This morning we ushered in the school year with the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and had a Eucharistic celebration for the catholic students and a beautifully prepared prayer service for the students of other faiths.

We asked the Almighty to bless our Management, staff, students and parents and keep each and every one safe. We also prayed for some of our students whose parents and family members passed away during the last couple of days.

May we all be gentle and humble of heart after the Heart of Jesus the Good Shepherd.

We wish one and all a very Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.



MUMBAI, JUNE 12, 2012: The twenty-ninth SKOCH Summit was held on June 8-9, 2012 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. The theme for the summit was ‘Refuelling Growth’. There were eminent personalities like Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Maharastra CM Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Dr. K C Chakrabarty Governor of RBI who spoke at length on the economic reforms and policy processes and implementation challenges the  country is facing. Directors of major banks, Representatives of various government departments like ministry of rural development, Indian post, ministry of coal, ministry of Panchayati Raj Institutions etc. eminent economists participated in the deliberations at the conclave summit and at various round table discussions. They expressed their opinions on the importance of refuelling growth in order to reach out to the poor through various policies.

There were panel discussions on the themes of financial inclusion, growth- a prerequisite for inclusive growth, rediscovering MSMEs and self employment, Real sector issues and Policy making for Indian planning. The inclusion thought leadership roundtables included topics like building business for Indian post, financial literacy, technology and application trends for financial sector, role of cloud etc. Rev. Dr. Barnabe Dsouza speaking as one of the panellist on the topic “Community Participation for Growth - Rediscovering development banking and insurance for the poor”. He asserted that the marginalized in both rural and urban participate in community development. He questioned that in spite of this participation the lack of structured systems have hindered the process of community participation.

The following day was the thirteenth Thinkers and Writers forum. There were eighteen scholars who presented papers connected to the theme of Refuelling Growth. Ms. Marina D’costa from the RnD presented a paper titled “Inclusion of tribals through Public health Information Infrastructure”. The forum was a give and take of grassroot experiences and recommendations to the government for better governance and implementation of schemes. There were debates on policies and various issues that needed guidance for the welfare of the society at large. The content of research, the grassroots experiences and relevance of the recommendations given was focused by the jury.


The school was abuzz with the sweet sound of youngsters and kids on Wednesday, 13th June 2012. It was back to school and we had the Inaugural Ceremony at 8.00 am. It was good to see staff, students and a number of parents around for the opening ceremony.

The Salesians were led to the stage and the students led us in singing the Vande Mataram. Fr. Principal said a prayer and we had the National Anthem and the School Anthem sung by one and all.

Fr. Rector welcomed the staff, students and parents on this first day and wished all the very best for the New Academic year. He also welcome three new teachers who were appointed, one in the Primary and two in the Secondary Sections. Bro. Michael the young Salesian was also introduced to the school.

The Principal then took over giving instructions to the students.

It was a bright and sunny day and the day was well begun.

We pray the blessings of the Almighty continue to be with one and all during this entire year.


The Salesian Cooperators out on a Family Picnic at Green Lawns, Virar on Sunday 10th June 2012. There were 25 members present with family. We went by bus and had a wonderful time swimming in the pool and playing a couple of entertaining games conducted by Mrs. Pamela Dias.

Everyone who came for this outing enjoyed it and we are all looking forward to the next year’s Family Picnic.
We would like to thank all the organizers of the event and all those who made it happen.