“Your teachers are ready to take you on for a serious training that will enable you to give of your best and realize your full potential. With commitment and hard work you will be able to do your best”, continued Mr. Bernard.
While thanking the parents for their confidence in Don Bosco, he encouraged the parents to care for their children and cooperate with the staff to ensure that their children make the best of themselves and prepare well for their future.
The School Gymnasium was filled with parents, candidates and students all keen to understand what is expected of them during the school year and fulfill them to the best of their ability. The school rules were highlighted by Luke Houpere, Deputy Principal stressing attendance and commitment. Coordinated by Sr. Bernadette Wauki fma, Instructors from the different departments outlined the course programme and spoke of the requirements therein.
The Admission procedure was explained. The audience then had an opportunity to ask questions and get their doubts clarified.
In his welcoming words, Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb, Rector, basing himself on the Strenna of the Rector Major, Fr. Pascal Chavez sdb,- spoke of the need for educating students to lasting joy – joy for themselves, their family and others in the community; joy that will be theirs today, for many years down the line and finally the tears of joy that will be theirs as they graduate in 2015.
He thanked the Salesians, school board members, sisters, staff, parents, volunteers and the many that support and assist the Institution in the difficult task of educating the young.
He made mention of the International teachers present – and the presence of Ian Bailey, Mahitahi volunteer aged 80 years, who has come to share his knowledge and skills with the young. He welcomed girls and boys to join all the trades – stating the fact that the best carpenters could be girls and the best cooks could be men.
During the holidays, the school received a fresh coat of paint and necessary maintenance has been done by Fr. Srimal Priyanga sdb together with staff and students. Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson, has now completed a week of class with the second years in attendance.
A Teachers Orientation was held every afternoon. Camari Bainivalu, principal dwelt on the school and academic requirements, Penny Chilton took sessions on the Pedagogy of Education and Fr. Ambrose Pereira dwelt on the Strenna 2013.
The first year students will have their Entrance Tests in English and Maths on 28th at 1pm. Interviews for the Electrical and Automotive students will be held on the 29th January, while the Carpentry and Life Skills students will have their Interview on the 30th January, 2013.
Selected students will be granted admission on payment of their school Fees.
The Salesians, School Board, management and staff of Don Bosco looks forward to welcome young boys and girls who are determined to change and are ready for hardwork, commitment, honesty, sacrifice and dedication.
Those ready to assist in one way or the other are most welcome.
By Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb, Rector
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