Principal's Message

Dr. Antonio da Silva School, Mumbai

We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet. -- Swami VivekanandaIt gives me immense pleasure to address you once again on this new and enhanced website.Change is probably the only constant in life and Dr. Antonio da Silva High School has always embraced change with open mind and arms making it one of the most outstanding and prestigious institutions in Mumbai for 150+ years. The recent COVID-tsunami that hit us in 2020 forced us to shut down schools and life was temporarily at standstill. However, we did not lose sight of the goals of education. Considering necessity, the mother of invention taking a paradigm shift from the physical to the virtual classroom; we quickly changed methodology reaching all students from Kindergarten to the Higher Secondary at their homes through digital medium making optimum use of web technology and meticulously prepared lessons. Thus ensuring that the student’s link with education didn't snap off and excellence in school education continued. It is our pride and honour that we were able to achieve hundred percent results at both the SSC & HSC Board exams, indeed a feather to our cap. Never a backstep when it comes to fulfilling our social responsibility too. The opening of its doors for a COVID rehab centre, vaccination drives and the generous contribution of our students towards the Armed Forces Flag Day are a glimpse to the patriotic values we instil in our students feeling proud of our country even as our country celebrates ‘Azaadi ka-Amrit-Mahotsav’.The school located strategically yet prominently in the centre of the city, is proud of its pipe band whose reverberating beat and music are a familiar pleasant sound in the vicinity. The school provides its students with the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to develop their talent in various sports. The football, hockey cricket & kabaddi teams of our school are a force to reckon with, coached and guided by our very own dedicated Antonian ex-students, bringing pride and honour to our school. The little boys who enter the portals of Dr. Antonio da Silva High School as kindergarteners are happy to leave with confidence ready to spread their wings and soar high to achieve their dreams.After 35+ years of total dedication to this Institute; 11 years as Principal, its time to take the final bow and I do so with a sense of utmost satisfaction and fulfilment for a race well run, knowing that the torch burning bright is passed on and Dr. Antonio da Silva High School & Jr. College will continue to shine. Never forget the hands that raised you because they are the same ones that will always support you. Keep the spirit alive. Keep smiling as life continues to move on…

Mrs. Susana Gomes, (Principal)