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St. Stanislaus loses two stalwart Ex-Teachers

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With deep regret we have to announce the passing away of two much loved ex-teachers of our school. Ms Sarla Khanse (Marathi) on 28th December 2013 and Ms Maryanne D'souza (French) on 2nd January 2014. We will always cherish memories of them and may they rest in peace.

Let's make this a "Man for Others" Christmas

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Dear Stanislites,

We wish you and your family Peace, Hope and Joy this Christmas and throughout 2014. We remind you once again to block your date on 12th January 2014 for the grand finale of our 150 years celebrations. We invite you to attend "Man for Others" a musical extravagance presented by the students and teachers of our school.

Donor passes are available at the School/Ex-students offices (9am to 4pm)  Telephone: 2642 3932 or 9167430053 | E-mail: supervisor@stanislausbandra.in or manforothers150@gmail.com Donor passes are also available at Bandra Medical (Hill Rd/Ramdas Nayak Rd) and Hill Road Cleaners (opp. Mehboob Studio)

We need your help to raise sponsorship for the event. Your donation will help defray costs of this finale. A "Bond of Boys" corner is being organized on this day for our alumni to 'chill' with each other. Bookings are now open for the 150 years commemorative book. Details are available below.

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

Book Your School's 150 year Commemorative Book - Limited number of copies available

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Book our School's 150 year Commemorative Book - Only a limited number of copies available. Please spread the word with your batchmates.

Special Pre-Booking Offer

  1. Rs 200 off on regular price: Pre-booked price Rs 1800 (Regular Price Rs 2000)
  2. Buy 9 copies and get the 10th copy free

Download and Submit form to SSESA Office with your cheque.

(Make cheques payable to St. Stanislaus Institution)

 

St. Stanislaus School proudly launches its special postal cover

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As we continue celebrating 150 years and beyond, celebrations continue……………..We want to make every Stanislite a “Man for Others” that is our endeavour. We would also want all other schools in Bandra to join us and create a “Man for Others”. A new world that is “others” centered and selfless.

On Friday, 22nd November 2013 we were proud to launch the Special Postal Cover. This cover has been specially designed with the attractive, heritage structure of St. Stanislaus School and pictorial postmarks; a desirable collector’s item and a novel gift. An item worth possessing and adding to your philatelic collection. Limited covers for sale priced at `150/-each.

The audience comprised of the Staff members, students, Alumni, Well wishers and parents. The Chief Guest at this event was Fr. Francis de Melo, Director, Xavier’s Institute of Engineering & St. Xavier’s Technical Institute, Mahim, ex- Provincial of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), Bombay Province and Post Master General of Mumbai Mr. H. C. Agrawal handling mail and postal operations in Mumbai. He also held the post of Director, Mumbai GPO, which is the country’s largest post office.

Fr. Francis in his speech highlighted the importance of dedication and perseverance required in all fields in order to achieve excellence. He mentioned that greatness can be achieved only through concentrated efforts. Marcellus Gomes, Leo Pinto stalwarts in their field of sport are shining examples of these virtues.

Mr. Harish Agrawal considered his presence at the release of the Special Cover with Special Cancellation a privilege. He stated that the Department of Posts commemorated special events through the issue of Special Covers with Special Cancellation. This endeavour depicts India’s rich cultural heritage, natural diversity and history.

Remembering Master Willie on his 112th Birth Anniversary

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Master Willie (William Domnic D’Souza) 21st Nov 1902 to 5th July 2005 - Master at St. Stanislaus for more than 3 Generations 1940s to 1963. Master Willie was an authoritative and a committed teacher with pupil’s best interest at heart. He made us juggle with calculations in the onerous Arithmetic. He gave us glimpses into the world of insurance, premiums, stocks and shares in 10th std. He opened up our minds like opening those vinculums and brackets into brackets and those quadratic equations in Algebra for School by Athavale. With his patience and perseverance he made us understand and learn by heart those theorems in Geometry from the book by Godfrey Siddoms.

Although subject like Mathematics was difficult for most of us to understand and grasp those days, he made it interesting, interspersed with his sense of humour. One of his famous quote in the class was “ Very Cool! Very Brave Boy! Coming for an examination without any preparation “

He was a musician and his air raid siren played on violin on 23rd January 1942 on the occasion of Matric Social in school was most interesting and well applauded. (Documented in 1943 school magazine & diary) Also during my tenure in school remember very distinctly, when he was honoured and conferred an award for music, had said with great humility that he was the least qualified for this award and there were more deserving persons.

He was also a keen sportsman. There was an article on his life and his photograph in Times of India on his 100th birthday (Nov2002). There was also a mention of his meeting and his admiration for cricket maestro and centurion batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Teachers Healthcare and Welfare Fundraiser 2013-2014

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Dear Stanislites,

As October rolls in, it’s time to say ‘Thank you’ to our beloved Teachers and staff. It’s time to renew the ‘Teachers Healthcare and Welfare Fund’ for 2013-14. This year I hope our alumni will help us do even more for our teachers.
 
Started in 2007 as a spontaneous act of generosity by our alumni from across the world showing our care and affection for ‘Joe Maumkel’, the “Joe We Care” fundraiser has evolved into the present day "Teachers Healthcare and Welfare Fund". This beautiful venture showcases the affection and love the students have for those who taught and cared for them during their school years.  

Yes, it has been six years that our alumni have supported the program which is unique not only in Mumbai but all over India, with many alumni organizations trying to emulate this program. We Stanislites continue to show we are truly “Born for Greater Things.”

Our target this year is even higher and is pegged at Rs 6 lakhs and will cover a total of 151 current and retired teachers, staff  and ex-principals. (79 serving teachers & staff, 65 retired teachers & staff and 7 ex-principals). We hope to cover each member for a minimum of Rs 1 lakh. In comparison, last year we covered 137 current & retired teachers, ex-principals and staff and paid a premium of Rs.3.37 lakh. I hope that this year we can increase our coverage per member as well as provide for exigencies. Once again our much loved Master John Lohale at 93 is the oldest teacher covered.

We need to renew the policy by October 20, 2013 and I am sure you will help us cross our target before this date as in previous years.

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