John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 16 August 1815 – 31 January 1888), popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System. A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Saint Francis de Sales, Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesians of Don Bosco, based in Turin. Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls.
In 1876 Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Association of Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor. In 1875 he began to publish the Salesian Bulletin. The Bulletin has remained in continuous publication, and is currently published in 50 different editions and 30 languages
Bosco established a network of organizations and centres to carry on his work. Following his posthumous beatification in 1929, he was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.
The Mannuthy Don Bosco Bhavan Society was established on 19th June 1973. From then on the Society carried out various activities. In June 1995 the Society started Don Bosco L.P School with the state syllabus. The school began in the junior seminary building with 114 LKG students divided into two sections. From the following year onwards classes were added progressively from the LKG to Std IV. Currently the school has two divisions each from the LKG to Std IV.
Don Bosco Lower Primary School received the Recognition from the Government of Kerala on 20th February 2004. The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions granted Don Bosco L P School, the status of a Minority Institution on 17th March 2008.Today the school has 712 students, 19 members on the Teaching Staff and 3 on the Non-Teaching Staff.
Apart from the academic programmes, the school regularly organizes various cultural, literary and sports events for the all round development of the students. There are several clubs functioning in the school to enable the students to develop their talents.
The Annual day of the School is organized with great pomp and pageantry. The Annual Excursions to various places of cultural importance and natural beauty are very much looked forward to by the students.
Our students take part in various Inter school competitions and excel in them. The school has a good infrastructure with smart class facilities in every class room. The school can also boast of a well-furnished computer lab.
Our School is blessed with a very active PTA that supports and encourages the various activities of the school. Further, opportunities are provided at regular intervals for interaction between the Teachers and the Parents for good follow up of the students. The cordial relationship that exists between the Management, Staff, Parents and Students is definitely an asset contributing to the successful running of the school.
The total development of young students, in academic excellence, as well as in the acquisition of social consciousness of rights and responsibilities, integrating spiritual, ethical, cultural and political values, following the educative system of Don Bosco, based on reason religion and loving kindness, and in collaboration with the educators, parents and people of good will. Indeed, Don Bosco School stands for the integral development of the student, that is, to help to develop the student's Spirit, Mind and Body.
Spirit: To bring out the best in the student by fostering a loving relationship with God, self and neighbour.
Mind: To foster creativity and responsible use of one's gifts and co-responsibility for a better world
Body: Physical fitness through sports, games and healthy living.
We, the Salesians of Don Bosco, inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus and fundamental human values, following the educative system of Don Bosco, commit ourselves to the creation of an educated, ethical, and prosperous society where equality, freedom and fraternity reign, by imparting to young students an education that promotes integral human development.
“Virtue and Learning”
The School Emblem consists of a pair of olive branches in the form of a crown with a star at the top and the school motto at the bottom. The crown is placed around the school’s name Don Bosco. It represents the vision of the school, to develop in the young students good values along with academic excellence, in the footsteps of Don Bosco, our founder.
Don Bosco Central School is run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, of the Province of Bangalore. We follow the Preventive system of St. John Bosco, our founder. The Preventive system is based on reason, religion and above all loving kindness. It brings together educators and youngsters in a family experience of trust and dialogue. Our School is a Catholic Minority School with all the privileges that accrue from it. It is recognized by the Kerala Education Department.
Rector and Manager:
Fr. Mathew Kapplikunnel SDB
Vice Rector and Principal-ICSE:
Fr. C.M. Joseph Cherukunnel SDB
Administrator and Incharge-LP:
Fr. Joby Sebastian SDB
Fr. Geo Kalladanthiyil SDB
Dean of Studies-DB Bhavan:
Fr. Biju Kalapurayil SDB
Don Bosco L. P. School
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