Education is one of the priorities of the Dominican Province of the Philippines because it is among the most important means of evangelization and has been, historically and by God's providence, an integral element of the mission of the Dominicans in the Philippines.
Purpose of Education
Education encompasses religious, personal, and social goals.
Education is an extension of the Church's mission of evangelization. As such, its purpose is to bring out the salvific dimensions of the arts, science, technology and culture. It aims at the synthesis of faith and culture, of faith and life. It seeks to deepen faith as it develops reason leading to an appreciation and living of Gospel values
For the society, education nurtures culture and serve as catalyst of change and development.
For the person, education is meant to bring out his/ her total and integral development. Ultimately education enables the person to attain the purpose for which he/ she was created, namely, union with God, communion with others, and harmony with creation.
As a Dominican mission, education is a form of preaching ministry borne out and nourished by the pillars of the Dominican life: study, prayer, community life, and service. Nature of the learner
The learner is God's creation, made to His image and likeness, therefore, basically good. He/ she was entrusted the task of being a steward of creation. Although wounded by sin, he/she has been redeemed and endowed with the grace to live a life in Christ.
The learner is a person, an individual unique in him/ herself but with an inherently social nature.
As a Filipino learner, he/she is characterized by a set of traits or asal: dangal, damdamin, pakikipagkapwa, and distinguished by a set of values: utang na loob, palabra de honor, pakikisama, hiya, bayanihan, etc., challenged existentially by the widespread poverty and injustice.
The challenge for the Filipino learner is to develop kagandahang loob by becoming more and more makadiyos, makatao, makabayan and makakalikasan. Moreover, he/ she is challenged to cope with the demands of the times triggered by a global, highly technological, and materialistic culture.
Nature of Education
Education is integral, concerned with the total formation of the human person in all dimensions.
Education is self-initiated and self- motivated process. It occurs in the learner and ends in the learner. The teacher is but a facilitator of learning.
Education is about learning to learn, to live, to love, and to leave a legacy.
Filipino Dominican Educational Apostolate Mission and Vision.
Inspired by the Mission of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, we, the brethren with our cooperators engaged in the educational ministry, commit ourselves to promote education as a form of evangelization for the total and integral development of the person in the service of the church and society through an authentic Filipino Dominican way nourished by our study, prayer, and community life.
We envision an effective and efficient system of collaboration of all DPP educational institutions in all areas of our academic endeavors aimed at enhancing the growth and development of each institution and the furtherance of the evangelizing mission of the province.
The Colegio is a Dominican institution of learning tasked to form a student to become a person who has integrated within himself the natural and supernatural aspects of Catholic education that will effectively prepare him for his bounden duties as a citizen of his country and a child of the Holy Mother Church.
Specifically, the student shall become a person
Formation is essentially connected with people who are responsible with the process. In line with this, the Colegio focuses its strategies on the three basic areas namely: witnessing, service and human resource. These three will be ably supported by policies, procedures, and facilities. Quality results require quality strategies. Strategies should be the best the Colegio can offer.
These strategies are:
The Colegio’s primary mission is formation of students. Effective formation requires quality witnessing from formators. Fundamentally, quality witnessing is living the gospel message of Christ. In the Colegio, the formators are the faculty members, the non-teaching staff and the administrators. The formators themselves should be able to portray what the Colegio wants its students to be.
Services are the activities that the employees do to facilitate the attainment of the Colegio’s institutional objectives. The Colegio offers three basic services, namely; managerial, teaching and support-services. Teaching is at the center of these services. Managerial services provide direction, system and procedures and management among others. Support services provide assistance to both.The Colegio puts premium on quality in all the services it provides. It demands quality performance from its administrators, teachers and non-teaching staff.
Quality Human Resource
Quality witnessing and quality services will be greatly enhanced by quality human resource. Quality human resource strategies focus on procurement and maintenance. The Colegio hires only qualified applicants. Its strategies on development address all the aspects of the person. This development, however, is solidly anchored on spiritual development. The Colegio considers the continuous improvement of its employees’ professional knowledge and skills a priority. The Colegio constantly looks for means and ways to improve the salaries and benefits of its employees.
Quality Policies and Procedures
The Colegio strives to upgrade its policies to provide more stability on its operations and its procedures to have a more effective and efficient system.
As the Colegio improves its employees, it also improves its facilities. Quality facilities help the human resource perform their tasks better.