Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives
- Following the mandate of Jesus Christ to “go forth and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19), we, the St. Joseph’s College of Baggao, Inc. (SJCBI) community consider education as integral to the Church’s mission to evangelize. Being a Catholic school, SJCBI is the privileged place of proclaiming the Good News. We strive to create a safe, wholesome and caring environment to fully develop the potential of each learner rooted on Gospel values, celebrated through worship and service to others and enriched with Catholic Teachings and Values.
- We believe we are made in the image and likeness of God and deeply respect the innate dignity and uniqueness of individual persons. We strive towards excellence as we develop the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical aspects of each learner.
- In close collaboration with the parents who are the primary educators of their children and the other stakeholders, the learners are not only equipped with competencies and skills that will better prepare them to meet the challenges in our rapidly changing world, but they are also to imbibe a Christ-centered spirituality that integrates faith with knowledge.
- The gospel of Jesus Christ and His person inspires and guides our school in every dimension of its life and activity – its vision and mission, the curriculum, its community life, its selection of teachers and even its physical environment.
Our vision is to be a premier Catholic Higher Educational Institution in Northern Luzon that is Christ-centered, inspired by the spirit of synodality that fosters communion and participation in the evangelizing mission of the Church through transformative education There are several ways to live out the vision of SJCB:
- Being a premier Catholic Higher Educational Institution: This means that SJCB aspires to be among the best Catholic colleges in the region in terms of quality of education, academic programs, research, and overall contribution to society.
- Being Christ-centered: This reiterates the importance of making Christ the center of our lives, both as individuals and as an institution. Everything we do must be guided by the values and teachings of the Gospel. Let us prioritize prayer, service to others, and spiritual growth.
- Inspired by the spirit of Synodality: This emphasizes the importance of collaboration and participation in decision-making. We need to work together as a community in order to discern the best way forward for the institution and the Church as a whole. Let us work collaboratively with others, listen to and respect different perspectives, and seek consensus
- Fostering communion: This involves creating a sense of unity and solidarity within the SJCB community, as well as reaching out to others beyond our community in order to build bridges and establish connections.
- Participation in the life and evangelizing mission of the Church: This reminds us of our responsibility as a Catholic institution to contribute to the Church’s mission of spreading the Good News and promoting the values of the Kingdom of God. Let us look for opportunities to serve others, including our local community and beyond.
- Transformative education: This refers to education that not only imparts knowledge and skills, but also helps to shape us as human beings and gives us the tools we need to make a positive impact on the world. Let us engage in lifelong learning and personal growth, challenge ourselves to think critically and creatively, and strive for excellence in our work.
- Stewardship: This means that SJCB is committed to responsible and sustainable management of our resources, including our finances, facilities, and natural environment. We recognize that these resources are entrusted to us by God and must be used wisely and for the common good. As a Catholic institution, we seek to promote a culture of care and respect for all creation, and to instill in our students a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
By embodying these values, we can contribute to the fulfillment of the vision of SJCB and create a better world.
To realize our vision, we commit ourselves to:
- To foster a spirituality rooted on the Word of God and constantly nourished by the Sacraments especially the Holy Eucharist.
- To promote a Culture of Dialogue, Collaboration and Co-Responsibility among the stakeholders.
- To give witness to our faith by actively participating in the life and mission of the Church.
- To empower life-long learners with transformative education based on Gospel values and teachings of the Church.
- To provide opportunities to encounter the Living Christ that lead to the growth in Christian maturity.
- To form servant-leaders and responsible stewards of creation who are imbued with a deep sense of social justice and committed to community service and nation-building.
- To build a Christian community among all stakeholders and to develop meaningful partnerships with other sectors of society in order to be responsive to the challenges of the contemporary world.
- To empower individuals to become active sharers in the three-fold mission of the Church – as priest, prophet, and servant.
a. To create a Christian community where the students can personally discover the presence and message of God.
b. To instill deep love and reverence for the Liturgy through teaching, example and experience.
c. To actively search out, support and participate in activities which render service to the parish and world community.
d. To instill social justice principles in the Christian responses of students.
e. To instill a respect for life and all of creation.
a. To help the students become aware of alternatives and consequences before making a choice in thought or action and to be responsible for those choices.
b. To develop an attitude of concern for others.
c. To provide the students with opportunities to translate into practical action his or her ideals of service.
a. To provide experience geared to each learner’s ability.
b. To help each student develop the ability to think critically, reason independently and solve problems.
c. To provide an atmosphere in which each child’s creativity and inquisitiveness can be nurtured.
a. To help the students develop a positive self-image.
b. To create a classroom atmosphere in which each child is accepted and valued.
c. To provide learning situations in which students develop the ability to deal with their feelings toward themselves and others.
a. To provide exercise and activities which foster a healthy development of body and mind.
b. To provide extra-curricular activities which promote good sportsmanship, school spirit and a feeling of unity within the school.
c. To provide a learning environment that promotes wellness and good nutrition.
a. To promote opportunities for growth in responsible leadership and citizenship by instruction, example and encouragement,
b. To develop an appreciation for the dignity of the human person, whatever age, race, sex or creed, through study and experience.
c. To give guidance in the right use of leisure by exposure to music, drama, art, sports and other skills.