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Student Senate

The ICFP Senate is an internal student organisation working under the academic direction. The ICFP Senate was re-established in 2017 to train students to be good and responsible leaders. Working with the Vice Director of Academic Affairs a range of talents and critical development programmes are implemented to develop education in ICFP and in the schools. ICFP has its own structure and each year, the students decide their academic and extra-curricular activities. They present their thoughts to the ICFP Executive to promote their talents and skills as future teachers. Since 2017 each Head of the Senate has led the students with their various programmes. Every year the chief of the senate reports and hands over the new duties to the elected chief of the senate. The Senate is alive and growing at ICFP in a very positive way.



ICFP choirs are formed for major events, such as the Opening Mass at the start of the academic year, the Mass to celebrate the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, the Despedede Mass and the Graduation Mass. They also participate in the local parishes on a roster system. Also, the National Anthem and the Institute song are sang at special gatherings during the year, such as the alumni reunion and when guest speakers are at the Institute.



The student group was established in 2019 after a proposal from the Brazilian volunteer Mana Janaini who with her initiative recommended to Br. Peter to bring together the young people at ICFP. Mana Janaini and Mana Domingas Belo started their first training in May and July to prepare the youth to become role models in society. The mission of the PJM is to promote the integrated training of students to be ethical, and fair and in solidarity with others through an education guided by the values of the Gospel, and the way of the Virgin Mary to transform the society. The 5-year vision of PJM can serve as a reference for quality education in the evangelisation, promotion, protection and defence of the rights of children, adolescents and young people. The values for the community include, trust, modesty, friendship, sharing, simplicity, availability, sensitivity, determination, joy, commitment, and humility. Currently the PJM continues to grow with trainers like Mestra Domingas, Mestre Mariano, Mestre Silvanio, Mestra Joaquina, Mestra Julieta, Mana Henriqueta, Mestra Virginia and Mana Femi


Communty activities

ICFP students and staff are engaged in various activities in the local parishes and in the wider community.

  • They regularly provide the readers and singers at Sunday Mass, especially in the Cathedral parish, but also at Vila Nova.

  • They play sport with local groups, such as the army, the police and village groups.

  • Every couple of months, they organize a clean-up in the centre of Baucau.

  • The annual Despedede and Graduation ceremonies attracts large crowds.

  • The staff organizes professional development with teachers from the Municipality of Baucau.


Pastoral Care

Work In Progress

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