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Overseas support

"Just a joke i like to share because of the concrete support from the overseas Stanislites"

An old man lived alone. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it
was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in
prison.
The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament.
Dear Son:
I am feeling pretty bad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant
my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because
your mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting too old to be
digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over.
I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison.
Love, Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram "For HEAVEN'S SAKE, Dad,
don't dig up the garden! That's where I buried the GUNS!"

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police
officers showed up and started digging up the entire garden without finding
any guns. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him
what happened and asking him what to do next.

His son's reply was "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad, It's the
best I could do for you from here."

- Moral Of the Story -
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO
SOMETHING DEEP FROM YOUR HEART, YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT MATTERS
NOT WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE THE PERSON IS

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class of '75

calling all ssc grads from the year 1975 (XI) to join the group " class of '75 "

Fr. Bulchand

Father Bulchand was a rare individual. The first impression I had of him was that he appeared to be bundle of energy. That energy seemed to come out from his stare which seemed to go right through you. He was our high school maths teacher, and though he was brilliant in the subject, he presumed you were equally good at the subject. This is where we developed a mutual dislike. He eventually informed me that since I had no brains, it would be better for me to take up an apprenticeship in a garage. I didn't believe him, or for that matter I didn't believe any teacher's negative comments. Good for me! He was also our Prefect for some time and the reason I remember him is the example he set in repentance and humility. Thus my respect for him was renewed.

It so happened that there was an incident and that the alleged culprit was identified. That night after night prayers, Father Bulchand called the alleged culprit to the center of the dormitory. Then he undid his own belt and gave that boy a whipping he would never forget. We were all stunned and there was a deathly silence. The next day once again before going to bed, after the night prayers, Father Bulchand put off the lights and took off his cassock. He said loudly that he had made a grievious mistake and whipped the wong boy. Therefore he apologised publicly and proceeded to whip himself even more than he did the previous night. After this we saw this great and humble man in a new light. I don't know where he is now but I may God bless him.

class of '75

hey guys ... hop onboard ... let's reminisce

SSESA - NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME?

Warning: This story might die its unnatural death for those who fear 'change' may choose to do the following

  • A) add multiple posts within hours of this post so that it gets off the stanislites.org front page
  • OR Take a small point and distract the viewers from the overall message
  • OR indulge in name-calling

    OK, It wont be the first time and then again it wouldnt surprise me

    To begin, What you have at SSESA are a few good meaning people who sort of stepped in whenever the school needed help. Let us ask a few questions that so many would like to ask but afraid to do so

    I) Are the committee members equipped or know how to run projects like professionals?

    Probably not but then again we should not expect them to, you’ve got mostly retired folks trying to make a difference – Can they learn how to – Sure!.

    II) Are they afraid that they have run this outfit as a small club and others who don’t belong to their community will now rock the boat?

    Sure, it is only human to stick to what one is comfortable with and then again, it’s the few who choose to challenge themselves and embrace the beauty of cultural diversity.

    III) Why has SSESA never really utilized in an effective manner even though the Principal of the School essentially is always the head of SSESA?

    Simple, The Principal is way too involved in day to day activities and not everybody possess vision. See not everybody is born with vision and can see miles ahead but yet so many end up in Leadership positions. Story of our lives perhaps.

    IV) Why is that moment someone talks about change, attempts are made to try to discourage dialogue, individuals post multiple postings so that the story dies its unnatural death?

    Fear perhaps makes people do a lot of things. Not everyone is an early adopter and not everyone wants to challenge the establishment.

    V) Are people elected to SSESA qualified or equipped to do such work??

    Probably not but then again the current structure does not warrant any professional qualifications.

    VI) Why does the SSESA board not have a PTA committee member on their board??

    No answers, We've brought this up with folks in the leadership but never really get a response. Wouldn’t it help to have cross pollination – PTA committee member on SSESSA committee and vice versa?

    VII)When was the last time somebody from another community was elected Vice President, Treasurer or other posts??

  • The chicken or the egg ... what came first?

    The SSESA has kept an extremely low profile, almost invisible -- I cannot recollect hearing of the SSESA when I finished high school in 1977 (higher secondary in 1979). But then I may have been dreaming and not really bothered about that. (Mind you, there was this immense, "free at lastâ" feeling that prevailed at the time, and I sense I am not alone in the invisibility of SSESA nor the lack of interest in SSESA at end of schooling). But its more interesting to ask why SSESA was allowed to be invisible? Could it be because no one actually missed them; we ex-students did not miss them. Because, I believe that if we had missed them, we would have looked for them and prodded them on and chased them --- like we are doing now. So, we ex-students are the real reason it exists (or will not exist for that matter). So, we have prodded, what do we do now?


    Well, we can break down and rebuild the SSESA. Or we can renovate and reenergize. The beauty of non-physical structures is that you can renovate, reenergize and extend with the same effect of rebuilding, a case of having your cake and eating it. So, I am all for renovation; implicitly accepting not destroying but evolving it to be something into something we wish it to be. So, the ball is in squarely in our court. What do we want it to be? Managing Committees come and go and ex-students come and go; the SSESA must exist beyond us. The energy of discussions and exchange of viewpoints is proof that there is wish to grow the SSESA.

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