Last 20 November 2014, Xavier School, represented by School President Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ, Ms. Jane Cacacho (Grade School Principal), Ms. Aimee Apolinario (High School Principal), Ms. Theresa Ladrido (HS Assistant Principal for Academics), and Mr. Alvin Ang (HS Assistant Principal for Formation), received the Most Transformative School Award during the 3rd EETA Awards Ceremony at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.
The Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards (EETA) as stated in Excellence in Educational Transformation Text and Cases Volume 3 is “an annual award given by Bayan Academy, in collaboration with Rex Book Store and Knowledge Channel Foundation, to public and private schools offering elementary and secondary education nationwide. The award recognizes efforts of schools in transforming themselves into institutions that promote learning effectiveness and school efficiency while being true to their vision, mission, and values.”
Meanwhile, in the same book, The Most Transformative School Award is described as an award that “is given to the school whose innovations affected most, if not all, of the five award categories. In this case, Xavier School transformed its curriculum to ensure that its vision, mission, and values were captured in Subject Action Goals (SAGS) and Action Goals for Formation (AGFS). Xavier School spent two years to plan out the program and has, since then, been continuously improving its curriculum to become more relevant and responsive to today’s students. Along with the curriculum revision, Xavier School made significant changes in its learning methodologies by making them more contextual and experiential as well as in its learning materials as it delved into specific action paradigms like the Xavier China Experience (XCE). The learning places and spaces of the students extended beyond the halls of Xavier to the different provinces and cities of China in the XCE.”
Morato, E. A. (2014). Excellence in educational transformation: text and cases volume 3. Manila, Philippines: Rex Printing Company, Inc.