BIS #7081 Don Bosco Schools Receive Education Today Awards

By Ms Archana Rao for BISMumbai

Another remarkable recognition for Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Nerul, Navi-Mumbai, as it secured the third rank in Mumbai and the twelfth rank in Maharashtra among the Top 20 CBSE Schools, as per the Education Today survey. This achievement is a result of the school's commitment to holistic education, research-based initiatives, and innovative teaching strategies.

The school's dedication to providing education that goes beyond traditional classroom lessons is evident through its students' research-based initiatives. These projects span a wide range of topics, from space exploration and human evolution to global warming awareness and classical dances of India. The students' passion and meticulous research have led to captivating skits, musical acts, and educational presentations that have enriched the learning experience for their peers.

Don Bosco, Nerul, also places great emphasis on value education programmes, teaching ethics, empathy, and moral reasoning through research-based approaches. The school's commitment to character development is further reinforced by its career guidance programs, which empower students with knowledge and presentation skills in various fields.

The teaching strategies at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School are rooted in active learning, flipped classrooms, and formative assessment to enhance student engagement. The integration of technology into the curriculum provides students with personalised learning experiences, and research-based strategies ensure that students with special needs receive appropriate attention and resources.

In addition to academic excellence, the school has earned many medals and awards in sports, debates, cultural programmes, youth festivals, and academic olympiads. The school encourages students to excel in extracurricular activities through various clubs, fostering a well-rounded education.

Fr Barnabe D’Souza - the Rector, and Mrs Sangita Bhattacharya - the Principal, received the awards at a ceremony held at The Lalit, Anderi. Fr D’Souza expressed his elation on this momentous occasion: “This award puts into focus the rapid progress Don Bosco Nerul has made in its 15-year history. But it also sets a standard to keep raising the bar in every parameter the awards are given for. It only goads us on to keep the excellence the school has been setting its course on!”

According to the same Education Today survey, Don Bosco High School, Matunga, ranked first in both city and state among the Top 3 Boys’ Schools. Don Bosco International School, Matunga, ranked eighth in the city and ninth in the state. It is indeed a proud moment for the Salesians of the Province of Bombay, and a testament to the educative system of Don Bosco.