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SSESA visits Gnanmata School, Uplat – 9-August 2015


On behalf of SSESA, Charles Dias, Ronnie Mascrenhas, Royce D’Silva and Terence de Souza once again visited the Uplat campus, run by the Jesuits, in keeping with the association’s ongoing effort to uplift the economically, socially backward and underprivileged rural/tribal children, through education. In support of this project, we donated a sum of Rs. 55000 to Fr. Malcolm Nato.
On a previous visit to the Uplat campus on 22nd February 2015 a sum of Rs. 20000 was also donated.

The small, single level school structure, which previously served their needs, was demolished in 2014 to make space for a bigger, ground plus two floors, school building to accommodate their growing requirements and house more students. We observed rapid and remarkable progress on the construction work of the new school building (pictures below), designed to accommodate 400 students. The total cost of the project (building, teaching aids, furniture, etc) is estimated at Rs. 3.25 crores.
The classrooms in this building are greater in number, more spacious with better cross ventilation and natural lighting in comparison to what they had before. Besides, each floor also has toilet of its own.

We had the opportunity, to visit the girl’s hostel, managed by the Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna). The girls were briefed by the Mother Superior, of SSESA’s valuable contributions to the Uplat project, over the years.
Students of the school, all hailing from the Warli adivasi tribe, performed an impromptu tribal dance as a token of appreciation for all the assistance SSESA has been providing them to fulfill their dreams!

SSESA would not be able to do what we do without help and support of people like you. If you can, please make a monetary donation towards this project.

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Master Salim Zakaria RIP


We have to inform our alumni with regret about the passing away of Master Salim Zakaria our former Hindi and Marathi teacher on 17 April 2015.

Master Zakaria was also former Municipal Councillor and MLA from Bandra West. He was also Education Minister in 1992-93 in Govt. Of Maharashtra.

May he Rest in Peace

Bond of Boys 2015 - an evening of friendships and memories


The background of St. Stanislaus was lit up to welcome its alumni for Bond of Boys 2015 our annual reunion on Saturday 3rd January 2015.

Over 170 alumni and their wives came back to their alma mater to spend an evening rekindling friendships and memories. Grown men pranked each other shouting school “pet” names like they were back in school. 130 serving and retired teachers and principals and staff made the night memorable.

This year’s highlight was a performance by the Indian Navy band that also regaled over 600 students and teachers from schools across Bandra who had been specially invited for the evening. The crowd went ecstatic with the appearance of our alumnus Shantanu “Shaan” Mukerjee (Class of 1988) who then went on to sing with the Indian Navy band.

To inspire our present day students we felicitate our alumni who have excelled in their field of expertise. We also felicitate four ex-teachers each year to expresses our gratitude for the difference they have made in our lives. This year we felicitated Mr. Roger Drego (Class of 1967) an exceptional sound engineer, Maj. (Retd.) Leon Fonseca (Class of 1955) accomplished army man, Fr. Francis de Melo (Class of 1961) former Provincial of Jesuit Bombay Province and accomplished educationalist, Dr. Satish Arolkar (Class of 1967) accomplished orthopedic and plastic surgeon, Mr. Roger Pereira (Class of 1955) accomplished media professional. The teachers felicitated this year were Tr. Anna Menezes, Tr. Gladys D’souza, Tr. Peggy Albuquerque, Tr. Vivienne D’souza and Tr. Benedicta Fernandes.

An evening filled with nostalgia and fun came to an end with the singing of our National anthem.

Master John Lohale passes away at 95


We regret to announce the demise of our dear Master John Lohale who at 95 years was our oldest living Teacher of St. Stanislaus High School.

Funeral was held on Saturday 25 October 2014 at 4pm at Mount Carmel Church, Bandra

May he Rest in Peace

NYC Stanislite Reunion 2014


Twenty one Stanislites and their wives from across school batches met for the first Stanislite Reunion in New York on October 4th 2014. — at Bhatti Indian Grill.

Thanks to alumnus Craig Franklin (1997), Jude Netto (1961), Tushar Vaidya (1969) and Vijay D'silva (1977) who helped set up this meeting.



St. Mary’s SSC win Jesuit Alumni Independence Day Football 2014

St. Stanislaus and Holy Family alumni teams

Nine teams from five Jesuit institutions from across the Jesuit Bombay Province assembled on 15th August 2014 to celebrate Independence Day at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra.  Flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem began at 7.30am sharp.

Two teams each from Holy Family, Andheri, St. Mary’s SSC, St. Mary’s ICSE and host St. Stanislaus along with a team from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai played in a round robin Independence Day football league.  Five teams played in the ‘A” Division and four in the “B” Division.

St. Stanislaus “A” team surprised all with their youth and comprised alumni from the 2014 batch. With their speed and skill they opened up rival defenses easily. However the experience and strength of their older rivals eventually wore them down and they did not go beyond the group stage. Last year’s winners Holy Family “A” seemed to continue where they left off from last year with their delightful one touch football. The “B” Division was dominated the Holy Family team. St. Mary’s ICSE played their usual no holds barred rugged football. St. Xavier’s College who were participating for the first time surprised everyone with their skill and speed. The big surprise of this tournament was the other debutants St. Mary’s SSC. While their “B” division team battled in their division. Their “A” division team played with calm authority and did not lose a game in the group stage.

St. Mary’s SSC and Holy Family met in the “A” Division final. The very calm and strong Mary’s SSC midfield kept the marauding Holy Family team at bay and eventually won convincingly 3-1.

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