St Mary's holds a Symposium on 'the behavioural problems of childhood & adolescence' with an objective to evolve a positive outlook towards the vision of NEP2020 . The symposium spotlighted the need of developing a rational approach towards the commonly identified behavioral issues of children and adolescents. Among the teacher Resource persons, Mrs Rajashree spoke on' the behavioral problems of Kindergarten students; Mrs Dorothy Pinto threw light on 'the behavioral issues manifested by the Primary school children; Mrs Sonia Shetty discussed the ' the behavioral transformation during the adolescence; Mr Reynold presented his survey report on ' the influence of E gadgets on children & teens; Mrs Sharmila elucidated the problem of loneliness faced by children ; Mrs Poornima made a presentation on the alarming problem of alcoholism found among teens. A special interview conducted by Mrs Veena with Dr Viroopaksha Devaramane , a renowned psychiatrist was also screened during the symposium. A short skit depicting the emotional turmoils of adolescents was staged by the team of Resourse persons through an experimental theatre. Variety of thought provoking educational activities were also conducted by the Resource persons to improvise the theme of the symposium. Principal Rev.Fr Johnson Sequeira during his evaluation suggested teachers to be the keen observers of the behavioral changes sighted among students so as to nurture them in to stable and better individuals.He added that "the prime focus of this symposium is to enhance our effectiveness as teachers in diagnosing and intervening the behavioral issues of children under our tender care"
The program was guided and coordinated by Vice Principal Mrs Rita Quadros.More 80 teaching and Non teaching staff attended this symposium.