The Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School Basic Education upholds in the tradition of producing young men and women who will later make their significant mark in greater society. This tradition is deeply embedded in a formation of the total person. In order for total formation to take place, the teaching-learning process should not only occur in the four walls of the classroom but also through co-curricular, extra-curricular and special activities. Hence, the Student Activities Program exists on the basis that: “In Jesuit education, particular care is given to the development of the imaginative, the affective, and the creative dimensions of each student in all courses of study. These dimensions enrich learning and prevent it from being merely intellectual. . . . .” (Characteristics of Basic Education, 28).
PROGRAM AND OBJECTIVES
Total formation is an essential characteristics of Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School-surrendering oneself to the values of the 7 C’s, Competence, Compassion, Character, Culture, Community, Conscience, and Christ-centeredness. In this light, opportunities outside the classroom are provided to complement the academic curriculum offered in enhancing the growth of students in the different Ignatian core values.
The Student Activity Program of the school consists of co-curricular, extra-curricular activities and membership of students in various clubs and organizations recognized by the school.
Co-curricular activities are opportunities to enrich, complement the different subject area offerings/academic programs and apply students’ learnings in the classroom as students are exposed to a non-formal setting among themselves or others, allowing them to experience real-world situations. These involve participation in Verse Choir during Language Festival and Buwan ng Wika; Intramurals, Retreat and recollections; Liturgical and Para-Liturgical Celebrations; Class Days and Nights, Alternative classes and outreach activities.
Extra-curricular activities are trainings and programs which are not directly linked to the academic curriculum but are essential to the student’s holistic formation. These are initiated and implemented by the Student Council organization and the Office of Student activities and services.
On the other hand, clubs/organizations are essentially communities where a student is welcomed and given the chance to express himself/herself, sharpen his/her talents, have a deep sense of shared ownership and most importantly acquire leadership skills and be able to learn how to become persons-for-others. every student in AdI-SMCS is required to be a member of one club or organization that is duly recognized by the school.
Participation in competitions (in or out of school) will depend on student’s competence and willingness in the area concerned.
At the end of the 12 years stay in Ateneo de Iloilo, the students will be able to:
- enhance one’s competence in the different academic areas through participation in co-curricular activities;(Competence)
- develop their individual talents in the clubs/organization of their choice;(Competence and Culture)
- acquire leadership skills;(Character, Competence)
- raise one’s level of social awareness and involvement to be able to serve others;(Community, Character and Conscience)
- enrich one’s self-knowledge to gain confidence, self-esteem, and self-discipline;(Character)
- develop student’s sense of belongingness in the community;(community)
- enhance student’s spirituality through participation in various liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations and realize that one’s talents are God’s gifts which are to be developed and shared with others.(Christ-Centeredness)
- explore one’s creativity through self-expression in writing, singing and dancing;
- appreciate Ilonggo and Chinese culture as a way of understanding our uniqueness and individuality;
MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
- A student may be dropped from a club’s membership if, upon review and deliberation by the club moderator and officers, it is deemed necessary due to the following:
- A student may voluntarily drop out from a club by submitting a formal letter to the club moderator stating his/her reason(s) for dropping out. This letter must be duly signed by his/her parents. The club moderator then informs the SAPC regarding the matter.
- A student is still allowed to transfer clubs until the final list of club members has been drafted.
- Each student is asked to choose a club based on their interests and skills. Other clubs may require try outs or auditions.
- Membership to the club is good for one year. A student can decide to transfer to another club next school year.
- Students can join only one club. This is to ensure the balance between academic work and club endeavors of the students. In very special cases, a student may become an honorary member of another club, However, he/she must attend club meetings and all other official activities of his/her official club.
- Club membership is compulsory.
- due to health reasons as supported by a medical certificate from the school or family doctor;
- extremely poor performance and participation in club activities;
- seriously disciplinary/behavioral problems within and outside of the club.
- Club participation is graded. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the club’s grading system.
CLUB GRADING SYSTEM
CRITERIA for CLUB GRADES
a.Attendance and Participation (20%)
1.Punctuality, attendance, and promptness in joining meetings
2.Extent of involvement in activities, projects , trainings, group dynamics, team building, and outreach programs
b.Leadership, Service, and Output (30%)
1.Ability to influence effective and efficient decision making
2.Degree of integrity and initiative as a leader or a member of a unit
3.Service orientation, especially during outreach, team building, waste disposal, or other related initiatives and drives
4.Evidence and quality of output in terms of programs or projects initiated or participated in
5.Sense of volunteerism; generosity of time and effort
c.Reliability and Consistency (20%)
1.Trustworthiness or dependability in the delivery of assigned tasks
2.Tenacity and commitment to the organization
d.Cooperation and Teamwork (30%)
1.Capacity as a team player; ability to collaborate with members, officers, and moderator
2.Decorum and conduct in all activities and situations
3.Determination to work with and for others