SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

We believe in the uniqueness of each individual graced by God in fulfillment of his purpose, to be of good service to the local community, country, global society and to Jesus Christ, all aimed for the full glory of God’s works and His commandments.

We, as educators have the gracious calling to partake in providing Christ-centered program of education for optimum fulfillment of God and of the Church’s aim – for the deepening of man’s relationship with Christ and of spreading His works and teachings.

MISSION

Rooted from a Christ-centered philosophy and program of education, St. Michael the Archangel School commits to provide a foundation for a Godly and excellent life management. SMTA aims to develop children in coordination and through the light of Jesus Christ and His commandments in all aspects (emotional, cognitive, creative, linguistic, physical, social and spiritual) so that they will be well prepared to fulfill their purpose in line with God and of the Church’s works, to cope with the demands of different real life situations, and to participate in service for the local society, the nation and of the world, all aimed for the full glory of Jesus Christ.

Learning Principles
  • Each child is a gift from God with uniqueness special for each in the attainment of his mission which then links to the underlying purpose of education to partake in the gracious calling of providing a Christ-centered program which would aid each student in the fulfillment of his mission and purpose.
  • Each child is unique so students must be educated using differentiated instruction considering their background, orientation, intellectual and psychological state.
  • Students are naturally eager and curious to learn so they must be given opportunities to explore and discover using constructive challenges.
  • Students learn best through experiences.
  • Practical (pragmatic) and real-life approach in learning must be carried out to the students as they learn best when they know that what they’re learning are relevant to their lives.
  • Students learn best in a safe environment and physical space free from stress, emotional and physical hazards and a place which provides the student with a sense of well-being, belonging, security, and freedom from fear.
  • The family is the most important influence in the life of a child, thus, shared responsibility among the families, educators, and the community applies to the attainment of effective and holistic care and education of the students.

 

Long-Term Transfer Goals (Curricular Goals) of the General Academic Education
At the end of Grade 12 (Senior High School), the graduate will be able to:
  • Gain sufficient understanding and training in preparation for academic-related higher education courses and fields.
  • Aid in increasing academic literacy by thoroughly understanding and appreciating the importance of the academics to help in the in-depth deep academic development in the tertiary and other related fields.
  • Help increase the highly academic-capable workforce in the Philippines as an added factor for economic growth.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills in at least one part of the academic education for continuance of life-long involvement not only as recipients but also as prime movers in the future.
  • Apply their academic knowledge, understanding and skills throughout their lifetime.
  • Critically respond with thorough understanding to varying problems encountered in school and the community.
  • Know and understand the connections of the Academics (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences), other specialties and the real world.
General Long—Term Transfer Goals (Curricular Goals)
At the end of Grade 6, 10 and 12, the graduate will be able to:
  • Establish a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ and exhibits this love through his awareness of lifting all his works and deeds for the full glory of God’s call.
  • Have a sense of dignity so that he can be an instrument in spreading God’s kingdom of justice, unity, love and peace.
  • Gain sufficient understanding, skills and training in preparation for higher education courses.
  • Critically respond with thorough understanding to varying problems encountered in school and the community.
  • Know and understand the connections of the academic and non-academic disciplines, other specialties and the real world.
  • Be competent, responsible, caring and empathic members of the community, nation and the world.
  • Be aware of one’s self by discovering his strengths and talents and by accepting his weaknesses and limitations.
  • Be equipped with 21st century skills (Basic, Scientific, Information, Media and Technological Skills, Interactive Social and Personal Skills, Effective Communication and Literacy Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, Adaptability in Managing Complexity Skills, Self-Direction Skills, Creativity, Analytical, Problem-Solving and Higher Order Thinking Skills, Life Skills) that he will use to be of good service to the local community, country and global society.
  • Attain competence in the intellectual areas.
  • Live comfortably with others especially with other cultures.
  • Have a positive self-concept and be confident to fully express one’s feelings.
  • Do critical, fair and just decisions and choices.
  • Love life and welcome new ideas.
  • Have a sense of identity, pride, love, appreciation and respect for their own backgrounds – families, communities and country, as well as respect for diversity.
  • Become a holistic individual prepared for experiences that would equip them for success not only academically but in all aspects of his person.
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