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"Children at home"1st June, 2020

News is filtering in from various quarters that our children are lending a helping hand at home, trying to ease the burden that is already on the shoulders of Parents. We feel extremely happy to hear that these qualities,like coming forward to help are coming to the forefront now, perhaps some of the blessings and plus points of these extraordinary circumstances that we are going through. Acts which strengthen family ties are invaluable in our lives. Do please take pride in whatever the children are doing to help at home and share the news with others. Our sincere good wishes for a speedy recovery from the pandemic ......



"ISC and ICSE papers - outstanding"1st June, 2020

All students who have appeared for the ISC or ICSE papers in March 2020 and are now aware of the Council’s proposed timetable for the balance of the papers i.e. the unfinished ones, need to send a one line email to dolnaday@gmail.com declaring that they are aware of the rescheduled timetable and will be available to appear for these papers. Please don’t forget to put your name and CISCE reg no. at the bottom of the mail. It is vital that you share this communication with all in your batch.



"In the matter of tuition fees"15th April, 2020

If you are depositing fees into the school bank account kindly mail us the details of the name of the student, roll number, date and time of deposit/transfer and if possible attach the acknowledgement from Bank. Please send these details to dolnafees@gmail.com. This will help us in maintaining the records.


Introduction

Dolna Day School welcomes you to its world of children - an environment that spells love, care and affection. Dolna creche provides safe custody for children of working parents, from the age of 3 months, right up to the age 18 years. Dolna Day School provides education all the way till the ISC examinations which are pre-university. We endeavour to facilitate the proper physical & mental growth of these children and provide for them- 'a home away from home'. Children get the opportunity of spending their free time beyond school hours fruitfully in the extra-curricular classes that are organized in the evening. They learn to share and care for others in their same age-group, some younger and some older as well.



History

The first creche in Kolkata was started by Smt. Madhusree Dasgupta in the year 1972 in the name of Dolna ( the Bengali word for cradle). The objective was to provide a "home away from home" for the children of working parents. By 1972 the number of working mothers in our city of Kolkata was already growing and they needed custodial care for their children. Dolna Creche and Dolna Day School (affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) have been operating in South Calcutta for the past 40 years now, primarily for the benefit of these working parents.

The institution has never been allowed to grow to an unmanageable size at the cost of the quality of service that is offered. Presently, there are a total number of around 700 children only and a large number of them from the age-group of 3 months to 18 years remain at the creche and day-boarding for the better part of the day while the parents are at work.

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