CORONA VIRUS AWARENESS PROGRAMME 10th FEBRUARY 2020
DBSOE INTER SCHOOL CRICKET TOURNAMENT
For the first time in the history of Don Bosco School of Excellence, Egmore an Inter school Cricket Tournament for the under 12 category was organized. Eight prominent Chennai schools had participated in this prestigious tournament. Mr. Sridaran Sharath, Former Ranji Trophy player, was the Chief Guest for the inauguration and Mr.U.S. Kumar Former Ranji Trophy winner was the chief guest for the Valedictory function. The final match was held on 1st March 2020 and it was played under flood lights. The two teams which clashed in the finals were Sir Mutha Senior Secondary School and P.S.B.B. Senior Secondary School. It was a high-octane match and P.S.B.B. emerged as the winners. It was a real treat for the students, teachers and parents who gathered as spectators to cheer the players.
Students of classes VI, VII and VIII were taken to Sathyam Grand Resorts on 6th February 2020 . While students of LKG and UKG went to VGP Theme Park, Stds I and II went to MGM Theme Park and students of III , IV and V went to Dakshinchithra on 7th February 2020. The students had an enjoyable day with their friends.
FEAST OF ST.JOHN BOSCO
A Holy mass was celebrated on 31st January to commemorate the Feast of St.John Bosco our father and founder. Rev.Fr.K.M.Jose, Provincial of the Chennai Province celebrated the holy mass along with the other priests of the community.
REV.FR.BRITTO’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – 30th JANUARY
Rev.Fr.John Britto, Administrator’s Birthday was celebrated on 30 th January 2020 in the DB Auditorium.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
Republic Day was celebrated this year by going the green way. RJ Munna from Radio City joined the celebration with an initiative of introducing Indian National flags from seed paper. A few student representatives planted the seed paper during the celebration. While the other students promised to plant their Indian National Flags and promote a greener environment.
AWARDED ‘ EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD’ – Healthy and Fit State Level Drawing Competition
We are glad to receive an award on 8th February 2020 for ‘ Excellence in Performance ‘ by the National Youth Council of India intended for outstanding performance and lasting contributions towards the HEALTHY & FIT State Level Drawing Competition to create awareness on ‘Fit India Movement’. The award was received from the Hon’ble Governor of Telangana Dr.Tamilisai Soundrarajan. Hearty Congratulations to the winners, teachers and parents.
CBSE CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON ‘HAPPY CLASSROOM’
CBSE Capacity Building Programme on ‘ Happy Classroom’ was held on 25th January 2020 in the Annai Velankanni Hall. Ms.Sapna Sankhla, Senior Principal of a CBSE group of Educational Institution, Chennai was the resource person sent from the CBSE Centre of Excellence.
JUNIOR SPORTS DAY
Junior Sports Day for students of LKG – Std II was held on 24th January 2020 in the DB Excellence premises, Egmore. Rev.Fr.Prasad Ignatius , Administrator- Properties , Archdiocese of Madras was the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honour was Dr.Sajan K. Hegde, Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals and Ms.A.P.Nethra, International Roller Skating Champion and Equestrian Athlete. The tiny tots displayed their amazing talents by taking part in the track events, march past , class games and drill. Their enthusiasm was definitely a treat for their parents and audience.
Pongal was celebrated in the school on 13th and 14th January 2020 . The Celebration started with a Tamil Debate on 13th January involving parents, teachers and students. The debate moderator was Mr.Rajavel Nagarajan, famously called as Love Guru from Radio City FM. Traditional Pongal celebrations were held on 14th January , followed by the sumptuous food festival. It was indeed an astounding day to cherish.
KHADI WEARING DAY
To celebrate Khadi Wearing Day, an initiative by CBSE, students were asked to come dressed in Khadi clothes on 13thJanuary 2020. Creating an awareness among the younger generation about the weavers and their contribution during the harvest festival was the main idea behind this initiative.
PICNIC FOR PARENTS
Parents were taken for a one day picnic to Farm Guru , Redhills on 11th January 2020. Many activites and games like ploughing, sowing, tug of war etc were arranged for the parents . Typical village food , preparation of Pongal, Parrot astrology , Mehendi etc were a few interesting highlights of the day. The parents along with their children had a wonderful day in the authentic village atmosphere.
SPINE HEALTH SCREENING CAMP
A Spine Health Screening Camp was held on 10th January 2020 in the Annai Velankanni Hall for students of Stds III – XI. Dr.Keyur K Akbari and Dr. Sasi Dharan from the Apollo Institute of Spine Surgery conducted the screening.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR STUDENTS
Christmas Celebration for students was held on 20th December in the DB Auditorium. Santa Claus accompanied by his elves stole the show and brought in the joy of Christmas. An Inter Class Carol Competition was conducted for classes VI,VII,VIII and XI. Class VII – B won the Carol Competition and was titled as ‘DB Holly Jolly 2019’.
DB RENAISSANCE 2019
DB Renaissance is an event that showcases the innovative Art , Craft and Science projects done by the students . It was held on 20th December 2019 in the Annai Velankanni Hall. The artistic work of the students truly captivated the attention of everyone.
Charity Day was held on 19th and 20th December 2019. Students spread the season of Christmas with the children in the neighboring Government schools by giving them gifts.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP – STD X
The students of class 10 were taken for an educational trip to Grammathil Oru Naal on 14th December 2019. The students enjoyed themselves by truly experiencing the life in a village, playing various games and enjoying the traditional village food.
NATIONAL MATH DAY
National Math Day was celebrated on 18th December, to mark the birthday of Sir Srinivasa Ramanujan – India’s greatest Mathematician. Ms.Sheela Shankar ,Head of Customer Engagement Unit for HeyMath was the guest for this programme. Students perfomed various acts showcasing the fact that Mathematics is not a dull and boring subject .The message conveyed by the students was ‘ Mathematics not only increases their analytical skills , but also has immense applications in their day to day lives’.>
ORANGE DAY CELEBRATION
The tiny tots of LKG celebrated Orange Day with a lot of zest on 6th December 2019. A short assembly was held in the Annai Velankanni Hall , followed by a number of creative activities for the students. Children not only came dressed in shades of the vibrant colour orange they also brought snacks and food related to the colour orange and shared it among themselves.
DB CHRISOL 2019
A Choir of 16 students from the senior kindergarden participated in the Inter School Carol Competition ‘DB CHRISOL 2019’ conducted by Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School on 5th December 2019. Our little nightingales brought laurels to the school by winning the second place among 14 schools.
PARENTS’ DAY – Stds I – XI
Parents’ Day was held on 30th November in the DB Auditorium at 4:30 pm. Dr.S.Raja Samuel, Principal, Madras School of Social Work was the Chief Guest for this event. He addressed the students and also awarded the prize winners and toppers . Students entertained the audience with a variety of programmes like dance, singing, pantomime and sound of music – musical play.
SESSION ON BANKING
In order to create an awareness among the young generation , Don Bosco School of Excellence in collaboration with Axis Bank, organised a session on ‘ Safe Banking Practices ’ on 6th December 2019. Mr.L.Harikumar, Senior Vice President and Circle Head Chennai (Axis Bank) provided an informative lecture to the students of classes IX and XI about digital frauds ,cyber bullying, identity theft ,shoulder surfing etc.
SESSION ON PERSONAL HYGIENE
A session on Personal Hygiene was conducted for the students of classes VI , VII and VIII on 4th December 2019 . Dr.Ellakiya and Dr.Swetha were the resource persons for this session.
SESSION ON HAND AND DENTAL HYGIENE
A session on Hand and Dental Hygiene was conducted for the primary students on 18th November 2019 in the DB Auditorium. Dr.Sharanya, Apollo White Dental and Ms.Sheena, a Nursing officer from Apollo Shine were the resource persons for this session.
SESSION ON HOW TO HANDLE EXAM STRESS
A session on ‘How to handle exam stress’ was organised for classes IX , X and XI on 25th October 2019. Ms.Usha Krishnamurthy , a counselor from Apollo Shine Foundation discussed about topics like procrastination, importance of sleep , developing good eating habits ,exercising and preparing a routine. It was a very helpful session for the students .
DB MAMA ‘N’ PAPA FIESTA & KIDS MELA
The DB Mama ‘n’ Papa Fiesta and Kids Mela was held on 16th November 2019 in the DB Auditorium. Both teachers and parents entertained the students with their various performances like dance, singing, fashion show etc. Category 1 :- Parents of LKG to Std II emerged as the overall champions of this years DB Fiesta. This event was indeed a double delight for the students.
INAUGURATION AND BLESSING OF THE KG KIDZ PARK
The KG Kidz park was inaugurated on 14th November 2019. Rev.Fr.Gregory Devarajan, Rector & Correspondent , Rev.Fr.John Britto , Administrator along with Master.Jeremiah Nathan Jacob ,SPL and Diya Anna John, ASPL of the KG section inaugurated the park. Parents from the KG section were present for this event .
REV.FR.RECTOR’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Rev. Fr. Gregory Devarajan our Rector & Correspondent ‘s Birthday was celebrated on 14th November 2019 during the assembly.
PARENT’S RETREAT – ‘ GOD IS FOR US ‘
The Annual Retreat for Christian and Catholic parents was conducted on 8th November 2019 at 5:00 pm in the DB Auditorium. Brother. Babu Panackal from Divine Retreat Center along with his musical team ‘ Faithfully Yours’ led the parents through this spiritual jouney.
STUDENTS RETREAT – ‘ GOD IS FOR US ‘
The Annual Retreat for Christian and Catholic students was conducted on 8th November 2019 in the DB Auditorium. Brother. Babu Panackal from Divine Retreat Center along with his musical team ‘ Faithfully Yours’ led the students through this spiritual jouney.
Honoured as ‘BEST SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2019 – 20’
It gives us immense pleasure to announce to you that our school has been honoured as ‘BEST SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2019-20‘ by School of Educators Global Education Awards 2019.
VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK – 2nd November
Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in our school from 28th October to 2nd November 2019. Rtn Babu Krishnamoorthy , Rotary Club of Madras East was the Guest Speaker.
WIMUN 2019 – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (Oct 28 – Nov 2)
19 Students accompanied by the Principal and two staff participated in WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the world’s most accurate simulation of the United Nations. Geneva the city surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, is the UN’s second seat, being home to the UN Human Rights Council, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization. Students had a life time opportunity to visit the United Nations Human Rights Council & Assembly Hall of World Health Assembly. Apart from their training session and committee session they also visited places like : CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research , Maison Cailler chocolate factory and Lake Geneva – a crescent-shaped lake shared between France and Switzerland. This trip was definitely an enlightening and pleasing one.
DENGUE AWARERNESS PROGRAMME
Don Bosco School of Excellence, Egmore in collaboration with Apollo Shine Foundation conducted a Dengue Awareness Programme for the students of classes VI – VIII on 23rd October 2019. Dr.Anand Jayakumar from Apollo Shine Foundation was the resource person of the day. He briefed the students about the causative agent, mode of transmission , symtoms and treatment of Dengue. He also instructed the students about the precautionary methods to be taken to prevent Dengue.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY – SCOUTS, GUIDES, CUBS & BULBULS
The Investiture Ceremony of Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls was held on 22nd October 2019 in the DB Auditorium. Rev.Fr.Thomas , District Chief Commisioner of Don Bosco District was the Chief Guest.
Prize Distribution – 9th October
Master S.Sanjith Pranav of Std XI secured the first place in the South Zone Boxing Championship conducted by CBSE on 24th September – 29 th September.
Ms.Sheryl Christina Sweetie was awarded for being a part of the Indian Classical Marathon , an unbeatable world record organised by Eventz India Master Ronak, Master Arhaam and Master Saad bagged the first place in the event Pradarshan in Roboveda’19
Educational Trip – Std IX – 3rd October
Students of Std IX were taken for an educational trip to Vagamon, Kerala from 3rd – 6th October 2019 .
Pranic Healing session – 25th September
‘Pranic Healing is a revolutionary and comprehensive system of natural healing techniques that uses prana to treat illness’. A session on ‘Pranic Healing’ was conducted by Dr.Chitra (MMC) and her team for our teachers on 25th September. They explained about the importance of life force and super brain yoga. Few exercises were taught to the teachers before and after meditation to release negative and excess energies.
STAFF PICNIC – 26th Sept
The Staff were taken for a picnic to Mysore and Coorg from 26th September -29th September.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP – STD XI
Students of Std XI were taken for an Educational trip to Mysore and Coorg between 19th Sept and 22nd Sept.
Visitation by Regional Superior – 14th Sept
14th September was a blessed day for the students and the staff of DB Egmore, as the Regional Superior Rev.Fr.Maria Arokiam Kanaga visited the school and blessed Don Bosco’s statue in Bosco block. A special assembly was conducted by students of class IX and X. Father entertained the students with his humorous speech and the three W’s, was well received by the students. To end the occasion he planted a sapling and left a mark of his visit in our campus.
Teacher’s Day Celebration – 5th Sept
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY 2019
The Annual Sports Day for students of Stds III – VIII was conducted on 31st August 2019 in the Don Bosco Matriculation School premises. The Chief Guest was Tmt.S.Lakshmi, IPS, Deputy Commisioner of Police , Chennai (West). Guest of Honors were Ms.Pranamya Rao, International Roller Skating Champion and Mr.D.Prathab , Junior Mr.Asia, Mr.World (Bronze Medal). Bosco House emerged as Overall champions and Rua won the runners up.
ANTI BULLYING CAMPAIGN – 19th AUGUST
An awareness programme was organised for the students of classes III to XI on 19th August in the DB Auditorium. The key speakers Mrs.Apsy Joyson and Mrs. Rachel Victor addressed the students about bullying and its effects on young minds.
FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF MOTHER MARY – 15th AUGUST
A Holy Mass was celebrated to commemorate the Feast of Assumption of Mother Mary and Vocation Day. Priests from Kavarapettai presided over and celebrated the Holy Mass.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – 15th AUGUST
Our nation’s 73rd Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August 2019. The Chief Guest of the day Mr.Jasudoss Charles Stanley hoisted the National Flag and addressed the students . The cultural events performed by students added more colour to the day’s festivity.
BOSCO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – 2019
KG FANCY DRESS COMPETITION – 5th AUGUST
The final round of the KG Fancy Dress Competition was held on 5th August 2019. The themes for the students of LKG was ‘ World Leaders ’ whereas UKG students dressed themselves up as Modern day gadgets and Technology. The Kids dressed up elegantly and performed confidently.
VAN MAHOTSAV WEEK – 1st AUGUST
Van Mahotsav Day was celebrated on 1st August by the students of classes I to V . Students of Std I and II germinated seeds in small pots whereas Students of III, IV and V involved themselves in making paper bags.
KG YELLOW DAY – 26th JULY
THE TINY TOTS OF LKG CELEBRATED YELLOW DAY ON 26th JULY 2019. THEIR CLASSROOMS WERE DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY AND THE STUDENTS WERE ALL DRESSED IN YELLOW OUTFITS.
DB MINERVA ‘2019 – Inter House Culturals
Don Bosco School of Excellence, Egmore celebrated DB MINERVA 2019 on 29th and 30th July in the DB Auditorium. The four houses Bosco,Savio, Rua and Thomas battled themselves out in various competitions like Music,Dancing, Speaking, Art, Craft, Entertainment , Photography and Quiz. Celebrity Guests like Mr.Dhamu, Mr.Srinath, Mr.Mime Gopi, Mr.Prajan, Ms.Priyadarshini, Mr.B.V.Ramanan, Ms.Ramya Duraisamy, Mr.Shakthi and Mr.Kavithran were present for this event. Both guests and parents witnessed the amazing talents of our blooming buds. Bosco House emerged as the overall champions of DB MINERVA 2019.
LEARNING SCIENCE CAN BE FUN – 17th JULY
Science Experiments with Mr.Anoop Jaiswal
GOOD SAMARITANS OF THE DAY – 24th July
GOOD SAMARITANS OF THE DAY – 22nd July
GOOD SAMARITANS OF THE DAY – 19th July
SEMINAR ON WATER CONSERVATION AND RAINWATER HARVESTING – 16th JULY
Don Bosco School of Excellence , Egmore in coordination with Chennai Metropolitan Water supply and Sewage Board conducted ” Jal Shakthi Abhiyan Programme” – a programme on water conservation and rainwater harvesting on 16th July 2019. Competitions like essay writing, painting, slogan writing were held for the students. Students also went for a rally to create an awareness.
BLESSING OF COMMUNITY FRIDGE – 15th JULY
KAMARAJAR’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – 15th JULY
INVESTITURE CEREMONY – 29th JUNE
PARENT’S ANIMATION PROGRAMME – 22nd JUNE
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – 21st JUNE
SCHOOL REOPENS FOR LKG STUDENTS – 12th JUNE
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Adhyayan School Review
The Adhyayan School review team had come to our campus to conduct an evaluation of the school . It was a four day review that was held from 11th – 14th February 2019. Don Bosco School of Excellence had been awarded an ‘A’ Grade by the team .
Visit to Shrine of Our Lady of Velankanni and St.Antony’s church, Palavakkam
Students of class 10 were taken on a pilgrimage in view of their board exams to the shrine of Our Lady of Velankanni and St.Antony’s church, Palavakkam to seek the blessings of the almighty to give them wisdom and knowledge to take up their board exams with confidence. Special prayers were offered by the parish priests of Our Lady of Velankanni and St.Antony’s church and the students were also blessed by them.
Visit by IAS Officer Mir Mohammed Ali, District Collector of Kannur.
IAS Officer Mir Mohammed Ali, District Collector of Kannur visited our school on 7th February . He addressed our students.M/p>
Republic Day Celebration
The 70th Republic Day of our nation was celebrated on 26th January in the school . Rev.Fr. Gregory Devarajan, Rector and Correspondent hoisted the National Flag and addressed the gathering.
DOBODA SEASON – 7
DOBODA Season 7 was held on 26th January 2019 in the DB Auditorium . This event was held to raise funds for the tribal students of Javadi Hills . The Guest for the event was actor Mime Gopinath. The event included the DB Carnival and Dance Shows that were perfomed by students and instructors.
FEAST OF ST.JOHN BOSCO
A Holy Mass was celebrated on 31st December 2019 in the DB Auditorium in view of the Feast of our Founder St. John Bosco.
Winners of Badminton Doubles Match – Fr.J P Mallon & Fr. Stephen Bernard Memorial Tournament
GOOD SAMARITAN DAY
Good Samaritan Day was celebrated on 21st December 2018. A Mime show was staged in the DB Auditorium at 1:30pm to raise funds for the needy . More than 150 DB Excellence students and Mime Professionals from G Mime Studio performed on the theme MAA – Mother Above All. Our beneficiaries included Rural Youth, HIV and Cancer patients, Old Age Homes and Leprosy patients.
The Harvest Festival ‘Pongal’ was celebrated in our campus on 11th January 2019 during the morning assembly. Students came in traditional wear which added more colour to the celebration . It was indeed a vibrant day.
ACHIEVEMENT BY MASTER R. NEELANAND
Master R. Neelanad has won the National and International Sailing Championships.He has also been felicitated by the Principal Secretary(Sports), Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR STUDENTS
Christmas celebrations for students was held on 21st December 2018 in the DB Auditorium
13th NATIONAL BOSCOREE
18 Scouts and 6 Guides participated in the 13th NATIONAL BOSCOREE held from 30th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019 in Nashik, Maharashtra. Our students excelled in 14 competitions held and bagged 11 Gold and 3 Silver Medals.
DB RENAISSANCE 2018
EDUCATIONAL TRIP – Stds VI – VIII
Students of Stds VI – VIII were taken on an Educational Trip to INDIA SHELL MUSEUM, NASSA MUSEUM & MAHABALIPURAMon 14th December 2018.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP – Stds III – V
Students of Stds III – V were taken on an Educational Trip to Farm Guru on 14th December 2018.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP – KG STUDENTS
The Kinder Garten students were taken on an Educational Trip to MGM Dizee World on 14th December 2018.
BLESSING OF BOSCO BLOCK
The blessing of “Bosco Block” was held on 8th December 2018. Rev. Fr. K.M.Jose, Provincial of Chennai Province, Rev. Fr. P. Don Bosco , Vice -Provincial and Rev. Fr. P.Xavier Packiam, Economer along with the Salesian Community led the gathering for the blessing.
FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MOTHER MARY
A Holy Mass was celebrated on 8th December in the DB Auditorium to commemorate the Feast of Immaculate Conception of Mother Mary.
Our Students V . Navin Rasar of Std VIII – B and J.Ashley Dylan of Std VIII – A, participated in the 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi Quiz Competition in divisional level and secured the 1st place. They were awarded certificates during the Philatelic Workshop which was conducted to brief the students about the various initiatives for the School Children by Department of Post in the DB Auditorium on 5th December 2018.
DB CHRISOL 2018
Dressed in red and white our tiny tots of the KG section performed in the DB Chrisol which was held on 6th January in the DB Auditorium. Their performance truly entertained the parents and audience.