April 14, 2012— the blessing and dedication of St. Edward School was held and led by Fr. Paul de Leon, Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception of Bucandala. This significant event was also attended by Mr. Guillermo C. Choa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, officers and members of Property Company of Friends, Inc., generous benefactors of the school, representatives from the Department of Education, teachers and staff, and members of the community.
A ribbon-cutting opened the inauguration program that day. Then, all the guests proceeded to the Audio-Visual room where the mass was celebrated. Blessings of all the rooms followed and afterwards, everyone proceeded to the function room where lunch was served.
In his message, Mr. Choa recognized the people who chose to be part of the Edwardian community and commended the team that has been called upon to walk and share the same path. “We embarked on this endeavor with great pride and much excitement as we become a part of fulfilling the dreams of the children who would roam the corridors of this building,” was his initial address to all school partners.
Since its foundation in 2012, St. Edward School has harvested several recognitions. These include achievements in academic competitions, sports, culture & arts, youth leadership, and in campus journalism. Today, as we face the global pandemic that changed the landscape of traditional face-to-face learning, St. Edward School continuously step up to the challenge. It has piloted its full online distance learning program for school year 2020-2021, the Edwardian EDGE. It has proven to be an effective program with the results of the online parents survey showing 84% satisfaction among the parents, and 78% among the respondents saying that their child remains to have a positive attitude towards schooling.
“You would all agree with me that education is a treasure that secures the future generation. As parents, it is our greatest ‘pamana’ to our children,” Mr. Choa emphasized in his inaugural message.
HAPPY 9th Foundation Anniversary, dear Edwardians!