Dear Students, Staff and Parents,
Once again, welcome to the new academic year 2019-2020. DBIS is now five years old. We have indeed come of age with our first batch of 10th graders. The last academic year has been a very fruitful and enriching year, achieving success in sports and co-curricular activities as well as having successfully completed our first PYP exhibition. My sincere thanks to the Principal, Ms. Meena Saldanha, the Associate Principal Ms. Aruna Shetty and our team of coordinators, heads of department and all staff members for their hard work and dedication right through the last year.
We look forward to the approaching academic year in eager anticipation as we prepare our final year students to answer the IGCSE examinations for the first time. We are also in the process of getting IBDP authorization for the following year.
Our Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has announced the ‘Strenna’ for the year, “Holiness for you too”. To be holy is to be true to oneself, to others and mostr of all to God. We, the Salesians along with the staff and students of every Don Bosco institution are called to be holy. Holiness is attained by doing what God directs us to do, following God’s will in our life.
Sport is an integral part of the Don Bosco system of education. This year we have a new international size hockey field, one of only two in the city of Mumbai. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Edgar Mascarenhas, our Sports Director and all the various coaches, we have a very strong inclusive sports program because of which we have achieved many a laurel on the sports field. Congratulations to all our winners.
The Handbook is an important book that all staff, parents and students need to go through and imbibe its contents. A lot of thought has gone into updating it every year incorporating changes taking place in the school. Let us follow the guidelines therein for the smooth running of the school. Let us never forget our school’s vision to be a vibrant community of learners, innovators and transformers who build a just and caring global society.
My good wishes to each and everyone for the new academic year.
Father Crispino D’souza, sdb