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Teacher’s Day 2016

The PTA members joyfully celebrated Teacher’s Day on 2nd and 3rd September 2016.

2nd September was marked with a Eucharistic celebration, where in  Father Elton Namory, the main celebrant,  in his homily inspired the teachers to use their God given talents to educate the young minds and to bring out the best of the child’s abilities and potentials.

On 3rd September, the PTA began the celebration with a meaningful prayer service followed by an entertainment program in the school hall.  Master Ojas Jhadav, School Captian hosted the program for the Secondary School teachers.

The enthusiastic and talented PTA members worked very hard to train the Primary and Secondary boys to present a lovely and lively show for their teachers.

Darryl D’Souza the VP of the PTA concluded with a vote of thanks.

A Celebration packed with music, dance and a sumptuous lunch at the Manuel Gonsalves Trust was held later in the afternoon.

The teachers sang a thank you song to show their appreciation and gratitude to the PTA members for organizing this beautiful program.

Principal’s Day 2016

The Staff, PTA representatives and a few student council members joined together to celebrate Principal Anna’s birthday, which was on the 7th September.  The boys sang for the Principal at the morning assembly and expressed their heartfelt gratitude towards her for her tireless efforts in making the school a better place.

 Mrs. Anna Correa was given a warm welcome as she entered along with the Manager, Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas s.j. The PTA members started with a short prayer for Tr. Anna followed by a beautiful hymn sung by the teachers, a short speech by Fr. Frazer and cutting of the birthday cake. Small tokens of appreciation were gifted to Principal Anna by the Staff, PTA and Student Council.  A beautiful portrait painted by PTA member Jeanette D’souza was also presented.

Singer Shaan, Writer/Director, Milap Zaveri and Actor, Errol Marks, all ex-students taught by Principal Anna, sent in their wishes through short video messages.

“Behind every successful school there is a caring Principal”

Beach Race

The Joe Crasto Memorial Off-Season Beach Race organized by United Athletics Sports Club (Affiliated to the Mumbai Suburban District Amateur Athletic Association) held on 18th September 2016 at Juhu Beach.

Students from our school participated in the various age categories  Students participated in the 1 km, 2 kms and 3 kms race in the Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 category respectively.

All our participants completed the race successfully. These races were a testimony of their strength and endurance.

 The 1st 10 boys from each of the races were awarded prizes and certificates.

 Following were the notable performers in the various age groups.

1 km Race - Under 10  Age group

  1. Standard IV - Arjun Jayswal  - 2nd Place.
  2. Standard III - Vihaan Sylva – 4th Place.
  3. Standard IV – Divesh Kudekar - 9th Place.

3 kms Race - Under 14  Age group

  1. Standard VIII - Noah D’mello – 9th Place.
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BCDAA Athletics Championships (Primary)

The 49th Annual Athletics Championship organized by Bombay City District Amateur Athletic Association (BCDAA Athletics Championships) was held on 1st and 2nd September 2016 at University Sports Pavilion, Marine Lines, Mumbai. Students from our school participated in various events under different Age Categories. Out of 9 Students who participated from our school, 5 got a chance to stand on the podium and win medals in various events. The others who did not win medals, performed well too and had reached the finals in their respective events.

 Arjun Jayswal from 4th Standard excelled in the under 10 category winning 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal in the meet.

Jordon Desmond from the 3rd Standard too won 2 Silver Medals in the under 8 category.

 Following were the results:

 Under 8 – Standard III

  1. Jordan Desmond – 2nd Place – 100 meters run
  2. Jordon Desmond and Connel Cardoz – 2nd Place – 4 X 50 meters Relay

 Under 10 – Standard IV

  1. Arjun Jayswal  - 1st Place – 200 meters run
  2. Arjun Jayswal - 1st Place – 4 X 100 meters Relay
  3. Arjun Jayswal  2nd Place – 50 meters run
  4. Shaun D’mello – 1st Place – Long Jump

 Under 12 – Standard V

  1. Calvin D’souza – 2nd Place – 4 X 100 meters Relay
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English Elocution Competition (Primary)

The English Elocution Competition for standards 1 to 4 was held on the 22nd and 26th  of  August, 2016 respectively. The judges for class 1and 2 were Mrs. Juanita Lobo a retired teacher from Jamnabai Narsee School and Mrs. Shurekha Lobo a teacher from St Joseph’s Convent High School and  the judges for class 3 and 4 were Mrs. Anna Menezes and Mrs. Mayrose D’Souza former teachers of our school.

There were 8 participants from each standard. The boys used voice modulation and expression while reciting their poems .  The judges appreciated their efforts and were happy to see such kind of enthusiasm in the little ones.The judges were given a small token of appreciation.

The participants and winners  were awarded certificates for their efforts. Finally our headmistress Mrs. Jennifer Pereira gave the vote of thanks and congratulated the boys .

The winners of class 1:

  • 1st place- Vian Fernandes, Ethan Furtado
  • 3rd place- Dwyane D’Souza

The winners of class 2:

  • 1st place- Mark Demelo
  • 2nd place- Ethan D’Souza
  • 3rd place –Rylen Enthiado

The winners of class 3:

  • 1st place-   Ethan Fernandes
  • 2nd place - Steven Rasquinha
  • 3rd place - Aaron Fernandes, Cristiano Dsilva

The winners of class 4:

  • 1st place - Jadyn Defigueiredo
  • 2nd place- Leon DeSouza
  • 3rd place- Kaide Pereira

Teachers incharge :       

  • Miss Perpetual Fernandes
  • Mrs.  Christine Pereira
  • Mrs . Priya Divecha
  • Mrs. Lorna Bhantu
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Parents’ Day 2016 (Primary)

On the occasion of Parents’ Day, the primary section organized a day full of fun with a Treasure Hunt, for the parents on the 6th of August 2016. The parents assembled in the school shed at 9 a.m. in their respective dress code with a lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

Darryl Loyola was the host for the programme. The programme started with some warm-up activities followed by the treasure hunt. The parents ran helter-skelter in all directions in the school premises. They performed different activities at each spot in order to earn the next clue. The treasure was finally found by the green team.

There was a surprise activity for the parents’ in order to bring out the creativity within themselves. The parents were asked to decorate a basket in a child friendly manner using the material provided. All the parents again showed great enthusiasm and very creatively worked on the baskets in their teams. They earned points for the display of their creativity and these points were added to the Treasure Hunt scores. Thus, the blue team won the overall prize; all the parents were given a candle and a bookmark as a token of appreciation. The programme ended with a light refreshment.

- Tr. Lufthancia Miranda, Tr. Priscilla Fernandes,

Tr. Michelle Ferrao and Tr. Lalita Nirmal.

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Independence is Happiness (Primary)

To spread the happiness and celebrate the completion of sixty-nine years of  Independence the teachers and boys of Standard 3 put up a programme on 13th August, 2016 in the School Hall.
The programme began with a prayer and hymn asking God to bind us together. A few boys then began a discussion on what independence really means. Unity- the central theme was clearly brought out throughout the program starting with the play which highlighted the fact that we must be united in order to progress. Amidst the discussion, children dressed in traditional costumes of different states yet again emphasized Unity in diversity in our motherland. The boys then danced to the song Bharat humko Jaan se Pyara Hain.. filling the hall with the spirit of patriotism. This was followed by a fashion show which showcased the numerous Indian Achievers from different fields of life who have made their mark in the World. Last but not the least the choir sang We shall overcome as well as Hum honge kamiyab with the message that as long as we are united we shall overcome all obstacles.
The programme ended with a Vote of Thanks given by our HeadMistress Tr. Jennifer. The entire assembly then sang the National Anthem before dispersing from the Hall in an orderly manner.

Tr. Priya Divecha, Tr. Cursina Valles, Tr. Michelle Ferrao and Tr. Cordelia Lewis

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Stanislaus Got Talent

Immaculata, the inter-school annual competition kicked off this year with a bang on the 2nd and 3rd of July, 2016. The host of events planned always promise to showcase every facet of talent; from sport to performing and literary arts.

This year, the primary section also took part in the competition, displaying their talent in six events. A contingent of thirty-one boys, accompanied by their teachers Mrs. Michelle D’Souza and Miss Malaika Rodrigues as well as Mr. Darryl Loyola, geared up to participate on the 2nd of July, 2016. The events for the students of the primary section included football, a spelling event, mask painting and decoration, fancy dress, a novelty task event and a dance. It gave the kids a wide platform to display their talents.

The standard shown at the competition was top notch as fifteen schools competed head to head and put their best foot forward. Even though our primary section did not bag a prize, the boys thoroughly enjoyed participating.

 As it is rightly said, ‘Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.”

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Primary)

The feast of St Ignatius of Loyola (the founder of the Society of Jesus) was celebrated by the primary section on the 29th of July 2016. The children took part in activities such as colouring, best out of waste, and mask – making.

The boys of Std 1st were given to colour a sunflower and complete the sentence ‘I like a sunflower because….’ They displayed their skill of colouring to perfection and the sentence given was also well completed by them.

The second standard boys had to make a chicken cup holder using a paper cup, cut out paper wings and eyes.  The boys had to colour the cup yellow and use their creative ideas to decorate the cup.

The boys of standard three made a sunflower out of a paper cup.  The boys had to colour, cut the cup and stick it on paper. The boys also had to write the sentence, ‘Spread your sunshine smile’ and draw a face for the sunflower. 

The big boys of the primary section (Std 4) had to make a mask using paper plates, cut outs of their hands with different coloured paper and googley eyes.  They had to then stick the cut outs all around the paper plates.

All the children gave it their best shot and decorated the articles beautifully using their own creativity and innovation.

Tr. Mary Almeida, Tr. Lorraine Fernandes, Tr. Cursina Valles, Tr. Lisa Pereira.

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Clay Modeling Competition 2016

The Clay Modeling Competition was held on the 16th of July, 2016 for the boys of std. I and II. The theme for the competition was ‘Fruits and Vegetables’.  The teachers in charge were Miss. Malaika Rodrigues and Mrs. Raynah Braganza.

Boys brought their clay and eagerly made clay models of fruits and vegetables and displayed their work beautifully. They showed a lot of interest and completed their work within the stipulated time.

Three prizes were allotted for each class. They were judged on the neatness of their work and their final presentation.

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