- Category: Bombay Scottish School
Bombay Scottish School
Veer Savarkar Marg
Mahim, Mumbai - 400016
There stands our school by Mahim Bay
Built on a wondrous site
By Scotsmen true in days gone by:
All honour is their right
So proud are we of this great school
We sing with right good will
Its praise, and follow ev'ry rule
To make it greater still
Then we would up and cheer and laud
Our teachers ev'ry one:
The spare no pains - (nor yet the rod!)
To see our tasks well done.
Sing Bombay Scottish School, my lad,
Our School we thus address.
Sing Bombay Scottish School, my lass,
Sing Bombay Scottish School.
The school song "There stands our school by Mahim Bay, Built on this wondorous site" etc was written by Mr. Ramsay, Hostel suprintendant (there was a hostel attached to the school in those days) in 1956/57.
The School Shield and Crest
The school shield represents the 'Cross of St Andrew , the patron saint of Scotland. The white 'crux decussata' (cross) quarters the shield into four segments, each representing a house colour denoted by the Fleur-de-lis, the Castle, the Lion and the Palm Tree.
Our Motto - Perserverantia Et Fide in Deo
These are Latin words. They mean Perseverance and Faith in God . These are two qualities which personify the Scottish character. Scottish expects that every Scottishite will do his duty and endeavour to achieve success in life by means of honest and strenuous effort, putting full faith in God.
The School Flag
The school flage is sky-blue in colour. It bears the 'crux decussata' or the Cross of St.Andrew. Although never officially adopted, the St Andrews Saltire (cross) became the emblem of Scotland and has been flown for hundreds of years by the Scottish people. It was incorporated in the Union Jack that became the British National Flag after the Union of England and Scotland in 1707. St Andrew was a fisherman and the brother of St.Peter. He was a disciple of John the Baptist. He brougth to Jesus the boy from whose luch he produced enough to feed a crowd of 5000. Jesus made Andrew his first apostle and promised to make him a "fisher of men".
Aerial Shot of School
This is an aerial shot of the school on Wikimapia. Pretty cool, you can even see the football field which used to be green when I was in school but is now without any grass. Guess they let go of Tommy.