South Zone Workshop for our School Principals

School Principals’ Enhancement and Enrichment Programme (PEEP) was organized from 1-4 May 2024 in Bangalore for 32 Jesuit Principals from the South Zone (Madurai, Chennai, Karnataka, Andhra and Kerala). Fr. John Ravi, JEA Secretary, stressed on the need for holistic development of principals and brought out the various traits of enhanced leaders, during his inaugural address on the first day. Fr. VM. Thomas SDB, a well-known leadership trainer, was the resource person. He stressed on the need for transformational leadership in today’s context and highlighted the importance of taking calculated risks, rooted in the Jesuit tradition. What we need today is the paradigm shift towards servant leadership.

The workshop concluded with the recollection, points proposed by Fr. Olvin Vegas SJ with spiritual conversation and personalized planning with the following questions: What is my vision for the school I am entrusted with? How do I strive to realized this vision concretely keeping in mind the goals and objectives of a Jesuit school? What are the three strengths of my school and how do I plan to enhance them? What are three weaknesses of my school and how do I plan to address them? What will be my three initiatives for the coming academic year?

Fr. S.M. John Kennedy SJ