LAUNCHING OF MSCHOOL AND SIGNING CEREMONY OF COLLABORATION PLEDGE BETWEEN SAINT PAUL SCHOOL AND CTM
On 25 September, Saint Paul school held a dual celebration to mark another milestone in the School’s development – the launching of the MSchool and the ‘Signing Ceremony of Collaboration Pledge between Saint Paul School and CTM (Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau)’ on synergising resources to advance ICT in education in Macau.
The Clementina’s School Hall was to its full capacity with representatives from the Government, Principals/representatives from Macau Schools, Directors from the different departments of CTM, friends of the school, parents, students and teachers. After a short prayer and a blessing form Bishop Don Jose Lai, the audience witnessed, in a very high professional way, the launching of the ‘Mschool’, ceremony which was presided by the Most Rev. Bishop of Macau, Don Jose Lai; the Provincial of the Holy Rosary Province, Fr. Javier Gonzalez; the Head of Department from the Education and Youth Affairs, Ms. Leong Vai Kei; the Head of Department from the Bureau of Telecommunication Regulation Bureau, Mr. Francisco Leong; the CEO of CTM Mr. Vandy Poon and the Principal of Saint Paul school Fr. Alejandro Salcedo and the ‘Signing Collaboration Pledge’ led by Ms. Ebel Chan as representative from CTM and Fr. Alejandro Salcedo as representative of the School and with Bishop Don Jose Lai and Mr. Vandy Poon as witnesses of the signing collaboration pledge.
This is another mile stone and a further step forward to Saint Paul School serious commitment and contribution to education and the immersion of IT into the classrooms “This project not only applies information technology to boost teaching at school, but it also enhances the intelligence of information technology, starting from its very original learning platform, making it a modernised bridge of communication between school and parents… Today is a joyful day for we gather here to witness Saint Paul School working with local enterprise to launch the “Synergising resources to advance ICT in Education program” remarked in her speech the Head of Department of the DSEJ, Ms. Leong.
To the question why the cooperation with CTM in this project, the Principal remarked that the School openness of cooperation with other agencies is very clearly stated in the School Policies since no school can be considered, as the saying goes, one-man-band. The Mschool app is the answer to the School need of creating a single CMS (Communication Management System) for a more effective communication between school and parents and to create a stronger school-home partnership.
The launching ceremony of the mobile phone application of the St. Paul School today craves the landmark of cooperation and communication between school and parents. It also proves how serious the school considers and how actively participates in the cooperation between the school and parents. Being the first project of its kind here in Macau, Saint Paul School has once again shown its commitment to a student-centered approach to teaching and its vow to work with parents in the development of their children.
After the signing ceremony and the different speeches from the School, CTM, DSEJ and the parents the audience was entertained, in the highest professional way, with a modern dance, by the School dance team, a piano performance by a 4 year old student and one of our alumnae and a ballad about peace by one of our students. The performers showed not only their talent, but also the spontaneity and enjoyment while performing. After the ceremony in the School hall the audience was invited to the Fra Angelico Exhibition Gallery for some refreshments.
Once again, congratulation to Saint Paul School and may Saint Paul and Saint Dominic continue blessing them.