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The 152nd Sports Day broke with tradition and was held in the morning at 8 a.m, on Saturday, 12th December 2015.

Stanislite Scouts received the Chief Guest Mr. & Mrs. Rony Quadras, parents of the Sports Captain and Guests of Honour Mr. & Mrs. Shodhana Shetty, parents of the Assistant Sports Captain and the Management members with a Guard of Honour.       

The MarchPast was a sight to behold. Each House competing with the other in their momentum. Stanislites cheered their fellow House members as they went past the dais with the Guests.

The Chief Guest declared the Meet Open after the recitation of the Sportsman’s Oath by the Sports Captain

The races and relays by the Stanislites kept the students eyes glued on the tracks. The Mallakhamb and Pyramid display stole the show. The students were spell bound with the body-bending movements the participants made.

Tug-of –War was a real test of strength for the Britto and the Xavier House with the Britto House reigning victorious.

Trophies were presented to the winners of the various races. Britto House bagged the Trophy for the MarchPast. Kostka House reigned supreme in the overall Sports Day events.

Sports Day came to a Close with the handing over of the School emblem to the Sports Captain and a Vote of Thanks by the School Principal Tr. Anna Correa.


Celebration of Xavier House Feast

The feast celebrations of St. Francis Xavier was held on Tuesday, 8th December 2015 after the pilgrimage to the Mount Mary’s Basilica.

This celebration began with a prayer service and the lighting of the lamp by Fr. Jou, Tr. Anna, Xavier House Captain-Master Nahum Lobo, Trs. Sabita and Yvette Coutinho.

A hymn in honour of St. Francis Xavier was sung in Konkani by the Teachers and a PowerPoint presentation on the life of St. Francis Xavier.  An entertaining dance was performed by Std. VIII boys and a quiz on the Jesuit Saints by Fr. Errol kept the Stanislites minds ticking.

Prizes were awarded to the best classes for their Chart displays.

The programme concluded with the singing of the School Anthem.


Annual pilgrimage to Mount Mary’s Basilica

As tradition goes, Stanislites walked their way to Mount Mary’s Basilica on Tuesday, 8th December 2015 for a Eucharistic celebration.

This pilgrimage is held annually to commemorate the “Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary’ and to follow the vow the Bandraites had taken years ago, when Bandra was weighed down by plague. We also celebrated the Feast of our great Jesuit Saint, Saint Francis Xavier. In addition, we began the Year of Mercy as declared by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Fr. Charles Rodrigues S.J. was the Main Celebrant at the Mass. Std X students received a special blessing for good health and strength to face life’s challenges as they are on the threshold of life. 

At the end of the Mass the students were treated to a snack and a celebration of the Xavier House Feast in the school


Farewell Tr. Anita Advani

Stanislaus Parivar held a fitting farewell for dear Tr. Anita on completion of her 20 and a half years tenure at the School.

The PTA, Staff and students stole her heart through their dance performance, cards, colourful bouquets and a PowerPoint presentation.

A farewell speech was delivered by Fr. Errol the School Manager and Principal Anna Correa.

The programme concluded with a fellowship meal prepared by the Staff.


So Long Farewell Tr. Freda DeSouza

With heavy hearts, the Staff of the Stanislaus Parivar bid Tr. Freda DeSouza adieu on Friday, 30th October 2015 on her completion of 17 and a half years.

A small felicitation program was held to express their appreciation and gratitude for her contribution and service to the School.

Valedictory speeches by the School Manager –Fr. Errol Fernandes, Ex-Principals –Fr. Lawrie Ferrao and Fr. Jude Fernandes, the Principal Tr. Anna Correa.

The BIRD Principals presence at this event warmed the cockles of her heart.

The sumptuous fellowship meal prepared by the Staff was the icing on the cake.


Rang Bhare – Colouring the life of our students

The Rang Bhare Teacher’s Day Celebration – Colouring the life of our students was held on 30th September at St. Mary’s ICSC, Mazgaon.

With this theme running through, the entire programme planned by the Jesuit Board of Education, for teachers, we the teachers  from the 8 Jesuit schools in Mumbai, were in for a treat.

A prayer service which was based on St. Ignatius’s call, and for us now to go light the world.

The compere for the day was Sheriyar Atai, who not only entertained but facilitated the Panel Discussion by speakers Mr Shishir Hattangadi, Mr Ronak Kapoor, Mr Amol Gupte and Ms Karla Singh.  The emphasis was on how to bring colour into the classrooms and make them vibrant places of learning.

There were different workshops like Photography, Zumba, Speech & Drama, Foreign Language, Mobile Apps, Yoga , Best Taste Test and Calligraphy  which enriched the  teachers.

After lunch, there were different competitions.  St. Stanislaus teachers won 1st  place in the Creative Writing, Human Puzzle and joint 1st  place in Blackboard Comics. 2nd place in Soulful Melodies and 3rd place in the Box Cricket League.

The teachers returned tired, but content with a day well spent.



Hindi Basha Diwas 2015

In keeping with the Hindi Basha Diwas being celebrated nationwide on 14th September, St. Stanislaus School had a weeklong celebration.
The importance of the Hindi language was portrayed through Choral recitation, elocution and short skits. Charts adorned the school classroom boards. Every morning for a week, the School assembly was held in Hindi.

On Saturday, 12th September,  Stds. V-VIII had Choral recitation and Stds IX and X had Elocution competiton. Dr. Faisal Khan an ex-student of the School and Ms. Varsha Yadav judged the student’s performance. Students received certificates at the end of the programme.

On Monday, 14th September Hindi Basha Divas was celebrated in the School auditorium to propagate the use of the National language. The importance of this language was displayed through Mono-acting, dance, skit and a PowerPoint presentation.

The programme ended with a Vote of Thanks by the Principal and the National Anthem sung.



Principals Day - Tr Annas birthday

The School notice boards were bedecked with charts, prepared by our Stanislites, to wish Tr. Anna on her birthday, which was also celebrated as Principal’s Day.
As it was the start of Hindi week the celebrations began with an intercom assembly in Hindi.
There was a quiz on Women, and an Essay Competition was held in each class.

The celebrations continued in the school hall where the students, teachers and the PTA welcomed Tr. Anna with prayers and best wishes. Fr. Errol, our Manager spoke about the significance of Principal’s Day.

The boys performed a prayer dance followed by performances by the Horlicks Wiz Kids band winners, and participants of the fashion show and dance.
The teachers projected ‘ANNA - as a Woman of Substance ’.  A short video going down memory lane into the life of Tr. Anna was portrayed. The PTA too expressed their heartfelt gratitude through a song. Tr. Anna was then invited on the stage to cut the cake, and accepted cards, presented by each class.

The programme in the hall concluded at 12:30 pm with a telecast of a video of a speech by our Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi on Teacher’s Day.


Inter School Pilgrimage to the Mount 2015

After last year’s successful inter school pilgrimage, the BIRD committee this year too, organized the pilgrimage to the Mount on 11th September, 2015. Two thousand Three hundred students from 32 schools from Mumbai participated.
The main celebrant was His Lordship Bishop John Rodrigues.
This year’s event was organized by St. Joseph’s Convent High School with the help and support from their PTA.
The students were given a pouch containing snacks and a bookmark


Teachers Day 2015

This year we began the Teacher’s Day celebrations of 4th September with a Eucharistic celebration. Bishop John Rodrigues was the main celebrant. The choir trained by Tr. Yvette and Mrs. Marisa Pereira, a parent, added to the festive spirit.

On 5th September the teachers were personally escorted to their classes by the respective monitors and parent volunteers. The class teacher and accompanying subject teacher were greeted with a card and chocolates. This was followed by an entertainment programme put up by the class boys.

The teachers were then transported to Willingdon Gymkhana for a party hosted by the PTA. They were treated to lively Hindi and English songs, good food, games prizes and surprises galore. This was conducted ably by Darryl. Thanks go out to the very enthusiastic team of parents for making this celebration meaningful and enjoyable.




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