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Inter Religious Prayer Service

‘The ultimate religion a man needs is HUMANITY’ An Inter-religious prayer service was organized on 14th August 2018 for the students. The purpose for organizing an inter-religious prayer service was to make children realise the importance of the greatest religion-HUMANITY. It started with the lighting of the lamp which indicates a light of hope in this dark and unreal world. Then some information was given on Humanity and prayer. A skit was performed showing that when religious leaders ignore a man who is badly injured, some poor farmers help him out of sympathy. It portrayed the fact that the goodness of a person is not determined by the post he holds, but by his thoughts and actions. Also, it was shown that people always try to find god in different religious places, but your deeds are more important because God is everywhere.  Some religious hymns were sung related to the topic. Also another skit was performed where a man was shown distressed by the crimes happening daily. He was later assured that in spite of all the evil in the world, there are good things happening too. Our own boys from the school are visiting various orphanages and old age homes trying to bring a smile on the faces of the people living there. The program then ended with a beautiful hymn which was together sung by all the boys who participated in the prayer service. The boys had understood that:

Being humane is more important than being a human.     

  -By Husain Rehmanji 10thA 39

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Farewell, Tr Swati

We bid farewell to our dear teacher Swati Dabre who served our school for 22 years She is a hardworking and a dedicated teacher who is ever willing to help anyone who approaches her.

On 1st August 20, 2018, a special intercom assembly, was organised by the students and teachers for Tr Swati. Later in the afternoon the staff expressed their love and wishes through a small program followed by lunch hosted by Tr Swati.

We wish Tr Swati the very best in her future endeavours.

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St Stanislaus – Nature Club Shows the Way

The Scouts and Nature Club boys of St Stanislaus High School, Bandra as part of their theme for the year ”Care for Creation” took up the stupendous task of cleaning Carter Road, Bandra West.on 28th July 2018 along with the NGO Nature’s Guardians.   Carter Road faces the problem of the sea spewing out plastic and causing the area to get polluted. This is one of many initiatives taken up by the school to contribute to keeping our world clean and green.

 

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Inter-School Football Tournament for Jesuit Schools

St. Stanislaus, Bandra emerge champions

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Mumbai: St. Stanislaus, Bandra staved off a spirited fighting display from Holy Family, Andheri and clinched a deserving 2-1 margin of victory in the final of the Inter-School Football Tournament for Jesuit Schools, organized by the Holy Family High School and Junior College as part of the celebration for the School’s Platinum Jubilee and played at the Holy Family ground.

In a keenly contested final, St. Stanislaus scored through Soham Yelve and Joy D’Sa, while hosts Holy Family managed to pull one back through Sanford Dias.

Earlier, in the semi-finals, Stanislaus overcame a strong challenge from St. Mary’s SSC, Mazagon to snatch a tight 1-0 win. Striker Varad Parab netted the crucial winning goal to take the Bandra school to the finals.

In the other semi-final, Holy Family blanked St. Xavier’s, Fort by a comfortable 2-0 margin. Opporttunistic goal-scorer Rohan Chikale struck both the goals to complete Holy Family’s win.

Rev. Fr. Vincent Vaz SJ, Manager of Holy Family School, was the Chief Guest and presented the Champions and Runners-up Trophies to St. Stanislaus and Holy Family respectively and also gave away the individual awards.

Results – Finals: St. Stanislaus, Bandra 2 (Soham Yelve 1, Joy D’Sa 1) beat Holy Family, Andheri 1 (Sanford Dias - 1).

Semi-finals: St. Stanislaus, Bandra 1 (Varad Parab1) beat St. Mary’s SSC, Mazagon 0. Holy Family, Andheri 2 (Rohan Chikale - 2) beat St. Xavier’s, Fort 0.

 

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Retreat- a time to regroup ourselves

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."

St. Stanislaus High School has always aimed at nurturing and developing academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally strong young ‘Stanislites.’ Hence a special Retreat was planned for our std. X boys on 17th and 18th July from 8:45 am to 3:45 pm. The Catholic boys had their retreat at the Retreat house in Bandra and the boys of other faith had a retreat planned for them in the school.  Various topics that would help our boys were touched upon. They got a chance to focus on themselves, their spirituality, their future and their relationships with each other and God.

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Inter House Quiz Competition 2018

This year saw the revival of the very popular Inter House Quiz Competition. The competition was held on Saturday 21st July 2018 for the students of STD 8, 9 and 10. They answered questions on a range of topics like Current Affairs, English, History, Geography, Maths, Science and Sports. Our ex student Graham D’Souza was the quiz master. The audiences too were involved as he posed questions to them too. The winners of the competition were the Xavier House

 

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St.Stanislaus Alumni kick-start Film and Media Club’s activities for 2018

Our Film and Media Club boys of St Stanislaus High School were presented with one such opportunity to expand their minds and horizons on Saturday, 28th July 2018. This was in the form of a workshop conducted by alumni of our school – Errol, Milind and Nikhil. The workshop focussed on various career options in the vast world of media- namely film, advertising and event management.

Errol, an actor, director and producer by profession shared his expertise and experience in the film industry and the editing aspect of film.

Milind, an advertising professional took the students on a journey through the winding streets of the advertising world. The boys learnt about the interesting and competitive strategies employed by the big players in this field through case studies on popular brands like Volvo and Burger King.

Nikhil gave the students an insight into the glamorous world of events. The students realised the effort and team work that goes into organising events that range from intimate gatherings to the global leve

The boys were an enthusiastic audience who greatly appreciated and benefitted from the practical knowledge and experience of these three wonderful facilitators. It was indeed a marvellous beginning to the club’s activities for 2018!

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SSC ACHIEVER’S

It is always a proud moment for the Teachers and students of St. Stanislaus High School when their Std. X boys do well at the Board Exam.

This year too our boys made us proud with their success.  Their hard work and determination helped them to achieve their goal. Hence a special programme was held where we felicitated them for their efforts.

 Students received Scholarship, academic and non academic prizes.

There were 27 Students who topped the school by scoring 90% and above at the Boards. These toppers along with their parents were applauded for the commendable performances.

In total there were 90 students who received prizes.

The experience shared by these boys will surely be a benchmark for the present boys to follow.

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Vice Principal’s Day

We celebrated the birthday of Fr Malcolm Nato S.J. as the Vice Principals Day on 6th July 2018. It began with a holy eucharist con-celebrated by Fr Frazer Mascarenhas S.J. our manager and Fr Malcolm Nato S.J. our Vice Principal. A prayer service for boys of other faith was conducted in the school hall. It was followed by cutting of the cake in the staff room during the short break. A special assembly was prepared by STD 10 C in honour of Vice Principal’s Day. The student council expressed their love and gratitude with a birthday cake and a card.

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Van Mahotsav

On 17th July 2018, our school celebrated Van Mahotsav in the Arupe Hall, to create enthusiasm among students for forest conservation and planting trees.

The programme began with the felicitation of our guest Mr. Marvin Fernandes and his team. Fr Gerard S.J., Tr Anna, Sr. Arockia, the teachers and students who are members of the nature club were partakers of this celebration. A video on the significance of Van Mahostav was presented to all which was then followed by a meaningful song, ‘Na Kaato Mujhe Dukhta Hai’ that highlighted the pain of Mother Earth and nature which is gradually ceasing to exist due to the impetuous attitude of human beings.

Fr Gerard S.J. gave a very inspiring thought on Care for Nature. He agreed that at some point he too did affect nature but he also shed a light on how nature always gave back to him. He encouraged the students to protect the environment in all ways possible. Our guest Mr. Marvin gave a presentation and had a very profound interaction with the boys on the topic. After this, small saplings were planted by our guest Mr. Marvin, Fr Gerard, Tr Anna and the Nature Club committee members. The programme ended with the distribution of saplings to each student with a promise to grow and nurture that plant into a huge one and become nature crusaders.

This celebration was the best way to promote the need for planting and tending of trees to prevent global warming and reduce pollution.

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