Don Bosco Technological Institute

Catholic-run schools embrace 'new normal'

With the existence of COVID-19, precautionary measures implemented include strict gate control, temperature check and hand sanitising.  

Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko, has commenced classes with a new timetable of three shifts. The last shift is the 6pm to 9pm workshop classes for residents of the Mary Our Help hostel and the St Francis de Sales Residence.

​DBTI wins the best short film

The film was scripted, acted, shot and edited by the DBTI media participants. It was among the other presentations at the International Short Film Festival screened at Emmaus Conference Centre, Boroko East, on 2nd of September, 2017. 

The audience, numbering 150 persons, sat enthralled in the hall as they experienced sight and sound and more importantly, the opportunity to ponder, reflect and share powerful messages of determination, commitment and success of our young people in Papua New Guinea. 

​DBTI marks Bosco’s 202nd birthday

The highlight of the celebration was the staging of the musical The Witness of Peter to Jesus, by Jimmy and Carol Owens. Popular demand has necessitated that the production be restaged.

The Trade Skills competition and Open House on August 11th showcased the students’ skills in their different technologies. It gave secondary students an opportunity to visit the workshops.

330 youths at Catholic youth convention

The youth convention started on November 6 and will conclude on Sunday, November 13.  

The event will also serve to officially mark the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in PNG and Solomon Islands.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy, proclaimed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, started on 8 December 2015 and officially ends with the closing of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican, on 20 November 2016.  

DBTI third year students start practice teaching

The third year bachelor students at Don Bosco Technological Institute attended the practice teaching orientation on September 2 at the institute’s main library in preparation for the six-week practical training.

Fr. Ariel Macatangay, SDB, principal, shared with them the DBTI’s core values and its application in practice teaching. Servant leadership, rapport and loving kindness, life-long learning, spirituality, honesty, respect and solidarity were a few of the core values that he discussed.  

'Life is a precious gift, give it as a gift'

Sr. Carmencita Rodriguez was speaking during a month-long program of vocation awareness and promotion recently.

A vocation is a call from God. It is up to us to respond freely to what God wants us to do as we strive to manifest His glory was the message right throughout the program.

The morning talks during the assemblies, homeroom time, lunch and activity hour were avenues to invite the students to discern God’s call to a consecrated life, married life or the single life. 

DBTI 4th year student do youth ministry workshop

The workshop entitled “3rd Millennium Youth Ministry” was facilitated by Fr. Mario Baclig, SDB from the Philippines.   The workshop was organised to offer additional skills to 4th year students, who will soon become future teachers of Papua New Guinea.