The first PTA meeting of SJIPS for the Academic year 2016-17 commenced on 21st September, 2016 with an invocation by Ms Sheela Balan which was followed by a welcome address by the Principal- Rev. Fr. Sunil C Fernandes. Ms Suchetha Kalappa – SJIPS, Educational Consultant, briefed the quorum with all the events conducted in the school till then. Principal requested special invitee, Mr. Bernard Chetty – Vice-President, PTA, SJBHS, to address the PTA committee and share his experience, insights and suggestions with the newly formed PTA committee members.

Mr Chetty shared his thoughts on the importance of PTA and how it can help and make a positive difference in the development of the school. He informed the gathering on how the PTA operates by collaborating and coordinating with the school management to ensure that things are heading in the right direction. He also advised the quorum/ PTA committee members to utilize their area of expertise and form various committees & sub-committees viz. Go Green Committee, Infrastructure and IT Committee, etc. and to take ownership of that particular area which requires to be addressed. He concluded by stating that the PTA committee with their time and dedication can be a catalyst to help the school to achieve all the milestones thus keeping all the stakeholders content.

Further, Rev. Fr. Sunil C Fernandes upheld the words of Mr Chetty by stating that four sub-committees- Go Green Committee, Cultural Committee, Health Committee and Infrastructure and IT committee; could be formed under the PTA which shall be finalized in the subsequent meeting. The same was agreed upon by all the members present.

The interactive meeting concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Sheela Balan.