Campus Ministry Program
An important dimension of a Catholic school is the development of the spiritual and moral character of each member of the school community. Only in the fulfilment of its special mission of evangelization can the school realize its true and full meaning as a Catholic school. Therefore as a Catholic institution of basic education, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong provides a campus ministry to assist school personnel and students in the formation, development and deepening of their faith and religious values, so that the light of faith will illumine the knowledge which students gradually gain of the world, of life and of mankind.
The Campus Ministry must be seen in the total context of the whole educational endeavor. Since the whole educational endeavor of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong is directed towards “Becoming Like Christ”, and the “formation of fully integrated Christian persons”, the Campus Ministry should not be regarded as a mere component of the educational process but must be the source of meaning and purpose for living a full human life. The conduct of the program should enable each member of the community to see the deeper meaning of life, participate in human society with a mission and vision of a Christian person, and be led and grow into a deeper relationship with God and fellow human beings.
In order to safeguard the unity of the program, the program itself corresponds to three things: knowledge, worship, and action. As a person grows into a deeper knowledge of his faith, so too must he grow in his relationship with God as manifested in prayer and love for the Word of God, active participation in the Eucharist and liturgical services, and frequent reception of the sacraments. This is further manifested in his moral life as he grows in solidarity with all human beings in day to day conditions. In this sense, knowledge and formation should lead to worship and the participation in the life of the Church and must essentially lead to Christian action and a deeper sense of community as its fruits. Each program under the Campus Ministry presents in micro the interaction among the main components of the program. In this sense, religious instruction as in Christian Living Education should include the reflection and action as its components. In the same way, Social Action include activities that are or may be considered as either instructional or pastoral.
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The Discipline Program
Lourdes School of Mandaluyong upholds discipline as a very essential element of an educative teaching-learning program and therefore considers maintenance of good discipline among students as a necessary precondition in establishing a school climate conducive to learning.
The school emphasizes that discipline is not a solitary concern of educators but of parents as well. Parents are expected to help in instilling in the hearts of this younger generation that self-discipline which is the goal of this program is best type of discipline.
The program believes that discipline must not be equated with punishment. Students must be led into the realization that discipline is not meant to curtail rights and privileges but it should be taken as a guide to the transformation of one’s learned moral norms into proper code of conduct and personal behavior.
Student/Club Activity Program
“Empowering the Youth Today to Become Christian Leaders Tomorrow”
The school in its vision of an integrated Christian person promotes the formation of interest clubs for the purpose of providing the students skills and experiences outside of the regular class sessions to develop further their specific talents and interests. Students’ clubs as an integral part of the total formation given to students is a more directed strategy that targets specific student needs based on his personal capacities and interests. It complements the academic programs in so far as it addresses other student concerns and provides a vista where academic gains are applied, tested and verified. At the same time, it provides the students a venue to tap their interests and abilities, further hone them and make them venues for career decisions. In the development of skills, the institutional values are also instilled. These values characterize the use of individual talents and interest for the development of Philippine society.
The general aims of this program are to help the students attain self-realization of their potentials and to provide them with varied growth opportunities by promoting desirable physical fitness habits, improving social behavior and relationships, developing personal discipline and self-esteem, and strengthening social responsibilities. The school offers training for varsity players in basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, badminton, and chess. Players in the different sports are selected through try-outs and are expected to have met the qualifications set by the Constitution and By-Laws of the league they are participating in. Participation in the varsity program may be suspended if the conditions set for academic performance are not met
Instructional Media Center / Library (IMC)
As a resource of learning, the IMC actively and efficiently plays its role to enrich teaching and research in the campus. Its aims are to facilitate the realization of quality Catholic education by gathering and organizing well-selected instructional materials to support the requirements of the curriculum, to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information, and to promote love for reading towards lifelong learning. It intends to meet the educational, informative, and recreational needs of the school community.
As a center for study and research, the IMC offers a wide collection of books, periodicals, and other print and audio-visual materials to enhance the curriculum and to meet the multimedia needs of teachers and students. The internet services enable the users to search, retrieve, and collect research materials and the other information that they need. The use of Online Public Access Catalog( OPAC ) provides easy retrieval of needed information through electronic bibliographic searches.
Audio-visual services are also provided to support the instructional and learning needs of students. The use of non-print materials and equipment is encouraged to facilitate and enhance the learning experiences of students. The St. Clare Audio-Visual Center is made available for group activities, class presentations, meetings and symposia.
Library Service Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Guidance Center & Testing Center
The Guidance Center provides comprehensive and developmental program and services that assist students in developing self-concept, promoting good study habits and effective study skills, social skills, problem solving and decision-making skills, career building skills, Christian values and other life skills necessary to function responsibly in the community and the society at large. As an integral part of the total school program and being vitally related to home, and other experiences of students, the center collaborates with other members of the community, specifically the teaching and administrative staff by providing them insights into the individuality of each student and assisting them in their task of educating the learners.
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The school clinic is responsible for safeguarding the health of the students and school personnel in the campus. It has the services of a doctor, dentist and nurses.
Medical attendance provided is in the nature of first aid. It is given to students who go through minor ailments or are suddenly taken ill or who suffer any kind of injury resulting from accidents occurring within the premises of the school.
Emergency and threatening cases are immediately referred to the nearest hospital. The necessary remedies and treatments are given to enable the student to reach the nearest hospital under proper care.
Medicines are dispensed for symptomatic relief of headaches, cough, colds, abdominal pain, allergy and diarrhea unless otherwise noted in writing by the student’s parent or the student himself if he has any history of allergy to certain drugs.
The school physician conducts annual physical examination of the students and makes necessary recommendations.
Vaccinations against certain diseases like hepatitis, typhoid fever are offered to students.
Dental Clinic Services
Every year the school dentist conducts dental examination of students and makes recommendations on dental follow-ups.
Dental consultations may be availed of by the students needing immediate relief in such cases as toothaches, swollen gums and other similar ailments.