Natus Ad Majora

When I (SSC, 1976) studied in St. Stanislaus, our school motto was "Natus Ad Majora". Nobody knew what this meant. Some time after we passed out from school, the English translation, "Born For Greater Things" was adopted. Wow! A truly inspirational motto!!

Fr. Aleu, Ramdas Nayak

Some random thoughts:

Fr. Aleu was a GREAT principal. He was temperamental, but fair and imaginative. Some time in 1975, maybe 1974, he introduced a system by which the last Saturday of every month was simultaneously 'Mufti Day' and 'Hindi Day'. All students could wear coloured clothes (not the uniform), and all students had to speak Hindi that day. If possible, teachers had to use Hindi as a medium of instruction. I remember Fr. Aleu stating in Assembly one day that it was a matter of shame that he, a Spaniard by birth spoke better Hindi than many of the totally-Indian students!

"Hill Road" was renamed "Ramdas Nayak Marg" around 1995. Many people know that Ramdas Nayak was a popular social worker and a BJP leader, but few know that Ramdas Nayak was a Stanislite! Fr. Aleu was one of his teachers. I know this because Ramdas Nayak was my maternal uncle. Ramdas Nayak's sons, Srinivas Nayak and Srikant Nayak are St. Stanislaus alumni.



Class XI C 1969-1970

Last/ First Name House

Afzal Mohamed [K]

Arvind Rajashekar [X]

Bachani Ram [B]

Bajpai Bijoy Kumar [K]

Barretto Anthony J. [K]

Branganza Hubert [L]

Dias Walter [B]

D'Souza Jeremias [K]

Fernandes Lawrence [B]

Fletcher Richard [L]

Guzdar Neville [B]

Irani Kaikhushroo [K]

Khan Ahmed Asghar [B]

Khan Mohamed [X]

Kukar Vikas [L]

Kurian Rajan Thomas [X]

Lobo Anthony J. [L]

Mahal Gurdip Singh [X]

Maitra Omyo [B]

Manikoth Jaya-Krishna [X]

Martins Jubilant [L]

Mehta Jitendra [B]

Misquitta Trevor [L]

Nile Archilles [L]

Nunes Valentino [B]

Patel Iqbal M. [B]

Pereira Bede [L]

Pinheiro Lawrence [K]

Pinto Arnold [K]

Pinto Loy [L]

Rodrigues Luis [K]

Shaikh Imtiaz [B]

Shetty Vijay [X]

Sisodia Mugendradevji [K]

Sukumar Ramchandran [X]

Valles Rudolph [X]

Vaz Cedric [L]



It was the feast day of our patron St Stanislaus

Before it ends here in Mumbai

A Happy Feast to all

met with Nestor Nazarath - my class mate from 72 batch.

I met Nestor Nazareth on 15 oct 09 at his Office at Pali Village, 16 Road, Bandra at about 10.30 am. We spent a great 35-40 minutes going back in time & remembering the excellent time we had in school.

Stay in touch, guys ....... life is exciting.

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