This morning, Saturday, 3rd November 2012 the Primary Section had their Sports Day. It was a wonderful display of colour, talents, dance, and disciplines.

The lads were very well trained for the introductory welcome, each class beginning with Standard I and going through all the Primary classes until the IV standard.

There were the little ones dressed up in the African outfit to dance to Shakira's Waka Waka and they did it extremely well, shaking and swaying to the beat that kept all the parents and grandparents tapping their feet.

In the last couple of months gymnastics was introduced in the Primary and so the little lads had a couple of gymnastic stunts to perform and did very well.

The welcome to the parents and guests were done well by the comperes and the torch bearers were indeed smart in running with the torch and passing it on to Fr. Godfrey who was the Chief guest for the day.

Fr. Principal declared the Sports Festival open and there was excitement and enthusiasm on the faces of the youngsters. The parents were enjoying every moment of the show.

Thank you my dear staff of the Primary section for a well done Sports Festival. You did put in a lot of work and much sacrifice to get things going. The show was GRAND and BEAUTIFUL. Congrats to the Supervisor Mrs. Maria Xavier and the entire staff and all the parents who were involved in this preparation.

We now look forward to the Childrens' Day Celebration on the 6th November; the Secondary Sports Festival on the 8th & 9th November and the Secondary School picnic on the 10th November. 
After that it is HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!


The Pre Primary Section had their Sports Day on Thursday in the school hall and every child had a very enjoyable and fun time. It was good to see them participating in the various events that they had.

The teachers had a variety of items for the youngsters to participate in. They even had gymnastics with a teacher who takes this on a regular basis.

Some of fun events were the dash, the obstacle race, the burst the balloon race, the cross the bench race and others.

There is good stuff in you little ones and you all surely could Bolt across the finish line. Some of you might be record breakers some day.

Congratulations to all the staff and parents who helped out in the sports day of the Pre Primary.


Wednesday, 31st October 2012 was the first day, of a 5 day review to be conducted in St. Dominic Savio High School according to the Adhyayan Quality Standards . The comprehensive report presented finally by Adhyayan along with the Quality Standard Award gives the school community along with its stakeholders a clear view of their existing performance and the direction to move forward.

Adhyayan team has 85+ years of combined expertise in the schooling domain, to understand and experience ‘definition of a good school’ all in action. The diagnostic designed by the founders is rooted in years of experience of conducting over 1,000 school audits globally. The diagnostic will also guide our school in undertaking it’s own structured review alongside the review conducted by the Adhyayan so that we can evaluate our current effectiveness against national best practices and review our results along with the other Don Bosco institutions in Mumbai that are networking.

In-keeping with the self-review concept the first day was marked by training of a self-review team of the school that consisted of the Rector, Principal, Supervisors, teaching and non-teaching representatives, as well as parent and student representatives. 

The Adhyayan team was warm and encouraging and the training was intense, interactive and enlightening with emphasis given to 6 Key Performance areas and the techniques used in diagnosis. Techniques were reaffirmed by snippet practice sessions for the self-review team that was then discussed and grounded.

The day was highly productive leaving the team with an eagerness to move through the assessment under the experienced eye of the Adhyayan.

by Miss Valerie Mascarenhas

Young Salesians Visit Dominic Savio Boys Home

Yesterday noon we had the young Salesian students from Divyadaan Nashik with us for lunch. There were eleven of them accompanied by Fr. Robert Pen. These young Salesians are doing their B.Ph & M.Ph and came to see the Salesian Institutions in Mumbai. Some hail from North East India, Karnataka, Chennai Provinces.

The boarders welcomed them with a 'Welcome' song and they met and mixed with the boarders. Later Fr. Barnabe took them around to show them Don Bosco Balprafulta and Prafulta and explain what happens in these offices.

It was nice having you dear brothers and we look forward to having you with us again.