged with the parallel teachers.

All the teachers once again gathered in the Audio Visual Room at 11.30a.m. The Manager Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha addressed the teachers and stressed on the following points:

1. To keep in mind the vision, mission, aims and objectives of the school.

2. Teachers need to work in teams, take up the responsibility and see that students excel.

3. To come up with creative ideas through extensive reading of newspapers and journals.

4. Since online education is the need of the hour, the challenge is to know whether the

students are attentive, and hence teachers need to call out the names of the students in

the class.

5. Teachers are free to work from home but are welcome to come to school and work.

6. To be a role model and to take teaching as a mission.

7. To be elegantly and neatly dressed.

8. To be careful and abstain from remarks that do not help in the development of the child.

9. To start new ways of thinking and maintain up to date records.

10. Teaching should be child focused.

11. Not to encourage parents to send their ward for tuitions, and teachers should not take


The Manager appreciated the teachers and gave a positive feedback about teachers progress and said that their control over the students was good, and the parents were happy. As there are high expectations from the society, teachers need to be cautious and being role models is ethically important.

The Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza thanked the Manager for enlightening the teachers to impart spiritual, moral, academic and aesthetic values through teaching and to work with courtesy, honesty, integrity and loyalty. All the teachers were given umbrellas, sarees, pant and shirt. The orientation programme ended at 12.30p.m.