Don Bosco

John Melchior Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator, and writer of the 19th century.
While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill-effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents and other at-risk youth.
Don Bosco developed a teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System. It is based on three pillars: Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
Don Bosco was canonized as a Saint on April 1st 1934 and was given the title of "Father and Teacher of Youth". He is the patron saint of apprentices, editors, publishers, school children, young people, magicians & juvenile delinquents.

St. John Melchior Bosco

16 Aug 1815 - 31 Jan 1888

Salesians of Don Bosco

The Salesians of Don Bosco, a religious order of the Catholic Church, was founded by St John Bosco in the year 1859.
Through a global network of educational and social service organizations which include universities, institutions of higher education, schools and social development centres, we care for the less privileged and the marginalized sections of the society.
We serve over nine million young people the world over.

Because of the reach and expertise in the field of education, the Society holds a Consultancy Status at the United Nations.

Don Bosco in India

In India, the Salesians of Don Bosco began their operations in 1906. From a small beginning with a trade school and a hostel for poor children at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, the Society today has over 5,000 members.
Its services are offered through Don Bosco University, 39 colleges which include 3 engineering colleges, over 100 technical schools, and a large network of high schools and scores of non-formal technical and agricultural centres, spread across the country, covering the entire spectrum of social development.
The Society is also involved in literacy centres, shelters for street children, rehabilitation and relief operations.

The Govt. of India has recognized the Salesians of Don Bosco as the largest non-governmental provider of technical education in the country.

In 1946, Rev. Fr Vincent Scuderi SDB came to Goa to begin work in Panjim. He established the Salesian presence by starting an Oratory. A host of activities for the young spread to every corner of the state and along the Konkan belt.

In 2004, a Vice-Province was formed, which in 2007 became the full-fledged Panjim Province.
The Salesian through the network of houses across Goa and a few districts of Karnataka & Maharashtra, serve the community through - Animation Centres, High Schools, Higher Secondary Schools, Technical Centres, National Institute of Open Schooling, Youth Centres, Village Development Programs, Agriculture Training Centres, Counselling Centres, Don Bosco College of Engineering Fatorda, Don Bosco College of Agriculture Sulcorna and Don Bosco College Panjim.

Our Motto

BIG VISION...FOR...BIG MISSION

Our Vision

Don Bosco Higher Secondary School strives to promote the holistic education of the young, especially the poor in the Don Bosco way, making them agents of transformation for a better tomorrow.

Our Mission

  1. Being role-models of good character
  2. Imparting sound moral values and deep faith in God
  3. Promoting physical wellness through healthy living habits
  4. Creating a culture of hard work and self-discipline
  5. Enhancing academic performance through effective teaching
  6. Developing interpersonal skills that help to attain emotional balance
  7. Inculcating appreciation and respect for diverse creeds and cultures
  8. Arousing a sense of social awareness and commitment
  9. Involving parents as partners in the educative process

Principal's Message

Rev. Fr. Tamatur

Principal

Principal's Message

BIG VISION…BIG MISSION
“A blind man’s world is bounded by the limits of his touch, an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge, a great man’s world by the limits of his vision.” We, the students and teachers put our heads together to choose a motto that would be our guiding principle. With much deliberation it was unanimously agreed that the motto for the academic year would be “BIG VISION…BIG MISSION”.

BIG VISION:
‘A person is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes’. Live a life governed with a vision. No great achievement is ever possible without a definite plan or vision in mind. The only way to get closer to your accomplishment; is to have a clear sight of your goal. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going” Emerson:
If you change the way you look at things you will change the things you see. Create the highest and grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe. Impossible things are simply those which so far have never been done. Don’t let life change your goals because achieving your goals can change your life.

Therefore Be Different: The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The person who dares to walk alone, finds himself where no one has ever been cause when all think alike, no one thinks very much. If you want to make a mark you need to stand alone. It takes a strong fish to go against the current; it’s only the dead fish that floats in it.

To be different means to choose the unbeaten path, to trod the untrodden. Creative people are not problem-minded, they are opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. To be different means working with a positive mind-set. They ask not “WHY” but rather “WHY-NOT”.

BIG MISSION
Those who try to do something and fail are better than those who try to do nothing and succeed”. To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission. Make your life a mission - not an intermission.

I believe each of us has a mission in life and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it. When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. One has not lived enough if one has lived in your comfort zone. A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement.

Therefore Work Hard: Nothing ever comes that is worth having except through hard work. The only way one could every get anywhere in life is through hard work. You want success work hard and if you want more success work all the more. For any greatness, there is no substitute for hard work.

It’s the daily grind of hard work accompanied by perseverance that one converts small steps into giant leaps of progress and triumph. Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough to greater horizons and newer heights. Nothing comes from nothing. The price is the hard work that one has to pay to reach ones goal of self actualization.

CONCLUSION:
Let us to be filled with the vision of Don Bosco. Let us develop a giant vision that knows no horizon. Let us play a pivotal role in giving necessary impetus in igniting a spark for a committed mission. Let’s continue to stretch beyond our comfort zone and vow to perceive a big vision ….led by a big mission. A vision and a mission that would make a difference to your lives and the world we live in.

Fr. Tamatur Cardozo, sdb
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