A School Exchange programme between St. Dominic Savio High School and The Young Indians’ School was held on 4th February 2013 at The Young Indians’ School and was attended by 29 students and two teachers from each school.

The programme was initiated with a meditation session where the children were asked to close their eyes and relax for a few minutes.

An ice –breaker game was held wherein each child had to come to the centre and say his/her name and mime/act his or her hobby. A discussion followed where in the students were asked what they learnt from the previous two programmes. Each child expressed their views and their feedback of the necessity of School Exchange Programmes and how meaningful it is to them.

Most of the students felt that this programme had a positive effect in their lives as they learnt to reach out to others. The students interacted through games and exchange of words through songs and a meaningful rapport took place.

In our next plan of action between the two schools, a tournament like Cricket and Kho-Kho will be conducted by the 2 schools animated by the teachers of the two schools and the community staff of Don Bosco Balprafulta. This will enable the children to know each other better so that their rapport with each other grows. (4 photos)


The Yellow House of the Primary Section had their House Assembly this morning at 10.00 am. Their theme for the assembly was Punctuality: Time is precious.

The lads did a terrific job with their skit and poem. Congrats to the two comperes and Daniel Josephs who gave a talk on the house patron, Rabindranath Tagore.

Elzber Dias recited one of Tagore's poems: Give Me Strength:

This is my prayer to Thee, My Lord,
Strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knee before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.

The final song was on Punctuality and was beautifully sung by the boys. The song was composed and written by Sir Elvis the music teacher.

We congratulate the Supervisor, Mrs. Maria Xavier together with Miss Pamela Dias and Miss Mary D'Souza for the beautiful performance.


The Celebrations began on the 30 January with the Bosco Nite wherein we had some competitions, quizzes and puzzles on Don Bosco. The boys did very well and were prepared with their answers to all the quiz questions.

The feast of St. John Bosco was ushered in with rising to music as is customary on feast and special occasions. Hymns to Our Father & Founder were played as the boys dressed up in smart clothes for the Eucharistic celebration. After wash they went into the AV hall for a short reflection on the life of St. John Bosco.

The Eucharistic celebration was well animated and the DS Boys in Harmony were all dressed up for the occasion in their Red Robes singing very well for the mass.

The final hymn was composed with lyrics by Haydn Dias and it was beautifully rendered by the DS Boys in Harmony.

The readings were done by the day scholars and the main celebrant for the feast of Fr. Crispino D'Souza the Principal of the school.

Snacks were provided to all who came for the Eucharistic celebration and then a Lightening Tournament was organized for the boarders.

At 12.00 noon it was bath time and to get ready for a lovely meal. After meals there was the Housie and a movie that was a thriller for the boys.

Games once again with some of the past pupils joining for the games. At 6.00 pm the boys once again met in the AV Hall. At 8.00 pm they came down to the grounds for a sumptuous meal that went on till 10.00 pm. We began the dinner with a hymn to Don Bosco and then it was all Bollywood music to keep the boys entertained.

We do thank all our benefactors and friends for always being there for our youngsters.

May St. John Bosco bless you and your loved ones abundantly.


Dear Staff, Students, Past Pupils, Cooperators, Benefactors, well-wishers and friends of St. Dominic Savio High School, 


Don Bosco taught his students and youngsters to be Good Believers and Honest Citizens. As we celebrate Republic Day today we are that God may inspire our Leaders to be Honest Leaders leading one and all to prosperity and Freedom as did our Freedom fighters.

Into that haven of freedom my Father, let my country arise!