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School Anthem: With grateful hearts we sing your praise Dear school our joy and pride Where we were schooled in virtuous ways In duty, truth and courage tried. Come boys, let's sing in jubilee Our Alma Mater true and while we sail life's darksome seas our thoughts hark back to you. With you our hearts are full of joy and we are proud to be your boys. NB! The audio track is available in the Gallery/Audio section of this portal

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.

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.

Class of 1975

Class of  1975

Picture courtesy Ryberg Henriques (Sydney)

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February 2012

 

No, I did not get lost. True, it’s been some time since I posted a blog entry. No excuses either! After ages it seems, I expect to be in Mumbai between the 12th to the 15th of February 2012. During this brief period, I hope to visit Vinayala where Fr. Bulchand is resident. On the 14th of February, I plan to visit St. Stanislaus high School. Do not ask me why? I guess because it played such a big part in my childhood. Perhaps because so many of my memories are rooted there. Maybe I hope to meet old timers  like myself who shared the same space and experiences. How do I go about getting in touch with SSESA members who know me from back then?
I would love to talk to senior students who are looking for careers. So also, I would love to meet young students who are seriously financially disadvantaged. And I have just one day. Any ideas?
 

February 2012

 

No, I did not get lost. True, it’s been some time since I posted a blog entry. No excuses either! After ages it seems, I expect to be in Mumbai between the 12th to the 15th of February 2012. During this brief period, I hope to visit Vinayala where Fr. Bulchand is resident. On the 14th of February, I plan to visit St. Stanislaus high School. Do not ask me why? I guess because it played such a big part in my childhood. Perhaps because so many of my memories are rooted there. Maybe I hope to meet old timers  like myself who shared the same space and experiences. How do I go about getting in touch with SSESA members who know me from back then?
I would love to talk to senior students who are looking for careers. So also, I would love to meet young students who are seriously financially disadvantaged. And I have just one day. Any ideas?
 

Mrs. Tilve.jpg

Mrs. Tilve.jpg

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.

OLD Old School

OLD Old School

Not sure where and when this was taken. Looks like one of the cottages on Waroda Road or did the school actually look like this. Help us with dates.


Sesquicentenary Inauguration
Stanisvoices

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