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Some nostalgic memories of Fr. Valero Aleu on his 14th death anniversary on 26th July

Some people leave indelible impressions in our lives. Rev Fr. Valero Aleu SJ was one of them. Fr. Aleu as a young boy had aspired to become a world cup football player but that was not to be, he was destined to come to India from Spain. He was an ardent Hindi teacher, strict disciplinarian and when he meant business he was deadly serious. But, outside the classroom he was mischievous, had a great sense of humour and was also a friend and guide.
 
It was his practice to visit homes of boys to know if conditions were conducive for studies, to instil confidence and to know them better. He was fond of swimming and would take us to M.G.M.O. swimming pool at Shivaji Park when our pool needed repairs. He would also take us for outings in our school bus. One Thursday morning on a visit to an orphanage in Vile Parle, a small boy from the orphanage took a liking for Fr and clung to him. Fr was overwhelmed and had to take him along with us to South Bombay and leave him back at the orphanage in the afternoon, such was his aura.
 
 The prevailing saying with the boys those days during the examinations was “Copy, but don’t get caught”. There were no hidden cameras or CCtvs then.  Fr had uncanny ways of supervising. He would come snooping behind doors, walls and pillars to catch boys cheating especially during Hindi and Marathi examinations.

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee 2014-17

Class of 1982 sponsor upgrade of classroom

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee for the term 2014-17. The team is young and enthustic and we hope they will achieve all the goals they set for themselves.Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new committee.

On the occasion Mahesh Gidwani (1982) handed over the cheque from the 1982 batch towards upgradation of a classroom in the school.

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee 2014-17

Class of 1982 sponsor upgrade of classroom

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee for the term 2014-17. The team is young and enthustic and we hope they will achieve all the goals they set for themselves.Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new committee.

On the occasion Mahesh Gidwani (1982) handed over the cheque from the 1982 batch towards upgradation of a classroom in the school.

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee 2014-17

Class of 1982 sponsor upgrade of classroom

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee for the term 2014-17. The team is young and enthustic and we hope they will achieve all the goals they set for themselves.Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new committee.

On the occasion Mahesh Gidwani (1982) handed over the cheque from the 1982 batch towards upgradation of a classroom in the school.

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee 2014-17

Class of 1982 sponsor upgrade of classroom

Meet the new SSESA Managing Committee for the term 2014-17. The team is young and enthustic and we hope they will achieve all the goals they set for themselves.Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new committee.

On the occasion Mahesh Gidwani (1982) handed over the cheque from the 1982 batch towards upgradation of a classroom in the school.

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.

Release of the First Day Cover 22 Nov 2013

Nov 22 2013 - 12:00am
Nov 22 2013 - 10:00am
"Inviting all Alumni to celebrate the feast of St Stanislaus Kostka along with Childrens day and the 'Release of the First Day Cover"to commemorate the 150 years of our school.
 
Please do join us at 8 am on the 22nd November Friday in the school to celebrate this." Venue: School Back Ground
 
The Postal Department will also be selling the Sachin Tendulkar stamp and First Day Cover along with other philatelic materials on the occasion.
 

Release of the First Day Cover 22 Nov 2013

Nov 22 2013 - 12:00am
Nov 22 2013 - 10:00am
"Inviting all Alumni to celebrate the feast of St Stanislaus Kostka along with Childrens day and the 'Release of the First Day Cover"to commemorate the 150 years of our school.
 
Please do join us at 8 am on the 22nd November Friday in the school to celebrate this." Venue: School Back Ground
 
The Postal Department will also be selling the Sachin Tendulkar stamp and First Day Cover along with other philatelic materials on the occasion.
 

Some nostalgic memories on this Teachers Day 2013

Fr. Anthony Casale SJ

Fr. Anthony Casale was our Principal, Geography teacher and a Geologist to the core. He was the  kindest and the most gentle of Principals we had, but his love for a boring subject like Geography and inert stones was not only baffling, it was a mystery to most of us in those days.  Although we did not know the importance of Geology then, today in the context of tsunamis and earthquakes it is important to have a thorough knowledge of rock formation and rock structure before design and erection of any structure. He had single handedly collected some rare rock specimens and the school has rightly honored him by displaying them in a small museum. 

Given a choice between the punishment (caning) then meted out to us by the Asst. Principal Fr. Aleu and Principal Fr. Casale, our boys would certainly prefer Fr. Casale. There was trick in taking his punishment, the more you shouted or screamed loudly, Fr. would be more gentle and tender in his subsequent strokes of caning and thus one would escape punishment very lightly. He was like a shepherd leading and guiding a flock of sheep. Gone but certainly not forgotten lives in our heart and minds

Some nostalgic memories on this Teachers Day 2013

Fr. Anthony Casale SJ

Fr. Anthony Casale was our Principal, Geography teacher and a Geologist to the core. He was the  kindest and the most gentle of Principals we had, but his love for a boring subject like Geography and inert stones was not only baffling, it was a mystery to most of us in those days.  Although we did not know the importance of Geology then, today in the context of tsunamis and earthquakes it is important to have a thorough knowledge of rock formation and rock structure before design and erection of any structure. He had single handedly collected some rare rock specimens and the school has rightly honored him by displaying them in a small museum. 

Given a choice between the punishment (caning) then meted out to us by the Asst. Principal Fr. Aleu and Principal Fr. Casale, our boys would certainly prefer Fr. Casale. There was trick in taking his punishment, the more you shouted or screamed loudly, Fr. would be more gentle and tender in his subsequent strokes of caning and thus one would escape punishment very lightly. He was like a shepherd leading and guiding a flock of sheep. Gone but certainly not forgotten lives in our heart and minds

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