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.
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.
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free, where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls, where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection, where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit, where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action, In to that heaven of freedom, my father, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!” –Rabindranath Tagore
An education that develops your innate talents, inculcates a deep sense of values, helps you build a career and prepares you to navigate your route through the sea of life.., yes that’s exactly the kind of education offered to the budding pupils of Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School & Jr. College of Commerce.
Our prestigious institution stands second to none in its use of technological advances in a time that witnesses the evolution of education, from being that mere acquisition of an institutional degree to the gain to knowledge, its understanding and application in real-life-instances. The well-equipped classrooms with smart boards, 3D lab, e-library and advanced computer lab only add to the list of varied benefits that our students are privileged to have in their quest of broadening horizons. All of these in addition to the state of the art academic and sports facilities, ensure that every child has equal opportunity to blossom and grow!
We encourage a healthy and positive spirit of competition that helps polish and sharpen skills of all kinds, including language, art and craft, along with academics and sports. Our experienced and helpful teaching & non-teaching faculty only add to the qualities that make our desirable institution, the best place, for parents to invest their trust in.
Our institutions extensive spectrum of past pupils established in different fields is a testimony to what ADHS stands for. To sum it all, the atmosphere and spirit of Dr. Antonio da Silva encourages students and guides their minds towards being responsible citizens that lead our nation to a brighter and more fulfilled future!
-Mrs. Susana Gomes.
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)
- 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
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
- The School Marshall (from Class 10) and the School Vice-Marshall (from Class 9)
- The four Squad Captains and the four Squad Vice-Captains (from Class 8)
- The School leaders are appointed by the Principal, Vice-Principal and Supervisor
- 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.
Leader : 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.
Leader : 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.
Leader : 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.
Leader : Vikram Sarabhai
Colour : 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.