Great insights as to why we should change ....

..... our attitudes to education today. How we encourage our children and push them. Even more so on how we work with students who are not the "brightest" according the systems we measure.

Sir Ken Robinson is a well-known educator and speaker at TED and other forums. This talk is an abridged video of a longer lecture. It is very creatively animated and worth the 12mins needed to get this message. (If you have more time, I recommend the longer version (55 mins) here

Stanislites of Australia meet

Missing Framed Names of Matriculates

Hi Guys,

Not sure if I've blogged this before!

I did the SSC in 1979.  Till about then, there used to be a frame, (guessing) 3mx3m, with listings of a few years' matriculates, on the first floor landing of the staircase from the parlour to the school hall.

When I last heard, that frame was moved to the carpentry.  Does anyone know if that frame yet exists somewhere?

Of the whole lot of Stanislites in my family circle (3 generations), my Dad's name (Mervin Peter D'Mello) & uncle's name (Roman Irvin D'Mello (left India for England 1955 to do Barrister at Law, now in USA), & both alive, were on that frame!

Btw, my Dad's grand uncle, Fr Pascoal de Mello, was the first vicar of St Peter's around 1860.  And this I learnt 31 years after finishing school when my Dad told me so on a weekend he spent at ours here in Melbourne, Australia!




teachers ... & teaching

A few observations from around the globe on teachers & teaching I found interesting; 

The best schools in the western suburbs

I thought I would share this article that appeared in yesterdays Hindustan Times.

Use this link or see the pdf below

Boarding Prefects

How about starting a list of all Boarding Prefects who molded us to where all of us are now!

I will start with Fio Mascarenhas, Teddy Colaco, Simon D'Souza, Lancy, Richard Rodgers, Bro.(Mr.) D'Sa, Fr.Nunes, Fr.Jau(Head Prefect), Fr.Joe Prabhu(Head Prefect, my Uncle), Edgar Nazareth and numerous others whom I will add after consulting with my other brothers (all Stanislites),  Fr.Eustace sj, Eric and Everton. Our youngest brother, Eldred, also a stanislite boarder, passed away on February 14th, 1995 (RIP).  


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