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Salvatorian School is run by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Sisters) Philippine Region particularly the Fr. Francis Jordan Community in Cebu City. The members of the Salvatorian Sisters, Philippine Region are grateful to the Mother Laura Gertrud Seland Foundation (MLGSF) for its share in funding the construction of the school and more so to the SDS-W General Administration for its benevolent enduring support to the Region, presently the establishment of the school and some of its needed accessories.
The school accepts children whose ages ranges from 4 to 5 years old who are willing to learn in a fun and a child welcoming environment that enhance growth. Children in this age have discovered more about themselves. They are outgoing and have effective ability to express desires, feelings and also ask questions. Likewise, the children of Salvatorian School are encouraged to express themselves to sharpen their senses and expand their level of awareness.
The children are from middle, lower middle and low income families. Included in our plan are deserving children from poor families but with financial assistance or subsidies from solicited benefactors or as scholars.
The maximum number of students in one class is 20 with one teacher and one teacher assistant. It is being planned to have one class in the morning and one in the afternoon. Since there are three classrooms we are ready to accommodate 40 students per day per room thus hopefully 120 students will be accommodated by June 2006, the beginning of the school year 2006-2007. The school is far from the commercial centers, industrial factories, movies and traffic noise which make children free from different disturbances. There is an open space for playground with adequate play equipments that will help develop the large-muscle development of the child and other aspects of learning. The curriculum is planned to reflect the program’s philosophy and goals for children. Activity center such as: block center, reading center, dramatic center, art center and music center in the classroom are designed to increase a sense of freedom and to provide a balance, diversity and organization to a child’s day. It combines children’s interest with complimentary activities and materials.
Children have schedule that provides a balance of activities designed to meet individual needs and foster physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral growth. There is a balance between child initiated and teacher-directed activities. This is to develop a greater awareness of the responsibility through vicarious classroom experiences. Thus learning equals living. The group size and ratio of teacher to children are carefully regulated to allow active involvement of children and planning time for teachers.