Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 9 2008 Parents' Meeting

5 November 2008

Dear Parents,

Grace and peace be with you all!

The second quarter has gone in a flash and we find ourselves past the school year. The second quarterly examinations were done about three weeks ago. Some days after, during your sons’ brief respite from school, our teachers took part in the 3rd Educational Congress of the Don Bosco Schools in the Salesian Northern Philippine Province.

As the evaluations for the past quarter have already been put into place, we would like to invite you for a GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PARENTS this Sunday, November 9 at the Don Bosco College Gymnasium at 8:30am.
We would like to use this forum for the communication of some important matters by Father Rector, Fr. Luisito Castañeda, who will be the one to preside over the mass and will give the talk immediately afterwards. Please note that this address of Fr. Rector will be of utmost importance.
The programme of this half-day affair is a follows:

AM
8:00 Registration at the Entrance of the Gym
8:30 Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) at the Gym (Fr. Rector)
9:45 Address by Fr. Rector
10:30 Disperse into sections for the Distribution of Report Cards

c/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs) and Class Advisers

Note: Only parents or guardians who sign the diary will be allowed to claim the Report Card. The giving of report cards will only be until 12:00 noon.

11:30 Home Sweet Home; Parents’ Council Meeting

Thank you very much for your support and cooperation. God bless you! Sincerely yours,

FR. JOEL N. CAMAYA, SDB
High School Principal

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Short Vacation

No classes from October 27-31. From Oct. 27-29, the educators (Salesians and lay teachers) in all Don Bosco Schools will be having the 3rd Salesian Educators Congress at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SEPTEMBER 7 PARENTS' MEETING

Dear Parents,Greetings of peace!We have breezed through the First Quarter of the Scholastic Year 2008-2009 and it is now time for our students, your sons to reap the fruits of what they have sown in their studies for these past three months. This Sunday, will be a special day in this regard; it will be the time to gather the parents of our Bosconians once again.

We will have a GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PARENTS this Sunday, September 7 at the Don Bosco College Gymnasium.
We take advantage of this assembly to have the thanksgiving mass of our new priest, Rev. Fr. Keith Michael T. Simbulan, SDB, our very own Assistant Principal for Pastoral Affairs (APPA) with the parents. Fr. Kim, as he is fondly called, was recently ordained—last August 16—at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, in Parañaque. With the Mass of the newly ordained comes a lot of blessings and graces.

Likewise, we will hold in this occasion a short formation of the parents immediately after the Mass. It will be in the form of a thirty minute talk about “What Makes Don Bosco Special”, or what makes your son’s school different from other schools. This will be conducted by Fr. Dennis Sylvester Casaclang, SDB.
The programme of this half-day affair is a follows:

AM
8:00 Registration at the Entrance of the Gym
8:30 Thanksgiving Mass at the Gym (Fr. Kim Simbulan, SDB)
with Induction of Parent Officers
9:45 Formation Talk: What Makes Don Bosco Special
(Resource Speaker: Fr. Dennis Sylvester Casaclang, SDB)
10:30 Disperse into sections for the Distribution of Report Cards
c/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs)
and Class Advisers

Note: Only parents or guardians who sign the diary will be allowed to claim the Report Card. The giving of report cards will only be until 12:00 noon.

11:30 Home Sweet Home; Parents’ Council Meeting

Thank you very much for your support and cooperation. God bless you!

Sincerely yours,


FR. JOEL N. CAMAYA, SDB
High School Principal

Shrine to Shrine





By Bro. Jomar Castillo, SDB

Last August 16, 2008, the day after the feast of the Assumption and day of commemoration of the 197th birthday of Don Bosco marked an important day for the students and teachers of Don Bosco College High School Department. It was the first ever Marian pilgrimage for Bosconians in its 10 years of existence as a high school department. They called the event 'Shrine to Shrine' as it moved from the Diocesan Shrine of MHC in Canlubang to the National Shrine of MHC at Parañaque.
The pilgrimage began with a talk from Bro. Jomar Castillo, SDB, a member of the pioneer batch from the High School and now a Salesian Brother. He shared with the HS students his insightful memories of the Canlubang MHC Shrine, which has become instrumental in deepening his devotion to Mary and led him to discover his Salesian vocation. The pilgrimage was led by two pioneer teachers, Ms. Iryne Decena and Mrs. Julita Manaig.
The fact that it also corresponded nicely with Fr Kim's ordination was not by chance. He was their very own 'Catechist', and the school was there to support him.
It is also a good thing to note that in 1998 the department only started with one class consisting of 48 students with a handful of Salesian and lay teachers. Now the department has 10 sections for its tenth year and still growing as it marked another milestone in the history of Don Bosco Canlubang. Don Bosco high school boasts of its graduates now holding key positions in different fields in society here and abroad, and even joining the best in national board examinations.
This is only a proof that Bosconians live by their motto Ad Maiora Natus.

CONGRATULATIONS, FR. KIM!


We have a new priest in our midst! He is Fr. Keith Michael T. Simbulan, or Fr. Kim. The whole of the High School Department had the grace to witness the important event of Fr. Kim's ordination to the priesthood last August 16, 2008.

Monday, June 16, 2008

DBC HS Dept. Full Time Faculty Members

Top Row (L-R): Fr. Joel Camaya, Rev. Kim Simbulan, Ms. Wilma Mendoza, Ms. Christine Solares





2nd Row (L-R): Mr. August Mortera, Bro Paul Suarez, Ms. Iryne Decena, Mrs. Maria Fatima Alarcon




3rd Row (L-R): Mr. Oliver Alcasid, Ms. Maricor Barba, Ms. Gemma Batinggal, Mr. Erbert dela Resma


4th Row (L-R): Ms. Joy delos Reyes, Mrs. Ma. Shiela Ebora, Mr. Eric Forton, Ms. Mheann Macaranas


Bottom Row (L-R): Ms. Julie Manaig, Ms. Rodessa Reyes, Ms. Bernadette Salonga, Ms. Annie Terrible

(Please see the list at the left for details)






SALESIANS of DON BOSCO @ Don Bosco College, 2008-2009




SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009

Last June 10, 2008, the scholastic year 2008-2009 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 St. John Bosco, Our Loving Father. Fr. Joel Camaya, SDB (Principal) introduced to the student body the new rector of Don Bosco College, Fr. Louie Castañeda, 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. On this first day was held the Orientation for all the Bosconians.

Last June 13, the members of the different departments of Don Bosco College gathered in the Gym to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit as an inauguration of the new academic year. Fr. Louie Castañeda, Rector, presided. Concelebrating were the rectors of the two other Salesian Communities: Fr. Rolo Alcasid (Seminary and Prenovitiate) and Fr. Rey dela Cruz (Posnovitiate), and other priests. It was immediately followed by the introduction of the different members of the Educative Pastoral Community of Don Bosco College, Canlubang.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Distribution of Cards on January 13, 2008

January 9, 2008
Dear Parents,
Peace and joy, and a grace-filled new year!
Before your sons went for their Christmas break, the period of evaluation for the third quarter was held. Hence, another quarter of scholastic activity has been evaluated. For this we would like to invite you for the DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS on January 13, 2008 which is this coming Sunday.
The programme for the card-giving will be much simpler this time, since we have postponed the scheduled Parents’ Day. The detailed schedule is as follows:
AM
8:30 Holy Mass in the Gymnasium
(Presider: Fr. Rolo Alcasid, SDB, Rector)
9:30 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.
10:30 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,

Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB
High School Principal