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Prospectus

GENERAL INFORMATION

Schools of Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco

Run by: Daughters of Mary Help of Christians(FMA)

Founded by: St. John Bosco & St. Mary Mazzarello

In the year: 1872

In: Italy

Numbering: More than 15000 Sisters

Working in: 90 Nations in 5 Continents

Guided by an

Educational & Spiritual Method Known as :

PREVENTIVE SYSTEM which means :-


A constant search for values which promotes one’s personal growth and contributes to the development of one’s human and civil culture;
The authentic experience of God, lived with simplicity and translated into a communal rapport with one’s brethren;
The kindness that strengthens the bond of friendship, builds up the family spirit and creates solidarity;
Accepting Mary the Model Woman as teacher and mother who helps, guides, protects and teaches self-giving for the service of others.

The Sisters involve themselves in various forms of apostolic presences such as the oratory youth centers, catechetical apostolate, schools, street children, boarding houses, students centers and technology centers, and in many other various forms of human- social promotion such as medical-dental and livelihood programs.



Auxilium Convent School, Dum Dum is an English-medium School established in 1960. It is owned by the Salesian Sisters of Kolkata, a registered body under the Societies of West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961. It is a Catholic Educational Institution run by the Salesian Sisters. It is a minority School recognized by the Education Department of West Bengal for both the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC).

THE AIM OF OUR SCHOOL

To educate in a family atmosphere :
Intellectually enlightened
Spiritually profound
Emotionally balanced
Socially committed and
Morally responsible

Young women who can play a competent, critical and creative role in the Church and Society for a better humanity.

I. GENERAL RULES OF THE SCHOOL

1.To acquire greater facility in the study of English, only English should be spoken in the School premises.

2.Irregular attendance, habitual want of application, insubordination, any kind cheating or serious misconduct in the School and even outside the School premises or any habit or behaviour damaging the image or the good name of the School will be sufficient reason for the dismissal of a pupil.

3.Each student must have a copy of the School Calendar.This must be brought to School daily.

4.Parcels and letters addressed to the students are subject to inspection before handing them over to the student.

5.Students are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings. Ornaments, jewellery and costly articles of any kind are not allowed in School. Money should not be lent or borrowed or articles exchanged. The School is not responsible for the loss of goods or money.

6.Care must be taken of the School property. The students must notwrite, scratch or spoil the furniture, or in any way damage what is provided for the use. Any damage done to the School property must be made good by the student concerned. Wilful damage of the School property will leadto dismissal.

7.Students are forbidden to give their teachers individual or collective presents. Students are forbidden to give birthday gifts to one another. Collection for any purpose whatsoever requires the Principal’s sanction.

8.Students are forbidden to bring crackers, explosive and other dangerous material to School.

9.Every child attending the School, is obliged to take part in all the extra-curricular activities of the School as part of their civic training and no one will be excused except for valid reason. No pupil will abstain from physical exercise without a doctor’s certificate and an application from the parents.

10. Students are to address the Sisters, teachers and all members of the staff with due respect and politeness. Ontheir way to and from School they must behave in a ladylike manner.

11.No child is allowed to leave the School premises except on the strength of a letter of authorization and the Identity Card from the parent / guardian.

12.Parents / guardians are responsible for the transport arrangement of their wards. They should see that their children reach well in time for the School before the commencement of the Assembly. In case the buses fail to bring the children to School due to unavoidable reasons, the parents are requested to make alternative arrangement to reach their wards in time to School.

13.Certificates, concession forms, attested copies etc. will be issued not before five days after the application has been submitted. No certificate of any kind will be issued, except on the strength of a written application from the parents / guardians.

14.Any unscheduled holiday may be made good by the School without prior intimation to parents / guardians.

15.Late arrival to School is a breach of discipline. Students who come late to School habitually will not be granted attendance & may be sent back home.

16.The School declines all responsibility, if through failure to produce a letter for reason of absence or delay, a student is obliged to return home during School hours.

17.Daily requirements and tiffin have to be brought to the School by the students. No items will be accepted at the School counter or gate.

18.No mobiles, video games, tape recorders, cameras, books, periodicals, newspapers or printed matter of an objectionable nature must be brought into the School. All books for private reading be submitted to the Sister- in-charge for approval.

19.Every precaution is taken to avoid accidents.If an accident occurs in School, first aid will be given. However, when hospitalization is necessary, it may be done even before the parents / guardians can be informed. Ordinarily the student will be sent to the hospital nearest to the School. Hospital expenses must be borne by the parent / guardian.

20.Though the School takes care of your ward / daughter while in School, the School cannot be held responsible for any self-inflicted or accidental mishap/injury, physical or otherwise that may befall on your daughter/ward.

21.Students are not allowed to enter class rooms other than their own.

22.In the absence of the teacher from the class-room, pupils are required to observe silence and obey the monitor of the class. While travelling by School bus, they are expected to follow the instructions of the Conductor and the Bus Captain.

23.Fines which may be deemed necessary to be imposed on the students, are only to improve or to enforce discipline.

24.Staying away from mandatory School functions, including Annual Day, Sports Day without prior permission will be considered a major discipline default.

25.Students are responsible to school authorities for their conduct not only in the School but also for their general behaviour outside. Any report or observed objectionable conduct outside the School on the part of the pupils will make them liable to disciplinary action. It is expected that through their good behaviour they must enhance the prestige of the School.

26.Applications made to the Principal or the School Office are to be done in a decent sheet of paper. Applications submitted to the Office or to the Principal inappropriately will not be considered.

27.After School hours, students are not permitted to go from School for group outings organized on their own or to their friends’ houses for birthday or any other celebrations.

28.Pupils must be encouraged to develop a spirit of generosity and gratitude. Hence they should be made to take an active part in ‘Charity Drives’ in aid of good causes.

29.Being a Catholic Institution, only Christian festivals are celebrated within the School Campus.

30.On Birthdays, students of Cl. Nursery – IV are allowed to wear coloured dresses. On this occasion, only distribution of sweets are permitted.


PRIVATE TUITION


1.It is the policy of the school, as a rule, to discourage private tuition. A student should be able to progress in her work as a result of good teaching.

2.Teachers are not allowed to undertake private tuitions which will in any way interfere with proper execution of their school duties, including preparation of lessons at home and correction of students’ assignments. In the ordinary course, private tuitions are not to be undertaken by the subject teacher concerned.


II.ADMISSIONS AND WITHDRAWALS

1.New admissions are made only to Nursery Class. Other admissions, if any, will depend on the availability of seats and the competence of the student at the admission test.

2.Admittance into the school premises is at the sole discretion of the school authorities who reserve to themselves the right to refuse admission, to anyone without assigning any reason whatsoever.

3.At the time of admission, the Original Birth Certificate from the municipality/corporation along with the photocopy should be produced. Catholic students must also produce a Baptism Certificate. The date of birth, once registered, will not be altered.

4.Guardians are asked to fill in the Admission Form with utmost accuracy. No subsequent changes will be permitted.

5.The School authorities will examine the new applicants and place them in the class they are found fit for.

6.Pupils coming from a recognized school are required to bring a leaving certificate from the school last attended and also the Mark Sheet of the last examination. Transfer Certificate from a school outside Kolkata must be countersigned by the Education Officer of the District concerned.

7New pupils must be introduced to the Principal by their parents or guardians, who will be responsible for their regularity, conduct and fees.

8.Before withdrawal of a student from the school, a month’s notice is to be given or a month’s fee in lieu of notice.

9.The Transfer Certificate will be given free of charge if taken immediately, otherwise a search fee Rs. 50/- will be charged. The Transfer Certificate will be issued only on receipt of application from the parents / Guardians and will be issued one week after submission of the application.

10.Any certificate / statement from the school will be issued against an application along with Rs. 25/-.

11.Any student failing in succession in the same class for failing twice in three consecutive years, will be asked to shift to another stream/ school as the student is not able to keep up to the demands of the school and a leaving certificate will be granted on request.

12.Students whose attendance is irregular, who do not pay their fees, who are habitually late or absent, dishonest or disobedient, whose conduct is injurious to the moral tone of the school or incompatible with strict discipline, may be dismissed.


III. ABSENCE AND LEAVE

1.No pupils should absent herself without obtaining leave previously, unless it is a sick leave.

2.Pupils must return after the holidays on the appointed date. In case of sickness, the School Authorities must be notified and a doctor’s certificate must be produced. Late comers are liable to lose their seats.

3.Leave must be obtained by a written application from Parents or Guardians in the prescribed ‘Leave Record’.

4.To be admitted to the class-room, those who have been absent must show their teacher their ‘Regularity Record’ duly signed by the Sister-in-charge.

5.Students who have been absent from class must have a valid reason for their absence briefly noted in their regularity record. Reasons of a private nature may be intimated by a letter. Birthday, marriage, excursion, urgent business are not sufficient reasons. Absence from the school in order to study is never allowed.

6.Those who return to school after absenting themselves without leave shall not enter the class without the sanction of the Principal and without a few lines from the parents on the ‘Absence Record’, stating the exact reasons for absence. The School disclaims all responsibility, if through failure to produce this, a pupil is obliged to return home during school hours.

7.No pupils should absent herself without obtaining leave previously except when it is sudden illness or unforeseen circumstances. Pupils absent due to illness for more than three days must first submit a Medical Certificate and later report to school with a Medical Certificate of fitness to resume classes.

8.Pupils must be present on the opening and closing days of each terms. (Summer, Puja & Winter Vacations).


IV. EXAMINATION AND PROMOTION

1.Promotion depends on the child’s performance through the year in the Tests and Terminal Examination and not merely on marks scored in the final examination.

2.Reports of Weekly Test and Terminal Examination are given in the Pupils Report Cards. Parents or Guardians should sign them regularly and follow the progress of their children.

3.Promotion is decided at the teachers’ meeting, hence results are final and cannot be reconsidered. The evaluation of answer scripts during the examination is within the jurisdiction of the school. No parents or outside persons have the right to check or scrutinize the answer script.

4.For students who are absent for the Tests and Terminal Examinations, no provision is made for supplementary tests.

5.For failed candidates there is no arrangement for ‘Re-examination’ or ‘Promotion on Trial’.

6.Answer papers of the Final Examinations will not under any circumstances be shown to the parents.

7.If a student remains absent for any examination without proper intimation from the parents in advance, a heavy penalty will be levied. It is obligatory for the parents to meet the Principal and inform the reason for the absence.

8.Any student found resorting to unfair means in any examination will be given a zero in the subject and will not be allowed to write the rest of the papers in that examination. Repetition of the same will result in dismissal. Any student who is found tampering with marks in the Progress Report and other school certificates will be asked to leave the school.

9.Students whose academic performance is indifferent or poor inspite of the effort by the school and / or whenever disciplinary profile is not satisfactory, will not be admitted to the Senior Secondary School Section of the school after the Secondary School Examination.

10.No pupils will be promoted to the next class or allowed to sit for the Pre-Board Examination if the attendance during the year is below 85%.


V.ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION :

1.a)Breach of any of the regulations of conduct at examinations or indiscipline in or outside the hall or the use of unfair means, even if discovered subsequently, will merit the cancellation of the particular paper and the student concerned will be awarded a zero and will be entered as a general remark in the Report Card.

And if such a misconduct is repeated, she will be debarred from the entire examination (all subjects) and may be dismissed from the school.

b)A student who has made arrangements to obtain unfair help in connection with the question papers from any persons or any agency the candidate is liable to have her result in the examination cancelled as a whole. Candidates who are detected giving or obtaining, or attempting to give or obtain, unfair assistance, or who are otherwise detected in any dishonesty whatsoever will be debarred from the examination.

2.Report must be collected on the stipulated day / date. Defaulters may be penalized through a fine and will not attend the School until her Report is collected.

3.Promotion will not be granted to students who obtain Grade Ein Value Education and SUPW.

Mode of Assessment

a)There will be Two terms for Classes I - XII. The continuous assessments, weekly tests, surprise tests, projects, assignments and assessments of Class works and Home works will form part of the overall total of 300 marks. Internal assessment for Moral Science will be based on “Conduct Record”.

b)Grade system will be followed from Classes I - VIII.

VI. RULES OF DISCIPLINE

1.Regularity and obedience will be exacted in class.

2.Politeness and courtesy of speech and conduct as well as cleanliness of dress and person will be inculcated and exacted.

3.No child suffering from a contagious or infectious disease shall be permitted to attend school.

4.Parents and Guardians cannot dictate to the school authorities, as the authorities have the right to say on what condition they will admit or retain the pupils in the Institution.

5.Being a Catholic Institution no disrespect will be permitted to be shown to articles and image of religion and worship proper to our Christian faith. No other external forms of religious worship will be allowed in the school premises.

6.Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, immorality, insubordination, bad conduct or sickness liable to be injurious to other students, contempt of authority, disrespect towards the staff, wilful damage of property justify dismissal. The Principal's decision is final in all cases of dismissal or withdrawal.

7.Parents and Guardians are requested to make proper arrangements to collect the students immediately after the school hours. Though proper care will be taken to ensure the safety of the children, the school cannot be held responsible if the student leaves the school Campus on her own accord.

8.Parents and guardians are not allowed to see their children or interview teachers during school hours. You are allowed to meet the teachers on Fridays after school hours (2.10 p.m. VI-XII and 2.40 p.m. I-V).

9.Attendance on the last day of the school before the vacation and on the first day after the vacation is compulsory. In case of sickness, the school authority must be notified on the first day of the re-opening and a doctor’s medical certificate must be produced. Late comers are liable to lose their seats and have to be re-admitted in case they intend to join.

10.Leave for religious ceremonies or special occasions must be obtained earlier. However, no consideration can be made for examinations and tests.

11.Students who remain absent from school without prior permission for 15 or more days continuous ly are liable to struck off their names from the Roll.

12.Late arrivals, which exceed five times, will lead to a : “parent call” and ten late arrivals may invoke suspension from the School.


VII. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

HOUSE SYSTEM

Aim :

To stimulate a keen sense of union among all pupils in School.

To stimulate a greater effort in sports, discipline and
co - curricular activities.

To develop a sense of belonging to the' school and consequently a good spirit.

To train in leadership and sense of responsibility.

To offer the pupils models whom they can imitate.

The cultural and co-curricular activities of the School are conducted through House System and Group System in accordance with the educational method of St. John Bosco.

The House System provides ample opportunity for an all round education and development of the students. There are Four Houses each having its own Colour, Patron and Motto and guided by the appointed Moderators.

HOUSEPATRON MOTTOFEAST DAY

GreenSt. Mary Mazzarello Joy 13th May

Blue Mother Mary Peace 8th December

Yellow Laura Vicuna Purity 22nd January

RedSt. John Bosco Love 31st January

Its main aim is to work in unity and collaboration in the exchange of ideas, opinions etc. for the integral growth of the child studying in this Institution.

Each House is guided by their own Captains and Vice-Captains respectively.

The House System is introduced from Class III upwards....


VIII. FEES

1.The school fees cover twelve calendar months and must be paid in six installments. No reduction is made for holidays or broken periods. Pupils are liable to be charged full fees as long as their names are officially on the rolls.

2.For School Fees, refer to the Fee Book. Pupils failing to pay fees for three consecutive months will be barred from sitting for examination and are liable to have their names struck off the rolls.

3.Fees are to be paid on fixed dates as shown in the fee book failing which a late fee of Rs. 50/- will be levied.

4.In case of holidays, adjustment will be made at the office counter.

5.Fees once paid are not refunded.

6.Fees for the holiday months of May, October and January must be paid in advance or as per fee book. All the dues must be paid before the Final Examination.

7.Pupils joining or leaving the school during any term will have to pay the tuition fee of the month and the annual fees. Absence from examination does not mean exemption from Examination fees.

8.Annual Fees and Examination Fees shall be paid at the time of admission or renewal of School Calendar.

9.There will be a very nominal yearly increase in the tuition fees that will take care of the yearly increment of the staff.

10.The school reserves the right to increase the fees at any time of the year if any increment is considered necessary.

IX. SCHOOL UNIFORMS

1.Every student must wear a clean and complete uniform daily.

2.Each pupil will have a uniform as follows:

White blouse, ACS monogram stitched on the pocket.

Navy-blue box pleated skirt.

Well polished black shoes and white socks.

White keds on P.T. days.

Wednesday - White box pleated Skirts, House TShirts & White Keds.

White ribbons (no coloured clips or hair bands are permitted)

Navy blue cardigan with V-neck front open for winter/Navy Blue Woolen Blazer (optional).

If a scarf or muffler is used, it should be Navy Blue.

3.No fancy watches, bangles or finger rings to be worn, growing of nails and using of nail polish is forbidden.

4.Students are strictly forbidden to wear gold ornaments, bring electronic gadgets, cell phones, digital watches and diaries, toys, calculators, video games, pen drives, DVD’s, CDs, portable audio and video devices and any mass storage devices. Students who bring any of the above items are liable to be penalized. It would mean confiscation of the unit, suspension for a period of one week. (Classes XI & XII are allowed to use a scientific calculator)

5.More than one pair of ear-stud is not permissible.

6.Students are required to wear decent clothes respecting their own modesty and that of others. The School reserves the right to ask a child to change if it finds the dress improper.

7.Colouring of the hair is strictly forbidden.

8.Mahendi is not, under any circumstances, permitted in the school.

9.Chewing gum, chewing pan and stylish haircuts are not permitted.

10.Hair style should be plain, no front fringes.

11.White aprons (coat) for Science practical (Classes XI & XII)

12.To ensure uniformity, the uniform must be obtained from the AUTHORISED SCHOOL TAILOR, NO OTHER SHADE OR PATTERN WILL BE PERMITTED.


X.VACATIONS

There are three Vacations during the year:

The Summer Vacation (May - June)

The Autumnal Vacation (September - October) The Winter Vacation (December - January)

These holidays may not be extended or anticipated. Saturdays are generally holidays except when a holiday falls on a School day.


XI. LIBRARY RULES

1.Strict silence is to be observed in the library.

2.When taking a book, if any defect is noticed, it should be brought to the notice of the teacher.

3.Books lost or damaged must be replaced by the borrower.

4.Students should not borrow School library books from one another.

5.Students are not allowed to keep any book borrowed from the library longer than one week without permission. A fine of Rs. 5/- will be charged if the books are not returned on time.

6.Before taking a new book, each student should return the old book and cross it in the Register.

7.Books must be returned before the holidays.


XII. REFERENCE LIBRARY

1.The reference library is a place for serious study. It is open to the students of Class IX, X, XI, XII who wish to increase their knowledge in any subject.

2.Students are allowed to take in only a pen and a note book. All other articles are to be left outside.

3.No books shall be taken out of the reference library.

4.No tracing or marking of any book is allowed as books may be damaged in the process. Any damage caused will have to be made good by the students concerned.

5.Books should be returned to the proper places.

6.Strict silence should be observed in the Reference Room.


XIII. COMPUTER CENTRE RULESUTER CENTRE RULES

1.The Computer room is a place of learning and serious work. For this "Silence" is a very necessary element. OBSERVE STRICT SILENCE.

2.Dust is the greatest enemy of the computer. Remove shoes before entering the room. Wear clean socks.

3.Take nothing into the computer room without the prior permission of the teacher. No pen drives or CDs are to be brought to the Computer Room.

4.The Computer is a complicated electronic instrument which is learned through instruction and operation. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE TEACHER CAREFULLY.

5.The Computer is a very delicate and expensive machine. Damages must be paid for by the students. REPORT IMMEDIATELY ANY KIND OF DEFECT OR DAMAGE SO THAT PROMPT ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AND THE MACHINE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT USER.


XIV. THE I.S.C. COURSE (CLASSES XI & XII)

1.The Course follows the I.C.S.E: Examination. It is a separate Course and admission to it is entirely restricted to students who have completed the I.C.S.E. Examination. Admission is granted at the discretion of the School Authorities. A new application letter is required for admission to this Course. The School provides with Humanities, Commerce and Science groups.

2.I.S.C. students must follow exactly the same pattern of discipline as the students of the rest of the School. They must wear the uniform, provide themselves with and bring daily to class the School Calendar and follow all the rules and instructions outlined in the prospectus given therein.

a)Only unmarried candidate will be allowed to continue the ISC Course.

b)Regularity in attendance and work in class IX & X as well as good character and involvement in co-curricular activities. More academic proficiency will not make the students eligible for admission to Class XI.

c)High performance in the Board Examination and' consistent academic performance in Class IX & X.

d)Failure to maintain the standard of conduct and discipline expected of senior students according to the express and traditional norms of the School will be sufficient reason for dismissal at any time.

e)Admission however, will be barred to those students, whose parents do not attend the Parent-Teacher Meetings or whose Report Card remain uncollected after the examinations; students who have been irregular in school, regularly defaulting in doing home work and projects and submitting it for correction. Conduct record of a student and her parents has a major role to play in her admission to ISC.

f)Since the seats are limited in class XI, those who fail to fulfil the eligibility norms cannot be considered for admission.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HEAD GIRL & THE PREFECTS

1.She should show exemplary behaviour with head held high, providing a shining example of leadership, trust, courtesy, love and goodness.

2.She should command the whole school in discipline at prayer assemblies every morning and at all school gatherings.

3.She should be constantly alert, observant and sensitive to the needs of the school and act promptly after consulting and getting orders from the Principal/
Vice-Principal.

4.She should ensure that the leaders carry out their duties in a responsible and impartial manner.

5.She should receive the visitors, the parents etc. during the school functions, activities and Inter-School Competitions.

6.She should play an active role in organizing Inter House and Inter-School activities.

7.She should bring to the notice of the teacher minor day to-day problems of the students like fights, misunderstanding, injuries, damage to the school property, missing articles etc.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLASS MONITORS / VICE-MONITORS

1.Special attention shall be paid by the Class Teachers in choosing suitable leaders. Names shall be submitted to the co-ordinators whenever there is a change.

2.The leaders must be, as far as possible, exemplary in conduct and industrious in their studies.

3.In the event of a teacher being absent, they must inform the Principal/Vice-Principal within the first five minutes from the commencement of the periods.

4.They must be able to command respect in the class.

5.They are employed for all assistance in the class, e.g. maintaining discipline, attending to the cleanliness and the neatness of the class room, bringing charts, maps, reporting to the concerned authorities about various needs of the class, up-keeping of the bulletin board etc.

6.They must rub out the writing on the black board immediately after each period.

7.The leader will write each day on the black board, the date and the number of students present out of the total in their class.

8.The leaders will be responsible for all the happenings in the class during the absence of the teacher.

9.The leaders have to realize that to be a leader is a special privilege and honour. To betray the trust and confidence reposed in them is to commit a most degrading act.

10.Once in a month a meeting of the leaders will be held under the guidance of the co-ordinators when the methods and the means are discussed and adopted for improving discipline and redressing grievances.

11.It is incumbent on all the leaders to report to the Principal, the Teacher-in-Charge or the Class Teacher any breach of discipline noticed even during the recess.

HINTS FOR STUDENTS IN SALESIAN SCHOOLS (Given by Don Bosco)

Attitude to God

1.Remember that we have been created in order to love and serve God, our Creator, and that all learning and wealth in this world amount to nothing without the fear of God on which our temporal and eternal welfare depends.

2.Give glory to God for whatever learning you have for He is the Author of every good. Do not glory in any ability.

3.Give yourself to the practice of virtue while you are young. The virtue to be cultivated most are modesty, purity, humility, obedience and kindness.

4.By modesty is meant a proper and decent manner of speaking and acting. This is one of the best ornaments of your age.

5.Avoid every kind of sin, but especially three evils should be particularly avoided:

a)The taking of the name of God in vain;

b)Impurity in thought, word or deed;

c)Stealing.

These evils draw down God's anger upon us. But if we keep these evils far away from us, God will never fail us with his blessing.


Attitudes to Teachers

1.Respect every teacher whether of your own class or not. Be grateful towards those who taught you in the past. Show your teachers those exterior signs of reverence to which they are entitled, such as greeting them whenever you meet them.

2.Be convinced that your teachers deeply feel their serious obligation of promoting your welfare in the best way they possibly can, and that in advising and correcting you, they have nothing else in view than your own good.

3.After piety study is the most praise worthy. Therefore, ,your first occupation must consist in doing the tasks assigned to you by your school.

4.Always rise when your teacher enters class and again when she leaves. If she delays in coming, do not make any noise, but wait for her in your place in silence, reviewing your lesson.

5.During class avoid whispering or interrupting.


Attitude to School-mates

1.Strive to edify your school-mates by your good example at all times. In fact no sermon is more efficacious than good example.

2.Never make fun of those who are backward in the lessons. Let there be no ridiculing of anyone on account of her physical defects. What you laugh at or despise in others may some day befall you.

3.Gladly help one another. At recreation make no distinction in the choice of your companion. Let no one be slighted in any game and let there be no selfishness. If there be need to make a sacrifice for the sake of the team let it be made cheerfully.

4.When you are asked by a Superior regarding the conduct of some of your companions, answer to the best of your knowledge especially when it is a matter of preventing or remedying some evil. To be silent would not be beneficial to your companion and would be offensive to God. Always avoid exaggeration and speak truthfully.


Behaviour at School

1.To write or draw on the blackboard (except when called upon to do so), to write words offensive to anyone, to soil walls or maps or anything else are things absolutely to be avoided.

2.Take great care of your Text Books, Exercise copies and other belongings. Beware of appropriating your neighbour's property even if it be the smallest things. Should you find a lost article give it at once to the Principal.

3.Keep the floor clean by allowing no paper or ink to fall on it.

4.Cleanliness and purity of students are reflected by a clean and neat exterior.

5.Always have high regard for your School, keep its Respect and Honour as a Responsible student.

6.Be gentle and lady-like also when things have not been according to your taste or as perfect as you expected them to be.

7.When ever you move from place to place be orderly. Do not push or shove one another.


Behaviour outside School

1.Speak no ill of your school-mates, or of the discipline or management of the school. Everyone is perfectly free to remain or not to remain in the School.

2.Always speak well of your School and of your teachers.


XV. IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

1 . Parents and guardians are earnestly requested to cooperate with the School Authorities regarding rules, diligence, punctuality, lessons, co-curricular activities and character training of the children.

2.Ordinarily communications with parents/guardians are made through the School Diary. Parents/Guardians are requested to go through the School Diary daily and to sign the remarks/comments made by the Principal or teachers.

3.The Parent's meeting and Parent-Teacher meeting should be preferably attended by both parents at the prescribed time & date indicated in the CALENDAR. It's main aim is to work in unity and collaboration, in the exchange of ideas, opinions, etc. for the integral formation of the child studying in this institution.

4.Any communication (request or complain) made by the parents should be addressed to the Principal and not to the Class Teacher.

5.Parents are requested to look through the Regularity Record, Report Book and answer scripts of their wards periodically.

6.Parents/Guardians are requested to co-operate with the School authorities :

- by not engaging private tutors who are teachers of the school.

- by urging their wards to be regular and punctual in attendance.

- by encouraging the children to participate in activities conducted by the School.

- by seeing that their wards are diligent at home work and lessons.

- by insisting on neatness and cleanliness in the text books, exercise books and personal appearance of their wards.

- by occasionally seeking an interview with the Principal and the teacher concerned to discuss the progress of their wards.

- by attending Parent's meet and Parent-Teacher Meetings organized by the school authorities.

7.Negative / defamatory propaganda propagated by the Parents / guardians of the wards (students) tending to pollute internal atmosphere of the school and detrimental to the students character building will lead to the removal of the student / students from the Institution.

8.Exemplary behaviour is expected of every student. It helps to educate other students and an Auxilian is noticed, recognized and appreciated by her School Uniform wherever she is.

9.Negative / defamatory propaganda propagated by the Parents / guardians of the wards (students) that are detrimental to the interest of the institution will lead to the removal of the student / students from the Institution.

10.A record of address of Parents or Guardians is maintained in the School. Any change of address or Phone Number should be communicated to the School Office without delay.

THE ASSOCIATION OF PAST PUPILS OF THE SALESIAN SISTERS (FMA)

The Association of Past Pupils of the Salesian Sisters (FMA), which is recognized as a member of the Salesian Family, is a lay group, promoted by the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters).

It is made up of men and women who have been educated in any work of the Salesian Sisters, irrespective of their religious, cultural, social or ethnic background. Membership is also open to those who, though not educated by the Salesian Sisters, have become aware of Salesian values and have assumed them in their own lives, through an appropriate formation process.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION

Participates in the educational mission of the FMA Institutes and supports its lay approach in the areas in which it works;

Is committed towards the promotion and education of women, the protection of life and of the family;

Fosters initiatives and activities in favour of the young, especially those living in difficult situations;

Proposes to represent a movement of opinion in dialoguing with the socio-cultural context, enhancing social communication processes;

Is open towards inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue which it favours;

Updates and is responsible for the permanent training of associates, in compliance with the values of the education imparted;

Experiences, fosters and promotes solidarity among its associates, in compliance with its origins;

Maintains relations with civil and ecclesiastic bodies and with other lay associations, with the groups belonging to the Salesian Family, and especially with the Don Bosco Past Pupils and Salesian Collaborators.

SPIRITUALITY OF THE PAST PUPILS OF THE FMA

The spirituality of the FMA Past Pupils is based upon the Preventive System of Don Bosco, expressed by the "reason religion -loving-kindness" trinomial, reproposed in an integral educational project reflecting the most authentic human aspirations: the quest for truth, the need of God, the opening to reciprocity-based relationships.

Futhermore, the spirituality is enhanced by the charisma in the lifestyle and actions of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello who, in her femine way, shared with Don Bosco the educational project inspired by Mary : “to take care .....”, living her daily life in simplicity and joy, marking the slightest gesture with the experience of God, testifying and promoting the culture of life and solidarity within the community.

Motto

“KNOW, LOVE, HELP ONE ANOTHER AND KEEP UNITED”

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