Don Bosco CBSE School Shirva New Building to be Inaugurated on February 23
Udupi: The inauguration of the new school building and Don Bosco CBSE School Shirva will be held on February 23 at 4:30 pm. A full-fledged school affiliated to CBSE New Delhi having a vast space with facilities has been erected in the campus of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva.
The newly built building will be inaugurated in the presence of Dr G Parameshwar deputy chief minister of Karnataka. Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi Catholic Diocese will preside over the function.
The special invitees for the occasion are Dr Jayamala district minister in-charge Udupi; Oscar Fernandes, Member of Rajyasabha; Shobha Karandlaje, MP Udupi Chikkamagaluru; Ivan D’Souza member of Legislative Council and secretary Parliamentary affairs; Lalaji R Mendon MLA Kaup; Mable Rebello former MP; Vinay Kumar Sorake former minister; Hephsiba Rani Korlapati Deputy Commissioner of Udupi District; Rev. Msgr Baptist Menezes Vicar General of Udupi Diocese; Dr Lawrence D’Souza Secretary CESU Udupi; Fr Antony Serrao, Secretary CBE Mangalore; Fr Stany Tauro former correspondent of the School; Prof Mathew Ninan, Director Little Rock Indian School Brahmavar; Manjuladevi Education consultant Bengaluru; Wilson Rodrigues member Udupi Zilla Panchayat; Geetha Wagle member Taluk Panchayat and Varija Poojary president Shirva Panchayat.
Brief History of the School
1983 was a year of epochal significance as that was the year in which the Don Bosco English Medium School was founded by Very Rev. Fr Aloysius Rosario, a great visionary. DBEMS School was earlier affiliated to Karnataka State Board Education and with the recent development, it has been affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education as part of delivering quality education to future students. Thousands of students have marched out from the portals of DBEMS and are now shining all over the world.
The motto of the school is growing in truth and purity. The aim of the institution is to impart sound moral intellectual and physical education to the students. Co-curricular and curricular activities are provided to the students in order to promote integral development of the students and their personalities. It is a co-education institution where both boys and girls grow up together in a healthy atmosphere of equality and mutual respect. The sole aim of the founders was to establish the best school to cater to the needs of the rural and semi-urban population of this area and provide the best possible education at a reasonable cost. Though the school enjoys an enviable reputation, it still adheres to the same philosophy.
DBEMS relies heavily on human resources that are available. Humane schooling is the central theme of Don Bosco. The child is the focus of the school. A child-centered school can leave a lasting positive impact on every single child. The prime motive of DBEMS is to ensure that every child is transformed by the positive school climate.
The fundamentals of DBEMS are student centeredness, humane approach in all transactions, commitment to the welfare of the children and an intellectually stimulating ambiance which enables good learning and good behavior.
Don Bosco English Medium School established in the year 1983 is under the Management of Catholic Education Society of Udupi. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi is the President of Management; V. Rev. Dr Lawrence D’souza is the secretary of the Management. It is a non-profitable minority Christian charitable institution working for the total welfare of the people of India. The school was founded by Late Very Rev. Fr Aloysius Rosario and Very Rev. Fr Sylvester D’Souza who had extensive experience in the field of Education. Though they are no more, the ideals and principles they embodied are inherited by his successors. The management is composed of individuals with rich experience in the field of education.
Genesis and Growth
Don Bosco launched its historic career in 1983 when it started the Kindergarten classes with just 30 students on role. It is a composite school from Kindergarten section to class X. With over 1000 students and around 60 teachers now, it is one of the largest English Medium Schools in the Taluk with a healthy teacher-student ratio of 1:35.
Recent Developments of Don Bosco
The School by its existence has got 36 years of history and has served thousands of students in and around Shirva. As part of development and growth, from the year 2016, farsighted Management took a bold step to switch over the school to a CBSE syllabus School. This is a milestone in the life of Don Bosco English Medium School. Presently till class 10, CBSE Syllabus is introduced to the students. The management is toiling day and night to have a full-fledged Central Syllabus School even till the senior secondary level. An extension building for the CBSE School for which the foundation stone was laid by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi, on 7 September 2016 is at its completion stage. We remain thankful to our Management team with all the present-day challenges and hurdles for providing a beautiful opportunity for the growth of academicals spheres at the Campus.
Uniqueness of the School
The most remarkable feature of Don Bosco is that students form the focus of all its activities. The school environment is decidedly student – friendly and conducive to learning. The teacher – attitude towards students is one of trust, helpfulness and reasonable firmness. An environment of guided freedom and mutual trust encourages and motivate students to behave and perform better.
Don Bosco is located in the calm and salubrious Our Lady of Health Campus, and ideal location for an educational institution. With its excellent educational infrastructure well-designed ethos and innovative approach to School education. Don Bosco has become the preferential option for parents who yearn for a meaningful and comprehensive for their children. The name and fame of Don Bosco which now has spread far and wide is a clear affirmation of its credentials as a pacesetter in the realm of school education.
* CCTV / Surveillance in the campus
* Lunch for students
* Transportation by School Buses
* Small classes of 35-37 students
* Individual positive attention to students
* Computer education from Class I
* No capitation fee/ involuntary donations
* School Band Group
* Outdoor and Educational Tours
* Medical care and First Aid
* Interact Club, Eco Club, Health Club
* Special coaching for X std students and slow learners.
* Scout, Guides, Cubs, Bul-Buls, Bunnies
* Games – coaching camps in summer, special coaching in sports
* Emphasis is on building good character
* Scholarship to deserving students.
* Well-ventilated classrooms with lights and fans
* Library over 10,000 books and 225 seats
* An exclusive Science and Technology Library
* 2 Computer Centers with 80 Computers, printers, accessories with internet facility.
* Speed Internet Connections in all classes.
* Computer Center exclusively for teachers/staff
* Audio Visual Hall with LCD projector and Smart Board etc.
* Art and Craft Room
* Vast playground with facilities for various games including Basketball and Handball
* Diesel Generators as standby to supply power.
* Water coolers with Aqua – guard
* Fire Extinguishers and Speed Governors in School Buses
* Spacious Mess Hall providing nutritious meals
* Well – equipped Maths and Science Laboratories (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths laboratories of 600 sq. ft each)
* Infirmary and Counseling Center
* Lift facility for differently abled students
School buses transport children and staff from a radius of 15 to 20 km daily from the school to various boarding and dropping point. The school owning 12 buses. Details of routes and charges can be obtained from the School Office.
DBEMS is proposed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), School Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, Delhi. The School has CBSE approval. The school got affiliated on 25th May 2018 and affiliation number is 830838.
DBEMS has the required permission from the Department of Education, Government of Karnataka to run a Central School.
Academic Achievements of the School
Don Bosco has excelled in academic performance all through its history, with an equally impressive record in co-curricular achievements. 26 batches of Class X students were presented for the final examinations conducted by the Karnataka Educational Board. The School has not only secured excellent results consistently, but also most students passed with distinction and first class. A large number of students passed with A1 grade in individual subjects.
The school maintains a high standard of education, without adopting methods like excessive homework, dictation of notes, rote-memorization, extra tuition, punishment system etc.
Parents who seek admission for their children in Don Bosco are expected to know some of these basic differences the School has adopted in schooling.
Meaningful education is much more than mere academic excellence. The emotional faculties of students should be developed by a range of extra-curricular activities at school. With this end in view, the School has introduced Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Bulbuls, Bunnies etc and different clubs to cater to the various interest/ aptitude groups. Adequate emphasis is given to sports and games to build up the physical and mental endurance of students. Literary and cultural competitions are organized every year to unearth and encourage the latent talents of students.
The Don Bosco flag has been flying high in the extra-curricular field be it sports and games. IT quiz, elocution, debate & GK quiz competitions.
Contribution of the Correspondents
If the citizens make it a point, a hut can be converted into a temple. A barren land can be converted into cultivated land. If a hundred hands join a resourceful brain, hundred percent results are possible.
There are many people who have struggled hard for the great things to happen in this small village of Shirva.
The correspondents who have worked for the school. The institution in this rural area faced several hardships. However, the correspondents have shown that struggle leads to success.
In 2016 the far visionary Correspondent Very. Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro along with his management team dreamt the dream of CBSE School which is in its reality of threshold.
Fr Denis D’Sa talented with all rounds of knowledge took charge as correspondent of the school in last year serving tirelessly to the development of the School.
Fr. Mahesh D’Souza, present Principal has proved that strong determination is required for this achievement of the Don Bosco School. The New building project was started after his arrival as principal. He worked day and night disregarding rain, storm and sunshine towards his goal. He is polite and down to earth. He has no pride in his achievement. He opened the doors of the hearts of the people by his attractive talk.
The contributions of the church pastoral council vice president, secretary, all parishioners and donors should be also remembered when the school is being inaugurated. Headmasters, teachers and above all the people of the area have made the institution successful.
This Institute, which had started as a bud among the trials and thorns, today it has bloomed into full-fledged colourful rose spreading its beauty and fragrance in and around Shirva and also at the District Level. The Management ’s only desire is that may this institute soar high up and reach the sky. May our Lord, Mother Mary and Patron Don Bosco are with us to guide and protect our steps at all times. Education never ends, it will never end.