St. Edward School joins a select number of schools across the country identified as “Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon” (BPE) Pioneer School. As BPE Pioneer School, SES is one of the first schools in the country to implement the Philippine Whole School Continuum and the integration of the Whole Child Approach into its various programs and activities.
The Whole Child Approach sits in the premise that “It takes a village to raise a child.” This is also consistent to the school’s mission – vision towards engaging a family-centered community.
The BPE continuum is a whole school approach guide that is part of Rex Education’s Edukampyon initiative, which advocates in realizing the objective that every child in every school and in every community is a Filipino Whole Learner—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged, and values-oriented. The goal is to build a community of duty-bearers who are dedicated to respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the right of every learner to quality education.
The UNESCO International Bureau of Education defined the whole school approach as “addressing the needs of learners, staff and the wider community, not only within the curriculum, but across the whole-school and learning environment. It implies collective and collaborative action in and by a school community to improve student learning, behavior and wellbeing, and the conditions that support these.”
The BPE continuum is a product of research and innovation developed by Rex Education in partnership with Dr. Jerome T. Buenviaje, Dean of the UP College of Education; and Dr. Joel C. Javiniar, also of the UP College of Education. The program was also enriched and reviewed by an esteemed panel of educators: Dr. Dina Ocampo of the UP College of Education, Rita Atienza of Ateneo Science and Art of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Institute, Dr. Filomena Dayagbil of Cebu Normal University, and Dr. Edizon Fermin of the National Teachers College.
UNESCO International Bureau of Education