HFS HISTORICAL TIMELINE

Forty seven years from its foundation in 1966 the school has remained true to its commitment of providing quality Catholic basic education.

1966
The school opened with fifty pupils, boys and girls.  There were only two available classrooms where first classes were held by the pioneer teachers Miss Elma Tuzon (now Sr. Elma Tuzon, SSJ), Sr. Maria Flora Perez, SSJ , Sr. Filomena Cabrera, SSJ and Miss Teresita Origenes. The first superior was Mo. Carmen Enriquez, SSJ and the first principal was Sr. Jacinta Salazar, SSJ.
The school accepted boys for pre-school until mid-‘80s but it was discontinued due to the limited number of classrooms and the priority given to girls.

1968 – 1974
Through the Holy Family Clinic and Holy Family School Branch the school extended its services to residents of barrio San Vicente.  Moreover, selected fourth year students gave Catechetics to pupils of Pinyahan Elementary School one hour weekly.  For two years, the school offered Vocational Course to the ‘yayas’ of the pre-school pupils and to other helpers who wished to learn dressmaking.

1971
The construction of school building was completed.  The four storey building provides space for teaching facilities and administrative offices for both elementary and high school.

1975
A house was built within the compound for working girls and some faculty members in order to live and promote the Josephine Spirituality.

1985 – 1989
Aside from the basic academics and curricular programs, the school gave educational assistance to a large number of elementary and high school students from poor families. Free late afternoon classes were offered to cater to the needs of working students.

1991
On the school’s Silver Jubilee year, the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) was revitalized and expanded.  The EAP assisted the poor but deserving students even beyond tuition needs.  The program included Shop classes and income generating projects to enable recipients and their families to help themselves.

1993
Upon the imperatives of the congregation’s “Taller Document”, the school revised its Vision-Mission and started undertaking a program of redirection.  The program entailed a realignment of the school’s policies and programs to its new Vision-Mission.

2004
The school continues its redirection process towards the fulfillment of its apostolic goals. In an effort to establish a particular reform, lay empowerment was undertaken, thus, the school came under the lay leadership in the same year.  Mrs. Nela C. Wei was named the first lay directress.

2008 – 2009
The institution underwent a process of renewal and reorganization which included the revisiting and revising of the Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives as well the different school programs and policies.

2011
The school began accepting again boys for pre-school.  Eleven boys signed up for Kinder 1 and 2 classes.

2013
Mrs. Teresita Arcos-surot succeeded as the second lay directress. She began facilitating initiatives on the curriculum enhancement, instruction supervision and quality customer service among others.

Today Holy Family School admits one thousand students from pre-school to fourth year.  It has seven departments with eighty nine Faculty, Staff and SSJ sisters working collaboratively in providing quality Catholic basic education to learners in a safe and nurturing 21st century learning environment.

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