Yesterday 12 January we had a wonderful celebration with the boarders in the evening bringing in the New Year and also celebrating once again the Birthdays of Fr. Edwin Colaco & Br. Michael. It was also an opportunity to thank all our benefactors who have in one way or another reached out to our youngsters. 

The boys had a great time with a wonderful spread of chines and Indian chaat that was indeed mouth watering and very appetizing.

The DS Rockers played a couple of Bollywood music and later the DJ of the campus took over with a variety of more popular numbers like honey bunny etc.

The youngsters did have a night to remember and during the short but sweet prayers before winding up thanked the Lord for all the benefactors who have reached out to us in so many way.

God bless one and all!


On Wednesday 9 January 2013 Fr. Michael Fernandes the Provincial of the Salesians of the Mumbai province came on his official visit of the complex. The Provincial Visitation comes once a year when the Provincial looks into the happenings of the institute and checks its records, meet the staff of the various departments and shares some of his thoughts.

We began the visit with common prayers of the community at 6.10 am followed by the Eucharistic service and then the school assembly at 08.00 am. The Provincial was welcomed by the Rector with a floral tribute and an address read out briefly giving an idea of all that happened in the last year.

Fr. Provincial congratulated the students for their results in the past couple of year and in a special thanked the teachers who have been instrumental in the good results and the dedication to their duty.

The entire day went with meeting each salesian of the community and then the various groups. The staff were met at 01.30pm; Prafulta team met the Provincial at 02.30 pm; Don Bosco Balprafulta met the Provincial at 03.15 pm; The Salesian Cooperators met at 06.00 pm; The Past Pupils at 07.00pm & the Evening study children and staff at 07.30 pm.

He then gave a good night to the boys and encouraged them to make sure that they finish their studies and have a certificate as that is very important to go ahead in life.

He met the community in the night and finished with a conference to the Salesians and his impressions. He was happy to be with us and spend the entire day with all.

We thank Fr. Michael, the Provincial for his visit and assure him our prayers for his work and ministry.


Happy New Year 2013 to one and all, our Staff, Students, Benefactors, Cooperators, Past Pupils and well wishers. Though a little late it is never too late for a good wish and prayer.

The boys are back and we have swung into action. The X standard youngsters are in their Prelims and we wish them all the best. The IX standard students are in their Unit Tests and we pray they do well too.

The School is now preparing for the last activity of the school year, the Annual Day and this year we are staging the Musical 'Glee.' There will be about a thousand students who will come on stage to perform. The Annual Days are fixed for the 26 & 27 January 2013.

Once again a Very Happy New Year to one and all and the Blessings of the Almighty on you and your loved ones.


The boarders had their Christmas party on Wednesday 19th December 2012. The celebration began at 7.30 pm with a short prayer service. Br. Michael organized the program very well with a number of Christmas puzzles and games to entertain the boys. 

The DS Boys in Harmony sang a number of Christmas Carols to bring in the Christmas spirit. Sir Haydn did a fantastic job training the lads to sing in harmony.

The dinner was sumptuous and the boys did justice to all the items that were laid out. We are grateful to the benefactors who reached out in more than one way to make this celebration excellent for the boys.

The DS Rockers also had a couple of hits to entertain us with their rhythm tapping songs. While we were focusing on the birth of Christ we also felt it important to celebrate and wish Br. Michael whose birthday also falls on Christmas Day. Leon read out an address that beautifully spelt out the qualities of Br. Michael. 
Sir Haydn had a song composed for Br. Michael and the DS Boys in Harmony sang it for Br. It was indeed very touching and befitting Br. Michael.

I would like to thank all those who made this evening a memorable one for the boarders by sponsoring the dinner, the gifts, their time and energy. May God bless you and your families.


On Tuesday the 18th December 2012 the Evening Study Children had their Christmas party organized by Fr. Edwin Colaco the Coordinator of the Classes. Together with Fr. Edwin the teachers of the Evening Classes, Miss Sangeetha and Sir Jeffrey did a fantastic job of organizing the celebration. Br. Michael had a number of games to get them into the mood.

A number of people came forward to gift the children Christmas gifts which were put into a nice packet so that they could carry it home.

We thank one and all who helped make this Christmas program a success.


St. Dominic Savio School had its Christmas Panorama on Saturday the 15th & Sunday the 16th December 2012. The first day began with the hat parade and Christmas Caroling by the various classes. After the initial events the boys had their fun at the various stalls that were put up of fun games.

The highlight of the evening was the Savio Prince with participants from the 8th & 9th Standards.

There was also the Talent Hunt of the Primary section. It was indeed wonderful to see all the talents displayed on stage.

On Sunday the program began with the Christmas Tabloid supervised by Miss Winnie and Sir Elvis. It was beautifully done intermingled with carols depicting the nativity scene.

There was the raffle winners that were announced on stage and Fr. Rector then places the child Jesus in the crib and gave a Christmas message of reaching out to one and all and bringing joy and happiness into the lives of the people we meet.

The highlight of the evening was the Savio King. There were a couple of musical items that were put up by DS Rockers and another school group.

There were many more parents and well wishers who attended the program and participated in the various games.

It was a wonderful event and all enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to one and all who helped to make this event a grand success.


This morning, the 11th December 2012, the School celebrated Management Day. It is also the Birthday of Fr. Edwin Colaco the Administrator of the Institution. The students put up some very beautiful items to felicitate and appreciate all that the Management has been doing for the school and the Institution. 

Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector, Fr. Crispino D'Souza the Principal, Fr. Edwin Colaco the Administrator, Fr. Barnabe D'Souza the Director of Don Bosco Balprafulta and Br. Michael Gaikawd were all present on stage to be felicitated.

The Management were presented with a floral tribute and a message from student representatives. The four Supervisors of the school came and presented the Management with a token gift.

The Pre-Primary Section put up a beautiful little song entitled 'Chic-ka-ra-ka-gumba'; the Primary put up a Bollywood dance that got all tapping and swaying on the court and of course, the senior students put up a dance too.

Fr. Rector on behalf of the Management thanked the Supervisors, the Staff, the parents present and the students for all the support and encouragement given.

Fr. Crispino said a few words about Fr. Edwin and all that he does in the school and the Institution and especially seeing to the maintenance of the buildings and other amenities. 

The Management thanks one and all for their constant support and appreciation.

God bless you all!


The 8th Alumni Day of the Past Pupils of the Andheri Unit was held on Sunday, 9th December at 7.00 pm in the school hall. Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector of the Institute was the Chief Guest. Fr. Edwin Colaco the Delegate of the Past Pupils of the Institution was also present with Fr. Barnabe, the Director of Don Bosco Balprafulta.

A number of retired and present teachers were also present to make this a memorable day. There was a welcome to the guests with a floral tribute and a welcome song by the boarders. The Evening Study Girls put up a dance that rocked everyone in their seats.

The organizers then had a PPT on the activities that were held during the year and a short documentary on the Past Pupils who shared their thoughts, dreams and ideas on what the past pupils can do and how they can reach out in a bigger and better way.

Last year in its Alumni day they had decided to start a corpus for the retired teachers to assist them especially in their medical needs when required. In appreciation for their labour of love each of the retired teachers were presented with a cheque.

Fr. Godfrey together with a number of others in the documentary mentioned ways in which the past pupils could reach out to help the marginalized and the underprivileged.

There was the release of the brochure by Fr. Godfrey and each teacher present was given a copy of the brochure.

There was a hamper on auction and the proceeds would go to the Boarding fund to assist the boarders. The past pupils collected more than sixty thousand on that evening through the auction.

The dinner brought the night to a close and it was good to see past pupils of various batches coming together united as Savion for a cause to reach out to many more youngsters who would benefit in the years ahead.

We thank all the organizers of the event for making it a very memorable evening with the past pupils and their families.

We look forward to meeting you once again next year!


On Saturday, the 8th December 2012, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady, the Salesian Cooperators of the Andheri Unit had its Salesian Family Day with a solemn mass in honour of our Blessed Mother. Fr. Wilfred D’Souza the Provincial Delegate for the Salesian Family was the main celebrant at the Eucharistic celebration and Frs. Rector, Fr. Edwin and Fr. Barnabe were also present.

On this day three of our teachers, Mrs. Andrea Gonsalves (primary teacher), Mrs. Dorothy Dias (Retired Primary Supervisor) and Mrs. Ellen Gonsalves (retired teacher) made their promise as Salesian Cooperators to imbibe the spirit of Don Bosco and to reach out to youngsters in need.

The boarders sang very well during the mass and made it very solemn. Fr. Wilfred in his homily explained the readings of the second Sunday of Advent and said that the season of Advent and the feast of our Blessed mother are very closely connected and God chose her to bring forth His Son into the world through a humble woman.

At the end of the mass we had a felicitation for the best boarder in the last term. His behaviour, obedience, studies and discipline were taken into account and the prize went to Master Leyton D’Silva. Fr. Barnabe gave the gift away to Leyton.

The Salesian Cooperators assembled at the dining hall and we had a family meal together. The three teachers were called together to cut the cake and the group sang Congratulations to them.
It was indeed a wonderful Salesian Family Day.