The School That Trains for Service..
ENROLLMENT IS GOIN ON!
Students talk about their school !
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PCA Campus Walkthrough!
(CT: Onei Fadul ("Xanthrons2020")
PREPARING AND ADAPTING TO MORE CHALLENGING CHANGES
Good bye school year 2022-2023!
Last year will best described with one word, TRANSITION !
Hello school year 2023-2024!
Expectations ran high during the first assembly program at Chapel Hall on the 4th floor. Pasay Central Church allows PCA to use the chapel for our religious convocations. Everyone was excited and quiet. Even some teachers were new. New smiles, glances, hello, hi, kamusta? Lines like " Grabe ibang iba ka sa face to face kesa sa online!". "Kelan ka nagpa-gupit?". "We've gotten taller!". All luaghter!
PCA conducted classes with combination of Online and Face to Face modalities as we transitioned from the pandemic full online to "mixed" modality. This school year PCA will hold full time face to face classes.
However, students online school accounts will still be activated and used for monitoring and lesson follow-up. This mode will also allow parents to check on their children's school tasks and requirements. Assignments and tasks will still be posted in each Google Classroom. Online academic websites will also be used but the longer part of classes will be held in face to face class activities. PCA still awaits fro DEPED's
Parents' group chats and class group chats will also continue to be in use as we have proven this to be fast and efficient.
THE FOUR-FOLD EDUCATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Luke 2:52 Summarizes the wholesome development of Jesus Christ. Luke, being one educated follower of Jesus, saw these areas of development as being complete and complimentary. Where one aspect is missing, education is not Christ like.
Jesus increased in "Wisdom"! A fitting description of mental development way above knowledge and intellect. Wisdom is the application of knowledge and intellect topped with morals and faith. Choices and decisions made with wisdom is God inspired and spirit -filled. More than the common knowledge of man in sciences, maths, languages, etc., PCA students grow in wisdom.
"And in stature". The physical body houses intellect and wisdom. Jesus was very healthy. He was a helping buddy in daddy Joseph 's shop doing really hard physical labor that of a carpenter. From forming lumber in use household things, delivering these furniture to customers to cleaning the shop after a day's work. All these required physical strength. He had good healthy habits as well. Enduring the cross from Gethsemane to Calvary until His last breath is the ultimate test of His physical vigor. PCA students get involved in all sorts of physical activities inside and outside campus to nurture their growing young body with sustainable healthy habits.
"And in favor with God.." He was constantly dependent on His father. Jesus was a prayerful man. His cry on Calvary "Why have you forsaken me? " tells of a man experiencing distance from His Father for the first. PCA students learn to be dependent on God not as a distant, aloof mind-figure but a real, ever-present, constant, loving and caring Special Someone they can be closely in-relation with!
"And man.." Jesus grew into a socially healthy person. He was caring, respectful, mindful of the presence and feelings of others, sympathetic and humble. He loved people. He knew just how to deal and relate with people. PCA students are encouraged to be so. They get involved in so many activities to make them wholesome persons that can be as human as Jesus.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with God and man. (KJV)
Why children love PCA !
THE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Our Philosophy, Mission and Vision
Pasay City Academy (PCA) supports the Seventh-day Adventist Church in providing for its youth a balanced development of spiritual life, intellectual maturity, vocational skills, social attitude, and physical education. This is done in harmony with Adventist standards and ideals. It believes in God as source of all moral values and truth as written in His Holy book, the Bible.
PCA affirms the belief that students are children of God, their teachers are servants of God, and thus commissioned to follow after the mind and will of God. This knowledge of God is based on what is written in the Bible.
Our Vision for the children
Maximizing the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and leadership potentials of responsible and globally competent students of Pasay City Academy.
Pushing the boundaries to equip students with lifelong learning skills through intensive and intentional programs and activities that are harmonious with the Adventist international educational system.
In harmony with its’ heritage as a Seventh-day Adventist educational organization - our school fosters a wholesome Christian environment as a vital source of development in intellect, spiritual, social, and physical qualities of our students, faculty, and staff.
Pasay City Academy
Pasay City Academy traces its early beginnings as a church school in 1949 under Pasay Tagalog Church. The first teachers Ms. A. Ordonez and Ms. Lucia Ferrer. It was registered in the Ministry of Education as "Rizal City Adventist School". The first students remember the school housed at the Pasay Tagalog Church at D. Reyes Street along Libertad Street. Sometime in 1950-51, the school was moved to 217A San Juan Street.
PCA was founded as a multi-grade, Elementary School in 1952, jointly sponsored by the Pasay English Church and the Pasay Tagalog Church, after the school moved from San Juan Street to the "Quonset Hut" behind the Pasay English Church. In 1954 the school was moved to the newly constructed, two-story wooden building where it stood for 22 years. During this time it also became a Junior Academy and was renamed Pasay City SDA Elementary School. Ms. Rizalina Tigno-Supit was the first principal when the school was moved to the new wooden building in 1954.
In 1958, the school was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as Pasay City Academy, and in May of that same year it was recognized by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS).
The construction of a fifty-meter wide highway, which began in 1976 connecting Buendia Avenue to Roxas Boulevard affected the academy slicing 272 square meters from the original area. The old building was demolished and a new L-shaped, four-story concrete building was put up through the joint efforts of Pasay Adventist Church and Pasay Central Church. Pastor Alberto C. Regoso led and chaired the PCA Building Committee). Parents, teachers, alumni and friends helped put up PCA to SERVE the needs of the Adventist Youth in the area. This new concrete building was constructed over a period of several years. Portion of the school lot was owned by Pasay Central Church and their church is at the 4th floor of Pasay City Academy.
A place we call "home" !
Photo Credits by Onei Fadul "Xanthrons 2020"
Learning Resources and Useful links
PCA BLDG, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Ext., Brgy 35, Pasay City, NCR, Philippines 1300
PLDT: 8-536-44-76 (Registrar)
Mobile: 0998-169-53-01 (Dolores A. Malabad Principal)
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 0998-169-53-01or fill out the following form
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