Wednesday, December 19, 2007


The Community of Don Bosco College, Canlubang (Salesian priests and brothers), as well as the Faculty and Staff of the High School Department, wish you our warmest greetings of a Blessed Christmas and a Grace-filled New Year 2008!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Distribution of Cards, Nov. 11, 2007

7 November 2007

Dear Parents,

Greetings of peace!

Another quarter of the scholastic year has swiftly gone by. The period of evaluation for the second quarter was held some weeks ago and we have assessed the performance of our students. We would like to invite you for a THE DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS on November 11, 2007 which is this coming Sunday.

The programme for the card-giving will be accompanied by a short formation on Salesianity right after the Mass. The detailed schedule is as follows:


8:00 Holy Mass in the Gymnasium (Presider: Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB, Rector)

9:00 Formation on Salesianity: DON BOSCO (by Fr. Ian Rosal, SDB)

10:45 Dispersal into sections for the distribution of Report Cards. C/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs), Ms. Christine Solares (Asst. Principal for Student Affairs) and Class Advisers.

11:30 Home Sweet Home

We would like to remind the parents that the distribution of report cards would not go beyond 11:30 in the morning. Thank you and God bless.

Sincerely yours,


High School Principal

Sunday, October 14, 2007


17 Wed Half Day (meant for review and integration of students)
18 Thu 2nd Quarterly Examination (Half Day)
19 Fri 2nd Quarterly Examination (Half Day)
20 Sat 2nd Quarterly Examination (Half Day)


High School Department
Canlubang, Calamba City


  1. A student is required to secure an examination permit from the Accounting Office which he is to present to the proctor prior to taking his examinations. No students shall be allowed to take the examination without the validated permit from the Accounting the Office.
  2. Student should proceed to the classroom assigned to them for their examinations.
  3. There will be two bell signals. The first bell is for the students to form their lines, and the second bell will be for the students to keep quiet, then proceed to their assigned classrooms, and start their examination.
  4. There will be breaks in between periods of examination for the students to attend to their personal needs. No student is allowed to go out (Comfort room, drinking fountain) of the classroom once the examinations have started
  5. An examinee that comes late is not entitled to any extension of the examination period.
  6. Only the examination paper/s, a ball pen, and the permit should be on top of the examinee’s armchair (unless the equipment / paraphernalia are required by the subject teacher); other materials are considered cheating materials. Strictly NO BORROWING OF EQUIPMENT / PARAPHERNALIA.
  7. CHEATING is a major offense. A student caught cheating is given a final score of zero in that particular exam.
  8. An examinee may quietly leave the examination classroom only after having officially submitted the test paper to the proctor. He is not allowed to loiter around the corridors as well as in the rooms where examinations take place.

Noted by:
Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Letter to Parents for Sept. 9 Meeting

6 September 2007

Dear Parents,

Grace and peace to you!

The First Quarter Examination has gone by in a flash. After having evaluated the students for this first stage of the scholastic year, we would like to invite you for a MEETING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS on September 9, 2007, this coming Sunday.

The programme for this half-day affair is as follows:


8:30 Holy Mass in the Gymnasium with the INDUCTION OF THE PARENT OFFICERS (Presider: Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB, Rector)

9:30 Introduction of the Parents’ Council Board of Directors 2006-2007 (Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB, Principal); President’s Report by Atty. Maximo de Leon (Parents’ Council Chairman 2007-2008); Treasurer’s Report by Mrs. Ana Pagaspas (Parents’ Council Treasurer 2007-2008)

9:45 Dispersal into sections for the distribution of Report Cards. C/o Ms.
Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs), Ms. Christine Solares (Asst. Principal for Student Affairs) and Class Advisers.

10:15 Board of Directors’ Meeting (Principal’s Office)

12:00 Home Sweet Home

Thank you very much for your continued support in this common vision that we have in regard to the amelioration of the education of your son(s). God bless!

Sincerely yours,


High School Principal

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fr. Joel off to Switzerland and Italy

Fr. Joel will be attending a philosophical conference in Switzerland from Aug. 22-26. He will likewise visit pilgrimage and cultural sites in Italy. Please be advised that he will be out from Aug. 19-Sept. 2, 2007.

Nota bene
Fr. Joey Paras will be the Acting Principal of the High School Department in the absence of Fr. Joel Camaya. Please refer to him for any important transaction. To continue assisting him are the other members of the department management team, Ma’am Wilma, Ma’am Tintin and Ma’am Iryne.

Please feel free to contact FR. JOEL even in the days of his European sojourn:

Cellphone (roaming): +639175443601; Email:, or; Websites: (personal); (personal); (school); (music classes)

Overnight Recollection of III-Rua will push through

The scheduled overnight recollection of III-Rua will push through on Monday, August 20. No less than Fr. Rector himself, Fr. Rolo Alcasid, will preach this recollection. Please be advised.

(posted by Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB)

Friday, August 17, 2007


No classes today, August 17, 2007, still on account of the typhoon.

On Monday likewise, there will be no classes because of the Ninoy Aquino Day.

Regular Classes resume on August 21, 2007 Tuesday.

(posted by Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

THERE ARE CLASSES TOMORROW (as of 9:10pm, Aug. 8)

As of this time (9:10pm), Laguna is not among the Luzon provinces named where classes would be suspended. Thus, students and teachers are expected to report to school. The high school students will push through with the first quarterly examinations.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

No Classes on Friday, August 3

HS, college classes suspended Friday for SK listingMalacañang announced the suspension of high school and college classes on Friday for the extended registration of voters for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October.The Palace declared Friday a special holiday for high school and college students and encouraged them to register as voters for the youth elections on October 29.The extended listing will run until Saturday.The extension came in the wake of criticisms hurled at the Commission on Elections for its alleged failure to set up a systematic way of registration for first-time voters who have reached the legal voting age of 18.


(posted by Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB, Principal)

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Salesian Community 07-08

One of the parents asked us to post the pictures of the members of the Salesian community this school year...

(coming soon, pictures of the faculty members)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Please bring your son's "Daily Guide"

Dear parents,

Please bring your son's "Bosconian's Daily Guide" for the Parents' Orientation this Sunday (June 24). Thank you very much!

Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

25 Years with Don Bosco!

Today as I was assisting the boys in the playground, a thought suddenly came to me. It was around this time 25 years ago that I entered Don Bosco (in Tarlac) as a student! Yes, this year, I am 25 years a Bosconian! I have always considered that day as a point of reference in my life.I looked at the first year boys and I remembered my first days as a Bosconian, albeit I was younger then, at grade four. But I am sure many things are the same for our Benjamins. There is the novelty of being able to run around freely, even play basketball or football during breaks. There were the Salesians who moved around chatting with the students—“wasting time” with them. These were the very things that touched me in those days and those that greatly influenced me to remain in Don Bosco, the seed that led me later on to decide to become a Salesian.In these musings I realize that this year is indeed a moment of grace; I have thought about this only today: that after 25 years I would be working closely with Bosconians. In 1982, I was welcomed by Salesians to a Don Bosco school; 25 years later I, a Salesian myself, am welcoming new students in a Don Bosco school. Indeed, what goes around comes around!With this reflection I have invited those working in this apostolate--both Salesians and lay educators alike: make the first days of our Bosconians pleasantly memorable. That was my experience, my very own.
(Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB. June 14, 2007)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Letter for June 24 Parents' Orientation

18 June 2007

Dear Parents,

Grace and peace!

We are very thankful that you have chosen Don Bosco College – High School Department as the educational institution and second home for your son(s). At the same time we consider you as a very important part of our educational apostolate for the young as we believe in the invaluable role you can play in the formation of your very own son(s).

In this line, we wish to meet you at the beginning of this scholastic year 2007-2008 and we therefore invite you to come for the PARENTS’ ORIENTATION this Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the Don Bosco College Gymnasium.

The programme of this half-day affair is a follows:


8:00 Registration at the Entrance of the Gym
8:30 Mass at the Gym (Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB – Rector)
9:40 Presentation of the Academic Faculty (Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB – Principal)
10:00 Disperse into sections for: presentation of School Policies, clarification on the use of the Student’s Handbook and the election of Parent Officers for each class. (c/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs) Ms. Christine Solares (Asst. Principal for Student Affairs) and Class Advisers
11:30 Home Sweet Home; Election of the Parent-Officers of the Board of Directors

Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Christine Solares (Asst. Principal for Student Affairs)

Your presence in this event will signify your willingness to work hand-in-hand with us in striving to realize the kind of Bosconian we envision your son(s) to become—“a good Christian and an upright citizen.” We hope to see you then. God bless you and your family.

Sincerely yours,

High School Principal

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Special Schedule: June 15, 2007

Please take note of the special timetable for June 15 (shortened periods) to accomodate the scheduled meeting of the teachers with Fr. Joey Paras, Spiritual Moderator at 4:00pm:

7:15am-9:00 am Singing Practice (with Confessions)
9:00am-9:30am Morning Break
9:30am-10:20am First Period
10:20am-11:10am Second Period
11:10am-12:00pm Third Period
12:00pm-12:50pm Lunch Break
12:50pm-1:40pm Fourth Period
1:40pm-2:30pm Fifth Period
2:30pm-3:20pm Sixth Period
3:20pm-3:40pm Homeroom

4:00pm Meeting with Fr. Joey

Monday, June 11, 2007


When given a chance to talk to young people, I often touch on the topic of change. I usually introduce two Latin phrases that usually accompany this subject matter: the terminus a quo and the terminus ad quem—the “end from which” and the “end towards which”, respectively translated into layman’s terms as what it was before the change and what it would become.I have always believed that education is a process and thus involves change in the mind of the one who undergoes this event. But much more than this is the greater scheme: the whole picture of the process of learning that involves not only the one who is educated but also everyone involved in the educative process: the educator, the other students, the parents, the environment. There is therefore a great power in education that effects change practically in the whole community. I am reminded of a documentary television program that featured how coins are polished. The coins are made to look new once again by being mixed with other coins, all of which are continually rubbed with the others’ surface. In time, they all change each other—polished and smooth.We undergo that polishing in this process of change. We are at the beginning of this school year—the terminus a quo. Altogether we move from this end and open ourselves to change.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

WELCOME to School Year 2007-2008!

Last Thursday, June 7, 2007, the scholastic year 2007-2008 began for the High School Deparment of Don Bosco College.

The first activity of the school year was the morning prayer culminating with the singing of Hail Don Bosco.

Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB (Principal) introduced to the student body the new rector of Don Bosco College, Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB who gave his first Good Morning Talk.

This was immediately followed by the introduction of the magisterium--the different persons who are directly involved in the high school department as teachers, faculty and staff members.

These first two days of the school year, Thursday and Friday, are meant to be orientation days for the Bosconians.