Don Bosco School, Bandel

Address: Don Bosco School, Bandel Hooghly 712103

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Contact NO : 033-2631 2437 / 2631 2248
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School Motto
Knowledge and service

Don Bosco School, Bandel, or DBB, is an all-boy, English medium school established in 1978. The school is a Christian Minority Institution, recognized by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India (vide FNo 1508 of 2006, dated 18/01/2007) and Department of Education of Government of West Bengal, and is affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi, (school code WB085) for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education Examinations(ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC).

Don Bosco Bandel is the largest educational complex in the district. The Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata province looks after St. John’s School Bandel, Bandel Church and Don Bosco School Bandel. Bandel Basilica is a historical monument situated on the banks of the river Hooghly. St. John’s School at Bandel is a Bengali medium school affiliated to the State Board of West Bengal.

Aim of the Institution
The aim of the institution is to impart sound value based education by forming in the students habits of piety, virtue, discipline and self-reliance during the years of their studies. The method of education followed in the school is the preventive system taught and practised by St. John Bosco. It is based on reason, religion and loving kindness. The school seeks to form the young through education into men of character, competence, compassion and commitment who will foster uprightness in public life. Special attention is given to ensure a high standard of morality and discipline in the school.

Applications for admissions to Class 1 accepted from students of all faiths. However, Christians and Anglo-Indians are given preference. Admission to other classes taken on chance vacancies at the beginning of school year. No new admissions are normally taken in classes 8-12. Admission to ISC (class 11) normally reserved for boys who have passed ISCE from Don Bosco Bandel.

Value Education classes (Catechism / Moral Science), creative curricular activities (youth groups and movements), co-curricular activities, sports and games, and social service projects form an integral part of the school curriculum.

Pre-primary (Pre-school)

Primary (1-5)

Upper Primary (6-8)

Secondary (9-10)
• English
• Bengali / Hindi
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Studies
• Commercial

Applications, Economic Applications, Computer Applications and Physical Education.

Higher Secondary (11-12)

Science stream:
• English
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Biology
• Computer Science
• Bengali / Hindi
• Physical Education

Commerce stream :
• English
• Mathematics, Economics
• Principles of Accounts
• Structures of Commerce
• Business Studies
• Bengali / Hindi
• Physical Education

Humanities stream:
• English, History
• Political Science
• Sociology
• Economics
• Mathematics
• Bengali / Hindi
• Physical Education

• Assembly hall
• Auditorium
• AV Room
• Basket Ball Court
• Bicentenary Park
• Chemistry Lab
• Computer Lab
• Library
• Multiple wings that house the junior and senior section,
• Play Ground
• Seminary
• Seminary hall
• Staff rooms

Co Curriculum
• Animation programmes
• Arts club
• Drama club 
• Educational tours,
• Friends club
• Literary club
• Music club
• Nature club
• Photography club
• Quiz club
• Scouts Movement
• Seminars and colloquiums
• Social Service club
• Sports club
• Taekwondo club
• Visit to historical places


Our Lady’s House Higher Secondary School, so far exclusively a residential school, was opened for the day-scholars under the name of Don Bosco School. The foundation of the new building in its existing place was laid by Fr Logroi, the Provincial of Kolkata Province. The school started in January from class 5.

The first floor of the new building was opened for use in June. Fr Albert was appointed as the first Principal.

The school’s first Sports Meet was held.

The school began its process for the final approval of the ICSE and ISC board , New Delhi.

Mr K N Parvath, Asst. Director of Education ( Anglo Indian) inspected the school to finalise the formalities for the school’s entry into the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination.

The school was inspected in order to apply for the affiliation to ISC Board , Delhi.

The school was inspected by Mr Parvath for the approval of the ISC board.

Children’s day was celebrated for the first time with great fanfare and a grand fete.

Official inaugural function of the DB'88 through a cycle rally from Chinsurah to Don Bosco flagged off by the ADM. The DB'88 function was inaugurated by the DM. Shantanu Mukherjee held the banner of DBB high by being one of the two Indian Scouts to attend the Nippon Venture 88 in Japan. DB'88 struck the chord of harmony as it was a joint venture of Don Bosco Bandel, Auxilium Convent Bandel and St John’s High School Bandel.

Inauguration of Computer Centre by Mr S Mukherjee, SP of Hooghly. The world of martial arts was opened for the boys with Tae-Kwon-Do.

Prithviraj Ghoshal won accolade in the National Tae-Kwon-Do Championship in Calicut, Kerala by winning the third prize.

The school celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Joseph Dalbroi, a veteran Salesian who stands out as a beacon and inspiration for others.

Revamping of the Past Pupils’ Association of the school was done. In the month of April the restructuring of the school building started in order to accommodate class I.

The interview for admission to class I started. Now the school geared up from class 1-12.

Commencement of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Inter-School Jubilee special sit and draw competition, quiz and table tennis tournament were arranged. Grand Jubilee sports involving teams from Liluah, Park Circus, Azimganj and Siliguri was officiated by Leslie Claudius.

Grand finale to Silver Jubilee celebrations with a musical concert involving singer Vinod Rathod.

New academic block with a huge Auditorium, an A C library, a well equipped Staff room for the Junior and Senior sections was started.

Bosco Xprezns ( DBB special) Inter- school meet started. Br. Maurice Nicholson Memorial Table Tennis Hall was blessed.

New Computer Lab and AV rooms for the senior and junior sections were made.

Began the process of installing smart boards with the collaboration of Educom.HCL. CCTV cameras were installed for the safety of the students.

The Bi- centenary park was inaugurated. The new football ground beside the Hooghly river was raised and levelled. The school was awarded the best maintained, eco – friendly school by the Telegraph Award for schools.

The grand new school gate was blessed and inaugurated together with a new reception area. The tenth edition of Bosco Xprezns was held with a lot of thrill and fanfare. For the first time drone cameras were used to record outdoor events. The LED screen, also for the first time, added to the glamour of the stage.
New CCTV cameras were installed all over the campus.
New chemistry laboratory was inaugurated on 24th January, on the feast of St. Francis de Sales.
A memorandum was signed with Tata Class Edge to provide digital class room solutions.

Ushered in a change of leadership and a more progressive era starts with more involvement of the students, parents, teachers in the holistic development of the school.

January 24th- Inauguration of the New Chemistry Lab  10 May 2018: First Ever Savio Xprezns held at DBB, only for primary section students upto class 5.

Inauguration of the New Basketball Court

December 22 : Grand Closing Ceremony of the Ruby Jubilee. The day’s programme commenced with the welcoming the Salesians who worked here before. Former teachers, Former Principals and Rectors, Noted Alumni together with the existing teachers of the school had a Grand Lunch Party, and a Mega Show was staged in the Football ground on the Riverside. A wonderful occasion to thank God for his blessings for the past 40 years.
March 2019: Mr. N.D. Jacob, Mr. Champak Mondal, Ms. Aparna Mukherjee, and Mr. Celestine Rozario retired after long years of dedicated service in our school and there was a felicitation to thank them for the years of service here.

March: DBB started the use of Entab’sCampuscare for School management. It provided a mobile app for the school with which contact of School with the parents and students improved systematically. May 7 2019: Results of ISC and ICSE were published and DBB bagged for the first time National Third for one of its students, namely, Shounak Bose. The candidate secured 99.2% in the ICSE Examinations.
July 2019: Br. Nicholson Morris Memorial Table Tennis Hall is renovated and Air Conditioning is installed. December 2019: Farewell of Ms. BanyaPalit and Ms. Martha Gomes. The school is ever grateful to them for their dedicated service as teachers.

March Online payment of fees started. This proved highly effective during the lockdown period that would follow.
March 2020: Work for the further development of the existing Children’s Park and construction of a new elevator for the School began. (Progress delayed due to the outbreak of Covid-19).
March 2020: Mr. Hemant Mukherjee, electrician, retired after 36 years of service. DBB wishes him happiness and good health.
March 2020: A new projector for the School auditorium was set up on the stage.
April 2020: School reached out to the neighbouring needy people during the outbreak of the Covid-19
with provisions to support the essential aspects. School also contributed Rs. 5,00,000.00 (Five Lakhs only) to the Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

School anthem Bandel
Like a beacon to the Hooghly river
A guardian to its sacred past
Stands in elegance Don Bosco
A school of wisdom, virtue, love
Through unity, harmony, peace
A loving home to all of us
With knowledge and service her motto
A ray of hope to all around.
Don Bosco the seat of wisdom
Where God abides
Don Bosco our father and guide
Will ever live.
To do service to God and to all
To be His light in the shadows of time
To love our country and everyone
To be good citizens of our land.
We’ll rise and shine in the world
Like true children of Don Bosco
We will build a better world
With blessings from heaven above.