COMMUNITY EXTENSION PROGRAM (CEP)

 

Rationale and Philosophy

In order to fully prepare youths for adulthood there is a need to help them develop and hone personal and life skills as well as academic skills. This integral development of the young must prevail with connecting what the students learn in the classroom with real life situations where students learn best by doing, by service, and by reflecting on their own experiences.

The CEP is a formation program that is embodied in the development programs for students and personnel. It is integral to the academic program of the school. While instruction is the flesh and backbone that gives shape and provides the basic foundation of the student, the CEP is the heart and soul that gives vitality to the students’ overall formation by building and strengthening their character to become good Christians and virtuous citizens.

The CEP is also concerned with the formation of personnel, parents, alumni and partners. It provides experiences that allow them to live out the Marist values and concern for the least favored. As an institutional program, the CEP serves as the fulfillment of the social and religious responsibilities of Marist School.

 

Objectives

The Community Extension Program of Marist School has the following objectives:

  1. Heighten awareness, inspire reflection and encourage volunteer action of students, personnel, parents, alumni, partners and beneficiaries on current issues   and their effects on the well being of God’s creation, especially the poor;
  1. Engage the Marist School community in outreach projects and activities that enrich classroom learning experiences and the practice of Marist core values;
  1. Establish linkages with organized communities where youths and women could be empowered to undertake income-generating activities to improve life situations in their family and community; and
  1. Foster partnerships and collaboration with governmental, non-governmental, private, and civic organizations and institutions in undertaking projects and activities that        advocate mutual      learning, values formation, improvement in the lives of partners and     beneficiaries

 

Updates

Upcoming outreach activities:

  • Medical Mission

            Sponsored by MMSAA through Batch 86

            February 13, 2016 at the High School Covered Court

            Volunteer doctors and dentists are alumni, parents and friends

  • CSEP Culminating Activities

            Cupang Elementary School, Kapitan Moy Elementary School and SSS Village Elementary School

            February 24, 2016

  • Post Disaster (typhoon Lando) Exposure Visit

            In collaboration with Social Action Group of the Prelature of Infanta

            through San Luis Rey Parish in San Luis, Aurora

            Activity:    Social interaction with residents in a tribal community in

                              Diteki, San Luis, Aurora  

            February 20, 2016 (tentative)

  • Livelihood (Sewing) Project (Ongoing)

            For sale: Ecobags, pillows, beddings, curtains

            Accepting alteration jobs and made-to-order materials

MARIST AFTERNOON SHIFT HIGH SCHOOL

(A Community Outreach Program)

 

In one of the meetings of top and middle level administrators in 1993, then School President Bro. Manuel V. de Leon, FMS opened the topic on how Marist School can concretely respond to its mission of providing quality education to the least favored considering that for the last twenty-nine years, only those who can afford to pay the regular tuition fees are admitted to enroll. It was in the said meeting that the idea of opening evening classes was introduced. Bro. Manuel heeded the suggestion. In December 1993, he had the opportunity to be invited at De La Salle, Greenhills to observe the Adult Education Evening classes. The experience inspired him to push the idea and asked Miss Christine Stokes to gather more information from other schools offering the same program.

 

During SY 1994-1995, the proposal to open a Night High School was presented to the Board of Trustees and was approved in principle. Miss Christine Stokes, who was then the Executive Assistant for Academics, was designated program director. The letter of intent was sent to the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS)-NCR, which in return furnished Marist School the checklist of all the requirements. Consultation meetings, revision of the curriculum, ocular visits took place until a one year permit for a ladderized program was granted in May 1995.

 

Even prior to the receipt of the approval from DECS, information on the plans to open this special program was disseminated to the depressed communities within the vicinity of Marist School (General Ordoñez St., Marist Road, Tanguile St., Lower and Upper Apitong, and Kalayaan St). through the Barangay officials and parish church. And as early as April, screening of prospective students were conducted.

 

On June 10, 1995, forty seven boys and girls were admitted to the program and started their first day of school under the tutelage of volunteer teachers coming from both the high school and grade school departments. The program aimed:

  1. To provide quality education to these young boys and girls, enabling them to become good Christian and good citizens;
  2. To develop vocational or occupational skills to help them become productive members of society;
  3. To provide them basic learning skills to ensure lifelong learning and at the same time equip them with the necessary tools to pursue higher studies; and,
  4. To discover their individual talents and potentials and hone them to their full development.

 

Now on its 20th year, the Marist Afternoon Shift High School continues to be a concrete manifestation of the community’s commitment to MarcellinChampagnat’scharism of making Marist education accessible to the least favored. This special program continues to provide hope for young boys and girls to pursue their high school education in spite of the financial limitations of their parents.

The very first batch of Marist Afternoon Shift High School students together with the teacher volunteers.
The very first batch of Marist Afternoon Shift High School students together with the teacher volunteers.
File photo of the very first commencement exercises of the Marist Afternoon Shift High School held in March 1996. Since its inception, the program has had 16 batches of graduates—more than 700 students whose lives the program has greatly changed.
File photo of Ms. Janice Polidario of Batch 1996 leading a birthday tribute to Ms. Christine Stokes, who was then the program director of the Marist Afternoon Shift High School. Since graduating cum laude in the University of Sto. Tomas in 2000, Ms.Polidariohas worked in Marist School as a math teacher.
File photo of an interpretative dance competition during the celebration of Linggo ng Kasaysayan.
File photo of an intra-class cultural dance competition in celebration of Linggo ng Wika.
File photo of Br. Manuel V. De Leon, FMS, speaking before the PM Shift students during a mass celebration. His initiative, passion, and supportwere key to the realization and continued success of the program.
File photo of PM Shift students on a field trip
File photo of a student paying her respect to Ms. Annie Nano, the former prefect of the Marist Afternoon Shift High School, during a Christmas Party.
File photo of senior students during their overnight retreat.
File photo of PM Shift students during a sports fest. With them is Ms. Sabrina Tabil, a former prefect of the MASHS Program.
File photo of PM Shift students during a sports fest. With them is Ms. Sabrina Tabil, a former prefect of the MASHS Program.
File photo of the PM Shift students on a workshop organized by theguidance counselorsheaded by Ms Leila Policarpio.
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