At St. Dominic Savio High School we believe that a pre-schooler learns well when he is happy and when given an opportunity to explore his environment by using a multisensory approach thus involving all his senses, by observing and by questioning. A pre-schooler is also given an opportunity to express himself freely thus enhancing his cognitive ability. We endeavor to optimize a child’s holistic development.
Our session includes skills like language development, numerical concepts, environmental study, art and craft, music and movement, indoor –outdoor activities and gymnastics.
Pre-Primary daily routine: The school begins at 8am for Senior Kindergarten. They have five periods and school winds up at 10:30am. The next session of the Junior Kindergarten begins at 11am right up till 1:15pm with a total of 5 periods. Each of the sessions have a 15 minute snack break.
School Uniform:  White and blue pin stripe shirt, navy blue pant, black socks, black Velcro shoes and I.D. card. Short (military) hair cut. Navy blue cardigan in winter.
Academics: We have 25 students in each class thus assuring every child gets the personalized attention of his teacher. To enhance the learning process a specially set daily syllabus is chalked out for the students. The students move from one learning centre to another to learn different subjects and skills as the day progresses.
The classrooms have a colourful and creative display of drawings, collages and paintings of the children. Subject oriented worksheets are displayed.
Child’s creativity is expressed through clay modeling and designing using indigenous materials. Activities like paper tearing, paper crumpling, paper folding and sticking, colouring and allied activities help the fine muscles develop (pincer and palm development).
In the environmental study class activities provide complete freedom to the children allowing them to explore and experiment with materials given according to their imaginations.
Writing of alphabets and numerals is reinforced by activities using concrete objects along with worksheets, slateswork and conversation in English, oral recitation and phonetic skills which help the children learn vocabulary, prewriting skills and sequential order.
Other Co-Curricular activities: Gymnastics is introduced for the Senior Kindergarten. Gymnastic exercises help the small and large muscles development. Each class has gymnastics twice a week.
Junior Kindergarten has outdoor activities like running, jumping, kicking the ball, hopping, etc which help the large muscles development.
Occupational therapy is introduced for the Junior Kindergarten students where a therapist meticulously assesses  the overall potential of each child. This therapy helps children develop better co-ordination, balance, prewriting skills and improve social interaction.
We have various competitions, field trips, picnics, sports day and festival celebrations which help the children get a hands on learning experience through fun and frolic.
Evaluation: The purpose of evaluation at this tender age is not to adjudge the three best (we do not have this system in our school. We allot grades) but to take note of the strengths and weaknesses of every child  so that the strengths are further strengthened and the weaknesses worked upon and uplifted or eliminated. Therefore right through the year the performances of the children are recorded in an evaluation book. The school lays emphasis on character formation as well as on academic excellence.
In  the Primary Section of St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri the  teachers work with children between the ages of five and eleven and teach all of the subjects in the Maharashtra State Curriculum. The school timings are from 7.30 a.m. to 12.55 p.m.
The teachers are responsible for the children’s educational, social and emotional development under their care for Key Stage 1(ages 5 to 7) and Key Stage 2 (7 to 11).
Throughout , the teachers are continuously trained to keep up to current events with new methods and ideas in education. Workshops  training are conducted by professional and local authority.

Primary Section Class Photograph 2013-14

Education at Dominic Savio aims at making children capable of  becoming responsible and useful members of society. Knowledge, skills and attitudes are built through learning experiences and opportunities created for students in school. It is in the classroom that they can analyze and evaluate their experiences, learn to reason, to question, to investigate and to think independently.
The students are evaluated on the basis of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) which refers to a system of school-based assessment of students that covers all aspects of students’ development.
Extracurricular activities outside the classroom  has a positive impact on academic achievement and pro-social behaviors on children. Activities also help reduce school drop-out rates as well as emotional and behavior disorders.
At Dominic Savio, extracurricular activities help our savions grow in and out of the classroom, but the key factor is keeping it fun.
One of the great benefits of extracurricular activities is creating new opportunities to learn to think about themselves and to learn what they like and don’t like. Various competitions like elocutions, singing, drawing and creative work are held both at school level and inter-school level.
Sport touches many aspects of lives in students—their health and well-being, their social networks and their sense of social contentedness. And in Dominic Savio there are plenty of sports to choose from. From playing soccer, hockey, basketball and cricket, the students are also trained in skating and athletics. What is the key is to value the process over the result when playing a sport. Being a good sportsperson develops character.
ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT IS THE KEY FACTOR AT A DON BOSCO INSTITUTION.!!!!!!!!!!
“St. Dominic Savio stands for a holistic and integral development of the student – to help develop the student’s spirit, mind and body.” Educating for a happy life in Don Bosco’s way is a unique contribution to this science of holistic education. Thus, the secondary section aims at providing ample opportunities to children based on Multiple Intelligence and then evaluates them on that, thus leading to the holistic development of the child. The child is given the experience and knowledge to do even the smallest of jobs with perfection so that he grows stronger to take on the bigger assignments.
Secondary daily routine: The school begins at 7.30am and ends at 1.25pm. They have 10 periods of 30minutes duration with two breaks of 15minutes each at 9.45am and 11.35am.
School Uniform: Grey shorts or trousers, white shirts, with the school Logo on the shirt pocket, black shoes and black socks. In winter, navy blue cardigan and in the rainy season only black rainy shoes. On days when Sports and Activities take place, the Sports Uniform consisting of the Jersey, Track pant in the respective House colour and sports shoes.
Academics: We have approximately 65 students in each class. A specially designed syllabus book and set daily time table is chalked out for the students.
Subjects like English, Marathi, Hindi, French, Science, Math, Algebra, Geometry, History/Civics and Geography are included in the syllabus. Religion/Moral Science, Scouts, Social Service, Personality Development and Environmental Studies are the graded subjects.
Scouts, Social Service, Personality Development and Environmental Studies consist of theory as well as practical. In the practical part, several assignments are given and camps are conducted, providing an opportunity to the students to develop their social skills.
Other Co-Curricular Activities: This year the school introduced a Comprehensive Program which is an approach by which schools utilize all opportunities for school based activity to develop students holistically. This Comprehensive Program is a culmination of ideas of experienced people, which aims at including various activities for students within the school hours. This new program will be followed for three years covering the all round development of the child under CCE
The Secondary section has their sports and activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
In Sports, we do athletics, football, basketball, hockey and cricket. Under the Activities program we do music (both vocal and instrumental, dance, speech and drama, yoga, tai chi, clay modeling, handwriting, art and craft.
Besides this, several other activities and competitions are held in school like assemblies, house days, field trips, elocutions, quiz, singing and instrumental competition, sports festival, picnic and various festival celebrations.
Evaluation: Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is undertaken for the students from Std V to VIII.
Regular class tests and assignments- Formative Evaluation are given throughout the semester using minimum 5 tools out of the suggested 8 tools (oral work, practical, activity, class test, project, home/class work, day to day observation, others).
One Terminal and one Final Examination– Summative Evaluation is held each Semester – October/April.
At the end of each term for each subject, the marks obtained in formative and summative evaluation are to be added and then converted into grades.
The students of the Std IX and X have a unit test in each term and one Terminal and one Final Examination for the students of Std IX and One Terminal and Preliminary Examinations for the students of Std X.
St. Dominic Savio High School is an accredited Institution (AI) for the National Institute of Open Schooling, popularly known as ‘NIOS’– the largest open schooling in the world.
Dominic Savio received its accredition in the year 1991 and since then has been the Study Centre guiding slow learners, SEN (Students with special Educational Needs), School drop outs, etc. to pursue their Secondary and Sr. Secondary education.
Its Accredition nos are 
Ed.Complex
The Ed. Complex functions as a support system for learners who are unable to complete their formal education. It caters to all learners, irrespective of caste or creed on ‘first come first served basis.’
The medium of instruction is English. The studies are a proto type of Open School.
Our aim is to help the students to excel academically in subjects of their choice, install good character, create balanced judgment and robust physique so as to enable them to blossom into good, honest and useful citizens.
Test and examinations are conducted regularly for continuous assessment.
Our Mission is to compassionately reach out to economically disadvantaged school-going youngsters from our neighbourhood and to provide them with educational, cultural and recreational facilities thus enabling them to develop into independent and productive citizens of our country and to create a meaningful future for themselves.
Our Focus is to provide underprivileged children with a conducive environment for study; to help them understand, accept and deal effectively with the influences of their environment and take personal responsibility for their lives.
Our Strategies include facilities and coaching in study, sports and cultural activities.
BACKGROUND : Evening Study Project started 10 years back by some volunteers  (ex-students of Dominic Savio). The number of children were about 235 and there was no much interest put into this project. So the Fathers of Dominic Savio took up this project to bring education to the lives of these less fortunate children.
 These students are poor and marginalized coming from the slums and bastis (villages) of the vicinity of Dominic Savio School. They belong to the vernacular language schools. They go to various Government schools during the day and come back to study at Dominic Savio in the evening. They are deprived of good education because the municipal schools do not run well. Besides that these students do not have study facilities at home. They have small houses with lots of noise around and there is no one to help and guide them at home. Because these parents too are uneducated. At present we have about 235 children.
 The children leave their home for school at 8.00am. They come back from various schools at 5.30pm to Dominic Savio and we teach them games on our ground. At 6.15pm they go to study. There are a few teachers to help them and guide them in their studies. After an hour they have a small break where, whenever possible if there are any snacks we give it to them. Because from the school they come hungry, they have very little to eat at home and so when they leave home they hardly eat any breakfast. After a small break they have tuition classes especially in Mathematics & English. We have seven paid teachers to help them. By 8.30pm they finish their studies and go home.
EXTRA-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES : Besides the games and sports, we also have stage performances on various occasions to build up their self-esteem and bring out the talents. We take a lot of pain in training them to be good leaders and good citizens. We also have meeting with the Parents to brief them about are Programmes and ask for their suggestions. These parents
are very co-operative.
OUTCOME : Because of the help they get from this project their performances in studies in their own school is tremendous. They also have performed well in the Government Exams. Over the years their self-esteem is built up and they have become the agents of spreading education in the slums and their villages. They are also the agents of change in society. Some go for their higher studies, others start working and earning for their families. Parents are also made aware of the value of education and their right for education. There is joy and happiness on the faces of children and their parents. Because of the values imparted to them there is respect for moral and religious values.
OUR DREAMS : To make these children take places in society, be their support in the family. We give them nourishment for their bodies and look after their hygiene. We would like to give this to many more children of the slum and the bastis (villages). Our dream is to reach out to at least 1000 children; so that our education brings meaning to their lives and they live a decent life.
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  1. Mrs. Merlyn D’souza Scholarship
     The best student in the Pre-Primary
PRIMARY
  1. Mrs. C. Keeriat Memorial Scholarship
    Good Conduct in Std IV
  2. Master Jayesh Kumar R. Patel Memorial |
    Mr. Ajudhinath Saigal Memorial Scholarship
    For Excellence in co-curricular activities
  3. Rohit & Vishal Sachdev Scholarship 
    General Proficiency in Std IV
  4. Mr. Sumeet Gupta & Mrs. Kavita Gupta Scholarship
    For the deserving child of every class-Std. I-III
    (6 Students), Std. IV-(2 Students)
  5.  Late Mr. Alvarinho Dias Scholarship
     Best in Music in the Primary Section
  6. Brijmohan Gupta Scholarship
    Best in sports Std. II – Std. IV (6 students)
  7. Samsher Singh Anand Trophy
    Champion in Sports-Primary Section
  8. Mrs. Dorothy Dias Scholarship & Nazareth Trophy
    Best Student in Primary Class
  9. Manoj Sawant Trophy
    Best leader in the Primary Section
SECONDARY
 
  1. Mr. Savio Baretto Scholarship

    Deserving Student-Std.V

  2. Master Rajesh Kalia Memorial Scholarship

    Deserving Boarder-Std. VI

  3. Pal Sachdev & Kusum Sachdev Scholarship
    Deserving Boarder-Std. VII
  4. Master Tapan Hatkar Memorial Scholarship
    Deserving Student-Std.VII
  5. Mr. Jankaraj Tandon Memorial Scholarship

    Deserving Student-Std. VIII

  6. Master Valerian Fernandes Memorial Scholarship
    Deserving Boarder-Std. IX
  7. Fr. Victor D’souza | Bhalotia Scholarship
    Highest in Religion/Morals – Std. IX
  8. Shri B.R. Shah Memorial Scholarship
    Highest in Mathematics – Std. IX
  9. Mr. Joseph H.Baptista & Ms. Maria Baptista Memorial Scholarship
    For All Round Performance in Secondary Section-Std.IX
  10. Mrs. Vidya D. Bhave Scholarship SSC Student (1990-91) (1991-92)

    Highest Marks in Marathi to a Boarder (S.S.C.)

  11. Mrs. C.N. Khanna Memorial Scholarship

    Deserving Boarder-Std.X

  12. Mrs. Jeanne Fernandes Memorial Scholarship and Mrs. Adeline Patel Trophy
    Best Musician
  13. Mr. Ajudhianath Saigal Memorial Scholarship
    Champion in Sports
  14. Fr. Chrysologus D’Cunha Scholarship
    Shri. Ishwardas Bajaj (D.L. Martis) Scholarship
    Mrs. Annama Alexander Scholarship
    Shri. V.S. Shenoy Scholarship
    Student of Std. X (1990-91) Memorial Scholarship
    Kindangam Family Trophy

    For the best Student & Highest Total % Marks in SSC

  15. Mr. & Mrs. A. Kulkarni Scholarship

    Highest Marks in Marathi for a boarder

  16. Conroy Cranston Memorial Scholarship and Trophy

    Boarder securing highest percentage in SSC board exam

  17. Salesian Co-operator’s Scholarship
    a) The boarder with the highest in SSC
    b) The Best boarder in Std. X
    c) The Best Deserving Boarder
  18. Late Mrs. Iris Pereira Scholarship
    Best in Music