Orientation Programme for Newly Recruited Staff of St Aloysius College

The 2 days orientationprogrammewas conducted by JESCOL team. Fr. Felix Victor SJ and Fr. Pradeep Antony SJ,were the co-ordinators of the programme and were introduced by Fr. Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St. Aloysius College (Autonomous).

May 30-  After a short prayer, ice breaker was conducted by Fr. Felix Victor SJ. It included various games to introduce each other.

The first session was conducted by Fr. Freddy D’Silva SJ. He spoke about the Jesuit Legacy- its origin,vision and mission concentrating on the life of St. Ignatius Loyola.

The second session was taken by Fr.Melwyn Pinto SJ, where he discussed 25 Characteristics of Jesuit Education with suitable examples.

Post lunch sessions included a talk by Fr. Dionysius Vaz SJ, on team work where he told and reflected on the story of “Hare and Tortoise”, followed by an activity. It was followed by the last session on ‘Jesuit administative structure’ by Fr. Freddy D’Silva SJ. 

31 May –After the introductory prayer by Fr. Felix Victor SJ, the first session was conducted by Fr. Freddy D’Silva SJ. He spoke on the Ignatian spirituality and the principles of Jesuit education philosophy. Several case studies and life experiences of the resource person made the session interesting.

The second session was taken up by Fr. Felix Victor SJ, regarding ‘Our situation today’. It was a discussion on present political, cultural,social, religious, economic, technological and educational scenario of India.

The third session was by Fr. Ivan SJ, he explained the idea of option for poor with the video of ongoing Bijapur Mission by Jesuits.

The first post lunch session was by Fr. Freddy D’Silva SJ, on Jesuit leadership. The last session for the day was conducted by Fr. Dionysius Vaz SJ, Rector, St. Aloysius Institutions. The participants were grouped during the session ans were given the task to come up with ideas to implicate the characteristics of Jesuit education during the upcoming academic year and the ideas were discussed and summarized.Fr. Felix Victor SJ, proposed the vote of thanks.