The General Body Meeting of the P.T.A. of St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Mapusa was held on 20th of July 2019, at St. Xavier’s Ark, witnessing over 1,000 parents and guardians. The Guest Speaker for the day Dr. Anna Neena George spoke on the topic of understanding today’s  adolescents. She focused on the role of parents and teachers. Dr. George mentioned about how  parents need to set boundaries for their child but respect their personal space. Teachers were encouraged to bring out the creativity that lies within the child.

Mr. Anthony D’Souza, a Parent Executive member then addressed the parents about the importance of P.T.A. at St. Xavier’s. He spoke about establishing a close bond between teachers and parents. Mr. D’Souza also stressed on  education being an investment in one’s child while highlighting the Atal Tinkering Laboratory and the Innovation block inaugurated on the 24th June 2019.

The Principal Dr. Elvis Gonsalves addressed the gathering by commending the staff and congratulating the parents and the students for the excellent results at the Goa Board, March 2019 exams. With an overall result of 99 percent with 344 Distinctions, the Principal motivated the students to do better in the upcoming exams. He also announced that the 3 State toppers were from St. Xavier’s and the 8 subject toppers were also from St. Xavier’s.

He briefed the parents about the exam schedule and informed the parents of the newly inaugurated Innovation Block which houses a cafeteria, laboratory, an automated laboratory, an incubation cell, an Auditorium and an Observatory. He also thanked the PTA
Executive Body for being the backbone of the Institution and contributing towards the betterment of the Institution.

The minutes of the previous General Body Meeting were read by the Secretary Ms. Rita D’Silva, and the Treasurer Ms. Juliana D’Souza presented the Accounts. The outgoing executive members were then felicitated for their selfless effort and new executive members were introduced to the gathering. Ms. Alzira Fernandes, Parent Member of the P.T.A., proposed the vote of thanks.