GRADE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
The Grade School Department offers the widest array of co-curricular offerings. With over 40 clubs the students can choose from, Augustinians are provided with a vast choice among spiritual, cultural, academic, sports and interest clubs. The Augustinian Dance Troupe, Glee, Theatre, Soccer and Basketball Clubs are only some of these clubs. A whole school year of once a week sessions equip our students with the necessary knowledge or skills in their chosen fields.
CSA also holds events that let the students showcase their intellect, talents and skills. Quiz bees, intramurals and variety shows are sonly some of the activities regularly lined up to provide such opportunities. With all these, the students are assured that they don’t only develop their intellectual potentials, but their other aspects as well.
STUDENT ACTIVITY PROGRAM – HIGH SCHOOL
The Student Activity Program of the High School is formulated to provide a fertile ground for the burgeoning of the Augustinian Charism, as well as a training ground for student leadership. The various activities respond to the students’ changing goals in life, their changing needs and aspirations, and their innate desire for self-expression and continuing search for identity.
1. To develop a Christian community committed to the building up of the City of God and to the achievement of national goals.
2. To complement the formation of a well-rounded citizen of the Christian community, firm in his belief in Catholic ideals, staunch in his support for national cultural goals, and aggressive in establishing genuine friendship and mutual respect towards a community unified in peace.
1. To provide appropriate venues for the development of skills and values vital to the formation of responsible Augustinian leaders.
2. To open opportunities for students to strengthen and manifest their love of country and pride in their national culture and traditions, while promoting international understanding and interaction with other racial and cultural groups.
3. To awaken and nurture in the students their responsibilities as political leaders and members of the electorate towards a clean and healthy political system, as well as their responsibilities as prospective heads of offices or communities.
4. To provide opportunities for students to manifest and propagate the genuine Augustinian concern for others and for the environment.
5. To provide opportunities for the development of student potentials in planning, organizing, evaluating and implementing project proposals.
6. To provide students with religious activities allowing actual involvement in the living witnessing of Christ and sacramental participation
The student activity programs are designed to initially train the students as leaders and to give them basic training in management, organization, project planning, time management, and other skills.
They are framed in such a way that they will give the students an opportunity to plan, organize, and execute their own plans under the supervision of the Activity Coordinator and the Club Adviser.
Seminars are offered regularly to the students based on the needs discerned by the Guidance Office, as well as on those verbalized by the student themselves.
Orientation seminars are given to freshmen students to ease their entry into the High School, and to all other students to acquaint them with the new policies of the school, remind them of old ones and to inform them of the various interest clubs registered for the year.
Career talks are offered in the junior year of the students; and at the start of their senior year, they are oriented on the admission policies of various leading colleges and universities.
Environmental concern is a theme stressed in several programs, film showings and other student activities.
A. Recognition Programs
The achievements of students in academics, activities and sports are given due recognition in quarterly and year-end recognition programs. Qualified graduating students are given senior faculty awards and Augustinian Service Awards at the end of the year.
B. Special Programs
Student organizations are directly involved in the planning of programs and the execution of such plans. Programs may be sponsored by a student organization to further pursue its objectives.
E. High School Outbound Education
To support the academic training of the students and to further enhance the Augustinian concern for the others, for the community, and for the environment, educational trips are planned for each year level. All field trips shall have their academic anchorage in Social Studies or in the Sciences.
Year level field trips are official school activities. The Activity Coordinator, in consultation with the Principal, sets up the objectives of the year level educational trips. Parents are informed of the activity through the out-of-school permit.
Class field trips, library visits, nature tripping, or museum trips are usually done after class hours or on weekends. Club field trips scheduled on a Friday afternoon may involve classes of the same academic nature. These activities require project proposals which specify the objectives and other details. Out-of-school permits are required for these and all other activities held off-campus.
F. Spiritual Growth and Awareness
With Christian Living Education as the core of the curriculum, the High School offers the following activities to strengthen the spiritual formation of the students and address their spiritual needs:
i. Retreats for seniors
ii. Recollections for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
iii. Year level Masses
iv. Sectoral Masses
vi. Student prayer vigil
vii. Angelus, novenas, triduum, special prayers
(over the public address system)
viii. Training for various ministries
ix. Recitation of the rosary (over the p.a. system)
x. Living rosary
xi. Mission fund drive
xii. High School outreach program
xiii. Praise and Worship (Youth Jam)
The annual intramurals program has been geared to develop Augustinian leadership through sports. In cooperation with the PEHM Club, the PEHM (Physical Education, Health and Music) area plans the sports competition among student, classes, and year levels. The activity aims to further develop the Augustinian values of friendship and camaraderie through competitions in the following sports: basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, chess, table tennis, track and field.
As supporting activity to the intramural, a cheering competition between batches is organized in cooperation with the year level Head Teachers, teachers and councils.
H. Student Government
To prepare the students for political responsibilities and organizations, the Student Government is constituted as an umbrella organization, with the four year level councils as independent but supporting structures.
I. Student Interest Clubs
The formation of student leaders rests also on the clubs and their activities. The student leaders themselves register the clubs at the end of the school year for the succeeding year by submitting a copy of their respective constitutions, proposed monthly activities, and outreach plans.