2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

632-5597593

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ADMISSIONS

High School

Mission

We are a Catholic Benedictine institution for young women committed to providing a holistic formation anchored on academic excellence as social responsibility.

Vision

We envision Scholasticans who are women of character, integrity, and academic competence committed to glorify God through Ora et Labora.

Objectives

Inspired and guided by the Benedictine tradition of ORA ET LABORA, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, High School Unit, aims to form each Scholastican into a:

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CHRISTIAN FILIPINO WOMAN WHO IS AN AGENT FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

After four years, she would have been formed into a woman who:

• Is Christ-centered in her spirituality that is expressed in the Benedictine sense of community and service

• Is proud of her Filipino culture and heritage

• Is academically and technically competent

• Is skilled in and values inter-personal relationships

• Has a high sense of social awareness and commitment to social change

• Has compassion for others especially the poor and marginalized women and children

• Genuinely cares for the environment and

• Consistently lives out her commitment to self and society as an outflow of her commitment to God.

The High School Unit is committed to providing its students with excellent academic and co-curricular programs which will develop their spiritual, academic, technical, and interpersonal skills and values.

CHRISTIAN LIVING EDUCATION (CLE)

COMMUNICATION ARTS AND LITERATURE – ENGLISH

The CLE Program is designed towards the formation of mature Christians who are critically and genuinely involved in the building of a truly transforming Christian community. The contents of the different year-level programs are grounded on significant human experiences, sacred scriptures, and Church teachings. Through the use of the Integrative Foundational Approach, an integration of the doctrine, moral, and worship dimensions of the faith is given focus. This process of integration develops in the students a thinking faith that leads them to come in touch with the deeper affective-imaginative depths of their persons where they live their faith most deeply, personally, and lovingly for God and others.

 

The English Program through the sub-areas of Communication Arts and Literature seeks to produce Scholasticans who are linguistically and communicatively competent in the use of English language with an end view of making them critical thinkers, confident, conversant, and responsive to economic, political, environmental, and cultural issues that involve them and their community. It is designed to develop in Scholasticans the five macro skills (listening, speaking reading, writing, and viewing), critical and analytical thinking, questioning, and literary skills and further hone their creativity through the various activities and assessments.

The program will also provide Scholasticans with a depth and breadth of literary knowledge and awareness of issues that plague society at present, while teaching them to explore problems creativity, to be sensitive to life’s diversity, and to fully realize their duty as catalysts for change and social transformation.

COMMUNICATION ARTS – FILIPINO

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Filipino Program is geared towards developing the students’ critical thinking skills through communicative competence in Filipino, our national language, so that they become conversant with the issues directly affecting them.

Courses in Philippine Literature are historically arranged by literary genre to increase the students’ awareness and appreciation of their rich literary heritage. Themes of literary pieces from pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary periods are given emphasis to enhance students’ interests and nationalistic fervor.

The courses in Philippine Grammar train the students to communicate effectively and proficiently in the Filipino Language using the communicative approach of instruction.

The Science Program is anchored on the school’s vision-mission of an education relevant to the challenges of the times so that it can be better appreciated and applied to one’s life. There are three main goals of Science: Science for Interest, Science for Work, and Science for Citizenship. With these in mind, carefully selected strategies are adopted by the different science courses.

The program focuses on the inter-relationships among Science, Technology and Society wherein Science is studied and learned in the context on human experience, its technical applications and consequential effects to society. It also puts premium on the development of process skills, higher order thinking skills, and environmental awareness and advocacy.

It is in this perspective that students are enabled to become responsible users of technology, committed to the protection and preservation of the environment, good decision-makers and productive members of society.

MATH

SOCIAL STUDIES

The Mathematics Program generally aims to make students realize how mathematics can be used as an essential tool in realizing the school’s thrust, hence, molding them into citizens with great passion for truth capitalized on facts and figures. Concretely, it primarily intends to give students ample preparation for college by helping them acquire the basic skills and principles necessary for any field of endeavor. This is summed up in unitalized subject offerings: Elementary Algebra (for Grade 7), Intermediate Algebra (for Grade 8), Geometry and Trigonometry (for Year 3), and Advanced Algebra and Statistics (for Year 4).

Teaching methodologies include the traditional approaches Inductive-Deductive-Inductive, interactive discussions and Constructivists’ Approach. Audio-visual materials, such as teacher-made transparencies and computer software, are also frequently employed. In-depth treatment of subject matter is also given premium via integration with other subject areas for a more wholistic academic output. Other than paper-and-pencil tests, venues such as creative long tests, research output, skill applications in major integration activities, are also provided for the students to further explore their mathematical knowledge and abilities.

The Social Studies Program, which includes Philippine History, World History I and II, and Economics, aims to develop students who: 1) know the facts, information, issues, events, and theories; 2) can analyze information critically; 3) demonstrate a Christian/Benedictine stand regarding issues; and 4) create outputs that show the depth of their knowledge.

These skills and values are attained through traditional (i.e. lecture, chalk talk) and non-traditional (i.e. exposure trips; integrated activities, academic presentations) means. Through these skills and values, the students are expected to be agents of peace and justice for societal transformation.

MUSIC, ART, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH (MAPEH)

Music

The Music Program focuses on the development of various music skills in Philippine Music, Foreign Folk Music, Western Music, and Pop Music context. It aims to enhance the musical experiences of students through singing activities and playing instruments. Students are also provided with venues to create and improvise music through cheer-making, mini concerts, song-writing activities. Likewise, the music program helps students appreciate music across countries and generation.

Music

The Music Program focuses on the development of various music skills in Philippine Music, Foreign Folk Music, Western Music, and Pop Music context. It aims to enhance the musical experiences of students through singing activities and playing instruments. Students are also provided with venues to create and improvise music through cheer-making, mini concerts, song-writing activities. Likewise, the music program helps students appreciate music across countries and generation.

Health

The Health Program implements lectures and programs that aim to establish and strengthen desirable personal health practices and attitudes for both physical and psychological wellness. It also aims to help students understand the stage of adolescence and the developmental health issues that face the yout5h and the society. The Health instruction, at an advanced level, endeavors to develop holistically healthy women who are prepared to cope with the present-day challenges of the family, the community, and the country.

The Health Program utilizes various teaching methodologies that develop core competencies of learning such as communicating, researching, analyzing, and relating skills without compromising the values of service, awareness, stewardship, order, and respect for human life.

Physical Education

The Physical Education Program focuses on the total fitness of the individual in her physical, mental, and social aspects. This is addressed through the development of specific kinesthetic skills for each level of study.
    
Teaching methodologies target the components of physical fitness through a variety of activities integrating the development of the Benedictine values upheld by the institution.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOON EDUCATION (TLE)

ELECTIVE PROGRAM

The Technology and Livelihood Education Program is designed to help the students cope with the complexities of change happening in the society today through courses which foster self-reliance and productivity. The Program includes subjects in four (4) major work components useful to everyday living namely, Practical Living/Personality Development, Foods, Crafts and Entrepreneurship, and Computer Technology. Varied approaches are utilized such as film showing, actual demonstrations, hands-on seminars, exposure trips, and other innovative strategies.

 

The Elective Program seeks to provide the fourth year students with an opportunity to further develop their individual interests, talents, and creativity. It also consciously strives to develop in the students the ability to make decisions and be responsible for such decisions. 
    
Basic and advanced courses are offered and workshop/hands-on approach is generally used. Highly specialized courses have a limited number of students to ensure more effective supervision.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

Academic Integration is designed to enable a more wholistic approach to a particular topic, an activity, a set of skills or a cluster of values. Integration is achieved through the interplay of various disciplines with the end view of enriching the regular course offerings, making students understand the interconnectedness of the different subject areas and of reducing the workloads of both students and teachers.

Essentially, Integration encourages an in-depth treatment of subject matter to reinforce and enrich learning input and to produce excellent academic output. It enables students to see the diversities of learning experiences in their entirety as facilitators of their wholistic formation. Formation evaluation, Integration prescribes a common output instead of requiring individual outputs from the integrating subject areas which in effect lessens schoolwork. Curricular integration hopes to achieve academic excellence through this interdisciplinary approach of instruction. Academic Integration can be content-based, value-based, skill-based, or combination of the four.

CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAM

HOMEROOM PROGRAM

The Academic Program is enriched and strengthened by a rich and varied co-curricular program. In the High School Unit, student organizations/clubs are the extensions of the different subject areas. Club offerings, goals, and the program of activities supplement and complement the academic areas to which they belong.

 

The Homeroom Program seeks to provide students with opportunities to deepen their values and develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. The Program is designed to meet articulated and observed needs of the students in each year level in consonance with the school’s vision-mission and in support of the academic programs. Topics taken up include Self-Awareness, Family and Peer Relationships, Gender Equality, Career and Course Orientation, among others. The program is facilitated by the Class Adviser and/or Year-Level Guidance Counselor

The Homeroom period is also used for discussion of school rules and policies, class concerns and resolutions, announcements about activities and schedules, and other pertinent matters.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

The High School Unit is committed to providing its students with excellent academic and co-curricular programs which will develop their spiritual, academic, technical, and interpersonal skills and values.

RELIGION EXTENSION PROGRAM

THE OUTREACH PROGRAM

The Religion Extension Program (REP) is offered to students to go through a process of integration and involvement that will allow them to reflect on and understand the plight of the poor and to face the challenge of responding to the disturbing realities that beset them. It provides a unique opportunity to work with and experience the joys and fears, hopes and pains of those who are suffering and struggling for human liberation. The program emphasizes the value of Christian service through community involvement in solidarity with the powerless and defenseless.

 

The High School Outreach Program shares with those involved in community work the vision and realization of a society that is just, peaceful and humane. The goal of the Outreach Program is to empower and motivate its adopted communities to act effectively towards self-reliance and to raise the consciousness of the High School community with regard to its role as a social catalyst. Ultimately, the Outreach Program hopes that the communities it serves, both inside and outside school, will take responsibility in shaping their own lives, the community they live in, and the environment that surrounds them.

REMEDIAL PROGRAM

SPECIAL PHILIPPINE HISTORY

The Remedial Program aims to: 1) help improve the low performance of students with failing marks in their Science, Mathematics, English (Grammar) classes; 2) identify and recognize reasons for failures other than those observed in class by the subject teacher; and 3) minimize the number of year end failures in Science, Mathematics, English (Grammar).

 

Social Studies Special Philippine History class is a pre-requisite course for undergraduate students who do not have units/credits in Philippine History and to students who have difficulty in the Filipino language. The subject will provide individual materials (IMs) that will assist and familiarize the students on History as a social science, Philippine culture, law, geography. The socio-political and economic status of the country is studied in the context of current events.

SPECIAL FILIPINO

HONOR’S PROGRAM

                Special Filipino classes are offered to non-Filipino speakers as a requirement for completion by the Department of Education.  These courses are designed according to the capability and language skills that must be acquired and expected from the students.  Students who have gained proficiency in the Filipino language after taking two (2) Special Filipino courses are expected to enroll in the regular Filipino classes.  However, assistance is still given to a student who upon parent’s request is extended by the Filipino Area teachers.

The Honor’s Program commits to provide an intellectual, creative, and interactive learning environment catering to the holistic formation of high achieving students. The use of the interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning is expected to engage the students in lifelong learning and concretize the values of Benedictine education.

 

SUMMER EXTENSION AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The Summer Extension and Enrichment Programs aim to assist the students on the academic performance.  At the end of the course, the students are expected to have gained better understanding of concepts and developed their skills being highlighted by the course, such that they would become better prepared and confident to face new challenges in the next year level.
 
The Summer Extension Program is being offered to students who have received a failing mark in a subject in a given school year for which it becomes a lacking unit that can only be completed by re-taking the subject.  The lacking unit therefore does not allow any student to be promoted to the next year level.

The Summer Enrichment Program is being offered to incoming grade 7 students who either have unsatisfactory performance in their academic subjects or still need to further hone their skills in the said subject as per recommended by their teachers in the grade school and deliberated upon by the admission committee.  As such, students who are recommended to enroll in this program is placed on academic probation upon entry in the high school unit and therefore are subjected to the terms and conditions stipulated in the contract for students on academic probation.
 
Students in both programs should adhere to the guidelines set by the school.

Curriculum / Course Offerings and Time Allotment

Grade 7

Subject Time Allotment / Week Credit Unit Course Title
Christian Living Education (CLE)  3 hours    1 unit Basic Prayers and the Holy Eucharist
Communication Arts in English 4 hours 1.2 units Literature: Introduction to the fundamentals of Literature with focus on Philippine Literature (0.6 unit/2 hours)
Communication Arts 1: Strategic Aural -Oral Competence and Sentence Writing (0.6 umit/2 hours)
Communication Arts in Filipino 4 hours 1.2 units Wika at Panitikan (Ibong Adarna)
Mathematics 5 hours 1.5 units Introductory Mathematics
Science and Technology 5 hours 1.5 units Introductory Science
Social Studies 4 hours 1.2 units Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas
MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) 4 hours 1.2 units Music: Philippine Music
Art: Rudiments of Art in the Philippine context
PE:Basic Concepts of Physical Fitness
Health: Personal Health and Wellness
Technology and Livelihood Education 3 hours 1 unit Home Management and Personality Development
Computer Education: Microsoft Office Essentials
Total Number of units and contact time per week 32 hours 9.8 units  

Grade 8

Subject Time Allotment / Week Credit Unit Course Title
Christian Living Education (CLE) 3 hours 1 unit New Testament: Free and Responsible with Christ
Communication Arts in English 4 hours 1.2 units Literature: Afro-Asian Literature and Development Reading ( 0.6 unit/2 hrs.)
Communication Arts 2: Effective Oral Presentations, Paragraph Writing and Basic News Writing (0.6 unit/2 hrs.)
Communication Arts in Filipino 4 hours 1.2 units Wika at Panitikan (Florante at Laura)
Mathematics 5 hours 1.5 units Mathe 8
Science and Technology 5 hours 1.5 units Science 8
Social Studies 4 hours 1.2 units World History I: Asian Perspective
MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) 4 hours 1.2 units Music: Foreign Folk Music
Art: Asian Art
PE: Foreign Folk Dances and Individual Dual Sports
Health: Adolescent Sexuality and Health Concerns
Technology and Livelihood Education 3 hours 1 unit Creative Arts
Computer Education: Computer Animation
Total Number of units and contact time per week 32 hours 9.8 units  

Year 3

Subject    Time Allotment / Week Credit Unit Course Title
Christian Living Education (CLE) 3 hours 1 unit Church and Sacrament: Community Building and Loving the Spirit
Communication Arts in English 5 hours 1.5 units Literature: World Literature and Functional Reading( 0.6 unit/2 hrs.)
Communication Arts 3: Public Speaking, Logical Thinking and Guided Composition Writing (0.9 units/3 hrs.)
Communication Arts in Filipino 4 hours 1.2 units Wika at Panitikan (Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo)
Mathematics 5 hours 1.5 units Geometry and Trigonometry
Science and Technology 6 hours 1.8 units Chemistry
Social Studies 4 hours 1.2 units World History II: Global Perspective
MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) 4 hours 1.2 units Music: History of Western Music
Art: Asian Art
PE: Gymnastics and Outdoor Education
Health: Family Life
Technology and Livelihood Education 3 hours 1 unit Culinary Arts
Computer Education: Web Development
Total Number of units and contact time per week 34 hours 10.4 units  

Year 4

Subject    Time Allotment / Week  Credit Unit Course Title
Christian Living Education (CLE) 4 hours 1.2 units Religion Extension Program: Christian Morality
Communication Arts in English 5 hours 1.5 units Literature: Emergent Literature and Gender Reading( 0.6 unit/2 hrs.)
Communication Arts 4: Debate and Research Paper Writing (0.9 units/3 hrs.)
Communication Arts in Filipino 4 hours 1.2 units Wika at Panitikan (Ibong Mandaragit)
Mathematics 5 hours 1.5 units Advance Algebra and Statistics
Science and Technology 6 hours 1.8 units Physics
Social Studies 4 hours 1.2 units Consumer Ecomonics
MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) 4 hours 1.2 units Music: Rudiments of Song Writing
Art: Modern Art
PE: Social and Ballroom Dances and Team Sports
Health: Environment and Community Health
Technology and Livelihood Education 2 hours 0.67 unit Entrepreneurship 
Computer Education: Computer Programming
Elective 2 hours    0.67 unit Introduction to Business and Accountancy; Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management; Introduction to Psychology; Environmental Education; Introduction to Visual Arts; Introduction to Media Education
Total Number of units and contact time per week 34 hours 10.94 units  

 

IMG_0274In line with its objective of providing a holistic education for its students, the High School Unit has an extensive program of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Student organizations/clubs have been set up along social, cultural, spiritual formation, communication/literary arts, athletics, educational and recreational lines to encourage students to pursue both personal and community interests.

General Objectives

The Student Activity Program aims to:

1. Complement and enrich the academic program

2. Provide venues for further development of the students:

a. special talents, creative and technical skills and interests

b. sense of service and social responsibility, through training programs and activities which promote sharing and interaction with others, social awareness and commitment to social transformation

c.  leadership qualities

3.  Further promote the realization of the thrust, vision and mission of St. Scholastica’s College

Classification of Student Activities

I. Co-curricular Activities
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a. Training and activity programs which directly enrich and complement the different subject area offerings/academic program

b. Undertaken by the different student organizations

II. Extra-curricular activities
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a. Activities which are not directly linked to the academic curriculum but are essential to the students’ holistic development (e.g. High School Production, concerts, school fair)

b. Initiated and implemented by the Student Council Organization and the Office of the Student Activities and Services

III.  Outreach-related Activities
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Projects of the Tanggapan ng Kalinga in collaboration with the other offices (SCO, HSFA, HSPA)

IV.  Institutional Activities
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a. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities initiated or sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Activities

b. Involve all units/sectors of the SSC Community

The student Council Organization is the high school students’ governing body, with its officers duly elected by the student body every year.

Objectives

IMG_5250The student Council Organization (SCO) aims to:

1. Facilitate communication between students and the administration, faculty, fellow students and the rest of the Scholastican community;

2. Recognize and uphold the students’ rights and welfare;

3. Undertake student activities and projects which promote the realization of the HS Unit objectives

4. Encourage maximum student participation and involvement in these activities; and

5. Promote the spirit of camaraderie, community and harmony within and outside of SSC.

Membership

Every student enrolled in the High School Unit automatically becomes a member of the SCO and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto. She has the duty to fulfill the functions of an SCO member.

The student council officers are composed of the Student Council Core members, Class officers and Club officers. They are elected by the students annually.

The Student Council Organization Core

Is the administrative, implementing and coordinating body of the SCO. It is composed of the:

The Student Council Organization Core

President

Vice- President

Secretary

Treasurer

Outreach Coordinating Chairperson

Club Coordinating Chairperson

Batch Representatives (Yrs. I-IV)

General Functions of the SCO Core

• Together with high school administration plan, and implement a formation/ development program for student leaders as well as co- curricular and extra- curricular activities which will enrich the students’ social awareness, interpersonal skills and spiritual being;

• Establish a link between the administration, faculty, parents and students by representing the students body in the decision –making of the school through the Expanded Administrative Council and by disseminating vital information on matters which affect the school community, especially the high school students;

• Promote and protect students’ rights and welfare;

• Implement rules and regulations stipulated in the student’s Handbook;

• Help maintain discipline during departmental and institutional activities;

• Initiate activities for better community growth;

• Promote awareness of social issues, and commitment to, involvement in and solidarity with communities within and beyond SSC; and

• Act as official student representatives of the HS Unit in institutional, Association of Benedictine Schools or non-SSC functions.

Class and Club Officers

The Class officers are elected annually through the Homeroom program and take charge of class affairs. The Club officers, meanwhile, are also elected annually through the Student Activities Program and take charge of club affairs. 

Class and Club Officers

Class/Club President

Class/Club Vice-President

Class/Club Secretary

Class/Club Treasurer

Class/Club Outreach Student Representative

Other Positions

Qualifications

All must demonstrate:

• Respect for human dignity, Christian concern for and sincere service to others in the community.

• Appreciation of their Filipino heritage.

• Good academic standing

     - No grade lower than 77 in any quarter

     - Must have no average grade below 80 in any subject

• Respect and compliance of school policies, rules and regulations

     - Must have a conduct average of at least G with no NI in any quarter

     - Did not commit any serious offense or major offense in the school

     year immediately preceding the nominations

• Leadership qualities.

• Positive interpersonal skills

High School Student Organizations are set up along social, cultural, spiritual, literary, athletic, educational and recreational lines. At present, there are twenty six (26) clubs under the Student Activity Program. These are:

Spiritual Formation Clubs

Spiritual Formation Clubs serve as the arms of the Campus Ministry Office which hope to bring God in the hearts of every Scholastican and to bear witness to the Gospel and Benedictine values enriched by spiritual formation, prayers and celebration of sacraments.  It aims to help the High School community realize its thrust and forming each Scholastican into a Christian Filipino woman who is an agent for social transformation by knowing, loving and following the life and teachings of Jesus, imbuing the values of St. Benedict; and imitating the life and virtue of Mary.

Benedictine Circle

Benedictine Circle aims to be part of and help the High School Unit in a Christ-centered community where everyone is aware of God’s presence within her and in the community.  It also aims to provide opportunities for the students to develop their gifts talents and skills, as well as a sense of responsibility, stewardship and commitment through the different service committees where the members are grouped according to their interests, gifts, and skills.

KAPATID Music Ministry
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KAPATID Music Ministry is the Church choir of the High School Unit.  It is a diverse group of students, vocalist and instrumentalists, who come together to sing to and for the Lord and give Him praise and thanks.  During school Masses, whether departmental or institutional and some special occasions, KAPATID leads in the community singing. KAPATID does not only participate in liturgical celebrations  but also nourishes the members’ musical abilities that would improve them as an organization through team building and get together that would strengthen their bond with each other and most importantly with God.

MAGNIFICAT
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Magnificat is a co-curricular club of the Christian Living Education Area.  It hopes to bring God into the heart of every Scholastican and help her bear witness to the Gospel values. Its main objective is to help the High School community realize its thrust in educating young women to become agents for social transformation by imitating the lives and witnessing of Jesus and Mary, His Mother Magnificat aims to strengthen the intimate communion of the Scholasticans with God through Jesus Christ with the help of Mary.  It is a club where each member experiences the nurturing womb of a loving mother, a family where holistic growth is fostered a living church where the members share in the threefold mission Jesus Christ: Prophetic and Kingly embodied in the Benedictine Motto of Ora et Labora.

Socio-Civic Clubs

 

Socio-Civic Clubs are clubs committed to the promotion and advocacy of environmental awareness empowerment, patriotism, medical and humanitarian care and development of human potentials and leadership.

 

Through dynamic partnership with various institutions, the socio-civic club establishes programs that provide opportunities to maximize their time, talents and resources toward personal growth, community empowerment and nation-building.  The socio-civic clubs aim to produce young women of character imbued with Filipino and Christian virtues who are nation builders, who will uphold the integrity of people and his habitat, equipped with knowledge and skills in leadership development, humanitarians values, feminism, national identity and environment issues, responsive to the challenges of a fast-changing world and committed to effective positive change in the society.

 

Girl Scouts of the Philippines
 (GSP)
GSP

 

Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) is a worldwide movement that provides girls and young women a non-formal, progressive educational program based on spiritual values and the idea of service. Its mission is to help Scholastican’s realize their ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, the nation and the world community.  The club envisions young women who are progressive, dynamic, proactive and God-loving.  Some activities of the SSC-GSP are coordinated with the regional and national activities of the GSP.

Gabriela Youth
Gabriela

 

Gabriela Youth Club advocates what the Filipina heroine Gabriela Silang has started which contributed to women empowerment by way of doing great service to her country.  Gabriela now reclaims the voice of women to fight against all forms of injustice, in particular women and children abuse, outright manipulation and oppressive structures that degrade human dignity.  The Gabriela Youth Club shall be starting point to serve others by promoting the above mentioned advocacy by heart, in whatever little way possible for high school students.  It also aims to develop in its members’ the passion to read, watch, hear, consider and act upon issues and events all GABS must know and talk about in the clubs venue.

Project E.A.R.T.H.
(Environmental Awareness and
Readiness to Help)
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Project E. A. R. T. H. (Environmental Awareness and Readiness to Help). A co-curricular program of the Science Area, is the high school unit’s arm in enforcing its commitments to the call for pro-environmental awareness and action.  It is dedicated to the task of enabling its members, the EARTHWATCHERS, to become Scholasticans who are critically of the present realities of environmental crises and are equipped with the appropriate and ecologically-safe technological know-how.  The Project E.A.R.T.H. commits itself to the realization of the following objectives: 1) respect of all God’s creation 2) promote ecological well-being by disseminating information geared towards the restoration and protection of Mother Earth; 3) initiate environmental activities like conferences, contests and campaigns; 4) conduct ecological trips in forest, marine and other areas of concern; 5) sponsor outreach activities to communities needing help regarding their natural environment; 6) spearhead the high school unit’s cleanliness campaign; and 7) develop environmental awareness and advocacy among its members.

Red Cross Youth Council

 

Red Cross Youth Council is a youth program of the Philippine National Red Cross which aims to educate and involve children in the spirit of Red Cross; provide opportunities for directing and harnessing their energy and idealism into worthwhile activities within the framework of the club.  The objectives of the organization are: 1) to teach and involve students to selflessly serve other; 2) respond to the less fortunate and disseminate the Seven Fundamental Principles of RCYC; 3) to uphold the Benedictine values in all activities sponsored by the club, and 4) to promote community health through talks and symposium.

Trip Club

Trips Club.  The Philippine Tourism Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country today. In 2012, the Philippines recorded 4.27 million tourist arrivals, up from 3.9 million in 2011 and 3.5 million in 2012. It is recognized by the government as an important contributor to the generation of foreign exchange earnings, investments, revenue, and employment and to the growth of the country’s output. The inclusion of tourism as a major pillar in the medium Term Philippine Development Plan has given priority to the tourism sector by promoting the Philippines as a premier tourist destination and investment site.  Apart from the above mentioned facts, traveling is a fun way to learn about one’s culture and country. You see new things and meet new people. Trips Club aims to direct students towards travel and exploration and inculcate in them awareness and interest about the natural and cultural heritage of the Philippines, create awareness among students of the possible maximum benefits in the tourism industry and providing them, with the necessary knowledge to minimize its adverse effects, create awareness for students to plan for tourism industry related jobs in the future and organize at least one major and minor tour for the students per year.

Young Entrepreneurs’ Society
(YES)

 

 

Young Entrepreneurs’ Society (YES) is a club that caters to the interest of students who are into business and would like to expand their skills through inventing new products.  The club does not only seek profit but, they contribute to the society by venturing on the needs of the environment and community. It aims to develop communication and mathematical skill through  business planning and projecting ones sales, use their creativity in innovating products that caters to the needs of the consumers, the environment, and the community and manifest the value of honesty, responsibility, and awareness in the business venture that they have chosen.

Academic Clubs

 

Academic club is a way of engaging in learning outside the classroom.  For students who are interested in learning more about Information Technology, Mathematics, Science, Social Students and Research, an academic club is geared towards academic excellence and service to the community that highlights Scholasticans’ talents and skills through quiz bee, film showing, documentary analysis, field trips, tutorials, symposia, workshops and research.  The dynamic, academic club experiences are rich and varied following multi-disciplinary theme throughout the year.  The Academic cluster aims to provide a venue for intellectual integration among school members; promote the community spirit of the school develop holistic women Scholasticans equipped with Benedictine value and critical mindedness; and provide opportunity for students to compete against other schools in any academic competitions.

 

Upsilon Mu Gamma
(Math Club)

Upsilon Mu Gamma (Math Club) is a club committed to render sincere service to the Scholastican community by sponsoring: 1) Math competitions to enhance the students’ capabilities; 2) conducting reviews to prepare fellow Scholasticans for quarter examination, 3) coordinating with the Outreach Program in their Supplementary Education in Math to elementary school children, and 4) to organize the “Reach Out” activity with other schools and to bring joy to less fortunate kids of adopted communities.

Science Club
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The Science Club is a club that aims to encourage interest in Science and its applications and promote environmental awareness among its members and the student body.  It also provides a venue for intellectual integration among school members thereby promoting the community spirit of the school, and with other clubs/organizations with similar goals and objectives. It encourages integral development of each member as embodied in the school’s mission.
 
The club aims to sponsor activities that would enhance scientific and environmental awareness and highlight the talents of the Scholasticans through quiz bees, games contests, remedial, symposia and the like.  It also aims to establish linkages with science clubs of other high school, academic and non-academic institutions tasked with similar goals and objectives.

 

Kamalayang Pilipino
(KAMPIL)
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Kamalayang Pilipino (KAMPIL) is a club that seeks to promote and instill social awareness and to develop an appreciation of Filipino culture among the students. It provides a venue for the discussion of relevant issues, both national and global, allowing students to exercise their right to freedom of expression. The club has various activities which are socially relevant. Through these, the club wishes to impart social consciousness to its members, helping them to become involved, hoping that sometime in the future, they can make a difference in society.

Information Technology Society
(ITS)

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Information Technology Society (ITS) aims to develop members who are knowledgeable and competent with information technology as a tool for learning, in pursuit of what is true, good and beautiful. In order to realize this vision, the clubs commits itself to vigorously support and sustain the conviction, involvement and commitment of the student body to the highest standards of academic excellence through inquiry, training, group interaction, special projects, and values formation of its members on the use of information technologies. It further commits to develop its members to be of service to their communities, both inside and outside of SSC.

Communication/Literary Arts Clubs

The Communication and Literary Arts Cluster seeks to provide avenues for the enhancement of critical thinking, promotion of social awareness and advancing the sense of service through language skills training, exposure to authentic communication and honing competitive spirit.  This cluster upholds the power of rhetoric and discourse, in English and Filipino, contextualized in both academic and real life settings, through gearing the members toward the achievement of holistic maturity and life-long skills.  The cluster primarily highlights the application of the members’ crafts to their commitment to the school’s thrusts as they live by the Scholastican’s virtues of responsible communication, truth and justice.  It aims to promote responsible and informed academic and literary writing and speaking, facilitate school-community projects through internal and external activities, publish materials which abide by the ethics of campus journalism and awake social responsibility and awareness, advance critical thinking and augmentation skills through higher experience of academic discourse and training students for local and international competitions.

Blue Flame
(Campus Journalism)
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The Blue Flame is the official publication of the High School Unit.  It aims to provide the High School community relevant and balanced news reports and accurate information about the current events and features concerning the school and the nation. It aims to provide a venue for the development of the writing, reporting and journalistic skills of its members.  The club has taken upon itself the responsibility to expose the students to write objectively, as news writing requires it, and at the same time, are given the venue themselves through free writing.

Delta Chi Avalon

Delta Chi Avalon is a co-curricular support program of the English subject area. It provides the needed avenue where the students can hone their public speaking and analytical skills.  Debate requires the integration of all the cognate skills taught under the English area, like the full grasp of the English language, grammar, logic, extemporaneous speaking, reasoning, speech writing and argumentation, among others.  Thus, the members undergo training in the different aspects of public speaking and debate. 
 
The club also aims to create an atmosphere conductive for free exchange of ideas on pressing issues affecting the youth of today.

Page Turners’ Library Club 
(PTLC)
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The PTLC is an organization of efficient and devoted high school students. The club is involved in the performance of various activities that serve as the training ground of its members in order to develop their hidden skills; to improve their reading habits and be a good leader/follower of the club. It also exposes its members to the outside world in order to develop their critical thinking in the preparation of their usage of the different types of libraries that they may encounter in the future, thus making them more adept, knowledgeable and at home in the use of various types of learning materials, both print and non-print.

Pluma

Pluma: Talino at galing sa pagsusulat ng anumang akdang Filipino huhusay at uunlad sa Samahang Pluma walang alinlangang ikaw ay sisikat.  Layunin nito na magkaroon ng tiwala sa sarili sa pagbuo ng akda o komposisyon (maikling kuwento, tula, sanasay atbp.) at mabasa, masuri ng mga mambabasa at maitampok ito bilang isang sining.

Performing Arts Clubs

The performing arts cluster is a fusion of multiple art forms highlighting music, dance and theatre.  The Performing Arts cluster aims to hone musical, theatrical and artistic skills through training, workshops and exposures; foster artistic appreciation, interpretation and imagination of the performing arts discipline; inspire members to explore their creative capabilities and bring to life the artist within each individual.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call serve as a medium for its members to hone their skills in the art of drama, theatre and production management. It seeks to widen its understanding and appreciation for theatre arts and its related discipline as the group produces honest, relevant and meaningful theatre productions. This organization will also give an opportunity for its members to promote social awareness and inculcate Christian values.  For God. For Country. For Art. For years, Curtain Call has passionately pursued its original mission to develop, nurture, support, produce and present classic masterpieces and original performance work by artists of all nations and cultures. We believe that in order to flourish, art needs the company of colleagues, the spirit of collaboration and comfort of continuation.

Dance Troupe

Dance Troupe is an organization committed to developing and honing its members’ 1) abilities to execute artistic, creative and rhythmic expression through various dances; 2) dancing skills through new approaches and styles; 3) physical and emotional fitness while expressing the self through dance, 4) appreciation of our Filipino culture heritage expressed in social and folk dances, and 5) collaborative and team spirit during rehearsals and performances. The club conducts regular training sessions and will showcase the talents and skills of its members in a concert which is to be its culminating activity.

Glee Club
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Glee Club is a performing arts club which aims to hone the musical skills especially in singing of its members, develop their self-confidence through participation in institutional activities and competitions, and be able to perform well and render services to the other sectors of the Benedictine Community. The club also gives the students the chance to be exposed to a wide range of choral musical repertoire and literature.

Music Ensemble

Music Ensemble is a performing arts club which aims to develop its members to become well-rounded and competent musicians by providing them with array of opportunities to perform and showcase their talents in various school activities. It also develops the musical talents and skills of its members in playing different musical instruments, enrich  the musical experience of its members by providing them with various musical exposures such as performances, workshops, and concerts and develop camaraderie among its members as they engage themselves in various group activities and performances.

Athletics Clubs

The Athletics is designed to maintain the competitive strength of the high school team with the Academic standards of the school as the foremost concern, maximizing the resources allocated for the development through athletic development program.  This aims to add to the well roundedness of the students’ capabilities, building on their strengths and most importantly teaching them the value of working together as a team.  It aims to promote team atmosphere (team spirit) and camaraderie among members throughout the program, provide a holistic venue for the students who have interest in sports development, develop each individual and as a team to maintain the competitive capability at all times and maximize the development of each skills and potentials from specific methods and drills.

Sports Club

Sports Club is an organized group composed of the different competing teams and individual’s athletes in different sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Badminton, taekwondo and Table Tennis.  The club has regular teams they may participate or join any DepEd Manila Meet, NCR DepEd, Interschool, WNCAA, Milo Little Olympics, national or international competitions as representative of SSC.

Pep Squad

The High School Pep Squad has been set up primarily to promote school spirit and drum up support of the student body for the HS athletes. Their aim is also to highlight the talents and skills in the field of cheer dancing and cheer leading. The Pep Squad brings out the best in every member to promote school spirit, pride in cheering and dancing, develops leadership skills and teamwork and promotes camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Visual and Practical Arts Clubs

The Visual and Practical Arts cluster is a collective avenue for budding Scholasticans to express and hone their potential as visual, multimedia and culinary artists.  The cluster to develop the creative minds of Scholasticans through insightful talks, seminars, workshops and exposure trips and exhibition as well as integrating activities across the clubs which focuses on enhancing their creative talents and entrepreneurial abilities but most of all their passion for the arts.

Culinary Enthusiasts’ Organization 
(CEO)

 

Culinary Enthusiasts’ Organization (CEO)–Students have a natural curiosity about cooking. Many kids, just like grown-ups, even enjoy watching cooking shows on television. While some children may not seem to care about cooking at all, in this case, students need a nudge of encouragement as a helping hand to walk them through the basics. Thus, the CEO is the non-academic club offered to all year levels and it is geared towards giving the students exposure in cooking through cooking demonstrations, trip to food establishments and cooking/baking seminars. CEO will further enrich their knowledge and skills, show and share their talents in cooking through catering food in school functions, participating in the weekly hands-on cooking sessions and other club activities.

Art and Crafts Club
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Arts and Crafts Club is an avenue for budding Scholastican artists to explore and hone their potentialities as mirrors, voices, and leaders of human culture. The club aims to develop the Scholasican artists’ identify through insightful talks, workshops, art sessions and integrating activities focused on enhancing their creativity, mastery, originality and artistry. The club is open to all whose eyes burn aflame in the artistry. The club is open to all whose eyes burn aflame in the beauty perfection, and whose hearts are passionately set to inspire the masses for change and for deeper appreciation of every creation.

Media Arts Club

 

Media Arts Club – The Media Arts Club is visual arts clubs open to film enthusiasts and camera loving students. The club aims to equip members with basic and working knowledge on camera operations, techniques and functions.  It also aims to develop the “critical eye” of the members in analysing and critiquing photos, films and other audio and visual materials.  Activities in the club include film viewing and critiquing sessions, photography and video production workshops, studio tour and discussion with film and media experts.

 

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IMG_59531. All student organizations in the High School Unit must be duly recognized and approved by the administration. 

2. The club program (description, objectives, activities and grading system) must be an enrichment of the academic programs and subject approval of the administration. The student organizations are under the general supervision of the office of Student Activities and Services.

3. A faculty moderator is assigned to each student organization. The moderator, together with the club officers, is directly responsible for the implementation of the club program and the supervision of club members.

4. All student is given the opportunity to be a member of only ONE club. This is to ensure the balance between the academic work and club endeavors of the student. In very special cases, Student Council Core members may become an honorary member of another club. However, she must attend club hour meetings and all other official activities of her official club.

5. A student should be a member of a club since the beginning of the school year for her to become a year-end honor student and/or club awardee.

6. A student who is interested to join a club should sign up for auditions, screening or try-outs at the beginning of the school year (Club Fair). The moderator and club officers conduct enlistment and screening/try-outs/auditions.

IMG_34797. All club members are expected to fulfill all the requirements and expectations of the club as per the club constitution and by-laws.

8. Each student is given a club grade at the end of every quarter. This grade is based on her attendance, participation and over-all performance in the club. The quarter grades are averaged at the end of the school year.

9. Students are required to fill out a club contract indicating their personal information, the terms and conditions of the club and the general guidelines of the unit’s student activity program; and duly signed by the parents. This must be submitted before the students’ membership is confirmed by the moderator. After which, students are no longer allowed to change clubs.

10. A student who fails in any subject will be places in LIMITED SUSPENSION status in the succeeding quarter and must pass said subject(s)to qualify for full reinstatement. Limited suspension means that the student with academic failure(s) is required to attend meetings and activities during the regular club hour but is not allowed to participate in any other club activity that takes place beyond the club hour. This will include regular training sessions that take place after classes.

11. Club officers are elected by the general membership at the end of the school year in presence and under the supervision of the club moderator.  

12. Any club officer may be replaced for the following reasons:

     • Declining academic performance 

     • Inefficiency in carrying out duties and responsibilities

     • Disciplinary ase(s)

13. The Club Hour is considered a part of the regular academic schedule. Hence, attendance at the club meetings during Club Hour is required. Any student who needs to be absent during club hour must follow the procedure in requesting for early dismissal.

14. Students who do not attend Club Hour but are in school for the day will incur sanctions appropriate to the offense of cutting classes. At the end of the school year, 3rd and 4th year club members who have shown dedicated service and/or outstanding achievements are recognized through club awards. (Please see section on awards for description and qualifications)

Educational tours, field trips and other out-of-school activities shall be allowed provided the following requirements are met:


IMG_72641. A project proposal outlining objectives and logistics (venue, timetable, budget, etc.) has been submitted for approval.

2. An ocular inspection of the venue has been conducted by the organizing/supervising faculty/student core to ensure safety of the group and appropriateness/viability of activity.

3. The group is well-chaperoned by the teachers and when necessary, by some parents

4. The written permission/reply slip is submitted to the teacher-in-charge at least two (2) days before the activity.

5.  An alternative program/action plan has been prepared in the event that one or more factors alter the activity in any way.

6.  The values of simplicity and creative use of available resources are upheld and promoted.

1. Participation in a competition should be duly permitted by the principal through the Office of Student Activities and Services.

2. The school shall provide the participants, trainer and moderator transportation and food.

IMG_90743. The school shall pay for the registration fee of participants. In cases where registration fee exceeds the budget of registration, the participants maybe asked to subsidize portion of it.

4. For those who will win in competitions, the following will be applied:

     a.  Medals shall be given to the contestants.

     b.  Trophy for individual category shall be given directly to the contestant. 
     It shall first be presented to the administrators and displayed in front of the 
     principal’s office for at least a week.

     c.  Trophy for group category shall be kept in the school.

     d.  Cash prizes shall be divided as follows:

Group Category  

1.  10% of the prize will be allotted for the Prizes of Students form Contests depository.

2.  90% of the prize will be turned over to OSAS for future club expenses (costumes, props, coaches’ incentive, etc.)

Individual Category

1. With no rigid training

     a.  50% of the cash prize will be given to the student.

     b.  50% of the cash prize will be allotted for the Prizes of Students from Contests
     depository.

2.  With rigid training

     a.  40% of the cash prize will be given to the student

     b.  60% of the cash prize will be allotted for the Prizes of Students from Contests
     depository. A portion of this may also be given as cash incentive for the coach/es.

     c.  If the school has a separate prize, 100% of the prize for the participants will be
     given to them. 

5. If the costume will be given to the students, each of them will subsidize 50% of its cost. However, if  it will be returned to the school, the club will subsidize the entire cost of the costume.

6. The same guidelines will be implemented for club projects/activities which involve selling tickets (productions, concerts etc.)

7.  The money in the Prizes of Students form Contests depository will be used for future expenses of students who will join competitions.


IMG_97691. Together with the Club Core, the moderator sets agenda for weekly meetings. S/He is expected to supervise all meetings and activities of the club.

2. The club is expected to submit the following:

a. club program for the school year

b. club constitution and by-laws (need not be submitted on an annual basis; only amendments if any and already ratified by the club need to be submitted)

c. monthly agenda and minutes of regular club meetings

d. written proposal observing proper format for all major activities

e. written evaluation reports on every major activity of the club

f. quarter and year-end general evaluation of the club (extent to which club objectives were realized, area of concern, commendations and recommendations)

3. Performances presented to parents or other guests shall be held after class hours or at a designated time in non-class days.

4. The use of school facilities for activities shall be subject to the approval of the school authorities concerned.

5. For fundraising activity, the club must give at least 50% of the net income to a beneficiary (preferably the Tanggapan ng Kalinga of the High School). 

 

1. All student organizations are encouraged to pursue activities that would help realize their objectives. As part of the democratic process espoused by the school, the students are free to conceptualize, initiate and implement activities so long as these uphold the thrust and values of SSC and enrich their learning experiences.

IMG_40622. Clubs are required to submit formal project proposals for all major activities. These must outline the rationale, objectives and logistics of proposed activity.

3. All student activities are subject to the approval first of the moderator and then the administration.

4. A quarterly and year-end evaluation of these activities must be conducted to ensure that these are effective, relevant and in keeping with the programs of the school.

5. Club officers/moderator should file activity sheets at least one week before the activity’s scheduled implementation. These activity sheets must be signed by the moderator, CSAS and Principal.

6. Members/Officers must observe the given guidelines when reserving/using school facilities 

7. When the club activity will involve/include other sectors/areas and or outsiders, proper consultation, information and coordination with all concerned should be undertaken.

8. Organization officers must first inform and discuss with their moderator and school administrators any contract they intend to enter into with any company or outside groups with regard to various projects. These would include contracts for sponsorships, contracts with production outfits and talents, etc. the contracts have to be reviewed by the school counsel before final approval.

MAINSTAY - Lords and Ladies with Cast A Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare9. The CSAS shall designate a permanent room assignment for the club during Club Hour. At this time, the club will be held responsible for the order and care of the room they occupy. At all other times, room reservations should be filed with the Principal’s Office at least three days before club activity.

10. Each student organization is assigned a club board. This may be used only for OFFICIAL notices. All materials to be posted must have the signature of the CSAS and the moderator.

11. Clubs are expected to comply with 5-S Guidelines on order and cleanliness of rooms and club boards.

12. All the reservation and requisition forms must have necessary signatures (moderator, Unit Head, etc.)

13. Except for the performing arts clubs and sports teams with regular training hours past the Club Hour, clubs are discouraged from holding activities and meetings after 5:30 PM on weekdays and 12:00 NN on Saturdays. If club activities will extend past three hours, prior approval of the CSAS must first be secured and a letter of information (with reply slip) to the parents of club members should be released. At these times, the moderator id required to be present.