Our Basic Education Department offers the following DepEd Programs:
- Kinder and Grade School (Exclusive for Male)
- High School (Exclusive for Male)
VISION AND MISSION OF BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Don Bosco College – Basic Education Department is an icon of academic excellence and technological competence, forming servant-leaders in the spirit of St. John Bosco.
As an icon of academic excellence and technological competence, we envision
- A relevant educational experience
- With an academic-technical curriculum that is constantly updated,
- And taught by educators who are creative, innovative and committed to this formative task
Taking as our mission forming servant-leaders in the spirit of St. John Bosco, we work together for our total development, imbibing the Bosconian Core values of;
- Social Responsibility,
- Passion for Excellence,
- Joy and Optimism,
- Technology with a Soul
We, thus, become Christians, well grounded in the faith, and citizens who are responsible stewards of the environment and society, firm in the conviction that we are Born for Greater Things.
Philosophy of education and the Preventive System of St. John Bosco
The Philosophy of Education Of Don Bosco College – Basic Education Department (DBC – BED), concerning the nature and destiny of the human person, is based on Divine Revelation and Catholic principles.
Having faith in the inherent goodness of each person as made in the image and like ness of God (cf. Gen 1:26-31), DBC – BED believes that the purpose of education is to bring out the giftedness of each one. In fact, DBC – BED in convinced that each Boscoian is “Born for Greater Things.” Education in DBC – BED is, thus, meant to be holistic, nurturing the Bosconia’s God-given talents and faculties and harmoniously developing his “head, heart and hands.”
DBC also believes that each person’s gifts are given for a purpose – tat is, for the receiver to attain the fullness of life for himself and for his fellow human beings, and ultimately to share in the divine life with God Himself (cf. John 10:10; 17:3). Education is DBC – BED, therefore, aims to form the Bosconian to be personally responsible for this gifts and to use his gifts, not only for his own good but for the good of the society, knowing that he is answerable to God (cf. Matt 25:14-46). St. John Bosco expressed it concisely when he said that the aim of Don Bosco schools is to form “good Christians and honest citizens” – today Servant – Leaders.
St. John Bosco was an outstanding educator of the nineteenth century whose educational method continues to be recognized and practiced in our present times. His method, called Preventive System of Education, is based on Religion, Reason, and Loving Kindness. This educational system answers the need of modern youth who seek a friendly, understanding, and kind atmosphere where they can grow and mature. We find in teachings of St. John Bosco the true meaning of genuine humanism. For, he endeavored to bring out the best in all of his students and raised these to a higher spiritual level.
Don Bosco died at the age of seventy-two due to physical exhaustion and bodily deterioration. This was obviously the fruit of having spent himself on behalf of the young – teaching, counseling, advancing the cause of moral values, organizing religious institution to perpetuate his work, establishing schools in his native Italy. These spread later on the different parts of the world, disseminating his educational system.
He founded a religious congregation called “Salesian”, which he named after St. Francis de Sales, the gentle Bishop of Geneva. He wanted his Salisians to be permeated with the gentleness, patience, and charity of this great saint. Don Bosco considered these virtues as best adapted to the times and most suitable for the education and instruction of the young. Don Bosco often repeated the saintly bishop’s dictum, “you can catch more flies with a teaspoon of honey than with a barrel of vinegar”. Thus Don Bosco’s educational system developed as the product of his own great love for the youth, in the spirit of compassion fostered by St, Francis de Sales.
The Preventive System of Don Bosco is rooted in the Gospel of Christ, who is meekness and love. This method is based on the words of St. Paul when he extolled the great virtue of charity. “Love is patient, love is kind. It bears all things, hopes all things, and endures all things” (1Cor 13:4ff).
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