Diocese of Antipolo Catholic Schools Association

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History of Our Lady of Peace School

Our Lady of Peace School is a cathedral school founded in 1972 by Msgr. Vicente Fernandez who invited the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres to administer the school.

Through the years of its continuous service, Our Lady of Peace School has taken to itself the spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and emotional development of its clientele, the student.

The forty-seven years of existence is a concrete proof of its commitment to service and involvement in the growth and development of the youth in the Diocese of Antipolo.

1972 – Kindergarten was offered.

1973 – Kindergarten held its first graduation with 47 graduates.

1973-78 – Sr. Alloysius Pacis, SPC was the 1st Superior and Principal.

1974 – Primary grades were opened.

1975 – Kindergarten Course, Grades One to Four were given recognition by DECS.
Intermediate grades were offered.

1976 – Elementary Department was given recognition by DECS.
First graduation in the Elementary Dept. was held.
1st year of the four-year high school course was opened.

1977- 78 – Rev. Fr. Feliciano Manalili was the first School Director.
Sr. Theresia Rillo, SPC was the School Principal.
1978- 81 – Sr. Louise Therese, SPC was the School Head/ G.S. Principal.

1979 – 80 – Sr. Ma. Emilia Lagasca, SPC was the HS Principal.

1980-2001 – Msgr. Protacio G. Gungon, D.D. was the School Director.

1980 – The school held its first high school graduation with 50 graduates.

1981 – 93 – Sr. Auguste Sarte, SPC was the H.S. Principal.

1983 – The first batch of Kinder pupils graduated in High School.

1984 – 86 – Sr. Concordia Salaria, SPC was the Grade School Principal.

1985 – The High School Department was granted full Government

1986 – The school became a member of MAPSA.

1986 – 89 – Sr. Ma. Luz Roldan, SPC was the Grade School Principal.

1989 – 93 – High School Department was recognized by the DECS as one of
the 250 top performing schools in the Philippines ranking 106th.

1990 – 92 – Sr. Mia Magdalena Goretti, SPC was the Grade School Principal.

1991 – Construction of a three-story building started as a part of the
expansion of the school brought about by the demand to accept more and more students due to the influx of residents from the city to the subdivisions of Antipolo.

1992 – The newly-constructed St. Joseph building was inaugurated and
occupied by the Grade School pupils.
Our Lady of Peace School celebrated its 20th Foundation Anniversary.

1993- 94 – Sr. Yolanda Orpilla, SPC was the School Head/Grade School
Principal while Sr. Dedicacion Rosario, SPC was the High School Principal.

1994 – Construction of the High School Annex started in March.
Completion and blessing of the High School Annex was held in June.
1994- 97 – Sr. Aida Bautista, SPC became the School Head/Principal.
1996 – The administration acquired 2.7 hectares of land as expansion site of OLPS in Bo. San Luis, Antipolo.

1997 – OLPS celebrated its Silver Jubilee Foundation Anniversary.

1997- 2000 – Sr. Cecilia Sto. Tomas, SPC was the School Head/Principal and Sr. Josefa Lasala, SPC was the Grade School Principal.

1998 – Construction of the St. Paul Building for High School started.

1999 – Inauguration of the St. Paul Building was held.

2000 – 03 – Sr. Carmen Cua, SPC was the School Head/Principal

2002 – OLPS celebrated its 30th Foundation Anniversary
Bishop Crisostomo Yalung became the School Director.

2003 – 04 – Drafting and launching of OLPS’ strategic paths / directions and from that year onwards, the development of the institutional priorities namely, the Academic Formation, the Christian Formation and Formation in Social Responsibility was initiated by Sr. Felicitas Bernardo, SPC. Launching of the Flagship Programs in Reading and Math was done.
Bishop Gabriel Reyes, D.D. became the School Director.

2003 – 11 – Sr. Felicitas Bernardo, SPC – School Head/Principal

2004 – 05 – OLPS opened the extension in Tawid-tawid as OLPS Tawid-Tawid
Community Extension School with Kinders 1 & 2.
Reading Learning Center was created.

2005 – 06 – OLPS passed the certification of PEAC-FAPE.
English and Science Learning Centers were created.
Major renovations were done leading to the creation of the Marian
Hall, the Kinder Playground, and the expansion of the Canteen and the Library.
OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School Extension offered Grade 1.

2006 – 07 OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Grade 2.
Math Learning Center and two (2) Speech Laboratories were constructed.
Adult non-formal education was offered in OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School.

2007- 08 OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Grade 3.
Christian Living Education Center was created.
OLPS opened the San Luis Campus (Pope John Paul II Minor Seminary).
Forty (40) faculty from both the High School and Grade School Department finished their Graduate Studies in St. Paul University Surigao.

2007 – 11 OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Kinder, Grades 1-3.

2008 – 09 – RCC-WBLS program was launched.
Renovation of the canteen and the Library, creation of additional
Learning Centers for Math and Science happened this year.
Robotics Laboratory was constructed.
Acquisition of 10 units of interactive boards for Kinder, Grade 1 classrooms, and Math and Science Learning Centers took place.
Re-certification of PEAC-FAPE passed with an average score of 3.95.
There was major Repair of the Riprap along Dela Paz St.
Construction of the electrical service drop and transformer was done.
The first Faculty Journal Volume 1, Series 1 was published.

2009 – 10 – Launching of the RCC-WBLS Activity Books (Telling and Re-telling
the Story of Jesus)
Conversion of the Marian Hall into classrooms was done to accommodate the 4th year classes.
The lot at the back of the cathedral was acquired for future expansion.
Consultancy Visit of PAASCU prior to Preliminary Survey happened on Oct. 3.

Rooms and offices were furnished with technology (DLP, Speakers, and Interactive Boards) and Air-conditioned units.
Implementation of the RCC-WBLS (Religion as the Core of the Curriculum – Whole Brain Learning System as the strategy) authored by trained faculty members was held. Construction of the Marian building: Gymnasium, Marian Hall and 10 additional Classrooms began.

2010 – 11 – The newly constructed Marian building was occupied
PAASCU Preliminary Visit was held on August 2-3, 2010.
OLPS was granted Candidate Status by the PAASCU on December 13.

2011 – 12 – Visit of Janie and Nancy Smith, ASDC CADRE, USA for the implementation of Understanding by Design (UBD) with Differentiated Instruction took place on July 29.
The Principal’s Office was transferred to the Grade School 1st floor to convert the room into Clinic and the former Clinic was converted to a Prayer Room. Construction of the Guidance Center in the Ground floor main building took place. The name Center for Integral Evangelization in MAPSA was changed to Christian Formation.

OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Grade 4.

2011 – 14 – Sr. Marie Celine Santos, SPC became the School Head/Principal.

2012 -13 – An additional classroom was construction in Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School.
OLPS received the First Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards (EETA) by ABS-CBN Bayan Academy, REX Bookstore Inc., and Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. on Feb. 15, 2012.
The school held its 40th Founding Celebration of OLPS with the theme: 40 Years In Priming Great Leaders and in Sharing Christ’s Mission from Oct.23-26
11 Faculty members graduated with the degree of Doctor of Philosopy and 1 Master of Arts in St. Paul University-Surigao (SPUS) in March.
Re-organization of Alumni Association was done.
The implementation of K to 12 programs started.
PAASCU’s first formal visit was held on August 30-31, 2012.
PAASCU Level I Status was granted on Nov. 23, 2012.
OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Grade 5.

2013 -14 – Installation of 58 CCTV’s, Student Attendance Monitoring System, and Cashless Transaction was done.
Implementation of Skills Development Program started.
Preparation for the PAASCU Level II Visit began.
Four (4) faculty members graduated with the degree of Master of Arts from St. Paul University Surigao
OLPS Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School offered Grade 6.
First graduation of Grade 6 in Tawid-Tawid Community Extension School was held.

2014 -15 – Application for the Senior High School permit was filed.
The construction of the Bishop Gungon building started.

2014 – 16 – Sr. Edna Lopez, SPC became the School Head/Principal.

2015 – 16 – Implementation of I-Ready program for English and Math and Robotics for Advance Classes started.
Six (6) Faculty members graduated with Master of Arts Degree from St. Joseph College on April 2, 2016.

2016 – 17 – Blessing of the Bishop Gungon building was held.
Sr. Anabel Dela Cruz, SPC is the present School Head/Principal.
Installation of CCTV’s in strategic areas in the campus was done.
Opening of K-11.
Canonical possession of Most Rev. Francisco de Leon, D.D., Bishop of Antipolo and OLPS School Director
Completion of the new TLE laboratory for High School
OLPS was granted PAASCU Level II Re-Accredited Status.

2017-2018 – Completion of the first batch of K-12 Curriculum
First batch of SHS Grade 12 graduated
The High School Robotics Laboratory was relocated in the Bishop Gungon Bldg.
The Grade School Robotics Laboratory was set up in the Vicente Fernandez Bldg.
The Storage Room for chemicals was transferred to another room adjacent to the Chemistry, Biology, and Physics Laboratories.
The Asean Center was put up in the Vicente Fernandez Bldg.
Assessment and Enhancement Program of Scholastic was implemented in the Grade School.
The satellite library was put up on the 3rd floor of the Marian Bldg.

2018-2019 – Blessing of the new Cloister of the SPC Sisters
Renovation of the new Grade School HE room
13 Faculty members completed their MA at St. Paul University, Manila.
Selected faculty members and ICT staff received the Microsoft Office Certification.
25 employees completed TESDA NC III on Housekeeping: 10 faculty, 5 staff, and 10 maintenance personnel
Second batch of Grade 12 students graduated.
Drone Piloting was offered.
11 Faculty members finished their Teacher Certificate Program (TCP)
major in Outcome-based Pedagogy at St. Paul University, Manila.
Two staff from the guidance Office and 1 from the Finance Office finished their Master’s Degree.

2019-2020 – OLPS was sent an invitation by FAAP and PAASCU to apply for Level
III Accreditation.
Additional Robotics Laboratory was put up for the SHS.
Maker Space rooms were prepared for Grade School and Junior High School.
12 Faculty members completed their MA at St. Paul University, Manila.
50 employees completed TESDA NC II on Housekeeping: 20 faculty and 30 maintenance personnel.
The SHS became member of the Junior Achievement of the Phil., Inc.
OLPS became a Microsoft Training Center.
OLPS submitted the documents for PAASCU Level III Accreditation.
OLPS held its first virtual graduation because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020-2021 – Sr. Connie Aleta Simbol, SPC was appointed as the new CCF head and local SPC community superior.
OLPS was granted Leve III Accreditation Status last July 7, 2020.
Handwashing stations were installed in three designated areas; Pre- School Gate, Main Gate, and High School Gate.
The DACSA-MAPSA Readiness Evaluation Team headed by the superintendent, Rev. Fr. Glenn William Relucio visited OLPS for assessment in preparation for the new normal system of education.
Some classrooms, learning centers, offices, and laboratories were converted into virtual classrooms for the new normal in OLPS.
OLPS started the online class, OLPS at HOME


School Calendar S.Y. 2020-2021

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