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Stanislite John Rodrigues appointed Auxiliary Bishop

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John Rodrigues (Class of 1982) was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mumbai on May 15 2013 by Pope Francis and consecrated on 29 June 2013. He is Dean of studies at St. Pius X College in Goregaon since 2011. He is assigned to the Titular See of Deulto

John is the youngest of three brothers (all priests and Stanislites) Savio (Class of 1979) and Luke (Class of 1981).

SSESA Lonavla Picnic 2013

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More than 50 Stanislites both young and old came together to enjoy a weekend of fun at the SSESA Ex-students picnic from May 31st to June 1st 2013 in the serenity of St. Stanislaus Villa, Lonavla.

From the moment booking opened for the annual weekend get-away, young and old ex-Stanislites were already there scrambling to get their favorite rooms.

There were games or just chilling, good food and great company as this group of Stanislites re-kindled old friendships and made new ones as this yearly sojourn allowed an opportunity for all to re-connect with nature.

It is unbelievable that even after decades of serving numerous groups, ‘Stanislaus Villa’ still stands warm and welcoming among pristine woods. A breath of fresh air indeed! The flavours of Mumbai, Goa and Lonavala blended in the food, jokes, games, songs, ‘spirits’ and prayer. We had it all, from a swim, bonfire, derby, karaoke, tele-games to plenty of walks, chats, laughter and refreshing rest. Those who were there for the first time were already checking the booking-date for next-year’s picnic.

Thanks to Denzil Rego and family who conducted this years picnic ably supported by Agnelo Netto, Pervez Motafram, Dominic & Sheila Fernandes and Stan & Celine Lewis.

This SSESA sojourn will be savored for a very long time

VIEW PICNIC ALBUM ONLINE

 

Maj. General (Retd.) Eustace D'souza Rest in Peace

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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of  our most eminent alumni Maj. General (Retd.) Eustace D'souza PVSM (Class of 1937) on 26-March-2013 at around 5pm IST.
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The funeral service of Maj. General (Retd) Eustace D'souza PVSM was held on Sunday 31 March 2013 at 1600 HRS IST at St Peter's Church, Bandra West, Mumbai followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Church, Bandra.

 

Thank You for supporting the Teachers Healthcare Initiative

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We are delighted to inform you that we have renewed the Teachers Health insurance for the sixth year in a row. This unique Healthcare program that is 100% funded by alumni of our school now covers 142 Teachers, Ex-Teachers, Staff and Ex-Principals. Of these 64 are retired teachers.

To coincide with the launch of the 150 years celebrations of our Alma Mater we conducted a Health Camp for teachers and staff (both current and retired) covered under the Healthcare program. A total of 10 tests including haemogram, diabetes, cardiac risk evaluation as well as post consultation were conducted at the Holy Family Hospital. We are happy to inform you that 73 teachers and staff availed of the health check-ups.

You can read "Thank You" notes from Mrs Anita Checker (Craft) and Mr Dev Sharma (Math) who have availed of the healthcare program. We look forward to your continued support of the Teachers Healthcare program and other alumni initiatives.

Best Wishes,
Your friends at SSESA
mc@stanislites.org

Upcoming Events
May 31 2013 to Jun 2 2013:    SSESA Lonavla Picnic 2013 (Bookings Opening Soon)

Visit to Uplat English School

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We Charles Dias, Ronald Mascarenhas & Royce D'silva representing SSESA visited the Uplat Campus on 17th Feb 20013. Fr. Joe Alberque SJ, Fr. Malcom Netto SJ & Fr. Aloysius Morzello SJ were present. We were satisfied with the running of the school.

The school is co-ed and the money we raised has been put to good use to subsidize poor adivasi students. They demonstrated a solar cooker which lit up a piece of paper in 5 seconds [a photo is enclosed] They say that they would like us to pursue with the provincial of the Jesuits for permission to continue with the English medium school. They also requested for more vocations/volunteers as from next year they would be only 2 priests as Fr. Aloysius is being transferred to St Xavier's College Mumbai. This year we gave them a cheque of Rs 50,000 donated by alumni. Know more about the Uplat English School here http://stanislites.org/alumni/content/uplat-english-school

Ronald Mascarenhas
Project Lead
Uplat English School

Bond of Boys 2013 - The Video

Spreading National Integration and Harmony on our 64th Republic Day

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The morning of 26th January 2013 saw 17 schools march to the beat of the many school bands on Hill Road commencing from Bandra Police Station to St. Stanislaus School. Other marchers included the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the Police squad. The theme of the event being –‘HAND IN HAND …….Together We Can’ (VIEW IMAGES HERE)

This parade was flagged off with a cycle-through by selected students around 60, specially trained by Mr. Faisal Thakur a Management graduate  and a professional cyclist, to spread the message of an eco-friendly environment.

Student’s parents spread the message of Secular Nationalism by lining the roads, waving the National flag  and cheering the marchers.

The Chief Guest Brig R. S. Grewal- Deputy Director General, NCC, Maharashtra, took the salute on a specially constructed dais opposite  latest ‘Godrej’s –Natures Basket’ along the march-past route.

The Guest of Honour was Señor Domingo Manso the Spanish Consul General since the Jesuit Spanish priests have contributed so much towards St. Stanislaus’ development through the years. An exchange of flags took place to strengthen the bond between the two countries. There were other dignitaries too.

This event provided a platform for us to take a pledge for the protection of women by our M.P. Madame Priya Dutt.

Three short cultural events – Lezim, Bharatnatyam and Malkhamb were presented by the schools to showcase India.

Thank You for the Biggest Bond of Boys

Class of 1988 with Teacher Thelma Misquitta

Over 850 alumni along with past and present Teachers and Principals assembled on the School Background on 5th January 2013 to spend a few precious moments with friends and batchmates to relive their memories at St. Stanislaus High School. It was an evening when grown men became boys once again.

There was Class of 1988 easily recognizable with their self-made custom T-shirts just for the evening. There were alumni from as far back as 1942 to as recent as 2012 all sharing one passion “Proud to be a Stanislite”

You can view images of this glorious evening HERE

The school was beautifully illuminated in the school colors of green and yellow. Alumni were greeted at the entrance by the SSESA Committee as the school's Boy Scouts stamped their hands to mark an entry to a place full of memories,  The school backgrounds. The hosts for the evening were Mr. Neale Murray (Class of 1977) accompanied by Mr. Al Nasser Zakaria (Class of 1985) who welcomed all while the two artists captured the mood on canvas.

St. Stanislaus High School hosts Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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St. Stanislaus High School shared the honour with 43 other school of hosting Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Come Sunday morning, 9th December 2012 and St. Stanislaus School was all geared with tight security to receiver our Former President of India – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Dr. Kalam the ‘Missile Man’, ‘Media Man’, was happy to see such a vast gathering of around 2500 students waiting anxiously to receive him weathering the sun.

He made them feel unique with a lot of interaction took place between him and the students.  Future communication could be maintained by accessing his website www.abdulkalam.com. Dr. Kalam’s quote – “Creativity leads to Thinking, Thinking  provides knowledge, knowledge makes you Great” will surely enthuse the students who were present that morning.

Dr.Kalam also gifted a few of his books to our school.

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St. Mary's ICSE wins Independence Day football

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It took penalty kicks to break the deadlock in the finals of the Independence day inter Jesuit alumni football tournament at St. Stanislaus High School Grounds in Bandra, Mumbai. Two teams each of alumni from St. Mary's ICSE, Holy Family and St. Stanislaus participated in a round robin 20-20 football toutnament, an annual feature at St. Stanislaus. This years tournamant was special as it was also the start of the 150 years celebrations at St. Stanislaus.

The football was followed by a swim in the school pool and fellowship. Close to 100 alumni from these three school participated. We hope to make next years tournament bigger and better with teams from the other provinces of the West Zone also participating.

Teacher Vatsala Tilve passes away

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Teacher Vatsala Tilve passed away on 15-August night while we celebrated our 65th Independence Day. Teacher Tilve made Hindi and Marathi fun to learn at St. Stanislaus.Mrs Tilve retired in 1994.  Our heartfelt condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

This is My School, This is My Stanislaus

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This is My School, This is My Stanislaus. Audio visual film created for St. Stanislaus sesquicentenary/150 years celebrations. Conceived and Directed by Dean Gregory (Class of 1995)

SSESA AGM 2012

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The St. Stanislaus Ex-students Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 12-August 2012. A Thanks giving mass was held at St. Peter's Church. Members enjoyed fellowship after the mass followed by the meeting. The meeting commenced with the lighting of the lamp by SSESA President Fr. Jude Fernandes SJ, Vice-President Brian Almeida, Secretary Charles Dias and the youngest and oldest alumni present Eldrich D'silva (2005), Joe Rodricks(1942) and Roland Cardoz (1948). SSESA Vice- President Brian Almeida welcomed members and commenced the meeting with the viewing of the Audio Visual movie prepared by the school on the occasion of the sesquicentenary (150 years) celebrations which commenced on 31-July 2012 and will continue till the end of 2013. The AV has been conceived and directed by alumnus Dean Gregory (Class of 1995) Members were highly appreciative of the audio visual as it evoked warm memories of their alma mater.

Brian then invited Fr. Jude Fernandes SJ to make the welcome address. Fr. Jude invite members to share St. Stanislaus’s “Dream 2013”, a transformational project focused to create a world-class school that will help our students become globally competitive.  This involves transformation from school infrastructure to software to mindware, from technology to lesson plans, from classrooms, laboratories and libraries to the swimming pool, playgrounds and an artificial surface fit for Olympians. Fr. Jude said that this transformation could not happen without the support of members. He appealed to members to work with their batch mates to make Dream 2013 real with generous contributions. Fr. Jude spoke at length about the various programs planned for 2012-13 and invited members to participate in large numbers.   He then invited Brian to proceed with the agenda of the AGM.

An evening to remember

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The start to the 150 years celebrations got off to a flying start, yesterday July 31st 201, the feast of St Ignatius of Loyala. The Eucharist started with a beautiful context setting by Roger Pereira an illustrous Alumni from the batch of 1955, he referred to the various alumni that had achieved great things in the various fields of corporate life, govt services, armed services, globally and in India besides the well know achievements in sports.

His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracious Celebrated the mass concelebrated with 17 priests and the Jesuit Provincial Rev Fr Vernon Dsouza SJ. He thanked the Jesuits for their service to the community and St Stanislaus in particular and urged them to pick up the challenges today as St Ignatius would have done.

The Choir was especially beautiful with the primary students, that lent a feeling of pride, nostalgia, and service that could not help bring a tear to the eye reminiscing the years we were all there.

Readings and prayers of the faithful were done by Parents, Ex-students and Teachers.

The church was filled with all that make St Stanislaus what it is, the students, teachers, ex-teachers, ex students, parents and the community. Not to mention the wonderful decorations.

On the way to the hall one met ex-students and exchanged festive greetings on the 3 flights of stairs that all stanislites will remember.

The function in the hall was well hosted by teacher Sanjyot the current Sr School Maths teacher and she kicked it off by asking the secretary of SSESA, PTA and the teacher as well one of the school workers which was indicative how inclusive the fundtion was.

Two more reasons to donate to your Alma Mater

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Dear Stanislite,

As we release the commemorative gold coin for the school’s sesquicentenary celebrations, we will be producing just 150 of these valuable gold coins. These gold coins are not for sale and will be presented to the first 150 donors who donate above Rs.150,000 .

You can make the donation in easy installments to suit your convenience over the 1 year period from now until December 2013. You need to pay via post dated cheques.

Your school needs your support and your donation will be used to significantly enhance the school infrastructure as detailed in Dream 2013 financial commitments


Get your name on your school bench. For donors above Rs 25,000 you will be given an option to have a brass plate engraved with your name on a school bench.

 

 


How to Donate : http://stanislites.org/alumni/howto-donate

Indian Donations:via cheque payable at Mumbai to St. Stanislaus Institution or via NEFT/RTGS. You can avail of 80G benefits.
Online Donations: via Credit/Debit Cards and Net Banking: DONATE ONLINE
USA and Canada based donors can make tax-deductible donations. Details here http://stanislites.org/alumni/howto-donate
Please help us track your donation by filling this online form http://stanislites.org/alumni/donor-information once you donate.


Sincerely,

Fr. Jude Fernandes SJ
President – St. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association (SSESA)
Principal - St. Stanislaus High School
principal@stanislausbandra.in

Together We Can - A School of the future

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Dear Stanislite,

Greetings from Mumbai.

Starting July 31st this year, your beloved school, St Stanislaus, will begin to celebrate its 150th year! (Please ‘pencil’ that date in your diary.) Starting as an orphanage 150 years ago, it rose to the top until the arrival of advanced international curricula in the country. This 150th year milestone can well be another Turning Point in the annals of this illustrious institution.

We would like to invite you to share our “Dream 2013”, a transformational project focused to create a world class school that will help our students become globally competitive. This involves transformation from school infrastructure to software to mindware, from technology to lesson plans, from classrooms, laboratories and libraries to the swimming pool, playgrounds and an artificial surface fit for Olympians. This transformation cannot happen without your support. The project aims to provide Stanislites with a deeper cause to celebrate the school’s sesquicentenary (150 years) in 2013 by re-energizing the school as a pioneer in 21st century education.

Dream 2013 is driven by three strategic intentions that are aligned with the school’s mission and vision.

SSESA Lonavla picnic 2012

SSESA Lonavla picnic 2012

Fifty-two Stanislites along with their families visited St. Stanislaus Villa in Lonavla on 1st to 3rd June 2012 for the annual SSESA picnic for a weekend of fun and fellowship. The weather was cool, the friends were cooler all chilling under the picturesque trees of the Villa. All had a great time.

Bond of Boys 2012 Reunion night

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Bond of Boys 2012 Reunion night was held on 15 January 2012 on the School's Backyard lawns. Alumni from across the years assembled met each other and had a great time. Melville D'souza from Class of 1941 was the oldest alumnus present along with Dr Keki Gharda (Class of 1944).

The logo for the Sesquicentenary celebrations (150 years ) of our school was unvield. The logo was designed by Master Prajwal Bhagat of Class VI D and winner of the logo competition. 

Alumnus Gautam Patil was presented the School flag by our Principal Fr. Jude Fernandes SJ for his expedition to Mt. Everest in April 2012. All present wished Gautam well for his expedition.

 

 

Bond of Boys 2012 Cricket School V Alumni

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The Bond of Boys Alumni V School cricket match was filled with thrills and aching alumni bodies. The first match played with the school Under 16 boys was a thriller. A last ball four hit by Denzil Rego ended the very close match.

The second match involved the School Under 12 boys and alumni. The little Under 12's literally made alumni run around and won the match

All had a great time and it was great fun interacting with the young kids of our school. Thanks to alumnus Farookh Munsiff and his able team of volunteers who conducted the matches

Bond of Boys 2012 - Call for Nominations

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Dear Stanislite,

Appreciating and felicitating our alumni
At Bond of Boys 2012 on 15th January 2012 we will pause in our celebrations to  appreciate and felicitate contributions by our alumni in fields such as Civic, Government, Arts, Corporates, Sports, Humanity, Defence etc.

We call upon our alumni to nominate an alumunus of our School who has excelled in his field of work. The nominations may be submitted by alumni / SSESA members / teaching faculty. You may SUBMIT NOMINATION ONLINE  or e-mail nominations to mc@stanislites.org

The Managing Committee of SSESA will consider nominations received and select those who will be given a citation at Bond of Boys 2012.


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