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Road Safety Awareness Rally hosted by St. Stanislaus

Stanislites and students of 13 neighbouring schools were privileged to have amidst them Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay Jt. Commissioner of Police (Traffic) and Mr. Pradeep Chavan Sr. Police Inspector (Traffic), Bandra.

The students of the neighbouring schools gathered at St. Stanislaus School and walked down Hill Road with banners and placards spreading the message of Road Safety to all citizens.

They then assembled in the Stanislaus School hall to be addressed by Dr. B.K. Upadhyay. He held their interest by narrating a story and bringing out the message of using the timely action.  Different topics like drunken driving, overtaking, speeding, carelessness, reckless driving  were touched upon. He quoted that most of the accidents caused were in the age group of 16-25 years. Approximately  565 drunken drivers were rounded up on the eve of New Year  2015. Can we avoid this behaviour?

There was active student exchange with him. They expressed their fears and their needs for police intervention in solving their road safety uncertainties.

Dr. Upadhyay had to leave because of his other commitment but the students were engrossed in watching  the Video clip on Most dangerous road accidents in India caught by live CCTV. Mrs. Sunita Nashikkar, Sr. Police Inspector ( Education) conveyed tips on how to cross the road safely,  how somebody’s fault could be the cause of danger to the pedestrian’s life. Mr. Vichare made it known to the students how their good deeds bring laurel to themselves first and then to the city they belong to.

Mr. Pradeep Chavan Sr. Police Inspector (Traffic), Bandra  was ever willing to have the School Physical Training teachers to be trained at their Byculla Institute or he would depute his Staff to go to schools and train their teachers and students.

Our sincere thanks to Holy Family Hospital for providing us with the ambulance and medical service.

The whole session concluded on a motivating and inspiring note.

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First Jesuit Certificate Program (JCP) Convocation Ceremony

St Stanislaus School experienced a historical event with some Stanislites receiving the First JCP Awards certificates in their Convocation garb.

 Chief Guest, Fr. Paul Fernandes S.J., Vice Chancellor of the new Xavier University, Odisha  was present on Friday, 9th January 2015, to award the Jesuit Certificate Programme (JCP) Awards to the first batch of 2014 students. These students were recipients of this award on completion of the 4 Year programme with 56 credits.

The JCP is a holistic, enrichment programme that enables a transformational education based on the Social, Intellectual, Personal and Spiritual (SIPS) level. This programme entails a 2 fold aim

  • education for livelihood immediately after Std.X
  • education for better life, well equipped for Higher Education.

We had around 123 Stanislites receive their certificates at this ceremony. Students of Holy Family School, Chakala, Andheri (E) were also fortunate to receive their certificates at the hands of the Vice Chancellor. This School too conducted the 4 year JCP programme.

There was a short cultural programme with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the activities conducted during the 4 year programme.

Prior to the Awards ceremony Fr. Paul Fernandes S.J. interacted with the Staff members of the School focusing on measures to raise the standard of the present JCP curricula.

Later he met up with Principals of 20 neighbouring schools to focus on the ‘Recent trends in Education and How Classrooms can prepare Students for Higher Education’.

The event concluded with the School Anthem being sung with gusto and fellowship for the Awardees and their parents at the Backyard lawns

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