To ensure that his total dedication to their cause shone through his actions, he based his education on the three great principles of Reason, Faith and Loving-kindness, loving those to whom he dedicated his life as a caring father, and doing everything possible for their welfare. The system of education that emerged from these principles of Don Bosco is popularly known as the Preventive System and is the system that is followed in all the Don Bosco Schools, all over the world. Joseph Zoppi, the Swiss educationist said, “If there ever existed a method of education adapted to inspire confidence and love, it is the method of Don Bosco.” The system aims to create a generation of young men and women steeped not only in sound knowledge-based education but also in a strong value-based education for life.
The Don Bosco Society, variously known as “The Salesians of Don Bosco”, “The Don Bosco Educational Society”, etc., was founded by St John Bosco. Today, the Salesian society has over 32,000 members working in 130 countries. Through a global network of educational and social service organizations which include 14 universities and thousands of schools and social development centres, it attends to the total development of the young. It currently caters to over nine million young people the world over. Because of its reach and expertise in the field of education, the Society enjoys consultancy status at the United Nations.
There exist no confusion regarding the Don Bosco and St.Xavier’s School. St.Xavier’s School is run and administered by Salesians of Don Bosco. Thus the institution is known as Don Bosco and St.Xavier’s School also called famously called ‘Mission Harmutty by the local people of this region, however by large this center is known Don Bosco, Harmutty.
The central idea is that a DON BOSCO / the SALESIANS walking with the YOUNG through the world, TOGETHER achieving a VIRTUOUS, KNOWLEDGE-filled EXCELLENCE, gifting them with WISDOM, the goal of HOLISTIC/Integral EDUCATION. To impart progressive and quality education which takes into account the changing needs of the country and the demands of a competitive society. To put the students in possession of such skills which will enable them to face life with the confidence and to give a good account of themselves. To create in the students a concern for fellow human beings and to bring home to them the basic dignity, equality and interdependence of all people. To help students identify and develop their potential to the maximum extent so that education becomes an on- going process of personality development as well. Above all, to inculcate in the minds of the children the basic moral values and to make them realize the full import of the maxim; “To fear the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom.”
The distinctive educational philosophy and style of Don Bosco School is expressed by: A preferential option for young people in need of quality education, providing them with an opportunity to shine out in the society and be catalysts of a better tomorrow A spirit of family characterized by the presence of teachers and administrators among and for the students An academic and educative style of relationship founded on reason, Faith and loving kindness A sustained effort to promote in society formative programmes and integrity of life that impact educative processes as well as strategies and policies for the future.
ACTIVITIES Education being the all-round development of the innate talents of a child,we gives many opportunities as possible to every student to participate in a variety of co-curricular and extra curricular activities. It will also teach him/her the values of cooperation and sportsmanship,making him/her a more disciplined individual. To achieve these aims we have provided facilities for indoor and outdoor games, athletics, and literary and cultural activities.
The teachers are very reasonable and fair. The staff is excellent and the rules help keep the school safe and in order.
ST. XAVIER’S SCHOOL, HARMUTTY has been an excellent educational hub for students. It has produced excellent results over the last twenty years.
In St. Xavier's School there is an equal balance of learning and reviewing information so that everyone gets what is to be done and there’s tutoring if we need it.
We work together with gratitude to make sure students are getting the best quality of education and community.