First Assembly 2019 -20
The first assembly for the academic year 2019-20 was held on 4th June 2019. Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector and Correspondent welcomed the students and introduced Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda, Principal as the Primary Section Incharge. Rev. Fr. John Britto, Vice Rector & Administrator, Rev. Fr. Ambrose, Spiritual Director were also welcomed and introduced to the gathering.
Seminar for Parents 2019-20
The Annual Seminar for parents was held on 19th and 20th June 2019. The resource person was Dr. Lazar Selva, former Professor –Loyola College and ELT trainer. The Seminar was on types of Parenting and what would be the effective way of parenting for the children of this era. The seminar was engaging and it was made more alive with enthusiastic participation of parents.
Yoga Day 2019-20
Yoga is defined to improve a child’s Mind and Body connection. It reinforces the pedagogy of our school ‘Development of Mind, Body and Spirit’. World Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2019. Yoga Asanas where performed by all students of Std. III to V in the school grounds. Students were exhorted to continue the practice of Yoga every day for physical and mental health.
Investiture Ceremony 2019-20
The Investiture Ceremony officially marked the inception of the House system in the Primary Section for the academic year 2019-20. On 25th June 2019 the young and smart leaders were invested with their titles and they solemnly took their oath to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities. The chief guest of the day was Mrs. Teresa Missier our former AHM. Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda our Principal welcomed the gathering, Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector & Correspondent, Rev. Fr. Philip Louie, Principal – Don Bosco School of Excellence, Mrs. Annie Premkumar our AHM, the House Mistresses and PET Masters presented the leaders with their respective badges. The day concluded with an energetic and engaging Inter House Foot ball Match won by the Rua House.
Disaster Management – Safety and Awareness Programme by Tamil Nadu Fire Services
On 11th June 2019 the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services conducted a mock drill at Don Bosco Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Egmore. They explained in a detailed manner the fire safety measures and elucidated the services rendered by the Fire and Rescue team. The Disaster management team coordinated with the Fire Services in hosting this event. It lasted for about an hour and half. Mr. K. Kumar, District Officer of Chennai City Central, Fire and rescue Services presided over the programme and animated the students on fire related issues. Re. Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector & Correspondent, Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda, Principal and Fr. John Britto, Vice Rector and Administrator graced the programme and participated with the students in the stunts and services displayed by the Fire Service Department.
Grandparents’ Day :
A good listener, an enthusiastic playmate and a good companion – all bundled up in one at home is the grandparent. Their role in the lives of their grand children is very vital. 9th February 2019 was a day dedicated in honouring the K G grandparents. Mrs. Richmann our former Music teacher was the chief guest. KG Students presented a cultural programme which was immensely enjoyed and appreciated by the grandparents. Interesting competitions were held for them and the winners were awarded with prizes.
DOBODA Season 7
This is the seventh season of Dancing for a noble cause. The students of the DB Dance Club in collaboration with the renowned John Britto’s Dance Company organized Don Bosco Dancing (DOBODA) in aid of tribal children of Jawadhi Hills . The dance extravaganza was held on 25th and 26th January 2019 and on the same days DB Carnival was organised from 9 am to 9 pm.
Fr. Gatti Memorial Inter School Football Tournament (under 10 Category) 2018-2019 :
Ten city schools participated in the tournament held at Don Bosco grounds on 6th and 7thFebruary 2019.
Asan Memorial School won the tournament by beating Don Bosco Matric. Hr. Sec. School 2-1.
Highest Scorer: Ahaan Kapoor – Sir Mutha School,
Chetput Best Player: Dinesh – Don Bosco Egmore
Science Exhibition 2018-19 :
Science Exhibition was organised to motivate and offer a platform for all the inquisitive minds of the Primary Section.Their innovative ideas of how science can be applied to meet the needs of the society, to better the living conditions of individuals and to save the environment from further deterioration was exemplarily modeled and exhibited. The Exhibits were judged on the Creativity, technical skills and presentation. Certificated were awarded for the best projects.
Fr. Gatti Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament (under 10 Category) 2018-2019 :
Sixteen city schools participated in the tournament held at Don Bosco grounds. Don Bosco Primary won the tournament by beating Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School. The Final Scores were -Don Bosco Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Egmore 99 for 5 in 20 overs Srivatsan 35, Koushik 2 for 12.
Vidyamandir S S S 86 for 7 in 20 overs Shairam 28
|Man of the Final||G J Arjun – Don Bosco Egmore|
|Best Batsman||Shairam – Vidyamandir S S S|
|Best Bowler||G J Arjun – Don Bosco Egmore|
|Best All rounder||Srivatsan – Don Bosco Egmore|
The Egmore Book Fest by Don Bosco
The Book Fest was held on 13th October 2018. It is an annual event initiated to imbibe reading habit in children. Famous and familiar characters from classic novels and modern books came alive on stage in the ‘Character Portrayal Competition’. Students from Std. I to V participated. Certificates were awarded to winners.
Nutrition & Health Awareness
The DB Health Station conducted an awareness programme for students and parents on the value of nutrition and health. The ways and means to maintain good health and the quality and quantity of nutritious food to be consumed by the students were clearly explained by experts.
Teachers Day Celebration
On 4th September 2018 Teachers were made to feel Special as the students of the Primary Section celebrated Teachers Day. Cultural programme was organised and every staff member was felicitated by the students. Following a long standing tradition the PTA honoured and treated the teachers on 5th September 2018.
Annual Athletic Meet 2018-19
The Annual Athletic Meet of Don Bosco Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Primary Section was held on 24th August 2018. Mr. Donny Michael, DIG – Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Indian Coast Guard Region (East) was the Chief Guest and Grand Master. Prag Gnanandhaa R was the Guest of Honour. Student participation was absolute as every student from Std. I to V participated in the events designated to them. The day was filled with smart March Past, colourful drills, exciting races, prize distribution and a solemn closing ceremony.
Felicitation of our Former Principal
A Special Assembly was conducted on 3rd September 2018 to greet, thank and felicitate our former Principal Rev. Fr. Arul Raja SDB. Fr. Gregory welcomed and thanked him for all that he had been to us for the past three years. Sentiments of gratitude were expressed by Mrs. Mona Chandraprasad and the students presented an action song. Fr. Arul Raja responded to the felicitation, he said that his tenure of three years in Don Bosco was an enriching experience.
Independence Day & Feast of Assumption
Independence Day and Feast of Assumption were celebrated on 15th August 2018 with the spirit befitting the occasions. The National Flag was hoisted by Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan our Rector and Correspondent. Patriotic Songs and speech were given by the students.
A high mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan – Rector, Rev. Fr. Lionel Xavier – Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. Philip Louie – Principal of DBX, Rev. Fr. Anto Sagayaraj SDB and Rev. Fr. Anto Jagadeesh SDB. Catholic staff, students and parents participated with religious fervor. Fr. Jagadeesh in his homily made it plain that with Freedom comes responsibility and students should learn to handle freedom in a responsible way.
Educational trips take learning beyond the confines of a classroom. Students of Std. V were taken to visit Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarang’ on 26th and 27th of July 2018. It was an informative learning experience as they were given a complete tour of the ship and how it is operated to serve the country. Students accompanied by Fr. Rector and staff spend half the day in the ship, immensely enjoyed the hospitality rendered by the coast guards and returned with souvenirs.
Former CM Late. K Kamarajar’s Birthday Celebrations:
The Birthday of our former CM Late. K. Kamarajar’s Birthday was celebrated in a Special Assembly. The programme was organized by the Tamil Department. A skit depicting his achievements was enacted by students.
Inauguration of the House System and Investiture Ceremony of Kindergarten Section:
The House system for the youngest batch in school was inaugurated on 11th July 2018. Titles of School Pupil leader, Assistant School Pupil Leader and House Captains for the Kindergarten Section were conferred and the leaders dutifully took oath to faithfully discharge their duties in the spirit of true leadership for the honour of the school.
Competition in PowerPoint Presentation exclusively for the students of Std. V was held on 7th July 2018. The competition aims to amplify the students’ interest and quest for technical skills. The participating teams were asked to choose a topic and create the presentation efficiently. 3 teams from each section were chosen for the finals. The topics for presentation varied from History of Chennai, Junk Food, Dental Care, Gaming, Electromagnetic Rays, Galaxies, Artificial Rain, Go Green, etc. The Judges Mr. Victor and Ms. Judith from Tata Consultancy congratulated the students on their exemplary presentation, coordination and skillful use of techniques. Winners were announced and the programme ended with the School Anthem.
Inauguration of the House System and Investiture Ceremony
Inauguration of the House System and the Investiture Ceremony of the school leaders was held on 22nd June 2018. Rev. Fr. Joy Panackel, Rector, Director and Correspondent of Don Bosco Beatitudes was the Chief guest. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the kuthuvilakku followed by the Prayer Song. The School Leaders took the oath to give their best to the school and to their own better formation. The leaders were conferred with their badges of honour to work and motivate their peers during the academic year. The chief guest, in his address advised the students not to miss opportunities to improve physical, intellectual and spiritual qualities. Mast. Nitin Viktor J, ASPL spoke on the significance of the House System and the SPL Mast. Alvin Mahiban Benedict proposed the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the school anthem.
Annual Seminar for Parents
Annual Seminar for parents of JKG to Std. V was conducted on 18th and 19th June. Mrs. Tresa Xavier, M.A. M. Phil (English Literature), Professional Life Skill and Communication Trainer, currently working as Assistant Professor of English and Soft skills in Loyola College of Arts and Science was the resource person. The Seminar was titled ‘Parenting – A Challenge Today’.
The evening started with a prayer song at 5.30 pm, Fr. Rector welcomed the gathering and introduced the new management. The AHM introduced the staff and gave some common instructions to the parents. This was followed by the Seminar. Mrs. Tresa Xavier beseeched the parents to be Authoritative parents, reciprocal in relationship, responsive and high in bidirectional relationship. Fr. Rector exhorted the parents to grow with the children for effective parenting. The day ended with the elections for Parents Teachers Association.
First Day of School – JKG
School started for JKG on 11th June 2018, this milestone opened a new chapter in the lives of our new students. They were welcomed into the school by Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector & Correspondent. Mrs. Annie Premkumar AHM said the prayers and instructions to the parents was given by Mrs. Roselyn Kennedy, KG Coordinator. Students along with their parents were taken to the classrooms. The day concluded with a prayer at 10.45 am.
Celebration of International Yoga Day
On 21st June International Yoga Day was observed in the school. The positive impacts of meditation and benefits of Yoga were elucidated during the assembly. The students performed yogic exercises and ‘pranayam’ in their own classrooms led by their class teachers. A group of Std. V students gave a demonstration of various Asanas. Students were motivated to be regular practitioners of Yoga.
A Special Assembly was conducted on 12th June 2018. Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector & Correspondent introduced Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda- Principal and Rev. Fr. Angelo Joseph -Administrator, the new members of the management who took office this academic year. The brothers Br. Hendry and Br. Sasikumar were welcomed and introduced to the students. Rev. Fr. Philip Louie the former Vice Principal, Administrator and Primary Section incharge was thanked and felicitated during the assembly.
Holy Mass was celebrated on 8th June 2018 to commemorate the feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Rev. Fr. Thisai Jerry led the celebration, con celebrating were Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan and Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda. Catholic Students reverently participated and were spiritually kindled by father Jerry’s soulful singing. His message to the students was ‘Say Yes to Good and No to Bad’.
Workshop on Teaching Methods and Skill Development
A Two Day workshop on teaching methods and skill development was conducted for the teachers on 1st and 2nd June 2018. Mrs. Tresa Xavier and her team conducted the workshop. The workshop emphasised on presentation skills, intrapersonal leadership, updates on teaching methodology concerning slow learners, multisensory approach in teaching, neuro linguistic programming (NLP) habit formation and time and stress management. The workshop was constructive in helping the teachers to become better educators.
Don Bosco Feast
Feast of our Founder and Father St. John Bosco was celebrated on 28th January 2018.
DOBODA Season 6
In an effort to take dance beyond the boundaries of mere entertainment, the students of the DB Dance Club in collaboration with the renowned John Britto’s Dance Company organized Don Bosco Dancing (DOBODA) – an annual fund raiser by Don Bosco Egmore. The dance extravaganza was held this Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2018 @ 6.30 pm at the DB Egmore auditorium. And DB Carnival from 9 am to 9 pm. Season 6 is aid of children in DBRITE, Cuddalore.
Don Bosco Egmore completed 60 glorious years and celebrated the culmination of the Diamond Jubilee on 19th and 20th of January 2018.