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Don Bosco School, Siliguri is a Christian Unaided Minority institution and it is an English Medium School established and run by the Salesians of Don Bosco for the Catholic and the Anglo Indian boys. It reserves to itself the right to run the school according to its norms and close the school if it is prevented in any way from doing so. Provision is also made for the admission of Non-Catholic boys.

 

I.  AIM OF THE INSTITUTION

 

  1. The aim of the institution is to impart sound value based education by forming in the boys habits of piety, virtue, discipline and self-reliance during the years of their studies, thus enabling them to be dutiful sons of the Catholic Church and useful citizen of their motherland, India.

 

  1. The method of education followed in the school is the Preventive System taught and practiced by St. John Bosco. It is based on Reason, Religion and Loving kindness. We seek to form the young, through education, into men of character, competence, conscience, compassion and commitment who will foster uprightness in public life.

 

  1. The school is a Christian Unaided Minority Institution recognized by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India and Department of Education of the Government of West Bengal, and is affiliated to Council for the Indian School, Certificate Examination, New Delhi, (School Code WB 106) for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (ICSE), the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC).

 

  1. Religious instructions: Being a Christian Institution, the classes of Christian Doctrine (Catechism) are compulsory for Christian students. All other students must attend classes of Moral Science, which deals with moral principles, values and rules of conduct. A student must strive to attain qualities of mind and heart and integrate into his life virtues such as honesty, sincerity, piety, compassion, generosity, love for nature and self reliance.

 

  1. Discipline: Special attention is given to ensure a high standard of morality and discipline in the school. Guardians are requested to collaborate in this with the School Authorities by insisting on regular attendance and punctuality of their wards.

 

II. COURSES OF STUDIES

 

  1. Don Bosco School, Siliguri, has the following courses of Studies
    1. The ICSE Section (KG to Classes 10) which prepares the students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi, in the following subjects: English, Bengali / Hindi, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Economic Applications and Computer Applications.

 

  1. ISC (+2) Section (Class 11 and 12) which accepts students who have passed ICSE or its equivalent, and prepares students for the Indian School Certificate Examination of the Council in two streams:
    1. Science Stream comprises of English, Bengali / Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Computer Science

 

  1. Commerce Stream comprises of English, Bengali / Hindi, Economics, Mathematics, Principals of Accounts, Structures of Commerce and Computer Science

 

  1. Evening School : Free evening classes are conducted for the poor children of the locality.

 

 

  1. Don Bosco School Siliguri, being an English Medium School, makes every effort to teach the students to handle English effectively as a written and spoken language. All students must speak only in English in the school campus.

 

  1. Bengali and Hindi, however, are compulsory subjects as Indian languages, in the three-language scheme of secondary education.

 

  1. The student’s personality, initiative and originality are given full scope in creative curricular activities and by involvement and participation in youth groups and movements, sports and games.

 

  1. Social Commitment: Don Bosco School aims at contributing to the building up of a more just society and one worthy of man by promoting a systematic, social education of the students. Social service projects form an integral part of the school curriculum.

 

III. ADMISSIONS

 

  1. Applications for admissions to Class KG are accepted from students of all faiths. However, Christians are given preference. Admissions to other classes will be taken against chance vacancies at the beginning of the school year. No new admissions are normally taken in classes IX, X and XII.

 

  1. Parents/Guardians are asked to fill in the admission forms with the utmost accuracy. No subsequent changes will be permitted.

 

  1. A candidate who has attended a recognized school may be admitted only with a Transfer Certificate from the school he has last attended. Catholic students must also produce a Baptism Certificate.

 

  1. New Candidates must be introduced personally to the Principal by the parents/guardian. They will be examined on the syllabus of the class immediately below that to which they seek admission.

 

  1. The ISC is s separate course. Admission to the Plus Two level is normally reserved to boys who have passed ICSE through this school. Admission to it is entirely at the discretion of the School Authorities even for the students who have completed ICSE at Don Bosco School, Siliguri. Admission to it is entirely based on academic and non-academic performances, which include conduct and overall behaviour. A new application is required for admission to this course. There will also be an interview of the candidate along with the parents. Conduct Record of a student has a major role to play in his admission to ISC.

 

  1. ISC students must follow exactly the same pattern of discipline as the students of the rest of the school. Failure to maintain that tone of conduct and discipline expected of senior students according to the traditional norms of the school will be sufficient for dismissal at any time.

 

  1. Criteria of admission to ISC for DBS Students: (1) Commerce: Student must secure a minimum aggregate of 60% for provisional admission to class XI. (2) Science: A student must secure 75% in each of the following subjects: Mathematics and Science. (3) To change the stream from Commerce to Science after the ICSE result, a candidate must have scored 80% each in Mathematics and Science.

 

  1. The Principal is the final authority in granting admissions and his decision is final and binding on all.

 

 

IV. REGULARITY RECORD (Absence, Leave, Delay)

 

  1. School begins with the Morning Assembly and students must be on time for it and be present in the Assembly Hall. It is advisable that students reach school at least five minutes before the scheduled time for the Assembly. Students go to class in silence from the Assembly, according to their classes.

 

  1. The purpose of regular attendance is to inculcate in the students traits of punctuality, regularity and academic discipline. To be eligible for promotion, a student must have a minimum of 95% attendance. Absence from the school without leave is note tolerated except when the cause is sudden illness or unforeseen circumstances in which case the information must be given at the earliest.

 

  1. After an absence from the school the reasons for the absence must be entered briefly in the Regularity Record under “Absent” in the Calendar. Reasons of a private nature may always be submitted in a letter. Parents/Guardians should give a prior intimation to the school on the 3rd day of their ward’s absence if he is likely to be absent for a longer duration.

 

  1. If an unauthorized absence from school exceeds 15 calendar days, the student’s name may be struck off the rolls, and he may not be readmitted to school.

 

  1. An Absence due to illness for two or more days, besides being entered in the Regularity Record under “Absent” must be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription.

 

  1. Leave for religious ceremonies, wedding of close relative or special occasions must be obtained beforehand.

 

  1. Leave of absence for reasons such as birthdays, excursions, festivals, weddings, time to study for an examination, is not considered sufficient.

 

  1. A leave granted must be recorded in the Regularity Record under “Leave” in the calendar. This must be signed by Vice-Principal / Asst. Principal.

 

  1. Early Departure: It is availed when there is an emergency at home or when a student gets sick in the school. It is not granted to those who come sick from home.

 

  1. In case a child falls sick/meets with an accident in the school premises he can be helped with immediate first aid only. The parents will be informed and are expected to come and attend immediately. It is important to give the correct contact numbers in the diary and update it whenever there is a change.

 

  1. Late arrival to school is a breach of discipline. A student who comes late to school must enter the date and time of arrival into the Regularity Record under “Late”.

 

  1. Five late arrivals will result in Parents being called to the office of the Vice Principal/Asst. Principal, after which that student is liable to a fine of Rs. 50 for every late arrival.

 

  1. The school declines all responsibility if through failure to produce a letter giving reasons for his absence or delay, a boy is obliged to return home during school hours.

 

  1. Readmission to class, for absentees and late-comers, is granted when they show the teacher in charge the Regularity Record duly countersigned by the Principal/Vice Principal/Asst. Principal.

 

  1. It is mandatory for a student to attend the school on days marked “compulsory attendance”. Defaulters are to seek re-admission to the school. In case of sickness/eventualities the matter must be notified to the Principal/Vice Principal/Asst. Principal with relevant documents on the same day or earlier.

 

 

V. SCHOOL FEES: (See Fee Books)

 

  1. The School fees cover twelve calendar months and may be paid in monthly installments or in advance. No reduction is made for holidays or broken periods. Students are liable to be charged full fees as long as their names are officially on the rolls. Fees once paid will not be refunded.

 

  1. The fees, if paid monthly, must be paid on or before the due date, failing which a late fee of Rs. 50/- will be levied up to the end of the month and thereafter Rs. 100/- per month cumulatively. Due dates are clearly indicated in the School diary. Fee defaulters may not be allowed to attend the class if fees are not cleared during the same month.

 

  1. Fees for the holidays months must be paid in advance before the school closes. All dues must be paid before the school year ends. Those who wish to pay by cheque must have an account with Axis Bank Ltd.

 

  1. All students of Classes VI will deposit Rs. 500/- as caution money at the beginning of their scholastic year. Class XI students will deposit an additional Rs. 500 as caution money. Deduction will be made for breakages and damages (if any), and the balance will be refunded to the parents when their wards leave the school. Receipts must be produced for refund.

 

  1. The school reserves the right to increase the fees at any time of the year if an increment is considered necessary. Ten Percent annual increase in the tuition fee or any other is normal.

 

VI. SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

  1. Every student must wear a clean, complete and correct uniform daily. Parents must take special care to see that students leave home in full uniform. Uniform is compulsory for all school activities, both curricular and co-curricular, on instruction days as well as on non-instruction days. Defaulters may be fined or sent back home. Whenever the complete or correct uniform cannot be worn, permission to attend school must be obtained on the Regularity Record under “Uniform”.

 

  1. The specifications regarding uniform must be strictly adhered to by parents and students. No one is allowed any liberty in this regard. The uniform will be as follows:

 

  1. For KG – White Shirt with grey shorts and belt (to be purchased from school stationery)

 

  1. For Classes 1 to 12 : For ordinary days
    1. White shirt with half sleeves
    2. Grey shorts (for classes 1 to 5)
    3. Grey trousers (for classes 6 to 12) (no low waist pants allowed)
    4. Maroon tie and D.B. Badge (for classes 1 to 10)
    5. Maroon tie with DBS (for Classes 11 & 12)
    6. Plain black leather shoes and white socks.
    7. White canvas shoes on PT days
      1. For Winter: Plain light grey pullover / Navy blue blazer (with school monogram) compulsory for Classes 6 to 12.
    8. Tie, Badges & Belt to be bought from the school
  2. For Classes 1 to 12 : Sports Day
    1. Vest to be bought from the school
    2. White trousers for the March Past
    3. White canvas shoes and white socks.

 

  1. To ensure uniformity the following items of the uniform must be obtained from the school: the grey trouser material, the DB monogram, the maroon tie, and the belt. NO OTHER SHADES OF MATERIAL WILL BE ALLOWED.

 

VII. SCHOOL HOURS

 

  1. Class hours are as follows:
    1. KG & Classes 1 to 5    :  7.20 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
    2. Classes 6 to 12            :  8.20 a.m. to   2.35 p.m.

 

  1. Office Hours : The Principal, Vice-Principal/Asst. Principal can be interviewed from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. (when they are not taking class) or any other time by prior appointment.

 

  1. School Stationery hours: Stationery is available only on class days from 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

 

  1. No school business will be transacted on holidays or during vacations.

 

VIII. ASSESSMENTS AND PROMOTION

 

  1. Promotion at the end of the year will be based on attendance, continuous Assessment in every subject, work done during the year and the overall conduct record.

 

  1. The periodic assessments held during the year are notified in the school calendar.

 

  1. Continuous assessments are meant to ensure regularity on the part of the student. Unit Tests and class tests are important part of the continuous assessment for the progress of the student. The answer scripts of these tests, duly evaluated, are handed over to the student, to be taken home, signed by the parents and kept in a separate Test File at home. A student is expected to enter his marks in the relevant columns of Achievement Record in his school calendar.

 

  1. For students who are absent for any Assessment/Unit Test / Class Test, no provision can be made for supplementary tests. Students of ISC are allowed to use calculators in class as well as in examinations.

 

  1. Attendance for internal assessments & Projects for classes IX to XII is compulsory on the days scheduled. No exceptions can be made in this regard. Defaulters may be awarded zero in that particular subject.

 

  1. Failure to appear at any assessment can seriously affect a student’s academic progress and promotion. However, no student must come to school to do a test and go back home after the test. He must attend the full day class.

 

  1. Examinees are not expected to indulge in any of the following acts:
    1. Breach of any of the regulations of conduct at examinations or indiscipline in or outside the hall. A student guilty of disorderly conduct or responsible for causing any kind of disturbances in or near the examination room is liable to be refused admission to subsequent papers. The use of unfair means, even if discovered subsequently, will merit the cancellation of the particular paper and the student concerned will be awarded a zero.

 

  1. A student who has made arrangements to obtain unfair help in connection with the question papers from any person or any agency is liable to have result in the examination cancelled as a whole. Candidates who are detected giving or obtaining, or attempting to give or obtain, unfair assistance, or who are otherwise detected in any dishonesty whatsoever, will be debarred from the examination.

 

  1. A student is not expected to have in his possession any book, memorandum, or pocket book, or papers whatsoever during the examination.

 

Incidents/possession of any of the above may result in suspension and in the event of a serious nature – to be judged by the Principal – may result in dismissal from school. A student who has recourse to pre-meditated cheating will be given TC at the end of the year.

 

  1. There is no arrangement for “re-examination” or “promotion on trail”. No sick child must be sent to school.

 

  1. A student who fails to secure promotion may be asked to leave the school. A pupil failing in his class at the end of the year does not remain on the rolls unless the Parents/Guardians notify the Principal in advance that they wish their son/ward to continue his studies in the school.

 

  1. The reports must be collected by the Parents on the stipulated day. A defaulter may be penalized through a fine/and may not be allowed to attend the school until his report is collected.

 

  1. In all questions of promotion or failure the Principal’s decision is final.

 

IX. CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION

 

 

  1. Promotion is based on the whole year’s performance.

 

  1. Normally a student should pass in all subjects. He may be considered for promotion even if he fails in one of the subjects other than Moral Science/Catechism, English, Second Language and SUPW.

 

  1. Primary Section : Students of Classes I and IV will be promoted based on their performance in the continuous evaluation. Students of Class V are evaluated through a combination of continuous assessments. They must obtain 40% marks or D grade in all subjects to be promoted.

 

  1. Secondary Section:

 

  1. Classes VI to XII : Promotion is based on the two Assessments and the continuous assessment (Unit Tests and Class Tests). Internal Assessment for Moral Science will be based on “Conduct Record”.

 

  1. The final tabulation of 100 marks will comprise of 30% from the 1st Assessment, 30% from the Unit Tests and Internal Assessment combined and 40% will be from the Second Assessment. A student must obtain 40% in this tabulation.

 

  1. A student must secure 60% marks in Moral Science/Catechism, General Knowledge, Physical Education and SUPW. He must obtain 40% in all other subjects according to the final tabulation procedure. Students who have not achieved the required standard may be asked to abstain from appearing for the ICSE/ISC Examinations.

 

  1. Grades: A1 : Exceptional (95-100), A2 : Excellent (90-94), B1 : Very Good (80-89), B2 : Good (70-79), C1 : Fair (60-69), C2: Average (50-59), D : Satisfactory (40-49), E1 : Needs improvement (35-39), E2: Unsatisfactory (0-34)

 

X. PRIVATE TUITION

 

  1. The school forbids all private tuitions. A pupil should be able to progress in his work as a result of good teaching in school.

 

  1. Teachers are not allowed to undertake private tuitions since they will interfere with the proper execution of their school duties, including the preparation of lessons at home and the correction of exercise. Private tuitions are not undertaken by the school teachers. A student who takes tuition from his own teacher may be dismissed from school.

 

XI. VACATIONS

 

  1. Vacations are given in the school calendar. These holidays may not be extended or anticipated. Unauthorized absence on the last days before vacation and delays in returning to school will mean “re-admission” to the school, a fine of Rs. 1000.

 

  1. In view of the required number of working days as prescribed by the council unscheduled holidays will be made up with classes on Saturdays as and when required.

 

 

XII. WITHDRAWAL AND DISMISSAL

 

  1. The Transfer Certificate will be issued only on receipt of a written application signed by both the parents and personally handed over to the Principal by the parents of the student. Before withdrawing a student from the school a month’s notice is to be given or a month’s fee in lieu of notice. Those who take T.C. after the month of June are required to clear the whole year’s fees. No Certificate will be issued until all dues to the school have been paid in full.

 

  1. The Transfer Certificate will be given free of charge if taken within three days of the publication of the result; otherwise a search fee of Rs. 50/- will be charged. Any T.C. that goes out of the state of West Bengal has to be countersigned by the CISCE Office and a fee of Rs. 200 will be charged, for the extra expenses for this service.

 

  1. Any student failing two years in succession in the same class or failing twice in three consecutive years, will have his same struck off the rolls and a Transfer Certificate will be granted. A student who has been dismissed from the school is not readmitted. A student, who has taken T.C. except in the case of Transfer of residence, will not be readmitted to the school.

 

  1. Students whose attendance is irregular, who do not pay their fees, who are habitually late or absent, lazy or disobedient, whose conduct is injurious to the moral tone of the school or incompatible with strict discipline may be dismissed.

 

  1. Any Certificate from the School will cost Rs. 10/- Boys of Classes 10 and 12 would have to pay Rs. 50/- for their school leaving documents.

 

  1. Notwithstanding anything in the Prospectus, the Principal may, at his absolute discretion, request any parent at any time to take his/her ward out of the school. As a rule, a boy who is dismissed / taken Transfer Certificate is not re-admitted.

 

  1. The Rector’s / Principal’s decision is final in all cases of dismissal or withdrawal.

 

 

XIII. GROUPS AND MOVEMENTS

 

  1. Groups and Movements are integral part of Don Bosco System of Education. There give the students opportunities to develop their leadership qualities and help them to be integrated human beings. The school has the following action groups: a).  Young Christian Students’ Movement (YCS); b).  Leadership Training Services (LTS);  c).  Scouts; d).  Science Club; e).  Cine Club;  f).  Cyber Club;  g). Music Club; h).  Nature Club;  i).  Sports Club;  j).  Literary Club;  k). Quiz Club.

 

  1. House System: The school is divided into four houses; each is named after a Salesian Saint. Bosco – Blue; Francis – Yellow; Savio – Red; Rua – Green. All activities in the school are organized according to the houses.

 

 

XIV. OTHER DUTIES OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

 

  1. School Diary is the true record of a student’s academic performance and conduct. It is to be signed by Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal or their delegates. It must be maintained with utmost care.

 

  1. Every student must have a copy of the School Calendar and it must be brought to school on every class-day. A student who does not have his diary may be sent back home. Losing a school calendar is a serious fault. A fine of Rs. 150/- has to be paid to get a new calendar.

 

  1. No remarks once written in the diary can be cancelled by anyone other than Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal.

 

  1. Two General Observations would amount to one General Remark which is a very serious breach of discipline and hence a deterrent to promotion or even dismissal from the school. An Observation is given in case of a minor breach of discipline.

 

  1. Every student must posses an identity card issued by the school. This card must be renewed periodically. Pupils are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings. Each article should be marked with pupil’s name.

 

  1. No student will be allowed to leave the school campus during school hours except on the strength of a written request from his parent and due authorization by the Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal.

 

  1. Students are to address their teachers and all members of the School Staff with due respect and politeness. Arrogant and challenging behaviour towards teaching or non-teaching staff is forbidden. On their way to and from school students must behave in a gentlemanly manner.

 

  1. Smoking, chewing pan, chewing gum, betel-nut or tobacco product, etc. is strictly forbidden. Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, disobedience, bad conduct, stealing, drug abuse, any form of verbal or written obscenity, using unfair means in examination or sickness liable to be injurious to other boys justify dismissal.

 

  1. Mobile phones, Cameras, Walkman, CDs or any such other electronic gadgets are strictly not allowed into the school. If any student is found with the above mentioned items, these will be confiscated and a fine imposed on the defaulter as per the discretion of the Principal.

 

  1. Any damage to school property must be made good by the student concerned.

 

  1. No books, periodicals, comics, newspaper or printed matter of an objectionable nature, must be brought into school. All printed materials (except those mentioned in the school booklist) when brought into the school must be presented to the Principal / Vice Principal, Asst. Principal for approval and may be retained in the school and read only if it bears the signature of one of these authorities.

 

  1. Every student is expected to subscribe towards local charities and other relief efforts if authorized by the Principal. No collections or fines or raising funds are to be made in the school without the explicit permission of the Principal.

 

  1. Every student attending school is obliged to take part in choral singing, drill, games and other co-curricular activities organized by the school.

 

  1. For students of Classes 9 to 12, active participation in any one of the Youth Groups and Movement is compulsory.

 

  1. It is mandatory for all students to speak only in English in the school campus. Serious steps will be taken against those found speaking vernacular in school campus at any time. This rule is applicable even on holidays.

 

  1. The school uniform is a sacred and prized possession of a student. It symbolizes the ethos and culture of the school, of which the student is an integral part. Any violation of its sanctity calls for firm disciplinary action such as suspension, termination etc. Visit to restaurants, cinema, multiplexes other public places, etc. in school uniform is a serious breach of discipline inviting action. Hair colouring, using styling gel and fashionable hair cuts are not allowed in school. Students who have begun to shave must have a clean shaven face.

 

XV. FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS

 

  1. Parents retain their rights and duties in the education of their children, even thought they delegate them in part to the school. The support and collaboration of parents is in all cases considered indispensable for the success of the work of education carried out by the school.

 

  1. Parents’ POSITIVE COOPERATION with the school is absolutely essential for the constructive upbringing of their son/ward. They are strongly exhorted to co-operate with the school.
    1. By urging their wards to be regular and punctual in attendance
    2. By checking the School diary on a regular basis.
    3. By seeing that their wards are diligent at their homework and lessons.
    4. By not engaging private tutors without consulting the school authorities.
    5. By insisting on neatness and cleanliness in their books and personal appearance.
    6. By occasionally meeting the Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal / Teachers to discuss the progress of their wards.

 

  1. Periodical reports, and the Report Card, will keep parents / guardians informed of the progress of their wards.

 

  1. Parents will not be allowed to meet the Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal during the examination time. They must avail the time after the examination on a particular day.

 

  1. Ordinarily communication with parents / guardians is made through the School Calendar. On the first day of every month, the School Calendar should be checked by the Parents and signed with the word “CHECKED”.

 

  1. Parents / Guardians are not allowed to see their wards or to meet teachers during class hours without the special permission from the Principal / Vice Principal / Asst. Principal.

 

  1. Parents can meet Secondary Section teachers between 2.35 p.m. and 3.15 p.m. and Primary Section teachers between 12.30 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. You must intimate the same to the respective teachers a day in advance through your ward.

 

  1. Admittance into the school premises is at the sole discretion of the school authorities, who reserve to themselves the right to refuse admission to anyone without assigning any reason whatsoever.

 

  1. School campus is no smoking area on all days. Please do not bring disposable bottles and plastic items to school.

 

  1. Exemplary behaviour is expected from students and parents in the school campus and outside the school campus.

 

  1. Though the school takes care of your ward/son while in school, the school cannot be held responsible for any self inflicted or accidental mishap/injury, physical or otherwise, that may befall on your son/ward.

 

  1. Parents / Guardians threatening the school by various methods, by leveling malicious or false allegations or spreading rumours or giving false information which tends to bring into disrepute the school or its employees or spreading panic among them might result in issuing of Transfer Certificate to their son/ward from the school.

 

  1. All communication to the school should be addressed to the Principal.

 

DBS LIBRARY RULES

 

  1. Strict silence and order must be observed by all in the library.

 

  1. Every student of DBS, in school uniform, has access to the library during the library hours.

 

  1. All articles, personal belongings and bags must be left outside when entering the library. Only an exercise-book and library book, if to be returned, may be taken into the library.

 

  1. Library Card needs to be surrendered to borrow book from the library. Only one book will be issued per card and no student can take a book on another’s card A book can be kept for one week only. No renewal will be allowed. Books overdue may be returned on any day with a fine of Rs. 5 per day. No fine if one had been absent for a valid reason.

 

  1. Books exclusively meant for consultation area not to be taken out of the library. They remain available to all students all the time.

 

  1. Before leaving library every student must submit for scrutiny the books borrowed.

 

  1. All magazines, reference book or books used while in the library must be put back in the proper place after reading.

 

  1. Books borrowed from the library must be returned directly to the librarian. They must not be circulated. A student who circulates books borrowed from the library may have his library card withdrawn and may be fined as well.

 

  1. Any defect noticed in the book that is being borrowed, the librarian should be notified. Failure to do this checking renders one liable to be considered responsible for the defect noticed on the return of the book. Fines will be imposed for damages done to books and articles in the library.

 

  1. Books lost must be replaced by the borrower.

 

  1. A remark will be entered in the library page of the School Diary for every book returned late. Three such remarks will result in the withdrawal of the lending card and a fine of Rs. 50/- may be imposed.

 

  1. No fine will be charged for books overdue if a letter can be produced showing that the borrower has been absent for valid reasons.

 

  1. Library cards are distributed once a year, in April. A lost card may be replaced by a new one but a fine of Rs. 50/- will have to be paid.

 

  1. No books shall be retained by the students during the summer, autumn and winter vacations.

 

  1. Library hours:

Class days               :        As per schedule

Saturday      :        8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

 

  1. During class hours, classes will be allowed into the library only according to the time-table published by the Principal. Permission to enter the library during these class-hours must be obtained from the Principal.

 

DBS COMPUTER LAB RULES

 

  1. The Computer Lab is a place of learning and serious work. For this ‘Silence’ is a very necessary element.

 

  1. Dust is the greatest enemy of the Computer. Remove shoes before entering the room. Wear clean socks.

 

  1. Take nothing into the computer room without the prior permission of the teacher.

 

  1. The computer is a complicated electronic instrument which is learned through instructions and operation. Follow the instructions of your teacher carefully.

 

  1. The Computer is a very delicate and expensive machine. Damages must be paid for by the student. Report immediately any kind of defect or damage, so that prompt action can be taken and the machine is available for the next user.

 

  1. Computer Time is precious. DON’T waste it.

 

 

 

DBS LABORATORY RULES

 

  1. SILENCE should be maintained by all inside the Science laboratories.

 

  1. Written permission is to be taken from the Principal/Vice Principal to enter the laboratories at time other than the stipulated time.

 

  1. All school bags and any other articles not pertaining to the laboratories should be kept outside.

 

  1. The student must accept responsibility and pay for any damage he causes to the equipments in the laboratories.

 

  1. During practical classes all students are expected to wear overalls. A student who has no overall will not be admitted to the laboratory.

 

SCHOOL BUS

 

  1. School Bus facility will be available only to limited number of students on each route according to the capacity of the buses.

 

  1. In order to avail bus facility, an application form, obtained from the school office, should be filled in and submitted to the School Office on the date notified in the application form.

 

  1. One who is given the bus facility will be given a Bus Pass, which is to be brought with him everyday. Whenever requested, the student is expected to show the bus pass to the bus peons who represent the School authority in the bus.

 

  1. Bus Fees: See the Fee Book. Bus fee is to be paid with the tuition fee for all the twelve months of the year.

 

  1. Once it is granted, the students should avail the facility till the end of the school year unless for a grave reason he is asked to discontinue by the school authorities. Change of bus route is subject to availability of accommodation. Request for cancellation of the bus fee during the year is not entertained.

 

  1. The bus will stop only at the fixed stops. In case the student is late to arrive at the stop, he is expected to reach by his own conveyance.

 

  1. Parents/Guardians and the students are expected to pay due respect to the bus peons.

 

  1. Any disrespect shown to the peons either by the student or the Parent/Guardian is a reason enough for the withdrawal of the Bus Pass.

 

  1. Students are expected to obey the bus monitors and be well behaved in the bus as well as at the Bus Stops. Only English is the medium of speech to be used in the school bus.

 

  1. Misbehavior in public places and conveyances justifies withdrawal of the bus pass as well as dismissal from the school.

 

  1. Those students not in their proper uniform may be debarred from boarding the school bus.

 

  1. Parents/Guardians are not allowed to travel by the school bus.

 

  1. High School students are not allowed to travel in the school bus with the primary students.  

 

 

MUSIC

Music is the language of angels and heartthrob of today’s youth. A full time music teacher is employed to teach vocal and instrumental music to students and assist them in Concerts and other cultural functions.

 

PARKS AND GARDENS

The school has two large lawns surrounded by beautiful gardens and an attractive well equipped park that provides relaxation, comfort and enjoyment to our students. The eco-friendly environment in the school is a response to the modern world’s cry for ecological balance.

 

SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

The school has a large auditorium with a 1500 seating capacity, frequently used for various cultural and educative programmes.

 

AUDIO VISUAL ROOM

 

The school has a well-equipped audio-visual room where the students get an opportunity for the visual learning of their various subjects prescribed in the syllabus.

 

 

 

GAMES AND SPORTS

 

Ample opportunities are provided to the students for various indoor and outdoor games. 4 football grounds, 3 outdoor badminton courts, 2 cricket pitches, 2 basketball courts, 1 volleyball court and a huge playing area provide sufficient space for outdoor games. 2 indoor badminton courts, 10 table tennis boards, several carom boards, chess boards, etc, help the students develop their skills in these games. Biennial Sports Day gives opportunity to the students to take part in various athletic events and get trained in march past and drill display. At least a period a week is set apart for physical training.

 

 

 

NIGHT SCHOOL

 

550 students are provided free education from K.G. to Class 8 through the Night School. The various groups of the Day School organize programmers to provide funds for these students.

 

 

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

 

Besides these we reach out to over 300 village boys and girls in 18 centers in the neighborhood and provide them basic education. The proceeds of various programmers like the School Fete, Film Shows, etc., are passed on also to other poor students. Through the sharing of daily national as well as local news, we instill greater awareness in our students of the various social problems that exist in our country.

 

 

 

CELEBRATIONS

 

Various celebrations throughout the year have their own impact on the students. The Independence Day and the Republic Day celebrations are held to inculcate in the students the spirit of patriotism and love for the country. Bosco Jayanti and Don Bosco’s Feast Day celebrations remind the students of St. John Bosco, the patron of the school and the values he most cherished. Teachers day is celebrated with due solemnity in order to inculcate in the student the respect and gratitude one should have for the teacher. Workers day is celebrated in order to appreciate and honour our non teaching staff. Rector’s and Parents’ Day celebration bring out the talents of the students as well as an opportunity to display their gratitude to their parents. The Children’s Day celebration is celebrated with much fun and fanfare to encourage every child to strive for all round excellence.

 

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

The whole school is divided into four houses, RED, BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW. All curricular and co-curricular activities are awarded points to encourage healthy competition. Inter class Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Choral Recitation, Quiz, Singing, Debate, Dramatics, Dance, Story Telling, Extempore Speech, Fancy Dress, Drawing and Painting, etc. are conducted throughout the year to bring out the talents in the students. Our students participate in the Inter School competitions and National Level competitions like Debate, Creative Writing, Aptitude and Achievement test, etc. On the 16th of August every year, meritorious students are awarded prizes and certificates for excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

 

 

CAREER GUIDANCE / ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES

 

From time to time, professionals and experts in the field of career guidance and child counseling are invited to give inputs in education to growth and love. This prepares the students to face the future with greater confidence and courage.

 

 

 

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HINTS FOR BOYS IN SALESIAN SCHOOLS

(Given by DON BOSCO)

 

ATTITUDE TO GOD

  1. Remember that we have been created in order to love and serve God, our Creator and that all learning and wealth in this world around to nothing without the fear of God on which our temporal and eternal welfare depend.

 

  1. Give glory to God for whatever learning you have for He is the Author of every good. Do not glory in any ability.

 

  1. Give yourself to the practice of virtue while you are young. The virtues to be cultivated most are modesty (purity), humility, obedience and kindness.

 

  1. By modesty is meant a proper and decent manner of speaking and acting. This virtue is one of the best ornaments of your age.

 

  1. Avoid any kind of sin; especially three evils should be particularly avoided:

 

  1. Taking the name of God in vain;
  2. Impurity in thought, word or deed;
  3. Stealing

These evils draw God’s anger upon us. But if we keep these evils far away from us, God will never fail us with His blessings.

 

ATTITUDE TO TEACHERS

  1. Boys should look upon their school-mates as Brothers upon their Teachers and Superiors as Fathers/Mothers.

 

  1. Respect every teacher whether of your class or not. Be grateful towards those who taught you in the past. Show your teachers those exterior signs of reverence to which they are entitled, such as, greeting them whenever you meet them.

 

  1. Be convinced that your teachers deeply feel their serious obligation of promoting your welfare in the best way they possibly can, and that in advising, commanding and correcting you, they have nothing else in view but your own good.

 

  1. After piety study is most praiseworthy. Therefore, your first occupation must consist in doing the tasks assigned to you by your teachers.

 

  1. Always rise when your teachers enter the class and again when they leave. If they delay in coming do not make any noise, but wait for them in your places in silence, reviewing your lesson or reading some good book.

 

  1. During class avoid whispering or interrupting.

 

 

ATTITUDE TO SCHOOL-MATES

  1. Strive to edify your school-mates by your good example at all time. In fact no sermon is more efficacious than good example.

 

  1. Never make fun of those who are backward in their studies or not so quick to grasp their lessons. Let there be no ridiculing of any-one on account of his physical defect. What you laugh at or despise in other may some day befall you.

 

  1. Gladly help one another at recreation; make no distinction in the choice of your companions. Let no one be slighted in any game and let there be no selfishness. If there be need to make a sacrifice for the sake of the team let it be made cheerfully.

 

  1. When you are asked by a superior regarding the conduct of some of your companions, answer to the best of your knowledge especially when it is a matter of preventing or remedying some evil. To be silent would not be beneficial to your companion and would be offensive to God. Always avoid exaggeration and speak truthfully.

 

BEHAVIOUR AT SCHOOL

  1. To write or draw on the blackboard (except when called upon to do so), to write offensive words, to soil walls or maps or anything else are things absolutely to be avoided.

 

  1. Take great care of your text-books, copy books and other belongings. Beware of appropriating your neighbor’s property even if it be the smallest thing. Should you find a lost article, give it at once to the Vice Principal.

 

  1. Keep the floor clean by allowing no paper or ink to fall on it. Cleanliness and purity of soul are reflected by a clean and neat exterior.

 

  1. Speak well of your mates, or of the discipline or management of the school. Everyone is perfectly free to remain or not to remain in the school.

 

  1. Always speak well of your school and of your teachers.

 

 

BEHAVIOUR IN THE AUDITORIUM

  1. Performances on the stage of the school auditorium are permitted for your instruction and entertainment. They should help to bring our the fine qualities of your hearts, and never be an occasion for the least sin.

 

  1. Attend all performances cheerfully be grateful to your superiors for such opportunities.

 

  1. To enter the auditorium in such a hurry or even to run the risk of hurting your companions, to try to go ahead of others in order to secure a better seat, to stand when you should be seated, to shout, to whistle, to boo or hiss, or in any other way give evidence of disapproval or dislike, are thing absolutely to be avoided.

 

  1. Do not ridicule any one for his mistakes or awkwardness. When the curtain is lowered, applaud generously but not boisterously.

 

  1. Be gentlemanly also when thing have not been according to your taste or as perfect as you expected them to be.

 

  1. In leaving the auditorium do not push or shove one another. Go out in an orderly manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Life Sketch of Don Bosco

(1815 – 1888)

 

John Bosco the father and friend of youth was born on August 16, 1815, in a peasant family in the little hamlet of Becchi, some 20 kilometers from Turin, Italy. When John was only two years old his father, Francis Bosco, had a harrowing time to bring him up.

 

At the age of nine John had a mysterious dream, which led him to his future mission. He decided to become a priest and commit his life to the welfare of young people.

 

To compensate his education John had to do his share of work on the family farm and study during his spare time. Working as a servant, teaching, assisting a tailor, doing chores for a blacksmith and keeping score at a billiard table were some of the things he did in order to pay for his food, lodging and tuition while at school. In due course John entered the seminary and was ordained a priest on June 5, 1841. From then on he was known as Don Bosco (Father Bosco)

 

Very soon Don Bosco became a frequent visitor to the poorer quarters of the city. The young priest was distressed by the swarms of neglected children whom he encountered. In the miserable garrets and cellars which he visited, he found exemplified all the evils of overcrowding, all the terrible effects of herding the young and innocent with those already corrupt. In the prisons he met youth serving terms of every type of crime, while during his evening walks he constantly saw bands of young people fighting, making themselves a danger to the society. He decided that the work of his life would be to redeem these miserable youth.

 

 

Don Bosco’s work for boys started with one boy, a mason’s apprentice. Soon this boy brought others and the number of “Don Bosco’s friends” multiplied. He gave them facilities for games and taught them their religion.

 

 

In 1853, two small workshops had been opened, one a shoemakers’, the other a tailors’ for teaching the unemployed youngsters a trade in order to provide them with the means of earning an honest livelihood. A workshop for teaching carpentry was soon allowed by others for book-binding and cabinet-making.

 

 

All this while from his ‘old boys’, Don Bosco had been building up a ‘society of men’ who would help him to develop his work and would carry it on when he died. In December 1859 these young were formed into a simple society for this purpose. In May 1862 they took the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience – thus forming a true religious congregation. In 1869, this community of men was officially recognized by the Catholic Church and took the name “Salesian” after St. Francis de Sales.

 

Don Bosco called his method of education the ‘Preventive System”, based on REASON, RELIGION and KINDNESS. He told his disciples that education was to be based on love, on selfless service for the mental, emotional, moral and spiritual growth of the pupils.

 

Don Bosco also founded a Congregation of religious nuns known as “Daughters of Mary Help of Christians” to educate girls with the same method as the Salesian used to educate the boys.

 

Today, a hundred and twenty years after Don Bosco’s death, 36000 Priests, Brothers and Sisters carry out his work in 133 countries around the world. They are engaged in a wide variety of developmental works directed to the welfare of the young academic, agricultural and technical school, youth centers, hostels and parishes, catechetics, mass media and social communications, youth counseling and rehabilitation centers and a host of special services for the delinquents and the marginalized youth.

 

Don Bosco died on January 31, 1888 at the age of seventy three. He was declared a saint on April 1, 1934. His feast day is celebrated on January 31 every year.

 

 

 

 

 

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DON BOSCO PAST PUPILS

 

 

On June 24, 1870, when in Italy, the Turin Oratory was celebrating Don Bosco’s Feast, there came a special group of visitors led by Mr. Charles Gastini. They were Don Bosco’s past pupils. On seeing them Don Bosco exclaimed: “One of my greatest joys is to hear people praising my past pupils.” “Yes”, he told them. “As I loved you when you were young pupils, now that you are grown up men, I love you much-more……”

 

On behalf of the Past Pupils, Mr. Charles Gastini assured Don Bosco that in gratitude for the education received they would form an association of the Past Pupils to be a LIVING MONUMENT OF DON BOSCO in the world. In fact Mr. Gastini became the 1st President of the Association of Don Bosco Past Pupils.

 

During the life time of Don Bosco every year, for eighteen years, the Past Pupils returned to Don Bosco. Later under the patronage of his successors, the number increased every year. Today with the spread of Don Bosco Institutions throughout the world the association has grown into a World Confederation with its secretariat in Rome. In India the National Headquarters is in Kolkata, co-ordinating Ten procincial Federations in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Dimapur, Goa, Hyderabad, Guwahati, New Delhi and Trichy. The Kolkata Provincial Federation with it secretariat at Provincial House, 52A Radhanath Chowdhury Road, Kolkata – 700 015 is animating and co-ordinating nine active units of Don Bosco Past Pupils with a membership of over 500.

 

It is the wish of Don Bosco and his successors that the students who leave a Don Bosco Institution should find the office of the Past Pupils Association, register their names, participate in the activities and partake of the privileges and responsibilities of a Don Bosco education following its motto: “KNOW, LOVE, HELP ONE ANOTHER and KEEP UNITED.”

 

 

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DON BOSCO’S TIPS TO

SCHOOL CHILDREN

 

 

  • Use Time well
  • Be moderate in eating and drinking
  • Do always what pleases God
  • Excel in doing good to others
  • Choose a well groomed boy as a friend
  • When it’s time to play

Get in there and play

  • Concentrate!

Keep your mind on your books

  • Above all, pray!