The St. Joseph’s Ex-Student Association has instituted several scholarships for bright deserving students, among them, the Mona Oliver Scholarship, the Hazel Lobo Scholarship, and recently, in memory of a long serving school peon, the Dhamu Scholarship.
Teas ! Remember running home after school to a scrumptious tea that Mum prepared ? Well, for several years, Marion (Menezes) Rodrigues and Yolande Dias, helped by generous Friends provided a yummy tea-time snack for 60-70 lesser privileged kids who stayed back after school for extra coaching.
Mumbai Marathon 2005. Run for SJC ! Archana Patkar (Class of ’79) organized the SJC team of students and ex-students and raised funds to preserve SJC’s beautiful heritage building!
The final school years are a crucial rite of passage for youngsters, many of whom are confused about choosing the right stream, especially given the plethora of careers today. To help SJC’s Std IX students make informed decisions, the Association organized a 2-day Career Guidance Seminar in Dec 2012. Most of the Professionals who presented were SJC Ex-Students and hugely successful in their respective fields. Dr. Zubin Khan (Dental Surgeon), Merlin D’Souza (Musician), Dr. Shivani Tandel (Veterinarian), Sancia Sequeira (Tourism), Kashmira Umrigar (Hotel Management), Madhu Neb (Advertising & Design), Denise Pereira (Environmental Science), Dr. Samantha Correa (General Practioner), Danielle Crasto (Chef), Ashita Misquitta (Public Relations, Hermes), Dr. Radhika Misquitta (Special Education), Dr. Vishpala Parthasarthy (Homeopathy) formed the stellar line-up who talked to the students on what it takes to make the right career choice.