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R.S.P. Rally

On 28th January 2019, the school R.S.P. squad had a rally spreading awareness on Road Safety. There were three schools who participated in this rally. The programme began with the hoisting of the R.S.P. flag by Sub police inspector Manoj Godase. The R.S.P. pledge was then taken by Master Durwin Britto. The rally, then began from the school ground to Mehboob Studio, (Bandstand). Our boys marched on the street displaying placards and charts on topics like ‘Do not drink and drive’, Zebra crossing is meant for pedestrians only’, ‘Use of Helmet/Seat belts’ and Make way for the Ambulance’. Apart from the rally there was a short programme organised in school where schools from all around Bandra participated in. Our dignitaries addressed the students about the Importance to road safety and duties as citizens.

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St Stanislaus 70th Republic Day Celebrations

On 26th January 2019, St. Stanislaus High School celebrated its 70th Republic Day in a glorious manner. This day is important to every Indian as it was on this day that our constitution came into effect.

We were honoured to have a very important person in our midst on this day as our Chief Guest Lt. Col Stephen D’costa along with his beautiful family graced this occasion with his presence. The programme began with welcoming our Chief Guest in a grand gesture by the NCC, Scouts and RSP boys marching to the rhythm of our school band. Our Britto house captain Master Aaiyaan Chataiwala took the Indian pledge. An inspiring patriotic speech was then given by Master Ayush Tiwari of class 7D. This enlightened the spirit of Republic Day. Our energetic boys performed a thought provoking street play on ‘The Fundamental Rights of India’. Our dance troop came next with their power pact performance dancing away on patriotic theme. We also had a Karate display done by our young stanislites.

 Lastly the programme would be incomplete without the address of our Guest to our boys. He shared the stories of this life that inspired him to join the Indian Army. The success of the programme would not be possible without the efforts of the teachers in republic day committee. Therefore this team with the spirit of patriotism stands at the pinnacle of glory at last.

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Visit to a Science Fair

The Science Club visited a Science Fair on January 19 which was hosted by National College. The students enjoyed the various experiments that we're shown to them.

 

 

 

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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

Geography Quiz

The Geography Club held an exciting Quiz Competition for their members on 12th January 2019. The members were asked to prepare themselves on various topics based on the subject. Students from the club from STD 5 to STD 9 answered the various questions to the best of their abilities. Three students bagged the prizes for this competition. They were Kaide Pereira (VI B), Gandhar Inagle (VI C), and Aditya Jadhav (VI A). It was a good experience for all the students and they enjoyed the Quiz Competition.

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Hindi Divas Celebrations

“हिंदुस्तान की शान है हिंदी

हर हिंदुस्तानी की पहचान है हिंदी

एकता की अनुपम परंपरा है हिंदी

हर दिल का अरमान है हिंदी||”

हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर सेंट स्ट्निसलास हायस्कूल में हिंदी सप्ताह मनाया गया। इस सप्ताह में पाठशाला में विद्यार्थियोंने बढ चढकर भाग लिया तथा सभाएँ आयाजित की। बच्चों ने हिंदी भाषा में अपना ज्ञान प्रदर्शन किया और विभिन्न मध्यमों द्वारा हिंदी के प्रति अपना प्रेम दिखाया। दिनांक १२ सितंबर को ११ बजे से ११.४५ तक बच्चो स्कूल के सभागृह    सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए जो कि बहुत रोचक और ज्ञानवर्धक थे। हिंदी शिक्षक और शिक्षिकाएँ बहुत उत्साहित दिख रही थी कार्यक्रम की मुख्य आतिथि पूर्व शिक्षिका श्रीमती स्वाती डाबरे थी। उन्होनें भी बच्चो को प्रोत्साह्न देने के लिये कुछ शब्दो में अपने विचार व्यक्त किये। अंत में मुख्याध्य़ापिका श्रीमती एँना कोरिया ने कार्यक्रम में भाग लेनेवाले सभी विद्यार्थियों कि और शिक्षक तथा शिक्षिकाओं की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की और आभार व्यक्त किए।

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155th Annual Athletic Meet 2018

The 155th Annual Athletic Meet was held in the morning at 9.15 am, on Saturday, 15th December 2018 on the school grounds.

Chief Guests, Mr. Mahesh Mayekar & Mrs. Priya Mayekar, parents of Master Saurabh Mayekar, Sports Captain, and Mrs. Mercy Gomendes, mother of the Assistant School Sports Captain, Master Darren Gomendes, were welcomed with a Guard of Honour by the Scouts.

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

The event began with the March Past, races and relays for Junior, Sub-junior, Inters and Senior Stanislites along with the NIOS students, not forgetting the Ex-students race, the Parents race, the Staff’s race, the Peon’s race and a special race with our exchange students.

The highlight of this Meet was the Malkhamb Display. 

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

Trophies were presented to the winners of the various races. The March Past Trophy for this year was won by Loyola House.

The Kostka Cup awarded for the WINNING HOUSE was also bagged by the Kostka House.

 The All Round Sportsmen of the School Championship was awarded to Master Kris Albuqueroui of the Kostka House.

The Best Junior Athlete Championship was bagged by Master Arjun Jaiswal and the Most Promising Athlete was awarded to Master Naethan Pereira.

The Best Senior Athlete Championship was bagged by Master Noah D’mello, and the Sports Scholarship was awarded to Master Saurabh Mayekar.

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.

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Prabhat Pheri for MahaSwachh Bharat Abhiyaan

On 12th January, 2019 the seventh standard Nature Club and Scouts boys along with the Nature Club teachers participated in the Mahaswachh Bharat Abhiyan with a Prabhat Pheri from Bandra bazaar road to Jain Mandir.

The students assembled on the school ground at 7:20 am sharp and classwise marched towards the bazaar road to display the consequences of having an unclean society. Students prepared colourful charts and placards with slogan and messages highlighting the importance of a safe and clean environment. 

It was an enriching walk that strived to save nature and future. This step taken by stanislites hoped to enlighten the mind of both young and old, and make our land a better place to live in.

 

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Fare-thee-Well Tr Yvette

The 21st of December 2018, witnessed a spectacular event in school as Tr Yvette Coutinho celebrated her 58th birthday. It was time to hang up her boots and enjoy a full time retired life thereafter.

Tr Yvette made her grand entry at 10:15 am with her family and then was escorted to the hall by the school band in full honour. The Principal, Mrs Anna Correa, Fr Malcolm and Sr Arokia accompanied her to the auditorium as the students gave Tr Yvette a standing ovation. The programme commenced with a prayer service by the PTA, followed by a cultural programme of skits, dances and songs put up by the teachers and students.

Tr Yvette expressed her thoughts and thanked the school, the students, staff and principals who she worked under for all the opportunities she had.

It was a farewell befitting for a teacher who was known for her dedication, hardwork and commitment. 

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Pilgrimage and Xavier House Feast Celebration

Xavier house feast was celebrated on 3rd December 2018 with great enthusiasm. STANISLITES walked their annual pilgrimage to Mount Mary Basilica to keep the vow stanislites had taken years ago. When Bandra was scourged by plague. The feast mass was celebrated by Fr. Anil Rego. The outgoing STD X boys were blessed with special prayer for their board exam by Bishop John Rodgriuges.

The celebration in the school hall began with a short introduction on the life of St. Francis Xavier followed by a skit programme themed ‘Character in Excellence’. Prizes were awarded to the best skit from the junior and senior section.

The programme ended with the signing of School anthem followed by a vote of thanks by Principal Mrs. Anna Correa.

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