PAASCU lauds St. Edward’s curriculum emphasizing community integration, promotion of love for reading

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Granting the Candidate Status, The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) commended how the two campuses of St. Edward School (SES), Imus and Faith, provide quality education to the students through its curriculum and instruction with emphasis on the school’s promotion of community research and involvement, and love for reading.

After the evaluation of the previous school year, the accreditation group reported that the “school’s strong partnership” with the Lancaster New City (LNC) community has been commendable, for it enhances “lessons in Social Sciences through visits to the various communities and institutions.”

PAASCU commended Senior High School’s “Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as an authentic experience for the students to investigate on problems pertinent to their community” and “the collaboration of the subject teachers in designing and implementing an integrated culminating task.”

The administration of SES is also commended for “the measures taken to carry out the school improvement process in the light of the current developments in LNC” and “the involvement of the school in the Galing LNC that focuses on family-centered community activities and social action initiatives.”

Meanwhile, the library and the reading activities of the school were also complimented. PAASCU noted that the provision of a reading corner in every classroom of the school’s basic education program “promotes love for reading and development of comprehension skills among the students.”

The accreditation group also praised the school library for its “welcoming atmosphere” that is “conducive to reading, learning, and research activities.”

The group also highlighted library’s “use of a color-coding scheme in the organization and classification of print collection.”

Meanwhile, the administration and teachers of SES vowed to continue strengthening the school’s community involvement and the promotion of love for reading among students.

In a statement, Dr. John T. Cabalo, school’s superintendent, urged the faculty to continue developing students to be “excellent in academics, well-formed in character, and catalysts for social transformation” citing the school’s mission-vision.

He added that the school’s “educational goals” “to make students analytical and purposeful learners, committed to hard work and excellence, compassionate, and responsive to the needs of the larger community” shall be sustained.

In the time of pandemic, the school continues to provide opportunities for students to be involved in the community through Galing LNC, community’s culture development group, various clubs, and SHS research activities.

In addition, the library, English and Filipino department continue to encourage students to read more through various platforms provided in the Edwardian EDGE (Excellence in Digital Global Education).

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