1. The school hours are from 7.50 a.m. to 1.35 p.m.
Pupils must be in the school premises at 7.45 a.m. Kindergarten classes are conducted from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2. All pupils must come to school in proper school uniform and foot wear. The school uniform consists of:
-Std. I & Std. II - Half Pant and Shirt (Design as recommended by the school) Design:wel 00413, shade APC. StdIII&IV Trouser(Short/Long)ElegantShade no. 323 Shirt Batiste shade no. 550(Shorts: up to Std.VII). Long pants compulsory for Std. VIII-X.
-Foot wear - black shoes with black socks. Black sandals during the rainy season.
-School belt is compulsory on all days except on days when P.E uniform is to be worn.
-On Friday - House colour T-shirts with black track pants (available in the school office) for std. I -IV.
-On Saturday - House colour T-Shirt with black track pant (available in the school office) for std. V - X.
3. Fancy haircut and long hair will not to be permitted.
4. Perfect SILENCE has to be maintained in the school building.
5. At the first bell all should move towards their classrooms. Running, playing or shouting inside the school building is never allowed.
6. Pupils, suffering from contagious or infectious diseases will not be permitted in the school.
7. Handbook must be brought regularly to class.
8. Pupils are strictly forbidden to write or make any remark on the walls or any part of the school premises or on school furniture. Any pupil found doing so will be dealt with accordingly.
9. Pupils are forbidden to throw paper or ink on the floor and walls of the classroom. Waste paper must be put into the baskets provided for the purpose.
10. Any damage done in the class and in the premises should be made good.
11. Pupils are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings.
12. No presents or any favours to that effect to the teachers may be made without the permission of the school authorities.
13. Pupils are strictly forbidden to enter the staff room and areas reserved for the staff.
14. No pupil shall leave the classroom without the permission of the teacher in-charge of the class.
15. Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, disobedience or conduct, injurious to moral tone of the school is highly discouraged.
16. Pupils are required to comply with Cyber etiquette and ethics while using Social Media. Violation of the same will be dealt with strictly.
17. Any serious breach of discipline, and above all, discourtesy and disrespect to members of the school staff in anyway, will be treated firmly
18. All pupils are responsible to the school authorities for their behaviour outside the school. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct out of the school on the part of the pupils shall make them liable to disciplinary action (EducationRule No25).
19. Every pupil should endeavour to keep up the high tone of the school by excelling in good manners and demeanour.
20. Catechism will be taught to those students who are baptised in the Catholic Church and Value Education to students of other faiths.
21. It is obligatory on the part of the pupils to participate in all co-curricular school activities.
22. Incase of any accident, the school authorities will administer first aid to the students but cannot be held responsible for such accidents.
23. Pupils are not allowed to bring to school any books, magazines, newspapers or any gadgets (mobile phones, laptops, etc.) that are not approved by the school. All such literature/items will be immediately confiscated.
24. Please note that school authorities shall not be responsible for any unforeseen circumstances or mishap if any occurs in the school premises, despite our vigilance and capacity to deal with it. Students are strictly forbidden to go to the (marked) out of boundary area. Students will be dealt with strictly for harmful conduct/ contempt of authority or willful damage to school property
25. Letters received in the school, addressed to pupils may not be delivered.
26. Be Smart Eat Smart
1. The school encourages healthy eating habits among the student.
2. Nutritious and appealing tiffins having essential nutrients should be packed for your child.
3. Carrying Junk food (chips, fried packaged foods, carbonated beverages, chewing gums) to school is strictly prohibited.
Punctuality is the primary requisite of the school. If any one is late, on a regular basis, stringent action will be taken.
1. No pupil may absent himself without obtaining permission previously.
2. A pupil who has been present in the morning shall not go home in the course of the school hours except with the permission of the Principal/Supervisors. In the normal course, leave for a day must be obtained by a written application from the parent or guardian in the prescribed Leave Record in this handbook and that only for serious reasons. Request for leave written on loose sheets of paper may not be granted. Truancy must be checked by the parents.
3. If a pupil is late or absent, he must bring a written justification in the Absence Record in his handbook else the parent will be called.
4. Leave for more than two days must be obtained by a written application made in person by the parent/ guardian and should be duly approved by the Principal.(A sample application on page 95) A record of the same should be maintained on the prescribed leave record on his handbook. Pupils will not be permitted more than a week's leave even in extreme cases as marriages, death, religious functions, etc.
5. Pupils must not remain absent from school on the last day of the school prior to commencement of Summer/Diwali vacation and Ganesh / Christmas Holidays. Similarly, pupils must return after the holidays on the appointed day.
6. Attendance on the first day of school is compulsory. Leave may be granted only with prior permission.
7. The school observes all public holidays. Sectional holidays will be granted if applied for, in writing. Pupils absent for more than four days without prior intimation will be admitted only with a note from the Principal.
8. Leaving certificates will be given only to those who have settled fully all their fees. Leaving Certificates will not be given without written application from the parent or guardian.
1. New admissions will be made subject to availability of vacancies. No correspondence will be entertained regarding admissions.
2. Parents or guardians are given to understand that they cannot dictate terms regarding admission.
3. Every new pupil must bring:
a) Either a transfer (leaving) certificate if he comes from a recognized school.
b) A municipal birth certificate, if he has not attended any school before.
4. A pupil must be introduced by both the parents. The parent or guardian will fill the admission form and he/she will be responsible for the conduct of the pupil.
5. New admissions are liable to lose their seats if they fail to report within a week after school reopens in June or after the date of admission.
1. For classes I, II, III, & IV a consolidate term fee of Rs. 20/- per student is to be paid twice a year in June and November.
2. Fees are to be paid in advance before the 15th of each month, otherwise pupils may not be admitted to class.
3. Pupils who have not paid their fees may not be allowed to sit for the examination.
4. Full fees for the months of October and May must be paid in advance in September and April respectively.
5. The school has two terms:
First Term: June to November
Second Term: November to April
If a student leaves the school during the academic year after giving one month's notice, he would be charged fees upto the month he has attended school.In case no notice is given, one month's extra fee will be charged.No extra fee will be charged if the leaving certificate is asked for at the end of the academic year. Pupils leaving after the month of March shall be charged fees till the end of May.
6. No reduction will be made for broken period of attendance.
7. A caution fee of Rs. 30 for laboratory/library usage should be paid by the students of primary, middle and secondary school only. The amount is refundable when the student leaves the school on presenting the receipt, after reduction due to breakage and misuse.
SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS (AS PER RTE)
1. The academic year will have two Semesters. Semester I will be from June to November and Semester II will be from November to April of the following year.
2. There will be two types of subjects areas: Scholastic and Co-Scholastic.
3. There will be no pen/pencil and paper test in class I & II. In these classes all assessments will be based purely on activities and performance.
4. In other classes for Scholastic subjects each Semester will comprise of one Summative and two Formative tests / assessments. Total Maximum marks allotted for each subjectsfor all types of evaluation in one semester will be 100.
5. Hence for both Semester the total maximum marks will be 200 to be converted thereafter into percentages.
6. Both the Summative tests will be pen / pencil and paper tests at the end of each semester.
7. Out of two Formative tests in each semester one will be pen/pencil and paper test whereas the second one will comprise of two activities for classes III to V and for Classes VI to VIII, one written (Projects, assignments, portfolio, group work, Class work, Home work, competition, etc) and one oral (quiz, declaration, recitation, dialogues, role play, debate, etc)
8. Formative tests and re-tests will be conducted (anytime and for any number of students at a time) by the subjects teachers when the students are ready for it as it is for the purpose of diagnosis, remediation and improvement.
9. Formative tests will be generally based on the core competencies and minimum level of learning so that every child acquires in a particular class the minimum required number of competencies for promotion to the next class.
10. Reporting will be done by allotting grades on a five point Scale.
CANTEEN POLICY OF DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL, PANJIM
The canteen is an integral part of the school's educational programme. It reinforces healthy lifestyle values being taught in the classroom by providing healthy, nutritious and reasonably priced food.
1. Encourage the development of good eating habits.
2. Provide a healthy variety of food and drinks.
3. Support classroom teaching on nutrition and health.
4. Demonstrate high standards of food safety and hygiene.
5. Demonstrate environmental consciousness and care.
6. Make available nutritious food at an affordable price.
1. Only nutritious and healthy food and drink items will be made available in the school canteen. The school could consult a paediatric dietician to determine the items that may be made available to the students in the canteen.
2. Sale of Junk Food' (foods containing little or no proteins, vitamins or minerals, but which are rich in salt, sugar, fats and are high in calories) is restricted in the school canteen. Examples of junk food are: chips, fried packaged foods, deep fried foods. carbonated beverages, sugar sweetened non-carbonated beverages, instant noodles, potato fries, burgers, confectionery items such as chocolates, candies and gums.
3. A high standard of hygienic conditions are to be maintained in the canteen with regard to food preparation, storage and serving
4. Environmental norms are to be strictly enforced such as a complete ban on the use of plastic or Styrofoam (thermocol) cups, plates etc. Proper waste segregation and disposal systems are to be followed in the canteen area.
5. The items sold in the canteen are to be reasonably priced so as to be affordable to all students. This policy is to be made known to the students, staff and parents. The school's Administrator is responsible for its implementation and regular monitoring. He will periodically report to the school's Manager and Principal on the same.
The benefits provided to the Sports persons by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Goa is a follows
SPORTS MERIT MARKS TABLE APPLICABLE TO STUDENTS FROM STD V TO STD X
|Sr. No.||Level of Competition||Marks entitled for Participation||Additional marks for securing medals/place|
1. The above table is on the cumulative method basis.
2. However,all the 4 stages in the table viz,1.Participation 2. Securing a Gold Medal 3. Securing a Silver Medal and, 4. Securing a Bronze Medal by any sportsperson (student) are independent of each other.
3. For example, if a student participates at the Taluka level and secures a Gold Medal, he/she will get only 07 marks meant for the gold medal and will not get the 02 marks meant for participation. Thus, sportsperson (student) who is just participating and not winning any medal will have the benefit of cumulative system of securing marks meant for participation only.
4. A student who is extremely good at sports and has been a Gold medalist at every stage of participation can secure as many as 107 Sports Merit Marks meant for Gold Medal at 6 stages of participation from Taluka Level to International Level.
5. Students participating in any private tournament organised by SAG/Association/Nationals should get their certificate from SAG to claim the sports merit marks.
1. Promotion of students from one standard to another will be made as laid down by the Directorate of Education.
2. a) Prompt checking of the remarks and school reports is the responsibility of the parents/ guardians.
b) All promotions & detentions for Std IX are decided only after careful consideration of all aspects of the pupil's progress. Hence the decision of the Principal in this regard is final and binding.
3. Parents are earnestly requested to play their part by ensuring that their children are punctual and regular in attendance, that they dutifully prepare the lessons specified in the student's handbook. They are exhorted to contact the Principal at regular intervals, specially after the marks of the first examination are known to ensure systematic progress of their children. They are further urged to encourage reading of books taken from the school library. Without the maximum co operation of the parents, the work of the school will be greatly hampered.
4. In case of SSC Examination, the Application Forms may be filled up and fees may be received in advance for convenience only and the school authorities reserve the right to withdraw the said form if the conduct and/ or attendance of the pupil is not found satisfactory.
The School Management reserves the right to add, to alter or amend any of the Rules in this handbook and the same will be binding on the parents and the pupils.
THIRD LANGUAGE / OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
Attention of students of Std. VII is drawn to the optional subjects/ languages offered by this institution. Parents are requested to convey the option of their son /ward and their consent for the same to the Principal before the 10th of March each year, these optional subjects will have to be maintained forStd.VIII, IX & X.
A) Third Language
(One of the following is compulsory)
(I) Konkani (II) French
(Konkani is compulsory for Stds. V, VI & VII)
The continuance of French / Portuguese cannot be guaranteed by the school authorities
B) OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
Choice has to be made between:-
1. a) Technical Subjects/Work Experience
2. b) Scouting / Junior Red Cross / N.C.C.
C) Every N.C.C Cadet should
a) Compulsorily attend 25 parades in a year (2:15 to 6:15pm)
b) Compulsorily attend the Annual Training Camp to qualify for ‘A’ certificate examination in the second year.
c) Appear for the ‘A’ certificate examination to obtain grades for the S.S.C. examination.
1. Negative remarks entered on the conduct & application page by the teachers in this handbook should be followed up seriously by the Parent/Guardian.
2. Any student, earning three negative remarks, in a given subject, will report to the Supervisor to guarantee IMPROVEMENT.
3. Three remarks (Conduct) will lead to 3-5 days of counseling and guidance by the parents, at home. The student will be seriously warned about a review of his continuance in school.
4. Any student receiving five remarks (Conduct) will be asked to leave the institution in the interest of the other students.
In the School
1. Every student has to pay a sum of Rs. 30 as a Caution Fee which will be refunded when the student leaves the school.
2. Students are not allowed to bring any book to the library except a pencil and the library journal.
3. Every student has to sign the register and enter the title of the book, accession number etc. after the book has been issued. He is responsible for the return of the book.
4. Perfect silence and order must be maintained in the library.
5. Students must handle the books carefully. Any damage done will have to be made good.
6. Books lost shall have to be paid for.
7. The library will remain closed during examinations.
Books for home reading
8. Only one book will be issued at a time and on the days appointed for each class.
9. Students shall write the date and the accession number of the book distinctly on the page reserved for the purpose in the Handbook.
10. Students are advised to examine the books carefully before leaving the library.They must report to the Librarian if they find the book damaged, otherwise they may be held responsible for it.
11. Library books are issued for a period of 7 days only. Continued possession shall cost a nominal fine.
12. Students must return the library books and cards 10 days before each of the examinations. Those who do not return the books and cards will not be allowed to answer the examinations.