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

Grateful Hearts, Fruitful Lives. We thank God for the greatest things that are freely given: life, love, joy, smiles, good health, inner peace, family, friends, nature. Fruitfullness comes from faithfullness to God, respect for fellow being and love for nature. The school is a supportive educational family where students discover and empower their strengths before they step into the challenging world as moral citizens, unique individuals, global citizens and lifelong learners.

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. Clive Telles


Principal's Message

It was Nelson Mandela who said that, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. “

Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness and to fostering peace. And in a knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity.

With us at Don Bosco Panjim our Salesian style of education is the Don Bosco’s Way of Educating and Accompanying Young People today. Education is a matter of the heart. In a world where education relied on using fear of punishment to control young people we wish to enable each one to flourish and develop to ones best potential.

Don Bosco Higher Secondary School has soared high in the field of Education focusing on the holistic development of the students. The pandemic, no doubt, has taught us to live in a go-ahead world, and I feel proud that our school has successfully gone beyond the boundaries of conventional learning, using technology in the avenues of teaching and learning – ensuring a memorable, interactive and distant education with a unified learning experience. It was nice to get back to physical classes that enabled the educator and educatee to continue with the process with greater productivity.

Fr. Clive Telles
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