Through the Edwardian EDGE, St. Edward School’s (SES) Senior High School program offers life-long education through its competency-based learning, well-trained and industry-experienced teachers, and community-engaged activities, school leaders reported.
During the first session of the Grade 10 SHS Talk from April 19 to 23, Dr. John T. Cabalo, principal, explained how the competency-based learning of SES has been offering its students a vibrant student life and eventually preparing them for college.
Dr. Cabalo said that the curriculum of SES is not only aligned to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Most Essential Learning Competencies, but it also offers “well-designed learning plans and activities” that is generous in the “supervision of instruction and strong research” with the “emphasis on critical thinking and authentic assessments.”
This has led Edwardian Seniors to pass different university or college admission tests such as in the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). In addition, 98% of the students proceed to colleges and universities in Cavite and Manila.
The principal also disclosed that as per school’s evaluation report, 100% of its faculty are “specialized and qualified, and with bachelor’s degree related to the subjects handled.” Furthermore, the faculty members are “well-trained and industry-experienced” with 75% having masters or pursuing graduate studies.
Meanwhile, strong, community-engaged research has been one of the important features of the school’s SHS program. Having the “solid research foundation,” Edwardian Seniors have been active contributors to the Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method research.
With the program’s great emphasis on the academics, Dr. Cabalo also underscored the importance of “vibrant student life” through the clubs and organizations, and community engagements being offered by the school even in the time of pandemic. The school still engages its students in student-led activities and programs which strengthens student leadership.
On the other hand, Dr. Cabalo encouraged the Grade 10 students to assess themselves and reflect on which SHS track or strand they want to take.
“Know the subjects in each track, research about your chosen school, and work on your interpersonal skills,” the principal said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Salvador Arbis, Discipline and Formation Officer, helped the Grade 10 students in harnessing their potentials in choosing the SHS strand through the discussion of the different track programs.
(Originally published by St. Edward School Publications)