In their own words…

Posted by Helen 
No Comments  Now leave your comment!

This week, something a little different… I have asked Jacinta, who is the Headmistress of the school, to tell you all something about the school in her words and what form a day in the life of the children consists of. So over to Jacinta:

“Welcome to Our Lady of Rosary School – Mandrem. Our school was founded in July 1993. It is a registered Society under the Diocesan Society of Education, Panaji, Goa. Our Lady of Rosary School nestles amidst the scenic beauty of Goa.

It is a co-educational Institution where both girls and boys study together. Our school starts at 8.00 a.m. and ends at 1.20 p.m. Presently we run 5 classes.(from class five to class nine) – age group between 10-15 years. It is in a crawling stage – in a process of up-gradation. Next year we should be having class ten.

Class five to seven is government aided, whereas class eight & nine is unaided. It is not funded by the Govt. Neither the teachers who are employed are paid by the govt.

We have eight periods. The first period is of 40 min. duration, and the rest 35 min. with just 20 min. break. Our teachers work hard to tap the talents of the children. Our children are talented in drawing, games and sports. We encourage them to participate in the co-curricular activities organized not only in the school, but also inter-school and at the taluka level. Our football team boys u/14 won at the taluka level. The school organizes lot of games and other competitions like Drawing, Mathematical Quiz, Science Quiz & competitions like Rangoli, Flower Arrangement, Singing Time-Table and so on. These activities are organized according to the level of the children. They also carry projects in Science. Our school won 2nd. place in the project organized by the ECO. Club. Our P.T.A. also organizes some activities for the children.

Here I would like to introduce our new Manager. We have a very dynamic Manager, Fr. Domnic Pereira who gives his life for the children and the school. He is an educationist and is ever ready to do anything to reach out the school. Besides his Parish work, he is day in and out of the school to give us a helping hand. He works hard to raise the standard of the school. His love, concern and encouragement has boosted the ego of our children. He is very caring and humane. Our motto of the school is Love and Service and we try our best to encourage our children to grow in love and service towards their families and the community at large.”

I hope this makes our little community more like a real place, and as you can see the structure is not dis-similar to that of one of our schools. Just that their funding has to come in a different way to most schools in this country.


Leave a Reply