Mangaluru: St Theresa’s School holds 18th annual PTA general body meeting

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Mangaluru, Jun 22: The 18th annual general body meeting of the Parent Teacher Association of St Theresa’s School, Bendur Mangalore was held on June 21 at St Sebastian’s Platinum Jubilee Hall at 3 pm.

The dignitaries Sr Mariette BS- the chairperson, the secretary of Bethany Educational Society and correspondent of the school, Dr Fr Arun Lobo, the resource person, Sr Philomene Saldanha, the principal and president of the Parent Teacher Association, Sr Anita Shanti the Superior of Bethany Mother House, Nynette Tellis the vice president of the PTA, Mr Marian Saldanha, the joint secretary PTA, and the parents of the students of LKG to X attended the meeting.

The meeting began by invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song which was followed by welcome dance by the students.

The principal, Sr Philomene Saldanha welcomed the gathering and thanked the PTA members for their co-operation and support. Sr Mariette BS chairperson said “we have to spend quality time with our children to make them feel loved by listening to their fears, struggles, and confusion.  Insisting on expanding the horizon and get into civil society, she said that atleast 5% of students from the school should became secientists, MLA’s MP’s, PM’s and presidents.

Dr Fr Arun Lobo, the resource person, stressed on the ‘Z’ generation students who belong to the technology generation, and said they demand appreciation from social media, so they spend hours on instagram. Instead, we as parents need to appreciate and make them feel loved. He also said that children are keen observers but lousy interpreters.

The ICSE top scorers of class X who scored 90% and above and subject wise toppers were honoured and awarded with mementos. The principal and teachers of class X students who scored 100 marks in their subjects were also felicitated. The topper Sanjana Kamath expressed her gratitude to the almighty, management and school.

The minutes of the meeting with the activities conducted during the year 2018-19 was read out by Veena Saldanha, the PTA secretary. Jenevive Sima D’Souza the treasurer presented the audited statement of accounts.

The auditor Laveena was appointed for the year 2019-20. The election of the members of the executive of PTA for the year 2019-20 was conducted by Sangeeta Vaz, Savitha Albuquerque and Gwen Rodrigues. Sr Mariette BS confirmed the names of the newly elected members.

The meeting concluded at 5:30 pm singing the school anthem. Sonia Peris was the compere for the day.


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