On Wednesday, 27th June 2012, St. Dominic Savio High School had the Inauguration of the House System at the Assembly. It was a display of colours depicting the various houses of the school: 

The Compere informed the assembly that ‘Team work is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. The house system helps to foster in the student a sense of collective responsibility and solidarity. The house system lays emphasis on team efforts rather than individual self.’

The main objectives of the house system are:
1. To conduct the affairs of the houses on the principles of a well-run family with the house mistress/master  
        as the head.
2. To assist in the maintenance of discipline, developing leadership and sound competitive spirit.
3. To develop in the pupils a civic sense and loyalty to the school.

The Leaders and Vice Captains of the various houses accompanied by their house teachers came forward to take their oath and promise.

Red House under the patronage of Blessed Michael Rua, the first successor of St. John Bosco.

Blue House under the patronage of Blessed Artemide Zatti a Salesian brother who was an embodiment of service and compassion.

Green House under the patronage of Mickey Magone a firebrand student of Don Bosco who changed his way of life on account of the influence of Don Bosco.

Yellow House under the patronage of Blessed Philip Rinaldi a master of Salesian ways and Spirituality.

Fr. Rector then declared the House System of St. Dominic Savio High School for the year 2012-2013 open and shared a few thoughts on Team work and team spirit.

We thank Miss Valerie and Miss Renilda for the beautiful inauguration ceremony together with all the students who helped to make it meaningful and beautiful. 

We thank Miss Swati Furtado for the beautiful backdrop for the occasion.


This morning, the 23rd June 2012 the School had its Inaugural PTA meeting for the year. At 9.00 am we had the Secondary Section parents who had come in large numbers. At 10.30 am we had another large crowd of Pre-Primary & Primary parents for the second session.

The Principal welcomed the parents and introduced the Supervisor and the teachers to the parents. He then invited the Rector to begin with a prayer and speak to the parents. The Rector touched on the purpose of the PTA and that it was the interest of all present to give their best to the children. We have to work as a team to instill good values to our children.

The Rector also mentioned the theme of the year that would be taken up by the various school assemblies. The main theme for the year was YOUth TODAY! Some of the topics that would be touched on in the course of the year would be:
Youth Education; Youth Crime; Youth Vice (Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking); Youth Sports; Youth Media/Entertainment; Youth Violence; etc.

The Principal then touched on some matters of the school with regard to the Calendar, leave and the declaration forms and spoke to both section of parents about zero tolerance with regard to Violence.

He also instructed the parents about the voting for the class representatives of the PTA members and said that as per the rule of the government concerning the election of PTA members, there must be a 50-50 percent of males and females as representatives, which meant that the A sections would elect a male representative and the B sections would elect a female representatives.

The Prayer for Parents said by the Rector:


Most loving Father, the example of parenthood, teach us what to give
and what to withhold. Show us when to reprove and when to praise.
Make us gentle and considerate yet firm and watchful.
Keep us from weak indulgence, or from great severity.
Give us the courage to be disliked sometimes by our children,
when we must do necessary things which are displeasing to their eyes.
Give us the imagination to enter into their world
in order to understand and guide them.
Give us all the virtues we need to lead them by word and example
in the path of righteousness. Amen.

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world.


On Friday 22nd June 2012 the NBA conducted an NBA Skills Challenge for all youngsters under the age of 12 born either 2001 /2002 on the Dominic Savio Basketball courts. The Challenge was open to all youngsters under this category and for boys and girls. About 800 children from various schools from around Mumbai participated in this event.

Those selected in the Maharashtra region would then go to Delhi to participate in the Challenge and those selected in Delhi would be taken to the USA to witness some of the NBA basketball games.

One could see more excitement on the faces of the parents rather than the children. It was a great event that showcased the talent of the young.