Diocese of Antipolo Catholic Schools Association

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SAN FRANCISCO PARISH SCHOOL

  • HISTORY
  • ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
  • MESSAGE OF THE DIRECTOR
  • ADMISSION
  • STUDENT MANUAL
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • SCHOOL JOURNAL

History of San Francisco Parish School

San Francisco High School was the first school founded by the Columban Fathers in Cardona, Rizal. The school is owned by the Roman Catholic Church under the supervision of the clergy of the Diocese of Antipolo.

In 1950, almost 40 % of the Cardonians were living on the poverty line and could not afford to go to Morong, to avail a secondary education. This fact prompted Fr. James P. Roddy, then parish priest of Cardona, and his alternate priest, Fr. Michael Nolan,   to put up a high school in answer to the urgent need of the community. Their move   reaped-out positive response. The school was founded in the same year and was named San Francisco High School in honor of its patron saint St. Francis of Assisi, and was duly recognized by the government on May 28, 1953.

Since then, San Francisco High School as an educational institution duly sanctioned by the Catholic Church aims to serve God and the country. Its evangelizing mission includes its preferential option for the poor. Aware of the economic, social, cultural, and political situations in Cardona,   Fr. Roddy and Fr. Nolan together with the school administrator, faculty and staff, offered a value – based curriculum for the total formation of its clientele as agents of peace and instruments of God’s undying care and concern, taking after the examples of St. Francis of Assisi for the realization of God’s kingdom.

In 1985,   the then parish priest Fr. Thomas O’ Grady saw the need to establish a Kindergarten School in answer to the popular request of the parents to give their children good start in education.  Fr. O’Grady expressed his sincere intention to establish a Kindergarten School in Cardona, Rizal. He requested   the Franciscan Sister of the Immaculate Conception Sister Carmela Gatmaitan, a nun from St. Joseph College to make the necessary arrangements and preparations for the project with Fr. O’ Grady.

Mrs. Flordeliza L. Capistrano, the then Principal of San Francisco High School, together with Sister Carmela worked for the filing of application for permit to operate from the Division Office at the capitol of Pasig, Metro Manila. Hence, San Francisco School (SFS) was established on June 17, 1985. It housed the pre – kindergarten and kindergarten classes which started with 87 pupils   with Sister Carmela as the Principal. After a few years of temporary permit, SFS was granted government recognition on September 12, 1991.

In the School Year 1989 – 1990, San Francisco High School was run for the first time by the competent Franciscan Sister, with Sister Tarcela O. Taa, SFIC, on the lead. She stayed for two fulfilling years; Sister Lucy C. Gumiran, SFIC, then took over which signal a take-off for more fruitful years.

Organizational Chart

Message of the Director

REV. FR. GLENN WILLIAM Z. RELUCIO, Ph.D

School Director

Dear Franciscans

Peace be with you. Welcome to San Francisco Parish School

The administration and faculty of San Francisco Parish School share a dedication and passion to the educational and spiritual formation of students. “There shall be deliverance and there shall be holiness” (Obadiah 1:17). Together, we provide environment in which students thrive in the development of their faith, academics and co-curricular interests.

Our moral purpose is to ensure that all students learn their full potential even in this time of uncertainties, so they can graduate to a world where they can make a difference based on the values and beliefs of their Catholic education.

As School Director together with the administration, faculty and staff, we would like to continue high standards of academics and to provide an environment that is good, safe, friendly, caring and innovative. We try to be passionate in helping children to grow spiritually, mentally, physically and ethically.

Let us move forward for the greater glory of God through our dear San Francisco Parish School.

God Bless our intentions.

Student Manual - AY 2020-2021

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy!

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO PARISH SCHOOL

San Francisco High School was the first school founded by the Columban Fathers in Cardona, Rizal. The school is owned by the Roman Catholic Church under the supervision of the clergy of the Diocese of Antipolo.
In 1950, almost 40 % of the Cardonians were living on the poverty line and could not afford to go to Morong, to avail a secondary education. This fact prompted Fr. James P. Roddy, then parish priest of Cardona, and his alternate priest, Fr. Michael Nolan, to put up a high school in answer to the urgent need of the community. Their move reaped-out positive response. The school was founded in the same year and was named San Francisco High School in honor of its patron saint St. Francis of Assisi, and was duly recognized by the government on May 28, 1953.

Since then, San Francisco High School as an educational institution duly sanctioned by the Catholic Church aims to serve God and the country. Its evangelizing mission includes its preferential option for the poor. Aware of the economic, social, cultural, and political situations in Cardona, Fr. Roddy and Fr. Nolan together with the school administrator, faculty and staff, offered a value – based curriculum for the total formation of its clientele as agents of peace and instruments of God’s undying care and concern, taking after the examples of St. Francis of Assisi for the realization of God’s kingdom.
In 1985, the then parish priest Fr. Thomas O’ Grady saw the need to establish a Kindergarten School in answer to the popular request of the parents to give their children good start in education. Fr. O’Grady expressed his sincere intention to establish a Kindergarten School in Cardona, Rizal. He requested the Franciscan Sister of the Immaculate Conception Sister Carmela Gatmaitan, a nun from St. Joseph College to make the necessary arrangements and preparations for the project with Fr. O’ Grady.
Mrs. Flordeliza L. Capistrano, the then Principal of San Francisco High School, together with Sister Carmela worked for the filing of application for permit to operate from the Division Office at the capitol of Pasig, Metro Manila. Hence, San Francisco School (SFS) was established on June 17, 1985. It housed the pre – kindergarten and kindergarten classes which started with 87 pupils with Sister Carmela as the Principal. After a few years of temporary permit, SFS was granted government recognition on September 12, 1991.
In the School Year 1989 – 1990, San Francisco High School was run for the first time by the competent Franciscan Sister, with Sister Tarcela O. Taa, SFIC, on the lead. She stayed for two fulfilling years; Sister Lucy C. Gumiran, SFIC, then took over which signal a take-off for more fruitful years.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

Catholic education is a concrete expression of the mission entrusted by Christ to the Church He founded.
The educational mission of the Church is an integrated ministry embracing three interlocking dimensions: the message revealed by God (didache) which the Church proclaims; fellowship in the life of the Holy Spirit (koinonia), service to the Catholic Christian Community and the entire human community (diakonia). While these three essential elements can be separated for the sake of analysis, they are joined in the one educational ministry. Each educational program or institution under the Church tutelage is obliged to contribute in its own way to the realization of the threefold purpose within the total educational ministry.
The Church educational mission takes form in many different program and institutions adapted to the needs of the learners. The school having a great claim on time and loyalty of the student and his families should make more accessible to the students frequent participation in the Liturgy and the sacraments. These are powerful forces for the development of personal sanctity and for the building of a Christian community. It provides a more favourable pedagogical and psychological environment for teaching the Christian faith.

VISION

San Francisco Parish School is in itself communion of Christ flock mandated to live the Gospel as it journeys towards collective quality education and serving all in the parish and the neighbouring communities.
MISSION
San Francisco Parish School is committed to develop academic competencies in basic, elementary and secondary education both the junior and senior high school accordingly, through Christian formation with gospel values as core where worship and prayer are lived to enhance students’ personality with genuine love to God, family, and the community/environment where they belong.

OBJECTIVES

In conformity with the vision and mission, SFPS is committed to meet the following objectives:
Therefore, we commit ourselves to:
1. Put God first to become respectful, forgiving and has sense of gratitude;
2. Remember to do things righteously at all times as he commits to the value of service to the community where he belongs and beyond;
3. Accept academic challenges to develop competence in expressing oneself in oral and written communication;
4. Yearns for moral and religious truths necessary to develop an integrated faith and life of a Catholic Christian;
5. Execute proper and just evaluation at all times to harmonize God-given talent;
6. Respect the faith and belief of others and is refined in language and manners;
7. Face challenges, justly and rightly applying the learned skills in interpreting and analyzing problems in research and scientific activities;
8. Understand that endurance and self-discipline will help them to achieve fruitful living; and
9. Love him/herself, the school, the community, friends and family and be a model of good value that contributes towards the promotion of social transformation.

School Calendar S.Y. 2020-2021

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