DON BOSCO SCHOOL
BAMHNI, GUMLA – 835207
(ICSE Affiliated English Medium Co–ed School)
Website: www. Donboscogumla.com
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
DON BOSCO SCHOOL, Gumla is an English Medium Catholic School for the boys and girls, owned and run by the Salesians of DON BOSCO of the Province of New Delhi. It is an Unaided Private Minority Christian School, open to the children of all communities with a special responsibility for the education of Christians, tribals and the economically and socially weaker section of society.
The Salesian Society of Don Bosco is a Christian Religious Society of the Catholic Church. It was founded by St. John Bosco commonly known as Don Bosco, a priest born in Turin, North Italy, in 1815, who devoted his whole life to the education of youth from the poor and working classes. Today the Salesians of Don Bosco, dedicate themselves to the education of youth in numerous institutions scattered throughout the five continents of the world. Their schools and institutions in India, date from 1906.
II. THE AIM OF DON BOSCO SCHOOL
DON BOSCO SCHOOL aims at the all-round formation of the students. While Catholic students are helped to understand, appreciate and live their faith, every student receives training in habits of study, discipline, self-reliance and moral values so as to become a worthy citizen of our country. The method of education followed is the Preventive System taught and practiced by DON BOSCO. This system is based on the conviction, prevention of faults, correction, loving kindness and the fear of God.
Normally new admission to Don Bosco School is taken in Class I only in the month of January. Admission to other classes depends on vacancies available, and is based on tests in the standard immediately below that for which admission is sought. The parents should fill in the admission form with utmost care. No subsequent changes will be permitted later. The signing of the admission form constitutes an undertaking by the parents that they abide by the rules governing the school, as contained in the Prospectus or amended later.
New candidates must be introduced personally by the parents. They will be responsible for the fees as also the conduct and studies of their children. Proper certificates with the names of the candidate and the parents must be submitted along with copies. The Principal is the final authority in all matters of admission into the school. One may be considered admitted only after the payment of all dues required at the time of admission. Subsequent withdrawal or non-attendance on the required day will mean the cancellation of the admission and no refund will be made.
IV. SYLLABUS: CURRICULUM AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Don Bosco School, Gumla, being an English Medium School makes every effort to teach the students to handle English effectively as a written and spoken language. The students are expected to speak English in the school Campus. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The Council is recognized by the Government of India as one of the main all India examining bodies. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) recognized throughout India is equivalent to Matric and is to be taken at the end of class X.
Don Bosco School believes that properly organized and regulated co-curricular activities are just as much a part of sound education as studies. Mere book learning is not enough for life. Hence special attention is given to develop the student’s personality, initiative, originality and sense of national integration through creative co-curricular activities individually and in groups. Special attention is given to a high standard of morality and discipline in the school. Classes in Christian Doctrine for Catholic students and Moral Science for other students, constitutes and integral part of the curriculum.
Don Bosco School aims at contributing to the building up of a more just society and one worthy of human being by promoting a systematic social education to the students. To Appreciate the dignity of manual labour and develop a sense of social responsibility Social Service Projects are an integral part of the school curriculum and the students are expected to take active part in the campaigns organized in the school.
V. SCHOOL FEES
The school fees cover twelve calendar months. 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. Students whose fees are long overdue may be debarred form sitting in class/for an examination. If the dues exceed three months, the name is liable to be stuck off the register and in order to continue, readmission fee will be charged. The school reserves the right to increase the fees at any time of the year, if an increment is considered necessary by the Managing Committee.
VI. SCHOOL UNIFORM
The school uniform is a sacred and prized possession of the student, who wears it. It symbolizes the ethos and culture of the School, of which the student is an integral part. Every student must wear a clean, complete and correct uniform daily. Defaulters may be sent back home.
VII. ASSESSMENT & PROMOTION
Promotion at the end of the year will be based on attendance, continuous assessment in every subject, work done during the year and overall conduct record. Unit Tests, Class tests and assignments are given regularly during each term and certain percentage of marks are allotted for them. There will be a Terminal Examination in September and Final Examination in the month of February. For promotion to the next class, a minimum of 40% marks in each subject is required for all classes. Regular attendance in class is a condition for promotion. A student will not be promoted to the next higher class if his/her attendance falls below 90%. Condonation is exercised only in exceptionally valid cases and that too only to the extent of 5% shortage.
VIII. SCHOOL RULES
The school day commences with a prayer at the Morning Assembly and all the students/teachers/staff must be on time for it. It is compulsory for every student to be present on the re-opening and closing day of the school after every vacation and on the days marked ‘Attendance Compulsory.’ The only exception to the above rule will be ill health of the student, in which case it should be notified to the school authorities within two days and not when the student comes back to school. Failing to do so, the name of the student will be struck off the school register.
Every student must have a copy of the school diary which must be brought to school every class day. A student will not be allowed to sit in the class without the school diary. If an unauthorized absence from the school exceeds 15 days, the student’s name may be struck off the rolls, and he/she may not be readmitted to the school. Leave of absence is not given without a previous written application from the Parents/Guardians stating of the reason, which must be a serious one. Religious ceremonies, birthdays, excursions, festivals, urgent business, time to study for an examination, late return from holidays are not valid or sufficient reasons for absent from the school. 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 from home sick. Once in the school, no student will be allowed to leave the campus without the authorization of the Principal, who will require the written request form the parents to take a child out. The exit passmust be noted in the school diary; for security reasons, no one other than the parents or persons authorized by them may take the child out of the school.
Any kind of scribbling on the walls, damaging the property of the school, misappropriation of the things belonging to others etc. are considered serious faults. Besides the damages being made up for by the student concerned, he/she may be suspended or dismissed from the school. Students are responsible for the safe custody of their own books and belongings. Students should not bring valuable articles to the school. No cell phones, cameras, walkman, transistor radio, watch with alarm, CDs & DVDs, electronic gadgets and other similar fancy items shall be brought to the school. The school is not responsible for money or jewellery that is lost when brought to the school. Students are not allowed to bring books, magazines, newspapers or other periodicals into the school without the permission of the Principal.
School transport will be considered for those admitted to the school, if available on the particular route. Buses have definite routes and stops. The school does not entertain any requests for change of bus routes and bus stops to suit an individual’s convenience. School will not be responsible, for the unavailability of the bus service in certain area, or on certain routes, and parents must take this into account at the time of admission or at the time of change of residence. A written application is required for the use of the bus. To discontinue the bus a written application must be given and the fees for the month paid. School reserves the right to deny the use of the bus to any student at any time, to change the route or to cancel any particular route, if it becomes necessary. Parents are not allowed to accompany the children to the school by school bus. School transport is independent of admission.
X. WITHDRAWALS AND DISMISSAL
For withdrawal from the school a written application signed by both parents is required. No Transfer Certificate will be given to any student who leaves the school unless all outstanding fees have been settled. As a rule, a student who is dismissed/taken Transfer Certificate is not readmitted. The Principal’s decision is final in all cases of dismissal or withdrawal.
XI. PARENTAL ATTENTION TO STUDY AND RELATED MATTERS
Parents retain the rights and duties in the education of their children, though they delegate them in part to the school. The collaboration of the parents is essential in the work of education carried on in the school. Ordinarily communication with parents is carried out through text/voice messages, the circulars issued to the whole school, section of the school or classes, and through the school dairy. These should be carefully read and instruction followed. Letters sent to the parents must be promptly responded to. Parents when summoned to school must understand that there is something very important to be discussed with them.
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. Parents harassing a teacher of Don Bosco in or outside the school for favours for their children may be asked to withdraw their children from the school.
Parents are requested to cooperate with the school authorities in particular: by discussing with the Principal and teachers the progress of their children as and when required. By seeing that the children are diligent in their homework and lessons, project works and other assignments. By insisting on neatness and cleanliness in personal appearance and in their written work. By attending the parents- teacher meetings organized by the school. By upholding the name of the school, and collaborating with the school in whatever manner possible.
Every precaution is taken to avoid accidents. Nevertheless, should an accident occur the school will not be responsible for any injury sustained by the student? If hospitalization becomes necessary it may be done even before the parents can be informed. Parents should be living examples of the values taught to and expected of their children. The school can do very little for the students whose parents give bad examples or teach something contradictory to what is taught in the school.