Managing Committee 2016 - 17
Construction of New Buildings – Nearly 50% of the cost of rebuilding the Old School was contributed by old boys, the main contributors being Jimmy Anklesaria, Sabeer Bhatia, Mark Mascarenhas, Rahul Dravid, Irfan Razaak and a number of other old boys who have contributed directly to the school.
• Scholarships – Nearly 30 scholarships are given by the OBA to the school to support needy students.
• Prizes – Cash prizes and trophies to the student who comes first in school in both ISC and ICSE, trophies to the students who come second and third in school for both ISC and ICSE. Trophies and cash awards to the students who obtain the highest marks in each subject in both ISC and ICSE were sponsored by the Batch of 1975.
• Scholarships to students who pass out from school and require help with their college education.
• Scholarship to a student who wants to go for professional education like Medicine, Engineering etc.
• Scholarship to a student who wants to go overseas for higher education.
• Apart from Scholarships, the OBA has welfare benefits to serving and retired staff. The first benefit is that the OBA pays 75 % of the insurance premium of serving staff that qualify for insurance with the school paying the balance. For retired staff, the OBA pays 100% of the premium.
• Another benefit to staff is on retirement – those who have worked for the required number of years get a gratuity amount from the OBA.
• There was a pension scheme for retired staff, which has now been replaced with the medical insurance scheme. Nine of the old staff still receive pension under the old scheme.
• At Christmas time, a hamper is given to senior old boys to share the Christmas spirit with them.
• The Batch of 1988 looks after the kit of the school hockey team every year. Some of the batch are Olympians and come and help in the training.
• OBA Canada used to send a Christmas Gift every year for retired teachers.
• OBA USA used to send scholarships to the school for nearly 100 students.
• The Batch of 1976 has offered to cover the complete printing costs of the History Book of St. Joseph’s that is to be released this year and the Coffee Table Book that is slated for release next year.
• A number of batches come forward and sponsor the Breakfast and Lunch every year for OBA Day.
• Every year, the OBA conducts a friendly Inter School OBA Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament for the Old Boys Associations of Bishop Cotton’s, St. Germaine’s and Baldwin's, which is held every March.
• The Batch of 1985 has taken upon themselves to conduct Career Guidance Course for the students of Standard 10 each year. They have collected funds and look after the complete cost of bringing in professionals.
• Whenever there is a medical/financial need for a retired teacher, old boys come forward and donate generously. Batches of 1972 and 1974 are a good example as they have collected money and looked after three of their teachers.