St. Bridget College

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Coordinates: 13°45′10.52″N 121°03′30.46″E / 13.7529222°N 121.0584611°E / 13.7529222; 121.0584611

St. Bridget College
Kolehiyo ng Santa Bridgeta
The Official Seal of St. Bridget College
Seal
Motto Luceat Lux Vestra
Motto in English
"Let Your Light Shine"
Established 1913
Type Private Sectarian
Affiliation Roman Catholic
President Sr. Mary Lydia Ebora, RGS
Principal

Grade School: Mrs. Rossana Perez Bagon

High School: Sr. Mary Claire Bagot, RGS
Dean Mrs. Wenona Ramos
Location Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines
Hymn SBC Hymn
Colors Royal Blue and White         
Athletics SBC Shepherds
Nickname Bridgetines
Mascot Bulak the Sheep
Affiliations Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
Website www.sbcbatangas.edu.ph
Main Campus, Batangas City

St. Bridget College is a Catholic education institution founded by the Religious of the Good Shepherd in 1913. At present, its main campus is located at M.H. del Pilar Street, Batangas City, Philippines. It is one of the major schools located in Batangas City and throughout the Province of Batangas. It is also the oldest Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Lipa and also the first school created by the Religious of the Good Shepherd in the Philippines.

History[edit]

The Religious of the Good Shepherd or RGS established the first Catholic School for girls in the Diocese of Lipa. This was in 1913, when the Most Reverend Joseph Petrelli, Bishop of the Diocese, asked the help of the RGS Sisters working in Rangoon, Burma to come to Batangas to start the first educational mission of the Church in his Diocese. The challenge to undertake this new mission was enthusiastically taken up by Mother Mary of St. Ligouri and her companions. Within a short span of time, more Sisters from the Mother House in France arrived. There were many difficulties in the beginning but the Irish and American Sisters who pioneered the task surmounted all these through their untiring sacrifices and the generosity of the people in the community.The said sisters started the school with the name St. Bridget Academy.

For 34 years the educational program of Saint Bridget was confined to grade school and high school. In 1953 the Boys High School Department was established in answer to the insistent demands of parents who wanted their growing sons to be provided with a Catholic education. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Alejandro Olalia, wholeheartedly endorsed this new department.

In 1980 the students of the Boys and Girls High School Departments were integrated into co-educational classes. The undertaking turned out to be a learning process for the administration, the faculty, and the students themselves. It was an attempt to answer the students’ felt need to relate in an atmosphere of friendship, participative discovery, and sharing of one’s capabilities, abilities and talents. The integration of the boys and the girls in the academic classes, supplemented with co-curricular and extra curricular activities help them grow and lead wholesome lives.

In 1998, sensitive to the rapid development of information technology, St. Bridget took up the challenge of integrating technology in the academic instructions familiarizing students from elementary to College with computers, computer know-how, software programs, the internet, websites, and presentation software.

Official School Publications[edit]

St. Bridget College is an institution that would like to enrich the literary skills of it students. Thus, SBC made three publications per departments. These are the following:

  • Beaconette - Grade School
  • The Beacon (English) / Ang Sulyap (Tagalog) - High School
  • Sibul - College

Centennial Celebration[edit]

St.Bridget College is proudly celebrating its 100 years of existence from 1913 to 2013. The major celebrations were held February 1, to February 6, 2013. The 6 day Celebration marked the 100th year of existence of the School in the Philippines. Many famous guests graced the celebrations, including Bianca Gonzales, Atty. Ferdinand Juan, The Madrigal Singers, Freestyle, Juris, and RockSteddy.

The Auditorium[edit]

St. Bridget College has a well-known state of the art auditorium built in 1957. It was temporarily closed in 2006 due to renovations. It reopened on September 14, 2010 and was renamed to St. Bridget College - Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium after the aspiring dream of the alumna to restore the auditorium to its former glory.

Many Theatre Acts and performances were also held here. These are some: Peter Pan, Joseph, From Light to Radiance, Yakap ng Pastol, Hansel & Gretel, The Life Story of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Passing Through (formerly One Last Time), Graduation Day, Kalumpang at Kumintang etc.

The Auditorium is also renowned to be one of the most beautiful Auditoriums outside Manila.

Facilities[edit]

Elementary Department

The Elementary Department is a three floor building to of which is divided into two buildings. Each classrooms of Grades 4-6 are provided with a built in projector and a mimio toolbar that enriches the education with technology of the school. All Grade's 1-6 and Pre-Kinder and Kinder classrooms has an aircondition system.

High School Department

The High School Department is composed of three buildings. Each Classrom has its own visual projector and an aircondition system.

Canteen

The Main School Canteen primarily serves the Grade School and High School Departments. The College Department has its own cafeteria.

SBC Gymnasium

The SBC Gymnasium is often the venue for Provincial or City Competitions for Sports. Different Programs are also held here like SportsFest, Graduation Day etc.

SBC Senior High School

The SBC Gymnasium will be demolished and will be replaced by this building.

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