Claret School of Quezon City is one of the recipients of this year’s Gawad Parangal Awards as Quezon City continues with its tradition of honoring outstanding individuals and institutions that have made achievements that have contributed inspiration and exerted positive impact on society.
The prestigious Quezon City Manuel Luis Quezon Gawad Parangal, pursues the tradition and accomplishment and excellence exemplified when he envisioned and created the city. The event was held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel, in Ortigas Avenue, Ouezon City on October 22, 2016.
Former School Director, Fr. Christian James Castro, CMF and other school officials received the award on behalf of the Claretian Fathers and the school community. The award recognizes exemplary, responsible partners in building the city and the country whose standards of service and performance are largely unsurpassed.
Dr. Ermelinda Roma, Chair of the Gawad Parangal Selection Board, said that the selection of awardees based on nominations was a rigorous process that entailed in-depth data gathering. She also claimed that the process ensured that the awardees would stand above the rest when it comes to their contribution to their respective fields.
Claret School of Quezon City, a Catholic school for boys, is recognized by the city government for its continuous work in improving its standards. At present, one of its basic education programs has been granted Level III accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). The status, which recognizes CSQC’s high standard of instruction and well-developed mechanism for improving and upgrading its own curriculum is valid until 2020. It acknowledges not only the creditable performance of teachers but also its strong faculty and staff development traditions. Furthermore, it recognizes the high level of achievement and performance of students in both academic and cocurricular activities and the highly visible community extension services or outreach program of the school.
In the light of this recognition, Claret school of Quezon City strengthens its commitment to the pursuit of excellence in carrying on efforts towards the twin goals of academic excellence and Christian formation of learners, fittingly expressed through its motto Scientia Maxime Cum Virtute (Knowledge is best with virtue.), Claret School undertakes to take on the new challenge of manifesting its worthiness for a level III accreditation status.
At present, the School Director is Fr. Efren Limpo, CMF and Fr. Santiago Gonzalez, the first School Director and Principal of the institution (1967) is the Finance Administrator.