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Republic Day Celebration 2019 (Primary)

This year Republic Day was celebrated in the Primary Section on 25thJanuary 2019. The programme was organised  by the boys and teachers of Std IV.

After a short introduction about Republic Day, the programme began with a prayer service. The boys sang the hymn ‘This little light of mine’ as Tr. Jennifer Pereira, the headmistress of the primary section, along with four students dressed in their traditional outfits lit the Samai. This was followed by prayerful petitions made for our country. The prayer service ended with the singing of the hymn ‘Bind us Together Lord’.

The boys then danced to the patriotic song ‘ Three Colours’, the lyrics of which informed us about the significance of each of the colours on our national flag.

 The boys also performed a short skit which reminded us about some of the duties mentioned in the Constitution of India. The skit brought out the message that we must remember to do our duties towards our nation so that India progresses in the years to come.

After the skit some of the boys danced to a medley of patriotic songs with lots of enthusiasm.

Tr. Jennifer was then called upon to say a few words to the students of the primary section. She encouraged the boys to show their love for their motherland by doing their duties towards their country. She also thanked the boys and teachers for putting up the programme.

The programme  ended with all the boys singing  the National Anthem with pride and respect.


Master Arnold Lobo | Tr. Cordelia Lewis | Tr. Lorraine Fernandes | Tr. Priya Divecha

 

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Rest in Peace Lt. General Francis Dias

Eminent Ex-student (1948 batch) Lt  General Francis Dias passed away on Republic Day This was an important day for him because he was conferred three very important awards on this day in the past by the President of India - the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishisht Seva medal (AVSM), which he was awarded for distinguished service in counter-insurgency, and the Vir Chakra. He also fought in the 1965 and 1971 Wars. During Operation Cactus Lily, in the erstwhile East Pakistan, he led his battalion to capture Bogra Town on December 14, 1971. This was a strategic victory for the Indian Army and two days later Pakistan surrendered in East Pakistan, and Bangladesh was born. For this he was awarded the Vir Chakra. His Citation said:

"Lieutenant Colonel Francis Tiburtius Dias was commanding a battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles during the operations against Pakistan in the Eastern Sector. On 12 December 1971, he was ordered to capture a well prepared position held by an enemy infantry battalion. Again, on 13 December, the battalion was assigned the task of capturing two bridges held by the enemy in strength. And finally on 14 December 1971 the battalion was assigned the task of capturing a portion of Bogra Town. Under his leadership, the battalion carried out all the tasks successfully, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. After contacting the enemy defences at Mahasthana, he infiltrated between the enemy's forward defended localities, raided the enemy battalion headquarters, and captured the officer commanding along with other officers. He also thwarted enemy efforts to blow up bridges. It was due to him that the battalion contributed to a great extent in clearing Bogra Town and taking a large number of prisoners. Throughout this operation, Lieutenant Colonel Dias displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order."

He retired in 1992 and his last posting was Chief of Staff, Southern Command. He leaves behind his wife, Selda, and his two daughters, Sharon and Fiona and their families.

The funeral of Lt Gen Francis Dias was held on Tuesday, January 29 2019. Viewing of the Body: 3:30 pm Funeral Service: 4:00 pm St Anne's Church Nargis Dutt Road Pali Hill Bandra West Mumbai 400050 Burial Service 5:15 pm Mt Carmel Church 81A Chapel Road Bandra West Mumbai 400050

No flowers please.

Instead please donate the money for a charity of your choice

A Stanislite Christmas

Our Christmas celebrations in school aren’t complete without a Christmas programme in our school auditorium. All the 160+ children of std. 2 enthusiastically took part in the performance for our primary section. After reciting a few petitions for the prayer service, they kept up the prayerful atmosphere with a prayer dance. Then in a short skit, our wise grandma explained to her little ones what the true meaning of Christmas was, and she used a lovely tableau of our Lord’s birth to do the same.

This was followed by a recitation of a Christmas poem by our little orators and some carol singing by our choir to put everyone in the festive mood.

Our finale had a Maharashtrian twist and our Gandhi-topi, kurta-pyjama wearing dancers invited the entire cast on stage to dance to their tunes (including the teachers!).

We then had a visit from our own Stanislite Santa, who was greeted with much excitement from the kids. Indeed, a fun-filled December morning to begin the Christmas season.

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Childrens Day 2018

This year Children’s Day was celebrated on 30th November at St. Stanislaus High School. A fun filled morning was organized by the Parent - Teacher Association for the students of standard 1 to 4. A special Fun Fair was held on the background. There were jumping jacks, fun rides, challenging games and foot tapping music. Each standard was allotted an hour each to have fun and enjoy themselves. Before the children left, each one was treated to a burger and a juice.

“CHILDREN ARE GOD’S BEST CREATION”

Teacher’s Incharge:
Ms. Lorna Bhantu
Ms. Lisa Pereira
Ms. Lalita Nirmal
Ms. Priya Divecha

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English Elocution Competition

“Poetry is when an emotion has found it’s thought and the thought has found words.” –Robert Frost.

This quote  is so true as the students  of St.Stanislaus High School  displayed their talent in poetry in an Elocution Competition held in school. Std. III and IV had the competition on  1st October and Std. I and II had their competition on 3rd October, 2018. Elimination rounds were held prior to the finale as every child was given a chance to present himself in poetry. However eight candidates were selected for the finale. Students expressed themselves in front of  eminent judges who were amazed at the talent displayed by the students. The winners and participants received certificates. Students were motivated  and put their best foot forward.

Teachers in – charge : Tr. Lorraine Fernandes, Tr. Raynah Lemos, Tr. Perpetual Fernandes, Tr. Malaika Rodrigues.

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Appreciation Day - Primary

This World's God's creation, a place full of wonder and beauty
To care for and preserve it, is each one's duty,
So we at St Stanislaus, this message did impart,
Through song, dance, poetry, drama and art.

The message of Care for Creation which is the theme for the year at St. Stanislaus was beautifully elaborated upon at the Appreciation Day of the Primary Section in the school hall on the 8th of September. 
The program began with a prayer thanking God for the year gone by and invoking his blessings on one and all. The boys of Std 3 trained by ACE presented a poem titled What you can do which focussed on what we can and must do to look after our environment. A video that won a prize at an International competition on our motto ‘Born for Greater Things’ was also shown to the audience.
The highlight of the program- a skit on Care for creation was then staged interspersed by beautifully choreographed dances and songs that laid emphasis on the message through a well presented and thought of slide show that accompanied it all.
The boys also received their prizes for the academic year 2017-18 during the course of the program.
Our Principal, Tr. Anna then congratulated the Primary Section for the beautiful program followed by the vote of thanks given by Tr. Jennifer. The singing of the school anthem wrapped up the program. A fitting end to a morning well spent.

A special mention must be made of Darryl Loyola who was instrumental in conceptualizing the program and making it a success.

Tr. Lisa Pereira, tr. Malaika Rodrigues, Tr. Michelle Ferrao, Tr. Cursina Valles, Tr. Cordelia Lewis, Master. Arnold Lobo.

 

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Linguaphone Childrens English Programme Primary

Proud to announce, that St Stanislaus has opened a Language Lab, using the Linguaphone Children’s  EnglishProgramme.

The aim of this programme is to help children who are weak in English and need additional support and assistance in the language. It takes the children through a process of Listening, Understanding, Imitating and Speaking.

The teachers had a training workshop on how to make this programme most effective.

Starting this week, the Primary children have embarked on this Language Programme.

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Clay modeling/Origami Competition

The boys of Std.I and II had a clay modeling competition and the boys of Std.III and IV had an origami competition on 21st August 2018.Students displayed their talents through clay and paper. Work done by the boys was a piece of art. The boys enjoyed themselves when at work. Two prizes were awarded to each class. Students learnt a lot by making articles themselves as well as by watching their friends. it is rightly said ‘A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.’—Dorothea Brande.

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ – Albert Einstein.


Teachers in – charge: -      Tr. Priscilla Fernandes, Tr. Christine Pereira, Tr. Raynah Lemos, Tr. Priya Divecha.

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Feast Of St. Ignatius Of Loyola

On the occasion of the feast of St Ignatius Of Loyola, the boys of the primary section were briefed on the life of St. Ignatius.

The boys were encouraged to share ideas of how like St. Ignatius they would be ‘Men for others’ in collaboration with the theme of ‘Care For Creation and Ban On Plastic’,.

The boys of Std.I completed an activity sheet on the same and had to complete the line, I will be a man for others by,………………..

The boys of Std. II participated in a poster competition depicting how they can be a ‘Man For Others’

While the boys of Std.III and IV participated in a poster competition depicting how they can be a ‘Man For Others’, keeping in mind also the theme of ‘Care For Creation and Ban On Plastic’.

The best posters were awarded prizes.

Tr. Mary Almeida

Tr. Lorraine Fernandes

Tr. Cursina Valles

Tr. Lufthancia Miranda

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Childrens Hour – STD III

The 72nd Independence Day of our country was celebrated by the Primary Section on the 14th of August 2018 in the school hall. The programme began with a prayer service invoking God’s blessings on our country and its leaders followed by a prayer dance. Some boys displayed their fitness through different pyramid formations. The feeling of patriotism was further enkindled through a rendition of a medley of patriotic songs. This was followed by a video explaining the significance of our Independence Day and a power point presentation on our leaders of both the past as well as the present. The boys then danced to a foot tapping beat of the Vande Mataram using ribbons to enhance the performance and make it colourful. A fitting end to a morning well spent. The boys of standards I to IV received their non – academic prizes. The programme ended with the singing of our National Anthem.

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