Dominican College of Santa Rosa

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Dominican College of Santa Rosa Laguna
Motto Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare (To praise, to preach, to bless)
Type Private school
Established 1994
Location Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Campus 60 ha (150 acres)
Colors Black and white
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Dominican College is an educational institution situated within the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines. It provides preparatory, elementary, secondary and collegiate education.

History[edit]

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic, encompassing, set out to carry on this task at the suburban area of Balibago, City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The cornerstone laying on 8 September 1993 at the five-hectare piece of land by Rev. Vicar of the Holy Rosary Province, Bonifacio Solis, O.P., crystallized their dream to move on.

Amidst certain constraint, but undaunted, nevertheless piece by piece, the first three-story building was constructed in 1994 of the envisioned nine multi-level building to occupy the land area, is now a recognized landmark in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The building houses the Pre-School and Grade School Department, with eight rooms per floor complete with educational facilities.

The growth of enrollment necessitated the construction of new buildings and conversely, radical changes in forms and structures in educational milieu were made.

In 1996, the three-storey San Lorenzo Ruiz Building which formerly housed the College Department and is now being occupied by the High School Department was constructed. The advent of new technology, especially in the computer and information highway, posed another great challenge to the Dominican College - Santa Rosa. Thus, on the onset of the 21st century, a separate Computer Laboratory Center was established with access to the Internet for all students, faculty and staff. Likewise, a college library, as the heart of the educative process, is found on the 2nd floor. The library collection consists of print and non-print media aimed at supporting both research and instruction.

In 2001, the Veritas Sports Complex was constructed with a seating capacity of more than five hundred, a sound system, and showers and dressing rooms. It also serves as a venue for other extra and co-curricular activities of the school.

The following year, on its mezzaine floor, the Audio Visual Room (AVR) was constructed. It is designed for the students' theatrical/stage presentations, productions of their own documentaries, radio production, plays, newspaper, animation, graphics, pictures, commercials, and other AV productions. It also serves as a venue for Faculty Development Programs such as seminars and/or recollection. Simultaneous with the construction of the AVR, the Convent was also undertaken. Located near the Veritas Sports Complex and the High School Building, it serves as the home of the Dominican Sisters.

In January 2002, among the learning facilities made was the Science and Allied Health Laboratory Center located adjacent to the St. Rose de Lima Building. Located in this building are the College Department, Directress' Office, the Treasurer's Office, the Registrar's Office, the Guidance Office and the MIS. The Center is equipped with complete science laboratory equipment and apparatus for hands-on wet and dry experiments and activities designed to complement the theoretical classroom science instruction.

In the same year the Dominican College - Santa Rosa acquired a one - hectare prime lot adjacent the main gate of the school. It envisions to house the Nursing Home and prime restaurant which will serve as an actual laboratory for the Nursing and HRM students, respectively. Latter part of 2005, the HRM laboratory was constructed just behind the College building. Highly equipped with modern-day apparatus needed for the training of the HRM students. The facilities include a kitchen, a receiving room, dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms which were furnished to the likings of a hotel suite. To date, a Multipurpose hall has been completed adjacent to the Veritas Sports Complex.

Alma mater hymn[edit]

O rock of truth

O heaven kissing hill

Beloved peak, Dominican and bright

For you we bend our often errant will

For you we seek the sweetness and the light

We trace the stars in wonder and surprise

And look for beauty by the singing stream

Through art an science you have turned our eyes

To weave the mystic fabric of our dream

To you o Alma Mater hail

With you, our dreams will never fail

For Dominic, the kind and wise

Shall lead us where our heaven lies

From pain and sin we seek redress

May God our Alma Mater bless

From pain and sin we seek redress

May God our Alma Mater blest!

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