Mangaluru: The two hardest things to say in this life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last time”: Maria Rogers. A Farewell programme for the three outgoing faculty members was organised at Lourdes Central School on 12 April 2023 at 2:30 pm. It was a noon with mixed emotions for all present in the audio-visual room to witness the official send-off to our beloved teacher Grace Roche, ancillary staff – Philomena Periera and Janet Peres.
The Principal Rev. Fr Robert Dsouza, the Manager Rev Dr John Baptist Saldanha, the Vice Principals Belita Mascarenhas and Anitha Thomas and the entire teaching and non-teaching staff were present. The three outgoing ladies, dressed in their finery were the centre of attraction.
The programme commenced with the prayer song followed by felicitating the retiring staff. Lydia Dsouza, Saira Pinto and Lolita Coelho shared their joyful and memorable experiences with Grace Roche, Philomena and Janet respectively.
Grace Roche poured out her heart and thanked everyone, especially the present and former Principals and Managers of LCS.
The school principal conveyed his best wishes and appreciated the retiring staff for their valuable service.
Fr. Manager urged the staff to imbibe a quality from each of them, which would be the best present for them.
Teachers wished all good to the stars through a song. The programme wound up with refreshments.