Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School and Junior College of Commerce

The school was founded in 1868 by Rev. John Braz Fernandes,( Vicar of the Church of Our Lady of Salvation,Dadar) and was then known as St.John’s School. In 1875, Dr. Antonio da Silva of Dadar through the good offices of Rev. John.B.Fernandes, left by his will the bulk of his estate for the foundation of a high school. The school then came to be known by its present name. In June 1963, the Technical stream was shifted to a new building at Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar. In 1978,the Junior College of Commerce was started.

The school is a Catholic,minority institution, administered by a Catholic Trust. The school is an English medium institution affiliated to the Archdiocesan Board of Education and prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSC). The school is aided by the government.

Educational Credo

Over the past 148 years the school has been responsible for the education of its pupils from diverse socio-economic strata and religious backgrounds. Boys of all communities have always been admitted, though preference is still given to Catholics. The school aims at the integral personal formation of the pupils. To this end, special efforts are made :

  • To help the pupils become mature, spiritually oriented men of character;
  • To encourage them to strive after excellence;
  • To make them unselfish in the service of their fellowmen;
  • To make them agents of progressive social change;
  • To make them clear and firm on principles, courageous and resolute in action.
  • To instil in them a true national spirit, a deep love for their motherland, an appreciation of Indian culture, values, languages and traditions;

Education is not merely the development of the mind and the body, but also the heart, so that pupils are more alive to and aware of situations in which people live, specially the poor and the oppressed. In the formation of character, emphasis is laid on qualities of commitment, initiative, team spirit, integrity, honesty, simplicity, austerity and service to others.

Dear students, teachers, parents and well wishers,
Greetings, from me and my team here at Dr Antonio da Silva High School and Junior College of Commerce.

It is indeed a pleasure to have our very own website independent yet securely woven into the fabric of the Antonian family. A long awaited dream come true.

Dr Antonio da Silva High School & Jr College’, is one of the oldest educational Institution in this maximum city, Mumbai and our School education has enriched several minds, broadened horizons and given pupils an ever lasting hunger for exploring new ideas and vistas of opportunity.

For a school whose history goes back to over a hundred years it has been a long & satisfying journey, with humble beginnings as an English school for Portuguese children, it has steadily grown & flourished during the British rule and now in independent India In this long period the definition and purpose of education itself has been defined and redefined.

Today educational activities and learning processes are no longer confined to classroom-based curriculum. New methods and teaching aids equip the younger generations to learn more, explore more and contribute more to the society. Our institution has always welcomed technology that could better the teaching learning process. The smart boards in every classroom, the newly established e-library and IT subject for the junior college with an all new IT lab bears witness to our commitment to bettering the education process. For we believe that Education is the true alchemy that can bring India to its next golden age.

In a nation whose demography is young , both in age and spirit, educators have the responsibility of providing education which is rich in values and modern in content. Having experience as a teacher myself, I have always drawn inspiration from the words of Swami Vivekananda “Education is the process by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, and intellect is sharpened, as a result of which one can stand on one’s own feet, and a teacher’s sacred duty is to invoke the spirit of inquiry in his pupils.” Professional development helps our teachers stay abreast with the latest trends in education.

Dr ADHS has also made significant contribution to the world of sports. Our eminent sports alumni like Farookh Engineer, Rusli Surti (cricket), Olympians Clarence & Gilbert Lobo (hockey) and many others make our hearts swell with pride. To continue our past glory & encourage many more youngsters to follow suit we have envisioned and started the Dr Antonio da Silva Sports Academy providing our students ‘state of the art’ sports facility & trained coaches. for a wide array of games (Football and hockey, tennis , basketball, cricket, kabaddi, martial arts & indoor games like carom, chess, table tennis). This not only aims at producing sport stars but also ensures that our students imbibe healthy playing habits & sportsmanship.

Co curricular activities like dance, music, drama, debates, elocution, extempore, art & craft competitions, are organised and conducted each year and workshops organised inorder to bring out the best in our pupils. For in the words of our beloved late president Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam  “All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

Dr ADHS has stood the test of time & as we prepare to herald in the completion of 150 years of our institution., we pray the Almighty may continue to bless us and every one of you.

Susana GomesSusana Gomes
Principal

PTA is an organisation comprising of parents, teachers and is intended to facilitate parental participation in the school.

PTA general body (comprising of all parents) meets once a year to elect their class parent representative.

The PTA executive committee meets 3-4 times a year. At these meetings various issues regarding the welfare of the students are discussed and decisions are taken.

The PTA executive committee comprises of the selected class parent representatives and teachers.

  • President Mrs. S. Gomes. (Principal)
  • Vice President Mrs. Sheetal Kansara.(Parent)
  • Secretary Mrs. G. Balvally.(Staff)
  • Treasurer Mrs. B. Monteiro (Staff)
  • Student Representative Mst. Ranbir Singh Saluja.(Marshal)

Class Representatives

  • 5A  SHRAVARI PAWAR
  • 5B  SURESH SHETTY
  • 5C  LAXMI GUPTA
  • 5D  DIMPLE PATKAR
  • 5E SAMRUDHI PATIL
  • 6A  SUVARNA PRABHU
  • 6B  PRIYA JAITAPKAR
  • 6C  ANISHA GAWADE
  • 6D  SHAHEEN SHAIKH
  • 6E  BHARATHI NAIK
  • 7A  REKHA CHHAJER
  • 7B  PRIYA SANGLE
  • 7C  ASMITA JADHAV
  • 7D  SHANKAR CHENNA
  • 7E  URVASHI PANCHAL
  • 8A  SHYAMAL BHOGLE
  • 8B  DR. SHILPA WAGHCHOURE
  • 8C  SACHIN MEHTA
  • 8D  VISHWEKAR PALLAVI
  • 8E AKSHATA GIRKAR
  • 9A  MANJULLA SHETTY
  • 9B  SAROJ BID
  • 9C  RAJASHRI DUDWADKAR
  • 9D  ANUSHREE AMRE
  • 9E  MANGESH TAWADE
  • 10A  SAMIDHA DESLE
  • 10B  OLINDA MENDONCA
  • 10C  PARAMESHWARI VIRABATHINI
  • 10D  SHEETAL KANSARA

The tenure of the PTA executive committee is for a year.

Monday to Friday: School hours 7.00 am to 12.40 pm, Recess: 9.50 to 10.10 am

Visiting hours

Principal: 9.00 am to 10.00 am by appointment
Vice Principal: 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Supervisor: 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Staff (in Staff room): Recess or 12.40 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Tel no: + 91 22 2422 1328

 

  1. The School Marshall (from Class 10) and the School Vice-Marshall (from Class 9)
  2. The four Squad Captains and the four Squad Vice-Captains (from Class 8)
  3. The School leaders are appointed by the Principal, Vice-Principal and Supervisor
  4. Two class monitors are elected by the pupils of the class or may be appointed by the class teacher

School Squad Team 

Pupils of Classes 5 to 10 are divided into four squads. Each squad has a Captain and a squad Vice-Captain Each Squad also has a
group of teachers to guide them and assist them with the various activities.

MARS SQUAD
jcboseLeader : Jagdish Chandra Bose
Colur : Red
Motto : Perseverance and loyalty, always,
Symbol : Sunflower
Ideal : Jagdish Chandra Bose (1858-1937) firmly believed that
“True success is born out of defeat”. To him, no obstacle was insurmountable in his quest for progress in the field of science. A member of the Mars squad is expected to show in his life and conduct, courage, determination, sacrifice and resilience. He must not shrink away from his duties nor adopt the easy way out.

VENUS SQUAD
dr-homi-bhabhaLeader : Homi Bhabha
Colour : Yellow
Motto : Love… spread the feeling of love.
Symbol : Rose
Ideal : Homi Bhabha had a keen interest in science, painting and poetry and music. He was the recipient of many scholarships and awards. A very creative personality, he was deeply interested in art and literature, contrary to the belief that scientists have no interest in the arts. A members of the Venus Squad must strive to emulated the ideals of the great scientist. He must love life and all men and look beyond all narrow boundaries of caste, creed and community.

JUPITER SQUAD
cvramanLeader : C. V. Raman
Colour : Green
Motto : All men are created equal.
Symbol : Orchid
Ideal : Raman’s genius was unmatched. His work in the field of magnetism, scattering of light from water and experiments with light through which he observed new lines in the spectrum, called the ‘Raman Lines’ is notewothy. The discovery of the Raman Effect won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. A member of the Jupiter Squad must strive to embody in himself dedications and devotion to duty and a genuine concern for the poor and needy and a deep love for those in pain and suffering.

SATURN SQUAD
Leader : Vikram Sarabhai
vikram-sarabhaiColour : Blue
Motto : Simple living, high thinking.
Symbol : Lilies
Ideal : Vikram Sarabhai is credited with launching India into space age. His services to his country and to the field of Science and space technology in particular, will always be remembered. Pupils of the Saturn Squad will be persevering, industrious and peace loving and endeavour to realize their potential to the fullest , keeping themselves ever pure and ready to serve others.