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STANISLITES Segregation & Composting - Project Launch & Commitment on Children's Day - December 8, 2012

Annual Stanislites in Australia (Melbourne Branch) picnic

Stanislite Picnic 2012 AustraliaThe third annual Stanislites in Australia (Melbourne Branch) picnic duly took place at Hatt Reserve, Williamstown on Saturday 27th October.  We had around 10 ex students with their families

Once again, it was Lester who led us in song.  

It was great catching up with ex students from a range of batches.  There was Lester from the class of 1966 and then there was Savio from the class of 2002.  How's that for a range of ages?  Boys generations apart with nothing in common except that they shared a tradition that is St Stanislaus and they came together to celebrate that tradition.

We would like to particularly thank Andrew Pinto for coming in quite early to reserve a shelter for us and Francis Castellino for actively organizing this event and all the ex students with their families who attended who made the day a special one.

Looking forward to this catch up next year.

Learning for Life: The spirit of St. Stanislaus

I was really looking forward to Sesquicenternary road race on 30-Sept 2012. I have been road running for many years and really enjoy the solitude that Bandra's empty streets offer at 5.30am. This was the first time I would actually run a race, even if an ex-students race. A brisk walk to the school background served as a warm up before the run. I was greeted with the background filled with kids from schools around Bandra of all shapes and sizes. There were the barefoot runners from St. Catherine's Home, Cardinal Gracias and Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir Bandra East to the well kitted boys and girls from the local schools.

All my illusions of a quick race and back home were soon forgotten when I encountered the festival like atmosphere at the ground. Thus began a long wait for our turn to run.  The races began from the Under 8's and ended with the Under 17's. Ours was slated to be the third last race. However it was time well spent as I was able to interact with the oldest participant Fr Joseph Prabu (Class of 1949) and many in between. All were impatient and eager to run. I also enjoyed the time interacting with the kids who were as eager as us to run.

LORDS of the LAST BENCHES by Julian D

 LORDS of the LAST BENCHES by Julian d         

The title of the book Lords of the Last Benches by Julian D is an inspirational statement made by Miss Hope, teacher of VII A at Stanislaus High School in the late 70’s and 80’s. The author is ever grateful to Miss HOPE.

Then her student, NOW an author..we are truly  


The author is featured in various print media, radio and on television, in Canada. Note worthy to be a special guest on the World Record (Guinness) Longest Talk Show with Suresh Joachim in Canada. 

Click on the following You Tube link.


Fr Jude Fernandes SJ. Current Principal of St.Stanislaus. 2012. 

"You just added one more feather to your school.

St. Stanislaus is proud of you".


Clarence Gomes Editor and Owner of Bandra Times. 

the father of white revolution Dr Verghese Kurien dies at 90

[ contrary to what’s going around in news circles in the light of dr kurien’s death … the article in the pic will dispel any rumours about whose ‘baby’ the Amul girl is ]

To All UK based St Stalislites

I would like to get in touch with all uk based St Stanislites to get together somewhere, say in London. I left the school in June 1958 after the 6th class to emigrate to UK with my family when I was 13 yrs oid

<<My e-mail address is>>


Devendra (Duboo) Agrawal

To All UK based St Stalislites

I would like to get in touch with all uk based St Stanislites to get together somewhere, say in London. I left the school in June 1958 after the 6th class to emigrate to UK with my family when I was 13 yrs oid

<<My e-mail address is>>


Devendra (Duboo) Agrawal

Yeshwant Ohal Rest in Peace

Just heard that Yeshwant Ohal who was  staff at St. Stanislaus in in the 70's to 90's passed away earlier today. Yeshwant was ailing for some time having suffered a paralytic stroke. Rest in Peace Yeshwant.

Doordarshan profile on Ferdinand Rodricks on TV Feb, 23rd, 2012

Doordarshan has done a profile on Ferdinand Rodricks who was commended for his work with the disabled at BondOfBoys2012 which will be on TV on DD Sahayadhri on the 23rd Feb at 08.00am and also at 09.00pm. Do view if you get a chance and tell other Stanislites to watch. 

Arun Ferreira released from jail

The district and sessions court of Gadchiroli on Wednesday granted bail to Mumbai-based alleged Maoist Arun Thomas Ferreira (40) who was arrested by the anti-naxalite squad in connection with a police-naxalite encounter in the district.

Farreira, who was arrested along with senior naxalite leader Arun Satya Reddy alias Murali in Nagpur in 2007, was acquitted of 11 different cases, including a case of unlawful activities by the sessions court in Nagpur. However, whenever he was acquitted of one charge and was ordered release, the state police re-arrested him on fresh set of charges.

He was booked by the Gadchiroli police last year after he was acquitted by the local court in another charge. It was alleged that Ferreira was involved in a police-naxalite encounter near Jafargarh under Korchi tahsil in Gadchiroli district in April, 2007.

Jagdish Meshram, the counselor of Ferreira informed that the principal district and session judge, SS Ahmed granted him a bail on condition that he should report to the nearest police station at Bandra in Mumbai once in a month and a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

It was an emotional moment for Ferreira and his relatives at the central jail here on Wednesday afternoon after his release. A group of lawyers, his parents and well-wishers received and he immediately proceeded for Mumbai.

Fed up with the alleged bias of the state police and jail authorities for re-arresting him on one case after being acquitted in another, Ferreira filed a petition before the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Tuesday against the state authorities and slapped a compensation of Rs 25 lakh.

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