Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mater Dei is a hundred years old

Mater Dei Institution, Saligao by fredericknoronha.

Mater Dei is a school in Saligao, Bardez, Goa. It's an English medium school, and today they are celebrating its 100th year (anniversary).

The school is a very old school. There are two principals who run it, and their names are Cleta Lobo and Edna Lobo. The school was set up by their father.

The school is quite a nice school, and they have really cool text books. Because they learn all fun activities. In their textbooks, they learn really fast.

Today, they're celebrating the centenary and they have a small Mass in the Mae De Deus Church at Saligao.

My brother likes his school very much. He's going to blog about it; he doesn't like to talk so much, and tell everybody as much as I do. But he has made a lot of friends in his school, including Raj (his best friend), Duniya, Maria and some others from Standard I.

His class teacher is very nice, he says. Her name is Abinia. Aren has a lot of fun in his school, and he likes it.

When I go to pick him up, he's smiles a lot. The smaller classes always come out last. There's this girl, who just comes up to my father and asks him, "Do you know me Uncle?" and starts talking to me and my father about millipedes and centipedes. One day, she heard my brother talking about millipedes, and that's how she started talking about it.

No to TV

My father doesn't let me watch TV because he thinks it's bad for me. I like watching TV. He never lets me watch TV especially when there's my programme.

Rapt attention by fredericknoronha.

In some way it's good, but I feel he should let me watch TV.

When I watch TV, I feel happy and I like watching TV because I think it's fun.

Sometimes it's bad for me, because I get distracted, and I don't concentrate on my studies and stuff. But in some way, it's also good. Like, when I watch National Geographic and Disney Channel. In National Geographic, I watch the way animals live in the wild. And on Disney Channel, I watch Hannah Montana and Zac and Cody. There's nothing educational about it, but it's just fun.

I watch for one hour a day, because I'm allowed to. On Sundays I watch two hours. My brother watches TV for at least two hours because he's very addicted to it, and my father always blames me for Aren watching TV.

Wilson's art class

I love art. I find it a lot of fun. I like trying out new things in art, such as special designs and new techniques.

Wilson's art class is in Bal Bhavan. Bal Bhavan is this place in Campal, Panjim where there are all these activities for kids. There are many activities like drawing, cricket, musical instruments, clay modelling, and many others.

My brother and me are going to join art class. My brother's going to join the juniors' art class in Bal Bhavan, one of the senior art classes for bigger children.

My brother Aren is really interested in art. If you want to see his drawings and stuff, you can go to his blog. It's

Bal Bhavan has an art class called an advanced art course for students aged 9 to 16 years. We're going to learn about fundamentals of art, study of lines, pencil, 2D and 3D design, creativity, basics of design, water colour painting, sketching and drawing, portraiture, human figure drawing and study, calligraphy handwriting, oil painting, still-life, nature, object drawing, creative drawing, fabric painting, history of art, print making, 3D scupture, and related activities.

Students' fees are between Rs 200 to 300 per month, depending on whether you go for class once, twice or thrice a week.

I'm really looking forward to going to this art class. I hope you come for it also.