This is how we MODLed
INTO THE NEW NORMAL: THE JOSEPHIAN WAY OF EDUCATION IN SY 2020-2021
As the world grapples with this pandemic and schools are forced to shift to alternative modes of classes amidst uncertainties and shifting directions from the government, St. Joseph’s Academy is READY TO IMPLEMENT ITS LEARNING CONTINUITY PLAN: MODIFIED ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING .
St. Joseph’s Academy has been closely monitoring the Department of Education’s directives, and following the issuance of DepEd Order 012 s. 2020 (Adoption of Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan), and in compliance with DepEd Order 013 s. 2020 (Readiness Assessment Checklist of Learning Delivery Modalities), SJA, in consultation with academic and industry practitioners in the educational technology field, and the school’s stakeholders, will be adopting the Modified Online Distance Learning (MODL) program for school year 2020-2021.
SJA’s MODL is designed not just as a response to the national educational crisis stemming from the global health crisis; it is meant to be a flexible digital learning program that ensures continuity of learning from the safety of every child and teacher’s homes, with no face-to-face class for the duration of the current school year. In the next school years, when the situation improves, SJA can transition into a blended learning or hybrid learning set-up where lessons are delivered partly-online, partly face-to-face, with the latter supported by robust digital learning tools in the classroom.
View the recording of our Parents' Orientation on the MODL program for 2020-2021
MODL is also working on compliance with the The International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Standards for Students and Teachers. ISTE is the foremost international organization in teaching technology in the classroom. There are 7 ISTE Standards that SJA strives for students to meet beginning this school year: Empowered Learner, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator, and Global Collaborator. We believe that post-pandemic, in the new normal, these standards and skills will be most necessary and useful to learners.
Josephian learners are 21st Century Learners, and boosted by our 21st Century Learning 5Cs--Catholic Core, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking, they can thrive in these challenging times and be formed into Christian individuals who can successfully navigate even more challenges and opportunities in the future, in the service of God and their fellowmen, by following the footsteps of our Patron, Saint Joseph.
2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR
2020-2021 ADVISORY INFOGRAPHICS
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC K-12 EDUCATION
More than a century of Catholic formation, first by the CICM Belgian missionaries, and eventually by diocesan pastors of St. Joseph’s Parish Church (also known as the Bamboo Organ Parish, home of the world-renowned Las Pinas Boys Choir) in Las Pinas City, has established a K-12 Catholic Core education for 21st Century learners. Josephians thrive in the local bukluran culture, as well as the rigor and universality of STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Josephians live by their core values: Simple, Jesus-centered Achiever. Available to serve.
CAMPUS NEWS SY 2019-2020
COVID-19, the pandemic that has debilitated the world and disrupted lives across the planet, has prompted the Philippine government to put Luzon under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), causing the school year to end abruptly, and for end of school year ceremonies to be cancelled. The Preschool Moving Up, and Grade School and High School Recognition programmes have sadly been cancelled, leaving only the two major ceremonies--Grade School and Senior High School Graduation--to happen on May 29. But even this is dependent on the crisis situation at that time, and the government's directives. Whatever happens, SJA will create either online or video programmes to commemmorate these milestones in the academic lives of our students. Updates on these programmes shall be posted in this website in our social media pages.
ROTARY CLUB OF PARAÑAQUE-METRO NAMES SJA AS ROTARY PEACE SCHOOL
TEATRO PROYEKTO HIGH SCHOOL LIGHTS UP THE STAGE; GRADE SCHOOL TEATRO CANCELLED DUE TO COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
SJA's Student Theater season, Teatro Proyekto opened its curtains with the touching, rousing, and awe-inspiring rendition of Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo's classic French novel and Boublil and Schonberg's musical. English teacher Tim Talisayon produced two sets of Les Miz composed of an all Grade 8 -student cast who sang live and portrayed the timeless themes of revlolution, love, and redemption.
While the High School department fionished all of their plays, unfortunately, preschool to Grade 6 teatro were cancelled due to the community quarantine imposed by the government in response to the COVID 19 health crisis. Still, we congratulate the organizers and the pupils for their preparations. We hope that the pupils will still have the chance to shine onstage next school year.
POPE FRANCIS' LAUDATO SI APPLIED BY STUDENTS
SJA students are undertaking projects that apply the principles of Pope Francis' Laudato Si, or Care For Our Common Home. For their Theology classes under Mr. Rey Sario, Grade 12-St. Matthew are planting vegetables on an open lot, hoping to create rain gardens that will help absorb flood waters, and produce food for the school canteen. The High School Evening Classes for Adults and the Eco Club are building a cat sanctuary near the sportsfield to provide the SJA campus cats with food and protection and at the same time prevent them from disturbing the students.
PROM 2020: A NIGHT IN PERFECT HARMONY
JOSEPHIAN GRADE SCHOOLERS GOT TALENT
GRADE SCHOOL INTRAMURALS OPENING DAY : AN ETHNIC EXTRAVAGANZA!
SELECTED SHS STUDENTS ARE DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL YOUTH CONGRESS IN UP DILIMAN
SJA 12th GRADER MAVERICK DE CASTRO IS SJA DELEGATE TO COP25 IN SPAIN
Following in the footsteps of Richard Muniz (SJA Class of 2019), Maverick De Castro (SJA Class of 2020) will now bring the ideas and voices of Filipino youth to the 25th Conference of Parties in Madrid this December. COP25 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference where experts, researchers, government officials, educators and concerned leaders in various sectors of society around the world discuss important Climate Actions in the midst of the ongoing climate crisis.
ANGELS & SAINTS DAY
Instead of the monsters of Halloween, SJA celebrates the virtues of the Holy Angels and Saints as it ends the 1st semester.
ANNUAL HS THEMED PARTY: POWER TO THE STREET BEAT
High school students partied to end the first semester dressed in street-savvy fashion. The night began with a Battle of the Bands and culminated in a street smart fashion show. The themed party is hosted by the HS Supreme Student Government.
SJA NOMINATED FOR BEST STEAM INITIATIVE AWARD;
MS. MELLISSA ESPIRITU & MS. VIOLY ALONZO PRESENT STEAMFESTX TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE AT EDUTECH, SINGAPORE
FR. AUGUST PULIDO INSTALLED AS NEW DOPPSA SUPERINTENDENT
SJA BAGS GOLDS IN MULTIPLE DOLAM EVENTSThe Grade School Chorale and the High School Campus Journalism editors were among the gold medalists in the DOPPSA Literary, Arts, and Music Festival held in Veritas Catholic School on September 21.
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADES 9-11After sampling the culinary and cultural offerings at lakbay Museo in Conrad Hotel, 9th to 11th graders explored the Museum of Natural History, and culminated their trip at the Doreen Black Box in Arete, Ateneo de Manila to watch Apologia ni Socrates staged by the Ateneo Department of Philosophy
GRADE 12 BEGIN GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS ON YOUTH CLIMATE ACTION
PRESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
GRADE SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
GRADE SCHOOL JOINS THE LAUNCH OF VIBAL GROUP'S CODE CAMP WIZARD'S PROGRAM
PANGKALAHATANG PAGDIRIWANG NG BUWAN NG WIKAIpinagdiwang ng Departamento ng Hayskul ang mga natatanging aspeto ng kultura at wikang Pilipino noong ika-30 ng Agosto. Pinarangalan din ang mga nagwagi sa mga patimpalak ng pagsasalita at at pagsulat sa araw na iyon.
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP FOR GRADES 7 & 8Students visited the newly-opened Lakbay Museo in Conrad Hotel and the National Museum of Natural History in the morning of August 28th. The highlight of the trip was the award-winning Mabining Mandirigma staged at the Cultural Center of The Philippines.
GRADE 12'S SPIRITUAL RETREAT, REST, AND RECREATION IN BAGUIOOn their final year in SJA, Grade 12-St. Matthew traveled to Baguio for their Spiritual Retreat in Assumption Sabbath Place. The retreat was followed by a day tour of some of Baguio's famous tourist destinations, like Mines View Park and Burnham Park,
Art Contest Alert!
Josephians and youth from around the world are invited to submit compelling artworks to be considered for exhibit during the COP25 (Climate Change conference) in Santiago, Chile this December. SJA 12th Graders are in charge of collecting and curating submitted art.
ARAW NG PAROKYA SA ESKWELAJuly 26, 2019
Every year, SJA celebrates Araw Ng Parokya Sa Eskwela on the last Friday of July, paying homage to the two Fathers who first established St. Joseph's Church and St. Joseph's Academy: Padre Diego Cera and Fr. Joseph Van Runckelen, respectively. The festive atmosphere began with a solemn wreath-laying for the founders, followed by a parade, Holy Mass, and the three-part program by the 5 buklurans: Aldaba, Ilaya, Manuyo, Poblacion, and Pulang Lupa. Bukluran Pulang Lupa nearly swept the competitions, winning best cheer, best dance, and Ginoong Bukluran. Bukluran Aldana's Ms Rose Chavez was crowned Binibining Bukluran.