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22 Bandra Schools Celebrate Maharashtra Divas

The 54th Maharashtra Day was celebrated with students of 21 schools at St Andrew’s School grounds on Friday, 1st May. These schools belonged to the Bandra Inter-school Republic Day Committee. The presentations from these schools brought out the rich history of the State through dance, rendition of Marathi songs and enactment of various Maharashtrian festivals and the plight of the farmers.

The Navy was invited to introduce students to the Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji who propelled the great Maratha force.

Our Chief Guest at this event was Commodore N.N.Rao who hoisted the Tri-colour flag from the Terrace of St. Andrew’s School with the National Anthem being sung by the gathering. Other Navy personnel were present to highlight the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji played in the formation of the naval forces in India.

Principals of the 22 BIRD schools were also present although it was Open Day at their schools.

The heat did not deter the students and the gathering from enjoying this patriotic event. Each performance was enthralling and brought out the message of ‘Gaurav Maharashtracha’

Our MLA Mr. Ashish Shelar garlanded the bust of Chatrapati Shivaji.

The speech by Commander Mohan Narayan (Retd) Chief of Naval History, explained to u how Shivaji’s General, Kanhoji Angre played a decisive role in fighting the Mughals and the British invaders.

Fr. Jude Fernandes S.J. addressed the gathering , highlighting how the BIRD Committee had worked together in sowing the seeds of patriotism.

As a finale to this event we had the Navy Bugler blow the bugle as a mark of respect to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the formation of Maharashtra.

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Ignited Mind Mental Maths prog held in end March

The Ignited Mind Mental Maths Lab is an institute which has been associated with St. Stanislaus School for the past three years. This Institute believes in bringing out the genius within the student of Grade I-VII in Maths.

We are proud to mention that Salil Prabhu-Bambardekar, a Stanislite has won trophies in the mental maths competition for the past 3 consecutive years.

In the GRAND FINALE 2015 our outstanding performers are:-

Atharv Pawar (1st Std), Arjun Jayswal ( 2nd Std)

Ibrahim Khalil, Myron Pesso, Steven Mascarenhas (5th std), Ahmad Yasin, Daryn Monteiro (6th std.)

Academic Year

Standard

National Rank

2012-13

IV

2nd

2013-14

V

1st

2014-15

VI

2nd

Stanislite Tanuj Kaza topped Maharashtra in IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2015

Stanislite Tanuj Kaza topped Maharashtra State in IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2015, the results of which were declared on Monday evening.Tanuj scored 335 out of 360. Nearly 13 lakh students had appeared for the IIT Joint Entrance Exam (Main) 2015.

I am happy with the way I fared in the JEE MAINS exam, but it is too early to rejoice as there is a big battle ahead. The IIT JEE ADVANCED exam on 24th May 2015.
I am proud to be an Alumni of St. Stanislaus School. The School that has provided me with a strong foundation, all round grooming and facilities for extra-curricular activities not forgetting the freedom of thought that has really helped me face all the challenges very well
I thank the entire team of Staff members at Stanislaus School for helping me reach this level and I am really grateful for that.
Some of my achievements to name a few are, a Gold medallist and First Ranker in the Homi Babha Balvaidynik Exam, National Talent Search Exam Scholar, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Scholar, cleared Physics Olympiad –Second level and selected for Chemistry International Olympiad.

Tanuj Kaza

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St. Stanislaus Inter-school Basketball Tournament

St Stanislaus for the third consecutive year hosted the Inter-school Basketball Tournament on its grounds beginning 20th April 2015 to Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 with 44 teams participating in the U-11, U-14 & U16 category, Boys and  Girls. This game has provided a platform to schools from Bandra to Malad and beyond, both Central and Western, bonding them in spirit of equality and team play.

Fr. Jude Fernandes the Principal of the School firmly believes every child is a star and encourages them to explore their potentials through sport and other cultural activities alongside education.

The inaugural ceremony began with the National Anthem jointly sung and narrated through action by the Hearing Impaired Children.

Fr. Jude Fernandes was the Chief Guest flanked by Fr. Errol Fernandes, Fr. Andrew Rodrigues, Sports Director-Mr. Hycinth Cardoz, Tr. Freda DeSouza and Sports Captain and National Champ in Malkhamb  – Master Gerard Quadras.

Participating once again in this Tournament are the SPECIAL Schools – Disha Karnabadhir Vidyalay and Mookdhwani Vidyalay. In the Opening Match the Girls showcased their talent in true spirit and grit.

The momentum in the first half belonged to Disha Karnabadhir Vidyalay but they were outplayed in the second half and the Match was won by Mookdhwani Vidyalay.

Similarly the boys from the Special Schools played a tough match with each other with Mookdhwani again winning. This boys winning team will now go on to the mainstream games competing with other schools. It is truly said “You must see to believe. There’s a lot to learn from these children as they struggle and triumph with the most basic requirements like balance, peripheral vision, coordination verbal and physical”.

The host team U-16 Boys played a scintillating match against P.G. Garodia High School. They were leading with points till the second quarter. The third quarter saw P. G. Garodia School, take the lead and ultimately win the match with a small margin.

The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 morning.

Mr. Govind Krishnan Secretary of the Maharashtra Basketball Association has agreed to preside over the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 22nd April, at 3.30 in the afternoon.

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9th Lawrie’s XI Interschool Cricket Tournament

This year the 9th Lawrie’s XI Interschool Cricket Tournament hosted by St. Stanislaus School since 2007 came to a close on Friday, 17th April 2015.

The Tournament was held at the Ramesh Dadkar Grounds, Matunga Central with many schools participating in the Boys U-14 and U-16 category and three girls teams playing.

Present at the Inaugural function was Fr. Lawrie Ferrao S.J. who had completed 11 years as Principal of St. Stanislaus School in whose name this Tournament is organized.

At the Closing ceremony we had amidst us as Chief Guest, Mr. Rajesh Sutar who represented Mumbai for 9 years in the Ranji Trophy and is ex-MCA Selection Committee Chairman for the U-14. U-16 & U-19 and Ranji Trophy. There were also other dignitaries like Mr. Shridhar Mandle  ex-Ranjit Trophy Player of Mumbai who  opened innings with the Great Sunil Gavaskar on several occasions and Mr. Prabodh Hamilton- Executive Director of Khiladi Connect.

The MCA along with Mr. Rajesh Sutar was happy to note that St. Stanislaus School has been encouraging Sports in various fields and providing a platform to budding players. He has suggested affiliation with the MCA next year in April 2016 Therefore, next year we plan to have a 40 over tournament and the event  will cover 6 days. This will get many more schools to participate.

In the Girls U-16 Category, St. Joseph’s Convent School, Bandra bagged the Winners Trophy and Swami Vivekanand School, Borivli (W) were Runners Up.

In the Boys U-14 category, Matunga Premier School was victorious beating Ryan International Malad.

In the Boys U-16 category, the Winners were IES Modern School, Dadar with BAK Swadhyay School , Matunga  as Runners Up. Stanislaus School team  ranked third.                                                                                                                                                                

Long live St. Stanislaus School on the cricket field.

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Marathi Bhasha Divas Celebrations at St. Stanislaus High School

Marathi Bhasha Divas was celebrated in honour of the Marathi language and in keeping with the birth anniversary of Dyanpeeth award winner poet late V.V. Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj.

Marathi being the official language of the State of Maharashtra, the main focus of this celebration is to promote the Marathi culture among the Stanislites.

The Chief Guest at our event was Mr.Madhusudan Naik a well known Marathi artiste in the field of Marathi plays and TV serials.

Students of the Secondary Section participated in the various categories of poem and choral recitation in Marathi. Std. IX students had prepared a speech on ‘Friendship of Man and Nature’

The top rankers of the various competitions held during the Marathi week, were presented with certificates.

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66th Republic Day Celebration at St. Stanislaus School

‘ONE NATION AND EACH FOR THE NATION’ was the theme of the 66th Republic Day Celebration held at St. Stanislaus High School Bandra.

The school began the Republic Day programme at 7:30 a.m. with Stanislites  gathering on the School Assembly ground. The Chief Guest at this event was Dr. M.Z. Farooqui, Principal of Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bandra.

A minutes silence was observed in honour of the martyrs who had lost their lives saving the country. The tricolour flag was unfurled by the Chief Guest and the National Anthem sung. The Pledge was recited in Hindi by our Std. VIII student, Master Adit Savla. There was the MarchPast by the NCC, Scout, RSP and Red Cross squads.

A patriotic speech in Hindi and English was delivered by the Stanislites. There was a Kick boxing feat and Lezim performance as part of the cultural programme.

Dr. Farooqui expressed his gratitude to the leaders who made India proud through their valour and stressed on Unity and Harmony.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Fr. Andrew Rodrigues.

The programme concluded with echoing of slogans like "Bharat Mata ki Jai; Hum Sab Ek hai". 

Stanislites dispersed with great enthusiasm and fervor to flag the Republic Day sticker flag on citizens at their demarcated venues. This made them feel proud of being an ‘Awakened Indian’.

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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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