This year we at St. Dominic Savio's High School, celebrated Teachers' Day on the 3 September 2010 as the 5 September was on a Sunday. The children of the various classes were preparing themselves for the occasion to entertain and appreciate their teachers.
At. 08.00 am the class teachers together with a subject teacher went to a class to be felicitated by the students. Each class had something different for the teachers. The class that I went to, the X A had prepared a short welcome and one of the students, Master Benjamin Patrao said a few words to thank Miss Arlene and Fr. Godfrey and for being teachers.
This felicitation got over around 09.00 am and then the catholic boys went for mass to the hall while the students of other faiths went to the boarding section for a prayer service.
At the Eucharist Celebration for Teachers
After the Eucharistic celebration and the prayer service the boys went home while the ones who had prepared a short programme for the teachers remained behind to perform. The programme was short and sweet and the boys and girls of the school and the NIOS did perform well.
A welcome song by the Primary
Some of the teachers at the programme
A few more on the other side
A fusion dance by the seniors
A cultural dance from Tamil Nadu by the NIOS XII students
Towards the end of the programme Fr. Rector went up to say a few words and once again on an occasion like this he thanked the Teachers for their dedication, commitment and hard work towards the institution and for the children and youngsters in their charge.
Mrs. Andre Gonsalves then said the vote of thanks on behalf of the teachers and the programme ended. Lunch for the teachers was at 01.00 pm but before that we had a variety of games to put the teachers in the mood.
It was indeed a good day of appreciation. We were indeed happy to have a number of our ex-teachers present for the occasion.