Seminar on Stress Management
On the 12th of October 2015, a seminar on "Stress Management' was conducted for the students of Std IX and X. The main speaker of this seminar was, Fr.Braganza of Don Bosco who is a well known counsellor.The seminar commenced with a Sanskrit prayer song which induced a mood of relaxation among the students . The prayer song was followed by a mediation exercise.
Father started off with the seminar by elaborating on the four aspects of life-
Father further gave us a deeper insight on the meaning of Love, sexuality and Relationship . He then elaborated on the following methods to de-
Make a list of things that stress you out.
Make a weekly timetable.
Make sure you get enough rest.
Make time for prayer and meditation.
Make time for exercise at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week.
Relaxing needs to be a part of your daily routing.
Talking things out with someone you trust.
This talk was indeed inspirational and if we really followed these methods, we would move on from being distressed to de-
Vaachan Prerna Din -
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body"
15th October was celebrated as Vaachan Prerna Din in memory of the Birth Anniversary of our former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The programme began with a prayer service conducted by our captains. The Chief guest for this celebration was Mrs. Santhini Govindan, a writer of children's books lliving in Mumbai. An award winning writer, she is also an editor for a well known group of children's magazines. Through her thoughts, she mesmerised the students and indeed inspired the writer in them. The Head Girl, Meryl Jacob thanked her for the valuable speech. The programme then continued with talks on the importance of Reading, speech on our former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kadam and recitation of inspirational poems.
Students also spoke on the book that inspired them. Students then dispersed to their classroom to spend the remaining time of the day reading their favourite books. Indeed, a day well spent in reading as the acronym says:
Vaachan Prerna Din -
In commemoration of Dr. Abdul Kalam's love of children and reading, the children of the Primary Section asked to bring a favourite story book from home. This they shared and exchanged with their friends in class. Some even shared their view about a particular book and explained what they found attractive about it. The children were quite happy to break from their daily routine and do something different.
Shatter the Silence, Stop Child Abuse!
Child Abuse is unacceptable. Every child needs to be saved from the fear. The predators target the children especially children girls as they are vulnerable. Many a times children innocently fall prey to this social evil. Inorder to bring about an awareness on this sensitive issue, R.C.F. police conducted a Workshop on Child Sexual Abuse for the students of Loreto Convent School on the 11th of July, 2015. Through documentaries students learnt Personal Safety Rules and became aware of the Child Helpline Tollfree no 1098.
Let us unite to tackle this issue and to give our children the future generation, a safe and better place to live in.
Farewell to Std IV
The farewell party for the IV Std students was held in St.Emilie Hall on 12th April 2015. Amid prayers, game and entertainment, the children shared their thoughts and memories of Primary school . Their excitement was palpable and brought cheer to their Pre-
Children from standard IV dramatised events from Shivaji's Life as a part of their History activity. Children made costumes with dupattas and presented the events very well.
Children from standard IV C presented their views on different natural disasters like earthquake, solar flare, Tsunami, Tornadoes, draught and Famines etc. The class was divided into 9 groups. Children presented the topics using charts , maps etc.
Swach Bharat, Sundar Bharat
On the 11th of February 2015, Parle-
'A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the ways' -
The investiture ceremony of the new office bearers for the Secondary Section of Loreto Convent School for the academic year 2015-
Mrs. Sulekha also spoke words of encouragement.
We, the Loreto Family were indeed blessed to have with us our newly elected Provincial of India, Sr. Francisca, who was on her official visit to our school on the 13th of January, 2015. Sr. Francisca addressed the students and encouraged them to live a life filled with values for a better tomorrow. She further affirmed that through this visit, the identity of St. Joseph of the Apparition and the mission of the school is strengthened, to keep up the same spirit according to our motto, ‘Onward with Honour’. We thank her for her blessings and assurance of prayers to face the worldly challenges.
Manage stress before it manages you
The major cause of stress in today's world is the inability of people to discover their real nature. Loreto Convent School has tried to help parents re-
Salaj Megharaj, a class IV student of Loreto Convent Primary School, Chembur has won bronze medal at the MSSA Mumbai Indians Badminton Tournament (Under 10) held at Cricket Club of India (CCI), Churchgate on 16th September 2014. Kudos!
Help stop child Abuse
Awareness about child abuse
There has been an increase in crimes against children in recent times. The predators target the children as they are vulnerable. Child sexual abuse is one such crime against children. Most of the time, parents are not aware about the issue, as the child is scared to share such awkward experiences. Here the school comes to rescue. By conducting an awareness programme about this sensitive issue, schools can help a child become aware and protect oneself from predators.One such awareness programmed was conducted by our school on the 13 th of August, 2014 by the Childline India Foundation. The volunteers who carried out this programme are certified by CIF. Through story-