Core Values

(A Guide to Living the School's Vision-Mission and Values Integration in the Curriculum)


Knowledge of the Catholic Faith

1. Reads and reflects on Sacred Scriptures as means of daily spiritual nourishment (Jn. 6:35)

2. Upholds what is righteous and just in accordance with Christian ethics (Mt. 25:1-16)

3. Shows understanding of and support for the social teachings of the Church (Mt. 5:3-11)

4. Reflects on the wisdom of demonstrating strong faith in God, unfailing obedience to God's will, and sense of righteousness (Mt. 11:28-30)

5. Manifests devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in imitation of her virtues (Lk. 1:46-55)

6. Seizes opportunities for Catholic evangelization and catechesis through Bible studies, prayer meetings, retreats, recollections, catechetical instruction, etc. (Mt. 13:3-9)


1. Displays joyful confidence in God's loving care (Jn. 3:16)

2. Celebrates the Sacraments of the Church in thanksgiving for God's graciousness (Mt. 7:7-11)

3. Proclaims joyfully the good that God does for and through people (Mt. 5:13-16)

4. Gives honest praise and appreciation for the good done by others (Ps. 149:4)

5. Reciprocates favors received without sacrificing professional and ethical concerns (2 Cor. 9:7)

6. Shows appreciation for the deeply held ideals of the family and school as living hallmarks of Christian community (Mt. 5:15-16)


1. Manifests a strong sense and experience of God's loving presence developed through reflection and prayer (e.g. Angelus, grace before and after meals, prayers before sleeping and upon rising, praying the rosary, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, etc.) (Mt. 13:44-48)

2. Invokes the guidance of the Holy Spirit before making critical decisions (Jn. 14:15-18)

3. Acts reverently in church and in other places of worship and prayer and cares for religious signs and symbols with utmost respect (Jn. 2:16)

4. Participates actively in liturgical activities in the spirit of adoration, thanksgiving, and Christian fellowship (Acts 2:44-47)

5. Uses the name of God reverently in prayer or casual conversation; shows wholesome, clean, and refined habits of speech and action (Mt. 5:33-37)

6. Participates actively in Sunday Mass as an opportunity for deepening and experiencing faith, hope, and love of God (1 Cor. 11:24-26)


1. Shows a holy fear of the Lord through faithfulness to His commandments (Mt. 5:19; Prov. 9:10)

2. Respects and obeys the guidance of the Church hierarchy on moral and social issues (1 Pet. 2:9-10)

3. Binds oneself unqualifiedly to an avowed task, responsibility, cause or relationship as shown in prompt submission of requirements, obedience to laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, etc. (Lk. 2:22-24)

4. Remains persistent and passionate in pursuing a task or fulfilling a promise even in the face of difficulties (Lk. 9:23)

5. Protects and promotes the sacredness of marriage (Mt. 5:31-32)

6. Shows commitment to family and friends in the spirit of Christian solidarity (Acts 4:32-37)


1. Contributes to the well-being of the family and helps create and maintain a family climate in school (Ps. 133:1)

2. Promotes harmonious relationships based on mutual trust and respect (Jn. 13:12-17)

3. Exercises the spirit and ways of fraternal correction (1 Pet. 5:5)

4. Accepts and performs committee assignments and related tasks willingly (Ps. 133:1)

5. Imposes on oneself voluntarily and willingly high achievement expectations in work and service for the good of the family, school, or community (1 Pet. 3:8-12)

6. Advocates the use of skillful discussion and dialogue to solve issues and problems and to strengthen group solidarity (2 Pet. 1:5-8)



1. Takes a courageous stand and supports the position of the Catholic Church on current issues on morality and social justice (Jn. 8:12)

2. Manifests joyful and hopeful expectations of God's unfailing providence (Jn. 14:1)

3. Takes risk in fighting the evils of apathy, complacency and cynicism (Lk. 1:68-79)

4. Offers active support for the victims and survivors of violence, exploitation and oppression (Lk. 6:32-36)

5. Stays kind and friendly even when confronted with rejection, hostility or unfavorable judgement (Mt. 16:24-26)

6. Expresses views and opinions authentically on the basis of factual information and on the principles of freedom and charity (Rom. 12:2)


1. Takes decisive action against all forms of dishonesty and unethical conduct as shown in observing intellectual honesty, returning lost objects, reporting/correcting wrongdoing, etc. (Sir. 18:27-28)

2. Fulfills one's obligations and promises faithfully (Lk. 1:38)

3. Does not lie, cheat, nor steal and prevents others to do such wrongdoing (Jn. 1:47)

4. Admits mistakes and accepts corrections for self-improvement (Jn. 8:31)

5. Expresses oneself truthfully, positively, and unpretentiously and inspires others to do the same (Jn. 3:21)

6. Refutes consistently to compromise truth for personal gain or to use authority and relationships for exploitative and immoral pursuits (Ps. 101:2-3)

Justice and Peace

1. Does not allocate for one's benefit what rightfully belongs to others (Micah 6:8)

2. Promotes concern and protection for women, children and the disadvantaged against physical, verbal, and moral abuse (Ps. 12:5-8)

3. Acknowledges and champions the struggles of the poor, depressed, oppressed and exploited for more humane existence (Jer. 7:5-7)

4. Helps the poor become self-reliant and empowered (Jn. 10:10)

5. Collaborates actively with agencies providing educational, health care, and livelihood opportunities for the poor (Rom. 12:2)

6. Supports Church-initiated advocacy programs on current social, economic, environmental, and political concerns (2 Cor. 1:12-14)


1. Evaluates and reflects on any work done before taking further action (Sir. 20:6-7)

2. Acts according to the dictates of a clear and well-formed conscience (Acts 24:15-16)

3. Practices prayerful reflection on everyday experiences in seeking God's will as modeled by the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lk. 2:51)

4. Shows positive values and refined habits of speech and action in social interactions (Col 3:8)

5. Respects and protects the confidentiality of privileged communication (Prov. 12:18)


1. Practices proper hygiene and good grooming (2 Cor. 7:1)

2. Keeps surroundings clean and supports practices on proper waste management (Gen. 1:31)

3. Stays away from obscene materials and similar influences that are offensive to modesty and to purity of mind and heart (Mt. 5:8)

4. Supports actively campaigns against pornography in all its forms (Mt. 5:27-28)

5. Assures the honest intentions of others and treats them in a friendly, fair, and collegial manner (Mt. 18:3-4)



1. Acknowledges faith in Jesus Christ as the source of human knowledge and values (Jn. 15:1-2)

2. Shows love for assiduous life-long education through self-directed learning, reflexive inquiry, rational problem solving, team learning, etc. (Mt. 5:48)

3. Pursue high achievement standards in everything one does (Jn. 7:27)

4. Reflects on links between knowledge and current social realities and takes appropriate action to support transformational change (Prov. 1:5)

5. Communicates very ably one's ideas and thoughts in English and Filipino (Jer. 1:6-10)


1. Works responsibly without need for close supervision (Mk. 14:37-38)

2. Shows consistency in performing tasks systematically and competently (Lk. 6:12)

3. Adheres to high standards of professionalism and work ethics (Ex. 3:5)

4. Shows refinement, propriety and orderliness in dealing with superiors and peers (1 Pet. 5:1-5)

5. Practices industry and diligence to avoid undue dependence on others (2 Thess. 3:11-13)

6. Respects and obeys freely rules and regulations governing good manners and right conduct (Mt. 21:28-31)


1. Seeks to gain new knowledge from learning opportunities in the World Wide Web (Col. 4:5-6)

2. Treasures team learning through skillful discussions and dialogues in groups (Heb. 13:16)

3. Accepts and appreciates the help and support extended by others (Mt. 11:29)

4. Explores diverse opportunities for obtaining comprehensive information and varying perspectives on a given issue (Eccl.1:13)

5. Utilizes personal and community resources judiciously and efficiently (1 Pet. 4:10)


1. Makes oneself available for service where and when needed

2. Works beyond what is expected generously, freely and voluntarily

3. Completes tasks and solves problems in ways that benefit others

4. Performs difficult tasks with joyful expectations of God's loving providence and inspires others to do likewise

5. Shows initiative, perseverance and determination in meeting responsibilities

6. Completes study or work assignments neatly, accurately, and promptly.


1. Respects one's body as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

2. Avoids foods, substances, and practices that are harmful to the body

3. Exercises regularly to keep oneself physically fit and engages in hobbies to uplift the spirit

4. Participates actively in discussions and campaigns regarding human sexuality and population control in light of the teachings of the Church

5. Shows cheerfulness, calmness, and graciousness even in stressful situations (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

6. Reports for school work well-prepared, regularly, and punctually



1. Manifests humility, simplicity, and frugality in one's lifestyle (Jn. 14:6)

2. Shares unconditionally and generously one's talents, time, and resources for those in need and for the common good (Jn. 15:12-13)

3. Shows patient endurance in reaching out to others towards reconciliation, justice and peace (Mt. 5:23-24)

4. Expresses utmost respect for the beneficiaries of one's charitable works (Mt. 6:2-4)

5. Exudes zeal for the good of souls (Jn. 21:15-17)

6. Demonstrates reverence for persons with infirmities or disabilities (Lk. 4:18-19)


1. Makes other persons feel valued and important (Lk. 19:5-7)

2. Demonstrates sensibility and responsiveness to human misery through corporal works of mercy (Lk. 10:33-34)

3. Exercises thoughtful care, patience, and understanding in responding to the needs, feelings, and limitations of others (Ezek. 31:11-16)

4. Shows respects and support for those with disabilities and handicaps (Mt. 19:14)

5. Uses appropriate expressions in showing solidarity with those in distress (Mt. 14:15-21)

6. Works well with team members in addressing common concerns in helping the needy (1 Pet. 5:2-3)


1. Accepts humbly, gratefully, and unpretentiously one's own giftedness (Ps. 8:3-9)

2. Respects the uniqueness of each individual (Is. 43:1)

3. Protects the good name of others by avoiding gossips and rumor mongering (Mt. 7:1-5)

4. Exercises prudence, good judgement, and self-control in receiving and giving feedback (Prov. 10:11)

5. Acknowledges in all circumstances God's graciousness as the wellspring of all goodness (Mt. 6:25-34)

6. Sees the good, assumes the best, and gives excuses in sustaining healthy human relationships (1 Cor. 13)

Love for the Environment

1. Conserves water and energy

2. Uses, reuses, and recycles materials properly

3. Supports actively advocacy programs for the care and protection of the environment such as the campaigns against industrial pollution, illegal logging, dynamite fishing, and destruction of marine sanctuaries

4. Shows creativity and inventiveness in discovering new ways of conserving the earth's nonrenewable resources

5. Uses available resources judiciously, efficiently, and responsibly

Love for Country

1. Appreciates the rich cultural diversities of Filipinos and promotes the best of Filipino customs and traditions (Num. 6:22-26)

2. Upholds the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of Filipino citizenship (1 Tim. 5:1-8)

3. Practices critical analysis and reflection to see the interrelationships of significant historical events (Ex. 12:40-42)

4. Works to liberate self and others from the influence of mediocrity, complacency, and cynicism (Ps. 119:45)

5. Supports the struggles of indigenous communities against oppression and exploitation (Ps. 8:3-9)

6. Promotes international understanding and world peace (Mk. 12:29-31)

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