14 July 2017
Dear Parents, Students and all our Benefactors,
St. Dominic Savio High School, is a proud Don Bosco Institute with a 48 year rich heritage of experiences and fellowship with its stakeholders. These relationships have been built upon and influenced by the many Salesians who have devoted their lives to imbibing core values, spirituality and wisdom to the young.
We begin this academic year steeped in these values, and with grateful hearts for the colossal contributions by Rev.Fr. Crispino D’Souza the Principal & Rector over the last 8 years who has now been transferred to Don Bosco, Matunga. We also thank Ms Maria Xavier for her contributions as Head Teacher of the Primary section for the last 6 years.
We welcome aboard and now eagerly look forward to add on to these experiences under the able guidance of our new Management team of Rev. Fr Brian Moras – Rector & Manager, Rev Fr Shekhar Mariadas- Vice Rector & Administrator, Rev Fr Mylin Noronha- Vice Principal, as well as welcome to the leadership team Ms Marina Corda the Primary HM and Ms Nereen D’Mello the Secondary Supervisor.
Strengthened by firm faith in God, the talented school team and the school heritage of you the supportive parent body, I feel emboldened taking on as principal from this academic year.
This year we focus on concretizing our systems which is the next foundational basis to help stand strong in the changing times.
In our assiduous efforts to implement the school vision of holistic development of the child and bolstering him with 21st century skills, a school goal taken on this year is honing the ‘Students Voice’, With every section having crafted tailor made plans to get our boys involved, we look forward to having our students help steer the school forward.
Teachers have been undergoing a series of trainings, meetings and discussions to foster leadership at all levels.
On the field there have been enhancements in the sports facilities over the vacation which are as yet in progress.
The Nalanda Project for mastery in Math using Tabs was very effective last year thanks to the active support from many parents, and this year we are happy to have double the tabs allowing greater access to our students.
We continue with other initiatives like –
1) Activity based Learning -for student centered classes
2) Reuphoria – A reading program
3) Remedial program
4) Sports and activity curriculum
5) Field trips, workshops, Visitor programs
6) Health camps
Our school like a family is ‘ A circle of strength, founded on faith, joined in love and kept by God’ . This and a deep social need has determined our theme for the year “My Savion Family – an embodiment of spirituality, empathy, open-mindedness, positive communication and responsibility”
As we grow from strength to strength as a Savion Family we ask you to stay by our side as we continue our journey this year with the Children at the heart of all our activities & initiatives.
Mrs. Valerie Mascarenhas