Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata, established in 1958, is an English Medium Anglo-Indian School for Catholic boys administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco (Northern India). As such it is a minority institution belonging to the Catholic Church. Provision is also made for the admissions of non-Catholic boys.
I. AIM OF THE INSTITUTION
1. The aim of the institution is to impart sound value based education by inculcating 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 citizens of their motherland, India.
2. The method of education followed in the school is the Preventive System taught and practised by St. John Bosco. It is based on Reason, Religion, Faith and Loving kindness. We seek to form the young, through education, into men of character, competence, conscience, compassion, commitment and without discrimination who will foster uprightness in public life.
3. The school is a Christian Minority Institution recognized by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India (Vide F.No.1710 of 2006, dated 12/01/2007) and Department of Education of the Government of West Bengal, and is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, (School Code WB 013) for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE), the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC) and the Council for Vocational Education (CVE).
4. Religious Instruction: Being a Christian institution, the classes of Christian Doctrine (Catechism) are compulsory for Christian students. All other students must attend classes of Moral Science/Value Education, 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.
5. DBPC provides inclusive education, therefore parents are required to declare during the admission if the child suffers from any major illness. However, if a child develops any serious illness during the course of his studies here, for which he needs special treatment & care, he may have to change the school subsequently.
6. Discipline: Special attention is given to ensure a high standard of morality and discipline in the school. Guardians are requested to collaborate with the School Authorities by insisting on regular attendance and punctuality of their wards.
II. COURSES OF STUDIES
7. Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata, has the following courses of Studies:
(a) The ICSE Section (Classes KG to 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, History Civics & Geography, Science, Economic Applications /Computer Applications.
(b) ISC (+2) Section (Classes 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:
(i) Science Stream comprises of English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Computer Science /Economics. The sixth subject will be Environmental Science/ Physical Education.
(ii) Commerce Stream comprises of English, Commerce, Accounts, Mathematics, Economics and the sixth subject being Business Studies/ Physical Education.
(c) Technical Section, established in 1965, offers a job-oriented training course in Mechanical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering which prepares boys for the following certificates: (i) Industrial Training Institute (ITI) exam, (ii) Don Bosco Technical Institute Diploma and (iii) The Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE) of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
(d) There is also a Non-Formal section that gives short-term job oriented training.
(e) Evening School: Free evening classes are conducted for the poor children of the locality and Adult Literacy Programme for girls from the nearby locality.
8. Don Bosco School Park Circus, being an English-Medium School, makes every effort to teach the students to master English as a written and spoken language. All students must speak only English in the school campus.
9. Bengali and Hindi, however, are compulsory subjects as Indian languages, in the three language scheme of secondary education.
10. 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.
11.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.
12. 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, XI and XII. Exception may be made in Class XI.
13. Parents/Guardians are asked to fill in the admission forms with utmost accuracy. No subsequent changes will be permitted, under any circumstances whatsoever.
14. 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 the Baptism Certificate and a letter from the Parish Priest.
15. New Candidates must be introduced personally to the Principal by the one who will be responsible for his conduct and fees. They will be examined on the syllabus of the class immediately below that to which they seek admission.
16. The ISC is a separate course. Admission to the ISC is normally reserved for the boys who have passed ICSE from this school. However, it is entirely at the discretion of the School Authorities. Admission 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 procedure.
17. 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 reason for dismissal at any time.
18. Criteria for admission to ISC:
(1) Commerce: A student must secure a minimum aggregate of 60% in Class X for provisional admission to class XI.
(2) Science: A student must secure 65% in Class X in each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics and Science/ Computer Application (for those who intend to pursue Computer Science). Once applied, change of stream is NOT permissible.
(3) To change the stream from Commerce to Science after the ICSE result, a candidate must secure 80% each in English, Mathematics and Science.
19. The Principal is the final authority in granting admissions and his decision is final and binding on all.
IV. SCHOOL UNIFORM
20. 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”.
21. 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:
a) KG – Check shirt with Monogram, Maroon Shorts and Belt (to be purchased from the school stationery)
b) For Classes 1 to 12
- White shirt with half sleeves.
- DB Monogram stitched on the pocket on the left side of the shirt.
- Grey shorts with pleats (for Classes 1 to 5)
- Grey trousers with pleats (for Classes 6 to 12)
- Maroon tie (for Classes 1 to 10)
- Maroon tie with DBPC (for Classes 11 & 12)
- Belt to be bought from the school.
- Plain black leather shoes and white socks.
- White canvas shoes on PT days.
- For winter : Plain light grey pullover / Navy Blue Blazer (with school monogram)
- Trousers with pleats for Junior School Students from 1 December to 15 February
c) For Classes 1 to 12 : Sports Day
- Vest to be bought from the school
- White trousers for the March Past
- White canvas shoes and white socks
22. 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.
V. SCHOOL HOURS
23. Class hours are as follows:
KG : 8.20 am to 12.40 pm
Classes I & II : 7.55 am to 1.20 pm
Classes III to V : 7.55 am to 1.55 pm
Classes VI to XII : 8.25 am to 2.30 pm
24. Office Hours: The Principal, Vice-Principal &Asst. Principal can be met from 9.00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or any other time by prior appointment.
25. School Stationery hours: Stationery is available only on class days from 7.30 am to 9.00 am and 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.
26. No school matter will be discussed/entertained on holidays or during vacations.
27. Vacations are given in the school diary. These holidays may not be extended or anticipated. Unauthorized absence on the last day before vacation and delay in returning to school after vacation will incur an imposition of a fine of `1000 per day of absence, besides any other step that the Principal may take against such students .
28. 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.