Jesus Good Shepherd School

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Jesus Good Shepherd School
Paaralan ni Hesus na Mabuting Pastol
Golden Jubilee.png
Address
Good Shepherd St., Palico II,
Imus, Cavite
Philippines Philippines
Coordinates 14°25′45.09″N 120°56′36.38″E / 14.4291917°N 120.9434389°E / 14.4291917; 120.9434389Coordinates: 14°25′45.09″N 120°56′36.38″E / 14.4291917°N 120.9434389°E / 14.4291917; 120.9434389
Information
Type Private, Catholic, Coeducational
Motto True To My Faith
Established 1965
Founder Pastorelle Sisters
Status Active
Principal Sr. Ales Paz Pamplona, SJBP
Enrollment ₱40, 000 to ₱50, 000
Campus JGSS Imus and JGSDC Pangasinan
Color(s)               
Athletics Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Chess, Table Tennis
Nickname JGSS
Yearbook Shepherdines
Affiliations Pastorelle Sisters, Pauline Family
Hymn The Alma Mater Song
Sister Australia Loyola College
Parish Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Parish
Website

Jesus Good Shepherd School (JGSS, Good Shepherd or simply Shepherd), founded in 1965, is a private Catholic coeducational institution at Barangay Palico II, Imus, in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. JGSS is the first school in the country founded by the Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd or the Pastorelle Sisters (S.J.B.P.).

The school offers primary education (Junior Kinder & Senior Kinder, Grades 1-6) and secondary education (Grade 7–10) with emphasis on Catholic religious education.

Vision and Mission[edit]

Vision[edit]

A person integrally formed, developed and committed to the service of the church and the society.

Mission[edit]

Guided by the Triune God, and inspired by Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd, and of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, JGSS commits herself in:

  • Creating a Catholic school community practicing the Gospel values. (Maka-Diyos)
  • Serving as the arm or the church by being responsive to the needs of the poor and the less-previleged. (Maka-tao)
  • Fostering the value or nationalism and preserving the Filipino cultural heritage. (Maka-bansa)
  • Practicing the culture of life (Maka-buhay) and care of the environment. (Maka-kalikasan)
  • Providing quality Catholic education geared towards the total development of the person and needs of the times.

Brief history[edit]

The Jesus Good Shepherd School came about in response to the clamor of local parents to have their children educated in a Roman Catholic school. The Pastorelle Sisters inaugurated the first Kindergarten and Grade One with classes in two rooms of the Bishop's residence in Imus. The first regular school day on July 7, 1965, welcomed 132 boys and girls with Sr. Cristina Justo and Sr. Catherine Cleofe as the first kindergarten and grade one teachers, respectively. Thereafter, a new grade level had been added each year.

As the school population grew, an old garage and more rooms had to be transformed into more classrooms, congesting the Bishop's residence. The Pastorelle Sisters eventually purchased a large tract of land in Barangay Palico, Imus, and in 1969, the new school building and campus were inaugurated. From its humble beginning of secluded halls and garage, Jesus Good Shepherd School has grown into a progressive Catholic school for boys and girls.

Golden Jubilee[edit]

On July 7, 2012, they started a 3 Year Preparation for the Golden Jubilee happened last 2015.

Partnerships[edit]

They are currently having a partnership with Loyola College, Australia. Last 2015, the administrators checked the school. In 2016, they had an immersion among the students of Loyola College.

The logo of the Loyola College, Melbourne, Australia Australia.

Buildings and facilities[edit]

Currently, the fenced campus is composed of three school buildings, a separate gymnasium, a canteen, the Sister's house, and a Chapel.

Main Building[edit]

The Main Building houses the Kindergarten rooms in the ground floor, and the Grade School rooms occupy the second and third floors. It also holds the Principal and Registrar's offices of the Elementary Department, the science laboratory for the intermediate level, activity rooms, and the archives room, which was the old library before it was transferred to the High School building.

Annex Building[edit]

The Annex Building, a two-story structure, is the smallest building in the JGSS campus and houses the rest of the Grade School classes.

High School Building[edit]

The High School building is the newest and the largest of the three buildings. It is a five-story building that houses the E.P.P. room, the library, the Guidance Counselor's office, the school clinic, and from the second floor to the fourth, the High School rooms. (The fifth floor was closed for certain reasons)

Gymnasium (Covered Court/Multi-Purpose Hall)[edit]

In late 2007, the Gymnasium was completed and it is now where sports activities are held while also housing the physical education office of the school. The stage inside the gym is now the primary venue where most of the school events are held. It has the largest floor area amongst the buildings in the campus and can hold all the students of the school at once.

Canteen[edit]

The school has a separate canteen which is located next to the Annex building. They also made an extension at the back of the main canteen building.

The Convent[edit]

The Convent, which often called as the "Blue House" because of its color, is where the nuns and postulates reside and where the students' recollections are done.Other convent is the Yellow House.

Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd Chapel[edit]

The Chapel Was built on February 2014. The Chapel was blessed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Imus, Most Rev. Reynaldo G. Evangelista.

Other facilities[edit]

The school grounds also has a large field where volleyball events are held. At the side of the field is the old stage, the venue for the old programs before the gymnasium was built. Behind it is another EPP room where fourth to six graders could come and do their projects.

All around the campus, bahay kubos [nipa huts] are placed wherein students can eat, study and hang out. In addition, there is a covered area for parents waiting for their kids, located in the threshold of Gate 2, main entrance.

Other campuses[edit]

Offices[edit]

Principal's Office[edit]

  • Principal: Sr. Ales Paz O. Pamplona, SJBP

Clubs & organizations[edit]

School Government[edit]

  • Supreme Pupil Government
  • Supreme Student Government

Sports Clubs[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Table Tennis (High School Students Only)
  • Badminton
  • Athletics

Religious clubs[edit]

  • Ministry of Altar Servers
  • Children's Choir
  • Children of Mary
  • Lectors and Commentators
  • Society of Blessed James Alberione

Socio-Cultural clubs[edit]

  • Boy Scouts of the Philippines (Compulsory for highschool students, but not for grade school students)
  • Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GS Only)
  • Citizen Advancement Training / BMOCC (compulsory for Grade 10 Students)
  • Future Homemakers of the Philippines
  • Theater Arts
  • Dance Troupe
  • Glee Club
  • Shepherdine
  • Pastorino
  • Drum & Lyre

Academic clubs[edit]

  • Filipino Club
  • Math Club
  • Science Club
  • English Club
  • Creative Hands
  • Future Homemakers of the Philippines

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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