The Past Pupils of St. Dominic Savio had their AGM for the year on the 15th August at 10.30 am in the A.V. Hall There were about 25 who were present with a number of younger members who had just passed off schooling.

Together with Fr. Rector, there was the delegate of the past pupils, Fr. Edwin Colaco and also in attendance was Mrs. Iyer.

There was a power-point of the activities and programs conducted during the year. There also was a song played about the dream of Don Bosco.

Fr. Rector commended the past pupils for their work and involvement in the activities of the institute and especially for reaching out to the boarders and the evening study children by spending time with them and assisting them in their studies. He said he hoped to see a greater involvement and commitment on the part of many more youngsters in this venture and project.



The tiny tots of the Pre-Primary and Primary in their traditional Indian costumes on Independence Day.



Happy Independence Day!

This morning the school had its Independence day celebrations to honour those who fought for our freedom. 

We also had all those X standard students of last year who scored 80% and above to felicitate them and wish them well. Master Akash Rai who secured the highest in the school, 93.68% was given a certificate of honour and his parents were the guests of honour. Mrs. Rai gave a beautiful speech and thanked the school for having instilled in her children quality education and for making them men of character. She thanked the Salesian community, the staff of the pre-primary, primary and the secondary for their dedication and commitment in education.

The students put up a couple of items that instilled in us patriotic sentiments and gratitude for our independence.

Fr. Rector in his speech said that though we have won our freedom 65 years ago, one needs to ask if we are truly free? or are we slaves of our own passions, ideas, religions, class, caste. To be free means that we go beyond boundaries, we accept all as brothers and sisters. If we cannot accept one another and have an element of reservation, we are not free, we are slaves of our own making.
Mrs. Rai sharing her thoughts with us

Each of those rank holders received a certificate from the guests of honour, Mr. Rai.

It was indeed a proud moment for these lads who tirelessly worked to achieve and do well.

All the best for the future!



DATE: - 14th August, 2012.
TEACHERS IN CHARGE: - Mrs Pamela Dias / Mrs Mary D’Souza.

Compere 1:- Good morning and a warm welcome to Rev. Fr. Rector, Rev. Fr. Principal, our supervisor, all you dear teachers and my dear friends,

The midnight of August 15, 1947 is memorable for every Indian on earth, as it is the time, when India gained independence from the stranglehold of the mighty British. The otherwise suppressed tri-coloured flag of India was given its due respect, when it was hoisted in the midnight on the Independence Day. Since then, the red-letter day is celebrated with pomp and gaiety, across the length and breadth of India. Cultural programs and flag-hoisting ceremonies are the predominant affair of the day, while colourful kites fill the sky in the evening, to symbolize freedom. People indulge themselves in remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle and pay homage to them.

Compere 2:-We are proud to be Indians. Apart from our culture, civilisation, brotherly attitude towards all religions, casts and communities, the most important binding factor is our National Tricolour which symbolises all that our society stands for.
I request all of you my dear friends to stand erect and pay respect to our national flag and sing the National anthem.

Compere 1:- Even after 65 years of independence we celebrate the day with utmost serenity and commitment because we know the struggle and sacrifices our fore-fathers did to gain independence for our mother India. We now would like to pay homagewith a song in Hindi, to our great leaders and soldiers who laid down their lives for the freedom of our country. We want to tell them that we are all proud Indians and love our country.

Compere 2:- There may be minor deficiencies but I have no doubt in my mind that but for their struggle and sacrifices, we would not have reached where we are today. According to me, the message of our tricolour is to use our freedom for building friendly neighbourhood, providing care and comfort to the needy, using the national resource for the upliftment of the down trodden and above all to hold the values of our country at the highest peak of global tower. Let us recommit ourselves to this objective. We as the youth of this society promise to do our best. My friends now make a promise in a dance performance. You too my friends should do your best.

Dance performance on the song JAAG TARUNA

Compere 2:-
If we really need and want to create a newly re-formed country, we must arouse the dipped ancient knowledge and tradition in every citizen; which can generate and create a truthful social independent society; and stimulate our conception, behavior and a democratic period. We would like to conclude this program with a song in Marathi.

Compere 1:-May I now invite our dear Rev. Fr. Rector to come and enlighten us with his words of wisdom.
(Fr. Rectors speaks.)
Compere 2:-We now request Rev. Fr Godfrey D’Souza to please give away the certificates of the Best out of waste competition
Compere 2:- Thank you Father
Compere 1 I now hand over the mike to the school captain
and request our Principal Rev. Fr. Crispino D’Souza to give away the prizes to
1) The winning house
2) Best class in discipline
3) Highest collection for the Deserving boys fund.
Compere 2 Thank You Father
Compere 1:- I request all of you my dear friends to stand at attention and pay respect to our national flag and sing the National anthem.


Last evening, 13th August 2012, the boarders had their Marian Nite organized by Br. Michael and Sir Hayden together with a number of boarding volunteers. It was an exciting Nite with Marian games, puzzles, spy coded messages, Marian mathematical problems that the boys had either to solve or decode and get the right answer.

It was a night full of fun and excitement for one and all each trying to out-beat the other by rushing in to submit their answers.

Br. Michael and Sir Haydn did indeed plan and execute the Nite very well. Some refreshments were also given to the boys and one could see the smiles on their faces.

Fr. Bennette Aranjo who was visiting from the UK, a Salesian who also worked in East Africa for a number of years said a few words at the beginning of the Nite encouraging the boys to higher values in life.

At the end of the program, there were special prizes for many of the boys for doing well in a number of activities or disciplines. 

We congratulate one and all who were winners and those who were knighted 'KNIGHTS' of our Lady, the winning team:Don Bosco. 

We thank in a special way Br. Michael, Sir Haydn and the boys who helped make this Marian Nite a grand success.


On Saturday the 11th August the boarders had their Marian Quiz Competition. It was indeed wonderful to see a number of the lads who had taken a lot of trouble to learn and study the questions given by Br. Michael for the competition. The competition was held House wise.

Br. Michael together with Sir Haydn had a number of rounds in a variety of ways to get their attention and full participation. The younger ones did a great job of learning the answers and being the ones to score a lot of points for their teams.

The competition continued on Sunday.
The winners will be announced shortly.