St. Dominic Savio School is located in Andheri, Mumbai (India) and is part of the global Don Bosco family. The population is multi-religious, multi lingual and multi state. All in the 5th to the 10th grade have a fixed syllabus as prescribed by the Maharashtra state board of education. To the prescribed syllabus, the school adds its own. The kids are taught Value education, Catechism to the Christians, Computer literacy and physical education.
The newest thing on campus is the E.T.C. (Education Through Computers). Students are taught by the means of the computer. Subject teachers design their own programs as per syllabus and prepare their own presentation, from which the children benefit greatly. The programs are all tailor made to suit the subject and the class.
The children have a wide choice of activities ranging from games to music, from dance to public speaking. Participation is amazing. The activities are entirely free. The school boasts of a computer center that is the best equipped in the area. St. Dominic Savio School has a variety of programs and models for students with special needs.
To the weaker students, the school provides the facility to study, with the possibility of extra tuition (at the semi-boarding). And to the exceptionally gifted, the school challenges them to out do their own abilities by answering scholarship exams in science and math.
St. Dominic Savio School has an Open School for dropouts with a set of its own teachers in three categorized departments, one library/media specialist and an entire center equipped for counseling (“PRAFULATA”).
Sports too form an integral part of our system of education. Though winning tournaments is a bonus, it is not the aim. The aim is to give the kids the value that consistency and hard work pays.
The community and parents have grown accustomed to the individual and specialized approach to learning and desire to see this continue at St. Dominic Savio.
St. Dominic Savio is committed to providing a learning environment that will identify and meet the learning needs of all students with the support and assistance of parents and community.
- St. Dominic Savio High School is an English medium school run by Salesians of Don Bosco.
- It is a Catholic institution and administered under the minority right. It caters in the first place, to the Roman Catholic community and socially handicapped but to the extent possible it’s doors are also open to the other communities irrespective of caste or creed.
- The aim to impart sound education, instill good character, create balanced judgement and robust physique so as to enable its pupils to blossom into useful citizens.
- The course of studies of the school is arranged according to the syllabus laid down by the Department of Education, Maharashtra Government.
- Parents are expected to co-operate fully in the task of education by seeing to the regular studies of the child and by encouraging him to participate in the activities of the school. They should faithfully attend school functions such as Prize Distribution, Sports Day and General Body Meeting of the PTA.
- Parents will be permitted into the campus on producing the Parent ID card.
- Access to classrooms, other students or on campus is not permitted unless authorized.
- Meeting teachers is permitted before school or after school.
- CCTV footage is primarily, purely for security reasons. Access to the same is not to be taken casually and request to investigations using the footage must be given in writing by the parent and only for very serious concerns of security breach.
- Great stress is laid on punctuality, regular attendance and discipline. Absence without prior permission on the first day of class after any vacation and on the last day of class before any vacation is considered a serious offence. New admissions are liable to lose their seats if they fail to report within a week after the school re-open in June.
- The school conducts certain drives for funds for charitable/educational causes during the year. Any contribution to these funds should be made out of sheer goodwill bearing in mind the purpose of the collection which is always clearly announced beforehand and duly carried out afterwards.
- No student will take tuition from the class teacher. Tuition from any other teacher has to be sanctioned as a help required because the child is weak and needs assistance.
- A student should be medically fit to attend school. In case of any serious aliment/sickness or operation, the school authorities need to be informed immediately.
- Every parent and student must go through the Behaviour & Discipline + HW Policy of the school.
- New admissions will be made subject to there being vacancies. No correspondence will be entertained regarding admissions.
- Every new pupil must bring:-
i) A transfer (Leaving) Certificate if he come from a recognized school.
A Baptismal Certificate, if he is a Christian.
3. Every application for the Leaving Certificate is to be made in writing by the parent or guardian. It will be given free of charge if taken within a year from the date of leaving the school or from the date of the result of S.S.C. examination for which the pupil appeared from the school . After this period a fee of Rs. 2/- will be charged for duplicate copy of the Leaving Certificate or an extract from The General Register.
i) Leaving Certificate will be issued only to those pupils who have settled all their fees up to date.
ii) If no notice of withdrawal before the end of a term is given, full fees for all months of absence will be charged.
iii) School Character Certificate and other certificates will be issued only to those who leave school after completing the S.S.C. course and if the attendance and conduct are good . This must be taken within a year else no such certificate will be issued.
- The details of fees to be paid are given in the fee booklet.
- All fees should be paid before the 20th of each month. Failing to do so the pupil is liable to be fined.
- Pupils who have not paid fees will not be permitted to sit for the examinations.
- Full fees for the holiday month of May must be paid in advance in April.
- Reduction in fees is granted in special cases to poor and deserving pupils. Concessions are tenable only for the year for which they are granted and may be cancelled any time during the year, if the pupil fails to satisfy the authorities in conduct and application. No reduction in fees will be made in favour of those who repeat the class.
- Application for reduction of fees must be made to the Rector by August. Full fees will be charged if not for the month.
RULES FOR PUPILS
- Every pupil must have a copy of a HANDBOOK, which must be brought to school daily.
i) Daily lessons, homework and reports if any, should be noted down in the hand book.
ii) Parents must the handbook regularly, note the remarks/reports and sign them promptly.
iii) If the remarks/reports are not signed, parents will be called to school.
iv) No pupil shall be allowed to attend class without his copy of the handbook.
- The Secondary and the Primary School hours are from 7:30 am. to 1:40 pm. and 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. respectively.
i) At the first bell all must move towards their classrooms or the assembly hall.
ii) At the second bell the pupils should be in their classroom which marks the beginning of the session.
iii) Running, playing or shouting inside the school building is not allowed and when classes get over at the end of each session, the pupils in due order and in silence should move along the corridors to the exit.
iv) It is necessary to observe silence when changing class.
- It is strictly necessary for every pupil to come to school daily in the school uniform, which consists of grey shorts or trousers, white shirts with the school Logo on the shirt pocket, simple hair cut, school ID Card, black shoes and black socks. In winter navy blue cardigan and in the rainy season only black rainy shoes. On sports’ day students must come in the sports’ uniform.
- Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, disobedience, malpractice in connection with examination or conduct otherwise injurious to the moral tone of the school justifies dismissal.
- Pupils are responsible to the School authorities not only for their conduct in the school but also for their general behavior outside the school. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct out of the school, on the part of the pupil will make them liable to disciplinary action.
- Any serious breach of discipline and above all discourtesy and disrespect in any way to members of the school staff will be treated severely.
- Any damage in the class or about the premises will have to be made good. The decision of the Principal regarding the amount to be paid will be final.
- Pupils are responsible for the safe custody of their books and belongings. It is not advisable for pupil to have money or valuable articles with them. Any electronic gadget, CD, books of a pornographic nature will be seriously dealt with-preferably suspension or dismissal.
- Every pupil should endeavor to keep up high tone of the school tone by excelling in good manners.
- Pupils are forbidden to take part in any political or other organisation likely to result in violence or communal disturbance.
- No present or token to the teacher is allowed without the previous consent of the school authorities. Collections for any purpose whatsoever require the previous permission of the Principal.
- No party, picnic or excursion may be held without the prior consent of the Principal.
- The engagement of private tutors may prove injurious to real progress and should not be made without consulting the Principal.
- Parents and guardians are not allowed to see their children during school hours. They may meet the teacher by previous appointment or after class hours. Parents can access the classrooms or teachers on Open House Days or when invited by the school.
- A record of the addresses of parent or guardians is maintained in the school office and parents are requested to communicate any change without delay.
- When communicating with the Principal, parents are requested to mention in their letters, the standard and name of their son.
- Pupils suffering from contagious or infectious diseases will not be permitted to attend school.
- No pupils will be excused from Physical Exercise without a doctor’s certificate.
- All students should be particularly careful not to throw any paper, etc. on the in the school premises or in the compound. The waste paper basket should be used for the purpose.
- No text book, note books or other papers are to be brought into the examination hall. Students found copying or using unfair means during the examination or discovered subsequently will get a zero in that paper and parents will have to meet the Principal before answering the next paper.
- Worksheets provided to the students must be kept in good condition, taken home and filed. They must be made available when called for.
- A pupil twice in the same standard will have to leave the school.
- No bus facility is provided by the school.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
- No pupil should absent himself without obtaining leave previously.
- A pupil who has been present in the morning shall not go home in the course of the school hours expect with the permission of the Principal. In the normal course, leave must be obtained by a written application from the parent or guardian in the prescribed ‘Leave Record’ in this handbook. Requests for leave written on loose sheets of paper may not be granted. Truancy must be checked by parents.
- If a pupil is late or absent, he must bring a written justification in the ‘Absence Record’ in this handbook. Failing which the parent will be called to school.
- A pupil who has remained absent from school for 3 consecutive days without prior permission shall be admitted into class only with the permission of the Principal.
- Pupils who have been absent from school for 7 days without permission are liable to be struck of the rolls and may not be re-admitted.
- First Day Absentee.a) Pupils must return after the holidays on the appointed day. Absence on these days without previous leave renders the pupil liable to being struck off the rolls. Similarly, they must not remain absent from school on the last day of school prior to the commencement of the summer, Diwali or Christmas holidays.
b) In case of sickness, the school authorities must be notified and a Medical Certificate produced.
- Attendance at official school functions like Sports Day, Independence Day, Parent’s Day etc., is compulsory. Absentees may be penalized.
- If a student of Std X remains absent from school for even a day, he must be accompanied by his parents to meet the Principal before admitted into class.
EXAMINATIONS AND PROMOTIONS
- One Formative/Unit Test is held each Semester-October/April.
- Pupils absent from either examination/evaluation due to illness must produce a doctor’s certificate immediately.
- Absence from one or more subjects in the Unit Tests, Terminal or Final Examination/ Summative evaluation involves loss of marks for these subjects excluding the pupil from being reckoned in the order of merit of rank in the examination and from prizes.
- When there are different sections in a subject the marks are combined for deciding a pass/failure.
- At the first Term Exam, total and grade are given to the student only if he passes in all subjects.
- Though Religion/Moral Science marks are not counted for the total, yet a failure in Religion/Moral Science will deprive a student from obtaining total and grade, even if he passes in all the remaining subjects.
- The record of the year’s work, curricular and co-curricular activities will be taken into account along with the results of the annual examination for the purpose of promotion.
- Before appearing for the Secondary School Certificate Examination, candidates are strictly required to pass in the preliminary examination.
- For sufficient reasons such as unsatisfactory progress in studies, serious misconduct, dishonesty at or absence from a test / examination, non-payment of school fees, a pupil’s name may be withdrawn even after having passed the Preliminary Examination.
- In the case of the S.S.C. examination, the application forms may be filled up and fees may be received in advance for convenience only but the school authorities reserve the right to withdraw the said Form if the conduct and/or attendance of the pupil are not found satisfactory.
- The school management reserves the right to add, to alter or amend any of these Rules and the same shall be binding on the parents and the pupils.
Secondary : Std. V to X 7.30 a.m to 1.40 p.m.
PAYMENT OF FEES
The Shamrao Vithal Co-op Bank, Mahakali Branch,
by the 20th of each month between 8.30 a.m to 12 noon.
The School will not attend to Parents and Students
on Holidays and Thursday.