SCHOOL PERSONNEL MEET – 14th MARCH 2023
A meeting of school personnel namely Managers and Principals of schools of the Bombay Province was held on 14th March 2023 at St.Mary’s ICSE School-Mazagaon from 3.00 p.m. onwards.
The agenda for the meeting was mainly to discuss and disseminate information regarding the Jesuit Alumni Associations at the World Level and Province level. Fr.Luke s.j. and Mr.John (Alumni – Holy Family High School- Andheri ) addressed the gathering with their presentations regarding the role of Alumni in our schools.
The next point in the agenda was a session by Mr.Babalanka Prasad, Mr.Gerry Mascarenhas and Fr.Luke s.j. regarding the follow up of the ‘Eco Audit – the way forward’. A questionnaire was presented by them to the participants at the meeting. However the participants requested that this ‘Eco Audit’ questionnaire should be sent to their respective school Eco-Groups online to which they agreed.
At the end of the sessions Fr.Francis Swamy s.j. – Coordinator of the J.S.E.B and the host of the day shared some inputs regarding the NEP 2020 as follows:
The Foundational stage will be implemented first in the academic year, 2023-2024. Schools to be prepared to have a nursery section alongwith the Junior Kg, Senior Kg, Std.1 and Std.2 (Foundational stage).
The curriculum for Stds.5 -10 ( i.e. new text books ) has been prepared as per NEP 2020. These will be used in the new academic year 2023-2024.
The skill based training is already imparted in our schools by way of Music classes, dance classes, robotics, AI, Yoga and other activities.
It will not be possible for all schools to start Stds. 11 and 12 in the academic year 2023-2024.