DONBOSCOSCHOOL, Bandel, established in
January 1978, is an EnglishMediumSchool for Catholic &
Anglo-Indian boys conducted by the Salesians of Don Bosco. Provision is also
made for admission of the boys of other faiths. The School is a minority
institution, recognized by the Education department of the Government of West
Bengal and affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate
Examinations - New Delhi (CISCE).
1. The aim of the institution is to impart sound
education and Christian Values by forming in the boys habits of piety,
virtue, discipline and self-reliance during the years of their studies.
of education followed in the School is the preventive system taught and practiced by St. John Bosco the founder of the
organization. It is based on Reason ,Religion and
II.COURSE OF STUDIES :
3. DonBoscoSchool, Bandel, has the following
courses of studies:
a) The ICSE section (Class I to Class X) which
prepares the boys for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination
of the CISCE, New Delhi. The subjects offered by
the School are English, Bengali/Hindi,
Mathematics, Science, History - Civics & Geography, Economics / Computer, Environmental
Education and SUPW.
b) ISC/12 year section (Class 11 and Class 12) which
accepts boys who have passed ICSE or its equivalent and which prepares boys for
the Indian School Certificate Examinations of the CISCE, New Delhi, in any one of the
i) Science Stream with
English, Bengali / Hindi, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental
Education and Biology / Computer.
ii) Commerce Stream with
English, Bengali/Hindi, (Business) Mathematics, Economics/Computer,
Principles of Accounts, Structures of Commerce and Environmental Education.
iii) Arts Stream with
English, Hindi / Bengali, Political Science, History, Sociology,
Environmental Education and Economics.
NOTE - The ISC is a separate course. A new application
is required for Admission to this course. Admission to it is entirely based
on academic and non-academic performance, which includes conduct and over all behavior. It is assessed by the School Authorities,
even to the students who have completed the ICSE at DonBoscoSchool, Bandel.
4. DonBoscoSchool, Bandel, is an English
medium school where every effort is made to teach the students to handle
English effectively as a written and spoken language.
5. Bengali and Hindi, however
are compulsory subjects as Indian Languages, in the
three-language scheme of secondary education.
6. Religious Instruction: The classes of Christian
Doctrine, Catechism, are compulsory for Christian boys,
Students of other faiths must attend classes of Moral Science which deal with
the moral principles and rules of conduct.
7. Discipline: Special attention is given to ensure a
high standard of morality and discipline in the school. 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
8. The students' personality, initiative and
originality are given full scope in creative curricular activities and by
involvement and participation in youth movements, sports and games.
9. Applications for admissions are accepted from
students of all religious faiths. However, Christians and Anglo-Indians are
10. Parents are asked to fill in the Admission Forms
with the utmost accuracy. No subsequent changes will be permitted.
11. A candidate who has attended a recognized school
may be admitted with a Transfer Certificate.Catholics students must produce a recommendation letter from the Parish
12. A new candidate must be introduced personally to
the Principal by the one who will be responsible for his conduct and fees.
13. New candidates will be examined on the syllabus of
the class immediately below that to which they seek admission.
14. The Rector is the final authority in granting
15. Before withdrawing a student from the school a
month's notice is to be given or a month's fee in lieu of such notice.
16. The Transfer Certificate will be given free of
charge if taken with the annual examination's result and fee of R's. 50/- if taken within the year.Any other certificate from the school will
cost Rs. 10/- each. Boys of class 10 & class 12
have to pay Rs. 50/- each for their School Leaving
17. No Transfer Certificate will be issued until all
dues to the school have been paid in full, and that
too only on receipt of a written application from the Parent/Guardian.
18. Any student failing two years in succession in
the same class or failing twice in three consecutive years, will be asked to
shift to another stream/school as the student is not able to keep up to the
demands of the school and a leaving certificate will be granted on request.
19. Students whose attendance is irregular, who do not
pay their fees, who are habitually late or absent, or lazy or dishonest or disobedient,
whose conduct is injurious to the moral tone of the school or incompatible with
strict discipline, or whose sickness is liable to be injurious to other boys
may be dismissed.
20. Three General observations would amount to one
General Remark, which is a very serious breach of discipline, and hence it may
lead to dismissal from School. An observation is given in case of a minor
breach of discipline.
21. Positive remarks will be entered in the school
diary to encourage the students to be more socially concerned, conscious and
progressive, which may reduce the implications or any of the negative remarks
received. It cannot however add marks but will be considered while issuing
22. As a rule, students who are dismissed or have
taken Transfer Certificate are not re-admitted.
23. The Rector's decision is final in all cases of
dismissal and withdrawal.
32. Promotion at the end of the
year will be based on attendance, Continuous Assessments in every subject, work
done during the year and overall conduct record.
students who are absent for any Assessment/ Unit Test/class test, no provision
can be made for supplementary tests.
34. Attendance for internal assessments for classes 9
and 10 is compulsory. No exceptions can be made in this regard.
35. (a) The breach of any of the regulations of
conduct at examinations, or indiscipline in or outside the hall, or 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 and it
will be entered as a general remark in the diary.
And if such misconduct is repeated, he will be
expelled from the entire examination (all subjects) and may be dismissed from
(b) A student who has made arrangements to obtain
unfair help in connection with the question papers from any persons or any
agency the candidates is liable to have his result in the examination cancelled
as a whole. Candidate 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.
(c) A student guilty of disorderly conduct or
responsible for causing any kind of disturbance in or near the examination room
is liable to be refused admission to subsequent papers.
(d) A student is not expected to have in his
possession any book, memorandum, or pocket book, notes, or papers whatsoever
during the examination.
36. Failure to appear at any Assessment can
seriously affect a student's promotion. If due to sickness/death one is not
able to attend an examination/unit test, the matter must be made known to the
School authorities on the day of the examination/unit test with proper possible
medical documents. Thus a leave may be sanctioned and the total marks will be
as per examination written. If the information is not given on the day of the
examination the student will be awarded a zero.
37. For failed candidates there is no arrangement for 're-examination' or 'promotion on trial'.
38. The result of the Final Assessment is final and
cannot be changed.
39. A boy who fails to secure promotion may be asked
to leave the school as he may perform better with a change of environment. In
no case, however, will he be allowed to repeat the same class for a third time.
Also, a student who fails twice in three consecutive years must look for other
40. A minimum of 85% attendance is absolutely
essential for Promotion to the next class.
41. 'Report' must be collected on the stipulated
day/date. Defaulter may be penalized through a fine and may not attend the
School until his Report is collected.
42. In all questions of promotion or failure, the
Rector's decision is final.
Criteria for promotion
43. a) for promotion the
whole year's performance is considered.
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, English, 2nd Language and SUPW.
c) Two semester System: There will be only two assessments.
The continuous assessments, unit
projects and assignments will form part of the overall total of 300 marks.
for Moral Science will be based on "Conduct Record".
d) Grades: A = 90 to 100 Very good; B=75 to 89 Good'
C=60 to 74 Fair; D= 40 to 59 Satisfactory; E=below 40 not satisfactory.
44. As a policy, the School forbids all private
tuitions, as a pupil should be able to progressin his work as a result
of Good Teaching.
45. 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 correction of
exercises. Private tuitions are not to be undertaken by the School teachers.
47. These Holidays may not be extended or
anticipated. Unauthorized absences before vacation and delays to return to
School after the vacation will mean readmission to the School. In case
of sickness, the matter must be notified to the Principal ON THE DAY THE SCHOOL
CLOSES OR REOPENS, with relevant medical documents.
48. Thursdays are generally holidays. However, if
there is any unavoidable disruption of class during the class days, it will be
made up by class on Thursday (normally the school follows system of 5 working
days a week).
49. Absence from school without leave is not tolerated
except when the cause is sudden illness or unforeseen circumstances in which
the information must be given at the earliest.
50. Leave of absence is sanctioned when a written
application is made by the parent/guardian stating the reason, which must be a
serious one. Such reasons as birthdays, excursions, festivals, urgent
business, time to study for an examination are not considered sufficient. Any
leave other than sickness or death in the family will have to be in discussion
with the Principal by both the parents present.
51. After an absence from class 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.
52. An absence due to illness for three or more
calendar days, besides being entered in the regularity record under
"absent" must be accompanied by a copy of the doctor's
prescription. If the period of leave is of a longer duration, a fitness
certificate from a doctor must be accompanied.
53. 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 re-admitted to school. For a long term sickness, a letter must be given to
the school every 15 days giving the necessary details.
54. It is mandatory for the students to attend the
School on days marked "Compulsory Attendance". Defaulters are to seek
readmission to the School. In case of sickness, the matter must be notified to
the Principal ON THE SAME DAY with relevant medical documents.
55. Leave for religious ceremonies or special
occasions must be obtained earlier. However, no consideration can be made to
examinations and tests.
56. A leave granted must be recorded in the Regularity
Record under 'Leave' in the calendar.
57. Late arrival in school is a breach of
discipline. A Student who comes late to school must enter the date in the
Regularity Record under 'Late'. These are to be signed by the parents when he
gets back home.
58. Five late arrivals will lead to a "Parent
Call" and ten such late arrivals may invoke suspension from the
59. Students who come late to school habitually may
be sent back home.
60. The school declines all responsibility if through
failure to produce a letter stating the reason for absence or delay, a boy is
obliged to return home during school hours.
61. 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.
62. In case a child falls
sick/meets with any 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,
especially when there is a change.
63. Re-admission to class for absentees and late
comers is granted when they can show the teacher in charge the Regularity
Record duly countersigned by the Principal.
64.School begins with the Morning
Assembly and all must be on time for it.
65. Every student must have a copy of the School
Calendar. The School Calendar must be brought to school every class day,
failing which the student will be given a "General observation" on the
following day. The student must enter his name and class into all the entries
for 'Absent', 'Late', 'Uniform', 'Leave' etc.
66. During "0" period the children may go home but
they will be asked to stay back when there isneed for more time for practices or
for any other school programmes with prior
67. Students are to address their teachers and all
members of the School Staff with respect and politeness. Arrogant and
challenging behavior towards teaching or
non-teaching staff is not desired. On their way to and from school students must
behave in a gentlemanly manner.
68. Smoking, chewing pan, chewing gum, betel-nut or
tobacco, use of alcohol or anything similar are
69. Fancy items, curios and electronic gadgets (rings,
bangles, toys, digital diaries, mobile phones and similar items that are not in
keeping with school requirements), belts with stylish buckles and stylish
haircuts are not permitted. Students are not allowed to bring
"two-wheelers" to school.
70. Any damage to school property must be made good by
the student concerned.
71. No books, periodical, comics, newspaper or
printed matter of objectionable nature must be brought into the school. All
printed material (except those mentioned in the school booklist) when brought
into the school must be presented to the Principal for approval, and may be
retained in the school and read, if they bear the signature of the school
72. Students are responsible for the safe custody of
their own books and belongings. Each article should be marked with the student's
73.Every student is expected
to subscribe towards small school shows and local charities, if requested by
the Principal. However, no collections or fines or funds are to be made in the
School without a written permission or notice from the Principal.
74. Every student attending school is obliged to take
part in curricular activities organized by the School.
75. Students must speak only English in the school
campus. Serious steps will be taken against those found speaking vernacular
in the school campus at any time. This rule is applicable even on holidays.
76.Students up to Class 6 are
not permitted to wear wristwatches in the school. Those above class 6 may bring
watches at their own risk. Digital watches are not allowed.
77.Parents retain their
rights and duties in the education of their children, even though they delegate
them in part to the school. The support and collaboration of parents are in all
cases considered indispensable to the success of the work of education carried
out by the school.
78. Parents / Guardians are requested to co-operate
with the school authorities
a) by urging their wards to be regular and punctual in
b) by not engaging private tutors without consulting the school
c) by seeing that their wards are diligent at their
"homework" and lesson ;
d) by insisting on neatness and cleanliness in the text books,
exercise books and personal appearance;
e) by occasionally interviewing the Principal/Vice Principal,
Asst. Principal/teachers to discuss the progress of their wards.
79. Periodical Reports and the Report Book will keep
parents/guardians informed of the progress of their wards. These reports are to
be signed and returned on time, as given in the School Calendar. Delays will
lead to an entry in the school diary.
80. Ordinarily communication with
parents / guardians are made through the School Calendar. On the first
day of every month, the school Calendar should be checked by the Parents and
the Class Teacher.
81. Parents / guardians are not permitted to see
their wards or to interview teachers during class hours. They may meet the
teachers of senior section between 2.40 and 3.15 pm on Saturdays and Junior
section (1 to 5) between 2 and 2.30 pm on Saturdays with prior permission taken
from the Vice Principal/Asst. Principal to discuss about the performance of
their sons but not more than once a month unless called for .
81. 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
82. All communication to the School should be
addressed to the Principal. If the communication is regarding a pupil of
the School, the parents are expected to write clearly on the top the pupil's
name, class, section and the registration number.
83. The School premise as a whole is a non-smoking
area on working days as well as on holidays.
84. Negative/wrong/non-constructive publicity caused
by any student/parent can lead to dismissal of the student.
85. Exemplary behavior is
expected of every student. It helps to educate other students and a Don Bosco
Boy is noticed, recognized and appreciated in his School Uniform wherever he
86. Strict silence and order must be observed by all
in the library.
87. A student must have his library card to enter the
library. These cards are not exchangeable.
88. All articles and personal belongings must be left
outside when entering the library. Only a copy book and a library book, if it
is to be returned, may be taken into the library.
89. Only one book will be issued per card and no
student can take a book on another's card.
90. Before leaving the library every student must submit
for scrutiny the book borrowed.
91. A book can be kept for one week only. No renewal
will be allowed. A book can be kept for one week only.
92. All magazine, reference book or books used while
in the library must be put back into the proper places after reading.
93. 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 fined as well.
94. If any defect is noticed in a book that is being
borrowed the librarian should be notified. Failure to do this checking renders
one liable to be considered responsible for defects noticed on return of the
95. Fines will be imposed for damage done to books and
articles in the library.
96. Books lost must be replaced by the borrower.
97. A fine of Rs. 5/- per
class day must be paid for every book returned late.
98. No fine will be charged for books overdue if a
letter can be produced showing that the borrower has been absent for valid
99. Library cards are distributed once a year, in
April. A lost card may be replaced with a new one against a payment of Rs. 10/- .
100. No books may be retained during the summer,
autumn and winter vacations.
101.The Computer Centre is a
place of learning and serious work. For this "Silence" is a very
necessary element. OBSERVE STRICT SILENCE.
102 Dust is the greatest enemy of the Computer. REMOVE
SHOES BEFORE ENTERING THE ROOM. WEAR CLEAN socks.
103. Take nothing into the computer room without the
prior permission of the teacher. No floppies or CDs are to be brought to the
104. The computer is a complicated electronic
instrument which is learned through instruction and operation. FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF THE TEACHER CAREFULLY.
105. 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 MAY BE TAKEN AND THE MACHINE IS
AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT USER.
106. Remember that we have been created in order to
love and serve God, our Creator and that all learning and wealth in this world
amount to nothing without the fear of God on which our temporal and eternal
107. Give glory to God for whatever learning you have
for He is the Author of every good. Do not glory in any ability.
108. Give yourself to the practice of virtue while you
are young. The virtues to be cultivated most are modesty (purity), humility,
obedience and kindness.
109. Being modest is meant a
proper and decent manner of speaking and acting. This virtue is one of the best
ornaments of your age.
110. Avoid any kind of sin,
especially three evils should be particularly avoided:
a. the taking of the name of God in vain ;
b. impurity in thought, word or deed ;
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.
111. Boys should look upon their school-mates as
brothers and upon their teachers and Superiors as fathers/ mothers.
112. Respect every teacher whether of your own 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.
113. Be convinced that your teachers deeply feel the
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.
114. After piety study is most praiseworthy.
Therefore, your first occupation must consist in doing the tasks assigned to
you by your teachers.
115. 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 books.
116. During class avoid whispering or interrupting.
117. Strive to edify your school-mates by your good
example at all time. In fact no sermon is more efficacious than good example.
118. 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 any physical defect. What you laugh at or despise in
others may some day befall you.
119. 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.
120.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.
121.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.
122.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.
123. 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
124. Always have high regard for your school, keep its
Respect and Honor as a responsible student.
125.Performances on the stage for the various school functions are
encouraged as part of the holistic formation offered and they should help to
bring out the fine qualities of your heart and mind.
126. Do not ridicule any one for his mistakes or
awkwardness. Encourage your companions with a generous applause but do not be
127.Be gentlemanly also when things have not been according to
your taste or as perfect as you expected them to be.
128.Whevenever you move from
place to place be orderly. Do not push or shove one another.
129. The School fees cover twelve calendar months and
may be paid in monthly installments or in advance. No deduction 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.
School reserves the right to increase the fees at any time of the year if an
increment is considered necessary. 5 % annual increase is normal.
fees, if paid monthly, must be paid before the end of each month, failing which
a late fee of Rs. 10/- per month cumulatively will be
132. If the delay in the payment of fees exceeds two
months the student is liable to be sent home without further notification.
Delay in payment of fees may incur the student being withheld from examinations
or result being not published.
133. Fees for the holiday
months of May, October, December must be paid in advance before the School
closes. All dues must be paid before the Final Assessment.
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