RVM PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
St. Rita’s College of Balingasag adheres to the RVM Philosophy of Education aimed at leading all to the fullness of life in Jesus Christ.
We believe that…
God is the Father who, in His abundant love and total graciousness, created humanity and all creation to share His love.
When humanity chose to live apart from God, the Father, in His tender mercy, sent His Son Jesus to show humanity the way back to Him to pursue the path of justice, truth and love.
The Father sent the Holy Spirit to sanctify, inspire, guide and enlighten everyone in following Jesus so that the will of God for the well-being of all may be fulfilled.
God chose Mary to be the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God and the Mother of the Church. Mary, being the first disciple, journeys with us to fullness of life in Jesus Christ.
We believe that…
By the example set by Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, the RVM Education proclaims that it is the heart that knows God, who is the source of all wisdom (cf. Prov. 2:6, 9:10; Eccl 2:26; Ps. 51:6; James 3:17-18).
Education is a life-long process whereby human persons grow and develop their potentials in the pursuit of their God-given mission of transforming all things in Jesus Christ.
Learning is growth for every person to become a witness to faith, excellence and service in varied socio-cultural settings; thus, participate in the transforming experience of life in Jesus Christ.
The school is where the process of growth is directed towards reverence for creation and persons, which fortifies the spirit of communion.
The students are citizens of their times, unique with their own history, capacities and inspiration, have the sacred and the good, the promise and the potentials for the actualization of the mission entrusted to them.
The teachers are persons committed to the process of becoming and to the task of leading others to maturity in Jesus Christ.
The School Administrators are servant leaders committed to witness to the “Good News” and to journey with the academic community in their search for truth, beauty and goodness.
As a Filipino School, St. Rita’s College of Balingasag is dedicated to the task of producing well-rounded citizens who can preserve and witness to relevant and wholesome Filipino culture, values and attitudes.
As a Catholic School, St. Rita’s College of Balingasag works for the development of the whole person who recognizes one’s Catholic Christian role of exemplifying ethical and corporate responsibilities in a humane society through constant encounter with Jesus Christ and others.
As an RVM School, St. Rita’s College of Balingasag is committed to the Catholic Christian formation of Ignacian Marian leaders, imbued with Ignacian spirituality of humble servanthood, living simply to serve God and creation.
We commit ourselves to:
- Grow deeper in discernment and interior freedom and be prophetic witnesses of faith, hope, and love in today's world.
- Continuously form Ignacian Marian leaders who witness faith, excellence, and service in varied socio-cultural settings.
- Constantly pursue innovative programs, approaches, educational and technological strategies to develop global citizens.
- Build up resources and capabilities and create new paradigms to address social harmony towards a dignified life.
- Expand our educational thrust for the poor.
We, the members of the academe of St. Rita's College of Balingasag, Inc. envision to live Christ-Centered Ignacian Marian community open to new horizons grounded in solidarity, communion, and environment with faith, excellence, and service for inner and social transformatin.
(Our Vision, cascaded from the RVM Education Ministry's Vision of Witnessing to Christ, the Great Teacher towards a transformed world, expresses St. Rita's College of Balingasag's adherence to desirable changes.)
- Quality Transformative Ignacian Marian education towards service for the common good.
- Responsible partnership and relevant institutional social programs to advance human fraternity towards a dignified life.
- Sustainable programs to favor the disadvantaged sectors of the society.