Building a ladder to the stars…
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
I am Sr. Fathima, new Correspondent.
Even though I took charge several months ago (in June 2020), because of the COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to meet each other in person yet. Therefore, it is with great joy that I make use of this opportunity to address you through this letter. Here I would like to share with you my vision for the school, and invite all of you to see what we together can do to maintain and promote the Don Bosco educative culture, both in our school and in our homes.
We, at Don Bosco, believe that it is important to have a happy environment which is conducive to effective learning. We strive to provide an education that meets the needs of all students. Clearly, each child is different and may not find the same things interesting or fun to do. It becomes important for us to provide varied opportunities to children so they may be able to discover their talents and hone their skills.
When we choose teachers, we prioritize their passion for teaching and their love for working with children. It is when the teacher is excited by whom she is teaching and what she is teaching that learning is most effective. Children learn best when they feel a connection with the teacher who values them and their opinions.
Is it not important that we learn to help the poor, care for the diseased, protect the weak, respect the women and stand firmly against any form of injustice to humanity without fear? Humanity should be taught to a child from a very early age. This process should start from home where children should be told stories about great emperors and warriors who succeeded because of their ability to spread love and kindness. We are here to make them
Students are encouraged to work in groups by collaborating with fellow team members. Music, Dance, Art and Theatre are invaluable avenues for students to express themselves and are an integral part of the curriculum. Sports is part of the school culture- often, more life lessons are learnt on the sports field than in a classroom. We are fortunate to have a spacious games field.
Technology is an integral part of the school and its functioning and teachers frequently use audiovisual media to make their lessons come alive. However, we do not believe in allowing students to be too dependent on gadgets so they are not allowed to carry electronic gadgets to school. The focus is on experiential and hands-on learning.
Academically, has always been at the forefront with our students winning accolades at the state, national and international levels. Our alumni have spread their wings far and wide and give us plenty of reasons to be proud!
we are a large enough school to provide a structured and competitive learning atmosphere but also small enough to know each child. Our idea of success comes from the knowledge that our students and staff are happy to belong to the Don Bosco family.