Ms. Dorothy Dias
Junior School Coordinator
Looking back …Looking forward
Looking back I see the vivid memories of being at the threshold of life, a teenager with no clear career path to follow. This is an ever changing world that offers new and more lucrative jobs, day after day. Then and only by God’s grace did something wonderful happen. I was offered to step in for a teacher on leave at the Preprimary in Canossa High School Mahim. It was after all my alma mater and I decided to take up the position, for a while. It is here I realized, teachers have vocations …Teachers are not working jobs! This was my calling!
It was very clear within a few months of teaching that this was an occupation I could be happy with and devote my life to. I began to believe that a teacher can change the world, one child, at a time. We live in a world where the little niceties of life are fast being forgotten. This is where teachers step in to make a change to the clay placed in the hands of the potter.
I aim to make learning a rich, rewarding experience for every student God has placed under my care. I believe teaching should always go beyond the boundaries of the classroom. No matter what the subject one is teaching. Every child is a precious gift. Every child is unique. Every child is a blessing. My conviction is that every child needs to be understood and treated and taught with love.
Looking forward, I know after a decade and more of teaching, neither learning nor teaching is a one-way street. My young students have been my best teachers and in their own childlike way, they have taught me invaluable lessons. Teachers are placed on earth to extract the moonshine from the soul of every student they teach.
Teaching in school is teamwork. And this teamwork is necessary for the greater good of each student and the institution. I aim to do just that!
Mr. Agnel Das
My motto, ‘ Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading’
As I teach physical education, I believe that it is rather more essential than any other subject.
My aim is to develop physical competence and knowledge. To encourage students to develop a healthy and active lifestyle.
I would like to use scientific technology to enhance and develop the speed, strength,agility, endurance, flexibility and balance in students.
I strongly believe that inorder to create a healthy and peaceful environment we should instill ‘Campion Patriotism’- to make the school and country prosper.
Ms. Angelina D’Cruz
It is very profoundly said that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Yet, for me it was the other way round. I became a teacher when I saw the perfect happiness and trust a child confidently placed in me in my first assignment as a teacher. For me, teaching is not a job! It is Life itself. My students no longer just approach me for academics, but are generous enough to include me in the pure joy of their little worlds. I hope and pray that I might be able to light the path for their journey ahead and provide them with a solid foundation for their future. Teaching for me is a privilege, a responsibility and an honour.
Ms. Deanne Fernandes
Teaching is a noble profession. Children are the innocent minds that help spread love, laughter, cheerfulness and kindness. There is no better way to learn and share these Ignatian values other than being around children. Being in a Jesuits institution teaches me to bring out these values and also spread it around, to make the world a happier place. I hope to always learn and grow with my school and serve it to the best of my abilities. I have always been a person who loves to be around children, not only to inspire but also to be inspired. To move above and beyond, making an impact through every life I touch. While my classroom is a fun place to be, I also believe in developing discipline, responsibility and values right from the core. I believe in playing games, provided it is played by the rules. And lastly, I was inspired by an eminent personality to always stay humble!
“Humility costs nothing, it is royalty without a crown.”
Ms. Jennifer Rodrigues
As a young graduate, I like many others of my age, was drawn towards the corporate world. However, I knew I was called to serve society, and so I followed in my mother’s footsteps, and became a qualified teacher!
I believe very strongly in the Ignatian Motto of ‘Joy in Truth’ and wish to teach every student to befriend truth and honesty in order to live with pride!
With the many skills that I possess, I wish to educate every child that is entrusted to my care with good values that will help him become a better citizen!
As a teacher, I am constantly learning and creating new ways to make teaching and learning more fun and creative.
With dedication and commitment, I look forward to making our institute one of the best all over the world!
Ms. Threasa D’Silva
As a child, I always dreamed of becoming a teacher as I love the company of children.
My motto as a teacher is, sharing knowledge, as I believe that there is nothing better than sharing.
I try to teach my students to be independent and make the art and craft lessons as enjoyable as possible. I try to reach out to each and every student in my class and ensure that they complete their work.
While teaching, I learn new activities and try out new things. My class is very interesting and constantly buzzing with information, questions and ideas.
I want to give my best to my students in whatever way possible. I also want to instill some good values and teach boys to live the Campion motto “Joy in Truth”.
Ms. Sharmila Mishra
I have been teaching Hindi in Campion School, ICSE, for the past Eight years. I always wanted to be an educator right from my school days. I taught my younger siblings, that’s when I was attracted towards teaching .
I joined Campion School. It was like a ‘Dream Come True’.
As a teacher, it is my duty to impart knowledge, moral values and effective communication skills. I am passionate about my teaching and have an ability to reach out to students and create a relationship of mutual trust. I am well-organized and committed to Campion School.
The student’s curiosity and creativity motivates me to teach. I love listening to their ideas and seeing the way their minds work.
I want to create a classroom atmosphere that encourages and stimulates students to learn things differently and my vision for the school is to ensure that every child’s learning style and abilities are addressed.
Ms. Persis Mistry
I am a proud student of Meher and Nosherwan Jehangir, under whose guidance I completed all my grade examinations in Speech and Drama and an “Advanced Performer’s Certificate” from the Trinity College, London, exam board. From a young age, I enjoyed performing and while still in Junior College, I began working as a teacher at the Jehangir’s School of Speech and Drama (JSSD), where I trained children to appear for speech and drama examinations.
After graduating with a B.Com degree, I spent over 3 years exploring the world of Investment Banking and Finance, but soon realised that teaching speech and drama was my calling, and I went back to doing what made me most happy – teaching and training young performers.
In 2010, I joined Campion School, part-time, as visiting faculty for Speech and Drama, teaching classes 1 to 4. I took a gap year from Sep 2012 to Sep 2013, to complete my Masters degree in London – an MA in Applied Theatre (Drama in the Community & Drama in Education), from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, (University of London). I returned to Campion School, upon completing my Masters.
As a freelance drama facilitator, I have worked at other schools, alongside Campion, in the past, including St Xavier’s Boys’ Äcademy (SXBA) and SRCC’s Citi Academy for Special Education. I have written scripts and directed plays for many schools and was a part of the Akanksha Foundation’s Drama Club.
In addition to teaching at Campion, I currently conduct my own Speech & Drama Classes for children. I also volunteer some of my time to social work through a group called Live to Give.
My goal is to encourage all my students to use Drama and Improvisation, to express their thoughts and ideas creatively. I hope to help every student find their own self confidence and feel comfortable voicing their opinions.
A quote that I find inspiring is by American Historian Henry Adams, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” I believe we have a responsibility as teachers, because the words we say, and our actions can potentially impact the young minds we interact with. I thoroughly enjoy every moment of teaching and I am grateful to connect with so many young and talented performers, every day.
Ms. Ballerinia Pinto
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart forever. As a teacher, I believe every student has the potential which is unique and special to the world. To me, teaching means to touch lives forever. There is learning, healing, laughter, caring, and sharing every day in the classroom. I also believe in the grooming of young minds and hearts into leaders of tomorrow. As a teacher I am to create an atmosphere that encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, learning and happiness in a classroom and it is very important that every child feels important, respected, and cared for.
I wish to impart the right education and inculcate the right values among the young minds with dedication, commitment, and loyalty keeping our school motto in mind Joy in Truth.
Ms. Analisa Alphonso
The intriguing world of mind and behaviour always held an enigma for me. Understanding the different ways in which each individual learns and thinks has always been a passion. I like to read, research and try different techniques and therapies which have been introduced and used successfully.
Since 2010, I have helped several schools design and implement the school counselling and special education programs to suit the school board. I have accomplished these by collaborating with and training the faculty, parents, and other stakeholders to sensitize them in dealing with children diagnosed with disabilities and behavioural disorders.
I personally think every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. As such, my motto is to give these young individuals the tools to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge by leveraging their strengths. In the words of Albert Einstein “Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.”
To accomplish this, I teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful. The type of support provided to each depends entirely on the individual’s needs. I aim to have an education plan tailored to meet the identified needs of each child. I do this, by using topics that involve the interests of the child and make learning relevant to life. I incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning to make children active learners. I am flexible and I am willing to implement a new lesson plan on the spot to fill in any learner skill gaps before moving forward. I welcome mistakes as it is a door to learning.
Above all, my belief is that learning should be fun and exciting for all!
My recipe for success in developing learners is combining my knowledge, skills and expertise; adding fun, love, laughter and compassion; and ends with a final swirl of respect and patience. I am passionate about inspiring students to develop their self-confidence through learning and communication while recognizing that lifelong learning is the true pathway to self-development, self enhancement, and success. Thus, providing group or individual responsive therapy has always been my focus.
Where some might see bad behaviour and disability as obstacles, I see possibility, therefore it is my mission to offer every child I encounter, possibilities in place of their obstacles.
Ms Margaret Gonsalves
I have been teaching Marathi for the past 16 years. I was working as the language coordinator in my previous school and have a good experience of developing Marathi language of non-native speakers.
I believe learning a different language helps us explore a completely new world. I teach Marathi lessons to the students by helping them relate to their own experiences which helps them connect with it better.
I hope to create, a love for the language, in my students and strive to achieve this by making my classes as interactive as possible.
My goal as a teacher is to show my students the beauty of Marathi language.
Mr. Sunny Rodrigues
Music Teacher & Jr. School Activity Coordinator
Having been in this vocation for more than three decades, Music has now become an integral part of my life. Music to me is Passion first, Profession next.
I strongly believe that each and everyone can sing … You just have to choose the right song & the right scale. I feel blessed at Campion & as a Jr. School Activity Coordinator, It is but my privilege to spot, identify & hone young talent.
Thus to sum it all up as the famous saying goes…
‘Music is not what I do, It’s who I am.’
Mr. Adrian Fernandes
I love teaching kids. Physical education is an important class for students, because it teaches them the value of staying active.
I teach the students the importance of teamwork, strengthen their social skills and help to improve their focus and maximise their abilities in the classroom.
My motto ‘ Never give up’ as I believe that hard work can help you achieve your goals.
My aim is to develop physical competence and basic movement perfection with safety, and to improve healthy lifestyle and well-being of the child.
I have a very positive outlook in life and I feel a great sense of achievement when I see my students grow and develop as individuals.
I believe that every child should be disciplined, fit and healthy.
Ms. Shilpa Welkar
After completing my post-graduation from J. J. School of Art and having had over 25 years of experience as a professional artist, and almost 12 years of teaching, I owe it all to my Teachers. I chose to follow their footsteps, so I can share the knowledge that was once given to me.
I think that keeping young minds interested and engaged is how we can develop creative individuals for the future, and children themselves can teach us so much.
I look to create an environment where these students look forward to class, and don’t realise how quickly time passes during it.
I look forward to seeing more and more creative minds blooming from Campion.
Ms. Margaret Cardoz
It was way back in the year 2012 when my little niece turned two that I found myself questioning what I was really doing with my life ahead. Here was a little child with delayed milestones and
looking up to me for encouragement and support.From that very moment my life took a turn which I will never regret. I felt the immense need to hold the little hands of the most fragile human beings- and lead them on. Some ‘special needs children’ would be looking out for a shoulder to lean on. I had the calling, the desire to give to the future generations of children the unconditional love I had received from my own parents. I did my Teachers Training and decided to spend the rest of my life ‘Learning’!!
My Motto fitted into my plan seamlessly, ‘’to make a difference’’ I knew instantly that the hallmark of a good teacher is to make every child feel included, respected and valued. I feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the question put by Todd Whittaker, ‘’What Great Teachers Do Differently?’’ I have taken this question to heart and resolved that I don’t want to be just one more adult in my students’ lives. If I could bequeath to the children in this institution a legacy , it would encompass love for all, compassion and empathy for the needy and a yearning to be ‘’Lifelong Learners’’ I will be satisfied if my students grow into young responsible adults who will one day give back to society. And long after they leave the portals of this institution and its hallowed walls they will look back and say’’ I am proud to be an alumni of “Campion School’’
Ms. Sabita Carvalho
Teaching is not a profession; it is a vocation. I got my call way back when I was a teenager, since then I never looked back. I must say , my mother played a big role in me becoming a teacher.The impact she had on my life reflects in the way I deal with my students. It is always less about myself and more about my students. Teaching is selfless and that is the beauty about it.
My motto – Don’t teach, inspire reflects in my aim, which is to have an impact on every child . To me, grades are not as important as the memories and experiences through which each child learns. I believe, if I can impart one good value in every child, I have achieved my goal.
I believe that as a teacher you never stop learning. I look to learn new things and implement it into my teaching. I am proud to say my students have taught me more than I could even imagine.
In a teacher’s life there is no stop. They say, ‘Running waters never dry’ which means always go with the flow and never stop learning.
My goal as a Campion teacher is to make my students Men for Others. The values of St Ignatius Of Loyola should be instilled in them for the Greater glory of God.
Ms. Dianne Paul
Being a teacher was my childhood dream. I never enjoyed school as I never received the encouragement I wanted. So, I thought when I grow up I’d be the teacher to encourage all my students and be the reason behind their smiles.
“Life itself is a Teacher and you are in a state of constant learning”. – Bruce Lee.
This is my motto as a teacher , as each day I learn something from my students , elders and family members and that has made me who I am today.
My aim is to make each student feel wanted and special with no differences. To teach my little ones lessons that will help them for life.
I perceive myself as an enthusiastic teacher making the little ones enjoy learning and continually earning and growing with my students and constantly updating myself with new happenings and new teaching techniques.
I wish to work for the Greater Glory Of God , to reach out to all the children I meet , and to show God’s love in all that I do.
Ms. Megha Jindal
I’ve been teaching at Campion School since 2007 and it’s been a wonderful experience. Dealing with young and brilliant minds everyday gives me incredible joy.
Sharing my expertise and passion, encouraging children to inculcate Yoga in their lifestyle from childhood makes my work extremely purposeful and powerful.
I seek to help my students thrive in life by nurturing body and mind with Yoga, to help them grow stronger, more flexible and inspire them to live each moment more mindfully.
Believing in my motto, the more we learn, the more there is to learn – After completing Diploma from Kaivalyadham, I’ve further pursued certification in Naturopathy, participated in and won Mumbai District championship and also represented Mumbai in State Level Competition.
Teaching and learning from children always adds to the richness of this experience and I am forever grateful for this wonderful opportunity.
Ms. Pooja Dubey
My work is a reflection of my love towards little children. I have always been intrigued to teach and learn more about these young minds.
My motto as a teacher is to enrich the creativity and zest for learning more and reaching a goal. I work for the all round development of each and every child that is under my care.
As a teacher I am always working to improve my skills and enhance my knowledge through the many workshops and seminars.
Ms. Bernice D’Lima
Music has always been my passion and teaching is a way of sharing this God gifted talent.I have been imparting my knowledge , be it in the field of academics or music since I was 15.
I strongly believe that ‘ Life is a Song – Sing it’
Music is a language that can express all emotions .Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.
My aim is to touch the hearts and lives through music.
I believe that it is never too late to learn and hence, there is so much more to teach.
My goal is to understand & facilitate children’s rhythmic development & utilize music as an outlet for their emotions.Motivating self-confidence in a child is the foundation of their success.
Ms. Shruti Gala
Being surrounded by young & imaginative minds brings the kind of vibrancy which no other profession can. Moreover, there is nothing more satisfying than helping young minds reach their full potential.
I believe that every child is unique, and a classroom should be an environment that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the varied needs of students. By providing students with a safe atmosphere in which they are free to express themselves and by offering plenty of positive reinforcements, I work towards developing a strong connection with each student.
Campion school has a holistic approach towards education and that fits perfectly with my own teaching philosophy. I include such innovative methods & techniques in my teaching-learning process that provides maximum hands-on experience to the students, which helps them to explore and discover their true potential.
MY MOTTO: ‘Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all’.
I am very grateful to Campion School for giving me this valuable platform and I feel extremely proud and happy to be a part of this esteemed institution.
Ms. Samantha DeMenezes
To me, children are the future. What we do today will have an impact on tomorrow!
I believe that love can change anything and hence my motto,‘Educate children to love and the rest will follow’
I am always working towards making the students independent thinkers and learners and impart values for life. I believe that with kindness and love I can, and will create an impact on the lives of children- Shaping the minds of our future leaders.
Ms. Pearl Fernandes
”The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”
I believe in creating a safe space where my students can express themselves which in turn will develop their confidence and inculcate a feeling of self-worth. I persevere to know more about my students’ interests, strengths and weaknesses. Little children often have active imaginations, and they enjoy using their curiosity to explore their feelings and their world. I aim to utilize this innate nature in my teaching learning processes.
Ms. Juliet D’Souza
I have a Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology from SNDT University (Mumbai), I have a Diploma in School Counselling and SLD. I have been trained in Metaphor Therapy, Play Therapy, CBT and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I specialise in Children and Family. I have over a decade of experience, working with special populations at schools and amp clinic settings. My approach is eclectic.