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Remembering Master Donald on his 40th death anniversary

Master Bernard Donald was an all rounder, an outstanding sportsman and a teacher teaching many subjects like Maths, English, French and Gen. Science.  Whether it was hockey, football or cricket he was always there to play for the staff. Those were the days when cricket was played with equal fervour like hockey and football. The grand cricket match much hyped and played on the school ground on a fine day for cricket amidst the rigours of seasonal monsoon.  It was on the afternoon of 30th July 1941 between the staff and the students, the brains versus the brawns. Sir Gregory was the leading the staff and Simon Pinto the skipper for the boys. Master Donald was the hero and spearhead of the bowling attack, when the brawns were skittled like nine pins for paltry 66 runs.  Although Master Donald did not score, with stalwarts and big hitters like Master Hubert, Fr. Britto, Master Anthony, Master Hashumani, Master Frank Gomes and Master Neeff they romped home comfortably. Once again the Masters proved that they were brainy and brawny and were not only good in teaching inside the classrooms but were equally good outside. (So vividly described in 1943 St. Stanislaus Magazine)
Master Donald was a towering personality, calm, composed and soft spoken. He was studious in nature and nobody ever dared to take any undue liberty with him.  But I do remember there was one boy Agnello, who dared and paid heavily. He forwarded a concocted fake geometrical rider which made no sense and asked Master Donald to solve it. While Sir was busy solving on the board from the corner of his eyes he noticed that Agnello was laughing slyly.

e-Waste for E-Conservation

Happy to address students from my alma mater & inter-act with Fr Jude at the assembly this morning on e4E ... e-Waste for E-Conservation (Click images below)

After almost five years in jail Stanislite, Arun Ferreira is found innocent ...

School badge

Do you have any authentic information on the evolution of our School badge? Let us know ...

Connecting up with Boarders from St. Stanislaus.

Hello all,

I went into the boarding school at the age of 6 - (1965-1974 ) Fr. Casale was the school principal atthe time and Fr. Kenneth was the boarding school prefect, supervisor, carer, surrogate parent etc.  My elder brother Pierre for whom school was an adventure was a reassuring presence. I for one was not too happy. But...

Now, with a few years under the belt, having travelled many a road, I am putting together on my FaceBook account, a Page of the boarders including the prefects at the time.I would be much obliged if any boarders receiving this would like to connect up. It does not matter when you were a boarder, if you want to connect up on FaceBook send me an Email or  a friends request on FaceBook – Anthony A Mendonca, and also let me know the year you were a boarder, not that it has any bearing on the subject other than to place you in my own memory of those days. 

If any other Stanislite has any contacts of any boarders or of the prefects/supervisors please do get in touch with me/send me the details. I would really appreciate that. 

Thanks again and Keep well.

Tony M


Looking for some boarders of St. Stanislaus

On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Anthony A Mendonca

Ignatius Braganza
Ronald Rasquinha
Leeladhar ( can't recall the family name )
Leo/Lucas Cardoz
Cyril Furtado
Martin D'sa
Woy Fernandes
Thomas Castellino

Thank you very much
Tony Mendonca
Boarder & Class of 1975

STANISLAUS on a lazy Saturday afternoon ...

Would you believe the ediface was still ringing with the exuberance of its students as I clicked these pics on my phone this afternoon ...

WILLIAM ... Son of John Neelankavil [Holy Family, Andheri] passes away ...

Regret to inform all SSESA members that William, elder son of John Neelankavil from Holy Family, Andheri passed away tragically Friday afternoon.

May his soul Rest in Peace.

Funeral at Holy Family Church, Chakala, Andheri (E) this Saturday evening at 4pm.

Denzil B. Menezes ... Class of '71 passes away

Regret to inform all that Denzil B Menezes, Class of '71 passed away in Auckland, NZ on April 18, 2013. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

First Indian Jesuit university sets December deadline

Bhubaneswar, April 17, 2013: Jesuits, the schoolmasters of Europe, are all set to launch their first university in India.

The campus for the Xavier University will be ready by December near Puri, some 60 kilometers east of Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa).

However, the first batch will start from the next academic year in July 2014, the Business Standard today quoted Jesuit Father Paul Fernandes, who is behind the ambitious project.

Jesuits, who introduced modern education in India in the 16th century, manage several prestigious colleges in the country, but they all function under government-run universities. Some have received autonomous status.

The idea of a Jesuit university was mooted some four years ago. It got the final nod from the Odisha state legislative assembly when it passed the Xavier University Bill 2013 on April 5, reported the Business Standard.

The Odisha assembly reportedly passed the bill after a marathon debate.

Higher Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra told the house the private university would start functioning in two years. This is for the first time that a private university is having provision of reservation for Odisha students, the minister added.

Father Fernandes says the university will set apart 50 percent seats for students from Odisha. “This is a unique feature. No other private university in the country has such provision. We have done it because of our commitment to the state,” the priest told.

Lest people in other states get disappointed, the priest quickly added that the Jesuits are studying the possibility of expanding the university to other places.

Sesquicentenary Inauguration

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