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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.

SJA MODL PRIMER & HANDBOOK-website copy

2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

2020-2021 ADVISORY INFOGRAPHICS

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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

On October 1, 2019, SJA received the ROTARY PEACE SCHOOL citation from Rotary Governor Ador Tolentino and Paranaque Metro president Jojo Solano. A Rotary Peace School is one that recognizes, fosters, and promotes a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It demonstrates the school's unwavering commitment to the process of peace. It undertakes programs to stop/prevent violence in all forms. It promotes cross-cultural communication and understanding, respect for life and dignity of others. It consistently demonstrates its ability to work harmoniously with others and advance truth, fairness, goodwill, friendship, and mutual benefit. Early Act, Interact, and Rotaract Clubs, Rotary-sponsored student clubs, will be launched in the 2nd semester of the school year to help advocate for peace, service, leadership, and international understanding.

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.

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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.

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PROM 2020: A NIGHT IN PERFECT HARMONY

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JOSEPHIAN GRADE SCHOOLERS GOT TALENT

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GRADE SCHOOL INTRAMURALS OPENING DAY : AN ETHNIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

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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.

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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.

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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

SJA's SteamfestX program, an offshoot of last year's STEAMFEST, has been nominated for Best STEAM initiative, along with UST, Xavier, and other schools in the Asia-Pacific region which have demonstrated excellence in adopting and integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics into the K-12 curriculum. Awarding ceremonies will be held on November 5, at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. Prior to the awarding ceremony, Ms Mellissa and Ms. Violy have been invited to speak about how STEAMFEST has ignited sustainable STEAM education in SJA.
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FR. AUGUST PULIDO INSTALLED AS NEW DOPPSA SUPERINTENDENT

SJA School Director Fr. August Pulido was installed by the Most Reverend Bishop Jesse E. Mercado, DD as the new Superintendent of DOPPSA during the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Andrew's Cathedral on June 28, 2019.
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SJA BAGS GOLDS IN MULTIPLE DOLAM EVENTS

The 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.
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EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADES 9-11

After 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

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PRESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Preschoolers had such sweet and adventurous fun at the Dessert Museum, Air Force Museum, and at Repertory's Ibong Adarna play.(photos by parents and teachers)
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GRADE SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Grade Schoolers explored Lakbay Museo, then watched an exclusive production of Ballet Manila's Snow White. In the afternoon to early evening, the kids got to play at Star City.

GRADE SCHOOL JOINS THE LAUNCH OF VIBAL GROUP'S CODE CAMP WIZARD'S PROGRAM

Grade School pupils explore advanced robotics in Vibal's Code Camp Wizards Program held on September 13 at SMX during the Manila International Book Fair. (photo from the Vibal Group facebook page)
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PANGKALAHATANG PAGDIRIWANG NG BUWAN NG WIKA

Ipinagdiwang 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.
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EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP FOR GRADES 7 & 8

Students 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.
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GRADE 12'S SPIRITUAL RETREAT, REST, AND RECREATION IN BAGUIO

On 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 ESKWELA

July 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.

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SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 BEGINS

June 17, 2019
Guided by the theme, "Josephians in Mission: Beloved Children of God, Gifted with Talents, Empowered to Serve," the Josephian Community looks forward to a safe, productive school year ahead. Read Full Article

NEW CENTENNIAL BUILDING OPENS IN TIME FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

June 17, 2019
The new school year ushered in the opening of the new Centennial building, 4 storeys of rooms and offices that blend the traditional Manosa architectural style with bright and contemporary furnishings.. Read Full Article

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Keith Recacho and Maverick De Castro were elected as President of the Grade School and High School Student Government, respectively, for SY 2019-2020. Grades 4-6 pupils participated in the electoral process for the first time, while the high school elections debuted the automated election system for faster, more efficient canvassing of votes.

SJA CAMPUS CATS ADVOCACY

Advocacy Center Philippines and the Las Pinas City Veterinarians' Office facilitated the TNVRC, or Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return and Care program not just to care for our campus cats, but also to ensure the safety of our students.

STAND UP VS. BULLYING

The Office of the Prefect of Students spearheaded the annual Anti-Bullying Campaign to help the students cope with the challenges of the coming school year.

BALLET & BALLADS

Ballet Manila and Rivermaya frontman Jason Fernandez performed for high schoolers on July 19, 2019 as part of the school's foundation day celebration.

SJA RECEIVES GRANT TO USE PLANETEERS EDUCATIONAL GAMING PLATFORM

Steam Craft Edu grants SJA's Grade 3 to 6 pupils access to exciting educational quests and activities through their award-winning Planeteers platform.

PRESCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY

Preschoolers had so much fun playing and learning in their pajamas just for a day!

SJA CONGRATULATES FACULTY MEMBERS WHO EARNED THEIR MASTERS DEGREES


UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the Date: October 26, 2019

The DOPPSA Sportsfest opens on November 9 at St. Andrew's School. Watch for updates and team standings during the entire sporting event.

Grade 12 Gears Up for Global Climate Talks

Schoolwide Culminating Program in 2020

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